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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: Friday, February 14

    Weekly Roundup: Friday, February 14

    Attorney General William Barr asked President Trump to stop his social media commentary on Thursday after the flap over the case involving Trump's adviser Roger Stone. The next day Trump tweeted in response.

    Plus, with impeachment over Democrats and Republicans in Congress map out what future investigations may look like.

    This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, political reporter Tim Mak, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and Senior Political Editor and Correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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    • 29 min
    Candidates Vie For Support Of Black Voters; Bloomberg Remarks Cause Controversy

    Candidates Vie For Support Of Black Voters; Bloomberg Remarks Cause Controversy

    Joe Biden's theory of the case is that his current support among black voters will lead to success in Nevada and South Carolina. That, in turn, he hopes will propel him to victory in the Super Tuesday contests in early March.

    Michael Bloomberg, along with other candidates, hope to earn the support of black voters and erode Biden's base. For Bloomberg, his past remarks about black men and crime, "stop-and-frisk" policing, and housing discrimination could make that difficult.

    This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, demographics and culture correspondent Juana Summers, and national political correspondent Don Gonyea.

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    • 14 min
    After Trump Tweet, DOJ Softens Sentencing Recommendation For POTUS Ally

    After Trump Tweet, DOJ Softens Sentencing Recommendation For POTUS Ally

    Hours after the Justice Department intervened to seek a shorter sentence for Roger Stone, the four federal prosecutors who secured his conviction withdrew from the case.

    Stone was convicted in November on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing its investigation and witness tampering. Judge Amy Berman Jackson has the ultimate authority to hand down the sentence in his case.

    This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, Justice Department correspondent Ryan Lucas, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.

    More from the NPR Politics Team:
    Scott Detrow on Short Wave, NPR's daily science podcast, talking about where leading Democratic presidential contenders stand on climate policy.

    Danielle Kurtzleben on NPR's Throughline, discussing the history of women running for president of the United States.

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    • 12 min
    Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Democratic Primary

    Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Democratic Primary

    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has narrowly won the New Hampshire Democratic primary, as moderate voters split their voters between other candidates.

    Former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar both had strong showings in New Hampshire. The state's electorate is considerably older and whiter than that of the nearly all of the remaining contests. Despite this result, both candidates face an uphill climb to the nomination because of a dearth of support from voters of color.

    Former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren both under-performed expectations. Neither secured any delegates in the state, with their vote totals falling below the necessary 15 percent threshold.

    This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis and campaign correspondents Asma Khalid and Scott Detrow.

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    • 13 min
    On the Ground In New Hampshire

    On the Ground In New Hampshire

    In this special episode of The NPR Politics Podcast, Asma Khalid travels to candidate events around the state of New Hampshire and speaks with reporters from NPR and New Hampshire Public Radio about the themes of the race days before the first-in-the-nation primary.

    This episode: NPR correspondents Asma Khalid, Scott Detrow, and Mara Liasson; New Hampshire Public Radio reporters Lauren Choolijian, Sarah Gibson, and Casey McDermott.

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    • 23 min
    Voters Of Color At The Center Of Heated Democratic Debate

    Voters Of Color At The Center Of Heated Democratic Debate

    At the end of a busy week in American politics, seven Democrats took the stage in New Hampshire ahead of the state's Tuesday primary.

    Each candidate made the case for his or her own electability in a still-crowded field, a topic that remains top of mind for Democratic voters after a chaotic caucus in Iowa. In particular, they spoke at length about how their platforms would help Americans of color.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and campaign correspondents Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid.

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    • 15 min

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