The NPR Politics Podcast

A daily News and Government podcast featuring Asma Khalid, Tamara Keith and Scott Detrow
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A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll out Monday reveals how Americans view race after a white police officer was found guilty of George Floyd's murder.More Poll ResultsThis episode: demographics and culture reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White Hou
Escalating Israeli-Palestinian violence presents a new hurdle for an administration that has tried to stay laser-focused on its own legislative agenda. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has once again updated their guidance: va
The president said the country's fuel supply will return to normal soon and that there was no cause for a run on gas stations. And a consumer goods price spike could give Republicans an easy-to-explain reason to oppose the president's high-doll
She served as the Republican Conference Chair, the third-ranking leadership position among Republicans in the House. She intends to remain in Congress and says her criticism of Trump will continue.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha
The president's Civilian Climate Corps proposal is a reboot of a New Deal era program that employed young men to build trails, parks, and other nature projects. While it is hard to say what will get through Congress, the initiative appears popu
House Republican bomb throwers Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz threw a rally at The Villages retirement community in Florida this weekend. It showcased how the Republican Party's base has dropped its ideological core to define itself by l
Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney currently sits as the third highest ranking Republican in the House, but that may not last long. She's at odds with her party over one thing: that former President did in fact lose the election. A rising star a
Technical expertise and supply chains shortages will pose huge challenges for global manufactures hoping to manufacture coronavirus vaccines, despite President Biden's support in waiving patents. Plus, how to convince more Americans to get vacc
Facebook's moderation board has upheld the company's decision to suspend Donald Trump's account because of posts expressing support for rioters, though the board says Facebook should determine whether or not the ban is permanent within six mont
Reeling from the political fallout after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, some liberal groups are pushing for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the high court while Democrats control the nomination and confirmation process
President Biden has touted his desire to bring transformational change to American society, but his pursuit of compromise might curb what's possible on infrastructure.This episode: political correspondent Juana Summers, congressional correspond
This week, California's secretary of state confirmed that there are enough valid signatures to trigger a recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat. Newsom was praised last spring for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, so
The first round of Census numbers out this week will help to determine each community's electoral clout and share of federal resources. An ongoing audit will help to determine if groups were correctly counted and the margin of error.This episod
In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Biden detailed how he says his two multi-trillion dollar legislative proposals will reshape American society.READ OUR COVERAGEThis episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, W
The Docket is a new ongoing series from The NPR Politics Podcast where we examine the major legal questions of our time. Where does a law come from, and how does it impact daily life?This year the Supreme Court will decide whether or not a stud
As President Biden nears his 100th day in office, how much credit is he due for curbing the pandemic and what challenges remain?This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and health correspond
In a 94-to-1 vote, the Senate passed a bill aimed at reducing hate crimes directed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. And more than half of American adults have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine; reaching the rest will
Ahead of the meeting, the US announced its goal to halve emissions from 2005 levels by the end of this decade. It was one of a number of pledges announced by world leaders at Thursday's Earth Day summit.This episode: White House correspondent A
One day after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on murder charges, the U.S. Justice Department launched an investigation into possible patterns of discrimination and excessive force among the police department the
The jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all the counts he faced over the death of George Floyd. After the verdict, President Biden and Vice President Harris joined Floyd's family in calling on the Senate to
How will the US slash emissions by 2030? White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy talks to NPR's Scott Detrow ahead of this week's climate summit with world leaders.This episode: White House correspondents Ayesha Rascoe and Scott Detrow.Connec
Members of the House and Senate, all former governors and mayors, attended a meeting at the White House today to talk infrastructure priorities with the president. A second infrastructure plan, in addition to the current $2 trillion plan under
Testimony ended Thursday in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, facing charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd's death.After the Johnson & Johnson vacc
A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found that Americans generally support making things like broadband part of infrastructure, but they don't agree on how to pay for it. Plus, Republicans shift away from corporations to shore up their support f
President Biden says that U.S. troops will be out of Afghanistan by September 11th, 2021. The president said in an address Wednesday that after nearly two decades of conflict, there was no reason to continue to wait for an ideal time to leave.T
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