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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.

    Both Parties Vie For Latino Voters To Boost Midterms Hopes

    Both Parties Vie For Latino Voters To Boost Midterms Hopes

    A new congressional district in Colorado that is forty percent could be the site of one of the country's closest House races in November. Democratic organizers in Colorado and across the country are worried their party may not to be able to win enough support with Latino voters after Republicans proved competitive with the crucial demographic in 2020.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and demographics and culture correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben.

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    • 13 min
    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer To Retire

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer To Retire

    Breyer's retirement gives President Biden his first opportunity to name a new justice to the court. During the presidential campaign, he pledged to name an African American woman if he got the chance.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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    Here's How Voting Is Different In Georgia and Texas This Year

    Here's How Voting Is Different In Georgia and Texas This Year

    After Democrats failed to pass federal voting rights legislation, changes to election processes enacted by Republican-controlled state legislatures will reshape how voters cast a ballot in 2022 and beyond.

    This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, voting reporter Miles Parks, KUT reporter Ashley Lopez, and WABE reporter Sam Gringlas.

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    • 14 min
    As Putin Threatens Ukraine, Biden Weighs Increasing Military Presence In Europe

    As Putin Threatens Ukraine, Biden Weighs Increasing Military Presence In Europe

    8,500 U.S. troops are on heightened alert for deployment to Europe after Russia stationed more than 100,000 military personnel on its border with Ukraine. Europe's considerable economic links to Russia have complicated the response to the Kremlin's threats against Ukraine.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and international affairs correspondent Jackie Northam.

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    • 13 min
    Weekly Roundup: January 21st

    Weekly Roundup: January 21st

    Kamala Harris made history when she became the first woman and the first woman of color to serve as vice president. But in an often thankless job, and tasked with a portfolio of politically thorny issues, her first year in office was a mixed bag.

    Also, a pollster who has spent more than two decades speaking with young people explains what motivates Gen-Z voters — and why politicians will ignore them at their peril.

    This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and political correspondent Juana Summers.

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    • 26 min
    Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Shield Jan. 6 Documents From Congress

    Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Shield Jan. 6 Documents From Congress

    The court ruled that the former president cannot block the release of 800 pages of his records to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The panel also asked Ivanka Trump, Trump's daughter and a former presidential adviser, to testify, and a request for former Vice President Mike Pence could be on the way, signaling that the investigation is getting closer to Trump's inner circle.

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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    • 14 min

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