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Judge Calls The Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional; More White House Staff Shakeups

A federal judge in Texas issued a ruling Friday declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, apparently setting the stage for another hearing on the health care law by the U.S. Supreme Court. Plus, President Trump names Mick Mulvaney as his Interim Chief of Staff, and Ryan Zinke will step down as Secretary of the Interior amidst allegations of ethics violations. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, 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.
00:18:36 12/17/2018

Past Episodes

Congress accomplished a lot of work on bipartisanship legislation this week. First they passed a bill to address sexual harassment in the House and Senate, and they moved closer to passing a bill dealing with criminal justice. Plus, after a confrontation with President Trump, Nancy Pelosi secured the votes she needs for the speakership and demonstrated she can take on Trump. This episode: This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, 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.
00:34:12 12/13/2018
A federal judge sentenced Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to three years in prison on Wednesday following Cohen's guilty pleas to a number of political and finance crimes. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
00:13:19 12/12/2018
President Trump's chief of staff John Kelly will leave the White House at the end of the year. The administration's search for the new chief of staff is under way. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and congressional correspondent Scott Detrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
00:17:18 12/10/2018
As world leaders meet to discuss how to combat climate change, two major reports on the environment paint a dire picture for the future. Meanwhile, Republicans and Democrats grow further apart in how to deal with the problem. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
00:28:45 12/6/2018
President Trump left the Group of 20 summit with an agreement not to raise tariffs on Chinese goods in the next 90 days. The deal amounts to a cease-fire in the series of escalating, tit-for-tat tariffs the U.S. and China have imposed on each other's goods throughout the year. And President Trump signed a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, 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.
00:18:27 12/3/2018
The U.S. briefly closed border entries in Tijuana and used tear gas on the protesters after several migrants began approaching the border fence. The president has defended their actions. Plus, the president heads to Mississippi to rally for the Republican facing a formidable Democratic opponent. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, 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.
00:16:47 11/26/2018
Eleven House Democrats and five incoming freshmen have signed a letter promising to vote against Pelosi in Democrats' internal caucus leadership vote as well as on the House floor in January. Plus, President Trump says he completed written questions for the special counsel. Now, the ball is back in Robert Mueller's court. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
00:18:16 11/20/2018
A recount is under way in Florida, rebel Democrats claim they can defeat Nancy Pelosi in a speaker vote, a bipartisanship effort at criminal justice reform is happening...and of course, can't let it go. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, political editor Domenico Montanaro 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.
00:44:32 11/15/2018
Jeff Sessions has been forced out of his job as Attorney General. Will his replacement undermine the Russia investigation? Also - a deep dive into state legislatures and ballot measure results from Election Day. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, national security editor Phil Ewing and Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
00:33:01 11/8/2018
In what was considered a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency, Congress splits control between Democrats and Republicans. The win-win marks a shift in the levers of power in Washington. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
00:25:08 11/6/2018

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