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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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Episodes

Rural Voters, Latino Voters Defy Easy Narratives in Midterms

11/28/2022
In Pennsylvania, Democratic candidates managed to turnout their rural supporters while many rural Republicans stayed home. And long-term under-investment in Latino voter engagement by Democrats continues to stymie the party's statewide hopes in places like Florida and Texas. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Ximena Bustillo, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and political correspondent Ashley Lopez. This episode was...

Duration:00:16:36

Weekly Roundup: November 25, 2022

11/25/2022
The 2022 election season is winding to a close. What can Democrats and Republicans learn from their candidates' successes and failures in this midterm cycle — and can any of those lessons be applied to 2024? This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, political correspondents Susan Davis & Danielle Kurtzleben, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. This episode was produced and edited by Elena Moore & Casey Morell. Fact-checking by Katherine Swartz. Unlock...

Duration:00:27:53

Spare A Thought For Sparing Turkeys?

11/24/2022
It's a holiday tradition unlike any other — the annual pardoning of Thanksgiving turkeys. But not everybody is a fan of giving the birds clemency, especially if they've had to report on it for more than a decade straight. This episode: Politics Podcast producer Elena Moore, and senior political editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro. This episode was produced by Elena Moore. It was edited by Casey Morell. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Fact-checking by Katherine...

Duration:00:06:25

How Do Election Polls Work?

11/23/2022
Our colleagues at Planet Money had a simple question: how do pollsters do their work ahead of elections? They went to Marist College — home of the Marist Poll, which partners with NPR for its polling — to learn how to be pollsters. They break down the science of polling, and find out all the tricks that pollsters use to get people to finish their surveys. Unlock access to this and other bonus content by supporting The NPR Politics Podcast+. Sign up via Apple Podcasts or at...

Duration:00:24:23

Democrats Race Against Time

11/22/2022
When the new Congress takes office in January, Democrats will lose control of the House of Representatives. Until that happens, they have a slew of legislative priorities, ranging from increasing the debt ceiling to codifying the right to same-sex and interracial marriages. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and congressional correspondents Claudia Grisales & Deirdre Walsh. This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our...

Duration:00:15:22

Misinformation's Limited Impact On The Midterms

11/21/2022
Election observers were concerned misinformation would have an outsized impact on the 2022 elections, as it did in 2020. But, that ended up not being the case. Why? This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, voting correspondent Miles Parks, and disinformation correspondent Shannon Bond. This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Fact-checking by Katherine Swartz. Unlock access to this and...

Duration:00:17:39

A New Special Counsel Will Oversee Investigations Into Donald Trump

11/18/2022
Attorney General Merrick Garland has named Jack Smith, the Justice Department's former public integrity chief, to oversee the investigations into the former president. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Fact-checking by Katherine...

Duration:00:22:19

After 20 Years, Nancy Pelosi Will Step Down As Top House Democrat

11/17/2022
Pelosi, 82, is honoring a pledge she made in 2018 to pass the baton after another two terms at the party's helm. She says she will remain in Congress to help guide the party's transition to new leadership. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and political correspondent Susan Davis. This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Fact-checking by...

Duration:00:15:32

Voters Say They'd Prefer New Faces To A 2020 Biden-Trump Rematch

11/16/2022
Former president Donald Trump, 76, has now filed to run for president again in 2024. President Biden, 79, also appears likely to run for reelection. In conversations across the country, many voters told NPR that they'll support one of the men in a general election — but would prefer to see their party nominate a different candidate. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson. This episode was...

Duration:00:14:37

Let's Talk About Kevin McCarthy, GOP Pick For House Speaker

11/15/2022
The California Republican got his start in national politics as a self-styled "young gun" whose inveterate politicking has allowed him to outshine his contemporaries and rise to the top of the House GOP. Now comes the hard part: can he wrangle his narrow majority to accomplish his goals? This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It...

Duration:00:16:34

Biden Touts Senate Control After Meeting With China's Xi

11/14/2022
Tensions appear lower between the U.S. and China following a meeting between the leaders of the two nations. Both described the talks as frank and productive. And Democrats held the Senate over the weekend and Republicans appear on track to have a slight majority in the House. This episode: political reporter Deepa Shivaram, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, China correspondent John Ruwitch, congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales, and senior political editor and correspondent...

Duration:00:13:43

Roundup: Outstanding Races

11/11/2022
Republican nominee Blake Masters lags incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly in Arizona, as we wait for that race to be called. GOP election officials there have decried Republican gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake for spreading conspiracy theories about the vote counting process. And Democrats notched historic wins in statehouses and governors mansions. We talk through some notable races. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Ximena Bustillo, state politics...

Duration:00:27:49

Election Deniers Running To Oversee Voting Mostly Lost

11/10/2022
Michigan's Jocelyn Benson and Minnesota's Steve Simon beat election deniers to oversee voting systems in their states. A key race in Arizona remains undecided. Nationwide, no major violence broke out at polling sites and losing candidates have generally chosen to concede rather than raise allegations of fraud. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, voting correspondent Miles Parks, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Support the show and unlock...

Duration:00:14:05

Far-Right Losses And Abortion Politics Blunt Republican Gains

11/9/2022
Democrats outperformed expectations last night. Despite Biden's unpopularity and big economic headwinds, abortion politics and the unpopularity of Trump-backed candidates helped stave off a Republican wave. The House still looks like it's headed for GOP hands but not by a huge margin and the balance of power in the Senate is still uncertain. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Support...

Duration:00:20:10

Election Night : What We've Seen So Far

11/9/2022
The balance of power will take time to sort out, but here are some firsts you can talk about around the water cooler Wednesday: Vermont becomes the final state to elect a woman to Congress, Florida is sending the first member of Gen Z to the House and Massachusetts has elected the nation's first openly lesbian governor. Find the latest results at npr.org This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara...

Duration:00:09:25

What To Watch For On Election Night

11/7/2022
More than 40 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2022 midterms, but be prepared: results may not come quickly Tuesday night. We take a look at what races could serve as bellwethers for either Republicans or Democrats. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, voting correspondent Miles Parks, and senior political editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening with a subscription to The NPR Politics Podcast Plus....

Duration:00:15:17

Here's How Inflation Became The Biggest Story Of The Midterms

11/4/2022
Trump and Biden signed off on historic amounts of stimulus money that helped the country's economy weather the pandemic, but — on top of supply chain straggles and shutdowns — that money may have come with a downside: increasing inflation. Now, as voters considered their midterm voter, rising costs are top of mind. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis and White House correspondent Asma Khalid. Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening with a subscription to The NPR...

Duration:00:20:44

What Young Voters Talk About: Abortion Access, Democracy, Money

11/3/2022
Biden gave a speech Wednesday night on the health of democracy — it's one of many things on the minds of young voters this election cycle, alongside abortion access and the economy. But our polling suggests that Democrats are struggling to mobilize people under 40 to cast a ballot. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Elena Moore, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening with a...

Duration:00:14:59

Nevada, The Most Interesting Senate Race You Haven't Heard About?

11/2/2022
Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, the first Latina U.S. senator, is in an extremely close race against Republican Adam Laxalt, Nevada's former Attorney General. Flagging enthusiasm and shrinking support among the state's Latino voters could cost Cortez Masto reelection — and cost Democrats control of the chamber. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, poltical correspondent Susan Davis, and political reporter Barbara Sprunt. Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening...

Duration:00:14:25

More Voters Trust Republicans To Address Elevated Crime Rates

11/1/2022
Violent crime remains higher than it was pre-pandemic and Republican candidates are blanketing suburban airways with ads about the issue. It has led many Democratic candidates to tout their support for law enforcement and distance themselves from the push for policing reform that took shape after 2020's racial justice protests. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, criminal justice correspondent Martin Kaste, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico...

Duration:00:15:02