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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, 55 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.

    Young People Drive Coronavirus Surge

    Young People Drive Coronavirus Surge

    The US now regularly sees days with more than 50,000 new cases of the coronavirus, up from the previous peak of 30 thousand a day in April. Florida is hard-hit.

    • 14 min
    President Revives "American Carnage" Message

    President Revives "American Carnage" Message

    President Trump has returned to the divisive "law and order" rhetoric and white identity politics that fueled his 2016 campaign. Fewer Americans are interested.

    • 14 min
    How Black Americans Experience Patriotism

    How Black Americans Experience Patriotism

    The U.S. is experiencing a reckoning over the fact that the promises of America are not fulfilled equally. Black Americans share how they experience patriotism.

    • 15 min
    US Added Jobs In June⁠—But Now The Pandemic Is Getting Worse

    US Added Jobs In June⁠—But Now The Pandemic Is Getting Worse

    The unemployment rate fell to 11.1%. But there are indications that the job growth has slowed recently amid a surge of new coronavirus infections.

    • 14 min
    Trump Remakes Federal Judiciary In His Image

    Trump Remakes Federal Judiciary In His Image

    In June, the Senate confirmed President Trump's 200th judge to the bench. Reshaping the federal judiciary could be the president's most durable legacy.

    • 14 min
    Trump's Disapproval Climbs Alongside US Coronavirus Cases

    Trump's Disapproval Climbs Alongside US Coronavirus Cases

    Trump unpopularity rises as Joe Biden uses the pandemic to attack him. And despite a narrow loss in Kentucky, Democrats' progressive wing is surging.

    • 14 min

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