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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: May 29th, 2020

    Weekly Roundup: May 29th, 2020

    President Trump responded to violent protests days after the killing of a black man. He said he will send in the National Guard, adding: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts."

    Joe Biden called on the nation to better empathize with the pain of black Americans in the wake of the death of the black man by a white police officer.

    Plus, the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic reaches a 100,000 milestone.

    This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, and science correspondent Richard Harris.

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    • 26 min
    The Death Of George Floyd Sparks Outrage From Both Sides Of The Aisle

    The Death Of George Floyd Sparks Outrage From Both Sides Of The Aisle

    The Justice Department says it has made the investigation into George Floyd's death "a top priority," after furor over a video depicting a white police officer kneeling on his neck spilled over into widespread protests for a second night.

    Both Democrats and Republicans called Floyd's death a tragedy. But what action could come from it?

    This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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    • 15 min
    Twitter Adds Warning To Trump's Tweets As He Spreads Misinformation

    Twitter Adds Warning To Trump's Tweets As He Spreads Misinformation

    Twitter has placed a fact-checking warning on a pair of tweets issued by President Trump in which he claims without evidence that mail-in ballots are fraudulent. The label comes in the middle of a series of tweets from the president touting a conspiracy theory.

    This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political reporter Miles Parks.

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    • 14 min
    Trump Threatens To Move The Republican National Convention

    Trump Threatens To Move The Republican National Convention

    President Trump has threatened to relocate the Republican National Convention, which has been scheduled to take place in Charlotte, N.C., in August. He is objecting to the governor's safety measures.

    Meanwhile Democrats weigh options for how they may host their own convention.

    This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political reporter Juana Summers.

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    • 14 min
    Republicans And Democrats Battle Over The Future Of Voting

    Republicans And Democrats Battle Over The Future Of Voting

    The coronavirus has reshaped how voting may happen for the 2020 elections, and Democrats and Republicans are battling in courts across the country trying to get the upper hand in November. But because the landscape has changed so quickly, neither party is sure what exactly gives them an advantage.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Miles Parks, and correspondent Pam Fessler.

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    • 14 min
    Weekly Roundup: May 22nd, 2020

    Weekly Roundup: May 22nd, 2020

    In an at-times tense exchange on the radio show Breakfast Club, former Vice President Joe Biden said, "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black." The comments drew widespread criticism.

    Plus, China moves to exert more control over Hong Kong causing more tension with the United States.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, reporter Juana Summers, editor & correspondent Ron Elving, Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and chief economic correspondent Scott Horsley.

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    • 25 min

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