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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 16

The House passed the tax bill, and it's now on to the Senate. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified again before Congress. And there are new allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for Senate in Alabama, and now against Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken. Also, can't let it go. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, 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.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 16

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McConnell Says Moore Should Quit Senate Race; GOP Moving Forward With Tax Plan

Five women have now come forward and accused Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, of pursuing relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, including one who was just 14 at the time. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today said Moore should step aside. Also, the similarities and differences in the House and Senate tax plans. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

McConnell Says Moore Should Quit Senate Race; GOP Moving Forward With Tax Plan

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 9

Election Night 2017 was a good one for Democrats in Virginia and beyond. President Trump is about halfway through his five-country Asia trip. And on Capitol Hill, lawmakers are trying to get ahead of the issues of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. Also, can't let it go. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and national political reporter Mara Liasson, with a special appearance from White House correspondent Scott Horsley traveling with the president. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 9

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On Eve Of Election, Virginia Governor's Race Looks Tight

Tomorrow is Election Day, and one of the most closely-watched races is the one for governor in Virginia. It's been contentious, it's tight, and it's seen as a bellwether. Also, President Trump's response to Sunday's mass shooting at a church in Texas. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and special guest national desk reporter Sarah McCammon. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

On Eve Of Election, Virginia Governor's Race Looks Tight

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 2

House Republicans today released the first draft of their highly anticipated tax bill. President Trump is calling for changes to the diversity visa program after a terrorist attack in New York left eight people dead. And lawyers for Facebook, Twitter and Google testified on Capitol Hill this week about the role their platforms played in Russia's efforts to disrupt the 2016 election. And, can't let it go. This episode: guest host/congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political editor Domenico Montanaro, editor correspondent Ron Elving, and justice reporter Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 2

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First Charges Come Out Of Mueller's Russia Investigation

Two former Trump campaign officials — including one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort — have been indicted on 12 counts, including conspiracy to launder money. And a former foreign policy advisor to the campaign, George Papadopolous, pleaded guilty earlier this month to making false statements to the FBI about his contacts with Russians during the campaign. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson and justice reporter Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

First Charges Come Out Of Mueller's Russia Investigation

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 26

President Trump declared a public health emergency over the opioid epidemic. Republicans passed a budget resolution, and will release their tax bill next week. And what NPR's Embedded podcast is learning about Trump and his advisors from their pre-White House years. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Geoff Bennett, and congressional correspondent Susan Davis, along with special guest Kelly McEvers of Embedded. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 26

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Flake To Leave Senate, Says "I Will Not Be Complicit Or Silent"

In a surprise announcement Tuesday, Jeff Flake of Arizona became the second Republican senator to announce he will not seek re-election in 2018. Flake delivered a blistering critique of President Trump on the Senate floor saying, "there are times where we must risk our careers in favor of our principles. Now is such a time." This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Geoff Bennett, 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.

Flake To Leave Senate, Says "I Will Not Be Complicit Or Silent"

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NPR Politics Live From Chicago

This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago on Sunday night, October 22. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, 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.

NPR Politics Live From Chicago

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 19

Former president George W. Bush gave a speech that everybody seems to be talking about, plus the controversy surrounding Trump's communication with gold star families and...of course...health care. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, 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, October 19

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