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2020 Update: Bernie Sanders Launches Presidential Campaign

Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, became an ideological leader in the Democratic Party after his 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton. He faces a far more crowded and liberal field this time. Plus, A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds the majority of Americans oppose the president's national emergency declaration, don't believe there is an emergency and believe Trump's misusing his power. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

2020 Update: Bernie Sanders Launches Presidential Campaign

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Trump Declares National Emergency To Help Fund Southern Border Wall

Calling it "a great thing to do," President Trump declared a national emergency on Friday in order to help finance a long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. It's a highly unusual move from an unconventional president. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Trump Declares National Emergency To Help Fund Southern Border Wall

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 14

In the year since the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, how have attitudes about gun control shifted, and what legislation has been enacted? Plus, Republicans use Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar to paint Democrats as too extreme. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political editor Domenico Montanaro, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and political reporter Tim Mak. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 14

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Lawmakers Reach Deal On Border Security, But Trump Says He Isn't Happy

President Trump said Tuesday he's not "happy" with a potential budget deal being worked out by congressional negotiators but added that he doesn't think there will be another partial government shutdown. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Lawmakers Reach Deal On Border Security, But Trump Says He Isn't Happy

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2020 Update: Candidates Differ On How They Will Or Will Not Take On Trump

As Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren officially announce they are running for president, the Democratic hopefuls are trying to prove they are the one to beat President Trump. But each of them have a different strategy for taking him on. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, and Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

2020 Update: Candidates Differ On How They Will Or Will Not Take On Trump

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, February 7

President Trump tests out potential campaign slogans in his State Of The Union address. Plus, Democrats are struggling with how to address issues of sex, race, and identity. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, political editor Domenico Montanaro, 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, February 7

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President Trump Delivers State Of The Union Address

President Trump delivered his second state of the union address before Congress and set out his policy goals for the year. Plus the response from Democrat Stacey Abrams and Xavier Becerra. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and editor correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

President Trump Delivers State Of The Union Address

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Gov. Northam Resists Resignation; State Of The Union Preview

Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia is resisting calls for his resignation despite continuing controversy of a photo in his medical school yearbook and accusations of racism. Plus, the president is set to deliver his second state of the union address on Tuesday. What issues will he advance? This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, editor correspondent Ron Elving, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe and national correspondent Sarah McCammon. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Gov. Northam Resists Resignation; State Of The Union Preview

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 31

Sen. Kamala Harris stakes out a big position on health care as former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz considers a presidential bid as an independent candidate. The government is running again but there's still no agreement on border security, with a deadline looming. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Montanaro and political reporter Asma Khalid. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 31

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Trump Adviser Roger Stone Pleads Not Guilty; Acting AG Says Russia Probe May End Soon

Republican political consultant Roger Stone pleaded not guilty in federal court on Tuesday to obstruction and other charges unsealed last week. Plus, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said that the Russia Investigation is "close to being completed." This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Trump Adviser Roger Stone Pleads Not Guilty; Acting AG Says Russia Probe May End Soon

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