NPR Politics Podcast

NPR Politics Podcast

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The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups, quick takes on news of the day, and reporting from the campaign trail, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening this election year. You just have to keep up with us.

Episodes

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 3  

The President's private calls with world leaders leak, while the White House focuses on the party base. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Scaramucci Out/Listener Mail  

Just two weeks after being named White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci is leaving his position. Plus, some listener questions. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations. And check out https://nprontheroad.tumblr.com/ for photos from the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.

Jared Kushner: 'I Did Not Collude'  

Plus Anthony Scaramucci takes over as White House communications director. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national security editor Phil Ewing, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 20  

Senator John McCain's diagnosis, the GOP and health care, and the President's news-making interview. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

The GOP and Health Care: What's Next?  

The Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace key elements of the Affordable Care Act — in its current form — is dead. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 13  

Senate Republicans revise their health care bill, Donald Trump Jr's emails continue to dog the White House, and the President heads to Paris. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

'If it's what you say I love it'  

Newly released emails show Donald Trump Jr arranged a meeting with a person he was told represented the Russian government and wanted to supply information that would be politically damaging to Hillary Clinton. Presidential advisor Jared Kushner and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort also attended the meeting. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Donald Trump Jr Meets Russian, POTUS Meets Putin  

News of a meeting between the President's son and a Russian lawyer surfaces just after the President meets with the Russian President at the G20. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 6  

President Trump stops in Poland on his way to the G20 Summit in Germany, while his voter fraud commission generates controversy back home. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 29  

The Senate delays, the President tweets. Note: we'll be back after the 4th of July. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

SCOTUS on Travel Ban/CBO on Health Care  

The Supreme Court takes action on President Trump's travel ban, and the Congressional Budget Office scores the Senate health care bill. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 22  

Senate Republicans unveil their health care plan, and former podcast co-host Sam Sanders stops by. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Health Care/Listener Mail  

Plus the latest on Tuesday's special election in Georgia. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 15  

The aftermath of Wednesday's shooting continues, and the President may be under investigation for obstruction of justice. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Vanessa Romo, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

GOP Baseball Practice Shooting  

A man armed with a rifle opened fire on a group of Republican members of Congress practicing for a baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, wounding Lousiana Representative Steve Scalise, a lobbyist and a Capitol Police officer. Another congressman and a second police officer also suffered minor injuries. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Geoff Bennett, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Jeff Sessions Testifies  

The Attorney General appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

James Comey Testifies  

The former FBI Director accused the White House of telling 'lies, plain and simple." Plus a few other political stories in the news this week. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

London, the President's Tweets, and Listener Mail  

The President's comments following Saturday's attack in London, and a few of your questions, answered. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Vanessa Romo, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 1  

President Trump announces he'll withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accord, with an eye toward renegotiation. Why it's not that simple. Plus Trump's overseas trip, and the Russian investigation reportedly inching toward Jared Kushner. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Vanessa Romo, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 25  

The President's overseas trip continues with a NATO meeting, while at home his budget is unveiled and the CBO scores the GOP health care bill. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

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