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- May 13, 2021

Fuel Squeeze And Inflation Marker Could Create Trouble For Biden—If They Last

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-dollar infrastructure bill.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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- May 12, 2021

House Republicans Oust Liz Cheney After Persistent Criticism of Donald Trump

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 Rascoe, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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- May 11, 2021

Biden Wants $10 Billion To Put Young People To Work On Environmental Projects

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 popular with a diverse set of voters.

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This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and national correspondent Nate Rott.

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- May 10, 2021

At Florida's Retirement Xanadu, GOP Firebrands Lead Their Own Trump Rally

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 loyalty to Trump, even after his defeat.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, demographics and culture reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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- May 7, 2021

Weekly Roundup: May 7th

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 and Trump loyalist is now poised to take her position. Plus, as Biden punts on immigration reform, activists worry that no substantial change will come during his term.

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

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- May 6, 2021

Patents Are Just One Piece Of The Global Vaccine Manufacturing Problem

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 vaccinated.

This episode: political correspondent Juana Summers, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and pharmaceutical correspondent Sydney Lupkin.

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- May 5, 2021

Trump's Facebook Ban Remains, For Now

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 months.

This episode: political correspondent Juana Summers, tech correspondent Shannon Bond, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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- May 4, 2021

Dems To Justice Breyer: Retire From Supreme Court While We Control Senate

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.

This episode: political correspondent Juana Summers, demographics and culture reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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- May 3, 2021

How Much Is Biden Willing To Compromise On His Infrastructure Plan?

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 correspondent Kelsey Snell, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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- April 30, 2021

Weekly Roundup: April 30th

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 how did the tides turn against him?

Also, federal investigators raided Rudy Giuliani’s apartment this week as part of a probe into the former New York city mayor’s activities involving Ukraine.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales and CapRadio’s Nicole Nixon.

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Politics Podcast

- April 29, 2021

Census: More Seats For Texas, Fewer For California and New York

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 episode: demographics and culture reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and Census correspondent Hansi Lo Wang.

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- April 29, 2021

Biden's Pitch to Congress: Make Government Great Again

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.

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This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and political correspondent Juana Summers.

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Politics Podcast

- April 27, 2021

The Docket: "Mean Girls" Meets The Supreme Court

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 student cussing out her school on Snapchat is free speech. The decision could have wide-reaching implications for students across the country.

This episode: legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg and congressional correspondent Susan Davis.

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- April 26, 2021

The Pandemic And Biden's First 100 Days

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 correspondent Allison Aubrey.

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Politics Podcast

- April 23, 2021

Weekly Roundup: April 23rd

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 be harder.

This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and congressional reporter Claudia Grisales.

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Politics Podcast

- April 22, 2021

World Leaders Convene (Virtually) For White House Climate Summit

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 Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, and science correspondent

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Politics Podcast

- April 21, 2021

DOJ Announces Minneapolis Police Investigation; Biden Governs With An Eye On History

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 there. President Biden, the oldest man to occupy the nation’s highest office, is conspicuously concerned with how history will remember him.

This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, national correspondent Cheryl Corley, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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- April 20, 2021

George Floyd's Family, White House Push For Police Reform Law After Guilty Verdict

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 pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, political correspondent Juana Summers, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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- April 20, 2021

White House Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy On Summit

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.

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- April 19, 2021

Biden Holds Bipartisan Infrastructure Talks At White House

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 consideration, will focus on paid leave and childcare issues.

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

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- April 16, 2021

Weekly Roundup: April 16th

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 vaccine was halted in the United States, conspiracy theorists leveraged news articles to spread disinformation online.

This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, national correspondent Adrian Florido, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, political reporter Miles Parks, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.

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- April 15, 2021

Americans Support An Expanded View Of "Infrastructure" But Not How To Pay For It

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 from the white working class.

This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and senior editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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- April 14, 2021

After Almost Two Decades Of War, Biden To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan

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.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving, and Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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- April 13, 2021

White House Says It Will Meet Vaccine Goals Despite Pause In Johnson & Johnson Use

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration recommended pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after six rare cases of blood clotting. The White House is emphasizing the condition is extremely uncommon, and it still plans to meet its goal of 200 million doses in President Biden’s first 100 days in office.

This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and health reporter Selena Simmons-Duffin.

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- April 12, 2021

John Boehner Thinks The Republican Party Has Changed. Has It?

In a new memoir, the former Republican House Speaker says that even Ronald Reagan couldn’t get elected in today’s GOP. He decries obstructionist tactics used by Republicans, while acknowledging his role in pioneering them.

This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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- April 9, 2021

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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- April 8, 2021

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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- April 7, 2021

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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- April 6, 2021

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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- April 5, 2021

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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- April 2, 2021

Biden Makes First Judicial Picks

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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- April 1, 2021

A Full Court Press: The Supreme Court Considers Expanded Benefits For Student Athletes

This week the Supreme Court heard arguments about whether or not the NCAA is operating a conspiracy to fix prices in the athletic labor market by not paying its student athletes. The NCAA, however, argues that paying students would threaten the “amateur” status of the game.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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- March 31, 2021

"It's Big" And "It's Bold": Biden Unveils Massive Infrastructure Plan

Both parties agree that the country’s infrastructure needs a face lift, and today President Biden revealed a $2 trillion plan to address the problem. The package will address roads, bridges, high speed internet, climate change, and racial inequity, but to pay for it all Congress would need to rollback former President Trump’s corporate tax cuts.

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- March 30, 2021

Gov. Kristi Noem Hopes To Court Conservatives By Banning Trans Girls From Sports

South Dakota’s governor Kristi Noem is a Republican rising star who signed two executive orders on Monday that bar transgender girls and women from participating in K-12 and college sports. It’s just one of the moves Noem has made to gain favor ahead of the 2024 election. Plus, President Biden and his CDC director brace for a potential spike in coronavirus cases.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, science editor Rob Stein, and South Dakota Public Radio’s Lee Strubinger.

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- March 29, 2021

Will A New Georgia Law Restrict Voter Access Or Restore Faith In Elections?

A new Georgia law has become the center of the debate over voting rights with President Biden calling it “Jim Crow in the 21st century.” Republicans argue the law helps restore faith in the electoral process, but civil rights advocates say it disenfranchises voters of color. Plus, Texas Republicans introduce new bills to restrict voter access.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, WABE’s political reporter Emma Hurt, and KUT’s political reporter Ashely Lopez.

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- March 26, 2021

Weekly Roundup: March 26th

Colorado is considering new gun control measures in the wake of this week’s mass shooting in the state. But can those restrictions survive the scrutiny of the most conservative Supreme Court in decades?

And the heads of Twitter, Facebook, and Google appeared before Congress on Thursday to answer questions about disinformation on their platforms.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Colorado Public Radio reporter Bente Birkeland, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, technology correspondent Shannon Bond, and political reporter Miles Parks.

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- March 25, 2021

President Biden Addresses Migration, Filibuster At First Press Conference

In an hour-long briefing, Biden downplayed the role his election victory and messaging are playing in encouraging an influx of migrants to the border. He also said that he was working quickly to improve the conditions for children detained by the United States.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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- March 24, 2021

Guns Are A Key Part Of American Political Identity. That Makes Reform Unlikely.

Fearing base backlash, Republican lawmakers are unlikely to support gun control measures popular among the American public. And limiting Democratic margins in the suburbs is vital should the party hope to win back the levers of power in Washington.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Don Gonyea.

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- March 23, 2021

US Loans Vaccines To Mexico, Canada

AstraZeneca’s vaccine has not been authorized for use in the United States, but the nation has millions of doses in its stockpile. Now, the Biden administration has announced it will loan some of those doses to Mexico and Canada. And a delay in 2020 census tallies is posing problems for states that need to draw legislative district maps.

This episode: political reporter Juana Summers, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, health reporter Pien Huang, and census correspondent Hansi Lo Wang.

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- March 22, 2021

Migrant Children Advocates Say Biden Should Have Been Prepared For Arrivals

The reasons the Biden administration is housing some migrant children in adult detention facilities are complicated. The number of migrants arriving at the border is rising and includes many children traveling without their parents. Trump reduced the capacity of the shelter system and Biden, unlike the former president, is not immediately deporting unaccompanied minors. Still, advocates on both sides of the aisle are calling for improved conditions.

And DC statehood is having its day in the sun, but the Senate filibuster stands between the city and its dreams of congressional representation.

This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and WAMU reporter Mikaela Lefrak.

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- March 20, 2021

Is Today's Bitter Partisanship A Step Toward A More Equal Democracy?

NPR’s Danielle Kurtzleben interviews Liliana Mason, associate professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, about her book Uncivil Agreement.

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- March 19, 2021

Weekly Roundup: March 19th

Civil rights groups have been meeting with the Biden administration about addressing the rise in violence toward Asian Americans. President Biden said he’s willing to consider reforming the filibuster.

This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Juana Summers, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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- March 18, 2021

Exclusive: FBI Director Christopher Wray On Responding To Hate Crimes

FBI Director Christopher Wray sits down with NPR’s Carrie Johnson for a wide-ranging interview about the role of the FBI, the mass shooting in Atlanta that killed 8 including 6 women of Asian descent, and the ongoing investigation into the Capitol insurrection.

This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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Politics Podcast

- March 17, 2021

Kids Entering US Alone Present Challenge For Biden

Thousands of children are coming to the United States in search of a better life, many crossing into the country illegally along the southern border. The Biden administration has so far struggled to provide humane and appropriate shelter.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and congressional reporter Claudia Grisales.

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Politics Podcast

- March 16, 2021

Republicans Move To Curb Voting After Historic 2020 Turnout

Republican state lawmakers across the country, including in Iowa and Arizona, have introduced measures designed to make it harder to vote. Meanwhile, Virginia has followed other blue states in passing reforms to expand ballot access

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, KJZZ reporter Ben Giles, IPR Reporter Katarina Sostaric, and VPM reporter Ben Pavior.

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Politics Podcast

- March 15, 2021

Biden Passed The Recovery Plan. Now What?

Infrastructure could be the next big focus, if an influx of children and teens at the U.S. souther border doesn’t force action on immigration legislation. But without filibuster reform, the chance of passing legislation on racial justice or voting rights are low.

This episode: political reporter Juana Summers, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Politics Podcast

- March 12, 2021

Weekly Roundup: March 12th

Scott Detrow shares his reporting on the day, one year ago, that it felt like everything changed. And President Biden is dealing with an influx of people seeking refuge at the US southern border.

This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Politics Podcast

- March 11, 2021

Biden: All Americans Eligible To Get Vaccine Beginning May 1

In his first primetime address as president, Joe Biden said he believes the country can be more or less back to normal by Independence Day. But he cautioned that the nation needs to remain vigilant and unified in order to prevent a resurgence of the virus.

This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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Politics Podcast

- March 10, 2021

Reeling From COVID Scandal, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Early in the pandemic, New York governor Andrew Cuomo rose to national prominence for his frank daily briefings. Now, Cuomo is accused of covering up the scale of nursing home fatalities and faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. And former president Donald Trump is trying to siphon donations away from the Republican National Committee toward his own political action committee.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and New York State Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Karen DeWitt.

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Politics Podcast

- March 9, 2021

COVID Relief Spending Dwarfs All Precedents

There is no easy way to describe how big $1.9 trillion dollars is. It’s only the latest round of recovery spending. Democrats say this package could fundamentally change how Americans think about the role government can play in their lives.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson

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