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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.

    The Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects NCAA Limits On Athlete Compensation

    The Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects NCAA Limits On Athlete Compensation

    The Supreme Court unanimously sided with college athletes in their challenge to NCAA compensation rules. The court's ruling was narrow, but Justice Brett Kavanaugh seemed open to going further saying, "the NCAA's business model would be flatly illegal in almost any other industry in America."

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and senior political editor and correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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    • 12 min
    Weekly Roundup: June 18th

    Weekly Roundup: June 18th

    Democratic Congressman Jamaal Bowman is part of a new class of progressive lawmakers hoping to push their party left on issues like police reform, healthcare and racial justice. A proponent of reparations legislation, the former New York principal tells NPR that President Biden's position "falls short" when it comes to reparations for survivors and descendants of victims of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre.

    • 24 min
    Obamacare Wins At SCOTUS; Biden Admin Expands Transgender Student Protections

    Obamacare Wins At SCOTUS; Biden Admin Expands Transgender Student Protections

    The Supreme Court threw out a Republican-led challenge to the Affordable Care Act, and the justices ruled unanimously in favor of a Catholic foster agency denying service to LGBTQ couples. Plus, the Biden administration expanded transgender and gay student protections, setting up potential legal battles in conservative states.

    This episode: Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, national justive correspondent Carrie Johnson, and education correspondent Cory Turner.

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    • 14 min
    "I Did What I Came To Do": President Biden Meets With Russia's Vladimir Putin

    "I Did What I Came To Do": President Biden Meets With Russia's Vladimir Putin

    In Geneva, President Biden and Russia President Vladimir Putin met for hours. At separate news conferences Putin described the talks as "constructive" and Biden said he did what he came to do. Both leaders agreed to keep talking.

    This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and NPR's Moscow correspondent Lucian Kim.

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    • 19 min
    Vice President Harris, Texas Lawmakers Meet To Push Voting Reform

    Vice President Harris, Texas Lawmakers Meet To Push Voting Reform

    Democrats on the Hill are meeting with Democratic state lawmakers from Texas to discuss federal legislation on voting rights, an issue that was recently added to the Vice President's list of priorities. But a couple of key moderate Democrats still stand in the way of nationwide reform.

    This episode: White House correspondents Scott Detrow and Ayesha Rascoe, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis.

    • 14 min
    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

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22.6K Ratings

22.6K Ratings

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A good way to hear the left side viewpoint

I consider myself a moderate so i balance this with a little conservative media as well to get both viewpoints.
When they stick to fact based reporting it’s pretty good but then when they swerve into explaining stuff like race theory and cancel culture it is comically bad reporting similar to what goes on at Fox News.

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Ayesha Rascoe should be on every podcast. I love her.

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