'The Run-Up': The Post-Mortem
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by The New York Times
2M ago
The midterm elections have left both parties in a moment of reflection. For Republicans, it’s time to make a choice about Trumpism, but one that may no longer be theirs to make. For Democrats, it’s about how much of their future is inherently tied to the G.O.P.  ..read more
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'The Run-Up': The Post-Mortem
The Daily | The New York Times
by The New York Times
2M ago
The midterm elections have left both parties in a moment of reflection. For Republicans, it’s time to make a choice about Trumpism, but one that may no longer be theirs to make. For Democrats, it’s about how much of their future is inherently tied to the G.O.P.  ..read more
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'The Run-Up': The Grass Roots, Part 1
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by The New York Times
3M ago
This moment in politics will be defined by shifts at the grass-roots level. Today, we talk to conservative voters about the forces animating the midterm elections for them — and what Washington can learn from the people.  What do you think of “The Run-Up” so far? Please take our listener survey at nytimes.com/therunupsurvey.  “The Run-Up” is a new politics podcast from The New York Times. Leading up to the 2022 midterms, we’ll be sharing the latest episode here every Saturday. If you want to hear episodes when they first drop on Thursdays, follow “The Run-Up” wherever you get your po ..read more
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Two Futures Face Off in Brazil
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by The New York Times
3M ago
Voters in Brazil on Sunday will choose between two larger-than-life, populist candidates in a presidential race that is widely seen as the nation’s — and Latin America’s — most important election in decades. Who are the candidates, and why is the future of Brazilian democracy also on the ballot? Guest: Jack Nicas, the Brazil bureau chief for The New York Times. Background reading:  The contest — a matchup between Brazil’s two biggest political heavyweights — could swing either way and promises to prolong what has already been a bruising battle that has polarized the nation and tested the ..read more
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The Trump Subpoena
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by The New York Times
3M ago
A few days ago, when the House committee investigating Jan. 6 issued a subpoena to former President Donald J. Trump, it raised a legal question: Can Congress compel a former president to testify? The committee’s move, while dramatic, is not without precedent. What do presidential subpoenas of the past teach us about the moment we’re in, and about what the former president might do next? Guest: Luke Broadwater, a congressional reporter for The New York Times. Background reading:  The Jan. 6 committee issued a subpoena to Mr. Trump, paving the way for a potentially historic court fight ove ..read more
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How Europe’s Energy Crisis Exposed Old Fault Lines and New Anxieties
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by The New York Times
3M ago
In the early days of its war on Ukraine, Russia cut off gas supplied to most of Europe, plunging the continent into the most severe energy crisis in decades. Soaring prices have put some European leaders on the defensive over their support of Ukraine in the war as they navigate economic crises and bubbling unrest at home. Guest: Matina Stevis-Gridneff, the Brussels bureau chief for The New York Times. Background reading:  European countries are facing dwindling supplies of Russian natural gas. The scarcity has distorted the market, driving gas prices to historic highs and pulling up the ..read more
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Running an Election in the Heart of Election Denialism
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by The New York Times
3M ago
This episode contains strong language.  Hundreds of candidates on the ballot in November still deny that President Biden won in 2020 — a level of denialism that is fueling harassment and threats toward election workers.  Few have experienced those attacks as viscerally as election workers in Arizona. Today, we speak with the top election official in the state’s largest county.  Guest: Stephen Richer, the recorder of Maricopa County in Arizona.  Background reading:  Election officials are on alert as voting begins for midterm elections, the biggest test of the American ..read more
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The Sunday Read: ‘How Yiyun Li Became a Beacon for Readers in Mourning’
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by The New York Times
3M ago
Yiyun Li has garnered legions of fans with her unsparing prose, writing extensively about her own struggles with depression and suicidality. Her latest novel, “The Book of Goose,” is no different, sharing the same quality that has made Ms. Li something of a beacon to those suffering beneath unbearable emotional weight. Alexandra Kleeman, also a novelist, meets Ms. Li to discover the secrets of her charm, her experience of growing up in China and her writing process. This story was written by Alexandra Kleeman and recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York ..read more
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The Rapid Downfall of Liz Truss
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by The New York Times
3M ago
Prime Minister Liz Truss of Britain has resigned after only 44 days in office. Hers is the shortest premiership in the country’s history. What led to her downfall, and why has Britain entered a period of such profound political dysfunction? Guest: Mark Landler, the London bureau chief for The New York Times. Background reading:  Prime Minister Liz Truss’s resignation, yet another episode of political instability, only added to Britons’ concerns and frustrations over galloping inflation and a looming economic crisis. Her fate was sealed three weeks ago when currency and bond traders react ..read more
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Why Republicans Are Winning Swing Voters
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by The New York Times
3M ago
After a summer of news that favored Democrats and with just two weeks until the midterms, a major new poll from The Times has found that swing voters are suddenly turning to the Republicans. The Times’s Nate Cohn explains what is behind the trend and what it could mean for Election Day. Guest: Nate Cohn, the chief political analyst for The New York Times. Background reading:  According to the Times/Siena College poll, American voters see democracy in peril, but saving it isn’t a priority. Despite Democrats’ focus on abortion rights, disapproval of President Biden seems to be hurting his ..read more
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