A New Congress Takes Shape; Stefanik's Stock Rises; 'Spare' Sparks Drama : The NPR Politics Podcast With a narrow majority in the House, Republicans will need to find ways to work with Democrats — who still control the Senate and the White House. What battles may loom large for the new Congress?

As those battles are waged, one person will be on the front lines: New York Republican Elise Stefanik, who chairs the Republican conference. Her rise from a bipartisan member of Congress to a staunch defender of Donald Trump has drawn attention.

And, among the things we can't let go of this week? A certain royal's memoir.

This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales, political correspondent Susan Davis, and national correspondent Brian Mann.

This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Casey Morell. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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A New Congress Takes Shape; Stefanik's Stock Rises; 'Spare' Sparks Drama

A New Congress Takes Shape; Stefanik's Stock Rises; 'Spare' Sparks Drama

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Newly elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy (off frame) swears in the members of the 118th Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 7, 2023. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Newly elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy (off frame) swears in the members of the 118th Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 7, 2023.

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With a narrow majority in the House, Republicans will need to find ways to work with Democrats — who still control the Senate and the White House. What battles may loom large for the new Congress?

As those battles are waged, one person will be on the front lines: New York Republican Elise Stefanik, who chairs the Republican conference. Her rise from a bipartisan member of Congress to a staunch defender of Donald Trump has drawn attention.

And, among the things we can't let go of this week? A certain royal's memoir.

This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales, political correspondent Susan Davis, and national correspondent Brian Mann.

This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Casey Morell. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

Unlock access to this and other bonus content by supporting The NPR Politics Podcast+. Sign up via Apple Podcasts or at
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