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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.

    Trump's Facebook Ban Remains, For Now

    Trump's Facebook Ban Remains, For Now

    Facebook's moderation board has upheld the company's decision to suspend Donald Trump's account because of posts expressing support for rioters, though the board says Facebook should determine whether or not the ban is permanent within six months.

    This episode: political correspondent Juana Summers, tech correspondent Shannon Bond, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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    • 14 min
    Dems To Justice Breyer: Retire From Supreme Court While We Control Senate

    Dems To Justice Breyer: Retire From Supreme Court While We Control Senate

    Reeling from the political fallout after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, some liberal groups are pushing for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the high court while Democrats control the nomination and confirmation process.

    This episode: political correspondent Juana Summers, demographics and culture reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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    • 14 min
    How Much Is Biden Willing To Compromise On His Infrastructure Plan?

    How Much Is Biden Willing To Compromise On His Infrastructure Plan?

    President Biden has touted his desire to bring transformational change to American society, but his pursuit of compromise might curb what's possible on infrastructure.

    This episode: political correspondent Juana Summers, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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    • 12 min
    Weekly Roundup: April 30th

    Weekly Roundup: April 30th

    This week, California's secretary of state confirmed that there are enough valid signatures to trigger a recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat. Newsom was praised last spring for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, so how did the tides turn against him?

    Also, federal investigators raided Rudy Giuliani's apartment this week as part of a probe into the former New York city mayor's activities involving Ukraine.

    This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales and CapRadio's Nicole Nixon.

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    • 29 min
    Census: More Seats For Texas, Fewer For California and New York

    Census: More Seats For Texas, Fewer For California and New York

    The first round of Census numbers out this week will help to determine each community's electoral clout and share of federal resources. An ongoing audit will help to determine if groups were correctly counted and the margin of error.

    This episode: demographics and culture reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and Census correspondent Hansi Lo Wang.

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    • 14 min
    Biden's Pitch to Congress: Make Government Great Again

    Biden's Pitch to Congress: Make Government Great Again

    In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Biden detailed how he says his two multi-trillion dollar legislative proposals will reshape American society.

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    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and political correspondent Juana Summers.

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78 Ratings

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