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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

Biden Taps Historic Nominees As He Begins To Fill His Cabinet

President-elect Joe Biden has begun to make his selections for key roles in his cabinet. He announced his picks for secretary of state and the ambassador to the United Nations. And he chose the first Latino to head the Department of Homeland Security, and the first woman for to be the director of national intelligence.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and state department correspondent Michele Keleman.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 Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

14 min12 h ago
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Biden Taps Historic Nominees As He Begins To Fill His Cabinet

Weekly Roundup: November 20th

Trump is sitting down with the leaders of the Michigan legislature ahead of the state canvassing board meeting on Monday, where the election results are expected to be certified. He apparently hopes the GOP-controlled Legislature will appoint their own electors and overturn the popular vote. At a White House press briefing Friday, the press secretary Kayleigh McEnany denied Trump would be pressuring the Michigan lawmakers.Sidney Powell, a member of Trump's legal team, told Lou Dobbs of Fox Business on Thursday, "The entire election frankly in all the swing states should be overturned, and the legislatures should make sure that the electors are selected for Trump." Also, what will the Department of Justice look like under Joe Biden?This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, 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 Facebook ...

29 min3 d ago
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Weekly Roundup: November 20th

Joe Biden Won The Election—But He's Still Left Waiting In The Wings.

As President Trump refuses to concede the election Joe Biden won, Biden warns that that lack of cooperation on the transition could lead to even more deaths from the coronavirus.This episode: reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, correspondent Scott Detrow, and White House Franco Ordoñez.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 Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

14 min4 d ago
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Joe Biden Won The Election—But He's Still Left Waiting In The Wings.

Trump Doesn't Have To Win In Court To Erode Trust In Voting

President Trump has found little success in court, though he has continued to sew disinformation online and last night fired a top cybersecurity official who had worked to bolster public confidence in the electoral system.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and voting reporter Miles Parks.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 Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

14 min5 d ago
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Trump Doesn't Have To Win In Court To Erode Trust In Voting

Democrats Riled By House Losses

Democrats are regrouping after they saw their House majority shrink on election day. Their slim majority could heighten the stakes of the party's progressive-moderate divide.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and congressional editor Deirdre Walsh.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 Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

14 min6 d ago
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Democrats Riled By House Losses

Obama Is Troubled More GOP Leaders Won't Acknowledge Biden's Win

The NPR Politics team talks through big moments from NPR's sit-down with former president Barack Obama.Read the full interview here.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe.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 Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

14 min1 w ago
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Obama Is Troubled More GOP Leaders Won't Acknowledge Biden's Win

As Coronavirus Again Breaks Records, Dem Relief Bill Hopes Hinge On Georgia

Coronavirus is surging ahead of the holidays and a much-awaited relief bill is no closer to passage than it was months ago. Joe Biden hopes for an aggressive relief package, but that comes down to two January Senate elections in Georgia.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, health correspondent Allison Aubrey, and WABE reporter Emma Hurt.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 Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

26 min1 w ago
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As Coronavirus Again Breaks Records, Dem Relief Bill Hopes Hinge On Georgia

Why Did Republicans Rack Up Wins Despite Trump's Loss?

Republicans gained seats in the House of Representatives and could very well hold onto the Senate. That's despite Joe Biden's broad presidential win. We talk about a comparatively diverse GOP freshman class and other factors that could be behind their wins.The episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.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 Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

14 min1 w ago
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Why Did Republicans Rack Up Wins Despite Trump's Loss?

Joe Biden Projects Calm As Trump And GOP Allies Spread Disinformation

President-elect Joe Biden is attempting to lower the temperature on transition uncertainty and Donald Trump and his Republican allies continue to spread disinformation about election results. As election officials in both parties have maintained, the election was conducted fairly and transparently across the country.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, correspondent Asma Khalid, and voting reporter Miles Parks.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 Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

14 min1 w ago
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Joe Biden Projects Calm As Trump And GOP Allies Spread Disinformation

Supreme Court Hears Affordable Care Act Case; AG Breaks With DOJ Precedent

With Obamacare once again on the chopping block at the U.S. Supreme Court, comments from the justices appeared to suggest Tuesday that a majority is inclined to leave the bulk of the Affordable Care Act in place. Also, Attorney General William Barr wrote a memo authorizing federal prosecutors to pursue any "substantial allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities." There is no evidence of substantial election fraud.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, 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 Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

13 min1 w ago
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Supreme Court Hears Affordable Care Act Case; AG Breaks With DOJ Precedent

Latest Episodes

Biden Taps Historic Nominees As He Begins To Fill His Cabinet

President-elect Joe Biden has begun to make his selections for key roles in his cabinet. He announced his picks for secretary of state and the ambassador to the United Nations. And he chose the first Latino to head the Department of Homeland Security, and the first woman for to be the director of national intelligence.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and state department correspondent Michele Keleman.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 Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

14 min12 h ago
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Biden Taps Historic Nominees As He Begins To Fill His Cabinet

Weekly Roundup: November 20th

Trump is sitting down with the leaders of the Michigan legislature ahead of the state canvassing board meeting on Monday, where the election results are expected to be certified. He apparently hopes the GOP-controlled Legislature will appoint their own electors and overturn the popular vote. At a White House press briefing Friday, the press secretary Kayleigh McEnany denied Trump would be pressuring the Michigan lawmakers.Sidney Powell, a member of Trump's legal team, told Lou Dobbs of Fox Business on Thursday, "The entire election frankly in all the swing states should be overturned, and the legislatures should make sure that the electors are selected for Trump." Also, what will the Department of Justice look like under Joe Biden?This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, 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 Facebook ...

29 min3 d ago
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Weekly Roundup: November 20th

Joe Biden Won The Election—But He's Still Left Waiting In The Wings.

As President Trump refuses to concede the election Joe Biden won, Biden warns that that lack of cooperation on the transition could lead to even more deaths from the coronavirus.This episode: reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, correspondent Scott Detrow, and White House Franco Ordoñez.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 Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

14 min4 d ago
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Joe Biden Won The Election—But He's Still Left Waiting In The Wings.

Trump Doesn't Have To Win In Court To Erode Trust In Voting

President Trump has found little success in court, though he has continued to sew disinformation online and last night fired a top cybersecurity official who had worked to bolster public confidence in the electoral system.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and voting reporter Miles Parks.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 Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

14 min5 d ago
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Trump Doesn't Have To Win In Court To Erode Trust In Voting

Democrats Riled By House Losses

Democrats are regrouping after they saw their House majority shrink on election day. Their slim majority could heighten the stakes of the party's progressive-moderate divide.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and congressional editor Deirdre Walsh.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 Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

14 min6 d ago
Comments
Democrats Riled By House Losses

Obama Is Troubled More GOP Leaders Won't Acknowledge Biden's Win

The NPR Politics team talks through big moments from NPR's sit-down with former president Barack Obama.Read the full interview here.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe.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 Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

14 min1 w ago
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Obama Is Troubled More GOP Leaders Won't Acknowledge Biden's Win

As Coronavirus Again Breaks Records, Dem Relief Bill Hopes Hinge On Georgia

Coronavirus is surging ahead of the holidays and a much-awaited relief bill is no closer to passage than it was months ago. Joe Biden hopes for an aggressive relief package, but that comes down to two January Senate elections in Georgia.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, health correspondent Allison Aubrey, and WABE reporter Emma Hurt.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 Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

26 min1 w ago
Comments
As Coronavirus Again Breaks Records, Dem Relief Bill Hopes Hinge On Georgia

Why Did Republicans Rack Up Wins Despite Trump's Loss?

Republicans gained seats in the House of Representatives and could very well hold onto the Senate. That's despite Joe Biden's broad presidential win. We talk about a comparatively diverse GOP freshman class and other factors that could be behind their wins.The episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.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 Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

14 min1 w ago
Comments
Why Did Republicans Rack Up Wins Despite Trump's Loss?

Joe Biden Projects Calm As Trump And GOP Allies Spread Disinformation

President-elect Joe Biden is attempting to lower the temperature on transition uncertainty and Donald Trump and his Republican allies continue to spread disinformation about election results. As election officials in both parties have maintained, the election was conducted fairly and transparently across the country.This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, correspondent Asma Khalid, and voting reporter Miles Parks.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 Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

14 min1 w ago
Comments
Joe Biden Projects Calm As Trump And GOP Allies Spread Disinformation

Supreme Court Hears Affordable Care Act Case; AG Breaks With DOJ Precedent

With Obamacare once again on the chopping block at the U.S. Supreme Court, comments from the justices appeared to suggest Tuesday that a majority is inclined to leave the bulk of the Affordable Care Act in place. Also, Attorney General William Barr wrote a memo authorizing federal prosecutors to pursue any "substantial allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities." There is no evidence of substantial election fraud.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, 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 Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

13 min1 w ago
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Supreme Court Hears Affordable Care Act Case; AG Breaks With DOJ Precedent

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