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Weekly Roundup: August 21st

The head of the United States Postal Service testified before the Senate today about controversial changes that good governance watchdogs say undermine election infrastructure. Louis DeJoy denied he was responsible for most changes, that he now says won’t be implemented until after the election.

Steve Bannon, who oversaw President Trump’s 2016 election effort, was arrested on fraud charges tied to a $27 million “build the wall” crowd-funding effort. And bipartisan Senate investigators released a final report detailing Russia’s extensive contacts with that campaign.

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This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, voting reporter Miles Parks, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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The head of the United States Postal Service testified before the Senate today about controversial changes that good governance watchdogs say undermine election infrastructure. Louis DeJoy denied he was responsible for most changes, that he now says won’t be implemented until after the election.

Steve Bannon, who oversaw President Trump’s 2016 election effort, was arrested on fraud charges tied to a $27 million “build the wall” crowd-funding effort. And bipartisan Senate investigators released a final report detailing Russia’s extensive contacts with that campaign.

Read our newsletter. Like a podcast, but for your eyeballs.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, voting reporter Miles Parks, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.
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