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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.

Every weekday, NPR's best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don't just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon.

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Episodes

Weekly Roundup: October 23rd

10/23/2020
The US government shared details about two alleged election meddling operations by Iran and Russia this week. The operations initially appear to be smaller-scale than they were in 2016. And we talk about what to expect in the last full week of campaigning. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, voting reporter Miles Parks, election security editor Phil Ewing, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics...

Duration:00:28:35

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

10/23/2020
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden sparred over immigration, energy, and pandemic policy in the final presidential debate. But in race with historically stable polling, the debate had few surprises and seems unlikely to change the state of the race. Read Our Coverage Of The Debate This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara...

Duration:00:17:45

How Campaigns Work: Polling

10/21/2020
In an ongoing series congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell looks under the hood at campaigns. From how they raise money to what they do once they have it. This episode, Kelsey looks at polling. But not the kind you expect. Kelsey talks to two of the top pollsters on both sides of the aisle about who exactly they poll, what they ask them, and how the answers change how a campaign operates. This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid and congressional correspondent Kelsey...

Duration:00:12:16

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

10/20/2020
Democrats have raised oodles of money in the South Carolina Senate race. Like, a whole lot of money. And polling shows things neck-and-neck between GOP incumbent Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. But given Trump's top-of-the-ticket draw there, it could be tough for Democrats to score an upset. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and national political correspondent Don Gonyea. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR...

Duration:00:14:17

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

10/19/2020
Joe Biden warns that nothing is certain, while Donald Trump says everything is still possible. Just over two weeks out from the election, the campaigns are in full turnout mode. Despite the president's confidence, though, Republicans are beginning to message that they will be an effective check on a Biden presidency. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico...

Duration:00:14:32

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

10/18/2020
Today we are sharing an episode of NPR's No Compromise. The podcast series tells the story of three brothers who are determined to change gun politics. Ben, Chris, and Aaron Dorr are carving out a space to the right of the NRA and the GOP. Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. From Guns & America, reporters Lisa Hagen of WABE and Chris Haxel of KCUR expose how these three brothers from the most...

Duration:00:43:57

Weekly Roundup: October 16th

10/16/2020
Donald Trump mired himself in conspiracy last night at his NBC News town hall. Joe Biden didn't give a clear answer on court-packing, but said he'd make his position clear sometime before the election. Voters in Michigan and Ohio are feeling differently than they did four years ago. And, more than 20 million Americans have already voted. So, what does that really tell us? This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent...

Duration:00:29:18

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

10/15/2020
A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows Joe Biden with a double-digit national lead over President Trump. That margin makes states like North Carolina and Georgia competitive for Democrats, which is welcome news for their Senate candidates there. This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, reporter Steve Harrison of WFAE in North Carolina, and reporter Emma Hurt of WABE in Georgia. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics...

Duration:00:15:24

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

10/14/2020
As President Trump returns to the campaign trail after his hospitalization, he's campaigning in states that he won comfortably in 2016. Meanwhile, Joe Biden looks to be expanding his map. And, highlights from day three of Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Read All Of Our Coverage This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national justice correspondent Carrie...

Duration:00:14:40

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

10/13/2020
Read All Of Our Coverage Amy Coney Barrett didn't give direct answers to many questions, as expected. Like past nominees, she refused to deal in hypotheticals. But Democrats looked to her past writing and scholarship to make the case that she is hostile to abortion access and healthcare access. Republicans said she is qualified to serve. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and national justice correspondent Carrie...

Duration:00:15:03

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

10/12/2020
Republican Lindsey Graham said even though views were set, the hearings for Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination are important. Republicans pushed back against attacks on her faith that have yet to materialize, while Democrats suggested that Barrett would be the end of the Affordable Care Act in the United States. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Connect: Subscribe to...

Duration:00:14:55

How Campaigns Work: Advertising

10/11/2020
In an ongoing series congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell looks under the hood at campaigns. From how they raise money to what they do once they have it. This episode, Kelsey looks at political advertising. She talks with two of the most respected political ad makers in the business. One argues that the best ad is the one that goes viral; the other believes the best ad is the one with the clearest message. This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid and congressional correspondent...

Duration:00:13:33

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

10/9/2020
The Federal Reserve exists to lessen the severity of economic crises and its chair has been calling for more stimulus money for months. But Senate Republicans aren't likely to coalesce around a deal and mercurial negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin drag on. And, what to expect from next week's Supreme Court confirmation hearings. This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, chief economics...

Duration:00:26:33

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

10/8/2020
Conspirators began training for a potential attack on Whitmer's vacation home or the governor's official summer residence over the summer, according to a criminal complaint released Thursday. After abducting Whitmer, Fox allegedly said, the governor would be taken a secure location in Wisconsin for "trial," according to the complaint. And, President Trump throws next debate into doubt and levies a bigoted attack against Kamala Harris. This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid,...

Duration:00:14:43

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

10/8/2020
Vice President Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris spent the evening echoing the rhetoric of their respective party nominees — but with less interruptions than when President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden debated. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook...

Duration:00:17:25

Joe Biden Up In Post-Debate Polls

10/6/2020
The president's sickness has dragged the pandemic back to the center of the presidential campaign, despite the looming Supreme Court fight. And Joe Biden's lead is stable or perhaps slightly up from where it was before the presidential debate last week. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House reporter Juana Summers, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at...

Duration:00:14:55

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

10/5/2020
The president's care will continue at the White House. Signs still point to a severe case of Covid-19, though his doctor continues to dodge questions posed by NPR and other outlets. We do not know if the president is on blood thinners or the condition of his lungs. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and science correspondent Rob Stein. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at...

Duration:00:13:58

Questions Persist About Trump's Health After Second Dissembling Briefing

10/4/2020
The president has started a steroid and his doctor acknowledges that Trump has in fact received supplemental oxygen. His course of treatment suggests a severe case of Covid-19, though his team suggests he could be back at the White House as soon as tomorrow. This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, science correspondent Richard Harris, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at...

Duration:00:15:15

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

10/3/2020
FOLLOW OUR COVERAGE: https://n.pr/3nj0elU Muddled messaging from the White House has sent confusing signals about the president's well-being. We talk about what we know about his condition and treatment. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House reporter Franco Ordoñez, science correspondent Joe Palca. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group. Listen to our playlist...

Duration:00:11:42

Weekly Roundup: October 2nd

10/2/2020
The White House says the president's symptoms have been mild so far, but his positive test is likely to have far-reaching effects on Capitol Hill and the campaign trail. This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook...

Duration:00:20:51