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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.

    In First Trip Abroad, Biden Tells Allies "America Is Back"

    In First Trip Abroad, Biden Tells Allies "America Is Back"

    In the first overseas trip of his presidency, Biden is in Europe delivering a central message to allies: America is back. But while G-7 leaders agree on confronting the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, they diverge on how hard to push China. Plus, will Biden's meeting with Vladimir Putin pave the way for a more predictable relationship with Russia?

    This episode: White House correspondents Scott Detrow, Tamara Keith and Franco Ordoñez.

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    • 15 min
    Weekly Roundup: June 11th

    Weekly Roundup: June 11th

    In a speech announcing the change, President Biden's Attorney General Merrick Garland emphasized that allowing every eligible American adult the chance to vote was not something that is up for debate.

    Also: a bipartisan group of ten senators brokered their own infrastructure agreement. Now all they have to do is.... convince fifty of their colleagues to sign on.

    This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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    • 28 min
    What's Behind The GOP's 'Critical Race Theory' Rhetoric?

    What's Behind The GOP's 'Critical Race Theory' Rhetoric?

    Some Republican lawmakers have branded the efforts to teach about the effects of racism as "critical race theory." They have introduced legislation in statehouses around the country hoping to ban it.

    This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, racial justice and politics correspondent Juana Summers, and political reporter Barbara Sprunt.

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    • 14 min
    VP Harris Emphasizes Anti-Corruption In Trip To Guatemala, Mexico

    VP Harris Emphasizes Anti-Corruption In Trip To Guatemala, Mexico

    Vice President Harris emphasized the need for development and healthy civil society in her first foreign trip, meant to curb the flow of migrants and asylum-seekers coming to the United States. And Biden is negotiating over infrastructure with a larger bipartisan group after his negotiations with Republicans foundered.

    This episode: politics, demographics, and culture reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, international correspondent Carrie Kahn, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.

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    • 14 min
    Senate Insurrection Report And Biden's First Trip Abroad

    Senate Insurrection Report And Biden's First Trip Abroad

    A bipartisan Senate investigation found that police had more alarming intelligence ahead of the Jan. 6 attack than previously documented. And the president is off to Europe this week. He will attempt to reassure leaders that the U.S. is a reliable partner and an important ally against China and Russia.

    This episode: politics, demographics, and culture reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales.

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    • 14 min
    How Does Trump's Return To The Public Eye Impact GOP Lawmakers?

    How Does Trump's Return To The Public Eye Impact GOP Lawmakers?

    Former president Donald Trump spoke at a North Carolina Republican Party meeting over the weekend. The appearance demonstrated his lasting control of the conservative political ecosystem.

    This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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