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Every weekday, NPR's best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don't just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon. Political wonks - get wonkier with The NPR Politics Podcast+. Your subscription supports the podcast and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics

Every weekday, NPR's best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don't just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon. Political wonks - get wonkier with The NPR Politics Podcast+. Your subscription supports the podcast and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics

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Every weekday, NPR's best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don't just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon. Political wonks - get wonkier with The NPR Politics Podcast+. Your subscription supports the podcast and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics

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Episodes

Oath Keepers Militia Members Face Seditious Conspiracy Charges

9/28/2022
Jury selection has begun in the trail of five members or associates of the far-right group over their alleged role in the Jan. 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol. The charges are the most serious that the Justice Department has pursued in conjunction with the attack. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales. Learn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics Podcast at nprpresents.org. Support...

Duration:00:13:23

Final Jan. 6 Hearing Is Coming — Here's Everything We've Learned

9/27/2022
The ninth and final scheduled meeting of the House committee investigating the January 6th, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol will occur in the coming weeks. In this special episode from July, we revisit the revelation of the committee's first eight sessions. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and senior political editor and...

Duration:00:49:24

How Did Russia's War On Ukraine Drive Up U.S. Energy Bills?

9/26/2022
European utilities, which used to purchase lots of natural gas from Russia, are buying from the United States instead. That has driven power costs higher at home — and could become politically relevant as the U.S. heads into the colder months. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, editor Arezou Rezvani and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Learn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics Podcast at nprpresents.org. Support the show and unlock sponsor-free...

Duration:00:11:01

Weekly Roundup: September 23rd

9/23/2022
Puerto Rico has — five years after Hurricane Maria killed thousands — again been hit by a devastating storm. Trump was broadly criticized for a mismanaged response; will President Biden prove more capable? And House Republicans have unveiled the policy program they'll push should they retake the chamber, as is expected. The Commitment To America program is rooted in culture war issues and is accompanied by a promise to "conduct rigorous oversight" of the Biden administration. Learn more...

Duration:00:26:51

Trump Faces Setbacks In Mar-a-Lago Case — And More Litigation In New York

9/22/2022
A panel of judges from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the Justice Department to resume reviewing classified documents seized at Mar-a-Lago without the supervision of a special master. Meanwhile, New York state attorney general Letitia James announced the filing of a $250 million civil suit against Trump and some of his children, alleging fraudulent business practices. This episode: political reporter Deepa Shivaram, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and reporter...

Duration:00:12:14

Biden: Russia's Invasion "Should Make Your Blood Run Cold"

9/21/2022
President Biden's annual remarks before the United Nations General Assembly were designed to rally people at home and abroad to continue their support for the Ukrainian people. He also doubled-down on U.S. competition with China. This episode: voting reporter Miles Parks, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen. Learn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics Podcast at nprpresents.org. Support the show and unlock sponsor-free...

Duration:00:12:28

So... Is The Pandemic Over? Is That Even The Right Question?

9/20/2022
President Biden told 60 Minutes that the pandemic is basically over. Hundreds of Americans are still dying every day, but most Americans are essentially living their lives as they were before the pandemic started. So how are public health experts reacting to the president's remarks? And what's the president's messaging goal? This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, science correspondent Rob Stein, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Learn more about upcoming live...

Duration:00:13:07

One Roadblock To Immigration Fix? GOP Politicians Love The Optics

9/19/2022
Though both parties have agreed for decades that the U.S. immigration system is in dire need of reform, the optics of border-crossing migrants have become a red-meat campaign tactic for Republicans, precluding the possibility of compromise legislation. Recent moves by the governors of Florida and Texas have put the issue back in the spotlight. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, immigration correspondent Joel Rose, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Learn...

Duration:00:13:06

Weekly Roundup: September 16th

9/16/2022
Abortion access and inflation are the top issues driving the midterms, but they're motivating very different sets of voters. And an under-discussed force driving the midterms? The long shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, political correspondent Susan Davis, political correspondent Ashley Lopez, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Thanks to Krishnadev Calamur, Gianna...

Duration:00:39:07

Obama's Speechwriter On The Power Of Presidential Rhetoric

9/15/2022
Cody Keenan talks to NPR's Tamara Keith about writing for Barack Obama, the impact of Donald Trump's rhetoric and whether a president needs to be a compelling speaker to be an effective leader. He's the author of a new book, Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Learn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics Podcast at nprpresents.org. Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening with a...

Duration:00:16:28

Abortion Is Top Of Mind In Ohio's Closely-Watched Senate Race

9/14/2022
Republican J.D. Vance and Democrat Tim Ryan are contesting Ohio's open Senate seat. Social issues including abortion are top-of-mind and the race is surprisingly tight in a state that has trended increasingly red. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, political correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, and congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh. Learn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics Podcast at nprpresents.org. Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening...

Duration:00:13:47

As Political Violence Rises, Biden To Host Unity Conference

9/13/2022
Rates of political violence, armed protest, hate crime and white supremacist activity all became more prevalent during the Trump administration. Can a campaign by a broadly unpopular Democratic president turn the tide? Is there another option? This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez. Learn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics Podcast at nprpresents.org. Support the show and unlock...

Duration:00:14:25

Fight Over Trump's Confidential Docs Remains Ugly And Tedious

9/12/2022
Donald Trump's legal team and the Justice Department disagree over who should review the documents, what that review should entail and who should foot the bill. The saga is far from over. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Deepa Shivaram, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Learn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics Podcast at nprpresents.org. Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening with a subscription to The NPR...

Duration:00:12:20

Congress Will Vote On Same-Sex, Interracial Marriage Rights

9/9/2022
With their base energized after the Supreme Court struck down national abortion access protections, Democrats are pushing to vote on a marriage bill ahead of midterm elections. And in Colorado, can this Republican Senate candidate — who recognizes Joe Biden's election win and believes in limited access to abortion — unseat a Democratic incumbent? This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Susan Davis, and congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh. Learn...

Duration:00:23:40

Pandemic, Polarization, Prosecution: New Ballot Box Politics

9/8/2022
Veterans' groups, students and attorneys are mobilizing to work at polling sites as health and political concerns have strained staffing in localities across the country. And a voter fraud crackdown in Florida has exposed the complicated state of voting rights in the state. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, voting correspondent Hansi Lo Wang, and politics reporter Ashley Lopez. Learn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics Podcast at nprpresents.org. Support...

Duration:00:16:00

Donald Trump's Republican Doubters Warn Of "Lame Duck" Limits

9/7/2022
Donald Trump's GOP critics have begun to suggest that Republicans should nominate a fresh face, someone eligible for reelection after 2024. It's the kind of pragmatist argument that doesn't usually sway voters — but it does hint that party strategists are worried that Trump's poor standing with independent voters would against cost them the presidency. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and national political...

Duration:00:11:38

Trump's Request For Independent Document Review Approved

9/6/2022
Judge Eileen Cannon, who was appointed by former President Trump, has handed the former president a big, if temporary, win. She says an independent arbiter or a special master should review the 11,000 pages of papers the FBI took from Mar-a-Lago last month. Now what? This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Learn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics...

Duration:00:13:57

Fighting Back Against Election Lies

9/5/2022
Research from the Voting Rights Lab, a nonpartisan group that tracks election laws, surveyed voters on their attitudes toward election systems and processes. They found that tweaking messaging related to elections impacts the way voters look at the way elections are conducted, possibly giving a roadmap for officials who want to fight back against disinformation. This episode: political correspondent Ashley Lopez, voting correspondent Miles Parks, senior political editor & correspondent...

Duration:00:11:30

Biden Says Election Lies Undermine U.S. Democracy

9/2/2022
President Joe Biden delivered a speech warning that American democracy is endangered by Donald Trump and those of his supporters who push conspiracies about election fraud. The message appears designed to rally the administration's base ahead of midterm elections. The episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving, and climate correspondent Nathan Rott. Learn more about upcoming live shows of The...

Duration:00:29:15

White House Climate Official Ali Zaidi On Biden's Climate Law — And What's Next

9/1/2022
The U.S. just passed its first major climate legislation. NPR's Asma Khalid sat down at the White House with Deputy National Climate Adviser Ali Zaidi to talk about what is next for the Biden administration's climate agenda and whether its policy legacy could withstand a future Republican administration. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid. Learn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics Podcast at nprpresents.org. Support the show and unlock sponsor-free...

Duration:00:21:22