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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.

    Democrats Are Running Out Of Time To Negotiate On Major Priorities

    Democrats Are Running Out Of Time To Negotiate On Major Priorities

    Congressional Democrats are trying to wrap up negotiations on their reconciliation package, fund the government, and deal with the debt ceiling. But with looming deadlines with big consequences, someone is going to have to compromise. The big question: who's it going to be? Plus, bipartisan talks over police reform legislation officially came up empty handed.

    This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and political correspondent Juana Summers.

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    Do Lawmakers Have More Insight Into Stocks Than The Public? TikTok Users Think So.

    Do Lawmakers Have More Insight Into Stocks Than The Public? TikTok Users Think So.

    Seven House lawmakers are facing ethics complaints for violating the Stock Act, which polices insider trading, because of a recent bipartisan trend of lawmakers ignoring disclosure requirements. They say it was an accident.

    Plus, TikTok accounts are using public disclosures to tell followers when to buy and sell stock based on what congressmembers do. It's a clear sign of the distrust the public has in their officials.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and investigative correspondent Tim Mak.

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    Biden Faces Scrutiny Over Surge of Haitian Migrants

    Biden Faces Scrutiny Over Surge of Haitian Migrants

    The Biden administration is expelling hundreds of Haitian migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, after thousands arrived at a crossing near Del Rio, Texas this weekend. Photos of groups in makeshift campsites and of border patrol agents aggressively confronting the migrants on horseback sparked outrage. Now, Biden is facing pressure from all sides: many Republicans say he needs to be tougher on border security, while many Democrats say deporting the migrants, without the option to apply for asylum, is cruel.

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Franco Ordonez, and national immigration correspondent Joel Rose.

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    Amid Many Global Crises Biden Calls For Togetherness In First U.N. Address

    Amid Many Global Crises Biden Calls For Togetherness In First U.N. Address

    In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Biden emphasized the importance of global cooperation to combat the coronavirus and climate change. And he not so subtly critiqued China and authoritarianism.

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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    As Biden's Approval Rating Dips, Republicans Sharpen Their Message For The Midterms

    As Biden's Approval Rating Dips, Republicans Sharpen Their Message For The Midterms

    The GOP has a good shot at taking at least one if not both chambers of Congress in next year's midterm elections. And they are already sharpening their message by focusing on the economy.

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

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    Weekly Roundup: September 17th

    Weekly Roundup: September 17th

    Saturday's "Justice For J6" rally is being held to protest government treatment of people who participated in the riot. It could serve as a test of how the Capitol Police force has evolved since January's attack.

    And congressional testimony by prominent U.S. gymnasts about the Federal Bureau of Investigation's handling of their sexual abuse allegations raises major questions about the organization's culture and accountability apparatus.

    This episode: White House reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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