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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

White House Says It Will Meet Vaccine Goals Despite Pause In Johnson & Johnson Use

4/13/2021
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration recommended pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after six rare cases of blood clotting. The White House is emphasizing the condition is extremely uncommon, and it still plans to meet its goal of 200 million doses in President Biden's first 100 days in office. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and health reporter Selena...

Duration:00:14:36

John Boehner Thinks The Republican Party Has Changed. Has It?

4/12/2021
In a new memoir, the former Republican House Speaker says that even Ronald Reagan couldn't get elected in today's GOP. He decries obstructionist tactics used by Republicans, while acknowledging his role in pioneering them. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, 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...

Duration:00:15:07

Weekly Roundup: April 9th

4/9/2021
As lawmakers and security officials brainstorm security reforms for the U.S. Capitol complex, investigators have yet to disclose any evidence that extremist groups came to DC on January 6th specifically intending to raid the building. And President Biden's steady rollout of sweeping policy proposals has drawn plaudits, and surprise, from Democratic activists. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, Justice Department correspondent Ryan...

Duration:00:27:24

Biden Announces Gun Safety Agenda

4/8/2021
President Biden announced a series of policy actions on Thursday aimed at curbing gun violence. Congressional action remains unlikely unless Democrats reform or eliminate the filibuster. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Juana Summers, and White House reporter Tamara Keith. 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:00:14:02

Activists Stoke Corporate Backlash To Voting Restrictions

4/7/2021
States are facing pressure from corporations to dial back legislation that makes it harder to vote. Major League Baseball announced on Friday that it is relocating the All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to a new state law. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, KUT reporter Ashley Lopez, and WABE reporter Emil Moffatt. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at...

Duration:00:14:23

Top Biden Labor Economist: Boosting Black Women Benefits Everyone

4/6/2021
Black people, in particular Black women, are historically among the last to recover from economic downturns. Janelle Jones, the first Black woman to serve as the top economist for the Labor Department, has a policy approach she calls "Black Women Best" that she hopes will rectify that. What can be achieved over Republican objections remains to be seen. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and political reporter Danielle...

Duration:00:14:36

Hunter Biden's Memoir Goes Long On Addiction, Short On Corporate Work

4/5/2021
A new memoir details a harrowing struggle with addiction but mostly elides the past corporate and lobbying work that has raised political propriety questions. A federal investigation into Hunter Biden's taxes could still prove a headache for the president, though the younger Biden has denied wrongdoing and says he is cooperating fully with investigators. LISTEN: Hunter Biden's interview with Morning Edition This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent...

Duration:00:14:51

Weekly Roundup: April 2nd

4/2/2021
President Biden announced his first judicial nominees this week, including one judge seen as a possible candidate for the Supreme Court. Biden's staff says the president sees filling judicial seats as a top priority, but will his picks make it through Congress? Plus, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells NPR that the size of Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan is "disappointing," but she and other progressive leaders see the proposal as evidence of the Green New Deal's influence on...

Duration:00:29:06

A Full Court Press: The Supreme Court Considers Expanded Benefits For Student Athletes

4/1/2021
This week the Supreme Court heard arguments about whether or not the NCAA is operating a conspiracy to fix prices in the athletic labor market by not paying its student athletes. The NCAA, however, argues that paying students would threaten the "amateur" status of the game. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast...

Duration:00:14:08

"It's Big" And "It's Bold": Biden Unveils Massive Infrastructure Plan

3/31/2021
Both parties agree that the country's infrastructure needs a face lift, and today President Biden revealed a $2 trillion plan to address the problem. The package will address roads, bridges, high speed internet, climate change, and racial inequity, but to pay for it all Congress would need to rollback former President Trump's corporate tax cuts. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and White House correspondent Scott...

Duration:00:17:05

Gov. Kristi Noem Hopes To Court Conservatives By Banning Trans Girls From Sports

3/30/2021
South Dakota's governor Kristi Noem is a Republican rising star who signed two executive orders on Monday that bar transgender girls and women from participating in K-12 and college sports. It's just one of the moves Noem has made to gain favor ahead of the 2024 election. Plus, President Biden and his CDC director brace for a potential spike in coronavirus cases. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, science...

Duration:00:14:57

Will A New Georgia Law Restrict Voter Access Or Restore Faith In Elections?

3/29/2021
A new Georgia law has become the center of the debate over voting rights with President Biden calling it "Jim Crow in the 21st century." Republicans argue the law helps restore faith in the electoral process, but civil rights advocates say it disenfranchises voters of color. Plus, Texas Republicans introduce new bills to restrict voter access. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, WABE's political reporter Emma Hurt, and KUT's...

Duration:00:14:51

Weekly Roundup: March 26th

3/26/2021
Colorado is considering new gun control measures in the wake of this week's mass shooting in the state. But can those restrictions survive the scrutiny of the most conservative Supreme Court in decades? And the heads of Twitter, Facebook, and Google appeared before Congress on Thursday to answer questions about disinformation on their platforms. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Colorado Public Radio reporter Bente Birkeland, national justice correspondent Carrie...

Duration:00:29:02

President Biden Addresses Migration, Filibuster At First Press Conference

3/25/2021
In an hour-long briefing, Biden downplayed the role his election victory and messaging are playing in encouraging an influx of migrants to the border. He also said that he was working quickly to improve the conditions for children detained by the United States. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at...

Duration:00:14:58

Guns Are A Key Part Of American Political Identity. That Makes Reform Unlikely.

3/24/2021
Fearing base backlash, Republican lawmakers are unlikely to support gun control measures popular among the American public. And limiting Democratic margins in the suburbs is vital should the party hope to win back the levers of power in Washington. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Don Gonyea. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join...

Duration:00:14:11

US Loans Vaccines To Mexico, Canada

3/23/2021
AstraZeneca's vaccine has not been authorized for use in the United States, but the nation has millions of doses in its stockpile. Now, the Biden administration has announced it will loan some of those doses to Mexico and Canada. And a delay in 2020 census tallies is posing problems for states that need to draw legislative district maps. This episode: political reporter Juana Summers, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, health reporter Pien Huang, and census correspondent Hansi Lo...

Duration:00:15:12

Migrant Children Advocates Say Biden Should Have Been Prepared For Arrivals

3/22/2021
The reasons the Biden administration is housing some migrant children in adult detention facilities are complicated. The number of migrants arriving at the border is rising and includes many children traveling without their parents. Trump reduced the capacity of the shelter system and Biden, unlike the former president, is not immediately deporting unaccompanied minors. Still, advocates on both sides of the aisle are calling for improved conditions. And DC statehood is having its day in the...

Duration:00:14:49

What If We Don't Need To 'Fix' Polarization?

3/20/2021
NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben interviews Lilliana Mason, associate professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, about her book Uncivil Agreement. Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group to participate in our next book club discussion. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout. Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter. Find and support your local public radio...

Duration:00:16:18

Weekly Roundup: March 19th

3/19/2021
Civil rights groups have been meeting with the Biden administration about addressing the rise in violence toward Asian Americans. President Biden said he's willing to consider reforming the filibuster. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Juana Summers, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Ryan Lucas. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show...

Duration:00:30:06

Exclusive: FBI Director Christopher Wray On Responding To Hate Crimes

3/18/2021
FBI Director Christopher Wray sits down with NPR's Carrie Johnson for a wide-ranging interview about the role of the FBI, the mass shooting in Atlanta that killed 8 including 6 women of Asian descent, and the ongoing investigation into the Capitol insurrection. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Connect: Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the NPR Politics Podcast...

Duration:00:18:59