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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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    • 4.5 • 23K 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.

    Weekly Roundup: January 14th

    Weekly Roundup: January 14th

    The Supreme Court has struck down the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test rule for businesses with more than 100 employees, but allowed a separate mandate for health care workers to stand. Also, Democrats' push to pass voting rights legislation is unraveling, as moderates in the Senate resist any changes to filibuster rules.

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.

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    • 27 min
    Is another civil war brewing in America?

    Is another civil war brewing in America?

    The idea of another American Civil War might seem outlandish. But as the country diversifies, it's grown more polarized. Today, Americans can't even agree on who won the 2020 election or whether masks prevent the spread of COVID. Researchers say it's not out of the question for these political tensions to boil over.

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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    • 14 min
    Trump tells NPR he isn't giving up his 2020 election lies

    Trump tells NPR he isn't giving up his 2020 election lies

    In an interview with NPR, former President Donald Trump made it clear that he hasn't moved on from his 2020 election loss, and it's causing a rift within the Republican Party. Trump maintains his false claims that the election was stolen from him, and while most Republicans have fallen in line, some desperately want to move on.

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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    • 15 min
    President Biden calls for filibuster changes to pass voting rights bills

    President Biden calls for filibuster changes to pass voting rights bills

    In a fiery speech in Atlanta Tuesday, President Biden urged the Senate to change filibuster rules in order to pass new voting rights protections. But Senate Democrats are divided on filibuster changes, and voting rights advocates say fiery remarks are not enough in the wake of laws passed in 19 states that restrict ballot access.

    This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and political correspondent Juana Summers.

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    • 14 min
    Congress is back in session. Can Democrats finally pass Build Back Better?

    Congress is back in session. Can Democrats finally pass Build Back Better?

    Democrats have two major pieces of unfinished business on their to-do list. They'll try, again, to reach a compromise on President Biden's signature Build Back Better bill, and they say passing voting rights legislation is also a top priority. But they don't have the votes right now to do either.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

    • 14 min
    Weekly Roundup: January 7th

    Weekly Roundup: January 7th

    The justices are considering whether the federal mandates governing private employers and healthcare staff are constitutional. And Republicans who back Trump's election lies are running for election administration offices across the country.

    This episode: politics correspondent Juana Summers, labor correspondent Andrea Hsu, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and voting and disinformation reporter Miles Parks.

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
23K Ratings

23K Ratings

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Refreshing

Politics lately is pretty ugly and dark. So this podcast and it’s hosts are a refreshing break from that and allow you to stay informed in a way that’s fun and interesting.

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Disappointed

I used to look forward to hearing this podcast but now I find myself rolling my eyes through it. I listen to hear a synopsis of the latest political news and instead it has devolved into supposition, opinion, and nonsense. I’m thoroughly disappointed and honestly don’t know how much longer I will bother listening. I’m giving 2 stars just because I’m an optimist and I hope this is just a temporary dip in quality.

Updating to reflect further disappointment. Today’s episode on a second civil war is ridiculous. The commentary doesn't just ignore the risk of violence we are facing, it denies the probability completely. The country is not just divided philosophically - there is a large contingent of people who have been stockpiling weapons with full intention of using them. Enough of the euphemisms - pull your heads out of the sand.

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Recent Disappointing Coverage

While I normally enjoy this podcast and others by NPR, I was very disappointed to see NPR feature the former president as a main topic of discussion and as an interviewee, concerning the 2020 election. The former president has made his stance on the 2020 presidential election clear. There is nothing new that can be learned by interviewing this man. By continuing to ask him for his opinions on the election, by continuing to report on his false assertions, he is provided with legitimacy. He has earned and deserves nothing of the sort.

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