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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

Justice Dept. Files Motion To Unseal Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant

8/11/2022
This episode is available to everyone, though on some platforms there may be a short delay in availability between the version for subscribers (which is sponsor-free) and non-subscribers (which includes sponsor interruptions). Thank you for your patience! "The public's clear and powerful interest in understanding what occurred under these circumstances weighs heavily in favor of unsealing," said a filing from the Department of Justice related to the search of former president Donald Trump's...

Duration:00:09:31

Democrats And Republicans Take Lessons From Kansas Abortion Vote

8/10/2022
This episode is available to everyone, though on some platforms there may be a short delay in availability between the version for subscribers (which is sponsor-free) and non-subscribers (which includes sponsor interruptions). Thank you for your patience! Both major parties were surprised, for different reasons, by the results in this month's referendum in Kansas that could have ended the right to an abortion by amending the state constitution. What can Democrats and Republicans take away...

Duration:00:14:32

Questions Remain As FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago

8/9/2022
This episode is available to everyone, though on some platforms there may be a short delay in availability between the version for subscribers (which is sponsor-free) and non-subscribers (which includes sponsor interruptions). Thank you for your patience! FBI agents executed a search warrant on the Florida home of former president Donald Trump Monday, though it remains unclear what they were looking for. We explore and contextualize the implications of the search, both politically and...

Duration:00:14:26

Monkeypox Declared Public Health Emergency. Now What?

8/8/2022
This episode is available to everyone, though on some platforms there may be a short delay in availability between the version for subscribers (which is sponsor-free) and non-subscribers (which includes sponsor interruptions). Thank you for your patience! The Department of Health and Human Services' declaration Thursday means the federal government can use additional resources in trying to combat the spread of monkeypox, of which there are more than 7,500 cases in the United States. But,...

Duration:00:13:21

Biden's Big Week, Christian Nationalism At CPAC, And A Mayor Who Is A Horse

8/5/2022
This week, the president all but secured the passage of his major policy priorities, oversaw a strike that took out a top terrorist, and got a strong economic report as gas prices fell. But tensions with China continue to rise after Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. And Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán headlined a conservative political conference in Dallas. The authoritarian-minded leader has become a darling of the American right, echoing many of the same social priorities —...

Duration:00:24:21

The Evolution Of Election Integrity; Jan. 6 Rioter Sentenced To More Than 7 Years

8/4/2022
"We are taking the lessons we learned in 2020, and we are going forward to make sure they never happen again, ever," said Cleta Mitchell, a Republican election lawyer, during a meeting concerning "election integrity" efforts. Groups on the right who buy into the "big lie" concerning the 2020 election are trying to refocus and reform efforts ahead of upcoming elections, according to audio of these meetings obtained by NPR. Guy Reffitt, a person who went to the Capitol on Jan. 6, was...

Duration:00:15:02

Abortion Rights Activists Win Big In Kansas (And Other Primary Results)

8/3/2022
Kansas voters overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have opened the door to abortion restrictions in the state. Election turnout was incredibly high, signaling the issue may spur increased Democratic turnout in November. And in Arizona, Mark Finchem, a state representative and election conspiracy theorist who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has secured the GOP's nomination for Secretary of State, according to the Associated Press. Should Finchem win in the general, he...

Duration:00:14:36

US Kills al-Qaida Leader In Drone Strike; Pelosi Visits Taiwan, Rankling China

8/2/2022
A key 9/11 plotter, Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed on July 30, according to President Joe Biden. The president said that no one else was hurt in the strike, including al-Zawahiri's family. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan today, She is the highest-ranking elected American official to visit Taiwan since then-Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1997. The island democracy governs itself, but China claims it as its territory and the speaker's visit has heightened tensions with the Chinese government...

Duration:00:12:14

The 2024 Presidential Race Begins To Take Shape

8/1/2022
While voters and pundits alike wait to see which candidates will declare presidential runs, potential candidates on the Republican side are trying to distance themselves from former president Donald Trump. Many Democrats, meanwhile, remain skeptical of President Biden's chances in 2024 & wonder if he should not seek a second term. Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening with a subscription to The NPR Politics Podcast Plus. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics Connect: Email the...

Duration:00:14:46

Weekly Roundup: July 29, 2022

7/29/2022
President Biden scored a major legislative victory this week as West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin agreed to back the administration's Inflation Reduction Act in the Senate. But, what could the bill do if passed, and will it help an economy some argue is either close to — or already in — a recession? This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and business correspondent David Gura. Support the show...

Duration:00:24:48

Will The Jan. 6 Investigations Have An Impact On The 2024 Race?

7/28/2022
The Department of Justice's investigation into the events of January 6 has expanded to include testimony from more members of then-President Trump and then-Vice President Pence's inner circles, like former Pence chief of staff Marc Short. But does this investigation have any impact on how Republican voters say they plan to vote in the 2024 presidential primaries? Listen to our special report on the January 6th attacks. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice...

Duration:00:14:32

Indiana Lawmakers Debate Strengthening Abortion Restrictions

7/27/2022
After Roe v. Wade was overturned in June, the issue of reproductive rights was returned to states to decide. In a special session currently taking place in the Indiana legislature, Republican lawmakers are pushing to ban most abortions in the state, with a few exceptions. But, not all Republicans are on board with the proposal, saying it goes too far, and the White House is also lobbying against the measure. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Asma...

Duration:00:12:31

Supreme Court Skepticism Leads Dems To Push Codifying Same-Sex Marriage

7/26/2022
After June's ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization overturned the constitutional right to an abortion established in Roe v. Wade, Democrats in Congress are trying to enshrine other protections into federal law in case they are subject to similar Supreme Court action. A bill seeking to protect the right to same-sex marriage has passed the House with bipartisan support, but faces a challenge in the evenly divided Senate. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis,...

Duration:00:13:34

In Arizona, Trump and Pence Offer Competing Views For Republicans' Futures

7/25/2022
The former president and vice president held separate rallies for candidates in Arizona's August Republican gubernatorial primary election, drawing a contrast in how each wants to guide the direction of the party. Mike Pence's preferred candidate, Karrin Taylor Robson, is supported by the state's outgoing governor, Doug Ducey, while Donald Trump's pick, Kari Lake, is running a campaign that mirrors many of his policies and, his falsehoods about the 2020 presidential election. This episode:...

Duration:00:14:21

Exposing The Secrets Of The January 6th Attack

7/22/2022
How did the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol come together? Who was involved in planning it? What did President Trump know and why did he take so long to respond? How much danger were lawmakers in? And, finally, who will be held accountable? In this hourlong special, the NPR Politics team breaks down the key insights from the public hearings. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales, national justice correspondent Carrie...

Duration:00:48:05

Latino Voters, Trump, And The Republican Party

7/21/2022
President Biden has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. Our coverage: https://n.pr/3zoCtkb Is there such a thing as "the Hispanic vote"? Is Latino a more suitable term? And who is Ben Fernandez, the first person of Hispanic origin to run for president? In our latest installment of the NPR Politics Book Club, Danielle Kurtzleben talks to Geraldo Cadava about his book The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to...

Duration:00:17:56

Just 5 Percent Of Young Voters Strongly Approve Of Biden's Performance

7/20/2022
The president's support among young voters — who generally trend Democratic — is anemic, with their level of support comparable with his numbers among whites without college degrees and white evangelical Christians. Part of the problem for Biden may be his big promises: then-candidate Biden promised transformational change, but his narrow control of the Senate and intraparty opposition has constrained his progress on key goals like climate. Despite the president's posture as a deal-maker,...

Duration:00:12:10

Election Conspiracy Theorists Are Canvasing The Country, Searching For Fraud

7/19/2022
The effort has further taxed local election officials, who have fielded worried calls from voters who believed that the canvassers were affiliated with the government. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, voting reporter Miles Parks, and Colorado Public Radio reporter Bente Birkeland. Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening with a subscription to The NPR Politics Podcast Plus. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics Connect: Email the show at...

Duration:00:13:43

Black People Are The Fastest-Growing Group Of Gun Owners In The U.S.

7/18/2022
Black gun owners told NPR that they largely own guns for protection; many feel the government does not do enough to protect their safety. Unlike most white gun owners, most Black gun owners feel that it is more important to control gun violence than it is to protect gun rights. Read more: https://n.pr/3ze01rW This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, race and identity reporter Alana Wise, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Support the show and...

Duration:00:14:16

First Gen Z Candidates Run For The House; Many Can't Get Ballots In Their Language

7/15/2022
The young candidates say they hope to fix broken institutions that they feel have let their generation down. And a quirk in how a half-century old voting rights provision is written means many Americans have trouble getting ballots in languages like Arabic and Haitian Creole. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, political reporter Elena Moore, political correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, and voting correspondent Hansi Lo...

Duration:00:29:10