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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.

    200,000 Americans Are Dead—And It Will Take More Than A Vaccine To Halt Pandemic

    200,000 Americans Are Dead—And It Will Take More Than A Vaccine To Halt Pandemic

    It is hard to conceptualized 200,000 lives lost. Hundreds more die each day. And a vaccine, with partial efficacy and patchwork adoption, won't be enough to end the pandemic. That would take more testing, contract tracing, and social distancing. Also, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was honored in services at the high court.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, science correspondent Allison Aubrey, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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    • 13 min
    It's Been Months Since Congress Last Passed Coronavirus Aid. Americans Are Struggling.

    It's Been Months Since Congress Last Passed Coronavirus Aid. Americans Are Struggling.

    As Republicans secure the votes to move forward on a Supreme Court nomination, government funding negotiations hit a snag. And Americans are struggling after months with no new federal coronavirus support.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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    • 14 min
    Who Are The Women Under Consideration To Replace RBG?

    Who Are The Women Under Consideration To Replace RBG?

    "Most of them [the potential nominees] are young, and they've gone through the [nomination] process very recently," Trump said. He noted that one person he is considering for the vacancy is 38 years old and could be on the court for 50 years.

    Stay Up To Date: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Live Blog

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Progressive Icon, Dead At 87

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Progressive Icon, Dead At 87

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.

    OUR COVERAGE:
    - Obituary, by Nina Totenberg
    - Live Blog and Latest News
    - Trump's Supreme Court Short-list
    - What Happened With Merrick Garland And Why It Matters Now (from 2018)

    This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, legal correspondent Nina Totenburg, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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    • 18 min
    Weekly Roundup: September 18th

    Weekly Roundup: September 18th

    A steady presidential race remains steady: Joe Biden's lead is in the high single-digits nationally. But Trump's messaging tying Joe Biden to socialism is finding purchase with Latino voters in Florida, a state that is essential to the president's re-election effort.

    This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign reporter Juana Summers, White House reporter Franco Ordoñez, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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    • 25 min
    Bad News/Good News: Vaccine Access Months Away, But Masks Really Help

    Bad News/Good News: Vaccine Access Months Away, But Masks Really Help

    The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Congress that a widely-available vaccine probably won't be available until well into 2021. But he did say that masks are perhaps even more useful in preventing the spread. That will prove especially true if people are reluctant to take the vaccine.

    This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and science correspondent Joe Palca.

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    • 14 min

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