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May 23, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 23
A growing number of states are passing laws banning abortion in the early stages of pregnancy. The team talks about the politics surrounding the issue. Plus a 2020 campaign update including former Vice President Joe Biden's rally in Philadelphia. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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33 min
May 22, 2019
Trump Scorches Democrats As Pelosi Broaches Prospect Of 'Impeachable Offense'
Negotiations over a potential infrastructure program fizzled on Wednesday as a White House meeting between President Trump and Democrats escalated into blame-trading and political threats — including impeachment. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
May 21, 2019
On The Trail With Pete Buttigieg
"I think there's a real relationship between romantic love and the kind of love that is talked about in my faith's tradition," the mayor and presidential candidate tells NPR.
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29 min
May 16, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 16
President Trump gave a speech where he unveiled an immigration plan that calls for a dramatic change to the legal immigration system in the United States. The governor of Alabama signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national correspondent Sarah McCammon. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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30 min
May 15, 2019
On The Trail With Cory Booker
The senator and Democratic presidential candidate is hoping to "inspire the moral imagination in this country."
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28 min
May 13, 2019
Everything You Need To Know About Polls
Not all polls are created equal. The team breaks down what makes a good poll, how much they should be relied on and what they're saying right now about the 2020 election. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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18 min
May 9, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 9
The White House and Congress continue their standoff over whether or not members of the Trump administration will testify before committees. Plus, to celebrate 500 episodes, the crew looks back on key political moments. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, political reporter Tim Mak, political reporter Asma Khalid, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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38 min
May 7, 2019
2020 Update: Trump Woos Big Donors He Spurned In 2016; Dems Address "Electability"
The Trump 2020 campaign is making a new effort to bring in fundraising help from establishment Republicans who sat out 2016. Plus, while Joe Biden makes the pitch that he's the most electable, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris push against the notion. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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18 min
May 2, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 2
The Attorney General William did not show up to testify before the House on Thursday setting up a potential showdown over constitutional powers between the White House and Congress. Plus, the United States weighs whether or not to increase intervention in Venezuela. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, State Department correspondent Michele Keleman, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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34 min
May 1, 2019
Attorney General Barr Defends His Handling Of The Mueller Report To Congress
On Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr defended his handling of the final stages of the inquiry in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that underscored how much the focus of official Washington has shifted from Russian interference in the 2016 election to the lingering aftermath of the inquiry for Republicans and Democrats. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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17 min
April 27, 2019
NPR Politics Live From Philadelphia: The Road To 2020
This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Friday, April 26th. The cast heads to the heart of the blue wall that secured his win in 2016. With the 2020 field firmed up, how are Trump and his Democratic rivals positioning themselves for the win? This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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40 min
April 25, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 25
After months of oscillating speculation former Vice President Joe Biden has announced that he will run for president in 2020. Plus, Democrats subpoena former White house counsel Don McGahn to testify about findings in the Mueller Report. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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29 min
April 23, 2019
Supreme Court Appears To Lean Toward Allowing Census Citizenship Question
The Supreme Court is weighing whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national correspondent Hansi Lo Wang. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
April 19, 2019
Democrats And Republicans Pivot After The Mueller Report
A day after the release of the redacted Mueller report Democrats and Republicans are treating the findings as a "choose your own adventure" as they use different parts for political messaging. This episode: Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, political reporter Tim Mak, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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25 min
April 19, 2019
Key Findings And Analysis From The Mueller Report
The 448-page document, released after a nearly two-year-long inquiry, says Mueller's investigation did not establish that the Trump campaign "conspired or coordinated" with the Russian interference effort, which was described as "sweeping and systematic." This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, justice reporter Ryan Lucas, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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30 min
April 16, 2019
2020 Opening Arguments: Andrew Yang, John Delaney, & Jay Inslee
The NPR Politics Podcast analyzes exclusive interviews with the 2020 Democratic candidates. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Congressman John Delaney, and Washington state governor Jay Inslee lay out their vision for the United States. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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29 min
April 11, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 11
The Justice Department announced Thursday that it is charging Julian Assange, setting the stage for a historic legal showdown with the controversial founder of WikiLeaks. Plus, Attorney General William Barr has launched his own informal inquiry about the origins of the Russia investigation just days before the release of the redacted Mueller Report. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice reporter Ryan Lucas, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, national security editor Philip Ewing, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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35 min
April 9, 2019
Trump Says He Wants To Go "Tougher" On Immigration; Shakes Up DHS Leadership
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving her post, President Trump announced as he continues to focus on restricting border crossings amid a recent surge. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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18 min
April 4, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 4
This episode: President Trump is backing down from his threat to shut down the U.S. Southern border .Trump had issued the warning in a bid to curtail surging border crossings by asylum-seekers from Central America. And congressional Democrats attempt to get Trump's tax returns. White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, justice reporter Ryan Lucas, political reporter Tim Mak and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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31 min
April 3, 2019
2020 Update: First Quarter Fundraising, What The Numbers Tell Us And What They Don't
The first quarter for campaign fundraising ended March 31 and although campaigns aren't required to report their totals to the Federal Election Commission until April 15, several campaigns have already released their figures. What do these early numbers signify for campaigns? This episode: Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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19 min
April 1, 2019
Woman Accuses Biden Of Unwanted Touching; He Didn't Intend To Be Inappropriate
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday responded to allegations that he acted inappropriately when he kissed the back of a former Nevada Democratic assemblywoman's head at a campaign event in 2014, saying his behavior has been affectionate but never unseemly. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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17 min
March 28, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 28
It's been four days since Attorney General Bill Barr delivered his summary of the special counsel's report to Congress. How are Democrats and Republicans pivoting now? Plus, white men running for president are questioned about their statements on gender. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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31 min
March 27, 2019
2020 Opening Arguments: Howard Schultz, Kirsten Gillibrand, & Tulsi Gabbard
The NPR Politics Podcast analyzes exclusive interviews with the 2020 Democratic candidates. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard lay out their vision for the United States. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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24 min
March 25, 2019
Mueller Report Doesn't Find Russian Collusion, But Can't 'Exonerate' On Obstruction
Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Trump's campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election, according to a summary of findings submitted to Congress by Attorney General William Barr. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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18 min
March 23, 2019
Robert Mueller Concludes The Russia Probe, Submits Report To The Attorney General
Attorney General William Barr received a report on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller about the findings from Mueller's investigation into the Russian attack on the 2016 presidential election. Mueller is not recommending any more indictments, a senior Justice Department official told reporters. This concludes the special counsel's probe. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
March 21, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 21
Democratic presidential hopefuls are betting on bold ideas like abolishing the electoral college, but what would that actually mean? Plus, the candidates are boasting large numbers of donations, but what do donations tell us about enthusiasm? This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro, editor correspondent Ron Elving, and political reporter Miles Parks. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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30 min
March 19, 2019
2020 Opening Arguments: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, & Amy Klobuchar
In the second of two episodes The NPR Politics Podcast analyzes exclusive interviews with the 2020 Democratic candidates. Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Amy Klobuchar lay out their vision for the United States. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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25 min
March 18, 2019
2020 Opening Arguments: Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, & Pete Buttigieg
In the first of two episodes The NPR Politics Podcast analyzes exclusive interviews with the 2020 Democratic candidates. Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Cory Booker, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg lay out their vision for the United States. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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24 min
March 14, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 14
Beto O'Rourke announces that he will run for president. Plus, the Senate votes to block Trump's national emergency declaration that would give him the money for his wall. This episode: political editor Domenico Montanaro, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, editor correspondent Ron Elving, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and Congressional correspondent Sue Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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32 min
March 13, 2019
Manafort Sentenced To 3.5 More Years; Pelosi Says Impeachment Is "Just Not Worth It"
Paul Manafort received a total sentence of about 7 and a half years in prison on Wednesday following the guilty plea in his Washington, D.C., conspiracy case. Plus, Nancy Pelosi throws cold water on impeachment talk, saying Democrats are unlikely to go down that path because the president is "just not worth it." This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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15 min
March 12, 2019
2020 Update: Biden Speaks As 2020 Decision Nears; Candidates Target Big Tech at SXSW
Former Vice President Joe Biden addressed a friendly crowd of union firefighters as he appears on the verge of launching a campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Over the weekend South by Southwest became a major presidential forum. Democrats competed with each other to be the tough-on-tech candidate. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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17 min
March 9, 2019
NPR Politics Live From Atlanta: The Road To 2020
This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta on Friday, March 9th. The cast breaks down everything you need to know about who's running for president, and how Trump is going to respond to them. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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43 min
March 8, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 7
Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison. House Democrats vote on a resolution that both does and does not publicly rebuke one of their members. And multiple 2020 contenders announce that will not be running for president. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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39 min
March 5, 2019
House Judiciary Launches Probe Of Allegations Of Obstruction By President Trump
The House Judiciary Committee launched a broad investigation into President Trump's inner circle Monday, targeting figures who have worked in his administration and for the Trump Organization businesses. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Tim Mak, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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15 min
March 1, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Friday, March 1
Rep. Elijah Cummings said he would intensify his efforts to investigate the Trump administration after The New York Times reported that the president overruled aides on Jared Kushner's clearance. Plus, 2020 candidates grapple with how to deal with questions about reparations. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political reporter Daniell Kurtzleben. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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34 min
February 28, 2019
Trump And Kim's Second Nuclear Summit Ends With No Deal
President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left their summit meeting on Thursday in Hanoi, Vietnam, without agreeing on a denuclearization deal. A planned signing ceremony was canceled. Trump also briefly addressed Michael Cohen's hearing on Capitol Hill. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
February 28, 2019
Michael Cohen Testifies Against Trump In Public Hearing
The president's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, testified before the House oversight committee. Cohen provided members of Congress what he said were documents that backed up his testimony. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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21 min
February 22, 2019
New Election Called In North Carolina Congressional Race
After months of insisting that he knew of no illegal activity being done on behalf of his campaign, Republican Mark Harris, who leads the race for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, called Thursday for the State Board of Elections to hold a new election.Shortly afterward, the bipartisan state board voted unanimously to redo the only congressional race left from the 2018 midterm elections that remains undecided. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and political reporter Miles Parks. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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15 min
February 21, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 21
New reports suggest that the Russia Investigation could end soon, so what happens when Robert Mueller finishes his work? Plus, the House Oversight Committee is busy investigating the Trump administration's ties to Saudi Arabia and prepares to question Michael Cohen. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, editor correspondent Ron Elving, and political reporter Tim Mak. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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32 min
February 19, 2019
2020 Update: Bernie Sanders Launches Presidential Campaign
Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, became an ideological leader in the Democratic Party after his 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton. He faces a far more crowded and liberal field this time. Plus, A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds the majority of Americans oppose the president's national emergency declaration, don't believe there is an emergency and believe Trump's misusing his power. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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20 min
February 15, 2019
Trump Declares National Emergency To Help Fund Southern Border Wall
Calling it "a great thing to do," President Trump declared a national emergency on Friday in order to help finance a long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. It's a highly unusual move from an unconventional president. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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19 min
February 14, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 14
In the year since the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, how have attitudes about gun control shifted, and what legislation has been enacted? Plus, Republicans use Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar to paint Democrats as too extreme. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political reporter Tim Mak. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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39 min
February 12, 2019
Lawmakers Reach Deal On Border Security, But Trump Says He Isn't Happy
President Trump said Tuesday he's not "happy" with a potential budget deal being worked out by congressional negotiators but added that he doesn't think there will be another partial government shutdown. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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10 min
February 11, 2019
2020 Update: Candidates Differ On How They Will Or Will Not Take On Trump
As Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren officially announce they are running for president, the Democratic hopefuls are trying to prove they are the one to beat President Trump. But each of them have a different strategy for taking him on. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, and Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
February 8, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 7
President Trump tests out potential campaign slogans in his State Of The Union address. Plus, Democrats are struggling with how to address issues of sex, race, and identity. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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27 min
February 6, 2019
President Trump Delivers State Of The Union Address
President Trump delivered his second state of the union address before Congress and set out his policy goals for the year. Plus the response from Democrat Stacey Abrams and Xavier Becerra. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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26 min
February 5, 2019
Gov. Northam Resists Resignation; State Of The Union Preview
Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia is resisting calls for his resignation despite continuing controversy of a photo in his medical school yearbook and accusations of racism. Plus, the president is set to deliver his second state of the union address on Tuesday. What issues will he advance? This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, editor correspondent Ron Elving, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe and national correspondent Sarah McCammon. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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27 min
January 31, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 31
Sen. Kamala Harris stakes out a big position on health care as former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz considers a presidential bid as an independent candidate. The government is running again but there's still no agreement on border security, with a deadline looming. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro and political reporter Asma Khalid. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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37 min
January 29, 2019
Trump Adviser Roger Stone Pleads Not Guilty; Acting AG Says Russia Probe May End Soon
Republican political consultant Roger Stone pleaded not guilty in federal court on Tuesday to obstruction and other charges unsealed last week. Plus, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said that the Russia Investigation is "close to being completed." This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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14 min
January 26, 2019
Trump Adviser Roger Stone Indicted In Russia Probe; Trump Agrees To End The Shutdown
Roger Stone was arrested on Friday after being indicted on seven counts including obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements in connection with the Russian attack on the 2016 election. Plus, President Trump has endorsed a bipartisan deal that would end the 35-day partial government shutdown. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, political reporter Tim Mak, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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21 min
January 24, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 24
President Trump concedes to Speaker Pelosi and delays his annual State Of The Union address. Plus, with two Senate bills aimed at opening the government expected to fail, what alternatives are on the table to get the government up and running? This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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26 min
January 22, 2019
Democrats Reject Trump's Border Wall Proposal; More Dems Enter 2020 Race
With negotiations over reopening the government at a standstill, President Trump offered to back temporary protections for some immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, in exchange for funding for a wall on the Southern border. Plus, Senator Kamala Harris adds her name to the growing list of 2020 presidential hopefuls. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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17 min
January 17, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 17
The showdown over the government shutdown makes little headway as Trump's support from his base wanes. Plus, more names have been added to the list of who will run for president in 2020. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, political reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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38 min
January 16, 2019
Senators Push Trump's Attorney General Pick On Impartiality
President Trump's choice to lead the Justice Department, William Barr, took questions from lawmakers Tuesday, with the central one being whether Barr will work to impede the Russia investigation. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
January 14, 2019
Trump, Following Explosive News Reports, Denies He Worked For Russia
President Trump on Monday denied that he has been trying to conceal details about his discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin after a pair of explosive press reports over the weekend. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
January 11, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 10
President Trump says he is willing to declare a national emergency if Democrats don't go along with his demands for $5.7 billion for a border wall. Plus, prosecutors investigating Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election suspect former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared polling data with a business associate who has links to the Russian intelligence service. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, editor correspondent Ron Elving, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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31 min
January 9, 2019
President Trump Argues For A Border Wall In Oval Office Address
President Trump made his case to the American people Tuesday night for why a massive wall along the Mexican border is necessary, using his first Oval Office address to outline his conditions for ending the 18-day-and-counting partial government shutdown. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's responded to the president's address. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
January 3, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 3
Nancy Pelosi is again speaker of the House, as Democrats retook control of the chamber for the first time in eight years, bringing divided government back to Washington. Plus, Elizabeth Warren kicked off the new year by announcing that she was running for president. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Asma Khalid, editor correspondent Ron Elving, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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29 min
January 3, 2019
President Trump & Congressional Leaders Meet To Discuss Border Security Funding
A closed-door briefing for congressional leaders in the White House Situation Room on Wednesday failed to resolve any issues between Democrats and the Trump administration over funding for border security.The stalemate has led to a partial government shutdown, now nearing the two-week mark. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe,. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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13 min
December 27, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 27
**CORRECTION: Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this episode stated that, upon arrival in Iraq, President Trump received a standing ovation from military leaders. The president received a standing ovation from a large group of service members.** Amidst a partial government shutdown President Trump made a surprise trip to visit troops in Iraq. Meanwhile back in Washington Democrats and the White House are unable to come to an agreement over the president's demand for $5 billion for a border wall. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, national security editor Phil Ewing, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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30 min
December 23, 2018
The Best Political Music Of 2018
In a year full of news, one line in the Aug. 23 episode of the NPR Politics Podcast spurred the most comments from our listeners. "You can't find good political music." Our listeners were right. There is good political music, so this year we're breaking down what makes a good political song & what were the best ones of 2018. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Miles Parks, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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28 min
December 22, 2018
Government Shuts Down Over Stalemate On Border Wall Funding
A partial shutdown of the federal government began just after midnight Saturday, after Congress and President Trump were unable to resolve an impasse over his demand for funding for his border wall. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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14 min
December 21, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 20
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is stepping down after a slow freeze-out by President Trump. The federal government inches closer to a shutdown after President Trump refused to sign a spending bill from Congress. Trump announced his intention to pull American forces out of Syria despite being advised against it. And a new NPR/PBS News Hour/Marist poll finds that the majority of Americans think the country is too politically correct. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, political editor Domenico Montanaro, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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33 min
December 18, 2018
Federal Judge Delays Michael Flynn's Sentencing; Trump Foundation To Dissolve
A federal judge delayed sentencing former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his talks with Russia's ambassador. Plus, the New York Attorney General announced that the Trump Foundation will dissolve after an investigation into misconduct. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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15 min
December 17, 2018
Judge Calls The Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional; More White House Staff Shakeups
A federal judge in Texas issued a ruling Friday declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, apparently setting the stage for another hearing on the health care law by the U.S. Supreme Court. Plus, President Trump names Mick Mulvaney as his Interim Chief of Staff, and Ryan Zinke will step down as Secretary of the Interior amidst allegations of ethics violations. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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18 min
December 14, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 13
Congress accomplished a lot of work on bipartisanship legislation this week. First they passed a bill to address sexual harassment in the House and Senate, and they moved closer to passing a bill dealing with criminal justice. Plus, after a confrontation with President Trump, Nancy Pelosi secured the votes she needs for the speakership and demonstrated she can take on Trump. This episode: This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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34 min
December 12, 2018
Trump's Former Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison
A federal judge sentenced Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to three years in prison on Wednesday following Cohen's guilty pleas to a number of political and finance crimes. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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13 min
December 11, 2018
In Fight With 'Chuck And Nancy,' Trump Says He'd Be 'Proud' To Shut Down Government
In a testy and dramatic Oval Office exchange with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, President Trump made clear he would be "proud" to shut down the government in less than two weeks if he doesn't get funding for his border wall. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro and Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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17 min
December 10, 2018
White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly Is Out; Trump Searches For Replacement
President Trump's chief of staff John Kelly will leave the White House at the end of the year. The administration's search for the new chief of staff is under way. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and congressional correspondent Scott Detrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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17 min
December 8, 2018
Feds Recommend Cohen Be Imprisoned; Special Counsel Says It Can Prove Manafort Lied
**CORRECTION: In a previous version of this podcast we said that "the Special Counsel says it can prove Paul Manafort lied about contacts between Russians and the Trump campaign." We should have said that "the Special Counsel says it can prove Paul Manafort lied about his contacts with a Russian and his contacts with the Trump administration after his plea deal."** In a much-anticipated court filing Friday evening, prosecutors argued against leniency for Cohen, saying he had committed four federal crimes over the course of several years. Cohen, they say, was "motivated by personal greed," and they argue that he "repeatedly used his power and influence for deceptive ends." And the government says Paul Manafort allegedly lied to prosecutors about his communications with officials in the Trump administration, "information pertinent to another Department of Justice investigation" and more. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
December 6, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 6
As world leaders meet to discuss how to combat climate change, two major reports on the environment paint a dire picture for the future. Meanwhile, Republicans and Democrats grow further apart in how to deal with the problem. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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28 min
December 5, 2018
Special Counsel Says Flynn Is Cooperating; The State Funeral For George H.W. Bush
The feds say former national security adviser Michael Flynn has provided "substantial" aid in the Russia investigation and beyond. Plus, former President George H.W. Bush was remembered as "a great and noble man" by his eldest son, former President George W. Bush, at a solemn but joyous state funeral at Washington National Cathedral. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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17 min
December 5, 2018
House Republicans Hacked + Voter Fraud Allegations In North Carolina
The National Republican Congressional Committee says it was hacked during the 2018 midterms. What happened and is it anything like the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee? Also, Democrats are alleging fraud in North Carolina's ninth congressional district. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, justice reporter Ryan Lucas, political reporter Miles Parks and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
December 3, 2018
Trump Leaves G-20 With China Trade Truce, Plans To Cancel NAFTA Ahead Of New Pact
President Trump left the Group of 20 summit with an agreement not to raise tariffs on Chinese goods in the next 90 days. The deal amounts to a cease-fire in the series of escalating, tit-for-tat tariffs the U.S. and China have imposed on each other's goods throughout the year. And President Trump signed a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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18 min
December 1, 2018
Former President George H.W. Bush Dies At 94
The patriarch of a political dynasty, George H.W. Bush was the last World War II vet to serve in the Oval Office. His son George W. called him "one of the greatest one-term presidents in the nation's history." This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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23 min
November 30, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 29
Donald Trump's former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen admitted on Thursday that he and others working for Trump negotiated with important Russians over a possible Trump Tower in Moscow well into the presidential campaign in 2016. Meanwhile, in response to a killing of a journalist, Senate Republicans back a bill that would curb the president's power. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and political reporter Tim Mak. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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34 min
November 28, 2018
House Democrats Nominate Pelosi For Speaker; Republicans Win Final Senate Seat
House Democrats nominated Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve as the next speaker of the House. If approved by the full House, Pelosi would again wield the gavel in January — a dozen years after she became the first female speaker in 2007. Plus, Republicans claimed another Senate seat in a runoff in Mississippi, wrapping up the midterms elections for the Senate. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
November 26, 2018
Trump Defends Use Of Tear Gas At The Border; Mississippi Senate Heads To A Runoff
The U.S. briefly closed border entries in Tijuana and used tear gas on the protesters after several migrants began approaching the border fence. The president has defended their actions. Plus, the president heads to Mississippi to rally for the Republican facing a formidable Democratic opponent. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
November 20, 2018
Pelosi's Democratic Challengers Go Public; Trump Says He Answered Mueller's Questions
Eleven House Democrats and five incoming freshmen have signed a letter promising to vote against Pelosi in Democrats' internal caucus leadership vote as well as on the House floor in January. Plus, President Trump says he completed written questions for the special counsel. Now, the ball is back in Robert Mueller's court. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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18 min
November 19, 2018
Election Update + Turkey Traditions
An update on where things stand in Georgia and Florida plus why President Trump is planning some rallies in Mississippi. And of course, Domenico Montanaro's annual discussion of why turkeys get presidential pardons. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro and political reporter Asma Khalid. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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18 min
November 16, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 15
A recount is under way in Florida, rebel Democrats claim they can defeat Nancy Pelosi in a speaker vote, a bipartisanship effort at criminal justice reform is happening...and of course, can't let it go. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, political editor Domenico Montanaro and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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44 min
November 12, 2018
Congress Returns With A Long To-Do List
Congress is returning to Washington this week for an end of year session that's likely going to bring a good bit of drama. The team discusses the impending leadership elections in the House and what Congress still needs to accomplish. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow and congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
November 9, 2018
Election Night Hasn't Ended Just Yet
Election season hasn't actually ended yet as a recount becomes likely in Florida, where a vicious legal battle is brewing. Votes are also still being counted in Georgia, Arizona and California, which could end up changing election results. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Miles Parks and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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19 min
November 8, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 8
Jeff Sessions has been forced out of his job as Attorney General. Will his replacement undermine the Russia investigation? Also - a deep dive into state legislatures and ballot measure results from Election Day. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, national security editor Phil Ewing and Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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33 min
November 7, 2018
After Election Night, Trump Lashes Out; Pelosi Offers An Olive Branch
In back to back press conferences, President Trump and Nancy Pelosi both talked about what bipartisanship could look like for a split Congress. Yet their tones were starkly different as Trump lashed out against the press. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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23 min
November 7, 2018
Democrats Win Control Of The House; Republicans Expand Senate Majority
In what was considered a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency, Congress splits control between Democrats and Republicans. The win-win marks a shift in the levers of power in Washington. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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25 min
November 5, 2018
Midterm Update: Republicans & Democrats Make Their Final Pitches To Voters
In the final hours before the midterm elections Republicans point to the economy and stir up fears of immigration, while Democrats focus on the same message they started with, healthcare. But at the end of the day, the election appears to be all about Trump. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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21 min
November 1, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 1
President Trump signaled in a speech at the White House that he wants to make changes to the asylum policy, but offers no concrete plan. Plus, a new NPR poll finds that eighty-percent of voters believe incivility in politics will lead to violence, but they are split on whose responsibility it is. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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34 min
October 31, 2018
Midterm Update: What You Should Pay Attention To On Election Night
This is your guide to what to pay attention to as the results roll in on Tuesday. The NPR Politics team walks through what races they will be watching on election night. Key battlegrounds in each timezone will illuminate whether there will be a blue wave, red wave, or something in between. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
October 30, 2018
Midterm Update: Trump Pivots To Immigration; Where The Parties Put Their Money
With a week left till the midterm elections President Trump is focusing on hardline immigration policies that helped him win in 2016. And Republicans shift the focus of their spending efforts in the final days. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and political editor Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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23 min
October 26, 2018
Feds Charge Man With Mailing Improvised Bombs To President Trump's Critics
The Justice Department has charged Cesar Sayoc, 56, in connection with a wave of improvised explosive devices sent to political critics of President Trump. He faces a potential total of 48 years in prison. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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12 min
October 26, 2018
New NPR Poll Shows Trump is Key Factor in Midterms
According to a new survey from NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist Poll, more than two-thirds of registered voters say their impression of President Trump will factor into their vote for Congress and nearly half of voters say their opinion of the president will make them more likely to vote for a Democrat for Congress this November. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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14 min
October 25, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 25
The list of prominent people, eight and counting, who were sent suspicious packages reads like a Trump enemies list, but at a rally yesterday Trump toned down the criticism. How long will that last? And healthcare remains a top issue in the elections, but how it's being talked about has dramatically shifted since 2016. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, national security editor Phil Ewing, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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33 min
October 24, 2018
Apparent 'Pipe Bombs' Mailed To Clinton, Obama And CNN
At least six suspicious packages containing what the FBI called potentially destructive devices have been sent since Monday to several leading Democratic Party figures and to CNN in New York, triggering a massive investigation. How will the president respond, and will the moment influence his rhetoric? This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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14 min
October 23, 2018
Midterm Update: Voter Suppression In Georgia; Trump Stumps For Former Rival In TX
Half a million voters were purged from the voter roll by the Republican candidate for governor in Georgia. How are voter purges influencing elections this year? And in Texas, the president rallied for his former rival Senator Ted Cruz. Why does the president need to rally for a candidate in a heavily Republican state? This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, political editor Domenico Montanaro, WABE reporter Johnny Kauffman, and KUT reporter Ashley Lopez. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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25 min
October 19, 2018
U.S. Government Charges Russian With Interference In The 2018 Midterm Elections
Elena Khusyaynova, a Russian citizen, has been charged by the U.S. government with one count of conspiring to defraud the United States. Prosecutors say she handled budgets and payments associated with the disinformation schemes on behalf of Russia leading up to the midterm elections. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, justice reporter Ryan Lucas, and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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13 min
October 18, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 18
Senator Elizabeth Warren and President Trump reignite their fight over her ancestry weeks before the midterms. Plus, the races across the country are tightening before the vote. We look at key races and what they mean for the elections. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, political editor Domenico Montanaro, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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38 min
October 16, 2018
A Saudi Journalist Disappears in Turkey And Sets Off A Diplomatic Crisis
Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of Saudi policy, walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey two weeks ago and disappeared. President Trump has weighed in and dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia to meet with members of the royal court. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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20 min
October 11, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 11
President Trump warned at his rally in Pennsylvania on Wednesday night that if his party loses in November's midterm elections, the "radical Democrat mob" will take away everything he has achieved since his election. Senator Mitch McConnell continues to echo those words. Plus, we look at non-voters and what it would mean if they got out to vote. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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35 min
October 9, 2018
Nikki Haley Resigns As U.N. Ambassador; Kavanaugh Debuts On The Supreme Court
Nikki Haley is resigning as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and will leave the Trump administration at the end of the year. Plus, the Supreme Court welcomes its newest justice as Brett Kavanaugh takes the bench for his first arguments since a contentious Senate voted narrowly to confirm him. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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17 min
October 6, 2018
Kavanaugh Has The Votes To Be Confirmed To The Supreme Court
Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court cleared a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Friday, and his confirmation now seems all but certain. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and political reporter Tim Mak. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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17 min
October 4, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 4
Key Republican senators who have been withholding judgment on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court amid allegations of sexual assault said the supplemental inquiry by the FBI into those allegations was "thorough." Plus, President Trump signs a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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36 min
October 3, 2018
President Trump Mocks Ford; FBI Investigates Accusations Against Kavanaugh
President Trump is adding fresh animosity to the already tense debate over Brett Kavanaugh with new comments mocking sexual misconduct allegations against his Supreme Court nominee. The Senate remains embroiled in conflict following the hearings. And the FBI quietly continues looking into Kavanaugh's background. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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19 min
September 29, 2018
The Lasting Political Impact of The Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings
With less than six weeks until the midterm elections, how will Kavanaugh's nomination process — with multiple allegations of sexual assault, an emotional day of testimony and a re-opened FBI investigation — mobilize Republican and Democrat voters? This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, political editor Domenico Montanaro and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
September 28, 2018
Kavanaugh & His Accuser Blasey Ford Testify About Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Judge Brett Kavanaugh was defiant and visibly angry as he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday afternoon, rebutting earlier emotional testimony from the woman who has accused him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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25 min
September 27, 2018
Senate Committee Reviews New Allegations Against Kavanaugh; Trump Defends His Nominee
The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing a statement from a third woman who has come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. And during a rare press conference, President Trump defended his embattled Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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20 min
September 24, 2018
Kavanaugh Again Accused of Sexual Misconduct; Rosenstein Remains Deputy AG For Now
**This episode contains explicit details about alleged sexual misconduct and may not be suitable for all listeners** Deborah Ramirez has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her during a drunken party at Yale. Kavanaugh denies the accusations, and Republicans are calling it a smear campaign. Plus, amid rumors that he suggested wearing wires around the president, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's future in the job is in question. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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22 min
September 21, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 20
After days of back and forth over the terms of a hearing, attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting, have begun discussing her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week. Plus, President Trump attempts to declassify materials related to the Russia Investigation. And we take a step back and look at how women are shaping politics in 2018. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, political editor Domenico Montanaro, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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40 min
September 18, 2018
Trump Escalates Trade War With China; China Retaliates
Hours after President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, China responded with its own levies on $60 billion worth of U.S. products. The tit for tat looms heavily over the midterm elections. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
September 18, 2018
Allegations Against Kavanaugh Cause Political Turmoil, Echoes of Anita Hill
The woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault revealed her identity Sunday in an interview with The Washington Post.Christine Blasey Ford, a 51-year-old California professor, accused Kavanaugh of groping her and trying to take her clothes off when they were both attending suburban Maryland high schools in the early 1980s. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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17 min
September 14, 2018
Manafort Pleads Guilty & Kavanaugh Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty on Friday and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Plus, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh strongly pushed back on an allegation of sexual misconduct from more than 30 years ago. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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14 min
September 13, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 13
President Trump denied the death toll of nearly 3,000 from hurricanes Maria and Irma, which swept across Puerto Rico a year ago, in a series of tweets Thursday morning. Plus, we look at what's at stake for Democrats and Republicans heading into the November elections. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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36 min
September 12, 2018
NPR Poll: Midwest Abandons Trump, Democrats Chances Balloon Ahead of Midterms
In a troubling sign for Republicans less than two months before November's elections, Democrats' advantage on the question of which party Americans are more likely to vote for in November is ballooning, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. Plus, how effective are polls at gauging voter outcomes? This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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15 min
September 7, 2018
Obama Takes On Trump In First Midterm Campaign Speech
In his first major political speech in the U.S. since leaving office, former President Barack Obama argued that Americans must rebuke President Trump at the polls this November. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Don Gonyea. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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13 min
September 6, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 6
The White House has denounced a scathing op-ed column about the president in the New York Times that is allegedly written by a senior official in the Trump administration. And, on the third day of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing, Democrats attempt to release classified documents. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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40 min
September 6, 2018
Kavanaugh Hearing Day 2: SCOTUS Nominee Defends Dissents On Abortion, Gun Control
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is presenting himself as an open-minded judge who is guided by the law but not indifferent to the effects of his decisions, during a marathon day of confirmation hearings. Democrats questioned his perspective on abortion, gun control, and executive privilege. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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20 min
September 5, 2018
Midterm Update: Ayanna Pressley's Upset Victory Shows Power Of Women Of Color
In a surprise defeat that reflects a changing Democratic Party, Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley has defeated 10-term Democratic Rep. Mike Capuano in Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District. Pressley is poised to become the first African-American woman to represent Massachusetts in the state's congressional history. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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14 min
September 5, 2018
Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Day One; New Book Details A Chaotic White House
Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh opened on a contentious note Tuesday, with Senate Democrats raising noisy objections that much of Kavanaugh's lengthy paper trail is still off limits. Plus, White House staff concerned about President Trump's leadership have hidden documents from him to prevent him from signing off on certain actions, according to reports about an explosive new book from renowned Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, editor correspondent Ron Elving, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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26 min
September 1, 2018
John McCain Honored By Obama, Bush, & Others At Washington Funeral
Friends, family and former political rivals saluted the late Sen. John McCain on Saturday as a loving father, a fierce but forgiving political brawler, and a champion of American values around the world. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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18 min
August 30, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 30
President Trump's White House Counsel Don McGahn may be leaving his post, but his goal of tilting the court for conservatives is nearly accomplished. Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh begin his confirmation hearings next week. And the president attacks Google's search algorithms calling them biased. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and national security editor Philip Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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31 min
August 29, 2018
WH Counsel Don McGahn To Resign; Plus, FL's Governor's Race Is 2018's Bernie v. Trump
White House counsel Don McGahn is resigning this autumn after a tumultuous stretch as President Trump's in-house lawyer. Plus, after a surprise upset in yesterday's primary, Florida's race for governor has become a proxy for the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump showdown that never was. And Arizona will make history by guaranteeing a woman will be their next senator. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, reporter Sarah McCammon, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations
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21 min
August 27, 2018
Midterm Update: Arizona, Florida, & Oklahoma Hold Primary Elections
On Tuesday Arizona and Florida hold some of the year's most anticipated primaries. The fight for Senate in both states will test how much candidates should attach themselves to President Trump. And Democrats are hoping to pick up a seat in Arizona, while struggling to hold onto one in Florida. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional reporter Kelsey, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations
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16 min
August 26, 2018
Sen. John McCain, Former Presidential Nominee And Prisoner Of War, Dies At 81
Arizona senator and former Republican presidential nominee John McCain died Saturday at the age of 81. We remember his life and legacy and look at how he shaped the Republican party. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional reporter Kelsey, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations
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25 min
August 23, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 23
President Trump has called his former campaign chairman who was found guilty in court a "brave man." Meanwhile he is distancing himself from his former lawyer who pleaded guilty for campaign finance violations. With close allies to the president in legal trouble and another Republican congressman being indicted, how are corruption charges affecting the midterms? Plus, tech giants announced this week that more countries are attempting to influence the elections. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, reporter Sarah McCammon, political reporter Tim Mak, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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38 min
August 22, 2018
Trump's Attorney Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty & Paul Manafort Found Guilty By Jury
Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, has pleaded guilty to eight counts in federal court. The counts related to campaign finance violations involved payments that were made to keep two women quiet during the 2016 campaign. And a federal jury found Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, guilty in eight counts of tax and bank fraud. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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23 min
August 16, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 16
President Trump revokes a former CIA director's security clearance and threatens to do the same to other national security professionals. The White House reveals it required some employees to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements. And we take a long-view of Trump's relationship with black voters. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national security editor Phil Ewing, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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33 min
August 15, 2018
Midterm Update: First Transgender Gubernatorial Nominee & #MeToo Enters A New Era
Tuesday's elections in four states — Wisconsin, Minnesota, Connecticut and Vermont — produced some noteworthy results. It was a big night for Democratic diversity. And Keith Ellison's nomination shows signs of a new era for the #MeToo movement. This episode: reporter Sarah McCammon, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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20 min
August 13, 2018
Omarosa Manigault Newman Secretly Records The President; Plus Tuesday's Primaries
One day after she was fired from her post at the White House, Omarosa Manigault Newman secretly recorded a conversation with President Trump. Plus, four states hold primaries on Tuesday. We look at some key races in the run-up. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional reporter, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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27 min
August 9, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 9
President Trump's lawyers are negotiating an interview with the special counsel. Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's right hand man testifies against Manafort in court. And why is there a divide between what the president says and what his cabinet does? Plus white nationalists plan a rally in Washington, D.C. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, political reporter Tim Mak, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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39 min
August 8, 2018
Midterm Update: Tuesday's Primaries Raise Questions About Trump's Influence
There were lots of takeaways from Tuesday's election & primaries, from whether Republicans should stand with President Trump or whether an endorsement from Bernie Sanders helps a Democrat, to which issues really matter to voters. We explain what the results mean for the November elections. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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20 min
August 6, 2018
What to Watch For In Tuesday's Elections
Tuesday's primaries in Washington, Michigan, Kansas and Missouri will shape several high-profile general election contests. Plus, a look inside the special election in Ohio's 12th district that's causing a ton of buzz. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, reporter Sarah McCammon, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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19 min
August 2, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 2
Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, is in court, and his trial is wrapping up faster than predicted. And while the courtroom is a phone free zone, that hasn't kept the president from weighing in on the events from the outside. Plus, we examine how president's past and president influence the votes in a midterm election. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, political reporter Tim Mak, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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42 min
July 31, 2018
Facebook Removes Accounts Involved In Deceptive Political Influence Campaign
Facebook announced Tuesday afternoon that it has removed 32 Facebook and Instagram accounts or pages involved in a political influence campaign with links to the Russian government. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political reporter Tim Mak, and Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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17 min
July 30, 2018
Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Goes To Trial
Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort's trial begins Tuesday. It is the first case by Robert Mueller's special counsel to go before a jury and will test the strength of the probe. This episode: reporter Sarah McCammon, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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18 min
July 27, 2018
Hundreds Of Families Still Separated As Reunification Deadline Passes
A court-imposed deadline that required the Trump administration to reunite separated children with their parents has passed, but there are still many obstacles for the government to clear before they can reunite all of the families. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and correspondent John Burnett. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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14 min
July 26, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 26
President Trump struck a deal with the European Commission President to not impose further tariffs on the EU after Trump had sparked fears of a trade war. And House Republicans file articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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33 min
July 25, 2018
Cohen Leaks Secret Recording Of Trump & New NPR Poll After Trump-Putin Summit
Cohen released a tape of himself seeming to talk with then-candidate Trump about payments to a former Playboy model who alleges she had an affair with Trump. But the quality of the audio has left it's meaning up to interpretation. Plus, NPR, PBS NewsHour & Marist released a poll that shows how Americans received the president's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This episode: reporter Sarah McCammon, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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24 min
July 19, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 19
The White House spent the week walking back and clarifying statements made by the president at his summit with Russia's president Vladimir Putin. Congress voted in an apparent backlash against the president's summit. Plus, we take a look at the press secretary's role in White House communication crises. This episode: reporter Sarah McCammon, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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43 min
July 17, 2018
Trump Walks Back Comments At Putin Summit & DOJ Charges Russian Operative
One day after his controversial news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump tried to walk back his comments where he appeared to side with Russia over his intelligence agencies. Plus the Department of Justice accused a Russian student studying in the United States of conspiracy. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, editor and correspondent Ron Elving, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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23 min
July 16, 2018
President Trump Sides With Putin At Historic Summit
Trump himself declared his summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki a success, in what he called the "proud tradition of bold American diplomacy."The president said he pressed Putin about Moscow's interference in the election, but he appeared to take Putin's denial at face value, just days after a grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence agents on election-related charges. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, national security editor Phil Ewing, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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19 min
July 13, 2018
Justice Department Charges Russian Cyberspies With Attack On 2016 Election
The Justice Department charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with offenses related to Russia's hacking of the Democratic National Committee's emails, state election systems and other targets in 2016. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, national security editor Phil Ewing and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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14 min
July 12, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 12
Reversing the harsh criticisms he has leveled at NATO, President Trump says the alliance is very strong. Embattled FBI Agent Peter Strzok clashed with GOP lawmakers in hearings today. And days after the president nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, we break down what we have learned. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Tim Mak, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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50 min
July 10, 2018
Trump Names Brett Kavanaugh For Supreme Court
President Trump announced his choice to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. If confirmed, Kavanaugh would solidify the court's conservative majority. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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17 min
July 5, 2018
EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns Amid Scandals
President Trump tweeted this afternoon that he accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt was one of the more controversial of Trump's Cabinet-level picks and had been battling various scandals for months. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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15 min
July 3, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Tuesday, July 3
President Trump announced that he has met with at least four candidates to fill Justice Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court. Some liberals are embracing the rally slogan "Abolish ICE," but what does that actually mean? Plus, with many primaries completed, the team takes a look at what we've learned about both parties this year. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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37 min
June 28, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 28
President Trump has announced that he will hold a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, and as Supreme Court's Justice Kennedy heads into retirement, Trump promises to seat a judge who will dismantle Roe vs. Wade. Plus, more Supreme Court decisions and why Harley Davidson cites the president's tariffs as a reason to move some of its business overseas. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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33 min
June 27, 2018
The Supreme Court's Swing Voter Justice Anthony Kennedy Retires
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement today, setting the stage for an epic political battle over his replacement. This episode: Reporter Sarah McCammon, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, editor and correspondent Ron Elving and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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22 min
June 27, 2018
Midterm Update: 28-year-old Latina Defeats Establishment Democrat In Primary Upset
In a stunning primary upset, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — a young socialist activist, woman of color and political newcomer — has unseated leading House Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley. Plus, analysis of other results from Tuesday's primaries. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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18 min
June 26, 2018
Analysis: The Impact Of The Supreme Court's Decision To Uphold Trump's Travel Ban
In a 5-4 ruling that gave broad leeway to presidential authority, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump's travel ban that barred nearly all travelers from five mainly Muslim countries. The NPR Politics team breaks down the decision and its impact. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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18 min
June 25, 2018
The Supreme Court Rules On Racial Gerrymander & Tuesday's Primaries
The U.S. Supreme Court said that Texas' legislative and congressional maps are not a racial gerrymander, tiptoeing around another major political ruling. Plus, six states head to the polls to set the stage for the 2018 midterms. And the fallout from Sarah Sanders being asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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20 min
June 21, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 21
Congress struggles to commit to immigration legislation, while the First Lady heads to the U.S.-Mexico border to visit children who have been separated from their parents. The Supreme Court reshapes how Americans shop online, and the United States withdraws from the United Nations Human Rights Council. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and State Department correspondent Michele Kelemen. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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46 min
June 20, 2018
Trump Signs Order To End Family Separations
President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to end his controversial policy that has resulted in thousands of family separations and brought criticism from Democrats and Republicans. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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17 min
June 18, 2018
The Trump Administration's Family Separation Border Policy Explained
The Trump administration spent the weekend and Monday defending its "zero tolerance" border policy, which has separated children and parents who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The NPR Politics team breaks down what that policy is and how it is being implemented. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and KQED's John Sepulvado. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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21 min
June 15, 2018
Fact Check: Trump's Freewheeling Friday
President Trump began Friday by giving a wide-ranging interview to Fox News, and then he answered questions for a pool of reporters. In both he covered major topics like North Korea, a DOJ Report, immigration legislation, and his feud with the NFL. The NPR Politics team sets the record straight on his comments. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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18 min
June 14, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 14
A Justice Department watchdog on Thursday criticized former FBI Director James Comey for violating long-standing department guidelines and mishandling the Hillary Clinton email investigation in 2016. We break down that report, and look at a new lawsuit filed against the Trump family. Plus, Republicans - sort of - find a compromise on immigration. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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44 min
June 13, 2018
Midterm Update: Tuesday's Primaries Underscore That The GOP Is Trump's Party Now
Results from Tuesday's primaries underscored one major theme – it's Donald Trump's Republican Party now. An establishment candidate in South Carolina lost his re-election bid, and a Bannon-esque candidate won in Virginia. We break down what it means for the GOP. This episode: Reporter Sarah McCammon, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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20 min
June 12, 2018
At A Historic Summit, President Trump Praises Kim's Commitment To Denuclearize
Following a historic summit in Singapore, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a broad statement Tuesday that calls for a "firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula." Though critics suggest that the U.S. appears to have made more concessions than the regime. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House Correspondent Scott Horsley, and Seoul Bureau Chief Elise Hu. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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20 min
June 7, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 7
President Trump prepares for a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un while heading to Canada to defend his trade tactics to the G-7 allies. Republicans try to reach an agreement for an internal debate over immigration. And Trump cancels a meeting with the NFL. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and editor and correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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48 min
June 6, 2018
Midterm Update: "Super Tuesday" Primaries Results
Democrats are feeling a little better about taking back the House after they advanced candidates in the key races in California. At the same time, it wasn't a bad night for Republicans. We break down the top takeaways from the night. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
June 4, 2018
Supreme Court On A Baker V. Same-Sex Couple, Trump Exerts Executive Privilege, & Tuesday's Primaries
In a narrow decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a baker was allowed to refuse service to a same-sex couple. President Trump said that he has the power to pardon himself, but had no need to. And on Tuesday, 85 House seats are up for a vote. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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22 min
June 2, 2018
NPR Politics Live From Charlotte: The Midterms Showdown
This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square in Charlotte on Friday, June 1st. The cast breaks down everything you need to know heading into this year's midterm elections. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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27 min
May 31, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 31
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting with a top North Korean delegate to prepare for a potential summit, but do the two countries agree on what it means to "denuclearize?" President Trump surprised the world when he announced today that tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and the EU go into effect at midnight tonight. Plus, President Trump pardons another controversial figure. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and national security and political reporter Tim Mak. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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46 min
May 29, 2018
The Supreme Court Rejects Planned Parenthood Case & President Trump Threatens New Tariffs On China
The Supreme Court rejected an appeal of a restrictive abortion law in Arkansas, which could force all but one facility that performs abortions in the state to close. And, although the administration said it will hold off on a trade war, President Trump announced new trade restrictions to be placed on China. This episode: Reporter Sarah McCammon, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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19 min
May 24, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 24
President Trump has called off a highly anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and he held two meetings with justice and intelligence officials to discuss classified information in the Russia investigation. Plus, the Trump administration rolls out new guidelines for abortion funding, and the Supreme Court restricts workers' rights. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Sarah McCammon, and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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45 min
May 23, 2018
Midterm Update: First Black Woman Nominated For Governor & Other Tuesday Primaries Takeaways
It was a big night Tuesday for Democratic women again, from Georgia to Kentucky to Texas. It was also a big night for change on the Democratic side, even if the fight between progressives and the establishment fizzled. Plus, Republicans see more signs for positive results in November. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Asma Khalid, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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19 min
May 21, 2018
Trump Demands Review Of Russia Investigation Surveillance Tactics & Tuesday's Primaries
President Trump says that he will order an investigation into whether the FBI and the Department of Justice "infiltrated or surveilled" his campaign "for political purposes," potentially setting up a showdown between the president and his intelligence and law enforcement agencies. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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26 min
May 17, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 17
As Republicans break off from their party leaders, an immigration vote edges closer to the House floor. Democrats get a rare win on the Senate floor. Plus, President Trump's plans for a summit with North Korea grow sour. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor & correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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41 min
May 16, 2018
Senate Releases More Details on Trump Jr. And Russian Lawyer Meeting & Tuesday's Primaries Takeaways
The Senate Judiciary Committee released more than 2,500 pages related to an investigation of a meeting between top Trump aides and a delegation of Russians. We sift through what the testimony tells us. Plus, women continue to be front and center in this year's primaries. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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24 min
May 15, 2018
One Year Of Robert Mueller As Special Counsel
Thursday marks one year since Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. We talk about the big takeaways from the past year and what is still yet to come. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and reporter Miles Parks. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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29 min
May 10, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 10
President Trump tweeted out the details of his upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un. The announcement came hours after three Americans being held in North Korea landed back in the United States. We look at who is bringing what to the negotiations over nuclear weapons. Plus, Trump's nominee to lead the CIA is under fire for her involvement in enhanced interrogation methods, and Michael Cohen's web of troubles gets a little bit messier. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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44 min
May 9, 2018
Midterm Update: May 8th Primaries Takeaways
It's still too soon for big conclusions, but yesterday's primaries in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and North Carolina broke with some trends and firmed up others. We take a look at what it all means for Republicans and Democrats preparing for the Midterm. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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21 min
May 9, 2018
President Trump Says The U.S. "Will Withdraw" From The Iran Nuclear Deal
President Trump announced that he has decided to exit a multinational agreement in which Iran agreed to limit its production of nuclear weapons material. The decision raises questions about stability in the Middle East and questions abroad about whether or not the U.S. can stick to its promises. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and chief international editor Will Dobson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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20 min
May 7, 2018
Midterm Update: May 8th Primaries Look Ahead
Ohio, West Virginia, and Indiana hold primaries on Tuesday. We take a deep dive into the key races that will decide who goes on the ballot this fall in Trump Country. Republicans and Democrats are both keeping a close eye, because these votes help determine whether or not the Senate is at play. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Jessica Taylor, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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21 min
May 3, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 3
The new head of President Trump's legal team, Rudy Giuliani, said on national television that the president reimbursed a lawyer for payments to an adult film star, which prompted new questions about who knew what when. And, as Trump reorganizes his legal team to combat the special counsel, a list of questions Robert Mueller plans to ask Trump surfaced in Washington. Plus, NPR received an exclusive excerpt of John McCain's forthcoming book. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national security and political reporter Tim Mak. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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44 min
April 30, 2018
Comedian Responds To Criticism After Controversial Remarks At The White House Correspondents' Dinner
President Trump's absence was the least controversial part of this year's White House Correspondents' dinner. Instead it was the crude jokes made by the event's headliner. The criticism has prompted questions about the purpose of the annual gala. Plus, Trump has till midnight to yet again prevent a brewing trade war. This episode: host/Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and political reporter Asma Khalid. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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24 min
April 27, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 26
President Trump's embattled nominee Ronny Jackson withdrew his name to serve as the head of the VA. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill with bipartisan support to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller if he is fired. The team also discusses the visit of French president Emmanuel Macron. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, editor and correspondent Ron Elving and Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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49 min
April 25, 2018
Supreme Court Appears Ready To Side With Trump On Travel Ban
The Supreme Court heard arguments today in the case of Trump v. Hawaii, better known as the travel ban case. Also the latest with DACA. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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22 min
April 20, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 19
The latest on Michael Cohen, a public spat between UN ambassador Nikki Haley and the White House, and diplomacy in the Trump administration. This episode: host/political reporter Asma Khalid, political editor Domenico Montanaro, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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46 min
April 17, 2018
Comey Tells NPR The FBI 'Would Be Worse Today' If Not For His Actions
In an interview with NPR, fired FBI Director James Comey defended his controversial decisions during the 2016 campaign. This episode: host/political reporter Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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23 min
April 14, 2018
President Trump Announces Air Strikes On Syria
President Trump announced the United States has joined with France and the UK to launch military strikes in Syria in response to last week's suspected chemical weapons attack on civilians in a Damascus suburb. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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19 min
April 13, 2018
More On Mueller, Zuckerberg And Landscape For 2018 Elections
There may be movement on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into the Trump campaign. Also in this episode, the latest on the landscape for the 2018 elections and Mark Zuckerberg's second day of testifying on Capitol Hill. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Tim Mak, editor correspondent Ron Elving and congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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42 min
April 11, 2018
Paul Ryan Will Not Seek Re-Election
House Speaker Paul Ryan will retire in January, at the end of a tenure that saw the failure of an Obamacare repeal and the passage of tax cuts — as well as an uneven relationship with President Trump. This episode: host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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19 min
April 11, 2018
Zuckerberg Faces Congress And FBI Raids Properties of Trump Lawyer
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced 44 senators in a hearing on Capitol Hill, the first of two such hearings this week. The FBI raided the residence and legal office of the president's personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen and the president is also dealing with a foreign policy crisis after more than 40 people in Syria were killed in what appears to be a chemical weapons attack. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political reporter Tim Mak, and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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50 min
April 5, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 5
After days of railing against "weak" immigration laws and border security, President Trump is deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. China is hitting back at the U.S. with tariffs of its own, largely targeted at Trump country. And with CEO Mark Zuckerberg preparing to testify before Congress next week, Facebook is now saying that some 87 million users — not 50 million, as had previously been said — had their data shared with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political reporter Tim Mak and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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49 min
April 3, 2018
Trump Turns Focus Back To Immigration; Citizenship Question On Census Ignites Controversy
President Trump said Tuesday that he's considering sending the military to guard parts of the U.S.-Mexico border, because of what he calls "weak" immigration laws. And, some two dozen states and cities are suing to try to remove a new citizenship question from the 2020 census. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, editor correspondent Ron Elving and national correspondent Hansi Lo Wang. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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38 min
March 29, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 29
Russia announced Thursday that it's expelling 60 U.S. diplomats, just a few days after the Trump administration expelled the same number of Russian diplomats from the U.S. That was in response to Russia's alleged poisoning of a former spy on British soil. Also this week, another big shake-up in the Trump administration: Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has been fired, and Trump says he plans to nominate his White House doctor, Ronny Jackson, to the post. And there is more upheaval on the president's legal team. This episode: host/political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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40 min
March 23, 2018
McMaster Out As National Security Adviser, Bolton In
There's been another big shake up on President Trump's team. H.R. McMaster is out as National Security Adviser, and former UN Ambassador John Bolton is in. And, after threatening a veto this morning, President Trump signed the $1.3 trillion dollar spending bill Congress passed yesterday, funding the government through September. This episode: host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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18 min
March 22, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 22
Cambridge Analytica is at the center of a growing controversy over how it obtained the private data of millions of Facebook users, and how it may have used that data in its work for the Trump campaign in 2016. Congress unveiled a $1.3 trillion dollar spending bill less than two days before government funding runs out — it's over 2,000 pages long. And John Dowd, who had been leading President Trump's outside legal team, has resigned. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Tim Mak, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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51 min
March 19, 2018
McCabe Fired, Trump Escalates Attacks On Mueller
Over the last few days, President Trump has escalated his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller, the FBI and the Department of Justice. His personal attorney, John Dowd, called for an end to the Russia investigation. And late Friday night, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe for "lack of candor," two days before he was set to retire with a full pension. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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30 min
March 15, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 15
The Trump administration announced new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday over its meddling in the 2016 election. Democrat Conor Lamb appears to have won a special election in Pennsylvania. The next election on the calendar is the Illinois primary next week, which may have some interesting clues for Democrats for the fall. Thousands of students walked out of school across the country on Tuesday — the one month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — to protest gun violence. And the Senate voted to roll back Dodd-Frank, the banking regulations created in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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38 min
March 14, 2018
Democrat Apparent Winner In Pennsylvania Special Election
Tuesday night was a big one for Democrats. In a southwestern Pennsylvania district that Trump won by 20 points in 2016, voters appear to have elected Democrat Conor Lamb to fill a vacant House seat — a huge upset for President Trump and the Republican party. The race has still not been officially called, but barring a recount, Lamb has a small but insurmountable lead over Republican Rick Saccone. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and congressional correspondent Scott Detrow in Pennsylvania. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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17 min
March 13, 2018
Trump Fires Tillerson, Taps Pompeo As Secretary Of State
After months of on-again, off-again speculation, President Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that he had fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He also said that he is nominating CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his next Secretary of State. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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28 min
March 12, 2018
Democrats Hoping For Upset In Pennsylvania Special Election
A special election in Pennsylvania on Tuesday is garnering an unusual amount of national attention. It's for a House seat in PA-18, a deeply Republican district that Trump won by 20 points in 2016. Polls show an incredibly tight race between Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb. Democrats are hoping for an upset, while Republicans are fighting hard to hold the seat. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and congressional correspondent Scott Detrow in Pittsburgh. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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18 min
March 8, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 8
President Trump announced tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, despite strong objections from fellow Republicans. Economic adviser Gary Cohn became the latest Trump administration official to resign, adding to a record breaking rate of turnover in this White House. Stormy Daniels, the porn star who allegedly had an affair with Trump years ago, has filed suit against him. And in California, a high level of excitement among Democrats has led to very crowded primaries that could actually pose problems for the party. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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48 min
March 7, 2018
Takeaways From Texas, As Midterms Kick Off
The first primary votes of 2018 are in, in Texas. Democrats had a strong showing, turning out over a million voters. But Republicans still outnumbered them, by a solid half a million votes. And a record number of women ran — and many of them won. This episode: host/political reporter Asma Khalid, political editor Domenico Montanaro and congressional correspondent Susan Davis, with a special guest appearance from Ben Philpott of KUT in Austin, Texas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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26 min
March 5, 2018
Primary Season Kicks Off With Texas
Primary season officially gets under way this week. Texas is first up, on Tuesday. For the first time in years, Democrats are fielding candidates in every congressional district there, and in early voting, Democratic turnout surpassed Republican turnout. Also, President Trump has driven a wedge between himself and many of his fellow Republicans by announcing he will impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. And he's not backing down. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Jessica Taylor, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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26 min
March 2, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 1
Guns are still dominating the conversation in Washington, though Congress has come and gone this week without taking any real steps to pass legislation. President Trump held another made-for-TV meeting on school safety and gun laws where he confused and frustrated Republicans. It's also been a week of staff turmoil at the White House. One of Trump's closest and most trusted aides, Communications Director Hope Hicks, is stepping down, and his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, has lost his top-secret security clearance. And the president made a controversial announcement Thursday, that he plans to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, political reporter Asma Khalid and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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43 min
February 28, 2018
Big Week At Supreme Court On Immigration, First Amendment
It's a big week at the Supreme Court. On Monday, the justices declined to hear the Trump administration's appeal of a federal court ruling that blocked the president from ending DACA, at least for now. On Tuesday, they ruled that legal immigrants who are arrested for minor crimes do not have the right to bond hearings — meaning they can legally be detained long-term. The Court also heard arguments in one First Amendment case — about public sector unions — and is set to hear arguments in another, about restrictions on what voters can wear to the polls. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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30 min
February 24, 2018
NPR Politics Live From Cleveland
This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square in Cleveland on Friday, February 23. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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30 min
February 23, 2018
Parkland Students Bring Gun Debate Front And Center
Exactly a week after 17 of their teachers and classmates were shot and killed, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida traveled to Tallahassee to meet with lawmakers, and urge them to take action on guns. Others went to the White House for a listening session with President Trump. And still others took part in a CNN Town Hall, where they confronted senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson and the NRA. Something about this moment feels different — but is it? This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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49 min
February 16, 2018
Grand Jury Indicts Russians Linked To Interference In 2016 Election
A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russians and three Russian entities in connection with the attack on the 2016 presidential election. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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21 min
February 16, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 15
A familiar scene, and familiar words from lawmakers, after 17 people were killed Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A week after White House aide Rob Porter resigned over domestic abuse allegations, President Trump said publicly for the first time that he is "totally opposed to domestic violence." And with Congress still struggling to reach a deal on DACA and immigration, how would either outcome — bill or no bill — motivate voters? This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, editor correspondent Ron Elving and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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44 min
February 13, 2018
Mixed Messages In Trump's Response To Abuse Allegations
By many accounts, the White House is still in turmoil after the resignation last week of a top aide over domestic abuse allegations. Over the weekend, President Trump took to Twitter to issue what looked to many to be a defense of Rob Porter. It's not the first time Trump has shown sympathy for a man accused of abuse. Also, the NPR podcast EMBEDDED is coming out with two new episodes on the Russia investigation — the timeline, collusion, and obstruction of justice. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson, with a guest appearance from EMBEDDED host Kelly McEvers. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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36 min
February 9, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 8
Senate leaders reached a two-year, bipartisan budget deal, but with just hours left before government funding runs out again, it's still unclear if it will get the votes to pass. Because the deal does not address DACA, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took to the House floor on Wednesday for a record 8 hours in protest. And a top White House aide has resigned, after two of his ex-wives accused him of physical abuse, raising questions about what the administration knew and when. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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41 min
February 6, 2018
Scramble To Redraw Congressional Maps In PA, Avert Another Shutdown In DC
The stock market had another volatile day Tuesday, but recovered some after its record 1,175 point drop on Monday. Lawmakers in Pennsylvania have until the end of the week to completely redraw the state's congressional districts, after the state Supreme Court ruled that the current map violates the state's Constitution. And there are just two days left before the federal government runs out of money - again. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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23 min
February 2, 2018
GOP Releases Memo Alleging FBI Surveillance Abuses
The much-hyped secret memo, put together by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, was released Friday. President Trump authorized its declassification despite "grave concerns" from the FBI. The memo alleges that top officials at the FBI and Department of Justice abused surveillance powers to target the Trump campaign early on in the Russia investigation. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and justice reporter Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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19 min
February 1, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 1
The FBI is clashing with the White House over the release of a classified memo that allegedly details abuses of surveillance power by the FBI and the Justice Department. House Republicans have voted to release it, and the President has signaled he's in favor. Also, with the State of the Union behind him, Trump met with Congressional Republicans to strategize about priorities for the year. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, justice reporter Ryan Lucas, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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49 min
January 31, 2018
Trump Plays To Base, Calls For Unity In State Of The Union
President Trump delivered his first State of the Union Tuesday night — a call for unity, peppered throughout with language and themes aimed at his base, on immigration, the economy and national security. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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38 min
January 29, 2018
Trump To Deliver First State Of The Union
President Trump is set to deliver his first State of the Union on Tuesday night. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and editor correspondent Ron Elving preview the president's address. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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24 min
January 26, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 25
There have been a number of revelations this week related to the Russia investigation. Among them, that the special counsel's team has talked to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and that Robert Mueller is now looking to sit down with President Trump. And while the shutdown is over, the underlying problems remain, particularly when it comes to finding a resolution on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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53 min
January 22, 2018
Senate Reaches Deal To End Shutdown
Three days into a partial government shutdown, the Senate has passed a bill to fund the government through February 8th. The bill does not include a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which had been a key demand for many Democrats. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to bring DACA legislation up for a vote soon. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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25 min
January 20, 2018
Government Shuts Down After Senate Fails To Pass Spending Bill
The federal government is now in a partial shutdown. Funding ran out just after midnight, after the Senate failed to pass a short-term spending bill. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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21 min
January 19, 2018
President Trump, One Year In
It's been almost exactly a year since President Trump was sworn in. In front of a live audience at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., the NPR Politics team reflects on how Trump has changed Washington, whether Washington has changed Trump, and what the president has accomplished in his first year. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, political editor Domenico Montanaro and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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62 min
January 16, 2018
Trump Comments Threaten DACA Deal
President Trump's now-infamous comments from last week, disparaging Haiti and many African countries, are still ricocheting around the world, and are complicating efforts to reach a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The government is, once again, set to run out of funding on Friday. And a record number of House Republicans have announced they're not running for re-election ahead of the 2018 midterms. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Jessica Taylor and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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30 min
January 12, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 11
The main focus in Washington this week has been immigration, and the efforts to strike a bipartisan deal on DACA — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. The administration also announced it will allow states to impose work requirements for Medicaid. And Senator Dianne Feinstein has a new nickname from Trump - sneaky Dianne - after she unilaterally released the transcript of a Senate interview with the head of Fusion GPS, the research firm behind the infamous Steele dossier. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, justice reporter Ryan Lucas and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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42 min
January 9, 2018
Trump Tweets About Mental Stability Fuel Conversation About Fitness
President Trump spent much of the weekend at Camp David with other Republican leaders, talking about their agenda for 2018. But the headlines, instead, have been dominated by Trump's assertion that he is "a very stable genius." This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, editor correspondent Ron Elving and a special guest - science correspondent Jon Hamilton. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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30 min
January 5, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 4
The forthcoming book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," has already sparked a war of words between the president and his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch is retiring, and all eyes are on Mitt Romney. Trump has dissolved his controversial commission investigating alleged voter fraud. And Virginia's House of Delegates tips to the Republicans - after a tie-breaking draw. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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42 min
January 2, 2018
What's Next For Congress In 2018
It's 2018, which means it's an election year. But Congress has a lot to do before all attention turns to the midterms, including agree on government funding, and work out a deal on both Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the Children's Health Insurance Program. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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29 min
December 28, 2017
2017 Roundup: Thursday, December 28
The year that started with President Trump's inauguration and saw the firing of FBI director James Comey, the beginning of the Mueller probe, the rise of so-called fake news and alternative facts, and the Me Too movement is coming a close. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and political editor Domenico Montanaro take stock of the top political stories of 2017. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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37 min
December 22, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 21
Republicans are celebrating their first major legislative accomplishment since President Trump took office - the tax bill. Congress is pushing other big questions - including how to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and fund the government long-term - until the new year. More women are running for Congress in 2018 than ever before. And, can't let it go. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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44 min
December 18, 2017
Tax Bill Heads To Vote; Politics Heat Up Around Russia Investigation
Congress is aiming to vote on a massive tax bill this week. Who wins and who loses if it passes? Also, the political rhetoric around the Russia investigation is heating up on both sides. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, justice reporter Ryan Lucas and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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32 min
December 15, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 14
Congressional Republicans are stepping up their attacks on the team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. The House and Senate say they have come together on a final tax bill, and they plan to vote on it next week. A Texas Republican who's under ethics investigation in the House for sexual harassment says he won't seek reelection. And, can't let it go. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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43 min
December 13, 2017
In Huge Upset, Doug Jones Wins Election In Alabama
For the first time in 25 years, Alabama has elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore, who had been dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct, in the state's special election yesterday. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national correspondent Debbie Elliott in Alabama. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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31 min
December 11, 2017
Race Tight On Eve Of Election In Alabama
After weeks of intense national attention, the special election in Alabama is here. Voters go to the polls tomorrow to decide whether Republican Roy Moore or Democrat Doug Jones will be their next senator. And the race is too close to call. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national correspondent Debbie Elliott in Alabama. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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30 min
December 7, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 7
Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced he's resigning, after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. Congress and the president are trying to work out a deal to fund the government. There are protests in Gaza and the West Bank after Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. And FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before Congress. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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40 min
December 5, 2017
Conyers Resigns, Trump And RNC Back Moore
Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.) announced that he's stepping down today, though he says it's because of his health and not sexual harassment allegations. President Trump officially endorsed Roy Moore for Senate in Alabama, and the RNC has also reinstated its support for Moore. The federal government is set to run out of funding on Friday. And there have been several developments in the Russia investigation. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and justice reporter Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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30 min
December 2, 2017
Flynn Pleads Guilty, Senate Gets Closer To Passing Tax Bill
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, the Senate is moving toward a final vote on a major tax overhaul. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and justice reporter Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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26 min
December 1, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 30
The Senate is debating the Republican tax bill, with a vote likely soon. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi now says Congressman John Conyers should resign over sexual harassment allegations. The Federal Communications Commission is just two weeks away from voting to end net neutrality, the rules that currently govern the internet. And, can't let it go. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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46 min
November 27, 2017
Senate To Vote On Tax Bill, Two Directors Claim Control Of CFPB
Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.) has stepped down from his role on the House Judiciary Committee, amid an ethics investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. President Trump has all but endorsed Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race. There is a dispute over who is now the Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And Senate Republicans are aiming to pass a major tax bill before the end of the week. This episode, host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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35 min
November 22, 2017
Talking Politics At Thanksgiving, And A History Of The Turkey Pardon
With Thanksgiving approaching, 58 percent of Americans are dreading the prospect of talking politics over dinner, according to a poll that also looks at civility in politics. With new allegations of sexual harassment in the news, including against Congressman John Conyers, that may well come up, too. And President Donald Trump kept with tradition and pardoned a turkey today. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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39 min
November 20, 2017
Your Questions On The Tax Bill, Answered
With just six weeks left of 2017, Republicans are still aiming to pass major tax legislation before the end of the year. This episode: your questions about what's in the tax bill. With host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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30 min
November 17, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 16
The House passed the tax bill, and it's now on to the Senate. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified again before Congress. And there are new allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for Senate in Alabama, and now against Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken. Also, can't let it go. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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42 min
November 13, 2017
McConnell Says Moore Should Quit Senate Race; GOP Moving Forward With Tax Plan
Five women have now come forward and accused Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, of pursuing relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, including one who was just 14 at the time. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today said Moore should step aside. Also, the similarities and differences in the House and Senate tax plans. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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34 min
November 10, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 9
Election Night 2017 was a good one for Democrats in Virginia and beyond. President Trump is about halfway through his five-country Asia trip. And on Capitol Hill, lawmakers are trying to get ahead of the issues of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. Also, can't let it go. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and national political reporter Mara Liasson, with a special appearance from White House correspondent Scott Horsley traveling with the president. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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45 min
November 6, 2017
On Eve Of Election, Virginia Governor's Race Looks Tight
Tomorrow is Election Day, and one of the most closely-watched races is the one for governor in Virginia. It's been contentious, it's tight, and it's seen as a bellwether. Also, President Trump's response to Sunday's mass shooting at a church in Texas. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and special guest national desk reporter Sarah McCammon. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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27 min
November 2, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 2
House Republicans today released the first draft of their highly anticipated tax bill. President Trump is calling for changes to the diversity visa program after a terrorist attack in New York left eight people dead. And lawyers for Facebook, Twitter and Google testified on Capitol Hill this week about the role their platforms played in Russia's efforts to disrupt the 2016 election. And, can't let it go. This episode: guest host/congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political editor Domenico Montanaro, editor correspondent Ron Elving, and justice reporter Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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46 min
October 30, 2017
First Charges Come Out Of Mueller's Russia Investigation
Two former Trump campaign officials — including one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort — have been indicted on 12 counts, including conspiracy to launder money. And a former foreign policy advisor to the campaign, George Papadopolous, pleaded guilty earlier this month to making false statements to the FBI about his contacts with Russians during the campaign. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and justice reporter Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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38 min
October 26, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 26
President Trump declared a public health emergency over the opioid epidemic. Republicans passed a budget resolution, and will release their tax bill next week. And what NPR's Embedded podcast is learning about Trump and his advisors from their pre-White House years. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Geoff Bennett, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis, along with special guest Kelly McEvers of Embedded. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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41 min
October 24, 2017
Flake To Leave Senate, Says "I Will Not Be Complicit Or Silent"
In a surprise announcement Tuesday, Jeff Flake of Arizona became the second Republican senator to announce he will not seek re-election in 2018. Flake delivered a blistering critique of President Trump on the Senate floor saying, "there are times where we must risk our careers in favor of our principles. Now is such a time." This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Geoff Bennett, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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18 min
October 23, 2017
NPR Politics Live From Chicago
This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago on Sunday night, October 22. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley and editor-correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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23 min
October 19, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 19
Former president George W. Bush gave a speech that everybody seems to be talking about, plus the controversy surrounding Trump's communication with gold star families and...of course...health care. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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42 min
October 16, 2017
Bannon Declares War On GOP; Trump And McConnell: "We're Fighting For The Same Thing"
Breitbart head and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon says this is "a season of war against a GOP establishment." And in the last few days, President Trump has made a couple of big moves that essentially dump big, thorny policy issues right in Congress' lap — namely, the Iran deal and healthcare. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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28 min
October 12, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 12
President Trump signed an executive order on healthcare, intended to increase insurance options and lower costs, but critics say it could erode protections for those who need them most. Trump is also expected to announce whether or not he'll recertify the Iran deal by the end of the week. The prosecution rested its case in the corruption trial of Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ). And, can't let it go. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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35 min
October 10, 2017
Trump Takes Harder Line On Immigration And DACA, Feuds With Senator Bob Corker
President Trump sent Congress a long list of immigration changes that he says must be included in any plan to legalize DREAMers — including funding for the wall. The EPA is officially moving to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. And tensions are escalating further between Trump and Republican Senator Bob Corker. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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25 min
October 5, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 5
In the aftermath of the massacre in Las Vegas, there seems to be one narrow area of possible consensus emerging on gun control: regulating or banning bump stocks. Two weeks after Hurricane Maria, the majority of Puerto Rico is still without power and drinking water. And Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a press conference to address reports he called President Trump a moron and considered resigning. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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47 min
October 2, 2017
Trump Calls Las Vegas Shooting "An Act Of Pure Evil"
At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 were wounded in Las Vegas Sunday night when a gunman fired on an outdoor concert from high above. It is the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice department reporter Ryan Lucas and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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20 min
September 28, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 28
More than a week after Hurricane Maria, much of Puerto Rico is still without power and drinking water, and there is growing criticism that the Trump administration has been slow to respond. Repeal-and-replace is dead - again - and Republicans are turning their attention to tax overhaul. And the Senate candidate backed by President Trump and Mitch McConnell lost in Alabama. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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44 min
September 25, 2017
Obamacare Repeal Efforts, Revised Travel Ban and Trump's NFL Controversy
Republicans' Obamacare repeal efforts are still alive, but hanging by a thread. Also, a revised travel ban and the President's comments on the NFL. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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27 min
September 22, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 21
The policy and politics of the Republicans' latest effort to repeal-and-replace the Affordable Care Act. Plus the latest on the Russia investigation and the unusually contentious Senate race in Alabama. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and Justice Department reporter Ryan Lucas. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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46 min
September 19, 2017
Trump at UN, GOP Pushes Health Care
President Trump gives a major speech at the United Nations General Assembly, while Republicans in the Senate battle a deadline to pass a new Obamacare replacement. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Geoff Bennett, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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28 min
September 15, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 14
President Trump and Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi say they have agreed to work out a deal to protect DREAMers. House Speaker Paul Ryan says a tax outline will be out soon and Sen. Bernie Sanders pushes for Medicare for all. This episode: Host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, Congressional reporter Scott Detrow and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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44 min
September 12, 2017
Clinton Book Review And Irma Update
Hillary Clinton is back with a book to talk about "what happened." Also, an update on Hurricane Irma. This episode: Guest host/White House reporter Geoff Bennett, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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31 min
September 7, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 7
President Trump cut a surprising deal with Democrats on the debt ceiling. What it might mean for the GOP agenda — plus more on the President's DACA decision. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Geoff Bennett, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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45 min
September 5, 2017
Trump Ends DACA, Calls On Congress To Act
The Obama-era program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, granted legal protections for roughly 800,000 people. It will expire in six months. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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23 min
August 31, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 31
The President took two trips this week: one to Houston to see the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey; another to Missouri where he rallied for a tax overhaul. Plus, Congress returns. This episode: host/White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional reporter Scott Detrow, Congressional reporter Susan Davis, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. For information on how to help people affected by Harvey, visit https://n.pr/2wiX1bS. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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34 min
August 29, 2017
Hurricane Harvey: How Does A Government Respond?
Texas continues to feel the affects of Hurricane Harvey as the Trump administration decides how it will respond. This episode: Host/Congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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31 min
August 24, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 24
The President's attacks on Republican Senators and Representatives this week may sabotage his plans for the fall. This episode: host/reporter Scott Detrow, White house correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional reporter Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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40 min
August 22, 2017
President Trump: "We Are Not Nation-Building Again" In Afghanistan
In a primetime address, the President announced his strategy for Afghanistan. Instead of nation-building, "we are killing terrorists." This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and National Security editor Phil Ewing. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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29 min
August 18, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 17
Charlottesville — and the President's reaction — dominated the week. This episode: host/editor/correspondent Ron Elving, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House reporter Geoff Bennett, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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40 min
August 14, 2017
Opioid Emergency/Listener Mail
President Trump has said the opioid epidemic is an emergency but has yet to take formal action. Plus, some listener questions. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White house correspondent Tamara Keith, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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26 min
August 10, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 10
North Korea dominated the news this week, so NPR International Editor Will Dobson joins the podcast, with host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Geoff Bennett, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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34 min
August 7, 2017
Listener Mail
This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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15 min
August 3, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 3
The President's private calls with world leaders leak, while the White House focuses on the party base. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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40 min
July 31, 2017
Scaramucci Out/Listener Mail
Just two weeks after being named White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci is leaving his position. Plus, some listener questions. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations. And check out https://nprontheroad.tumblr.com/ for photos from the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.
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22 min
July 28, 2017
McCain Deals Death Blow To Republican Health Care Efforts
In a moment of drama, Senator McCain bucked his party's leadership and voted against the "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act. This episode: Host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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40 min
July 28, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 27
Senate Republicans inch forward on health care. This episode Host/correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations. And check out https://nprontheroad.tumblr.com/ for photos from the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.
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50 min
July 24, 2017
Jared Kushner: 'I Did Not Collude'
Jared Kushner appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Anthony Scaramucci takes over as White House communications director. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national security editor Phil Ewing, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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32 min
July 20, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 20
Senator John McCain's diagnosis, the GOP and health care, and the President's news-making interview. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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42 min
July 18, 2017
The GOP and Health Care: What's Next?
The Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace key elements of the Affordable Care Act — in its current form — is dead. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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25 min
July 15, 2017
Reconstructing The 2016 Campaign After Trump Jr.'s Russia Meeting
This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith talks to national security editor Phil Ewing about the timeline of what was happening in the campaign last year when Donald Trump Jr. received an email offering Russian help for his father's presidential campaign. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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23 min
July 13, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 13
Senate Republicans revise their health care bill, Donald Trump Jr's emails continue to dog the White House, and the President heads to Paris. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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44 min
July 11, 2017
'If it's what you say I love it'
Newly released emails from June of 2016 show Donald Trump Jr arranged a meeting with a person he was told represented the Russian government and wanted to supply information that would be politically damaging to Hillary Clinton. Presidential advisor Jared Kushner and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort also attended the meeting. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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20 min
July 10, 2017
Donald Trump Jr Meets Russian, POTUS Meets Putin
News of a meeting between the President's son and a Russian lawyer surfaces just after the President meets with the Russian President at the G20. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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25 min
July 7, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 6
President Trump stops in Poland on his way to the G20 Summit in Germany, while his voter fraud commission generates controversy back home. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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52 min
June 29, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 29
The Senate delays, the President tweets. Note: we'll be back after the 4th of July. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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42 min
June 26, 2017
SCOTUS on Travel Ban/CBO on Health Care
The Supreme Court takes action on President Trump's travel ban, and the Congressional Budget Office scores the Senate health care bill. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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27 min
June 22, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 22
Senate Republicans unveil their health care plan, and former podcast co-host Sam Sanders stops by. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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49 min
June 19, 2017
Health Care/Listener Mail
Plus the latest on Tuesday's special election in Georgia. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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34 min
June 15, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 15
The aftermath of Wednesday's shooting continues, and the President may be under investigation for obstruction of justice. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Vanessa Romo, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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38 min
June 15, 2017
GOP Baseball Practice Shooting
A man armed with a rifle opened fire on a group of Republican members of Congress practicing for a baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, wounding Lousiana Representative Steve Scalise, a lobbyist and a Capitol Police officer. Another congressman and a second police officer also suffered minor injuries. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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27 min
June 14, 2017
Jeff Sessions Testifies
The Attorney General appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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28 min
June 9, 2017
James Comey Testifies
The former FBI Director accused the White House of telling 'lies, plain and simple." Plus a few other political stories in the news this week. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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52 min
June 5, 2017
London, the President's Tweets, Listener Mail
The President's comments following Saturday's attack in London, and a few of your questions, answered. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Vanessa Romo, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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35 min
June 2, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 1
President Trump announces he'll withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accord, with an eye toward renegotiation. Why it's not that simple — plus Trump's overseas trip, and the Russian investigation reportedly inching toward Jared Kushner. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Vanessa Romo, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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62 min
May 26, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 25
The President's overseas trip continues with a NATO meeting, while at home his budget is unveiled and the CBO scores the GOP health care bill. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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60 min
May 22, 2017
President Trump Overseas
Headlines on Russian meddling continue at home. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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26 min
May 18, 2017
Special Counsel Appointed For Russia Probe
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will investigate Russia's meddling in last year's election, and any possible collusion by the Trump campaign. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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15 min
May 18, 2017
"I hope you can let this go."
The implications of President Trump's reported request to then-FBI Director James Comey, plus the President's upcoming overseas trip. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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51 min
May 15, 2017
Comey FAQ/Listener Mail
Your questions, answered — on the firing of James Comey and other political news. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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33 min
May 12, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday May 11
Fallout from the firing of FBI Director Comey continues, and congressional reporter Scott Detrow calls in from the road after a tense town hall. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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53 min
May 10, 2017
President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey
This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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23 min
May 9, 2017
Sally Yates Testifies
What we learned from the former acting Attorney General during Monday's hearing of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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30 min
May 5, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 4
The House votes on health care. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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50 min
May 1, 2017
Shutdown Averted; GOP Healthcare Push Continues
Plus the White House Correspondent's Dinner without the President. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Vanessa Romo, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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22 min
April 28, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 27
A shutdown deadline deferred as the 100th day approaches. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations. Take our podcast survey at npr.podcastingsurvey.com.
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53 min
April 25, 2017
Shutdown Deadline Approaches On Trump's 100th Day
Plus latest news on an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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27 min
April 21, 2017
Weeky Roundup: Thursday, April 20
Georgia's 6th, Tom Perez and Bernie Sanders on the road, and what's changing under Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations. *Correction: In an earlier version of this podcast, we said that Planned Parenthood offers mammograms. While it does do breast cancer screenings and makes referrals for mammograms, Planned Parenthood does not do mammograms at its clinics.
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52 min
April 17, 2017
North Korea, Georgia's 6th, Trump's Taxes
Vice President Pence visits the Korean peninsula, the special election in Georgia, and the President's tax returns. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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21 min
April 14, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 13
A week of notable policy reversals from President Trump. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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46 min
April 10, 2017
Listener Mail: Monday, April 10
Your questions, answered. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor and correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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21 min
April 7, 2017
US Strikes Syria
The question now is what comes next. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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21 min
April 7, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 6
The Senate goes nuclear while tensions rise after the use of chemical weapons in Syria. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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48 min
April 4, 2017
"Unmasking"
Plus the nuclear option and rumors the GOP healthcare effort may not be dead. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with NPR national security correspondent Mary Louise Kelly. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local pubilc radio station at npr.org/stations.
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23 min
April 2, 2017
Listener Mail: Sunday, April 2
Your questions, answered. This episode: Congressional reporter/host Scott Detrow, White House Correspondent Scott Horsley and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.
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20 min
March 31, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 30
The Senate Intelligence Committee's first hearing on Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. This episode: host/White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local pubilc radio station at npr.org/stations.
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49 min
March 28, 2017
Trump Targets Environmental Regulations
Plus this week's cancelled hearing in the House Intelligence Committee. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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25 min
March 25, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Friday, March 24
This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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45 min
March 22, 2017
Gorsuch Hearings Continue
Day two of Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, reporter Ailsa Chang and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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41 min
March 20, 2017
Russia/Gorsuch Hearings
Day one of the Senate Confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, while the House Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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38 min
March 17, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 16
President Trump releases a preliminary budget proposal the same day his new travel ban was supposed to go into effect. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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43 min
March 14, 2017
CBO Scores GOP Health Care Bill/Listener Mail
This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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29 min
March 10, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 9
This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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45 min
March 6, 2017
New Executive Order; Trump's Wiretap Claim
This episode: host/Congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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25 min
March 3, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 2
This episode: host/Congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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46 min
March 1, 2017
President Trump Addresses Congress
This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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37 min
February 24, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 23
This episode: host/editor/correspondent Ron Elving, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and political reporter Jessica Taylor. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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46 min
February 21, 2017
Latest News + Listener Mail
This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with a special appearance by Cory Turner of the NPR Ed team. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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28 min
February 17, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 16
President Trump holds a press conference. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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43 min
February 15, 2017
Russia Controversy Deepens For Trump White House
The intelligence community is reportedly investigating election-year contact between Trump campaign operatives and Russian intelligence officials. Plus Trump expresses openness to a one-state solution in the Israeli/Palestine conflict, and Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder looks endangered. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national security correspondent Mary Louise Kelly. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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24 min
February 14, 2017
Michael Flynn Resigns
President Trump's National Security Advisor steps down. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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20 min
February 11, 2017
Weekly Roundup LIVE: Friday, February 10
News of the week, plus we ask what's next for President Trump. Recorded Friday night at the Warner Theater in Washington DC, in partnership with member station WAMU. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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63 min
February 9, 2017
Sessions Confirmed, Gorsuch's Comments, Yemen Raid
This episode was recorded prior to the Thursday evening court ruling on President Trump's travel ban. Jeff Sessions is sworn in as Attorney General, Neal Gorsuch's remarks behind closed doors, plus the fallout from the military raid in Yemen. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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25 min
February 6, 2017
Trump's Travel Ban Halted
What happens next. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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19 min
February 5, 2017
Listener Mail - Sunday, February 5
Your questions, answered. This episode: host/White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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20 min
February 3, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 2
President Trump's cabinet is filling out, while democrats continue to grapple with what form their opposition will take. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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48 min
February 1, 2017
Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court
Who he is, and what happens now. This episode: host/White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Susan Davis, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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26 min
January 30, 2017
Trump's Immigration and Refugee Ban
This episode: host/White House reporter Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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37 min
January 28, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 27
It was a busy week. Quick disclaimer: This episode was recorded at 3PM EST, when we were unable to discuss the President's executive action temporarily banning immigration from Muslim-majority countries because details had not yet been released. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Susan Davis, and political reporter Asma Khalid. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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47 min
January 25, 2017
Latest News, Listener Mail - Plus a Special Announcement
Congressional reporter Scott Detrow is our new co-host! This episode: Scott with host/White House reporter Tamara Keith and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Plus departing host Sam Sanders shares a few tips. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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16 min
January 24, 2017
First Trump Administration Press Briefing; Women's March
This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Write the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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33 min
January 21, 2017
The Inauguration of Donald Trump
@realDonaldTrump takes over @POTUS. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, White House reporter Tamara Keith, reporter Sarah McCammon, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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35 min
January 19, 2017
Obama's Final Press Conference; Senate Hearings Continue
This episode: host/White House reporter Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, and congressional reporter Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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38 min
January 18, 2017
Trump's Poll Numbers Low; Stress of Foreign Leaders High
Plus the latest Senate hearings and a few listener questions. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Danielle Kurtlzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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30 min
January 13, 2017
Announcing a live show!
Join us in Washington, DC on Friday, February 10th for a live taping of the podcast. Go to nprpresents.org for tickets and more.
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0 min
January 12, 2017
Trump's Press Conference, Tillerson's Hearing
Donald Trump's first press conference in 167 days — on the same day as his pick Secretary of State Rex Tillerson begins his Senate Confirmation Hearing. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Susan Davis, and editor/corrspondent. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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47 min
January 11, 2017
Obama's Farewell, Russian Intel Reports, Senate Hearings
Tuesday was a tsunami of political news. This episode: host/campaign reporter Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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33 min
January 5, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 5
Intelligence officials testify about Russian hacking on Capitol Hill, and the Obamacare showdown looms. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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45 min
January 4, 2017
Quick Take: Congress Convenes, GOP Drops Ethics Plan
After backlash on Tuesday — including from Donald Trump — House Republicans reversed themselves on a decision to take the teeth out of the Office of Congressional Ethics. This episode: host/White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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22 min
December 29, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Wednesday, December 28
Israel and the UN Security Council, plus Donald Trump's talk of nuclear proliferation. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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47 min
December 21, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Wednesday, December 21
In a week of violent news overseas, how the President and President-elect could contrast on foreign policy. Plus highlights from NPR's exit interview with President Obama. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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49 min
December 19, 2016
Listener Mail: Monday, December 19
Plus a look at the Electoral College vote. This episode: host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station and npr.org/stations.
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32 min
December 16, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 15
The latest on Russia's election tampering and Donald Trump's conflicts of interest. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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47 min
December 12, 2016
Donald Trump and Russia
As news surfaces of a reported CIA assessment that Russia acted to help Donald Trump with the Presidency, the President-elect may nominate a Secretary of State with ties to Russia. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, and NPR national security correspondent Mary Louise Kelly.
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26 min
December 9, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 8
President-elect Trump, on Twitter, picks winners and losers in business, plus his latest cabinet picks and the real-world fallout of fake news. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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47 min
December 7, 2016
Covering 2016 As A Muslim
Reporter Asma Khalid reflects on covering the 2016 election as a Muslim woman. With host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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43 min
December 2, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Live In Cambridge
This episode was recorded in front of a live audience in Cambridge, Massachusetts in conjunction with the Harvard Institute of Politics' quadrennial campaign managers conference. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Plus a special announcement about the future of the podcast. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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64 min
November 28, 2016
Monday, November 28
Catching up on post-Thanksgiving news, including Trump's false voter fraud allegations and his latest cabinet appointees, plus the death of Fidel Castro. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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31 min
November 24, 2016
Announcing a Live Show!
We'll be recording the podcast live in Cambridge, MA on Thursday, December 1 at 6:00 PM. Join us! Go to nprpresents.org for tickets and information.
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0 min
November 22, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Tuesday, November 22
An early Thanksgiving-week roundup. Trump's business entanglements, latest cabinet appointments, and tips for talking politics during the holidays. This episode: host/campaign reporter Tamara Keith, reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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45 min
November 18, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 17
The Trump transition, Steve Bannon, and "normalization." This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and media correspondent David Folkenflik. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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48 min
November 11, 2016
The Election Of Donald Trump
A special episode on Donald Trump, how he won the presidency, and what his victory means for the future of our country and the future of our politics. This episode, your entire NPR Politics Podcast team: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, political editor Domenico Montanaro, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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51 min
November 10, 2016
Trump, Obama Meet at the White House
This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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12 min
November 10, 2016
Trump's Victory: The Day After
This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley, with campaign reporters Tamara Keith and Sarah McCammon. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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29 min
November 9, 2016
Donald Trump Elected President
This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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29 min
November 8, 2016
Tuesday, November 8
It's Election Day. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis...plus Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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20 min
November 7, 2016
Monday, November 7
One day to go. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with stories from campaign reporter Sarah McCammon and White House correspondent Tamara Keith. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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30 min
November 7, 2016
Sunday, November 6
Two days to go. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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23 min
November 6, 2016
Listener Mail
This episode was recorded Friday (check back for a new episode early Sunday night) with host/congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and congressional correspondent Ailsa Chang. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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26 min
November 5, 2016
Polls
Three days to go. Pollster Courtney Kennedy of the Pew Research Center joins the podcast to talk about polls — what they can (and can't) tell us about the race. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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27 min
November 4, 2016
Friday, November 4
Four days to go. This episode, host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Jessica Taylor, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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23 min
November 3, 2016
Thursday, November 3
Five days to go. This episode: host/campaign reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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31 min
November 2, 2016
Wednesday, November 2
Six days to go. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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26 min
November 1, 2016
Tuesday, November 1
Seven days to go. This episode: host/campaign reporter Scott Detrow, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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26 min
October 31, 2016
Monday, October 31
Eight days to go. (And Happy Halloween.) This episode: host/campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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30 min
October 30, 2016
Encore: Musicals and Politics
Nine days to go. This episode was first published July 5, with host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, and NPR film critic Bob Mondello. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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25 min
October 29, 2016
Listener Mail: Saturday, October 29
10 days to go. This episode was recorded Friday, just before news broke of newly discovered emails by the FBI that may relate to their investigation of Hillary Clinton's personal email server. More on that story in our episode from Friday, October 28. This episode: host/congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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26 min
October 28, 2016
Friday, October 28
11 days to go. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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28 min
October 27, 2016
Thursday, October 27
12 days to go. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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28 min
October 26, 2016
Wednesday, October 26
13 days to go. This episode: host/campaign reporter Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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29 min
October 25, 2016
Tuesday, October 25
14 days to go. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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25 min
October 24, 2016
Monday, October 24
15 days to go. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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21 min
October 24, 2016
Monday Mail: October 24
Your questions, answered. This episode: host/campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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25 min
October 21, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Friday, October 21
How steep is Donald Trump's climb? This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House corespondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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52 min
October 20, 2016
The Third Presidential Debate
The final debate of 2016. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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36 min
October 18, 2016
Previewing The Final Debate
Where the race stands heading into Wednesday's third and final Presidential debate. This episode: host/campaign reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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27 min
October 17, 2016
Monday Mail: October 17
Your questions, answered. This episode, host/campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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23 min
October 13, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 13
New accusations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump, and the latest Wikileaks emails from the Clinton campaign. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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54 min
October 11, 2016
Trump v GOP
Plus: Russia and the Trump campaign, and Al Gore hits the trail. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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29 min
October 10, 2016
The Second Presidential Debate
Recap and analysis with host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, and campaign reporter Sarah McCammon. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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43 min
October 8, 2016
Trump On Tape
Donald Trump's vulgar comments about women, and a look at GOP rules for replacing the candidate. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving, with lawyer and Republican party rules expert Ben Ginsberg. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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32 min
October 7, 2016
Listener Mail: Friday, October 7
Your questions ahead of Sunday night's debate, and whether Hurricane Matthew could affect the race. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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21 min
October 6, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 6
What's to expect in the next debate, and the latest battleground map. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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51 min
October 5, 2016
The Vice Presidential Debate
Tuesday night was the one and only debate between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence. Recap and analysis with host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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36 min
October 3, 2016
Quick Take: VP Debate Preview
What to watch for in Tuesday night's Vice Presidential debate. This episode: host/white house correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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23 min
October 3, 2016
Monday Mail: October 3
Your questions, answered. This episode, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. Find more coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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21 min
September 30, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 29
This week, we look at how Donald Trump says he'll hit back harder after the debate, the unfolding story of a former Miss Universe and why everything feels like a flashback to the 1990's. Plus: Gary Johnson's newest "Aleppo moment" and Congress overrides the President's veto for the first time. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, Congressional reporter Susan Davis, campaign reporter Scott Detrow and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.
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41 min
September 27, 2016
Quick Take: Your Debate Questions
A few of your questions following Monday's Presidential debate. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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19 min
September 27, 2016
The First Presidential Debate
Recap and analysis of the first Presidential debate, held Monday September 26 at Hofstra University in New York. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Evling. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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35 min
September 26, 2016
Monday Mail: September 26
Your questions, answered. This episode - host/White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, Political Editor Domenico Montanaro and Editor/Correspondent Ron Elving. Find more coverage at nprpolitics.org and email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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21 min
September 22, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 22
Following a week of news focused on policing and national security, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump gear up for the first Presidential debate of 2016. This episode: host/campaign reporter Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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59 min
September 16, 2016
Trump's Birtherism/Listener Mail
An EARLY EDITION of Monday Mail...topped with a quick discussion of Donald Trump and birtherism. This episode, host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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28 min
September 16, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 15
Hillary Clinton is back on the trail. Donald Trump is on 'Dr Oz'. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and campaign reporter Asma Khalid. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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52 min
September 12, 2016
Quick Take: Clinton's Health/'Basket of Deplorables'
Hillary Clinton was in the news for a couple of reasons over the weekend. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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20 min
September 12, 2016
Monday Mail: September 12
Your questions, answered. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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17 min
September 8, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 8
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hit the trail after Labor Day, and offer starkly contrasting views on foreign and military policy in a televised forum. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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47 min
September 5, 2016
Monday Mail: September 5
Your questions, answered. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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21 min
September 1, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 1
Donald Trump flies South. Hillary Clinton flies below the radar. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and campaign reporter Scott Detrow, with guest and NPR correspondent Eyder Peralta. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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44 min
August 25, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 25
Donald Trump continues a shift in tone and Hillary Clinton tries to shift the conversation. This episode: host/campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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46 min
August 23, 2016
Live In Chicago
This episode was recorded in front of a live audience in Chicago on Friday, August 19 as part of a show the NPR Politics team produced in partnership with member station WBEZ. A separate excerpt of the show was released as the episode "Quick Take: Trump Loses campaign Chairman, Has 'Regrets'" on Saturday, August 20. Both episodes: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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38 min
August 20, 2016
Quick Take: Trump Loses Campaign Chairman, Has 'Regrets'
Live in Chicago, the NPR Politics team weighs in on the ongoing shakeup in the Trump campaign. This episode: host/campaign reporter Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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19 min
August 18, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 18
Big changes for the Trump campaign and a few candidates not named Clinton or Trump. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, digital political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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44 min
August 15, 2016
Quick Take: Will Trump Ever Pivot?
Donald Trump says he's not going to change. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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20 min
August 12, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 11
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton present contrasting economic visions for the country, even as Trump continues to distract from his own message. This episode: host/campaign reporter Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, digital political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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46 min
August 8, 2016
Food Politics
Now that the conventions are well behind us, the candidates are back out on the trail, where food lurks around every corner. Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast from WNYC studios, joins the NPR Politics team to talk about the perils of eating on the trail — whether you're a candidate or a reporter. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and campaign reporter Scott Detrow. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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22 min
August 5, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 4
A no good, very bad week for Donald Trump. Will it matter? This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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47 min
August 1, 2016
Quick Take: Trump and the Khans
The continuing fallout over Donald Trump's controversial response to criticism from the parents of a fallen Muslim solider. This episode: campaign reporters Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid with political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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22 min
July 29, 2016
Democratic National Convention: Friday, July 29
Day four of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
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32 min
July 28, 2016
Democratic National Convention: Thursday, July 28
Day three of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
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34 min
July 27, 2016
Democratic National Convention: Wednesday, July 27
Day two of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
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28 min
July 26, 2016
Democratic National Convention: Tuesday, July 26
Day one of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
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32 min
July 23, 2016
Quick Take: Clinton Picks Kaine
Virginia Senator Tim Kaine will be Hillary Clinton's running mate as the Democratic nominee for Vice President. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders and White House correspondent Tamara Keith. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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11 min
July 22, 2016
Republican National Convention: Friday, July 22
Day four of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and editor/correspondent Ron Evling. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
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32 min
July 21, 2016
Republican National Convention: Thursday, July 21
Day three of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
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27 min
July 20, 2016
Republican National Convention: Wednesday, July 20
Day two of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correpsondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
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33 min
July 19, 2016
Republican National Convention: Tuesday, July 19
Day one of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
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27 min
July 15, 2016
Quick Take: Attack in France; Trump Delays, Picks Pence
More than 80 people are dead after a man driving a truck crashed through a crowd of people celebrating Bastile Day in Nice, France. Donald Trump quickly said he would delay announcing his running mate, then did announce his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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13 min
July 14, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 14
Donald Trump's VP pick has the political world buzzing, with the GOP convention right around the corner. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporters Sarah McCammon and Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Producer's note: This episode was recorded and produced before the events in France and subsequent news that Donald Trump would postpone the announcement of his running mate. We'll be back as soon as we can with an episode on those events.
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48 min
July 12, 2016
Sanders Endorses, Obama To Dallas, Trump's VP
Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton and President Obama visited Dallas, as we inch closer to learning who will be Donald Trump's running mate. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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24 min
July 9, 2016
Dallas
The attack on police in Dallas, and the response so far. With campaign reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and campaign reporter Sam Sanders in Dallas. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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29 min
July 8, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 7
This week in politics: maybe just don't use the internet? From Hillary Clinton's emails to Trump's tweets, we'll cover the candidates' online misadventures and more... Including VP speculation, new endorsements, and two tragedies that are putting everything political into perspective. This episode: Host/Campaign Reporter Sam Sanders, White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, Digital Political Reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and Political Editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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53 min
July 5, 2016
Quick Take: Clinton's Email Server Case
Hillary Clinton and her staff were "extremely careless" in handling classified data over a private email server while she was secretary of state, FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday — but the FBI is recommending that no charges be brought against her. Carrie Johnson, NPR's justice correspondent, joins host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders and editor/correspondent Ron Elving to discuss. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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18 min
July 5, 2016
Musicals and Politics
It's a thing. NPR film critic Bob Mondello joins host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, and digital political correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben to talk about when musicals and politics collide. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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24 min
July 1, 2016
Obama's Years
Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep traveled across the country to explore how life has changed in the eight years Barack Obama has been in office — and also put the question to the President himself. Steve joins host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith to introduce "Obama's Years." More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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52 min
June 30, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 30
A terror attack in Turkey, and Brexit fallout works its way into US politics. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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45 min
June 27, 2016
Quick Take: Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law
The Supreme Court wrapped its term Monday with perhaps its most significant abortion ruling in decades. NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg joins host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith and campaign reporter Scott Detrow to discuss the ruling — as well as a few others. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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16 min
June 24, 2016
Quick Take: Brexit
Britain's vote to exit the European Union has huge implications for global economy and international politics. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and campaign reporters Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid, with BBC/NPR producer Rich Preston from London. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
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18 min
June 23, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 23
Two major Supreme Court decisions, a dramatic demonstration from Democrats on Capitol Hill, and big changes for the Trump campaign after several rough weeks. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporters Asma Khalid and Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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44 min
June 21, 2016
Gun Laws
Why they never seem to change — at least at the federal level — as this week the Senate failed to pass four different gun control measures, eight days after the shooting in Orlando. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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25 min
June 17, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 16
Orlando continues to dominate the news as Donald Trump reiterates his call for a ban on Muslim immigrants. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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48 min
June 13, 2016
Orlando
Another mass shooting has taken center stage in the Presidential race. Whether it will result in any policy changes is another question, but Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — in separate speeches today — offered starkly different views of what their respective policy changes would look like. This episode, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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24 min
June 9, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 9
This week Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton after meeting with Bernie Sanders at the White House, and Donald Trump drew criticism from GOP leaders. This episode: campaign reporters Scott Detrow, Asma Khalid, and Sarah McCammon with congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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44 min
June 8, 2016
Quick Take: June 7 Primaries
Hillary Clinton cemented her place as the presumptive Democratic nominee with a big speech, while Donald Trump delivered a rare teleprompter speech of his own, and Bernie Sanders held out hope for a victory in California. This episode: campaign reporters Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid with political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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17 min
June 7, 2016
Quick Take: Clinton Clinches
Hillary Clinton has secured enough delegates to be the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, according to an updated count by The Associated Press. She is the first woman ever to head a major-party ticket in the US. This episode: campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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14 min
June 2, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 2
A week of defense for Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton goes on the attack in a big foreign policy speech. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, digital political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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45 min
May 31, 2016
Quick Take: The Libertarian Party
In a year when many voters say they're not satisfied with a choice between Democrats and Republicans, the Libertarian party — which selected its nominee over the weekend — is looking for a bigger role in the presidential race. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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19 min
May 26, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 26
Donald Trump officially clinches the GOP nomination, and Hillary Clinton's emails won't go away. Plus, a Trump/Sanders debate? This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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38 min
May 24, 2016
Quick Take: Race/Whiteness In 2016
Gene Demby, lead correspondent for NPR's Code Switch team — which covers race, identity, and culture — joins the podcast to discuss how whiteness is shaping our politics this election year. This episode, host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Subscribe to the new Code Switch podcast at npr.org/podcasts.
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22 min
May 20, 2016
Live Weekly Roundup: Friday, May 20
A special live edition of the weekly roundup, with a look at Donald Trump's potential path to victory in the general election, what happened at the Nevada Democratic convention this past week, and the ongoing rifts in the Democratic party. This episode, White House correspondent Tamara Keith; campaign reporters Sam Sanders, Scott Detrow, Asma Khalid, and Sarah McCammon; congressional correspondent Susan Davis; political editor Domenico Montanaro; editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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73 min
May 17, 2016
Quick Take: Third Party Candidates
As the general election draws near, many voters are wondering: could there be anyone else? This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving discuss the possibilities. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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16 min
May 12, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 12
The GOP and Donald Trump continue to grapple with reality — and each other — while Bernie Sanders fights on (and his supporters demand more media attention). This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporters Asma Khalid and Sarah McCammon, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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38 min
May 9, 2016
Quick Take: Federal Government, North Carolina Trade Lawsuits Over LGBT Law
The state's "bathroom law" is at the center of a new lawsuit brought by North Carolina against the federal government. The US Department of Justice responded with its own suit, making the case a civil rights issue. Campaign reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving talk through what's happened. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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9 min
May 5, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 5
The GOP grapples with Donald Trump's apparent victory in the party's primary, what the general election could look like, and some special info about seeing the NPR Politics Podcast live. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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39 min
May 4, 2016
Quick Take: Kasich Out, Trump Apparent Nominee
Donald Trump's grip on the nomination gets tighter as Ohio Governor John Kasich also suspends his campaign following a loss in the Indiana primary. Campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson talk it out. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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11 min
May 4, 2016
Quick Take: Trump And Sanders Win Indiana; Cruz Drops Out
Following a big loss in Indiana to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz announced he would suspend his presidential campaign. This episode, what's next in the race — and the latest delegate math for the Democrats following a win for Bernie Sanders in Indiana, with campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and campaign reporter Asma Khalid. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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13 min
May 2, 2016
Quick Take: When Athletes Endorse
Just ahead of Tuesday's pivotal Indiana state primary, Donald Trump is campaigning in the state with ex-Indiana Hoosiers college basketball coach Bob Knight. Trump has also collected a number of endorsements from professional athletes and coaches, so the NPR Politics team invited Washington Post sports columnist Kevin Blackistone on the podcast to talk about what happens when sports and politics collide, why athletes endorse, and what it means for the race. This episode: campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and special correspondent Melissa Block. Find the team on Twitter @ProfBlackistone, @scottdetrow, @DomenicoNPR, and @NPRmelissablock. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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14 min
April 28, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 28
The state of the race, where Bernie Sanders goes from here, and what's behind Ted Cruz's running mate pick, Carly Fiorina. This episode, host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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37 min
April 27, 2016
Quick Take: Vice President Carly Fiorina?
Ted Cruz announced today businesswoman and former GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina would be his running mate if he wins his party's nomination for President. Campaign reporter Scott Detrow and political editor Domenico Montanaro talk about the move and how it affects the race. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
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7 min
April 27, 2016
Quick Take: April 26 Primary Results
A wrap of results from Tuesday's contests, when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania — with Bernie Sanders taking Rhode Island. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam San