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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

Is It Safe For Kids To Return To School?

The President is insistent: kids must return to school in the fall. But school districts are struggling to figure out how to open safely.

14 MIN3 h ago
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Is It Safe For Kids To Return To School?

Young People Drive Coronavirus Surge

The US now regularly sees days with more than 50,000 new cases of the coronavirus, up from the previous peak of 30 thousand a day in April. Florida is hard-hit.

14 MIN1 d ago
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Young People Drive Coronavirus Surge

President Revives "American Carnage" Message

President Trump has returned to the divisive "law and order" rhetoric and white identity politics that fueled his 2016 campaign. Fewer Americans are interested.

14 MIN2 d ago
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President Revives "American Carnage" Message

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 MIN5 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 MIN6 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 MIN1 w 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 MIN1 w 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 MIN1 w 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
Comments
Congress Probably Won't Agree On Police Reform

Latest Episodes

Is It Safe For Kids To Return To School?

The President is insistent: kids must return to school in the fall. But school districts are struggling to figure out how to open safely.

14 MIN3 h ago
Comments
Is It Safe For Kids To Return To School?

Young People Drive Coronavirus Surge

The US now regularly sees days with more than 50,000 new cases of the coronavirus, up from the previous peak of 30 thousand a day in April. Florida is hard-hit.

14 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Young People Drive Coronavirus Surge

President Revives "American Carnage" Message

President Trump has returned to the divisive "law and order" rhetoric and white identity politics that fueled his 2016 campaign. Fewer Americans are interested.

14 MIN2 d ago
Comments
President Revives "American Carnage" Message

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 MIN5 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 MIN6 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 MIN1 w 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 MIN1 w 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 MIN1 w 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

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