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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.

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    Weekly Roundup: September 30th

    Weekly Roundup: September 30th

    The scope of Hurricane Ian's damage remains to be seen, but millions were left without power and much of Florida's west coast saw devastating floods. Florida's governor, Ron DeSantis, and President Biden are coordinating disaster response.

    And as pandemic-era programs expire, as many as one-in-ten Americans face food insecurity. This week, the White House held a summit to explore solutions — it helped to highlight how entrenched partisanship remains a major roadblock.

    • 25 min
    Brazil's President Sows Distrust In Election — Sound Familiar?

    Brazil's President Sows Distrust In Election — Sound Familiar?

    As Brazilians head to the polls to vote for president, they're being deluged by a wave of falsehoods that echo Donald Trump's claims of a stolen election. Are there lessons to be learned ahead of future elections in the U.S.?

    This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, correspondent Shannon Bond, and voting reporter Miles Parks.

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    • 15 min
    Oath Keepers Militia Members Face Seditious Conspiracy Charges

    Oath Keepers Militia Members Face Seditious Conspiracy Charges

    Jury selection has begun in the trail of five members or associates of the far-right group over their alleged role in the Jan. 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol. The charges are the most serious that the Justice Department has pursued in conjunction with the attack.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales.

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    • 12 min
    Final Jan. 6 Hearing Is Coming — Here's Everything We've Learned

    Final Jan. 6 Hearing Is Coming — Here's Everything We've Learned

    The ninth and final scheduled meeting of the House committee investigating the January 6th, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol will occur in the coming weeks.

    In this special episode from July, we revisit the revelation of the committee's first eight sessions.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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    • 48 min
    How Did Russia's War On Ukraine Drive Up U.S. Energy Bills?

    How Did Russia's War On Ukraine Drive Up U.S. Energy Bills?

    European utilities, which used to purchase lots of natural gas from Russia, are buying from the United States instead. That has driven power costs higher at home — and could become politically relevant as the U.S. heads into the colder months.

    This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, editor Arezou Rezvani and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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    • 10 min
    Weekly Roundup: September 23rd

    Weekly Roundup: September 23rd

    Puerto Rico has — five years after Hurricane Maria killed thousands — again been hit by a devastating storm. Trump was broadly criticized for a mismanaged response; will President Biden prove more capable?

    And House Republicans have unveiled the policy program they'll push should they retake the chamber, as is expected. The Commitment To America program is rooted in culture war issues and is accompanied by a promise to "conduct rigorous oversight" of the Biden administration.

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    • 26 min

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