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October 18, 2019
This week Joe Biden's campaign released fundraising numbers that showed his campaign does not have much cash on hand, and Bernie Sanders was endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Plus, Trump passed his 1,000th day in office and proved he is more Trumpian than ever. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Asma Khalid, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
October 17, 2019
White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged on Thursday that President Trump expected concessions from Ukraine's president in exchange for engagement — but said that's just how business is done in diplomacy. Plus, ambassador Sondland testifies before Congress. This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
October 16, 2019
President Trump is defending his decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, saying, "They have a problem at the border; it's not our border," and that "they've got a lot of sand over there. There's a lot of sand they can play with." This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Tim Mar, and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
October 16, 2019
Impeachment loomed large over the fourth Democratic presidential debate, but none of the candidates lingered on the topic. Instead Elizabeth Warren took fire as she continues rising in the polls. This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, political correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and senior editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
October 16, 2019
Impeachment loomed large over the fourth Democratic presidential debate, but none of the candidates lingered on the topic. Instead Elizabeth Warren took fire as she continues rising in the polls. This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, political correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and senior editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
October 14, 2019
Impeachment looms over the latest Democratic presidential debate. Plus, Bernie Sanders takes the stage following a heart attack, and Elizabeth Warren continues rising in the polls. This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, political correspondent Scott Detrow, 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.
October 11, 2019
President Trump held his first rally since House Democrats escalated their impeachment inquiry. Plus, the growing divide between President Trump and many of his fellow Republicans over his decision to move U.S. troops in Syria out of the way of a Turkish incursion threatens his delicate alliance with the congressional GOP at a time when he needs their support more than ever. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Tim Mak, senior editor correspondent 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.
October 10, 2019
As Congress walks down the path of impeachment The NPR Politics Podcast takes a step back and compares this moment to past impeachment proceedings. They provide a road map while still remaining wildly different from each other. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
October 9, 2019
The White House will not participate in Congress' ongoing impeachment inquiry, stepping up a political and legal standoff between the executive and legislative branches of government. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, national 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.
October 8, 2019
The Trump administration has blocked Gordon Sondland, President Trump's ambassador to the European Union, from testifying before Congress on Tuesday. Sondland has been a key figure in the widening Ukraine scandal. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and White House Franco Ordoñez. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
October 7, 2019
Separation of church and state, immigration and questions about impeachment could be on the table this term, which starts Monday and will almost surely be a march to the right on flashpoint issues. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, editor correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
October 4, 2019
Senior U.S. diplomats debated the propriety of a White House strategy aimed at pressuring Ukraine for political investigations in exchange for assistance and engagement with President Trump, new documents show. Plus, new fundraising numbers show Senator Elizabeth Warren on the rise. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, editor correspondent Domenico Montanaro, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political reporter Tim Mak. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
October 3, 2019
President Trump now says China should investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The president's remarks Thursday are a significant escalation of events in the Ukraine matter. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
October 2, 2019
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.
October 1, 2019
After the deadline for third quarter fundraising numbers passed last night, the numbers are rolling in. Senator Bernie Sanders logged $25.3 million while Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced a haul of $19.1 million. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
September 30, 2019
President Trump's White House is struggling with how to respond to the ever-growing Ukraine scandal as the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry is set to take depositions from key witnesses this week. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Scott Detrow, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
September 30, 2019
Starting today, the NPR Politics team will be in your ears each weekday afternoon to help you make sense of all the big political news coming out of Washington. NPR's best political reporters will be there to explain the latest developments on the path to impeachment, the road to the 2020 presidential election, and the Trump administration. They'll won't just tell you what happened. They'll tell you why it matters. Now every afternoon.
September 27, 2019
Americans are split, 49%-46%, on whether they approve of Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Trump, and independents at this point are not on board, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll finds. This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional editor Deirdre Walsh, senior political editor Domenico Montanaro, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
September 26, 2019
In a complaint released by the House intelligence committee, a whistleblower cites White House officials who say they were ordered to veer from protocol to protect "politically sensitive" information. Plus, the acting director for national intelligence testifies before Congress. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Tim Mak, 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.
September 26, 2019
President Trump told Ukraine's president that "a lot of people want to find out" about the activities of former Vice President Joe Biden's family in Ukraine and asked its leader to be in touch with lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General Bill Barr. This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, 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.
September 25, 2019
After months of expressing caution about a push for impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump Tuesday. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and senior political editor/correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
September 25, 2019
After months of expressing caution about a push for impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump Tuesday. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and senior political editor/correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
September 23, 2019
In a fight to frame the political conflict, President Trump alleges former Vice President Joe Biden and his son are "corrupt." Opponents point to the president's own phone call. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and national political correspondent Scott Detrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
September 21, 2019
This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado on Friday, September 20th. The cast breaks down everything you need to know about who's running for president, and how they match up next to each other. This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, 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.
September 19, 2019
Democrats unveiled a long-anticipated plan to lower the cost of prescription drugs as they pivot away from an unruly congressional hearing earlier in the week. Plus, President Trump names his new National Security Adviser amid heightened tensions with Iran. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, 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.
September 17, 2019
Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, who joined an upstart NPR in 1978 and left an indelible imprint on the growing network with her coverage of Washington politics, has died. She was 75. Roberts died Tuesday because of complications from breast cancer. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and Up First host Steve Inskeep. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
September 13, 2019
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.
September 13, 2019
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.
September 11, 2019
Republican Dan Bishop eked out a victory in a closely watched North Carolina special congressional election on Tuesday night. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds Elizabeth Warren on the rise, but many voters think Trump is still likely to win re-election. Plus, Congress can't decide on gun legislation yet voters want reform of some kind. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political reporter Jessica Taylor, political editor Domenico Montanaro and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
September 10, 2019
Bolton was Trump's third national security adviser and continued the pattern of departures by advisers who proved a bad fit for a White House led by the rare president with no prior experience with the military, national security or elected office. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, 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.
September 9, 2019
On Thursday night ten Democratic candidates will face off. It's the first time former Vice President Joe Biden will face Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Plus, Trump faces a new challenger in the Republican field. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Scott Detrow, 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.
September 5, 2019
Congress prepares to return from their recess, and guns and spending are on the top of their minds. Plus, NPR deep dives on election security. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Tim Mak, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, political reporter Miles Parks, 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.
September 3, 2019
The former vice president responded to criticism over getting details confused on the campaign trail in an interview with NPR. Biden also laid out priorities for trade and climate.
September 3, 2019
In an interview with NPR, the former vice president responded to criticism over getting details confused on the campaign trail. He also laid out priorities for trade and climate.
August 29, 2019
The Democratic debate stage has been cut in half for a one night showdown in September, with less moderate voices than in previous debates. Former FBI Director James Comey was found to have violated official policy in the way he handled memos detailing his exchanges with President Trump, an investigation concluded. Plus, a majority of House Democrats are now publicly backing an impeachment inquiry into the president. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Tim Mak, political editor Domenico Montanaro and congressional editor Deirdre Walsh. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
August 27, 2019
In an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Asma Khalid and Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters sit down with entrepreneur Andrew Yang to ask about why he's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio.
August 27, 2019
In an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Asma Khalid and Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters sit down with former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke to ask about why he's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio.
August 26, 2019
At the end of the G-7 gathering of global economic powers Trump said he believes Beijing "wants a deal very badly" to end its trade war with Washington, and that he'd consider meeting with Iran's president if Tehran came to terms over its nuclear program. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
August 24, 2019
President Trump announced higher tariffs on goods from China, hours after Beijing said it will slap tariffs on $75 billion of auto and other U.S. goods. Earlier in the day, he "ordered" U.S. companies to stop doing business with China. Plus, exclusive reporting from Susan Davis on an implosion inside the Republican Party's centrist wing. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
August 22, 2019
President Trump had lots to say about the economy this week. Two 2020 candidates drop out of the race and one of them decides to run for Senate. Plus, the president doubled down on remarks that Jewish voters who support Democrats are disloyal to Israel. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, political correspondent Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro and White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
August 21, 2019
People are hotly divided about many gun restrictions – but not on extreme risk protection orders, a new survey shows. But is there any traction in Congress and the White House to get anything done? This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
August 20, 2019
In an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Tamara Keith and New Hampshire Public Radio's Casey McDermott sit down with entrepreneur Andrew Yang to ask about why he's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio.
August 16, 2019
President Trump held a rally on Thursday in Manchester, New Hampshire. It was his first rally since the mass shootings earlier this month. The team discusses his speech and why choosing New Hampshire to host the rally is significant for his reelection strategy. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
August 15, 2019
As Beto O'Rourke recasts his campaign to more squarely focus on President Trump and Governor John Hickenlooper drops out of the race, questions arise about who should be running for president or the senate. Plus, after the markets take a nosedive, economists fear a potential recession. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
August 13, 2019
In an interview with The NPR Politics Podcast, the Democratic presidential candidate spoke about structural change on trade and guns, and how her life shapes her politics.
August 13, 2019
In an interview with The NPR Politics Podcast, the Democratic presidential candidate spoke about structural change on trade and guns, and how her life shapes her politics.
August 8, 2019
President Trump visited survivors of the shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas on Wednesday, to mixed reception. The team discusses what the president, members of Congress and the 2020 presidential candidates are considering to combat gun violence. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political reporter Tim Mak, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
August 5, 2019
President Trump responded to the deadly weekend shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. He condemned white supremacy and called for the death penalty for mass murderers and domestic terrorists. This episode: political reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro and justice reporter Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
August 1, 2019
The Senate on Thursday approved a two-year budget deal that set new spending levels and boosted the nation's borrowing authority. Plus, the Senate confirmed thirteen new federal judges, meaning Trump has shaped a quarter of the federal bench nationwide. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
August 1, 2019
CNN hosted the second Democratic presidential debates, which was split into two nights because the sheer number of candidates running. In the second night, former Vice President Joe Biden was front and center as candidates spent most of the time attacking his proposed policies and track record. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
July 31, 2019
CNN hosted the second Democratic presidential debates, which was split into two nights because the sheer number of candidates running. In the first night, the moderates took on the more progressive candidates, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
July 29, 2019
On Tuesday and Wednesday night twenty candidates will debate for the second time in the 2020 election. While they are all vying for the Democratic nomination, some are looking for a breakout moment, and others will be fending off attacks from rivals. This time around race will be top of mind. The NPR Politics Podcast gets you ready for the two night special. This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
July 25, 2019
This week Senator Cory Booker and former Vice President Joe Biden clashed over criminal justice reform. Plus, the Federal Trade Commission slapped a $5 billion dollar fine on Facebook. This episode: political reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Tim Mak, editor correspondent Ron Elving, and business reporter Aarti Shahani. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
July 24, 2019
Former special counsel Robert Mueller didn't want to appear in Wednesday's hearings, but lawmakers insisted that he tell his story in public to the House judiciary and intelligence committees. This episode: political reporter Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
July 24, 2019
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told NPR's Nina Totenberg in an interview that despite battling cancer for a third time earlier this year, she is not going anywhere by choice any time soon. She went on to critique some Democratic presidential hopefuls who propose expanding the court. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Supreme Court correspondent Nina Totenburg, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
July 23, 2019
The Democratic presidential candidate and former housing secretary urged Democrats to "counterprogram" Trump's rhetoric in a new interview with the NPR Politics Podcast.
July 23, 2019
The Democratic presidential candidate and former housing secretary urged Democrats to "counterprogram" Trump's rhetoric in a new interview with the NPR Politics Podcast.
July 18, 2019
President Trump continued his attacks against four freshman Democratic congresswomen at a campaign rally in Greenville, N.C., on Wednesday, with the crowd breaking into a chant of "send her back" against one. Plus, the Democratic candidates debate what's the best healthcare plan for America. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
July 16, 2019
A day after a series of tweets using racist language to describe Democratic congresswomen, President Trump said the four members of Congress should apologize to him. The targeted women responded at their own press conference. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
July 15, 2019
Despite pressure from the right and the left to do so, Sen. Amy Klobuchar argues she can't share her preferences without the vetting available to a president.
July 15, 2019
Despite pressure from the right and the left to do so, Sen. Amy Klobuchar argues she can't share her preferences without the vetting available to a president.
July 12, 2019
President Trump announced Thursday he would sign an executive order to obtain data about the U.S. citizenship and noncitizenship status of everyone living in the United States. Plus, 2020 candidates unveil plans to tackle racial inequality. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and political reporter Asma Khalid. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
July 10, 2019
Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defended a 2008 plea agreement he oversaw as a U.S. attorney in Florida in which multimillionaire and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein got a light sentence in exchange for pleading guilty to state charges. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
July 9, 2019
In an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Tamara Keith and New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers sit down with Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to ask about why she's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio.
July 9, 2019
In an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Tamara Keith and New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers sit down with Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to ask about why she's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio.
July 3, 2019
President Trump's decision to deliver a speech from the Lincoln Memorial and add flyovers and tanks is prompting Democrats to say he's turning Fourth of July into a campaign rally. Trump issued a surprise invitation to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a meeting along the demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
July 1, 2019
In an ongoing series, the NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Scott Detrow and New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers sit down with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to ask about why he's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio.
July 1, 2019
In an ongoing series, the NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Scott Detrow and New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers sit down with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to ask about why he's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio.
June 28, 2019
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.
June 27, 2019
President Trump says he is looking into delaying the 2020 census, hours after the Supreme Court decided to keep a question about citizenship off the form to be used for the head count. Plus, the Supreme Court ruled that partisan redistricting is a political question — not reviewable by federal courts. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, political reporter Miles Parks, and reporter Hansi Lo Wang. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
June 27, 2019
NBC hosted the first Democratic presidential debate, which was split into two nights because of the sheer number of candidates running. In the first night, Sen. Warren stood front and center while lesser known candidates fought for face time with the country. 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.
June 24, 2019
On Wednesday and Thursday night twenty candidates will debate for the first time in the 2020 election. While they are all vying for the Democratic nomination, some are looking for a breakout moment, and others will be fending off attacks from rivals. The NPR Politics Podcast gets you ready for the two night special. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, 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.
June 21, 2019
President Trump confirmed that he approved a strike on Iran on Thursday after it shot down a U.S. drone but called off the operation after the initial moves were underway. This episode: Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
June 20, 2019
Former Vice President Joe Biden isn't backing down from his comments recalling the "civility" of his working relationships with two segregationist lawmakers. Plus, in a high profile case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a 40-foot World War I memorial cross can stay on public land at a Maryland intersection. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
June 19, 2019
President Trump officially launched his 2020 reelection bid on Tuesday at a massive rally in Orlando, though much of the event picked up where his 2016 campaign left off. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, 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.
June 18, 2019
Montana's Democratic governor didn't qualify for the first debate but says he can win back voters who went for President Trump in 2016 — because many voted for him, too.
June 18, 2019
Montana's Democratic governor didn't qualify for the first debate but says he can win back voters who went for President Trump in 2016 — because many voted for him, too.
June 13, 2019
President Trump says he might be open to taking information from a foreign government in a future election, calling it a part of politics. But the law draws a distinction when foreigners are involved. Plus, the Democratic National Committee announced Thursday the final list of presidential candidates who will take the stage at the first primary debates. This episode: Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political ediotr Domenico Montanaro, political reporter Tim Mak, and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
June 12, 2019
Kamala Harris told the NPR Politics Podcast that if she defeated President Trump in 2020, prosecutors in her Justice Department "should" pursue obstruction of justice charges.
June 12, 2019
Kamala Harris told the NPR Politics Podcast that if she defeated President Trump in 2020, prosecutors in her Justice Department "should" pursue obstruction of justice charges.
June 11, 2019
The House has authorized its committee leaders to pursue civil contempt cases to get information for their myriad investigations into President Trump. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Tim Mak, and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
June 6, 2019
President Trump is threatening to place tariffs on Mexico to try to stop the flow of migrants across the border, but Congressional Republicans question how that will help stop the influx. Plus, Congress puts big tech companies on notice. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
June 5, 2019
Mitch McConnell has been described as "opaque," "drab," and even "dull." He is one of the least popular - and most polarizing - politicians in the country. So how did he win eight consecutive elections? And what does it tell us about how he operates? NPR's Embedded deep dived into the man and the politician. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and Embedded host Kelly McEvers. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 31, 2019
President Trump responded to special counsel Robert Mueller's statement and the team discusses the politics surrounding calls for impeachment proceedings. The Democratic National Committee released new rules for getting on stage for the debates in September. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, 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.
May 29, 2019
Mueller addressed reporters at the Justice Department in his first public statement since taking over the Russia investigation, ending two years of near-silence even under one of the hottest spotlights ever to burn on a public figure. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 29, 2019
In an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Tamara Keith and Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters sit down with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to ask about why she's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with IPR and New Hampshire Public Radio.
May 23, 2019
A growing number of states are passing laws banning abortion in the early stages of pregnancy. The team talks about the politics surrounding the issue. Plus a 2020 campaign update including former Vice President Joe Biden's rally in Philadelphia. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, 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.
May 22, 2019
Negotiations over a potential infrastructure program fizzled on Wednesday as a White House meeting between President Trump and Democrats escalated into blame-trading and political threats — including impeachment. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, 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.
May 21, 2019
"I think there's a real relationship between romantic love and the kind of love that is talked about in my faith's tradition," the mayor and presidential candidate tells NPR.
May 16, 2019
President Trump gave a speech where he unveiled an immigration plan that calls for a dramatic change to the legal immigration system in the United States. The governor of Alabama signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national correspondent Sarah McCammon. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 15, 2019
The senator and Democratic presidential candidate is hoping to "inspire the moral imagination in this country."
May 13, 2019
Not all polls are created equal. The team breaks down what makes a good poll, how much they should be relied on and what they're saying right now about the 2020 election. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben 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 9, 2019
The White House and Congress continue their standoff over whether or not members of the Trump administration will testify before committees. Plus, to celebrate 500 episodes, the crew looks back on key political moments. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, political reporter Tim Mak, political reporter Asma Khalid, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 7, 2019
The Trump 2020 campaign is making a new effort to bring in fundraising help from establishment Republicans who sat out 2016. Plus, while Joe Biden makes the pitch that he's the most electable, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris push against the notion. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, 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.
May 2, 2019
The Attorney General William did not show up to testify before the House on Thursday setting up a potential showdown over constitutional powers between the White House and Congress. Plus, the United States weighs whether or not to increase intervention in Venezuela. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, State Department correspondent Michele Keleman, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
May 1, 2019
On Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr defended his handling of the final stages of the inquiry in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that underscored how much the focus of official Washington has shifted from Russian interference in the 2016 election to the lingering aftermath of the inquiry for Republicans and Democrats. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, 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.
April 27, 2019
This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Friday, April 26th. The cast heads to the heart of the blue wall that secured his win in 2016. With the 2020 field firmed up, how are Trump and his Democratic rivals positioning themselves for the win? This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, 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.
April 25, 2019
After months of oscillating speculation former Vice President Joe Biden has announced that he will run for president in 2020. Plus, Democrats subpoena former White house counsel Don McGahn to testify about findings in the Mueller Report. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, 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.
April 23, 2019
The Supreme Court is weighing whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national correspondent Hansi Lo Wang. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
April 19, 2019
A day after the release of the redacted Mueller report Democrats and Republicans are treating the findings as a "choose your own adventure" as they use different parts for political messaging. This episode: Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, political reporter Tim Mak, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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