It’s time for a new episode of Nerdcast, POLITICO’s podcast on the White House and politics. Tune in each week to geek out with us as we dive deep into the political landscape and the latest numbers that matter.
Datapoint: 4. Four Republican Senators say they’ll vote to oppose Donald Trump’s emergency declaration over the situation at the U.S. Border. It’s a setback for the president and and it sets up his first ever veto. White House reporter Nancy Cook and congressional reporter Burgess Everett join the Nerdcast to discuss.
Datapoint: 25,000. Twenty-five thousand people have packed into the first two campaign rallies for Senator Bernie Sanders. It’s reminiscent of the crows he go last time around, but this time he’s a front runner. Campaign reporter Holly Otterbein joins to explain what’s different for Sanders this time around, and why some former Clinton campaign staffers just can’t stand the guy.