The Badger Politic

Narrowcasting from our undisclosed bunker in Milwaukee with your hosts Scott Stearns and Paul Sickel.

March 14th, 2018    

Episode 45/46: Double the fun

It's our special double episode this week. We discuss the special election for US House in Pennsylvania. Trump says he wants to meet with Kim Jong Un in North Korea. Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, this year's US Senate race ramps up as Sen. Tammy Baldwin looks to retain her seat in the upper chamber.


March 11th, 2018    

Episode 44: New poll numbers

We have new poll numbers on the race for Wisconsin governor along with how Badger State voters view the FoxConn deal. Texas votes in the Democratic primary for the right to face Sen. Ted Cruz in the fall. We have the numbers, and we dig into where they may be taking us.


March 6th, 2018    

Episode 43: Happy anniversary pod

We celebrate one year of the podcast with a focus on a number of issues. The gun control debate continues despite GOP leaders dragging their feet on any reform. Reports have emerged that some states, including Wisconsin, had their state election websites compromised during the 2016 election by Russian hackers. The Supreme Court made an unfortunate ruling this week on due process for immigrants, and we'll dive into what the repercussions could look like.


February 26th, 2018    

Episode 42: Wisconsin Supreme Court Primary results cast

The students at Stoneman Douglas aren't letting the mass shooting at their high school disappear into the newshole. We'll discuss how it could impact this year's elections including races for Supreme Court like the one in Wisconsin. We break down the results from last week's primary, and look ahead to the general election on April 3rd.


February 18th, 2018    

Episode 41: Wisconsin Spring Primary time

Gun violence is back in the news with yet another tragic school shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida. A number of indictments came down from the DOJ on Friday focused on Russians. Immigration reform goes nowhere in the Senate. There's an update on the redistricting in Pennsylvania. Then we focus the bulk of this week's episode on the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court. The primary election is this Tuesday, February 20th, and we have your preview.


February 13th, 2018    

Episode 40: Dueling memos

The GOP memo authored by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is released. The response memo from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) gets stopped in its tracks. What gives? Also, the Supreme Court rejects appeals from Pennsylvania Republicans to avoid redrawing gerrymandered districts in time for this year's elections.


February 6th, 2018    

Episode 39: The state of things

We have our State of the Union postgame on this week's episode. The gap between Republicans and Democrats has narrowed on the generic ballot. Also, we'll look ahead to the potential outcome of the Supreme Court case on gerrymandered districts.


January 30th, 2018    

Episode 38: Beware of false prophets

This week, we zero in on a couple candidates in the Wisconsin governor's race and size up their candidacies. Lots to discuss as we get closer to the race being in full swing.


January 15th, 2018    

Episode 37: We’re back

We kick off 2018 with the president asking profoundly about people coming here from shithole countries. The mayor of Madison jumps into the governor's race. We'll review the current field as we slide into campaign season.


January 7th, 2018    

Happy New Year

Hey all, here's a quick message on our next recording. Happy New Year!


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