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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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    Covering The GOP's House Leadership Vote (Politics+)

    Covering The GOP's House Leadership Vote (Politics+)

    Unlock access to this and other bonus content by supporting The NPR Politics Podcast+. Sign up via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org. Regular episodes haven't changed and remain available every weekday! In this bonus episode, Deirdre Walsh, Lexie Schapitl, and Elena Moore talk about covering one of the biggest political stories so far this year: the GOP's fight over who would be Speaker of the House, with its newly-Republican majority. Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nprpoliticspodcast/Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter: https://www.npr.org/politicsnewsletter

    Does Conservative Mean Whatever Donald Trump Says It Means?

    Does Conservative Mean Whatever Donald Trump Says It Means?

    After extracting a slew of concessions from Kevin McCarthy during the Speaker vote saga, conservative House Republicans are now flexing their muscles in a fight over the U.S. debt. But what does the "conservative" label mean right now? New research suggests that many politically-active voters use it to mean most similar to Donald Trump.

    This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Barbara Sprunt, congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales, and political correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben.

    This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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    Mass Shootings And Extremism Are Top White House Concerns

    Mass Shootings And Extremism Are Top White House Concerns

    Vice President Harris is in California after a number of mass shootings in the state. The US Secret Service is out with a report documenting trends in attacks resulting in mass violence. And details on how one Nazi extremist group is recruiting new members in Florida.

    This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, politics reporter Deepa Shivaram, and domestic extremism correspondent Sergio Olmos.

    This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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    • 13 min
    United States And Its Allies To Provide Tanks To Ukraine

    United States And Its Allies To Provide Tanks To Ukraine

    The move, announced by President Biden in a speech from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, is the latest in a continued escalation of military equipment headed to the country from the U.S. and its allies. It comes as somewhat of a surprise: as recently as last week, top Pentagon officials were insisting that they would not send tanks.

    This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman.

    This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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    • 12 min
    Dems Don't Love 2024 Senate Maps Like The GOP Does

    Dems Don't Love 2024 Senate Maps Like The GOP Does

    Democrats head into the 2024 elections needing to defend far more seats in the Senate than their Republican counterparts. With potentially vulnerable incumbents in Montana & West Virginia — and a potential three-way race in Arizona — the GOP seeks to capitalize.

    This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and political correspondent Susan Davis.

    This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Casey Morell. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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    • 17 min
    FBI Searches Biden's Home; Harris Speaks Out For Abortion Rights

    FBI Searches Biden's Home; Harris Speaks Out For Abortion Rights

    The White House said FBI agents searched President Biden's Delaware home on Friday, finding more items with classified markings. The search took place voluntarily, and without a search warrant.

    Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Florida on Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. Her speech came alongside new announcements in White House policy concerning reproductive rights.

    This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, politics reporter Deepa Shivaram, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

    This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Casey Morell. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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I have been listening for years, as I can no longer live in the news cycle all day every day but still want to be informed. Can’t Let It Go is not usually my favorite, but Danielle and the crew changed that with the amazing moments of humor and reflection of real colleagues sharing a laugh this week. This whole crew is the best. Thanks for getting us through the past few years with your tireless work.

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Words and grammar affect meaning

I get annoyed when journalists use the passive form, saying “documents were found,” rather than saying that President’s Biden’s lawyers or legal team found them. This vagueness as to who searched the documents is misleading, contributes to keeping matters blurry, and makes equating this and Donald Trump’s case easier, albeit they are entirely different. The fact that it was President’s Biden’s lawyers who found these documents usually comes later, not even in the same sentence, and sometimes way further down the commentaries. Journalists deal with words. They should be aware that any explanation that follows comes too late, as this is not what listeners remember. They remember the headlines. All the journalists I have listened to in various programs are guilty of this. I just don’t understand how hard it is to say that President Biden’s lawyers found classified documents, which is a more accurate depiction of the situation.
In addition, to me, this is a non-story and only republican politicians and journalists are interested in making a big deal of it. There are many reasons to explain why this was not divulged to the public, some of which you mention in your own program. I am convinced that if it hadn't been for Donald Trump’s earlier dealings, we would not be hearing from this over and over.
In conclusion, I wish for a bit more accuracy and rigor, and a bit less journalistic entitlement and self-indulgence on your commenters part.

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