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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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    The Liz Cheney Show Has Just Begun

    The Liz Cheney Show Has Just Begun

    This episode is available to everyone, though on some platforms there may be a short delay in availability between the version for subscribers (which is sponsor-free) and non-subscribers (which includes sponsor messages). Thank you for your patience!

    Liz Cheney is the Republican party's most prominent Trump opponent. Now, she's lost out on the chance to return to Congress next year after a decisive primary loss to a MAGA-backed rival.

    But she's not planning on going away quietly: she'll feature prominently in the fall's January 6th congressional hearings. And she says she might run for president.

    This episode: congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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    Primary Day In Alaska And Wyoming: How Trump's Impeachment Impacts Both Races

    Primary Day In Alaska And Wyoming: How Trump's Impeachment Impacts Both Races

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    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Ak.), one of seven Republican senators to vote to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, faces primary voters who can choose between her and several other candidates, including a candidate backed by the state Republican Party. Alaska's new non-partisan primary system, almost guarantees that Murkowski will gather enough support to make it to November — unlike Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney (R), whose vote to impeach Trump could cost her dearly. Meanwhile, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R) seeks election to the state's at-large congressional district.

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, Alaska Public Media's Washington correspondent Liz Ruskin

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    • 13 min
    Bernie Sanders On The IRA, Joe Manchin And Upcoming Elections

    Bernie Sanders On The IRA, Joe Manchin And Upcoming Elections

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    In an interview with NPR, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he stood by his characterization earlier this summer that his colleague Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) sabotaged President Biden's agenda. "I don't think it's debatable," he said, adding that that he felt Manchin had "his own agenda" when negotiating with the administration over policy goals. Sanders told NPR he would support a reelection bid from President Biden, and spoke about his hopes for getting more progressives elected to Congress in November's midterms.

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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    • 14 min
    Warrant In Mar-a-Lago Search Unsealed

    Warrant In Mar-a-Lago Search Unsealed

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    The warrant allowing the FBI to search the Florida home of former president Donald Trump, Mar-a-Lago, was unsealed Friday, providing some detail into what items and documents were taken by law enforcement. Among the documents seized include ones with various levels of security classification, along with handwritten notes & other, miscellaneous boxes.

    Read the warrant.

    This episode: political correspondent Ashley Lopez, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and voting correspondent Miles Parks.

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    • 23 min
    Justice Dept. Files Motion To Unseal Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant

    Justice Dept. Files Motion To Unseal Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant

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    "The public's clear and powerful interest in understanding what occurred under these circumstances weighs heavily in favor of unsealing," said a filing from the Department of Justice related to the search of former president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. Speaking to reporters Thursday afternoon, Attorney General Merrick Garland said he personally approved the warrant for the search, though it remains unclear when the warrant might be made public.

    This episode: political correspondent Ashley Lopez, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and political editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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    • 9 min
    Democrats And Republicans Take Lessons From Kansas Abortion Vote

    Democrats And Republicans Take Lessons From Kansas Abortion Vote

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    Both major parties were surprised, for different reasons, by the results in this month's referendum in Kansas that could have ended the right to an abortion by amending the state constitution. What can Democrats and Republicans take away from the Kansas vote as they craft their messaging strategies for November's midterms?

    This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, political reporter Barbara Sprunt, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell

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    • 14 min

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