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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 13

Congress accomplished a lot of work on bipartisanship legislation this week. First they passed a bill to address sexual harassment in the House and Senate, and they moved closer to passing a bill dealing with criminal justice. Plus, after a confrontation with President Trump, Nancy Pelosi secured the votes she needs for the speakership and demonstrated she can take on Trump. This episode: This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, 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.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 13

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Trump's Former Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

A federal judge sentenced Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to three years in prison on Wednesday following Cohen's guilty pleas to a number of political and finance crimes. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Trump's Former Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

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In Fight With 'Chuck And Nancy,' Trump Says He'd Be 'Proud' To Shut Down Government

In a testy and dramatic Oval Office exchange with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, President Trump made clear he would be "proud" to shut down the government in less than two weeks if he doesn't get funding for his border wall. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro and Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

In Fight With 'Chuck And Nancy,' Trump Says He'd Be 'Proud' To Shut Down Government

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White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly Is Out; Trump Searches For Replacement

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.

White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly Is Out; Trump Searches For Replacement

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Feds Recommend Cohen Be Imprisoned; Special Counsel Says It Can Prove Manafort Lied

**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.

Feds Recommend Cohen Be Imprisoned; Special Counsel Says It Can Prove Manafort Lied

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 6

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.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 6

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Special Counsel Says Flynn Is Cooperating; The State Funeral For George H.W. Bush

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.

Special Counsel Says Flynn Is Cooperating; The State Funeral For George H.W. Bush

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House Republicans Hacked + Voter Fraud Allegations In North Carolina

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.

House Republicans Hacked + Voter Fraud Allegations In North Carolina

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Trump Leaves G-20 With China Trade Truce, Plans To Cancel NAFTA Ahead Of New Pact

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.

Trump Leaves G-20 With China Trade Truce, Plans To Cancel NAFTA Ahead Of New Pact

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Former President George H.W. Bush Dies At 94

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.

Former President George H.W. Bush Dies At 94

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