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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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President Trump Defends His Racist Tweets Attacking Democratic Congresswomen

Listen to President Trump Defends His Racist Tweets Attacking Democratic CongresswomenA day after a series of tweets using racist language to describe Democratic congresswomen, President Trump said the four members of Congress should apologize to him. The targeted women responded at their own press conference. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

On The Trail With Amy Klobuchar

Listen to On The Trail With Amy KlobucharIn an ongoing series, the NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Tamara Keith and New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers sit down with Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar 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, July 11

Listen to Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 11President Trump announced Thursday he would sign an executive order to obtain data about the U.S. citizenship and noncitizenship status of everyone living in the United States. Plus, 2020 candidates unveil plans to tackle racial inequality. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and political reporter Asma Khalid. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Defends His Handling Of Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal

Listen to Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Defends His Handling Of Jeffrey Epstein Plea DealLabor Secretary Alex Acosta defended a 2008 plea agreement he oversaw as a U.S. attorney in Florida in which multimillionaire and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein got a light sentence in exchange for pleading guilty to state charges. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

On The Trail With Tulsi Gabbard

Listen to On The Trail With Tulsi GabbardIn an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Tamara Keith and New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers sit down with Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to ask about why she's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio.

Weekly Roundup: Wednesday, July 3

Listen to Weekly Roundup: Wednesday, July 3President Trump's decision to deliver a speech from the Lincoln Memorial and add flyovers and tanks is prompting Democrats to say he's turning Fourth of July into a campaign rally. Trump issued a surprise invitation to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a meeting along the demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

On The Trail With Bernie Sanders

Listen to On The Trail With Bernie SandersIn an ongoing series, the NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Scott Detrow and New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers sit down with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to ask about why he's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio.

The First Democratic Debates: Night Two Takeaways

Listen to The First Democratic Debates: Night Two TakeawaysNBC hosted the first Democratic presidential debates, which was split into two nights because of the sheer number of candidates running. In the second night, race became the focus of the debate when Senator Harris challenged former Vice President Biden on his record. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Supreme Court Leaves Citizenship Question Blocked; Allows Partisan Gerrymandering

Listen to Supreme Court Leaves Citizenship Question Blocked; Allows Partisan GerrymanderingPresident Trump says he is looking into delaying the 2020 census, hours after the Supreme Court decided to keep a question about citizenship off the form to be used for the head count. Plus, the Supreme Court ruled that partisan redistricting is a political question — not reviewable by federal courts. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, political reporter Miles Parks, and reporter Hansi Lo Wang. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

The First Democratic Debates: Night One Takeaways

Listen to The First Democratic Debates: Night One TakeawaysNBC hosted the first Democratic presidential debate, which was split into two nights because of the sheer number of candidates running. In the first night, Senator Warren stood front and center while lesser known candidates fought for face time with the country. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

The First Democratic Presidential Debates: What You Should Watch For

Listen to The First Democratic Presidential Debates: What You Should Watch ForOn Wednesday and Thursday night twenty candidates will debate for the first time in the 2020 election. While they are all vying for the Democratic nomination, some are looking for a breakout moment, and others will be fending off attacks from rivals. The NPR Politics Podcast gets you ready for the two night special. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Trump Says U.S. Was 'Cocked And Loaded' Before He Called Off Strike On Iran

Listen to Trump Says U.S. Was 'Cocked And Loaded' Before He Called Off Strike On IranPresident Trump confirmed that he approved a strike on Iran on Thursday after it shot down a U.S. drone but called off the operation after the initial moves were underway. This episode: Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 20

Listen to Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 20Former Vice President Joe Biden isn't backing down from his comments recalling the "civility" of his working relationships with two segregationist lawmakers. Plus, in a high profile case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a 40-foot World War I memorial cross can stay on public land at a Maryland intersection. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

President Trump Officially Launches His 2020 Reelection Bid

Listen to President Trump Officially Launches His 2020 Reelection BidPresident Trump officially launched his 2020 reelection bid on Tuesday at a massive rally in Orlando, though much of the event picked up where his 2016 campaign left off. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

On The Trail With Steve Bullock

Listen to On The Trail With Steve BullockIn an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. This episode Scott Detrow and Iowa Public Radio's Kate Payne sit down with Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock to ask about why he's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 13

Listen to Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 13President Trump says he might be open to taking information from a foreign government in a future election, calling it a part of politics. But the law draws a distinction when foreigners are involved. Plus, the Democratic National Committee announced Thursday the final list of presidential candidates who will take the stage at the first primary debates. This episode: Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political ediotr Domenico Montanaro, political reporter Tim Mak, and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

On The Trail With Kamala Harris

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

House Votes To Let Its Leaders Pursue Contempt Lawsuits In Trump Inquiries

Listen to House Votes To Let Its Leaders Pursue Contempt Lawsuits In Trump InquiriesThe House has authorized its committee leaders to pursue civil contempt cases to get information for their myriad investigations into President Trump. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Tim Mak, and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 6

Listen to Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 6President Trump is threatening to place tariffs on Mexico to try to stop the flow of migrants across the border, but Congressional Republicans question how that will help stop the influx. Plus, Congress puts big tech companies on notice. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

How Did Mitch McConnell Become One Of The Most Powerful People In The World?

Listen to How Did Mitch McConnell Become One Of The Most Powerful People In The World?Mitch McConnell has been described as "opaque," "drab," and even "dull." He is one of the least popular - and most polarizing - politicians in the country. So how did he win eight consecutive elections? And what does it tell us about how he operates? NPR's Embedded deep dived into the man and the politician. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and Embedded host Kelly McEvers. Email the show at [email protected] Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.