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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.

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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.

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Will give you 5 stars if you at LEAST watch ONE Harry Potter movie! :0p

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18432 Ratings
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14857
1494
612
527
942

Great podcast, dishes and all

By Sadfan49 - May 16 2020
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I love this podcast, listen all the time!

Whattt???!!

By rootedwomon - May 14 2020
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Will give you 5 stars if you at LEAST watch ONE Harry Potter movie! :0p
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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.

Rank #1: In Fight With 'Chuck And Nancy,' Trump Says He'd Be 'Proud' To Shut Down Government

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In a testy and dramatic Oval Office exchange with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, President Trump made clear he would be "proud" to shut down the government in less than two weeks if he doesn't get funding for his border wall. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro and Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Dec 11 2018

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Rank #2: Trump's Attorney Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty & Paul Manafort Found Guilty By Jury

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Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, has pleaded guilty to eight counts in federal court. The counts related to campaign finance violations involved payments that were made to keep two women quiet during the 2016 campaign. And a federal jury found Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, guilty in eight counts of tax and bank fraud. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Aug 22 2018

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Rank #3: Weekly Roundup: May 1st, 2020

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Note: This podcast contains a frank discussion of an alleged sexual assault.

In an appearance on MSNBC Friday morning, Joe Biden denied sexually assaulting a former staffer. And the Senate returns to Washington on Monday; Mitch McConnell plans to move forward on judicial confirmations.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and congressional reporter Claudia Grisales.

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May 01 2020

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Rank #4: Weekly Roundup: April 24th, 2020

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Doubts grow over the next phase of the coronavirus relief plan. And, the coronavirus outbreak has reshaped how top strategists are approaching congressional campaigns.

This episode: congressional correspondents Kelsey Snell and Susan Davis, and White House correspondent Scott Detrow.

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Apr 24 2020

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Rank #5: Obama's Farewell, Russian Intel Reports, Senate Hearings

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Tuesday was a tsunami of political news. This episode: host/campaign reporter Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Jan 11 2017

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Rank #6: Trump Calls Rep. Schiff 'Treasonous;' Bernie Sanders Undergoes Heart Procedure

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President Trump is ramping up his rhetoric as he attacks Democratic Representative Adam Schiff who is helping lead the impeachment inquiry. Plus, Senator Bernie Sanders undergoes a heart procedure and cancels all of his campaign events indefinitely. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Asma Khalid, election security editor Phil Ewing, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Oct 02 2019

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Rank #7: Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 22

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Cambridge Analytica is at the center of a growing controversy over how it obtained the private data of millions of Facebook users, and how it may have used that data in its work for the Trump campaign in 2016. Congress unveiled a $1.3 trillion dollar spending bill less than two days before government funding runs out — it's over 2,000 pages long. And John Dowd, who had been leading President Trump's outside legal team, has resigned. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Tim Mak, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Mar 22 2018

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Rank #8: Supreme Court Appears Ready To Side With Trump On Travel Ban

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The Supreme Court heard arguments today in the case of Trump v. Hawaii, better known as the travel ban case. Also the latest with DACA. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Apr 25 2018

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Rank #9: Hill Leaders Turn Down Additional Tests For Lawmakers

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The top lawmakers on Capitol Hill, both up for reelection this year, denied the administration's offer of more testing for lawmakers. Many Americans remain concerned about the availability of testing in the United States.

And exclusive NPR reporting sheds light on what the president was told in January coronavirus briefings.

This episode: White House correspondents Tamara Keith and Ayesha Rascoe, and ongressional correspondent Susan Davis.

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May 04 2020

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Rank #10: Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 10

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President Trump tweeted out the details of his upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un. The announcement came hours after three Americans being held in North Korea landed back in the United States. We look at who is bringing what to the negotiations over nuclear weapons. Plus, Trump's nominee to lead the CIA is under fire for her involvement in enhanced interrogation methods, and Michael Cohen's web of troubles gets a little bit messier. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

May 10 2018

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Rank #11: Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 24

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Democratic impeachment managers conclude their opening arguments Friday night in the Senate Impeachment trial. The president's defense team begins their arguments Saturday morning, a timeslot President Trump referred to as "Death Valley in T.V."

And is the country more prepared for misinformation and election interference now than it was in 2016? NPR's Secure Your Vote series documents the progress and continuing challenges.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Miles Parks, and Election Security editor Phil Ewing.

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Jan 25 2020

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Rank #12: Trump's Former Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

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A federal judge sentenced Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to three years in prison on Wednesday following Cohen's guilty pleas to a number of political and finance crimes. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Dec 12 2018

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Rank #13: Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 23

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This episode: host/editor/correspondent Ron Elving, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and political reporter Jessica Taylor. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Feb 24 2017

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Rank #14: The Third Presidential Debate

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The final debate of 2016. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.

Oct 20 2016

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Rank #15: Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 5

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Intelligence officials testify about Russian hacking on Capitol Hill, and the Obamacare showdown looms. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Jan 05 2017

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Rank #16: One Year Of Robert Mueller As Special Counsel

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Thursday marks one year since Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. We talk about the big takeaways from the past year and what is still yet to come. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and reporter Miles Parks. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

May 15 2018

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Rank #17: Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 3rd

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President Trump ordered a strike against a top Iranian military leader that seems likely to upset the balance between the Middle East and Washington, raising questions about what comes next.

Also, the holiday break did not clarify what is to come in the impeachment process. Remarks from Senate leadership today indicated that the coming trial could proceed without a bipartisan deal on its format, a break from tradition.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, Election Security editor Phil Ewing, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis.

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Jan 03 2020

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Rank #18: The Lasting Political Impact of The Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings

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With less than six weeks until the midterm elections, how will Kavanaugh's nomination process — with multiple allegations of sexual assault, an emotional day of testimony and a re-opened FBI investigation — mobilize Republican and Democrat voters? This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, political editor Domenico Montanaro and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Sep 29 2018

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Rank #19: The 3rd Democratic Debate Takeaways

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, a focal point of attacks in the previous two debates, was more aggressive in Houston, while others like former Rep. Beto O'Rourke had moments of their own to command attention. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Sep 13 2019

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Rank #20: Midterm Update: May 8th Primaries Look Ahead

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Ohio, West Virginia, and Indiana hold primaries on Tuesday. We take a deep dive into the key races that will decide who goes on the ballot this fall in Trump Country. Republicans and Democrats are both keeping a close eye, because these votes help determine whether or not the Senate is at play. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Jessica Taylor, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

May 07 2018

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Weekly Roundup: May 29th, 2020

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President Trump responded to violent protests days after the killing of a black man. He said he will send in the National Guard, adding: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts."

Joe Biden called on the nation to better empathize with the pain of black Americans in the wake of the death of the black man by a white police officer.

Plus, the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic reaches a 100,000 milestone.

This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, and science correspondent Richard Harris.

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May 29 2020

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The Death Of George Floyd Sparks Outrage From Both Sides Of The Aisle

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The Justice Department says it has made the investigation into George Floyd's death "a top priority," after furor over a video depicting a white police officer kneeling on his neck spilled over into widespread protests for a second night.

Both Democrats and Republicans called Floyd's death a tragedy. But what action could come from it?

This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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May 28 2020

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Twitter Adds Warning To Trump's Tweets As He Spreads Misinformation

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Twitter has placed a fact-checking warning on a pair of tweets issued by President Trump in which he claims without evidence that mail-in ballots are fraudulent. The label comes in the middle of a series of tweets from the president touting a conspiracy theory.

This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political reporter Miles Parks.

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May 27 2020

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Trump Threatens To Move The Republican National Convention

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President Trump has threatened to relocate the Republican National Convention, which has been scheduled to take place in Charlotte, N.C., in August. He is objecting to the governor's safety measures.

Meanwhile Democrats weigh options for how they may host their own convention.

This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political reporter Juana Summers.

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May 26 2020

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Republicans And Democrats Battle Over The Future Of Voting

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The coronavirus has reshaped how voting may happen for the 2020 elections, and Democrats and Republicans are battling in courts across the country trying to get the upper hand in November. But because the landscape has changed so quickly, neither party is sure what exactly gives them an advantage.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Miles Parks, and correspondent Pam Fessler.

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May 25 2020

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Weekly Roundup: May 22nd, 2020

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In an at-times tense exchange on the radio show Breakfast Club, former Vice President Joe Biden said, "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black." The comments drew widespread criticism.

Plus, China moves to exert more control over Hong Kong causing more tension with the United States.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, reporter Juana Summers, editor & correspondent Ron Elving, Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and chief economic correspondent Scott Horsley.

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May 22 2020

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Trump And Biden Wage An Uneven Virtual Campaign

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The president with a major social media presence is facing a Democratic challenger with fewer digital resources. Biden's strategy counts on real-world conditions overcoming Trump's virtual dominance.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and campaign correspondent Asma Khalid.

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May 21 2020

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Democrats Think Prioritizing Health Care Will Give Them Wins In 2020

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Hoping to build on the party's success in 2018, the Democratic Party will take aim at federal challengers who want to repeal Obamacare and state candidates who resist Medicare expansion.

Plus, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that two-thirds of Americans do not expect their daily lives to return to normal for at least six months.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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May 20 2020

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Senators Clash Over How Soon To Reopen The Economy

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Members of the Senate Banking Committee squabbled Tuesday over how quickly the U.S. economy can rebound from the coronavirus shutdown and whether the federal government is doing enough to support struggling families and businesses in the meantime.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and chief economic correspondent Scott Horsley.

May 19 2020

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Democrats Launch Probe Into Trump's Firing Of State Department Inspector General

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Congressional Democrats announced Saturday they're requesting all records and documents regarding President Trump's decision to fire State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, the fourth government watchdog Trump has fired or sought to remove in the last six weeks.

Plus, former President Obama addresses 2020 graduates and says the United States lacks the leadership to fight the pandemic.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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May 18 2020

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Weekly Roundup: May 15th, 2020

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In this week's roundup: Senator Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, had his cell phone seized by the FBI as they investigate his stock trades in the weeks before the coronavirus pandemic gathered steam in the U.S.

And, what will the Supreme Court say about the limits on a president's ability to forestall investigations into his conduct?

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Justice Department correspondent Ryan Lucas, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and chief legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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May 15 2020

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Ousted Scientist Warns Government Response Risks American Lives

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Career government scientist Rick Bright testified that he was pushed out as the head of a government medical research agency after pushing back against higher-ups over an under-researched coronavirus treatment touted by the president. Bright says raised alarms about critical supply shortages early on in the pandemic.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, science correspondent Allison Aubrey.

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May 14 2020

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House Democrats Push For Money For States In New Relief Bill

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House Democrats plan to move forward with a $3 trillion bill for additional coronavirus relief, following up on the historic $2 trillion aid package passed in March. It prioritizes granting hazard pay to front-line workers and providing aid to state and local governments, which had not been allotted in previous bills. It is seen as an opening salvo in a long series of negotiations on the next relief package.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional editor Deirdre Walsh, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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May 13 2020

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Nation's Top Health Officials Testify

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Public health needs continue to stymie lawmakers' hopes for an immediate economic reopening. The nation's top health experts appeared — virtually — before a Senate committee today and provided updates on coronavirus testing and the state of the outbreak.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and science correspondent Richard Harris.

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May 12 2020

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Fauci In "Modified Quarantine"; CA Special Election Has Lessons For November

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After coming into contact with a White House staff member who tested positive for the coronavirus, Anthony Fauci and two other top officials from the White House taskforce are self-quarantining.

And the special election in California's 25th congressional district illustrates the challenges social distancing will pose to congressional campaigns ahead of the general election.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and KPCC reporter Libby Denkmann.

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May 11 2020

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Weekly Roundup: May 8th, 2020

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After months of wrangling following the Russia probe, prosecutors will not go ahead with the case against Michael Flynn based on the former national security adviser's false statements to the FBI. And U.S. employers shed a record number of jobs in April, as the unemployment rate climbed to the highest since the Great Depression.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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May 08 2020

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Supreme Court Firsts: Teleconferences, Livestreams, And A Toilet Flush

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The Supreme Court resumed oral arguments this week after a lengthy hiatus because of the pandemic. The high court heard arguments via teleconference, a process that was (mostly) without hiccups. Remote arguments continue next week.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and chief legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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May 07 2020

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Partisan Divide: Michigan, Texas Take Differing Approaches To Reopening

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As new confirmed cases decline in the state, Michigan has extended its stay-at-home order until May 15th. Texas is moving quickly toward reopening, and while the state's outbreak is comparatively less severe, it isn't tapering off. That has led some public health experts to worry that lifting restrictions could mean a spike in cases.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, WKAR reporter Abigail Censky, KUT reporter Ashley Lopez.

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May 06 2020

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Trump Visits Mask Factory In Arizona, A 2020 Battleground

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In his first major trip during the outbreak, President Trump is in Arizona Tuesday touring a mask factory. The state is an important 2020 battleground, with a closely-watched Senate race that could be a boon for Joe Biden.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and national political correspondents Mara Liasson and Don Gonyea.

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May 05 2020

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Hill Leaders Turn Down Additional Tests For Lawmakers

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The top lawmakers on Capitol Hill, both up for reelection this year, denied the administration's offer of more testing for lawmakers. Many Americans remain concerned about the availability of testing in the United States.

And exclusive NPR reporting sheds light on what the president was told in January coronavirus briefings.

This episode: White House correspondents Tamara Keith and Ayesha Rascoe, and ongressional correspondent Susan Davis.

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May 04 2020

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iTunes Ratings

18432 Ratings
Average Ratings
14857
1494
612
527
942

Great podcast, dishes and all

By Sadfan49 - May 16 2020
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I love this podcast, listen all the time!

Whattt???!!

By rootedwomon - May 14 2020
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Will give you 5 stars if you at LEAST watch ONE Harry Potter movie! :0p