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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

Biden Says He'll Make His Supreme Court Pick By The End Of February

1/28/2022
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats will move to confirm Biden's choice as quickly as possible. And Trump allies are under investigation for an electoral college gambit — but experts say that it's unlikely they will face criminal penalties. This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, acting congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, voting reporter Miles Parks, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Connect: Email the show at...

Duration:00:27:51

Both Parties Vie For Latino Voters To Boost Midterms Hopes

1/27/2022
A new congressional district in Colorado that is forty percent could be the site of one of the country's closest House races in November. Democratic organizers in Colorado and across the country are worried their party may not to be able to win enough support with Latino voters after Republicans proved competitive with the crucial demographic in 2020. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and demographics and culture correspondent...

Duration:00:13:38

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer To Retire

1/26/2022
Breyer's retirement gives President Biden his first opportunity to name a new justice to the court. During the presidential campaign, he pledged to name an African American woman if he got the chance. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. Connect: Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group. Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter. Find and...

Duration:00:13:40

Here's How Voting Is Different In Georgia and Texas This Year

1/25/2022
After Democrats failed to pass federal voting rights legislation, changes to election processes enacted by Republican-controlled state legislatures will reshape how voters cast a ballot in 2022 and beyond. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, voting reporter Miles Parks, KUT reporter Ashley Lopez, and WABE reporter Sam Gringlas. Connect: Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group. Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter. Find...

Duration:00:14:17

As Putin Threatens Ukraine, Biden Weighs Increasing Military Presence In Europe

1/24/2022
8,500 U.S. troops are on heightened alert for deployment to Europe after Russia stationed more than 100,000 military personnel on its border with Ukraine. Europe's considerable economic links to Russia have complicated the response to the Kremlin's threats against Ukraine. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and international affairs correspondent Jackie Northam. Connect: Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the NPR Politics...

Duration:00:13:52

Weekly Roundup: January 21st

1/21/2022
Kamala Harris made history when she became the first woman and the first woman of color to serve as vice president. But in an often thankless job, and tasked with a portfolio of politically thorny issues, her first year in office was a mixed bag. Also, a pollster who has spent more than two decades speaking with young people explains what motivates Gen-Z voters — and why politicians will ignore them at their peril. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House...

Duration:00:27:07

Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Shield Jan. 6 Documents From Congress

1/20/2022
The court ruled that the former president cannot block the release of 800 pages of his records to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The panel also asked Ivanka Trump, Trump's daughter and a former presidential adviser, to testify, and a request for former Vice President Mike Pence could be on the way, signaling that the investigation is getting closer to Trump's inner circle. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Claudia...

Duration:00:14:38

In News Conference, Biden Says Build Back Better May Have To Be Broken Up

1/19/2022
In a press conference to mark one year in office, the president touted his administration's progress combating COVID, while conceding he'll likely need to break up his signature legislation to get it through the Senate. He also threatened major sanctions on Russia if it invades Ukraine, but drew criticism for adding that consequences would depend on whether Russia committed a "minor incursion" or a more severe advance. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional...

Duration:00:14:52

Democrats Are Headed For A Clash Over The Filibuster

1/18/2022
Senate Democrats are bringing new voting rights bills to the floor this week. There's just one problem: They don't have the votes. That could have consequences for the 2022 midterms, and it's setting up a public showdown about the future of the filibuster. This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro Connect: Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the NPR Politics...

Duration:00:15:06

How Successful Was The Biden Administration In Addressing Racial Equity So Far?

1/17/2022
The Biden administration laid out his main priorities as the president took office: tackling the pandemic, responding to the climate crisis, addressing racial inequality, and rejuvenating the economy. Over the past few weeks, the NPR Politics Podcast checked in on whether those goals being met. Today we look at racial equity. The Biden administration pledged to center people of color in their hiring and policy decisions. But over the past year other crises took centerstage. How successful...

Duration:00:14:26

Weekly Roundup: January 14th

1/14/2022
The Supreme Court has struck down the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test rule for businesses with more than 100 employees, but allowed a separate mandate for health care workers to stand. Also, Democrats' push to pass voting rights legislation is unraveling, as moderates in the Senate resist any changes to filibuster rules. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, and congressional...

Duration:00:28:05

Is another civil war brewing in America?

1/13/2022
The idea of another American Civil War might seem outlandish. But as the country diversifies, it's grown more polarized. Today, Americans can't even agree on who won the 2020 election or whether masks prevent the spread of COVID. Researchers say it's not out of the question for these political tensions to boil over. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving. Connect: Email the show at...

Duration:00:15:01

Trump tells NPR he isn't giving up his 2020 election lies

1/12/2022
In an interview with NPR, former President Donald Trump made it clear that he hasn't moved on from his 2020 election loss, and it's causing a rift within the Republican Party. Trump maintains his false claims that the election was stolen from him, and while most Republicans have fallen in line, some desperately want to move on. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara...

Duration:00:15:42

President Biden calls for filibuster changes to pass voting rights bills

1/11/2022
In a fiery speech in Atlanta Tuesday, President Biden urged the Senate to change filibuster rules in order to pass new voting rights protections. But Senate Democrats are divided on filibuster changes, and voting rights advocates say fiery remarks are not enough in the wake of laws passed in 19 states that restrict ballot access. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and political correspondent Juana Summers. Connect: Email the show...

Duration:00:15:01

Congress is back in session. Can Democrats finally pass Build Back Better?

1/10/2022
Democrats have two major pieces of unfinished business on their to-do list. They'll try, again, to reach a compromise on President Biden's signature Build Back Better bill, and they say passing voting rights legislation is also a top priority. But they don't have the votes right now to do either. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

Duration:00:15:05

Weekly Roundup: January 7th

1/7/2022
The justices are considering whether the federal mandates governing private employers and healthcare staff are constitutional. And Republicans who back Trump's election lies are running for election administration offices across the country. This episode: politics correspondent Juana Summers, labor correspondent Andrea Hsu, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and voting and disinformation reporter Miles Parks. Connect: Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join...

Duration:00:27:30

'A Dagger At The Throat Of Democracy': President Biden Decries Election Lies

1/6/2022
In a speech from the Capitol one year after the building was attacked, President Biden warned that the United States could become a nation that "accepts political violence as a norm" and allows "partisan election officials to overturn the legally expressed will of the people" if Donald Trump's supporters in the Republican party continue to bolster his election lies. This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and White...

Duration:00:18:50

Biden's COVID Response Lags Behind The Crisis, Experts Say

1/5/2022
As the president and his team promise more tests are coming, the omicron variant continues to drive cases to new records. While the latest wave is putting a smaller share of people into the hospital, the sheer number of infections is straining the healthcare system. This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and health correspondent Allison Aubrey. Connect: Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the NPR Politics...

Duration:00:14:35

Capitol Police Are Still Dealing With The Aftermath Of January 6th

1/4/2022
Chief Tom Manger says that he is dealing with low morale and high turnover as the force attempts to reinvent itself in the wake of last year's attack on the Capitol. There were more than 9000 threats against members of Congress last year. This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and acting congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh. Connect: Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the NPR Politics Podcast...

Duration:00:15:01

US Democracy Is At Risk Of Failing, According To 64% Of Americans

1/3/2022
The sentiment is felt most acutely by Republicans, two-thirds of whom wrongly believe that "voter fraud helped Joe Biden win the 2020 election." That's according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll out Monday. A majority of Republicans and Democrats alike reject political violence, while more than 1 in 5 respondents say violence is sometimes justified to protect democracy or American culture and values. This episode: demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, national correspondent...

Duration:00:14:04