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Trump Turns Focus Back To Immigration; Citizenship Question On Census Ignites Controversy

38:22 | Apr 3rd, 2018

President Trump said Tuesday that he's considering sending the military to guard parts of the U.S.-Mexico border, because of what he calls "weak" immigration laws. And, some two dozen states and cities are suing to try to remove a new citizenship que...Show More

Lawmakers Reach Deal On Border Security, But Trump Says He Isn't Happy

10:48 | Feb 12th

President Trump said Tuesday he's not "happy" with a potential budget deal being worked out by congressional negotiators but added that he doesn't think there will be another partial government shutdown. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurt...Show More

2020 Update: Candidates Differ On How They Will Or Will Not Take On Trump

16:39 | Feb 11th

As Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren officially announce they are running for president, the Democratic hopefuls are trying to prove they are the one to beat President Trump. But each of them have a different strategy for taking him on. Thi...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 7

27:58 | Feb 8th

President Trump tests out potential campaign slogans in his State Of The Union address. Plus, Democrats are struggling with how to address issues of sex, race, and identity. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter As...Show More

President Trump Delivers State Of The Union Address

26:52 | Feb 6th

President Trump delivered his second state of the union address before Congress and set out his policy goals for the year. Plus the response from Democrat Stacey Abrams and Xavier Becerra. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White H...Show More

Gov. Northam Resists Resignation; State Of The Union Preview

27:18 | Feb 5th

Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia is resisting calls for his resignation despite continuing controversy of a photo in his medical school yearbook and accusations of racism. Plus, the president is set to deliver his second state of the union address on T...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 31

37:34 | Jan 31st

Sen. Kamala Harris stakes out a big position on health care as former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz considers a presidential bid as an independent candidate. The government is running again but there's still no agreement on border security, with a dea...Show More

Trump Adviser Roger Stone Pleads Not Guilty; Acting AG Says Russia Probe May End Soon

14:53 | Jan 29th

Republican political consultant Roger Stone pleaded not guilty in federal court on Tuesday to obstruction and other charges unsealed last week. Plus, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said that the Russia Investigation is "close to being compl...Show More

Trump Adviser Roger Stone Indicted In Russia Probe; Trump Agrees To End The Shutdown

21:52 | Jan 26th

Roger Stone was arrested on Friday after being indicted on seven counts including obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements in connection with the Russian attack on the 2016 election. Plus, President Trump has endorsed a bipartisan d...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 24

26:42 | Jan 24th

President Trump concedes to Speaker Pelosi and delays his annual State Of The Union address. Plus, with two Senate bills aimed at opening the government expected to fail, what alternatives are on the table to get the government up and running? This ...Show More

Democrats Reject Trump's Border Wall Proposal; More Dems Enter 2020 Race

17:27 | Jan 22nd

With negotiations over reopening the government at a standstill, President Trump offered to back temporary protections for some immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, in exchange for funding for a wall on the Southern border. Plus, ...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 17

38:49 | Jan 17th

The showdown over the government shutdown makes little headway as Trump's support from his base wanes. Plus, more names have been added to the list of who will run for president in 2020. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congress...Show More

Senators Push Trump's Attorney General Pick On Impartiality

16:57 | Jan 16th

President Trump's choice to lead the Justice Department, William Barr, took questions from lawmakers Tuesday, with the central one being whether Barr will work to impede the Russia investigation. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben,...Show More

Trump, Following Explosive News Reports, Denies He Worked For Russia

16:19 | Jan 14th

President Trump on Monday denied that he has been trying to conceal details about his discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin after a pair of explosive press reports over the weekend. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, C...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 10

31:14 | Jan 11th

President Trump says he is willing to declare a national emergency if Democrats don't go along with his demands for $5.7 billion for a border wall. Plus, prosecutors investigating Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election suspect fo...Show More

President Trump Argues For A Border Wall In Oval Office Address

16:16 | Jan 9th

President Trump made his case to the American people Tuesday night for why a massive wall along the Mexican border is necessary, using his first Oval Office address to outline his conditions for ending the 18-day-and-counting partial government shutd...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 3

29:30 | Jan 3rd

Nancy Pelosi is again speaker of the House, as Democrats retook control of the chamber for the first time in eight years, bringing divided government back to Washington. Plus, Elizabeth Warren kicked off the new year by announcing that she was runnin...Show More

President Trump & Congressional Leaders Meet To Discuss Border Security Funding

13:02 | Jan 3rd

A closed-door briefing for congressional leaders in the White House Situation Room on Wednesday failed to resolve any issues between Democrats and the Trump administration over funding for border security.The stalemate has led to a partial government...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 27

30:10 | Dec 27th, 2018

**CORRECTION: Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this episode stated that, upon arrival in Iraq, President Trump received a standing ovation from military leaders. The president received a standing ovation from a large group of service me...Show More

The Best Political Music Of 2018

28:25 | Dec 23rd, 2018

In a year full of news, one line in the Aug. 23 episode of the NPR Politics Podcast spurred the most comments from our listeners. "You can't find good political music." Our listeners were right. There is good political music, so this year we're break...Show More

Government Shuts Down Over Stalemate On Border Wall Funding

14:31 | Dec 22nd, 2018

A partial shutdown of the federal government began just after midnight Saturday, after Congress and President Trump were unable to resolve an impasse over his demand for funding for his border wall. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keit...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 20

33:20 | Dec 21st, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is stepping down after a slow freeze-out by President Trump. The federal government inches closer to a shutdown after President Trump refused to sign a spending bill from Congress. Trump announced his intention to pull Am...Show More

Federal Judge Delays Michael Flynn's Sentencing; Trump Foundation To Dissolve

15:52 | Dec 18th, 2018

A federal judge delayed sentencing former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his talks with Russia's ambassador. Plus, the New York Attorney General announced that the Trump Foun...Show More

Judge Calls The Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional; More White House Staff Shakeups

18:36 | Dec 17th, 2018

A federal judge in Texas issued a ruling Friday declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, apparently setting the stage for another hearing on the health care law by the U.S. Supreme Court. Plus, President Trump names Mick Mulvaney as his In...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 13

34:12 | Dec 14th, 2018

Congress accomplished a lot of work on bipartisanship legislation this week. First they passed a bill to address sexual harassment in the House and Senate, and they moved closer to passing a bill dealing with criminal justice. Plus, after a confronta...Show More

Trump's Former Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

13:19 | Dec 12th, 2018

A federal judge sentenced Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to three years in prison on Wednesday following Cohen's guilty pleas to a number of political and finance crimes. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House c...Show More

In Fight With 'Chuck And Nancy,' Trump Says He'd Be 'Proud' To Shut Down Government

17:27 | Dec 11th, 2018

In a testy and dramatic Oval Office exchange with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, President Trump made clear he would be "proud" to shut down the government in less than two weeks if he doesn't get funding for his border wall. This episode:...Show More

White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly Is Out; Trump Searches For Replacement

17:18 | Dec 10th, 2018

President Trump's chief of staff John Kelly will leave the White House at the end of the year. The administration's search for the new chief of staff is under way. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent...Show More

Feds Recommend Cohen Be Imprisoned; Special Counsel Says It Can Prove Manafort Lied

16:05 | Dec 8th, 2018

**CORRECTION: In a previous version of this podcast we said that "the Special Counsel says it can prove Paul Manafort lied about contacts between Russians and the Trump campaign." We should have said that "the Special Counsel says it can prove Paul M...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 6

28:45 | Dec 6th, 2018

As world leaders meet to discuss how to combat climate change, two major reports on the environment paint a dire picture for the future. Meanwhile, Republicans and Democrats grow further apart in how to deal with the problem. This episode: Congressi...Show More

Special Counsel Says Flynn Is Cooperating; The State Funeral For George H.W. Bush

17:49 | Dec 5th, 2018

The feds say former national security adviser Michael Flynn has provided "substantial" aid in the Russia investigation and beyond. Plus, former President George H.W. Bush was remembered as "a great and noble man" by his eldest son, former President G...Show More

House Republicans Hacked + Voter Fraud Allegations In North Carolina

16:26 | Dec 5th, 2018

The National Republican Congressional Committee says it was hacked during the 2018 midterms. What happened and is it anything like the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee? Also, Democrats are alleging fraud in North Carolina's ninth congre...Show More

Trump Leaves G-20 With China Trade Truce, Plans To Cancel NAFTA Ahead Of New Pact

18:27 | Dec 3rd, 2018

President Trump left the Group of 20 summit with an agreement not to raise tariffs on Chinese goods in the next 90 days. The deal amounts to a cease-fire in the series of escalating, tit-for-tat tariffs the U.S. and China have imposed on each other's...Show More

Former President George H.W. Bush Dies At 94

23:47 | Dec 1st, 2018

The patriarch of a political dynasty, George H.W. Bush was the last World War II vet to serve in the Oval Office. His son George W. called him "one of the greatest one-term presidents in the nation's history." This episode: Congressional corresponde...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 29

34:13 | Nov 30th, 2018

Donald Trump's former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen admitted on Thursday that he and others working for Trump negotiated with important Russians over a possible Trump Tower in Moscow well into the presidential campaign in 2016. Meanwhile, in respons...Show More

House Democrats Nominate Pelosi For Speaker; Republicans Win Final Senate Seat

16:11 | Nov 28th, 2018

House Democrats nominated Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve as the next speaker of the House. If approved by the full House, Pelosi would again wield the gavel in January — a dozen years after she became the first female speaker in 2007. Plus, R...Show More

Trump Defends Use Of Tear Gas At The Border; Mississippi Senate Heads To A Runoff

16:47 | Nov 26th, 2018

The U.S. briefly closed border entries in Tijuana and used tear gas on the protesters after several migrants began approaching the border fence. The president has defended their actions. Plus, the president heads to Mississippi to rally for the Repub...Show More

Pelosi's Democratic Challengers Go Public; Trump Says He Answered Mueller's Questions

18:16 | Nov 20th, 2018

Eleven House Democrats and five incoming freshmen have signed a letter promising to vote against Pelosi in Democrats' internal caucus leadership vote as well as on the House floor in January. Plus, President Trump says he completed written questions ...Show More

Election Update + Turkey Traditions

18:27 | Nov 19th, 2018

An update on where things stand in Georgia and Florida plus why President Trump is planning some rallies in Mississippi. And of course, Domenico Montanaro's annual discussion of why turkeys get presidential pardons. This episode: White House correspo...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 15

44:32 | Nov 16th, 2018

A recount is under way in Florida, rebel Democrats claim they can defeat Nancy Pelosi in a speaker vote, a bipartisanship effort at criminal justice reform is happening...and of course, can't let it go. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara ...Show More

Congress Returns With A Long To-Do List

16:00 | Nov 12th, 2018

Congress is returning to Washington this week for an end of year session that's likely going to bring a good bit of drama. The team discusses the impending leadership elections in the House and what Congress still needs to accomplish. This episode: W...Show More

Election Night Hasn't Ended Just Yet

19:49 | Nov 9th, 2018

Election season hasn't actually ended yet as a recount becomes likely in Florida, where a vicious legal battle is brewing. Votes are also still being counted in Georgia, Arizona and California, which could end up changing election results. This episo...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 8

33:01 | Nov 8th, 2018

Jeff Sessions has been forced out of his job as Attorney General. Will his replacement undermine the Russia investigation? Also - a deep dive into state legislatures and ballot measure results from Election Day. This episode: White House corresponden...Show More

After Election Night, Trump Lashes Out; Pelosi Offers An Olive Branch

23:50 | Nov 7th, 2018

In back to back press conferences, President Trump and Nancy Pelosi both talked about what bipartisanship could look like for a split Congress. Yet their tones were starkly different as Trump lashed out against the press. This episode: Congressional...Show More

Democrats Win Control Of The House; Republicans Expand Senate Majority

25:08 | Nov 7th, 2018

In what was considered a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency, Congress splits control between Democrats and Republicans. The win-win marks a shift in the levers of power in Washington. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, politic...Show More

Midterm Update: Republicans & Democrats Make Their Final Pitches To Voters

21:08 | Nov 5th, 2018

In the final hours before the midterm elections Republicans point to the economy and stir up fears of immigration, while Democrats focus on the same message they started with, healthcare. But at the end of the day, the election appears to be all abou...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 1

34:57 | Nov 1st, 2018

President Trump signaled in a speech at the White House that he wants to make changes to the asylum policy, but offers no concrete plan. Plus, a new NPR poll finds that eighty-percent of voters believe incivility in politics will lead to violence, bu...Show More

Midterm Update: What You Should Pay Attention To On Election Night

16:30 | Oct 31st, 2018

This is your guide to what to pay attention to as the results roll in on Tuesday. The NPR Politics team walks through what races they will be watching on election night. Key battlegrounds in each timezone will illuminate whether there will be a blue ...Show More

Midterm Update: Trump Pivots To Immigration; Where The Parties Put Their Money

23:05 | Oct 30th, 2018

With a week left till the midterm elections President Trump is focusing on hardline immigration policies that helped him win in 2016. And Republicans shift the focus of their spending efforts in the final days. This episode: political reporter Asma K...Show More

Feds Charge Man With Mailing Improvised Bombs To President Trump's Critics

12:28 | Oct 26th, 2018

The Justice Department has charged Cesar Sayoc, 56, in connection with a wave of improvised explosive devices sent to political critics of President Trump. He faces a potential total of 48 years in prison. This episode: Congressional correspondent Sc...Show More

New NPR Poll Shows Trump is Key Factor in Midterms

14:50 | Oct 26th, 2018

According to a new survey from NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist Poll, more than two-thirds of registered voters say their impression of President Trump will factor into their vote for Congress and nearly half of voters say their opinion of the president will ...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 25

33:18 | Oct 25th, 2018

The list of prominent people, eight and counting, who were sent suspicious packages reads like a Trump enemies list, but at a rally yesterday Trump toned down the criticism. How long will that last? And healthcare remains a top issue in the elections...Show More

Apparent 'Pipe Bombs' Mailed To Clinton, Obama And CNN

14:22 | Oct 24th, 2018

At least six suspicious packages containing what the FBI called potentially destructive devices have been sent since Monday to several leading Democratic Party figures and to CNN in New York, triggering a massive investigation. How will the president...Show More

Midterm Update: Voter Suppression In Georgia; Trump Stumps For Former Rival In TX

25:28 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Half a million voters were purged from the voter roll by the Republican candidate for governor in Georgia. How are voter purges influencing elections this year? And in Texas, the president rallied for his former rival Senator Ted Cruz. Why does the p...Show More

U.S. Government Charges Russian With Interference In The 2018 Midterm Elections

13:08 | Oct 19th, 2018

Elena Khusyaynova, a Russian citizen, has been charged by the U.S. government with one count of conspiring to defraud the United States. Prosecutors say she handled budgets and payments associated with the disinformation schemes on behalf of Russia l...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 18

38:32 | Oct 18th, 2018

Senator Elizabeth Warren and President Trump reignite their fight over her ancestry weeks before the midterms. Plus, the races across the country are tightening before the vote. We look at key races and what they mean for the elections. This episode:...Show More

A Saudi Journalist Disappears in Turkey And Sets Off A Diplomatic Crisis

20:17 | Oct 16th, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of Saudi policy, walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey two weeks ago and disappeared. President Trump has weighed in and dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia ...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 11

35:38 | Oct 11th, 2018

President Trump warned at his rally in Pennsylvania on Wednesday night that if his party loses in November's midterm elections, the "radical Democrat mob" will take away everything he has achieved since his election. Senator Mitch McConnell continues...Show More

Nikki Haley Resigns As U.N. Ambassador; Kavanaugh Debuts On The Supreme Court

17:57 | Oct 9th, 2018

Nikki Haley is resigning as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and will leave the Trump administration at the end of the year. Plus, the Supreme Court welcomes its newest justice as Brett Kavanaugh takes the bench for his first arguments sinc...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 4

36:20 | Oct 4th, 2018

Key Republican senators who have been withholding judgment on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court amid allegations of sexual assault said the supplemental inquiry by the FBI into those allegations was "thorough." Plus, President Tr...Show More

President Trump Mocks Ford; FBI Investigates Accusations Against Kavanaugh

19:03 | Oct 3rd, 2018

President Trump is adding fresh animosity to the already tense debate over Brett Kavanaugh with new comments mocking sexual misconduct allegations against his Supreme Court nominee. The Senate remains embroiled in conflict following the hearings. And...Show More

The Lasting Political Impact of The Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings

16:11 | Sep 29th, 2018

With less than six weeks until the midterm elections, how will Kavanaugh's nomination process — with multiple allegations of sexual assault, an emotional day of testimony and a re-opened FBI investigation — mobilize Republican and Democrat voters? Th...Show More

Kavanaugh & His Accuser Blasey Ford Testify About Sexual Misconduct Allegations

25:43 | Sep 28th, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was defiant and visibly angry as he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday afternoon, rebutting earlier emotional testimony from the woman who has accused him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford. This ...Show More

Senate Committee Reviews New Allegations Against Kavanaugh; Trump Defends His Nominee

20:20 | Sep 27th, 2018

The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing a statement from a third woman who has come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. And during a rare press conference, President Trump defended his e...Show More

Kavanaugh Again Accused of Sexual Misconduct; Rosenstein Remains Deputy AG For Now

22:37 | Sep 24th, 2018

**This episode contains explicit details about alleged sexual misconduct and may not be suitable for all listeners** Deborah Ramirez has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her during a drunken party at Yale. Kavanaug...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 20

40:59 | Sep 21st, 2018

After days of back and forth over the terms of a hearing, attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting, have begun discussing her appearance before the Senate Judiciary...Show More

Allegations Against Kavanaugh Cause Political Turmoil, Echoes of Anita Hill

17:49 | Sep 18th, 2018

The woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault revealed her identity Sunday in an interview with The Washington Post.Christine Blasey Ford, a 51-year-old California professor, accused Kavanaugh of groping her and trying...Show More

Manafort Pleads Guilty & Kavanaugh Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct

14:23 | Sep 14th, 2018

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty on Friday and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Plus, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh s...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 13

36:31 | Sep 13th, 2018

President Trump denied the death toll of nearly 3,000 from hurricanes Maria and Irma, which swept across Puerto Rico a year ago, in a series of tweets Thursday morning. Plus, we look at what's at stake for Democrats and Republicans heading into the N...Show More

NPR Poll: Midwest Abandons Trump, Democrats Chances Balloon Ahead of Midterms

15:06 | Sep 12th, 2018

In a troubling sign for Republicans less than two months before November's elections, Democrats' advantage on the question of which party Americans are more likely to vote for in November is ballooning, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. Plus, how e...Show More

Obama Takes On Trump In First Midterm Campaign Speech

13:20 | Sep 7th, 2018

In his first major political speech in the U.S. since leaving office, former President Barack Obama argued that Americans must rebuke President Trump at the polls this November. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House rep...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 6

40:18 | Sep 6th, 2018

The White House has denounced a scathing op-ed column about the president in the New York Times that is allegedly written by a senior official in the Trump administration. And, on the third day of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation ...Show More

Kavanaugh Hearing Day 2: SCOTUS Nominee Defends Dissents On Abortion, Gun Control

20:52 | Sep 6th, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is presenting himself as an open-minded judge who is guided by the law but not indifferent to the effects of his decisions, during a marathon day of confirmation hearings. Democrats questioned his perspective on ...Show More

Midterm Update: Ayanna Pressley's Upset Victory Shows Power Of Women Of Color

14:39 | Sep 5th, 2018

In a surprise defeat that reflects a changing Democratic Party, Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley has defeated 10-term Democratic Rep. Mike Capuano in Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District. Pressley is poised to become the first African-...Show More

Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Day One; New Book Details A Chaotic White House

26:32 | Sep 5th, 2018

Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh opened on a contentious note Tuesday, with Senate Democrats raising noisy objections that much of Kavanaugh's lengthy paper trail is still off limits. Plus, White House staff conc...Show More

John McCain Honored By Obama, Bush, & Others At Washington Funeral

18:40 | Sep 1st, 2018

Friends, family and former political rivals saluted the late Sen. John McCain on Saturday as a loving father, a fierce but forgiving political brawler, and a champion of American values around the world. This episode: Congressional correspondent Sco...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 30

31:17 | Aug 30th, 2018

President Trump's White House Counsel Don McGahn may be leaving his post, but his goal of tilting the court for conservatives is nearly accomplished. Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh begin his confirmation hearings next week. And...Show More

WH Counsel Don McGahn To Resign; Plus, FL's Governor's Race Is 2018's Bernie v. Trump

21:32 | Aug 29th, 2018

White House counsel Don McGahn is resigning this autumn after a tumultuous stretch as President Trump's in-house lawyer. Plus, after a surprise upset in yesterday's primary, Florida's race for governor has become a proxy for the Bernie Sanders and Do...Show More

Midterm Update: Arizona, Florida, & Oklahoma Hold Primary Elections

16:22 | Aug 27th, 2018

On Tuesday Arizona and Florida hold some of the year's most anticipated primaries. The fight for Senate in both states will test how much candidates should attach themselves to President Trump. And Democrats are hoping to pick up a seat in Arizona, w...Show More

Sen. John McCain, Former Presidential Nominee And Prisoner Of War, Dies At 81

25:06 | Aug 26th, 2018

Arizona senator and former Republican presidential nominee John McCain died Saturday at the age of 81. We remember his life and legacy and look at how he shaped the Republican party. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 23

38:53 | Aug 23rd, 2018

President Trump has called his former campaign chairman who was found guilty in court a "brave man." Meanwhile he is distancing himself from his former lawyer who pleaded guilty for campaign finance violations. With close allies to the president in ...Show More

Trump's Attorney Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty & Paul Manafort Found Guilty By Jury

23:43 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, has pleaded guilty to eight counts in federal court. The counts related to campaign finance violations involved payments that were made to keep two women quiet during the 2016 campai...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 16

33:08 | Aug 16th, 2018

President Trump revokes a former CIA director's security clearance and threatens to do the same to other national security professionals. The White House reveals it required some employees to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements. And we take a long-view of...Show More

Omarosa Manigault Newman Secretly Records The President; Plus Tuesday's Primaries

27:01 | Aug 13th, 2018

One day after she was fired from her post at the White House, Omarosa Manigault Newman secretly recorded a conversation with President Trump. Plus, four states hold primaries on Tuesday. We look at some key races in the run-up. This episode: White Ho...Show More

Midterm Update: Tuesday's Primaries Raise Questions About Trump's Influence

20:32 | Aug 8th, 2018

There were lots of takeaways from Tuesday's election & primaries, from whether Republicans should stand with President Trump or whether an endorsement from Bernie Sanders helps a Democrat, to which issues really matter to voters. We explain what the ...Show More

What to Watch For In Tuesday's Elections

19:59 | Aug 6th, 2018

Tuesday's primaries in Washington, Michigan, Kansas and Missouri will shape several high-profile general election contests. Plus, a look inside the special election in Ohio's 12th district that's causing a ton of buzz. This episode: political reporte...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 2

42:23 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, is in court, and his trial is wrapping up faster than predicted. And while the courtroom is a phone free zone, that hasn't kept the president from weighing in on the events from the outside. ...Show More

Facebook Removes Accounts Involved In Deceptive Political Influence Campaign

17:27 | Jul 31st, 2018

Facebook announced Tuesday afternoon that it has removed 32 Facebook and Instagram accounts or pages involved in a political influence campaign with links to the Russian government. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political rep...Show More

Hundreds Of Families Still Separated As Reunification Deadline Passes

14:35 | Jul 27th, 2018

A court-imposed deadline that required the Trump administration to reunite separated children with their parents has passed, but there are still many obstacles for the government to clear before they can reunite all of the families. This episode: pol...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 26

33:49 | Jul 26th, 2018

President Trump struck a deal with the European Commission President to not impose further tariffs on the EU after Trump had sparked fears of a trade war. And House Republicans file articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenste...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 19

43:23 | Jul 19th, 2018

The White House spent the week walking back and clarifying statements made by the president at his summit with Russia's president Vladimir Putin. Congress voted in an apparent backlash against the president's summit. Plus, we take a look at the press...Show More

Trump Walks Back Comments At Putin Summit & DOJ Charges Russian Operative

23:05 | Jul 17th, 2018

One day after his controversial news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump tried to walk back his comments where he appeared to side with Russia over his intelligence agencies. Plus the Department of Justice accused a Russ...Show More

President Trump Sides With Putin At Historic Summit

19:11 | Jul 16th, 2018

Trump himself declared his summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki a success, in what he called the "proud tradition of bold American diplomacy."The president said he pressed Putin about Moscow's interference in the election,...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 12

50:20 | Jul 12th, 2018

Reversing the harsh criticisms he has leveled at NATO, President Trump says the alliance is very strong. Embattled FBI Agent Peter Strzok clashed with GOP lawmakers in hearings today. And days after the president nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supr...Show More

Trump Names Brett Kavanaugh For Supreme Court

17:34 | Jul 10th, 2018

President Trump announced his choice to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. If confirmed, Kavanaugh would solidify the court's conservative majority. This episode: political...Show More

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns Amid Scandals

15:06 | Jul 5th, 2018

President Trump tweeted this afternoon that he accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt was one of the more controversial of Trump's Cabinet-level picks and had been battling various scandals for...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Tuesday, July 3

37:43 | Jul 3rd, 2018

President Trump announced that he has met with at least four candidates to fill Justice Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court. Some liberals are embracing the rally slogan "Abolish ICE," but what does that actually mean? Plus, with many primaries compl...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 28

33:17 | Jun 28th, 2018

President Trump has announced that he will hold a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, and as Supreme Court's Justice Kennedy heads into retirement, Trump promises to seat a judge who will dismantle Roe vs. Wade. Plus, more Supreme Court decisions an...Show More

The Supreme Court's Swing Voter Justice Anthony Kennedy Retires

22:57 | Jun 27th, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement today, setting the stage for an epic political battle over his replacement. This episode: Reporter Sarah McCammon, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, editor and correspondent Ron El...Show More

Midterm Update: 28-year-old Latina Defeats Establishment Democrat In Primary Upset

18:14 | Jun 27th, 2018

In a stunning primary upset, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — a young socialist activist, woman of color and political newcomer — has unseated leading House Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley. Plus, analysis of other results from Tuesday's primaries. This episod...Show More

Analysis: The Impact Of The Supreme Court's Decision To Uphold Trump's Travel Ban

18:16 | Jun 26th, 2018

In a 5-4 ruling that gave broad leeway to presidential authority, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump's travel ban that barred nearly all travelers from five mainly Muslim countries. The NPR Politics team breaks down the decision and its im...Show More

The Supreme Court Rules On Racial Gerrymander & Tuesday's Primaries

20:47 | Jun 25th, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court said that Texas' legislative and congressional maps are not a racial gerrymander, tiptoeing around another major political ruling. Plus, six states head to the polls to set the stage for the 2018 midterms. And the fallout from ...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 21

46:15 | Jun 21st, 2018

Congress struggles to commit to immigration legislation, while the First Lady heads to the U.S.-Mexico border to visit children who have been separated from their parents. The Supreme Court reshapes how Americans shop online, and the United States wi...Show More

Trump Signs Order To End Family Separations

17:33 | Jun 20th, 2018

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to end his controversial policy that has resulted in thousands of family separations and brought criticism from Democrats and Republicans. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, ...Show More

The Trump Administration's Family Separation Border Policy Explained

21:19 | Jun 18th, 2018

The Trump administration spent the weekend and Monday defending its "zero tolerance" border policy, which has separated children and parents who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The NPR Politics team breaks down what that policy is and how i...Show More

Fact Check: Trump's Freewheeling Friday

18:24 | Jun 15th, 2018

President Trump began Friday by giving a wide-ranging interview to Fox News, and then he answered questions for a pool of reporters. In both he covered major topics like North Korea, a DOJ Report, immigration legislation, and his feud with the NFL. T...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 14

44:34 | Jun 14th, 2018

A Justice Department watchdog on Thursday criticized former FBI Director James Comey for violating long-standing department guidelines and mishandling the Hillary Clinton email investigation in 2016. We break down that report, and look at a new lawsu...Show More

Midterm Update: Tuesday's Primaries Underscore That The GOP Is Trump's Party Now

20:12 | Jun 13th, 2018

Results from Tuesday's primaries underscored one major theme – it's Donald Trump's Republican Party now. An establishment candidate in South Carolina lost his re-election bid, and a Bannon-esque candidate won in Virginia. We break down what it means ...Show More

At A Historic Summit, President Trump Praises Kim's Commitment To Denuclearize

20:12 | Jun 12th, 2018

Following a historic summit in Singapore, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a broad statement Tuesday that calls for a "firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula." Though critics sugg...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 7

48:21 | Jun 7th, 2018

President Trump prepares for a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un while heading to Canada to defend his trade tactics to the G-7 allies. Republicans try to reach an agreement for an internal debate over immigration. And Trump cancels a meeting wit...Show More

Midterm Update: "Super Tuesday" Primaries Results

16:55 | Jun 6th, 2018

Democrats are feeling a little better about taking back the House after they advanced candidates in the key races in California. At the same time, it wasn't a bad night for Republicans. We break down the top takeaways from the night. This episode: C...Show More

Supreme Court On A Baker V. Same-Sex Couple, Trump Exerts Executive Privilege, & Tuesday's Primaries

22:15 | Jun 4th, 2018

In a narrow decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a baker was allowed to refuse service to a same-sex couple. President Trump said that he has the power to pardon himself, but had no need to. And on Tuesday, 85 House seats are up for a vote. Th...Show More

NPR Politics Live From Charlotte: The Midterms Showdown

27:31 | Jun 2nd, 2018

This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square in Charlotte on Friday, June 1st. The cast breaks down everything you need to know heading into this year's midterm elections. This episode: Cong...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 31

46:52 | May 31st, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting with a top North Korean delegate to prepare for a potential summit, but do the two countries agree on what it means to "denuclearize?" President Trump surprised the world when he announced today that tariffs ...Show More

The Supreme Court Rejects Planned Parenthood Case & President Trump Threatens New Tariffs On China

19:56 | May 29th, 2018

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal of a restrictive abortion law in Arkansas, which could force all but one facility that performs abortions in the state to close. And, although the administration said it will hold off on a trade war, President Tru...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 24

45:30 | May 24th, 2018

President Trump has called off a highly anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and he held two meetings with justice and intelligence officials to discuss classified information in the Russia investigation. Plus, the Trump administr...Show More

Midterm Update: First Black Woman Nominated For Governor & Other Tuesday Primaries Takeaways

19:35 | May 23rd, 2018

It was a big night Tuesday for Democratic women again, from Georgia to Kentucky to Texas. It was also a big night for change on the Democratic side, even if the fight between progressives and the establishment fizzled. Plus, Republicans see more sign...Show More

Trump Demands Review Of Russia Investigation Surveillance Tactics & Tuesday's Primaries

26:00 | May 21st, 2018

President Trump says that he will order an investigation into whether the FBI and the Department of Justice "infiltrated or surveilled" his campaign "for political purposes," potentially setting up a showdown between the president and his intelligenc...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 17

41:30 | May 17th, 2018

As Republicans break off from their party leaders, an immigration vote edges closer to the House floor. Democrats get a rare win on the Senate floor. Plus, President Trump's plans for a summit with North Korea grow sour. This episode: Congressional c...Show More

Senate Releases More Details on Trump Jr. And Russian Lawyer Meeting & Tuesday's Primaries Takeaways

24:03 | May 16th, 2018

The Senate Judiciary Committee released more than 2,500 pages related to an investigation of a meeting between top Trump aides and a delegation of Russians. We sift through what the testimony tells us. Plus, women continue to be front and center in t...Show More

One Year Of Robert Mueller As Special Counsel

29:36 | May 15th, 2018

Thursday marks one year since Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. We talk about the big takeaways from the past year and what is still yet to come. This episode: politica...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 10

44:55 | May 10th, 2018

President Trump tweeted out the details of his upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un. The announcement came hours after three Americans being held in North Korea landed back in the United States. We look at who is bringing what to the negotiations over n...Show More

Midterm Update: May 8th Primaries Takeaways

21:12 | May 9th, 2018

It's still too soon for big conclusions, but yesterday's primaries in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and North Carolina broke with some trends and firmed up others. We take a look at what it all means for Republicans and Democrats preparing for the Mi...Show More

President Trump Says The U.S. "Will Withdraw" From The Iran Nuclear Deal

20:05 | May 9th, 2018

President Trump announced that he has decided to exit a multinational agreement in which Iran agreed to limit its production of nuclear weapons material. The decision raises questions about stability in the Middle East and questions abroad about whet...Show More

Midterm Update: May 8th Primaries Look Ahead

21:28 | May 7th, 2018

Ohio, West Virginia, and Indiana hold primaries on Tuesday. We take a deep dive into the key races that will decide who goes on the ballot this fall in Trump Country. Republicans and Democrats are both keeping a close eye, because these votes help de...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 3

44:35 | May 3rd, 2018

The new head of President Trump's legal team, Rudy Giuliani, said on national television that the president reimbursed a lawyer for payments to an adult film star, which prompted new questions about who knew what when. And, as Trump reorganizes his l...Show More

Comedian Responds To Criticism After Controversial Remarks At The White House Correspondents' Dinner

24:11 | Apr 30th, 2018

President Trump's absence was the least controversial part of this year's White House Correspondents' dinner. Instead it was the crude jokes made by the event's headliner. The criticism has prompted questions about the purpose of the annual gala. Plu...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 26

49:00 | Apr 27th, 2018

President Trump's embattled nominee Ronny Jackson withdrew his name to serve as the head of the VA. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill with bipartisan support to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller if he is fired. The team also discuss...Show More

Comey Tells NPR The FBI 'Would Be Worse Today' If Not For His Actions

23:27 | Apr 17th, 2018

In an interview with NPR, fired FBI Director James Comey defended his controversial decisions during the 2016 campaign. This episode: host/political reporter Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and justice correspondent Carrie ...Show More

More On Mueller, Zuckerberg And Landscape For 2018 Elections

42:59 | Apr 13th, 2018

There may be movement on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into the Trump campaign. Also in this episode, the latest on the landscape for the 2018 elections and Mark Zuckerberg's second day of testifying on C...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 5

49:52 | Apr 5th, 2018

After days of railing against "weak" immigration laws and border security, President Trump is deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. China is hitting back at the U.S. with tariffs of its own, largely targeted at Trump country. And...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 29

40:30 | Mar 29th, 2018

Russia announced Thursday that it's expelling 60 U.S. diplomats, just a few days after the Trump administration expelled the same number of Russian diplomats from the U.S. That was in response to Russia's alleged poisoning of a former spy on British ...Show More

McMaster Out As National Security Adviser, Bolton In

18:10 | Mar 23rd, 2018

There's been another big shake up on President Trump's team. H.R. McMaster is out as National Security Adviser, and former UN Ambassador John Bolton is in. And, after threatening a veto this morning, President Trump signed the $1.3 trillion dollar sp...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 22

51:12 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Cambridge Analytica is at the center of a growing controversy over how it obtained the private data of millions of Facebook users, and how it may have used that data in its work for the Trump campaign in 2016. Congress unveiled a $1.3 trillion dollar...Show More

McCabe Fired, Trump Escalates Attacks On Mueller

30:37 | Mar 19th, 2018

Over the last few days, President Trump has escalated his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller, the FBI and the Department of Justice. His personal attorney, John Dowd, called for an end to the Russia investigation. And late Friday night, Attorn...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 15

38:05 | Mar 15th, 2018

The Trump administration announced new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday over its meddling in the 2016 election. Democrat Conor Lamb appears to have won a special election in Pennsylvania. The next election on the calendar is the Illinois primary...Show More

Democrat Apparent Winner In Pennsylvania Special Election

17:58 | Mar 14th, 2018

Tuesday night was a big one for Democrats. In a southwestern Pennsylvania district that Trump won by 20 points in 2016, voters appear to have elected Democrat Conor Lamb to fill a vacant House seat — a huge upset for President Trump and the Republica...Show More

Trump Fires Tillerson, Taps Pompeo As Secretary Of State

28:10 | Mar 13th, 2018

After months of on-again, off-again speculation, President Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that he had fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He also said that he is nominating CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his next Secretary of State. This...Show More

Democrats Hoping For Upset In Pennsylvania Special Election

18:00 | Mar 12th, 2018

A special election in Pennsylvania on Tuesday is garnering an unusual amount of national attention. It's for a House seat in PA-18, a deeply Republican district that Trump won by 20 points in 2016. Polls show an incredibly tight race between Republic...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 8

48:25 | Mar 8th, 2018

President Trump announced tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, despite strong objections from fellow Republicans. Economic adviser Gary Cohn became the latest Trump administration official to resign, adding to a record breaking rate of turnover in...Show More

Takeaways From Texas, As Midterms Kick Off

26:14 | Mar 7th, 2018

The first primary votes of 2018 are in, in Texas. Democrats had a strong showing, turning out over a million voters. But Republicans still outnumbered them, by a solid half a million votes. And a record number of women ran — and many of them won. Thi...Show More

Primary Season Kicks Off With Texas

26:23 | Mar 5th, 2018

Primary season officially gets under way this week. Texas is first up, on Tuesday. For the first time in years, Democrats are fielding candidates in every congressional district there, and in early voting, Democratic turnout surpassed Republican turn...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 1

43:21 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Guns are still dominating the conversation in Washington, though Congress has come and gone this week without taking any real steps to pass legislation. President Trump held another made-for-TV meeting on school safety and gun laws where he confused ...Show More

Big Week At Supreme Court On Immigration, First Amendment

30:28 | Feb 28th, 2018

It's a big week at the Supreme Court. On Monday, the justices declined to hear the Trump administration's appeal of a federal court ruling that blocked the president from ending DACA, at least for now. On Tuesday, they ruled that legal immigrants who...Show More

NPR Politics Live From Cleveland

30:46 | Feb 24th, 2018

This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square in Cleveland on Friday, February 23. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political rep...Show More

Parkland Students Bring Gun Debate Front And Center

49:53 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Exactly a week after 17 of their teachers and classmates were shot and killed, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida traveled to Tallahassee to meet with lawmakers, and urge them to take action on guns. Others went t...Show More

Grand Jury Indicts Russians Linked To Interference In 2016 Election

21:59 | Feb 16th, 2018

A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russians and three Russian entities in connection with the attack on the 2016 presidential election. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and national sec...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 15

44:38 | Feb 16th, 2018

A familiar scene, and familiar words from lawmakers, after 17 people were killed Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A week after White House aide Rob Porter resigned over domestic abuse allegations, President Trum...Show More

Mixed Messages In Trump's Response To Abuse Allegations

36:03 | Feb 13th, 2018

By many accounts, the White House is still in turmoil after the resignation last week of a top aide over domestic abuse allegations. Over the weekend, President Trump took to Twitter to issue what looked to many to be a defense of Rob Porter. It's no...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 8

41:54 | Feb 9th, 2018

Senate leaders reached a two-year, bipartisan budget deal, but with just hours left before government funding runs out again, it's still unclear if it will get the votes to pass. Because the deal does not address DACA, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to...Show More

Scramble To Redraw Congressional Maps In PA, Avert Another Shutdown In DC

23:17 | Feb 6th, 2018

The stock market had another volatile day Tuesday, but recovered some after its record 1,175 point drop on Monday. Lawmakers in Pennsylvania have until the end of the week to completely redraw the state's congressional districts, after the state Supr...Show More

GOP Releases Memo Alleging FBI Surveillance Abuses

19:25 | Feb 2nd, 2018

The much-hyped secret memo, put together by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, was released Friday. President Trump authorized its declassification despite "grave concerns" from the FBI. The memo alleges that top officials at the FBI an...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 1

49:41 | Feb 1st, 2018

The FBI is clashing with the White House over the release of a classified memo that allegedly details abuses of surveillance power by the FBI and the Justice Department. House Republicans have voted to release it, and the President has signaled he's ...Show More

Trump Plays To Base, Calls For Unity In State Of The Union

38:22 | Jan 31st, 2018

President Trump delivered his first State of the Union Tuesday night — a call for unity, peppered throughout with language and themes aimed at his base, on immigration, the economy and national security. This episode, host/White House correspondent T...Show More

Trump To Deliver First State Of The Union

24:10 | Jan 29th, 2018

President Trump is set to deliver his first State of the Union on Tuesday night. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith and editor correspondent Ron Elving preview the president's address. ...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 25

53:18 | Jan 26th, 2018

There have been a number of revelations this week related to the Russia investigation. Among them, that the special counsel's team has talked to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and that Robert Mueller is now looking to sit down with President Trump. ...Show More

Senate Reaches Deal To End Shutdown

25:33 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Three days into a partial government shutdown, the Senate has passed a bill to fund the government through February 8th. The bill does not include a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which had been a key demand for many Demo...Show More

Government Shuts Down After Senate Fails To Pass Spending Bill

21:12 | Jan 20th, 2018

The federal government is now in a partial shutdown. Funding ran out just after midnight, after the Senate failed to pass a short-term spending bill. This episode, host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and...Show More

President Trump, One Year In

1:02:11 | Jan 19th, 2018

It's been almost exactly a year since President Trump was sworn in. In front of a live audience at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., the NPR Politics team reflects on how Trump has changed Washington, whether Washington has changed Trump, and w...Show More

Trump Comments Threaten DACA Deal

30:44 | Jan 16th, 2018

President Trump's now-infamous comments from last week, disparaging Haiti and many African countries, are still ricocheting around the world, and are complicating efforts to reach a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals progra...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 11

42:11 | Jan 12th, 2018

The main focus in Washington this week has been immigration, and the efforts to strike a bipartisan deal on DACA — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. The administration also announced it will allow states to impose work requirements ...Show More

Trump Tweets About Mental Stability Fuel Conversation About Fitness

30:42 | Jan 9th, 2018

President Trump spent much of the weekend at Camp David with other Republican leaders, talking about their agenda for 2018. But the headlines, instead, have been dominated by Trump's assertion that he is "a very stable genius." This episode, host/con...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 4

42:23 | Jan 5th, 2018

The forthcoming book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," has already sparked a war of words between the president and his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch is retiring, and all eyes are on Mitt Rom...Show More

What's Next For Congress In 2018

29:51 | Jan 2nd, 2018

It's 2018, which means it's an election year. But Congress has a lot to do before all attention turns to the midterms, including agree on government funding, and work out a deal on both Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the Children's Health...Show More

2017 Roundup: Thursday, December 28

37:14 | Dec 28th, 2017

The year that started with President Trump's inauguration and saw the firing of FBI director James Comey, the beginning of the Mueller probe, the rise of so-called fake news and alternative facts, and the Me Too movement is coming a close. This episo...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 21

44:41 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Republicans are celebrating their first major legislative accomplishment since President Trump took office - the tax bill. Congress is pushing other big questions - including how to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and fund...Show More

Tax Bill Heads To Vote; Politics Heat Up Around Russia Investigation

32:33 | Dec 18th, 2017

Congress is aiming to vote on a massive tax bill this week. Who wins and who loses if it passes? Also, the political rhetoric around the Russia investigation is heating up on both sides. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, cong...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 14

43:26 | Dec 15th, 2017

Congressional Republicans are stepping up their attacks on the team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. The House and Senate say they have come together on a final tax bill, and they plan to vote on it next week. A Texas Republic...Show More

In Huge Upset, Doug Jones Wins Election In Alabama

31:48 | Dec 13th, 2017

For the first time in 25 years, Alabama has elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore, who had been dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct, in the state's special election yesterday. This episode: host/congressio...Show More

Race Tight On Eve Of Election In Alabama

30:04 | Dec 11th, 2017

After weeks of intense national attention, the special election in Alabama is here. Voters go to the polls tomorrow to decide whether Republican Roy Moore or Democrat Doug Jones will be their next senator. And the race is too close to call. This epis...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 7

40:56 | Dec 7th, 2017

Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced he's resigning, after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. Congress and the president are trying to work out a deal to fund the government. There are protests in Gaza and the West Bank after Trump of...Show More

Conyers Resigns, Trump And RNC Back Moore

30:05 | Dec 5th, 2017

Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.) announced that he's stepping down today, though he says it's because of his health and not sexual harassment allegations. President Trump officially endorsed Roy Moore for Senate in Alabama, and the RNC has also rei...Show More

Flynn Pleads Guilty and Senate Gets Closer To Passing Tax Overhaul Bill

26:38 | Dec 2nd, 2017

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, the Senate is moving toward a final vote on a major tax overhaul. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House c...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 30

46:14 | Dec 1st, 2017

The Senate is debating the Republican tax bill, with a vote likely soon. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi now says Congressman John Conyers should resign over sexual harassment allegations. The Federal Communications Commission is just two weeks aw...Show More

Senate To Vote On Tax Bill, Two Directors Claim Control Of CFPB

35:50 | Nov 27th, 2017

Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.) has stepped down from his role on the House Judiciary Committee, amid an ethics investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. President Trump has all but endorsed Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race. There i...Show More

Talking Politics At Thanksgiving, And A History Of The Turkey Pardon

39:02 | Nov 22nd, 2017

With Thanksgiving approaching, 58 percent of Americans are dreading the prospect of talking politics over dinner, according to a poll that also looks at civility in politics. With new allegations of sexual harassment in the news, including against Co...Show More

Your Questions On The Tax Bill, Answered

30:46 | Nov 20th, 2017

With just six weeks left of 2017, Republicans are still aiming to pass major tax legislation before the end of the year. This episode: your questions about what's in the tax bill. With host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspo...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 16

42:07 | Nov 17th, 2017

The House passed the tax bill, and it's now on to the Senate. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified again before Congress. And there are new allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for Senate in Alabama, and now ...Show More

McConnell Says Moore Should Quit Senate Race; GOP Moving Forward With Tax Plan

34:15 | Nov 13th, 2017

Five women have now come forward and accused Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, of pursuing relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, including one who was just 14 at the time. Senate Majority Lea...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 9

45:34 | Nov 10th, 2017

Election Night 2017 was a good one for Democrats in Virginia and beyond. President Trump is about halfway through his five-country Asia trip. And on Capitol Hill, lawmakers are trying to get ahead of the issues of sexual harassment and assault in the...Show More

On Eve Of Election, Virginia Governor's Race Looks Tight

27:23 | Nov 6th, 2017

Tomorrow is Election Day, and one of the most closely-watched races is the one for governor in Virginia. It's been contentious, it's tight, and it's seen as a bellwether. Also, President Trump's response to Sunday's mass shooting at a church in Texas...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 2

46:34 | Nov 2nd, 2017

House Republicans today released the first draft of their highly anticipated tax bill. President Trump is calling for changes to the diversity visa program after a terrorist attack in New York left eight people dead. And lawyers for Facebook, Twitter...Show More

First Charges Come Out Of Mueller's Russia Investigation

38:37 | Oct 30th, 2017

Two former Trump campaign officials — including one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort — have been indicted on 12 counts, including conspiracy to launder money. And a former foreign policy advisor to the campaign, George Papadopolous, pleaded guilt...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 26

41:42 | Oct 26th, 2017

President Trump declared a public health emergency over the opioid epidemic. Republicans passed a budget resolution, and will release their tax bill next week. And what NPR's Embedded podcast is learning about Trump and his advisors from their pre-Wh...Show More

Flake To Leave Senate, Says "I Will Not Be Complicit Or Silent"

18:37 | Oct 24th, 2017

In a surprise announcement Tuesday, Jeff Flake of Arizona became the second Republican senator to announce he will not seek re-election in 2018. Flake delivered a blistering critique of President Trump on the Senate floor saying, "there are times whe...Show More

NPR Politics Live From Chicago

23:16 | Oct 23rd, 2017

This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago on Sunday night, October 22. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 19

42:06 | Oct 19th, 2017

Former president George W. Bush gave a speech that everybody seems to be talking about, plus the controversy surrounding Trump's communication with gold star families and...of course...health care. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara ...Show More

Bannon Declares War On GOP; Trump And McConnell: "We're Fighting For The Same Thing"

28:52 | Oct 16th, 2017

Breitbart head and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon says this is "a season of war against a GOP establishment." And in the last few days, President Trump has made a couple of big moves that essentially dump big, thorny policy issues r...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 12

35:26 | Oct 12th, 2017

President Trump signed an executive order on healthcare, intended to increase insurance options and lower costs, but critics say it could erode protections for those who need them most. Trump is also expected to announce whether or not he'll recertif...Show More

Trump Takes Harder Line On Immigration And DACA, Feuds With Senator Bob Corker

25:56 | Oct 10th, 2017

President Trump sent Congress a long list of immigration changes that he says must be included in any plan to legalize DREAMers — including funding for the wall. The EPA is officially moving to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. And tensions are ...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 5

47:32 | Oct 5th, 2017

In the aftermath of the massacre in Las Vegas, there seems to be one narrow area of possible consensus emerging on gun control: regulating or banning bump stocks. Two weeks after Hurricane Maria, the majority of Puerto Rico is still without power and...Show More

Trump Calls Las Vegas Shooting "An Act Of Pure Evil"

20:23 | Oct 2nd, 2017

At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 were wounded in Las Vegas Sunday night when a gunman fired on an outdoor concert from high above. It is the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott D...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 28

44:36 | Sep 28th, 2017

More than a week after Hurricane Maria, much of Puerto Rico is still without power and drinking water, and there is growing criticism that the Trump administration has been slow to respond. Repeal-and-replace is dead - again - and Republicans are tur...Show More

Obamacare Repeal Efforts, Revised Travel Ban and Trump's NFL Controversy

27:38 | Sep 25th, 2017

Republicans' Obamacare repeal efforts are still alive, but hanging by a thread. Also, a revised travel ban and the President's comments on the NFL. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley and co...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 21

46:31 | Sep 22nd, 2017

The policy and politics of the Republicans' latest effort to repeal-and-replace the Affordable Care Act. Plus the latest on the Russia investigation and the unusually contentious Senate race in Alabama. This episode: host/White House correspondent Ta...Show More

Trump at UN, GOP Pushes Health Care

28:16 | Sep 19th, 2017

President Trump gives a major speech at the United Nations General Assembly, while Republicans in the Senate battle a deadline to pass a new Obamacare replacement. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tama...Show More

Trump And Dems Talk DACA Deal, Sanders Pushes Medicare For All

44:33 | Sep 15th, 2017

President Trump and Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi say they have agreed to work out a deal to protect DREAMers. House Speaker Paul Ryan says a tax outline will be out soon and Sen. Bernie Sanders pushes for Medicare for all. This e...Show More

Clinton Book Review And Irma Update

31:24 | Sep 12th, 2017

Hillary Clinton is back with a book to talk about "what happened." Also, an update on Hurricane Irma. This episode: Guest host/White House reporter Geoff Bennett, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and poli...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 7

45:22 | Sep 7th, 2017

President Trump cut a surprising deal with Democrats on the debt ceiling. What it might mean for the GOP agenda — plus more on the President's DACA decision. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Geoff Bennett, ...Show More

Trump Ends DACA, Calls On Congress To Act

23:12 | Sep 5th, 2017

The Obama-era program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, granted legal protections for roughly 800,000 people. It will expire in six months. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and nat...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 31

34:45 | Aug 31st, 2017

The President took two trips this week: one to Houston to see the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey; another to Missouri where he rallied for a tax overhaul. Plus, Congress returns. This episode: host/White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional...Show More

Hurricane Harvey: How Does A Government Respond?

31:50 | Aug 29th, 2017

Texas continues to feel the affects of Hurricane Harvey as the Trump administration decides how it will respond. This episode: Host/Congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and political editor Domenico Montanaro. E...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 24

40:29 | Aug 24th, 2017

The President's attacks on Republican Senators and Representatives this week may sabotage his plans for the fall. This episode: host/reporter Scott Detrow, White house correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional reporter Susan Davis, and editor/corresp...Show More

President Trump: "We Are Not Nation-Building Again" In Afghanistan

29:07 | Aug 22nd, 2017

In a primetime address, the President announced his strategy for Afghanistan. Instead of nation-building, "we are killing terrorists." This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and National Securi...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 17

40:59 | Aug 18th, 2017

Charlottesville — and the President's reaction — dominated the week. This episode: host/editor/correspondent Ron Elving, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House reporter Geoff Bennett, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and White House...Show More

Opioid Emergency/Listener Mail

26:05 | Aug 14th, 2017

President Trump has said the opioid epidemic is an emergency but has yet to take formal action. Plus, some listener questions. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White house correspondent Tamara Keith, and White House corresponde...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 10

34:26 | Aug 10th, 2017

North Korea dominated the news this week, so NPR International Editor Will Dobson joins the podcast, with host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Geoff Bennett, and editor/correspond...Show More

Listener Mail

15:16 | Aug 7th, 2017

This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radi...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 3

40:09 | Aug 3rd, 2017

The President's private calls with world leaders leak, while the White House focuses on the party base. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and polit...Show More

Scaramucci Out/Listener Mail

22:47 | Jul 31st, 2017

Just two weeks after being named White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci is leaving his position. Plus, some listener questions. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, and politic...Show More

McCain Deals Death Blow To Republican Health Care Efforts

40:15 | Jul 28th, 2017

In a moment of drama, Senator McCain bucked his party's leadership and voted against the "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act. This episode: Host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political edit...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 27

50:21 | Jul 28th, 2017

Senate Republicans inch forward on health care. This episode Host/correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. Mo...Show More

Jared Kushner: 'I Did Not Collude'

32:10 | Jul 24th, 2017

Plus Anthony Scaramucci takes over as White House communications director. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national security editor Phil Ewing, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Emai...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 20

42:57 | Jul 20th, 2017

Senator John McCain's diagnosis, the GOP and health care, and the President's news-making interview. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and politic...Show More

The GOP and Health Care: What's Next?

25:55 | Jul 18th, 2017

The Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace key elements of the Affordable Care Act — in its current form — is dead. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Mo...Show More

Reconstructing The 2016 Campaign After Trump Jr.'s Russia Meeting

23:05 | Jul 15th, 2017

This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith talks to national security editor Phil Ewing about the timeline of what was happening in the campaign last year when Donald Trump Jr. received an email offering Russian help for his father's p...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 13

44:46 | Jul 13th, 2017

Senate Republicans revise their health care bill, Donald Trump Jr's emails continue to dog the White House, and the President heads to Paris. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, justice cor...Show More

'If it's what you say I love it'

20:44 | Jul 11th, 2017

Newly released emails show Donald Trump Jr arranged a meeting with a person he was told represented the Russian government and wanted to supply information that would be politically damaging to Hillary Clinton. Presidential advisor Jared Kushner and ...Show More

Donald Trump Jr Meets Russian, POTUS Meets Putin

25:46 | Jul 10th, 2017

News of a meeting between the President's son and a Russian lawyer surfaces just after the President meets with the Russian President at the G20. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and editor...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 6

52:05 | Jul 7th, 2017

President Trump stops in Poland on his way to the G20 Summit in Germany, while his voter fraud commission generates controversy back home. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political repor...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 29

42:24 | Jun 29th, 2017

The Senate delays, the President tweets. Note: we'll be back after the 4th of July. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political corres...Show More

SCOTUS on Travel Ban/CBO on Health Care

27:50 | Jun 26th, 2017

The Supreme Court takes action on President Trump's travel ban, and the Congressional Budget Office scores the Senate health care bill. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and editor/corresp...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 22

49:01 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Senate Republicans unveil their health care plan, and former podcast co-host Sam Sanders stops by. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/cor...Show More

Health Care/Listener Mail

34:18 | Jun 19th, 2017

Plus the latest on Tuesday's special election in Georgia. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at npr...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 15

37:59 | Jun 15th, 2017

The aftermath of Wednesday's shooting continues, and the President may be under investigation for obstruction of justice. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Vanessa Romo, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett...Show More

GOP Baseball Practice Shooting

27:49 | Jun 15th, 2017

A man armed with a rifle opened fire on a group of Republican members of Congress practicing for a baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, wounding Lousiana Representative Steve Scalise, a lobbyist and a Capitol Police officer. Another congressman and...Show More

Jeff Sessions Testifies

28:58 | Jun 14th, 2017

The Attorney General appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. ...Show More

James Comey Testifies

52:07 | Jun 9th, 2017

The former FBI Director accused the White House of telling 'lies, plain and simple." Plus a few other political stories in the news this week. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, national poli...Show More

London, the President's Tweets, and Listener Mail

35:26 | Jun 5th, 2017

The President's comments following Saturday's attack in London, and a few of your questions, answered. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. This e...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 1

1:02:05 | Jun 2nd, 2017

President Trump announces he'll withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accord, with an eye toward renegotiation. Why it's not that simple. Plus Trump's overseas trip, and the Russian investigation reportedly inching toward Jared Kushner. This episode...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 25

1:00:43 | May 26th, 2017

The President's overseas trip continues with a NATO meeting, while at home his budget is unveiled and the CBO scores the GOP health care bill. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, congression...Show More

President Trump Overseas

26:26 | May 22nd, 2017

Headlines on Russian meddling continue at home. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at npr...Show More

"I hope you can let this go."

51:51 | May 18th, 2017

The implications of President Trump's reported request to then-FBI Director James Comey, plus the President's upcoming overseas trip. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, justice correspo...Show More

Special Counsel Appointed For Russia Probe

15:24 | May 18th, 2017

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will investigate Russia's meddling in last year's election, and any possible collusion by the Trump campaign. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and nati...Show More

Comey FAQ/Listener Mail

33:00 | May 15th, 2017

Your questions, answered — on the firing of James Comey and other political news. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scot...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday May 11

53:54 | May 12th, 2017

Fallout from the firing of FBI Director Comey continues, and congressional reporter Scott Detrow calls in from the road after a tense town hall. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, national...Show More

President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

23:41 | May 10th, 2017

This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radi...Show More

Sally Yates Testifies

30:41 | May 9th, 2017

What we learned from the former acting Attorney General during Monday's hearing of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and political editor Domenico Montanar...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 4

50:43 | May 5th, 2017

The House votes on health care. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the sh...Show More

Shutdown Averted; GOP Healthcare Push Continues

22:18 | May 1st, 2017

Plus the White House Correspondent's Dinner without the President. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Vanessa Romo, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at n...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 27

53:36 | Apr 28th, 2017

A shutdown deadline deferred as the 100th day approaches. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at np...Show More

Shutdown Deadline Approaches On Trump's 100th Day

27:50 | Apr 25th, 2017

Plus latest news on an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage...Show More

Weeky Roundup: Thursday, April 20

52:00 | Apr 21st, 2017

Georgia's 6th, Tom Perez and Bernie Sanders on the road, and what's changing under Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carri...Show More

North Korea, Georgia's 6th, Trump's Taxes

21:13 | Apr 17th, 2017

Vice President Pence visits the Korean peninsula, the special election in Georgia, and the President's tax returns. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and political editor Domenico Mont...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 13

46:44 | Apr 14th, 2017

A week of notable policy reversals from President Trump. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at np...Show More

Listener Mail: Monday, April 10

21:34 | Apr 10th, 2017

Your questions, answered. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor and correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and suppo...Show More

US Strikes Syria

21:41 | Apr 7th, 2017

The question now is what comes next. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find ...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, April 6

48:06 | Apr 7th, 2017

The Senate goes nuclear while tensions rise after the use of chemical weapons in Syria. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political corr...Show More

"Unmasking"

23:53 | Apr 4th, 2017

Plus the nuclear option and rumors the GOP healthcare effort may not be dead. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with NPR national security corre...Show More

Listener Mail - Sunday, April 2

20:16 | Apr 2nd, 2017

Your questions, answered. This episode: Congressional reporter/host Scott Detrow, White House Correspondent Scott Horsley and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 30

49:55 | Mar 31st, 2017

The Senate Intelligence Committee's first hearing on Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. This episode: host/White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett and editor/correspondent...Show More

Trump Targets Environmental Regulations

25:33 | Mar 28th, 2017

Plus this week's cancelled hearing in the House Intelligence Committee. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanar...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Friday, March 24

45:21 | Mar 25th, 2017

This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org....Show More

Gorsuch Hearings Continue

41:04 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Day two of Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, reporter Ailsa Chang and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. More ...Show More

Russia/Gorsuch Hearings

38:07 | Mar 20th, 2017

Day one of the Senate Confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, while the House Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congression...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 16

43:19 | Mar 17th, 2017

President Trump releases a preliminary budget proposal the same day his new travel ban was supposed to go into effect. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Ma...Show More

CBO Scores GOP Health Care Bill/Listener Mail

29:50 | Mar 14th, 2017

This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 9

45:23 | Mar 10th, 2017

This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@np...Show More

New Executive Order; Trump's Wiretap Claim

25:57 | Mar 6th, 2017

This episode: host/Congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public r...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 2

46:42 | Mar 3rd, 2017

This episode: host/Congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.or...Show More

President Trump Addresses Congress

37:16 | Mar 1st, 2017

This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org....Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 23

46:07 | Feb 24th, 2017

This episode: host/editor/correspondent Ron Elving, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and political reporter Jessi...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 23

46:22 | Feb 24th, 2017

This episode: host/editor/correspondent Ron Elving, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and political reporter Jessi...Show More

Latest News + Listener Mail

28:40 | Feb 21st, 2017

This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro, with a special appearance by Cory Turner of the NPR Ed team. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show ...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 16

43:57 | Feb 17th, 2017

President Trump holds a press conference. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics...Show More

Russia Controversy Deepens For Trump White House

24:05 | Feb 15th, 2017

The intelligence community is reportedly investigating election-year contact between Trump campaign operatives and Russian intelligence officials. Plus Trump expresses openness to a one-state solution in the Israeli/Palestine conflict, and Labor Secr...Show More

Michael Flynn Resigns

20:50 | Feb 14th, 2017

President Trump's National Security Advisor steps down. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprp...Show More

Weekly Roundup LIVE: Friday, February 10

1:03:58 | Feb 11th, 2017

News of the week, plus we ask what's next for President Trump. Recorded Friday night at the Warner Theater in Washington DC, in partnership with member station WAMU. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott D...Show More

Sessions Confirmed, Gorsuch's Comments, Yemen Raid

25:04 | Feb 9th, 2017

This episode was recorded prior to the Thursday evening court ruling on President Trump's travel ban. Jeff Sessions is sworn in as Attorney General, Neal Gorsuch's remarks behind closed doors, plus the fallout from the military raid in Yemen. This ep...Show More

Trump's Travel Ban Halted

19:13 | Feb 6th, 2017

What happens next. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and suppor...Show More

Listener Mail - Sunday, February 5

20:22 | Feb 5th, 2017

Your questions, answered. This episode: host/White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and su...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 2

48:17 | Feb 3rd, 2017

President Trump's cabinet is filling out, while democrats continue to grapple with what form their opposition will take. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional correspondent Susan...Show More

Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court

26:29 | Feb 1st, 2017

Who he is, and what happens now. This episode: host/White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Susan Davis, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the sh...Show More

Trump's Immigration and Refugee Ban

37:09 | Jan 30th, 2017

This episode: host/White House reporter Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.or...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 27

47:57 | Jan 28th, 2017

It was a busy week. Quick disclaimer: This episode was recorded at 3PM EST, when we were unable to discuss the President's executive action temporarily banning immigration from Muslim-majority countries because details had not yet been released. This...Show More

Latest News, Listener Mail - Plus a Special Announcement

16:25 | Jan 25th, 2017

Congressional reporter Scott Detrow is our new co-host! This episode: Scott with host/White House reporter Tamara Keith and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Plus departing host Sam Sanders shares a few tips. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Emai...Show More

First Trump Administration Press Briefing; Women's March

33:18 | Jan 24th, 2017

This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Write the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and ...Show More

The Inauguration of Donald Trump

35:15 | Jan 21st, 2017

@realDonaldTrump takes over @POTUS. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, White House reporter Tamara Keith, reporter Sarah McCammon, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Fin...Show More

Obama's Final Press Conference; Senate Hearings Continue

38:45 | Jan 19th, 2017

This episode: host/White House reporter Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, and congressional reporter Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at...Show More

Trump's Poll Numbers Low; Stress of Foreign Leaders High

30:07 | Jan 18th, 2017

Plus the latest Senate hearings and a few listener questions. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Danielle Kurtlzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@n...Show More

Announcing a live show!

00:45 | Jan 13th, 2017

Join us in Washington, DC on Friday, February 10th for a live taping of the podcast. Go to nprpresents.org for tickets and more.

Trump's Press Conference, Tillerson's Hearing

47:20 | Jan 12th, 2017

Donald Trump's first press conference in 167 days — on the same day as his pick Secretary of State Rex Tillerson begins his Senate Confirmation Hearing. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Tamara Keith, congre...Show More

Obama's Farewell, Russian Intel Reports, Senate Hearings

33:11 | Jan 11th, 2017

Tuesday was a tsunami of political news. This episode: host/campaign reporter Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email th...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 5

45:58 | Jan 5th, 2017

Intelligence officials testify about Russian hacking on Capitol Hill, and the Obamacare showdown looms. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Mont...Show More

Quick Take: Congress Convenes, GOP Drops Ethics Plan

22:24 | Jan 4th, 2017

After backlash on Tuesday — including from Donald Trump — House Republicans reversed themselves on a decision to take the teeth out of the Office of Congressional Ethics. This episode: host/White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Sc...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Wednesday, December 28

47:02 | Dec 29th, 2016

Israel and the UN Security Council, plus Donald Trump's talk of nuclear proliferation. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Wednesday, December 21

49:12 | Dec 21st, 2016

In a week of violent news overseas, how the President and President-elect could contrast on foreign policy. Plus highlights from NPR's exit interview with President Obama. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Ta...Show More

Listener Mail: Monday, December 19

32:04 | Dec 19th, 2016

Plus a look at the Electoral College vote. This episode: host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolit...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 15

47:08 | Dec 16th, 2016

The latest on Russia's election tampering and Donald Trump's conflicts of interest. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More...Show More

Donald Trump and Russia

26:43 | Dec 12th, 2016

As news surfaces of a reported CIA assessment that Russia acted to help Donald Trump with the Presidency, the President-elect may nominate a Secretary of State with ties to Russia. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressio...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 8

47:12 | Dec 9th, 2016

President-elect Trump, on Twitter, picks winners and losers in business, plus his latest cabinet picks and the real-world fallout of fake news. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, polit...Show More

Covering 2016 As A Muslim

43:38 | Dec 7th, 2016

Reporter Asma Khalid reflects on covering the 2016 election as a Muslim woman. With host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpoli...Show More

Weekly Roundup: Live In Cambridge

1:04:28 | Dec 2nd, 2016

This episode was recorded in front of a live audience in Cambridge, Massachusetts in conjunction with the Harvard Institute of Politics' quadrennial campaign managers conference. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, host/White House corr...Show More

Monday, November 28

31:00 | Nov 28th, 2016

Catching up on post-Thanksgiving news, including Trump's false voter fraud allegations and his latest cabinet appointees, plus the death of Fidel Castro. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White ...Show More

Announcing a Live Show!

00:47 | Nov 24th, 2016

We'll be recording the podcast live in Cambridge, MA on Thursday, December 1 at 6:00 PM. Join us! Go to nprpresents.org for tickets and information.