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The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.

The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.
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The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.

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Episodes

In Huge Upset, Doug Jones Wins Election In Alabama

12/13/2017
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For the first time in 25 years, Alabama has elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore, who had been dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct, in the state's special election yesterday. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national correspondent Debbie Elliott in Alabama. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station...

Duration: 00:32:01


Race Tight On Eve Of Election In Alabama

12/11/2017
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After weeks of intense national attention, the special election in Alabama is here. Voters go to the polls tomorrow to decide whether Republican Roy Moore or Democrat Doug Jones will be their next senator. And the race is too close to call. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national correspondent Debbie Elliott in Alabama. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Duration: 00:30:22


Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 7

12/7/2017
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Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced he's resigning, after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. Congress and the president are trying to work out a deal to fund the government. There are protests in Gaza and the West Bank after Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. And FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before Congress. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, congressional reporter Kelsey...

Duration: 00:41:12


Conyers Resigns, Trump And RNC Back Moore

12/5/2017
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Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.) announced that he's stepping down today, though he says it's because of his health and not sexual harassment allegations. President Trump officially endorsed Roy Moore for Senate in Alabama, and the RNC has also reinstated its support for Moore. The federal government is set to run out of funding on Friday. And there have been several developments in the Russia investigation. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional...

Duration: 00:30:22


Flynn Pleads Guilty and Senate Gets Closer To Passing Tax Overhaul Bill

12/1/2017
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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, the Senate is moving toward a final vote on a major tax overhaul. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and justice reporter Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Duration: 00:26:35


Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 30

11/30/2017
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The Senate is debating the Republican tax bill, with a vote likely soon. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi now says Congressman John Conyers should resign over sexual harassment allegations. The Federal Communications Commission is just two weeks away from voting to end net neutrality, the rules that currently govern the internet. And, can't let it go. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara...

Duration: 00:46:28


Senate To Vote On Tax Bill, Two Directors Claim Control Of CFPB

11/27/2017
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Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.) has stepped down from his role on the House Judiciary Committee, amid an ethics investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. President Trump has all but endorsed Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race. There is a dispute over who is now the Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And Senate Republicans are aiming to pass a major tax bill before the end of the week. This episode, host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White...

Duration: 00:36:05


Talking Politics At Thanksgiving, And A History Of The Turkey Pardon

11/21/2017
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With Thanksgiving approaching, 58 percent of Americans are dreading the prospect of talking politics over dinner, according to a poll that also looks at civility in politics. With new allegations of sexual harassment in the news, including against Congressman John Conyers, that may well come up, too. And President Donald Trump kept with tradition and pardoned a turkey today. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political...

Duration: 00:39:14


Your Questions On The Tax Bill, Answered

11/20/2017
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With just six weeks left of 2017, Republicans are still aiming to pass major tax legislation before the end of the year. This episode: your questions about what's in the tax bill. With host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Duration: 00:31:02


Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 16

11/16/2017
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The House passed the tax bill, and it's now on to the Senate. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified again before Congress. And there are new allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for Senate in Alabama, and now against Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken. Also, can't let it go. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and national political correspondent...

Duration: 00:42:20


McConnell Says Moore Should Quit Senate Race; GOP Moving Forward With Tax Plan

11/13/2017
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Five women have now come forward and accused Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, of pursuing relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, including one who was just 14 at the time. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today said Moore should step aside. Also, the similarities and differences in the House and Senate tax plans. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, political reporter...

Duration: 00:34:36


Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 9

11/9/2017
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Election Night 2017 was a good one for Democrats in Virginia and beyond. President Trump is about halfway through his five-country Asia trip. And on Capitol Hill, lawmakers are trying to get ahead of the issues of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. Also, can't let it go. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and national political reporter Mara Liasson, with a special appearance...

Duration: 00:45:47


On Eve Of Election, Virginia Governor's Race Looks Tight

11/6/2017
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Tomorrow is Election Day, and one of the most closely-watched races is the one for governor in Virginia. It's been contentious, it's tight, and it's seen as a bellwether. Also, President Trump's response to Sunday's mass shooting at a church in Texas. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and special guest national desk reporter Sarah McCammon. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at...

Duration: 00:27:37


Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 2

11/2/2017
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House Republicans today released the first draft of their highly anticipated tax bill. President Trump is calling for changes to the diversity visa program after a terrorist attack in New York left eight people dead. And lawyers for Facebook, Twitter and Google testified on Capitol Hill this week about the role their platforms played in Russia's efforts to disrupt the 2016 election. And, can't let it go. This episode: guest host/congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter...

Duration: 00:46:48


First Charges Come Out Of Mueller's Russia Investigation

10/30/2017
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Two former Trump campaign officials — including one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort — have been indicted on 12 counts, including conspiracy to launder money. And a former foreign policy advisor to the campaign, George Papadopolous, pleaded guilty earlier this month to making false statements to the FBI about his contacts with Russians during the campaign. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie...

Duration: 00:38:52


Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 26

10/26/2017
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President Trump declared a public health emergency over the opioid epidemic. Republicans passed a budget resolution, and will release their tax bill next week. And what NPR's Embedded podcast is learning about Trump and his advisors from their pre-White House years. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Geoff Bennett, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis, along with special guest Kelly McEvers of...

Duration: 00:41:54


Flake To Leave Senate, Says "I Will Not Be Complicit Or Silent"

10/24/2017
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In a surprise announcement Tuesday, Jeff Flake of Arizona became the second Republican senator to announce he will not seek re-election in 2018. Flake delivered a blistering critique of President Trump on the Senate floor saying, "there are times where we must risk our careers in favor of our principles. Now is such a time." This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Geoff Bennett, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at...

Duration: 00:18:54


NPR Politics Live From Chicago

10/23/2017
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This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago on Sunday night, October 22. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley and editor-correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Duration: 00:23:29


Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 19

10/19/2017
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Former president George W. Bush gave a speech that everybody seems to be talking about, plus the controversy surrounding Trump's communication with gold star families and...of course...health care. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Duration: 00:42:22


Bannon Declares War On GOP; Trump And McConnell: "We're Fighting For The Same Thing"

10/16/2017
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Breitbart head and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon says this is "a season of war against a GOP establishment." And in the last few days, President Trump has made a couple of big moves that essentially dump big, thorny policy issues right in Congress' lap — namely, the Iran deal and healthcare. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at...

Duration: 00:29:08

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