09/20/2014 07:30 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How The NFL Sacked Itself Into A Decrepit Scandal Factory

So, that happened: The NFL's scandals reminded lawmakers how much they love showering benefits on rich people who don't need help. Newt Gingrich took a break from paying down all his campaign debt. And U.S. poverty declined by 0.5 percent, prompting policymakers to break out the champagne.

Listen to this week's "So That Happened" below:

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson competes during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, December 22, 2013. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Here's an index of key moments in the discussion:

00:45 - No one is talking about games in the NFL

13:04 - Newt Gingrich: a paragon of bipartisanship

21:14 - "Mission accomplished" on poverty

This podcast was edited by Ibrahim Balkhy and sound engineered by Brad Shannon, with assistance from Christine Conetta, Chris Gentilviso and Adriana Usero.

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