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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.Political wonks - get wonkier with The NPR Politics Podcast+. Your subscription supports the podcast and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics

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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.Political wonks - get wonkier with The NPR Politics Podcast+. Your subscription supports the podcast and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics

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    States Tell SCOTUS That Social Media Censors Conservatives

    States Tell SCOTUS That Social Media Censors Conservatives

    The United States Supreme Court is weighing in on a case legal experts say is the biggest test of free speech this country has seen in decades. The question is whether states can force social media platforms to share content that's deemed hateful and objectional.

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and tech correspondent Bobby Allen.

    Our producers are Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell & Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Erica Morrison. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

    Listen to every episode of the NPR Politics Podcast sponsor-free, unlock access to bonus episodes with more from the NPR Politics team, and support public media when you sign up for The NPR Politics Podcast+ at plus.npr.org/politics.

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    • 13 min
    Biden's 'Uncommitted' Problem in Michigan

    Biden's 'Uncommitted' Problem in Michigan

    The president's most significant opposition in Michigan's Tuesday primary is not another candidate — it's a grassroots movement to vote 'uncommitted' on the ballot. The effort is in protest of how Biden is handling the Israel-Hamas conflict. Will the grassroots movement put a dent in Biden's votes?

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Elena Moore, and national political correspondent Don Gonyea.

    Our producers are Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell & Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Erica Morrison. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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    • 16 min
    February's Politics Podcast Trivia Game (Politics+)

    February's Politics Podcast Trivia Game (Politics+)

    In this bonus episode, Susan Davis and Ron Elving quiz an NPR Politics Podcast+ listener on recent political news and trivia. Also, Sue and Ron reveal how they like to wind down after a long day of work. Listen to find out how you can enter for a chance to be our next contestant!Unlock bonus content like this and sponsor-free listening by supporting NPR Politics Podcast+. Sign up at plus.npr.org/politics. Regular episodes haven't changed and remain available every weekday!Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.

    Whose House? Trump's House.

    Whose House? Trump's House.

    Former President Donald Trump won the South Carolina Republican primary race in former governor Nikki Haley's own backyard. Trump won about 60 percent of the vote, answering the question--can Haley win at home?

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, presidential campaign correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, and presidential campaign reporter Sarah McCammon.

    Our producers are Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell & Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Erica Morrison. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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    • 14 min
    The Battle For The Base

    The Battle For The Base

    The South Carolina Republican primary is tomorrow. Former President Donald Trump is favored to win, but the contest will test how much appetite remains for a different Republican nominee. And how Republicans are reacting to last week's Alabama Supreme Court ruling that embryos created through IVF, are children under a state law.

    This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, presidential campaign correspondent Sarah McCammon, presidential campaign reporter Stephen Fowler, and White House correspondent Asma Khalid.

    This podcast was produced by Casey Morell. Our editor is Erica Morrison. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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    • 21 min
    U.S.-Israel Relations And The 2024 Election

    U.S.-Israel Relations And The 2024 Election

    The Israel-Hamas war has been raging for more than four months. The U.S. blocked another U.N. cease-fire resolution this week and $14 billion dollars in Israel aid is stalled in Congress. How critical is the U.S.' support to the fight against Hamas?

    This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and national security correspondent Greg Myre.

    This podcast was produced by Casey Morell. Our editor is Erica Morrison. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

    Listen to every episode of the NPR Politics Podcast sponsor-free, unlock access to bonus episodes with more from the NPR Politics team, and support public media when you sign up for The NPR Politics Podcast+ at plus.npr.org/politics.

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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
24.1K Ratings

24.1K Ratings

samsonite2pv ,

less horse race, more policy please

I really enjoy politics (or at least I used to) but it’s a disservice to her public to constantly cover politics as though the dirt and interpersonal wars are the important story. I would really love it if you would cover the actual bills and their substance, interview experts about the pros and cons and what they might mean for Americans. Maybe that’s a different podcast, but I think it could fit in this one. Right now this pod covers politics as though it is a sport, but in reality, it’s quite serious.

LoveisintheStars ,

Overall great

Very informative and the hosts do a good job of outlining the news and facts of the day.

They do frequently fall into the trap of “both sides” far too often though. It’s a legacy media outlook they can’t seem to shake.

Ex: In the most recent episode about Taylor Swift conspiracy theories coming out of the right wing grifter sphere, you can practically hear the hosts twisting themselves into pretzels to imply conspiracy mongering is something both parties engage in equally. The left may fall prey to disinformation but there isn’t a left wing Qanon.

Tough to truly call this podcast outstanding when the reporting serves to minimize issues facing democracy in order to maintain the fantasy of two parties operating in good faith.

Isaac J.S. ,

So many advertisements make it hard to listen

Too many ads for such a. Short podcast . Makes it hard to listen. When you put two of the same ad in a row I will boycott the company advertised for life.

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