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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.

    Light Summer Reading? The 2,702-Page Infrastructure Deal Just Dropped.

    Light Summer Reading? The 2,702-Page Infrastructure Deal Just Dropped.

    A vote on the trillion-dollar proposal is expected as soon as Thursday. Also, President Biden has been denying tens of thousands of migrants asylum proceedings, citing public health fears. After months of stagnant negotiations, immigration and civil rights groups are taking the White House to court.

    This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez.

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    • 13 min
    60 Percent Of Adults Are Fully Vaccinated. Why Are Things Getting Worse?

    60 Percent Of Adults Are Fully Vaccinated. Why Are Things Getting Worse?

    President Biden gave a speech Thursday afternoon begging folks to get vaccinated. A CDC document warns that the very contagious delta variant means "the war has changed" against COVID.

    The bipartisan infrastructure deal which passed its first vote in the Senate this week is evidence that President Biden may be able to foster cooperative lawmaking in modern Washington, as he promised during the campaign. Will it help his party hold onto congressional majorities during a difficult midterm election cycle?

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

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    • 28 min
    The Docket: The Rise And Fall Of The Voting Rights Act Of 1965

    The Docket: The Rise And Fall Of The Voting Rights Act Of 1965

    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was born from the civil rights movement of the '50s and '60s, but in recent years the Supreme Court has effectively nullified its key provisions. We explore why the law was first passed and what it means for voters of color now that its powers have been gutted.

    This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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    • 16 min
    Sixty-Six Percent Of Alabamians Still Need The Shot. Can Tommy Tuberville Help?

    Sixty-Six Percent Of Alabamians Still Need The Shot. Can Tommy Tuberville Help?

    The White House says it is "following the science" on masks after the CDC issued new guidance, but some experts say they're falling short on the social science: how to convince the remaining 40 percent of American adults to get vaccinated.

    Alabama has the lowest vaccination rate in the nation and residents there aren't likely to listen to President Biden. Can football coach-turned-Senator Tommy Tuberville convince the rest of the state to get inoculated?

    This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national correspondent Debbie Elliott, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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    • 14 min
    Four Police Officers Detailed The Ugly Violence And Racism Of The Capitol Riot

    Four Police Officers Detailed The Ugly Violence And Racism Of The Capitol Riot

    The officers — Pfc. Harry Dunn and Sgt. Aquilino Gonell of the U.S. Capitol Police, and Michael Fanone and Daniel Hodges of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department — testified before a congressional committee investigating the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol by Donald Trump's supporters. The officers each detailed brutal violence and abuse at the hand of protestors that left them with ongoing physical and mental injuries.

    This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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    • 17 min
    Some 6300 New Migrants Arrived At The Southern Border Every Day Of June

    Some 6300 New Migrants Arrived At The Southern Border Every Day Of June

    Customs and Border Protection reported encounters with 188,829 migrants and asylum-seekers at the U.S. southern border last month, the highest level in a generation. The Biden administration has struggled with how to respond.

    This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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