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Every weekday, NPR's best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don't just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Progressive Icon, Dead At 87
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.

OUR COVERAGE:
- Obituary, by Nina Totenberg
- Live Blog and Latest News
- Trump's Supreme Court Short-list
- What Happened With Merrick Garland And Why It Matters Now (from 2018)

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, legal correspondent Nina Totenburg, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Sep 19, 2020
Weekly Roundup: September 18th
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A steady presidential race remains steady: Joe Biden's lead is in the high single-digits nationally. But Trump's messaging tying Joe Biden to socialism is finding purchase with Latino voters in Florida, a state that is essential to the president's re-election effort.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign reporter Juana Summers, White House reporter Franco Ordoñez, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.


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Sep 18, 2020
Bad News/Good News: Vaccine Access Months Away, But Masks Really Help
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The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Congress that a widely-available vaccine probably won't be available until well into 2021. But he did say that masks are perhaps even more useful in preventing the spread. That will prove especially true if people are reluctant to take the vaccine.

This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and science correspondent Joe Palca.

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Sep 17, 2020
Analysis: Biden Leads, But He's Still Short Of 270 Electoral Votes
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Joe Biden maintains a lead in key states Trump won in 2016, but the race remains tight in Florida. Arizona and Georgia are toss-ups, and Texas is pink. And, the race is remarkably stable. Our reporting from across the country finds that a vanishingly small share of voters are persuadable. That makes the election primarily a turnout contest.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional editor Deirdre Walsh, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Sep 16, 2020
They Voted For Obama, Then Trump—Now What?
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Understanding the motivation of voters in Michigan and Pennsylvania is key to understand the 2016 coalition that allowed President Trump to notch a decisive electoral college victory. Is Joe Biden doing enough to draw that support back to the Democratic column?

This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, national political correspondent Don Gonyea, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and political reporter Abigail Censkey of WKAR in Michigan.

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Sep 15, 2020
Trump's Nevada Rally Violated State Covid Rules. He Held It Anyway.
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After the weekend's rally, aimed at building support among Hispanic voters, President Trump spent Monday in California hearing about disaster response there. Kamala Harris is set to visit her home state tomorrow.

And Democrats have made the decision to abandon door-knocking to engage with voters. The Trump campaign alleges it's knocking on a million doors a week. So who has the best strategy?

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and campaign correspondent Asma Khalid.

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Sep 14, 2020
Weekly Roundup: September 11th
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As wildfires rage across the west, activists are noting the campaign's relative silence on the issue of climate change. Natural disasters of all sorts, from heat waves to hurricanes, are made worse as humans continue to increase their emissions.

And the Treasury Department and Microsoft have disclosed new election interference efforts by foreign powers, including Russia. The disclosures come the same week a whistleblower alleged Trump administration officials pushed intelligence staff to downplay findings that could make the president look bad. The administration denies the claims.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, science correspondent Lauren Sommer, and voting reporter Miles Parks.

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Sep 11, 2020
Whistle-blower: Trump Officials Pushed Intel Staff To Downplay Russian Interference
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The Department of Homeland Security official says in his complaint that he was ordered to halt reports that made the president "look bad." DHS and the White House deny the allegation.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, election security editor Phil Ewing, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis.

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Sep 10, 2020
On Tape: President Trump Admits To Downplaying The Pandemic
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President Trump was aware of the severity of the coronavirus in early February, telling Bob Woodward that it was much more severe than the flu. In public, Trump used the flu comparison in a different way: highlighting the flu's high seasonal death toll compared to the few dozen early cases of coronavirus.

He admitted to Woodward in March that he was intentionally downplaying the pandemic in order to avoid panic.

Those revelations are contained in Woodward's new book Rage.

The United States death toll from the disease will likely top 200,000 by the end of the month.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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Sep 09, 2020
President Trump Pushes Unrealistic Vaccine Timeline In Effort To Win Votes
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Pressed on whether he was politicizing vaccine development by suggesting that a vaccine could come before election day (very unlikely), President Trump insisted his pitch was that a vaccine would be available by the end of the year, and that he was just saying it may be possible by late October or early November. And, his campaign is struggling with money.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Sep 08, 2020
Labor Day Is When Election Season Kicks Into High Gear. Here's Where Voters Are.
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In this Labor Day episode of the podcast, we hear from voters in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Pennsylvania about how they're feeling about their options in November.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson,

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Sep 07, 2020
Weekly Roundup: September 4th
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Isolated bursts of violence between protesters have left at least three Americans dead. But demonstrations across the country remain primarily peaceful. And reporting in The Atlantic alleges that President Trump called military service members "losers" and repeatedly privately degraded troops.

Also: Facebook now acknowledges that it has a role to play in election security, but experts say that the moves it announced this week are insufficient given the scale of the problems — especially when it comes to disinformation originating from President Trump.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, technology correspondent Shannon Bond, and voting reporter Miles Parks.

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Sep 04, 2020
The Pandemic Is Slowing Nationally, But Still Severe
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Six million Americans have been diagnosed with coronavirus and more than 185 thousand have died. Cases nationally are trending downward, but the Midwest is seeing a youth-driven surge. And while the number of people seeking unemployment money has continued to tick downward, the absolute numbers of folks out of work remain high when compared to January.

This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, science correspondent Allison Aubrey, and economics correspondent Scott Horsley.

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Sep 03, 2020
Lawmakers On Both Sides Of The Aisle Contend With New Political Realities
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Republicans' internal divisions, and divisions with President Trump, made legislating nearly impossible during Trump's first term. There's little sign that thing would be different should he be re-elected.

And Sen. Ed Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts, won his primary against Rep. Joe Kennedy III. Congressman Richard Neal, chairman of the House Ways and Means committee, also held-off a insurgent challenger. But the contests illustrate a new reality of Democratic politics: primary challenges are here to stay.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and congressional editor Deirdre Walsh.

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Sep 02, 2020
Trump Defends Man Accused Of Shooting Protesters, Visits Kenosha
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The president is in Kenosha, Wis., today, a city that has been rocked by protests after police shot a black man several times in the back a little over a week ago. Despite some incidents of looting, crime appears to be on par with recent years and near a three-decade low.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.

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Sep 01, 2020
Joe Biden: 'Do I Look Like A Radical Socialist With A Soft Spot For Rioters?'
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Biden's remarks come after several days of unrest in cities, including the shooting deaths of two protesters in Wisconsin, allegedly by an armed white vigilante, and a fatal shooting in Portland, Ore., where a man was killed during a night of confrontations between Trump supporters and racial justice demonstrators.

Also, how activists at the March On Washington are talking about voting this election cycle.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Juana Summers, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Aug 31, 2020
Trump Is Following His 2016 Roadmap. Does It Matter That The Electorate Has Changed?
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Protests continue after police in Kenosha, Wisconsin shot Jacob Blake repeatedly in the back on Sunday. A young white man is said to have murdered two demonstrators on Tuesday. What do continuing racial justice demonstrations and sporadic violence mean for Trump and Biden?

And, a new report shows how the demographics of eligible voters have changed since Trump's 2016 win. What does that mean for his path to re-election?

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Today's episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Aug 28, 2020
'We're Here And They're Not': Amid Pandemic And Recession, Trump Touts Achievements
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President Trump accepted the nomination for a second term onstage at the White House, in front of 1500 people — where the was little social distancing and few masks. The president touted accomplishments and unleashed harsh, often misleading, attacks on Joe Biden who Trump said would destroy "American Greatness."

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This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Aug 28, 2020
Pence: Trump Won't Stay Silent When 'Our Heritage Is Demeaned Or Insulted'
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Mike Pence formally accepted the vice presidential nomination on the third night of the Republican National Convention. As racial justice protests continue across the country after a shooting in Wisconsin, Pence touted Trump as a president who stands up for "our heritage."

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This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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Aug 27, 2020
Trump Leverages Presidential Power To Juice Convention TV
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Melania Trump gave her Republican National Convention address from the Rose Garden of "the people's house." Campaign videographers were there as Donald Trump issued a presidential pardon and presided over a citizenship ceremony, relying on the constitutional powers of his office to generate slick videos for his re-election effort. It was unprecedented.

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This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political reporter Juana Summers.

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Aug 26, 2020
Trump, Or Else: Speakers Laud President As 'Bodyguard Of Western Civilization'
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President Trump and his allies portrayed Democrats as "radical" and decried "cancel culture." The first night of the Republican National Convention attempted to rewrite history on the pandemic response while softening Trump's image with stories of compassion and empathy. Overall, though, the night felt gloomy, highlighting a key point of agreement with Democrats: the stakes of this election are existential.

Want more? We summed it all up here. And we'll have fresh analysis in our newsletter.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Aug 25, 2020
What To Know About The Republican National Convention
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President Trump and the Republican party will lay out their vision for Trump's re-election all week. The NPR Politics Podcast breaks down what to watch and listen for.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and senior editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Aug 23, 2020
Weekly Roundup: August 21st
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The head of the United States Postal Service testified before the Senate today about controversial changes that good governance watchdogs say undermine election infrastructure. Louis DeJoy denied he was responsible for most changes, that he now says won't be implemented until after the election.

Steve Bannon, who oversaw President Trump's 2016 election effort, was arrested on fraud charges tied to a $27 million "build the wall" crowd-funding effort. And bipartisan Senate investigators released a final report detailing Russia's extensive contacts with that campaign.

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Aug 21, 2020
'An Ally Of The Light': Joe Biden Pledges Return To Hope And Compassion
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Joe Biden has accepted the Democratic party's presidential nomination. In his acceptance speech, closing out the convention's final night, he pledged to be a president for all Americans.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Aug 21, 2020
Historic: Kamala Harris Accepts Vice Presidential Nomination
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Kamala Harris, in her speech on the third night of the Democratic National Convention, accepted the vice presidential nomination with a nod to her mother and tied the death toll of the pandemic to structural racism.

Barack Obama attacked Trump directly, fretting about the impact another term could have on democracy in the United States. Hillary Clinton called for a landslide win for Biden.

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This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, and political reporter Juana Summers.

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Aug 20, 2020
One Upside For Virtual Convention? No Jeers For Controversial Speakers
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The Democratic National Convention's second night featured speeches from Colin Powell, Bill Clinton, Jill Biden, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — another eclectic political mix designed to bolster Joe Biden's credentials as a unifier.

Activist Ady Barkan gave a speech about his struggle with ALS that laid bare how central health care and health coverage are to the Democratic political brand, despite intraparty differences.

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This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, politics reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political reporter Juana Summers.

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Aug 19, 2020
Not Too Far Left, But Left Enough: Kasich and Sanders Speak On DNC Night One
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Those were the dual messages of the first night of the Democratic convention from former Republican governor of Ohio John Kasich and progressive firebrand Sen. Bernie Sanders.

There was a heavy focus on the pandemic, including a powerful speech from Kristin Urquiza, the daughter of a Trump supporter who died after contracting the virus.

And, Michelle Obama wants people to make a plan about how they'll cast a ballot.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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Aug 18, 2020
The DNC Starts Tomorrow. Here's What To Watch For.
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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and others will speak at the mostly-virtual Democratic National Convention. And, will conventions ever be the same?

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This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Don Gonyea.

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Aug 16, 2020
Life Kit: How To Vote By Mail
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If you're planning to vote this fall, you can probably mail in your ballot instead of voting in person. NPR's Life Kit put together this guide for how to do that.
Aug 15, 2020
Weekly Roundup: August 14th
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President Trump opposes funding for the U.S. postal service because he believes it will make voting by mail easier. Led by a major donor to the president's campaign, the postal service has made a number of changes that appear likely to slow election results. The president continues to advance baseless fraud allegations, as a new NPR/Marist/NewsHour poll shows him down double-digits to Joe Biden.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, voting reporter Miles Parks, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Aug 14, 2020
Trump's Executive Actions Are Less Than Meets The Eye
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President Trump announced an executive action last weekend to grant an additional $400 in employment benefits after the White House and Congress failed to strike a deal. But, like the three other pronouncements that came at the same time, it is unclear how the order will be implemented and what the president actually has the power to do.

READ: In Executive Actions, Trump Extends Some Unemployment Benefits, Defers Payroll Taxes

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.

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Aug 13, 2020
In First Campaign Event, Kamala Harris Prosecutes Trump
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Kamala Harris came out swinging, forceful in her critiques of President Trump at her first appearance on the campaign trail since Joe Biden selected her to serve as his running mate. How effective will she be in that role during the campaign? And what will President Trump's attacks look like while running against a woman of color?

READ: Harris, As Biden's Running Mate, Says Case Against Trump Is 'Open And Shut'

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Aug 13, 2020
Why Pick Kamala Harris For Vice President?
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Who is Kamala Harris and why did Joe Biden select her to serve as his vice president and running mate? The NPR Politics team sits down to discuss the California senator's record, experience as a prosecutor, and how she might fit into the Biden campaign.

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- In Historic Pick, Joe Biden Taps Kamala Harris To Be His Running Mate
- Who Is Kamala Harris?

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Aug 11, 2020
Arizona Voters Discuss Coronavirus, Racial Justice, Election
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Who will win Arizona, Trump or Biden? How is the coronavirus being handled in the state? Who is to blame? NPR and Marist College held a virtual focus group with voters of all stripes in this new battleground.

READ: Arizona Focus Group Sees Trump's Crime Attack On Biden As 'Far From Reality'

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Aug 10, 2020
Weekly Roundup: August 7th
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Coronavirus stimulus package negotiations are stuck at "no deal."

Meanwhile, tens of millions of Americans remain jobless.

Trump may accept the nomination at the White House, a violation of norms and maybe laws.

And in a rare big interview, Joe Biden talked China and put his foot in his mouth.

On Consider This from NPR: Trump signs TikTok Executive Order

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Aug 07, 2020
Republicans Fear Democrats May Win Senate
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Republican strategists worry that the party may not be able to win a Senate majority again, and they almost certainly will not be able to significantly expand their seat total in the chamber. And in the House, a historic seven incumbents have lost their primary races. What's behind the wave?

READ: Senate Republicans Face Uphill Fight To Hold Majority

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Aug 06, 2020
Different Approaches, Same Pain: Georgia And California Struggle To Curb Covid-19
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As Congress stagnates on aid and Biden's convention duties go virtual, states are feeling the pain of the coronavirus. More than 150 thousand Americans have died and that number is growing by more than a thousand a day.

In Georgia, schools are reopening — many in person. In California, disagreements abound about the best path forward. And, what will the election look like under these conditions?

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, campaign correspondent Kelsey Snell, Scott Shafer of KQED, and Emma Hurt of WABE.

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Aug 05, 2020
Trump's TikTok Trepidation Troubles Teens
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President Trump said Monday that TikTok will close Sept. 15 unless it's bought by an American company. Microsoft is in discussions with TikTok parent company ByteDance over a possible purchase. It is the latest example of U.S. tensions with China manifesting as fights over technology.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and technology reporter Bobby Allyn.

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Aug 04, 2020
The 2020 Battleground Map—With 90 Days Left.
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NPR's 2020 Battleground Map

The latest NPR analysis of the Electoral College has several states shifting in Biden's favor, and he now has a 297-170 advantage over Trump with exactly three months to go until Election Day.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Aug 03, 2020
Weekly Roundup: July 31st
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The country's worst-ever GDP report mirrors common sense: the economic retracted dramatically when the pandemic put life on hold. And the president's mail-in voting conspiracy theories are misleading and undermine conference in election integrity.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, economics correspondent Scott Horsley, and voting reporter Miles Parks.

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Jul 31, 2020
Trump Suggests Unprecedented Election Delay. Congress Isn't Interested.
874
The president tweeted the proposal just after a report showed the U.S. economy shrank by one-third, the worst contraction in history. Legally, rescheduling the election would require changing a law that dates back to 1845.

And, Asma Khalid reports from Duval County in Florida, which could support a Democratic presidential nominee for the first time since Jimmy Carter.

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Jul 30, 2020
Who Will Joe Biden Pick As His Running Mate?
896
NPR has profiled a series of women thought to be under consideration to serve as Joe Biden's running mate. They include Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Duckworth, Karen Bass, and Susan Rice.

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Jul 29, 2020
Can The GOP Unite Behind Their Coronavirus Plan?
775
The Senate Majority Leader has announced what is nominally the Republican proposal for the next phase of coronavirus relief, but members of his own party are feeling uncertain about the cost. The plan also includes money for a new FBI headquarters in downtown DC, a priority for the president that lacks wide support in Congress.

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Jul 28, 2020
There Are Fewer Than 100 Days Left Till Election Day. Here's The State Of The Race.
885
Joe Biden leads in national polls by a large margin and Trump's approval ratings on key issues are sliding. Despite a term filled with scandals, from the Mueller investigation to impeachment, the president's reelection bid is defined by the pandemic. But a surprising amount can happen in a hundred days.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Jul 27, 2020
Weekly Roundup: July 24th, 2020
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President Trump announced yesterday that much of the Republican National Convention would be cancelled because of coronavirus concerns. School reopening continues to be a major concern for parents, most of whom want to see their kids return to the classroom but worry that it can't be done safely. And Republicans find themselves divided over what to include in their coronavirus aid proposal.

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Jul 24, 2020
After Crackdown In Portland, Trump And Barr Tout Federal Police
798
Federal police have been militant in their response to protests in Portland, including detaining people in unmarked vans. In the wake of that controversy, President Trump and his attorney general are touting an increased role for federal officers in combating systemic violence issues elsewhere in the country.

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Jul 23, 2020
Trump Wants To Change Who Counts When Dividing Up Seats In Congress
820
President Trump gave a more sober briefing about the coronavirus Tuesday evening, though it still contained inaccuracies. He said, months into the pandemic, that the White House is working on a strategy. And President Trump released a memorandum Tuesday that calls for the exclusion of unauthorized immigrants from the numbers used to divide up seats in Congress among the states.

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Jul 22, 2020
Is The Suburban Swing To Biden A Political Realignment?
824
Joe Biden is winning in the suburbs. They were key to Democrats' winning the House in the 2018 midterms. But suburban voters were once a key part of the GOP coalition. Is the shift indicative of a bigger political realignment?

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Jul 21, 2020
Congress To Work On Pandemic Relief
858
Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill this week with plans to tackle a long-awaited pandemic relief package. And a majority of Americans don't trust the president for information about the coronavirus. The White House says it plans to return to daily briefings anyway.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Jul 20, 2020
Weekly Roundup: July 17th
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Congress has a lot it wants to take on when lawmakers return to Washington next week—police reform, Confederate names on military bases, and coronavirus relief. How likely are they to get any of it done? And the president has asked a new international development agency tasked with countering China to expand its responsibilities to include the US emergency stockpile of personal protective equipment.

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Jul 17, 2020
GOP Hoped To Diversify. Then Came President Trump.
871
A report from Republicans after Mitt Romney's loss called for the party to diversify its base. Instead, President Trump won. Now what?

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Jul 16, 2020
Polls Show Biden Riding High. Democrats Are Still Worried.
859
Joe Biden is doing well in the polls: in traditional Democratic strongholds, in swing states, and even in historically Republican bastions. But Democratic strategists and voters both feel worried that there is something the polls are missing.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, senior political editor Domenico Montanaro.

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Jul 15, 2020
Trump Fights Fauci. Nearly 140,000 Americans Are Dead.
870
The U.S. continues to break its record daily high of new coronavirus cases. The White House has begun to openly criticize the country's most visible public health expert: Anthony Fauci.

And an NPR investigation has found that some 65,000 votes were invalidated because of hang-ups with mail-in voting. As more Americans plan to vote by mail in November, such hangups could have huge consequences.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and correspondent Pam Fessler.

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Jul 14, 2020
Trump Uses His Office To Help A Friend
852
President Trump has commuted the prison sentence of Roger Stone. Stone was convicted by a jury of lying to Congress about his efforts to contact WikiLeaks during Russia's interference in the 2016 election. The move has prompted outcry from Democrats, Mitt Romney, and Robert Mueller.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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Jul 13, 2020
Weekly Roundup: July 10th, 2020
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Joe Biden has received detailed policy proposals from the joint committees he formed with Bernie Sanders, part of an effort to bring progressives into his campaign's fold. But, with Biden up by double-digits over President Trump, progressive votes seem less essential to his path to victory. And, he's released a new economic policy plan he calls "Build Back Better," an explicit counter to President Trump's economical nationalism.

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Jul 10, 2020
Absolute Immunity? Presidents Don't Have It.
828
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected President Trump's claim that he is "categorically immune" from having his pre-presidential financial records investigated by a New York grand jury. But in a second decision on the House's request for similar information, the court questioned the breadth of congressional authority. Americans, almost certainly, will not see the president's taxes before Election Day.

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Jul 09, 2020
Is It Safe For Kids To Return To School?
854
The President is insistent: kids must return to school in the fall. But its not his decision to make and school districts are struggling to figure out how to open safely. Also, the Supreme Court allows more exceptions to contraception coverage. The last day of the Court's term is tomorrow.

This episode: reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, education correspondent Cory Turner, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, national correspondent Sarah McCammon.

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Jul 08, 2020
Young People Drive Coronavirus Surge
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The US is now regularly seeing days with more than 50,000 new cases of the coronavirus, up from the previous peak of 30 thousand a day in April. Florida is among the states hardest hit by the uptick.

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This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, science correspondent Allison Aubrey, and national correspondent Greg Allen.

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Jul 07, 2020
President Revives "American Carnage" Message
848
In a speech Friday at Mount Rushmore, President Trump returned to the divisive "law and order" rhetoric and white identity politics that fueled his 2016 campaign. That's despite signs that the message is not as resonant this election cycle.

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Jul 06, 2020
How Black Americans Experience Patriotism
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The U.S. is experiencing a reckoning over the fact that the promises of America are not fulfilled equally. Black Americans share how they experience patriotism ahead of the July Fourth celebration.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political reporter Juana Summers.

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Jul 03, 2020
US Added Jobs In June⁠—But Now The Pandemic Is Getting Worse
894
The unemployment rate fell to 11.1%. But there are indications that the job growth has slowed recently amid a surge of new coronavirus infections.

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Jul 02, 2020
Trump Remakes Federal Judiciary In His Image
873
In June, the Senate confirmed President Trump's 200th judge to the bench. With a dearth of legislative achievements to point to, reshaping the federal judiciary could be the president's most durable legacy.

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Jul 01, 2020
Trump's Disapproval Climbs Alongside US Coronavirus Cases
897
Amid a renewed spike in coronavirus cases, the number of voters disapproving of the job President Trump is doing is at an all-time high, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds. Joe Biden is using the pandemic to attack the president. And despite a narrow loss in the Kentucky Senate primary, the progressive wing of the Democratic party is amassing power in the halls of Congress.

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Jun 30, 2020
Supreme Court Overturns Restrictions On Abortion Access
899
Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals, citing the Supreme Court's adherence to precedent, to invalidate a Louisiana law that required doctors at clinics that perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

Plus, lawmakers in both parties are asking for more information after press reports suggested that Russian operatives have paid Afghan insurgents to target U.S. forces.

This episode: congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell correspondent Sarah McCammon, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, election security editor Phil Ewing, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.

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Jun 29, 2020
Weekly Roundup: June 26th, 2020
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At the first coronavirus taskforce briefing in months, Vice President Mike Pence reiterated that the White House was there to support states in their response to the pandemic and touted the administration's response so far despite the country's high death toll. And Attorney General William Barr talks to NPR about the pile of controversies facing the Department of Justice.

This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Jun 26, 2020
Congress Probably Won't Agree On Police Reform
843
A day after Democrats blocked a Republican proposal in the Senate, they are set to pass a reform plan of their own in the House. Lawmakers appear pessimistic about the chances of compromise legislation.

This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.

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Jun 25, 2020
U.S. Coronavirus Cases Holding Steady
888
The United States isn't experiencing a second wave of the coronavirus—because the first wave never ended. While original hotspots of the outbreak, like New York and New Jersey, have seen declines, population centers in the south, including Texas, are seeing record numbers of cases. White House coronavirus task force member Anthony Fauci testified about the pandemic yesterday on Capitol Hill.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, science correspondent Richard Harris, and KUT reporter Asley Lopez.

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Jun 24, 2020
Who Will Kentucky Pick To Face Mitch McConnell?
879
Closely-watched congressional primaries in New York and Kentucky will test how well progressives fare in two very different parts of the country.

And reporting from a Michigan suburb on how folks there view the racial justice protests and the president's response to the pandemic.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, Kentucky Public Radio reporter Ryland Barton, and campaign correspondent Asma Khalid.

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Jun 23, 2020
Trump Fires Lawyer Who Prosecuted His Allies
848
President Trump has removed a top Justice Department official, Geoffrey Berman, whose office has overseen the prosecutions of several of the president's associates.

And the president's Saturday rally was a return to form for Trump, but fell short of expectations set by his campaign.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Jun 22, 2020
Weekly Roundup: June 19th, 2020
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In Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, President Trump will hold his first campaign rally since the coronavirus pandemic seized the United States. The top public health official there said he hoped it would be delayed and the campaign agreed to limited public health precautions.

And, new allegations from a former national security adviser draw White House ire.

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Jun 19, 2020
In 5-4 Decision, Supreme Court Lets DACA Stand
821
The Supreme Court has extended a life-support line to some 650,000 so-called "Dreamers" on Thursday, allowing them to remain safe from deportation. In the majority opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts said the decision was not about the Trump administration's authority to end the program, but rather about its "arbitrary" justification.

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Jun 18, 2020
NPR Analysis: Biden Has Early Edge On 2020 Political Map
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President Trump is in a political hole and has a lot of ground to make up over the next five months if he hopes to win another term, an NPR analysis of the Electoral College map finds.

Read the analysis.

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Jun 17, 2020
What Trump's Policing Order Does (And Doesn't) Do
732
President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday encouraging police departments to improve training — a step critics say falls short of what is needed to curb police officers' use of force against people of color.

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Jun 16, 2020
Supreme Court: LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Is Illegal
846
The vote was 6-3 with conservatives Chief Justice John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch joining the court's four liberal justices in the majority. "In Title VII, Congress adopted broad language making it illegal for an employer to rely on an employee's sex when deciding to fire that employee," the court held in Monday's decision. "We do not hesitate to recognize today a necessary consequence of that legislative choice: an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law."

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Jun 15, 2020
It's Been a Minute: 'Not Just Another Protest'
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There is so much to unpack in this current moment. Sam has a candid conversation with Aunt Betty about how history has shaped her view of the current protests, and he walks around downtown Los Angeles to get the perspective of people he meets. Sam also talks to BuzzFeed News reporter Melissa Segura on her recent reporting about police unions and what they mean for reform, and Morning Edition executive producer Kenya Young about being a black parent during this time and the 'talk' she has to give her sons.

NPR has curated a podcast playlist to amplify conversations about law enforcement, racial injustice, and the black American experience. You can stream this playlist via Spotify and NPR One.

'It's Been a Minute' is produced by Jinae West, Anjuli Sastry, Andrea Gutierrez and Hafsa Fathima. Our editor is Jordana Hochman. Our intern is Hafsa Fathima. Our director of programming is Steve Nelson. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin.
Jun 14, 2020
The Ground Is Shifting In Trump's Culture War
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President Trump and his campaign are sticking to culture war messaging even as some congressional Republicans cede ground on police reform as an increasing majority of Americans voice their support for the protests.

This episode: campaign correspondents Asma Khalid and Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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Jun 12, 2020
The End Of Police In Minneapolis
816
After one of the city's police officers killed George Floyd, a veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis city council has pledged to disband the city's police force. What comes next could take years to figure out.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, reporter Adrian Florido, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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Jun 11, 2020
"Is that what a black man's worth? Twenty dollars?"
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Philonise Floyd, whose brother was killed by Minneapolis police, testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. The hearing, tied to House Democrats' police reform proposal, took place as Republican reform efforts in the Senate began to take shape.

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Jun 10, 2020
President Trump Denies Systemic Racism In Policing. Most Americans Disagree.
862
As Joe Biden's campaign touted his plans for police reform, President Trump denied that there is a systemic problem with American policing; according to polls, a large majority of Americans disagree.

And Republicans have controlled Georgia politics for nearly two decades. Tuesday's primary in the state could be the beginning of a shift in power.

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Jun 09, 2020
Democrats Want To Reform, Not Defund, Police
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Congressional Democrats on Monday unveiled the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, which aims to install wide-ranging reforms for police departments across the country. It faces Republican opposition. Responding to a mantra of nationwide anti-racism protests, Joe Biden's campaign announced he doesn't support defunding police departments. Reform activists say their ask is more nuanced than that.

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Jun 08, 2020
Weekly Roundup: June 5th, 2020
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As the country erupts in protests over police brutality and racism, two-thirds of Americans think President Trump has increased racial tensions. That poll comes as news that 2.5 million American jobs were added in May as Trump encourages the country to reopen.

Plus, a look at the type of leadership Americans want in this moment.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and editor & correspondent Ron Elving.

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Jun 05, 2020
View from the Ground At Washington DC Protests; Misinformation Spreads Online
889
Since the White House has increased its military in the nation's capital, more protesters are gathering by the day. The protests continue to remain largely peaceful despite the Trump administration's focus on violence.

Plus, misinformation is spreading quickly as more people are turning to social media to understand what's happening on the ground.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Alan Wise, political reporter Miles Parks, and investigations reporter Tim Mak.

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Jun 04, 2020
Congress Searches For How To Respond To Calls From Protesters
808
Despite curfews imposed across the country, protesters continue to gather to demand action after the death of George Floyd. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called on the the Congressional Black Caucus to draft legislation while President Trump continues to focus on quelling the protests.

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Jun 03, 2020
'He Thinks Division Helps Him': Biden Condemns Trump's Protest Response
852
Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned both police violence and President Trump's increasingly confrontational response to widespread unrest in a Tuesday morning speech delivered at Philadelphia City Hall.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign reporter Juana Summers, and senior political ediotr and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Jun 02, 2020
Trump Threatens To Deploy Military To States If They Don't Stop Violent Protests
820
Escalating his rhetoric during a period of roiling national crises, President Trump on Monday threatened to deploy the U.S. military to cities or states that don't take "necessary" actions to halt violent protests, saying the armed forces will "quickly solve the problem for them."

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Jun 02, 2020
Trump Encourages Governors To 'Dominate' Protesters, Blames Democrats For Unrest
904
President Trump on Monday called governors weak and urged them to "dominate" to prevent further violent demonstrations following the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck.

Plus former Vice President Joe Biden meets with black leaders and is encouraged to listen to younger African-Americans.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Jun 01, 2020
Weekly Roundup: May 29th, 2020
1564
President Trump responded to violent protests days after the killing of a black man. He said he will send in the National Guard, adding: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts."

Joe Biden called on the nation to better empathize with the pain of black Americans in the wake of the death of the black man by a white police officer.

Plus, the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic reaches a 100,000 milestone.

This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, and science correspondent Richard Harris.

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May 29, 2020
The Death Of George Floyd Sparks Outrage From Both Sides Of The Aisle
901
The Justice Department says it has made the investigation into George Floyd's death "a top priority," after furor over a video depicting a white police officer kneeling on his neck spilled over into widespread protests for a second night.

Both Democrats and Republicans called Floyd's death a tragedy. But what action could come from it?

This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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May 28, 2020
Twitter Adds Warning To Trump's Tweets As He Spreads Misinformation
868
Twitter has placed a fact-checking warning on a pair of tweets issued by President Trump in which he claims without evidence that mail-in ballots are fraudulent. The label comes in the middle of a series of tweets from the president touting a conspiracy theory.

This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political reporter Miles Parks.

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May 27, 2020
Trump Threatens To Move The Republican National Convention
884
President Trump has threatened to relocate the Republican National Convention, which has been scheduled to take place in Charlotte, N.C., in August. He is objecting to the governor's safety measures.

Meanwhile Democrats weigh options for how they may host their own convention.

This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political reporter Juana Summers.

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May 26, 2020
Republicans And Democrats Battle Over The Future Of Voting
899
The coronavirus has reshaped how voting may happen for the 2020 elections, and Democrats and Republicans are battling in courts across the country trying to get the upper hand in November. But because the landscape has changed so quickly, neither party is sure what exactly gives them an advantage.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Miles Parks, and correspondent Pam Fessler.

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May 25, 2020
Weekly Roundup: May 22nd, 2020
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In an at-times tense exchange on the radio show Breakfast Club, former Vice President Joe Biden said, "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black." The comments drew widespread criticism.

Plus, China moves to exert more control over Hong Kong causing more tension with the United States.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, reporter Juana Summers, editor & correspondent Ron Elving, Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and chief economic correspondent Scott Horsley.

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May 22, 2020
Trump And Biden Wage An Uneven Virtual Campaign
889
The president with a major social media presence is facing a Democratic challenger with fewer digital resources. Biden's strategy counts on real-world conditions overcoming Trump's virtual dominance.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and campaign correspondent Asma Khalid.

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May 21, 2020
Democrats Think Prioritizing Health Care Will Give Them Wins In 2020
806
Hoping to build on the party's success in 2018, the Democratic Party will take aim at federal challengers who want to repeal Obamacare and state candidates who resist Medicare expansion.

Plus, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that two-thirds of Americans do not expect their daily lives to return to normal for at least six months.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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May 20, 2020
Senators Clash Over How Soon To Reopen The Economy
831
Members of the Senate Banking Committee squabbled Tuesday over how quickly the U.S. economy can rebound from the coronavirus shutdown and whether the federal government is doing enough to support struggling families and businesses in the meantime.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and chief economic correspondent Scott Horsley.
May 19, 2020
Democrats Launch Probe Into Trump's Firing Of State Department Inspector General
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Congressional Democrats announced Saturday they're requesting all records and documents regarding President Trump's decision to fire State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, the fourth government watchdog Trump has fired or sought to remove in the last six weeks.

Plus, former President Obama addresses 2020 graduates and says the United States lacks the leadership to fight the pandemic.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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May 18, 2020
Weekly Roundup: May 15th, 2020
1508
In this week's roundup: Senator Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, had his cell phone seized by the FBI as they investigate his stock trades in the weeks before the coronavirus pandemic gathered steam in the U.S.

And, what will the Supreme Court say about the limits on a president's ability to forestall investigations into his conduct?

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Justice Department correspondent Ryan Lucas, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and chief legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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May 15, 2020
Ousted Scientist Warns Government Response Risks American Lives
889
Career government scientist Rick Bright testified that he was pushed out as the head of a government medical research agency after pushing back against higher-ups over an under-researched coronavirus treatment touted by the president. Bright says raised alarms about critical supply shortages early on in the pandemic.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, science correspondent Allison Aubrey.

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May 14, 2020
House Democrats Push For Money For States In New Relief Bill
896
House Democrats plan to move forward with a $3 trillion bill for additional coronavirus relief, following up on the historic $2 trillion aid package passed in March. It prioritizes granting hazard pay to front-line workers and providing aid to state and local governments, which had not been allotted in previous bills. It is seen as an opening salvo in a long series of negotiations on the next relief package.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional editor Deirdre Walsh, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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May 13, 2020
Nation's Top Health Officials Testify
813
Public health needs continue to stymie lawmakers' hopes for an immediate economic reopening. The nation's top health experts appeared — virtually — before a Senate committee today and provided updates on coronavirus testing and the state of the outbreak.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and science correspondent Richard Harris.

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May 12, 2020
Fauci In "Modified Quarantine"; CA Special Election Has Lessons For November
888
After coming into contact with a White House staff member who tested positive for the coronavirus, Anthony Fauci and two other top officials from the White House taskforce are self-quarantining.

And the special election in California's 25th congressional district illustrates the challenges social distancing will pose to congressional campaigns ahead of the general election.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and KPCC reporter Libby Denkmann.

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May 11, 2020
Weekly Roundup: May 8th, 2020
1584
After months of wrangling following the Russia probe, prosecutors will not go ahead with the case against Michael Flynn based on the former national security adviser's false statements to the FBI. And U.S. employers shed a record number of jobs in April, as the unemployment rate climbed to the highest since the Great Depression.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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May 08, 2020
Supreme Court Firsts: Teleconferences, Livestreams, And A Toilet Flush
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The Supreme Court resumed oral arguments this week after a lengthy hiatus because of the pandemic. The high court heard arguments via teleconference, a process that was (mostly) without hiccups. Remote arguments continue next week.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and chief legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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May 07, 2020
Partisan Divide: Michigan, Texas Take Differing Approaches To Reopening
889
As new confirmed cases decline in the state, Michigan has extended its stay-at-home order until May 15th. Texas is moving quickly toward reopening, and while the state's outbreak is comparatively less severe, it isn't tapering off. That has led some public health experts to worry that lifting restrictions could mean a spike in cases.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, WKAR reporter Abigail Censky, KUT reporter Ashley Lopez.

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May 06, 2020
Trump Visits Mask Factory In Arizona, A 2020 Battleground
840
In his first major trip during the outbreak, President Trump is in Arizona Tuesday touring a mask factory. The state is an important 2020 battleground, with a closely-watched Senate race that could be a boon for Joe Biden.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and national political correspondents Mara Liasson and Don Gonyea.

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May 05, 2020
Hill Leaders Turn Down Additional Tests For Lawmakers
802
The top lawmakers on Capitol Hill, both up for reelection this year, denied the administration's offer of more testing for lawmakers. Many Americans remain concerned about the availability of testing in the United States.

And exclusive NPR reporting sheds light on what the president was told in January coronavirus briefings.

This episode: White House correspondents Tamara Keith and Ayesha Rascoe, and ongressional correspondent Susan Davis.

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May 04, 2020
Weekly Roundup: May 1st, 2020
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Note: This podcast contains a frank discussion of an alleged sexual assault.

In an appearance on MSNBC Friday morning, Joe Biden denied sexually assaulting a former staffer. And the Senate returns to Washington on Monday; Mitch McConnell plans to move forward on judicial confirmations.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and congressional reporter Claudia Grisales.

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May 01, 2020
Treatment Research Continues As Phased Reopening Begins
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The original White House social distancing guidelines are lapsing, with a phased plan for reopening that delegates more control to states taking their place. And a drug originally developed to combat Ebola shows early promise in lessening the severity of some coronavirus cases.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and science correspondent Joe Palca.

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Apr 30, 2020
Half Of Households Financially Impacted By Coronavirus. It Could Get Worse.
888
Fifty percent of Americans said they or someone in their household has either lost hours or a job because of the coronavirus, as the economy rapidly shrinks. Also, Delaware is set to allow voters with disabilities to vote online in November, renewing debates over election security.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, political reporter Miles Parks, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.

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Apr 29, 2020
WH Guidelines For Reopening Remain Vague So States Like Georgia Return To Work
856
The White House has released guidelines for when and how states can begin reopening their economies, but the metrics are loose. Georgia's Governor Brian Kemp is allowing businesses to go back to work. How is that playing out?

This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and WABE's Emma Hurt.

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Apr 28, 2020
"Veepstakes": Joe Biden Begins Search for Vice Presidential Pick
924
Joe Biden has committed to selecting a woman as his running mate. Now that is the presumptive nominee, he's facing pressure from a number of camps in the party as to exactly who that woman should be. Possible picks like Stacey Abrams and Elizabeth Warren say they would embrace the opportunity.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and campaign correspondent Asma Khalid.

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Apr 27, 2020
Weekly Roundup: April 24th, 2020
1471
Doubts grow over the next phase of the coronavirus relief plan. And, the coronavirus outbreak has reshaped how top strategists are approaching congressional campaigns.

This episode: congressional correspondents Kelsey Snell and Susan Davis, and White House correspondent Scott Detrow.

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Apr 24, 2020
Trump's Immigration Order Stops Far Short Of Total Ban
753
Late Monday night, President Trump tweeted that he would sign an executive order suspending all immigration into the United States. The proclamation that came on later in the week stopped well short of that, temporarily halting some green card processing with plenty of carve-outs.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Apr 23, 2020
Despite Protests, Most Americans Still Support Coronavirus Restrictions
852
Demonstrations supported by national conservative groups have begun to spring up across the country. They are protesting the severe restrictions that public health experts say are necessary to prevent thousands of additional deaths from the coronavirus outbreak.

This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and WITF health reporter Brett Sholtis.

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Apr 22, 2020
Another Half-Trillion: Senate Reaches Deal On Rescue Package
802
The $484 billion bill is expected to approved by the Senate Tuesday afternoon. The largest component of the legislation, according to a summary obtained by NPR, is more than $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, a popular assistance program created last month in an earlier relief package knows as the CARES Act. The package also includes $75 billion for hospitals and $25 billion for testing.

This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.

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Apr 21, 2020
Former Staffer Accuses Joe Biden Of Sexual Assault
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Note: This podcast contains an explicit description of an alleged sexual assault.

Tara Reade, a former junior staffer in Joe Biden's Senate office, has accused the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of sexually assaulting her in 1993. The Biden campaign denies the accusation and says the alleged incident "absolutely did not happen."

This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and campaign correspondent Asma Khalid.

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Apr 20, 2020
Weekly Roundup: April 17th, 2020
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The White House has now issued guidance about when communities can begin to reopen, a phased plan based on downward trends in positive cases. But for that plan to be safely executed, testing will have to become far more widespread than it is now.

Also, what role did gender play in the Democratic primary?

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, science correspondent Allison Aubrey, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis.

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Apr 17, 2020
Unemployment Claims Remain Sky-High, All But Undoing 10 Years Of Job Gains
773
5.2 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the four-week total to 22 million — nearly wiping out all the job gains made since the Great Recession.

Retail spending, another key economic indicator, is also suffering: down a record 8.7% last month, the largest monthly fall since the Commerce Department began tracking retail sales three decades ago.

This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.

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Apr 16, 2020
Trump, Governors Weigh How To Reopen Country
903
President Trump is impatient to get the country reopened. The administration's public health experts and the governors of California and New York say testing will have to become more widespread for that to be possible.

In this episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, political correspondent Scott Detrow, national desk correspondent Quil Lawrence, and KQED political editor Scott Shafer.

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Apr 15, 2020
Obama Endorses Biden For President—So What?
831
Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden in a twelve-minute video shared online Tuesday morning. So what does the former president's endorsement mean in an election cycle where Democrats have moved to his left and traditional campaigning has become impossible?

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, demographics and culture reporter Juana Summers, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Apr 14, 2020
Trump Promised Corporate Partnerships To Fight The Virus. They Haven't Materialized.
806
Rather than a sweeping national campaign of screening, drive-through sample collection and lab testing, NPR found a smattering of small pilot projects and aborted efforts.

Also, the White House is working to reduce wage rates for foreign guest workers on American farms. Opponents of the plan argue it will hurt vulnerable workers and depress domestic wages.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and investigations correspondent Tim Mak.
Apr 13, 2020
Weekly Roundup: April 10th, 2020
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In a White House briefing Friday, the top medical experts from the coronavirus task force said the social distancing measures appeared to be constraining the outbreak. President Trump said that he would not take any steps to reopen the economy unless he was sure Americans would be healthy.

Also, early data suggest that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting African Americans.

This episode: White House correspondents Tamara Keith and Ayesha Rascoe, demographics and culture reporter Juana Summers, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and science correspondent Allison Aubrey.
Apr 10, 2020
17 Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment In The Last 3 Weeks
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The number of people seeking unemployment benefits shot up again last week, as 6.6 million more people filed initial claims, and analysts expect the numbers to keep rising. Also, the Federal Reserve announced several new lending programs Thursday, designed to pump an additional $2.3 trillion into a U.S. economy that has been severely battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Today's episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.
Apr 09, 2020
Bernie Sanders Suspends Presidential Campaign
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In a livestream announcing his exit from the presidential contest, Bernie Sanders told support that while there was no viable path forward for his campaign, the progressive movement was as strong as ever. Sanders' decision comes weeks after the coronavirus pandemic upended the Democratic race.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and campaign correspondents Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid.
Apr 08, 2020
Despite Health Risks, In-Person Voting Underway in Wisconsin
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After a protracted tug-of-war between the state's governor, legislature and Supreme Court, voting is underway in Wisconsin's primary election. Results will not be disclosed until Monday to allow for the counting of absentee ballots.

And is Bernie Sanders staying in the presidential race in order to extract concessions in the Democratic Party's platform?

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and Shawn Johnson of Wisconsin Public Radio.
Apr 07, 2020
White House: This Week Could Be Toughest Yet
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Deaths from the coronavirus outbreak are expected to spike this week in some of the country's hardest hit communities. President Trump breaks from his medical advisers and recommends a coronavirus treatment that is still being tested.

And lawmakers adjust to legislating in the era of social distancing.

This episode: White House correspondents Tamara Keith and Franco Ordoñez, and congressional reporter Claudia Grisales.
Apr 06, 2020
Weekly Roundup: Friday, April 3rd
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The Democratic National Committee has agreed to push back their nominating convention until mid-August. Mike Bloomberg is facing lawsuits from former campaign staffers who say they were promised jobs through the general election.

And the NPR Politics team answers listener questions about the coronavirus outbreak.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, demographics and culture reporter Juana Summers, and voting and election security reporter Miles Parks.
Apr 03, 2020
Nearly Ten Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment In The Last Two Weeks
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More than six million people filed for unemployment last week, on top of the 3.3 million claims the week prior. Analysts project the share of Americans out of work could go as high as 15 percent this year.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, and reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.
Apr 02, 2020
How Tennessee and Colorado Are Responding to Pandemic
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As the White House warns the American public to expect 100 thousand or more deaths from the coronavirus outbreak, the administration is deferring to states to determine the best response. Many of those governors are looking to the federal government for more support. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political correspondent Scott Detrow, WPLN reporter Sergio Martínez-Beltrán, and Colorado Public Radio reporter Bente Birkeland.
Apr 01, 2020
Pandemic Opens A New Front In The Battle Over Abortion Access
907
Should abortion count as an essential medical service during the coronavirus outbreak? States disagree, prompting court fights. And lawmakers differ on what a fourth round of rescue legislation should look like. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and national correspondent Sarah McCammon.
Mar 31, 2020
President Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidance Through April
870
President Trump is now asking Americans to stay at home through April, with some hints that the social distancing measures could last even longer. Even with the aggressive measures in place, the White House says 100,000 Americans could die from the outbreak. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and science correspondent Richard Harris.
Mar 30, 2020
Weekly Roundup: Friday, March 27
1630
A record number of Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week as the coronavirus hammered the economy. It's nearly five times the levels seen during the Great Recession.

Plus, President Trump has hit his highest approval rating since becoming president – 47%, according to an average of the polls. That's an increase of nearly 3 points over the last two weeks.

This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, chief economic correspondent Scott Horsley, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.
Mar 27, 2020
Joe Biden, Retail Politician, Tries His Hand At Virtual Campaigning
854
Joe Biden has held a number of web-based campaign events and fundraisers now that the coronavirus outbreak has grounded his campaign. Early efforts were plagued with problems, though there are signs things are improving.

And congressional candidates are also facing challenges, even with the most essential of campaign tasks — like getting enough signatures to appear on the ballot.

This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and demographics and culture reporter Juana Summers.
Mar 26, 2020
Senate and White House Announce Deal On Coronavirus Package
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell touted a bipartisan deal to provide emergency funds in response to the new coronavirus pandemic and committed to passing the legislation Wednesday, though some in his caucus have raised objections to a key provision. If passed, the bill would provide cash payments to Americans, help to struggling small businesses and more resources to state and local governments, as well as to hospitals. It also includes a number of accountability measures meant to ensure the funds are used responsibly.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.
Mar 25, 2020
As Congress Closes In On A Deal, Trump Says He Wants To Open U.S. By Easter
684
A Senate agreement on emergency funding to address the coronavirus could be "hours" away, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday, as Republicans and Democrats seemed close to bridging disagreements that have stalled a deal on the approximately $2 trillion package.

And on a Fox News special, President Trump said that he hopes the United States can begin to get back to normal by the middle of next month, potentially setting up a clash with public health officials. Th

is episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and congressional reporter Claudia Grisales.
Mar 24, 2020
Tempers Flare In Coronavirus Aid Negotiations
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As financial markets fall and case numbers soar, Congress has (so far) been unable to reach a deal on a major coronavirus aid package with an expected price tag of more than a trillion dollars. Also, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has become the first senator to test positive for the coronavirus. Close contact with Paul has led at least two other senators to self-quarantine.

This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.
Mar 23, 2020
Weekly Roundup: Friday, March 20
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The Senate is negotiating another aid package to address the coronavirus, one that would provide direct cash payments, loan guarantees for impacted businesses and more resources for testing and development of vaccines.

Also, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small group of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for dire economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a secret recording obtained by NPR.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and investigative correspondent Tim Mak.
Mar 20, 2020
White House Touts Coronavirus Treatments, As FDA Warns They May Be Months Away
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The White House gave a press conference Thursday afternoon touting potential new treatments for the coronavirus. The head of the Food and Drug Administration warned that their effectiveness and testing timeline remain uncertain.

Also, Congress may soon pass a trillion dollar stimulus package that would provide cash directly to Americans and a backstop for the wide swaths of the economy crippled by the coronavirus outbreak.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and Chief Economics Correspondent Scott Horsley.
Mar 19, 2020
President Trump Partly Shuts Border With Canada
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The Defense Department said it would contribute to the coronavirus pandemic response with hospital ships, field treatment centers and medical supplies. Congress also ramped up its response, with the Senate expected to pass a stimulus package Wednesday afternoon.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.
Mar 18, 2020
After More Primaries Biden Grows Lead As Coronavirus Reshapes Primary Calendar
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Joe Biden now has secured more than half of delegates in the Democratic primary contest, making a Bernie Sanders comeback increasingly unlikely. Biden won primaries in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona on Tuesday night. Sanders gave a speech before voting had ended without mentioning the election at all. Instead, he used the address to debut his proposal to combat the economic impact of the coronavirus.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign correspondents Asma Khalid and Scott Detrow, and voting reporter Miles Parks.
Mar 18, 2020
Trump: Avoid Gatherings Of More Than 10 People To Limit Contagion
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President Trump gave a briefing on the coronavirus this afternoon in which he acknowledged that the coronavirus could cause disruptions for several more months. The stock market dropped more than 10 percent Monday.

Also, four states are scheduled to hold primaries tomorrow: Ohio, Florida, Arizona, and Illinois. But concerns about the spread of the coronavirus have made the prospect of in-person voting more complicated.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.
Mar 16, 2020
Biden, Sanders Debate One-On-One As Coronavirus Upends The Race
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Former Vice President Joe Biden made big news, committing to have a woman as his running mate. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said it would be his "strong tendency."

Biden and Sanders started Sunday night's debate with an elbow bump and responded to the coronavirus crisis. They got into detailed arguments over their records on a range of issues, from bankruptcy to immigration.

This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political correspondent Asma Khalid, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.
Mar 16, 2020
Weekly Roundup: Friday, March 13
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President Trump declared a national emergency Friday afternoon amid growing concern about the coronavirus outbreak across the United States. The move, widely expected, frees up $50 billion for states to deal with the crisis.

This week former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders both criticized President Trump for his handling of the pandemic. The virus has now reshaped how candidates will campaign ahead of the next round of primaries only days away.

This episode: Congressional correspondents Susan Davis and Kelsey Snell, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political correspondents Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid.
Mar 13, 2020
Pelosi Vows To Bring Coronavirus Bill To House Floor As Republicans Push For Changes
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will vote Thursday on a package of measures to address the coronavirus despite pushback from the top House Republican that the bill "comes up short."

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez.
Mar 12, 2020
President Trump Issues New Travel Restrictions As Coronavirus Spreads
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In remarks from the Oval Office Wednesday night, President Trump announced actions aimed at curbing the spread and economic downfall of coronavirus, which the World Health Organization has classified as a pandemic. The efforts include a ban on travel from European countries to the United States in addition to proposals attempting to ease the financial strain on workers and businesses.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, science correspondent Richard Harris and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.
Mar 12, 2020
Sanders Says He Is Winning 'Generational Debate,' Losing On 'Electability'
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Despite an underwhelming performance in yesterday's primary contests, Bernie Sanders says he remains a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders pointed to Sunday's one-on-one debate with Biden in Arizona as a chance to change the minds of voters who say they like his policy ideas but view Biden as the best option to defeat Trump in November.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and campaign correspondent Scott Detrow.
Mar 11, 2020
Joe Biden Wins Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi Primaries
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Joe Biden's campaign momentum continued on Big Tuesday, with decisive wins in at least three of six primary elections. The results paint a grim picture for Bernie Sanders and his chances of securing the nomination.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondents Asma Khalid and Scott Detrow, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.
Mar 11, 2020
Stocks Fall Sharply Ahead Of "Big Tuesday" Primaries
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As financial markets reckon with another acute shock, a question for the White House resurfaces: will it take measures to stabilize the U.S. economy? And Michigan, Missouri, and four other states head to the polls Tuesday, in what could be be a make-or-break day for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, campaign correspondent Juana Summers, and national political correspondent Don Gonyea.
Mar 09, 2020
Weekly Roundup: Friday, March 6th
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As the public continues to brace for the spread of the new coronavirus, President Trump has continued to spread misinformation about the disease. And Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the Senate, made charged remarks on the steps of the Supreme Court that drew a rebuke from Chief Justice John Roberts.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, science correspondent Richard Harris, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, and congressional editor Deirdre Walsh.
Mar 06, 2020
Elizabeth Warren Ends Her Campaign, Talks About Support from 'All Those Little Girls'
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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren ended her bid for the presidency on Thursday, marking the end of a campaign that once rocketed Warren to front runner-status. In her exit speech, Warren acknowledged "all those little girls who are gonna have to wait four more years" for a woman to have a shot at the presidency.

Her exit raises questions about why, with a historic number of women running for president, the only seemingly viable candidates remaining are white men.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.
Mar 05, 2020
Mike Bloomberg Drops Out; Demographics Of Biden's Supporters
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Joe Biden's victories on Super Tuesday illustrated the importance of campaign momentum. He won in several states where he had little to no campaign infrastructure and did not advertise. That was possible because of his commanding support from African Americans and older voters.

Also, Mike Bloomberg exits the race and Elizabeth Warren considers her future.

This episode: congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, demographics and culture reporter Juana Summers, and senior political editor/correspondent Domenico Montanaro.
Mar 04, 2020
Super Tuesday: Biden's Surge Continues As Sanders Leads In California
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Joe Biden topped the polls in eight states on Super Tuesday, including surprise wins in Minnesota and Massachusetts. Bernie Sanders lead in four states, including California.

As in earlier contests, exit polls show a sharp divide in the party: young and Latino voters overwhelming prefer Sanders, while older and black voters generally side with Biden.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondents Asma Khalid and Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.
Mar 04, 2020
How They'll Win: Candidates Outline Path To Nomination Ahead of Super Tuesday
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Our reporters have been following the Democratic presidential candidates all across the country for months. Ahead of Super Tuesday, we check in with them to learn how each presidential hopeful thinks they will be able to secure the nomination. And, we say "bye, bye, bye" to two candidates who decided that they didn't see a path forward.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.
Mar 02, 2020
Joe Biden Wins Big In South Carolina. Now What?
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The Associated Press has called the South Carolina primary race for former Vice President Joe Biden. It gives his campaign a much needed boost ahead of the slew of Super Tuesday contests in three days.

Bernie Sanders has an infrastructure advantage in the coming contests, but will Biden's momentum and Mike Bloomberg's cash imperil his shot at the Democratic nomination?

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondents Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid.
Mar 01, 2020
Weekly Roundup: February 28th
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By some measures, this week was the stock market's worst since the 2008 financial crisis as traders worried about the market impacts of the new coronavirus. The administration continues its effort to project stability and preparedness. If the downturn lasts though, it does not bode well for the president's reelection chances.

Also, former Vice President Joe Biden faces what may be the most pivotal day of his half-century long political career in Saturday's South Carolina primary. Ahead of the vote, our portrait of his candidacy at this inflection point.

This episode: congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.
Feb 28, 2020
This Majority-Minority City Voted For Donald Trump
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As part of our Where Voters Are series, NPR's Ari Shapiro and Colorado Public Radio's Bente Birkeland share their reporting from Pueblo, Colorado.

Over the next several months, NPR will feature stories from eight communities around the country as our reporters embed in the community to report on the wide array of issues that will shape voters' choices this election cycle.

This episode: congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro, and Colorado Public Radio reporter Bente Birkeland.
Feb 27, 2020
Here's How The U.S. Is Responding To Coronavirus
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United States health officials delivered a clear message Tuesday: serious measures could be required to stem the new coronavirus. One top official described the spread of the disease in the U.S. as inevitable.

That tone is in clear contrast to the messages coming from the White House. After a sharp dip in the stock market Monday, President Trump tweeted that the disease "is very much under control in the USA." He is scheduled to address the nation again tonight.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.
Feb 26, 2020
Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg Face Debate Attacks
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In a chaotic CBS debate in South Carolina, candidates of all stripes attacked Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as he continues to pull away from the pack. He faced questions about his praise for educational advancements in Cuba under the Castro regime and the cost of his domestic policy proposals.

Former New York City Mike Bloomberg once again faced criticism for his comments toward women. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren accused him of telling an employee to terminate her pregnancy, which Bloomberg denies.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, demographics and culture correspondent Juana Summers, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.
Feb 26, 2020
Candidates Jockey For Position As Sanders Alternative Ahead of Tuesday Debate
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Moderate presidential hopefuls face a collective action problem—each wants to see voters rally behind one alternative to Bernie Sanders, but (so far) none are willing to quit the race in order to make it happen.

And while Joe Biden was once the uncontested front-runner in South Carolina, lavish spending by Tom Steyer and an uptick in attention from the Sanders campaign means that Biden's chances aren't what they once were.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor-correspondents Domenico Montanaro and Ron Elving.
Feb 24, 2020
Bernie Sanders Projected to Win Nevada Caucus
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Senator Bernie Sanders is the projected winner of the Nevada caucus, according the Associated Press.

"In Nevada, we have just put together a multi-generational, multiracial coalition, which is going to not only win in Nevada, it's going to sweep this country," Sanders boasted at a rally in San Antonio, Texas, shortly after news outlets reported his caucus win.

Former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg warned that nominating Sanders could cost Democrats seats in down-ticket races.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign correspondents Asma Khalid and Scott Detrow.
Feb 23, 2020
Weekly Roundup: Friday, February 21
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As Nevada prepares for tomorrow's caucus, state party officials express confidence that it will run more smoothly than Iowa's caucus.

Also, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has prioritized engaging Latino voters in the state and that effort appears to be paying off with younger voters there.

This episode: congressional correspondent Scott Detrow and political reporters Claudia Grisales and Miles Parks.
Feb 21, 2020
Bloomberg Faces Voters After Debate; Trump Ally Roger Stone Sentenced
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hit the campaign trail in Salt Lake City, Utah today after a debate performance that some say left him bruised. Meanwhile, Roger Stone — President Trump's longtime friend and political adviser — was sentenced to more than three years in prison amid uproar about what critics call Trump's interference in the justice system.

This episode: Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Feb 20, 2020
NPR Politics Live From Thousand Oaks, CA: Recapping The Democratic Debate
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This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks, California. The cast recaps the ninth Democratic primary debate, in which candidates turned up the heat ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — a newcomer to the 2020 debate stage — was a top target for attacks, from allegations of sexual harassment to his billionaire status.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, demographics and culture correspondent Juana Summers and senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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Feb 20, 2020
Michael Bloomberg Qualifies For Wednesday Debate As Sanders Secures Double-Digit Lead
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will appear on Wednesday's debate stage in Nevada, after qualifying in this morning's NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll. He is likely to draw attacks from Democrats on stage for his campaign's unprecedented ad spending that enabled his rise in the polls.

And Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened up a double-digit lead in the Democratic nominating contest with 31% support nationally, up 9 points since December.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Feb 18, 2020
NPR's Throughline Presents: 'She Got Next'
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This President's Day we're bringing you a special episode from NPR's Throughline. It's a podcast that looks at the past in order to understand the present. This episode the team looks at the history of women running for president of the United State.

There are more female candidates in this presidential campaign cycle than at any other time in American history. But women were running for the highest office before they could even vote. How three women ran and challenged the notion of who could and should be president of the United States.

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Feb 17, 2020
Weekly Roundup: Friday, February 14
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Attorney General William Barr asked President Trump to stop his social media commentary on Thursday after the flap over the case involving Trump's adviser Roger Stone. The next day Trump tweeted in response.

Plus, with impeachment over Democrats and Republicans in Congress map out what future investigations may look like.

This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, political reporter Tim Mak, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and Senior Political Editor and Correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Feb 14, 2020
Candidates Vie For Support Of Black Voters; Bloomberg Remarks Cause Controversy
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Joe Biden's theory of the case is that his current support among black voters will lead to success in Nevada and South Carolina. That, in turn, he hopes will propel him to victory in the Super Tuesday contests in early March.

Michael Bloomberg, along with other candidates, hope to earn the support of black voters and erode Biden's base. For Bloomberg, his past remarks about black men and crime, "stop-and-frisk" policing, and housing discrimination could make that difficult.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, demographics and culture correspondent Juana Summers, and national political correspondent Don Gonyea.

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Feb 13, 2020
After Trump Tweet, DOJ Softens Sentencing Recommendation For POTUS Ally
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Hours after the Justice Department intervened to seek a shorter sentence for Roger Stone, the four federal prosecutors who secured his conviction withdrew from the case.

Stone was convicted in November on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing its investigation and witness tampering. Judge Amy Berman Jackson has the ultimate authority to hand down the sentence in his case.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, Justice Department correspondent Ryan Lucas, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.

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Scott Detrow on Short Wave, NPR's daily science podcast, talking about where leading Democratic presidential contenders stand on climate policy.

Danielle Kurtzleben on NPR's Throughline, discussing the history of women running for president of the United States.

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Feb 12, 2020
Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Democratic Primary
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has narrowly won the New Hampshire Democratic primary, as moderate voters split their voters between other candidates.

Former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar both had strong showings in New Hampshire. The state's electorate is considerably older and whiter than that of the nearly all of the remaining contests. Despite this result, both candidates face an uphill climb to the nomination because of a dearth of support from voters of color.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren both under-performed expectations. Neither secured any delegates in the state, with their vote totals falling below the necessary 15 percent threshold.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis and campaign correspondents Asma Khalid and Scott Detrow.

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Feb 12, 2020
On the Ground In New Hampshire
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In this special episode of The NPR Politics Podcast, Asma Khalid travels to candidate events around the state of New Hampshire and speaks with reporters from NPR and New Hampshire Public Radio about the themes of the race days before the first-in-the-nation primary.

This episode: NPR correspondents Asma Khalid, Scott Detrow, and Mara Liasson; New Hampshire Public Radio reporters Lauren Choolijian, Sarah Gibson, and Casey McDermott.

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Feb 10, 2020
Voters Of Color At The Center Of Heated Democratic Debate
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At the end of a busy week in American politics, seven Democrats took the stage in New Hampshire ahead of the state's Tuesday primary.

Each candidate made the case for his or her own electability in a still-crowded field, a topic that remains top of mind for Democratic voters after a chaotic caucus in Iowa. In particular, they spoke at length about how their platforms would help Americans of color.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and campaign correspondents Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid.

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Feb 08, 2020
Tensions Between Pelosi and Trump on Display After Senate Acquittal
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The impeachment trial is over, but there are still hard feelings between President Trump and Democratic leadership. Those tensions were on display today at the National Prayer Breakfast, during House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's weekly press conference and at President Trump's White House address on acquittal.

This episode: Congressional correspondents Susan Davis and Kelsey Snell, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe.

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Feb 06, 2020
Senate Votes To Acquit President Trump, Ending Historic Impeachment Trial
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Senators voted mostly along party lines this afternoon to acquit President Trump on two articles of impeachment. The White House called President Trump's acquittal a "full vindication and exoneration." But in a surprise decision, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, joined Democrats to vote "guilty" on Article I.

This episode, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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Feb 06, 2020
"Stronger Than Ever Before": Trump Delivers Made-For-TV State of The Union Address
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It was a highly partisan event. Trump touted his own accomplishments on issues like the economy and paid family leave, lowering the cost of health care, immigration and national security.

It was punctuated by made-for-TV moments, including a surprise appearance by a soldier as his family was recognized for their sacrifice.

Republicans present gave Trump repeated, resounding applause. After the conclusion of the remarks, Nancy Pelosi ripped up a copy of Trump's speech.

This episode, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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Feb 05, 2020
Buttigieg And Sanders Locked In Tight Race After Partial Iowa Results Released
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Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., is neck and neck with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucuses, according to a partial release of results from the state Democratic Party. Even without final totals out of Iowa, candidates are looking towards New Hampshire where the first primary will be held in just one week.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Juana Summers, and senior editor and political correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Feb 05, 2020
Iowa Results Waylaid By "Technical Difficulties," Democrats Say
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As problems with a mobile app through which vote tallies were transmitted electronically caused a delay in the reporting of Iowa caucus results on Monday night, Democratic candidates seized the moment to fire up their supporters.

Several Democratic contenders delivered what sounded like victory speeches, even though state officials have not yet released vote totals.

It is unclear when officials plan on announcing the results.

This episode: White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, election security and voting reporter Miles Parks, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Feb 04, 2020
In Impeachment Trial, Both Sides Make Final Pitch on Conviction vs. Acquittal
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The White House legal team and House managers made their closing arguments today in the Senate impeachment trial. With an acquittal looking almost certain after Friday's vote against witnesses and evidence, House managers asked Senators how they want their legacy remembered while the White House defense said to let the voters decide. All of this happened as Iowans prepare to caucus tonight, kicking off voting in the presidential primary.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis.

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Feb 03, 2020
Special Episode: On The Ground in Iowa
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In this special episode of the NPR Politics Podcast, Scott Detrow travels to candidate events around the state of Iowa days and speaks with our campaign reporters about the themes of the race in the days before the first-in-the-nation caucus.

This episode: campaign correspondents Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.

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Feb 03, 2020
NPR Politics Live From Des Moines: The Road To 2020
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This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, IA on Friday, January 31. The cast breaks down everything you need to know about the upcoming Iowa caucuses and how impeachment is affecting the race.

This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro and IPR's lead political reporter Clay Masters. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

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Feb 01, 2020
Witness Vote Fails, But Impeachment Trial Stretches To Next Week
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The Senate adjourned for the weekend, but the impeachment trial of President Trump is not over. Senators voted not to hear from new witnesses on Friday — a move Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called it a "grand tragedy." This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional editor Deirdre Walsh, and Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.
Feb 01, 2020
Questions of Foreign Interference Continue as Trial Moves Closer to Vote on Witnesses
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Close to a vote on whether to include witnesses, the White House legal team continued to defend its argument that the president sometimes has authority to ask foreign powers to investigate political rivals in the name of public interest.
Jan 31, 2020
Trump Legal Team Says Quid Pro Quo In Pursuit Of Reelection Isn't Impeachable
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The point was made by Alan Dershowitz, one of the president's attorneys: "If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment."

Asked to respond, Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff was incredulous. "All quid pro quos are fine, it's carte blanche?" Schiff asked. "Is that really what we're prepared to say?"

The question of whether witnesses will be included in the trail remains open. While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republicans on Tuesday that he didn't have to votes to block witnesses, Democrats still may not have enough support to subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton. Bolton reportedly claims in a forthcoming book that President Trump conditioned aid to Ukraine on an investigation that would likely benefit his reelection bid.

This episode: White House correspondents Tamara Keith and Franco Ordoñez, and political reporter Tim Mak.

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Jan 30, 2020
President's Defense Team Concludes Arguments in Impeachment Trial
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President Trump's impeachment defense team concluded their arguments with time to spare Tuesday. White House counsel Pat Cipollone said the two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — "fall far short of any constitutional standard."

Democrats continue to push for an agreement on witnesses; in particular, they hope to hear from former national security adviser John Bolton. According to a report in the New York Times, Bolton alleges in a forthcoming book that President Trump expressly linked aid to Ukraine to investigations into family of former Vice President Joe Biden.

The impeachment trial will resume tomorrow afternoon, the beginning of a two-day question-and-answer period.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and congressional correspondents Susan Davis and Kelsey Snell.

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Jan 28, 2020
John Bolton Casts Shadow Over Trump Impeachment Defense
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As President Trump's legal team continues their case for acquittal, a report in The New York Times about an alleged conversation between Trump and Bolton — contained in a draft of the former national security adviser's book manuscript — could change the equation for some senators who are undecided on calling witnesses.

And, Joe Biden and Rudy Giuliani were both discussed at length today as the president's lawyers attempt to reframe and undercut the arguments made by Democratic House impeachment managers.

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Jan 28, 2020
Trump's Legal Team Begins Impeachment Defense, Says The President Did 'Nothing Wrong'
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President Trump "did absolutely nothing wrong," White House counsel Pat Cipollone said Saturday, as lawyers representing the president got their first shot to poke holes in the impeachment case made this week by Democrats.

Saturday's proceedings, which lasted a little more than two hours, set up the White House arguments in the impeachment trial. The president's team told senators that the House managers selectively withheld evidence in their arguments against the president.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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Jan 25, 2020
Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 24
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Democratic impeachment managers conclude their opening arguments Friday night in the Senate Impeachment trial. The president's defense team begins their arguments Saturday morning, a timeslot President Trump referred to as "Death Valley in T.V."

And is the country more prepared for misinformation and election interference now than it was in 2016? NPR's Secure Your Vote series documents the progress and continuing challenges.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Miles Parks, and Election Security editor Phil Ewing.

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Jan 25, 2020
A Few Republicans And The American Public: Democrats Target Their Impeachment Message
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On the second day of their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial, Democratic managers honed their case. They hope to persuade a narrow band of Republican senators to support the introduction of new evidence and witnesses.

And some Republicans have begun to voice concerns about the White House legal team's approach to the trial. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said he wants the team to respond directly to claims made by the Democratic side.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and congressional editor Deirdre Walsh.

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Jan 24, 2020
NPR Politics Live From Drew University: The Road To 2020
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This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey on Wednesday, January 22nd. As part of Drew Forum's Speakers Series, the cast breaks down everything you need to know about who's running for president, and how impeachment affects the race.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, senior political editor & correspondent 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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Jan 23, 2020
Senate Trial Opens With Democrats' Appeal to Remove Trump
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As the third presidential impeachment trial in the country's history got underway, there was a lot that sounded familiar.

House impeachment managers, led by California Democrat Adam Schiff, presented their case against President Trump, based on evidence gathered during the hearings in the House late last year.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and Justice Department reporter Ryan Lucas.

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Jan 23, 2020
Senate Impeachment Trial Begins With Partisan Rules Fight
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The first full day of the Trump impeachment trial has been dominated by partisan fighting over the rules of the proceedings.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., released his resolution outlining the next steps, including a week of hours-long opening arguments, on Monday. By Tuesday, ahead of the debate, Senate leaders made additional changes to the trial timeline.

Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell called the resolution "a fair road map," that closely tracks precedents. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called the rules "completely partisan." He said McConnell's resolution seems "designed by President Trump for President Trump."

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political reporter Tim Mak.

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Jan 22, 2020
We've Attended Thousands of Political Rallies. Here's How They Work.
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Every political rally can be distilled to a few elements: the music, the stump, and the call to action. But each candidate's rallies look a bit different than those of their competitors.

In this episode, NPR's Scott Detrow, Asma Khalid, and Don Gonyea talk through the rally styles of Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg.

(We'll talk about President Trump's rallies in a later episode.)

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Jan 20, 2020
Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 17
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President Trump has announced his legal team for the Senate impeachment trial—and it includes ghosts of impeachment past. And a non-partisan government watchdog says Trump broke the law by withholding aid money to Ukraine that had been appropriated by Congress. Also, one tortoise gets too much credit for reviving his species.

This episode: White House correspondents Tamara Keith, Ayesha Rascoe, and Franco Ordoñez, Justice Department correspondent Ryan Lucas, and Senior Political Editor and Correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Jan 17, 2020
Trade Deals Offer Trump Fodder To Tout On Trail
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This week, President Trump inked deals in the two trade spats that have helped to define presidency: The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, an incremental upgrade of NAFTA; and, a so-called 'Phase One' deal to deescalate his trade war with China.

It remains to be seen what, if any, impact the bilateral deals have on the U.S. economy, but it seems certain that the president will tout the agreements on the campaign trail—particularly in states with large agricultural and manufacturing sectors.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Chief Economics Correspondent Scott Horsley, and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Jan 16, 2020
After Weeks of Delay, House Transmits Articles of Impeachment to Senate
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named seven Democratic members of Congress as the managers to argue the case for impeachment before the Senate.

"The emphasis is on litigators. The emphasis is on comfort level in the courtroom. The emphasis is making the strongest possible case to protect and defend our Constitution, to seek the truth for the American people," Pelosi said in a Wednesday press conference.

As early as Thursday morning, the impeachment managers will read the House resolution that appointed them as well as the articles of impeachment in full – on the Senate floor. Later that day, the Senate will proceed to the articles at 1 p.m. – or sooner.

This episode: White House correspondents Tamara Keith and Ayesha Rascoe, congressional correspondent Susan Davis.

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Jan 15, 2020
Democratic Debate Confronts A Loaded Question: 'Can A Woman Win Against Trump?'
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Six Democratic presidential candidates debated on Tuesday night in Iowa, less than three weeks before the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses.

It came up early: can a woman win? The candidates agreed that the answer is yes after Bernie Sanders denied Elizabeth Warren's accusation that he told her a woman couldn't win.

And as the candidates debated trade, Sanders stood out as the only opponent of USMCA, the replacement for NAFTA.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondents Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.

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Jan 15, 2020
With A Debate Looming, Progressives Feud and Cory Booker Drops Out
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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has suspended his presidential campaign, citing a lack of money to run a winning campaign.

Also, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren expressed her frustration with Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, after POLITICO reported that campaign volunteers were provided talking points attacking her.

This episode: White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and demographics and culture correspondent Juana Summers.

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Jan 13, 2020
NPR Politics Live From Chicago: The Road To 2020
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This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Harris Theater in Chicago, IL on Friday, January 10th. The cast breaks down everything you need to know about who's running for president, and how impeachment affects the race.

This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and senior 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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Jan 11, 2020
How Chief Justice Roberts May Preside Over Senate Impeachment
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to hand over articles of impeachment to the Senate next week and when the trial begins, Chief Justice John Roberts will be in the center chair. But how much power will he have? If past is prologue, the answer might be... not much. Plus, what Bill Clinton's impeachment might tell us about what to expect from the Senate trial. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, and senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving.
Jan 10, 2020
House Vote Reignites Tug-Of-War Over Military Authority
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The House is set to vote this evening on a resolution to limit President Trump's authority to strike Iran.

President Trump is operating, like his recent predecessors, off of expansive war-making powers granted by Congress in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Many lawmakers say it is time for Congress to claw back some of that authority, granted in part by the Constitution, but the politics of voting on warfare can be complicated.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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Jan 09, 2020
Trump Responds To Iranian Missile Strike With Sanctions
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No casualties were reported after an Iranian missile strike on U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq on Tuesday night.

On Wednesday morning, President Trump announced a new round economic sanctions against Iran in a televised address. He also called on NATO to become "much more involved in the Middle East process."

Meanwhile, the impeachment process trudges onward in the Senate.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Jan 08, 2020
2020 Democrats Divided In Their Response To Iran Conflict
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President Trump's decision to kill a top Iranian general has split the Democratic field along familiar ideological lines.

It remains to be seen how much the issue will ultimately matter to primary voters, something that will depend in part on whether the conflict between the United States and Iran continues to escalate.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, and National Political Correspondent Don Gonyea.

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Jan 07, 2020
Congressional Democrats Plan Vote on Trump's War Powers
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Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi called last week's drone airstrike against Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani "provocative and disproportionate."

Iran says it will no longer honor its commitment to limit its enrichment of uranium, stepping away from a key component of the landmark nuclear deal it agreed to with six nations, including the United States, in 2015.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Jan 06, 2020
Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 3rd
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President Trump ordered a strike against a top Iranian military leader that seems likely to upset the balance between the Middle East and Washington, raising questions about what comes next.

Also, the holiday break did not clarify what is to come in the impeachment process. Remarks from Senate leadership today indicated that the coming trial could proceed without a bipartisan deal on its format, a break from tradition.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, Election Security editor Phil Ewing, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis.

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Jan 03, 2020
Julian Castro Drops Out Of 2020 Race; Candidates Release Fundraising Numbers
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Julián Castro, who served as secretary of housing and urban development in the Obama administration , has ended his presidential campaign. Elements of his progressive campaign platform, including decriminalizing illegal border crossings, were adopted by other Democrats in the race.

Also, President Trump and leading Democrats have previewed their fourth-quarter fundraising hauls. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign announced it raised $34.5 million since October. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang raised $16.5 million, an increase over the roughly $10 million his campaign raised in the third quarter.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Jan 02, 2020
Why New Hampshire Holds The First Primary And Why That Matters
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In this special episode of The NPR Politics Podcast we sat down with New Hampshire Public Radio's political reporter Lauren Chooljian to talk about why New Hampshire's primary comes first in the presidential election and why that matters.

Chooljian and her team explored the history and impact of the primary in NHPR's Stranglehold, and we deep dive on the key things she learned while digging into the history.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Jan 01, 2020
Why Iowa's Caucus Comes First And Why That Matters
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In this special episode of The NPR Politics Podcast we sat down with Iowa Public Radio's lead political reporter Clay Masters to talk about why Iowa's caucus comes first in the presidential election and why that matters.

Masters explored the history and impact of the caucuses in IPR's new podcast Caucus Land, and we deep dive on the key things he learned while hitting the road and following the 2020 presidential candidates.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Dec 31, 2019
The Biggest Political Moments Of The Decade
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What are the most notable political moments of the last decade? The NPR Politics team sits down to discuss four of their picks: the rise of the Tea Party, the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the elimination of the filibuster for judicial appointees, and the Access Hollywood tape.

What stuck out to you this decade? Share and discuss with other listeners in our Facebook Group.

This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, and Senior Editor and Correspondent Ron Elving.

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Dec 30, 2019
How Elizabeth Warren's Bankruptcy Research Sparked Her Progressive Politics
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This week, the NPR Politics Podcast investigates defining moments in the lives of four top Democratic presidential candidates to understand how those experiences shape their politics today.

Elizabeth Warren did not begin her professional career as a progressive firebrand. In the 1980s, she was a moderate-minded academic and law professor at the University of Texas, just beginning to her research into Americans who have declared bankruptcy.

Over time, that work changed Warren and cultivated that kinds of progressive economic ideals that define her presidential run today.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.

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Dec 27, 2019
What Joe Biden Learned From His 1988 Presidential Campaign
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This week, the NPR Politics Podcast investigates defining moments in the lives of four top Democratic presidential candidates to understand how those experiences shape their politics today.

Joe Biden's first attempt at running for president — during the 1988 election — ended so quickly that it was still 1987 when he dropped out. But that failure came at the same moment that Joe Biden won a major victory for Democrats: preventing President Reagan's Supreme Court nominee, Robert Bork, from being confirmed.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.

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Dec 26, 2019
The Eight-Hour Speech That Made Bernie Sanders A Household Name
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This week, the NPR Politics Podcast investigates defining moments in the lives of four top Democratic presidential candidates to understand how those experiences shape their politics today.

On December 10th, 2010, Bernie Sanders gave a marathon speech on the floor of the Senate protesting a tax deal negotiated between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and then-Vice President Joe Biden. Sanders was upset that the package included tax cuts for high-income Americans.

Though his speech failed to sway hearts and minds in the Senate — the deal passed with a bipartisan super-majority — but gained traction online and to helped establish Bernie Sanders as a progressive standard-bearer.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.

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Dec 25, 2019
A Younger Pete Buttigieg Thought That Democrats Weren't Progressive Enough
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This week, the NPR Politics Podcast investigates defining moments in the lives of four top Democratic presidential candidates to understand how those experiences shape their politics today.

In deep conversations in college dorms at the height of the Iraq war, Pete Buttigieg joined friends to create an informal group with a mission: rebuild a Democratic Party that would live up to progressive ideals.

Now a top contender for the Democratic nomination, Buttigieg has cultivated a more moderate brand — and faces criticism from a new generation of college-aged activists.

Read more: Pete Buttigieg Spent His Younger Days Pushing Democrats Off Middle Ground

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.

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Dec 24, 2019
What the Ukraine Scandal Looks Like ... From Ukraine
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Earlier this year, Ukraine elected a comedian as its new president, kicking off a wave of reform that swept the country. Just as Ukrainians felt as though they finally had a chance at ending corruption in their country, they found themselves embroiled in a corruption scandal here in the United States.

NPR's Gregory Warner of the podcast Rough Translation joins the NPR Politics Podcast to share his reporting from Ukraine. He shares the story of one newly elected parliamentarian as he races to fix a broken system before time runs out.

Listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of Rough Translation's mini series on Ukraine.

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Dec 23, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Friday, December 20
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are locked in a procedural fight over the format of President Trump's impeachment trial.

The Senate was expected to begin the trial in January, but cannot do so until they have officially received the articles of impeachment from the House.

After some Democrats expressed concerns that Senate Republicans would not conduct the trial in good faith, Pelosi has held off on transmitting the articles as senators negotiate the trial's format.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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Dec 20, 2019
The 6th Democratic Debate Takeaways
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The last Democratic presidential debate of 2019, sponsored by the PBS NewsHour and Politico, has concluded.

After an hour without direct clashes, Sen. Elizabeth Warren attacked South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg over his willingness to hold fundraisers with wealthy donors. Buttigieg in turn accused Warren of hypocrisy, saying she raised money in a similar way while serving in the Senate.

The candidates also differed sharply over health care, exposing the debates over pragmatism versus big ideas within the Democratic party.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.

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Dec 20, 2019
President Trump Impeached on Charges of Obstruction, Abuse of Power
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For just the third time in American history, the House of Representatives has voted to impeach the president of the United States. The chamber approved both proposed articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Trump is accused of pressuring the president of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joseph Biden, a political rival, and will soon face a trial in the Senate.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Dec 19, 2019
House Advances Major Budget Deal As Trump Bemoans Impeachment
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President Trump sent a six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Tuesday, criticizing Democrats for the impeachment proceedings, which he calls "an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power ... unequaled in nearly two and a half centuries of American legislative history."

The letter came as the House of Representatives passed a $1.3 trillion bipartisan spending agreement ahead a Friday deadline to avoid a government shutdown.

The measure includes funds to support election security and gun violence research, along with a 3.1% pay raises for service members and federal workers.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.

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Dec 17, 2019
Anti-Impeachment Democrat To Switch Party; Dispute Could Upend Democratic Debate
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New Jersey Democrat Rep. Jeff Van Drew is expected to switch parties and become a Republican. Democrats still appear to have more than enough support to impeach President Trump later this week.

Also, a labor dispute at Loyola Marymount University may mean Democrats refuse to take the stage at a debate scheduled to be held at the university Thursday night. Culinary workers there are striking over what they see as an inadequate contract with the school's dining provider. The seven Democratic candidates who have qualified for the debate all said they will not cross a picket line.

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Dec 16, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Friday, December 13
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Despite partisan impeachment hearings, lawmakers reached a flurry of tentative deals on on Space Force, family leave for federal workers, and a multilateral trade package.

On the campaign trail, candidates sparred over their past work in the private sector.

This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and senior editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Dec 13, 2019
Democrats Prepare To Advance Impeachment Articles After Fractious All-Day Hearing
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Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee expect to give their final vote of approval on two articles of impeachment against President Trump Thursday night.

The vote is expected after a day of partisan fighting, with Republicans advancing a series of doomed amendments in protest of a process they see as unwarranted. Democrats again insisted that the president must be removed from office for his behavior in the Ukraine affair.

This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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Dec 12, 2019
DOJ IG Testifies To FBI Lapses, Finds No Political Motivation In Trump Campaign Probe
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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about his investigation into origin of the FBI's probe of the 2016 Trump campaign. His report, unveiled on Monday, substantiates Republican claims of numerous process issues within the bureau, though finds no evidence that the start of the probe was politically motivated.

On the other side of the Capitol Building, the House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on Wednesday night and Thursday to finalize the text of the two articles of impeachment against President Trump, ahead of a full House vote likely next week.

This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and Justice department correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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Dec 11, 2019
Democrats Reveal Articles Of Impeachment Against The President
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House Democrats officially unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump at a press conference on Tuesday morning: abuse of power in the Ukraine affair and obstruction of Congress. The scope of the charges, which make only a passing reference to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference, reveals the sway of Democrats' moderate members in shaping the impeachment process.

Within hours of that announcement, Democratic leaders convened a second press conference, this time to unveil a deal with the White House on the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement — a major legislative priority for many moderates in the Democratic caucus.

This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and senior editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Dec 10, 2019
Hearing Recaps Impeachment Probe; DOJ IG Report Finds No Bias in Russia Inquiry
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In a hearing summarizing the findings of the impeachment inquiry so far, Democrats said they believe the case for removing President Trump from office is clear.

And in a report released Monday afternoon, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that the department's Russia investigation was "properly" predicated and conducted without political bias — but there were numerous problems with the surveillance of a junior campaign aide to Donald Trump.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, election security editor Phil Ewing, and National Political correspondent Mara Liasson.
Dec 09, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Friday, December 6
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Now that Speaker Pelosi has announced that the House will draft articles of impeachment, Democrats must decide how wide or narrow those articles will be. Plus, what does all the drama at the NATO summit say about the United States on the world stage? This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara, Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, Congressional editor Deirdre Walsh, and senior political editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Dec 06, 2019
#DemsSoWhite? Kamala Harris' Exit Raises Hard Questions About Race And Power
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The Democratic Party faces the prospect of a debate in two weeks with only white candidates onstage. Earlier, they had the most diverse presidential candidate field in history. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, political correspondent Asma Khalid, and political reporter Juana Summers.

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Dec 05, 2019
Judiciary Hearing Opens Final Act Of Democrats' Trump Impeachment Saga
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A panel of four constitutional law scholars are trying to put the allegations against Trump in a historical and legal context. Three of the professors support impeachment, one is opposed. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, national security editor Phil Ewing, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Dec 04, 2019
Democrats Release Impeachment Report; Kamala Harris Drops Out Of 2020 Race
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Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee unveiled the report summarizing their case for impeachment on Tuesday. Plus, California Sen. Kamala Harris is dropping out of the presidential race, citing a lack of funds. This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, political correspondent Scott Detrow, national security editor Phil Ewing, and senior editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Dec 03, 2019
Judiciary Takes Up Impeachment As House Intelligence Panel Prepares To Release Report
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff will reveal his findings in the impeachment probe, and the House Judiciary plans a hearing with experts on constitutional grounds for impeachment. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Tim Mak, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Dec 02, 2019
How To Run For Office
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In this special collaboration with NPR's Life Kit the NPR Politics team breaks down what are key steps for running for office. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Miles Parks, and editor & correspondent Ron Elving.

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Nov 29, 2019
How To Vote In An Election
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In this special collaboration with NPR's Life Kit the NPR Politics team breaks down how to get ready for election day. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Miles Parks, and senior editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Nov 28, 2019
How To Spot Misinformation
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In this special collaboration with NPR's Life Kit the NPR Politics team breaks down what misinformation is and how you can spot it. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Miles Parks, and national security editor Philip Ewing.

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Nov 27, 2019
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Is Running For President
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Bloomberg announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination, saying Trump "represents an existential threat to our country and our values." The businessman is a late entrant to a crowded field. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political correspondent Scott Detrow, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.

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Nov 26, 2019
Trump Fires Navy Secretary; Will Allow Eddie Gallagher to Retire As Navy SEAL
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President Trump has repeatedly intervened on behalf of the Navy SEAL recently convicted of misconduct. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, Election Security editor Phil Ewing, and National Political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Nov 25, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Friday, November 22
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After a full week jam-packed with impeachment inquiry hearings we look back at the major moments that shaped what will happen next. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspodent Franco Ordoñez, Congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales, and senior editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Nov 22, 2019
Hill Calls Investigations A "Domestic Political Errand"; Holmes Details Trump Call
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In what may be the final day of public hearings, members of Congress heard from a former White House policy insider and a foreign service officer who said he overheard a call with President Trump. In this episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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Nov 21, 2019
The 5th Democratic Debate Takeaways
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The big question of the night was whether or not Mayor Pete Buttigieg would take heat from other candidates after rising in the polls in Iowa. After discussion about policies that haven't received much attention at previous debates, the attacks came. In this episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, political correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Juana Summers, and senior editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Nov 21, 2019
Sondland Says Trump Conditioned White House Meeting on Announcement of Investigations
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Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, tied President Trump directly to conditioning a meeting with the Ukrainian president with "a public statement from President Zelenskiy committing to investigations of Burisma and the 2016 election." In this episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and Justice department correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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Nov 20, 2019
Takeaways From The Third Day Of Public Hearings In The Impeachment Inquiry
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Four witnesses testified in the impeachment hearing. The first two were the first to testify with firsthand knowledge of the president's phone call with the Ukrainian president. The second two were called by Republicans to support their claims. In this episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and national security editor Phil Ewing.

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Nov 20, 2019
Impeachment Hearings & The 5th Democratic Debate: What To Watch For This Week
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More hearings in the impeachment hearing are slated for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. The cast breaks down what to watch for each day. Plus, the democratic candidates face-off for the fifth time on the debate stage Wednesday night. In this episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, national security editor Phil Ewing, and political correspondent Scott Detrow.

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Nov 18, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Friday, November 15
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Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch described a pressure campaign to oust her from Kyiv. President Trump tweeted negatively about her during her hearing; Rep. Adam Schiff called it "witness intimidation." Plus, two 2020 candidates throw their name into the ring. In this episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and senior editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Nov 15, 2019
Pelosi Says Impeachment Inquiry Shows That Trump Engaged In Bribery
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi believes that the impeachment inquiry currently underway has uncovered evidence that President Trump's actions amounted to bribery. In this episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor & correspondent Ron Elving.

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Nov 14, 2019
Takeaways From The First Public Hearing In Impeachment Inquiry
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Mostly, the five hour hearing emphasized aspects of the narrative about the Ukraine affair that already have emerged from closed-door depositions. In this episode: Political correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and Justice Department correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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Nov 13, 2019
The Impeachment Inquiry Public Hearings Begin Tomorrow: What You Need To Know
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After weeks of closed-door depositions, Democrats are planning open hearings this week about the Ukraine affair. Here's where the story stands — and what's coming next. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and Congressional reporter Claudia Grisales. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 12, 2019
President Trump's Push for Black Voters Could Help Persuade Suburban Whites
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The Trump campaign launched its "Black Voices for Trump" initiative in Atlanta last week, touting record low black unemployment and criminal justice reform. Experts say that while the push may not make a big difference among black voters, it could help to reassure suburban white voters concerned about Trump's rhetoric on race. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 11, 2019
NPR Politics Live From DC: The Road To 2020
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This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC on Friday, November 8th. The cast breaks down everything you need to know about who's running for president, and how impeachment affects the race. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Scott Detrow, political correspondent Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and senior editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 09, 2019
In 2020, Some Americans Will Vote On Their Phones. Is That The Future?
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Despite Russia's high-profile interference in the last U.S. presidential election, pockets of the U.S. are experimenting with Internet voting ahead of the 2020 election. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political reporter Miles Parks, and election security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 08, 2019
Fmr. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Expected To Announce Run For Senate
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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to announce his bid for a Senate seat in Alabama despite no backing from the Republican establishment. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 07, 2019
2019 Elections Show Impeachment Might Not Boost GOP; More Inquiry Testimony Released
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Trump's campaign may be raising lots of money off impeachment, but it may not be firing up rural voters as Republicans thought it would. Plus, William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine, told congressional investigators that President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was acting in the president's interests. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, political reporter Jessica Taylor, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 06, 2019
Key Testimony In Impeachment Inquiry Released To The Public
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Transcripts from four witnesses in the impeachment inquiry have been made public. The NPR Politics Podcast breaks down the key takeaways from the hundreds of pages of testimony. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national security editor Phil Ewing, 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.
Nov 05, 2019
Impeachment Trial Could Be A "Disaster" For Senators In 2020 Race
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All six U.S. Senators still running for president are backing the House's impeachment inquiry. But now that the lawmakers may be getting what they want, many political operatives see it as a train wreck for their presidential campaigns. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political correspondent Asma Khalid, and political correspondent Scott Detrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 04, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Friday, November 1
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren released her plan to pay for single-payer health care without imposing new taxes on the middle class. Plus, Timothy Morrison verified to House investigators that President Trump leaned on Ukraine to launch investigations he thought might help him. He worried about blowback — but not legal implications. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, political correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 01, 2019
House Passes Resolution Formalizing Impeachment Inquiry
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The House of Representatives voted Thursday 232-196 to pass a resolution formalizing its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Just two Democrats voted no. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional editor Deirdre Walsh, political reporter Miles Parks, and political reporter Tim Mak. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 31, 2019
The 2019 Elections: What To Watch For
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It's an off, off, off election year, but some states will still be casting votes. NPR Politics breaks down the key races to watch. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Jessica Taylor, and senior editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 30, 2019
House Will Vote To Formalize Impeachment Procedures In Ongoing Inquiry
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will vote this week on a resolution outlining the process for the next steps in the inquiry into President Trump. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, 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.
Oct 29, 2019
Impeachment Inquiry Witness Asks Court To Weigh In On Congressional Subpoena
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Investigators in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump hoped to talk to Charles Kupperman on Monday. But the former White House official failed to show up. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, 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.
Oct 28, 2019
President Trump Says ISIS Leader Is Dead
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Trump declared that U.S. forces have brought "the world's No. 1 terrorist leader to justice" and that no U.S. troops were killed or injured in the raid. Some experts fear the resurgence of the Islamic State now that Trump has announced a pullout of U.S. forces from Syria, with dozens of ISIS fighters escaping from Kurdish custody in the last month. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national security editor Phil Ewing, and senior editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 27, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Friday, October 25
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The justice department opens a criminal investigation into the basis of the Russia investigation. Plus, Mark Zuckerberg appears on Capitol Hill, and the House Ethics Committee investigates freshman representative Katie Hill. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political correspondent Asma Khalid, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, political reporter Tim Mak, and senior editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 25, 2019
Despite Establishment Worries, Voters Are Excited About Democratic Primary Field
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Democratic donors and activists worry that the party is going to nominate someone who can't win next year, and they're musing about who else could be out there. Newsflash: This is probably it. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, political correspondent Asma Khalid, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 24, 2019
Trump Calls Syria Cease-Fire 'Permanent,' Lifts Sanctions on Turkey
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President Trump says he is lifting sanctions on Turkey after the country agreed to what he called a permanent cease-fire in northern Syria, ending Turkey's military offensive that began after the U.S. pulled troops from the area. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, 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.
Oct 23, 2019
Diplomat Testifies Trump Directly Linked Ukrainian Aid To Political Investigations
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Longtime U.S. diplomat William Taylor is testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday as part of the House impeachment inquiry, and Democrats say his insight is bolstering their case against President Trump. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, 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.
Oct 22, 2019
Trump Drops Plan To Host G-7 Summit At His Miami Resort Following GOP Pushback
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President Trump announced that he's dropping his plan to host next year's G-7 meeting of the leaders of the world's biggest economies at his Miami-area golf club. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayehsa 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.
Oct 21, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Friday, October 18
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This week Joe Biden's campaign released fundraising numbers that showed his campaign does not have much cash on hand, and Bernie Sanders was endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Plus, Trump passed his 1,000th day in office and proved he is more Trumpian than ever. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent 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.
Oct 18, 2019
'Get Over It': Politics Is Part Of Foreign Policy, White House Says
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White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged on Thursday that President Trump expected concessions from Ukraine's president in exchange for engagement — but said that's just how business is done in diplomacy. Plus, ambassador Sondland testifies before Congress. This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, 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.
Oct 17, 2019
Trump Defends Syria Withdrawal: 'It's Not Our Border'; Republicans Push Back
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President Trump is defending his decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, saying, "They have a problem at the border; it's not our border," and that "they've got a lot of sand over there. There's a lot of sand they can play with." This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, 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.
Oct 16, 2019
The 4th Democratic Debate Takeaways
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Impeachment loomed large over the fourth Democratic presidential debate, but none of the candidates lingered on the topic. Instead Elizabeth Warren took fire as she continues rising in the polls. This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, political correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and senior editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 16, 2019
The 4th Democratic Presidential Debate: What You Should Watch For
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Impeachment looms over the latest Democratic presidential debate. Plus, Bernie Sanders takes the stage following a heart attack, and Elizabeth Warren continues rising in the polls. This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, political 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.
Oct 14, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Friday, October 11
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President Trump held his first rally since House Democrats escalated their impeachment inquiry. Plus, the growing divide between President Trump and many of his fellow Republicans over his decision to move U.S. troops in Syria out of the way of a Turkish incursion threatens his delicate alliance with the congressional GOP at a time when he needs their support more than ever. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Tim Mak, senior editor correspondent 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.
Oct 11, 2019
Impeachment Then & Now: Trump Vs. Nixon & Clinton
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As Congress walks down the path of impeachment The NPR Politics Podcast takes a step back and compares this moment to past impeachment proceedings. They provide a road map while still remaining wildly different from each other. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, 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.
Oct 10, 2019
Trump Administration Says It Won't Comply With Impeachment Inquiry
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The White House will not participate in Congress' ongoing impeachment inquiry, stepping up a political and legal standoff between the executive and legislative branches of government. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, national security editor Phil Ewing, 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.
Oct 09, 2019
White House Blocks Key Witness From Testifying In Impeachment Inquiry
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The Trump administration has blocked Gordon Sondland, President Trump's ambassador to the European Union, from testifying before Congress on Tuesday. Sondland has been a key figure in the widening Ukraine scandal. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and White House Franco Ordoñez. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 08, 2019
Abortion, Guns And LGBTQ Rights On The Docket For Supreme Court's New Term
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Separation of church and state, immigration and questions about impeachment could be on the table this term, which starts Monday and will almost surely be a march to the right on flashpoint issues. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, editor correspondent Domenico Montanaro, 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.
Oct 07, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Friday, October 4
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Senior U.S. diplomats debated the propriety of a White House strategy aimed at pressuring Ukraine for political investigations in exchange for assistance and engagement with President Trump, new documents show. Plus, new fundraising numbers show Senator Elizabeth Warren on the rise. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, editor correspondent Domenico Montanaro, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political reporter Tim Mak. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 04, 2019
Trump Publicly Calls For China And Ukraine To Investigate Biden
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President Trump now says China should investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The president's remarks Thursday are a significant escalation of events in the Ukraine matter. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 03, 2019
Trump Calls Rep. Schiff 'Treasonous;' Bernie Sanders Undergoes Heart Procedure
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President Trump is ramping up his rhetoric as he attacks Democratic Representative Adam Schiff who is helping lead the impeachment inquiry. Plus, Senator Bernie Sanders undergoes a heart procedure and cancels all of his campaign events indefinitely. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Asma Khalid, election security editor Phil Ewing, 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.
Oct 02, 2019
Presidential Candidates Begin Unveiling Third Quarter Fundraising Totals
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After the deadline for third quarter fundraising numbers passed last night, the numbers are rolling in. Senator Bernie Sanders logged $25.3 million while Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced a haul of $19.1 million. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 01, 2019
How Trump Plans To Fight Impeachment Push
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President Trump's White House is struggling with how to respond to the ever-growing Ukraine scandal as the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry is set to take depositions from key witnesses this week. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Scott Detrow, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Sep 30, 2019
Announcing The NPR Politics Podcast Is Going Daily
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Starting today, the NPR Politics team will be in your ears each weekday afternoon to help you make sense of all the big political news coming out of Washington. NPR's best political reporters will be there to explain the latest developments on the path to impeachment, the road to the 2020 presidential election, and the Trump administration. They'll won't just tell you what happened. They'll tell you why it matters. Now every afternoon.
Sep 30, 2019
Poll: Americans Split on House Impeachment Inquiry But That Could Change
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Americans are split, 49%-46%, on whether they approve of Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Trump, and independents at this point are not on board, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll finds. This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional editor Deirdre Walsh, senior 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.
Sep 27, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 26 - Whistleblower Complaint Declassified
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In a complaint released by the House intelligence committee, a whistleblower cites White House officials who say they were ordered to veer from protocol to protect "politically sensitive" information. Plus, the acting director for national intelligence testifies before Congress. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, 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.
Sep 26, 2019
White House Memorandum Shows Trump Asking Ukrainian President For 'A Favor'
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President Trump told Ukraine's president that "a lot of people want to find out" about the activities of former Vice President Joe Biden's family in Ukraine and asked its leader to be in touch with lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General Bill Barr. This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, 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.
Sep 26, 2019
Speaker Nancy Pelosi Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry Into President Trump
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After months of expressing caution about a push for impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump Tuesday. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and senior political editor/correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Sep 25, 2019
Trump And The Ukraine Call — What Happened And What's Next?
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In a fight to frame the political conflict, President Trump alleges former Vice President Joe Biden and his son are "corrupt." Opponents point to the president's own phone call. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and national political correspondent Scott Detrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Sep 23, 2019
NPR Politics Live From Boulder: The Road To 2020
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This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado on Friday, September 20th. The cast breaks down everything you need to know about who's running for president, and how they match up next to each other. This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, 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.
Sep 21, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 19
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Democrats unveiled a long-anticipated plan to lower the cost of prescription drugs as they pivot away from an unruly congressional hearing earlier in the week. Plus, President Trump names his new National Security Adviser amid heightened tensions with Iran. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, 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.
Sep 19, 2019
Cokie Roberts, Pioneering Journalist Who Helped Shape NPR, Dies At 75
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Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, who joined an upstart NPR in 1978 and left an indelible imprint on the growing network with her coverage of Washington politics, has died. She was 75. Roberts died Tuesday because of complications from breast cancer. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and Up First host Steve Inskeep. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Sep 17, 2019
The 3rd Democratic Debate Takeaways
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, a focal point of attacks in the previous two debates, was more aggressive in Houston, while others like former Rep. Beto O'Rourke had moments of their own to command attention. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Scott Detrow, 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.
Sep 13, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Wednesday, September 11
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Republican Dan Bishop eked out a victory in a closely watched North Carolina special congressional election on Tuesday night. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds Elizabeth Warren on the rise, but many voters think Trump is still likely to win re-election. Plus, Congress can't decide on gun legislation yet voters want reform of some kind. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political reporter Jessica Taylor, 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.
Sep 11, 2019
Trump Fires National Security Adviser John Bolton
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Bolton was Trump's third national security adviser and continued the pattern of departures by advisers who proved a bad fit for a White House led by the rare president with no prior experience with the military, national security or elected office. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, 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.
Sep 10, 2019
The 3rd Democratic Presidential Debate: What You Should Watch For
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On Thursday night ten Democratic candidates will face off. It's the first time former Vice President Joe Biden will face Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Plus, Trump faces a new challenger in the Republican field. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political 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.
Sep 09, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 5
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Congress prepares to return from their recess, and guns and spending are on the top of their minds. Plus, NPR deep dives on election security. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Tim Mak, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, political reporter Miles Parks, 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.
Sep 05, 2019
On The Trail With Joe Biden
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In an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Asma Khalid and Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters sit down with former Vice President Joe Biden to ask why he's the best pick for voters. This series is produced in collaboration with Iowa Public Radio and NHPR.
Sep 03, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 29
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The Democratic debate stage has been cut in half for a one night showdown in September, with less moderate voices than in previous debates. Former FBI Director James Comey was found to have violated official policy in the way he handled memos detailing his exchanges with President Trump, an investigation concluded. Plus, a majority of House Democrats are now publicly backing an impeachment inquiry into the president. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Tim Mak, political editor Domenico Montanaro and congressional editor Deirdre Walsh. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Aug 29, 2019
On The Trail With Beto O'Rourke
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In an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Asma Khalid and Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters sit down with former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke to ask about why he's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio.
Aug 27, 2019
Trump Says He's Willing To Meet Iran's, China's Leaders — But Next Steps Unclear
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At the end of the G-7 gathering of global economic powers Trump said he believes Beijing "wants a deal very badly" to end its trade war with Washington, and that he'd consider meeting with Iran's president if Tehran came to terms over its nuclear program. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Aug 26, 2019
President Trump Lashes Out Over Trade War With China, Dow Plunges
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President Trump announced higher tariffs on goods from China, hours after Beijing said it will slap tariffs on $75 billion of auto and other U.S. goods. Earlier in the day, he "ordered" U.S. companies to stop doing business with China. Plus, exclusive reporting from Susan Davis on an implosion inside the Republican Party's centrist wing. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, 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.
Aug 24, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 22
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President Trump had lots to say about the economy this week. Two 2020 candidates drop out of the race and one of them decides to run for Senate. Plus, the president doubled down on remarks that Jewish voters who support Democrats are disloyal to Israel. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, political correspondent Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro 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.
Aug 22, 2019
Poll: Americans, Including Republicans And Gun Owners, Broadly Support Red Flag Laws
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People are hotly divided about many gun restrictions – but not on extreme risk protection orders, a new survey shows. But is there any traction in Congress and the White House to get anything done? This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Aug 21, 2019
On The Trail With Andrew Yang
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In an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Tamara Keith and New Hampshire Public Radio's Casey McDermott sit down with entrepreneur Andrew Yang to ask about why he's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio.
Aug 20, 2019
At New Hampshire Rally, Trump Says 'You Have No Choice But To Vote For Me'
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President Trump held a rally on Thursday in Manchester, New Hampshire. It was his first rally since the mass shootings earlier this month. The team discusses his speech and why choosing New Hampshire to host the rally is significant for his reelection strategy. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, 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.
Aug 16, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 15
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As Beto O'Rourke recasts his campaign to more squarely focus on President Trump and Governor John Hickenlooper drops out of the race, questions arise about who should be running for president or the senate. Plus, after the markets take a nosedive, economists fear a potential recession. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, 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.
Aug 15, 2019
On The Trail With Elizabeth Warren
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In an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast</