NPR Politics Podcast

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The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.

Episode Date
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 21
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Congress struggles to commit to immigration legislation, while the First Lady heads to the U.S.-Mexico border to visit children who have been separated from their parents. The Supreme Court reshapes how Americans shop online, and the United States withdraws from the United Nations Human Rights Council. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and State Department correspondent Michele Kelemen. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 21, 2018
Trump Signs Order To End Family Separations
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President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to end his controversial policy that has resulted in thousands of family separations and brought criticism from Democrats and Republicans. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, 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.
Jun 20, 2018
The Trump Administration's Family Separation Border Policy Explained
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The Trump administration spent the weekend and Monday defending its "zero tolerance" border policy, which has separated children and parents who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The NPR Politics team breaks down what that policy is and how it is being implemented. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and KQED's John Sepulvado. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 18, 2018
Fact Check: Trump's Freewheeling Friday
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President Trump began Friday by giving a wide-ranging interview to Fox News, and then he answered questions for a pool of reporters. In both he covered major topics like North Korea, a DOJ Report, immigration legislation, and his feud with the NFL. The NPR Politics team sets the record straight on his comments. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 15, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 14
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A Justice Department watchdog on Thursday criticized former FBI Director James Comey for violating long-standing department guidelines and mishandling the Hillary Clinton email investigation in 2016. We break down that report, and look at a new lawsuit filed against the Trump family. Plus, Republicans - sort of - find a compromise on immigration. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 14, 2018
Midterm Update: Tuesday's Primaries Underscore That The GOP Is Trump's Party Now
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Results from Tuesday's primaries underscored one major theme – it's Donald Trump's Republican Party now. An establishment candidate in South Carolina lost his re-election bid, and a Bannon-esque candidate won in Virginia. We break down what it means for the GOP. This episode: Reporter Sarah McCammon, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, 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.
Jun 13, 2018
At A Historic Summit, President Trump Praises Kim's Commitment To Denuclearize
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Following a historic summit in Singapore, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a broad statement Tuesday that calls for a "firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula." Though critics suggest that the U.S. appears to have made more concessions than the regime. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House Correspondent Scott Horsley, and Seoul Bureau Chief Elise Hu. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 12, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 7
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President Trump prepares for a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un while heading to Canada to defend his trade tactics to the G-7 allies. Republicans try to reach an agreement for an internal debate over immigration. And Trump cancels a meeting with the NFL. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and editor and correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 07, 2018
Midterm Update: "Super Tuesday" Primaries Results
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Democrats are feeling a little better about taking back the House after they advanced candidates in the key races in California. At the same time, it wasn't a bad night for Republicans. We break down the top takeaways from the night. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 06, 2018
Supreme Court On A Baker V. Same-Sex Couple, Trump Exerts Executive Privilege, & Tuesday's Primaries
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In a narrow decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a baker was allowed to refuse service to a same-sex couple. President Trump said that he has the power to pardon himself, but had no need to. And on Tuesday, 85 House seats are up for a vote. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 04, 2018
NPR Politics Live From Charlotte: The Midterms Showdown
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This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square in Charlotte on Friday, June 1st. The cast breaks down everything you need to know heading into this year's midterm elections. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 02, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 31
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting with a top North Korean delegate to prepare for a potential summit, but do the two countries agree on what it means to "denuclearize?" President Trump surprised the world when he announced today that tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and the EU go into effect at midnight tonight. Plus, President Trump pardons another controversial figure. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and national security and political reporter Tim Mak. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 31, 2018
The Supreme Court Rejects Planned Parenthood Case & President Trump Threatens New Tariffs On China
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The Supreme Court rejected an appeal of a restrictive abortion law in Arkansas, which could force all but one facility that performs abortions in the state to close. And, although the administration said it will hold off on a trade war, President Trump announced new trade restrictions to be placed on China. This episode: Reporter Sarah McCammon, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 29, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 24
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President Trump has called off a highly anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and he held two meetings with justice and intelligence officials to discuss classified information in the Russia investigation. Plus, the Trump administration rolls out new guidelines for abortion funding, and the Supreme Court restricts workers' rights. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Sarah McCammon, 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.
May 24, 2018
Midterm Update: First Black Woman Nominated For Governor & Other Tuesday Primaries Takeaways
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It was a big night Tuesday for Democratic women again, from Georgia to Kentucky to Texas. It was also a big night for change on the Democratic side, even if the fight between progressives and the establishment fizzled. Plus, Republicans see more signs for positive results in November. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Asma Khalid, 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.
May 23, 2018
Trump Demands Review Of Russia Investigation Surveillance Tactics & Tuesday's Primaries
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President Trump says that he will order an investigation into whether the FBI and the Department of Justice "infiltrated or surveilled" his campaign "for political purposes," potentially setting up a showdown between the president and his intelligence and law enforcement agencies. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, 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.
May 21, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 17
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As Republicans break off from their party leaders, an immigration vote edges closer to the House floor. Democrats get a rare win on the Senate floor. Plus, President Trump's plans for a summit with North Korea grow sour. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor & correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 17, 2018
Senate Releases More Details on Trump Jr. And Russian Lawyer Meeting & Tuesday's Primaries Takeaways
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The Senate Judiciary Committee released more than 2,500 pages related to an investigation of a meeting between top Trump aides and a delegation of Russians. We sift through what the testimony tells us. Plus, women continue to be front and center in this year's primaries. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 16, 2018
One Year Of Robert Mueller As Special Counsel
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Thursday marks one year since Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. We talk about the big takeaways from the past year and what is still yet to come. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and reporter Miles Parks. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 15, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 10
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President Trump tweeted out the details of his upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un. The announcement came hours after three Americans being held in North Korea landed back in the United States. We look at who is bringing what to the negotiations over nuclear weapons. Plus, Trump's nominee to lead the CIA is under fire for her involvement in enhanced interrogation methods, and Michael Cohen's web of troubles gets a little bit messier. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 10, 2018
Midterm Update: May 8th Primaries Takeaways
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It's still too soon for big conclusions, but yesterday's primaries in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and North Carolina broke with some trends and firmed up others. We take a look at what it all means for Republicans and Democrats preparing for the Midterm. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 09, 2018
President Trump Says The U.S. "Will Withdraw" From The Iran Nuclear Deal
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President Trump announced that he has decided to exit a multinational agreement in which Iran agreed to limit its production of nuclear weapons material. The decision raises questions about stability in the Middle East and questions abroad about whether or not the U.S. can stick to its promises. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and chief international editor Will Dobson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 09, 2018
Midterm Update: May 8th Primaries Look Ahead
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Ohio, West Virginia, and Indiana hold primaries on Tuesday. We take a deep dive into the key races that will decide who goes on the ballot this fall in Trump Country. Republicans and Democrats are both keeping a close eye, because these votes help determine whether or not the Senate is at play. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Jessica Taylor, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 07, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 3
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The new head of President Trump's legal team, Rudy Giuliani, said on national television that the president reimbursed a lawyer for payments to an adult film star, which prompted new questions about who knew what when. And, as Trump reorganizes his legal team to combat the special counsel, a list of questions Robert Mueller plans to ask Trump surfaced in Washington. Plus, NPR received an exclusive excerpt of John McCain's forthcoming book. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national security and political reporter Tim Mak. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 03, 2018
Comedian Responds To Criticism After Controversial Remarks At The White House Correspondents' Dinner
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President Trump's absence was the least controversial part of this year's White House Correspondents' dinner. Instead it was the crude jokes made by the event's headliner. The criticism has prompted questions about the purpose of the annual gala. Plus, Trump has till midnight to yet again prevent a brewing trade war. This episode: host/Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and political reporter Asma Khalid. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Apr 30, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 26
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President Trump's embattled nominee Ronny Jackson withdrew his name to serve as the head of the VA. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill with bipartisan support to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller if he is fired. The team also discusses the visit of French president Emmanuel Macron. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, editor and correspondent Ron Elving and Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Apr 27, 2018
Supreme Court Appears Ready To Side With Trump On Travel Ban
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The Supreme Court heard arguments today in the case of Trump v. Hawaii, better known as the travel ban case. Also the latest with DACA. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Apr 25, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 19
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The latest on Michael Cohen, a public spat between UN ambassador Nikki Haley and the White House, and diplomacy in the Trump administration. This episode: host/political reporter Asma Khalid, political editor Domenico Montanaro, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Apr 20, 2018
Comey Tells NPR The FBI 'Would Be Worse Today' If Not For His Actions
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In an interview with NPR, fired FBI Director James Comey defended his controversial decisions during the 2016 campaign. This episode: host/political reporter Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Apr 17, 2018
President Trump Announces Air Strikes On Syria
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President Trump announced the United States has joined with France and the UK to launch military strikes in Syria in response to last week's suspected chemical weapons attack on civilians in a Damascus suburb. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, 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.
Apr 14, 2018
More On Mueller, Zuckerberg And Landscape For 2018 Elections
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There may be movement on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into the Trump campaign. Also in this episode, the latest on the landscape for the 2018 elections and Mark Zuckerberg's second day of testifying on Capitol Hill. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Tim Mak, editor correspondent Ron Elving and congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Apr 13, 2018
Paul Ryan Will Not Seek Re-Election
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House Speaker Paul Ryan will retire in January, at the end of a tenure that saw the failure of an Obamacare repeal and the passage of tax cuts — as well as an uneven relationship with President Trump. This episode: host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Apr 11, 2018
Zuckerberg Faces Congress And FBI Raids Properties of Trump Lawyer
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced 44 senators in a hearing on Capitol Hill, the first of two such hearings this week. The FBI raided the residence and legal office of the president's personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen and the president is also dealing with a foreign policy crisis after more than 40 people in Syria were killed in what appears to be a chemical weapons attack. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, 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.
Apr 11, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 5
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After days of railing against "weak" immigration laws and border security, President Trump is deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. China is hitting back at the U.S. with tariffs of its own, largely targeted at Trump country. And with CEO Mark Zuckerberg preparing to testify before Congress next week, Facebook is now saying that some 87 million users — not 50 million, as had previously been said — had their data shared with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political reporter Tim Mak and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Apr 05, 2018
Trump Turns Focus Back To Immigration; Citizenship Question On Census Ignites Controversy
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President Trump said Tuesday that he's considering sending the military to guard parts of the U.S.-Mexico border, because of what he calls "weak" immigration laws. And, some two dozen states and cities are suing to try to remove a new citizenship question from the 2020 census. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, editor correspondent Ron Elving and national correspondent Hansi Lo Wang. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Apr 03, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 29
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Russia announced Thursday that it's expelling 60 U.S. diplomats, just a few days after the Trump administration expelled the same number of Russian diplomats from the U.S. That was in response to Russia's alleged poisoning of a former spy on British soil. Also this week, another big shake-up in the Trump administration: Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has been fired, and Trump says he plans to nominate his White House doctor, Ronny Jackson, to the post. And there is more upheaval on the president's legal team. This episode: host/political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 29, 2018
McMaster Out As National Security Adviser, Bolton In
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There's been another big shake up on President Trump's team. H.R. McMaster is out as National Security Adviser, and former UN Ambassador John Bolton is in. And, after threatening a veto this morning, President Trump signed the $1.3 trillion dollar spending bill Congress passed yesterday, funding the government through September. This episode: host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 23, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 22
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Cambridge Analytica is at the center of a growing controversy over how it obtained the private data of millions of Facebook users, and how it may have used that data in its work for the Trump campaign in 2016. Congress unveiled a $1.3 trillion dollar spending bill less than two days before government funding runs out — it's over 2,000 pages long. And John Dowd, who had been leading President Trump's outside legal team, has resigned. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Tim Mak, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 22, 2018
McCabe Fired, Trump Escalates Attacks On Mueller
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Over the last few days, President Trump has escalated his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller, the FBI and the Department of Justice. His personal attorney, John Dowd, called for an end to the Russia investigation. And late Friday night, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe for "lack of candor," two days before he was set to retire with a full pension. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 19, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 15
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The Trump administration announced new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday over its meddling in the 2016 election. Democrat Conor Lamb appears to have won a special election in Pennsylvania. The next election on the calendar is the Illinois primary next week, which may have some interesting clues for Democrats for the fall. Thousands of students walked out of school across the country on Tuesday — the one month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — to protest gun violence. And the Senate voted to roll back Dodd-Frank, the banking regulations created in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas 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.
Mar 15, 2018
Democrat Apparent Winner In Pennsylvania Special Election
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Tuesday night was a big one for Democrats. In a southwestern Pennsylvania district that Trump won by 20 points in 2016, voters appear to have elected Democrat Conor Lamb to fill a vacant House seat — a huge upset for President Trump and the Republican party. The race has still not been officially called, but barring a recount, Lamb has a small but insurmountable lead over Republican Rick Saccone. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and congressional correspondent Scott Detrow in Pennsylvania. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 14, 2018
Trump Fires Tillerson, Taps Pompeo As Secretary Of State
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After months of on-again, off-again speculation, President Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that he had fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He also said that he is nominating CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his next Secretary of State. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas 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.
Mar 13, 2018
Democrats Hoping For Upset In Pennsylvania Special Election
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A special election in Pennsylvania on Tuesday is garnering an unusual amount of national attention. It's for a House seat in PA-18, a deeply Republican district that Trump won by 20 points in 2016. Polls show an incredibly tight race between Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb. Democrats are hoping for an upset, while Republicans are fighting hard to hold the seat. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and congressional correspondent Scott Detrow in Pittsburgh. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 12, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 8
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President Trump announced tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, despite strong objections from fellow Republicans. Economic adviser Gary Cohn became the latest Trump administration official to resign, adding to a record breaking rate of turnover in this White House. Stormy Daniels, the porn star who allegedly had an affair with Trump years ago, has filed suit against him. And in California, a high level of excitement among Democrats has led to very crowded primaries that could actually pose problems for the party. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 08, 2018
Takeaways From Texas, As Midterms Kick Off
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The first primary votes of 2018 are in, in Texas. Democrats had a strong showing, turning out over a million voters. But Republicans still outnumbered them, by a solid half a million votes. And a record number of women ran — and many of them won. This episode: host/political reporter Asma Khalid, political editor Domenico Montanaro and congressional correspondent Susan Davis, with a special guest appearance from Ben Philpott of KUT in Austin, Texas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 07, 2018
Primary Season Kicks Off With Texas
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Primary season officially gets under way this week. Texas is first up, on Tuesday. For the first time in years, Democrats are fielding candidates in every congressional district there, and in early voting, Democratic turnout surpassed Republican turnout. Also, President Trump has driven a wedge between himself and many of his fellow Republicans by announcing he will impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. And he's not backing down. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Jessica Taylor, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 05, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 1
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Guns are still dominating the conversation in Washington, though Congress has come and gone this week without taking any real steps to pass legislation. President Trump held another made-for-TV meeting on school safety and gun laws where he confused and frustrated Republicans. It's also been a week of staff turmoil at the White House. One of Trump's closest and most trusted aides, Communications Director Hope Hicks, is stepping down, and his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, has lost his top-secret security clearance. And the president made a controversial announcement Thursday, that he plans to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, political reporter Asma Khalid and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 02, 2018
Big Week At Supreme Court On Immigration, First Amendment
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It's a big week at the Supreme Court. On Monday, the justices declined to hear the Trump administration's appeal of a federal court ruling that blocked the president from ending DACA, at least for now. On Tuesday, they ruled that legal immigrants who are arrested for minor crimes do not have the right to bond hearings — meaning they can legally be detained long-term. The Court also heard arguments in one First Amendment case — about public sector unions — and is set to hear arguments in another, about restrictions on what voters can wear to the polls. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 28, 2018
NPR Politics Live From Cleveland
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This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square in Cleveland on Friday, February 23. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 24, 2018
Parkland Students Bring Gun Debate Front And Center
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Exactly a week after 17 of their teachers and classmates were shot and killed, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida traveled to Tallahassee to meet with lawmakers, and urge them to take action on guns. Others went to the White House for a listening session with President Trump. And still others took part in a CNN Town Hall, where they confronted senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson and the NRA. Something about this moment feels different — but is it? This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 23, 2018
Grand Jury Indicts Russians Linked To Interference In 2016 Election
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A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russians and three Russian entities in connection with the attack on the 2016 presidential election. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson 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.
Feb 16, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 15
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A familiar scene, and familiar words from lawmakers, after 17 people were killed Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A week after White House aide Rob Porter resigned over domestic abuse allegations, President Trump said publicly for the first time that he is "totally opposed to domestic violence." And with Congress still struggling to reach a deal on DACA and immigration, how would either outcome — bill or no bill — motivate voters? This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, editor correspondent Ron Elving 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.
Feb 16, 2018
Mixed Messages In Trump's Response To Abuse Allegations
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By many accounts, the White House is still in turmoil after the resignation last week of a top aide over domestic abuse allegations. Over the weekend, President Trump took to Twitter to issue what looked to many to be a defense of Rob Porter. It's not the first time Trump has shown sympathy for a man accused of abuse. Also, the NPR podcast EMBEDDED is coming out with two new episodes on the Russia investigation — the timeline, collusion, and obstruction of justice. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson, with a guest appearance from EMBEDDED host Kelly McEvers. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 13, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 8
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Senate leaders reached a two-year, bipartisan budget deal, but with just hours left before government funding runs out again, it's still unclear if it will get the votes to pass. Because the deal does not address DACA, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took to the House floor on Wednesday for a record 8 hours in protest. And a top White House aide has resigned, after two of his ex-wives accused him of physical abuse, raising questions about what the administration knew and when. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 09, 2018
Scramble To Redraw Congressional Maps In PA, Avert Another Shutdown In DC
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The stock market had another volatile day Tuesday, but recovered some after its record 1,175 point drop on Monday. Lawmakers in Pennsylvania have until the end of the week to completely redraw the state's congressional districts, after the state Supreme Court ruled that the current map violates the state's Constitution. And there are just two days left before the federal government runs out of money - again. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 06, 2018
GOP Releases Memo Alleging FBI Surveillance Abuses
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The much-hyped secret memo, put together by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, was released Friday. President Trump authorized its declassification despite "grave concerns" from the FBI. The memo alleges that top officials at the FBI and Department of Justice abused surveillance powers to target the Trump campaign early on in the Russia investigation. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and justice reporter Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 02, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 1
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The FBI is clashing with the White House over the release of a classified memo that allegedly details abuses of surveillance power by the FBI and the Justice Department. House Republicans have voted to release it, and the President has signaled he's in favor. Also, with the State of the Union behind him, Trump met with Congressional Republicans to strategize about priorities for the year. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, justice reporter Ryan Lucas, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 01, 2018
Trump Plays To Base, Calls For Unity In State Of The Union
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President Trump delivered his first State of the Union Tuesday night — a call for unity, peppered throughout with language and themes aimed at his base, on immigration, the economy and national security. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 31, 2018
Trump To Deliver First State Of The Union
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President Trump is set to deliver his first State of the Union on Tuesday night. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and editor correspondent Ron Elving preview the president's address. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 29, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 25
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There have been a number of revelations this week related to the Russia investigation. Among them, that the special counsel's team has talked to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and that Robert Mueller is now looking to sit down with President Trump. And while the shutdown is over, the underlying problems remain, particularly when it comes to finding a resolution on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 26, 2018
Senate Reaches Deal To End Shutdown
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Three days into a partial government shutdown, the Senate has passed a bill to fund the government through February 8th. The bill does not include a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which had been a key demand for many Democrats. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to bring DACA legislation up for a vote soon. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 22, 2018
Government Shuts Down After Senate Fails To Pass Spending Bill
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The federal government is now in a partial shutdown. Funding ran out just after midnight, after the Senate failed to pass a short-term spending bill. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 20, 2018
President Trump, One Year In
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It's been almost exactly a year since President Trump was sworn in. In front of a live audience at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., the NPR Politics team reflects on how Trump has changed Washington, whether Washington has changed Trump, and what the president has accomplished in his first year. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, political editor Domenico Montanaro and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 19, 2018
Trump Comments Threaten DACA Deal
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President Trump's now-infamous comments from last week, disparaging Haiti and many African countries, are still ricocheting around the world, and are complicating efforts to reach a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The government is, once again, set to run out of funding on Friday. And a record number of House Republicans have announced they're not running for re-election ahead of the 2018 midterms. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Jessica Taylor and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 16, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 11
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The main focus in Washington this week has been immigration, and the efforts to strike a bipartisan deal on DACA — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. The administration also announced it will allow states to impose work requirements for Medicaid. And Senator Dianne Feinstein has a new nickname from Trump - sneaky Dianne - after she unilaterally released the transcript of a Senate interview with the head of Fusion GPS, the research firm behind the infamous Steele dossier. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, justice reporter Ryan Lucas 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.
Jan 12, 2018
Trump Tweets About Mental Stability Fuel Conversation About Fitness
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President Trump spent much of the weekend at Camp David with other Republican leaders, talking about their agenda for 2018. But the headlines, instead, have been dominated by Trump's assertion that he is "a very stable genius." This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, editor correspondent Ron Elving and a special guest - science correspondent Jon Hamilton. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 09, 2018
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 4
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The forthcoming book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," has already sparked a war of words between the president and his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch is retiring, and all eyes are on Mitt Romney. Trump has dissolved his controversial commission investigating alleged voter fraud. And Virginia's House of Delegates tips to the Republicans - after a tie-breaking draw. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell 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.
Jan 05, 2018
What's Next For Congress In 2018
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It's 2018, which means it's an election year. But Congress has a lot to do before all attention turns to the midterms, including agree on government funding, and work out a deal on both Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the Children's Health Insurance Program. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 02, 2018
2017 Roundup: Thursday, December 28
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The year that started with President Trump's inauguration and saw the firing of FBI director James Comey, the beginning of the Mueller probe, the rise of so-called fake news and alternative facts, and the Me Too movement is coming a close. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and political editor Domenico Montanaro take stock of the top political stories of 2017. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Dec 28, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 21
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Republicans are celebrating their first major legislative accomplishment since President Trump took office - the tax bill. Congress is pushing other big questions - including how to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and fund the government long-term - until the new year. More women are running for Congress in 2018 than ever before. And, can't let it go. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Dec 22, 2017
Tax Bill Heads To Vote; Politics Heat Up Around Russia Investigation
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Congress is aiming to vote on a massive tax bill this week. Who wins and who loses if it passes? Also, the political rhetoric around the Russia investigation is heating up on both sides. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, justice reporter Ryan Lucas and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Dec 18, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 14
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Congressional Republicans are stepping up their attacks on the team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. The House and Senate say they have come together on a final tax bill, and they plan to vote on it next week. A Texas Republican who's under ethics investigation in the House for sexual harassment says he won't seek reelection. And, can't let it go. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Dec 15, 2017
In Huge Upset, Doug Jones Wins Election In Alabama
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For the first time in 25 years, Alabama has elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore, who had been dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct, in the state's special election yesterday. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national correspondent Debbie Elliott in Alabama. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Dec 13, 2017
Race Tight On Eve Of Election In Alabama
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After weeks of intense national attention, the special election in Alabama is here. Voters go to the polls tomorrow to decide whether Republican Roy Moore or Democrat Doug Jones will be their next senator. And the race is too close to call. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national correspondent Debbie Elliott in Alabama. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Dec 11, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 7
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Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced he's resigning, after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. Congress and the president are trying to work out a deal to fund the government. There are protests in Gaza and the West Bank after Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. And FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before Congress. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Dec 07, 2017
Conyers Resigns, Trump And RNC Back Moore
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Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.) announced that he's stepping down today, though he says it's because of his health and not sexual harassment allegations. President Trump officially endorsed Roy Moore for Senate in Alabama, and the RNC has also reinstated its support for Moore. The federal government is set to run out of funding on Friday. And there have been several developments in the Russia investigation. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and justice reporter Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Dec 05, 2017
Flynn Pleads Guilty, Senate Gets Closer To Passing Tax Bill
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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, the Senate is moving toward a final vote on a major tax overhaul. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and justice reporter Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Dec 02, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 30
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The Senate is debating the Republican tax bill, with a vote likely soon. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi now says Congressman John Conyers should resign over sexual harassment allegations. The Federal Communications Commission is just two weeks away from voting to end net neutrality, the rules that currently govern the internet. And, can't let it go. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Dec 01, 2017
Senate To Vote On Tax Bill, Two Directors Claim Control Of CFPB
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Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.) has stepped down from his role on the House Judiciary Committee, amid an ethics investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. President Trump has all but endorsed Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race. There is a dispute over who is now the Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And Senate Republicans are aiming to pass a major tax bill before the end of the week. This episode, host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 27, 2017
Talking Politics At Thanksgiving, And A History Of The Turkey Pardon
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With Thanksgiving approaching, 58 percent of Americans are dreading the prospect of talking politics over dinner, according to a poll that also looks at civility in politics. With new allegations of sexual harassment in the news, including against Congressman John Conyers, that may well come up, too. And President Donald Trump kept with tradition and pardoned a turkey today. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 22, 2017
Your Questions On The Tax Bill, Answered
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With just six weeks left of 2017, Republicans are still aiming to pass major tax legislation before the end of the year. This episode: your questions about what's in the tax bill. With host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 20, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 16
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The House passed the tax bill, and it's now on to the Senate. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified again before Congress. And there are new allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for Senate in Alabama, and now against Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken. Also, can't let it go. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 17, 2017
McConnell Says Moore Should Quit Senate Race; GOP Moving Forward With Tax Plan
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Five women have now come forward and accused Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, of pursuing relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, including one who was just 14 at the time. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today said Moore should step aside. Also, the similarities and differences in the House and Senate tax plans. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 13, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 9
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Election Night 2017 was a good one for Democrats in Virginia and beyond. President Trump is about halfway through his five-country Asia trip. And on Capitol Hill, lawmakers are trying to get ahead of the issues of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. Also, can't let it go. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and national political reporter Mara Liasson, with a special appearance from White House correspondent Scott Horsley traveling with the president. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 10, 2017
On Eve Of Election, Virginia Governor's Race Looks Tight
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Tomorrow is Election Day, and one of the most closely-watched races is the one for governor in Virginia. It's been contentious, it's tight, and it's seen as a bellwether. Also, President Trump's response to Sunday's mass shooting at a church in Texas. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and special guest national desk reporter Sarah McCammon. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 06, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 2
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House Republicans today released the first draft of their highly anticipated tax bill. President Trump is calling for changes to the diversity visa program after a terrorist attack in New York left eight people dead. And lawyers for Facebook, Twitter and Google testified on Capitol Hill this week about the role their platforms played in Russia's efforts to disrupt the 2016 election. And, can't let it go. This episode: guest host/congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political editor Domenico Montanaro, editor correspondent Ron Elving, and justice reporter Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 02, 2017
First Charges Come Out Of Mueller's Russia Investigation
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Two former Trump campaign officials — including one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort — have been indicted on 12 counts, including conspiracy to launder money. And a former foreign policy advisor to the campaign, George Papadopolous, pleaded guilty earlier this month to making false statements to the FBI about his contacts with Russians during the campaign. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and justice reporter Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 30, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 26
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President Trump declared a public health emergency over the opioid epidemic. Republicans passed a budget resolution, and will release their tax bill next week. And what NPR's Embedded podcast is learning about Trump and his advisors from their pre-White House years. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Geoff Bennett, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis, along with special guest Kelly McEvers of Embedded. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 26, 2017
Flake To Leave Senate, Says "I Will Not Be Complicit Or Silent"
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In a surprise announcement Tuesday, Jeff Flake of Arizona became the second Republican senator to announce he will not seek re-election in 2018. Flake delivered a blistering critique of President Trump on the Senate floor saying, "there are times where we must risk our careers in favor of our principles. Now is such a time." This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Geoff Bennett, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 24, 2017
NPR Politics Live From Chicago
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This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago on Sunday night, October 22. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley and editor-correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 23, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 19
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Former president George W. Bush gave a speech that everybody seems to be talking about, plus the controversy surrounding Trump's communication with gold star families and...of course...health care. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 19, 2017
Bannon Declares War On GOP; Trump And McConnell: "We're Fighting For The Same Thing"
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Breitbart head and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon says this is "a season of war against a GOP establishment." And in the last few days, President Trump has made a couple of big moves that essentially dump big, thorny policy issues right in Congress' lap — namely, the Iran deal and healthcare. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 16, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 12
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President Trump signed an executive order on healthcare, intended to increase insurance options and lower costs, but critics say it could erode protections for those who need them most. Trump is also expected to announce whether or not he'll recertify the Iran deal by the end of the week. The prosecution rested its case in the corruption trial of Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ). And, can't let it go. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 12, 2017
Trump Takes Harder Line On Immigration And DACA, Feuds With Senator Bob Corker
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President Trump sent Congress a long list of immigration changes that he says must be included in any plan to legalize DREAMers — including funding for the wall. The EPA is officially moving to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. And tensions are escalating further between Trump and Republican Senator Bob Corker. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 10, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 5
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In the aftermath of the massacre in Las Vegas, there seems to be one narrow area of possible consensus emerging on gun control: regulating or banning bump stocks. Two weeks after Hurricane Maria, the majority of Puerto Rico is still without power and drinking water. And Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a press conference to address reports he called President Trump a moron and considered resigning. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 05, 2017
Trump Calls Las Vegas Shooting "An Act Of Pure Evil"
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At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 were wounded in Las Vegas Sunday night when a gunman fired on an outdoor concert from high above. It is the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice department reporter Ryan Lucas and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Oct 02, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 28
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More than a week after Hurricane Maria, much of Puerto Rico is still without power and drinking water, and there is growing criticism that the Trump administration has been slow to respond. Repeal-and-replace is dead - again - and Republicans are turning their attention to tax overhaul. And the Senate candidate backed by President Trump and Mitch McConnell lost in Alabama. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Sep 28, 2017
Obamacare Repeal Efforts, Revised Travel Ban and Trump's NFL Controversy
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Republicans' Obamacare repeal efforts are still alive, but hanging by a thread. Also, a revised travel ban and the President's comments on the NFL. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Sep 25, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 21
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The policy and politics of the Republicans' latest effort to repeal-and-replace the Affordable Care Act. Plus the latest on the Russia investigation and the unusually contentious Senate race in Alabama. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and Justice Department reporter Ryan Lucas. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Sep 22, 2017
Trump at UN, GOP Pushes Health Care
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President Trump gives a major speech at the United Nations General Assembly, while Republicans in the Senate battle a deadline to pass a new Obamacare replacement. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Geoff Bennett, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Sep 19, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 14
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President Trump and Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi say they have agreed to work out a deal to protect DREAMers. House Speaker Paul Ryan says a tax outline will be out soon and Sen. Bernie Sanders pushes for Medicare for all. This episode: Host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, Congressional reporter Scott Detrow and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Sep 15, 2017
Clinton Book Review And Irma Update
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Hillary Clinton is back with a book to talk about "what happened." Also, an update on Hurricane Irma. This episode: Guest host/White House reporter Geoff Bennett, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Sep 12, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 7
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President Trump cut a surprising deal with Democrats on the debt ceiling. What it might mean for the GOP agenda — plus more on the President's DACA decision. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Geoff Bennett, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Sep 07, 2017
Trump Ends DACA, Calls On Congress To Act
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The Obama-era program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, granted legal protections for roughly 800,000 people. It will expire in six months. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Sep 05, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 31
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The President took two trips this week: one to Houston to see the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey; another to Missouri where he rallied for a tax overhaul. Plus, Congress returns. This episode: host/White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional reporter Scott Detrow, Congressional reporter Susan Davis, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. For information on how to help people affected by Harvey, visit https://n.pr/2wiX1bS. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Aug 31, 2017
Hurricane Harvey: How Does A Government Respond?
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Texas continues to feel the affects of Hurricane Harvey as the Trump administration decides how it will respond. This episode: Host/Congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Aug 29, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 24
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The President's attacks on Republican Senators and Representatives this week may sabotage his plans for the fall. This episode: host/reporter Scott Detrow, White house correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional reporter Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Aug 24, 2017
President Trump: "We Are Not Nation-Building Again" In Afghanistan
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In a primetime address, the President announced his strategy for Afghanistan. Instead of nation-building, "we are killing terrorists." This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and National Security editor Phil Ewing. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Aug 22, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 17
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Charlottesville — and the President's reaction — dominated the week. This episode: host/editor/correspondent Ron Elving, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House reporter Geoff Bennett, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Aug 18, 2017
Opioid Emergency/Listener Mail
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President Trump has said the opioid epidemic is an emergency but has yet to take formal action. Plus, some listener questions. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White house correspondent Tamara Keith, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Aug 14, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 10
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North Korea dominated the news this week, so NPR International Editor Will Dobson joins the podcast, with host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Geoff Bennett, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Aug 10, 2017
Listener Mail
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This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Aug 07, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 3
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The President's private calls with world leaders leak, while the White House focuses on the party base. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Aug 03, 2017
Scaramucci Out/Listener Mail
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Just two weeks after being named White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci is leaving his position. Plus, some listener questions. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations. And check out https://nprontheroad.tumblr.com/ for photos from the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.
Jul 31, 2017
McCain Deals Death Blow To Republican Health Care Efforts
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In a moment of drama, Senator McCain bucked his party's leadership and voted against the "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act. This episode: Host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jul 28, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 27
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Senate Republicans inch forward on health care. This episode Host/correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations. And check out https://nprontheroad.tumblr.com/ for photos from the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.
Jul 28, 2017
Jared Kushner: 'I Did Not Collude'
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Plus Anthony Scaramucci takes over as White House communications director. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national security editor Phil Ewing, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jul 24, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 20
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Senator John McCain's diagnosis, the GOP and health care, and the President's news-making interview. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jul 20, 2017
The GOP and Health Care: What's Next?
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The Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace key elements of the Affordable Care Act — in its current form — is dead. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jul 18, 2017
Reconstructing The 2016 Campaign After Trump Jr.'s Russia Meeting
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This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith talks to national security editor Phil Ewing about the timeline of what was happening in the campaign last year when Donald Trump Jr. received an email offering Russian help for his father's presidential campaign. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jul 15, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 13
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Senate Republicans revise their health care bill, Donald Trump Jr's emails continue to dog the White House, and the President heads to Paris. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jul 13, 2017
'If it's what you say I love it'
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Newly released emails show Donald Trump Jr arranged a meeting with a person he was told represented the Russian government and wanted to supply information that would be politically damaging to Hillary Clinton. Presidential advisor Jared Kushner and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort also attended the meeting. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jul 11, 2017
Donald Trump Jr Meets Russian, POTUS Meets Putin
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News of a meeting between the President's son and a Russian lawyer surfaces just after the President meets with the Russian President at the G20. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jul 10, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 6
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President Trump stops in Poland on his way to the G20 Summit in Germany, while his voter fraud commission generates controversy back home. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jul 07, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 29
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The Senate delays, the President tweets. Note: we'll be back after the 4th of July. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 29, 2017
SCOTUS on Travel Ban/CBO on Health Care
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The Supreme Court takes action on President Trump's travel ban, and the Congressional Budget Office scores the Senate health care bill. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 26, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 22
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Senate Republicans unveil their health care plan, and former podcast co-host Sam Sanders stops by. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 22, 2017
Health Care/Listener Mail
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Plus the latest on Tuesday's special election in Georgia. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 19, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 15
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The aftermath of Wednesday's shooting continues, and the President may be under investigation for obstruction of justice. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Vanessa Romo, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 15, 2017
GOP Baseball Practice Shooting
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A man armed with a rifle opened fire on a group of Republican members of Congress practicing for a baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, wounding Lousiana Representative Steve Scalise, a lobbyist and a Capitol Police officer. Another congressman and a second police officer also suffered minor injuries. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 15, 2017
Jeff Sessions Testifies
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The Attorney General appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 14, 2017
James Comey Testifies
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The former FBI Director accused the White House of telling 'lies, plain and simple." Plus a few other political stories in the news this week. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 09, 2017
London, the President's Tweets, Listener Mail
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The President's comments following Saturday's attack in London, and a few of your questions, answered. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Vanessa Romo, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 05, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 1
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President Trump announces he'll withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accord, with an eye toward renegotiation. Why it's not that simple — plus Trump's overseas trip, and the Russian investigation reportedly inching toward Jared Kushner. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Vanessa Romo, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jun 02, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 25
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The President's overseas trip continues with a NATO meeting, while at home his budget is unveiled and the CBO scores the GOP health care bill. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 26, 2017
President Trump Overseas
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Headlines on Russian meddling continue at home. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 22, 2017
Special Counsel Appointed For Russia Probe
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Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will investigate Russia's meddling in last year's election, and any possible collusion by the Trump campaign. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 18, 2017
"I hope you can let this go."
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The implications of President Trump's reported request to then-FBI Director James Comey, plus the President's upcoming overseas trip. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 18, 2017
Comey FAQ/Listener Mail
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Your questions, answered — on the firing of James Comey and other political news. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 15, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday May 11
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Fallout from the firing of FBI Director Comey continues, and congressional reporter Scott Detrow calls in from the road after a tense town hall. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 12, 2017
President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey
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This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 10, 2017
Sally Yates Testifies
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What we learned from the former acting Attorney General during Monday's hearing of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 09, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 4
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The House votes on health care. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 05, 2017
Shutdown Averted; GOP Healthcare Push Continues
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Plus the White House Correspondent's Dinner without the President. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Vanessa Romo, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 01, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 27
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A shutdown deadline deferred as the 100th day approaches. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations. Take our podcast survey at npr.podcastingsurvey.com.
Apr 28, 2017
Shutdown Deadline Approaches On Trump's 100th Day
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Plus latest news on an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Apr 25, 2017
Weeky Roundup: Thursday, April 20
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Georgia's 6th, Tom Perez and Bernie Sanders on the road, and what's changing under Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations. *Correction: In an earlier version of this podcast, we said that Planned Parenthood offers mammograms. While it does do breast cancer screenings and makes referrals for mammograms, Planned Parenthood does not do mammograms at its clinics.
Apr 21, 2017
North Korea, Georgia's 6th, Trump's Taxes
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Vice President Pence visits the Korean peninsula, the special election in Georgia, and the President's tax returns. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Apr 17, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 13
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A week of notable policy reversals from President Trump. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Apr 14, 2017
Listener Mail: Monday, April 10
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Your questions, answered. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor and correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Apr 10, 2017
US Strikes Syria
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The question now is what comes next. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Apr 07, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 6
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The Senate goes nuclear while tensions rise after the use of chemical weapons in Syria. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Apr 07, 2017
"Unmasking"
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Plus the nuclear option and rumors the GOP healthcare effort may not be dead. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with NPR national security correspondent Mary Louise Kelly. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local pubilc radio station at npr.org/stations.
Apr 04, 2017
Listener Mail - Sunday, April 2
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Your questions, answered. This episode: Congressional reporter/host Scott Detrow, White House Correspondent Scott Horsley and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.
Apr 02, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 30
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The Senate Intelligence Committee's first hearing on Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. This episode: host/White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local pubilc radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 31, 2017
Trump Targets Environmental Regulations
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Plus this week's cancelled hearing in the House Intelligence Committee. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 28, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Friday, March 24
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This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 25, 2017
Gorsuch Hearings Continue
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Day two of Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, reporter Ailsa Chang and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 22, 2017
Russia/Gorsuch Hearings
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Day one of the Senate Confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, while the House Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 20, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 16
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President Trump releases a preliminary budget proposal the same day his new travel ban was supposed to go into effect. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 17, 2017
CBO Scores GOP Health Care Bill/Listener Mail
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This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 14, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 9
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This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 10, 2017
New Executive Order; Trump's Wiretap Claim
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This episode: host/Congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 06, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 2
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This episode: host/Congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 03, 2017
President Trump Addresses Congress
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This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Mar 01, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 23
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This episode: host/editor/correspondent Ron Elving, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and political reporter Jessica Taylor. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 24, 2017
Latest News + Listener Mail
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This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with a special appearance by Cory Turner of the NPR Ed team. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 21, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 16
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President Trump holds a press conference. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 17, 2017
Russia Controversy Deepens For Trump White House
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The intelligence community is reportedly investigating election-year contact between Trump campaign operatives and Russian intelligence officials. Plus Trump expresses openness to a one-state solution in the Israeli/Palestine conflict, and Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder looks endangered. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national security correspondent Mary Louise Kelly. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 15, 2017
Michael Flynn Resigns
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President Trump's National Security Advisor steps down. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 14, 2017
Weekly Roundup LIVE: Friday, February 10
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News of the week, plus we ask what's next for President Trump. Recorded Friday night at the Warner Theater in Washington DC, in partnership with member station WAMU. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 11, 2017
Sessions Confirmed, Gorsuch's Comments, Yemen Raid
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This episode was recorded prior to the Thursday evening court ruling on President Trump's travel ban. Jeff Sessions is sworn in as Attorney General, Neal Gorsuch's remarks behind closed doors, plus the fallout from the military raid in Yemen. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 09, 2017
Trump's Travel Ban Halted
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What happens next. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 06, 2017
Listener Mail - Sunday, February 5
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Your questions, answered. This episode: host/White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 05, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 2
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President Trump's cabinet is filling out, while democrats continue to grapple with what form their opposition will take. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 03, 2017
Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court
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Who he is, and what happens now. This episode: host/White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Susan Davis, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Feb 01, 2017
Trump's Immigration and Refugee Ban
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This episode: host/White House reporter Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 30, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 27
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It was a busy week. Quick disclaimer: This episode was recorded at 3PM EST, when we were unable to discuss the President's executive action temporarily banning immigration from Muslim-majority countries because details had not yet been released. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Susan Davis, and political reporter Asma Khalid. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 28, 2017
Latest News, Listener Mail - Plus a Special Announcement
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Congressional reporter Scott Detrow is our new co-host! This episode: Scott with host/White House reporter Tamara Keith and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Plus departing host Sam Sanders shares a few tips. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 25, 2017
First Trump Administration Press Briefing; Women's March
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This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Write the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 24, 2017
The Inauguration of Donald Trump
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@realDonaldTrump takes over @POTUS. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, White House reporter Tamara Keith, reporter Sarah McCammon, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 21, 2017
Obama's Final Press Conference; Senate Hearings Continue
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This episode: host/White House reporter Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, and congressional reporter Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 19, 2017
Trump's Poll Numbers Low; Stress of Foreign Leaders High
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Plus the latest Senate hearings and a few listener questions. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Danielle Kurtlzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 18, 2017
Announcing a live show!
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Join us in Washington, DC on Friday, February 10th for a live taping of the podcast. Go to nprpresents.org for tickets and more.
Jan 13, 2017
Trump's Press Conference, Tillerson's Hearing
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Donald Trump's first press conference in 167 days — on the same day as his pick Secretary of State Rex Tillerson begins his Senate Confirmation Hearing. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Susan Davis, and editor/corrspondent. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 12, 2017
Obama's Farewell, Russian Intel Reports, Senate Hearings
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Tuesday was a tsunami of political news. This episode: host/campaign reporter Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 11, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 5
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Intelligence officials testify about Russian hacking on Capitol Hill, and the Obamacare showdown looms. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 05, 2017
Quick Take: Congress Convenes, GOP Drops Ethics Plan
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After backlash on Tuesday — including from Donald Trump — House Republicans reversed themselves on a decision to take the teeth out of the Office of Congressional Ethics. This episode: host/White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Jan 04, 2017
Weekly Roundup: Wednesday, December 28
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Israel and the UN Security Council, plus Donald Trump's talk of nuclear proliferation. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Dec 29, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Wednesday, December 21
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In a week of violent news overseas, how the President and President-elect could contrast on foreign policy. Plus highlights from NPR's exit interview with President Obama. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Dec 21, 2016
Listener Mail: Monday, December 19
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Plus a look at the Electoral College vote. This episode: host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station and npr.org/stations.
Dec 19, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 15
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The latest on Russia's election tampering and Donald Trump's conflicts of interest. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Dec 16, 2016
Donald Trump and Russia
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As news surfaces of a reported CIA assessment that Russia acted to help Donald Trump with the Presidency, the President-elect may nominate a Secretary of State with ties to Russia. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, and NPR national security correspondent Mary Louise Kelly.
Dec 12, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 8
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President-elect Trump, on Twitter, picks winners and losers in business, plus his latest cabinet picks and the real-world fallout of fake news. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Dec 09, 2016
Covering 2016 As A Muslim
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Reporter Asma Khalid reflects on covering the 2016 election as a Muslim woman. With host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Dec 07, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Live In Cambridge
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This episode was recorded in front of a live audience in Cambridge, Massachusetts in conjunction with the Harvard Institute of Politics' quadrennial campaign managers conference. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Plus a special announcement about the future of the podcast. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Dec 02, 2016
Monday, November 28
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Catching up on post-Thanksgiving news, including Trump's false voter fraud allegations and his latest cabinet appointees, plus the death of Fidel Castro. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Nov 28, 2016
Announcing a Live Show!
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We'll be recording the podcast live in Cambridge, MA on Thursday, December 1 at 6:00 PM. Join us! Go to nprpresents.org for tickets and information.
Nov 24, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Tuesday, November 22
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An early Thanksgiving-week roundup. Trump's business entanglements, latest cabinet appointments, and tips for talking politics during the holidays. This episode: host/campaign reporter Tamara Keith, reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 22, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 17
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The Trump transition, Steve Bannon, and "normalization." This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and media correspondent David Folkenflik. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 18, 2016
The Election Of Donald Trump
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A special episode on Donald Trump, how he won the presidency, and what his victory means for the future of our country and the future of our politics. This episode, your entire NPR Politics Podcast team: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, political editor Domenico Montanaro, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 11, 2016
Trump, Obama Meet at the White House
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This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 10, 2016
Trump's Victory: The Day After
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This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley, with campaign reporters Tamara Keith and Sarah McCammon. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 10, 2016
Donald Trump Elected President
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This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 09, 2016
Tuesday, November 8
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It's Election Day. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis...plus Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 08, 2016
Monday, November 7
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One day to go. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with stories from campaign reporter Sarah McCammon and white house correspondent Tamara Keith. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 07, 2016
Sunday, November 6
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Two days to go. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
Nov 07, 2016
Listener Mail
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This episode was recorded Friday (check back for a new episode early Sunday night) with host/congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and congressional correspondent Ailsa Chang. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Nov 06, 2016
Polls
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Three days to go. Pollster Courtney Kennedy of the Pew Research Center joins the podcast to talk about polls — what they can (and can't) tell us about the race. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Nov 05, 2016
Friday, November 4
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Four days to go. This episode, host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Jessica Taylor, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Nov 04, 2016
Thursday, November 3
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Five days to go. This episode: host/campaign reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Nov 03, 2016
Wednesday, November 2
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Six days to go. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Nov 02, 2016
Tuesday, November 1
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Seven days to go. This episode: host/campaign reporter Scott Detrow, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Nov 01, 2016
Monday, October 31
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Eight days to go. (And Happy Halloween.) This episode: host/campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 31, 2016
Encore: Musicals and Politics
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Nine days to go. This episode was first published July 5, with host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, and NPR film critic Bob Mondello. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 30, 2016
Listener Mail: Saturday, October 29
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10 days to go. This episode was recorded Friday, just before news broke of newly discovered emails by the FBI that may relate to their investigation of Hillary Clinton's personal email server. More on that story in our episode from Friday, October 28. This episode: host/congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 29, 2016
Friday, October 28
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11 days to go. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 28, 2016
Thursday, October 27
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12 days to go. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 27, 2016
Wednesday, October 26
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13 days to go. This episode: host/campaign reporter Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 26, 2016
Tuesday, October 25
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14 days to go. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 25, 2016
Monday, October 24
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15 days to go. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 24, 2016
Monday Mail: October 24
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Your questions, answered. This episode: host/campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 24, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Friday, October 21
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How steep is Donald Trump's climb? This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House corespondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 21, 2016
The Third Presidential Debate
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The final debate of 2016. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 20, 2016
Previewing The Final Debate
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Where the race stands heading into Wednesday's third and final Presidential debate. This episode: host/campaign reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro.
Oct 18, 2016
Monday Mail: October 17
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Your questions, answered. This episode, host/campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 17, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 13
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New accusations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump, and the latest Wikileaks emails from the Clinton campaign. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 13, 2016
Trump v GOP
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Plus: Russia and the Trump campaign, and Al Gore hits the trail. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 11, 2016
The Second Presidential Debate
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Recap and analysis with host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, and campaign reporter Sarah McCammon. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 10, 2016
Trump On Tape
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Donald Trump's vulgar comments about women, and a look at GOP rules for replacing the candidate. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving, with lawyer and Republican party rules expert Ben Ginsberg. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 08, 2016
Listener Mail: Friday, October 7
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Your questions ahead of Sunday night's debate, and whether Hurricane Matthew could affect the race. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 07, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 6
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What's to expect in the next debate, and the latest battleground map. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 06, 2016
The Vice Presidential Debate
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Tuesday night was the one and only debate between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence. Recap and analysis with host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 05, 2016
Quick Take: VP Debate Preview
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What to watch for in Tuesday night's Vice Presidential debate. This episode: host/white house correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 03, 2016
Monday Mail: October 3
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Your questions, answered. This episode, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. Find more coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Oct 03, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 29
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This week, we look at how Donald Trump says he'll hit back harder after the debate, the unfolding story of a former Miss Universe and why everything feels like a flashback to the 1990's. Plus: Gary Johnson's newest "Aleppo moment" and Congress overrides the President's veto for the first time. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, Congressional reporter Susan Davis, campaign reporter Scott Detrow and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.
Sep 30, 2016
Quick Take: Your Debate Questions
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A few of your questions following Monday's Presidential debate. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Sep 27, 2016
The First Presidential Debate
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Recap and analysis of the first Presidential debate, held Monday September 26 at Hofstra University in New York. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Evling. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Sep 27, 2016
Monday Mail: September 26
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Your questions, answered. This episode - host/White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, Political Editor Domenico Montanaro and Editor/Correspondent Ron Elving. Find more coverage at nprpolitics.org and email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Sep 26, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 22
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Following a week of news focused on policing and national security, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump gear up for the first Presidential debate of 2016. This episode: host/campaign reporter Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Sep 22, 2016
Trump's Birtherism/Listener Mail
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An EARLY EDITION of Monday Mail...topped with a quick discussion of Donald Trump and birtherism. This episode, host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Sep 16, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 15
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Hillary Clinton is back on the trail. Donald Trump is on 'Dr Oz'. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and campaign reporter Asma Khalid. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Sep 16, 2016
Quick Take: Clinton's Health/'Basket of Deplorables'
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Hillary Clinton was in the news for a couple of reasons over the weekend. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Sep 12, 2016
Monday Mail: September 12
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Your questions, answered. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Sep 12, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 8
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hit the trail after Labor Day, and offer starkly contrasting views on foreign and military policy in a televised forum. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Sep 08, 2016
Monday Mail: September 5
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Your questions, answered. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Sep 05, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 1
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Donald Trump flies South. Hillary Clinton flies below the radar. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and campaign reporter Scott Detrow, with guest and NPR correspondent Eyder Peralta. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Sep 01, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 25
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Donald Trump continues a shift in tone and Hillary Clinton tries to shift the conversation. This episode: host/campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Aug 25, 2016
Live In Chicago
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This episode was recorded in front of a live audience in Chicago on Friday, August 19 as part of a show the NPR Politics team produced in partnership with member station WBEZ. A separate excerpt of the show was released as the episode "Quick Take: Trump Loses campaign Chairman, Has 'Regrets'" on Saturday, August 20. Both episodes: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Aug 23, 2016
Quick Take: Trump Loses Campaign Chairman, Has 'Regrets'
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Live in Chicago, the NPR Politics team weighs in on the ongoing shakeup in the Trump campaign. This episode: host/campaign reporter Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Aug 20, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 18
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Big changes for the Trump campaign and a few candidates not named Clinton or Trump. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, digital political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Aug 18, 2016
Quick Take: Will Trump Ever Pivot?
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Donald Trump says he's not going to change. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Aug 15, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 11
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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton present contrasting economic visions for the country, even as Trump continues to distract from his own message. This episode: host/campaign reporter Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, digital political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Aug 12, 2016
Food Politics
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Now that the conventions are well behind us, the candidates are back out on the trail, where food lurks around every corner. Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast from WNYC studios, joins the NPR Politics team to talk about the perils of eating on the trail — whether you're a candidate or a reporter. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and campaign reporter Scott Detrow. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Aug 08, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 4
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A no good, very bad week for Donald Trump. Will it matter? This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Aug 05, 2016
Quick Take: Trump and the Khans
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The continuing fallout over Donald Trump's controversial response to criticism from the parents of a fallen Muslim solider. This episode: campaign reporters Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid with political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Aug 01, 2016
Democratic National Convention: Friday, July 29
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Day four of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
Jul 29, 2016
Democratic National Convention: Thursday, July 28
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Day three of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
Jul 28, 2016
Democratic National Convention: Wednesday, July 27
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Day two of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
Jul 27, 2016
Democratic National Convention: Tuesday, July 26
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Day one of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
Jul 26, 2016
Quick Take: Clinton Picks Kaine
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Virginia Senator Tim Kaine will be Hillary Clinton's running mate as the Democratic nominee for Vice President. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders and White House correspondent Tamara Keith. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jul 23, 2016
Republican National Convention: Friday, July 22
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Day four of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and editor/correspondent Ron Evling. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
Jul 22, 2016
Republican National Convention: Thursday, July 21
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Day three of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
Jul 21, 2016
Republican National Convention: Wednesday, July 20
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Day two of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correpsondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
Jul 20, 2016
Republican National Convention: Tuesday, July 19
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Day one of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
Jul 19, 2016
Quick Take: Attack in France; Trump Delays, Picks Pence
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More than 80 people are dead after a man driving a truck crashed through a crowd of people celebrating Bastile Day in Nice, France. Donald Trump quickly said he would delay announcing his running mate, then did announce his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jul 15, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 14
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Donald Trump's VP pick has the political world buzzing, with the GOP convention right around the corner. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporters Sarah McCammon and Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Producer's note: This episode was recorded and produced before the events in France and subsequent news that Donald Trump would postpone the announcement of his running mate. We'll be back as soon as we can with an episode on those events.
Jul 14, 2016
Sanders Endorses, Obama To Dallas, Trump's VP
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Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton and President Obama visited Dallas, as we inch closer to learning who will be Donald Trump's running mate. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jul 12, 2016
Dallas
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The attack on police in Dallas, and the response so far. With campaign reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and campaign reporter Sam Sanders in Dallas. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jul 09, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 7
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This week in politics: maybe just don't use the internet? From Hillary Clinton's emails to Trump's tweets, we'll cover the candidates' online misadventures and more... Including VP speculation, new endorsements, and two tragedies that are putting everything political into perspective. This episode: Host/Campaign Reporter Sam Sanders, White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, Digital Political Reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and Political Editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jul 08, 2016
Quick Take: Clinton's Email Server Case
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Hillary Clinton and her staff were "extremely careless" in handling classified data over a private email server while she was secretary of state, FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday — but the FBI is recommending that no charges be brought against her. Carrie Johnson, NPR's justice correspondent, joins host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders and editor/correspondent Ron Elving to discuss. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jul 05, 2016
Musicals and Politics
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It's a thing. NPR film critic Bob Mondello joins host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, and digital political correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben to talk about when musicals and politics collide. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jul 05, 2016
Obama's Years
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Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep traveled across the country to explore how life has changed in the eight years Barack Obama has been in office — and also put the question to the President himself. Steve joins host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith to introduce "Obama's Years." More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jul 01, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 30
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A terror attack in Turkey, and Brexit fallout works its way into US politics. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jun 30, 2016
Quick Take: Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law
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The Supreme Court wrapped its term Monday with perhaps its most significant abortion ruling in decades. NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg joins host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith and campaign reporter Scott Detrow to discuss the ruling — as well as a few others. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jun 27, 2016
Quick Take: Brexit
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Britain's vote to exit the European Union has huge implications for global economy and international politics. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and campaign reporters Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid, with BBC/NPR producer Rich Preston from London. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
Jun 24, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 23
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Two major Supreme Court decisions, a dramatic demonstration from Democrats on Capitol Hill, and big changes for the Trump campaign after several rough weeks. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporters Asma Khalid and Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jun 23, 2016
Gun Laws
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Why they never seem to change — at least at the federal level — as this week the Senate failed to pass four different gun control measures, eight days after the shooting in Orlando. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jun 21, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 16
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Orlando continues to dominate the news as Donald Trump reiterates his call for a ban on Muslim immigrants. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jun 17, 2016
Orlando
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Another mass shooting has taken center stage in the Presidential race. Whether it will result in any policy changes is another question, but Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — in separate speeches today — offered starkly different views of what their respective policy changes would look like. This episode, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jun 13, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 9
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This week Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton after meeting with Bernie Sanders at the White House, and Donald Trump drew criticism from GOP leaders. This episode: campaign reporters Scott Detrow, Asma Khalid, and Sarah McCammon with congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jun 09, 2016
Quick Take: June 7 Primaries
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Hillary Clinton cemented her place as the presumptive Democratic nominee with a big speech, while Donald Trump delivered a rare teleprompter speech of his own, and Bernie Sanders held out hope for a victory in California. This episode: campaign reporters Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid with political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jun 08, 2016
Quick Take: Clinton Clinches
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Hillary Clinton has secured enough delegates to be the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, according to an updated count by The Associated Press. She is the first woman ever to head a major-party ticket in the US. This episode: campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jun 07, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 2
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A week of defense for Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton goes on the attack in a big foreign policy speech. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, digital political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jun 02, 2016
Quick Take: The Libertarian Party
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In a year when many voters say they're not satisfied with a choice between Democrats and Republicans, the Libertarian party — which selected its nominee over the weekend — is looking for a bigger role in the presidential race. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
May 31, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 26
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Donald Trump officially clinches the GOP nomination, and Hillary Clinton's emails won't go away. Plus, a Trump/Sanders debate? This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
May 26, 2016
Quick Take: Race/Whiteness In 2016
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Gene Demby, lead correspondent for NPR's Code Switch team — which covers race, identity, and culture — joins the podcast to discuss how whiteness is shaping our politics this election year. This episode, host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Subscribe to the new Code Switch podcast at npr.org/podcasts.
May 24, 2016
Live Weekly Roundup: Friday, May 20
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A special live edition of the weekly roundup, with a look at Donald Trump's potential path to victory in the general election, what happened at the Nevada Democratic convention this past week, and the ongoing rifts in the Democratic party. This episode, White House correspondent Tamara Keith; campaign reporters Sam Sanders, Scott Detrow, Asma Khalid, and Sarah McCammon; congressional correspondent Susan Davis; political editor Domenico Montanaro; editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
May 20, 2016
Quick Take: Third Party Candidates
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As the general election draws near, many voters are wondering: could there be anyone else? This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving discuss the possibilities. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
May 17, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 12
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The GOP and Donald Trump continue to grapple with reality — and each other — while Bernie Sanders fights on (and his supporters demand more media attention). This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporters Asma Khalid and Sarah McCammon, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
May 12, 2016
Quick Take: Federal Government, North Carolina Trade Lawsuits Over LGBT Law
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The state's "bathroom law" is at the center of a new lawsuit brought by North Carolina against the federal government. The US Department of Justice responded with its own suit, making the case a civil rights issue. Campaign reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving talk through what's happened. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
May 09, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 5
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The GOP grapples with Donald Trump's apparent victory in the party's primary, what the general election could look like, and some special info about seeing the NPR Politics Podcast live. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
May 05, 2016
Quick Take: Kasich Out, Trump Apparent Nominee
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Donald Trump's grip on the nomination gets tighter as Ohio Governor John Kasich also suspends his campaign following a loss in the Indiana primary. Campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson talk it out. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
May 04, 2016
Quick Take: Trump And Sanders Win Indiana; Cruz Drops Out
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Following a big loss in Indiana to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz announced he would suspend his presidential campaign. This episode, what's next in the race — and the latest delegate math for the Democrats following a win for Bernie Sanders in Indiana, with campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and campaign reporter Asma Khalid. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
May 04, 2016
Quick Take: When Athletes Endorse
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Just ahead of Tuesday's pivotal Indiana state primary, Donald Trump is campaigning in the state with ex-Indiana Hoosiers college basketball coach Bob Knight. Trump has also collected a number of endorsements from professional athletes and coaches, so the NPR Politics team invited Washington Post sports columnist Kevin Blackistone on the podcast to talk about what happens when sports and politics collide, why athletes endorse, and what it means for the race. This episode: campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and special correspondent Melissa Block. Find the team on Twitter @ProfBlackistone, @scottdetrow, @DomenicoNPR, and @NPRmelissablock. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
May 02, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 28
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The state of the race, where Bernie Sanders goes from here, and what's behind Ted Cruz's running mate pick, Carly Fiorina. This episode, host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Apr 28, 2016
Quick Take: Vice President Carly Fiorina?
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Ted Cruz announced today businesswoman and former GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina would be his running mate if he wins his party's nomination for President. Campaign reporter Scott Detrow and political editor Domenico Montanaro talk about the move and how it affects the race. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Apr 27, 2016
Quick Take: April 26 Primary Results
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A wrap of results from Tuesday's contests, when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania — with Bernie Sanders taking Rhode Island. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Apr 27, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 21
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A final wrap of the New York primary results and a look at next week's big primary contests in a handful of northeast states including Maryland and Pennsylvania. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporters Sam Sanders and Sarah McCammon, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Find the team on Twitter @tamarakeithNPR, @samsanders, @sarahmccammon, and @DomenicoNPR. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. More coverage at nprpolitics.org.
Apr 21, 2016
Quick Take: New York Primary Results
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won the night in Tuesday's New York state primary. Details on the results — and what's next in the race — with campaign reporters Sam Sanders and Scott Detrow and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. More coverage at nprpolitics.org.
Apr 20, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Friday, April 15
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A wrap of Thursday night's Democratic debate and one last look at New York ahead of that state's primary next week, plus listener mail and a rare pint of "Bernie's Yearning" ice cream from Ben and Jerry themselves. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and campaign reporter Scott Detrow. Find the team on Twitter @samsanders, @tamarakeithNPR, @DaviSusan, and @scottdetrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. More coverage at nprpolitics.org.
Apr 15, 2016
Inside HBO's 'Confirmation': When NPR Broke The Anita Hill Story
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A new HBO movie depicts the drama surrounding the 1991 nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, when former colleague Anita Hill came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against him. NPR's legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg broke that story, and relives the drama and subsequent cultural change that occurred in the way we talk about and address sexual harassment. She joins host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. More coverage at nprpolitics.org.
Apr 13, 2016
Can Candidates Pay Delegates? A Contested Convention FAQ
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How are campaigns wooing unbound delegates? Who keeps a contested convention fair? How will social media change the process? The NPR Politics team puts these questions to leading Republican election lawyer Benjamin Ginsberg, who knows everything there is to know about what might happen at a contested GOP convention later this year. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Find the team on Twitter @samsanders, @DaviSusan, and @DomenicoNPR, or write the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. More coverage at nprpolitics.org.
Apr 11, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 7
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A look at the race and a new level of testiness, especially among Democrats, as the primary season moves from Wisconsin to New York, plus the latest on a string of religious freedom laws in states like Mississippi and North Carolina making national news. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sam Sanders, digital political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. Find the team on Twitter @tamarakeithNPR, @samsanders, @titonka, and @NPRrelving, or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. More coverage at nprpolitics.org.
Apr 08, 2016
Quick Take: Wisconsin Primary Results
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Campaign reporter Scott Detrow and political editor Domenico Montanaro discuss results from the Democratic and Republican primaries in Wisconsin. Find them on Twitter @scottdetrow and @DomenicoNPR, or write the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. More coverage at nprpolitics.org.
Apr 06, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 31
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The latest Trump campaign drama and a look at the big upcoming primary votes in Wisconsin and New York, plus listener mail and what the NPR Politics team just can't let go this week. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Don Gonyea. Find the team on Twitter and at nprpolitics.org, or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Mar 31, 2016
Quick Take: Berniementum?
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Campaign reporter Sam Sanders, white house correspondent Tamara Keith, and political editor Domenico Montanaro discuss what's ahead for Bernie Sanders following caucus wins in Washington, Hawaii, and Alaska over the weekend. Find the NPR Politics team on Twitter @nprpolitics and at nprpolitics.org — or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Mar 28, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 24
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This episode, an update on the presidential race in the wake of the terror attacks in Brussels, the voting mess in Arizona during this week's primary, and the President's trip to Cuba — plus listener mail and what the NPR Politics team just can't let go this week. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sam Sanders, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Find the team on Twitter and at nprpolitics.org, or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Mar 25, 2016
Quick Take: March 22 Contests
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229 delegates were at stake on Tuesday with primaries/caucuses in Arizona, Idaho, and Utah. Campaign reporter Scott Detrow and political editor Domenico Montanaro wrap up some of the results. For more, find the NPR Politics team on Twitter, at nprpolitics.org, or write the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Mar 23, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 17
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This episode, the evolving battle over President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, the latest in the Presidential race, some listener mail, and what the NPR Politics team just can't let go this week — with host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporters Scott Detrow and Sarah McCammon, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Find the team on Twitter, at nprpolitics.org, or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Mar 18, 2016
Quick Take: Obama's Supreme Court Nominee
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The President has nominated federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Some analysis of the pick — and what's next in the President's showdown with Senate Republicans. This episode: campaign reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Find the NPR Politics team on Twitter, at nprpolitics.org, or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Mar 16, 2016
Quick Take: March 15 Primary Results
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What's next after big wins on March 15 for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and John Kasich. Plus Marco Rubio suspends his campaign. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Find the team on Twitter, at nprpolitics.org, or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Mar 16, 2016
Quick Take: Violence on the Trail
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At Donald Trump campaign events over the weekend, protesters clashed with police and Trump supporters. Campaign reporter Asma Khalid and editor/correspondent Ron Elving discuss what happened and how the candidates in both parties have responded. Find the NPR Politics team on Twitter, at nprpolitics.org, or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Mar 14, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Friday, March 11
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In the wake of Tuesday's primaries, both parties held debates this week. A look at what's really left to learn from them, some listener questions, and can't let it go. This episode: campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Find the team on Twitter, at nprpolitics@npr.org, or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Mar 11, 2016
Quick Take: Tuesday Night's Primaries
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A look at Tuesday night's primary votes, including a big win for Bernie Sanders in Michigan. It was a good night for him, and a bad night for the Republican challengers to Donald Trump, who won in Michigan and Mississippi. This episode: campaign reporters Scott Detrow and Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Find the team on Twitter, at nprpolitics.org, or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Mar 09, 2016
Quick Take: Weekend News and 'The Establishment'
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A two-topic episode to start your week. First, a review of the weekend's political news, including the latest primary contests and Sunday's Democratic debate, then a look at the biggest buzzword of the 2016 race so far — establishment. This episode, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, digital political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and campaign reporter/host Sam Sanders. Find the team on Twitter or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Mar 07, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Friday, March 4
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The NPR Politics team talks about Thursday night's GOP debate, the next round of primary/caucus states, and answers some listener questions. This episode: political editor Domenico Montanaro, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign reporter Sam Sanders, and White House correspondent/host Tamara Keith. Find the team on Twitter @DomenicoNPR, @DaviSusan, @samsanders, and @tamarakeithNPR, and at nprpolitics.org. You can email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Mar 04, 2016
Super Tuesday...And Now What
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Your wrap and look forward after 13 states voted and more delegates were awarded than any other single day this election. This episode: editor and correspondent Ron Elving, campaign reporters Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid, and host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders. Find the team on Twitter or at nprpolitics.org. You can email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Mar 02, 2016
Super Tuesday Preview
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State by state, hour by hour, this is everything you need to know about Super Tuesday — the biggest day of the campaign so far. This episode: political editor Domenico Montanaro and campaign reporters Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid join host and campaign reporter Sam Sanders. Find the team on Twitter @DomenicoNPR, @scottdetrow, @asmamk, @samsanders, or at npr.org/politics. You can email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Feb 28, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Friday, February 26
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A look back at Thursday night's GOP debate, and a look ahead at Saturday's Democratic Primary in South Carolina and, days later, Super Tuesday. Plus New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's endorsement of Donald Trump and what the NPR Politics team just can't let go this week. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis and campaign reporter Scott Detrow with hosts Tamara Keith and Sam Sanders. Find the team on Twitter @DaviSusan, @scottdetrow, @tamarakeithNPR, @samsanders, or at npr.org/politics. You can email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Feb 26, 2016
Quick Take: Donald Trump Wins Nevada
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That's three primary state victories in a row for Donald Trump. Political editor Domenico Montanaro and campaign reporter Sam Sanders discuss his win and what's next on the GOP side of the race. Find them on Twitter @DomenicoNPR and @samsanders, or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Feb 24, 2016
Quick Take: What Happened in Nevada and South Carolina
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A wrap and look forward following Saturday's GOP Primary in South Carolina and Democratic caucus in Nevada. This episode: national political editor Mara Liasson, digital political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and campaign reporter Asma Khalid with campaign reporter and host Sam Sanders. Find the team on Twitter @MaraLiasson, @titonka, @asmamk, @samsanders, and at npr.org/politics - or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Feb 22, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 18
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This week: what to expect ahead of Saturday's GOP primary in South Carolina and Democratic caucus in Nevada. Plus a word about Donald Trump facing off with the Pope, and what the NPR Politics team just can't let go this week. This episode: political editor Domenico Montanaro and campaign reporter Sarah McCammon join hosts Tamara Keith and Sam Sanders. Find the team on Twitter @DomenicoNPR, @sarahmccammon, @tamarakeithNPR, @samsanders, or at npr.org/politics — or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Feb 19, 2016
The Death of Justice Antonin Scalia
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The sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has massive politics and policy ramifications this election year. NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg joins host Tamara Keith to talk about them, along with justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and editor and correspondent Ron Elving. Find the team on Twitter @NinaTotenberg, @tamarakeithNPR, @johnson_carrie, @NPRrelving, and at npr.org/politics — or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Feb 14, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Friday, February 12
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Following the New Hampshire Primary and subsequent Democratic debate, what the race for 2016 looks like in South Carolina and beyond. This episode: from South Carolina Public Radio, host Sam Sanders and campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, with congressional correspondent Susan Davis and editor Ron Elving in Washington. Find the team on Twitter @samsanders, @sarahmccammon, @DaviSusan, @NPRrelving, and at npr.org/politics — or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Feb 12, 2016
Quick Take: New Hampshire Primary Results
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Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders win decisive victories in the 2016 New Hampshire Primary. What next? This episode: political editor Domenico Montanaro, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and Brady Carlson of New Hampshire Public Radio join host Tamara Keith. Find the team on Twitter @DomenicoNPR, @asmamk, @BradyCarlson, and @tamarakeithNPR, or at npr.org/politics — or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Feb 10, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Friday, February 5
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This week, analysis of Thursday night's Democratic debate and a look at the state of the race for 2016 (and Marcomentum) just days away from the New Hampshire Primary. This episode: campaign reporter Asma Khalid and congressional correspondent Susan Davis join hosts Sam Sanders and Tamara Keith. Find the team on Twitter @asmamk, @DaviSusan, @samsanders, and @tamarakeithNPR, and at npr.org/politics — or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Feb 05, 2016
Quick Take: Iowa Caucus Results
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The 2016 Iowa caucuses are history. Now what? This episode: congressional reporter Ailsa Chang, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, editor and correspondent Ron Elving, and national political correspondent Don Gonyea. Find the team on Twitter @ailsachang, @asmamk, @NPRrelving, @DonGonyea, or at npr.org/politics — and email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Feb 02, 2016
Follow NPR's Caucus Night Coverage
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Here's a quick rundown of how to follow NPR's coverage of the 2016 Iowa caucuses. We're trying something a little different. This evening, visit npr.org for our Election 2016 mobile hub — featuring a live stream of our radio coverage alongside a multimedia smorgasbord of results, data, and reporting on the caucuses as they happen. If you don't have cable, this is for you. Or if you're the type of person who'll be watching cable news tonight, try out that mute button! Head to npr.org and listen to us.
Feb 01, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 29
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Two stories dominated politics this week: Donald Trump's feud with Fox News over the latest GOP debate, and the countdown to the 2016 Iowa caucuses. This episode, from Des Moines, Iowa Public Radio host Clay Masters joins podcast host Tamara Keith, with political editor Domenico Montanaro and campaign reporter Scott Detrow in Washington. Find the team on Twitter @Clay_Masters, @tamarakeithNPR, @DomenicoNPR, and @scottdetrow, and at npr.org/politics — or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jan 29, 2016
Quick Take: The 'Ground Game' One Week From Iowa
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With a week to go until the Iowa Caucuses, it may all hinge on which candidate has the best ground game. This episode, political correspondent Mara Liasson and campaign reporter Scott Detrow join host Tamara Keith. Find them on Twitter @MaraLiasson, @scottdetrow, and @tamarakeithNPR, or at npr.org/politics — or email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jan 25, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 22
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This week, while the Democratic side of the presidential race reaches a new level of intensity, Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donald Trump keeps things as unpredictable as ever on the GOP side. Plus a discussion of NPR's recent interviews with Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz. This episode, political editor Domenico Montanaro, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro join host Sam Sanders. Find them on Twitter @DomenicoNPR, @sarahmccammon, @arishapiro, and @samsanders, or at npr.org/politics — or write the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.
Jan 22, 2016
Quick Take: The Peril of Polls with The Upshot
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Polls drive a lot of political news. To talk about why, how they work, and what might be wrong with them, Nate Cohn, who writes for The Upshot at the New York Times, joins host Tamara Keith and digital political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. Find them on Twitter @tamarakeithNPR, @titonka, @Nate_Cohn, or at npr.org/politics.
Jan 19, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 15
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This week, a recap of Thursday night's GOP debate, a look at the new levels of competition between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and — two weeks from the Iowa Caucuses — which state might really be the most demographically representative in the nation. Plus a listener question and what the NPR Politics team can't let go. This episode: editor and correspondent Ron Elving and campaign reporter Asma Khalid join hosts Sam Sanders and Tamara Keith. Find them on Twitter @samsanders, @tamarakeithNPR, @asmamk, @NPRrelving, and at npr.org/politics.
Jan 15, 2016
Quick Take: The State of the Union
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President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address Tuesday night. National political correspondent Mara Liasson and congressional reporter Susan Davis join host Sam Sanders for a breakdown of the speech. Find the team on Twitter @samsanders, @DaviSusan, @MaraLiasson, and at npr.org/politics
Jan 13, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 8
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This week: it's finally 2016, and the race for President is ramping up in Iowa. Plus a look at President Obama's push for tougher gun regulations, and a preview of his final State of the Union address. This episode, national political correspondent Don Gonyea and congressional reporter Susan Davis join hosts Tamara Keith and Sam Sanders. Find the team on Twitter @DonGonyea, @DaviSusan, @tamarakeithNPR, @samsanders, and at npr.org/politics.
Jan 08, 2016
Weekly Roundup: Wednesday, December 30
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In this New Year's Eve eve edition of the weekly roundup, the NPR Politics team looks ahead to 2016's Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire Primary, plus a look at battle for control of the Senate in the new year. This episode: host Sam Sanders is in Iowa and campaign reporter Asma Khalid is in New Hampshire, with political editor Domenico Montanaro and digital political reporter Jessica Taylor in Washington. Find the team on Twitter @samsanders, @asmamk, @JessicaTaylor, @DomenicoNPR, and at npr.org/politics.
Dec 31, 2015
Quick Take: President Obama's Final Year
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President Barack Obama reflects on 2015 in an outtake from his recent interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep. Then the NPR Politics team looks ahead to the President's final year in office. This episode: hosts Sam Sanders and Tamara Keith with political editor Domenico Montanaro. Find the team on Twitter @samsanders, @tamarakeithNPR, and @DomenicoNPR, or at npr.org/politics.
Dec 28, 2015
Weekly Roundup: Wednesday, December 23
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In this special holiday edition of the weekly roundup, campaign reporter Scott Detrow and congressional correspondent Susan Davis join hosts Sam Sanders and Tamara Keith to discuss the democratic debate, the Bernie Sanders campaign data controversy, and Paul Ryan's year-end budget deal. Plus a special political version of The Night Before Christmas by NPR's Ron Elving. Find the team on Twitter @samsanders, @tamarakeithNPR, @scottdetrow, @DaviSusan, and npr.org/politics.
Dec 23, 2015
President Barack Obama
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Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Barack Obama at the White House. It's a wide-ranging conversation covering his administration's ISIS strategy, national identity, and the President's legacy entering his final year in office. Steve Inskeep sets up the interview with Politics Podcast host Sam Sanders and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Find the team on Twitter @NPRInskeep, @samsanders, and @DomenicoNPR, or at npr.org/politics.
Dec 21, 2015
NPR Interviews President Barack Obama
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Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep and NPR Visuals editor Kainaz Amaria join political editor Domenico Montanaro and Politics Podcast host Sam Sanders to talk about what it's like to interview a sitting President at the White House, as Steve did this week for NPR's Morning Edition. His interview with President Obama will be released Monday, December 21 here on the podcast, online at npr.org, and on your local public radio station. Find the team on Twitter @NPRinskeep, @kainazamaria, @samsanders, and @DomenicoNPR, and at npr.org/politics.
Dec 19, 2015
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 17
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This week: the final GOP debate of the year, Hillary Clinton talks foreign policy, and Carly Fiorina eats dog treats. Plus a hint of something special on the podcast this weekend. This episode: Tamara Keith, White House correspondent; Sam Sanders, campaign reporter; Danielle Kurtzleben, digital political reporter; Ron Elving; editor and correspondent. Find the team on twitter @tamarakeithNPR, @samsanders, @titonka, and @NPRrelving, or at npr.org/politics.
Dec 18, 2015
Quick Take: The Politics of 'Star Wars'
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In anticipation of The Force Awakens, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign corespondent Scott Detrow, and editor Brett Neely discuss the messy intergalactic politics of Star Wars. Find the team on Twitter @tamarakeithNPR, @scottdetrow, and @brettneely or at npr.org/politics.
Dec 15, 2015
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
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A special guest appearance from Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who talks about the inner workings of the nation's highest court...and the musical Hamilton. This episode: Sam Sanders, campaign reporter; Ailsa Chang, Congressional correspondent; Ron Elving, editor and correspondent; Nina Totenberg, Supreme Court correspondent. Find the team on Twitter @samsanders, @ailsachang, @NPRrelving, and @NinaTotenberg, or at npr.org/politics.
Dec 13, 2015
Weekly Roundup: Friday, December 11
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This week: GOP leaders face facts as the Trump candidacy continues, the latest on the Democratic side of the race, and Michelle Obama's rap about college. This episode: Sam Sanders, campaign reporter; Tamara Keith, White House correspondent; Asma Khalid, campaign reporter; Domenico Montanaro, political editor. Find the team on Twitter @samsanders, @tamarakeithNPR, @asmamk, and @DomenicoNPR, and at npr.org/politics.
Dec 11, 2015
Quick Take: Terrorism, Fear, and the Campaign
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How recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino are changing rhetoric and reshaping the race for 2016. This episode: Tamara Keith, White House correspondent; Don Gonyea, national political correspondent; Ron Elving, editor and correspondent; Carrie Johnson, justice correspondent. Find the team on Twitter @nprpolitics or at npr.org/politics.
Dec 08, 2015
Weekly Roundup: Friday, December 4
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This week: shootings in Colorado Springs and San Bernardino have amplified political debates over gun control and national security. Plus the state of the GOP primary, what Donald Trump's continued front-runner status means for the party, and what the NPR Politics team just 'can't let go' this week. This episode: Tamara Keith, White House correspondent; Sam Sanders, campaign reporter; Domenico Montanaro, political editor; Don Gonyea, national political correspondent. Find the team on Twitter @nprpolitics and at npr.org/politics.
Dec 05, 2015
Quick Take: Paris Climate Summit
Here's what you need you know about the big climate summit world leaders are holding in Paris over the next two weeks. This episode: Tamara Keith, White House Correspondent; Scott Detrow, campaign reporter; Nell Greenfieldboyce, Correspondent with NPR's Science desk. Find the team on Twitter @nprpolitics or at npr.org/politics.
Nov 28, 2015
Quick Take: Campaign Apps
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Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz has an app. And he's not the only one. This episode: Sam Sanders, campaign reporter; Scott Detrow, campaign reporter; Amita Kelly, digital editor. Find the team on Twitter @nprpolitics or at npr.org/politics.
Nov 27, 2015
Weekly Roundup: Tuesday, November 24
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In this special Thanksgiving edition of the weekly roundup, the NPR Politics team swaps stories of when Thanksgiving and politics intersect. Plus in political news: President Obama's meeting with French President Francois Hollande, Donald Trump's heated rhetoric about Muslims and Syrian refugees, and what Muslim Americans are feeling in the middle of it all. This episode: campaign reporters Sam Sanders, Asma Khalid, and Sarah McCammon, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Find the team on Twitter @nprpolitics or at npr.org/politics.
Nov 25, 2015
Weekly Roundup: Friday, November 20
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This week: The Paris attacks put national security, immigration — even how we talk about tragedy on Facebook — in the spotlight. Plus what the NPR Politics team just 'can't let go' this week. This episode: Tamara Keith, White House correspondent; Ron Elving, editor and correspondent, Scott Detrow, political and technology reporter, and Sam Sanders, campaign reporter. Find the team on Twitter @nprpolitics and at npr.org/politics.
Nov 21, 2015
Quick Take: Candidate Books
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If you're running for President, a campaign book is practically a requirement. But why? And what do they actually reveal? This episode: Sam Sanders, campaign reporter; Danielle Kurtzleben, digital political reporter; Ron Elving, editor and correspondent. Find the team on Twitter @nprpolitics and at npr.org/politics.
Nov 18, 2015
Quick Take: Paris Terror Attacks
The politics and policy ramifications of the November 14 terrorist attacks in Paris. This episode: Sam Sanders, campaign reporter; Scott Horsley, White House correspondent; Mara Liasson, national political correspondent. Find the team on Twitter @nprpolitics and at npr.org/politics.
Nov 17, 2015
Quick Take: The Battle for Control of the GOP
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What does it mean to be a Republican today? The GOP's presidential candidates are fighting to answer that question. This episode: Sam Sanders, campaign reporter; Domenico Montanaro, Washington desk editor; Mara Liasson, National Political Correspondent. Find the team on Twitter @nprpolitics and at npr.org/politics.
Nov 14, 2015
Quick Take: Bernie Sanders and Socialism
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To many voters, socialism is a dirty word. Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders wants to change that. Plus, what he could learn from Ronald Reagan about how to do it. This episode: Tamara Keith, White House correspondent; Danielle Kurtzleben, digital political reporter; Ron Elving, editor and correspondent. Find the team on Twitter @nprpolitics and at npr.org/politics.
Nov 14, 2015
Weekly Roundup: Friday, November 13
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This week: the Republican debate that was, the Democratic debate that will be, a tough moment on the trail for Hillary Clinton, and what's happening with student protests at the University of Missouri and beyond. Plus what the NPR Politics team just 'can't let go' this week. This episode: Sam Sanders, campaign reporter; Tamara Keith, White House correspondent; Danielle Kurtzleben, digital political reporter; Ron Elving, editor and correspondent. Find the team on Twitter @nprpolitics and at npr.org/politics.
Nov 13, 2015
Introducing the NPR Politics Podcast
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This election year, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's going on. You just have to keep up with us.
Nov 09, 2015