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Every weekday, NPR's best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don't just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon.

    Trump Is The Past, Present, And Future Of The Republican Party

    Trump Is The Past, Present, And Future Of The Republican Party

    The former president's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference is confirmation that Donald Trump won't go quietly into retirement—loyalty to Trump and white grievance politics will remain the Republican party's central tenets for the foreseeable future.

    This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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    • 14 min
    Weekly Roundup: February 26th

    Weekly Roundup: February 26th

    President Biden hasn't reinstated family separation policies, but his choice to keep migrant children in a shelter facility has drawn criticism from activists. And the Conservative Political Action Conference has evolved in five short years into a Trump-centric affair.

    This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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    • 28 min
    How Young Activists Are Working With America's Oldest President

    How Young Activists Are Working With America's Oldest President

    Many young progressive groups were openly hostile to Joe Biden's primary campaign, but they rallied to support him once he secured the nomination. Now, his administration regularly meets with young organizers—who are hoping to increase their representation in the halls of power.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Juana Summers, and White House correspondent Scott Detrow.

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    • 14 min
    How Much Credit, Blame Does Biden Deserve For The State Of The Pandemic?

    How Much Credit, Blame Does Biden Deserve For The State Of The Pandemic?

    Vaccination rates are trending up and deaths are trending down since President Biden took office—but another hundred thousand Americans have died since he was sworn in. Public health experts suggest it was probably too late to prevent them. Biden's nearly two trillion dollar relief bill is set to be voted on later this week.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, health correspondent Allison Aubrey, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.

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    • 14 min
    Ousted Capitol Security Heads Face Questions About Attack

    Ousted Capitol Security Heads Face Questions About Attack

    Under questioning from senators about the attack on the Capitol, the law enforcement officials who oversaw the building's security were quick to lay blame elsewhere. And an NPR investigation offers context on everyone charged in connection with the insurrection.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and investigative correspondent Tom Dreisbach.

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    • 14 min
    Merrick Garland On Glidepath To Confirmation As Biden AG

    Merrick Garland On Glidepath To Confirmation As Biden AG

    In his confirmation hearing to serve as Attorney General, Merrick Garland emphasized loyalty to the people of the United States over fealty to the president. Monday's hearing comes almost five years after Garland was denied a Supreme Court confirmation hearing by Republican Mitch McConnell.

    This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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Great stuff

Have listened to every episode during the election here in Australia; best insights. Well done and love Ayesha and her “and we’re back!”. The best!

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Superficial. Try Ken Rudlin’s podcast instead.

I have been a devotee of this podcast since back when it featured Ken Rudin and Ron Elving. They brought humour, insight and decades of knowledge and experience to its content. In short, they taught me things I didn’t know about US politics and political history. In contrast, the knowledge and understanding of the current crop of younger hosts is incredibly shallow. They often seem more focused on pop culture and fashionable progressive causes than politics - notwithstanding the title of the podcast they inherited. I have largely stopped listening to this podcast now but fortunately Ken Rudin is still available on his own podcast elsewhere. While his own biases have increasingly started to show in recent years, his knowledge and passion for American politics is greater than all the hosts of this podcast combined.

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