The Fight To Fire The House Speaker — Again 08 May 2024 00:13:24
Some members of the House Republican conference are mad at Speaker of the House Mike Johnson for a variety of reasons. But do they have the votes to kick him out of his role — and send the House back to the paralysis it faced last year? This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, congressiona...
The Fight To Fire The House Speaker — Again
Some members of the House Republican conference are mad at Speaker of the House Mike Johnson for a variety of reasons. But do they have the votes to kick him out of his role — and send the House back to the paralysis it faced last year? This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, congressiona...
What's Driving People To — Or Away From — The Polls? 07 May 2024 00:13:03
With 26 weeks to go until Election Day, voters' opinions on the major candidates are forming. We explore the different — and similar — issues motivating people across all ages to go to the polls, like abortion, the economy & Israel's war in Gaza against Hamas.This episode: political corresponden...
What's Driving People To — Or Away From — The Polls?
With 26 weeks to go until Election Day, voters' opinions on the major candidates are forming. We explore the different — and similar — issues motivating people across all ages to go to the polls, like abortion, the economy & Israel's war in Gaza against Hamas.This episode: political corresponden...
Who Wants To Be Trump's VP? 06 May 2024 00:15:28
As the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump faces a lot of big decisions — perhaps none more so than who his running mate will be. We discuss who might be on Trump's shortlist, and what qualities he's looking for in a vice president. This episode: political correspondent Susan ...
Who Wants To Be Trump's VP?
As the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump faces a lot of big decisions — perhaps none more so than who his running mate will be. We discuss who might be on Trump's shortlist, and what qualities he's looking for in a vice president. This episode: political correspondent Susan ...
Roundup: What To Impart To Your Kids? Depends On Your Party 03 May 2024 00:25:33
A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll highlights values differences between Democrats and Republicans, as well as a shift in President Biden's coalition of voters. And Donald Trump was fined nine thousand dollars for violating a gag order, meant to protect witnesses and jurors from harassment, during h...
Roundup: What To Impart To Your Kids? Depends On Your Party
A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll highlights values differences between Democrats and Republicans, as well as a shift in President Biden's coalition of voters. And Donald Trump was fined nine thousand dollars for violating a gag order, meant to protect witnesses and jurors from harassment, during h...
Federal Judges Aren't Subject To Workplace Harassment Laws 02 May 2024 00:16:07
NPR found that dozens of federal judges failed to disclose privately-funded travel to exclusive, often partisan events in exotic locales. And employees in the federal judiciary do not enjoy the same legal protections against workplace discrimination and harassment that cover most U.S. workers, which...
Federal Judges Aren't Subject To Workplace Harassment Laws
NPR found that dozens of federal judges failed to disclose privately-funded travel to exclusive, often partisan events in exotic locales. And employees in the federal judiciary do not enjoy the same legal protections against workplace discrimination and harassment that cover most U.S. workers, which...
How House Republicans Are Responding To Campus Protests 01 May 2024 00:12:57
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson visited Columbia University with fellow members of the House Republican conference and met with students who said they felt unsafe on campus in the midst of protests calling on the university to shed its investments related to Israel. Now, Johnson is moving forward ...
How House Republicans Are Responding To Campus Protests
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson visited Columbia University with fellow members of the House Republican conference and met with students who said they felt unsafe on campus in the midst of protests calling on the university to shed its investments related to Israel. Now, Johnson is moving forward ...
Can Arizona GOP Prevent Dem Surge By Allowing Some Abortions? 30 April 2024 00:13:34
A handful of Arizona Republicans are expected to join with Democratic lawmakers in order to repeal the state's near-total abortion ban. The move is an apparent effort to blunt the power of a November abortion access ballot measure that strategists say could spark a Democratic wave election in the st...
Can Arizona GOP Prevent Dem Surge By Allowing Some Abortions?
A handful of Arizona Republicans are expected to join with Democratic lawmakers in order to repeal the state's near-total abortion ban. The move is an apparent effort to blunt the power of a November abortion access ballot measure that strategists say could spark a Democratic wave election in the st...
Tick-Tock, TikTok: What Makes It A National Security Threat 29 April 2024 00:14:47
After a series of classified national security briefings, Congress passed a law that will ban TikTok if it is not sold by its Chinese parent company. It is not clear what specific risks they're reacting to, but experts point to a widespread, if ineffectual, state-backed disinformation effort and oth...
Tick-Tock, TikTok: What Makes It A National Security Threat
After a series of classified national security briefings, Congress passed a law that will ban TikTok if it is not sold by its Chinese parent company. It is not clear what specific risks they're reacting to, but experts point to a widespread, if ineffectual, state-backed disinformation effort and oth...
Weekly Roundup: Hush Money, Pocket Money 26 April 2024 00:21:13
The first week of testimony in Donald Trump's criminal trial in New York centered on David Packer, the tabloid mogul who says he helped quash stories in order to benefit the then-candidate's presidential bid. And in a Pennsylvania county where voters expressed concerns about inflation ahead of the 2...
Weekly Roundup: Hush Money, Pocket Money
The first week of testimony in Donald Trump's criminal trial in New York centered on David Packer, the tabloid mogul who says he helped quash stories in order to benefit the then-candidate's presidential bid. And in a Pennsylvania county where voters expressed concerns about inflation ahead of the 2...
Absolute Immunity? 25 April 2024 00:18:53
Months after Special Counsel Jack Smith first asked the Supreme Court to weigh in on Donald Trump's claim of absolute immunity from criminal prosecution, the Supreme Court finally heard the former president's appeal. At least a few of the conservative justices seemed receptive to Trump's argument. W...
Absolute Immunity?
Months after Special Counsel Jack Smith first asked the Supreme Court to weigh in on Donald Trump's claim of absolute immunity from criminal prosecution, the Supreme Court finally heard the former president's appeal. At least a few of the conservative justices seemed receptive to Trump's argument. W...
Donald Trump Won Montana By Double-Digits. Can Its Democratic Senator Keep His Seat? 24 April 2024 00:15:28
Sen. Jon Tester is an experienced political strategist and capable campaigner whose reputation as a working farmer has helped him to defy the odds as a Democratic in ruby-red Montana. But can he win re-election in a year that one of opponents, Republican Tim Sheehy, could benefit from Donald Trump's...
Donald Trump Won Montana By Double-Digits. Can Its Democratic Senator Keep His Seat?
Sen. Jon Tester is an experienced political strategist and capable campaigner whose reputation as a working farmer has helped him to defy the odds as a Democratic in ruby-red Montana. But can he win re-election in a year that one of opponents, Republican Tim Sheehy, could benefit from Donald Trump's...
Tejano Votes And A Competitive Texas Congressional Race 23 April 2024 00:11:15
Texas's 15th Congressional District is held by Rep. Monica De La Cruz, a Republican. Her Democratic challenger is Michelle Vallejo. Organizers from both parties believe they've got the right message to win the district's Tejano voters.This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, cong...
Tejano Votes And A Competitive Texas Congressional Race
Texas's 15th Congressional District is held by Rep. Monica De La Cruz, a Republican. Her Democratic challenger is Michelle Vallejo. Organizers from both parties believe they've got the right message to win the district's Tejano voters.This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, cong...
Sneak Peek: NPR's Electoral College Map Analysis 22 April 2024 00:16:40
The 2024 presidential race will come down to two key regions: the industrial Midwest and the Sun Belt, The number of white voters without a college degree is dwindling as a share of the total electorate, but can Trump's inroads with voters of color help him to make up the ground he needs to defeat P...
Sneak Peek: NPR's Electoral College Map Analysis
The 2024 presidential race will come down to two key regions: the industrial Midwest and the Sun Belt, The number of white voters without a college degree is dwindling as a share of the total electorate, but can Trump's inroads with voters of color help him to make up the ground he needs to defeat P...
Weekly Roundup: Congressional Bipartisanship, Trump Jury 19 April 2024 00:20:51
Foreign aid legislation is advancing to a vote in the House thanks to Democratic support, as a third Republican signs on to the effort to oust Speaker Mike Johnson. And a prospective juror in the Trump trial was excused after the press published details that could have led to her being publicly iden...
Weekly Roundup: Congressional Bipartisanship, Trump Jury
Foreign aid legislation is advancing to a vote in the House thanks to Democratic support, as a third Republican signs on to the effort to oust Speaker Mike Johnson. And a prospective juror in the Trump trial was excused after the press published details that could have led to her being publicly iden...
Biden Is Dramatically Out-Advertising Donald Trump. So Far. 18 April 2024 00:15:20
The Biden campaign and allied groups are aggressively advertising to win over persuadable voters. Trump and his affiliates are almost nowhere to be found.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and senior political editor and correspondent Do...
Biden Is Dramatically Out-Advertising Donald Trump. So Far.
The Biden campaign and allied groups are aggressively advertising to win over persuadable voters. Trump and his affiliates are almost nowhere to be found.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and senior political editor and correspondent Do...
Will Mike Johnson Survive His Own Israel, Ukraine Aid Pitch? 17 April 2024 00:16:18
Speaker Mike Johnson has split apart the foreign military aid package sent over by the Senate into separate bills, focused on Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan respectively. He's also moving forward on border legislation and other red-meat Republican policy issues in an apparent effort to appease hardliner...
Will Mike Johnson Survive His Own Israel, Ukraine Aid Pitch?
Speaker Mike Johnson has split apart the foreign military aid package sent over by the Senate into separate bills, focused on Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan respectively. He's also moving forward on border legislation and other red-meat Republican policy issues in an apparent effort to appease hardliner...
Was Jan. 6 An Obstruction Of Congress? SCOTUS Will Decide 16 April 2024 00:14:55
More than 300 defendants have been charged with obstructing or attempting to obstruct an official congressional proceeding in connection to the Jan. 6 insurrection. But, so far, federal judges have disagreed about whether the statute was meant to apply only to the destruction of documents and recor...
Was Jan. 6 An Obstruction Of Congress? SCOTUS Will Decide
More than 300 defendants have been charged with obstructing or attempting to obstruct an official congressional proceeding in connection to the Jan. 6 insurrection. But, so far, federal judges have disagreed about whether the statute was meant to apply only to the destruction of documents and recor...
Donald Trump's First Criminal Trial Begins In New York 15 April 2024 00:13:53
Trump faces 34 felony counts alleging that he falsified New York business records in order to conceal damaging information to influence the 2016 presidential election. This is the first time in U.S. history a former president will be tried on criminal charges.This episode: political correspondent Su...
Donald Trump's First Criminal Trial Begins In New York
Trump faces 34 felony counts alleging that he falsified New York business records in order to conceal damaging information to influence the 2016 presidential election. This is the first time in U.S. history a former president will be tried on criminal charges.This episode: political correspondent Su...
Weekly Roundup: Biden Actions On Guns, Student Loans 12 April 2024 00:22:16
The Biden administration unveiled new, targeted student debt forgiveness and new regulations on gun sales this week. The maneuvers appear targeted to boost the president's standing among young voters, who express lower levels of support for Biden compared to older age groups.This episode: voting cor...
Weekly Roundup: Biden Actions On Guns, Student Loans
The Biden administration unveiled new, targeted student debt forgiveness and new regulations on gun sales this week. The maneuvers appear targeted to boost the president's standing among young voters, who express lower levels of support for Biden compared to older age groups.This episode: voting cor...
Understanding The County That Went For Obama, Trump, And Biden 11 April 2024 00:15:08
Erie, Pa., supported Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 elections, Donald Trump in 2016 and Joe Biden in 2020. What makes the county such a reliable bellwether? And how are campaign operatives there feeling about this year's race?This episode: voting correspondent Ashley Lopez, senior political edito...
Understanding The County That Went For Obama, Trump, And Biden
Erie, Pa., supported Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 elections, Donald Trump in 2016 and Joe Biden in 2020. What makes the county such a reliable bellwether? And how are campaign operatives there feeling about this year's race?This episode: voting correspondent Ashley Lopez, senior political edito...
The Alabama Election At The Heart Of The Voting Rights Fight 10 April 2024 00:15:49
We go deep on Alabama's second congressional district ahead of a primary runoff there next week. The Supreme Court forced the state to redraw its congressional maps to bolster the rights of the state's Black voters, a win that surprised voting rights advocates after previous decisions by the high co...
The Alabama Election At The Heart Of The Voting Rights Fight
We go deep on Alabama's second congressional district ahead of a primary runoff there next week. The Supreme Court forced the state to redraw its congressional maps to bolster the rights of the state's Black voters, a win that surprised voting rights advocates after previous decisions by the high co...
What To Know About Trump's Abortion Policy 09 April 2024 00:11:28
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee said Monday that abortion access was a state issue and that he supports access in the case of rape, incest, or to protect the life of the mother. Top Trump allies working outside of the campaign already have a proposed framework, including using existi...
What To Know About Trump's Abortion Policy
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee said Monday that abortion access was a state issue and that he supports access in the case of rape, incest, or to protect the life of the mother. Top Trump allies working outside of the campaign already have a proposed framework, including using existi...
Congress Is Back And As Messy As Ever 08 April 2024 00:16:19
Congress is headed back to Washington. With funding deadlines in the review mirror, they are turning their attention to foreign military aid. But Republicans and Democrats are voicing concerns about Ukraine and Israel, respectively, and there's a looming threat against Speaker Johnson. Oh, and there...
Congress Is Back And As Messy As Ever
Congress is headed back to Washington. With funding deadlines in the review mirror, they are turning their attention to foreign military aid. But Republicans and Democrats are voicing concerns about Ukraine and Israel, respectively, and there's a looming threat against Speaker Johnson. Oh, and there...
Roundup: Biden Calls Bibi; New Poll 05 April 2024 00:21:18
In a call Thursday to Israel's prime minister, President Biden told Benjamin Netanyahu the U.S. needed to see more humanitarian aid flowing into Gaza and protections to civilians on the ground or else the U.S. would reconsider its policies toward Israel. The call comes as Biden faces criticism from ...
Roundup: Biden Calls Bibi; New Poll
In a call Thursday to Israel's prime minister, President Biden told Benjamin Netanyahu the U.S. needed to see more humanitarian aid flowing into Gaza and protections to civilians on the ground or else the U.S. would reconsider its policies toward Israel. The call comes as Biden faces criticism from ...
The Latino & Asian American Voter Registration Gap 04 April 2024 00:13:17
In a pivotal election year, U.S. democracy continues to face a persistent challenge among the country's electorate — gaps in voter registration rates between white eligible voters and eligible voters of color. Long-standing barriers to voter registration have made it difficult to close these gaps, a...
The Latino & Asian American Voter Registration Gap
In a pivotal election year, U.S. democracy continues to face a persistent challenge among the country's electorate — gaps in voter registration rates between white eligible voters and eligible voters of color. Long-standing barriers to voter registration have made it difficult to close these gaps, a...
How Israel's War In Gaza Impacts Congressional Races 03 April 2024 00:16:46
As Israel's war with Hamas in Gaza enters its sixth month, Democratic members of Congress who are part of "the Squad" and have criticized Israel's actions are facing primary challengers backed by pro-Israel groups. It's a sign of further division in the party over present and future U.S. support of ...
How Israel's War In Gaza Impacts Congressional Races
As Israel's war with Hamas in Gaza enters its sixth month, Democratic members of Congress who are part of "the Squad" and have criticized Israel's actions are facing primary challengers backed by pro-Israel groups. It's a sign of further division in the party over present and future U.S. support of ...
How Florida's Abortion Vote May Impact The Presidential Race 02 April 2024 00:12:55
In a pair of decisions Monday, Florida's supreme court ruled the state's six-week abortion ban could go into effect in May, and that voters would have a chance to repeal it in November.This podcast: political correspondents Ashley Lopez & Sarah McCammon, and senior political editor and correspon...
How Florida's Abortion Vote May Impact The Presidential Race
In a pair of decisions Monday, Florida's supreme court ruled the state's six-week abortion ban could go into effect in May, and that voters would have a chance to repeal it in November.This podcast: political correspondents Ashley Lopez & Sarah McCammon, and senior political editor and correspon...
U.S. Investigations Into War Crimes Can Get Complicated 01 April 2024 00:16:15
The Justice Department launched a team in December 2023 to look into allegations of war crimes committed during Russia's war in Ukraine. The team isn't limited to looking only at that conflict, though — but in the months since the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, the DOJ has been nearly si...
U.S. Investigations Into War Crimes Can Get Complicated
The Justice Department launched a team in December 2023 to look into allegations of war crimes committed during Russia's war in Ukraine. The team isn't limited to looking only at that conflict, though — but in the months since the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, the DOJ has been nearly si...
Roundup: Insurrection Act; Campaign Spending 29 March 2024 00:23:59
A bipartisan group of legal experts is sounding an alarm about presidential power this election season. They're pushing Congress to update a 150 year old law, and limit how the White House can deploy the military on American soil, in case a future president takes advantage of that sweeping power. Pl...
Roundup: Insurrection Act; Campaign Spending
A bipartisan group of legal experts is sounding an alarm about presidential power this election season. They're pushing Congress to update a 150 year old law, and limit how the White House can deploy the military on American soil, in case a future president takes advantage of that sweeping power. Pl...
SCOTUS Hears Abortion Pill Arguments 28 March 2024 00:17:46
The Supreme Court heard a case this week about mifepristone, a drug used in medication abortions. Anti-abortion plaintiffs are suing the Food & Drug Administration, hoping to restrict access to the drug. But, justices seem skeptical of their arguments, and limits on use of the drug could have lo...
SCOTUS Hears Abortion Pill Arguments
The Supreme Court heard a case this week about mifepristone, a drug used in medication abortions. Anti-abortion plaintiffs are suing the Food & Drug Administration, hoping to restrict access to the drug. But, justices seem skeptical of their arguments, and limits on use of the drug could have lo...
The Complicated Relationship Between Biden And Bibi 27 March 2024 00:18:01
As the United States tries to seek a resolution to Israel's war in Gaza, we look at the complicated and strained relationship between the White House and the Netanyahu government. This podcast: White House correspondents Deepa Shivaram & Franco Ordoñez, and national security correspondent Greg M...
The Complicated Relationship Between Biden And Bibi
As the United States tries to seek a resolution to Israel's war in Gaza, we look at the complicated and strained relationship between the White House and the Netanyahu government. This podcast: White House correspondents Deepa Shivaram & Franco Ordoñez, and national security correspondent Greg M...
Latest In Trump's N.Y. Civil Fraud Case 26 March 2024 00:13:43
Former President Trump got a brief reprieve in his New York civil case, as the amount he owes to secure a $454 million bond has been temporarily reduced on appeal. But Trump still faces both legal and financial headwinds ahead of the case going to trial next month. We explore what's at stake. This p...
Latest In Trump's N.Y. Civil Fraud Case
Former President Trump got a brief reprieve in his New York civil case, as the amount he owes to secure a $454 million bond has been temporarily reduced on appeal. But Trump still faces both legal and financial headwinds ahead of the case going to trial next month. We explore what's at stake. This p...
Step Inside A Trump Rally 25 March 2024 00:18:06
The presidential campaign is heating up, and candidates are hitting the road to convince people to vote for them. Today, we take a look inside a Donald Trump rally — the sights, the sounds & the scenes — and talk about who still is motivated to attend a political event for a candidate who is &am...
Step Inside A Trump Rally
The presidential campaign is heating up, and candidates are hitting the road to convince people to vote for them. Today, we take a look inside a Donald Trump rally — the sights, the sounds & the scenes — and talk about who still is motivated to attend a political event for a candidate who is &am...
Weekly Roundup: Johnson Ouster Threat, Biden's New App 22 March 2024 00:20:24
The House of Representatives reached a deal on government funding, but Speaker Mike Johnson again had to rely on Democratic votes to pass the bill. Now, he's facing an ouster threat.And the Biden campaign is trying a new approach to engage hard-to-reach voters as some Americans are trying to tune ou...
Weekly Roundup: Johnson Ouster Threat, Biden's New App
The House of Representatives reached a deal on government funding, but Speaker Mike Johnson again had to rely on Democratic votes to pass the bill. Now, he's facing an ouster threat.And the Biden campaign is trying a new approach to engage hard-to-reach voters as some Americans are trying to tune ou...
Texas Immigration Law SB4: Here's The Latest 21 March 2024 00:18:37
Texas has a controversial immigration law that, if implemented, would empower local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law. It's a reminder that immigration isn't going anywhere this campaign season and that the politics are more complicated than you might think.This episode: political c...
Texas Immigration Law SB4: Here's The Latest
Texas has a controversial immigration law that, if implemented, would empower local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law. It's a reminder that immigration isn't going anywhere this campaign season and that the politics are more complicated than you might think.This episode: political c...
Good News: Voting Is, Mostly, Getting Easier. Here's How. 20 March 2024 00:14:29
New data shows that voting in America has gotten easier over the past two decades. More voters have the ability to cast a ballot before Election Day, with the majority of U.S. states now offering some form of early in-person voting and mail voting to all voters. Read the story.This episode: politica...
Good News: Voting Is, Mostly, Getting Easier. Here's How.
New data shows that voting in America has gotten easier over the past two decades. More voters have the ability to cast a ballot before Election Day, with the majority of U.S. states now offering some form of early in-person voting and mail voting to all voters. Read the story.This episode: politica...
AZ, OH Primaries: Independents Stranded, MAGA Senate Test 19 March 2024 00:14:44
Is reform coming to Arizona's presidential preference election, which blocks independent voters from participating? And Donald Trump and Ohio's governor have backed different candidates in that state's Republican Senate primary. Here's why Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown would probably prefer to ...
AZ, OH Primaries: Independents Stranded, MAGA Senate Test
Is reform coming to Arizona's presidential preference election, which blocks independent voters from participating? And Donald Trump and Ohio's governor have backed different candidates in that state's Republican Senate primary. Here's why Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown would probably prefer to ...
What Kamala Harris, 59, Brings To The Reelection Effort 18 March 2024 00:12:07
Vice President Harris was known as a middling campaigner during the 2020 presidential primary, but she's since come into her own as a capable messenger on reproductive and abortion rights as well as other issues important to young voters. Voters are also weighing whether she would be an effective pr...
What Kamala Harris, 59, Brings To The Reelection Effort
Vice President Harris was known as a middling campaigner during the 2020 presidential primary, but she's since come into her own as a capable messenger on reproductive and abortion rights as well as other issues important to young voters. Voters are also weighing whether she would be an effective pr...
She Can Stay. But He's Gotta Go! 15 March 2024 00:21:14
Fani Willis, Fulton County District Attorney, can continue to lead the prosecution against former President Donald Trump. A Georgia judge ruled Willis can continue on the case related to the attempt to interfere with the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia – but only if her ex-boyfr...
She Can Stay. But He's Gotta Go!
Fani Willis, Fulton County District Attorney, can continue to lead the prosecution against former President Donald Trump. A Georgia judge ruled Willis can continue on the case related to the attempt to interfere with the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia – but only if her ex-boyfr...
Is Time Ticking For TikTok? 14 March 2024 00:15:26
Congress is giving the popular Chinese social media app TikTok an ultimatum—find an American buyer or face a nationwide ban in the United States. Will the Senate pass the bill to ban the social media app and what does a sale of TikTok actually look like? This episode: White House correspondent Asma ...
Is Time Ticking For TikTok?
Congress is giving the popular Chinese social media app TikTok an ultimatum—find an American buyer or face a nationwide ban in the United States. Will the Senate pass the bill to ban the social media app and what does a sale of TikTok actually look like? This episode: White House correspondent Asma ...
Will Voters See RFK Jr. On The Ballot? 13 March 2024 00:16:44
There is a movement to get third-party and independent presidential candidates on the ballot this year as many Americans have expressed frustration about a rematch between President Biden and former President Trump. But for independent presidential candidates like Robert F. Kennedy Jr. it's a costly...
Will Voters See RFK Jr. On The Ballot?
There is a movement to get third-party and independent presidential candidates on the ballot this year as many Americans have expressed frustration about a rematch between President Biden and former President Trump. But for independent presidential candidates like Robert F. Kennedy Jr. it's a costly...
No Fans Of Hur On The Hill 12 March 2024 00:16:01
Republicans and Democrats expressed dissatisfaction with special counsel Robert Hur's report about President Biden's handling of classified documents in a congressional hearing on Tuesday. Hur was criticized for describing Biden as an 'elderly man with a poor memory' and his decision ultimately not ...
No Fans Of Hur On The Hill
Republicans and Democrats expressed dissatisfaction with special counsel Robert Hur's report about President Biden's handling of classified documents in a congressional hearing on Tuesday. Hur was criticized for describing Biden as an 'elderly man with a poor memory' and his decision ultimately not ...
Handpicking The RNC 11 March 2024 00:13:44
The Republican National Committee voted in a new chair and co-chair on Friday — including a member of the Trump family and a man who questions that President Biden rightfully won the 2020 election. Why Trump picked them and what it means for the campaign.This episode: White House correspondents Asma...
Handpicking The RNC
The Republican National Committee voted in a new chair and co-chair on Friday — including a member of the Trump family and a man who questions that President Biden rightfully won the 2020 election. Why Trump picked them and what it means for the campaign.This episode: White House correspondents Asma...
Let The General Election Begin! 08 March 2024 00:17:36
President Biden and former President Donald Trump are almost certain to be in a rematch in the general race, but the primaries are still underway. Both men are headed to Georgia ahead of Tuesday's contest to reclaim victory in one of the states that won them The White House: Trump in 2016 and Biden ...
Let The General Election Begin!
President Biden and former President Donald Trump are almost certain to be in a rematch in the general race, but the primaries are still underway. Both men are headed to Georgia ahead of Tuesday's contest to reclaim victory in one of the states that won them The White House: Trump in 2016 and Biden ...
Biden's Impassioned State Of The Union Speech 08 March 2024 00:16:54
President Biden delivered a fiery State Of The Union Thursday night addressing immigration, aid for Ukraine and shrinkflation among other topics. But was it enough to rile up support amongst Democrats in a year when he is seeking re-election? This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, nation...
Biden's Impassioned State Of The Union Speech
President Biden delivered a fiery State Of The Union Thursday night addressing immigration, aid for Ukraine and shrinkflation among other topics. But was it enough to rile up support amongst Democrats in a year when he is seeking re-election? This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, nation...
Nikki Haley Suspends Her Bid For The Presidency 06 March 2024 00:12:30
After a tough night with only one win on Super Tuesday, Nikki Haley announced Wednesday that she is suspending her Republican presidential campaign. We look back at Haley's impact on the race and ahead to what's next for her and her supporters.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices...
Nikki Haley Suspends Her Bid For The Presidency
After a tough night with only one win on Super Tuesday, Nikki Haley announced Wednesday that she is suspending her Republican presidential campaign. We look back at Haley's impact on the race and ahead to what's next for her and her supporters.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices...
Trump Dominates GOP Primaries, Again! 06 March 2024 00:13:21
There were no surprises this Super Tuesday as both President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump won big in the day's primary voting contests. Former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley won a second primary in Vermont Tuesday night — but is it enough to disrupt Trump's path to the nomination? This e...
Trump Dominates GOP Primaries, Again!
There were no surprises this Super Tuesday as both President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump won big in the day's primary voting contests. Former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley won a second primary in Vermont Tuesday night — but is it enough to disrupt Trump's path to the nomination? This e...
Trump To Appear On All Primary Ballots 04 March 2024 00:15:23
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Colorado could not disqualify former President Donald Trump from its ballot. The opinion came the day before Super Tuesday, when more than a dozen states will vote in the presidential primary. This episode: national political correspondent Sarah McCammon, national j...
Trump To Appear On All Primary Ballots
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Colorado could not disqualify former President Donald Trump from its ballot. The opinion came the day before Super Tuesday, when more than a dozen states will vote in the presidential primary. This episode: national political correspondent Sarah McCammon, national j...
Borders, Bills & Burgers 01 March 2024 00:21:57
In this week's roundup, we look at the dueling visits to the U.S.-Mexico border taken by President Biden and former president Trump, the continued glacial pace of legislation in Congress, and controversial plans to make a fast food staple a little bit pricier.This episode: White House correspondents...
Borders, Bills & Burgers
In this week's roundup, we look at the dueling visits to the U.S.-Mexico border taken by President Biden and former president Trump, the continued glacial pace of legislation in Congress, and controversial plans to make a fast food staple a little bit pricier.This episode: White House correspondents...
Is Trump Immune From Prosecution? SCOTUS Will Decide 29 February 2024 00:13:32
The Supreme Court announced it will hear a case related to special counsel Jack Smith's prosecution of former president Donald Trump related to Trump's alleged actions surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Trump argues any actions undertaken by a president while in office ar...
Is Trump Immune From Prosecution? SCOTUS Will Decide
The Supreme Court announced it will hear a case related to special counsel Jack Smith's prosecution of former president Donald Trump related to Trump's alleged actions surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Trump argues any actions undertaken by a president while in office ar...
Michigan Votes; McConnell Vacates 28 February 2024 00:21:35
President Biden won the Michigan Democratic presidential primary Tuesday by a wide margin, despite a push by those upset by his administration's policies about the war in Gaza to vote uncommitted.Meanwhile, former president Trump won the state's Republican presidential primary, as widely expected.An...
Michigan Votes; McConnell Vacates
President Biden won the Michigan Democratic presidential primary Tuesday by a wide margin, despite a push by those upset by his administration's policies about the war in Gaza to vote uncommitted.Meanwhile, former president Trump won the state's Republican presidential primary, as widely expected.An...
States Tell SCOTUS That Social Media Censors Conservatives 27 February 2024 00:13:33
The United States Supreme Court is weighing in on a case legal experts say is the biggest test of free speech this country has seen in decades. The question is whether states can force social media platforms to share content that's deemed hateful and objectional. This episode: White House correspond...
States Tell SCOTUS That Social Media Censors Conservatives
The United States Supreme Court is weighing in on a case legal experts say is the biggest test of free speech this country has seen in decades. The question is whether states can force social media platforms to share content that's deemed hateful and objectional. This episode: White House correspond...
Biden's 'Uncommitted' Problem in Michigan 26 February 2024 00:16:18
The president's most significant opposition in Michigan's Tuesday primary is not another candidate — it's a grassroots movement to vote 'uncommitted' on the ballot. The effort is in protest of how Biden is handling the Israel-Hamas conflict. Will the grassroots movement put a dent in Biden's votes? ...
Biden's 'Uncommitted' Problem in Michigan
The president's most significant opposition in Michigan's Tuesday primary is not another candidate — it's a grassroots movement to vote 'uncommitted' on the ballot. The effort is in protest of how Biden is handling the Israel-Hamas conflict. Will the grassroots movement put a dent in Biden's votes? ...
Whose House? Trump's House. 25 February 2024 00:14:47
Former President Donald Trump won the South Carolina Republican primary race in former governor Nikki Haley's own backyard. Trump won about 60 percent of the vote, answering the question--can Haley win at home? This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, presidential campaign correspondent ...
Whose House? Trump's House.
Former President Donald Trump won the South Carolina Republican primary race in former governor Nikki Haley's own backyard. Trump won about 60 percent of the vote, answering the question--can Haley win at home? This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, presidential campaign correspondent ...
The Battle For The Base 23 February 2024 00:21:37
The South Carolina Republican primary is tomorrow. Former President Donald Trump is favored to win, but the contest will test how much appetite remains for a different Republican nominee. And how Republicans are reacting to last week's Alabama Supreme Court ruling that embryos created through IVF, a...
The Battle For The Base
The South Carolina Republican primary is tomorrow. Former President Donald Trump is favored to win, but the contest will test how much appetite remains for a different Republican nominee. And how Republicans are reacting to last week's Alabama Supreme Court ruling that embryos created through IVF, a...
U.S.-Israel Relations And The 2024 Election 22 February 2024 00:17:52
The Israel-Hamas war has been raging for more than four months. The U.S. blocked another U.N. cease-fire resolution this week and $14 billion dollars in Israel aid is stalled in Congress. How critical is the U.S.' support to the fight against Hamas?This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, ...
U.S.-Israel Relations And The 2024 Election
The Israel-Hamas war has been raging for more than four months. The U.S. blocked another U.N. cease-fire resolution this week and $14 billion dollars in Israel aid is stalled in Congress. How critical is the U.S.' support to the fight against Hamas?This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, ...
Senate Races To Watch This Year 21 February 2024 00:20:31
All eyes are on the presidential primaries, but there are a few key Senate races to watch this year too. West Virginia, Maryland, and Arizona — to name a few — could decide if Democrats keep their one-seat majority in the Senate or if Republicans will reign again. This episode: voting correspondent ...
Senate Races To Watch This Year
All eyes are on the presidential primaries, but there are a few key Senate races to watch this year too. West Virginia, Maryland, and Arizona — to name a few — could decide if Democrats keep their one-seat majority in the Senate or if Republicans will reign again. This episode: voting correspondent ...
"I Feel No Need To Kiss The Ring" 20 February 2024 00:14:09
Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley delivered a rousing speech to supporters in South Carolina today, vowing to stay in the race for the state's primary on Saturday and beyond. And with just a week before the Michigan primary, a democratic congresswoman is urging voters to vote against Joe Bi...
"I Feel No Need To Kiss The Ring"
Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley delivered a rousing speech to supporters in South Carolina today, vowing to stay in the race for the state's primary on Saturday and beyond. And with just a week before the Michigan primary, a democratic congresswoman is urging voters to vote against Joe Bi...
Let The Veepstakes Begin 19 February 2024 00:16:44
There isn't a Republican presidential nominee yet, but for most Republicans, it's former president Donald Trump. But, who will he pick as his running mate? We break down what makes a good VP candidate, and who might be on the list. This episode: political correspondents Susan Davis & Sarah McCam...
Let The Veepstakes Begin
There isn't a Republican presidential nominee yet, but for most Republicans, it's former president Donald Trump. But, who will he pick as his running mate? We break down what makes a good VP candidate, and who might be on the list. This episode: political correspondents Susan Davis & Sarah McCam...
ICYMI: Politics News From The Week 16 February 2024 00:23:45
This week, former President Donald Trump got a court date for his first criminal trial, lawmakers take another swing at Ukraine aid and we look at swatting, the growing hoax trend that's hitting America's politicians. This episode: national political correspondent Sarah McCammon, political correspon...
ICYMI: Politics News From The Week
This week, former President Donald Trump got a court date for his first criminal trial, lawmakers take another swing at Ukraine aid and we look at swatting, the growing hoax trend that's hitting America's politicians. This episode: national political correspondent Sarah McCammon, political correspon...
Can Harris Assuage European Allies' Fears In Munich? 15 February 2024 00:14:53
Vice President Kamala Harris is in Germany this week for the Munich Security Conference. Harris is tasked with reassuring European allies the U.S. remains committed to their safety despite Congress' failed attempts to fund Ukraine, and renewed threats to NATO members by former president Donald Trump...
Can Harris Assuage European Allies' Fears In Munich?
Vice President Kamala Harris is in Germany this week for the Munich Security Conference. Harris is tasked with reassuring European allies the U.S. remains committed to their safety despite Congress' failed attempts to fund Ukraine, and renewed threats to NATO members by former president Donald Trump...
N.Y. Dems Flip House Seat 14 February 2024 00:16:55
Former congressman Tom Suozzi won his House seat back in a special election Tuesday. The office was left vacant by disgraced Republican congressman George Santos, who was ousted from Congress for alleged financial wrongdoing. Suozzi's win is drawing attention from Dems wondering what this could mean...
N.Y. Dems Flip House Seat
Former congressman Tom Suozzi won his House seat back in a special election Tuesday. The office was left vacant by disgraced Republican congressman George Santos, who was ousted from Congress for alleged financial wrongdoing. Suozzi's win is drawing attention from Dems wondering what this could mean...
Foreign Policy Has Entered The Chat 13 February 2024 00:18:28
The South Carolina Republican primary is less than two weeks away, and both candidates are talking foreign policy. Nikki Haley, the former UN Ambassador under former President Trump, brings that experience to this debate, and the former president is garnering attention for his comments on world lead...
Foreign Policy Has Entered The Chat
The South Carolina Republican primary is less than two weeks away, and both candidates are talking foreign policy. Nikki Haley, the former UN Ambassador under former President Trump, brings that experience to this debate, and the former president is garnering attention for his comments on world lead...
Who's In Charge Here? 12 February 2024 00:15:59
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is at odds with his colleagues about what the party's priorities are. And confidence in Speaker Mike Johnson is dwindling within his own after bringing a bill to the floor without enough votes to pass it. Who is really leading congressional Republicans? This ep...
Who's In Charge Here?
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is at odds with his colleagues about what the party's priorities are. And confidence in Speaker Mike Johnson is dwindling within his own after bringing a bill to the floor without enough votes to pass it. Who is really leading congressional Republicans? This ep...
Biden Fights Back 09 February 2024 00:19:38
President Biden is fed up. He shared choice words with reporters after being criticized for his age and mental acuity. Earlier in the day the special counsel who found Biden willfully retained but his actions did not warrant criminal charges described the president as a ''well-meaning, elderly man w...
Biden Fights Back
President Biden is fed up. He shared choice words with reporters after being criticized for his age and mental acuity. Earlier in the day the special counsel who found Biden willfully retained but his actions did not warrant criminal charges described the president as a ''well-meaning, elderly man w...
Biden Won't Face Charges For Keeping Classified Documents 09 February 2024 00:11:06
The Justice Department will not charge President Biden for willfully holding onto and disclosing classified materials after leaving the Obama Administration and becoming a private citizen. In a nearly 350-page report, the special counsel says the evidence did not establish Biden's guilt beyond a rea...
Biden Won't Face Charges For Keeping Classified Documents
The Justice Department will not charge President Biden for willfully holding onto and disclosing classified materials after leaving the Obama Administration and becoming a private citizen. In a nearly 350-page report, the special counsel says the evidence did not establish Biden's guilt beyond a rea...
Will Trump Be On The Ballot? SCOTUS Weighs In 08 February 2024 00:16:17
The Supreme Court heard arguments today about whether or not Colorado can keep former President Donald Trump off the ballot for his actions on January 6th. We discuss what it was like in the courtroom and if it can tell us anything about how they may decide the case. This episode: Senior White Hous...
Will Trump Be On The Ballot? SCOTUS Weighs In
The Supreme Court heard arguments today about whether or not Colorado can keep former President Donald Trump off the ballot for his actions on January 6th. We discuss what it was like in the courtroom and if it can tell us anything about how they may decide the case. This episode: Senior White Hous...
Immigration Legislation Is A No Go 07 February 2024 00:18:21
Senators released a new bipartisan immigration deal on Sunday. The agreement fell apart within days after Senate Republicans turned against it in a show of loyalty to Donald Trump. What will happen now? This episode: Senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Claudia ...
Immigration Legislation Is A No Go
Senators released a new bipartisan immigration deal on Sunday. The agreement fell apart within days after Senate Republicans turned against it in a show of loyalty to Donald Trump. What will happen now? This episode: Senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Claudia ...
No Blanket Immunity For Trump 06 February 2024 00:13:18
Three judge panel rules former President Donald Trump does not enjoy broad immunity from federal prosecution including for his actions on January 6th. It's a big legal defeat for Trump. Is the case headed for trial? This episode: Senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national justice corres...
No Blanket Immunity For Trump
Three judge panel rules former President Donald Trump does not enjoy broad immunity from federal prosecution including for his actions on January 6th. It's a big legal defeat for Trump. Is the case headed for trial? This episode: Senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national justice corres...
Biden Won South Carolina Primary. Does It Matter? 05 February 2024 00:16:41
President Joe Biden ran away with the democratic presidential nomination in South Carolina. Biden won a resounding 96 percent of the vote. We discuss takeaways from the race and what, if anything it tells us about Biden's support among Black voters. This episode: Senior White House correspondent Tam...
Biden Won South Carolina Primary. Does It Matter?
President Joe Biden ran away with the democratic presidential nomination in South Carolina. Biden won a resounding 96 percent of the vote. We discuss takeaways from the race and what, if anything it tells us about Biden's support among Black voters. This episode: Senior White House correspondent Tam...
The Taylor Swift Super Bowl Conspiracy Theory 02 February 2024 00:25:00
This NFL season, popstar Taylor Swift has been a mainstay at the Kansas City Chiefs games cheering on her boyfriend Travis Kelce. Now far-right Donald Trump-supporting conservatives are and circulating conspiracy theories about Swift, the 2024 election and Kelce's participation in the Super Bowl. Th...
The Taylor Swift Super Bowl Conspiracy Theory
This NFL season, popstar Taylor Swift has been a mainstay at the Kansas City Chiefs games cheering on her boyfriend Travis Kelce. Now far-right Donald Trump-supporting conservatives are and circulating conspiracy theories about Swift, the 2024 election and Kelce's participation in the Super Bowl. Th...
Why Nevada Has A Primary AND A Caucus Next Week 01 February 2024 00:12:37
Republican voters in Iowa have two presidential nominating contests next week, a primary on Tuesday and a caucus on Thursday. We explain why. This episode: national political correspondent Sarah McCammon, political correspondent Ashley Lopez, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Mo...
Why Nevada Has A Primary AND A Caucus Next Week
Republican voters in Iowa have two presidential nominating contests next week, a primary on Tuesday and a caucus on Thursday. We explain why. This episode: national political correspondent Sarah McCammon, political correspondent Ashley Lopez, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Mo...
Is Impeachment The Answer? 31 January 2024 00:14:32
House Republicans in disagreement with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas's handling of the southern border want to impeach him. The move to impeach a cabinet secretary over a policy issue is historic and an example of Congress's changing 'rules.' This episode: national political corresp...
Is Impeachment The Answer?
House Republicans in disagreement with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas's handling of the southern border want to impeach him. The move to impeach a cabinet secretary over a policy issue is historic and an example of Congress's changing 'rules.' This episode: national political corresp...
It Takes Big Bucks To Run A Campaign 30 January 2024 00:19:15
Campaign spending increases each election cycle; this year, almost $16 billion will be spent on races across the country. Who is the money coming from and what do they get in return?This episode: national political correspondent Sarah McCammon, political correspondent Susan Davis, senior political e...
It Takes Big Bucks To Run A Campaign
Campaign spending increases each election cycle; this year, almost $16 billion will be spent on races across the country. Who is the money coming from and what do they get in return?This episode: national political correspondent Sarah McCammon, political correspondent Susan Davis, senior political e...
Border Deal: Action Item Or Campaign Fodder? 29 January 2024 00:17:08
The border is a hot topic for politicians on both sides of the aisle — and now, on the campaign trail. After months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of senators plan to release details of an immigration deal. Now, lawmakers must decide if they'd rather have the political issue or the policy solut...
Border Deal: Action Item Or Campaign Fodder?
The border is a hot topic for politicians on both sides of the aisle — and now, on the campaign trail. After months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of senators plan to release details of an immigration deal. Now, lawmakers must decide if they'd rather have the political issue or the policy solut...
Alleged Improper Relationship Could Thwart Trump Ga. Trial 26 January 2024 00:28:12
Former President Donald Trump's co-defendant in the election interference criminal case in Georgia is requesting the removal of the Fulton County district attorney and lead prosecutor from the case — after accusing them of having an improper relationship. We review the allegations and the impact on ...
Alleged Improper Relationship Could Thwart Trump Ga. Trial
Former President Donald Trump's co-defendant in the election interference criminal case in Georgia is requesting the removal of the Fulton County district attorney and lead prosecutor from the case — after accusing them of having an improper relationship. We review the allegations and the impact on ...
Let The Veepstakes Begin 25 January 2024 00:17:07
There isn't a Republican presidential nominee yet, but for most Republicans, it's former president Donald Trump. But, who will he pick as his running mate? We break down what makes a good VP candidate, and who might be on the list. This episode: political correspondents Susan Davis & Sarah McCam...
Let The Veepstakes Begin
There isn't a Republican presidential nominee yet, but for most Republicans, it's former president Donald Trump. But, who will he pick as his running mate? We break down what makes a good VP candidate, and who might be on the list. This episode: political correspondents Susan Davis & Sarah McCam...
Biden Talks Reproductive Rights 24 January 2024 00:18:46
For decades, President Biden has shied away from talking about reproductive rights, but in this election cycle it's a centerpiece of the Democratic Party. We discuss Biden's message and how Democrats across the country are rallying around women's reproductive healthcare. This episode: political corr...
Biden Talks Reproductive Rights
For decades, President Biden has shied away from talking about reproductive rights, but in this election cycle it's a centerpiece of the Democratic Party. We discuss Biden's message and how Democrats across the country are rallying around women's reproductive healthcare. This episode: political corr...
Trump Wins New Hampshire, Haley Vows To Stay In 24 January 2024 00:12:27
New Hampshire voters cast their ballots in the state's Republican primary in favor of former president Donald Trump. Former U.N. ambassador & South Carolina governor Nikki Haley came in second, and vowed to take her campaign to her home state of South Carolina. Meanwhile, President Biden won the...
Trump Wins New Hampshire, Haley Vows To Stay In
New Hampshire voters cast their ballots in the state's Republican primary in favor of former president Donald Trump. Former U.N. ambassador & South Carolina governor Nikki Haley came in second, and vowed to take her campaign to her home state of South Carolina. Meanwhile, President Biden won the...
And Then There Were Two 22 January 2024 00:18:57
With only days before the New Hampshire primary, Florida governor Ron DeSantis suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. He endorsed former president Donald Trump — raising the stakes for former South Carolina governor & U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley. This episode: politic...
And Then There Were Two
With only days before the New Hampshire primary, Florida governor Ron DeSantis suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. He endorsed former president Donald Trump — raising the stakes for former South Carolina governor & U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley. This episode: politic...
Harris "Loves" Gen Z, Campaigns For Their Vote 19 January 2024 00:25:52
Polls have shown that younger voters are not that enthusiastic about reelecting President Biden. But his campaign is hopeful that Vice President Kamala Harris can motivate them by focusing on gun control and other issues they care about.This episode: White House correspondents Asma Khalid & Deep...
Harris "Loves" Gen Z, Campaigns For Their Vote
Polls have shown that younger voters are not that enthusiastic about reelecting President Biden. But his campaign is hopeful that Vice President Kamala Harris can motivate them by focusing on gun control and other issues they care about.This episode: White House correspondents Asma Khalid & Deep...
Who Are The Houthis? 18 January 2024 00:14:44
The U.S. government has been launching missiles at Houthi rebels who have attacked ships in the Red Sea. The Houthis claim they are taking physical action in solidarity with the Palestinians. The Biden administration has gone to great pains to say the strikes against the Houthis have nothing to do w...
Who Are The Houthis?
The U.S. government has been launching missiles at Houthi rebels who have attacked ships in the Red Sea. The Houthis claim they are taking physical action in solidarity with the Palestinians. The Biden administration has gone to great pains to say the strikes against the Houthis have nothing to do w...
Why 2024 Is Unlike Any Previous Election 17 January 2024 00:15:23
Disinformation. Threats to election workers. A potential presidential rematch. We look at why this election season is different than others before, and what it means for voting. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, voting correspondent Miles Parks, and senior political editor and cor...
Why 2024 Is Unlike Any Previous Election
Disinformation. Threats to election workers. A potential presidential rematch. We look at why this election season is different than others before, and what it means for voting. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, voting correspondent Miles Parks, and senior political editor and cor...
New Hampshire's Got Next 16 January 2024 00:13:06
The Iowa caucuses are over. Next up: the New Hampshire primary. The three remaining major Republican presidential candidates make their way east to petition voters. Former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley is hoping for a better finish in the state — does she have a chance after the Iowa blowout? This epi...
New Hampshire's Got Next
The Iowa caucuses are over. Next up: the New Hampshire primary. The three remaining major Republican presidential candidates make their way east to petition voters. Former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley is hoping for a better finish in the state — does she have a chance after the Iowa blowout? This epi...
Trump Sweeps Iowa Caucuses 16 January 2024 00:13:12
Former president Donald Trump won the Iowa Republican caucuses with over 50 percent of the votes Monday night. Florida governor Ron DeSantis placed second and former U.N. ambassador & South Carolina governor Nikki Haley third. We look at what to expect as they all now head to New Hampshire. This...
Trump Sweeps Iowa Caucuses
Former president Donald Trump won the Iowa Republican caucuses with over 50 percent of the votes Monday night. Florida governor Ron DeSantis placed second and former U.N. ambassador & South Carolina governor Nikki Haley third. We look at what to expect as they all now head to New Hampshire. This...
How The Iowa Caucus Works 12 January 2024 00:24:32
Republicans across Iowa will gather Monday night at 7:00 pm CT to caucus for a presidential candidate. What does that mean? We tell you how caucusing works, what you should watch for on Monday & how Iowans are reacting to former New Jersey governor Chris Christie suspending his campaign. This ep...
How The Iowa Caucus Works
Republicans across Iowa will gather Monday night at 7:00 pm CT to caucus for a presidential candidate. What does that mean? We tell you how caucusing works, what you should watch for on Monday & how Iowans are reacting to former New Jersey governor Chris Christie suspending his campaign. This ep...
The Migrant Crisis On The Border And The Hill 11 January 2024 00:15:51
The stream of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border hit record numbers at the end of 2023. The stream of illegal border crossing has slowed, but could a lack of agreement on immigration policy issues be a factor in a partial government shutdown next week? This episode: political correspondent Ash...
The Migrant Crisis On The Border And The Hill
The stream of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border hit record numbers at the end of 2023. The stream of illegal border crossing has slowed, but could a lack of agreement on immigration policy issues be a factor in a partial government shutdown next week? This episode: political correspondent Ash...
The Argument For Presidential Blanket Immunity 10 January 2024 00:18:34
Former President Trump's attorneys appeared at the DC Circuit Court of Appeals to argue Trump should have blanket immunity for actions he took while in office related to the January 6th insurrection. We discuss the opposing arguments, the judge's questions and what's next for this case. This episode...
The Argument For Presidential Blanket Immunity
Former President Trump's attorneys appeared at the DC Circuit Court of Appeals to argue Trump should have blanket immunity for actions he took while in office related to the January 6th insurrection. We discuss the opposing arguments, the judge's questions and what's next for this case. This episode...
What We're Hearing On The Ground In Iowa 09 January 2024 00:17:12
Iowa Republicans caucus in less than a week. Republican presidential candidates are making their final rounds across the state, and our reporters are following their campaigns. We talk to two about what they've learned on the ground. This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, polit...
What We're Hearing On The Ground In Iowa
Iowa Republicans caucus in less than a week. Republican presidential candidates are making their final rounds across the state, and our reporters are following their campaigns. We talk to two about what they've learned on the ground. This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, polit...
Will A Government Shutdown Be Avoided? 08 January 2024 00:17:07
With only 11 days to go until a possible government shutdown, congressional leaders have agreed to a topline budget. But, it resembles one that didn't pass last spring. Will Congress make its deadline? This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Deirdre W...
Will A Government Shutdown Be Avoided?
With only 11 days to go until a possible government shutdown, congressional leaders have agreed to a topline budget. But, it resembles one that didn't pass last spring. Will Congress make its deadline? This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Deirdre W...
Biden: 2024 Election Is About The Fight For Democracy 05 January 2024 00:24:02
President Biden used his first campaign event of 2024 to call out his likely opponent, former President Donald Trump, for the threat he poses to American democracy, calling the issue a 'sacred cause' for the race ahead.Plus, uphill climbs in congressional races this year, and Can't Let It Go. This e...
Biden: 2024 Election Is About The Fight For Democracy
President Biden used his first campaign event of 2024 to call out his likely opponent, former President Donald Trump, for the threat he poses to American democracy, calling the issue a 'sacred cause' for the race ahead.Plus, uphill climbs in congressional races this year, and Can't Let It Go. This e...
Trump's Election Headwinds 04 January 2024 00:16:27
The former president faces challenges convincing voters he deserves a second term. We explore what they are.A similar episode regarding the challenges facing President Biden's re-election bid was released on Dec. 28, 2023. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent ...
Trump's Election Headwinds
The former president faces challenges convincing voters he deserves a second term. We explore what they are.A similar episode regarding the challenges facing President Biden's re-election bid was released on Dec. 28, 2023. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent ...
Trump's Ballot Battle 03 January 2024 00:16:28
Former president Donald Trump is waiting to learn if his name will be on presidential primary ballots nationwide as well as trial dates for his four criminal cases. We look at Trump's legal woes in 2024.This episode: political correspondent Ashley Lopez, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson...
Trump's Ballot Battle
Former president Donald Trump is waiting to learn if his name will be on presidential primary ballots nationwide as well as trial dates for his four criminal cases. We look at Trump's legal woes in 2024.This episode: political correspondent Ashley Lopez, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson...
Congress' 2024 Outlook: More Legislating, Less Drama? 02 January 2024 00:16:22
Lawmakers made headlines in 2023 for seemingly everything but making laws. We look back at their work last year and at their priorities for this year. This episode: White House correspondents Asma Khalid & Deepa Shivaram, and congressional reporter Eric McDaniel.This episode was edited by Erica ...
Congress' 2024 Outlook: More Legislating, Less Drama?
Lawmakers made headlines in 2023 for seemingly everything but making laws. We look back at their work last year and at their priorities for this year. This episode: White House correspondents Asma Khalid & Deepa Shivaram, and congressional reporter Eric McDaniel.This episode was edited by Erica ...
The Impact Of Restrictive Abortion Laws In 2023 01 January 2024 00:15:39
From NPR's daily news podcast, Consider This: Nearly two years into Roe v. Wade being overturned, pregnant people continue to have a hard time accessing abortion and miscarriage care. This year saw the addition of new restrictive abortion laws in some states and protection of existing abortion laws ...
The Impact Of Restrictive Abortion Laws In 2023
From NPR's daily news podcast, Consider This: Nearly two years into Roe v. Wade being overturned, pregnant people continue to have a hard time accessing abortion and miscarriage care. This year saw the addition of new restrictive abortion laws in some states and protection of existing abortion laws ...
The 2023 Can't Let It Go Year End Spectacular 29 December 2023 00:23:31
The new year is nigh. We look back at all the things we couldn't stop thinking about in 2023 — politics or otherwise.This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondents Danielle Kurtzleben, Ashley Lopez & Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, co...
The 2023 Can't Let It Go Year End Spectacular
The new year is nigh. We look back at all the things we couldn't stop thinking about in 2023 — politics or otherwise.This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondents Danielle Kurtzleben, Ashley Lopez & Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, co...
Biden's Election Headwinds 28 December 2023 00:16:23
The incumbent president faces challenges convincing voters he deserves a second term. We explore what they are.A similar episode regarding the challenges facing former president Trump's re-election bid will be published at a later date. This episode: political correspondent Ashley Lopez, senior Whit...
Biden's Election Headwinds
The incumbent president faces challenges convincing voters he deserves a second term. We explore what they are.A similar episode regarding the challenges facing former president Trump's re-election bid will be published at a later date. This episode: political correspondent Ashley Lopez, senior Whit...
Is Bidenomics Working? 27 December 2023 00:16:36
President Biden has been touting his economic plan as the economy recovers after the pandemic. We look at how the economy fared in 2023 and what could be in store in 2024. This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and chief economics correspo...
Is Bidenomics Working?
President Biden has been touting his economic plan as the economy recovers after the pandemic. We look at how the economy fared in 2023 and what could be in store in 2024. This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and chief economics correspo...
Biden's Foreign Policy Dilemma 26 December 2023 00:17:57
This year saw the continuation of the Russia-Ukraine war and the start of the latest Israel-Hamas war. President Biden's response risks fracturing his base in 2024.This episode: political correspondent Sarah McCammon, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and national security correspondent Greg My...
Biden's Foreign Policy Dilemma
This year saw the continuation of the Russia-Ukraine war and the start of the latest Israel-Hamas war. President Biden's response risks fracturing his base in 2024.This episode: political correspondent Sarah McCammon, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and national security correspondent Greg My...
Could Proportional Representation Fix Congress? 25 December 2023 00:10:33
Most congressional general elections are not competitive. It's why some people feel like voting won't make a difference, or that their interests are not represented by the people who win. Advocates say proportional representation could fix that — a system that where each congressional district would...
Could Proportional Representation Fix Congress?
Most congressional general elections are not competitive. It's why some people feel like voting won't make a difference, or that their interests are not represented by the people who win. Advocates say proportional representation could fix that — a system that where each congressional district would...
Biden Has A Gen X Problem 22 December 2023 00:15:12
Generation X, the generation between the Boomers and Millennials, isn't a voting bloc you hear much about. We break down why Biden is lacking with the Slacker Generation.This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Susan Davis, and senior political editor and ...
Biden Has A Gen X Problem
Generation X, the generation between the Boomers and Millennials, isn't a voting bloc you hear much about. We break down why Biden is lacking with the Slacker Generation.This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Susan Davis, and senior political editor and ...
Trump Embraces Autocratic Language 21 December 2023 00:14:33
The former president continues to recite his greatest hits on the campaign trail, along with adding some new autocratic language. His words are drawing criticism from many, but on his social media platform, Truth Social, he has the base to support it. This episode: White House correspondents Asma Kh...
Trump Embraces Autocratic Language
The former president continues to recite his greatest hits on the campaign trail, along with adding some new autocratic language. His words are drawing criticism from many, but on his social media platform, Truth Social, he has the base to support it. This episode: White House correspondents Asma Kh...
Colo. Supreme Court Knocks Trump Off Ballot — What's Next? 20 December 2023 00:10:50
Citing the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled "President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President" due to his role in the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. But, there's still a chance he'll be allowed on the ballot following app...
Colo. Supreme Court Knocks Trump Off Ballot — What's Next?
Citing the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled "President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President" due to his role in the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. But, there's still a chance he'll be allowed on the ballot following app...
Caucuses & Primaries: A Beginner's Guide 19 December 2023 00:15:43
Between primaries, caucuses & different processes across the 50 states and other territories, there's a lot that goes into how Democrats and Republicans pick their presidential nominees. We walk you through what will happen in 2024, and when we might know who will be on November's ballot. This e...
Caucuses & Primaries: A Beginner's Guide
Between primaries, caucuses & different processes across the 50 states and other territories, there's a lot that goes into how Democrats and Republicans pick their presidential nominees. We walk you through what will happen in 2024, and when we might know who will be on November's ballot. This e...
GOP Candidates Light On Education Policy 18 December 2023 00:17:25
When it comes to the future of America's youth, Republican presidential candidates are less focused on the academics and more on the culture. Candidates are campaigning on changing the way race & sexuality are taught in schools, and what should be left to parents. This episode: White House corre...
GOP Candidates Light On Education Policy
When it comes to the future of America's youth, Republican presidential candidates are less focused on the academics and more on the culture. Candidates are campaigning on changing the way race & sexuality are taught in schools, and what should be left to parents. This episode: White House corre...
December's Politics Podcast Trivia Game 17 December 2023 00:12:34
Susan Davis and Ron Elving quiz an NPR Politics Podcast listener on recent political news and trivia. Listen to this episode to play along and to find out how you can enter for a chance to be our next contestant!Our politics trivia game is normally a bonus episode that only NPR Politics Podcast+ sup...
December's Politics Podcast Trivia Game
Susan Davis and Ron Elving quiz an NPR Politics Podcast listener on recent political news and trivia. Listen to this episode to play along and to find out how you can enter for a chance to be our next contestant!Our politics trivia game is normally a bonus episode that only NPR Politics Podcast+ sup...
Happy Holidays From A Fairly Unproductive Congress 15 December 2023 00:23:04
Lawmakers presided over one of the most fruitless sessions in legislative history this year — and there's still a lot left on their plate to tackle in 2024. What remains on the to-do list?Plus, a new poll from NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist reveals attitudes toward immigration and abortion, & a famous ...
Happy Holidays From A Fairly Unproductive Congress
Lawmakers presided over one of the most fruitless sessions in legislative history this year — and there's still a lot left on their plate to tackle in 2024. What remains on the to-do list?Plus, a new poll from NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist reveals attitudes toward immigration and abortion, & a famous ...
Free Speech & College Campuses 14 December 2023 00:21:52
The Israel-Hamas war has sparked demonstrations on college campuses, igniting the age old debate about the fine line between antisemitism and free speech.This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national correspondent Tovia Smith, and senior political editor & correspondent D...
Free Speech & College Campuses
The Israel-Hamas war has sparked demonstrations on college campuses, igniting the age old debate about the fine line between antisemitism and free speech.This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national correspondent Tovia Smith, and senior political editor & correspondent D...
House Formalizes Impeachment Inquiry Into President Biden 14 December 2023 00:18:15
The vote is intended, in part, to give lawmakers greater legal authority to enforce subpoenas. House Republicans allege that President Biden and his family engaged in "influence peddling" but so far have not presented evidence of impeachable offenses.This episode: senior White House correspondent Ta...
House Formalizes Impeachment Inquiry Into President Biden
The vote is intended, in part, to give lawmakers greater legal authority to enforce subpoenas. House Republicans allege that President Biden and his family engaged in "influence peddling" but so far have not presented evidence of impeachable offenses.This episode: senior White House correspondent Ta...
Texas Woman Denied Emergency Abortion, Goes Out of State 12 December 2023 00:12:15
The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade last year has made it virtually impossible to get a legal abortion in Texas. This case is the latest challenge to that state's abortion ban, and an indication that abortion access will likely also remain a political issue. This episode: senior Wh...
Texas Woman Denied Emergency Abortion, Goes Out of State
The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade last year has made it virtually impossible to get a legal abortion in Texas. This case is the latest challenge to that state's abortion ban, and an indication that abortion access will likely also remain a political issue. This episode: senior Wh...
Candidates — Some Of Them, Anyway — Visit N.H. Ahead Of Primary 11 December 2023 00:15:19
The first-in-the-nation primary is set for Jan. 23, but President Biden is staying out of the Democrats' contest and is not on the ballot. Republicans are fighting to take down Donald Trump, and, in the background, the Lesser-Known Candidate Forum encourages everyone to make a run for the highest of...
Candidates — Some Of Them, Anyway — Visit N.H. Ahead Of Primary
The first-in-the-nation primary is set for Jan. 23, but President Biden is staying out of the Democrats' contest and is not on the ballot. Republicans are fighting to take down Donald Trump, and, in the background, the Lesser-Known Candidate Forum encourages everyone to make a run for the highest of...
Roundup: Congress, Cameos & Clapbacks 08 December 2023 00:29:24
Lawmakers are scrambling to get things done before the end of the year, but is there an appetite to fund more aid for Ukraine if Republicans' immigration priorities are not met? And, a look at the end of two long-running congressional sagas: the retirement of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Sen. ...
Roundup: Congress, Cameos & Clapbacks
Lawmakers are scrambling to get things done before the end of the year, but is there an appetite to fund more aid for Ukraine if Republicans' immigration priorities are not met? And, a look at the end of two long-running congressional sagas: the retirement of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Sen. ...
Merrick Garland's Had A Lot On His Plate 07 December 2023 00:15:36
The Department of Justice this week announced war crimes charges against four Russian soldiers for alleged torture of an American citizen in Ukraine, and the arrest of a former U.S. ambassador on charges of working for Cuban intelligence services. Both of these come after last week's arrest of a man...
Merrick Garland's Had A Lot On His Plate
The Department of Justice this week announced war crimes charges against four Russian soldiers for alleged torture of an American citizen in Ukraine, and the arrest of a former U.S. ambassador on charges of working for Cuban intelligence services. Both of these come after last week's arrest of a man...
Sparks Fly At Fourth Republican Primary Debate 07 December 2023 00:14:41
Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Florida governor Ron DeSantis, former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley & businessman Vivek Ramaswamy attacked each other during the final Republican primary debate before the Iowa caucuses. Former president Donald Trump, who has refused to take part in any o...
Sparks Fly At Fourth Republican Primary Debate
Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Florida governor Ron DeSantis, former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley & businessman Vivek Ramaswamy attacked each other during the final Republican primary debate before the Iowa caucuses. Former president Donald Trump, who has refused to take part in any o...
Trump Plans A More Radical Second Term 05 December 2023 00:16:58
The former president and his allies have made clear they don't want obstacles that stymied them in their first term to get in the way during a potential second term. Overhauls of the civil service, the judiciary & more are planned, among others. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis,...
Trump Plans A More Radical Second Term
The former president and his allies have made clear they don't want obstacles that stymied them in their first term to get in the way during a potential second term. Overhauls of the civil service, the judiciary & more are planned, among others. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis,...
Nikki Haley, Feminism & The Modern Republican Party 04 December 2023 00:14:00
The former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador threads the needle while running for president: she says her gender is important to her candidacy, but she does not think it is the main reason why people should vote for her. How does this balance influence Republican politics today? This episo...
Nikki Haley, Feminism & The Modern Republican Party
The former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador threads the needle while running for president: she says her gender is important to her candidacy, but she does not think it is the main reason why people should vote for her. How does this balance influence Republican politics today? This episo...
Weekly Roundup: The House Expels Santos, and A Clash of Two Governors 01 December 2023 00:24:09
Rep. George Santos became the sixth person ever expelled from the House of Representatives Friday. And while Santos has been a political thorn in Republicans' side since his election, not everyone was comfortable kicking him out. Plus, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis debated California Gov. Gavin Newsom i...
Weekly Roundup: The House Expels Santos, and A Clash of Two Governors
Rep. George Santos became the sixth person ever expelled from the House of Representatives Friday. And while Santos has been a political thorn in Republicans' side since his election, not everyone was comfortable kicking him out. Plus, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis debated California Gov. Gavin Newsom i...
President Biden Is Sharpening His Attacks On Former President Trump 30 November 2023 00:14:48
For a while, President Biden was treating former President Trump a little like Lord Voldemort: He Who Must Not Be Named. But now, Biden is saying Trump's name a lot. With his approval rating hovering around 40 percent, Biden has been invoking his predecessor more often and more aggressively on the c...
President Biden Is Sharpening His Attacks On Former President Trump
For a while, President Biden was treating former President Trump a little like Lord Voldemort: He Who Must Not Be Named. But now, Biden is saying Trump's name a lot. With his approval rating hovering around 40 percent, Biden has been invoking his predecessor more often and more aggressively on the c...
The GOP Is Having An Identity Crisis Over America's Role in The World 29 November 2023 00:15:17
From Israel, to Ukraine, to China, global crises and conflicts are dominating headlines. And there are key divides among Republican presidential candidates on how to respond to those crises and conflicts. We break down where the 2024 hopefuls stand on foreign policy issues, and how conflicts abroad ...
The GOP Is Having An Identity Crisis Over America's Role in The World
From Israel, to Ukraine, to China, global crises and conflicts are dominating headlines. And there are key divides among Republican presidential candidates on how to respond to those crises and conflicts. We break down where the 2024 hopefuls stand on foreign policy issues, and how conflicts abroad ...
Trump Is Breaking All The Rules Of The Iowa Caucuses — And Still Winning 28 November 2023 00:15:19
The Iowa caucuses are less than two months away, and former President Trump remains the clear frontrunner in state polls. But, challengers Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis have recently picked up key endorsements that could challenge Trump's hold on that state. This episode was edited by Lexie Schapitl....
Trump Is Breaking All The Rules Of The Iowa Caucuses — And Still Winning
The Iowa caucuses are less than two months away, and former President Trump remains the clear frontrunner in state polls. But, challengers Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis have recently picked up key endorsements that could challenge Trump's hold on that state. This episode was edited by Lexie Schapitl....
A Court Ruling Poses A New Threat To The Voting Rights Act's Protections 27 November 2023 00:15:44
Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that private individuals and groups, like the ACLU or NAACP, can't sue under a key section of the Voting Rights Act. It's a decision that could reshape the political landscape, at a time when states across the country are already fighting over district lines....
A Court Ruling Poses A New Threat To The Voting Rights Act's Protections
Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that private individuals and groups, like the ACLU or NAACP, can't sue under a key section of the Voting Rights Act. It's a decision that could reshape the political landscape, at a time when states across the country are already fighting over district lines....
The Supreme Court's Shadow Docket 24 November 2023 00:47:55
Roe. Brown. Obergefell. Dobbs. These Supreme Court decisions are the ones that make headlines, and eventually history books. But today, the vast majority of the Court's work actually happens out of the public eye, on what's become known as the shadow docket. The story of that transformation spans mo...
The Supreme Court's Shadow Docket
Roe. Brown. Obergefell. Dobbs. These Supreme Court decisions are the ones that make headlines, and eventually history books. But today, the vast majority of the Court's work actually happens out of the public eye, on what's become known as the shadow docket. The story of that transformation spans mo...
A Thanksgiving Treat: The NPR Politics Podcast Quiz 23 November 2023 00:12:06
In this edition of the podcast, originally only available to NPR Politics Podcast+ supporters, Tamara Keith and Ron Elving quiz one lucky listener on the month that was in political news. This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving.This episode wa...
A Thanksgiving Treat: The NPR Politics Podcast Quiz
In this edition of the podcast, originally only available to NPR Politics Podcast+ supporters, Tamara Keith and Ron Elving quiz one lucky listener on the month that was in political news. This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving.This episode wa...
Israel and Hamas Agree to Temporary Cease-fire and Hostage Release 22 November 2023 00:16:02
After six weeks of war, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a four-day pause in hostilities. As part of the agreement, 50 hostages currently held by Hamas and 150 Palestinian prisoners held in Israel will be released.The deal is the result of weeks of negotiations, but a long-term solution remains elusi...
Israel and Hamas Agree to Temporary Cease-fire and Hostage Release
After six weeks of war, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a four-day pause in hostilities. As part of the agreement, 50 hostages currently held by Hamas and 150 Palestinian prisoners held in Israel will be released.The deal is the result of weeks of negotiations, but a long-term solution remains elusi...
The Jan. 6 Case Against Donald Trump is Taking Shape 21 November 2023 00:17:35
The federal election interference case against former President Trump is months away from going to trial, but last week we got a sneak peek at how prosecutors plan to make the case that Trump was responsible for the violence of Jan. 6. Plus, the Supreme Court took the unprecedented step of adopting ...
The Jan. 6 Case Against Donald Trump is Taking Shape
The federal election interference case against former President Trump is months away from going to trial, but last week we got a sneak peek at how prosecutors plan to make the case that Trump was responsible for the violence of Jan. 6. Plus, the Supreme Court took the unprecedented step of adopting ...
GOP Presidential Hopefuls Are Trying To Thread The Needle On Abortion 20 November 2023 00:16:10
For decades, abortion has been a motivating force for the Republican base. But in a post-Roe, world, it's become a political liability in general elections. That leaves 2024 presidential hopefuls attempting a balancing act: how to appeal to primary base voters that oppose abortion rights, without al...
GOP Presidential Hopefuls Are Trying To Thread The Needle On Abortion
For decades, abortion has been a motivating force for the Republican base. But in a post-Roe, world, it's become a political liability in general elections. That leaves 2024 presidential hopefuls attempting a balancing act: how to appeal to primary base voters that oppose abortion rights, without al...
Fights, Fowl, Flagging Polls & Funding The Government 17 November 2023 00:28:39
It was a busy week in Washington. President Biden's support from Arab-American and Muslim American voters over Israel's war with Hamas. Congress managed to avoid a shutdown, but not without members verbally — and physically — attacking each other. And, two turkeys get ready for a stay of execution. ...
Fights, Fowl, Flagging Polls & Funding The Government
It was a busy week in Washington. President Biden's support from Arab-American and Muslim American voters over Israel's war with Hamas. Congress managed to avoid a shutdown, but not without members verbally — and physically — attacking each other. And, two turkeys get ready for a stay of execution. ...
Poll: Americans Divided Over Israel's War With Hamas 16 November 2023 00:18:20
The latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll shows a growing number of Americans think Israel's military actions against Hamas have gone too far compared to data from last month. Respondents also are split on whether to continue financial & military support to Israel and to Ukraine in their wars, and...
Poll: Americans Divided Over Israel's War With Hamas
The latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll shows a growing number of Americans think Israel's military actions against Hamas have gone too far compared to data from last month. Respondents also are split on whether to continue financial & military support to Israel and to Ukraine in their wars, and...
Speaker Mike Johnson's Ties To The Christian Right 15 November 2023 00:21:52
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., has long-held ties to Christian activists and leaders — some of whom are linked to the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection and the growing Christian nationalism movement. We explore what those views are, and why they matter in today's political landscape. This episode...
Speaker Mike Johnson's Ties To The Christian Right
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., has long-held ties to Christian activists and leaders — some of whom are linked to the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection and the growing Christian nationalism movement. We explore what those views are, and why they matter in today's political landscape. This episode...
Arizona Voters May Decide 2024 — What Are Their Priorities? 14 November 2023 00:13:27
It's a state with lots of older and younger voters, and whose population is increasingly diversifying. Combine that with a plurality of Arizona voters no longer identifying as Republicans or as Democrats, and conditions are rife for a tough election fight for any candidate. This episode: political c...
Arizona Voters May Decide 2024 — What Are Their Priorities?
It's a state with lots of older and younger voters, and whose population is increasingly diversifying. Combine that with a plurality of Arizona voters no longer identifying as Republicans or as Democrats, and conditions are rife for a tough election fight for any candidate. This episode: political c...
Why Is It Getting Harder To Fight Election Misinformation? 13 November 2023 00:15:22
Between lawsuits, threats & difficulty doing research, both elections officials and researchers studying misinformation say their jobs are becoming more difficult — and it's not set to get better before the 2024 presidential vote.And, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., leaves the Republican presidential ra...
Why Is It Getting Harder To Fight Election Misinformation?
Between lawsuits, threats & difficulty doing research, both elections officials and researchers studying misinformation say their jobs are becoming more difficult — and it's not set to get better before the 2024 presidential vote.And, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., leaves the Republican presidential ra...
Trump's Trials: Why lawyers say 'never write anything down' 11 November 2023 00:15:12
Today we're sharing an episode of a new NPR podcast called Trump's Trials, hosted by Scott Detrow with regular analysis from Domenico Montanaro. Each week they'll break down the latest courtroom drama, testimony, and legal maneuverings in the criminal and civil cases facing former President Trump — ...
Trump's Trials: Why lawyers say 'never write anything down'
Today we're sharing an episode of a new NPR podcast called Trump's Trials, hosted by Scott Detrow with regular analysis from Domenico Montanaro. Each week they'll break down the latest courtroom drama, testimony, and legal maneuverings in the criminal and civil cases facing former President Trump — ...
Roundup: Manchin's Moves, Election News, Panda Blues 10 November 2023 00:28:07
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced he wouldn't seek another term, fueling speculation he's gearing up for a presidential run. Meanwhile, new speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) is facing a major challenge to avoid a government shutdown next week, and statewide elections throughout the countr...
Roundup: Manchin's Moves, Election News, Panda Blues
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced he wouldn't seek another term, fueling speculation he's gearing up for a presidential run. Meanwhile, new speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) is facing a major challenge to avoid a government shutdown next week, and statewide elections throughout the countr...
Can Nikki Haley Be Republicans' Presidential Nominee? 09 November 2023 00:14:50
The former U.N. ambassador and South Carolina governor is attracting new attention with voters. But, she still has a lot of ground to make up to catch former president Donald Trump. Does she have a path to win the nomination? This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political cor...
Can Nikki Haley Be Republicans' Presidential Nominee?
The former U.N. ambassador and South Carolina governor is attracting new attention with voters. But, she still has a lot of ground to make up to catch former president Donald Trump. Does she have a path to win the nomination? This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political cor...
In South Florida, GOP Candidates Debate While Trump Rallies 09 November 2023 00:15:08
Five candidates — former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Florida governor Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, and South Carolina senator Tim Scott met on a debate stage in Miami, each trying to pitch themselves as the altern...
In South Florida, GOP Candidates Debate While Trump Rallies
Five candidates — former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Florida governor Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, and South Carolina senator Tim Scott met on a debate stage in Miami, each trying to pitch themselves as the altern...
What's At Stake For Trump As N.Y. Fraud Trial Continues 07 November 2023 00:15:58
The former president took the stand Monday in a New York courtroom and was at times combative and defense when asked to answer questions over his knowledge of fraudulent financial statements filed by the Trump Organization. This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political repor...
What's At Stake For Trump As N.Y. Fraud Trial Continues
The former president took the stand Monday in a New York courtroom and was at times combative and defense when asked to answer questions over his knowledge of fraudulent financial statements filed by the Trump Organization. This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political repor...
Abortion Is On Ohio Ballots — What You Need To Know 06 November 2023 00:13:36
Voters will decide whether to codify reproductive rights in the state's constitution this Election Day, continuing a trend of state referenda on abortion access after Roe v. Wade was overturned in 2022. Ohio's current abortion ban, prohibiting the procedure after six weeks, is currently on hold due ...
Abortion Is On Ohio Ballots — What You Need To Know
Voters will decide whether to codify reproductive rights in the state's constitution this Election Day, continuing a trend of state referenda on abortion access after Roe v. Wade was overturned in 2022. Ohio's current abortion ban, prohibiting the procedure after six weeks, is currently on hold due ...
Weekly Roundup: New Speaker, Same Challenges 03 November 2023 00:24:26
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) has a lot on his agenda — aid to Israel and Ukraine, a looming government shutdown & more. He'll need bipartisan support to get things done, but how doable that is remains to be seen.And, polls in New Hampshire are tightening ahead of January's primaries...
Weekly Roundup: New Speaker, Same Challenges
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) has a lot on his agenda — aid to Israel and Ukraine, a looming government shutdown & more. He'll need bipartisan support to get things done, but how doable that is remains to be seen.And, polls in New Hampshire are tightening ahead of January's primaries...
Republicans Turn On Tuberville Over Military Blockade 02 November 2023 00:16:52
Senate colleagues are frustrated with Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), who continues to block appointments to the military chain of command as a form of protest over policy allowing servicemembers to reproductive care.And, efforts to castigate three House members fell short.This episode: voting corre...
Republicans Turn On Tuberville Over Military Blockade
Senate colleagues are frustrated with Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), who continues to block appointments to the military chain of command as a form of protest over policy allowing servicemembers to reproductive care.And, efforts to castigate three House members fell short.This episode: voting corre...
Democrats Divided Over Israel 01 November 2023 00:14:53
President Biden has offered strong support for Israel in its war against Hamas, even traveling to the country to show the United States' commitment to Israel's defense. But that stance has some Democrats sharply critical of the Biden administration for not focusing enough on the war's impacts on Pal...
Democrats Divided Over Israel
President Biden has offered strong support for Israel in its war against Hamas, even traveling to the country to show the United States' commitment to Israel's defense. But that stance has some Democrats sharply critical of the Biden administration for not focusing enough on the war's impacts on Pal...
How A Colorado Trial Could Force Trump Off The Ballot 31 October 2023 00:11:59
A suit filed in the state alleges the former president is ineligible to seek public office based on a provision in the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. What does the suit claim, and what could happen next? This episode: voting correspondent Ashley Lopez, Colorado Public Radio public affairs ...
How A Colorado Trial Could Force Trump Off The Ballot
A suit filed in the state alleges the former president is ineligible to seek public office based on a provision in the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. What does the suit claim, and what could happen next? This episode: voting correspondent Ashley Lopez, Colorado Public Radio public affairs ...
Term Limits Won't Fix Congress — Here's What Might 30 October 2023 00:18:17
The idea of term limiting congressional representatives tends to poll well, but — in practice — the idea probably wouldn't reduce extreme partisanship or curb outside influence. But there are some ideas, like multi-member districts and reforms to primary elections, that could make a big difference.T...
Term Limits Won't Fix Congress — Here's What Might
The idea of term limiting congressional representatives tends to poll well, but — in practice — the idea probably wouldn't reduce extreme partisanship or curb outside influence. But there are some ideas, like multi-member districts and reforms to primary elections, that could make a big difference.T...
Roundup: GOP Boosts Power By Gerrymandering North Carolina 27 October 2023 00:21:40
Drawing congressional and statehouse districts in a way that solidifies a party's political power is a primary driver of the country's extreme, hyper-partisan political environment. Here's how the fight over new maps in Georgia and North Carolina is expected to reshape national politics.This episode...
Roundup: GOP Boosts Power By Gerrymandering North Carolina
Drawing congressional and statehouse districts in a way that solidifies a party's political power is a primary driver of the country's extreme, hyper-partisan political environment. Here's how the fight over new maps in Georgia and North Carolina is expected to reshape national politics.This episode...
Trump Allies Take Plea Deals In Georgia — How That Changes The Case 26 October 2023 00:12:36
Trump-aligned lawyers Sidney Powell, Kenneth Chesebro and Jenna Ellis have agreed to plea deals in a Georgia case related to Trump's effort to overturn Biden's election win in the state. That might help prosecutors there build a strong case against Donald Trump himself.This episode: campaign corresp...
Trump Allies Take Plea Deals In Georgia — How That Changes The Case
Trump-aligned lawyers Sidney Powell, Kenneth Chesebro and Jenna Ellis have agreed to plea deals in a Georgia case related to Trump's effort to overturn Biden's election win in the state. That might help prosecutors there build a strong case against Donald Trump himself.This episode: campaign corresp...
Meet Mike Johnson, The Republican Just Elected Speaker Of The House 25 October 2023 00:17:51
The Louisiana Republican is known as an easy friend among his colleagues, a devout Christian and fervent social conservative who joined the majority of his Republican peers who voted against certifying Joe Biden's presidential election win.He won unanimous party support in a vote before the full Hou...
Meet Mike Johnson, The Republican Just Elected Speaker Of The House
The Louisiana Republican is known as an easy friend among his colleagues, a devout Christian and fervent social conservative who joined the majority of his Republican peers who voted against certifying Joe Biden's presidential election win.He won unanimous party support in a vote before the full Hou...
Trump And Allies Doom Latest GOP Speaker Nominee, GOP Regroups 24 October 2023 00:12:09
"I have many wonderful friends wanting to be Speaker of the House, and some are truly great Warriors. RINO Tom Emmer, who I do not know well, is not one of them," Donald Trump said in a post on his platform Truth Social.Emmer, a Minnesota Republican and former head of the House GOP's campaign arm, w...
Trump And Allies Doom Latest GOP Speaker Nominee, GOP Regroups
"I have many wonderful friends wanting to be Speaker of the House, and some are truly great Warriors. RINO Tom Emmer, who I do not know well, is not one of them," Donald Trump said in a post on his platform Truth Social.Emmer, a Minnesota Republican and former head of the House GOP's campaign arm, w...
Can GOP Remake Election Data System Undermined By Conspiracies? 23 October 2023 00:12:51
The Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) helps member states keep their voter rolls up-to-date, which prevents voter fraud. But after a slew of GOP-led states stopped participating in the compact under pressure from voters swayed by conspiracy theories about the group, Republican electi...
Can GOP Remake Election Data System Undermined By Conspiracies?
The Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) helps member states keep their voter rolls up-to-date, which prevents voter fraud. But after a slew of GOP-led states stopped participating in the compact under pressure from voters swayed by conspiracy theories about the group, Republican electi...
Who Wants To Be Speaker Of The House Of Representatives? 20 October 2023 00:21:42
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) failed to win a majority of votes in the House on his third attempt to become speaker. The Republican conference then decided Jordan will not be their nominee for the role going forward, bringing the chamber back to a now familiar impasse. How will Congress move forward, and...
Who Wants To Be Speaker Of The House Of Representatives?
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) failed to win a majority of votes in the House on his third attempt to become speaker. The Republican conference then decided Jordan will not be their nominee for the role going forward, bringing the chamber back to a now familiar impasse. How will Congress move forward, and...
Republican Chaos: Still No Clear Path To Speaker 19 October 2023 00:13:36
After wavering and backing a temporary leader, Rep. Jim Jordan says he will push ahead with another round of voting in his bid to become Speaker of the House. Meanwhile, President Biden is set to address the nation from the Oval Office to pressure Congress to pass aid for Israel and Ukraine.This epi...
Republican Chaos: Still No Clear Path To Speaker
After wavering and backing a temporary leader, Rep. Jim Jordan says he will push ahead with another round of voting in his bid to become Speaker of the House. Meanwhile, President Biden is set to address the nation from the Oval Office to pressure Congress to pass aid for Israel and Ukraine.This epi...
In Israel, Biden Affirms Support, Warns Against Acting Out Of Rage 18 October 2023 00:11:13
The president delivered the remarks during his trip to Israel. An additional stop in Jordan to meet with Egypt's leader and the head of the Palestinian Authority was cancelled.Majorities of both parties in the U.S. favor American support for Israel. And, despite an ascendant isolationist inclination...
In Israel, Biden Affirms Support, Warns Against Acting Out Of Rage
The president delivered the remarks during his trip to Israel. An additional stop in Jordan to meet with Egypt's leader and the head of the Palestinian Authority was cancelled.Majorities of both parties in the U.S. favor American support for Israel. And, despite an ascendant isolationist inclination...
If Republicans Don't Solve Their Spat, Congress Can't Pass Laws 18 October 2023 00:11:46
Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio was opposed by twenty of his fellow Republicans in a vote before the full House today, leaving him far short of the support he needs to become Speaker of the House. He's called for another vote tomorrow.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional corres...
If Republicans Don't Solve Their Spat, Congress Can't Pass Laws
Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio was opposed by twenty of his fellow Republicans in a vote before the full House today, leaving him far short of the support he needs to become Speaker of the House. He's called for another vote tomorrow.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional corres...
Voters Have Complicated Views Of Biden's Climate Action 16 October 2023 00:15:37
The White House describes the $369 billion of spending inside the Inflation Reduction Act as the biggest investment in combating climate change in the history of the world — but climate-minded voters remains frustrated about concessions he's made to allow fossil fuel extraction as the country contin...
Voters Have Complicated Views Of Biden's Climate Action
The White House describes the $369 billion of spending inside the Inflation Reduction Act as the biggest investment in combating climate change in the history of the world — but climate-minded voters remains frustrated about concessions he's made to allow fossil fuel extraction as the country contin...
Roundup: Congress Still Stalled, Republicans Can't Agree On Leader 14 October 2023 00:18:07
With a massive humanitarian crisis in Israel and Gaza, dwindling funds for Ukraine and a rapidly approaching budget deadline, Republicans selected Jim Jordan as their latest nominee for speaker — though, with a number of Republicans still openly opposing him, he still needs to work to get to the 217...
Roundup: Congress Still Stalled, Republicans Can't Agree On Leader
With a massive humanitarian crisis in Israel and Gaza, dwindling funds for Ukraine and a rapidly approaching budget deadline, Republicans selected Jim Jordan as their latest nominee for speaker — though, with a number of Republicans still openly opposing him, he still needs to work to get to the 217...
Trump Visits Early States As Crowded Field Stymies Rivals 12 October 2023 00:12:25
Donald Trump has visited Iowa and New Hampshire more frequently in recent months, though skipping the retail politicking that has historically defined the campaign culture of the early states. It hasn't seemed to impact his standing in the polls though — his rivals continue to stagnate with no clear...
Trump Visits Early States As Crowded Field Stymies Rivals
Donald Trump has visited Iowa and New Hampshire more frequently in recent months, though skipping the retail politicking that has historically defined the campaign culture of the early states. It hasn't seemed to impact his standing in the polls though — his rivals continue to stagnate with no clear...
Can Republicans Unite Behind Steve Scalise As Speaker? 11 October 2023 00:13:16
The conservative Louisiana Republican has now been backed by his primary rival in the race for Speaker, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio. But it is not yet clear if Scalise can martial the support of the full GOP conference and win the Speaker's gavel.This episode: campaign correspondent Sarah McCammon, poli...
Can Republicans Unite Behind Steve Scalise As Speaker?
The conservative Louisiana Republican has now been backed by his primary rival in the race for Speaker, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio. But it is not yet clear if Scalise can martial the support of the full GOP conference and win the Speaker's gavel.This episode: campaign correspondent Sarah McCammon, poli...
Congress Can't Pass Israel Aid Until House Republicans Find Consensus 10 October 2023 00:13:35
Republicans must pick a Speaker of the House before Congress can pass any legislation — and are facing new pressure to move quickly in order to respond to a war in Israel that has left hundreds of civilians dead, including at least 14 Americans.This episode: campaign correspondent Sarah McCammon, Wh...
Congress Can't Pass Israel Aid Until House Republicans Find Consensus
Republicans must pick a Speaker of the House before Congress can pass any legislation — and are facing new pressure to move quickly in order to respond to a war in Israel that has left hundreds of civilians dead, including at least 14 Americans.This episode: campaign correspondent Sarah McCammon, Wh...
SCOTUS Banned Affirmative Action — Except At Military Service Academies 09 October 2023 00:37:24
This summer, the Supreme Court overturned the legality of race-based affirmative action at higher education institutions everywhere, with one glaring exception: military service academies. Members of the conservative-leaning court like Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice John Roberts have long been ...
SCOTUS Banned Affirmative Action — Except At Military Service Academies
This summer, the Supreme Court overturned the legality of race-based affirmative action at higher education institutions everywhere, with one glaring exception: military service academies. Members of the conservative-leaning court like Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice John Roberts have long been ...
Roundup: Abortion Could Soon Be Back Before Supreme Court 06 October 2023 00:23:15
And U.S. officials are likely to show up empty-handed to a international meeting coordinating aid to Ukraine as House Republicans block additional funds. Some lawmakers say they want to understand an end game for the conflict before authorizing spending, as analysts say the conflict has evolved into...
Roundup: Abortion Could Soon Be Back Before Supreme Court
And U.S. officials are likely to show up empty-handed to a international meeting coordinating aid to Ukraine as House Republicans block additional funds. Some lawmakers say they want to understand an end game for the conflict before authorizing spending, as analysts say the conflict has evolved into...
Most Trump-Leaning Independents: He Shouldn't Be POTUS If Convicted 05 October 2023 00:16:31
According to the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 49% of Americans believe he has done something illegal and an additional 26 percent believe he has done something unethical but not illegal. Still, half of all independents prefer Trump to Biden — just 42% support the sitting president.We want t...
Most Trump-Leaning Independents: He Shouldn't Be POTUS If Convicted
According to the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 49% of Americans believe he has done something illegal and an additional 26 percent believe he has done something unethical but not illegal. Still, half of all independents prefer Trump to Biden — just 42% support the sitting president.We want t...
This GOP Fight Could Devastate George W. Bush's Global Health Win 04 October 2023 00:14:14
Concern from some Republicans over abortion — and resurgent skepticism of foreign aid — could severely curb the effectiveness of the AIDS prevention program PEPFAR. Also known as the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR is credited with saving more than 25 million lives since it began ...
This GOP Fight Could Devastate George W. Bush's Global Health Win
Concern from some Republicans over abortion — and resurgent skepticism of foreign aid — could severely curb the effectiveness of the AIDS prevention program PEPFAR. Also known as the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR is credited with saving more than 25 million lives since it began ...
Speaker McCarthy Fired By Hardliners As GOP Coalition Collapses 04 October 2023 00:14:45
Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida was joined by seven other Republicans and the Democratic party in a first-of-its-kind maneuver. There is no plan for what comes next.We want to hear from you about the show: npr.org/politicssurveyThis episode: White House reporter Deepa Shivaram, political correspondent S...
Speaker McCarthy Fired By Hardliners As GOP Coalition Collapses
Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida was joined by seven other Republicans and the Democratic party in a first-of-its-kind maneuver. There is no plan for what comes next.We want to hear from you about the show: npr.org/politicssurveyThis episode: White House reporter Deepa Shivaram, political correspondent S...
McCarthy Fails To Unite GOP, Turns To Dems To Keep Government Open 02 October 2023 00:12:37
Speaker McCarthy, unable to marshal his conference, relied on Democrats to fund the federal government for another 45 days. The deal puts his job in jeopardy and kicks the can down the road as House Republicans will still need to reach party consensus on government spending and aid to Ukraine in ord...
McCarthy Fails To Unite GOP, Turns To Dems To Keep Government Open
Speaker McCarthy, unable to marshal his conference, relied on Democrats to fund the federal government for another 45 days. The deal puts his job in jeopardy and kicks the can down the road as House Republicans will still need to reach party consensus on government spending and aid to Ukraine in ord...
Roundup: Feinstein's Legacy, Shutdown, Biden And Democracy 29 September 2023 00:28:58
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, is dead at 90. The government is about to shutdown over intra-GOP disagreements. And Biden gave a speech warning about the continuing threats to American Democracy.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Deepa Shivaram...
Roundup: Feinstein's Legacy, Shutdown, Biden And Democracy
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, is dead at 90. The government is about to shutdown over intra-GOP disagreements. And Biden gave a speech warning about the continuing threats to American Democracy.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Deepa Shivaram...
House Republicans, In Search Of A Crime, Launch Biden Impeachment 28 September 2023 00:15:00
The hearing focused on the business practices of his son's efforts and insinuations that, while serving as vice president, Biden used his office to enrich himself or his family. So far, the Republicans have no substantive evidence to support that claim. This episode: political correspondent Sarah Mc...
House Republicans, In Search Of A Crime, Launch Biden Impeachment
The hearing focused on the business practices of his son's efforts and insinuations that, while serving as vice president, Biden used his office to enrich himself or his family. So far, the Republicans have no substantive evidence to support that claim. This episode: political correspondent Sarah Mc...
Candidates Debated. But They Probably Still Can't Beat Trump 28 September 2023 00:16:48
Seven Republican primary candidates not named Donald Trump debated Wednesday night in the Reagan Library in California. There were some interesting policy questions, plenty of infighting and basically no signs that any of these folks can surge to overtake the former president and win the primary.Thi...
Candidates Debated. But They Probably Still Can't Beat Trump
Seven Republican primary candidates not named Donald Trump debated Wednesday night in the Reagan Library in California. There were some interesting policy questions, plenty of infighting and basically no signs that any of these folks can surge to overtake the former president and win the primary.Thi...
Growing Public Support For Unions Helped Push Biden To Picket Line 26 September 2023 00:16:14
In what is likely a first, the sitting president of the United States joined a picket line. Biden made a brief stop in Michigan wearing a ball cap and quarter-zip to address picketing auto workers through a megaphone. Trump will campaign with auto workers tomorrow.This episode: White House correspon...
Growing Public Support For Unions Helped Push Biden To Picket Line
In what is likely a first, the sitting president of the United States joined a picket line. Biden made a brief stop in Michigan wearing a ball cap and quarter-zip to address picketing auto workers through a megaphone. Trump will campaign with auto workers tomorrow.This episode: White House correspon...
What Counts As An Official Act? Why Corruption Is Hard To Convict 25 September 2023 00:15:48
Senator Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, is facing federal bribery charges. Federal agents found hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and gold at his home.Menendez is remaining defiant and says he will not resign. The senator has faced previous corruption charges — the case ended in a hung j...
What Counts As An Official Act? Why Corruption Is Hard To Convict
Senator Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, is facing federal bribery charges. Federal agents found hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and gold at his home.Menendez is remaining defiant and says he will not resign. The senator has faced previous corruption charges — the case ended in a hung j...
Weekly Roundup: Shutdown Likely Because Of GOP Infighting 22 September 2023 00:26:19
Congress has left town as House Republicans infighting appears doomed to shutdown the government next week. And both Donald Trump and President Biden appear to have turned their attention toward the general election race — even though the first primary vote has yet to be cast.This episode: voting co...
Weekly Roundup: Shutdown Likely Because Of GOP Infighting
Congress has left town as House Republicans infighting appears doomed to shutdown the government next week. And both Donald Trump and President Biden appear to have turned their attention toward the general election race — even though the first primary vote has yet to be cast.This episode: voting co...
Our Changing Democracy: Non-Partisan Primaries, Internet Voting 21 September 2023 00:15:54
Closed primaries — where only members of that political party can vote — are effectively the final say in the vast majority of House of Representatives elections. Can open primary elections help incentive candidates to work toward consensus?And 300,000 people voted via the web in 2020. And, yes, the...
Our Changing Democracy: Non-Partisan Primaries, Internet Voting
Closed primaries — where only members of that political party can vote — are effectively the final say in the vast majority of House of Representatives elections. Can open primary elections help incentive candidates to work toward consensus?And 300,000 people voted via the web in 2020. And, yes, the...
Trump Will Visit Striking Auto Workers, Reception Could Be Mixed 20 September 2023 00:15:53
The former president is evidently trying to shore up support with working class voters in Michigan. He narrowly lost the state in 2020.The autoworkers' union blasted Trump in a statement — though its relationship with the Biden White House is less than cozy.This episode: White House correspondent As...
Trump Will Visit Striking Auto Workers, Reception Could Be Mixed
The former president is evidently trying to shore up support with working class voters in Michigan. He narrowly lost the state in 2020.The autoworkers' union blasted Trump in a statement — though its relationship with the Biden White House is less than cozy.This episode: White House correspondent As...
Can Gov. Doug Burgum Introduce Himself In Time To Win The GOP Primary? 19 September 2023 00:19:46
The governor of North Dakota is running to be the Republican nominee for president after a long career in business and two elections to the governor's mansion.In an interview with The NPR Politics Podcast, Burgum, who has languished in the polls, says his path to the nomination relies on increasing ...
Can Gov. Doug Burgum Introduce Himself In Time To Win The GOP Primary?
The governor of North Dakota is running to be the Republican nominee for president after a long career in business and two elections to the governor's mansion.In an interview with The NPR Politics Podcast, Burgum, who has languished in the polls, says his path to the nomination relies on increasing ...
Divisions Grow Over Sending More Aid To Ukraine 18 September 2023 00:17:01
The country's wartime president heads to the United Nations and to Capitol Hill this week to make the case for more support. But the topic of further funding Ukraine's war efforts is increasingly dividing the American public, with Republicans in Congress especially split. This episode: voting corres...
Divisions Grow Over Sending More Aid To Ukraine
The country's wartime president heads to the United Nations and to Capitol Hill this week to make the case for more support. But the topic of further funding Ukraine's war efforts is increasingly dividing the American public, with Republicans in Congress especially split. This episode: voting corres...
How Mapmaking Can Tilt The Balance In Congress 15 September 2023 00:21:51
Congressional redistricting in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and New York may give Democrats a chance to win more seats in the House of Representatives & improve their chances to take back the chamber in the 2024 elections. We explore why.Then, bidding farewell to Sen. Mitt Romney (R-...
How Mapmaking Can Tilt The Balance In Congress
Congressional redistricting in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and New York may give Democrats a chance to win more seats in the House of Representatives & improve their chances to take back the chamber in the 2024 elections. We explore why.Then, bidding farewell to Sen. Mitt Romney (R-...
Hunter Biden Indicted On Gun Charges 14 September 2023 00:13:56
The president's son faces three felony charges related to a weapon he purchased in 2018. The charges come after a plea deal fell apart earlier in the summer, and may cause headaches for the Biden campaign — not to mention become fodder for the House's impending impeachment inquiry into the president...
Hunter Biden Indicted On Gun Charges
The president's son faces three felony charges related to a weapon he purchased in 2018. The charges come after a plea deal fell apart earlier in the summer, and may cause headaches for the Biden campaign — not to mention become fodder for the House's impending impeachment inquiry into the president...
The Summer Of Labor 13 September 2023 00:15:52
Public opinion toward organized labor is at recent highs. As a potential strike by the United Auto Workers looms, we look at what UAW workers are looking for in a new contract, and how the Biden administration & Republicans alike are approaching this moment.This episode: political correspondents...
The Summer Of Labor
Public opinion toward organized labor is at recent highs. As a potential strike by the United Auto Workers looms, we look at what UAW workers are looking for in a new contract, and how the Biden administration & Republicans alike are approaching this moment.This episode: political correspondents...
McCarthy Calls For Impeachment Inquiry Into Biden 12 September 2023 00:14:57
The speaker of the House cited "allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption" in his reasoning to direct House committees to begin the proceedings, which will start at a date to be determined. The White House called it a "political stunt" in a statement, and not all Republican lawmaker...
McCarthy Calls For Impeachment Inquiry Into Biden
The speaker of the House cited "allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption" in his reasoning to direct House committees to begin the proceedings, which will start at a date to be determined. The White House called it a "political stunt" in a statement, and not all Republican lawmaker...
Meet The New Bosses — Younger Than The Old Bosses 11 September 2023 00:16:48
The chair of North Carolina's Democratic party is just 25. Her Republican counterpart in Alabama is 37. Together, they represent a younger generation making inroads in political leadership. How do their perspectives inform their parties' plans in 2024?This episode: political correspondent Susan Davi...
Meet The New Bosses — Younger Than The Old Bosses
The chair of North Carolina's Democratic party is just 25. Her Republican counterpart in Alabama is 37. Together, they represent a younger generation making inroads in political leadership. How do their perspectives inform their parties' plans in 2024?This episode: political correspondent Susan Davi...
Is Chris Christie A Man Without A Party? 08 September 2023 00:29:24
The former governor of New Jersey is running to be the Republican nominee for president for a second time, having lost to Donald Trump in 2016. In an interview with The NPR Politics Podcast, Christie says both he and the GOP have changed in the intervening years, but his break with Trump and Christi...
Is Chris Christie A Man Without A Party?
The former governor of New Jersey is running to be the Republican nominee for president for a second time, having lost to Donald Trump in 2016. In an interview with The NPR Politics Podcast, Christie says both he and the GOP have changed in the intervening years, but his break with Trump and Christi...
Campaign Check-In: How Are The Non-Trump Candidates Making Their Pitch? 07 September 2023 00:16:02
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was once seen as the biggest threat to former President Donald Trump. But his campaign got off to a rocky start and is struggling to gain traction. In this episode, we look at how three non-Trump candidates — DeSantis, Nikki Haley, and Mike Pence — are selling themselves ...
Campaign Check-In: How Are The Non-Trump Candidates Making Their Pitch?
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was once seen as the biggest threat to former President Donald Trump. But his campaign got off to a rocky start and is struggling to gain traction. In this episode, we look at how three non-Trump candidates — DeSantis, Nikki Haley, and Mike Pence — are selling themselves ...
The National Implications Of Impeaching Texas' Attorney General 06 September 2023 00:14:37
Ken Paxton, a Republican, is facing a bipartisan impeachment trial in the Texas Senate related to allegations of corruption and bribery, which Paxton denies. Despite being a state official, Paxton has had an outsized influence in national policy, especially regarding immigration, by involving the st...
The National Implications Of Impeaching Texas' Attorney General
Ken Paxton, a Republican, is facing a bipartisan impeachment trial in the Texas Senate related to allegations of corruption and bribery, which Paxton denies. Despite being a state official, Paxton has had an outsized influence in national policy, especially regarding immigration, by involving the st...
Remember 9/11? Most Military Recruits Don't. 05 September 2023 00:13:41
Most new recruits to active duty military service were either very young or not yet born when the attacks of September 11th, 2001 took place. As the U.S. nears the 22nd anniversary of the attacks, how is military recruitment changing to adapt to a post-War on Terror landscape — and what impact does ...
Remember 9/11? Most Military Recruits Don't.
Most new recruits to active duty military service were either very young or not yet born when the attacks of September 11th, 2001 took place. As the U.S. nears the 22nd anniversary of the attacks, how is military recruitment changing to adapt to a post-War on Terror landscape — and what impact does ...
It's A Politics Podcast Trivia Game! 04 September 2023 00:11:30
We're off for Labor Day, but we wanted to give you something a little fun to listen to. It's our Politics Podcast Trivia Game! This episode was first released as a bonus episode for NPR Politics Podcast+ listeners. We're excited to give everyone an opportunity to hear it now!If you want to a chance ...
It's A Politics Podcast Trivia Game!
We're off for Labor Day, but we wanted to give you something a little fun to listen to. It's our Politics Podcast Trivia Game! This episode was first released as a bonus episode for NPR Politics Podcast+ listeners. We're excited to give everyone an opportunity to hear it now!If you want to a chance ...
Weekly Roundup: Trump's Televised Trial, Ramaswamy's Rap Riposte 01 September 2023 00:19:45
Donald Trump has pled not guilty to state charges in Georgia, as have many of his alleged co-conspirators.And, on the campaign trail, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was forced to return home to deal with a storm. Vivek Ramaswamy agreed to stop performing an Eminem song, but said that he hopes the rapper ...
Weekly Roundup: Trump's Televised Trial, Ramaswamy's Rap Riposte
Donald Trump has pled not guilty to state charges in Georgia, as have many of his alleged co-conspirators.And, on the campaign trail, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was forced to return home to deal with a storm. Vivek Ramaswamy agreed to stop performing an Eminem song, but said that he hopes the rapper ...
Health Scares And Funding Fights Cloud Congress' Return 31 August 2023 00:15:41
Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, again froze suddenly during a press conference. The 81 year-old's medical incidents have raised concerns about his future in Washington.And funding the war in Ukraine, funding the government, responding to natural disasters, and investigating President Bi...
Health Scares And Funding Fights Cloud Congress' Return
Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, again froze suddenly during a press conference. The 81 year-old's medical incidents have raised concerns about his future in Washington.And funding the war in Ukraine, funding the government, responding to natural disasters, and investigating President Bi...
After 30 Years, Here's Biden's Plan To Lower Drug Costs: Negotiate 30 August 2023 00:12:23
The government announced the first ten drugs that are the subject of price negotiations between the U.S. government and private companies. For decades, the government has been prohibited from negotiating the price it pays through Medicare for medication — until the rule was relaxed under the Afforda...
After 30 Years, Here's Biden's Plan To Lower Drug Costs: Negotiate
The government announced the first ten drugs that are the subject of price negotiations between the U.S. government and private companies. For decades, the government has been prohibited from negotiating the price it pays through Medicare for medication — until the rule was relaxed under the Afforda...
The US Tried To Keep ICE Abuse Reports Secret. Here's What's Inside 29 August 2023 00:17:52
NPR obtained secret government inspection reports, which described "negligent," "barbaric" and "filthy" conditions inside Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities.For more than three years, under both the Trump and Biden administrations, the federal government fought NPR's effo...
The US Tried To Keep ICE Abuse Reports Secret. Here's What's Inside
NPR obtained secret government inspection reports, which described "negligent," "barbaric" and "filthy" conditions inside Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities.For more than three years, under both the Trump and Biden administrations, the federal government fought NPR's effo...
Biden Administration, NYC Spar Over Immigration Policy 28 August 2023 00:16:25
In New York City, more than 90,000 migrants or people seeking asylum have sought refuge since spring 2022. The city's Democratic mayor, Eric Adams, has asked for more federal assistance, and in the meantime, has cut back on services for those coming to his city. The Biden administration blames Congr...
Biden Administration, NYC Spar Over Immigration Policy
In New York City, more than 90,000 migrants or people seeking asylum have sought refuge since spring 2022. The city's Democratic mayor, Eric Adams, has asked for more federal assistance, and in the meantime, has cut back on services for those coming to his city. The Biden administration blames Congr...
Get Ready To Be Badgered: Wisconsin Is A Presidential Battleground 25 August 2023 00:20:03
Wisconsin's diverse geography and intense state politics have kept it a closely-fought presidential battleground for years — but abortion politics and the GOP's slipping grasp on the state's evolving suburbs might be changing things.And a family's journey to find care for their daughter — from Afgha...
Get Ready To Be Badgered: Wisconsin Is A Presidential Battleground
Wisconsin's diverse geography and intense state politics have kept it a closely-fought presidential battleground for years — but abortion politics and the GOP's slipping grasp on the state's evolving suburbs might be changing things.And a family's journey to find care for their daughter — from Afgha...
Donald Trump Processed Through Georgia Jail 25 August 2023 00:09:03
Former President Donald Trump was processed through a county jail in Georgia on 13 charges that he was part of an illegal conspiracy to change the 2020 election results in Georgia. He has yet to enter a plea in the case.This episode: White House reporter Deepa Shivaram, national justice corresponden...
Donald Trump Processed Through Georgia Jail
Former President Donald Trump was processed through a county jail in Georgia on 13 charges that he was part of an illegal conspiracy to change the 2020 election results in Georgia. He has yet to enter a plea in the case.This episode: White House reporter Deepa Shivaram, national justice corresponden...
What Happened At The First 2024 Republican Primary Debate 24 August 2023 00:21:27
All the candidates except former New Jersey governor Chris Christie and former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson said they would support Donald Trump if he secures the nomination — even if he is criminally convicted on any of the charges he is facing.Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and former vice presid...
What Happened At The First 2024 Republican Primary Debate
All the candidates except former New Jersey governor Chris Christie and former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson said they would support Donald Trump if he secures the nomination — even if he is criminally convicted on any of the charges he is facing.Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and former vice presid...
Trump's Opponents Debate Tomorrow — He Says He Won't Show Up 22 August 2023 00:14:25
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson, former vice president Mike Pence, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina will participa...
Trump's Opponents Debate Tomorrow — He Says He Won't Show Up
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson, former vice president Mike Pence, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina will participa...
Biden Visits Hawaii After Deadly Fire 21 August 2023 00:14:48
The president's visit to the state is a fresh reminder of the increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather in the United States — and of his fraught reputation among climate-conscious voters.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and seni...
Biden Visits Hawaii After Deadly Fire
The president's visit to the state is a fresh reminder of the increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather in the United States — and of his fraught reputation among climate-conscious voters.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and seni...
Summer Camp... David: Biden Welcomes South Korea, Japan Leaders 18 August 2023 00:22:56
President Biden welcomed the men in an effort to foster unity as the United States works to counter China's influence in the region. And Alabama is once again in court over its congressional district maps.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, senio...
Summer Camp... David: Biden Welcomes South Korea, Japan Leaders
President Biden welcomed the men in an effort to foster unity as the United States works to counter China's influence in the region. And Alabama is once again in court over its congressional district maps.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, senio...
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer On Climate Law 17 August 2023 00:15:55
The New York Democrats discussed the landmark climate law, the Inflation Reduction Act, a year after he helped to pass the legislation. He said it will take time to for its provisions to be felt by the American public.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Dei...
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer On Climate Law
The New York Democrats discussed the landmark climate law, the Inflation Reduction Act, a year after he helped to pass the legislation. He said it will take time to for its provisions to be felt by the American public.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Dei...
If The Economy Is So Good, Why Are People So Mad? 16 August 2023 00:10:20
Inflation is way down, the U.S. is faring better than other major economies, and people broadly say their own personal financial situation is good. So why are people so down on the economy?This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and chief economics cor...
If The Economy Is So Good, Why Are People So Mad?
Inflation is way down, the U.S. is faring better than other major economies, and people broadly say their own personal financial situation is good. So why are people so down on the economy?This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and chief economics cor...
Trump Charged In Georgia, Alongside Election Subversion Allies 15 August 2023 00:19:50
The indictment alleges a sweeping scheme to overturn the state's election results. Unlike the federal charges brought by the special counsel Jack Smith, Trump — should he win reelection — would have no legal authority to pardon himself of any state-level convictions which could result from the lates...
Trump Charged In Georgia, Alongside Election Subversion Allies
The indictment alleges a sweeping scheme to overturn the state's election results. Unlike the federal charges brought by the special counsel Jack Smith, Trump — should he win reelection — would have no legal authority to pardon himself of any state-level convictions which could result from the lates...
Cattle Call: Republican Hopefuls Flock To Iowa State Fair 14 August 2023 00:16:51
The Iowa State Fair regularly draws more than a million people to Des Moines to revel in fried delights and livestock shows — that includes presidential hopefuls. But the mood this year is different than it has been in past presidential election cycles.This episode: political correspondent Susan Dav...
Cattle Call: Republican Hopefuls Flock To Iowa State Fair
The Iowa State Fair regularly draws more than a million people to Des Moines to revel in fried delights and livestock shows — that includes presidential hopefuls. But the mood this year is different than it has been in past presidential election cycles.This episode: political correspondent Susan Dav...
Special Counsel Named To Investigate President's Son 11 August 2023 00:23:31
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that prosecutor David Weiss will be appointed special counsel in the ongoing probe of Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden. Weiss, a Trump appointee, was already overseeing the investigation in his capacity as a federal prosecutor.And Joe Biden has...
Special Counsel Named To Investigate President's Son
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that prosecutor David Weiss will be appointed special counsel in the ongoing probe of Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden. Weiss, a Trump appointee, was already overseeing the investigation in his capacity as a federal prosecutor.And Joe Biden has...
Young Voters, Young Politicians 10 August 2023 00:11:39
Turnout among voters under 30 has been high in recent elections, but there are still major impediments — both systemic issues and cultural ones — that keep younger people from casting ballots. And there are similar roadblocks when those folks want to run for office, especially when it comes to fundi...
Young Voters, Young Politicians
Turnout among voters under 30 has been high in recent elections, but there are still major impediments — both systemic issues and cultural ones — that keep younger people from casting ballots. And there are similar roadblocks when those folks want to run for office, especially when it comes to fundi...
Ohio Voters Reject GOP Effort To Limit Direct Democracy 09 August 2023 00:15:55
Ohio voters have decisively rejected a proposal that, if passed, would have made it much harder for future ballot measures to add amendments to the state constitution. The Republican-led effort was scheduled to come before a November ballot measure that would expand abortion access in the state.This...
Ohio Voters Reject GOP Effort To Limit Direct Democracy
Ohio voters have decisively rejected a proposal that, if passed, would have made it much harder for future ballot measures to add amendments to the state constitution. The Republican-led effort was scheduled to come before a November ballot measure that would expand abortion access in the state.This...
Old Politicians 08 August 2023 00:15:56
President Biden is the oldest U.S. president ever at 80. Donald Trump is 77. Congress is as old as it has ever been. How did we get here and how does it shape our politics?This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, political correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspond...
Old Politicians
President Biden is the oldest U.S. president ever at 80. Donald Trump is 77. Congress is as old as it has ever been. How did we get here and how does it shape our politics?This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, political correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspond...
Why Some State Republican Parties Are Struggling to Raise Money 07 August 2023 00:15:14
Some state Republican parties are struggling. In Colorado, Michigan and Minnesota, the parties' organizations have suffered heavy election losses and are experiencing deep disagreements about the future of the GOP.This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, political correspondent Susan Davis, a...
Why Some State Republican Parties Are Struggling to Raise Money
Some state Republican parties are struggling. In Colorado, Michigan and Minnesota, the parties' organizations have suffered heavy election losses and are experiencing deep disagreements about the future of the GOP.This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, political correspondent Susan Davis, a...
As Abortion Vote Looms, Ohio GOP Hopes To Rein In Ballot Measures 04 August 2023 00:23:55
Trump's latest charges may further fracture House Republicans — with some in the party motivated to undermine President Biden with investigations and others worried about holding on to split-ticket seats that Biden carried in 2020.And, ahead of a November vote on a proposal that would amend the stat...
As Abortion Vote Looms, Ohio GOP Hopes To Rein In Ballot Measures
Trump's latest charges may further fracture House Republicans — with some in the party motivated to undermine President Biden with investigations and others worried about holding on to split-ticket seats that Biden carried in 2020.And, ahead of a November vote on a proposal that would amend the stat...
Trump Enters Not Guilty Plea In 2020 Election Subversion Case 03 August 2023 00:10:48
Former President Donald Trump, appearing in federal court in Washington, D.C., said he was not guilty of federal charges alleging he conspired to overturn the 2020 election results. The judge has set Aug. 28 as the first hearing in the case and said that Trump does not need to appear. Trump has agre...
Trump Enters Not Guilty Plea In 2020 Election Subversion Case
Former President Donald Trump, appearing in federal court in Washington, D.C., said he was not guilty of federal charges alleging he conspired to overturn the 2020 election results. The judge has set Aug. 28 as the first hearing in the case and said that Trump does not need to appear. Trump has agre...
Why Does Biden Stay Quiet On Trump's Legal Woes? 02 August 2023 00:13:06
Donald Trump continues to raise money and consolidate support on the back of his mounting criminal indictments — obstacles that would probably sink any other campaign. Meanwhile, President Biden has stayed nearly silent on the charges against Trump, despite Biden's 2020 campaign push branding Trump ...
Why Does Biden Stay Quiet On Trump's Legal Woes?
Donald Trump continues to raise money and consolidate support on the back of his mounting criminal indictments — obstacles that would probably sink any other campaign. Meanwhile, President Biden has stayed nearly silent on the charges against Trump, despite Biden's 2020 campaign push branding Trump ...
Trump's New Charges Stem From His Attempt To Subvert The Election 02 August 2023 00:13:27
Former President Trump has been indicted for his role in attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 election, an effort that reached a bloody crescendo on Jan. 6, 2021. Trump faces four federal criminal charges, including conspiracy to defraud the United States. Six unnamed individuals were list...
Trump's New Charges Stem From His Attempt To Subvert The Election
Former President Trump has been indicted for his role in attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 election, an effort that reached a bloody crescendo on Jan. 6, 2021. Trump faces four federal criminal charges, including conspiracy to defraud the United States. Six unnamed individuals were list...
Our Interview With GOP Presidential Hopeful Will Hurd 31 July 2023 00:24:50
Will Hurd is a 45 year-old former CIA agent who served six years representing western Texas in the House. He told us that he's running because he sees generational challenges facing America's "fragile democracy."This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Asma Khalid...
Our Interview With GOP Presidential Hopeful Will Hurd
Will Hurd is a 45 year-old former CIA agent who served six years representing western Texas in the House. He told us that he's running because he sees generational challenges facing America's "fragile democracy."This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Asma Khalid...
Trump Ordered Security Footage Deleted, DOJ Alleges In New Charges 28 July 2023 00:23:32
Donald Trump and two aides face new obstruction counts based on allegations that they instructed an unnamed, fourth worker to delete surveillance video footage at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence last summer "to prevent the footage from being provided to a federal grand jury."Trump also faces a new coun...
Trump Ordered Security Footage Deleted, DOJ Alleges In New Charges
Donald Trump and two aides face new obstruction counts based on allegations that they instructed an unnamed, fourth worker to delete surveillance video footage at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence last summer "to prevent the footage from being provided to a federal grand jury."Trump also faces a new coun...
House GOP Delights As Hunter Biden Plea Agreement Stalls 27 July 2023 00:10:37
The judge in the Hunter Biden case said Wednesday she is not ready to accept the plea deal struck between the president's son and the Justice Department. Judge Maryellen Noreika demanded that the lawyers from both sides make clear that the deal does not convey broad immunity offered to Biden from pr...
House GOP Delights As Hunter Biden Plea Agreement Stalls
The judge in the Hunter Biden case said Wednesday she is not ready to accept the plea deal struck between the president's son and the Justice Department. Judge Maryellen Noreika demanded that the lawyers from both sides make clear that the deal does not convey broad immunity offered to Biden from pr...
The Tiny Liberal Arts College At The Heart Of The Culture War 26 July 2023 00:12:42
New College of Florida is a public college on the state's west coast with fewer than a thousand students known for its focus on sustainability and lack of traditional grading. Lately, it has become the primary target of Governor Ron DeSantis's effort to reshape higher education to better align with ...
The Tiny Liberal Arts College At The Heart Of The Culture War
New College of Florida is a public college on the state's west coast with fewer than a thousand students known for its focus on sustainability and lack of traditional grading. Lately, it has become the primary target of Governor Ron DeSantis's effort to reshape higher education to better align with ...
Man Wounded in US Raid On ISIS Head Says His Future Was Destroyed 25 July 2023 00:11:33
The U.S. Defense Department said troops spared civilians during a celebrated 2019 raid against the leader of ISIS, but NPR has uncovered new details that challenge the U.S. claims. Read the full investigation.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, international correspondent Daniel Est...
Man Wounded in US Raid On ISIS Head Says His Future Was Destroyed
The U.S. Defense Department said troops spared civilians during a celebrated 2019 raid against the leader of ISIS, but NPR has uncovered new details that challenge the U.S. claims. Read the full investigation.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, international correspondent Daniel Est...
The Enduring Appeal Of Third Party Presidential Bids 24 July 2023 00:14:19
The group No Labels has raised tens of millions of dollars as it mulls running a third party "unity" candidate in the 2024 presidential election — the latest in a long line of notable third party bids in American presidential politics.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, political co...
The Enduring Appeal Of Third Party Presidential Bids
The group No Labels has raised tens of millions of dollars as it mulls running a third party "unity" candidate in the 2024 presidential election — the latest in a long line of notable third party bids in American presidential politics.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, political co...
Conspiracy Theories Are Having A Moment — It's Bad For Democracy 21 July 2023 00:25:01
Democratic presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s embrace of conspiracy theories and famous last name have made him a guest in the contrarian podcast space. His bid has been boosted by the likes of Elon Musk and Steve Bannon.And the lead actor of a breakout Christian thriller — based on the d...
Conspiracy Theories Are Having A Moment — It's Bad For Democracy
Democratic presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s embrace of conspiracy theories and famous last name have made him a guest in the contrarian podcast space. His bid has been boosted by the likes of Elon Musk and Steve Bannon.And the lead actor of a breakout Christian thriller — based on the d...
Illegal Border Crossings Have Been Surprisingly Low 20 July 2023 00:11:54
Despite concerns that the end of pandemic-era restrictions would lead to a big increase in the number of asylum seekers crossing into the U.S. over the country's southern border, the numbers have remained relatively low.The Biden administration points to a mobile app called CBP One that migrants mus...
Illegal Border Crossings Have Been Surprisingly Low
Despite concerns that the end of pandemic-era restrictions would lead to a big increase in the number of asylum seekers crossing into the U.S. over the country's southern border, the numbers have remained relatively low.The Biden administration points to a mobile app called CBP One that migrants mus...
Republicans Face Charges In Michigan Over Trump Election Scheme 19 July 2023 00:13:16
Michigan's attorney general has announced charges against 16 people for serving as so-called fake electors following the 2020 presidential election. The electors signed documents falsely attesting that Donald Trump won the state in the election. And a look inside American right-wing domestic extremi...
Republicans Face Charges In Michigan Over Trump Election Scheme
Michigan's attorney general has announced charges against 16 people for serving as so-called fake electors following the 2020 presidential election. The electors signed documents falsely attesting that Donald Trump won the state in the election. And a look inside American right-wing domestic extremi...
Trump Says He's Likely To Face Criminal Charges Over Jan. 6 18 July 2023 00:14:21
In a post on his social media site, he indicated that he has received word from the Department of Justice that he's a target of the grand jury probe into efforts to overturn the 2020 election. An indictment could come quickly.And a fight over abortion care provisions is likely to delay a pay raise f...
Trump Says He's Likely To Face Criminal Charges Over Jan. 6
In a post on his social media site, he indicated that he has received word from the Department of Justice that he's a target of the grand jury probe into efforts to overturn the 2020 election. An indictment could come quickly.And a fight over abortion care provisions is likely to delay a pay raise f...
Pence Is Struggling (And More Insights From Fundraising Numbers) 17 July 2023 00:11:59
And President Biden raised a healthy $72 million dollars. Republican candidates are racing to meet the 40,000 donors threshold set by the Republican National Committee in order to qualify for the first debate.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, ...
Pence Is Struggling (And More Insights From Fundraising Numbers)
And President Biden raised a healthy $72 million dollars. Republican candidates are racing to meet the 40,000 donors threshold set by the Republican National Committee in order to qualify for the first debate.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, ...
Tax Revenue Is Down, Spending Is Up, And The Deficit Is Bigger 14 July 2023 00:20:54
The federal government's deficit nearly tripled in the first nine months of the fiscal year, a surge that's bound to raise concerns about the country's rising debt levels.And NPR spoke with young voters from rural North Carolina about the issues on their mind.This episode: White House correspondent...
Tax Revenue Is Down, Spending Is Up, And The Deficit Is Bigger
The federal government's deficit nearly tripled in the first nine months of the fiscal year, a surge that's bound to raise concerns about the country's rising debt levels.And NPR spoke with young voters from rural North Carolina about the issues on their mind.This episode: White House correspondent...
Biden Scores Big Wins In Baltics 13 July 2023 00:12:55
The administration's policy goals regarding Swedish accession to NATO and more military aid for Ukraine were front and center at this week's summit of the military alliance in Vilnius, Lithuania. But, despite NATO's continued support of Ukraine, there still is no timetable for the country to join th...
Biden Scores Big Wins In Baltics
The administration's policy goals regarding Swedish accession to NATO and more military aid for Ukraine were front and center at this week's summit of the military alliance in Vilnius, Lithuania. But, despite NATO's continued support of Ukraine, there still is no timetable for the country to join th...
If Dems Hold A Primary In N.H., And Biden's Not On Ballots, What Could Happen? 12 July 2023 00:13:49
The incumbent president may not appear on New Hampshire's Democratic primary ballots this winter. After the party moved its first 2024 nominating contest to South Carolina, the state said it would still hold its primary beforehand regardless. This, in turn, sets up a possible scenario where if Biden...
If Dems Hold A Primary In N.H., And Biden's Not On Ballots, What Could Happen?
The incumbent president may not appear on New Hampshire's Democratic primary ballots this winter. After the party moved its first 2024 nominating contest to South Carolina, the state said it would still hold its primary beforehand regardless. This, in turn, sets up a possible scenario where if Biden...
Some Roads To The White House Still Go Through Iowa 11 July 2023 00:15:51
Republicans set Jan. 15, 2024, as the date for their Iowa caucuses, but candidates have already been camping out in the Hawkeye State trying to win hearts and minds. What messages are they sending, and are they resonating with the state's voters?This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, ...
Some Roads To The White House Still Go Through Iowa
Republicans set Jan. 15, 2024, as the date for their Iowa caucuses, but candidates have already been camping out in the Hawkeye State trying to win hearts and minds. What messages are they sending, and are they resonating with the state's voters?This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, ...
Businesses, Governments Clash Over How To Tackle Climate Change 10 July 2023 00:12:30
Companies are making investment decisions based on environmental, social and corporate governance factors, also known as ESG. Those financial choices can include backing greener technologies, which rankles leaders in some Republican-led municipalities and states, who are skeptical of climate change....
Businesses, Governments Clash Over How To Tackle Climate Change
Companies are making investment decisions based on environmental, social and corporate governance factors, also known as ESG. Those financial choices can include backing greener technologies, which rankles leaders in some Republican-led municipalities and states, who are skeptical of climate change....
Government Mostly Can't Talk To Social Giants — That's A Problem 07 July 2023 00:24:35
The government's ability to fight disinformation online has suffered a legal setback that experts say will have a chilling effect on communications between federal agencies and social media companies.A ruling by a federal district judge in Louisiana could have far-reaching consequences for the gover...
Government Mostly Can't Talk To Social Giants — That's A Problem
The government's ability to fight disinformation online has suffered a legal setback that experts say will have a chilling effect on communications between federal agencies and social media companies.A ruling by a federal district judge in Louisiana could have far-reaching consequences for the gover...
With No Evidence Of Wrongdoing, House GOP Continues Biden Probes 06 July 2023 00:15:16
There are a number of Republican investigations looking into President Biden and his son, Hunter, ongoing in the House of Representatives. Lawmakers say that they are under pressure from their base.This episode: national political correspondent Sarah McCammon, congressional correspondent Deirdre Wal...
With No Evidence Of Wrongdoing, House GOP Continues Biden Probes
There are a number of Republican investigations looking into President Biden and his son, Hunter, ongoing in the House of Representatives. Lawmakers say that they are under pressure from their base.This episode: national political correspondent Sarah McCammon, congressional correspondent Deirdre Wal...
Georgia Used Terrorism Law To Detain Activists Protesting Police 05 July 2023 00:11:24
In Atlanta, dozens of activists who oppose a new police and fire training facility are being accused of domestic terrorism. That has alarmed civil liberties and human rights groups — and reignited a national discussion over policing.Protestors have alleged that law enforcement are targeting out-of-s...
Georgia Used Terrorism Law To Detain Activists Protesting Police
In Atlanta, dozens of activists who oppose a new police and fire training facility are being accused of domestic terrorism. That has alarmed civil liberties and human rights groups — and reignited a national discussion over policing.Protestors have alleged that law enforcement are targeting out-of-s...
Mitch Landrieu, The Man Biden Hopes Can Rebuild America, Bring Broadband To Millions 04 July 2023 00:13:19
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Act is a $1.2 trillion law meant to spur a massive infrastructure renewal and rebuilding program complete with new bridges, railroads and highways.It also allocates $65 million to expand internet access to all.Mitch Landrieu, the former mayor of New Orleans, is the man ...
Mitch Landrieu, The Man Biden Hopes Can Rebuild America, Bring Broadband To Millions
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Act is a $1.2 trillion law meant to spur a massive infrastructure renewal and rebuilding program complete with new bridges, railroads and highways.It also allocates $65 million to expand internet access to all.Mitch Landrieu, the former mayor of New Orleans, is the man ...
What VP Kamala Harris Told Us About Their Post-SCOTUS Strategy 03 July 2023 00:14:43
The administration sees outrage over Supreme Court rulings as a major force in animating their base voters ahead of next year's presidential election and the vice president has played a central role in the White House response. She spoke to NPR's Michel Martin about their strategy — and whether or n...
What VP Kamala Harris Told Us About Their Post-SCOTUS Strategy
The administration sees outrage over Supreme Court rulings as a major force in animating their base voters ahead of next year's presidential election and the vice president has played a central role in the White House response. She spoke to NPR's Michel Martin about their strategy — and whether or n...
SCOTUS Allows Refusal Of LGBTQ Couples, Reinstates Student Debt 30 June 2023 00:20:14
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 along ideological lines that the First Amendment bars Colorado from "forcing a website designer to create expressive designs speaking messages with which the designer disagrees." She did not want to make wedding websites for same-sex couples.In her dissent, Justice S...
SCOTUS Allows Refusal Of LGBTQ Couples, Reinstates Student Debt
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 along ideological lines that the First Amendment bars Colorado from "forcing a website designer to create expressive designs speaking messages with which the designer disagrees." She did not want to make wedding websites for same-sex couples.In her dissent, Justice S...
Supreme Court Ends Affirmative Action In College Admissions 29 June 2023 00:11:24
The ruling included two cases. The case concerning the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was 6-3 along ideological lines; in the Harvard case, the vote was 6-2, with Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson recusing. The decision reversed decades of precedent upheld over the years by narrow court ma...
Supreme Court Ends Affirmative Action In College Admissions
The ruling included two cases. The case concerning the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was 6-3 along ideological lines; in the Harvard case, the vote was 6-2, with Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson recusing. The decision reversed decades of precedent upheld over the years by narrow court ma...
Has Russian Infighting Weakened Vladimir Putin? 28 June 2023 00:14:13
After a Russian mercenary leader's forces marched toward Moscow Saturday over frustrations with Putin's top brass, the White House made clear the U.S. was not involved. The U.S. is set to provide more military aid to Ukraine as the war drags on.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, W...
Has Russian Infighting Weakened Vladimir Putin?
After a Russian mercenary leader's forces marched toward Moscow Saturday over frustrations with Putin's top brass, the White House made clear the U.S. was not involved. The U.S. is set to provide more military aid to Ukraine as the war drags on.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, W...
Supreme Court Rejects Theory That Threatened Election Integrity 27 June 2023 00:10:44
The court ruled that state constitutions can protect voting rights in federal elections and state courts can enforce those provisions. Three conservative joined with the court's liberal wing in a 6-to-3 decision.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, voting correspondent Hansi Lo Wang, a...
Supreme Court Rejects Theory That Threatened Election Integrity
The court ruled that state constitutions can protect voting rights in federal elections and state courts can enforce those provisions. Three conservative joined with the court's liberal wing in a 6-to-3 decision.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, voting correspondent Hansi Lo Wang, a...
Will 2024 Republicans Support A National Ban On Abortion? 26 June 2023 00:12:23
It has been a year since the Supreme Court sent the power to legislate abortion access back to the states — upsetting a majority of the American public and creating a political minefield for GOP presidential hopefuls. Meanwhile, the Biden administration is talking about it as often as it can.This ep...
Will 2024 Republicans Support A National Ban On Abortion?
It has been a year since the Supreme Court sent the power to legislate abortion access back to the states — upsetting a majority of the American public and creating a political minefield for GOP presidential hopefuls. Meanwhile, the Biden administration is talking about it as often as it can.This ep...
Biden's Red Carpet For India's PM Sweeps Tensions Under The Rug 23 June 2023 00:21:12
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is head of the world's largest democracy — but concerns over his human rights and freedom of speech records took a backseat to public celebrations of the country's relationship with the United States during his visit with President Biden this week.And it has been...
Biden's Red Carpet For India's PM Sweeps Tensions Under The Rug
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is head of the world's largest democracy — but concerns over his human rights and freedom of speech records took a backseat to public celebrations of the country's relationship with the United States during his visit with President Biden this week.And it has been...
Republicans Dominate Florida — Can They Export That Success? 22 June 2023 00:13:09
It used to be a swing state — but swelling numbers of conservative retirees and durable strength among Cuban-Americans have cemented Republican dominance in Florida's politics. Can the GOP export a winning political strategy to other states — or is their success based on unique circumstances?This ep...
Republicans Dominate Florida — Can They Export That Success?
It used to be a swing state — but swelling numbers of conservative retirees and durable strength among Cuban-Americans have cemented Republican dominance in Florida's politics. Can the GOP export a winning political strategy to other states — or is their success based on unique circumstances?This ep...
Abortion Access Remains Popular As Biden Preps New Initiatives 21 June 2023 00:13:22
American voters, including the crucial swing demographic of women in small cities and suburbs, continue to express support for abortion access. That's according to new polling from NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and...
Abortion Access Remains Popular As Biden Preps New Initiatives
American voters, including the crucial swing demographic of women in small cities and suburbs, continue to express support for abortion access. That's according to new polling from NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and...
Hunter Biden Probe Continues After Tax And Gun Charges, DOJ Says 20 June 2023 00:11:25
Hunter Biden, the president's son, has been charged with federal offenses related to his taxes and business dealings, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.The younger Biden has agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor offenses related to his filing of federal income taxes. Federal authorities a...
Hunter Biden Probe Continues After Tax And Gun Charges, DOJ Says
Hunter Biden, the president's son, has been charged with federal offenses related to his taxes and business dealings, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.The younger Biden has agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor offenses related to his filing of federal income taxes. Federal authorities a...
Made In America? It's Trickier Than It Sounds. 19 June 2023 00:12:43
Made in America. It may be a catchy political slogan, but it's a lot more complicated than it sounds. So many things we use everyday come from China. In 2018 - former President Donald Trump launched a trade war with the country, eventually slapping tariffs on more than 300 billion dollars worth of C...
Made In America? It's Trickier Than It Sounds.
Made in America. It may be a catchy political slogan, but it's a lot more complicated than it sounds. So many things we use everyday come from China. In 2018 - former President Donald Trump launched a trade war with the country, eventually slapping tariffs on more than 300 billion dollars worth of C...
Trump's Indictment Could Lock Up Primary, But Lock Out Presidency 16 June 2023 00:23:15
A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows that after Donald Trump's historic indictment, 83 percent of Republicans think he should stay in the race — suggesting he could cruise to a decisive primary win in the crowded Republican field. But it's what comes next that should worry him: most folks outsid...
Trump's Indictment Could Lock Up Primary, But Lock Out Presidency
A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows that after Donald Trump's historic indictment, 83 percent of Republicans think he should stay in the race — suggesting he could cruise to a decisive primary win in the crowded Republican field. But it's what comes next that should worry him: most folks outsid...
Wages Up. Inflation Down. Strong Economy? Depends Who You Ask. 15 June 2023 00:11:35
It is all in the numbers: the economy is doing really well. Workers are raises are outpacing inflation and unemployment is still near historic lows. But how people feel about it all is a messier, very political story.This episode: Justice reporter Deepa Shivaram, national political correspondent Mar...
Wages Up. Inflation Down. Strong Economy? Depends Who You Ask.
It is all in the numbers: the economy is doing really well. Workers are raises are outpacing inflation and unemployment is still near historic lows. But how people feel about it all is a messier, very political story.This episode: Justice reporter Deepa Shivaram, national political correspondent Mar...
They Want To Pitch Grand Plans — Instead They're Talking Trump 14 June 2023 00:15:17
The big issues in the Republican presidential primary swirl around the fate of one man: Donald Trump. His primary opponents would love to sell voters on how they'd improve on President Biden's leadership — instead they have to answer whether they'd pardon the former leader of the free world.This ep...
They Want To Pitch Grand Plans — Instead They're Talking Trump
The big issues in the Republican presidential primary swirl around the fate of one man: Donald Trump. His primary opponents would love to sell voters on how they'd improve on President Biden's leadership — instead they have to answer whether they'd pardon the former leader of the free world.This ep...
No Major Violence In Miami As Trump Pleaded Not Guilty 13 June 2023 00:12:02
The former president was greeted warmly by hundreds of supporters as he arrived at the courthouse to be processed and fingerprinted. He was not made to pay bond following his plea and his personal travel has not been restricted.This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, justice reporter Deepa S...
No Major Violence In Miami As Trump Pleaded Not Guilty
The former president was greeted warmly by hundreds of supporters as he arrived at the courthouse to be processed and fingerprinted. He was not made to pay bond following his plea and his personal travel has not been restricted.This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, justice reporter Deepa S...
Trump — Facing Federal Indictment — Is Greeted Like A Rock Star 12 June 2023 00:12:08
Crowds in Georgia and North Carolina greeted the former president with tremendous enthusiasm, undeterred by the Justice Department's allegations that he endangered the country by hoarding state secrets at his Florida resort. Mindful of the need win over his supporters to secure the nomination, many ...
Trump — Facing Federal Indictment — Is Greeted Like A Rock Star
Crowds in Georgia and North Carolina greeted the former president with tremendous enthusiasm, undeterred by the Justice Department's allegations that he endangered the country by hoarding state secrets at his Florida resort. Mindful of the need win over his supporters to secure the nomination, many ...
Donald Trump Charged With 37 Federal Crimes 10 June 2023 00:27:51
Prosecutors say that the former president kept classified documents that he was no longer allowed to possess after leaving office and stored them in widely-accessible areas in his Florida club. He is set to appear in a Miami courtroom on Tuesday.And: upcoming Supreme Court decisions and a send-off f...
Donald Trump Charged With 37 Federal Crimes
Prosecutors say that the former president kept classified documents that he was no longer allowed to possess after leaving office and stored them in widely-accessible areas in his Florida club. He is set to appear in a Miami courtroom on Tuesday.And: upcoming Supreme Court decisions and a send-off f...
SCOTUS Strikes Down Alabama Maps That Limit Black Voter Power 08 June 2023 00:13:04
By a vote of 5-4, a coalition of liberal and conservative justices essentially upheld the court's 1986 decision requiring that in states where voting is racially polarized, the legislature must create the maximum number of majority-Black or near-majority-Black congressional districts, using traditio...
SCOTUS Strikes Down Alabama Maps That Limit Black Voter Power
By a vote of 5-4, a coalition of liberal and conservative justices essentially upheld the court's 1986 decision requiring that in states where voting is racially polarized, the legislature must create the maximum number of majority-Black or near-majority-Black congressional districts, using traditio...
Mike Pence, Chris Christie Are Running — Can They Topple The Don? 07 June 2023 00:12:23
Former vice president Mike Pence and former New Jersey governor Chris Christie were both early, key allies of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential campaign. Now, they are both trying to end his political career and claim the GOP presidential nomination for themselves.This episode: White House corre...
Mike Pence, Chris Christie Are Running — Can They Topple The Don?
Former vice president Mike Pence and former New Jersey governor Chris Christie were both early, key allies of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential campaign. Now, they are both trying to end his political career and claim the GOP presidential nomination for themselves.This episode: White House corre...
Who Should Decide What's Taught In Schools? 06 June 2023 00:15:35
Schools remain a fixation of conservative political messaging. A new NPR-Ipsos poll asked teachers, parents of school-age children and the general public who should be responsible for setting curricula, what to make of book bans and how they view race and gender-focused lessons.This episode: White H...
Who Should Decide What's Taught In Schools?
Schools remain a fixation of conservative political messaging. A new NPR-Ipsos poll asked teachers, parents of school-age children and the general public who should be responsible for setting curricula, what to make of book bans and how they view race and gender-focused lessons.This episode: White H...
Putting The 'Ex' In Texas? AG Ken Paxton Faces Permanent Removal 05 June 2023 00:13:43
Texas' top law enforcement official, Attorney General Ken Paxton, has been removed — at least temporarily — from his post by fellow Republicans, following years of allegations concerning ethical lapses and criminal conduct. A final vote in the state senate will decide his fate.Republican lawmakers i...
Putting The 'Ex' In Texas? AG Ken Paxton Faces Permanent Removal
Texas' top law enforcement official, Attorney General Ken Paxton, has been removed — at least temporarily — from his post by fellow Republicans, following years of allegations concerning ethical lapses and criminal conduct. A final vote in the state senate will decide his fate.Republican lawmakers i...
How A Beloved Anti-Voter Fraud Tool Fell Victim To Conspiracies 04 June 2023 00:37:33
A rare bipartisan success story, the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, quietly helped to clean up voter rolls and catch fraud for nearly a decade — until it became the target of the far-right and a Trump allied lawyer.NPR Voting Correspondent Miles Parks and NPR's Investigations T...
How A Beloved Anti-Voter Fraud Tool Fell Victim To Conspiracies
A rare bipartisan success story, the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, quietly helped to clean up voter rolls and catch fraud for nearly a decade — until it became the target of the far-right and a Trump allied lawyer.NPR Voting Correspondent Miles Parks and NPR's Investigations T...
At Last, We Can Stop Writing "Debt Ceiling" In Our Headlines 02 June 2023 00:22:55
President Biden is expected to sign the debt ceiling agreement into law as soon as Saturday, after bipartisan majorities in both chambers of Congress approved the legislation. But the manufactured crisis, brinkmanship and last-minute U-turn are not encouraging signs about the health of the American ...
At Last, We Can Stop Writing "Debt Ceiling" In Our Headlines
President Biden is expected to sign the debt ceiling agreement into law as soon as Saturday, after bipartisan majorities in both chambers of Congress approved the legislation. But the manufactured crisis, brinkmanship and last-minute U-turn are not encouraging signs about the health of the American ...
Unpopular, Biden Keeps Notching Wins. Here's His Reelection Plan. 01 June 2023 00:14:03
The early days of the campaign will be easier for Biden this time around: he's got all the advantages of incumbency, including a relative risk-free primary process. Here's a primer on his campaign leadership and how he's using the Democratic National Committee in an effort to win new states.This epi...
Unpopular, Biden Keeps Notching Wins. Here's His Reelection Plan.
The early days of the campaign will be easier for Biden this time around: he's got all the advantages of incumbency, including a relative risk-free primary process. Here's a primer on his campaign leadership and how he's using the Democratic National Committee in an effort to win new states.This epi...
Water Shortages Force Farmers To Reckon With Changing Climate 31 May 2023 00:15:56
Droughts, worsening fire seasons, temperature swings and monsoons all impact farmers' businesses, food production, utility costs and livelihoods. The new normal has caused some farmers to feel politically homeless — many felt abandoned by Trump-era tariff policies despite generally identifying as co...
Water Shortages Force Farmers To Reckon With Changing Climate
Droughts, worsening fire seasons, temperature swings and monsoons all impact farmers' businesses, food production, utility costs and livelihoods. The new normal has caused some farmers to feel politically homeless — many felt abandoned by Trump-era tariff policies despite generally identifying as co...
Lawmakers Created A Needless Crisis. They're Close To Solving It. 30 May 2023 00:12:39
Democrats took a big gamble: they chose not to raise or eliminate the debt ceiling when they had full control of government, betting that it could create a headache for the Republican-controlled House. Republicans, after repeatedly raising the debt ceiling without issue during the Trump administrati...
Lawmakers Created A Needless Crisis. They're Close To Solving It.
Democrats took a big gamble: they chose not to raise or eliminate the debt ceiling when they had full control of government, betting that it could create a headache for the Republican-controlled House. Republicans, after repeatedly raising the debt ceiling without issue during the Trump administrati...
A Reporter's Tour Of The US Capitol 29 May 2023 00:21:42
Join us on an audio tour of the U.S. Capitol complex, through Senate office buildings, press work stations, the Capitol subway, and the House floor — originally released as a bonus episode for NPR Politics Podcast+ supporters. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, reporter Barbara Sprun...
A Reporter's Tour Of The US Capitol
Join us on an audio tour of the U.S. Capitol complex, through Senate office buildings, press work stations, the Capitol subway, and the House floor — originally released as a bonus episode for NPR Politics Podcast+ supporters. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, reporter Barbara Sprun...
Looming Default, SCOTUS Shadow Docket, And 1000 Daily Episodes 26 May 2023 00:23:19
The fiscal parameters of a deal to avert self-inflicted financial catastrophe have been largely hammered out by House Republicans and the White House — but differences over social programs and energy permitting still need to be resolved.And, over the last decade, the Supreme Court has increasingly l...
Looming Default, SCOTUS Shadow Docket, And 1000 Daily Episodes
The fiscal parameters of a deal to avert self-inflicted financial catastrophe have been largely hammered out by House Republicans and the White House — but differences over social programs and energy permitting still need to be resolved.And, over the last decade, the Supreme Court has increasingly l...
Touting Record In Florida, DeSantis Enters Presidential Race 25 May 2023 00:14:14
The Florida governor made his campaign official on Wednesday night, in a Twitter Spaces event with Elon Musk beset with technical issues. Quickly attracting criticism from both Republican and Democratic challengers alike, DeSantis cited his pandemic response and battles against critical race theory ...
Touting Record In Florida, DeSantis Enters Presidential Race
The Florida governor made his campaign official on Wednesday night, in a Twitter Spaces event with Elon Musk beset with technical issues. Quickly attracting criticism from both Republican and Democratic challengers alike, DeSantis cited his pandemic response and battles against critical race theory ...
Voters Question Biden's Mental Fitness For Second Term 24 May 2023 00:14:38
The latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist National Poll shows more than six in 10 Americans are concerned about President Biden's mental fitness, but his approval rating has increased four points from last month's survey. The poll also explored attitudes toward the debt ceiling, and to issues surrounding g...
Voters Question Biden's Mental Fitness For Second Term
The latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist National Poll shows more than six in 10 Americans are concerned about President Biden's mental fitness, but his approval rating has increased four points from last month's survey. The poll also explored attitudes toward the debt ceiling, and to issues surrounding g...
The Ever-Growing 2024 Republican Primary Field 23 May 2023 00:15:04
Tim Scott, the junior senator from South Carolina, kicked off his presidential campaign in North Charleston on Monday, and Florida governor Ron DeSantis is expected to follow suit this week, according to multiple media reports. As the field of Republican candidates takes shape, what will contenders ...
The Ever-Growing 2024 Republican Primary Field
Tim Scott, the junior senator from South Carolina, kicked off his presidential campaign in North Charleston on Monday, and Florida governor Ron DeSantis is expected to follow suit this week, according to multiple media reports. As the field of Republican candidates takes shape, what will contenders ...
Debt Dilemma, Debate Deepen 22 May 2023 00:14:19
After cutting short his trip to Asia, President Biden returned to Washington to meet with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to try and hash out terms over increasing the country's debt limit. Where are they finding common ground, and what still needs to be resolved?This episode: politic...
Debt Dilemma, Debate Deepen
After cutting short his trip to Asia, President Biden returned to Washington to meet with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to try and hash out terms over increasing the country's debt limit. Where are they finding common ground, and what still needs to be resolved?This episode: politic...
Our Interview With GOP Presidential Hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy 19 May 2023 00:22:54
Vivek Ramaswamy is a 37 year-old investor and pharmaceutical entrepreneur who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination. A self-described nationalist, he says he can expand Donald Trump's America First message to a wider audience.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis and White Ho...
Our Interview With GOP Presidential Hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy
Vivek Ramaswamy is a 37 year-old investor and pharmaceutical entrepreneur who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination. A self-described nationalist, he says he can expand Donald Trump's America First message to a wider audience.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis and White Ho...
Return Of Nuclear Fears Shapes World Leaders' Summit In Japan 18 May 2023 00:13:57
As world leaders convene in Japan for the G7 summit, contemporary concerns including climate change and Russia's invasion of Ukraine are on the agenda alongside a resurgent worry: nuclear war.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and internatio...
Return Of Nuclear Fears Shapes World Leaders' Summit In Japan
As world leaders convene in Japan for the G7 summit, contemporary concerns including climate change and Russia's invasion of Ukraine are on the agenda alongside a resurgent worry: nuclear war.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and internatio...
Lawmakers Want To Be Proactive On Artificial Intelligence Regulation 17 May 2023 00:15:17
OpenAI head Sam Altman appeared before a Senate panel this week to talk about his ChatGPT product and the future of artificial intelligence. Lawmakers acknowledge the broad upsides of the fast-moving technology but hope to craft regulation in order to blunt the social and civic drawbacks that arrive...
Lawmakers Want To Be Proactive On Artificial Intelligence Regulation
OpenAI head Sam Altman appeared before a Senate panel this week to talk about his ChatGPT product and the future of artificial intelligence. Lawmakers acknowledge the broad upsides of the fast-moving technology but hope to craft regulation in order to blunt the social and civic drawbacks that arrive...
N.C. Legislature Poised To Overturn Governor's Veto Of Abortion Ban 16 May 2023 00:15:52
Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, vetoed a bill banning abortion in North Carolina after 12 weeks. But as Republicans hold supermajorities in both houses of the state legislature, it is likely the veto will be overridden, and restrictions could take effect as soon as this summer. This episode: White Hous...
N.C. Legislature Poised To Overturn Governor's Veto Of Abortion Ban
Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, vetoed a bill banning abortion in North Carolina after 12 weeks. But as Republicans hold supermajorities in both houses of the state legislature, it is likely the veto will be overridden, and restrictions could take effect as soon as this summer. This episode: White Hous...
Bipartisan Senators Try To Regulate Social Media. Will They Succeed? 15 May 2023 00:14:16
Four senators — two Democrats, two Republicans — are joining forces on a bill to regulate how social media companies can interact with users under the age of 18. They're one of many groups in Congress trying to increase oversight and regulation in this field, but given the country's polarized politi...
Bipartisan Senators Try To Regulate Social Media. Will They Succeed?
Four senators — two Democrats, two Republicans — are joining forces on a bill to regulate how social media companies can interact with users under the age of 18. They're one of many groups in Congress trying to increase oversight and regulation in this field, but given the country's polarized politi...
Debt, Ohio & A Really Old Dog 12 May 2023 00:21:37
Lawmakers have yet to reach a deal to avert U.S. default, which could come as soon as next month. In Ohio, Republican lawmakers are attempting to amend the state's constitution to waylay reproductive rights activists' push to safeguard access to abortion. And, in Can't Let It Go, news of a dog who i...
Debt, Ohio & A Really Old Dog
Lawmakers have yet to reach a deal to avert U.S. default, which could come as soon as next month. In Ohio, Republican lawmakers are attempting to amend the state's constitution to waylay reproductive rights activists' push to safeguard access to abortion. And, in Can't Let It Go, news of a dog who i...
The Dwindling Pot Of Money That Could Plunge Seniors Into Poverty 11 May 2023 00:16:34
Social Security provides retirement money to U.S. workers who have paid into the system via taxes. The program could be forced to cut payments within the next decade if Congress doesn't act to shore up its funding.One bipartisan plan, still in its early days, comes from Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Louisian...
The Dwindling Pot Of Money That Could Plunge Seniors Into Poverty
Social Security provides retirement money to U.S. workers who have paid into the system via taxes. The program could be forced to cut payments within the next decade if Congress doesn't act to shore up its funding.One bipartisan plan, still in its early days, comes from Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Louisian...
Trump "Sexually Abused" E. Jean Carroll In 1990s, Jury Says 10 May 2023 00:15:50
This episode includes discussion of sexual violence.Jurors found former President Donald Trump liable for battery and defamation in the civil lawsuit brought by writer E. Jean Carroll, who says Trump raped her in a Manhattan department store.While the jurors did not find that Trump raped Carroll, th...
Trump "Sexually Abused" E. Jean Carroll In 1990s, Jury Says
This episode includes discussion of sexual violence.Jurors found former President Donald Trump liable for battery and defamation in the civil lawsuit brought by writer E. Jean Carroll, who says Trump raped her in a Manhattan department store.While the jurors did not find that Trump raped Carroll, th...
The US Is Flirting With Financial Calamity: What You Need To Know 09 May 2023 00:17:55
Congress has long directed the government to spend more money than it collects in taxes. That means the government has to borrow money to meets its obligations, which it does by selling Treasury securities.Treasury securities are a promise from the government that you if give it money now, it will p...
The US Is Flirting With Financial Calamity: What You Need To Know
Congress has long directed the government to spend more money than it collects in taxes. That means the government has to borrow money to meets its obligations, which it does by selling Treasury securities.Treasury securities are a promise from the government that you if give it money now, it will p...
White House Message To Migrants: "The Border Is Not Open" 08 May 2023 00:14:52
As a major pandemic-related immigration policy is scheduled to end, the Biden administration is warning the tens of thousands of migrants hoping to cross into the U.S. via its southern border that they should instead apply for asylum using the government's app or through a processing center in their...
White House Message To Migrants: "The Border Is Not Open"
As a major pandemic-related immigration policy is scheduled to end, the Biden administration is warning the tens of thousands of migrants hoping to cross into the U.S. via its southern border that they should instead apply for asylum using the government's app or through a processing center in their...
Jan. 6 Militia Leader Convicted Of Seditious Conspiracy 05 May 2023 00:19:27
A jury in Washington, D.C., has convicted former Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio and three others of seditious conspiracy, handing the Justice Department a key victory in its Jan. 6 probe. And as the country continues to add jobs and boost wages, why do Americans think the country is in a recessi...
Jan. 6 Militia Leader Convicted Of Seditious Conspiracy
A jury in Washington, D.C., has convicted former Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio and three others of seditious conspiracy, handing the Justice Department a key victory in its Jan. 6 probe. And as the country continues to add jobs and boost wages, why do Americans think the country is in a recessi...
Republican Statehouses Are Flexing Their Muscles To Rein In Cities 04 May 2023 00:13:18
Statehouses have long passed legislation in order to curtail or overrule local governments, but there is a renewed focus in many Republican-controlled legislatures to enforce conservative cultural priorities in Democratic-leaning cities.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, political ...
Republican Statehouses Are Flexing Their Muscles To Rein In Cities
Statehouses have long passed legislation in order to curtail or overrule local governments, but there is a renewed focus in many Republican-controlled legislatures to enforce conservative cultural priorities in Democratic-leaning cities.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, political ...
Title 42 Is Set To End. What Happens Next? 03 May 2023 00:12:45
The public health policy was implemented by the Trump administration as a way to limit migration to the United States during the pandemic, and the Biden administration kept it in place, despite criticism from many Democrats. With the policy set to be rescinded this month, what will happen to U.S. im...
Title 42 Is Set To End. What Happens Next?
The public health policy was implemented by the Trump administration as a way to limit migration to the United States during the pandemic, and the Biden administration kept it in place, despite criticism from many Democrats. With the policy set to be rescinded this month, what will happen to U.S. im...
Kids' Leading Cause Of Death? Guns. 02 May 2023 00:14:05
This episode discusses gun violence and contains mentions of suicide and the sound of gun shots. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 9-8-8, or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.Nearly one-in-five Americans have ...
Kids' Leading Cause Of Death? Guns.
This episode discusses gun violence and contains mentions of suicide and the sound of gun shots. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 9-8-8, or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.Nearly one-in-five Americans have ...
Who Funds 'No Labels' Push For More 2024 Choices? They Won't Say. 01 May 2023 00:12:11
Roughly half the country believes that neither Joe Biden nor Donald Trump should seek the presidency in 2024 — though both men are. A group called No Labels is laying the groundwork for a potential third party candidate, but they won't say where they're getting their money.This episode: voting corre...
Who Funds 'No Labels' Push For More 2024 Choices? They Won't Say.
Roughly half the country believes that neither Joe Biden nor Donald Trump should seek the presidency in 2024 — though both men are. A group called No Labels is laying the groundwork for a potential third party candidate, but they won't say where they're getting their money.This episode: voting corre...
Unlike Trump, Folks Who Don't Like Biden May Vote For Him Anyway 28 April 2023 00:27:27
Both men are strikingly unpopular — two-thirds of Americans don't want Trump to run for president again and just 41 percent approve of Biden's job performance, according to a recent poll from NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist. But the Democratic performance in the 2022 midterm elections and other recent polli...
Unlike Trump, Folks Who Don't Like Biden May Vote For Him Anyway
Both men are strikingly unpopular — two-thirds of Americans don't want Trump to run for president again and just 41 percent approve of Biden's job performance, according to a recent poll from NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist. But the Democratic performance in the 2022 midterm elections and other recent polli...
House Republicans Have Passed a Debt Limit Bill. Now What? 27 April 2023 00:13:54
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was able to narrowly pass a bill to temporarily raise the debt limit. But it was paired with spending cuts and policy changes to social programs that mean it's dead on arrival in the Democratic-held Senate. So what's next in the ongoing stalemate?This episode: political ...
House Republicans Have Passed a Debt Limit Bill. Now What?
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was able to narrowly pass a bill to temporarily raise the debt limit. But it was paired with spending cuts and policy changes to social programs that mean it's dead on arrival in the Democratic-held Senate. So what's next in the ongoing stalemate?This episode: political ...
President Biden's Push to Make Things In America Again 26 April 2023 00:20:50
A core tenet of President Biden's economic agenda has been protecting American industry. He argues a strong manufacturing sector is good for the economy and U.S. national security. And he's not the only one: it's a rare issue where Biden and former President Trump align. This episode: political corr...
President Biden's Push to Make Things In America Again
A core tenet of President Biden's economic agenda has been protecting American industry. He argues a strong manufacturing sector is good for the economy and U.S. national security. And he's not the only one: it's a rare issue where Biden and former President Trump align. This episode: political corr...
What To Expect From Biden's 2024 Reelection Campaign 25 April 2023 00:13:28
President Biden announced his reelection bid in a video released early Tuesday morning. We break down the issues that he chose to highlight, the political climate heading into 2024, and whether America is ready for a potential Trump-Biden rematch. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, W...
What To Expect From Biden's 2024 Reelection Campaign
President Biden announced his reelection bid in a video released early Tuesday morning. We break down the issues that he chose to highlight, the political climate heading into 2024, and whether America is ready for a potential Trump-Biden rematch. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, W...
At Iowa GOP Conference, Trump Is Still Running The Show 24 April 2023 00:15:03
Republican presidential hopefuls flocked to Iowa this weekend for a chance to make their pitch to a key block of primary voters: conservative Christians. And even though former President Trump wasn't physically there — he dialed in via video call — he was still the largest presence in the room. T...
At Iowa GOP Conference, Trump Is Still Running The Show
Republican presidential hopefuls flocked to Iowa this weekend for a chance to make their pitch to a key block of primary voters: conservative Christians. And even though former President Trump wasn't physically there — he dialed in via video call — he was still the largest presence in the room. T...
Roundup: Ron DeSantis Wants GOP Backup; John Fetterman Gives A Mental Health Update 21 April 2023 00:29:08
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is mulling over a 2024 run for the White House — and he currently stands as the biggest threat to former President Trump in the primary. But the Republican Governor has a tough race ahead of him, and it's unclear he can shore up enough support within the GOP. Also, NPR's Sc...
Roundup: Ron DeSantis Wants GOP Backup; John Fetterman Gives A Mental Health Update
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is mulling over a 2024 run for the White House — and he currently stands as the biggest threat to former President Trump in the primary. But the Republican Governor has a tough race ahead of him, and it's unclear he can shore up enough support within the GOP. Also, NPR's Sc...
Is Friday Last Day To Access Medication Abortions? Up To SCOTUS 20 April 2023 00:14:43
The Supreme Court has three options: send the fight over mifepristone — a drug used for over half of U.S. abortions — back to a lower court, take the case up in this summer or fall, or allow the ban to go into effect.After granting themselves more time to decide, justices have a deadline of midnight...
Is Friday Last Day To Access Medication Abortions? Up To SCOTUS
The Supreme Court has three options: send the fight over mifepristone — a drug used for over half of U.S. abortions — back to a lower court, take the case up in this summer or fall, or allow the ban to go into effect.After granting themselves more time to decide, justices have a deadline of midnight...
McCarthy Debuts Spending Cuts — But May Lack Votes To Pass Them 19 April 2023 00:13:49
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he would agree to raise federal government's borrowing limit in exchange for cuts to discretionary, non-defense spending and other changes to federal safety net programs — though he likely does not have enough support from his own party to actually pass the plan thr...
McCarthy Debuts Spending Cuts — But May Lack Votes To Pass Them
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he would agree to raise federal government's borrowing limit in exchange for cuts to discretionary, non-defense spending and other changes to federal safety net programs — though he likely does not have enough support from his own party to actually pass the plan thr...
A $787.5 Million Check — How Fox News Ended Election Lies Lawsuit 19 April 2023 00:11:10
It remains to be seen whether Fox News will have to retract any of the baseless claims it broadcast about Dominion Voting Systems, which was suing the broadcaster for $1.6 billion dollars in damages.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, media correspondent David Folkenflik, and Colorado...
A $787.5 Million Check — How Fox News Ended Election Lies Lawsuit
It remains to be seen whether Fox News will have to retract any of the baseless claims it broadcast about Dominion Voting Systems, which was suing the broadcaster for $1.6 billion dollars in damages.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, media correspondent David Folkenflik, and Colorado...
Meds, Money And High Drama At The Supreme Court 17 April 2023 00:14:50
The Supreme Court will decide how to move forward after temporarily halting a lower court's order which would have restricted access to the abortion medication mifepristone, used in more than half of U.S. abortions.The issue arrives at the high court as it weathers yet another ethics controversy inv...
Meds, Money And High Drama At The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court will decide how to move forward after temporarily halting a lower court's order which would have restricted access to the abortion medication mifepristone, used in more than half of U.S. abortions.The issue arrives at the high court as it weathers yet another ethics controversy inv...
Senator Feinstein's Lengthy Absence Imperils Biden's Court Picks 14 April 2023 00:26:44
California Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein's months-long recuperation from shingles has hamstrung the Judiciary committee and led some of her fellow lawmakers to push for her resignation. The 89 year-old has not voted on legislation since February.And the Environmental Protection Agency proposed agg...
Senator Feinstein's Lengthy Absence Imperils Biden's Court Picks
California Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein's months-long recuperation from shingles has hamstrung the Judiciary committee and led some of her fellow lawmakers to push for her resignation. The 89 year-old has not voted on legislation since February.And the Environmental Protection Agency proposed agg...
Leaked Docs Reveal Ukraine's Vulnerabilities, US Intel On Allies 13 April 2023 00:11:20
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, Jack Teixeira, as a suspect in the leak of classified intelligence documents. The files contain information about Ukraine's military readiness and sensitive intelligence gathered by the U.S. about its ...
Leaked Docs Reveal Ukraine's Vulnerabilities, US Intel On Allies
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, Jack Teixeira, as a suspect in the leak of classified intelligence documents. The files contain information about Ukraine's military readiness and sensitive intelligence gathered by the U.S. about its ...
Tim Scott Prepares To Join Expanding Republican Primary Field 12 April 2023 00:16:24
Scott, who serves as a senator from South Carolina, announced a presidential exploratory committee — a fundraising vehicle often used by candidates ahead of formal campaign announcements.Nikki Haley, Asa Hutchinson, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Donald Trump have all formally entered the GOP primary contest....
Tim Scott Prepares To Join Expanding Republican Primary Field
Scott, who serves as a senator from South Carolina, announced a presidential exploratory committee — a fundraising vehicle often used by candidates ahead of formal campaign announcements.Nikki Haley, Asa Hutchinson, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Donald Trump have all formally entered the GOP primary contest....
Trans Americans Face Patchwork Of Differing Laws 11 April 2023 00:12:39
As many Republican-led states pass legislation restricting or banning gender-affirming care for minors and adults, both the Biden administration and the Supreme Court have begun to weigh in. We look at the current state of affairs in Utah, which passed a law on the topic earlier this year. This epis...
Trans Americans Face Patchwork Of Differing Laws
As many Republican-led states pass legislation restricting or banning gender-affirming care for minors and adults, both the Biden administration and the Supreme Court have begun to weigh in. We look at the current state of affairs in Utah, which passed a law on the topic earlier this year. This epis...
Abortion Access May Be On A Fast Track Back To Supreme Court 10 April 2023 00:12:29
Two federal judges issued contradictory opinions related to a drug used in nearly all U.S. medication abortions last week. The Biden administration has announced its intent to appeal the issue and the issue will likely work its way to the Supreme Court.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Kh...
Abortion Access May Be On A Fast Track Back To Supreme Court
Two federal judges issued contradictory opinions related to a drug used in nearly all U.S. medication abortions last week. The Biden administration has announced its intent to appeal the issue and the issue will likely work its way to the Supreme Court.This episode: White House correspondent Asma Kh...
Black Democrats Fired By Tenn. GOP Peers After Gun Protest 07 April 2023 00:22:05
Tennessee House Republicans voted to expel Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson after they led a protest on the floor of the chamber in response to a recent deadly school shooting in Nashville.Rep. Gloria Johnson, who also participated in the protest, held on to her seat by a single vote and sugges...
Black Democrats Fired By Tenn. GOP Peers After Gun Protest
Tennessee House Republicans voted to expel Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson after they led a protest on the floor of the chamber in response to a recent deadly school shooting in Nashville.Rep. Gloria Johnson, who also participated in the protest, held on to her seat by a single vote and sugges...
Fraud Risk? Candidates Pay Signature Gatherers To Get On Ballot 06 April 2023 00:12:49
Want to put yourself or your cause on the ballot? Generally, you need to gather signatures first in order to signal support for your message. Last year, five would-be GOP gubernatorial hopefuls in Michigan were disqualified after allegedly fraudulent signatures were discovered on their petition docu...
Fraud Risk? Candidates Pay Signature Gatherers To Get On Ballot
Want to put yourself or your cause on the ballot? Generally, you need to gather signatures first in order to signal support for your message. Last year, five would-be GOP gubernatorial hopefuls in Michigan were disqualified after allegedly fraudulent signatures were discovered on their petition docu...
It Happened Again: Abortion Access Propels Dems To Huge Win 05 April 2023 00:13:29
Liberal Janet Protasiewicz won her election to the Wisconsin State Supreme Court by more than 11 percent. The rout is the latest example of a powerful national trend: voters strongly support Democratic-backed candidates on abortion access issues.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, pol...
It Happened Again: Abortion Access Propels Dems To Huge Win
Liberal Janet Protasiewicz won her election to the Wisconsin State Supreme Court by more than 11 percent. The rout is the latest example of a powerful national trend: voters strongly support Democratic-backed candidates on abortion access issues.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, pol...
Trump Pleads Not Guilty To 34 Felony Charges 04 April 2023 00:14:57
Prosecutors in New York allege Donald Trump falsified business records to conceal hush money payments made by allies, which prosecutors say was an effort to keep scandalous allegations against him from coming to light during the final months of his 2016 presidential campaign run. Trump is expected t...
Trump Pleads Not Guilty To 34 Felony Charges
Prosecutors in New York allege Donald Trump falsified business records to conceal hush money payments made by allies, which prosecutors say was an effort to keep scandalous allegations against him from coming to light during the final months of his 2016 presidential campaign run. Trump is expected t...
Abortion Access Likely At Stake In Wisconsin's Supreme Court Race 03 April 2023 00:13:10
A race for one seat on the Wisconsin state Supreme Court has broken national spending records. The winner could be the key swing vote on cases deciding everything from abortion rights to redistricting in the state.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent...
Abortion Access Likely At Stake In Wisconsin's Supreme Court Race
A race for one seat on the Wisconsin state Supreme Court has broken national spending records. The winner could be the key swing vote on cases deciding everything from abortion rights to redistricting in the state.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent...
America's Presidential Indictment Era 31 March 2023 00:26:21
How will American politics change now that a former president, Donald Trump, is facing criminal prosecution for the first time in the country's nearly two and a half centuries of existence?This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montan...
America's Presidential Indictment Era
How will American politics change now that a former president, Donald Trump, is facing criminal prosecution for the first time in the country's nearly two and a half centuries of existence?This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montan...
Trump Indicted By New York Grand Jury 31 March 2023 00:10:08
The indictment appears to be connected to hush money payments made to adult film actor Stormy Daniels in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election. Daniels alleges that she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, which the former president denies. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis...
Trump Indicted By New York Grand Jury
The indictment appears to be connected to hush money payments made to adult film actor Stormy Daniels in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election. Daniels alleges that she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, which the former president denies. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis...
Americans Like It, Congress Ended It: Free School Lunch For All 30 March 2023 00:12:09
Now, states are beginning to take up the mantle in order to revive the initiatve supported by super-majorities of Americans. Teachers, parents and students told NPR that the program makes a big difference in their lives.This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, politcs reporter Ximena Bustillo...
Americans Like It, Congress Ended It: Free School Lunch For All
Now, states are beginning to take up the mantle in order to revive the initiatve supported by super-majorities of Americans. Teachers, parents and students told NPR that the program makes a big difference in their lives.This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, politcs reporter Ximena Bustillo...
The American Trade-Off: Guns And Cars For A Much Shorter Lifespan 29 March 2023 00:15:09
In 2013, researchers published a landmark study on why Americans of all incomes and demographics die years before their peers in comparable countries. In the decade since the report was published, that gap has only grown. We examine the policy choices behind Americans' shorter lives.This episode: po...
The American Trade-Off: Guns And Cars For A Much Shorter Lifespan
In 2013, researchers published a landmark study on why Americans of all incomes and demographics die years before their peers in comparable countries. In the decade since the report was published, that gap has only grown. We examine the policy choices behind Americans' shorter lives.This episode: po...
How Will The U.S. Handle Israel's Democratic Crisis? 28 March 2023 00:14:58
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing a criminal corruption charges, has moved to weaken the country's court system. His plan is, for now, on hold after widespread protest.The situation has created a diplomatic headache for President Biden: a key ally's democracy wobbles as the Wh...
How Will The U.S. Handle Israel's Democratic Crisis?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing a criminal corruption charges, has moved to weaken the country's court system. His plan is, for now, on hold after widespread protest.The situation has created a diplomatic headache for President Biden: a key ally's democracy wobbles as the Wh...
Can GOP Hopefuls Build A Winning Coalition Without Losing Base? 27 March 2023 00:13:32
Six in ten Americans say in a new NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll that they don't want Trump to be president again, but it's unclear whether the other GOP hopefuls can build a wider base of support without tarnishing their image among voters they'll need to win a primary.And in his trip to Canada last ...
Can GOP Hopefuls Build A Winning Coalition Without Losing Base?
Six in ten Americans say in a new NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll that they don't want Trump to be president again, but it's unclear whether the other GOP hopefuls can build a wider base of support without tarnishing their image among voters they'll need to win a primary.And in his trip to Canada last ...
Latino GOP Voters Embrace Culture War & New AI Makes Disinfo Easy 24 March 2023 00:25:38
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a likely Republican presidential primary candidate, once strugged to win the vote of conservative Latinos in South Florida — but lately, many of those voters have really embraced his message.And the tools to create artificial video, audio, and text have become far more pow...
Latino GOP Voters Embrace Culture War & New AI Makes Disinfo Easy
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a likely Republican presidential primary candidate, once strugged to win the vote of conservative Latinos in South Florida — but lately, many of those voters have really embraced his message.And the tools to create artificial video, audio, and text have become far more pow...
Moving Cash Is Faster Than Ever. It Makes Bank Runs Hard To Stop. 23 March 2023 00:16:44
Top monetary officials including Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen say things have stabilized in the two weeks since panicked depositors rapidly withdrew their money from Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, causing both to fail. But on top of revisiting rece...
Moving Cash Is Faster Than Ever. It Makes Bank Runs Hard To Stop.
Top monetary officials including Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen say things have stabilized in the two weeks since panicked depositors rapidly withdrew their money from Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, causing both to fail. But on top of revisiting rece...
TikTok CEO Heads To The Hill As Congress Mulls A Total Ban 22 March 2023 00:14:09
TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew is set to address the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday and is expected to tout the company's billion-dollar restructuring effort to build a firewall between its Chinese owner and the data of the app's 150 million U.S. users. Lawmakers of both partie...
TikTok CEO Heads To The Hill As Congress Mulls A Total Ban
TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew is set to address the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday and is expected to tout the company's billion-dollar restructuring effort to build a firewall between its Chinese owner and the data of the app's 150 million U.S. users. Lawmakers of both partie...
Trump Says He'll Be Arrested, Invites Protest, Derails GOP Confab 21 March 2023 00:13:22
The former president's announced on social media that he'd soon be arrested, apparently referring to an ongoing state investigation in New York over his hush money payments to adult film actor Stormy Daniels. Trump invited his supporters to protest. The president's post derailed the ongoing House Re...
Trump Says He'll Be Arrested, Invites Protest, Derails GOP Confab
The former president's announced on social media that he'd soon be arrested, apparently referring to an ongoing state investigation in New York over his hush money payments to adult film actor Stormy Daniels. Trump invited his supporters to protest. The president's post derailed the ongoing House Re...
US Still Has Lessons To Learn From Its Misguided War In Iraq 20 March 2023 00:13:08
It's been twenty years since the U.S. launched a war in Iraq — a conflict justified by faulty intelligence. More than 4000 Americans died along with tens of thousands of Iraqis. The war undermined Americans' trust in government and further highlighted the inability of the U.S. government to export d...
US Still Has Lessons To Learn From Its Misguided War In Iraq
It's been twenty years since the U.S. launched a war in Iraq — a conflict justified by faulty intelligence. More than 4000 Americans died along with tens of thousands of Iraqis. The war undermined Americans' trust in government and further highlighted t