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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.

    Rail Force One: Biden Leads Whistle-stop Tour After Debate

    Rail Force One: Biden Leads Whistle-stop Tour After Debate

    The Biden campaign chartered an Amtrak train to take the president through Ohio and Pennsylvania after the first presidential debate. And, voters react to the chaos of last night's event.

    This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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    • 14 min
    Debate: Trump Refuses To Condemn White Supremacy, Biden Pitches Directly To Camera

    Debate: Trump Refuses To Condemn White Supremacy, Biden Pitches Directly To Camera

    The first debate was chaotic and light on policy as the participants disregarded the agreed-upon rules. President Trump repeatedly interrupted the discussion in order to lambast Joe Biden and debate moderator Chris Wallace. The president once again refused to condemn white supremacy and did not agree to respect the results of the election.

    This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.

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    • 17 min
    The NYT Says Trump Paid Little In Income Taxes; What Does That Mean For The Campaign?

    The NYT Says Trump Paid Little In Income Taxes; What Does That Mean For The Campaign?

    A New York Times investigation published on Sunday said that President Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes each year in 2016 and 2017, which the president denied at a news conference using a familiar retort: "fake news."

    This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, senior editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.

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    • 13 min
    Amy Coney Barrett Nominated And Expected To Be Confirmed To Supreme Court

    Amy Coney Barrett Nominated And Expected To Be Confirmed To Supreme Court

    The former Antonin Scalia clerk currently serves on the federal bench after a fifteen-year stint as a law professor at Notre Dame. The Senate will now consider her nomination, where Republicans appear to have the votes to ensure a swift confirmation.

    This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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    • 14 min
    Weekly Roundup: September 25th

    Weekly Roundup: September 25th

    There was bipartisan backlash after Trump suggested that he would have to see the results before committing to a peaceful presidential transition. And Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first woman in U.S. history to lie in state at the Capitol.

    This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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    • 26 min
    How Campaigns Work: Fundraising

    How Campaigns Work: Fundraising

    In an ongoing series congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell looks under the hood at campaigns. From how they raise money to what they do once they have it.

    This episode, Kelsey looks at political fundraising. She talks to former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci about how you ask for those big checks from millionaires, and the head of digital fundraising for Bernie Sanders about how you get a lot of people to donate just a little bit of money over and over again.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell

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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Daanvp ,

Excellent

Really informative and accessible podcast. My way to keep up with American politics as a foreigner (Netherlands)

Xipotec1 ,

Dissapointed lately

Long time listener, but lately very disappointed about the one-sided coverage on politics. Good listen if you want a one-sided view of the world. Guarantee you all of the hosts voted democrat. Is that bad in itself? No not necessarily, but i means they don’t do a good job of explaining the other side of many arguments.

Wouwterk ,

Nice

Very nice way to keep up with US politics.

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