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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.

    Weekly Roundup: April 9th

    Weekly Roundup: April 9th

    As lawmakers and security officials brainstorm security reforms for the U.S. Capitol complex, investigators have yet to disclose any evidence that extremist groups came to DC on January 6th specifically intending to raid the building.

    And President Biden's steady rollout of sweeping policy proposals has drawn plaudits, and surprise, from Democratic activists.

    This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, Justice Department correspondent Ryan Lucas, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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    • 27 min
    Biden Announces Gun Safety Agenda

    Biden Announces Gun Safety Agenda

    President Biden announced a series of policy actions on Thursday aimed at curbing gun violence. Congressional action remains unlikely unless Democrats reform or eliminate the filibuster.

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

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    • 14 min
    Activists Stoke Corporate Backlash To Voting Restrictions

    Activists Stoke Corporate Backlash To Voting Restrictions

    States are facing pressure from corporations to dial back legislation that makes it harder to vote. Major League Baseball announced on Friday that it is relocating the All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to a new state law.

    This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, KUT reporter Ashley Lopez, and WABE reporter Emil Moffatt.

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    • 14 min
    Top Biden Labor Economist: Boosting Black Women Benefits Everyone

    Top Biden Labor Economist: Boosting Black Women Benefits Everyone

    Black people, in particular Black women, are historically among the last to recover from economic downturns. Janelle Jones, the first Black woman to serve as the top economist for the Labor Department, has a policy approach she calls "Black Women Best" that she hopes will rectify that. What can be achieved over Republican objections remains to be seen.

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

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    • 14 min
    Hunter Biden's Memoir Goes Long On Addiction, Short On Corporate Work

    Hunter Biden's Memoir Goes Long On Addiction, Short On Corporate Work

    A new memoir details a harrowing struggle with addiction but mostly elides the past corporate and lobbying work that has raised political propriety questions. A federal investigation into Hunter Biden's taxes could still prove a headache for the president, though the younger Biden has denied wrongdoing and says he is cooperating fully with investigators.

    LISTEN: Hunter Biden's interview with Morning Edition

    This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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    • 14 min
    Weekly Roundup: April 2nd

    Weekly Roundup: April 2nd

    President Biden announced his first judicial nominees this week, including one judge seen as a possible candidate for the Supreme Court. Biden's staff says the president sees filling judicial seats as a top priority, but will his picks make it through Congress?

    Plus, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells NPR that the size of Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan is "disappointing," but she and other progressive leaders see the proposal as evidence of the Green New Deal's influence on climate policy.

    This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and White House correspondent Scott Detrow.

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    • 29 min

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