NPR Politics Podcast
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 314
  • Last: 8 Mar 2018
The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.

Episodes (314)

  • Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 8
    Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 8
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    Published: 8 Mar 2018 Duration: 48:25
    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 t... Read more →
    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 t... Read more →

  • Takeaways From Texas, As Midterms Kick Off
    Takeaways From Texas, As Midterms Kick Off
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    Published: 7 Mar 2018 Duration: 26:14
    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 the... Read more →
    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 the... Read more →

  • Primary Season Kicks Off With Texas
    Primary Season Kicks Off With Texas
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    Published: 5 Mar 2018 Duration: 26:23
    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 Repub... Read more →
    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 Repub... Read more →

  • Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 1
    Weekly Roundup: Thursday, March 1
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    Published: 2 Mar 2018 Duration: 43:21
    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... Read more →
    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... Read more →

  • Big Week At Supreme Court On Immigration, First Amendment
    Big Week At Supreme Court On Immigration, First Amendment
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    Published: 28 Feb 2018 Duration: 30:28
    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 immi... Read more →
    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 immi... Read more →

  • NPR Politics Live From Cleveland
    NPR Politics Live From Cleveland
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    Published: 24 Feb 2018 Duration: 30:46
    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, pol... Read more →
    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, pol... Read more →

  • Parkland Students Bring Gun Debate Front And Center
    Parkland Students Bring Gun Debate Front And Center
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    Published: 23 Feb 2018 Duration: 49:53
    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. Oth... Read more →
    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. Oth... Read more →

  • Grand Jury Indicts Russians Linked To Interference In 2016 Election
    Grand Jury Indicts Russians Linked To Interference In 2016 Election
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    Published: 16 Feb 2018 Duration: 21:59
    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 na... Read more →
    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 na... Read more →

  • Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 15
    Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 15
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    Published: 16 Feb 2018 Duration: 44:38
    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, Pres... Read more →
    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, Pres... Read more →

  • Mixed Messages In Trump's Response To Abuse Allegations
    Mixed Messages In Trump's Response To Abuse Allegations
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    Published: 13 Feb 2018 Duration: 36:03
    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 Porte... Read more →
    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 Porte... Read more →

  • Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 8
    Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 8
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    Published: 9 Feb 2018 Duration: 41:54
    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... Read more →
    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... Read more →

  • Scramble To Redraw Congressional Maps In PA, Avert Another Shutdown In DC
    Scramble To Redraw Congressional Maps In PA, Avert Another Shutdown In DC
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    Published: 6 Feb 2018 Duration: 23:17
    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 ... Read more →
    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 ... Read more →

  • GOP Releases Memo Alleging FBI Surveillance Abuses
    GOP Releases Memo Alleging FBI Surveillance Abuses
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    Published: 2 Feb 2018 Duration: 19:25
    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 ... Read more →
    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 ... Read more →

  • Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 1
    Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 1
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    Published: 1 Feb 2018 Duration: 49:41
    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 sign... Read more →
    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 sign... Read more →

  • Trump Plays To Base, Calls For Unity In State Of The Union
    Trump Plays To Base, Calls For Unity In State Of The Union
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    Published: 31 Jan 2018 Duration: 38:22
    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 corre... Read more →
    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 corre... Read more →

  • Trump To Deliver First State Of The Union
    Trump To Deliver First State Of The Union
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    Published: 29 Jan 2018 Duration: 24:10
    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... Read more →
    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... Read more →

  • Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 25
    Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 25
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    Published: 26 Jan 2018 Duration: 53:18
    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 Preside... Read more →
    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 Preside... Read more →

  • Senate Reaches Deal To End Shutdown
    Senate Reaches Deal To End Shutdown
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    Published: 22 Jan 2018 Duration: 25:33
    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... Read more →
    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... Read more →

  • Government Shuts Down After Senate Fails To Pass Spending Bill
    Government Shuts Down After Senate Fails To Pass Spending Bill
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    Published: 20 Jan 2018 Duration: 21:12
    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... Read more →
    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... Read more →

  • President Trump, One Year In
    President Trump, One Year In
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    Published: 19 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:02:11
    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 Tr... Read more →
    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 Tr... Read more →

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