This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, IA on Friday, January 31. The cast breaks down everything you need to know about the upcoming Iowa caucuses and how impeachment is affecting the race. This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro and IPR’s lead political reporter Clay Masters. Email the show at email@example.com. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations. Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
The Senate adjourned for the weekend, but the impeachment trial of President Trump is not over. Senators voted not to hear from new witnesses on Friday — a move Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called it a “grand tragedy.” This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional editor Deirdre Walsh, and Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.
The Senate has voted 51 to 49 not to call witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial.
Close to a vote on whether to include witnesses, the White House legal team continued to defend its argument that the president sometimes has authority to ask foreign powers to investigate political rivals in the name of public interest.
More questions lie ahead, but eyes are focused on what will come next: an acquittal for Trump, or entering a witness phase of the trial.
The city’s police pension board voted to give former Officer William Pruente what he wanted — but quickly had second thoughts.
The point was made by Alan Dershowitz, one of the president’s attorneys: “If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment.”Asked to respond, Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff was incredulous. “All quid pro quos are fine, it’s carte blanche?” Schiff asked. “Is that really what we’re prepared to say?”The question of whether witnesses will be included in the trail remains open. While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republicans on Tuesday that he didn’t have to votes to block witnesses, Democrats still may not have enough support to subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton. Bolton reportedly claims in a forthcoming book that President Trump conditioned aid to Ukraine on an investigation that would likely benefit his reelection bid.This episode: White House correspondents Tamara Keith and Franco Ordoñez, and political reporter Tim Mak.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at email@example.com.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
Reset breaks down the main takeaways of Gov. JB Pritzker’s State of the State speech, where the governor laid out an ambitious spring legislative session.
State Of The State: Pritzker Touts First Year Wins, Calls For Ethics Reforms To Stop Corruption ‘Scourge’
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker vowed to push for tougher ethics laws as he also made a victory lap during his annual speech Wednesday.
Senators began asking questions in the impeachment trial Wednesday.