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!NPR Politics Podcast+ su...
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!NPR Politics Podcast+ su...
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 the inability of the U.S. government to export d...
Roundup: Repealing Iraq War Approval; SCOTUS Has No Ethics Code 17 March 2023 00:22:18
A bill ending Iraq war authorizations has cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate and is expected to be taken up by the chamber for a final vote next week, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Federal judges are all bound by an ethics code — so why aren't Supreme Cour...
Roundup: Repealing Iraq War Approval; SCOTUS Has No Ethics Code
A bill ending Iraq war authorizations has cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate and is expected to be taken up by the chamber for a final vote next week, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Federal judges are all bound by an ethics code — so why aren't Supreme Cour...
Abortion Access Could Be Limited Further By Mifepristone Case 16 March 2023 00:13:48
Was the FDA wrong to approve a drug that's used in nearly all medication abortions in the U.S. — and should the drug, mifepristone, be taken off the market? Those questions were argued in court Wednesday, in a case heard by federal Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee, in Amarillo, Texas.This ...
Abortion Access Could Be Limited Further By Mifepristone Case
Was the FDA wrong to approve a drug that's used in nearly all medication abortions in the U.S. — and should the drug, mifepristone, be taken off the market? Those questions were argued in court Wednesday, in a case heard by federal Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee, in Amarillo, Texas.This ...
US Pulls Allies Closer As Its Drone Downed In Brush With Russia 15 March 2023 00:14:42
The U.S. and the United Kingdom will provide nuclear-powered submarine technology to Australia as part of a defense deal between the two nations. And, a U.S. drone crashed near the Black Sea after an encounter with Russian jets. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House corres...
US Pulls Allies Closer As Its Drone Downed In Brush With Russia
The U.S. and the United Kingdom will provide nuclear-powered submarine technology to Australia as part of a defense deal between the two nations. And, a U.S. drone crashed near the Black Sea after an encounter with Russian jets. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House corres...
Donald Trump Likely To Be Charged Over Porn Star Hush Money 14 March 2023 00:12:42
Former President Donald Trump has been invited to testify before a New York City grand jury — a move that is widely understood to mean Trump could soon face criminal charges related to his financial dealings and the payment of hush money to Stephanie Clifford, the adult film star also known as Storm...
Donald Trump Likely To Be Charged Over Porn Star Hush Money
Former President Donald Trump has been invited to testify before a New York City grand jury — a move that is widely understood to mean Trump could soon face criminal charges related to his financial dealings and the payment of hush money to Stephanie Clifford, the adult film star also known as Storm...
Biden: Government To Ensure Customers Can Withdraw Money 13 March 2023 00:15:41
The Biden administration has announced that customers of Silicon Valley Bank will have full access to their deposits, an extraordinary move by federal officials to backstop billions of dollars in uninsured money. In remarks Monday morning, the president indicated he was confident in the banking syst...
Biden: Government To Ensure Customers Can Withdraw Money
The Biden administration has announced that customers of Silicon Valley Bank will have full access to their deposits, an extraordinary move by federal officials to backstop billions of dollars in uninsured money. In remarks Monday morning, the president indicated he was confident in the banking syst...
What Does Biden Care About Most? Look At His Budget Proposal 10 March 2023 00:22:36
President Biden wants to raise income taxes on households earning more than $400,000 a year to shore up the social safety net, make community college and childcare less expensive, and boost investment in strategic industries in order to counter China. But, like all presidents' budgets, it is more a ...
What Does Biden Care About Most? Look At His Budget Proposal
President Biden wants to raise income taxes on households earning more than $400,000 a year to shore up the social safety net, make community college and childcare less expensive, and boost investment in strategic industries in order to counter China. But, like all presidents' budgets, it is more a ...
Politics Wins Over Principle As Dems Axe DC Crime Code Reforms 09 March 2023 00:13:13
In principle, Democratic lawmakers support the local Washington, D.C., government's power to make laws for the city's residents — who don't have voting representation in Congress.But, facing the political risk of seeming weak on crime, a huge majority Senate Democrats voted to overturn a local crimi...
Politics Wins Over Principle As Dems Axe DC Crime Code Reforms
In principle, Democratic lawmakers support the local Washington, D.C., government's power to make laws for the city's residents — who don't have voting representation in Congress.But, facing the political risk of seeming weak on crime, a huge majority Senate Democrats voted to overturn a local crimi...
Fox News Still Broadcasts Election Lies. It Could Cost Them. 08 March 2023 00:15:49
A billion-dollar defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems against the broadcaster is tied to the outlet's full-throated embrace of former president Donald Trump's election lies and conspiracy theories — deceptions that forced one former Dominion executive into hiding.This episode: White...
Fox News Still Broadcasts Election Lies. It Could Cost Them.
A billion-dollar defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems against the broadcaster is tied to the outlet's full-throated embrace of former president Donald Trump's election lies and conspiracy theories — deceptions that forced one former Dominion executive into hiding.This episode: White...
How Department of Agriculture Is Reckoning With Racial Inequity 07 March 2023 00:15:21
Black farmers have long struggled with discrimination, inequities that persist today despite federal efforts to address them. Now, the USDA is out with a new equity report with a number of recommendations.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Ximena Bustillo, and c...
How Department of Agriculture Is Reckoning With Racial Inequity
Black farmers have long struggled with discrimination, inequities that persist today despite federal efforts to address them. Now, the USDA is out with a new equity report with a number of recommendations.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Ximena Bustillo, and c...
We Traveled With Attorney General Merrick Garland To Ukraine 06 March 2023 00:14:48
The U.S. attorney general traveled to Ukraine to discuss war crimes investigations with top justice officials from around the globe. In an exclusive conversation, NPR interviewed Garland about why this work is personal to him. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, international corre...
We Traveled With Attorney General Merrick Garland To Ukraine
The U.S. attorney general traveled to Ukraine to discuss war crimes investigations with top justice officials from around the globe. In an exclusive conversation, NPR interviewed Garland about why this work is personal to him. This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, international corre...
Will Supreme Court Un-Forgive Student Debt? Seems Like It. 03 March 2023 00:22:20
Democratic lawmakers and Republican activists both met for messaging conferences this week. The Supreme Court's conservative majority appears poised to strike down President Biden's order cancelling some student debt.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional reporter Barba...
Will Supreme Court Un-Forgive Student Debt? Seems Like It.
Democratic lawmakers and Republican activists both met for messaging conferences this week. The Supreme Court's conservative majority appears poised to strike down President Biden's order cancelling some student debt.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional reporter Barba...
Tucker Carlson Has Exclusive Access To Jan. 6th Security Tapes 02 March 2023 00:13:22
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy provided access to the footage to Carlson, who has frequently used his Fox News show to spread conspiracies about the attack. There has been a sustained effort on the part of Trump-allied Republicans to muddy the waters about the nature of the U.S. Capitol riot. T...
Tucker Carlson Has Exclusive Access To Jan. 6th Security Tapes
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy provided access to the footage to Carlson, who has frequently used his Fox News show to spread conspiracies about the attack. There has been a sustained effort on the part of Trump-allied Republicans to muddy the waters about the nature of the U.S. Capitol riot. T...
Cooperation To Confrontation: Why US China Strategy Changed 01 March 2023 00:16:14
A new House panel kicked off a series of hearings focused on what lawmakers describe as the threat posed by China's government to the United States. The committee's chair, Republican Mike Gallagher, hopes the committee produces a slew of bipartisan legislation. How did things get to this point?This ...
Cooperation To Confrontation: Why US China Strategy Changed
A new House panel kicked off a series of hearings focused on what lawmakers describe as the threat posed by China's government to the United States. The committee's chair, Republican Mike Gallagher, hopes the committee produces a slew of bipartisan legislation. How did things get to this point?This ...
Why Scientists, Lawmakers & Diplomats Care Where COVID Began 28 February 2023 00:16:45
The Department of Energy has a new report which concludes with "low confidence" that the COVID-19 virus could have originated from a lab in Wuhan, China. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal report. Scientists say the evidence continues to strongly support a wildlife origin. The at...
Why Scientists, Lawmakers & Diplomats Care Where COVID Began
The Department of Energy has a new report which concludes with "low confidence" that the COVID-19 virus could have originated from a lab in Wuhan, China. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal report. Scientists say the evidence continues to strongly support a wildlife origin. The at...
Train Wreck: Political Sideshow Descends On Ohio Crash Site 27 February 2023 00:14:34
After a train derailed in rural Ohio, the community is concerned about the near- and long-term health impacts of the hazardous waste that the train was transporting. Top-level Biden administration officials, including EPA Administration Michael Reagan and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and...
Train Wreck: Political Sideshow Descends On Ohio Crash Site
After a train derailed in rural Ohio, the community is concerned about the near- and long-term health impacts of the hazardous waste that the train was transporting. Top-level Biden administration officials, including EPA Administration Michael Reagan and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and...
Will SCOTUS Remake The Web? And Dems' Tough 2024 Senate Map 24 February 2023 00:24:51
The Supreme Court heard two major cases that could ultimately make platforms like YouTube and Twitter liable for the content users share on their sites. And a lot of blue lawmakers in red states are up for reelection in the Senate in 2024 — here's what we're watching.This episode: White House corres...
Will SCOTUS Remake The Web? And Dems' Tough 2024 Senate Map
The Supreme Court heard two major cases that could ultimately make platforms like YouTube and Twitter liable for the content users share on their sites. And a lot of blue lawmakers in red states are up for reelection in the Senate in 2024 — here's what we're watching.This episode: White House corres...
DeSantis vs Trump Voters: Insights Into GOP Primary Divide 23 February 2023 00:15:19
President Biden is gaining in popularity — how much of his decision to run again is driven by Vice President Harris' lackluster support among key groups of voters? And Donald Trump is seeing his support among Republicans flag — but with a potentially crowded primary field, he could have a path to th...
DeSantis vs Trump Voters: Insights Into GOP Primary Divide
President Biden is gaining in popularity — how much of his decision to run again is driven by Vice President Harris' lackluster support among key groups of voters? And Donald Trump is seeing his support among Republicans flag — but with a potentially crowded primary field, he could have a path to th...
J6 Trial: DOJ Alleges Cop Tipped Off Proud Boys Leader 22 February 2023 00:15:33
Members of the Proud Boys are on trial related to their alleged actions surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The actions of former president Donald Trump loom large over of the trial.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales,...
J6 Trial: DOJ Alleges Cop Tipped Off Proud Boys Leader
Members of the Proud Boys are on trial related to their alleged actions surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The actions of former president Donald Trump loom large over of the trial.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales,...
Have You No Sense Of Decency? 21 February 2023 00:13:40
The U.S. has entered an era of post-shame politics, where politicians are willing to endure embarrassment, criticism and negative attention in order to survive scandals. We talk about the modern history of politicians weathering controversy — from Bill Clinton to embattled Republican Rep. George San...
Have You No Sense Of Decency?
The U.S. has entered an era of post-shame politics, where politicians are willing to endure embarrassment, criticism and negative attention in order to survive scandals. We talk about the modern history of politicians weathering controversy — from Bill Clinton to embattled Republican Rep. George San...
Biden's Surprise Visit To Ukraine 20 February 2023 00:13:53
President Biden traveled to Ukraine on Monday on an unannounced trip to mark the anniversary of Russia's invasion of the country. But back home, more Americans are growing weary of continuing to support a war that could stretch on for years.This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, White House...
Biden's Surprise Visit To Ukraine
President Biden traveled to Ukraine on Monday on an unannounced trip to mark the anniversary of Russia's invasion of the country. But back home, more Americans are growing weary of continuing to support a war that could stretch on for years.This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, White House...
These Voters Fret Biden's Age, Just Not Enough To Pick Trump 17 February 2023 00:25:30
A focus group of swing voters showed worry about President Biden's age — he'd be 82 at the start of a second term — but the voters said they'd still vote for him over Donald Trump. A 2020 rematch, though, isn't a given: other Republicans like Tim Scott, Nikki Haley, and Mike Pence are likely to face...
These Voters Fret Biden's Age, Just Not Enough To Pick Trump
A focus group of swing voters showed worry about President Biden's age — he'd be 82 at the start of a second term — but the voters said they'd still vote for him over Donald Trump. A 2020 rematch, though, isn't a given: other Republicans like Tim Scott, Nikki Haley, and Mike Pence are likely to face...
Biden Says UFOs Are NBD—Plus Our Chat With Second Gentleman 16 February 2023 00:17:40
In remarks Friday, President Biden said the three aerial objects shot down by U.S. military were most likely tied to private companies, recreation or research institutions. And second gentleman Doug Emhoff is using his platform to combat antisemitism.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Det...
Biden Says UFOs Are NBD—Plus Our Chat With Second Gentleman
In remarks Friday, President Biden said the three aerial objects shot down by U.S. military were most likely tied to private companies, recreation or research institutions. And second gentleman Doug Emhoff is using his platform to combat antisemitism.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Det...
Christian Nationalism's Foothold In American Politics 15 February 2023 00:14:10
A survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution found that found more than half of Republicans believe the US should be a strictly Christian nation, adhering to the ideals of Christian nationalism or sympathizing with those views. While this remains a minor...
Christian Nationalism's Foothold In American Politics
A survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution found that found more than half of Republicans believe the US should be a strictly Christian nation, adhering to the ideals of Christian nationalism or sympathizing with those views. While this remains a minor...
GOP Targets Immigration Boss, Will Hold Hearings In Arizona 14 February 2023 00:13:58
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy will lead fellow Republican lawmakers on a trip to Arizona this week, part of an effort by his caucus to boost the profile of border security as an issue through messaging that spuriously links migrants to drugs and crime.This episode: political reporter Deepa Shi...
GOP Targets Immigration Boss, Will Hold Hearings In Arizona
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy will lead fellow Republican lawmakers on a trip to Arizona this week, part of an effort by his caucus to boost the profile of border security as an issue through messaging that spuriously links migrants to drugs and crime.This episode: political reporter Deepa Shi...
More UFOs Shot Down By US Air Force 13 February 2023 00:13:25
The United States military downed three more unidentified flying objects, though the Biden administration said it had no indication that the objects were intended for surveillance. National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby said that he didn't think "the American people need to worry about alien...
More UFOs Shot Down By US Air Force
The United States military downed three more unidentified flying objects, though the Biden administration said it had no indication that the objects were intended for surveillance. National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby said that he didn't think "the American people need to worry about alien...
U.S. Officials Allege Ballooning Chinese Espionage Threat 10 February 2023 00:24:54
China has sent surveillance balloons over more than 40 countries across five continents and the Biden administration is in touch with other countries about the scope of the program, according to information provided by the Biden administration. And voting officials in Pennsylvania continue to deal w...
U.S. Officials Allege Ballooning Chinese Espionage Threat
China has sent surveillance balloons over more than 40 countries across five continents and the Biden administration is in touch with other countries about the scope of the program, according to information provided by the Biden administration. And voting officials in Pennsylvania continue to deal w...
The Fight Over The Farm Bill 09 February 2023 00:15:19
The Farm Bill is a sweeping legislative package that funds an array of programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — formerly known as food stamps. Internal Republican disagreements have some watchers worried the new package might not get over the finish line before funding run...
The Fight Over The Farm Bill
The Farm Bill is a sweeping legislative package that funds an array of programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — formerly known as food stamps. Internal Republican disagreements have some watchers worried the new package might not get over the finish line before funding run...
From SOTU To Stump: Biden Heads To Wisconsin and Florida 08 February 2023 00:13:53
President Biden is in Wisconsin Wednesday, touting the same broadly popular priorities he emphasized during Tuesday's State of the Union address. The president is positioning himself to run for reelection as a political pragmatist focused on the business of governing, as Republicans double-down on t...
From SOTU To Stump: Biden Heads To Wisconsin and Florida
President Biden is in Wisconsin Wednesday, touting the same broadly popular priorities he emphasized during Tuesday's State of the Union address. The president is positioning himself to run for reelection as a political pragmatist focused on the business of governing, as Republicans double-down on t...
State Of The Union: Biden Touts Popular, Bipartisan Policies 08 February 2023 00:16:00
President Biden kept a tight focus on broadly popular policies and bipartisan achievements in a State of the Union address that is likely to serve as a model for his future campaign speeches.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and national...
State Of The Union: Biden Touts Popular, Bipartisan Policies
President Biden kept a tight focus on broadly popular policies and bipartisan achievements in a State of the Union address that is likely to serve as a model for his future campaign speeches.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and national...
Top US Diplomat Cancels China Trip Amid "Spy" Balloon Fallout 06 February 2023 00:12:32
Secretary of State Antony Blinken cancelled his trip to China after the U.S. spotted a Chinese surveillance balloon near a military base in Montana. The Air Force popped the balloon off the coast of South Carolina over the weekend. Blinken's meeting with President Xi Jinping would have been first hi...
Top US Diplomat Cancels China Trip Amid "Spy" Balloon Fallout
Secretary of State Antony Blinken cancelled his trip to China after the U.S. spotted a Chinese surveillance balloon near a military base in Montana. The Air Force popped the balloon off the coast of South Carolina over the weekend. Blinken's meeting with President Xi Jinping would have been first hi...
Biden Intends To End COVID Emergency Declarations. Now What? 03 February 2023 00:27:43
Republican Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy was at the White House on Wednesday for talks as President Biden continues to insist that the U.S. paying its debts is non-negotiable. House Republicans remove Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from her seat on the Foreign Relations committee. And in respons...
Biden Intends To End COVID Emergency Declarations. Now What?
Republican Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy was at the White House on Wednesday for talks as President Biden continues to insist that the U.S. paying its debts is non-negotiable. House Republicans remove Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from her seat on the Foreign Relations committee. And in respons...
House Republicans Begin Investigations Into President Biden 02 February 2023 00:15:07
The House Oversight and Judiciary committees, helmed by Repulican representatives James Comer of Kentucky and Jim Jordan of Ohio, will be the venues for a series of investigations into the President Joe Biden's administration and personal life. The party campaigned on an aggressive use of the legisl...
House Republicans Begin Investigations Into President Biden
The House Oversight and Judiciary committees, helmed by Repulican representatives James Comer of Kentucky and Jim Jordan of Ohio, will be the venues for a series of investigations into the President Joe Biden's administration and personal life. The party campaigned on an aggressive use of the legisl...
Nikki Haley Will Seek The Republican Presidential Nomination 01 February 2023 00:16:47
The former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador is going back on her pledge not to run against her former boss, Donald Trump. And after years of controversy, including the presence of an alleged Russian spy, the storied National Prayer Breakfast is getting a revamp.This episode: pol...
Nikki Haley Will Seek The Republican Presidential Nomination
The former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador is going back on her pledge not to run against her former boss, Donald Trump. And after years of controversy, including the presence of an alleged Russian spy, the storied National Prayer Breakfast is getting a revamp.This episode: pol...
Florida Election Workers Warn Chaos Is Coming Without Reform 31 January 2023 00:12:39
Recent changes to Florida's election laws institute new requirements that, as designed, could cause huge numbers of ballots to be rejected in the state — a key presidential battleground. Election workers are warning that, without reforms, ballot counting could be extremely slow and voters in the sta...
Florida Election Workers Warn Chaos Is Coming Without Reform
Recent changes to Florida's election laws institute new requirements that, as designed, could cause huge numbers of ballots to be rejected in the state — a key presidential battleground. Election workers are warning that, without reforms, ballot counting could be extremely slow and voters in the sta...
Can Facebook Still Be Trump's Fundraising Juggernaut? 30 January 2023 00:17:02
The site's parent company announced that Donald Trump would be able to return to the platform with new guardrails on his account. But will Facebook be as lucrative a fundraising tool for the former president given the new limitations on online ad targeting? And will Trump even choose to return to th...
Can Facebook Still Be Trump's Fundraising Juggernaut?
The site's parent company announced that Donald Trump would be able to return to the platform with new guardrails on his account. But will Facebook be as lucrative a fundraising tool for the former president given the new limitations on online ad targeting? And will Trump even choose to return to th...
Does Conservative Mean Whatever Donald Trump Says It Means? 27 January 2023 00:24:27
After extracting a slew of concessions from Kevin McCarthy during the Speaker vote saga, conservative House Republicans are now flexing their muscles in a fight over the U.S. debt. But what does the "conservative" label mean right now? New research suggests that many politically-active voters use it...
Does Conservative Mean Whatever Donald Trump Says It Means?
After extracting a slew of concessions from Kevin McCarthy during the Speaker vote saga, conservative House Republicans are now flexing their muscles in a fight over the U.S. debt. But what does the "conservative" label mean right now? New research suggests that many politically-active voters use it...
Mass Shootings And Extremism Are Top White House Concerns 26 January 2023 00:13:48
Vice President Harris is in California after a number of mass shootings in the state. The US Secret Service is out with a report documenting trends in attacks resulting in mass violence. And details on how one Nazi extremist group is recruiting new members in Florida.This episode: White House corres...
Mass Shootings And Extremism Are Top White House Concerns
Vice President Harris is in California after a number of mass shootings in the state. The US Secret Service is out with a report documenting trends in attacks resulting in mass violence. And details on how one Nazi extremist group is recruiting new members in Florida.This episode: White House corres...
United States And Its Allies To Provide Tanks To Ukraine 25 January 2023 00:12:22
The move, announced by President Biden in a speech from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, is the latest in a continued escalation of military equipment headed to the country from the U.S. and its allies. It comes as somewhat of a surprise: as recently as last week, top Pentagon officials were i...
United States And Its Allies To Provide Tanks To Ukraine
The move, announced by President Biden in a speech from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, is the latest in a continued escalation of military equipment headed to the country from the U.S. and its allies. It comes as somewhat of a surprise: as recently as last week, top Pentagon officials were i...
Dems Don't Love 2024 Senate Maps Like The GOP Does 24 January 2023 00:17:22
Democrats head into the 2024 elections needing to defend far more seats in the Senate than their Republican counterparts. With potentially vulnerable incumbents in Montana & West Virginia — and a potential three-way race in Arizona — the GOP seeks to capitalize.This episode: White House correspo...
Dems Don't Love 2024 Senate Maps Like The GOP Does
Democrats head into the 2024 elections needing to defend far more seats in the Senate than their Republican counterparts. With potentially vulnerable incumbents in Montana & West Virginia — and a potential three-way race in Arizona — the GOP seeks to capitalize.This episode: White House correspo...
FBI Searches Biden's Home; Harris Speaks Out For Abortion Rights 23 January 2023 00:12:33
The White House said FBI agents searched President Biden's Delaware home on Friday, finding more items with classified markings. The search took place voluntarily, and without a search warrant.Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Florida on Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ...
FBI Searches Biden's Home; Harris Speaks Out For Abortion Rights
The White House said FBI agents searched President Biden's Delaware home on Friday, finding more items with classified markings. The search took place voluntarily, and without a search warrant.Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Florida on Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ...
Ruminations On Supreme Court Leaks, Classified Documents & Preferred Fonts 20 January 2023 00:26:11
Documents were at the heart of Washington news this week. A Supreme Court investigation into who leaked a draft opinion of the decision overturning Roe v. Wade failed to identify who was responsible; the White House's communications strategy in handling the president's classified document dilemma ha...
Ruminations On Supreme Court Leaks, Classified Documents & Preferred Fonts
Documents were at the heart of Washington news this week. A Supreme Court investigation into who leaked a draft opinion of the decision overturning Roe v. Wade failed to identify who was responsible; the White House's communications strategy in handling the president's classified document dilemma ha...
PPP Loans Provided Lots Of Cash Assistance With Few Questions Asked 19 January 2023 00:17:44
The Payroll Protection Program was enacted during the pandemic to provide financial assistance to businesses that were closed, or operating at a reduced capacity. An NPR investigation finds the program was rife with fraud and most of the loans have been forgiven. This episode: White House correspond...
PPP Loans Provided Lots Of Cash Assistance With Few Questions Asked
The Payroll Protection Program was enacted during the pandemic to provide financial assistance to businesses that were closed, or operating at a reduced capacity. An NPR investigation finds the program was rife with fraud and most of the loans have been forgiven. This episode: White House correspond...
Much Ado About Debt 18 January 2023 00:17:49
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned Congress the United States would reach the statutory debt limit — commonly known as the debt ceiling — on Jan. 19. As Congress & the Treasury work to find ways to avoid financial chaos, what potential solutions are available? This episode: White House corre...
Much Ado About Debt
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned Congress the United States would reach the statutory debt limit — commonly known as the debt ceiling — on Jan. 19. As Congress & the Treasury work to find ways to avoid financial chaos, what potential solutions are available? This episode: White House corre...
Proud Boys Members Face Seditious Conspiracy Charges 17 January 2023 00:16:49
In Washington, D.C., members of the Proud Boys are on trial related to their alleged actions surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. It is the second major seditious conspiracy trial related to the insurrection following one late last year involving members of the Oath Keepers...
Proud Boys Members Face Seditious Conspiracy Charges
In Washington, D.C., members of the Proud Boys are on trial related to their alleged actions surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. It is the second major seditious conspiracy trial related to the insurrection following one late last year involving members of the Oath Keepers...
The Fight To Keep Climate Change Off The Back Burner 16 January 2023 00:11:49
The world faces key deadlines for climate action in coming decades. But most of us are more focused on the short term — today, tomorrow, maybe next year. So what do we do about that? The NPR podcast Consider This takes a closer look.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics ...
The Fight To Keep Climate Change Off The Back Burner
The world faces key deadlines for climate action in coming decades. But most of us are more focused on the short term — today, tomorrow, maybe next year. So what do we do about that? The NPR podcast Consider This takes a closer look.Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics ...
A New Congress Takes Shape; Stefanik's Stock Rises; 'Spare' Sparks Drama 13 January 2023 00:30:43
With a narrow majority in the House, Republicans will need to find ways to work with Democrats — who still control the Senate and the White House. What battles may loom large for the new Congress?As those battles are waged, one person will be on the front lines: New York Republican Elise Stefanik, w...
A New Congress Takes Shape; Stefanik's Stock Rises; 'Spare' Sparks Drama
With a narrow majority in the House, Republicans will need to find ways to work with Democrats — who still control the Senate and the White House. What battles may loom large for the new Congress?As those battles are waged, one person will be on the front lines: New York Republican Elise Stefanik, w...
Garland Appoints Special Counsel To Investigate Biden Document Storage 12 January 2023 00:14:04
After President Biden announced a second set of classified documents had been improperly stored at his Wilmington, Del., residence, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday he was appointing Robert Hur, the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland who now serves in private practice, a...
Garland Appoints Special Counsel To Investigate Biden Document Storage
After President Biden announced a second set of classified documents had been improperly stored at his Wilmington, Del., residence, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday he was appointing Robert Hur, the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland who now serves in private practice, a...
Document Drama Differs Between Biden & Trump 11 January 2023 00:12:49
Both the president and his predecessor are facing investigations from the Department of Justice over the potential mishandling of classified documents. But the two cases have strong differences between them, both in terms of scale and practice. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, na...
Document Drama Differs Between Biden & Trump
Both the president and his predecessor are facing investigations from the Department of Justice over the potential mishandling of classified documents. But the two cases have strong differences between them, both in terms of scale and practice. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, na...
Democrats' 2024 Primary Plans Get More Complicated 10 January 2023 00:14:53
The Democratic National Committee announced South Carolina would supplant Iowa and New Hampshire as the first state in the party's 2024 nominating contests, but not everyone in the DNC is convinced it's a good idea. Meanwhile, New Hampshire and Georgia missed a DNC-imposed deadline on aligning their...
Democrats' 2024 Primary Plans Get More Complicated
The Democratic National Committee announced South Carolina would supplant Iowa and New Hampshire as the first state in the party's 2024 nominating contests, but not everyone in the DNC is convinced it's a good idea. Meanwhile, New Hampshire and Georgia missed a DNC-imposed deadline on aligning their...
Border, Drugs, Economy On Agenda As North American Leaders Meet 09 January 2023 00:14:06
President Biden heads to Mexico City this week for two days of meetings with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Biden's trip comes after he made his first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border as president, and the three are set to talk about issues a...
Border, Drugs, Economy On Agenda As North American Leaders Meet
President Biden heads to Mexico City this week for two days of meetings with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Biden's trip comes after he made his first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border as president, and the three are set to talk about issues a...
McCarthy Prevails, Becomes Speaker In Late-Night House Vote 07 January 2023 00:18:55
After 15 rounds of balloting, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was elected Speaker of the House. The series of votes were contentious at times, and McCarthy made several concessions to secure the office. What can be expected from his tenure? This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, congressi...
McCarthy Prevails, Becomes Speaker In Late-Night House Vote
After 15 rounds of balloting, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was elected Speaker of the House. The series of votes were contentious at times, and McCarthy made several concessions to secure the office. What can be expected from his tenure? This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, congressi...
Is Kevin McCarthy On The Brink? 07 January 2023 00:26:46
The California Republican was able to win over some of his detractors today as balloting for the Speaker of the House entered a fourth day. However, neither he — nor any other candidate — has won enough votes to take the position, leaving the House in continued limbo. This episode: political corresp...
Is Kevin McCarthy On The Brink?
The California Republican was able to win over some of his detractors today as balloting for the Speaker of the House entered a fourth day. However, neither he — nor any other candidate — has won enough votes to take the position, leaving the House in continued limbo. This episode: political corresp...
House Impasse Continues 06 January 2023 00:13:42
After more votes, the House of Representatives is no closer to electing a new Speaker. Republicans voted for other candidates as more House members offered up longshot alternatives to Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Deirdr...
House Impasse Continues
After more votes, the House of Representatives is no closer to electing a new Speaker. Republicans voted for other candidates as more House members offered up longshot alternatives to Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Deirdr...
Six Ballots — None The Speaker 05 January 2023 00:15:54
Following three more votes on Wednesday, Republicans in the House remain divided on who should be the chamber's speaker. Support for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) remains high among Republicans, but he has not obtained the support of an overall majority of representatives.This episode: political co...
Six Ballots — None The Speaker
Following three more votes on Wednesday, Republicans in the House remain divided on who should be the chamber's speaker. Support for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) remains high among Republicans, but he has not obtained the support of an overall majority of representatives.This episode: political co...
House Deadlocks In Vote For New Speaker 04 January 2023 00:17:53
The 118th Congress began its work today, and the first order of business for the House was to select a new speaker. However, after multiple rounds of voting, no candidate achieved a clear majority of voting members — meaning the House can't conduct any official business. California Republican Kevin ...
House Deadlocks In Vote For New Speaker
The 118th Congress began its work today, and the first order of business for the House was to select a new speaker. However, after multiple rounds of voting, no candidate achieved a clear majority of voting members — meaning the House can't conduct any official business. California Republican Kevin ...
The Push To Redefine 'Black' And End Anti-Racist Voter Protections 02 January 2023 00:36:09
In this episode of Code Switch, NPR's Hansi Lo Wang reports on the effort by Republican officials in Louisiana to change how Black people are counted in voting maps. If their plan is successful, it could shrink the power of Black voters across the country — and further gut the Voting Rights Act. Con...
The Push To Redefine 'Black' And End Anti-Racist Voter Protections
In this episode of Code Switch, NPR's Hansi Lo Wang reports on the effort by Republican officials in Louisiana to change how Black people are counted in voting maps. If their plan is successful, it could shrink the power of Black voters across the country — and further gut the Voting Rights Act. Con...
"Can't Let It Go" Holiday Spectacular 2022 30 December 2022 00:27:30
The NPR Politics crew shares the things that they just can't let go of this year, politics and otherwise.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Deepa Shivaram, political reporter Ximena Bustillo, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, Weekend Edition host Ayesh...
"Can't Let It Go" Holiday Spectacular 2022
The NPR Politics crew shares the things that they just can't let go of this year, politics and otherwise.This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Deepa Shivaram, political reporter Ximena Bustillo, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, Weekend Edition host Ayesh...
After Roe, The Supreme Court Seems Poised to Undo More Major Precedents 29 December 2022 00:15:20
Affirmative action, indigenous rights and election integrity could all be radically reshaped by the far-right court this term, as Chief Justice John Roberts continues to insist the political battlefield is a non-partisan institution. Here are the cases you should be watching.This episode: political ...
After Roe, The Supreme Court Seems Poised to Undo More Major Precedents
Affirmative action, indigenous rights and election integrity could all be radically reshaped by the far-right court this term, as Chief Justice John Roberts continues to insist the political battlefield is a non-partisan institution. Here are the cases you should be watching.This episode: political ...
After Months Of Inflation, Where Is The Economy Heading? 28 December 2022 00:18:28
A huge number of voters indicated that the economy was their top concern in the midterm election — something that likely helped Republicans take control of the House of Representatives. But President Biden's party fared far better than expected given how persistent rising costs have been. So what's ...
After Months Of Inflation, Where Is The Economy Heading?
A huge number of voters indicated that the economy was their top concern in the midterm election — something that likely helped Republicans take control of the House of Representatives. But President Biden's party fared far better than expected given how persistent rising costs have been. So what's ...
2022 Reshaped the U.S. Relationship With Russia, China 27 December 2022 00:17:46
The U.S. has dispatched billions in military aid to Ukraine to support its territorial defense after Russia invaded at the beginning of the year and joined with allies to issue stringent sanctions against Vladimir Putin's government. And a dust-up over U.S. support for Taiwan, an independent democra...
2022 Reshaped the U.S. Relationship With Russia, China
The U.S. has dispatched billions in military aid to Ukraine to support its territorial defense after Russia invaded at the beginning of the year and joined with allies to issue stringent sanctions against Vladimir Putin's government. And a dust-up over U.S. support for Taiwan, an independent democra...
Belonging, Money, Duty? Inside Account Of Why GOP Pros Backed Trump 26 December 2022 00:20:59
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Road To Partition 23 December 2022 00:51:57
What happens when a nation splits apart? It's a question many of us are asking ourselves today. It happened 75 years ago with Partition, when India and Pakistan became independent nations, divided by a somewhat arbitrary line that separated neighbors, families, and communities. 15 million people wer...
Road To Partition
What happens when a nation splits apart? It's a question many of us are asking ourselves today. It happened 75 years ago with Partition, when India and Pakistan became independent nations, divided by a somewhat arbitrary line that separated neighbors, families, and communities. 15 million people wer...
A Love Affair: American Politics And Country Music 22 December 2022 00:23:14
Politicians have long relied on country music stars to burnish their rural reputations — and country stars have long been political agitators. From Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton to Charley Pride and The Chicks, we do a deep-dive into the relationship between country music and U.S. politics.This epis...
A Love Affair: American Politics And Country Music
Politicians have long relied on country music stars to burnish their rural reputations — and country stars have long been political agitators. From Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton to Charley Pride and The Chicks, we do a deep-dive into the relationship between country music and U.S. politics.This epis...
In Legal Limbo, Biden Has No Clear Path To An Immigration Fix 21 December 2022 00:13:57
Title 42, implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the pandemic, has been used by the Trump and Biden administrations to expel millions of asylum seekers from the country. Mired in legal battles from both ends of the political spectrum over the policy, the Biden administr...
In Legal Limbo, Biden Has No Clear Path To An Immigration Fix
Title 42, implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the pandemic, has been used by the Trump and Biden administrations to expel millions of asylum seekers from the country. Mired in legal battles from both ends of the political spectrum over the policy, the Biden administr...
Interview: Vice President Kamala Harris 20 December 2022 00:14:05
Her life is about to change: with Democrats expanding their control in the Senate, Vice President Harris tells NPR's Asma Khalid that she won't need to stay as close to Washington as she has in the administration's first two years — when she was her party's tie-breaking vote in the chamber. Harris s...
Interview: Vice President Kamala Harris
Her life is about to change: with Democrats expanding their control in the Senate, Vice President Harris tells NPR's Asma Khalid that she won't need to stay as close to Washington as she has in the administration's first two years — when she was her party's tie-breaking vote in the chamber. Harris s...
Jan. 6 "Ringleader": Lawmakers Advise Criminal Charges For Trump 19 December 2022 00:13:37
Lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack advised four criminal charges be filed against former President Donald Trump over his role in the riot. One member noted that the U.S. does not have "a system of justice where foot soldiers go to jail and the masterminds and ringleaders get a free pa...
Jan. 6 "Ringleader": Lawmakers Advise Criminal Charges For Trump
Lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack advised four criminal charges be filed against former President Donald Trump over his role in the riot. One member noted that the U.S. does not have "a system of justice where foot soldiers go to jail and the masterminds and ringleaders get a free pa...
The Twitter Files, LGBTQ Legislation & The Definition Of Beer 16 December 2022 00:27:35
In this week's roundup, we explore the political implications of Elon Musk's ownership of Twitter alongside the release of information regarding the company's moderation policies, discuss legislation concerning the LGBTQ community that took effect in 2022, and contemplate just what beer actually is....
The Twitter Files, LGBTQ Legislation & The Definition Of Beer
In this week's roundup, we explore the political implications of Elon Musk's ownership of Twitter alongside the release of information regarding the company's moderation policies, discuss legislation concerning the LGBTQ community that took effect in 2022, and contemplate just what beer actually is....
Do Voters Want Bipartisanship... Or For Opponents To Agree With Them? 15 December 2022 00:14:12
A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows that most voters want to see bipartisan compromise in Congress, but the survey also shows that Americans are as entrenched as they have been for years. So what is it that voters really want? And on issues where voters of both parties appear to have overlap — ...
Do Voters Want Bipartisanship... Or For Opponents To Agree With Them?
A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows that most voters want to see bipartisan compromise in Congress, but the survey also shows that Americans are as entrenched as they have been for years. So what is it that voters really want? And on issues where voters of both parties appear to have overlap — ...
Kevin McCarthy Faces A Likely Bruising Path To Speaker Of The House 14 December 2022 00:13:29
It could be the most rancorous contest for Speaker of the House in the modern Congress — even though there is no clear alternative candidate. What will the process look like and what concessions might McCarthy have to make to secure the top job?This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, politic...
Kevin McCarthy Faces A Likely Bruising Path To Speaker Of The House
It could be the most rancorous contest for Speaker of the House in the modern Congress — even though there is no clear alternative candidate. What will the process look like and what concessions might McCarthy have to make to secure the top job?This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, politic...
Military Sexual Assault Prosecution Reform Likely To Pass Congress 13 December 2022 00:13:55
The reform deal is one of many parts of this year's annual defense spending bill, the National Defense Authorization Act, which also includes raises for service members and a boost to federal firefighter benefits. A deal to fund the rest of the government remains elusive. Congress is expected to pas...
Military Sexual Assault Prosecution Reform Likely To Pass Congress
The reform deal is one of many parts of this year's annual defense spending bill, the National Defense Authorization Act, which also includes raises for service members and a boost to federal firefighter benefits. A deal to fund the rest of the government remains elusive. Congress is expected to pas...
Biden Passed Lots Of Popular Legislation. He's Unpopular. What's Up? 12 December 2022 00:15:17
Pandemic relief, gun control and the largest investment into climate change mitigation and adaptation have all been signed into law in President Biden's first two years. And even though Biden remains historically unpopular, his party notched a very strong performance during the midterm elections. Wh...
Biden Passed Lots Of Popular Legislation. He's Unpopular. What's Up?