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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.

    Weekly Roundup: January 22nd

    Weekly Roundup: January 22nd

    President Biden has promised that 100 million doses of vaccines will be administered in his first 100 days — but some public health experts think the country can do much better.

    Gang of Eight, Gang of Six, Grand Compromise... the storerooms of Congress are littered with tried-and-failed drafts of comprehensive immigration reform proposals from the past four presidents. Now, it is President Biden's turn to give it a go.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, health reporter Selena Simmons-Duffin, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.

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    • 27 min
    The Fifty-Fifty Senate Is Going To Be A Little Bit Weird

    The Fifty-Fifty Senate Is Going To Be A Little Bit Weird

    Vice President Kamala Harris can cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate; that means that Democrats effectively hold a majority in the chamber. But the even split means that the body's top leadership needs to work out terms for how things like committee membership work.

    This episode: political reporter Juana Summers, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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    • 13 min
    Joseph Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States

    Joseph Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States

    In his inaugural address, he promised to keep all of his work as president in service of people rather than power. And Kamala Harris made history; she is the first Black person, Asian American, and woman to serve as Vice President of the United States.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and political reporter Juana Summers.

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    • 26 min
    The US Senate Has A Lot To Do

    The US Senate Has A Lot To Do

    The Senate is back in Washington today. The lawmakers will need to consider President-elect Biden's cabinet nominees, weigh his coronavirus relief proposal, and consider President Trump's impeachment.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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    • 14 min
    What We Know About The Inauguration And Joe Biden's First Day

    What We Know About The Inauguration And Joe Biden's First Day

    President-elect Joe Biden's inaugural plans have been reshaped by COVID-19 and concerns over security after the insurrection at the Capitol. Biden is slated to enact a diverse array of policies by way of executive action on his first day as president.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Rascoe, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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    • 14 min
    What Were We Thinking? : Carlos Lozada On The Trump Era

    What Were We Thinking? : Carlos Lozada On The Trump Era

    For our inaugural NPR Politics Book Club pick, NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben talks to Carlos Lozada about his book What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era.

    Want to join the discussion for our next book? Head to n.pr/politicsgroup.

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21.8K Ratings

21.8K Ratings

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Awesome podcast

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