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  • 14 minutes 37 seconds
    Democrats Haven't Won North Carolina Since 2008. Can Biden?
    North Carolina is a purple state with a Democratic governor and a closely-divided, Republican-controlled statehouse. But Democrats have struggled to win presidential elections in that state since Barack Obama won there in 2008. That hasn't stopped the Biden campaign from investing there.

    This episode: White House correspondent Deepa Shivaram, senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

    This podcast was produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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    29 May 2024, 8:14 pm
  • 14 minutes 27 seconds
    Does Biden Have A "Red Line" On His Support For Israel?
    President Biden's steadfast commitment to Israel in the wake of the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas hasn't changed, even as the civilian death toll tops 35,000, according to Gaza's Health Ministry. That is in contrast to many of his fellow world leaders — and to many of his own voters.

    This episode: White House correspondent Deepa Shivaram, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and national security correspondent Greg Myre.

    This podcast was produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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    28 May 2024, 8:13 pm
  • 15 minutes 42 seconds
    Encore: NPR's Electoral College Map Analysis
    The 2024 presidential race will come down to two key regions: the industrial Midwest and the Sun Belt, The number of white voters without a college degree is dwindling as a share of the total electorate, but can Trump's inroads with voters of color help him to make up the ground he needs to defeat President Biden?

    This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

    This podcast originally aired in April. It was produced by Kelli Wessinger and Casey Morell. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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    27 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 21 minutes 8 seconds
    Weekly Roundup: Border Crossings Have Dramatically Declined
    Trump's trial enters its final stage next week as lawyers make their closing arguments and the case is expected to head to the jury. And immigration remains a top campaign issue after a record-high level of migrants crossing the U.S. southern border this winter gave way to an atypically quiet spring.

    This episode: White House correspondent Deepa Shivaram, political reporter Ximena Bustillo, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, immigration correspondent Sergio Martínez-Beltrán, and congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales.

    This podcast was produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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    24 May 2024, 8:59 pm
  • 15 minutes 12 seconds
    Nikki Haley Has Backed Trump. Will Her Voters?
    The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and South Carolina governor continued to receive protest votes in the Republican presidential primary contest long after she dropped out. Now, Nikki Haley says she'll vote for Trump. How many of her voters will follow her lead?

    This episode: national political correspondent Sarah McCammon, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

    This podcast was produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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    23 May 2024, 8:44 pm
  • 15 minutes 26 seconds
    Talking To The Wisconsinites Who Haven't Made Up Their Minds
    The state is vital in both candidates' path clearing the 270 electoral vote threshold necessary to win the presidency. Wisconsin went once for Donald Trump and once for Joe Biden. How are voters in the state feeling this year?

    This episode: national political correspondent Sarah McCammon, national political correspondent Don Gonyea, and political reporter Elena Moore.

    This podcast was produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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    22 May 2024, 7:37 pm
  • 15 minutes 16 seconds
    Trump Could Win Georgia As Biden Coalition Fractures
    The diverse coalition of voters that delivered Georgia for President Biden in 2020 might not hold together in 2024. Many young and Black voters wanted to see more action from the administration on voting rights and criminal justice reform and some could stay home in November.

    This episode: national political correspondent Sarah McCammon, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

    This podcast was produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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    21 May 2024, 8:49 pm
  • 14 minutes 27 seconds
    Trump Wants To Do What Reagan Couldn't: Win Minnesota
    The last time a Republican presidential nominee won the state of Minnesota was 1972, but lagging enthusiasm for President Biden and a strong 2016 performance in the state have Donald Trump's campaign hoping for an upset.

    This episode: national political correspondent Sarah McCammon, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and Minnesota Public Radio senior politics reporter Clay Masters.

    This podcast was produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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    20 May 2024, 8:41 pm
  • 25 minutes 44 seconds
    Roundup: Yes, Biden And Trump Are Going To Debate
    Michael Cohen, a former Donald Trump attorney and central witness for the prosecution, testified against the former president in court this week. His appearance is a sign the case could soon reach its conclusion.

    And President Biden and Trump will meet for at least two debates before November's election. Also, Maryland's expensive primary race has ended, and Democrat Angela Alsobrooks will face Republican Larry Hogan, a popular former governor whose candidacy could flip a Senate seat in the blue state to GOP control.

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Ximena Bustillo, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh.

    This podcast was produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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    17 May 2024, 8:07 pm
  • 13 minutes 51 seconds
    Fearing Legal Risks, Fla. Voter Registration Groups Scale Back
    Florida recently increased criminal penalties for mistakes and possible fraud by groups who work to register voters. The move has led many of the groups to dramatically scale back their efforts to limit their legal risk. That could lead to lower turnout rates for young voters and voters of color in November.

    This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center and co-reported with the Center for Public Integrity.

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, voting correspondent Ashley Lopez, and political correspondent Susan Davis.

    This podcast was produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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    16 May 2024, 7:24 pm
  • 16 minutes 49 seconds
    Hear Trump Explain His Vision For A Second Presidential Term
    Mass deportations, expanded presidential power and a civil service that emphasizes loyalty to the chief executive: here are the things Donald Trump hopes to pursue in a second term.

    This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and political reporter Stephen Fowler.

    This podcast was produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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    15 May 2024, 8:21 pm
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