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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.

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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.

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    Warrant In Mar-a-Lago Search Unsealed

    Warrant In Mar-a-Lago Search Unsealed

    This episode is available to everyone, though on some platforms there may be a short delay in availability between the version for subscribers (which is sponsor-free) and non-subscribers (which includes sponsor interruptions). Thank you for your patience!

    The warrant allowing the FBI to search the Florida home of former president Donald Trump, Mar-a-Lago, was unsealed Friday, providing some detail into what items and documents were taken by law enforcement. Among the documents seized include ones with various levels of security classification, along with handwritten notes & other, miscellaneous boxes.

    Read the warrant.

    This episode: political correspondent Ashley Lopez, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and voting correspondent Miles Parks.

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    • 23 min
    Justice Dept. Files Motion To Unseal Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant

    Justice Dept. Files Motion To Unseal Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant

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    "The public's clear and powerful interest in understanding what occurred under these circumstances weighs heavily in favor of unsealing," said a filing from the Department of Justice related to the search of former president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. Speaking to reporters Thursday afternoon, Attorney General Merrick Garland said he personally approved the warrant for the search, though it remains unclear when the warrant might be made public.

    This episode: political correspondent Ashley Lopez, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and political editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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    • 9 min
    Democrats And Republicans Take Lessons From Kansas Abortion Vote

    Democrats And Republicans Take Lessons From Kansas Abortion Vote

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    Both major parties were surprised, for different reasons, by the results in this month's referendum in Kansas that could have ended the right to an abortion by amending the state constitution. What can Democrats and Republicans take away from the Kansas vote as they craft their messaging strategies for November's midterms?

    This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, political reporter Barbara Sprunt, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell

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    • 14 min
    Questions Remain As FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago

    Questions Remain As FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago

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    FBI agents executed a search warrant on the Florida home of former president Donald Trump Monday, though it remains unclear what they were looking for. We explore and contextualize the implications of the search, both politically and historically, as Republicans and Democrats alike prepare for the midterm elections this fall.

    This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and senior political editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro

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    • 14 min
    Monkeypox Declared Public Health Emergency. Now What?

    Monkeypox Declared Public Health Emergency. Now What?

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    The Department of Health and Human Services' declaration Thursday means the federal government can use additional resources in trying to combat the spread of monkeypox, of which there are more than 7,500 cases in the United States. But, what exactly is monkeypox, and who is most at risk of contracting it? And with vaccination rollouts moving slowly, is there a concern the country has not fully learned from mistakes made in the initial days of the COVID-19 pandemic?

    This episode: White House correspondents Asma Khalid and Franco Ordoñez, and science correspondent Michaeleen Doucleff.

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    • 13 min
    Biden's Big Week, Christian Nationalism At CPAC, And A Mayor Who Is A Horse

    Biden's Big Week, Christian Nationalism At CPAC, And A Mayor Who Is A Horse

    This week, the president all but secured the passage of his major policy priorities, oversaw a strike that took out a top terrorist, and got a strong economic report as gas prices fell. But tensions with China continue to rise after Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.

    And Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán headlined a conservative political conference in Dallas. The authoritarian-minded leader has become a darling of the American right, echoing many of the same social priorities — while often veering into outright anti-Semitism and racism.

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Deepa Shivaram, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, political correspondent Ashley Lopez, and media correspondent David Folkenflik.

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
482 Ratings

482 Ratings

Mat1634 ,

Great stuff!

Love it! Very informative.

HELLOALSOYES ,

Below: old man shouts at cloud

I know the old NPR politics podcast, hosted by Ken Rudin and Ron Elving, has now been gone for a long time. But whenever I hear the new one I yearn for the sheer wonkery of what we used to have.

I understand why these choices were made; I’m sure the new version is much more popular. It’s bubbly and friendly and fun, and the fun isn’t just dad jokes. (No shade; I loved the dad jokes.)

But the substance is so much less now. The insights, few as they are, come only in sound bites. Again, I recognise that it’s a response to the audience’s desires, and that’s what I’m charge.

It’s just a shame, to me, if few others, that something that once attempted to really understand and even contribute to the broad political discourse in America has now been reduced to fluff.

Ilikethatguy ,

Long time listener

Long time listener. I loved the daily dose of politics during the impeachment trial. You have a diversity of reporters. Please get a diversity of ideas.

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