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July 10, 2020
Joe Biden has begun rolling out policy proposals, including a "Build Back Better" plan meant to counter President Trump's economic nationalism.
July 9, 2020
The Supreme Court ruled that the president does not have absolute immunity from investigations, but it is unlikely Trump's finances will be public by November.
July 8, 2020
The President is insistent: kids must return to school in the fall. But school districts are struggling to figure out how to open safely.
July 7, 2020
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.
July 6, 2020
President Trump has returned to the divisive "law and order" rhetoric and white identity politics that fueled his 2016 campaign. Fewer Americans are interested.
July 3, 2020
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.
July 2, 2020
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.
July 1, 2020
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.
June 30, 2020
Trump unpopularity rises as Joe Biden uses the pandemic to attack him. And despite a narrow loss in Kentucky, Democrats' progressive wing is surging.
June 29, 2020
The Supreme Court overturns abortion access restrictions, and President Trump finds himself caught in another scandal over Russia.
June 26, 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.
June 25, 2020
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.
June 24, 2020
The United States is still facing high numbers of coronavirus cases, as a piecemeal response allows the virus to flourish across the south.
June 23, 2020
Progressives try their luck in two closely-watched congressional primaries; and reporting out of Michigan, an important state in the 2020 presidential contest.
June 22, 2020
This weekend, President Trump fired the man who led the prosecution of his allies and led a rally that was smaller than expected.
June 19, 2020
Trump's rally Saturday in Oklahoma draws ire of public health experts and exposes the administration's racial blindspots, according to critics.
June 18, 2020
The Supreme Court blocked the administration's efforts to end the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program, citing "arbitrary" justifications from DHS.
June 17, 2020
President Trump is in a political hole and has a lot of ground to make up over the next five months if he hopes to win another term,
June 16, 2020
President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday encouraging police departments to improve training — a step critics say falls short of what is needed
June 15, 2020
In 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that job discrimination against LGBTQ workers is illegal under the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
June 14, 2020
There is so much to unpack in this current moment. Sam has a candid conversation with Aunt Betty about how history has shaped her view of the current protests, and he walks around downtown Los Angeles to get the perspective of people he meets. Sam also talks to BuzzFeed News reporter Melissa Segura on her recent reporting about police unions and what they mean for reform, and Morning Edition executive producer Kenya Young about being a black parent during this time and the 'talk' she has to give her sons.NPR has curated a podcast playlist to amplify conversations about law enforcement, racial injustice, and the black American experience. You can stream this playlist via Spotify and NPR One.'It's Been a Minute' is produced by Jinae West, Anjuli Sastry, Andrea Gutierrez and Hafsa Fathima. Our editor is Jordana Hochman. Our intern is Hafsa Fathima. Our director of programming is Steve Nelson. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin.
June 12, 2020
President Trump and his campaign are sticking to culture war messaging even as some congressional Republicans cede ground on police reform.
June 11, 2020
A veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis city council has pledged to disband the police department. What comes next could take years to figure out.
June 10, 2020
As George Floyd's brother testified before Congress, Senate Republicans began to piece together a reform plan of their own.
June 9, 2020
Joe Biden touts his police reform plan and Tuesday's primary in Georgia could mark the beginning of a seismic shift in the state's politics.
June 8, 2020
Democrats are out with a plan to reform policing in the United States and Joe Biden says he will not defund police departments.
June 5, 2020
As the country erupts in protests over police brutality and racism, two-thirds of Americans think President Trump has increased racial tensions. That poll comes as news that 2.5 million American jobs were added in May as Trump encourages the country to reopen. Plus, a look at the type of leadership Americans want in this moment.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and editor & correspondent Ron Elving.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
June 4, 2020
Since the White House has increased its military in the nation's capital, more protesters are gathering by the day. The protests continue to remain largely peaceful despite the Trump administration's focus on violence. Plus, misinformation is spreading quickly as more people are turning to social media to understand what's happening on the ground.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Alan Wise, political reporter Miles Parks, and investigations reporter Tim Mak.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station
June 3, 2020
Despite curfews imposed across the country, protesters continue to gather to demand action after the death of George Floyd. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called on the the Congressional Black Caucus to draft legislation while President Trump continues to focus on quelling the protests.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station
June 2, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned both police violence and President Trump's increasingly confrontational response to widespread unrest in a Tuesday morning speech delivered at Philadelphia City Hall. This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign reporter Juana Summers, and senior political ediotr and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station
June 2, 2020
Escalating his rhetoric during a period of roiling national crises, President Trump on Monday threatened to deploy the U.S. military to cities or states that don't take "necessary" actions to halt violent protests, saying the armed forces will "quickly solve the problem for them." This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station
June 1, 2020
President Trump on Monday called governors weak and urged them to "dominate" to prevent further violent demonstrations following the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck. Plus former Vice President Joe Biden meets with black leaders and is encouraged to listen to younger African-Americans.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station
May 29, 2020
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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station
May 28, 2020
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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station
May 27, 2020
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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station
May 26, 2020
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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station
May 25, 2020
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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station
May 22, 2020
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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station
May 21, 2020
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. Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station
May 20, 2020
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. Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station
May 19, 2020
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 18, 2020
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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station
May 15, 2020
Senator's cell phone seized as FBI investigates stock trades and the Supreme Court weighs whether the president can block investigations into his conduct.
May 14, 2020
Rick Bright testified he was pushed out of a government medical research agency after pushing back against a coronavirus treatment touted by the president.
May 13, 2020
Democrats are out with their opening proposal in what is likely to be a long negotiation over the next coronavirus relief package.
May 12, 2020
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.
May 11, 2020
Anthony Fauci is self-quarantining and a California special election illustrates the difficulties of remote campaigning.
May 11, 2020
Anthony Fauci is self-quarantining and a California special election illustrates the difficulties of remote campaigning.
May 8, 2020
Prosecutors will not go ahead with the case against Michael Flynn. U.S. employers shed a record number of jobs in April.
May 7, 2020
The Supreme Court resumed oral arguments this week after a lengthy hiatus because of the pandemic. They conducted them by teleconference, for the first time ever.
May 6, 2020
How do the approaches of Michigan, led by a Democratic governor, and Texas, led by a Republican governor, differ as they move toward reopening their states?
May 5, 2020
President Trump's first presidential major travel during the coronavirus is to Arizona, a 2020 battleground with a closely watched Senate race.
May 4, 2020
Top lawmakers turn down the White House's offer of more testing for Capitol Hill. And NPR reporting sheds light on what Trump was told about the coronavirus.
May 1, 2020
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.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
April 30, 2020
The original social distancing guidelines are being replaced with a phased plan that favors local control and a coronavirus treatment shows early promise.
April 29, 2020
Half of households have lost wages from the coronavirus outbreak, as the economy shrinks. And the pandemic has led states to consider internet voting.
April 28, 2020
The White House has released guidelines for when and how states can begin reopening their economies, but the metrics are loose. Georgia's Governor Brian Kemp is allowing businesses to go back to work. How is that playing out?This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and WABE's Emma Hurt. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the Facebook group at n.pr/politicsgroup Subscribe to our newsletter at npr.org/politicsnewsletter Find and support your local public radio station at donate.npr.org
April 27, 2020
Joe Biden says he will put together a team this week to help him decide on a vice presidential pick. Here are some of the folks he may be considering as his running mate.
April 24, 2020
Republicans are reluctant to move quickly on a bailout for state and local governments. And, top strategists are rethinking congressional campaign strategy.
April 23, 2020
President Trump promised a total immigration ban, though the proclamation he eventually signed was considerably narrower.
April 22, 2020
People around the country are protesting coronavirus restrictions, though most Americans still support the measures.
April 21, 2020
The NPR team breaks down what is in the latest massive rescue package agreed to by the Senate, including new funding for hospitals and coronavirus testing.
April 20, 2020
Tara Reade, a former junior staffer in Joe Biden's Senate office, has accused him of sexually assaulting her. The Biden campaign denies the accusation.
April 17, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team discusses the remaining challenges that are slowing the process of reopening the country. Also, gender and Democratic primary.
April 16, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team talks through the latest dismal economic indicators and discusses whether a recovery could happen quickly (it depends).
April 15, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team discusses what the measures that have to occur in order for the country to reopen safely after the coronavirus outbreak.
April 14, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team breaks down Barack Obama's endorsement of Joe Biden and why it matters in the current era of the Democratic Party.
April 13, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team checks in on how Trump's promise of public-private partnerships to combat the coronavirus outbreak is going.
April 10, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team discusses the White House's decision making process around the social distancing measures and the demographics of the outbreak.
April 9, 2020
This episode, the NPR team talks about how long the spike in new unemployment claims is expected to last as the economy remains shutdown over coronavirus fears.
April 8, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team discusses the end of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and the future of the progressive movement.
April 7, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team discusses how the Wisconsin primary election is proceeding in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.
April 6, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team discusses Trump's endorsement of a coronavirus drug still undergoing evaluation. Also, how lawmakers are legislating remotely.
April 3, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team talks about how political nominating conventions may be impacted by the coronavirus and answers your political questions.
April 2, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team talks through the lastest weekly unemployment numbers report and what the government is doing to help those out of work.
April 1, 2020
In this episode, the team talks through the coronavirus outbreak response in Tennessee and Colorado as governors figure out the best way to combat the pandemic.
March 31, 2020
Should abortion count as an essential medical service during the coronavirus outbreak? States disagree, prompting court fights. And lawmakers differ on what a fourth round of rescue legislation should look like. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and national correspondent Sarah McCammon.
March 30, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team discusses the latest White House coronavirus outbreak guidance, which extends social distancing measures through April.
March 27, 2020
A record number of Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week as the coronavirus hammered the economy. It's nearly five times the levels seen during the Great Recession. Plus, President Trump has hit his highest approval rating since becoming president – 47%, according to an average of the polls. That's an increase of nearly 3 points over the last two weeks. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, chief economic correspondent Scott Horsley, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.
March 26, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team breaks down how the coronavirus outbreak has changed the nature of running for office.
March 25, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team breaks down what is in the coronavirus emergency relief bill, which could pass the Senate as soon as Wednesday.
March 24, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team breaks down the last sticking points holding up a deal on a multi-trillion dollar coronavirus aid package.
March 23, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team discusses the tense Senate negotiations as the body attempts to pass a massive coronavirus aid package.
March 20, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team breaks down the draft stimulus package in the Senate and the allegations of financial impropriety against Sen. Richard Burr.
March 19, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team breaks down the announcement of possible treatments for the coronavirus and the severe economic impacts of the outbreak.
March 18, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team breaks down the latest measures proposed by Congress and the Trump administration to combat the spread and economic impacts of the coronavirus.
March 18, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team discusses how the coronavirus is impacting the primary calendar and Joe Biden's growing lead in the Democratic nominating contest.
March 16, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team talks about the new coronavirus advisory issued by the White House and how Tuesday's primaries will be shaped by the outbreak.
March 16, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden made big news, committing to have a woman as his running mate. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said it would be his "strong tendency." Biden and Sanders started Sunday night's debate with an elbow bump and responded to the coronavirus crisis. They got into detailed arguments over their records on a range of issues, from bankruptcy to immigration.This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political correspondent Asma Khalid, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.
March 13, 2020
President Trump declared a national emergency Friday afternoon amid growing concern about the coronavirus outbreak across the United States. The move, widely expected, frees up $50 billion for states to deal with the crisis. This week former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders both criticized President Trump for his handling of the pandemic. The virus has now reshaped how candidates will campaign ahead of the next round of primaries only days away.This episode: Congressional correspondents Susan Davis and Kelsey Snell, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political correspondents Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid.
March 12, 2020
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will vote Thursday on a package of measures to address the coronavirus despite pushback from the top House Republican that the bill "comes up short." This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez.
March 12, 2020
In remarks from the Oval Office Wednesday night, President Trump announced actions aimed at curbing the spread and economic downfall of coronavirus, which the World Health Organization has classified as a pandemic. The efforts include a ban on travel from European countries to the United States in addition to proposals attempting to ease the financial strain on workers and businesses. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, science correspondent Richard Harris and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.
March 11, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team considers why Bernie Sanders is continuing his campaign despite facing long odds of winning the Democratic presidential nomination.
March 11, 2020
In this episode, the NPR team makes sense of decisive wins that all but assure Joe Biden the Democratic presidential nomination.
March 9, 2020
In this episode, NPR reporters discuss the stock slide that halted trading Monday and what is at stake in Tuesday's six primary contests, including Michigan.
March 6, 2020
In this weekly roundup episode, the NPR team talks about the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus and an abortion case before the Supreme Court.
March 5, 2020
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren ended her bid for the presidency on Thursday, marking the end of a campaign that once rocketed Warren to front runner-status. In her exit speech, Warren acknowledged "all those little girls who are gonna have to wait four more years" for a woman to have a shot at the presidency. Her exit raises questions about why, with a historic number of women running for president, the only seemingly viable candidates remaining are white men.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.
March 4, 2020
In this episode, NPR reporters analyze Super Tuesday results to understand the types of voters supporting the campaigns of Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.
March 4, 2020
Joe Biden tops the polls in 8 states on Super Tuesday, including wins in Minnesota and Massachusetts. Bernie Sanders leads in 4 states, including California.
March 2, 2020
NPR's reporters have been following Democratic presidential hopefuls around the country for months. We check in with the team ahead of Tuesday's key primaries.
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