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Pelosi's Democratic Challengers Go Public; Trump Says He Answered Mueller's Questions

Eleven House Democrats and five incoming freshmen have signed a letter promising to vote against Pelosi in Democrats' internal caucus leadership vote as well as on the House floor in January. Plus, President Trump says he completed written questions for the special counsel. Now, the ball is back in Robert Mueller's court. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
00:18:16 11/20/2018

Past Episodes

A recount is under way in Florida, rebel Democrats claim they can defeat Nancy Pelosi in a speaker vote, a bipartisanship effort at criminal justice reform is happening...and of course, can't let it go. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, political editor Domenico Montanaro 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.
00:44:32 11/15/2018
Jeff Sessions has been forced out of his job as Attorney General. Will his replacement undermine the Russia investigation? Also - a deep dive into state legislatures and ballot measure results from Election Day. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, national security editor Phil Ewing and Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
00:33:01 11/8/2018
In what was considered a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency, Congress splits control between Democrats and Republicans. The win-win marks a shift in the levers of power in Washington. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
00:25:08 11/6/2018
In the final hours before the midterm elections Republicans point to the economy and stir up fears of immigration, while Democrats focus on the same message they started with, healthcare. But at the end of the day, the election appears to be all about Trump. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, 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.
00:21:08 11/5/2018
President Trump signaled in a speech at the White House that he wants to make changes to the asylum policy, but offers no concrete plan. Plus, a new NPR poll finds that eighty-percent of voters believe incivility in politics will lead to violence, but they are split on whose responsibility it is. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
00:34:57 11/1/2018
With a week left till the midterm elections President Trump is focusing on hardline immigration policies that helped him win in 2016. And Republicans shift the focus of their spending efforts in the final days. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and political editor Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
00:23:05 10/30/2018
The list of prominent people, eight and counting, who were sent suspicious packages reads like a Trump enemies list, but at a rally yesterday Trump toned down the criticism. How long will that last? And healthcare remains a top issue in the elections, but how it's being talked about has dramatically shifted since 2016. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, national security editor Phil Ewing, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
00:33:18 10/25/2018
Half a million voters were purged from the voter roll by the Republican candidate for governor in Georgia. How are voter purges influencing elections this year? And in Texas, the president rallied for his former rival Senator Ted Cruz. Why does the president need to rally for a candidate in a heavily Republican state? This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, political editor Domenico Montanaro, WABE reporter Johnny Kauffman, and KUT reporter Ashley Lopez. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
00:25:28 10/23/2018
Elena Khusyaynova, a Russian citizen, has been charged by the U.S. government with one count of conspiring to defraud the United States. Prosecutors say she handled budgets and payments associated with the disinformation schemes on behalf of Russia leading up to the midterm elections. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, justice reporter Ryan Lucas, 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.
00:13:08 10/19/2018
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.
00:38:32 10/18/2018

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