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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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    • 4.5, 19.7K Ratings

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.

    Why Pick Kamala Harris For Vice President?

    Why Pick Kamala Harris For Vice President?

    Who is Kamala Harris? Why did Joe Biden select her to serve as his vice president and running mate? We talk about her record and how she may fit into campaign.

    • 15 min
    Arizona Voters Discuss Coronavirus, Racial Justice, Election

    Arizona Voters Discuss Coronavirus, Racial Justice, Election

    NPR and Marist College held a virtual focus group with voters of all stripes in a new battleground state, Arizona.

    • 14 min
    Weekly Roundup: August 7th

    Weekly Roundup: August 7th

    Stimulus package negotiations are stuck at "no deal." And in a rare big interview, Joe Biden talked China and put his foot in his mouth.

    • 29 min
    Republicans Fear Democrats May Win Senate

    Republicans Fear Democrats May Win Senate

    Republican strategists are afraid that Democrats will win the Senate because of President Trump's poor standing in the polls.

    • 14 min
    Different Approaches, Same Pain: Georgia And California Struggle To Curb Covid-19

    Different Approaches, Same Pain: Georgia And California Struggle To Curb Covid-19

    Georgia and California have different responses to the coronavirus pandemic, but they both face hard choices about schooling and elections.

    • 14 min
    Trump's TikTok Trepidation Troubles Teens

    Trump's TikTok Trepidation Troubles Teens

    President Trump said Monday that TikTok will close Sept. 15 unless it's bought by an American company. Microsoft is in discussions with TikTok about a sale.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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19.7K Ratings

19.7K Ratings

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“Gaffes”

Please drop the overused and reflexive references to “Biden’s gaffes” unless you also use this phrase to point out every gaffe of the current president. Thank you!

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Enjoy show but....

I listen every week and enjoy show but was hugely disappointed with reporting on Biden’s gaffes while you continue to go light on every racist and divisive comment out of the President’s mouth. Your need to be fair and balanced was a huge stretch on this one! Do better.

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Policy not Politics

I rely on the NPR politics podcast to learn and become informed about politics. However, especially as the 2020 election cycle has really ramped up, the pod has moved way to far into the politics. They spend much to much time focusing on the “who said what” and not nearly enough time really getting into the implications of decisions, elections, platforms, policies, etc. I would love to see the podcast move back towards a more rigorous exploration of the political realm.

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