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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President Trump's chief of staff John Kelly will leave the White House at the end of the year. The administration's search for the new chief of staff is under way. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, 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.

**CORRECTION: In a previous version of this podcast we said that "the Special Counsel says it can prove Paul Manafort lied about contacts between Russians and the Trump campaign." We should have said that "the Special Counsel says it can prove Paul Manafort lied about his contacts with a Russian and his contacts with the Trump administration after his plea deal."** In a much-anticipated court filing Friday evening, prosecutors argued against leniency for Cohen, saying he had committed four federal crimes over the course of several years. Cohen, they say, was "motivated by personal greed," and they argue that he "repeatedly used his power and influence for deceptive ends." And the government says Paul Manafort allegedly lied to prosecutors about his communications with officials in the Trump administration, "information pertinent to another Department of Justice investigation" and more. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

As world leaders meet to discuss how to combat climate change, two major reports on the environment paint a dire picture for the future. Meanwhile, Republicans and Democrats grow further apart in how to deal with the problem. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, 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.

The feds say former national security adviser Michael Flynn has provided "substantial" aid in the Russia investigation and beyond. Plus, former President George H.W. Bush was remembered as "a great and noble man" by his eldest son, former President George W. Bush, at a solemn but joyous state funeral at Washington National Cathedral. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, 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.

The National Republican Congressional Committee says it was hacked during the 2018 midterms. What happened and is it anything like the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee? Also, Democrats are alleging fraud in North Carolina's ninth congressional district. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, justice reporter Ryan Lucas, political reporter Miles Parks 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 left the Group of 20 summit with an agreement not to raise tariffs on Chinese goods in the next 90 days. The deal amounts to a cease-fire in the series of escalating, tit-for-tat tariffs the U.S. and China have imposed on each other's goods throughout the year. And President Trump signed a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

The patriarch of a political dynasty, George H.W. Bush was the last World War II vet to serve in the Oval Office. His son George W. called him "one of the greatest one-term presidents in the nation's history." This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Donald Trump's former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen admitted on Thursday that he and others working for Trump negotiated with important Russians over a possible Trump Tower in Moscow well into the presidential campaign in 2016. Meanwhile, in response to a killing of a journalist, Senate Republicans back a bill that would curb the president's power. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and political reporter Tim Mak. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

House Democrats nominated Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve as the next speaker of the House. If approved by the full House, Pelosi would again wield the gavel in January — a dozen years after she became the first female speaker in 2007. Plus, Republicans claimed another Senate seat in a runoff in Mississippi, wrapping up the midterms elections for the Senate. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

The U.S. briefly closed border entries in Tijuana and used tear gas on the protesters after several migrants began approaching the border fence. The president has defended their actions. Plus, the president heads to Mississippi to rally for the Republican facing a formidable Democratic opponent. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, 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.