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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.Political wonks - get wonkier with The NPR Politics Podcast+. Your subscription supports the podcast and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics

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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.Political wonks - get wonkier with The NPR Politics Podcast+. Your subscription supports the podcast and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics

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    JD Vance, Trump's VP Pick, Speaks On RNC Night Three

    JD Vance, Trump's VP Pick, Speaks On RNC Night Three

    J.D. Vance is 39 years-old and has been in office as Ohio's junior U.S. senator for less than two years. He said in an interview that this is his first time attending the Republican National Convention. Wednesday night, he gave his debut speech as the GOP vice presidential nominee. Here's what delegates, and the candidate himself, had to say about Vance.

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, campaign correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, senior national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and producer Casey Morell.

    The podcast is produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our intern is Bria Suggs. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

    Listen to every episode of the NPR Politics Podcast sponsor-free, unlock access to bonus episodes with more from the NPR Politics team, and support public media when you sign up for The NPR Politics Podcast+ at plus.npr.org/politics.

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    RNC Night 2: Nikki Haley Endorses Trump, Hopes To Woo Skeptics

    RNC Night 2: Nikki Haley Endorses Trump, Hopes To Woo Skeptics

    Night two of the Republican National Convention was full of speeches by former Trump rivals offering their full endorsement of the nominee. That includes former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, who had previously warned that a Trump presidency would be "four years of chaos, vendettas and drama."

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Sarah McCammon, and senior national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

    The podcast is produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our intern is Bria Suggs. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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    • 16 min
    RNC Day 1: J.D. Vance Is Trump's Vice Presidential Pick

    RNC Day 1: J.D. Vance Is Trump's Vice Presidential Pick

    We're reporting from Milwaukee, Wisc., where the Republican National Convention kicked off by officially nominating Donald Trump and J.D. Vance as their 2024 ticket. Also: Trump is free, for now, of another set of criminal charges. And Biden came out swinging in an interview with NBC News.

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, campaign correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

    The podcast is produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our intern is Bria Suggs. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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    • 17 min
    Update: Trump Assassination Attempt & Biden Oval Address

    Update: Trump Assassination Attempt & Biden Oval Address

    President Biden addressed the nation from the Oval Office. He used the remarks to again decry political violence, which he said has no place in American democracy.

    The alleged shooter, who was killed by the Secret Service, has been identified by law enforcement as Thomas Mathew Crooks, a 20-year-old from Bethel Park, Pa., a town south of Pittsburgh. The motive behind the attack is not yet understood.

    This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez.

    A note to our NPR Politics Podcast+ supporters: We've postponed publishing this weekend's bonus episode, but we'll reschedule and drop it in the feed soon. As always, thank you for being an NPR Politics Podcast+ listener!

    The podcast is produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our intern is Bria Suggs. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

    Listen to every episode of the NPR Politics Podcast sponsor-free, unlock access to bonus episodes with more from the NPR Politics team, and support public media when you sign up for The NPR Politics Podcast+ at plus.npr.org/politics.

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    Donald Trump Safe After Shooting During Pennsylvania Rally

    Donald Trump Safe After Shooting During Pennsylvania Rally

    The former president was rushed off the stage by the Secret Service. Trump said in a statement on his platform Truth Social a bullet grazed his right ear. The Secret Service said the shooter was killed and two spectators were critically wounded. President Biden made remarks decrying political violence, and then spoke to former President Trump.

    This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and campaign correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben.

    The podcast is produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our intern is Bria Suggs. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

    Listen to every episode of the NPR Politics Podcast sponsor-free, unlock access to bonus episodes with more from the NPR Politics team, and support public media when you sign up for The NPR Politics Podcast+ at plus.npr.org/politics.

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    • 10 min
    Roundup: Dems Fret; GOP Prepares; Majestic Mustaches

    Roundup: Dems Fret; GOP Prepares; Majestic Mustaches

    After this week's NATO summit in Washington, D.C., President Joe Biden held a rare, solo press conference to try and allay concerns over his mental fitness. It came as a new NPR/PBS News/Marist Poll has him in a statistical dead heat with former President Trump to win in November.

    Plus, Republicans get ready to hold their convention in Milwaukee. We look at what to expect.

    And, the facial hair of politicians — and NPR personalities.

    This episode: national political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

    The podcast is produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our intern is Bria Suggs. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

    Listen to every episode of the NPR Politics Podcast sponsor-free, unlock access to bonus episodes with more from the NPR Politics team, and support public media when you sign up for The NPR Politics Podcast+ at plus.npr.org/politics.

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    • 22 min

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