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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.

    Bloomberg Faces Voters After Debate; Trump Ally Roger Stone Sentenced

    Bloomberg Faces Voters After Debate; Trump Ally Roger Stone Sentenced

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hit the campaign trail in Salt Lake City, Utah today after a debate performance that some say left him bruised. Meanwhile, Roger Stone — President Trump's longtime friend and political adviser — was sentenced to more than three years in prison amid uproar about what critics call Trump's interference in the justice system.

    This episode: Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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    • 13 min
    NPR Politics Live From Thousand Oaks, CA: Recapping The Democratic Debate

    NPR Politics Live From Thousand Oaks, CA: Recapping The Democratic Debate

    This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks, California. The cast recaps the ninth Democratic primary debate, in which candidates turned up the heat ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — a newcomer to the 2020 debate stage — was a top target for attacks, from allegations of sexual harassment to his billionaire status.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, demographics and culture correspondent Juana Summers and senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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    • 25 min
    Michael Bloomberg Qualifies For Wednesday Debate As Sanders Secures Double-Digit Lead

    Michael Bloomberg Qualifies For Wednesday Debate As Sanders Secures Double-Digit Lead

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will appear on Wednesday's debate stage in Nevada, after qualifying in this morning's NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll. He is likely to draw attacks from Democrats on stage for his campaign's unprecedented ad spending that enabled his rise in the polls.

    And Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened up a double-digit lead in the Democratic nominating contest with 31% support nationally, up 9 points since December.

    This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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    • 14 min
    NPR's Throughline Presents: 'She Got Next'

    NPR's Throughline Presents: 'She Got Next'

    This President's Day we're bringing you a special episode from NPR's Throughline. It's a podcast that looks at the past in order to understand the present. This episode the team looks at the history of women running for president of the United State.

    There are more female candidates in this presidential campaign cycle than at any other time in American history. But women were running for the highest office before they could even vote. How three women ran and challenged the notion of who could and should be president of the United States.

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    Weekly Roundup: Friday, February 14

    Weekly Roundup: Friday, February 14

    Attorney General William Barr asked President Trump to stop his social media commentary on Thursday after the flap over the case involving Trump's adviser Roger Stone. The next day Trump tweeted in response.

    Plus, with impeachment over Democrats and Republicans in Congress map out what future investigations may look like.

    This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, political reporter Tim Mak, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and Senior Political Editor and Correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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    • 29 min
    Candidates Vie For Support Of Black Voters; Bloomberg Remarks Cause Controversy

    Candidates Vie For Support Of Black Voters; Bloomberg Remarks Cause Controversy

    Joe Biden's theory of the case is that his current support among black voters will lead to success in Nevada and South Carolina. That, in turn, he hopes will propel him to victory in the Super Tuesday contests in early March.

    Michael Bloomberg, along with other candidates, hope to earn the support of black voters and erode Biden's base. For Bloomberg, his past remarks about black men and crime, "stop-and-frisk" policing, and housing discrimination could make that difficult.

    This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, demographics and culture correspondent Juana Summers, and national political correspondent Don Gonyea.

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    • 14 min

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