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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.

    Donald Trump Impeached On Charge Of Inciting Insurrection

    Donald Trump Impeached On Charge Of Inciting Insurrection

    Ten Republicans crossed the aisle to support the impeachment. Next, a Senate trial — one that won't take place until after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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    • 19 min
    Trump's Second Impeachment Will Be Bipartisan

    Trump's Second Impeachment Will Be Bipartisan

    In a nearly party-line vote, the House encouraged Mike Pence and the presidential cabinet to sideline the president via the 25th amendment. Pence said no. Now, the House will move to impeach Trump over "incitement of insurrection" in what is expected to be a bipartisan vote. The Senate may be warming to the idea of removal.

    This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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    • 13 min
    Rioters Are Facing Consequences—Will Any Politicians?

    Rioters Are Facing Consequences—Will Any Politicians?

    The Justice Department says hundreds will be prosecuted in connection with the Capitol siege. Republican lawmakers like Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz are also dealing with fallout from their support of President Trump's election fraud conspiracy.

    This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis.

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    • 14 min
    Trump Is Likely To Be Impeached Again

    Trump Is Likely To Be Impeached Again

    Vice President Mike Pence the top cabinet officials are unlikely to remove President Trump from power via the 25th amendment. That means House Democrats will move ahead with a second impeachment as soon as Wednesday.

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

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    • 14 min
    Weekly Roundup: January 8th

    Weekly Roundup: January 8th

    Donald Trump could be the first president in American history to be impeached twice. Federal authorities have begun arresting those involved in storming the Capitol. And President-elect Joe Biden's promise to reunite the country takes on a new significance in light of the siege.

    This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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    • 28 min
    13 Days Before The End Of His Term, Talk Of Removing Trump From Office

    13 Days Before The End Of His Term, Talk Of Removing Trump From Office

    Amid resignations and condemnation from Trump's Republican allies, top Democrats have said that he should be removed from office by impeachment or through the 25th amendment.

    This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe.

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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
21.7K Ratings

21.7K Ratings

MKDCPA ,

Thank you

Thank you for reporting facts, sharing educated opinions and engaging us each and every day.

I became interested in politics because of this podcast.

WellWickedMinger ,

Please discontinue the emotion, bring back use of more traditional titles

I am discomfited by three things in 13 Jan. episode:
1) Rachel Martin’s emotional tone (every day)
2) the choice to present Rep. Norma Torres’ “running for my life” sound bite
- although it may represent the truth, it also demonstrates an arguably poor choice as a parent to expose that to her child while in the midst of the lockdown, not to mention that she describes terminating the call immediately upon making the statement
- in the absence of more facts in that same moment of reporting, it encourages listeners to paint an even more bleak and dark picture is what actually occurred, which was already plenty bleak and dark. We need no more fan on the flames that separate us.
3) Frank Langfitt referring to a gentleman (Dr. if memory serves) reporting on oxygen supplies as a “guy.” This has become a common practice in NPR reporting. I find the familiarity and informality of this language to be unprofessional and unworthy of a news organization as reputable and celebrated as my beloved NPR. (On that note, Ms. Martin often addresses her colleagues by their more familiar and shortened names/nicknames, an insight into the intimacy of their personal connections that I find inappropriate in the professional setting of news reporting.)

I understand and honor that my opinion is one and may not represent a majority. My hope is that these “stylistic” elements of NPR journalism be purposeful. It would be a shame if they be the result of relaxing attitudes borne of a sense of familiarity that a majority of listeners not actually share.

Thank you for considering my comments, though I confess I am not certain that I make this review in a venue that reach the editors ... 🤦🏻‍♀️

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