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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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By jenn199211 - Feb 18 2020
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I love this podcast and appreciate all of the accurate coverage the hosts provide. One of the first podcasts I listen to at my desk every weekday morning. My only complaint would be that I’m not loving the extra attention given to Bloomberg vs Warren/Bernie recently.

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The best daily recap of domestic politics out there.

iTunes Ratings

17506 Ratings
Average Ratings
14176
1406
572
486
866

NPR

By jenn199211 - Feb 18 2020
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I love this podcast and appreciate all of the accurate coverage the hosts provide. One of the first podcasts I listen to at my desk every weekday morning. My only complaint would be that I’m not loving the extra attention given to Bloomberg vs Warren/Bernie recently.

Must listen

By 73t39 - Feb 12 2020
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The best daily recap of domestic politics out there.
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The NPR Politics Podcast

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Democratic Primary

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has narrowly won the New Hampshire Democratic primary, as moderate voters split their voters between other candidates.

Former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar both had strong showings in New Hampshire. The state's electorate is considerably older and whiter than that of the nearly all of the remaining contests. Despite this result, both candidates face an uphill climb to the nomination because of a dearth of support from voters of color.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren both under-performed expectations. Neither secured any delegates in the state, with their vote totals falling below the necessary 15 percent threshold.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis and campaign correspondents Asma Khalid and Scott Detrow.

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Feb 12 2020

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: On the Ground In New Hampshire

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In this special episode of The NPR Politics Podcast, Asma Khalid travels to candidate events around the state of New Hampshire and speaks with reporters from NPR and New Hampshire Public Radio about the themes of the race days before the first-in-the-nation primary.

This episode: NPR correspondents Asma Khalid, Scott Detrow, and Mara Liasson; New Hampshire Public Radio reporters Lauren Choolijian, Sarah Gibson, and Casey McDermott.

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Feb 10 2020

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Rank #5: Voters Of Color At The Center Of Heated Democratic Debate

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At the end of a busy week in American politics, seven Democrats took the stage in New Hampshire ahead of the state's Tuesday primary.

Each candidate made the case for his or her own electability in a still-crowded field, a topic that remains top of mind for Democratic voters after a chaotic caucus in Iowa. In particular, they spoke at length about how their platforms would help Americans of color.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and campaign correspondents Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid.

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Feb 08 2020

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #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: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: The 1st Democratic Debates: Night 2 Takeaways

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NBC hosted the first Democratic presidential debates, which was split into two nights because of the sheer number of candidates running. In the second night, race became the focus of the debate when Senator Harris challenged former Vice President Biden on his record. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, 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.

Jun 28 2019

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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: Democratic Debate Confronts A Loaded Question: 'Can A Woman Win Against Trump?'

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Six Democratic presidential candidates debated on Tuesday night in Iowa, less than three weeks before the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses.

It came up early: can a woman win? The candidates agreed that the answer is yes after Bernie Sanders denied Elizabeth Warren's accusation that he told her a woman couldn't win.

And as the candidates debated trade, Sanders stood out as the only opponent of USMCA, the replacement for NAFTA.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondents Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.

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Jan 15 2020

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Rank #20: 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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