The NPR Politics Podcast Every weekday, NPR's best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don't just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon.

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Every weekday, NPR's best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don't just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon.

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Agencies Are Sharing More About Election Meddling Than They Did In 2016

The US government shared details about two alleged election meddling operations by Iran and Russia this week. The operations initially appear to be smaller-scale than they were in 2016. And we talk about what to expect in the last full week of campaigning.

Agencies Are Sharing More About Election Meddling Than They Did In 2016

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Surprise: There Was A Lot Of Policy Talk At The Final Presidential Debate

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden sparred over immigration, energy, and pandemic policy in the final presidential debate. But in race with historically stable polling, the debate had few surprises and seems unlikely to change the state of the race.

Surprise: There Was A Lot Of Policy Talk At The Final Presidential Debate

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How Campaigns Work: Polling

In an ongoing series congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell looks under the hood at campaigns. From how they raise money to what they do once they have it.

How Campaigns Work: Polling

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Trump's Popularity In South Carolina Boosts Lindsey Graham's Odds In SC

Democrats have raised oodles of money in the South Carolina Senate race. Like, a whole lot of money. And polling shows things neck-and-neck between GOP incumbent Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. But given Trump's top-of-the-ticket draw there, it could be tough for Democrats to score an upset.

Trump's Popularity In South Carolina Boosts Lindsey Graham's Odds In SC

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Fifteen Days Out, Some GOP Lawmakers Are Distancing Themselves From Trump

Joe Biden warns that nothing is certain, while Donald Trump says everything is still possible. Just over two weeks out from the election, the campaigns are in full turnout mode. Despite the president's confidence, though, Republicans are beginning to message that they will be an effective check on a Biden presidency.

Fifteen Days Out, Some GOP Lawmakers Are Distancing Themselves From Trump

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No Compromise From NPR: Does No-Compromising Really Work?

Today we are sharing an episode of NPR's No Compromise. The podcast series tells the story of three brothers who are determined to change gun politics. Ben, Chris, and Aaron Dorr are carving out a space to the right of the NRA and the GOP.

No Compromise From NPR: Does No-Compromising Really Work?

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20 Million Americans Have Already Voted. That's A Lot.

Donald Trump mired himself in conspiracy last night at his NBC News town hall. Joe Biden didn't give a clear answer on court-packing, but said he'd make his position clear sometime before the election.

20 Million Americans Have Already Voted. That's A Lot.

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With Biden Up Double-Digits, Dems Eye North Carolina and Georgia Senate Seats

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows Joe Biden with a double-digit national lead over President Trump. That margin makes states like North Carolina and Georgia competitive for Democrats, which is welcome news for their Senate candidates there.

With Biden Up Double-Digits, Dems Eye North Carolina and Georgia Senate Seats

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Out Of Bed, On His Heels: Trump Campaigns In Florida And Georgia

As President Trump returns to the campaign trail after his hospitalization, he's campaigning in states that he won comfortably in 2016. Meanwhile, Joe Biden looks to be expanding his map. And, highlights from day three of Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing.

Out Of Bed, On His Heels: Trump Campaigns In Florida And Georgia

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