The Gist: BuzzFeed’s Kate Nocera on the Fast-Track trade bill and the Amtrak crash.

Republicans Line Up Behind Obama. (Huh?)

Republicans Line Up Behind Obama. (Huh?)

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
May 13 2015 5:59 PM

Another Blow to Bipartisan Spirit

A new Senate bill unites Republicans behind an Obama agenda item. Um, what?

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A new trade bill has split Senate Democrats and united Obama with Republicans. Today on The Gist, we speak with BuzzFeed’s congressional reporter Kate Nocera from the Senate press gallery. For the Spiel, a simple solution to the Amtrak crash.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.