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Trump, Following Explosive News Reports, Denies He Worked For Russia

President Trump on Monday denied that he has been trying to conceal details about his discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin after a pair of explosive press reports over the weekend. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Trump, Following Explosive News Reports, Denies He Worked For Russia

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 10

President Trump says he is willing to declare a national emergency if Democrats don't go along with his demands for $5.7 billion for a border wall. Plus, prosecutors investigating Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election suspect former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared polling data with a business associate who has links to the Russian intelligence service. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, editor correspondent Ron Elving, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 10

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President Trump Argues For A Border Wall In Oval Office Address

President Trump made his case to the American people Tuesday night for why a massive wall along the Mexican border is necessary, using his first Oval Office address to outline his conditions for ending the 18-day-and-counting partial government shutdown. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's responded to the president's address. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

President Trump Argues For A Border Wall In Oval Office Address

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 3

Nancy Pelosi is again speaker of the House, as Democrats retook control of the chamber for the first time in eight years, bringing divided government back to Washington. Plus, Elizabeth Warren kicked off the new year by announcing that she was running for president. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Asma Khalid, editor correspondent Ron Elving, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 3

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President Trump & Congressional Leaders Meet To Discuss Border Security Funding

A closed-door briefing for congressional leaders in the White House Situation Room on Wednesday failed to resolve any issues between Democrats and the Trump administration over funding for border security.The stalemate has led to a partial government shutdown, now nearing the two-week mark. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe,. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

President Trump & Congressional Leaders Meet To Discuss Border Security Funding

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 27

**CORRECTION: Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this episode stated that, upon arrival in Iraq, President Trump received a standing ovation from military leaders. The president received a standing ovation from a large group of service members.** Amidst a partial government shutdown President Trump made a surprise trip to visit troops in Iraq. Meanwhile back in Washington Democrats and the White House are unable to come to an agreement over the president's demand for $5 billion for a border wall. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, national security editor Phil Ewing, 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.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 27

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The Best Political Music Of 2018

In a year full of news, one line in the Aug. 23 episode of the NPR Politics Podcast spurred the most comments from our listeners. "You can't find good political music." Our listeners were right. There is good political music, so this year we're breaking down what makes a good political song & what were the best ones of 2018. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Miles Parks, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

The Best Political Music Of 2018

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Government Shuts Down Over Stalemate On Border Wall Funding

A partial shutdown of the federal government began just after midnight Saturday, after Congress and President Trump were unable to resolve an impasse over his demand for funding for his border wall. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Government Shuts Down Over Stalemate On Border Wall Funding

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 20

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is stepping down after a slow freeze-out by President Trump. The federal government inches closer to a shutdown after President Trump refused to sign a spending bill from Congress. Trump announced his intention to pull American forces out of Syria despite being advised against it. And a new NPR/PBS News Hour/Marist poll finds that the majority of Americans think the country is too politically correct. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, political editor Domenico Montanaro, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and national security editor Phil Ewing. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 20

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Federal Judge Delays Michael Flynn's Sentencing; Trump Foundation To Dissolve

A federal judge delayed sentencing former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his talks with Russia's ambassador. Plus, the New York Attorney General announced that the Trump Foundation will dissolve after an investigation into misconduct. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Federal Judge Delays Michael Flynn's Sentencing; Trump Foundation To Dissolve

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