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The NPR Politics Podcast

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.

Episodes

  • Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Shield Jan. 6 Documents From Congress

    Jan 20 2022

    The court ruled that the former president cannot block the release of 800 pages of his records to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The panel also asked Ivanka Trump, Trump's daughter and a former presidential adviser, to testify, and a request for former Vice President Mike Pence could be on the way, signaling that the investigation is getting closer to Trump's inner circle. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Claudia Grisale...more

  • In News Conference, Biden Says Build Back Better May Have To Be Broken Up

    Jan 20 2022

    In a press conference to mark one year in office, the president touted his administration's progress combating COVID, while conceding he'll likely need to break up his signature legislation to get it through the Senate. He also threatened major sanctions on Russia if it invades Ukraine, but drew criticism for adding that consequences would depend on whether Russia committed a "minor incursion" or a more severe advance. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspon...more

  • Democrats Are Headed For A Clash Over The Filibuster

    Jan 18 2022

    Senate Democrats are bringing new voting rights bills to the floor this week. There's just one problem: They don't have the votes. That could have consequences for the 2022 midterms, and it's setting up a public showdown about the future of the filibuster.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico MontanaroConnect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook...more

  • How Successful Was The Biden Administration In Addressing Racial Equity So Far?

    Jan 17 2022

    The Biden administration laid out his main priorities as the president took office: tackling the pandemic, responding to the climate crisis, addressing racial inequality, and rejuvenating the economy. Over the past few weeks, the NPR Politics Podcast checked in on whether those goals being met.Today we look at racial equity. The Biden administration pledged to center people of color in their hiring and policy decisions. But over the past year other crises took centerstage. How successful were th...more

  • Weekly Roundup: January 14th

    Jan 14 2022

    The Supreme Court has struck down the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test rule for businesses with more than 100 employees, but allowed a separate mandate for health care workers to stand. Also, Democrats' push to pass voting rights legislation is unraveling, as moderates in the Senate resist any changes to filibuster rules. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, and congressional correspondent K...more

  • Is another civil war brewing in America?

    Jan 13 2022

    The idea of another American Civil War might seem outlandish. But as the country diversifies, it's grown more polarized. Today, Americans can't even agree on who won the 2020 election or whether masks prevent the spread of COVID. Researchers say it's not out of the question for these political tensions to boil over. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving. Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr...more

  • Trump tells NPR he isn't giving up his 2020 election lies

    Jan 12 2022

    In an interview with NPR, former President Donald Trump made it clear that he hasn't moved on from his 2020 election loss, and it's causing a rift within the Republican Party. Trump maintains his false claims that the election was stolen from him, and while most Republicans have fallen in line, some desperately want to move on. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Conne...more

  • President Biden calls for filibuster changes to pass voting rights bills

    Jan 12 2022

    In a fiery speech in Atlanta Tuesday, President Biden urged the Senate to change filibuster rules in order to pass new voting rights protections. But Senate Democrats are divided on filibuster changes, and voting rights advocates say fiery remarks are not enough in the wake of laws passed in 19 states that restrict ballot access.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and political correspondent Juana Summers.Connect:Email the show at nprpol...more

  • Congress is back in session. Can Democrats finally pass Build Back Better?

    Jan 10 2022

    Democrats have two major pieces of unfinished business on their to-do list. They'll try, again, to reach a compromise on President Biden's signature Build Back Better bill, and they say passing voting rights legislation is also a top priority. But they don't have the votes right now to do either.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

  • Weekly Roundup: January 7th

    Jan 07 2022

    The justices are considering whether the federal mandates governing private employers and healthcare staff are constitutional. And Republicans who back Trump's election lies are running for election administration offices across the country.This episode: politics correspondent Juana Summers, labor correspondent Andrea Hsu, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and voting and disinformation reporter Miles Parks.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Poli...more

  • 'A Dagger At The Throat Of Democracy': President Biden Decries Election Lies

    Jan 06 2022

    In a speech from the Capitol one year after the building was attacked, President Biden warned that the United States could become a nation that "accepts political violence as a norm" and allows "partisan election officials to overturn the legally expressed will of the people" if Donald Trump's supporters in the Republican party continue to bolster his election lies.This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and White House c...more

  • Biden's COVID Response Lags Behind The Crisis, Experts Say

    Jan 05 2022

    As the president and his team promise more tests are coming, the omicron variant continues to drive cases to new records. While the latest wave is putting a smaller share of people into the hospital, the sheer number of infections is straining the healthcare system.This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and health correspondent Allison Aubrey.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Fac...more

  • Capitol Police Are Still Dealing With The Aftermath Of January 6th

    Jan 04 2022

    Chief Tom Manger says that he is dealing with low morale and high turnover as the force attempts to reinvent itself in the wake of last year's attack on the Capitol. There were more than 9000 threats against members of Congress last year.This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and acting congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subs...more

  • US Democracy Is At Risk Of Failing, According To 64% Of Americans

    Jan 03 2022

    The sentiment is felt most acutely by Republicans, two-thirds of whom wrongly believe that "voter fraud helped Joe Biden win the 2020 election." That's according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll out Monday. A majority of Republicans and Democrats alike reject political violence, while more than 1 in 5 respondents say violence is sometimes justified to protect democracy or American culture and values. This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, national correspondent Joel Ro...more

  • Our Favorite Political Music of 2021

    Dec 31 2021

    Miles Parks, Juana Summers, and Ayesha Rascoe are joined by Stephen Thompson of NPR Music to discuss their favorite political music of the year.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

  • Our Favorite Political TV Of 2021

    Dec 30 2021

    Miles Parks, Kelsey Snell, and Barbara Sprunt are joined by Aisha Harris of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast to discuss the year in political television.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

  • What Does It Take To Combat Disinformation?

    Dec 29 2021

    Whitney Phillips, assistant professor at Syracuse University, talks to NPR's Miles Parks about conspiracy, disinformation, and what it would take to improve civic literacy and rebuild trust in institutions in the United States.This episode: voting and disinformation reporter Miles ParksConnect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

  • Why Was Marriage At The Center Of The Fight For LGBT Civil Rights?

    Dec 28 2021

    In the latest NPR Politics Book Club, Danielle Kurtzleben talks with journalist Sasha Issenberg whose book The Engagement chronicles the path of marriage equality from a fringe issue to one of the nation's central civil rights fights. His book explores the complex ways that money and disagreements among activists shape political movements in the United States.This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politic...more

  • Despite Early Warnings Of An Omicron Surge, Testing Remains A Problem Nationwide

    Dec 27 2021

    Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said officials knew there would be a surge from the Omicron variant since early data became available from South Africa. Despite that, COVID-19 tests have been incredibly hard to come by as cases continue to rise.This episode: voting and disinformation reporter Miles Parks, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and health reporter Pien Huang.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast F...more

  • Interview: Longtime Hillary Clinton Aide Huma Abedin On Parenting, Faith, And 2016

    Dec 24 2021

    Huma Abedin has worked for Hillary Clinton for a quarter-century. In a new book, Both/And, she discusses being a prominent Muslim woman in American politics, intersecting personal and political crises, and whether the tumultuous final days of the 2016 presidential election distracted Democrats from important political lessons. She speaks with NPR's Asma Khalid.This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Asma Khalid.Connect:Email the show at...more

  • How Successful Was The Biden Administration In Managing The Economy This Year?

    Dec 23 2021

    The Biden administration laid out his main priorities as the president took office: tackling the pandemic, responding to the climate crisis, addressing racial inequality, and rejuvenating the economy. Over the next few weeks, the NPR Politics Podcast will check in on whether those goals being met.President Biden's first legislative push was the American Rescue Plan, a roughly $2 trillion economic stimulus plan that expanded help for unemployed workers and issued direct cash payments to millions ...more

  • How Successful Was The Biden Administration In Fighting Climate Change This Year?

    Dec 22 2021

    The Biden administration laid out his main priorities as the president took office: tackling the pandemic, responding to the climate crisis, addressing racial inequality, and rejuvenating the economy. Over the next few weeks, the NPR Politics Podcast will check in on whether those goals being met.President Biden rejoined the Paris climate agreement and pledged to halve U.S. greenhouse gas pollution from 2005 levels by 2030. But his ambitious goals, which scientists say are necessary to avoid the...more

  • How Successful Was The Biden Administration In Battling COVID This Year?

    Dec 21 2021

    The Biden administration laid out his main priorities as he took office: tackling the pandemic, responding to the climate crisis, addressing racial inequality, and rejuvenating the economy. Over the next few weeks, the NPR Politics Podcast will check in on how those goals are going.Building on President Trump's Operation Warp Speed, the Biden administration managed to make vaccines widely-available across the country within a few months of taking office. Convincing everyone to take the vaccine p...more

  • Sen. Manchin Closes The Door On Biden's Build Back Better Plan

    Dec 20 2021

    In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, the West Virginia Democrat said he would not support the Build Back Better Act, the centerpiece of President Biden's domestic agenda. The announcement, which came after months of wheel-spinning in Congress, dooms legislation that Biden says would allow the U.S. to curb the climate crisis and better support working families. Read more: Manchin says Build Back Better's climate measures are risky. That's not true.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khal...more

  • Weekly Roundup: December 17th

    Dec 17 2021

    President Biden acknowledged Thursday that the centerpiece of his agenda, a nearly-two trillion dollar social programs package known as the Build Back Better Act, won't pass the Senate before Christmas as Democrats had hoped. West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin is a key holdout. But Congress was able to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling, despite doubts that they could reach consensus.And: is there a rising workers' and unionization movement in the United States? Many low-income worke...more

  • Gun Control Activists Are Training To Run For Office

    Dec 16 2021

    Following in the footsteps of Lucy McBath, a Georgia Democrat who won a seat in the House of Representatives after her son was shot and killed, gun control activists across the country are training to run for office at the local, state, and federal level. They face an entrenched political climate that has doomed substantive action on the issue for decades.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, politics correspondent Juana Summers, and senior political editor and correspondent Domen...more

  • Extreme Wing Of House Republican Party Worries Rest Of Caucus Before Midterms

    Dec 15 2021

    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is feeling hopeful about the midterms: President Biden's approval numbers are low and inflation is at least temporarily high. But some Republican representatives are worried their peers are too focused on Trump-style bomb-throwing and jeers to stick to a uniform, policy-focused campaign message. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and acting congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh.Connect:Email the...more

  • Donald Trump Jr. Pressed Top Trump Aide To Act During Jan. 6 Capitol Attack

    Dec 14 2021

    The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol recommended that Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff under President Trump, be charged with contempt of Congress after he stopped cooperating with the panel. The decision comes as the committee disclosed messages sent during the attack by Fox News Channel hosts, Republican lawmakers, and Donald Trump Jr. asking Meadows to act to stop the assault on the Capitol.In case you missed it:The Docket: Executive Privilege Connec...more

  • How One Authoritarian Used Migrants As A Political Tool, And Why It Worries Biden

    Dec 13 2021

    U.S. officials have accused Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko of being the latest to take advantage of desperate migrants. They say he helped bring migrants from war-torn nations to the Belarus border in order to create a humanitarian crisis and put political pressure on his European neighbors. Officials worry this type of strategy might be used again.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and reporter Charles Maynes.Connect:Subscr...more

  • Weekly Roundup: Texas' 6-Week Abortion Ban Will Stand For Now

    Dec 10 2021

    The Supreme Court is allowing a lawsuit challenging Texas's 6-week abortion ban to go forward, but keeping the law in place while the suit moves through the courts. The move will maintain the status quo for abortion access in the state, while the court considers another case that could redefine Roe v. Wade.Also, a new NPR/Marist poll out this week found some major warning signs for President Biden and Congressional Democrats. Namely, many Americans aren't feeling the benefits of recent measures ...more

  • No One Has Been Granted Clemency During Biden Administration

    Dec 09 2021

    Joe Biden pledged ambitious criminal justice reforms as a candidate, but has taken few steps during his time in office to deliver them. And the FBI says diversifying its special agent ranks is a top priority, but its history of abuses during the civil rights era is a major recruitment hurdle.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Pod...more

  • What To Know About The U.S. Olympics Boycott

    Dec 08 2021

    In response to China's human rights abuses, the United States will not send any government representatives to the 2022 Winter Olympics in the country. U.S. athletes will still compete. The move is expected to increase tensions between the two world powers. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and international correspondent John Ruwitch.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the N...more

  • Why Women Seek Abortions After 15 Weeks

    Dec 07 2021

    The Supreme Court could allow Mississippi's ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy to take effect. In the United States, many women end up getting abortions after that point because of clinic backlogs and cost issues.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, national correspondent Sarah McCammon, 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.Liste...more

  • The High Cost Of Vaccine Conspiracies

    Dec 06 2021

    An NPR analysis finds that people living in counties which strongly supported Donald Trump in the 2020 election could be three times more likely to die of coronavirus than those in counties which strongly supported Joe Biden. That difference appears to be driven by partisan differences in vaccination rates, as vaccine conspiracies spread among far-right voters. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, senior Science editor and correspondent Geoffrey Brumfiel, and White House correspo...more

  • Weekly Roundup: December 3rd

    Dec 03 2021

    Congress passed a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown, but they only punted and they still have a long list of things to do before the end of the year. Plus, there's a lot of talk about Vice President Harris and Transportation Secretary Buttigieg. Will they or won't they run for president in 2024?This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcas...more

  • Why Two Experts Think The Supreme Court Is Prepared To Roll Back Roe V. Wade

    Dec 02 2021

    The Supreme Court heard arguments for a case that challenges the foundation of Roe v. Wade, the decision that originally made abortion legal. In their questioning, the conservative justices seemed primed to overturn the fifty year old precedent. That decision would radically change abortion access in the United States.This episode: political correspondent Juana Summers, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, and Mary Ziegler, author of Abortion And The Law In America.Connect:Subscribe to th...more

  • The Big Consequences Of Small Changes To Congressional Maps

    Dec 01 2021

    Congressional districts are redrawn every ten years by state legislatures. In theory it is so populations are accurately represented when voting, but partisan gerrymandering means when you look at the map you'll probably see some really wonky shapes. We look at two states, Texas and Georgia, where redistricting will have major consequences for politicians and policy.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, Georgia Public Broadcasting's ...more

  • Congress Has A LOT To Do, But Can They Stop Fighting For Long Enough To Do It?

    Nov 30 2021

    Congress and, in particular, congressional Democrats have a long to-do list before the end of the year. But inter- and intra-party disputes threaten any kind of action. So what are the disagreements, and when push comes to shove can they get the job done?This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the N...more

  • What Do You Need To Know About Omicron? Biden Says Be Concerned But Don't Panic

    Nov 29 2021

    A new Covid-19 variant called Omicron is spreading throughout the world and public health officials are worried about its transmissibility. President Biden addressed the nation saying, "this variant is a cause for concern — not a cause for panic." But the variant is reigniting anxieties about the pandemic.This episode: White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and health correspondent Allison Aubrey.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email th...more

  • The Docket: What Is Executive Privilege And What Are Its Limits?

    Nov 26 2021

    In order to resist a congressional investigation into the January 6th insurrection, former President Trump and his associates are claiming executive privilege. They say the communication between a president and his advisers should remain confidential. Congress says it wants to get to the bottom of what the president knew. So where does executive privilege come from, and does it take precedent over congress' power to investigate?This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid and national jus...more

  • Remembering NPR Political Reporter Cokie Roberts

    Nov 25 2021

    Cokie Roberts was one of NPR's "Founding Mothers," a pioneering journalist whose career blazed a trail for generations of women at the network. NPR's Tamara Keith and Nina Totenberg talk to Cokie's husband Steve Roberts about the ways in which she was also a role model in her personal life. Steve Roberts new book about his wife is Cokie: A Life Well Lived.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to...more

  • Weekly Roundup: November 24th

    Nov 24 2021

    Though it has grown more popular with time, the Affordable Care Act was widely disliked by the public in 2010 and cost Democrats dearly in the midterms. Democrats failed to successfully explain the legislation's benefits in the face of Republican attacks. Could Biden's infrastructure plan and, should it pass, social programs bill face the same fate?And the investigation into what role former President Trump played in the January 6th attack on the Capitol, led by House Democrats, has interviewed ...more

  • America's Other Public Health Crisis: 100,000 Overdose Deaths

    Nov 23 2021

    More than 100,000 people died from a drug overdose in the 12-month period beginning April 2020. Despite a growing consensus that recognizes addiction as a public health problem, many effective interventions like safe consumption sites and needle exchanges are politically unpopular and legally complex.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and addiction correspondent Brian Mann.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podca...more

  • Yes, COVID-19 Cases Are Up. No, It's Not A Repeat Of Last Year.

    Nov 22 2021

    COVID-19 case numbers are once again rising in the United States ahead of the holiday season, but the country is in a much different place than it was this time last year.Fifty-nine percent of the country is now fully-vaccinated, and tests are widely available. Mandates, including one that took effect today for federal workers, are expected to spur more people to get vaccinated in the months to come.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and...more

  • Weekly Roundup: November 19th

    Nov 19 2021

    The two-trillion dollar package still needs to pass the Senate, where it is expected to undergo extensive changes. Also, a look at what issues are dominating campaigns in a central Virginia swing district.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, congressional producer Barbara Sprunt, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin th...more

  • Leaders of Canada And Mexico Visit Washington To Talk COVID, Trade, And Migration

    Nov 18 2021

    The summit comes after a five-year hiatus spanning the Trump administration. Despite the nations' strong relationship, disagreements over sensitive political issues have sometimes led to heightened tensions.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and international correspondent Carrie Kahn.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlis...more

  • Democrats Say They Have A Plan To Overcome 2022 Headwinds

    Nov 17 2021

    Democrats say they will prioritize sustained outreach to communities of color and clear messages about how they think they have improved people's lives. But, if history is any guide, there is plenty of reason for skepticism.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, political correspondent Juana Summers, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.|Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Liste...more

  • US-China Summit May Have Lowered The Temperature, But The Tough Issues Remain

    Nov 16 2021

    President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met for a video summit this week. Both governments lauded the call as productive, but the economic and human rights issues driving tension between the two great powers are likely to persist for years.This episode: White House corrspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and China correspondent John Ruwitch.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Face...more

  • Steve Bannon, Former Top Trump Aide, Charged With Contempt Of Congress

    Nov 15 2021

    Bannon was indicted last week for defying a congressional subpoena related to the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. He surrendered this morning to federal authorities and has been released pending trial.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and congressional reporter Carrie Grisales.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...more

  • Weekly Roundup: November 11th

    Nov 12 2021

    Pew is out with an extensive look at nine different ideological groups latent in America's political divides. And the National Rifle Association struggled with how to respond to the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School, but its eventual course of action reveals a lot about the group's behavior in the subsequent two decades.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, acting congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, an...more

  • More Trump Allies Ordered To Testify Before Congress About January 6th

    Nov 11 2021

    Democrats are racing to finish their extensive investigation into the January 6th insurrection in the next year, worried that they may not hold onto their majority after the 2022 midterm elections.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our pla...more

  • Biden's Election Was Legitimate. Republicans Have Convinced Supporters It Wasn't.

    Nov 10 2021

    Donald Trump and other top Republicans have continued to lie about the results of the presidential election. Now, 62 percent of Republicans believe election fraud changed the results of the 2020 presidential election. It did not.With narrow majorities, Democrats have been unable to pass voting rights and election security reforms through the Senate and are unwilling to change the rules to do so.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, a...more

  • Vice President Harris Travels To France To Mend Fences

    Nov 09 2021

    Vice President Kamala Harris is in France for several days, helping to mend the U.S. relationship with that country after a recent drama involving a military submarine contract with Australia. The visit also gives her an opportunity to expand her foreign policy resume.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and international correspondent Eleanor Beardsley.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org...more

  • Congress Passes Biden's Trillion-Dollar Transit, Broadband, And Power Bill

    Nov 08 2021

    It is a major political victory for President Biden, though it remains to be seen whether it will buoy his approval ratings or boost support for Democrats in Congress.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and acting congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh.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 ...more

  • Weekly Roundup: November 5th

    Nov 05 2021

    It is not clear whether Democrats in the House of Representatives will vote today on the two major legislative packages that represent the core of President Biden's agenda, continuing months of uncertainty. And the economy added a fair number of jobs last month, but the recovery remains uneven across industries and demographic groups.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and chief economics correspo...more

  • The Republican Election Official Who Stood Up To Trump

    Nov 04 2021

    Brad Raffensperger is a conservative Republican who serves as Georgia's elected Secretary of State — he oversaw the 2020 elections cycle in the state. In a conversation about his new book Integrity Counts, he tells NPR's Miles Parks and Georgia Public Broadcast's Stephen Fowler about resisting former president Trump's push to corrupt the election results.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, voting reporter Miles Parks, and GPB reporter Stephen Fowler.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR ...more

  • Virginia Elects Republican Glenn Youngkin As Governor

    Nov 03 2021

    Youngkin defeated former governor Terry McAuliffe, and outperformed former president Donald Trump's 2020 margins in every county. In the deep-blue state of New Jersey, the governor's race remains too close to call.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, 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 Fac...more

  • Supreme Court May Allow A Challenge To Texas Abortion Restrictions To Move Forward

    Nov 02 2021

    A near-ban on abortion in Texas was designed to be hard to challenge in court, but in a hearing on Monday, many of the Supreme Court's conservative justices appeared ready to allow a challenge brought by abortion providers to move forward.This episode: White House reporter Asma Khalid, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, and KUT reporter Ashley Lopez.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen...more

  • Biden Says The US Has Gotten Serious About Climate

    Nov 01 2021

    President Biden continues his travel this week in Scotland, where he is attending the United Nations climate conference, COP26. Despite trouble passing his climate change proposals at home, Biden told the gathering of world leaders that the U.S. will become a net-zero emissions economy in the next three decades.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and science correspondent Dan Charles.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Ema...more

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday October 29th

    Oct 29 2021

    President Biden touted a new framework for the infrastructure package Democrats have been trying to deliver. The package dropped from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion. Will those cuts satisfy the senators holding out? Plus, abortion rights advocates shift their message. Warning: This episode contains some adult content.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and political correspondent Danielle Kurtz...more

  • The Docket: Do You Have The Right To Carry A Gun Outside Of Your Home?

    Oct 28 2021

    The Supreme Court has already ruled that an individual has the right to bear arms in their own home, but next week it will hear arguments about whether or not that right goes beyond the home. The court will weigh individual rights against public safety at a time when gun violence has continued making national headlines.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpoliti...more

  • Jobs Are Open But People Of Color And Women Are Struggling To Return To Work

    Oct 27 2021

    The labor market shifted dramatically during the pandemic, and as employers once again begin to hire, many black and brown Americans are finding it difficult to return to work. Plus, women are participating less in the workforce than in the 1980s. We look at the reasons why.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe and Labor and Workplace correspondent Andrea Hsu.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Face...more

  • How Safe Are Kids Online? Senators Ask TikTok, Snapchat, And YouTube

    Oct 26 2021

    TikTok and Snapchat appeared for the first time before Congress alongside YouTube to answer questions about how safe their platforms are for young people. Senators are calling for regulations, the company representatives agreed, but dodged any real commitments.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Miles Parks, and tech reporter Bobby Allyn.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Fac...more

  • The Facebook Papers Show How Quickly Radicalization Can Happen Online

    Oct 25 2021

    Thousands of leaked documents from Facebook were viewed by more news organizations over the weekend including NPR. The internal sources show the company struggling with how to combat misinformation and researchers worrying about the impact of the platform.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Miles Parks, and tech correspondent Shannon Bond.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Fac...more

  • You Should Pay Attention To The Virginia Governor's Race

    Oct 22 2021

    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@np...more

  • What Will Survive Negotiations In Biden's Trillion-Plus Dollar Social Programs Bill?

    Oct 21 2021

    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.

  • Will Democrats Change The Senate Rules To Pass Voting Rights Legislation?

    Oct 20 2021

    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 Po...more

  • Why Are School Board Officials Getting Death Threats?

    Oct 19 2021

    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 W...more

  • If You're Vaccinated, You Can Visit The US From Abroad In November

    Oct 18 2021

    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...more

  • Weekly Roundup: October 15th

    Oct 15 2021

    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 ...more

  • The Boston Marathon Bomber Is Undoubtedly Guilty, But Should He Be Executed?

    Oct 14 2021

    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@...more

  • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Optimistic On Supply Chain Problems

    Oct 13 2021

    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 Politic...more

  • Let's Talk About Young Voters

    Oct 12 2021

    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.C...more

  • How Much Has The Country Really Changed Since Clinton's Impeachment?

    Oct 11 2021

    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 P...more

  • Weekly Roundup: October 8th

    Oct 08 2021

    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 e...more

  • What's Next For The Afghans Now In The United States?

    Oct 07 2021

    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 nprpol...more

  • Why Trump's Former Press Secretary Worries About His Influence In 2022

    Oct 06 2021

    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 sho...more

  • Hear What A Facebook Insider Told Congress About How Its Apps Hurt Kids

    Oct 05 2021

    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 Politi...more

  • Why Does Biden's China Policy Look So Much Like Trump's?

    Oct 04 2021

    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 Politi...more

  • For White Evangelicals, The Identity Is About More Than Religious Faith

    Oct 02 2021

    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 NP...more

  • Weekly Roundup: October 1st

    Oct 01 2021

    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 ...more

  • Supreme Court Will Consider Abortion, Guns, Religious Liberty Cases This Term

    Sep 30 2021

    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 Totenb...more

  • The Docket: After A Half Century, Roe V. Wade Faces An Uncertain Future

    Sep 29 2021

    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 Tot...more

  • Military Officials Recommended Trump, Biden Keep Troops In Afghanistan

    Sep 28 2021

    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 govern...more

  • With Biden's Legacy Teetering, Democrats Struggle To Overcome Divisions

    Sep 27 2021

    Democratic Party discord threatens what amounts to nearly all of President Biden's domestic agenda, from childcare to climate. Compounding the challenge: looming government funding and debt deadlines.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, acting congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, 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...more

  • Democrats Are Running Out Of Time To Negotiate On Major Priorities

    Sep 24 2021

    Congressional Democrats are trying to wrap up negotiations on their reconciliation package, fund the government, and deal with the debt ceiling. But with looming deadlines with big consequences, someone is going to have to compromise. The big question: who's it going to be? Plus, bipartisan talks over police reform legislation officially came up empty handed.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and political correspondent Juana Summers....more

  • Do Lawmakers Have More Insight Into Stocks Than The Public? TikTok Users Think So.

    Sep 23 2021

    Seven House lawmakers are facing ethics complaints for violating the Stock Act, which polices insider trading, because of a recent bipartisan trend of lawmakers ignoring disclosure requirements. They say it was an accident. Plus, TikTok accounts are using public disclosures to tell followers when to buy and sell stock based on what congressmembers do. It's a clear sign of the distrust the public has in their officials. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspon...more

  • Biden Faces Scrutiny Over Surge of Haitian Migrants

    Sep 22 2021

    The Biden administration is expelling hundreds of Haitian migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, after thousands arrived at a crossing near Del Rio, Texas this weekend. Photos of groups in makeshift campsites and of border patrol agents aggressively confronting the migrants on horseback sparked outrage. Now, Biden is facing pressure from all sides: many Republicans say he needs to be tougher on border security, while many Democrats say deporting the migrants, without the option to apply for asylum,...more

  • Amid Many Global Crises Biden Calls For Togetherness In First U.N. Address

    Sep 21 2021

    In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Biden emphasized the importance of global cooperation to combat the coronavirus and climate change. And he not so subtly critiqued China and authoritarianism. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, 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...more

  • As Biden's Approval Rating Dips, Republicans Sharpen Their Message For The Midterms

    Sep 20 2021

    The GOP has a good shot at taking at least one if not both chambers of Congress in next year's midterm elections. And they are already sharpening their message by focusing on the economy. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, 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 Po...more

  • Weekly Roundup: September 17th

    Sep 17 2021

    Saturday's "Justice For J6" rally is being held to protest government treatment of people who participated in the riot. It could serve as a test of how the Capitol Police force has evolved since January's attack.And congressional testimony by prominent U.S. gymnasts about the Federal Bureau of Investigation's handling of their sexual abuse allegations raises major questions about the organization's culture and accountability apparatus.This episode: White House reporter Scott Detrow, congressiona...more

  • Interview: EMILY's List President On Electing Democratic Women

    Sep 16 2021

    The group was founded in 1985 to get Democratic women who back abortion access elected to office and has faced criticism in the years since from people who say the group has not done enough to support Black women and other candidates of color.Now, EMILY's List has chosen a new leader: Laphonza Butler. She is the first first woman of color and the first mother to lead the group and spoke with NPR political correspondent Juana Summers and NPR White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe about her plans...more

  • With Big Plans And Small Margins, Can Democrats Pull Off Their Agenda?

    Sep 15 2021

    Progressives feel as though their job compromising on the $3.5 trillion dollar budget bill is done, while Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema say the package is still too big. Looming over it all, a chance the federal government defaults on its debt as Republicans signal they won't cooperate on raising or suspending the debt ceiling. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and acting congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh. Connect:Subsc...more

  • Here Are The Tough Questions Congress Asked About Biden's Afghanistan Withdrawal

    Sep 14 2021

    Secretary of State Antony Blinken appeared before both the House and the Senate this week, where he met with bipartisan frustration over the hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan after the country's government fell to the Taliban.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and diplomatic correspondent Michele Keleman.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook G...more

  • Should Athletes Be Activists? WNBA Star Nneka Ogwumike Says They Have To Be

    Sep 13 2021

    The WBNA's political activism helped to reshape the political landscape in Washington. NPR's Franco Ordoñez and Ayesha Rascoe talked to Nneka Ogwumike, head of the league's players union, about its role in the racial justice movement and Georgia's 2020 Senate race.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 an...more

  • Listen: How The Country Remembered 9/11, Two Decades Later

    Sep 11 2021

    There were remembrance ceremonies in New York City, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. The reading of the victim's names — there were nearly 3,000 — took hours. Former President George W. Bush and Vice President Harris spoke. And, our reporters discuss the political legacy of the attacks after two decades.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Em...more

  • Weekly Roundup: September 10th

    Sep 10 2021

    The number of new COVID cases hasn't been this high since before the vaccine was widely available. Aiming to curb the rise, President Biden has announced a series of expansive new policies covering the bulk of American workers.And the Department of Justice is suing Texas over its near-ban on abortions, launching one of many expected court fights over the law.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, business correspondent Andrea Hsu, and nationa...more

  • Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Told Us He Isn't Retiring. Yet.

    Sep 09 2021

    In a conversation with NPR's Nina Totenberg, Justice Breyer, 83, says he plans to retire from the High Court before he dies. He bemoaned the public's perception of Supreme Court Justices as politicians and said it is up to young people to address the problems facing the country.This episode: legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Fa...more

  • There's A Chance That California Will Soon Have A Republican Governor

    Sep 08 2021

    Voting ends Tuesday in California's recall election, where voters are deciding whether or not to remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. If he loses, Republican Larry Elder is the most likely candidate to replace him.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and KQED senior editor Scott Shafer.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Face...more

  • Cutting Unemployment Aid Didn't Get Many Unemployed Americans Back To Work

    Sep 07 2021

    Some twelve million Americans saw their expanded unemployment assistance expire Monday as the delta variant throttles the nation's economic recovery. Research from the states that halted the aid programs earlier this summer suggests the end of benefits will hurt spending and won't do much to get people back into the workforce.So far, neither Congress nor the Biden administration are pushing to renew the benefits.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Ayes...more

  • Do School Mask Bans Violate The Rights Of Children With Disabilities?

    Sep 06 2021

    The Biden administration is investigating several states over their bans on mask mandates in schools, saying the measures could violate the rights of children with disabilities who are entitled to a safe school environment.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and senior education editor and correspondent Cory Turner.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebo...more

  • Sacred Ground: A 9/11 Story

    Sep 03 2021

    On Sept. 11, 2001, United Airlines Flight 93 was hijacked by four al-Qaida terrorists. The passengers and crew fought back and because of that, the plane crashed outside Shanksville, Pa., instead of its likely target: the U.S. Capitol.Part of the plane crashed onto land owned by Tim Lambert, a public radio reporter at WITF in Harrisburg, Pa. The crash would end up connecting Lambert, in surprising ways, to the first responders who managed the aftermath and to the families of the people who die...more

  • For Now, 73 Percent Of Americans Support Allowing Afghan Refugees Resettle in U.S.

    Sep 02 2021

    President Joe Biden's approval rating has dropped to a new low, 43 percent, according to a new poll from NPR, PBS NewsHour, and Marist College. Americans are split about what should have happened in Afghanistan, but a large majority label the U.S. role in the country a "failure."The poll found that a historically large majority of Americans approve of resettling Afghan refugees in the United States, but that number could decline as the political fight heats up.This episode: White House correspon...more

  • Abortion Is All But Banned In Texas

    Sep 01 2021

    A state law took effect Wednesday banning abortion after about six weeks, before many women even know they are pregnant. It also allows people to sue others seeking an abortion and anyone who aids them in the process, with damages beginning at ten thousand dollars plus attorney's fees. So far, the Supreme Court has not halted the legislation.So far, the Supreme Court has not halted the legislation.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, an...more

  • After Two Decades And More Than A 150,000 Dead, America Has Left Afghanistan

    Aug 31 2021

    The withdrawal effort managed to evacuate 124,000 people before the last U.S. service member left Afghanistan on Monday, ending nearly two-decades of American military presence in the country after the September 11th attacks.Tuesday at the White House, President Biden fervently defended his decision not to "extend the forever war," though touted America's remote warfare capabilities and told terror group ISIS-K: "We're not done with you yet."This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, W...more

  • How Will Biden Respond To US Crises?

    Aug 30 2021

    Much of the country is reeling from natural disasters as COVID hospitalization rates hit levels not seen since before the vaccine was widely available. Evacuations continue from Afghanistan in the wake of the most deadly attack on U.S. service members in more than a decade.All that during what was supposed to be a domestic policy-focused summer for the Biden White House, with two trillion-plus dollar deals on the line. So, how is the president responding to crisis?This episode: White House corre...more

  • Weekly Roundup: August 27th

    Aug 27 2021

    President Biden has warned there could be more violence coming over the weekend in Afghanistan. Yesterday's attack at Kabul's airport could be a preview of the disarray that could be in store for the country after the U.S. finally exits. And: it is still unclear where tens of thousands of evacuated Afghans will be allowed to resettle.Also, voting rights activists will take to the streets across the country this weekend to pressure President Biden and congressional Democrats to take aggressive ac...more

  • More Than A Dozen Americans Dead After Attack At Kabul Airport

    Aug 27 2021

    President Biden addressed the nation to offer condolences to the families of the U.S. military personnel and scores of Afghan civilians who died. He promised to hold the perpetrators accountable.The evacuation mission continues ahead of Tuesday's deadline. More than a hundred thousand people have now been evacuated from Afghanistan. This episode: congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and international correspondent Jackie Northam.Connect:Subscribe to ...more

  • Tens of Thousands Evacuated⁠—And Many Thousands More To Go

    Aug 25 2021

    The U.S. has only a few more days to evacuate as many as 1,500 Americans and many thousands of Afghans before the Tuesday deadline set in negotiations with the Taliban. Staying longer, U.S. officials say, risks violence. Now, attention has begun to turn to what comes next: how and where to resettle the scores who have fled.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and national security correspondent Greg Myre.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Polit...more

  • Today Proved How Hard It Will Be For Democrats To Pass These Huge Bills

    Aug 24 2021

    Moderate House Democrats want to vote on infrastructure before negotiations continue on the big Biden economic plan. Progressive Democrats, joined by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, worry that would sacrifice much-needed leverage. The compromise the party brokered Tuesday shows just how much work lies ahead as the party works to pass the heart of President Biden's agenda.This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and congression...more

  • Vets Are Worried Their Afghan Allies Will Be Killed Before They Can Evacuate

    Aug 23 2021

    The U.S. is evacuating thousands of people a day from Kabul, prioritizing Americans and citizens of NATO allies. The Taliban insist that all troops must be out of the country by the end of the month. That has left Americans who were deployed to the country worried about the fate of their Afghan allies — particularly those outside of the capitol city.This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and veterans correspondent ...more

  • Why Didn't Biden Start Evacuating Americans Sooner? We Asked Him.

    Aug 20 2021

    President Biden spoke about the situation in Afghanistan again Friday, emphasizing his commitment to evacuating all Americans and Afghan allies after the Taliban's swift takeover. NPR's Scott Detrow asked him why these evacuations didn't begin months ago when the U.S. still had more control in the country.And as COVID cases continue to rise, many school administrators are implementing mask mandates for teachers and students despite orders in some states that prohibit the rules. The Biden adminis...more

  • Biden: Military Isn't The Way To Deal With Human Rights Issues

    Aug 19 2021

    Frantic evacuations continue in Afghanistan as President Biden publicly defends the way in which the withdrawal of U.S. troops was conducted. And in an interview with ABC on Wednesday, Biden said that using military force to deal with human rights issues was "not rational."This episode: congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, international correspondent Jackie Northam, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR P...more

  • Election Officials Still Get Death Threats

    Aug 18 2021

    The nation's top election officials met in Iowa last weekend. They discussed the ongoing challenge presented by false conspiracy theories pushed by Republicans about the presidential election.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, voting and misinformation reporter Miles Parks, 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 ...more

  • Most Kids Still Can't Get The Vaccine. They Represent 18% Of New Cases.

    Aug 17 2021

    Hospitals across the country are nearing capacity as they struggle to treat unvaccinated Americans. Children represent eighteen percent of all new cases, as parents and pediatricians push to get those under twelve access to the vaccine as schools begin to reopen.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and health correspondent Allison Aubrey.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR ...more

  • Biden: Americans Shouldn't Die In A War That Afghans Aren't Willing To Fight

    Aug 16 2021

    In a speech at the White House Monday, President Biden forcefully defended his decision to withdrawal from Afghanistan — rebuking the Afghan government for being unwilling to fight the Taliban and emphasizing that spending more time and money in the country would not, in his view, have changed the outcome.The president devoted very little of the speech to criticism he has faced over how the withdrawal was conducted. He took no questions from reporters.It remains to be seen how many of tens of th...more

  • Weekly Roundup: August 13th

    Aug 13 2021

    The unexpected announcement from the Pentagon comes as the Taliban is rapidly increasing their control over the country. And new census data out this week shows that the share of Americans who identify as multiracial is up nearly 300 percent since 2010.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and national correspondent Hansi Lo Wang.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at n...more

  • The Docket: Vaccine Mandates

    Aug 12 2021

    In the latest installment of the Docket, our series on legal issues, NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben and Carrie Johnson talk about vaccine mandates with Lindsay F. Wiley, a law professor at American University.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.

  • What's Next For New York After Cuomo's Resignation?

    Aug 11 2021

    Once talked about as a future presidential candidate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) will leave politics in disgrace after the release of a report detailing multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Some allegations he denies, others encounters he says are being mischaracterized. Now, there are big questions about the future of politics in the state.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, New York State Public Radio reporter Karen DeWitt, political correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, a...more

  • Biden's Next Infrastructure Challenge: Democrats

    Aug 10 2021

    President Biden's infrastructure deal passed the Senate with 19 Republican votes, bolstering his claim that he can secure deals in today's Washington. But now he has to contend with competing priorities within his own party.Also: Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) has said he will resign. This episode: political correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the...more

  • Biden's Climate Plans Are Historic. But Are They Enough?

    Aug 09 2021

    President Biden said that the United States will cut its greenhouse gas emissions to half of 2005 levels by the end of this decade. The Senate is on track to approve billions for climate resiliency programs this week and Democrats have made climate policy a central piece of their forthcoming $3.5 trillion economic package.The proposals are all unprecedented — but are they enough to meet the scale of the challenge?This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Ke...more

  • Weekly Roundup: August 8th

    Aug 06 2021

    The unemployment rate dropped to 5.4% in July — a low for the pandemic. Nearly a million new jobs were added to the economy — although restaurants and factories are still hurting for workers. Covid cases continued to rise, too. We take a look at the two ends of the response spectrum: New York City's vaccine mandate and Florida's free-for-all.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, national correspon...more

  • Prices Are Rising. Who's To Blame?

    Aug 05 2021

    People agree: prices are up on everything from gasoline to used cars. But both experts and voters disagree on the cause and whether inflation is here to stay. That uncertainty makes the economy a potent messaging tool ahead of the 2022 race for control of Congress. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow and White House correspondent Asma Khalid.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen...more

  • Biden Said He Couldn't Stop Evictions. Then He Did.

    Aug 04 2021

    Gene Sperling oversees the White House's rollout of COVID relief. On Monday, he told reporters that President Biden had "quadruple-checked" whether he had the legal grounds to extend the eviction moratorium unilaterally but said ultimately the president's hands were tied by a Supreme Court ruling that blocked the administration from extending its past moratorium beyond the end of July. Yesterday, the administration extended the renter protections anyway. And, the U.S. continues the hard task of ...more

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, New York Investigation Finds

    Aug 03 2021

    An investigation found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women in and out of state government and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers, New York's attorney general announced Tuesday. The findings quickly renewed calls for the Democrat's resignation or impeachment. Cuomo smacked down the allegations, citing generational differences, and calling the investigation politically motivated. This episode: White house correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara ...more

  • Light Summer Reading? The 2,702-Page Infrastructure Deal Just Dropped.

    Aug 02 2021

    A vote on the trillion-dollar proposal is expected as soon as Thursday. Also, President Biden has been denying tens of thousands of migrants asylum proceedings, citing public health fears. After months of stagnant negotiations, immigration and civil rights groups are taking the White House to court.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez.Connect:Subscribe...more

  • 60 Percent Of Adults Are Fully Vaccinated. Why Are Things Getting Worse?

    Jul 30 2021

    President Biden gave a speech Thursday afternoon begging folks to get vaccinated. A CDC document warns that the very contagious delta variant means "the war has changed" against COVID.The bipartisan infrastructure deal which passed its first vote in the Senate this week is evidence that President Biden may be able to foster cooperative lawmaking in modern Washington, as he promised during the campaign. Will it help his party hold onto congressional majorities during a difficult midterm election ...more

  • The Docket: The Rise And Fall Of The Voting Rights Act Of 1965

    Jul 29 2021

    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was born from the civil rights movement of the '50s and '60s, but in recent years the Supreme Court has effectively nullified its key provisions. We explore why the law was first passed and what it means for voters of color now that its powers have been gutted.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Poli...more

  • Sixty-Six Percent Of Alabamians Still Need The Shot. Can Tommy Tuberville Help?

    Jul 28 2021

    The White House says it is "following the science" on masks after the CDC issued new guidance, but some experts say they're falling short on the social science: how to convince the remaining 40 percent of American adults to get vaccinated.Alabama has the lowest vaccination rate in the nation and residents there aren't likely to listen to President Biden. Can football coach-turned-Senator Tommy Tuberville convince the rest of the state to get inoculated?This episode: White House correspondent Sco...more

  • Four Police Officers Detailed The Ugly Violence And Racism Of The Capitol Riot

    Jul 27 2021

    The officers — Pfc. Harry Dunn and Sgt. Aquilino Gonell of the U.S. Capitol Police, and Michael Fanone and Daniel Hodges of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department — testified before a congressional committee investigating the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol by Donald Trump's supporters. The officers each detailed brutal violence and abuse at the hand of protestors that left them with ongoing physical and mental injuries. This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe,...more

  • Some 6300 New Migrants Arrived At The Southern Border Every Day Of June

    Jul 26 2021

    Customs and Border Protection reported encounters with 188,829 migrants and asylum-seekers at the U.S. southern border last month, the highest level in a generation. The Biden administration has struggled with how to respond.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, 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 Gr...more

  • Weekly Roundup: July 23rd

    Jul 23 2021

    A hearing next week featuring testimony by Capitol Police officers will be held without any members nominated by Republicans. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is boycotting the process after the House's top Democrat Nancy Pelosi vetoed some of the members he selected to serve.And the rate of violent crime is sharply up in some cities across the United States. There are no simple answers about what's driving the increase, but it it is certain to be a central issue in the Republican effort to retake...more

  • The First $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Deal Vote Failed. It Doesn't Really Matter.

    Jul 22 2021

    A group of 21 senators from both parties but out a statement that they're close to a deal and another vote is expected as soon as Monday.And an Ohio Democratic primary race to replace Biden official Marica Fudge in the House of Representatives is getting a lot of national attention, including from this podcast.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR P...more

  • A Heartbreaking Rise In COVID Cases Has People Worried Restrictions Will Return

    Jul 21 2021

    Coronavirus cases are on the rise in parts of the United States and there have been new cases among fully-vaccinated lawmakers and government staff. The country as a whole saw a nearly 150% increase in the seven-day case average compared with two weeks prior.The vaccines, though, are still preventing serious infections and mostly keeping people out of the hospital. Now, President Biden and the White House are struggling to figure out how to get the remaining one-third of American adults vaccinat...more

  • These Two Sites Explain How Facebook Outrage Reshaped Media

    Jul 20 2021

    Ben Shapiro's conservative commentary and news aggregation site The Daily Wire is a dominant force on Facebook, where sharp headlines drive massive engagement.The upstart The Georgia Star News has pushed outright disinformation about the 2020 presidential election and subsequently scored an exclusive interview with Donald Trump.The two sites illustrate a number of distinct ways in which outrage, social media, and political polarization have reshaped the media landscape.This episode: congressiona...more

  • What Does Federal Court Ruling Mean For DACA Program?

    Jul 19 2021

    President Joe Biden's primary policy initiatives, his trillion-dollar infrastructure and economic plans, face their first test in the Senate this week. And does a federal court ruling limiting the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, increase the urgency around immigration in Congress?This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast he...more

  • Black Rebellion: Mass Violence And The Civil Rghts Movement

    Jul 17 2021

    Elizabeth Hinton's book America On Fire explores how aggressive policing sparked thousands of incidents of mass violence in Black communities across the United States beginning in the 1960s. NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben talks to the author about how the government's typical response to these "rebellions" — more policing — is both escalatory and inadequate. Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to o...more

  • Weekly Roundup: July 16th

    Jul 16 2021

    Voting rights activists feel that they have done the work of energizing and organizing voters to care about the issue. Now, they want President Biden to step up the pressure on Congress from the bully pulpit. And Hunter Biden's art sales will be anonymous, which the White House is calling an ethics win. Good governance experts aren't buying it. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Juana Summers, and senior political...more

  • Is This The Biggest Bill Of Your Lifetime?

    Jul 15 2021

    In his April address to Congress, President Joe Biden said he hoped to prove that democracy and the federal government were still capable of delivering for the American people. This week, Senate Democrats unveiled Biden's chief effort to meet that promise: a $3.5 trillion dollar plan that would — among other things — dramatically expand access to child and health care, as well as overhaul the energy sector to curb climate change. The proposal faces a difficult road to passage and could see consi...more

  • Can Joe Biden Turn Florida Blue With A Savvy Response To Protests In Cuba?

    Jul 14 2021

    Faced with food and fuel shortages, Cubans have begun unprecedented protests against the country's communist government. President Biden's response could help boost Democratic support among Florida's many Cuban American voters. The party has lost a number of key elections in the state, thanks in large part to lackluster support among conservative expatriates who hope to see Democrats take a harder line against Cuba's communist government. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, Wh...more

  • We Asked Vice President Kamala Harris If She's Pushing Senate To Change Filibuster

    Jul 13 2021

    Take our survey: npr.org/podcastsurveyVice President Harris talked to NPR's Asma Khalid about the administration's path forward on their voting rights agenda given the major roadblock in the Senate: some Democrats in the chamber are unwilling to change the filibuster, a rules quirk that forces a sixty-to-forty majority to pass most legislation.And many Democrats from the Texas statehouse have come to Washington D.C. to meet with federal lawmakers, fleeing their own state in a procedural stunt to...more

  • When Will People Be Able To Visit The United States Again?

    Jul 12 2021

    Take our survey: npr.org/podcastsurveyDomestic travel is surging as the country reopens, but there is still an international-sized hole in the bottom lines of some U.S. tourism businesses. Would-be foreign visitors are mostly barred from coming stateside as coronavirus travel bans persist — and there have been few concrete answers from the Biden administration on when that will change.And vaccine maker Pfizer has begun talking about providing a coronavirus vaccine booster shot. That could be a h...more

  • Weekly Roundup: July 9th

    Jul 09 2021

    President Biden gave a defensive speech Thursday updating the American public on his plan for withdrawal from Afghanistan. He said that the United States accomplished its mission in Afghanistan, though his administration acknowledged earlier in the day that the two-decade war "has not been won militarily" and that there are ongoing risks to the safety and prosperity of Afghans.Domestically, the White House is stalled on voting rights reforms: Democrats in Congress can't find a route around the f...more

  • Trump's Social Media Lawsuit Is Mostly Messaging, But Tech Regulation Is Coming

    Jul 08 2021

    Former president Donald Trump filed a lawsuit this week claiming that his rights are violated by social media bans, claims legal experts say are spurious. But there has long been a push for big tech regulation in Washington, and it appears that the wheels are starting to turn. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional editor Deirdre Walsh, and technology correspondent Shannon Bond.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJo...more

  • How An Increase In Violent Crime Is Changing The Political Landscape

    Jul 07 2021

    Though crime rates remain well-below historic highs, assaults and murders have spiked since the pandemic began. Democrats in New York picked ex-cop Eric Adams as their mayoral nominee; he's likely to win. Biden traveled to Chicago to talk gun violence with the city's mayor Lori Lightfoot.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and WNYC reporter Brigid Bergin.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitic...more

  • Six Months Later, There Is A Lot We Don't Know About The Attack On The Capitol

    Jul 06 2021

    More than five hundred people have been charged in what is on track to be one of the largest criminal investigations in the country's history. Now, a House committee is charged with an impossible task: establishing a widely-accepted set of facts about what happened on January 6th.This episode; White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.o...more

  • How Democratic Is American Democracy?

    Jul 05 2021

    By 2040, 70% of Americans could be represented by just 30 Senators. And twice in the last two decades, a Republican president has lost the popular vote but won the White House. America's government was built to protect the rights of political minorities, but some critics say the system has become too unfair. What does this mean for the future of U.S. politics? This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and senior editor and correspondent R...more

  • The Docket: The First Term With A New Conservative 6-3 Majority On The Supreme Court

    Jul 03 2021

    Chief Justice John Roberts used to be seen as a solid conservative, but as the center of conservative politics moved to the right so did the justices appointed after him. Now with a 6-3 conservative super majority on the court, what role does the chief justice play?This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, and special guest Tom Goldstein.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Po...more

  • Weekly Roundup: July 2nd

    Jul 02 2021

    President Biden did not meet his goal of 70% of Americans having one shot of the vaccine by July 4th, and some hot spots are flaring up in red states with a new variant looming. But there are signs across the nation that the country has radically curbed the spread of the virus. Plus economists are now predicting an ever quicker recovery for the economy.This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, science r...more

  • Trump Organization, CFO Are Criminally Charged. What Does It Mean For Trump?

    Jul 01 2021

    Former President Donald Trump's family business and its longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, have been criminally charged by the Manhattan district attorney's office in a case involving alleged tax-related crimes. The former president was not charged, but it's his name on the business. How could this impact him?This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior political editor and correspondent ...more

  • The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Restrictive Voting Laws

    Jul 01 2021

    In a 6-3 decision the Supreme Court upheld the state of Arizona's restrictive voting laws that some argued targeted black and brown voters. Plus, the court ruled in favor of rich donors seeking anonymity when donating to nonprofits, which could mean a lot for campaign contributors. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast her...more

  • We Just Got Our Clearest Picture Yet Of How Biden Won In 2020

    Jun 30 2021

    The Pew Research Center just released the most comprehensive analysis of the demographic breakdown of voters in 2020. We dig into the data and look at what it means for the both parties moving forward.This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Asma Khalid.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 NP...more

  • The Supreme Court Avoids Ruling On Trans Rights, At Least For Now

    Jun 29 2021

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to wade into a major controversy over the use of bathrooms by transgender students, delivering at least a temporary victory to the trans community. But legislation across the country point to a mounting court battle in the future. Plus, the Biden administration faces criticism from climate activists.This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, and White House corre...more

  • In Tandem: Biden Walks Tightrope Between Infrastructure Deal And Democratic Wish-list

    Jun 28 2021

    President Biden walked back an earlier threat that he would not sign the newly announced bipartisan infrastructure deal if it did not come to his desk with a second bill full of progressive priorities. Plus, former President Trump held his first post-presidency rally to drum up support for a congressional candidate.This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and national political cor...more

  • NPR's It's Been A Minute: A History Of AIDS/HIV Activism

    Jun 26 2021

    Forty years ago this month, the CDC reported on patients with HIV/AIDS in the United States for the very first time. In the years since, LGBTQIA+ Americans have been fighting for treatment and recognition of a disease that was was understudied, under-reported, and deeply stigmatized. In this episode Sam Sanders talks with activists about how they got the media and the government to pay attention to the crisis.

  • Weekly Roundup: June 25th

    Jun 25 2021

    The Department of Justice announced it is suing the state of Georgia over a restrictive voting law. The move comes as the Biden administration seeks ways to combat Republican efforts to limit ballot access. Plus, Vice President Kamala Harris visits the U.S.-Mexico border after mounting criticism for not going there sooner. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, Georgia Public Broadcasting's Stephen Fowler, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, a...more

  • Biden Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, But That's Only Half The Story

    Jun 24 2021

    Standing next to Democratic and Republican Senators, President Biden declared, "we have a deal." The group had agreed to a framework for a large infrastructure package. But the path forward could mean far more partisan deal making before any roads or bridges are built. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJo...more

  • "Mean Girls" Meets The Supreme Court Pt. II: SCOTUS Supports Student Free Speech

    Jun 23 2021

    The Supreme Court sided with a student who was penalized after cussing out her school on Snapchat. Advocates of free speech are calling it a big win for students. Listen to our earlier breakdown of the case.Plus, violent crime is on the rise throughout the country, and the Biden administration has unveiled its plan to combat the problem. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and justice corresp...more

  • Democrats And Republicans Are In An Existential Crisis Over Ballot Access

    Jun 22 2021

    Today Democrats' massive elections overhaul bill is all but set to stall out in the Senate, but the party's wish-list was never expected to gain Republican support. That's because the two parties are only getting further apart on how conduct free and fair elections. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJ...more

  • The Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects NCAA Limits On Athlete Compensation

    Jun 21 2021

    The Supreme Court unanimously sided with college athletes in their challenge to NCAA compensation rules. The court's ruling was narrow, but Justice Brett Kavanaugh seemed open to going further saying, "the NCAA's business model would be flatly illegal in almost any other industry in America." This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and senior political editor and correspondent Carrie Johnson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcas...more

  • Weekly Roundup: June 18th

    Jun 18 2021

    Democratic Congressman Jamaal Bowman is part of a new class of progressive lawmakers hoping to push their party left on issues like police reform, healthcare and racial justice. A proponent of reparations legislation, the former New York principal tells NPR that President Biden's position "falls short" when it comes to reparations for survivors and descendants of victims of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre.

  • Obamacare Wins At SCOTUS; Biden Admin Expands Transgender Student Protections

    Jun 17 2021

    The Supreme Court threw out a Republican-led challenge to the Affordable Care Act, and the justices ruled unanimously in favor of a Catholic foster agency denying service to LGBTQ couples. Plus, the Biden administration expanded transgender and gay student protections, setting up potential legal battles in conservative states. This episode: Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, national justive correspondent Carrie Johnson, and education correspondent C...more

  • "I Did What I Came To Do": President Biden Meets With Russia's Vladimir Putin

    Jun 16 2021

    In Geneva, President Biden and Russia President Vladimir Putin met for hours. At separate news conferences Putin described the talks as "constructive" and Biden said he did what he came to do. Both leaders agreed to keep talking. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and NPR's Moscow correspondent Lucian Kim.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoi...more

  • Vice President Harris, Texas Lawmakers Meet To Push Voting Reform

    Jun 15 2021

    Democrats on the Hill are meeting with Democratic state lawmakers from Texas to discuss federal legislation on voting rights, an issue that was recently added to the Vice President's list of priorities. But a couple of key moderate Democrats still stand in the way of nationwide reform. This episode: White House correspondents Scott Detrow and Ayesha Rascoe, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis.

  • In First Trip Abroad, Biden Tells Allies "America Is Back"

    Jun 14 2021

    In the first overseas trip of his presidency, Biden is in Europe delivering a central message to allies: America is back. But while G-7 leaders agree on confronting the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, they diverge on how hard to push China. Plus, will Biden's meeting with Vladimir Putin pave the way for a more predictable relationship with Russia?This episode: White House correspondents Scott Detrow, Tamara Keith and Franco Ordoñez.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email t...more

  • Weekly Roundup: June 11th

    Jun 11 2021

    In a speech announcing the change, President Biden's Attorney General Merrick Garland emphasized that allowing every eligible American adult the chance to vote was not something that is up for debate.Also: a bipartisan group of ten senators brokered their own infrastructure agreement. Now all they have to do is.... convince fifty of their colleagues to sign on.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and senio...more

  • What's Behind The GOP's 'Critical Race Theory' Rhetoric?

    Jun 10 2021

    Some Republican lawmakers have branded the efforts to teach about the effects of racism as "critical race theory." They have introduced legislation in statehouses around the country hoping to ban it.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, racial justice and politics correspondent Juana Summers, and political reporter Barbara Sprunt.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our play...more

  • VP Harris Emphasizes Anti-Corruption In Trip To Guatemala, Mexico

    Jun 09 2021

    Vice President Harris emphasized the need for development and healthy civil society in her first foreign trip, meant to curb the flow of migrants and asylum-seekers coming to the United States. And Biden is negotiating over infrastructure with a larger bipartisan group after his negotiations with Republicans foundered.This episode: politics, demographics, and culture reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, international correspondent Carrie Kahn, and congressional c...more

  • Senate Insurrection Report And Biden's First Trip Abroad

    Jun 08 2021

    A bipartisan Senate investigation found that police had more alarming intelligence ahead of the Jan. 6 attack than previously documented. And the president is off to Europe this week. He will attempt to reassure leaders that the U.S. is a reliable partner and an important ally against China and Russia.This episode: politics, demographics, and culture reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales.Connect:Subscribe to the N...more

  • How Does Trump's Return To The Public Eye Impact GOP Lawmakers?

    Jun 07 2021

    Former president Donald Trump spoke at a North Carolina Republican Party meeting over the weekend. The appearance demonstrated his lasting control of the conservative political ecosystem.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, 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...more

  • Weekly Roundup: June 4th

    Jun 04 2021

    Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont had asked the Labor Department to bar governors from prematurely ending supplementary unemployment payments tied to the pandemic. In an interview with NPR, Walsh said there probably wasn't anything the administration could do to stop them.Also: Vice President Harris is taking her first international trip in an effort to stem the flow of migrants to the U.S. southern border.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, ...more

  • With North Carolina Speech, Trump Returns To The Political Stage

    Jun 03 2021

    Former President Trump will speak at the North Carolina Republican Party's state convention this weekend, kicking off his unofficial return to the campaign trail as he prepares to stump for Republican candidates. Also, while some Trump administration alumni have followed traditional conservative routes since leaving the White House, others are working to keep the MAGA movement alive.This episode: White House correspondents Asma Khalid and Ayesha Rascoe, and senior political editor and correspond...more

  • Battles In Texas, Arizona Are Just The Beginning Of The Fight Over Voting Rights

    Jun 02 2021

    In Texas this week, state Democrats blocked a number of Republican voting changes purportedly aimed at increasing election confidence. Arizona's continued recounts of 2020 ballots have helped to sustain right-wing conspiracies about irregularities in the presidential election.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, voting and disinformation reporter Miles Parks, KUT reporter Ashley Lopez, and KJZZ reporter Ben Giles.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show ...more

  • Biden Visits Tulsa On 100th Anniversary Of Racist Terror That Killed Hundreds

    Jun 01 2021

    The White House announced a number of new orders aimed at tackling the racial wealth gap in connection with the visit. Centenarian survivors of the attack testified before Congress last month about the ongoing lack of justice and accountability for Black Americans harmed by racism.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and politics and racial justice correspondent Juana Summers.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email t...more

  • 50 Years Of NPR's Political Coverage

    May 31 2021

    This month NPR is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and to commemorate the moment we're looking back on the women who shaped how NPR has covered the biggest political stories. Linda Wertheimer, Nina Totenberg, and Mara Liasson built NPR's political coverage from the ground up and take us into the rooms where history was made.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow and White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpoli...more

  • Weekly Roundup: May 28th

    May 28 2021

    The country's reckoning with policing, racial equity, and representation have reshaped the contest to run the largest city in the U.S. And, Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has pushed for eight years to change the way the military prosecutes sexual assaults. Now, it looks like her legislation could pass Congress.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, WNYC reporter Brigid Bergin, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and congressional reporter Claudia Gri...more

  • Pandemic Likely Began With Animals, But US Intel Agencies Will Investigate

    May 27 2021

    The U.S. government and scientists remain uncertain about the exact origins of the coronavirus outbreak: transmission from animals or research lab escape? Either option has lessons for how society can contain future pandemics.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Liste...more

  • The Docket: The Law Defers To Police During Traffic Stops

    May 26 2021

    The Docket is a new ongoing series from The NPR Politics Podcast where we examine the backstory of the laws that impact our daily life. Traffic stops are a routine police practice, but with the rise in body cams and cell phone footage, people have begun to witness how they can escalate to violence and even death. We examine how the law itself may contribute to that escalation. Warning: this episode contains graphic audio. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis and national justice...more

  • Biden Misses His Own Police Reform Deadline

    May 25 2021

    During his first address to Congress, President Biden pushed for his party's police reform and racial justice package to be passed by May 25th, the first anniversary of George Floyd's murder by police. They have now missed that deadline.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and politics and racial justice reporter Juana Summers.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Po...more

  • After A $500B Haircut, WH Infrastructure Plan Isn't Attracting More Republicans

    May 24 2021

    The White House dropped half a trillion dollars in spending from Biden's infrastructure and stimulus proposal in an ongoing show of "bipartisanship," but the cuts weren't to the levels or areas that would improve the legislation's standing with conservatives. And: how Donald Trump has maintained his influence over Republicans.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and senior political editor a...more

  • The Winners And Losers Of America's Economic Transformation

    May 22 2021

    Alec MacGillis' book Fulfillment tells the story of America's three-decade long economic transformation through the lens of Amazon's rise to corporate dominance. NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben interviews the author for the latest installment of the Politics Podcast book club.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.F...more

  • Weekly Roundup: May 21st

    May 21 2021

    The left flank of the Democratic party has exerted a lot of influence over the Biden administration on issues like climate change and economic strain. Will progressive sway Biden on Israel, too? And concerns over mental health could present a foothold for bipartisan regulation of big tech.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving, and political reporter Miles Parks.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR...more

  • Are Expanded Unemployment Benefits Keeping People From Returning To Work?

    May 20 2021

    Twenty-two Republican led states are planning to roll back expanded unemployment benefits, because they say the benefits are keeping people from returning to work. Progressives argue employers need to do a better job of incentivizing workers to return. We look at what's really going on.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and chief economic correspondent Scott Horsley.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at np...more

  • Supreme Court Will Consider Guns And Abortion Before 2022 Election

    May 19 2021

    The court, a 6-to-3 conservative majority, has increasingly filled the legislative role abdicated by a dysfunctional Congress. And as Republican leadership balks at a commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection, it is worth considering what role an official record of the event would play in civic life. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, and national political correspondent Mara Lias...more

  • Biden Won Georgia And Arizona. Why Are Their Democratic Senators So Different?

    May 18 2021

    The states both have long histories of Republican control, but the two pairs of senators have taken remarkably different tactics in Congress. Arizona's Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema came to Washington by persuading the state's split-ticket voters and soft partisans, while Georgia's Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won by exciting Democratic base voters.READ THE STORYThis episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, WABE reporter Emma Hurt, KJZZ reporter Ben Giles, and congressional editor Deir...more

  • How Black And White Americans' Views On Race Differ

    May 17 2021

    A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll out Monday reveals how Americans view race after a white police officer was found guilty of George Floyd's murder.More Poll ResultsThis episode: demographics and culture reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, 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...more

  • Weekly Roundup: May 14th

    May 14 2021

    Escalating Israeli-Palestinian violence presents a new hurdle for an administration that has tried to stay laser-focused on its own legislative agenda. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has once again updated their guidance: vaccinated people may stop wearing masks in most indoor settings.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, international correspondent Daniel Estrin, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.Connect:Su...more

  • Fuel Squeeze And Inflation Marker Could Create Trouble For Biden—If They Last

    May 13 2021

    The president said the country's fuel supply will return to normal soon and that there was no cause for a run on gas stations. And a consumer goods price spike could give Republicans an easy-to-explain reason to oppose the president's high-dollar infrastructure bill. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.or...more

  • House Republicans Oust Liz Cheney After Persistent Criticism of Donald Trump

    May 12 2021

    She served as the Republican Conference Chair, the third-ranking leadership position among Republicans in the House. She intends to remain in Congress and says her criticism of Trump will continue.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our pla...more

  • Biden Wants $10 Billion To Put Young People To Work On Environmental Projects

    May 11 2021

    The president's Civilian Climate Corps proposal is a reboot of a New Deal era program that employed young men to build trails, parks, and other nature projects. While it is hard to say what will get through Congress, the initiative appears popular with a diverse set of voters.SEE PHOTOS OF NATE'S TRIPThis episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and national correspondent Nate Rott.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show a...more

  • At Florida's Retirement Xanadu, GOP Firebrands Lead Their Own Trump Rally

    May 10 2021

    House Republican bomb throwers Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz threw a rally at The Villages retirement community in Florida this weekend. It showcased how the Republican Party's base has dropped its ideological core to define itself by loyalty to Trump, even after his defeat.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, demographics and culture reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email t...more

  • Weekly Roundup: May 7th

    May 07 2021

    Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney currently sits as the third highest ranking Republican in the House, but that may not last long. She's at odds with her party over one thing: that former President did in fact lose the election. A rising star and Trump loyalist is now poised to take her position. Plus, as Biden punts on immigration reform, activists worry that no substantial change will come during his term.This episode: political reporter Juana Summers, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, ...more

  • Patents Are Just One Piece Of The Global Vaccine Manufacturing Problem

    May 06 2021

    Technical expertise and supply chains shortages will pose huge challenges for global manufactures hoping to manufacture coronavirus vaccines, despite President Biden's support in waiving patents. Plus, how to convince more Americans to get vaccinated.This episode: political correspondent Juana Summers, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and pharmaceutical correspondent Sydney Lupkin.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics...more

  • Trump's Facebook Ban Remains, For Now

    May 05 2021

    Facebook's moderation board has upheld the company's decision to suspend Donald Trump's account because of posts expressing support for rioters, though the board says Facebook should determine whether or not the ban is permanent within six months.This episode: political correspondent Juana Summers, tech correspondent Shannon Bond, 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 P...more

  • Dems To Justice Breyer: Retire From Supreme Court While We Control Senate

    May 04 2021

    Reeling from the political fallout after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, some liberal groups are pushing for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the high court while Democrats control the nomination and confirmation process.This episode: political correspondent Juana Summers, demographics and culture reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR...more

  • How Much Is Biden Willing To Compromise On His Infrastructure Plan?

    May 03 2021

    President Biden has touted his desire to bring transformational change to American society, but his pursuit of compromise might curb what's possible on infrastructure.This episode: political correspondent Juana Summers, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, 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.S...more

  • Weekly Roundup: April 30th

    Apr 30 2021

    This week, California's secretary of state confirmed that there are enough valid signatures to trigger a recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat. Newsom was praised last spring for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, so how did the tides turn against him? Also, federal investigators raided Rudy Giuliani's apartment this week as part of a probe into the former New York city mayor's activities involving Ukraine.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White H...more

  • Census: More Seats For Texas, Fewer For California and New York

    Apr 29 2021

    The first round of Census numbers out this week will help to determine each community's electoral clout and share of federal resources. An ongoing audit will help to determine if groups were correctly counted and the margin of error.This episode: demographics and culture reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and Census correspondent Hansi Lo Wang.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast...more

  • Biden's Pitch to Congress: Make Government Great Again

    Apr 29 2021

    In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Biden detailed how he says his two multi-trillion dollar legislative proposals will reshape American society.READ OUR COVERAGEThis episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, 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 Grou...more

  • The Docket: "Mean Girls" Meets The Supreme Court

    Apr 27 2021

    The Docket is a new ongoing series from The NPR Politics Podcast where we examine the major legal questions of our time. Where does a law come from, and how does it impact daily life?This year the Supreme Court will decide whether or not a student cussing out her school on Snapchat is free speech. The decision could have wide-reaching implications for students across the country.This episode: legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg and congressional correspondent Susan Davis.Connect:Subscribe...more

  • The Pandemic And Biden's First 100 Days

    Apr 26 2021

    As President Biden nears his 100th day in office, how much credit is he due for curbing the pandemic and what challenges remain?This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and health correspondent Allison Aubrey.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 ...more

  • Weekly Roundup: April 23rd

    Apr 23 2021

    In a 94-to-1 vote, the Senate passed a bill aimed at reducing hate crimes directed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. And more than half of American adults have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine; reaching the rest will be harder.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and congressional reporter Claudia Grisales.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politi...more

  • World Leaders Convene (Virtually) For White House Climate Summit

    Apr 22 2021

    Ahead of the meeting, the US announced its goal to halve emissions from 2005 levels by the end of this decade. It was one of a number of pledges announced by world leaders at Thursday's Earth Day summit.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and science correspondent Lauren Sommer.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 N...more

  • DOJ Announces Minneapolis Police Investigation; Biden Governs With An Eye On History

    Apr 21 2021

    One day after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on murder charges, the U.S. Justice Department launched an investigation into possible patterns of discrimination and excessive force among the police department there. President Biden, the oldest man to occupy the nation's highest office, is conspicuously concerned with how history will remember him.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, national correspondent Cheryl Corley, national justice correspon...more

  • George Floyd's Family, White House Push For Police Reform Law After Guilty Verdict

    Apr 21 2021

    The jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all the counts he faced over the death of George Floyd. After the verdict, President Biden and Vice President Harris joined Floyd's family in calling on the Senate to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, political correspondent Juana Summers, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show ...more

  • White House Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy On Summit

    Apr 20 2021

    How will the US slash emissions by 2030? White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy talks to NPR's Scott Detrow ahead of this week's climate summit with world leaders.This episode: White House correspondents Ayesha Rascoe and Scott Detrow.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...more

  • Biden Holds Bipartisan Infrastructure Talks At White House

    Apr 19 2021

    Members of the House and Senate, all former governors and mayors, attended a meeting at the White House today to talk infrastructure priorities with the president. A second infrastructure plan, in addition to the current $2 trillion plan under consideration, will focus on paid leave and childcare issues.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Emai...more

  • Weekly Roundup: April 16th

    Apr 16 2021

    Testimony ended Thursday in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, facing charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd's death.After the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was halted in the United States, conspiracy theorists leveraged news articles to spread disinformation online.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, national correspondent Adrian Florido, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, p...more

  • Americans Support An Expanded View Of "Infrastructure" But Not How To Pay For It

    Apr 15 2021

    A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found that Americans generally support making things like broadband part of infrastructure, but they don't agree on how to pay for it. Plus, Republicans shift away from corporations to shore up their support from the white working class.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and senior editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpoliti...more

  • After Almost Two Decades Of War, Biden To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan

    Apr 14 2021

    President Biden says that U.S. troops will be out of Afghanistan by September 11th, 2021. The president said in an address Wednesday that after nearly two decades of conflict, there was no reason to continue to wait for an ideal time to leave.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving, and Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at np...more

  • White House Says It Will Meet Vaccine Goals Despite Pause In Johnson & Johnson Use

    Apr 13 2021

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration recommended pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after six rare cases of blood clotting. The White House is emphasizing the condition is extremely uncommon, and it still plans to meet its goal of 200 million doses in President Biden's first 100 days in office. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and health reporter Selena Simmons-Duffin.Connect:...more

  • John Boehner Thinks The Republican Party Has Changed. Has It?

    Apr 12 2021

    In a new memoir, the former Republican House Speaker says that even Ronald Reagan couldn't get elected in today's GOP. He decries obstructionist tactics used by Republicans, while acknowledging his role in pioneering them.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, 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....more

  • Weekly Roundup: April 9th

    Apr 09 2021

    As lawmakers and security officials brainstorm security reforms for the U.S. Capitol complex, investigators have yet to disclose any evidence that extremist groups came to DC on January 6th specifically intending to raid the building.And President Biden's steady rollout of sweeping policy proposals has drawn plaudits, and surprise, from Democratic activists.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, Justice Department correspondent Ryan Lucas, ...more

  • Biden Announces Gun Safety Agenda

    Apr 08 2021

    President Biden announced a series of policy actions on Thursday aimed at curbing gun violence. Congressional action remains unlikely unless Democrats reform or eliminate the filibuster.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Juana Summers, and White House reporter Tamara Keith.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....more

  • Activists Stoke Corporate Backlash To Voting Restrictions

    Apr 07 2021

    States are facing pressure from corporations to dial back legislation that makes it harder to vote. Major League Baseball announced on Friday that it is relocating the All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to a new state law.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, KUT reporter Ashley Lopez, and WABE reporter Emil Moffatt.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR...more

  • Top Biden Labor Economist: Boosting Black Women Benefits Everyone

    Apr 06 2021

    Black people, in particular Black women, are historically among the last to recover from economic downturns. Janelle Jones, the first Black woman to serve as the top economist for the Labor Department, has a policy approach she calls "Black Women Best" that she hopes will rectify that. What can be achieved over Republican objections remains to be seen.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.Connect...more

  • Hunter Biden's Memoir Goes Long On Addiction, Short On Corporate Work

    Apr 05 2021

    A new memoir details a harrowing struggle with addiction but mostly elides the past corporate and lobbying work that has raised political propriety questions. A federal investigation into Hunter Biden's taxes could still prove a headache for the president, though the younger Biden has denied wrongdoing and says he is cooperating fully with investigators. LISTEN: Hunter Biden's interview with Morning EditionThis episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Scott Det...more

  • Weekly Roundup: April 2nd

    Apr 02 2021

    President Biden announced his first judicial nominees this week, including one judge seen as a possible candidate for the Supreme Court. Biden's staff says the president sees filling judicial seats as a top priority, but will his picks make it through Congress?Plus, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells NPR that the size of Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan is "disappointing," but she and other progressive leaders see the proposal as evidence of the Green New Deal's influence on climate poli...more

  • A Full Court Press: The Supreme Court Considers Expanded Benefits For Student Athletes

    Apr 01 2021

    This week the Supreme Court heard arguments about whether or not the NCAA is operating a conspiracy to fix prices in the athletic labor market by not paying its student athletes. The NCAA, however, argues that paying students would threaten the "amateur" status of the game. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the ...more

  • "It's Big" And "It's Bold": Biden Unveils Massive Infrastructure Plan

    Mar 31 2021

    Both parties agree that the country's infrastructure needs a face lift, and today President Biden revealed a $2 trillion plan to address the problem. The package will address roads, bridges, high speed internet, climate change, and racial inequity, but to pay for it all Congress would need to rollback former President Trump's corporate tax cuts. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and White House correspondent Scott Detrow. Connect:Sub...more

  • Gov. Kristi Noem Hopes To Court Conservatives By Banning Trans Girls From Sports

    Mar 30 2021

    South Dakota's governor Kristi Noem is a Republican rising star who signed two executive orders on Monday that bar transgender girls and women from participating in K-12 and college sports. It's just one of the moves Noem has made to gain favor ahead of the 2024 election. Plus, President Biden and his CDC director brace for a potential spike in coronavirus cases.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, science editor Rob...more

  • Will A New Georgia Law Restrict Voter Access Or Restore Faith In Elections?

    Mar 29 2021

    A new Georgia law has become the center of the debate over voting rights with President Biden calling it "Jim Crow in the 21st century." Republicans argue the law helps restore faith in the electoral process, but civil rights advocates say it disenfranchises voters of color. Plus, Texas Republicans introduce new bills to restrict voter access. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, WABE's political reporter Emma Hurt, and KUT's political ...more

  • Weekly Roundup: March 26th

    Mar 26 2021

    Colorado is considering new gun control measures in the wake of this week's mass shooting in the state. But can those restrictions survive the scrutiny of the most conservative Supreme Court in decades?And the heads of Twitter, Facebook, and Google appeared before Congress on Thursday to answer questions about disinformation on their platforms.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Colorado Public Radio reporter Bente Birkeland, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, techn...more

  • President Biden Addresses Migration, Filibuster At First Press Conference

    Mar 25 2021

    In an hour-long briefing, Biden downplayed the role his election victory and messaging are playing in encouraging an influx of migrants to the border. He also said that he was working quickly to improve the conditions for children detained by the United States.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NP...more

  • Guns Are A Key Part Of American Political Identity. That Makes Reform Unlikely.

    Mar 24 2021

    Fearing base backlash, Republican lawmakers are unlikely to support gun control measures popular among the American public. And limiting Democratic margins in the suburbs is vital should the party hope to win back the levers of power in Washington. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Don Gonyea.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politic...more

  • US Loans Vaccines To Mexico, Canada

    Mar 23 2021

    AstraZeneca's vaccine has not been authorized for use in the United States, but the nation has millions of doses in its stockpile. Now, the Biden administration has announced it will loan some of those doses to Mexico and Canada. And a delay in 2020 census tallies is posing problems for states that need to draw legislative district maps.This episode: political reporter Juana Summers, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, health reporter Pien Huang, and census correspondent Hansi Lo Wang.Connec...more

  • Migrant Children Advocates Say Biden Should Have Been Prepared For Arrivals

    Mar 22 2021

    The reasons the Biden administration is housing some migrant children in adult detention facilities are complicated. The number of migrants arriving at the border is rising and includes many children traveling without their parents. Trump reduced the capacity of the shelter system and Biden, unlike the former president, is not immediately deporting unaccompanied minors. Still, advocates on both sides of the aisle are calling for improved conditions.And DC statehood is having its day in the sun, ...more

  • What If We Don't Need To 'Fix' Polarization?

    Mar 20 2021

    NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben interviews Lilliana Mason, associate professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, about her book Uncivil Agreement.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group to participate in our next book club discussion.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgListen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

  • Weekly Roundup: March 19th

    Mar 19 2021

    Civil rights groups have been meeting with the Biden administration about addressing the rise in violence toward Asian Americans. President Biden said he's willing to consider reforming the filibuster.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Juana Summers, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Ryan Lucas.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpoliti...more

  • Exclusive: FBI Director Christopher Wray On Responding To Hate Crimes

    Mar 19 2021

    FBI Director Christopher Wray sits down with NPR's Carrie Johnson for a wide-ranging interview about the role of the FBI, the mass shooting in Atlanta that killed 8 including 6 women of Asian descent, and the ongoing investigation into the Capitol insurrection.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Lis...more

  • Kids Entering US Alone Present Challenge For Biden

    Mar 17 2021

    Thousands of children are coming to the United States in search of a better life, many crossing into the country illegally along the southern border. The Biden administration has so far struggled to provide humane and appropriate shelter.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and congressional reporter Claudia Grisales.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Fac...more

  • Republicans Move To Curb Voting After Historic 2020 Turnout

    Mar 16 2021

    Republican state lawmakers across the country, including in Iowa and Arizona, have introduced measures designed to make it harder to vote. Meanwhile, Virginia has followed other blue states in passing reforms to expand ballot access This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, KJZZ reporter Ben Giles, IPR Reporter Katarina Sostaric, and VPM reporter Ben Paviour.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show...more

  • Biden Passed The Recovery Plan. Now What?

    Mar 15 2021

    Infrastructure could be the next big focus, if an influx of children and teens at the U.S. souther border doesn't force action on immigration legislation. But without filibuster reform, the chance of passing legislation on racial justice or voting rights are low.This episode: political reporter Juana Summers, 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 ...more

  • Weekly Roundup: March 12th

    Mar 12 2021

    Scott Detrow shares his reporting on the day, one year ago, that it felt like everything changed. And President Biden is dealing with an influx of people seeking refuge at the US southern border.This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, 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 Po...more

  • Biden: All Americans Eligible To Get Vaccine Beginning May 1

    Mar 12 2021

    In his first primetime address as president, Joe Biden said he believes the country can be more or less back to normal by Independence Day. But he cautioned that the nation needs to remain vigilant and unified in order to prevent a resurgence of the virus.This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Jo...more

  • Reeling From COVID Scandal, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

    Mar 10 2021

    Early in the pandemic, New York governor Andrew Cuomo rose to national prominence for his frank daily briefings. Now, Cuomo is accused of covering up the scale of nursing home fatalities and faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. And former president Donald Trump is trying to siphon donations away from the Republican National Committee toward his own political action committee.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Mont...more

  • COVID Relief Spending Dwarfs All Precedents

    Mar 09 2021

    There is no easy way to describe how big $1.9 trillion dollars is. It's only the latest round of recovery spending. Democrats say this package could fundamentally change how Americans think about the role government can play in their lives.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and national political correspondent Mara LiassonConnect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Pod...more

  • More Police, More Fencing: Here's What The Capitol Riot Report Recommends

    Mar 08 2021

    A new assessment commissioned by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recommends a dramatic expansion of security measures at the U.S. Capitol. And Republican state lawmakers have introduced a spate of bills aimed at blocking trans women and girls from participating in girls' sports—the legislation, meant to rally base voters, has so far foundered under legal scrutiny. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and po...more

  • Weekly Roundup: March 5th

    Mar 05 2021

    Despite a strong jobs report last month, the economy is still really struggling. That means there's a lot of energy behind Democrats' COVID relief package—but passing the rest of their agenda will almost certainly be much harder.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.o...more

  • The Supreme Court Is Expected To Make It Harder For People To Vote

    Mar 04 2021

    The Supreme Court seems poised to uphold voting restrictions in Arizona, setting the stage for Republican legislatures to try to make it more difficult to vote for years to come. This comes at the same time as the House passed a bill expanding and protecting voting rights. Civil rights remain at the center of the debate over who has access to the vote. This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, voting and disinformation reporter Miles Parks, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Toten...more

  • There Will Be Enough Vaccine Doses For Every US Adult By May, Biden Says

    Mar 03 2021

    President Biden announced yesterday an accelerated vaccination timeline in the United States, but some states are already moving to fully reopen—a move public health experts warn could lead to deadly mutations and a dangerous backslide.This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, pharmaceuticals correspondent Sydney Lupkin, 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 ...more

  • FBI Head Says Domestic Extremists Are Top Threat To US

    Mar 02 2021

    FBI Director Christopher Wray defended his department saying it warned law enforcement ahead of the insurrection at the capitol. He also emphasized the ongoing threat to the United States posed by domestic extremists—including militia members and white supremacists.This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NP...more

  • Trump Is The Past, Present, And Future Of The Republican Party

    Mar 01 2021

    The former president's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference is confirmation that Donald Trump won't go quietly into retirement—loyalty to Trump and white grievance politics will remain the Republican party's central tenets for the foreseeable future.This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, 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 nprpolit...more

  • Weekly Roundup: February 26th

    Feb 26 2021

    President Biden hasn't reinstated family separation policies, but his choice to keep migrant children in a shelter facility has drawn criticism from activists. And the Conservative Political Action Conference has evolved in five short years into a Trump-centric affair.This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpo...more

  • How Young Activists Are Working With America's Oldest President

    Feb 25 2021

    Many young progressive groups were openly hostile to Joe Biden's primary campaign, but they rallied to support him once he secured the nomination. Now, his administration regularly meets with young organizers—who are hoping to increase their representation in the halls of power.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Juana Summers, and White House correspondent Scott Detrow.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr....more

  • How Much Credit, Blame Does Biden Deserve For The State Of The Pandemic?

    Feb 24 2021

    Vaccination rates are trending up and deaths are trending down since President Biden took office—but another hundred thousand Americans have died since he was sworn in. Public health experts suggest it was probably too late to prevent them. Biden's nearly two trillion dollar relief bill is set to be voted on later this week. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, health correspondent Allison Aubrey, and congressional correspondent Kel...more

  • Ousted Capitol Security Heads Face Questions About Attack

    Feb 23 2021

    Under questioning from senators about the attack on the Capitol, the law enforcement officials who oversaw the building's security were quick to lay blame elsewhere. And an NPR investigation offers context on everyone charged in connection with the insurrection.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and investigative correspondent Tom Dreisbach.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the sh...more

  • Merrick Garland On Glidepath To Confirmation As Biden AG

    Feb 22 2021

    In his confirmation hearing to serve as Attorney General, Merrick Garland emphasized loyalty to the people of the United States over fealty to the president. Monday's hearing comes almost five years after Garland was denied a Supreme Court confirmation hearing by Republican Mitch McConnell.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the...more

  • Weekly Roundup: February 19th

    Feb 19 2021

    Millions of Texans have been without power or potable water for days following unusually harsh winter weather. The Republican governor blamed the outages on renewable energy but that is only 10 percent of the story.Plus, we look at "cancel culture." Where did it come from, and why are conservatives eager to use it as a political cudgel?This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, business reporter Camila Domonoske, KUT's Ashley Lopez, and political r...more

  • Biden Wants To Re-Open Schools, But How Much Can He Really Do About It?

    Feb 18 2021

    President Biden has made reopening schools a benchmark for how his administration is handling the pandemic. It is a politically tricky goal, since those decisions will be made by local districts. We look at the roadblocks to achieving that goal and what the political fight might look like.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and education correspondent Cory Turner.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpol...more

  • Trump Puts McConnell On Blast

    Feb 17 2021

    In a statement former President Donald Trump called Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a "dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack" and said Republicans will lose if they stick with the senator. McConnell voted to acquit Trump in the impeachment trial but has been critical of Trump in recent weeks. The division between these top Republicans is just the tip of the iceberg of a deeply divided GOP.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent...more

  • What Is In The Next Covid Relief Bill

    Feb 16 2021

    House Democrats are putting the finishing touches on their Covid-19 relief package. It is expected to include everything from direct payments to a $15 federal minimum wage, and cost nearly $2 trillion. We break down what's in the bill and what will and will not make it through the Senate.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show ...more

  • Seven Republicans Voted To Convict Trump. Where Does The GOP Go From Here?

    Feb 15 2021

    Seven Republican senators voted to convict former President Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection, making this impeachment the most bipartisan in history. But some of those senators are already facing backlash. As the GOP continues to decide what its future will look like, President Biden forges ahead with his plan to combat the pandemic.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional editor Deirdre Walsh, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe...more

  • Donald Trump Acquitted In Second Impeachment Trial

    Feb 14 2021

    All fifty members of the Democratic caucus and seven Republicans said Donald Trump is guilty of inciting an insurrection at the Capitol — that's ten votes short of the two-thirds majority required for conviction. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the ...more

  • Is Trump's Whataboutism Defense Enough Cover For GOP Acquittal?

    Feb 13 2021

    In a combative but brief showing, former president Trump's defense team highlighted past uses of fight metaphors by Democratic politicians to suggest the president's rally speech didn't incite the insurrection.The lawyers also alleged that House Democrats failed to meet various legal standards in their pursuit of conviction — standards that hold little relevance to the political process of impeachment.Follow our live coverage.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional ed...more

  • Democrats Tell Senators A Conviction Could Prevent Future Violence

    Feb 12 2021

    The House impeachment managers concluded their case against Donald Trump by characterizing a Senate conviction as a way to prevent of future violence — a warning to future presidents who might be also inclined to encourage violence. Tomorrow, the former president's defense team mounts their response.Follow our live coverage.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Po...more

  • Democrats Ground Case Against Trump In Jarring Insurrection Videos

    Feb 11 2021

    The Democratic impeachment managers played a series of graphic videos demonstrating just how close senators came to encountering violent extremists inside the Capitol. Soon, those senators will have to decide whether Trump was responsible for the riot that put their lives at risk — and threatened to derail the transition of power.Follow our live coverage.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and congressional reporter Claudia Grisales.Conne...more

  • 56 Votes Is Enough To Continue Trump's Trial—But Short Of What's Needed To Convict

    Feb 10 2021

    Six Republicans voted with Democrats that it is constitutional to try a former president in the Senate after he or she has left office. But it would take another 11 in order to convict him on the impeachment charge. Follow our live coverage.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, 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 Faceboo...more

  • What To Know About Trump's Second Impeachment Trial

    Feb 08 2021

    The impeachment trial gets underway tomorrow. A new brief suggests that Trump's lawyers will defend him on both process and substance. And a vote to convict the former president always seemed unlikely, but Republican opposition to the president appears to have softened in the month since the insurrection. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast he...more

  • Weekly Roundup: February 5th

    Feb 05 2021

    In his first major foreign policy address since assuming office, President Biden promised that the country would once again be a reliable ally to its partners. And Kamala Harris faces a common vice presidential dilemma: what is my role in this administration?This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez. Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NP...more

  • Is Impeachment About More Than Removal? Depends Who You Ask

    Feb 04 2021

    The question is at the center of next week's impeachment trial in the Senate, which begins Tuesday. Donald Trump's defense team says you can't vote to remove a president who is already gone. House Impeachment managers are prepared to argue that an impeachment conviction ultimately means more than that.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Poli...more

  • GOP Weighs Who To Punish: Conspiracy Theorist And/Or Impeachment Supporter

    Feb 03 2021

    Liz Cheney is the third-ranking House Republican; she voted for President Trump's second impeachment. Marjorie Taylor Greene is a freshman lawmaker who pushes a range of wild conspiracies. Their Republican colleagues are struggling to decide whether to punish either of them.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitic...more

  • Trump Is Charged With Inciting An Insurrection—What's His Defense?

    Feb 02 2021

    The former president's impeachment trial begins next Tuesday. His new attorneys say the Senate doesn't have the grounds to proceed now that he is out of office.And: President Biden has initiated a task force to reunite children and parents separated by Trump at the border.This episode: congressional reporter Susan Davis, congressional editor Deirdre Walsh, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the s...more

  • Should President Biden Strike A COVID Compromise?

    Feb 01 2021

    Ten Republican senators are meeting with President Biden at the White House Monday to discuss their coronavirus relief proposal — which is just one-third the size of the president's plan.And Vice President Harris leaves a notable hole in the Senate roster: she was the only Black woman in the body. Organizers say that the Democratic party has long neglected investing in Black women candidates.This episode: political reporter Juana Summers, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and national poli...more

  • Weekly Roundup: January 29th

    Jan 29 2021

    Republican strategists close to Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue's failed Senate campaigns tell WABE's Emma Hurt that former President Trump's interference made it hard to win January's runoff elections in Georgia.Now, Democrats are moving aggressively on President Biden's relief proposal and the GOP is feeling stung by life in the minority. Also: Gamestop?This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional editor Deirdre Walsh, WABE reporte...more

  • Interview: Tired Of Gridlock, GOP Sen. Rob Portman Won't Seek Reelection

    Jan 28 2021

    Republican Rob Portman of Ohio talks with NPR's Susan Davis about his retirement from the Senate, the Republican party after Trump, as well as the former president's impeachment trial.Portman says he thought President Biden's inaugural address struck the right tone, but the president's legislative strategy on his COVID-19 relief proposal has burned some goodwill with Republicans.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast...more

  • Do Biden's Climate Executive Orders Have Teeth?

    Jan 27 2021

    President Biden will "pause" new federal land leases for oil and gas extraction "to the extent possible" — but how much of an impact will that have on greenhouse gas emissions? Also: the US government will order 200 million more doses of coronavirus vaccine.This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, climate reporter Nate Rott, White House correspondent Tamara Keith.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr....more

  • Biden Rolls Out Limited Racial Equity Actions, Says More To Come

    Jan 26 2021

    President Biden signed new executive actions today attempting to address racial inequity. For activists, these initiatives feel like they are lacking and do not tackle critical concerns like policing. The administration says this is just the beginning. This episode: White House 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 Polit...more

  • What We Know About The Senate Impeachment Trial

    Jan 25 2021

    Today the House will formally deliver an article of impeachment against former President Trump to the Senate, and the upper chamber has already begun to work out the parameters for the coming trial. Even though it may be for different reasons, Republicans and Democrats both want it to happen as fast as possible. Plus, President Biden continues signing an unprecedented number of executive orders, many targeted at reversing Trump era orders.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, Whi...more

  • Weekly Roundup: January 22nd

    Jan 22 2021

    President Biden has promised that 100 million doses of vaccines will be administered in his first 100 days — but some public health experts think the country can do much better.Gang of Eight, Gang of Six, Grand Compromise... the storerooms of Congress are littered with tried-and-failed drafts of comprehensive immigration reform proposals from the past four presidents. Now, it is President Biden's turn to give it a go. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Aye...more

  • The Fifty-Fifty Senate Is Going To Be A Little Bit Weird

    Jan 21 2021

    Vice President Kamala Harris can cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate; that means that Democrats effectively hold a majority in the chamber. But the even split means that the body's top leadership needs to work out terms for how things like committee membership work.This episode: political reporter Juana Summers, 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.Joi...more

  • Joseph Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States

    Jan 20 2021

    In his inaugural address, he promised to keep all of his work as president in service of people rather than power. And Kamala Harris made history; she is the first Black person, Asian American, and woman to serve as Vice President of the United States.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and political reporter Juana Summers.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpo...more

  • The US Senate Has A Lot To Do

    Jan 19 2021

    The Senate is back in Washington today. The lawmakers will need to consider President-elect Biden's cabinet nominees, weigh his coronavirus relief proposal, and consider President Trump's impeachment. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, 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.Liste...more

  • What We Know About The Inauguration And Joe Biden's First Day

    Jan 18 2021

    President-elect Joe Biden's inaugural plans have been reshaped by COVID-19 and concerns over security after the insurrection at the Capitol. Biden is slated to enact a diverse array of policies by way of executive action on his first day as president. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter 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 Podc...more

  • What Were We Thinking? : Carlos Lozada On The Trump Era

    Jan 16 2021

    For our inaugural NPR Politics Book Club pick, NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben talks to Carlos Lozada about his book What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era. Want to join the discussion for our next book? Head to n.pr/politicsgroup.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...more

  • Interview: Kamala Harris on Capitol Riot, Stimulus Package

    Jan 15 2021

    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris talks to NPR's Scott Detrow about how she felt after the attack on the Capitol and the administration's new $1.9 trillion relief package proposal.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith and White House 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 Newsl...more

  • Can Another $1.9 Trillion Rescue The Economy?

    Jan 15 2021

    The pandemic is taking an immense toll on the nation: some 4000 Americans die each day. And, in December, another 140 thousand people lost their jobs. President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a pricy relief package meant to take on those outsized crises, suggesting the price of doing nothing is even greater than the cost of the legislation.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.Connect:Subscribe to the N...more

  • Donald Trump Impeached On Charge Of Inciting Insurrection

    Jan 14 2021

    Ten Republicans crossed the aisle to support the impeachment. Next, a Senate trial — one that won't take place until after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and 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 ...more

  • Trump's Second Impeachment Will Be Bipartisan

    Jan 13 2021

    In a nearly party-line vote, the House encouraged Mike Pence and the presidential cabinet to sideline the president via the 25th amendment. Pence said no. Now, the House will move to impeach Trump over "incitement of insurrection" in what is expected to be a bipartisan vote. The Senate may be warming to the idea of removal.This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.Connect:Subscr...more

  • Rioters Are Facing Consequences—Will Any Politicians?

    Jan 12 2021

    The Justice Department says hundreds will be prosecuted in connection with the Capitol siege. Republican lawmakers like Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz are also dealing with fallout from their support of President Trump's election fraud conspiracy.This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podc...more

  • Trump Is Likely To Be Impeached Again

    Jan 11 2021

    Vice President Mike Pence the top cabinet officials are unlikely to remove President Trump from power via the 25th amendment. That means House Democrats will move ahead with a second impeachment as soon as Wednesday.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, 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.List...more

  • Weekly Roundup: January 8th

    Jan 08 2021

    Donald Trump could be the first president in American history to be impeached twice. Federal authorities have begun arresting those involved in storming the Capitol. And President-elect Joe Biden's promise to reunite the country takes on a new significance in light of the siege.This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.Connect:Subscri...more

  • 13 Days Before The End Of His Term, Talk Of Removing Trump From Office

    Jan 07 2021

    Amid resignations and condemnation from Trump's Republican allies, top Democrats have said that he should be removed from office by impeachment or through the 25th amendment.This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, 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.Subsc...more

  • After Siege, 127 Republicans Back Failed Effort To Block Certification Of Biden's Win

    Jan 07 2021

    Members of the U.S. House and Senate on Wednesday voted to reject objections to President-elect Joe Biden's election victory in the state of Arizona. Debate continues and there could be further objections, though Biden's win is very likely to be certified in the coming hours.This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow and congressional correspondent Susan Davis.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook G...more

  • Pro-Trump Extremists Storm US Capitol, Delay Election Certification

    Jan 07 2021

    Supporters of President Trump laid siege to the US Capitol today, occupying the building as lawmakers there began the process of certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Before the insurrection disrupted their work, more than fifty Republican lawmakers were also attempting to block the transition of power — by objecting to the certification of Electoral College votes. It is unclear if they will persist in those objections once Congress resumes its work later Wednesday.This episode: politi...more

  • Dems Win At Least One GA Senate Seat. The Other Is Still Too Close To Call.

    Jan 06 2021

    Raphael Warnock defeated Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, according to the AP, inching the Senate closer to a Democratic majority. In the race that would clinch it, Jon Ossoff currently leads Republican David Perdue. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, 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...more

  • Georgia's Runoff Ends. Doomed Electoral College Certification Fight Begins.

    Jan 05 2021

    Voters cast the final ballots in Georgia's Senate runoff elections Tuesday, ending the state's two months at the center of the political universe.Now, attention shifts back to Washington, where many Republican lawmakers will take a theatrical, if ill-fated, stand against certifying President-elect Joe Biden as president-elect. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, national correspondent Sarah McCammon, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and senior political editor and corre...more

  • Republicans Are Divided Over Trump's Effort To Overturn Election Loss

    Jan 04 2021

    In a bid to stay in power despite losing the presidential election, President Donald Trump called Georgia's Secretary of State Saturday and pushed him to change the state's vote tally.The state's two runoff races will determine the balance of power in the Senate. Twelve of the chamber's Republicans say they will refuse to certify the Electoral College vote.This episode: political reporter Danielle Kutzleben, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, ...more

  • Weekly Roundup: January 1st

    Jan 01 2021

    A new Congress will be sworn in on Sunday—the Democrats have a slimmer majority and Republicans have elected slightly more women. And Trump's education secretary Betsy DeVos survived his full presidency, making herself out to be a champion of school choice and deregulation. Now, Biden's pick for the job is set to emphasize a new set of priorities.In this episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzlaben, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and educat...more

  • What Will The Courts Look Like Under Joe Biden?

    Dec 31 2020

    President Trump reshaped the federal judiciary and made three lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court. How will that legacy play out under a Joe Biden administration?In this episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, 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.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Wo...more

  • Exclusive Interview: Jake Sullivan, Biden's National Security Adviser

    Dec 30 2020

    Jake Sullivan is the president-elect's top national security adviser. He told NPR's Scott Detrow that he is worried that a lack of communication from top Trump officials could jeopardize a safe transition.Sullivan also emphasized that Americans' economic well-being will be a central tenet of Joe Biden's foreign policy. Although he served in the Obama administration, Sullivan now feels that it didn't do enough to tie foreign policy to domestic concerns.This episode: political reporter Danielle Ku...more

  • What Will Climate And Health Policy Look Like Under Joe Biden?

    Dec 29 2020

    Joe Biden's climate policy will look a lot different to that of President Trump's... and President Obama's. And, on top of responding to the pandemic, the president-elect will have to wrangle all of the other problems endemic in the American healthcare system.This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political correspondent Scott Detrow, climate editor Jennifer Ludden, and health reporter Selena Simmons-Duffin.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpoliti...more

  • Republicans Flout Trump On COVID And Tech

    Dec 28 2020

    After bemoaning elements of a COVID relief deal that his administration helped to negotiate, President Trump ended up signing it anyway. The delay could cost the millions of Americans some of their unemployment assistance.READ: Trump Signs COVID-19 Relief Deal After His Criticism Threatened To Derail ItThis episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Emai...more

  • What Will Justice And Foreign Policy Look Like Under Joe Biden?

    Dec 25 2020

    President Trump's most radical departures from precedent were arguably his handling of the Justice Department and foreign policy. Joe Biden said he would lead a return to normalcy... but what does that look like in practice?This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the ...more

  • What Will Tech Policy Look Like Under Joe Biden?

    Dec 24 2020

    Tech giants are the subject of censorship scrutiny, anti-monopoly lawsuits, and international trade tension. President-elect Joe Biden will have a lot to handle.This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, tech correspondent Shannon Bond, and tech reporter Bobby Allyn.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 Newsle...more

  • Christmas Chaos: President Throws Relief Into Doubt

    Dec 23 2020

    President Trump raised last-minute objections, imperiling direct payments and other aid to millions of Americans. He also issued a new round of pardons for politically-connected allies.This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, congressional editor Deirdre Walsh, 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 ...more

  • Dominion Makes Voting Machines. Its Employees Have Been Forced Into Hiding.

    Dec 22 2020

    President Trump's baseless electoral fraud conspiracies have frenzied his supporters, some of whom have made violent threats against Americans who work for Dominion, a voting technology company. Some of its employees have gone into hiding; they fear that their lives will never be the same.This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, voting reporter Miles Parks, and Colorado Public Radio reporter Bente Birkeland.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpoliti...more

  • 5,593 Pages: Congress Strikes Spending/COVID Deal

    Dec 21 2020

    From direct payments for American households to mass transit, the Congressional relief package contains money for individuals and institutions affected by the coronavirus pandemic.This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and health reporter Pien Huang.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...more

  • Weekly Roundup: December 18th

    Dec 18 2020

    A major hack of federal government computer systems appears to be state-sponsored espionage. And we talk through Joe Biden's latest cabinet picks.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, election security editor Phil Ewing, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, political correspondent Scott Detrow, 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 pla...more

  • New Peril Of Local Office? Death Threats.

    Dec 17 2020

    We talk through the apparent details of a pending COVID relief deal. And, local officials across the country are being rattled by threats of violence.READ: Congressional Leaders Near Deal On Roughly $900 Billion COVID-19 Relief BillREAD: From Congress To Local Health Boards, Public Officials Suffer Threats And HarassmentThis episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzle...more

  • Why People Don't Vote

    Dec 16 2020

    For the eighty million Americans who didn't vote in November, government can feel distant. Non-voters tend to believe that things will go on just as they did before regardless of an election's outcome.READPoll: Despite Record Turnout, 80 Million Americans Didn't Vote. Here's WhyThis episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, demographics and culture reporter Juana Summers, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here....more

  • 38 Days After Results Became Clear, Mitch McConnell Congratulates Biden

    Dec 15 2020

    Joe Biden's victory in the presidential race became clear on Nov. 7th, 2020, the day the contest was called by the Associated Press. On Tuesday, thirty eight days later, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged that win for the first time.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and correspondent Scott Detrow.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Fac...more

  • Joe Biden Is Fed Up With Trump's Election Conspiracies

    Dec 15 2020

    On the day electors around the country voted to confirm his victory, President-elect Joe Biden expressed his frustration, in a primetime speech, with the baseless election conspiracies spouted by President Trump and fellow Republicans.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, 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 Grou...more

  • Electoral College Convenes; COVID Vaccine Administered

    Dec 14 2020

    The electoral college votes today around the country. After Biden is officially elected, the results head to Congress where they will be finalized. And: the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine were administered today in the United States — the beginning of a months-long process.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, voting reporter Miles Parks, and health reporter Pien Huang.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email...more

  • Weekly Roundup: December 11th

    Dec 11 2020

    The electoral college will cast ballots Monday, officially selecting Joe Biden as the president-elect. Trump and Republicans continue to attempt to overturn the will of voters. And, Joe Biden has selected top Obama administration officials to serve in his White House.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org....more

  • Where Congress Stands On Coronavirus Relief Negotiations

    Dec 10 2020

    With over 800,000 new unemployment claims filed last week and the previous coronavirus relief programs set to expire at the end of the month, congress is facing more pressure to pass some relief measures. But, after signs of a compromise last week, talks have once again stalled. Plus, President Trump steps in to try to fight social media companies. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and congressional reporter Claudia Grisales. Connect:Su...more

  • Most Americans Believe The Election Results—Some Don't.

    Dec 09 2020

    A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows that just one quarter of Republicans believe the election was legitimate; ot was. And: could old-school pork barrel spending be the solution to Washington gridlock?This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, 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...more

  • Democrats Are Skeptical Of Biden's Pentagon Pick

    Dec 08 2020

    Civil rights and advocacy groups have been lobbying Joe Biden over his cabinet picks; Biden has promised to have the most diverse cabinet in history. Retired general Lloyd Austin, Biden's pick for Defense Secretary, will be the first Black man in that role — if he can overcome objections tied to civilian control of the military.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez....more

  • Here's Who Will Lead Biden's COVID Response

    Dec 07 2020

    Joe Biden has named his picks for top health posts as the nation faces a post-Thanksgiving pandemic surge. And Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for the coronavirus. A vaccine could receive emergency use authorization as soon as this week.This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, health correspondent Allison Aubrey, 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 Faceb...more

  • Weekly Roundup: December 4th

    Dec 04 2020

    Georgia's January 5th runoff elections will determine control of the Senate. That's brought 2024 contenders — including Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and Tim Scott — to the state to campaign.Also, it looks like another coronavirus relief package will actually come together.This episode: correspondent Asma Khalid, reporter Emma Hurt of member station WABE, national political correspondent Don Gonyea, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.Connect:Subscr...more

  • Don't Expect Donald Trump To Retire

    Dec 03 2020

    Donald Trump still has more than a month left in his presidency. That's plenty of time left for pardons and planning for the future: three sources tell NPR that he's mulling a 2024 reelection bid. Regardless, expect Trump to continue to openly (and baselessly) question the election's legitimacy.This episode: correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcas...more

  • Relief Will End If Congress Can't Pass A Deal

    Dec 02 2020

    Millions of Americans rely on various relief measures to stay afloat during the pandemic, much of which is set to expire at the end of the year if Congress fails to extend it.Read More: - Millions Face Bitter Winter If Congress Fails To Pass Relief Deal - Bipartisan Group Pushes $908B COVID-19 Plan, But McConnell Crafts Bill Trump Will SignThis episode: correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR...more

  • Despite Conspiracy And Insinuation, The Electoral System Worked—This Time.

    Dec 01 2020

    Local officials continue to certify results despite political pressure from President Trump and his allies, who are seeking to subvert the electoral system in order to keep the president in office. And though that effort appears to have failed at its near-term goal, it may still have a destabilizing effect on elections in the years to come.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and voting reporter Miles Parks.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podca...more

  • Biden Picks Women And People Of Color For His Economics And Communications Teams

    Nov 30 2020

    With the American economy on uneven footing as coronavirus cases surge nationwide, President-elect Joe Biden formally announced top members of his incoming economic team on Monday. Plus, the Biden team announced his communications team would be led by seven women.This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and political correspondent Scott Detrow.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.E...more

  • Weekly Roundup: November 27th

    Nov 27 2020

    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 tim...more

  • NPR's Throughline: The Shadows of the Constitution

    Nov 26 2020

    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...more

  • What Happens When Neither Party Gets To Celebrate The Election?

    Nov 25 2020

    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 ...more

  • Trump Relents, Paving Way For Biden Transition To Formally Begin

    Nov 24 2020

    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, Wh...more

  • Biden Taps Historic Nominees As He Begins To Fill His Cabinet

    Nov 23 2020

    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 Po...more

  • Weekly Roundup: November 20th

    Nov 20 2020

    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 Busin...more

  • Joe Biden Won The Election—But He's Still Left Waiting In The Wings.

    Nov 19 2020

    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 N...more

  • Trump Doesn't Have To Win In Court To Erode Trust In Voting

    Nov 18 2020

    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...more

  • Democrats Riled By House Losses

    Nov 17 2020

    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 th...more

  • Obama Is Troubled More GOP Leaders Won't Acknowledge Biden's Win

    Nov 16 2020

    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 ...more

  • As Coronavirus Again Breaks Records, Dem Relief Bill Hopes Hinge On Georgia

    Nov 13 2020

    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 Pod...more

  • Why Did Republicans Rack Up Wins Despite Trump's Loss?

    Nov 12 2020

    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@...more

  • Joe Biden Projects Calm As Trump And GOP Allies Spread Disinformation

    Nov 11 2020

    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@...more

  • Supreme Court Hears Affordable Care Act Case; AG Breaks With DOJ Precedent

    Nov 10 2020

    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 polit...more

  • Pfizer Releases Promising Vaccine News; Biden Announces COVID Taskforce

    Nov 09 2020

    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 Pod...more

  • After Election Victory, Joe Biden Addresses Nation

    Nov 08 2020

    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 ...more

  • Joe Biden Elected President : AP

    Nov 07 2020

    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.Lis...more

  • Yeah, They're Still Counting. No, There's Nothing Suspect About That.

    Nov 07 2020

    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 nprp...more

  • Biden Needs Arizona And Any Other State To Win The Presidency

    Nov 05 2020

    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, campai...more

  • Biden Looks Strong After Wisconsin Win, But Both Candidates Still Have A Path

    Nov 04 2020

    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 Politic...more

  • Be Patient: Vote Counting Continues, Key States Remain Outstanding

    Nov 04 2020

    As election officials predicted, high numbers of mail-in ballots and state processing restrictions have drawn out the vote counting process. Florida and Ohio have been called for Donald Trump. Arizona has been called for Joe Biden. Georgia, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania all remain outstanding. FOLLOW OUR LIVE BLOG.With millions of votes still to be counted, neither candidate has been declared the winner. Despite that, Trump raised conspiracies about electoral fraud and fa...more

  • Here's What We'll Be Watching For On Election Night

    Nov 02 2020

    Voting ends tomorrow. It could take time to know results. We talk about what we're watching for, how we'll report who won, and the moments that stood out in a campaign cycle none of us could have foreseen.Tomorrow, we will be live on NPR.org starting at 7PM ET. We will publish an episode here late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.FOLLOW OUR LIVE BLOG.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, senior political editor and correspondent Domenic...more

  • Pandemic, Economy, Character: Hear How The Candidates Make Their Case

    Nov 01 2020

    It has been a long campaign, but the messages have stayed consistent. Hear how the candidates pitch themselves to voters.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.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 you...more

  • On The Ground In Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania And Wisconsin

    Oct 30 2020

    Reporters share their reporting from key states ahead of election day in this special podcast episode.This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, reporter Lucy Perkins of WESA in Pittburgh, reporter Maayan Silver of WUWM in Milwaukee, national correspondent Kirk Siegler, and national desk correspondent Greg Allen.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcas...more

  • Here's How The Candidates Are Making Their Case To Black Voters

    Oct 29 2020

    Joe Biden's campaign is hoping local validators can make his candidacy persuasive in Black communities. Meanwhile, the Trump campaign has employed demotivational messages, asserting that Joe Biden has a poor track-record on the issues that matter to black voters.This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Juana Summers, and White House reporter Asma Khalid.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podca...more

  • New Coronavirus Cases At Record Levels; 75 Million Americans Have Voted.

    Oct 28 2020

    Nearly 70 thousand Americans test positive every day for the coronavirus, a new high. And after the pandemic drove an evolution in voting habits, more than 75 million Americans have already cast their ballots.This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, health correspondent Allison Aubrey, voting reporter Miles Parks, 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 Facebo...more

  • When Will Election Races Be Called? Here's The AP's Process

    Oct 27 2020

    NPR, like many news outlets, relies on The Associated Press to discern and report election results. In this episode, we speak with the AP's David Scott about how the organization makes those determinations.This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid and campaign correspondent Scott Detrow.Connect:Subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast.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 ...more

  • Trump And Biden Are Both On The Trail, But Their Campaign Events Are Worlds Apart

    Oct 26 2020

    President Trump is working to enthuse his supporters with rallies full of grievance and conspiracy, harkening back to his successful 2016 run. He cites the energy at his rallies as evidence that polls showing him down are wrong. Meanwhile, Joe Biden's closing argument is the same as his opening argument: Donald Trump is a unique threat to the nation and I represent a return to stability.This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, and senior political ed...more

  • It's Been A Minute: How Latino Voter Outreach Still Falls Short

    Oct 25 2020

    In this special episode from It's Been A Minute With Sam Sanders, Sam dives into the short falls of Latino voter outreach. Latinos are the second largest group of eligible voters by race or ethnicity in the United States, but they continue to be misunderstood and underappreciated by political campaigns of all parties. Sam talks to Lisa García Bedolla, a scholar of Latino politics, about how the word "Latino" encompasses diverse communities of all political stripes and life experiences, and he ch...more

  • Weekly Roundup: October 23rd

    Oct 23 2020

    The US government shared details about two alleged election meddling operations by Iran and Russia this week. The operations initially appear to be smaller-scale than they were in 2016. And we talk about what to expect in the last full week of campaigning.This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, voting reporter Miles Parks, election security editor Phil Ewing, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast he...more

  • Surprise: There Was A Lot Of Policy Talk At The Final Presidential Debate

    Oct 23 2020

    President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden sparred over immigration, energy, and pandemic policy in the final presidential debate. But in race with historically stable polling, the debate had few surprises and seems unlikely to change the state of the race.Read Our Coverage Of The DebateThis episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe ...more

  • How Campaigns Work: Polling

    Oct 21 2020

    In an ongoing series congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell looks under the hood at campaigns. From how they raise money to what they do once they have it.This episode, Kelsey looks at polling. But not the kind you expect. Kelsey talks to two of the top pollsters on both sides of the aisle about who exactly they poll, what they ask them, and how the answers change how a campaign operates.This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid and congressional correspondent Kelsey SnellConnect:Subscr...more

  • Trump's Popularity In South Carolina Boosts Lindsey Graham's Odds In SC

    Oct 20 2020

    Democrats have raised oodles of money in the South Carolina Senate race. Like, a whole lot of money. And polling shows things neck-and-neck between GOP incumbent Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. But given Trump's top-of-the-ticket draw there, it could be tough for Democrats to score an upset.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and national political correspondent Don Gonyea.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics ...more

  • Fifteen Days Out, Some GOP Lawmakers Are Distancing Themselves From Trump

    Oct 19 2020

    Joe Biden warns that nothing is certain, while Donald Trump says everything is still possible. Just over two weeks out from the election, the campaigns are in full turnout mode. Despite the president's confidence, though, Republicans are beginning to message that they will be an effective check on a Biden presidency.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.Connect:Subscribe to...more

  • No Compromise From NPR: Does No-Compromising Really Work?

    Oct 18 2020

    Today we are sharing an episode of NPR's No Compromise. The podcast series tells the story of three brothers who are determined to change gun politics. Ben, Chris, and Aaron Dorr are carving out a space to the right of the NRA and the GOP. Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. From Guns & America, reporters Lisa Hagen of WABE and Chris Haxel of KCUR expose how these three brothers from the most uncompromising ...more

  • Weekly Roundup: October 16th

    Oct 16 2020

    Donald Trump mired himself in conspiracy last night at his NBC News town hall. Joe Biden didn't give a clear answer on court-packing, but said he'd make his position clear sometime before the election.Voters in Michigan and Ohio are feeling differently than they did four years ago. And, more than 20 million Americans have already voted. So, what does that really tell us?This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent Asma Khali...more

  • With Biden Up Double-Digits, Dems Eye North Carolina and Georgia Senate Seats

    Oct 15 2020

    A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows Joe Biden with a double-digit national lead over President Trump. That margin makes states like North Carolina and Georgia competitive for Democrats, which is welcome news for their Senate candidates there.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, reporter Steve Harrison of WFAE in North Carolina, and reporter Emma Hurt of WABE in Georgia.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast h...more

  • Out Of Bed, On His Heels: Trump Campaigns In Florida And Georgia

    Oct 14 2020

    As President Trump returns to the campaign trail after his hospitalization, he's campaigning in states that he won comfortably in 2016. Meanwhile, Joe Biden looks to be expanding his map. And, highlights from day three of Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing.Read All Of Our CoverageThis episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.Connect:Subscribe...more

  • Barrett Says She Isn't 'A Pawn' — But Won't Commit To Recuse From An Election Case

    Oct 14 2020

    Read All Of Our CoverageAmy Coney Barrett didn't give direct answers to many questions, as expected. Like past nominees, she refused to deal in hypotheticals. But Democrats looked to her past writing and scholarship to make the case that she is hostile to abortion access and healthcare access. Republicans said she is qualified to serve.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.Connect:Subscribe...more

  • 'Doubt It'll Change Any Minds': Senate Goes Through Partisan Motions For SCOTUS

    Oct 12 2020

    Republican Lindsey Graham said even though views were set, the hearings for Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination are important. Republicans pushed back against attacks on her faith that have yet to materialize, while Democrats suggested that Barrett would be the end of the Affordable Care Act in the United States.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Po...more

  • How Campaigns Work: Advertising

    Oct 11 2020

    In an ongoing series congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell looks under the hood at campaigns. From how they raise money to what they do once they have it.This episode, Kelsey looks at political advertising. She talks with two of the most respected political ad makers in the business. One argues that the best ad is the one that goes viral; the other believes the best ad is the one with the clearest message. This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid and congressional correspondent Kelsey...more

  • As Senate GOP Demurs On Aid, Women Bear Brunt Of Economic Crisis

    Oct 09 2020

    The Federal Reserve exists to lessen the severity of economic crises and its chair has been calling for more stimulus money for months. But Senate Republicans aren't likely to coalesce around a deal and mercurial negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin drag on.And, what to expect from next week's Supreme Court confirmation hearings.This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, chief economics correspondent...more

  • "Violent Extremists" Planned To Kidnap Michigan Governor, Says DOJ

    Oct 08 2020

    Conspirators began training for a potential attack on Whitmer's vacation home or the governor's official summer residence over the summer, according to a criminal complaint released Thursday. After abducting Whitmer, Fox allegedly said, the governor would be taken a secure location in Wisconsin for "trial," according to the complaint.And, President Trump throws next debate into doubt and levies a bigoted attack against Kamala Harris.This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, justice corr...more

  • Pence And Harris Go Head-To-Head Over The Pandemic, Taxes, And Healthcare

    Oct 08 2020

    Vice President Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris spent the evening echoing the rhetoric of their respective party nominees — but with less interruptions than when President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden debated. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, 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 pla...more

  • Joe Biden Up In Post-Debate Polls

    Oct 06 2020

    The president's sickness has dragged the pandemic back to the center of the presidential campaign, despite the looming Supreme Court fight. And Joe Biden's lead is stable or perhaps slightly up from where it was before the presidential debate last week.This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House 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.Joi...more

  • As Trump's Care Moves To White House, Doctor Again Evades Key Questions

    Oct 05 2020

    The president's care will continue at the White House. Signs still point to a severe case of Covid-19, though his doctor continues to dodge questions posed by NPR and other outlets. We do not know if the president is on blood thinners or the condition of his lungs.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and science correspondent Rob Stein.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Po...more

  • Questions Persist About Trump's Health After Second Dissembling Briefing

    Oct 04 2020

    The president has started a steroid and his doctor acknowledges that Trump has in fact received supplemental oxygen. His course of treatment suggests a severe case of Covid-19, though his team suggests he could be back at the White House as soon as tomorrow.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, science correspondent Richard Harris, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR ...more

  • After Doctor Said Trump Doing Well, Source Familiar With His Health Said Otherwise

    Oct 03 2020

    FOLLOW OUR COVERAGE: https://n.pr/3nj0elUMuddled messaging from the White House has sent confusing signals about the president's well-being. We talk about what we know about his condition and treatment.This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House reporter Franco Ordoñez, 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 D...more

  • Weekly Roundup: October 2nd

    Oct 02 2020

    The White House says the president's symptoms have been mild so far, but his positive test is likely to have far-reaching effects on Capitol Hill and the campaign trail.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, 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 p...more

  • The President And First Lady Test Positive For Coronavirus

    Oct 02 2020

    President Trump tweeted after midnight Friday that he and the First Lady Melania Trump had both tested positive for the coronavirus. The White House physician also released a formal letter confirming the news. This comes after top White House aide Hope Hicks tested positive Thursday.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Face...more

  • Two Million Americans Have Already Voted

    Oct 01 2020

    Early voting is way up in 2020. But conspiracy theories spread by the president and protests at polling places have spooked some voters, and changed how some plan to cast their ballots.Life Kit: How To Cast Your BallotThis episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, voting correspondent Pam Fessler, 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 N...more

  • Rail Force One: Biden Leads Whistle-Stop Tour After Debate

    Sep 30 2020

    The Biden campaign chartered an Amtrak train to take the former vice president through Ohio and Pennsylvania after the first presidential debate. And, voters react to the chaos of last night's event.This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, 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...more

  • Debate: Trump Refuses To Condemn White Supremacy, Biden Pitches Directly To Camera

    Sep 30 2020

    The first debate was chaotic and light on policy as the participants disregarded the agreed-upon rules. President Trump repeatedly interrupted the discussion in order to lambast Joe Biden and debate moderator Chris Wallace. The president once again refused to condemn white supremacy and did not agree to respect the results of the election. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.Connect:Subscribe to the...more

  • The NYT Says Trump Paid Little In Income Taxes; What Does That Mean For The Campaign?

    Sep 28 2020

    A New York Times investigation published on Sunday said that President Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes each year in 2016 and 2017, which the president denied at a news conference using a familiar retort: "fake news." This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, senior editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitic...more

  • Amy Coney Barrett Nominated And Expected To Be Confirmed To Supreme Court

    Sep 27 2020

    The former Antonin Scalia clerk currently serves on the federal bench after a fifteen-year stint as a law professor at Notre Dame. The Senate will now consider her nomination, where Republicans appear to have the votes to ensure a swift confirmation.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Polit...more

  • Weekly Roundup: September 25th

    Sep 25 2020

    There was bipartisan backlash after Trump suggested that he would have to see the results before committing to a peaceful presidential transition. And Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first woman in U.S. history to lie in state at the Capitol.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@n...more

  • How Campaigns Work: Fundraising

    Sep 24 2020

    In an ongoing series congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell looks under the hood at campaigns. From how they raise money to what they do once they have it.This episode, Kelsey looks at political fundraising. She talks to former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci about how you ask for those big checks from millionaires, and the head of digital fundraising for Bernie Sanders about how you get a lot of people to donate just a little bit of money over and over again.This episod...more

  • 200,000 Americans Are Dead — And It Will Take More Than A Vaccine To Halt Pandemic

    Sep 23 2020

    It is hard to conceptualize 200,000 lives lost. Hundreds more die each day. And a vaccine, with partial efficacy and patchwork adoption, won't be enough to end the pandemic. That would take more testing, contact tracing and social distancing. Also, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was honored in services at the high court.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, science correspondent Allison Aubrey and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.Connec...more

  • It's Been Months Since Congress Last Passed Coronavirus Aid. Americans Are Struggling.

    Sep 22 2020

    As Republicans secure the votes to move forward on a Supreme Court nomination, government funding negotiations hit a snag. And Americans are struggling after months with no new federal coronavirus support.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, 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 p...more

  • Who Are The Women Under Consideration To Replace RBG?

    Sep 21 2020

    "Most of them [the potential nominees] are young, and they've gone through the [nomination] process very recently," Trump said. He noted that one person he is considering for the vacancy is 38 years old and could be on the court for 50 years. Stay Up To Date: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Live BlogThis episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show ...more

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Progressive Icon, Dead At 87

    Sep 19 2020

    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 Ma...more

  • Weekly Roundup: September 18th

    Sep 18 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podca...more

  • Bad News/Good News: Vaccine Access Months Away, But Masks Really Help

    Sep 17 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the ...more

  • Analysis: Biden Leads, But He's Still Short Of 270 Electoral Votes

    Sep 16 2020

    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.Connect...more

  • They Voted For Obama, Then Trump—Now What?

    Sep 15 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Polit...more

  • Trump's Nevada Rally Violated State Covid Rules. He Held It Anyway.

    Sep 14 2020

    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 campaig...more

  • Weekly Roundup: September 11th

    Sep 11 2020

    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...more

  • Whistle-blower: Trump Officials Pushed Intel Staff To Downplay Russian Interference

    Sep 10 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen t...more

  • On Tape: President Trump Admits To Downplaying The Pandemic

    Sep 09 2020

    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 to...more

  • President Trump Pushes Unrealistic Vaccine Timeline In Effort To Win Votes

    Sep 08 2020

    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.Conne...more

  • Labor Day Is When Election Season Kicks Into High Gear. Here's Where Voters Are.

    Sep 07 2020

    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, 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 ...more

  • Weekly Roundup: September 4th

    Sep 04 2020

    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 c...more

  • The Pandemic Is Slowing Nationally, But Still Severe

    Sep 03 2020

    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 corr...more

  • Lawmakers On Both Sides Of The Aisle Contend With New Political Realities

    Sep 02 2020

    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 h...more

  • Trump Defends Man Accused Of Shooting Protesters, Visits Kenosha

    Sep 01 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the...more

  • Joe Biden: 'Do I Look Like A Radical Socialist With A Soft Spot For Rioters?'

    Aug 31 2020

    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, campaig...more

  • Trump Is Following His 2016 Roadmap. Does It Matter That The Electorate Has Changed?

    Aug 28 2020

    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?Sign up for our newsletter.Today's episode: congressional correspondent Susan ...more

  • 'We're Here And They're Not': Amid Pandemic And Recession, Trump Touts Achievements

    Aug 28 2020

    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."Read our recap. Subscribe to our newsletter.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and na...more

  • Pence: Trump Won't Stay Silent When 'Our Heritage Is Demeaned Or Insulted'

    Aug 27 2020

    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."Read our recap of the night. Sign up for the newsletter.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and senior political editor and correspo...more

  • Trump Leverages Presidential Power To Juice Convention TV

    Aug 26 2020

    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.Catch up on all that happened with our live blog. Subscribe to the newsletter.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House c...more

  • Trump, Or Else: Speakers Laud President As 'Bodyguard Of Western Civilization'

    Aug 25 2020

    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 ...more

  • What To Know About The Republican National Convention

    Aug 23 2020

    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.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Find and support your local public radio st...more

  • Weekly Roundup: August 21st

    Aug 21 2020

    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 ...more

  • 'An Ally Of The Light': Joe Biden Pledges Return To Hope And Compassion

    Aug 21 2020

    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.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily ...more

  • Historic: Kamala Harris Accepts Vice Presidential Nomination

    Aug 20 2020

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

  • One Upside For Virtual Convention? No Jeers For Controversial Speakers

    Aug 19 2020

    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.Read a recap of the night here. And why not? Sign up for our newsletter, too...more

  • Not Too Far Left, But Left Enough: Kasich and Sanders Speak On DNC Night One

    Aug 18 2020

    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 K...more

  • The DNC Starts Tomorrow. Here's What To Watch For.

    Aug 16 2020

    Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and others will speak at the mostly-virtual Democratic National Convention. And, will conventions ever be the same?Want more? Sign-up for the NPR Politics Newsletter.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Don Gonyea. Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playli...more

  • Life Kit: How To Vote By Mail

    Aug 15 2020

    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.

  • Weekly Roundup: August 14th

    Aug 14 2020

    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 ...more

  • Trump's Executive Actions Are Less Than Meets The Eye

    Aug 13 2020

    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 TaxesThis episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspo...more

  • In First Campaign Event, Kamala Harris Prosecutes Trump

    Aug 13 2020

    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 Khal...more

  • Why Pick Kamala Harris For Vice President?

    Aug 11 2020

    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.READ: - In Historic Pick, Joe Biden Taps Kamala Harris To Be His Running Mate - Who Is Kamala Harris?This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and political repo...more

  • Arizona Voters Discuss Coronavirus, Racial Justice, Election

    Aug 10 2020

    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'This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Juana Summers, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the...more

  • Weekly Roundup: August 7th

    Aug 07 2020

    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...more

  • Republicans Fear Democrats May Win Senate

    Aug 06 2020

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

  • Different Approaches, Same Pain: Georgia And California Struggle To Curb Covid-19

    Aug 05 2020

    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 ...more

  • Trump's TikTok Trepidation Troubles Teens

    Aug 04 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.or...more

  • The 2020 Battleground Map—With 90 Days Left.

    Aug 03 2020

    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 G...more

  • Weekly Roundup: July 31st

    Jul 31 2020

    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:S...more

  • Trump Suggests Unprecedented Election Delay. Congress Isn't Interested.

    Jul 30 2020

    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 Kha...more

  • Who Will Joe Biden Pick As His Running Mate?

    Jul 29 2020

    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....more

  • Can The GOP Unite Behind Their Coronavirus Plan?

    Jul 28 2020

    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 Politic...more

  • There Are Fewer Than 100 Days Left Till Election Day. Here's The State Of The Race.

    Jul 27 2020

    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 Pod...more

  • Weekly Roundup: July 24th, 2020

    Jul 24 2020

    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 co...more

  • After Crackdown In Portland, Trump And Barr Tout Federal Police

    Jul 23 2020

    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 P...more

  • Trump Wants To Change Who Counts When Dividing Up Seats In Congress

    Jul 22 2020

    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 a...more

  • Is The Suburban Swing To Biden A Political Realignment?

    Jul 21 2020

    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....more

  • Congress To Work On Pandemic Relief

    Jul 20 2020

    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.Joi...more

  • Weekly Roundup: July 17th

    Jul 17 2020

    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, elect...more

  • GOP Hoped To Diversify. Then Came President Trump.

    Jul 16 2020

    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 Newslet...more

  • Polls Show Biden Riding High. Democrats Are Still Worried.

    Jul 15 2020

    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 ...more

  • Trump Fights Fauci. Nearly 140,000 Americans Are Dead.

    Jul 14 2020

    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 politi...more

  • Trump Uses His Office To Help A Friend

    Jul 13 2020

    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...more

  • Weekly Roundup: July 10th, 2020

    Jul 10 2020

    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 c...more

  • Absolute Immunity? Presidents Don't Have It.

    Jul 09 2020

    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 nationa...more

  • Is It Safe For Kids To Return To School?

    Jul 08 2020

    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 her...more

  • Young People Drive Coronavirus Surge

    Jul 07 2020

    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...more

  • President Revives "American Carnage" Message

    Jul 06 2020

    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.This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House reporters Ayesha Rascoe and 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...more

  • How Black Americans Experience Patriotism

    Jul 03 2020

    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.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 ...more

  • US Added Jobs In June⁠—But Now The Pandemic Is Getting Worse

    Jul 02 2020

    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. Follow our playlist, The NPR Politics Daily Workout.This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, 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.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newslet...more

  • Trump Remakes Federal Judiciary In His Image

    Jul 01 2020

    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.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and senior political editor and 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.Li...more

  • Trump's Disapproval Climbs Alongside US Coronavirus Cases

    Jun 30 2020

    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.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and senior political e...more

  • Supreme Court Overturns Restrictions On Abortion Access

    Jun 29 2020

    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 McCammo...more

  • Weekly Roundup: June 26th, 2020

    Jun 26 2020

    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 Car...more

  • Congress Probably Won't Agree On Police Reform

    Jun 25 2020

    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.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 Politic...more

  • U.S. Coronavirus Cases Holding Steady

    Jun 24 2020

    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 co...more

  • Who Will Kentucky Pick To Face Mitch McConnell?

    Jun 23 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Po...more

  • Trump Fires Lawyer Who Prosecuted His Allies

    Jun 22 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podca...more

  • Weekly Roundup: June 19th, 2020

    Jun 19 2020

    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.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and national political correspondent Mara Liasso...more

  • In 5-4 Decision, Supreme Court Lets DACA Stand

    Jun 18 2020

    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.This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.Connect:Subscribe ...more

  • NPR Analysis: Biden Has Early Edge On 2020 Political Map

    Jun 17 2020

    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.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, 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.Subsc...more

  • What Trump's Policing Order Does (And Doesn't) Do

    Jun 16 2020

    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.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and congressional reporter Claudia Grisales.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 N...more

  • Supreme Court: LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Is Illegal

    Jun 15 2020

    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 l...more

  • It's Been a Minute: 'Not Just Another Protest'

    Jun 14 2020

    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...more

  • The Ground Is Shifting In Trump's Culture War

    Jun 12 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast...more

  • The End Of Police In Minneapolis

    Jun 11 2020

    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.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 N...more

  • "Is that what a black man's worth? Twenty dollars?"

    Jun 10 2020

    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.This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and National Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Joi...more

  • President Trump Denies Systemic Racism In Policing. Most Americans Disagree.

    Jun 09 2020

    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.This episode: campaign correspondents Asma Khalid and Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and WABE reporter Emma Hurt.Connect:Subscribe...more

  • Democrats Want To Reform, Not Defund, Police

    Jun 08 2020

    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.In this episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and congress...more

  • Weekly Roundup: June 5th, 2020

    Jun 05 2020

    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.Connect:S...more

  • View from the Ground At Washington DC Protests; Misinformation Spreads Online

    Jun 04 2020

    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.Co...more

  • Congress Searches For How To Respond To Calls From Protesters

    Jun 03 2020

    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.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@...more

  • 'He Thinks Division Helps Him': Biden Condemns Trump's Protest Response

    Jun 02 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscrib...more

  • Trump Threatens To Deploy Military To States If They Don't Stop Violent Protests

    Jun 02 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpoliti...more

  • Trump Encourages Governors To 'Dominate' Protesters, Blames Democrats For Unrest

    Jun 01 2020

    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.Co...more

  • Weekly Roundup: May 29th, 2020

    May 29 2020

    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 ...more

  • The Death Of George Floyd Sparks Outrage From Both Sides Of The Aisle

    May 28 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politi...more

  • Twitter Adds Warning To Trump's Tweets As He Spreads Misinformation

    May 27 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politi...more

  • Trump Threatens To Move The Republican National Convention

    May 26 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Joi...more

  • Republicans And Democrats Battle Over The Future Of Voting

    May 25 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.o...more

  • Weekly Roundup: May 22nd, 2020

    May 22 2020

    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 econ...more

  • Trump And Biden Wage An Uneven Virtual Campaign

    May 21 2020

    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. 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 N...more

  • Democrats Think Prioritizing Health Care Will Give Them Wins In 2020

    May 20 2020

    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. ...more

  • Senators Clash Over How Soon To Reopen The Economy

    May 19 2020

    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.

  • Democrats Launch Probe Into Trump's Firing Of State Department Inspector General

    May 18 2020

    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 ...more

  • Weekly Roundup: May 15th, 2020

    May 15 2020

    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 leg...more

  • Ousted Scientist Warns Government Response Risks American Lives

    May 14 2020

    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. Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.E...more

  • House Democrats Push For Money For States In New Relief Bill

    May 13 2020

    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...more

  • Nation's Top Health Officials Testify

    May 12 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Pod...more

  • Fauci In "Modified Quarantine"; CA Special Election Has Lessons For November

    May 11 2020

    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 ...more

  • Weekly Roundup: May 8th, 2020

    May 08 2020

    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 Lias...more

  • Supreme Court Firsts: Teleconferences, Livestreams, And A Toilet Flush

    May 07 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast F...more

  • Partisan Divide: Michigan, Texas Take Differing Approaches To Reopening

    May 06 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email th...more

  • Trump Visits Mask Factory In Arizona, A 2020 Battleground

    May 05 2020

    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.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 Pol...more

  • Hill Leaders Turn Down Additional Tests For Lawmakers

    May 04 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email t...more

  • Weekly Roundup: May 1st, 2020

    May 01 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Po...more

  • Treatment Research Continues As Phased Reopening Begins

    Apr 30 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org....more

  • Half Of Households Financially Impacted By Coronavirus. It Could Get Worse.

    Apr 29 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to...more

  • WH Guidelines For Reopening Remain Vague So States Like Georgia Return To Work

    Apr 28 2020

    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. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the Facebook group at n.pr/politicsgroup Subscribe to our newsletter at npr.org/politicsnewsletter Find and ...more

  • "Veepstakes": Joe Biden Begins Search for Vice Presidential Pick

    Apr 27 2020

    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.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the Facebook group at n.pr/po...more

  • Weekly Roundup: April 24th, 2020

    Apr 24 2020

    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.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the Facebook group at n.pr/politicsgroup Subscribe to our newsletter at npr.org/politicsnewsletter Find and support your local public radio station at donate.npr.org

  • Trump's Immigration Order Stops Far Short Of Total Ban

    Apr 23 2020

    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.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the Facebook group at n.pr/politicsg...more

  • Despite Protests, Most Americans Still Support Coronavirus Restrictions

    Apr 22 2020

    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.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the Facebook group at n.pr/politicsgroup Subscribe to ...more

  • Another Half-Trillion: Senate Reaches Deal On Rescue Package

    Apr 21 2020

    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, ...more

  • Former Staffer Accuses Joe Biden Of Sexual Assault

    Apr 20 2020

    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. Email the show at nprpo...more

  • Weekly Roundup: April 17th, 2020

    Apr 17 2020

    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...more

  • Unemployment Claims Remain Sky-High, All But Undoing 10 Years Of Job Gains

    Apr 16 2020

    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...more

  • Trump, Governors Weigh How To Reopen Country

    Apr 15 2020

    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.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the Facebook group at n.pr/politicsgroup Subscribe to our newslett...more

  • Obama Endorses Biden For President—So What?

    Apr 14 2020

    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. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the Facebook group at n.pr/politicsgroup Subscribe to o...more

  • Trump Promised Corporate Partnerships To Fight The Virus. They Haven't Materialized.

    Apr 13 2020

    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, an...more

  • Weekly Roundup: April 10th, 2020

    Apr 10 2020

    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 Summe...more

  • 17 Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment In The Last 3 Weeks

    Apr 09 2020

    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 D...more

  • Bernie Sanders Suspends Presidential Campaign

    Apr 08 2020

    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.

  • Despite Health Risks, In-Person Voting Underway in Wisconsin

    Apr 07 2020

    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 Mon...more

  • White House: This Week Could Be Toughest Yet

    Apr 06 2020

    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.

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, April 3rd

    Apr 03 2020

    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 r...more

  • Nearly Ten Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment In The Last Two Weeks

    Apr 02 2020

    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.

  • How Tennessee and Colorado Are Responding to Pandemic

    Apr 01 2020

    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.

  • Pandemic Opens A New Front In The Battle Over Abortion Access

    Mar 31 2020

    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.

  • President Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidance Through April

    Mar 30 2020

    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.

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, March 27

    Mar 27 2020

    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 corr...more

  • Joe Biden, Retail Politician, Tries His Hand At Virtual Campaigning

    Mar 26 2020

    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 ...more

  • Senate and White House Announce Deal On Coronavirus Package

    Mar 25 2020

    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 t...more

  • As Congress Closes In On A Deal, Trump Says He Wants To Open U.S. By Easter

    Mar 24 2020

    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. This episode: campaign correspon...more

  • Tempers Flare In Coronavirus Aid Negotiations

    Mar 23 2020

    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 Kels...more

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, March 20

    Mar 20 2020

    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 A...more

  • White House Touts Coronavirus Treatments, As FDA Warns They May Be Months Away

    Mar 19 2020

    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 corresponde...more

  • President Trump Partly Shuts Border With Canada

    Mar 18 2020

    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.

  • After More Primaries Biden Grows Lead As Coronavirus Reshapes Primary Calendar

    Mar 18 2020

    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 S...more

  • Trump: Avoid Gatherings Of More Than 10 People To Limit Contagion

    Mar 16 2020

    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 Ay...more

  • Biden, Sanders Debate One-On-One As Coronavirus Upends The Race

    Mar 16 2020

    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 correspond...more

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, March 13

    Mar 13 2020

    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: Congressio...more

  • Pelosi Vows To Bring Coronavirus Bill To House Floor As Republicans Push For Changes

    Mar 12 2020

    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.

  • President Trump Issues New Travel Restrictions As Coronavirus Spreads

    Mar 12 2020

    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 correspo...more

  • Sanders Says He Is Winning 'Generational Debate,' Losing On 'Electability'

    Mar 11 2020

    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.

  • Joe Biden Wins Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi Primaries

    Mar 11 2020

    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.

  • Stocks Fall Sharply Ahead Of "Big Tuesday" Primaries

    Mar 09 2020

    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.

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, March 6th

    Mar 06 2020

    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 corresponden...more

  • Elizabeth Warren Ends Her Campaign, Talks About Support from 'All Those Little Girls'

    Mar 05 2020

    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 corre...more

  • Mike Bloomberg Drops Out; Demographics Of Biden's Supporters

    Mar 04 2020

    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/corresponde...more

  • Super Tuesday: Biden's Surge Continues As Sanders Leads In California

    Mar 04 2020

    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...more

  • How They'll Win: Candidates Outline Path To Nomination Ahead of Super Tuesday

    Mar 02 2020

    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 Kurtzl...more

  • Joe Biden Wins Big In South Carolina. Now What?

    Mar 01 2020

    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.

  • Weekly Roundup: February 28th

    Feb 28 2020

    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 vot...more

  • This Majority-Minority City Voted For Donald Trump

    Feb 27 2020

    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 repo...more

  • Here's How The U.S. Is Responding To Coronavirus

    Feb 26 2020

    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 corresp...more

  • Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg Face Debate Attacks

    Feb 26 2020

    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 Bl...more

  • Candidates Jockey For Position As Sanders Alternative Ahead of Tuesday Debate

    Feb 24 2020

    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 ed...more

  • Bernie Sanders Projected to Win Nevada Caucus

    Feb 23 2020

    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:...more

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, February 21

    Feb 21 2020

    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.

  • Bloomberg Faces Voters After Debate; Trump Ally Roger Stone Sentenced

    Feb 20 2020

    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 na...more

  • NPR Politics Live From Thousand Oaks, CA: Recapping The Democratic Debate

    Feb 20 2020

    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 ...more

  • Michael Bloomberg Qualifies For Wednesday Debate As Sanders Secures Double-Digit Lead

    Feb 18 2020

    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 Khali...more

  • NPR's Throughline Presents: 'She Got Next'

    Feb 17 2020

    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...more

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, February 14

    Feb 14 2020

    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 Politica...more

  • Candidates Vie For Support Of Black Voters; Bloomberg Remarks Cause Controversy

    Feb 13 2020

    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: congress...more

  • After Trump Tweet, DOJ Softens Sentencing Recommendation For POTUS Ally

    Feb 12 2020

    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 corre...more

  • Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Democratic Primary

    Feb 12 2020

    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 vot...more

  • On the Ground In New Hampshire

    Feb 10 2020

    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. Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show...more

  • Voters Of Color At The Center Of Heated Democratic Debate

    Feb 08 2020

    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 As...more

  • Tensions Between Pelosi and Trump on Display After Senate Acquittal

    Feb 06 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@n...more

  • Senate Votes To Acquit President Trump, Ending Historic Impeachment Trial

    Feb 06 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast...more

  • "Stronger Than Ever Before": Trump Delivers Made-For-TV State of The Union Address

    Feb 05 2020

    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 corr...more

  • Buttigieg And Sanders Locked In Tight Race After Partial Iowa Results Released

    Feb 05 2020

    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.Connect...more

  • Iowa Results Waylaid By "Technical Difficulties," Democrats Say

    Feb 04 2020

    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 a...more

  • In Impeachment Trial, Both Sides Make Final Pitch on Conviction vs. Acquittal

    Feb 03 2020

    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, Whit...more

  • Special Episode: On The Ground in Iowa

    Feb 03 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr....more

  • NPR Politics Live From Des Moines: The Road To 2020

    Feb 01 2020

    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 s...more

  • Witness Vote Fails, But Impeachment Trial Stretches To Next Week

    Feb 01 2020

    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.

  • Questions of Foreign Interference Continue as Trial Moves Closer to Vote on Witnesses

    Jan 31 2020

    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.

  • Trump Legal Team Says Quid Pro Quo In Pursuit Of Reelection Isn't Impeachable

    Jan 30 2020

    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 ...more

  • President's Defense Team Concludes Arguments in Impeachment Trial

    Jan 28 2020

    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 Preside...more

  • John Bolton Casts Shadow Over Trump Impeachment Defense

    Jan 28 2020

    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 m...more

  • Trump's Legal Team Begins Impeachment Defense, Says The President Did 'Nothing Wrong'

    Jan 25 2020

    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 Ho...more

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 24

    Jan 25 2020

    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 A...more

  • A Few Republicans And The American Public: Democrats Target Their Impeachment Message

    Jan 24 2020

    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 ...more

  • NPR Politics Live From Drew University: The Road To 2020

    Jan 23 2020

    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...more

  • Senate Trial Opens With Democrats' Appeal to Remove Trump

    Jan 23 2020

    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. Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Ema...more

  • Senate Impeachment Trial Begins With Partisan Rules Fight

    Jan 22 2020

    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 Mino...more

  • We've Attended Thousands of Political Rallies. Here's How They Work.

    Jan 20 2020

    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.)Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org...more

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 17

    Jan 17 2020

    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 Corres...more

  • Trade Deals Offer Trump Fodder To Tout On Trail

    Jan 16 2020

    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...more

  • After Weeks of Delay, House Transmits Articles of Impeachment to Senate

    Jan 15 2020

    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...more

  • Democratic Debate Confronts A Loaded Question: 'Can A Woman Win Against Trump?'

    Jan 15 2020

    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 corre...more

  • With A Debate Looming, Progressives Feud and Cory Booker Drops Out

    Jan 13 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to ...more

  • NPR Politics Live From Chicago: The Road To 2020

    Jan 11 2020

    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 ra...more

  • How Chief Justice Roberts May Preside Over Senate Impeachment

    Jan 10 2020

    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 ...more

  • House Vote Reignites Tug-Of-War Over Military Authority

    Jan 09 2020

    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 co...more

  • Trump Responds To Iranian Missile Strike With Sanctions

    Jan 08 2020

    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 ...more

  • 2020 Democrats Divided In Their Response To Iran Conflict

    Jan 07 2020

    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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics P...more

  • Congressional Democrats Plan Vote on Trump's War Powers

    Jan 06 2020

    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 ...more

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 3rd

    Jan 03 2020

    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 Fr...more

  • Julian Castro Drops Out Of 2020 Race; Candidates Release Fundraising Numbers

    Jan 02 2020

    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 rai...more

  • Why New Hampshire Holds The First Primary And Why That Matters

    Jan 01 2020

    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 corre...more

  • Why Iowa's Caucus Comes First And Why That Matters

    Dec 31 2019

    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 ...more

  • The Biggest Political Moments Of The Decade

    Dec 30 2019

    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 Sen...more

  • How Elizabeth Warren's Bankruptcy Research Sparked Her Progressive Politics

    Dec 27 2019

    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 ki...more

  • What Joe Biden Learned From His 1988 Presidential Campaign

    Dec 26 2019

    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 co...more

  • The Eight-Hour Speech That Made Bernie Sanders A Household Name

    Dec 25 2019

    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 ...more

  • A Younger Pete Buttigieg Thought That Democrats Weren't Progressive Enough

    Dec 24 2019

    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 —...more

  • What the Ukraine Scandal Looks Like ... From Ukraine

    Dec 23 2019

    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 ...more

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, December 20

    Dec 20 2019

    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 f...more

  • The 6th Democratic Debate Takeaways

    Dec 20 2019

    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 ide...more

  • President Trump Impeached on Charges of Obstruction, Abuse of Power

    Dec 19 2019

    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, an...more

  • House Advances Major Budget Deal As Trump Bemoans Impeachment

    Dec 17 2019

    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 ...more

  • Anti-Impeachment Democrat To Switch Party; Dispute Could Upend Democratic Debate

    Dec 16 2019

    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 candi...more

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, December 13

    Dec 13 2019

    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.Connect:Subscrib...more

  • Democrats Prepare To Advance Impeachment Articles After Fractious All-Day Hearing

    Dec 12 2019

    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 corres...more

  • DOJ IG Testifies To FBI Lapses, Finds No Political Motivation In Trump Campaign Probe

    Dec 11 2019

    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 an...more

  • Democrats Reveal Articles Of Impeachment Against The President

    Dec 10 2019

    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 conf...more

  • Hearing Recaps Impeachment Probe; DOJ IG Report Finds No Bias in Russia Inquiry

    Dec 09 2019

    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 corres...more

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, December 6

    Dec 06 2019

    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.Connect:Email the ...more

  • #DemsSoWhite? Kamala Harris' Exit Raises Hard Questions About Race And Power

    Dec 05 2019

    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.Connect: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.

  • Judiciary Hearing Opens Final Act Of Democrats' Trump Impeachment Saga

    Dec 04 2019

    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.Connect: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 ...more

  • Democrats Release Impeachment Report; Kamala Harris Drops Out Of 2020 Race

    Dec 03 2019

    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.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe t...more

  • Judiciary Takes Up Impeachment As House Intelligence Panel Prepares To Release Report

    Dec 02 2019

    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. Connect: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...more

  • How To Run For Office

    Nov 29 2019

    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. Connect: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.

  • How To Vote In An Election

    Nov 28 2019

    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. Connect: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.

  • How To Spot Misinformation

    Nov 27 2019

    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. Connect: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.

  • Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Is Running For President

    Nov 26 2019

    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. Connect: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 publi...more

  • Trump Fires Navy Secretary; Will Allow Eddie Gallagher to Retire As Navy SEAL

    Nov 25 2019

    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. Connect: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.

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, November 22

    Nov 22 2019

    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.Connect: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 ...more

  • Hill Calls Investigations A "Domestic Political Errand"; Holmes Details Trump Call

    Nov 21 2019

    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. Connect: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 ra...more

  • The 5th Democratic Debate Takeaways

    Nov 21 2019

    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. Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics P...more

  • Sondland Says Trump Conditioned White House Meeting on Announcement of Investigations

    Nov 20 2019

    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.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe...more

  • Takeaways From The Third Day Of Public Hearings In The Impeachment Inquiry

    Nov 20 2019

    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.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NP...more

  • Impeachment Hearings & The 5th Democratic Debate: What To Watch For This Week

    Nov 18 2019

    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.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics P...more

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, November 15

    Nov 15 2019

    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. Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR P...more

  • Pelosi Says Impeachment Inquiry Shows That Trump Engaged In Bribery

    Nov 14 2019

    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. Connect: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.

  • Takeaways From The First Public Hearing In Impeachment Inquiry

    Nov 13 2019

    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. Related coverage: Impeachment Witness: Trump Asked Diplomat About Ukraine InvestigationsConnect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics N...more

  • The Impeachment Inquiry Public Hearings Begin Tomorrow: What You Need To Know

    Nov 12 2019

    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.

  • President Trump's Push for Black Voters Could Help Persuade Suburban Whites

    Nov 11 2019

    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 nprpoliti...more

  • NPR Politics Live From DC: The Road To 2020

    Nov 09 2019

    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 nprpolitic...more

  • In 2020, Some Americans Will Vote On Their Phones. Is That The Future?

    Nov 08 2019

    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.

  • Fmr. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Expected To Announce Run For Senate

    Nov 07 2019

    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.

  • 2019 Elections Show Impeachment Might Not Boost GOP; More Inquiry Testimony Released

    Nov 06 2019

    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 poli...more

  • Key Testimony In Impeachment Inquiry Released To The Public

    Nov 05 2019

    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.

  • Impeachment Trial Could Be A "Disaster" For Senators In 2020 Race

    Nov 04 2019

    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.

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, November 1

    Nov 01 2019

    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 Kur...more

  • House Passes Resolution Formalizing Impeachment Inquiry

    Oct 31 2019

    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.

  • The 2019 Elections: What To Watch For

    Oct 30 2019

    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.

  • House Will Vote To Formalize Impeachment Procedures In Ongoing Inquiry

    Oct 29 2019

    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.

  • Impeachment Inquiry Witness Asks Court To Weigh In On Congressional Subpoena

    Oct 28 2019

    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.

  • President Trump Says ISIS Leader Is Dead

    Oct 27 2019

    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. Emai...more

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, October 25

    Oct 25 2019

    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 ...more

  • Despite Establishment Worries, Voters Are Excited About Democratic Primary Field

    Oct 24 2019

    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.

  • Trump Calls Syria Cease-Fire 'Permanent,' Lifts Sanctions on Turkey

    Oct 23 2019

    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.

  • Diplomat Testifies Trump Directly Linked Ukrainian Aid To Political Investigations

    Oct 22 2019

    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.

  • Trump Drops Plan To Host G-7 Summit At His Miami Resort Following GOP Pushback

    Oct 21 2019

    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.

  • Weekly Roundup: Friday, October 18

    Oct 18 2019

    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 loca...more

  • 'Get Over It': Politics Is Part Of Foreign Policy, White House Says

    Oct 17 2019

    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.o...more

  • Trump Defends Syria Withdrawal: 'It's Not Our Border'; Republicans Push Back

    Oct 16 2019

    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.

  • The 4th Democratic Debate Takeaways

    Oct 16 2019

    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.