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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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This Black Friday we're bringing you a greatest hits of NPR podcasts. Many other shows have been looking at specific policy options on the table for Joe Biden. Planet Money has looked at economic policy, and Short Wave has been looking at climate policy. So we invited them onto our show to share their reporting and take a look at what Biden might do starting on day one.And as a bonus, we sat down with Pop Culture Happy Hour to talk about the tv shows we're missing when we're spending all our time watching the news.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political correspondent Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, Planet Money's Jacob Goldstein, climate reporter Rebecca Hersher, and Pop Culture Happy Hour's Aisha Harris.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.
In this special episode NPR's Throughline explore the constitution with Heidi Schreck and her play, What the Constitution Means to Me. They discover what the document is really about – who wrote it, who it was for, who it protected and who it didn't.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.
Like two teams that meet in the seventh game of a World Series, both the Democratic and Republican parties bought Champagne for election night. But in this instance, it was hard for either to pop the corks. Days went by. The bubbly got warm and went flat.It was not just the delay that spoiled the party. And this is not a case of post-election hangover. This was simply a sobering election.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and senior editor & correspondent Ron Elving.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 is still not conceding that he lost the election, but he's getting closer. On Monday the president tweeted that he had directed the General Services Administration to begin the process of transferring the government to President-elect Joe Biden.Plus, we take a look at the coalition Biden formed to win the election and discuss the odds of it sticking together under the new administration.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political correspondent Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and political reporter Juana Summers.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-elect Joe Biden has begun to make his selections for key roles in his cabinet. He announced his picks for secretary of state and the ambassador to the United Nations. And he chose the first Latino to head the Department of Homeland Security, and the first woman for to be the director of national intelligence.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and state department correspondent Michele Keleman.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.
Trump is sitting down with the leaders of the Michigan legislature ahead of the state canvassing board meeting on Monday, where the election results are expected to be certified. He apparently hopes the GOP-controlled Legislature will appoint their own electors and overturn the popular vote. At a White House press briefing Friday, the press secretary Kayleigh McEnany denied Trump would be pressuring the Michigan lawmakers.Sidney Powell, a member of Trump's legal team, told Lou Dobbs of Fox Business on Thursday, "The entire election frankly in all the swing states should be overturned, and the legislatures should make sure that the electors are selected for Trump." Also, what will the Department of Justice look like under Joe Biden?This episode: 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.
As President Trump refuses to concede the election Joe Biden won, Biden warns that that lack of cooperation on the transition could lead to even more deaths from the coronavirus.This episode: reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, correspondent Scott Detrow, and White House 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.
President Trump has found little success in court, though he has continued to sew disinformation online and last night fired a top cybersecurity official who had worked to bolster public confidence in the electoral system.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and voting reporter Miles Parks.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.
Democrats are regrouping after they saw their House majority shrink on election day. Their slim majority could heighten the stakes of the party's progressive-moderate divide.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and congressional editor Deirdre Walsh.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 NPR Politics team talks through big moments from NPR's sit-down with former president Barack Obama.Read the full interview here.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, 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.
Coronavirus is surging ahead of the holidays and a much-awaited relief bill is no closer to passage than it was months ago. Joe Biden hopes for an aggressive relief package, but that comes down to two January Senate elections in Georgia.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, health correspondent Allison Aubrey, and WABE reporter Emma Hurt.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.
Republicans gained seats in the House of Representatives and could very well hold onto the Senate. That's despite Joe Biden's broad presidential win. We talk about a comparatively diverse GOP freshman class and other factors that could be behind their wins.The episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.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-elect Joe Biden is attempting to lower the temperature on transition uncertainty and Donald Trump and his Republican allies continue to spread disinformation about election results. As election officials in both parties have maintained, the election was conducted fairly and transparently across the country.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, correspondent Asma Khalid, and voting reporter Miles Parks.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.
With Obamacare once again on the chopping block at the U.S. Supreme Court, comments from the justices appeared to suggest Tuesday that a majority is inclined to leave the bulk of the Affordable Care Act in place. Also, Attorney General William Barr wrote a memo authorizing federal prosecutors to pursue any "substantial allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities." There is no evidence of substantial election fraud.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, 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.
As coronavirus cases again surge in the United States, Joe Biden has announced his own response taskforce. And Pfizer announced promising news about its vaccine, which testing shows is highly effective at preventing the virus.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and science correspondent Joe Palca.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-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addressed the nation after clinching the election.FOLLOW OUR COVERAGEThis episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, 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.
A call in Pennsylvania gave Joe Biden the necessary electoral votes to secure the presidency, says the Associated Press.READ OUR COVERAGEThis episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign reporter Juana Summers, 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.
Election workers are still diligently counting votes. Joe Biden has a narrow edge of counted votes so far in Georgia and Pennsylvania, while Donald Trump is expected to carry North Carolina. Despite conspiracy theories and lawsuits, the process remains legitimate and on track.FOLLOW OUR LIVE BLOGThis episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, voting reporter Miles Parks, and 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.
If the Associated Press call for Biden in Arizona is correct, Joe Biden needs just one more state to top 270 electoral votes; Donald Trump would need to win all the remaining states. Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and North Carolina continue their counts and remain too close to call.Joe Biden has 264 electoral votes, while Donald Trump has 214. There are 60 votes outstanding.FOLLOW OUR LIVE BLOGThis episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, 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 has won Wisconsin. The races in Nevada, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and North Carolina have yet to be called. Counting continues as the Trump campaign ramps up legal challenges amid baseless accusations of fraud.Joe Biden has 248 electoral votes, while Donald Trump has 214. There are 76 votes outstanding.FOLLOW OUR LIVE BLOGThis episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, voting reporter Miles Parks, 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.
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Sara Peracca

no discussion of how gerry mandering eliminates gains from turn out, impacting cong. districts-

Nov 26th
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Julie Arista

Ayesha is so cute lol

Nov 25th
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Elizabeth Ladner

Ayesha laughing and saying "was that spicy?" made me laugh so hard.

Nov 21st
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alli lent

I wouldn't care if he wasn't conceding if he was cooperating with the transition plans ("just in case" if that makes it easier for him) but conceding is just a long standing tradition of decency.. if he conceded, that might be the only tradition of decency he followed in his entire term in office..

Nov 16th
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Andrew Stimpson Gee

What About Bob is a great movie! I can't trust the opinion of anyone who thinks otherwise!

Nov 14th
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alli lent

if Congress could just pass a f$&#@* bill for monthly stimulus checks to people, I would be fine with their petty arguing about everything else. they work for the people, not businesses.

Nov 13th
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Andrew Stimpson Gee

I don't think it was confusing. We the people don't like Trump, and we don't support the far left. Defund the police scared people away from the democrats.

Nov 13th
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Lori

I'm a progressive that voted for Biden but down ballot I voted for Independents or Libertarians. I'm in Arkansas and frankly I knew that Cotton would be reelected so I wanted to use my vote to make a statement that I am not happy with either of the mainstream parties.

Nov 12th
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Br0wnie

Great update on present situation between President Elect and tRumps Admin trying to not start the transition process. #GOPToxicity

Nov 12th
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Alejandro Razcon

I'm eating food on the toilet. 2020 is complicated

Nov 12th
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M

MAGA🇺🇸🎇🍻

Nov 3rd
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alli lent

making sure all votes are counted cannot, by definition, "flip" the results. it only makes sure the results are correct and complete. only people afraid they will lose in a fair election would be so blatantly attempting to make sure many Americans have their right to vote taken away.

Oct 29th
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Vicky Riddle

I agree about the Charlie Brown holiday take over by Apple TV. boooo. the end of an honored tradition....

Oct 23rd
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alli lent

no one cares that she's a Catholic. it's the cult that's the issue.

Oct 12th
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Bea Kiddo

I’m from Michigan and that is all on Trump. He’s been giving our state a hard time only because our governor is doing the right thing, something Trump does not know about or how to do. He’s a traitor and a menace to our country.

Oct 10th
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alli lent

sounds like Andrew Yang's "democracy dollars" ideas could really make this a more fair and inclusive process.

Sep 25th
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Sam

Rest In Power, RBG. Your legacy will live on forever. A true American hero. We will carry on this fight.

Sep 19th
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alli lent

woohoo shout-out to Erie, PA! hopefully we swing the right way this year 🤞

Sep 16th
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AJ Johnson

so...we haven't confirmed them, but we are certainly going to report them...

Sep 4th
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Oliverr Whiite

NPR sucks. Stop covering Trump like he's a normal president, stop broadcasting his lies without fact checking them.

Aug 29th
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