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Sarah McCammon is a National Political Correspondent for NPR and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast. Her work focuses on political, social and cultural divides in America, including abortion policy and the intersections of politics and religion. She's also a frequent guest host for NPR news programs.

She has covered several presidential elections, including the 2016 campaign, when she reported on the rise of the Trump movement, divisions within the Republican Party over its future, and the role of religion in those debates. McCammon's reporting has documented the growing political power of the religious right culminating with the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022, efforts by abortion rights advocates to push back, and the rising tide of white Christian nationalism.

She's frequently called upon to cover breaking news events and national politics. Her work has won numerous awards, among them a 2023 Edward R. Murrow Award for her coverage of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision, a 2023 Wilbur Award for religion reporting, a Gracie Award in 2020 for her reporting on reproductive rights, and a National Press Club Journalism Award for team coverage of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting in 2018.

McCammon is the author of The Exvangelicals: Loving, Living, and Leaving the White Evangelical Church, a 2024 book that is part memoir and part journalism, about the movement of people who grew up inside the powerful evangelical subculture and ultimately left in response to its increasing politicization.

She has appeared on numerous television programs including CNN's Inside Politics, MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes, PBS Newshour, and CSPAN's Washington Journal.

Prior to joining NPR in 2015, she reported for NPR Member stations in Georgia, Iowa, and Nebraska. She began her career as newspaper reporter in the Chicago area.

McCammon grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and is a graduate of Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois.

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Friday

Presidential hopeful Nikki Haley has shared more of her thoughts on IVF

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Sunday

Republican presidential candidate former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley speaking at an election night event, Saturday, Feb. 24, in Charleston, S.C. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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A preview of the Michigan's presidential primary

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Saturday

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump kisses the flag during the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2024, at National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Whose House? Trump's House.

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In Trump vs. Haley primary, South Carolinians weigh in

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"It's a great day in South Carolina when I can come home," Nikki Haley delivered her signature line with a hometown twist to supporters. Republican presidential candidate and former UN Ambassador Haley steps off of her campaign bus ahead of an event on Feb. 13 in her hometown of Bamberg, S.C. Meg Kinnard/AP hide caption

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They say you can't go home again. Nikki Haley can but it doesn't guarantee votes

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Friday

Nikki Haley supporters hope she can pull off an upset victory in South Carolina

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Tuesday

Republican presidential candidate and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign event at Clemson University in Greenville, S.C., on Tuesday. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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Nikki Haley says challenging Trump is more important than ever

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Monday

A staff member reaches in as little boy tries to take the Vice Presidential Seal from the podium as Vice President Mike Pence speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Let The Veepstakes Begin

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Saturday

Republican presidential candidate former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks to members of the media during a campaign event at Thunder Tower Harley Davidson Monday, Feb. 12 in Elgin, S.C. On the campaign trail, Haley has stepped up attacks against Vice President Kamala Harris, drawing parallels between herself and the vice president. Sean Rayford/AP hide caption

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Nikki Haley's latest target on the campaign trail? Kamala Harris

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Friday

Nikki Haley turns her attention to VP Kamala Harris on the campaign trail

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The U.S Capitol in Washington is illuminated on Feb. 9, 2024. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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ICYMI: Politics News From The Week

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Thursday

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris waves as she arrives for the Munich Security Conference at the airport in Munich, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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Wednesday

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, Democratic candidate for New York's 3rd congressional district, speaks at his election night party Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, in Woodbury, N.Y. Suozzi won a special election for the House seat formerly held by George Santos. Stefan Jeremiah/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

Republican presidential candidate former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks during a campaign event at the Orangeburg Mall Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Orangeburg, S.C. Sean Rayford/AP hide caption

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Monday

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during a news conference on border security, following the Senate policy luncheon at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Sunday

Politics chat: New conditions for military aid; Trump attacks NATO

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Friday

President Joe Biden speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley speaks during a campaign event at New Realm Brewing Co. Sunday in Charleston, S.C. On Tuesday, her campaign confirmed the former South Carolina governor requested Secret Service protections. Sean Rayford/AP hide caption

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Sunday

Republican presidential candidate former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign event on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, in Columbia, S.C. Artie Walker Jr./AP hide caption

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Friday

Brittany Watts, center, speaks to a rally of supporters, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, in Warren, Ohio. A grand jury decided that Watts, who was facing criminal charges for her handling of a home miscarriage, will not be charged. Congressional Democrats are using Watts' case to call for Biden to do more on abortion rights and protection for pregnant patients. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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Thursday

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, in Las Vegas. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Why Nevada Has A Primary AND A Caucus Next Week

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