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 and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.

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This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith talks to national security editor Phil Ewing about the timeline of what was happening in the campaign last year when Donald Trump Jr. received an email offering Russian help for his father's presidential campaign. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren and President Trump reignite their fight over her ancestry weeks before the midterms. Plus, the races across the country are tightening before the vote. We look at key races and what they mean for the elections. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, political editor Domenico Montanaro, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of Saudi policy, walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey two weeks ago and disappeared. President Trump has weighed in and dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia to meet with members of the royal court. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

President Trump warned at his rally in Pennsylvania on Wednesday night that if his party loses in November's midterm elections, the "radical Democrat mob" will take away everything he has achieved since his election. Senator Mitch McConnell continues to echo those words. Plus, we look at non-voters and what it would mean if they got out to vote. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Nikki Haley is resigning as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and will leave the Trump administration at the end of the year. Plus, the Supreme Court welcomes its newest justice as Brett Kavanaugh takes the bench for his first arguments since a contentious Senate voted narrowly to confirm him. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court cleared a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Friday, and his confirmation now seems all but certain. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and political reporter Tim Mak. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Key Republican senators who have been withholding judgment on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court amid allegations of sexual assault said the supplemental inquiry by the FBI into those allegations was "thorough." Plus, President Trump signs a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

President Trump is adding fresh animosity to the already tense debate over Brett Kavanaugh with new comments mocking sexual misconduct allegations against his Supreme Court nominee. The Senate remains embroiled in conflict following the hearings. And the FBI quietly continues looking into Kavanaugh's background. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

With less than six weeks until the midterm elections, how will Kavanaugh's nomination process — with multiple allegations of sexual assault, an emotional day of testimony and a re-opened FBI investigation — mobilize Republican and Democrat voters? This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, political editor Domenico Montanaro and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was defiant and visibly angry as he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday afternoon, rebutting earlier emotional testimony from the woman who has accused him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing a statement from a third woman who has come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. And during a rare press conference, President Trump defended his embattled Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.