Arnie Seipel

Arnie Seipel appears in the following:

Updates on the Washington Desk

Friday, July 22, 2022

Megan Pratz is the new Political Editor, Sue Davis is now NPR Political Correspondent and Deirdre Walsh is Congressional Correspondent


Biden says abortion decision would be 'radical' and threaten other rights

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Biden says the reasoning in the leaked Supreme Court draft would mean "every other decision related to the notion of privacy is thrown into question," including contraception and gay marriage.


Washington Desk staffing update: Ashley Lopez & Ximena Bustillo join the team

Monday, May 02, 2022

Washington Desk staffing update: Ashley Lopez & Ximena Bustillo join the team


Joe Manchin says he won't support President Biden's Build Back Better plan

Sunday, December 19, 2021

The announcement by the West Virginia Democrat dooms the $2 trillion social spending and climate legislation, which needs support from every Senate Democrat in order to pass through the 50-50 chamber.


'Today' Veteran Willard Scott, Who Delivered Weather With Shtick, Dies At 87

Saturday, September 04, 2021

Before he was the lovable, oddball weather guy on NBC's Today show, Scott was the original Ronald McDonald. He died Saturday.


Vice President Harris Hints That She Has Discussed Filibuster Changes With Senators

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

With a major voting bill stalled, the vice president told NPR that she won't negotiate changes to Senate rules publicly, "but I'm certainly having conversations with folks."


Biden Cites His Team's Quiet Diplomacy In Cease-Fire Plan Between Israel And Hamas

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Speaking at the White House an hour before an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire was set to go into effect in Israel and Gaza, President Biden expressed gratitude for the deal.


Biden Intends To Curb 'Epidemic' Of Gun Violence With Executive Action

Thursday, April 08, 2021

President Biden announced a number of executive actions intended to curb what he called an "epidemic" of gun deaths and injuries in America, and pressed Congress to also act.


DHS Data Shows Minors Crossing Border At Faster Pace As TV Crew Tours Texas Shelter

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

As of Wednesday, more than 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children are in Customs and Border Protection custody, according to Department of Homeland Security data reviewed by NPR.


Staffing Update From The Washington Desk

Monday, March 01, 2021

The Washington Desk is realigning some of the assignments among our political reporters heading into this next chapter.


Trump Slams COVID-19 Relief Bill, Asks For Changes After Bitter Negotiations

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Congressional leaders took seven months to negotiate the $900 billion package, which was passed with overwhelming majorities that could overturn a presidential veto.


Here's How NPR Reports Election Results

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The network relies on results and race calls from The Associated Press for the presidential race, other federal elections and statewide contests.


Trump Dismisses 'New York Times' Report That He Paid Little In Federal Income Taxes

Sunday, September 27, 2020

President Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017, according to the Times, which also says he's fighting an IRS audit that could cost him over $100 million.


Sanders Offers Biden A Path To Win Over His Movement

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Joe Biden invited his opponent's supporters to join him. Bernie Sanders responded with a road map and challenge for the front-runner to meet at the next debate.


Pelosi Says House Democrats Will Draft Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The House speaker made the announcement Thursday morning at the Capitol, a day after the first hearing by the panel that would draft those articles. Republicans said the move "weakened this nation."


2020 Election Staff Updates

Friday, November 22, 2019

New arrivals in the NPR Politics team announces as well as assignments for 2020


Democratic Debate: Everything You Need To Know About Tuesday's Face-Off

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Twelve candidates will take the stage at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what to expect and how you can follow along.


Trump's 'Acting' Cabinet Grows With Acosta Departure

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Labor Department will be led by the third current acting cabinet secretary when Alex Acosta steps down on July 19. About a dozen major agencies are without permanent, Senate-confirmed leadership.


READ: Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Full Statement

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

For the first time since his inquiry into the 2016 election began, Mueller spoke for himself on Wednesday to announce his resignation and reiterate the findings of his investigation.


Kirstjen Nielsen Leaving Homeland Security Post As Border Crossings Surge

Sunday, April 07, 2019

President Trump announced the secretary's departure amid a 10-year high in illegal border crossings. The two reportedly clashed as Nielsen was unable to stop flows of migrants entering the U.S.