Roundup: Congress, Cameos & Clapbacks
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2d ago
Lawmakers are scrambling to get things done before the end of the year, but is there an appetite to fund more aid for Ukraine if Republicans' immigration priorities are not met? And, a look at the end of two long-running congressional sagas: the retirement of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., drops his hold on military promotions. Plus: George Santos' new gig, and responding to online trolls. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh. This episode was edited by Casey ..read more
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Merrick Garland's Had A Lot On His Plate
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3d ago
The Department of Justice this week announced war crimes charges against four Russian soldiers for alleged torture of an American citizen in Ukraine, and the arrest of a former U.S. ambassador on charges of working for Cuban intelligence services. Both of these come after last week's arrest of a man allegedly plotting to kill an American citizen at the behest of a government official in India. We look at each of the cases. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. This episode was edited by Casey Mo ..read more
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Sparks Fly At Fourth Republican Primary Debate
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4d ago
Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Florida governor Ron DeSantis, former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley & businessman Vivek Ramaswamy attacked each other during the final Republican primary debate before the Iowa caucuses. Former president Donald Trump, who has refused to take part in any of the debates, remains the party's frontrunner. This episode: political correspondent Sarah McCammon, political reporter Ximena Bustillo, and senior political editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro. This episode was edited by Casey Morell. It was produced by Jeongyoon Han. Our executive pro ..read more
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Trump Plans A More Radical Second Term
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5d ago
The former president and his allies have made clear they don't want obstacles that stymied them in their first term to get in the way during a potential second term. Overhauls of the civil service, the judiciary & more are planned, among others. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and senior political editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro. This episode was edited by Casey Morell. It was produced by Jeongyoon Han. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Unlock access to this and other bonus content by supporting The NPR P ..read more
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Nikki Haley, Feminism & The Modern Republican Party
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6d ago
The former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador threads the needle while running for president: she says her gender is important to her candidacy, but she does not think it is the main reason why people should vote for her. How does this balance influence Republican politics today? This episode: political correspondents Susan Davis & Sarah McCammon, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. This episode was edited by Casey Morell. It was produced by Jeongyoon Han. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Unlock access to this and other bonus content by supporting The NP ..read more
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Weekly Roundup: The House Expels Santos, and A Clash of Two Governors
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1w ago
Rep. George Santos became the sixth person ever expelled from the House of Representatives Friday. And while Santos has been a political thorn in Republicans' side since his election, not everyone was comfortable kicking him out. Plus, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis debated California Gov. Gavin Newsom in a debate on Fox News this week. It was a glimpse of the Democratic and Republican visions for the future in a post-Biden and Trump world. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Susan Davis, congressional reporter Eric McDaniel, and senior political editor a ..read more
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President Biden Is Sharpening His Attacks On Former President Trump
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1w ago
For a while, President Biden was treating former President Trump a little like Lord Voldemort: He Who Must Not Be Named. But now, Biden is saying Trump's name a lot. With his approval rating hovering around 40 percent, Biden has been invoking his predecessor more often and more aggressively on the campaign trail. This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and White House correspondent Deepa Shivaram. This episode was edited by Lexie Schapitl. It was produced by Lexie Schapitl and Jeongyoon Han. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Unlock ..read more
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The GOP Is Having An Identity Crisis Over America's Role in The World
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1w ago
From Israel, to Ukraine, to China, global crises and conflicts are dominating headlines. And there are key divides among Republican presidential candidates on how to respond to those crises and conflicts. We break down where the 2024 hopefuls stand on foreign policy issues, and how conflicts abroad could influence elections here at home. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. This episode was edited by Lexie Schapitl. It was produced by Lexie Schapitl and Jeongyoon Han. Our executive pro ..read more
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Trump Is Breaking All The Rules Of The Iowa Caucuses — And Still Winning
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1w ago
The Iowa caucuses are less than two months away, and former President Trump remains the clear frontrunner in state polls. But, challengers Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis have recently picked up key endorsements that could challenge Trump's hold on that state. This episode was edited by Lexie Schapitl. It was produced by Lexie Schapitl and Jeongyoon Han. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Unlock access to this and other bonus content by supporting The NPR Politics Podcast+. Sign up via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org. Connect: Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org Join the NPR Politic ..read more
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A Court Ruling Poses A New Threat To The Voting Rights Act's Protections
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1w ago
Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that private individuals and groups, like the ACLU or NAACP, can't sue under a key section of the Voting Rights Act. It's a decision that could reshape the political landscape, at a time when states across the country are already fighting over district lines. Plus, ballots themselves come under scrutiny in Mississippi and Pennsylvania, in two examples of how voting policy can affect election outcomes. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, voting correspondent Hansi Lo Wang, and political correspondent Ashley Lopez. This podcast was ed ..read more
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