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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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The off-year election is the first test of how people are feeling ahead of a consequential midterm season for the Biden administration. And will the Justice Department prosecute Trump ally Steve Bannon for ignoring an order to appear before Congress? This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, WVTF reporter Jahd Khalil, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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 White House continues to negotiate with Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona over the president's social programs package. Core climate and community college provisions are on the chopping block, but the bill is still expected to come in at well over a trillion dollars.This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.
Another high-profile voting rights push has failed because it did not attract enough Republican support to reach the de facto 60-vote threshold needed to pass legislation through the Senate. Will Democrats change the rules to pass their civil rights legislation with a simple majority?This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, politics and racial justice correspondent Juana Summers, and White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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.
School boards are the latest frontier in the culture wars, as incensed community members and right-wing activists protest mask mandates and anti-racist curricula.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, education correspondent Anya Kamenetz, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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 Biden administration announced that the U.S. will admit vaccinated foreign travelers beginning November 8th. Also: the latest on vaccination boosters and availability for kids.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political corrsepondent Mara Liasson, and science editor and correspondent Rob Stein.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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 two senators who are forcing more negotiations over the Biden administration's multi-trillion dollar climate and social programs bill appear to have different priorities for what they want to see changed. But it is hard to know for sure: Kyrsten Sinema avoids reporters and has said little publicly about her views to the frustration of her Democratic colleagues.And top Trump aides have so far refused to appear before the House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. That could lead to criminal penalties against former adviser Steve Bannon.This episode: White House reporter Asma Khalid, acting congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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 Supreme Court heard arguments for and against reinstating the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber. President Biden himself has argued against ever using the death penalty, but here his administration is arguing that Tsarnaev should receive the harshest punishment.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, and WBUR's Deborah Becker.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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.
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg tells NPR that the Biden administration is focused on resolving supply chain issues in time of the holiday shopping season. Also: what is a supply chain and why are they causing issues?This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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.
Young voters broke for Joe Biden in 2020, but are shirking party affiliations in greater numbers than older generations. And it remains to be seen how millennials and Gen Z legislators will fit into existing political power structures: many top Democrats have been at the helm in Washington for decades and recruiting young candidates can be a challenge.This episode: White House reporter Asma Khalid, demographics and culture reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political correspondent Juana Summers.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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 TV show Impeachment: American Crime Story dramatizes Bill Clinton's impeachment through the stories of three women at the heart of the proceedings, including Monica Lewinsky. We discuss how the country and its politics have and haven't changed in the two decades since the impeachment unfolded.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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 reached a deal to raise the debt ceiling enough to cover the government's spending for a few more months. Anemic job growth persists. Former president Trump is holding an Iowa rally this weekend and his continued flirtation with re-election has kept the Republican primary field on ice.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, Iowa Public Radio reporter Clay Masters, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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.
Tens of thousands of Afghans have been brought to the United States but most have not yet been resettled in communities. The process is complex, with multiple visa categories and gutted resettlement infrastructure all making the challenge more daunting for the Biden administration.This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and correspondent Deb Amos.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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.
Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham was part of the Trump administration from the beginning and, in a conversation with Tamara Keith, offers a clear picture into what she used to actively obscure: the chaos, pettiness, and mismanagement that characterized his four years in power. Her book is I'll Take Your Questions Now.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith and White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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.
Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen told senators that the company knows its products harm children and stoke division, but that executives have continued to prioritize growth over safety.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and tech correspondent Shannon Bond.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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.
Biden's top trade official, Katherine Tai, indicated in a Monday speech that tariffs levied against China initiated during the Trump administration would remain in place. The countries have been unable to work out key economic and political disagreements.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and international correspondent John Ruwitch.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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 the latest installment of the Politics Podcast book club, NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben interviews Calvin University historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez about Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation.Interested in being a part of our next conversation? Join our Facebook group at n.pr/politicsgroup.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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 kept the government open but Democrats are still working out how to pass the two major pillars of the Biden agenda. And the president's approval rating has somewhat recovered as the public thinks less about Afghanistan, but the midterms could be bad for Biden if Congress stalls out.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, acting congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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.
An empowered conservative majority on the Supreme Court will consider a number of social and cultural issues at the heart of American life, including abortion access, gun rights, and religious liberty. The Court has stacked its docket with fractious issues even as its justices publicly mourn the intuition's bygone reputation as above the political fray.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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 Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 1 in a case from Mississippi that tests whether all state laws that ban pre-viability abortions are unconstitutional. That case poses a serious challenge to Roe v. Wade, the decision that originally permitted abortion nationwide. For this episode we look at what the court was thinking when they decided Roe in 1973, and what the court may do in the upcoming term.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee today about the Afghanistan withdrawal.Each said that, before the Taliban's swift takeover and subsequent evacuation of Americans and allies from Afghanistan, they recommended American troops remain in the country. They also said they were caught by surprise at the speed with which the Afghan government collapsed.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin 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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alli lent

fuck Mitch McConnell.

Oct 21st
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Jayson Jones

Grisham sounds pretty believable, a Republican who became dissilusioned when she witnessed first hand how Trump operated. Like some of the Generals, she is patriotic enough to come forward, at great risk, to inform the American People on who and what Trump really is. She is more American than the elected officials who still stand by him, politically afraid to tell the truth.

Oct 10th
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Jayson Jones

Being my first time here maybe my observations are unwelcome, but I'm not new to NPR, I've been listening since the start. My first observation is that the Ghetto accent of Rascoe really puts me off. It overshadows any observation she makes no matter how incitefull. I'm trying these podcasts as a means of keeping up, but at a time that meets my life schedule. Hopefully I can focus (and replay) on what is being said better than listening while doing other things and not able to stop and go back. This way I can better utilize a few trusted sources, rather than sorting through more sources, evaluating each one as I go.

Oct 10th
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alli lent

fuck Mitch McConnell.

Sep 28th
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Grant Wilson

ath uh leet

Sep 16th
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Claude Poliakoff

appalling legislation fostering antisocial greed driven tendencies, already abused in modern society. George Orwell will be turning over his grave, seeing "1984" behavior, written in 1945, enshrined in LAW. Damn!

Sep 1st
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Mason Carey

Correction: Ted Lasso is from Kansas as is Jason Sudeikis in real life

Aug 27th
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ID20119596

Voice fry is ridiculous. Have to turn it off

Aug 21st
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an interested party

We can't solve every country's problems. I don't want to see people hurt and living in horror conditions either but 20 years is long enough to stay in a country. 20 more years wouldn't make any difference either. You got to draw the line sometimes, enough has to be enough.

Aug 13th
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dok dicer

covering right wing misinformation outlets: you are waaaaaaaay late to the party.

Jul 21st
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alli lent

unpopular opinion: the Senate should not get vacation or pay unless they actually do their job.

Jul 20th
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Mike Schmechel

,,

Jul 2nd
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alli lent

shouldn't a separation of church and state mean you have to follow the law regardless of if you're a church..? it's illegal to discriminate because of sexual orientation. if you can't follow the law, you shouldn't be allowed to run government activities like fostering children.

Jun 17th
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dok dicer

turns out that appointing a woman of color as VP doesn't solve anything of that woman of color is as inhumane as any right winger. who would have thought? and more importantly, who could have known that based on her track record of incarcerating black people?

Jun 10th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

LOLOL the cicadas are so loud where ever Ayesha is reporting from. I love it, but I'm sure journalists find the sound annoying when they hit record.

Jun 8th
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herbsta magus

Trump is NOT on "solid ground" with vaccines or anything related to COVID or really anything else for that matter. I am literally unsubscribing from this compromised Trump propaganda podcast NOW and hopefully when I check in in the future you will not still be covering up for Trump's COMPLETE incompetence and betrayal of this country.

Jun 7th
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herbsta magus

Get f****** real... stop blaming economic problems on people getting unemployment it insulting and incorrect. Forcing people to work at crappy jobs for bad pay is NOT a jobs policy it is sadistic greedy nonsense.

Jun 6th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I was able to download and play the episode.

May 24th
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an interested party

that just shows you that companies aren't paying people a living wage. If you make more money sitting at home with government help then you do working at a job what is your choice going to be? It's obvious you're going to stay at home. So these companies need to pay people a living wage so they want to go to work. You should make more money at work than you do on unemployment.

May 21st
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Dirk Wijns

Couldn't download and/or listen this episode on this platform.

May 17th
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