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The NPR Politics Podcast

The NPR Politics Podcast

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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.

Latest Episodes

How Black Americans Experience Patriotism

The U.S. is experiencing a reckoning over the fact that the promises of America are not fulfilled equally. Black Americans share how they experience patriotism.

15 MIN1 d ago
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How Black Americans Experience Patriotism

US Added Jobs In June⁠—But Now The Pandemic Is Getting Worse

The unemployment rate fell to 11.1%. But there are indications that the job growth has slowed recently amid a surge of new coronavirus infections.

14 MIN2 d ago
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US Added Jobs In June⁠—But Now The Pandemic Is Getting Worse

Trump Remakes Federal Judiciary In His Image

In June, the Senate confirmed President Trump's 200th judge to the bench. Reshaping the federal judiciary could be the president's most durable legacy.

14 MIN3 d ago
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Trump Remakes Federal Judiciary In His Image

Trump's Disapproval Climbs Alongside US Coronavirus Cases

Trump unpopularity rises as Joe Biden uses the pandemic to attack him. And despite a narrow loss in Kentucky, Democrats' progressive wing is surging.

14 MIN4 d ago
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Trump's Disapproval Climbs Alongside US Coronavirus Cases

Supreme Court Overturns Restrictions On Abortion Access

The Supreme Court overturns abortion access restrictions, and President Trump finds himself caught in another scandal over Russia.

14 MIN5 d ago
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Supreme Court Overturns Restrictions On Abortion Access

Weekly Roundup: June 26th, 2020

At the first pandemic taskforce briefing in months, the vice president defended the administration's response. And Attorney General William Barr talks to NPR.

26 MIN1 w ago
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Weekly Roundup: June 26th, 2020

Congress Probably Won't Agree On Police Reform

A day after Democrats blocked a Republican proposal in the Senate, they are set to pass a reform plan of their own in the House.

14 MIN1 w ago
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Congress Probably Won't Agree On Police Reform

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Holding Steady

The United States is still facing high numbers of coronavirus cases, as a piecemeal response allows the virus to flourish across the south.

14 MIN1 w ago
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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Holding Steady

Who Will Kentucky Pick To Face Mitch McConnell?

Progressives try their luck in two closely-watched congressional primaries; and reporting out of Michigan, an important state in the 2020 presidential contest.

14 MIN1 w ago
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Who Will Kentucky Pick To Face Mitch McConnell?

Trump Fires Lawyer Who Prosecuted His Allies

This weekend, President Trump fired the man who led the prosecution of his allies and led a rally that was smaller than expected.

14 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Trump Fires Lawyer Who Prosecuted His Allies

Latest Episodes

How Black Americans Experience Patriotism

The U.S. is experiencing a reckoning over the fact that the promises of America are not fulfilled equally. Black Americans share how they experience patriotism.

15 MIN1 d ago
Comments
How Black Americans Experience Patriotism

US Added Jobs In June⁠—But Now The Pandemic Is Getting Worse

The unemployment rate fell to 11.1%. But there are indications that the job growth has slowed recently amid a surge of new coronavirus infections.

14 MIN2 d ago
Comments
US Added Jobs In June⁠—But Now The Pandemic Is Getting Worse

Trump Remakes Federal Judiciary In His Image

In June, the Senate confirmed President Trump's 200th judge to the bench. Reshaping the federal judiciary could be the president's most durable legacy.

14 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Trump Remakes Federal Judiciary In His Image

Trump's Disapproval Climbs Alongside US Coronavirus Cases

Trump unpopularity rises as Joe Biden uses the pandemic to attack him. And despite a narrow loss in Kentucky, Democrats' progressive wing is surging.

14 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Trump's Disapproval Climbs Alongside US Coronavirus Cases

Supreme Court Overturns Restrictions On Abortion Access

The Supreme Court overturns abortion access restrictions, and President Trump finds himself caught in another scandal over Russia.

14 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Supreme Court Overturns Restrictions On Abortion Access

Weekly Roundup: June 26th, 2020

At the first pandemic taskforce briefing in months, the vice president defended the administration's response. And Attorney General William Barr talks to NPR.

26 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Weekly Roundup: June 26th, 2020

Congress Probably Won't Agree On Police Reform

A day after Democrats blocked a Republican proposal in the Senate, they are set to pass a reform plan of their own in the House.

14 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Congress Probably Won't Agree On Police Reform

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Holding Steady

The United States is still facing high numbers of coronavirus cases, as a piecemeal response allows the virus to flourish across the south.

14 MIN1 w ago
Comments
U.S. Coronavirus Cases Holding Steady

Who Will Kentucky Pick To Face Mitch McConnell?

Progressives try their luck in two closely-watched congressional primaries; and reporting out of Michigan, an important state in the 2020 presidential contest.

14 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Who Will Kentucky Pick To Face Mitch McConnell?

Trump Fires Lawyer Who Prosecuted His Allies

This weekend, President Trump fired the man who led the prosecution of his allies and led a rally that was smaller than expected.

14 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Trump Fires Lawyer Who Prosecuted His Allies

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