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The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.

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The 3rd Democratic Debate Takeaways

Listen to The 3rd Democratic Debate TakeawaysFormer Vice President Joe Biden, a focal point of attacks in the previous two debates, was more aggressive in Houston, while others like former Rep. Beto O'Rourke had moments of their own to command attention. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Wednesday, September 11

Listen to Weekly Roundup: Wednesday, September 11Republican Dan Bishop eked out a victory in a closely watched North Carolina special congressional election on Tuesday night. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds Elizabeth Warren on the rise, but many voters think Trump is still likely to win re-election. Plus, Congress can't decide on gun legislation yet voters want reform of some kind. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political reporter Jessica Taylor, political editor Domenico Montanaro and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Trump Fires National Security Adviser John Bolton

Listen to Trump Fires National Security Adviser John BoltonBolton was Trump's third national security adviser and continued the pattern of departures by advisers who proved a bad fit for a White House led by the rare president with no prior experience with the military, national security or elected office. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

The 3rd Democratic Presidential Debate: What You Should Watch For

Listen to The 3rd Democratic Presidential Debate: What You Should Watch ForOn Thursday night ten Democratic candidates will face off. It's the first time former Vice President Joe Biden will face Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Plus, Trump faces a new challenger in the Republican field. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 5

Listen to Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 5Congress prepares to return from their recess, and guns and spending are on the top of their minds. Plus, NPR deep dives on election security. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Tim Mak, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, political reporter Miles Parks, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

On The Trail With Joe Biden

Listen to On The Trail With Joe BidenIn an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Asma Khalid and Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters sit down with former Vice President Joe Biden to ask why he's the best pick for voters. This series is produced in collaboration with Iowa Public Radio and NHPR.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 29

Listen to Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 29The Democratic debate stage has been cut in half for a one night showdown in September, with less moderate voices than in previous debates. Former FBI Director James Comey was found to have violated official policy in the way he handled memos detailing his exchanges with President Trump, an investigation concluded. Plus, a majority of House Democrats are now publicly backing an impeachment inquiry into the president. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Tim Mak, political editor Domenico Montanaro and congressional editor Deirdre Walsh. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

On The Trail With Beto O'Rourke

Listen to On The Trail With Beto O'RourkeIn an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Asma Khalid and Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters sit down with former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke to ask about why he's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio.

Trump Says He's Willing To Meet Iran's, China's Leaders — But Next Steps Unclear

Listen to Trump Says He's Willing To Meet Iran's, China's Leaders — But Next Steps UnclearAt the end of the G-7 gathering of global economic powers Trump said he believes Beijing "wants a deal very badly" to end its trade war with Washington, and that he'd consider meeting with Iran's president if Tehran came to terms over its nuclear program. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

President Trump Lashes Out Over Trade War With China, Dow Plunges

Listen to President Trump Lashes Out Over Trade War With China, Dow PlungesPresident Trump announced higher tariffs on goods from China, hours after Beijing said it will slap tariffs on $75 billion of auto and other U.S. goods. Earlier in the day, he "ordered" U.S. companies to stop doing business with China. Plus, exclusive reporting from Susan Davis on an implosion inside the Republican Party's centrist wing. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 22

Listen to Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 22President Trump had lots to say about the economy this week. Two 2020 candidates drop out of the race and one of them decides to run for Senate. Plus, the president doubled down on remarks that Jewish voters who support Democrats are disloyal to Israel. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, political correspondent Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro and White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Poll: Americans, Including Republicans And Gun Owners, Broadly Support Red Flag Laws

Listen to Poll: Americans, Including Republicans And Gun Owners, Broadly Support Red Flag LawsPeople are hotly divided about many gun restrictions – but not on extreme risk protection orders, a new survey shows. But is there any traction in Congress and the White House to get anything done? This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

On The Trail With Andrew Yang

Listen to On The Trail With Andrew YangIn an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Tamara Keith and New Hampshire Public Radio's Casey McDermott sit down with entrepreneur Andrew Yang to ask about why he's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio.

At New Hampshire Rally, Trump Says 'You Have No Choice But To Vote For Me'

Listen to At New Hampshire Rally, Trump Says 'You Have No Choice But To Vote For Me'President Trump held a rally on Thursday in Manchester, New Hampshire. It was his first rally since the mass shootings earlier this month. The team discusses his speech and why choosing New Hampshire to host the rally is significant for his reelection strategy. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 15

Listen to Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 15As Beto O'Rourke recasts his campaign to more squarely focus on President Trump and Governor John Hickenlooper drops out of the race, questions arise about who should be running for president or the senate. Plus, after the markets take a nosedive, economists fear a potential recession. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

On The Trail With Elizabeth Warren

Listen to On The Trail With Elizabeth WarrenIn an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Asma Khalid and Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters sit down with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to ask about why she's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 8

Listen to Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 8President Trump visited survivors of the shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas on Wednesday, to mixed reception. The team discusses what the president, members of Congress and the 2020 presidential candidates are considering to combat gun violence. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political reporter Tim Mak, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

'Hate Has No Place' In America, Trump Says After Deadly Shootings

Listen to 'Hate Has No Place' In America, Trump Says After Deadly ShootingsPresident Trump responded to the deadly weekend shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. He condemned white supremacy and called for the death penalty for mass murderers and domestic terrorists. This episode: political reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro and justice reporter Ryan Lucas. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 1

Listen to Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 1The Senate on Thursday approved a two-year budget deal that set new spending levels and boosted the nation's borrowing authority. Plus, the Senate confirmed thirteen new federal judges, meaning Trump has shaped a quarter of the federal bench nationwide. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

The 2nd Democratic Debates: Night 2 Takeaways

Listen to The 2nd Democratic Debates: Night 2 TakeawaysCNN hosted the second Democratic presidential debates, which was split into two nights because the sheer number of candidates running. In the second night, former Vice President Joe Biden was front and center as candidates spent most of the time attacking his proposed policies and track record. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.