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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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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

Jobs Are Open But People Of Color And Women Are Struggling To Return To Work

10/27/2021
The labor market shifted dramatically during the pandemic, and as employers once again begin to hire, many black and brown Americans are finding it difficult to return to work. Plus, women are participating less in the workforce than in the 1980s. We look at the reasons why. This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe and Labor and Workplace correspondent Andrea Hsu. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the NPR...

Duration:00:15:03

How Safe Are Kids Online? Senators Ask TikTok, Snapchat, And YouTube

10/26/2021
TikTok and Snapchat appeared for the first time before Congress alongside YouTube to answer questions about how safe their platforms are for young people. Senators are calling for regulations, the company representatives agreed, but dodged any real commitments. This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Miles Parks, and tech reporter Bobby Allyn. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the NPR...

Duration:00:15:24

The Facebook Papers Show How Quickly Radicalization Can Happen Online

10/25/2021
Thousands of leaked documents from Facebook were viewed by more news organizations over the weekend including NPR. The internal sources show the company struggling with how to combat misinformation and researchers worrying about the impact of the platform. This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Miles Parks, and tech correspondent Shannon Bond. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the NPR...

Duration:00:14:39

You Should Pay Attention To The Virginia Governor's Race

10/22/2021
The off-year election is the first test of how people are feeling ahead of a consequential midterm season for the Biden administration. And will the Justice Department prosecute Trump ally Steve Bannon for ignoring an order to appear before Congress? This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, WVTF reporter Jahd Khalil, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at...

Duration:00:28:32

What Will Survive Negotiations In Biden's Trillion-Plus Dollar Social Programs Bill?

10/21/2021
The White House continues to negotiate with Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona over the president's social programs package. Core climate and community college provisions are on the chopping block, but the bill is still expected to come in at well over a trillion dollars. This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

Duration:00:15:18

Will Democrats Change The Senate Rules To Pass Voting Rights Legislation?

10/20/2021
Another high-profile voting rights push has failed because it did not attract enough Republican support to reach the de facto 60-vote threshold needed to pass legislation through the Senate. Will Democrats change the rules to pass their civil rights legislation with a simple majority? This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, politics and racial justice correspondent Juana Summers, and White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR...

Duration:00:14:40

Why Are School Board Officials Getting Death Threats?

10/19/2021
School boards are the latest frontier in the culture wars, as incensed community members and right-wing activists protest mask mandates and anti-racist curricula. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, education correspondent Anya Kamenetz, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. 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 The NPR...

Duration:00:14:46

If You're Vaccinated, You Can Visit The US From Abroad In November

10/18/2021
The Biden administration announced that the U.S. will admit vaccinated foreign travelers beginning November 8th. Also: the latest on vaccination boosters and availability for kids. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political corrsepondent Mara Liasson, and science editor and correspondent Rob Stein. 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:00:13:09

Weekly Roundup: October 15th

10/15/2021
The two senators who are forcing more negotiations over the Biden administration's multi-trillion dollar climate and social programs bill appear to have different priorities for what they want to see changed. But it is hard to know for sure: Kyrsten Sinema avoids reporters and has said little publicly about her views to the frustration of her Democratic colleagues. And top Trump aides have so far refused to appear before the House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6th...

Duration:00:26:46

The Boston Marathon Bomber Is Undoubtedly Guilty, But Should He Be Executed?

10/14/2021
The Supreme Court heard arguments for and against reinstating the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber. President Biden himself has argued against ever using the death penalty, but here his administration is arguing that Tsarnaev should receive the harshest punishment. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, and WBUR's Deborah Becker. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at...

Duration:00:13:24

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Optimistic On Supply Chain Problems

10/13/2021
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg tells NPR that the Biden administration is focused on resolving supply chain issues in time of the holiday shopping season. Also: what is a supply chain and why are they causing issues? This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley. 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:00:14:54

Let's Talk About Young Voters

10/12/2021
Young voters broke for Joe Biden in 2020, but are shirking party affiliations in greater numbers than older generations. And it remains to be seen how millennials and Gen Z legislators will fit into existing political power structures: many top Democrats have been at the helm in Washington for decades and recruiting young candidates can be a challenge. This episode: White House reporter Asma Khalid, demographics and culture reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political correspondent Juana...

Duration:00:14:21

How Much Has The Country Really Changed Since Clinton's Impeachment?

10/11/2021
The TV show Impeachment: American Crime Story dramatizes Bill Clinton's impeachment through the stories of three women at the heart of the proceedings, including Monica Lewinsky. We discuss how the country and its politics have and haven't changed in the two decades since the impeachment unfolded. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR...

Duration:00:15:29

Weekly Roundup: October 8th

10/8/2021
Congress reached a deal to raise the debt ceiling enough to cover the government's spending for a few more months. Anemic job growth persists. Former president Trump is holding an Iowa rally this weekend and his continued flirtation with re-election has kept the Republican primary field on ice. This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, Iowa Public Radio reporter Clay Masters, and senior...

Duration:00:31:26

What's Next For The Afghans Now In The United States?

10/7/2021
Tens of thousands of Afghans have been brought to the United States but most have not yet been resettled in communities. The process is complex, with multiple visa categories and gutted resettlement infrastructure all making the challenge more daunting for the Biden administration. This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and correspondent Deb Amos. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the...

Duration:00:15:30

Why Trump's Former Press Secretary Worries About His Influence In 2022

10/6/2021
Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham was part of the Trump administration from the beginning and, in a conversation with Tamara Keith, offers a clear picture into what she used to actively obscure: the chaos, pettiness, and mismanagement that characterized his four years in power. Her book is I'll Take Your Questions Now. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith and White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast...

Duration:00:15:24

Hear What A Facebook Insider Told Congress About How Its Apps Hurt Kids

10/5/2021
Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen told senators that the company knows its products harm children and stoke division, but that executives have continued to prioritize growth over safety. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and tech correspondent Shannon Bond. 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...

Duration:00:14:42

Why Does Biden's China Policy Look So Much Like Trump's?

10/4/2021
Biden's top trade official, Katherine Tai, indicated in a Monday speech that tariffs levied against China initiated during the Trump administration would remain in place. The countries have been unable to work out key economic and political disagreements. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and international correspondent John Ruwitch. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join...

Duration:00:14:49

For White Evangelicals, The Identity Is About More Than Religious Faith

10/2/2021
In the latest installment of the Politics Podcast book club, NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben interviews Calvin University historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez about Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation. Interested in being a part of our next conversation? Join our Facebook group at n.pr/politicsgroup. 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...

Duration:00:15:07

Weekly Roundup: October 1st

10/1/2021
Congress kept the government open but Democrats are still working out how to pass the two major pillars of the Biden agenda. And the president's approval rating has somewhat recovered as the public thinks less about Afghanistan, but the midterms could be bad for Biden if Congress stalls out. This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, acting congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR...

Duration:00:27:55