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Weekly Roundup: May 7th
Friday 07 May 2021
: Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney currently sits as the third highest ranking Republican in the House, but that may not last long. She's at...
Patents Are Just One Piece Of The Global Vaccine Manufacturing Problem
Thursday 06 May 2021
: Technical expertise and supply chains shortages will pose huge challenges for global manufactures hoping to manufacture coronavirus...
Trump's Facebook Ban Remains, For Now
Wednesday 05 May 2021
: Facebook's moderation board has upheld the company's decision to suspend Donald Trump's account because of posts expressing support for...
Dems To Justice Breyer: Retire From Supreme Court While We Control Senate
Tuesday 04 May 2021
: Reeling from the political fallout after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, some liberal groups are pushing for Supreme Court Justice...
How Much Is Biden Willing To Compromise On His Infrastructure Plan?
Monday 03 May 2021
: President Biden has touted his desire to bring transformational change to American society, but his pursuit of compromise might curb what's...
Weekly Roundup: April 30th
Friday 30 April 2021
: This week, California's secretary of state confirmed that there are enough valid signatures to trigger a recall election of Gov. Gavin...
Census: More Seats For Texas, Fewer For California and New York
Thursday 29 April 2021
: The first round of Census numbers out this week will help to determine each community's electoral clout and share of federal resources. An...
Biden's Pitch to Congress: Make Government Great Again
Thursday 29 April 2021
: In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Biden detailed how he says his two multi-trillion dollar legislative...
The Docket: "Mean Girls" Meets The Supreme Court
Tuesday 27 April 2021
: The Docket is a new ongoing series from The NPR Politics Podcast where we examine the major legal questions of our time. Where does a law...
The Pandemic And Biden's First 100 Days
Monday 26 April 2021
: As President Biden nears his 100th day in office, how much credit is he due for curbing the pandemic and what challenges remain?This...
Weekly Roundup: April 23rd
Friday 23 April 2021
: In a 94-to-1 vote, the Senate passed a bill aimed at reducing hate crimes directed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. And more than...
World Leaders Convene (Virtually) For White House Climate Summit
Thursday 22 April 2021
: Ahead of the meeting, the US announced its goal to halve emissions from 2005 levels by the end of this decade. It was one of a number of...
DOJ Announces Minneapolis Police Investigation; Biden Governs With An Eye On History
Wednesday 21 April 2021
: One day after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on murder charges, the U.S. Justice Department launched an...
George Floyd's Family, White House Push For Police Reform Law After Guilty Verdict
Wednesday 21 April 2021
: The jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all the counts he faced over the death of George Floyd. After...
White House Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy On Summit
Tuesday 20 April 2021
: How will the US slash emissions by 2030? White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy talks to NPR's Scott Detrow ahead of this week's climate...
Biden Holds Bipartisan Infrastructure Talks At White House
Monday 19 April 2021
: Members of the House and Senate, all former governors and mayors, attended a meeting at the White House today to talk infrastructure...
Weekly Roundup: April 16th
Friday 16 April 2021
: Testimony ended Thursday in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, facing charges of second-degree murder,...
Americans Support An Expanded View Of "Infrastructure" But Not How To Pay For It
Thursday 15 April 2021
: A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found that Americans generally support making things like broadband part of infrastructure, but they...
After Almost Two Decades Of War, Biden To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan
Wednesday 14 April 2021
: President Biden says that U.S. troops will be out of Afghanistan by September 11th, 2021. The president said in an address Wednesday that...
White House Says It Will Meet Vaccine Goals Despite Pause In Johnson & Johnson Use
Tuesday 13 April 2021
: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration recommended pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson...
John Boehner Thinks The Republican Party Has Changed. Has It?
Monday 12 April 2021
: In a new memoir, the former Republican House Speaker says that even Ronald Reagan couldn't get elected in today's GOP. He decries...
Weekly Roundup: April 9th
Friday 09 April 2021
: As lawmakers and security officials brainstorm security reforms for the U.S. Capitol complex, investigators have yet to disclose any...
Biden Announces Gun Safety Agenda
Thursday 08 April 2021
: President Biden announced a series of policy actions on Thursday aimed at curbing gun violence. Congressional action remains unlikely unless...
Activists Stoke Corporate Backlash To Voting Restrictions
Wednesday 07 April 2021
: States are facing pressure from corporations to dial back legislation that makes it harder to vote. Major League Baseball announced on...
Top Biden Labor Economist: Boosting Black Women Benefits Everyone
Tuesday 06 April 2021
: Black people, in particular Black women, are historically among the last to recover from economic downturns. Janelle Jones, the first Black...