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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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NPR's 2020 Battleground MapThe 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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.Note: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google all provide financial support to NPR.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and campaign correspondent Asma Khalid.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.You can find all of our profiles here.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and campaign correspondent Scott Detrow.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, education correspondent Anya Kamenetz, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and national correspondent Hansi Lo Wang.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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. This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, election security editor Philip Ewing, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and campaign correspondents Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, science correspondent Allison Aubrey, and national correspondent Greg Allen.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
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alli lent

so it's not safe enough to vote but let's get all the kids back together at school everyday? c'mon man

Jul 31st
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alli lent

awe they didn't mention Stacey Abrams :(

Jul 29th
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Lowell Hennigs

ok npr. that's it. If you can't call trumps suburb rhetoric at least historically racist, then you are not reporting the news accurately. unsubscribing .

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Trichia Marie Magro

plays just fine for me.

Jul 18th
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Daniel Wood

it must be Castbox because I was able to play it on iHeartRadio. I hate switching podcast apps, but I guess it's time yet again

Jul 18th
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Carol Youngquist

:-( why won't it download?

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Dominick Favata

Broken link!

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Jeanie Mummert Kent

sad to have missed a 2nd episode this week because the link in broken. as a regular listener this is frustrating and disappointing

Jul 17th
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Nathan Viking Henkenius

Seems to be an issue playing this episode. 2nd one this has happened to this week :( The show must go on!

Jul 17th
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Daniel Wood

another download error. what's going on??!?

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Daniel Wood

same here. I want to listen!

Jul 16th
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Tomas Ortiz

I'm unable to download or play this episode. Oh well.

Jul 15th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

weird. I had no problem whatsoever playing this episode. and it was a good one, too!

Jul 15th
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Carol Youngquist

same, can't download and can't play 🙁

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John

I cannot play the podcast

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Amy Johnson

link doesn't work

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traviso486

I can't download this one....:-(

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Jennifer Kloeckner

won't let me play. it says this episode is a broken source.

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Angela Joan

I listen everyday & donate money every month to my local public radio station. I wouldn't want to live in a world without NPR & I'm so grateful for the brave reporters on the NPR Politics podcast!

Jul 10th
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alli lent

yet another reason to separate health care and employment

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