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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There's A Vaccine Bottleneck. It's Hard To Say Why.

President Biden has promised that 100 million doses of vaccines will be administered in his first 100 days — but some public health experts think the country can do much better.

There's A Vaccine Bottleneck. It's Hard To Say Why.

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The Fifty-Fifty Senate Is Going To Be A Little Bit Weird

Vice President Kamala Harris can cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate; that means that Democrats effectively hold a majority in the chamber. But the even split means that the body's top leadership needs to work out terms for how things like committee membership work.

The Fifty-Fifty Senate Is Going To Be A Little Bit Weird

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Joseph Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States

In his inaugural address, he promised to keep all of his work as president in service of people rather than power. And Kamala Harris made history; she is the first Black person, Asian American, and woman to serve as Vice President of the United States.

Joseph Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States

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The US Senate Has A Lot To Do

The Senate is back in Washington today. The lawmakers will need to consider President-elect Biden's cabinet nominees, weigh his coronavirus relief proposal, and consider President Trump's impeachment.

The US Senate Has A Lot To Do

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What We Know About The Inauguration And Joe Biden's First Day

President-elect Joe Biden's inaugural plans have been reshaped by COVID-19 and concerns over security after the insurrection at the Capitol. Biden is slated to enact a diverse array of policies by way of executive action on his first day as president.

What We Know About The Inauguration And Joe Biden's First Day

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What Were We Thinking? : Carlos Lozada On The Trump Era

For our inaugural NPR Politics Book Club pick, NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben talks to Carlos Lozada about his book What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era.

What Were We Thinking? : Carlos Lozada On The Trump Era

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Interview: Kamala Harris on Capitol Riot, Stimulus Package

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris talks to NPR's Scott Detrow about how she felt after the attack on the Capitol and the administration's new $1.9 trillion relief package proposal.

Interview: Kamala Harris on Capitol Riot, Stimulus Package

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Can Another $1.9 Trillion Rescue The Economy?

The pandemic is taking an immense toll on the nation: some 4000 Americans die each day. And, in December, another 140 thousand people lost their jobs. President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a pricy relief package meant to take on those outsized crises, suggesting the price of doing nothing is even greater than the cost of the legislation.

Can Another $1.9 Trillion Rescue The Economy?

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Donald Trump Impeached On Charge Of Inciting Insurrection

Ten Republicans crossed the aisle to support the impeachment. Next, a Senate trial — one that won't take place until after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in.

Donald Trump Impeached On Charge Of Inciting Insurrection

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Trump's Second Impeachment Will Be Bipartisan

In a nearly party-line vote, the House encouraged Mike Pence and the presidential cabinet to sideline the president via the 25th amendment. Pence said no. Now, the House will move to impeach Trump over "incitement of insurrection" in what is expected to be a bipartisan vote. The Senate may be warming to the idea of removal.

Trump's Second Impeachment Will Be Bipartisan

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