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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.

    Joseph Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States

    Joseph Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States

    In his inaugural address, he promised to keep all of his work as president in service of people rather than power. And Kamala Harris made history; she is the first Black person, Asian American, and woman to serve as Vice President of the United States.

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

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    • 26 min
    The US Senate Has A Lot To Do

    The US Senate Has A Lot To Do

    The Senate is back in Washington today. The lawmakers will need to consider President-elect Biden's cabinet nominees, weigh his coronavirus relief proposal, and consider President Trump's impeachment.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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    • 14 min
    What We Know About The Inauguration And Joe Biden's First Day

    What We Know About The Inauguration And Joe Biden's First Day

    President-elect Joe Biden's inaugural plans have been reshaped by COVID-19 and concerns over security after the insurrection at the Capitol. Biden is slated to enact a diverse array of policies by way of executive action on his first day as president.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Rascoe, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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    • 14 min
    What Were We Thinking? : Carlos Lozada On The Trump Era

    What Were We Thinking? : Carlos Lozada On The Trump Era

    For our inaugural NPR Politics Book Club pick, NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben talks to Carlos Lozada about his book What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era.

    Want to join the discussion for our next book? Head to n.pr/politicsgroup.

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    • 15 min
    Interview: Kamala Harris on Capitol Riot, Stimulus Package

    Interview: Kamala Harris on Capitol Riot, Stimulus Package

    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris talks to NPR's Scott Detrow about how she felt after the attack on the Capitol and the administration's new $1.9 trillion relief package proposal.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith and White House correspondent Scott Detrow.

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    • 16 min
    Can Another $1.9 Trillion Rescue The Economy?

    Can Another $1.9 Trillion Rescue The Economy?

    The pandemic is taking an immense toll on the nation: some 4000 Americans die each day. And, in December, another 140 thousand people lost their jobs. President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a pricy relief package meant to take on those outsized crises, suggesting the price of doing nothing is even greater than the cost of the legislation.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.

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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

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Informative

Entertaining and educational podcast. Highly recommended!

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Massively deteriorated over the years

I cam back to this podcast after a year or so away, and was shocked at the level of deterioration. It seems determined to treat everything has a horse-race; he said, she said, while showing the greatest reluctance to call out statements that are openly untrue or, indeed, make any value judgements at all.

For example on 10/4 laughingly commenting how Pres. Trump obfuscates every argument, in the context of him standing on the White House lawn, encouraging a pair of foreign powers to investigate his political opponents.

Journalism it isn’t and it is a betrayal of the news service NPR used to be.

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hells yeah!

through the trump trauma, these guys have been the rock. and really trying to provide both sides - no matter how hard that is.

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