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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

Grand Jury Indicts Russians Linked To Interference In 2016 Election

2/16/2018
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A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russians and three Russian entities in connection with the attack on the 2016 presidential election. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Duration:00:21:57

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 15

2/15/2018
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A familiar scene, and familiar words from lawmakers, after 17 people were killed Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A week after White House aide Rob Porter resigned over domestic abuse allegations, President Trump said publicly for the first time that he is "totally opposed to domestic violence." And with Congress still struggling to reach a deal on DACA and immigration, how would either outcome — bill or no bill — motivate voters? This episode,...

Duration:00:44:39

Mixed Messages In Trump's Response To Abuse Allegations

2/12/2018
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By many accounts, the White House is still in turmoil after the resignation last week of a top aide over domestic abuse allegations. Over the weekend, President Trump took to Twitter to issue what looked to many to be a defense of Rob Porter. It's not the first time Trump has shown sympathy for a man accused of abuse. Also, the NPR podcast EMBEDDED is coming out with two new episodes on the Russia investigation — the timeline, collusion, and obstruction of justice. This episode,...

Duration:00:36:19

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 8

2/8/2018
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Senate leaders reached a two-year, bipartisan budget deal, but with just hours left before government funding runs out again, it's still unclear if it will get the votes to pass. Because the deal does not address DACA, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took to the House floor on Wednesday for a record 8 hours in protest. And a top White House aide has resigned, after two of his ex-wives accused him of physical abuse, raising questions about what the administration knew and when. This episode,...

Duration:00:41:50

Scramble To Redraw Congressional Maps In PA, Avert Another Shutdown In DC

2/6/2018
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The stock market had another volatile day Tuesday, but recovered some after its record 1,175 point drop on Monday. Lawmakers in Pennsylvania have until the end of the week to completely redraw the state's congressional districts, after the state Supreme Court ruled that the current map violates the state's Constitution. And there are just two days left before the federal government runs out of money - again. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House...

Duration:00:23:15

GOP Releases Memo Alleging FBI Surveillance Abuses

2/2/2018
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The much-hyped secret memo, put together by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, was released Friday. President Trump authorized its declassification despite "grave concerns" from the FBI. The memo alleges that top officials at the FBI and Department of Justice abused surveillance powers to target the Trump campaign early on in the Russia investigation. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and justice reporter Ryan Lucas....

Duration:00:19:43

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 1

2/1/2018
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The FBI is clashing with the White House over the release of a classified memo that allegedly details abuses of surveillance power by the FBI and the Justice Department. House Republicans have voted to release it, and the President has signaled he's in favor. Also, with the State of the Union behind him, Trump met with Congressional Republicans to strategize about priorities for the year. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, justice...

Duration:00:49:56

Trump Plays To Base, Calls For Unity In State Of The Union

1/31/2018
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President Trump delivered his first State of the Union Tuesday night — a call for unity, peppered throughout with language and themes aimed at his base, on immigration, the economy and national security. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at...

Duration:00:38:53

Trump To Deliver First State Of The Union

1/29/2018
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President Trump is set to deliver his first State of the Union on Tuesday night. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and editor correspondent Ron Elving preview the president's address. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Duration:00:24:24

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 25

1/25/2018
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There have been a number of revelations this week related to the Russia investigation. Among them, that the special counsel's team has talked to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and that Robert Mueller is now looking to sit down with President Trump. And while the shutdown is over, the underlying problems remain, particularly when it comes to finding a resolution on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional...

Duration:00:54:01

Senate Reaches Deal To End Shutdown

1/22/2018
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Three days into a partial government shutdown, the Senate has passed a bill to fund the government through February 8th. The bill does not include a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which had been a key demand for many Democrats. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to bring DACA legislation up for a vote soon. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and White House correspondent Scott...

Duration:00:25:47

Government Shuts Down After Senate Fails To Pass Spending Bill

1/20/2018
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The federal government is now in a partial shutdown. Funding ran out just after midnight, after the Senate failed to pass a short-term spending bill. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Duration:00:21:29

President Trump, One Year In

1/19/2018
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It's been almost exactly a year since President Trump was sworn in. In front of a live audience at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., the NPR Politics team reflects on how Trump has changed Washington, whether Washington has changed Trump, and what the president has accomplished in his first year. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Scott Horsley,...

Duration:01:02:25

Trump Comments Threaten DACA Deal

1/16/2018
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President Trump's now-infamous comments from last week, disparaging Haiti and many African countries, are still ricocheting around the world, and are complicating efforts to reach a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The government is, once again, set to run out of funding on Friday. And a record number of House Republicans have announced they're not running for re-election ahead of the 2018 midterms. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott...

Duration:00:31:01

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 11

1/11/2018
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The main focus in Washington this week has been immigration, and the efforts to strike a bipartisan deal on DACA — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. The administration also announced it will allow states to impose work requirements for Medicaid. And Senator Dianne Feinstein has a new nickname from Trump - sneaky Dianne - after she unilaterally released the transcript of a Senate interview with the head of Fusion GPS, the research firm behind the infamous Steele dossier....

Duration:00:42:56

Trump Tweets About Mental Stability Fuel Conversation About Fitness

1/8/2018
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President Trump spent much of the weekend at Camp David with other Republican leaders, talking about their agenda for 2018. But the headlines, instead, have been dominated by Trump's assertion that he is "a very stable genius." This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, editor correspondent Ron Elving and a special guest - science correspondent Jon Hamilton. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public...

Duration:00:30:40

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 4

1/4/2018
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The forthcoming book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," has already sparked a war of words between the president and his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch is retiring, and all eyes are on Mitt Romney. Trump has dissolved his controversial commission investigating alleged voter fraud. And Virginia's House of Delegates tips to the Republicans - after a tie-breaking draw. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith,...

Duration:00:42:55

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 4

1/4/2018
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The forthcoming book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," has already sparked a war of words between the president and his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch is retiring, and all eyes are on Mitt Romney. Trump has dissolved his controversial commission investigating alleged voter fraud. And Virginia's House of Delegates tips to the Republicans - after a tie-breaking draw. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith,...

Duration:00:42:37

What's Next For Congress In 2018

1/2/2018
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It's 2018, which means it's an election year. But Congress has a lot to do before all attention turns to the midterms, including agree on government funding, and work out a deal on both Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the Children's Health Insurance Program. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio...

Duration:00:30:39

2017 Roundup: Thursday, December 28

12/28/2017
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The year that started with President Trump's inauguration and saw the firing of FBI director James Comey, the beginning of the Mueller probe, the rise of so-called fake news and alternative facts, and the Me Too movement is coming a close. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and political editor Domenico Montanaro take stock of the top political stories of 2017. Email the show at...

Duration:00:37:44

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