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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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    • 4.6, 369 Ratings

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.

    In First Campaign Event, Kamala Harris Prosecutes Trump

    In First Campaign Event, Kamala Harris Prosecutes Trump

    How effective will Kamala Harris be in her attacks against Trump during the campaign? And what will President Trump's attacks look like while running against a woman of color?

    • 13 min
    Why Pick Kamala Harris For Vice President?

    Why Pick Kamala Harris For Vice President?

    Who is Kamala Harris? Why did Joe Biden select her to serve as his vice president and running mate? We talk about her record and how she may fit into campaign.

    • 15 min
    Arizona Voters Discuss Coronavirus, Racial Justice, Election

    Arizona Voters Discuss Coronavirus, Racial Justice, Election

    NPR and Marist College held a virtual focus group with voters of all stripes in a new battleground state, Arizona.

    • 14 min
    Weekly Roundup: August 7th

    Weekly Roundup: August 7th

    Stimulus package negotiations are stuck at "no deal." And in a rare big interview, Joe Biden talked China and put his foot in his mouth.

    • 29 min
    Republicans Fear Democrats May Win Senate

    Republicans Fear Democrats May Win Senate

    Republican strategists are afraid that Democrats will win the Senate because of President Trump's poor standing in the polls.

    • 14 min
    Different Approaches, Same Pain: Georgia And California Struggle To Curb Covid-19

    Different Approaches, Same Pain: Georgia And California Struggle To Curb Covid-19

    Georgia and California have different responses to the coronavirus pandemic, but they both face hard choices about schooling and elections.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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369 Ratings

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Great show

Nicely made, timely updates on news and politics. I just wish the show was a bit longer and more in-depth! The takes can feel a little surface level because of the short running time. But that’s a good problem, really, of me wanting more.

Rib Carter ,

Great show - good balance

Viewed from overseas, this show is entertaining and informative. I understand that many Trump supporters view it as Anti-Trump. It can seem that way - but surely the litmus test is how it balances between the conventional Democrats and Republicans. And there this show seems well balanced. Mr Trump excites strong opinions for & against - accurate factual reporting is the litmus test for him - on which I trust The Economist.

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