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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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    Nikki Haley Will Seek The Republican Presidential Nomination

    Nikki Haley Will Seek The Republican Presidential Nomination

    The former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador is going back on her pledge not to run against her former boss, Donald Trump. And after years of controversy, including the presence of an alleged Russian spy, the storied National Prayer Breakfast is getting a revamp.

    This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, political correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

    This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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    • 16 min
    Florida Election Workers Warn Chaos Is Coming Without Reform

    Florida Election Workers Warn Chaos Is Coming Without Reform

    Recent changes to Florida's election laws institute new requirements that, as designed, could cause huge numbers of ballots to be rejected in the state — a key presidential battleground. Election workers are warning that, without reforms, ballot counting could be extremely slow and voters in the state could be unexpectedly disenfranchised.

    This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, political correspondent Ashley Lopez, and voting correspondent Miles Parks.

    This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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    • 12 min
    Can Facebook Still Be Trump's Fundraising Juggernaut?

    Can Facebook Still Be Trump's Fundraising Juggernaut?

    The site's parent company announced that Donald Trump would be able to return to the platform with new guardrails on his account. But will Facebook be as lucrative a fundraising tool for the former president given the new limitations on online ad targeting? And will Trump even choose to return to the site?

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, disinformation correspondent Shannon Bond, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

    This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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    • 17 min
    Covering The GOP's House Leadership Vote (Politics+)

    Covering The GOP's House Leadership Vote (Politics+)

    Unlock access to this and other bonus content by supporting The NPR Politics Podcast+. Sign up via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org. Regular episodes haven't changed and remain available every weekday! In this bonus episode, Deirdre Walsh, Lexie Schapitl, and Elena Moore talk about covering one of the biggest political stories so far this year: the GOP's fight over who would be Speaker of the House, with its newly-Republican majority. Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nprpoliticspodcast/Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter: https://www.npr.org/politicsnewsletter

    Does Conservative Mean Whatever Donald Trump Says It Means?

    Does Conservative Mean Whatever Donald Trump Says It Means?

    After extracting a slew of concessions from Kevin McCarthy during the Speaker vote saga, conservative House Republicans are now flexing their muscles in a fight over the U.S. debt. But what does the "conservative" label mean right now? New research suggests that many politically-active voters use it to mean most similar to Donald Trump.

    This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Barbara Sprunt, congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales, and political correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben.

    This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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    • 24 min
    Mass Shootings And Extremism Are Top White House Concerns

    Mass Shootings And Extremism Are Top White House Concerns

    Vice President Harris is in California after a number of mass shootings in the state. The US Secret Service is out with a report documenting trends in attacks resulting in mass violence. And details on how one Nazi extremist group is recruiting new members in Florida.

    This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, politics reporter Deepa Shivaram, and domestic extremism correspondent Sergio Olmos.

    This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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    • 13 min

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