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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 26

Donald Trump officially clinches the GOP nomination, and Hillary Clinton's emails won't go away. Plus, a Trump/Sanders debate? This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 26
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Quick Take: Race/Whiteness In 2016

Gene Demby, lead correspondent for NPR's Code Switch team — which covers race, identity, and culture — joins the podcast to discuss how whiteness is shaping our politics this election year. This episode, host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Subscribe to the new Code Switch podcast at npr.org/podcasts.

Quick Take: Race/Whiteness In 2016
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Live Weekly Roundup: Friday, May 20

A special live edition of the weekly roundup, with a look at Donald Trump's potential path to victory in the general election, what happened at the Nevada Democratic convention this past week, and the ongoing rifts in the Democratic party. This episode, White House correspondent Tamara Keith; campaign reporters Sam Sanders, Scott Detrow, Asma Khalid, and Sarah McCammon; congressional correspondent Susan Davis; political editor Domenico Montanaro; editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.

Live Weekly Roundup: Friday, May 20
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Quick Take: Third Party Candidates

As the general election draws near, many voters are wondering: could there be anyone else? This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Scott Detrow, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving discuss the possibilities. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.

Quick Take: Third Party Candidates
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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 12

The GOP and Donald Trump continue to grapple with reality — and each other — while Bernie Sanders fights on (and his supporters demand more media attention). This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporters Asma Khalid and Sarah McCammon, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 12
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Quick Take: Federal Government, North Carolina Trade Lawsuits Over LGBT Law

The state's "bathroom law" is at the center of a new lawsuit brought by North Carolina against the federal government. The US Department of Justice responded with its own suit, making the case a civil rights issue. Campaign reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving talk through what's happened. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.

Quick Take: Federal Government, North Carolina Trade Lawsuits Over LGBT Law
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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 5

The GOP grapples with Donald Trump's apparent victory in the party's primary, what the general election could look like, and some special info about seeing the NPR Politics Podcast live. This episode, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 5
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Quick Take: Kasich Out, Trump Apparent Nominee

Donald Trump's grip on the nomination gets tighter as Ohio Governor John Kasich also suspends his campaign following a loss in the Indiana primary. Campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson talk it out. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.

Quick Take: Kasich Out, Trump Apparent Nominee
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Quick Take: Trump And Sanders Win Indiana; Cruz Drops Out

Following a big loss in Indiana to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz announced he would suspend his presidential campaign. This episode, what's next in the race — and the latest delegate math for the Democrats following a win for Bernie Sanders in Indiana, with campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and campaign reporter Asma Khalid. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.

Quick Take: Trump And Sanders Win Indiana; Cruz Drops Out
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Quick Take: When Athletes Endorse

Just ahead of Tuesday's pivotal Indiana state primary, Donald Trump is campaigning in the state with ex-Indiana Hoosiers college basketball coach Bob Knight. Trump has also collected a number of endorsements from professional athletes and coaches, so the NPR Politics team invited Washington Post sports columnist Kevin Blackistone on the podcast to talk about what happens when sports and politics collide, why athletes endorse, and what it means for the race. This episode: campaign reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and special correspondent Melissa Block. Find the team on Twitter @ProfBlackistone, @scottdetrow, @DomenicoNPR, and @NPRmelissablock. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.

Quick Take: When Athletes Endorse
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