KATIE AND AARON: That is Katie (ph) and Aaron (ph).
AARON: We’re at present beginning our final day of our three-day hike on the Kepler Observe in stunning New Zealand.
KATIE: We’re additionally celebrating getting engaged atop Mount Luxmore.
KATIE AND AARON: This podcast was recorded at…
SUSAN DAVIS, HOST:
12:10 p.m. on Friday, March 6.
KATIE AND AARON: Issues could have modified by the point you hear it. Benefit from the present.
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DAVIS: Aw, they’re already the couple that talks the identical.
AYESHA RASCOE, BYLINE: So cute. They had been a – the timing was slightly off, however give them a number of extra years. They’re going to get it.
DAVIS: They’re going to simply begin dressing alike, too.
FRANCO ORDOÑEZ, BYLINE: Much more years, much more years.
DAVIS: Hey, there. It is the NPR POLITICS PODCAST.
I am Susan Davis. I cowl Congress.
ORDOÑEZ: I am Franco Ordoñez. I cowl the White Home.
RASCOE: And I am Ayesha Rascoe. I additionally cowl the White Home.
DAVIS: And we have a particular visitor in studio with us right this moment. Please introduce your self.
RICHARD HARRIS, BYLINE: I am Richard Harris, a science correspondent and I suppose a coronavirus correspondent for the final month or so.
DAVIS: And that’s the reason we’ve got you on the podcast right this moment as a result of we’ll speak in regards to the newest politics on the coronavirus. However we have introduced Richard in to set us straight on the science.
President Trump was speaking with Sean Hannity on Fox Information in regards to the World Well being Group’s current coronavirus loss of life fee estimate of three.4%, and he mentioned this.
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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Properly, I believe the three.4% is known as a false quantity. Now, that is simply my hunch. And – however based mostly on a number of conversations with lots of people that do that as a result of lots of people can have this, and it is very gentle. They’re going to get higher very quickly. They do not even see a physician. They do not even name a physician.
DAVIS: All proper, Richard, president’s obtained a hunch on this one.
HARRIS: Properly, his hunch could be proper, but it surely’s not based mostly on a lot strong information. And let’s bear in mind; if he is proper, that additionally implies that there are 10 instances as many circumstances within the U.S. proper now as we learn about. The president went on to say that – form of implying that it could be even OK to go to work. He mentioned numerous folks go to work with this, and that’s, in fact, very a lot towards the general public well being message about, , in the event you’re feeling poorly, you may probably have this or flu or anything, actually. In case you’re sick, you should not go to work.
DAVIS: Franco, that is – and we have – you and I’ve talked about this on the podcast earlier than. They’re – the president is commonly sending a really contradictory message to the general public than public well being officers are.
ORDOÑEZ: Yeah. I imply, the blended messages from the president in addition to from his administration most likely have added to the anxieties and issues that folks have. I imply, this actually has posed an enormous problem for the president’s credibility and raised some questions on his potential to handle type of like this worldwide well being disaster.
Simply right this moment, the White Home abruptly canceled after which rescheduled the president’s journey to the CDC in Atlanta. And, , look; he is attempting to painting himself as, , in management and downplaying the dangers. However you see all these canceled flights, folks canceling holidays, and persons are very involved.
DAVIS: How sophisticated is it for public well being officers to do their job if essentially the most highly effective messenger within the nation is giving the general public contradictory data?
HARRIS: So it is attention-grabbing to look at somebody like Anthony Fauci from the Nationwide Institutes of Well being stroll this tightrope as a result of he’s actually involved about getting the proper message out. And he is been on the stage the place the president says one factor and Dr. Fauci will really contradict him in essentially the most light method, which is he’ll simply faux the president hasn’t mentioned what he mentioned. However he’ll say the fitting factor. And I believe it is a very awkward state of affairs.
What worries me extra is definitely when a number of the folks on the earth of public well being go off message, too, and are – change into extra political than really scientific. I heard that this week from Alex Azar, who’s the secretary of Well being and Human Providers. He is not a scientist. He is a former pharmaceutical lobbyist. However he is form of representing the world of public well being right here. And he was on the White Home, and he was speaking about the truth that every part is totally underneath management with testing.
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ALEX AZAR: We solely have over 100 circumstances to date in america. We’re not South Korea. South Korea could also be doing tens of 1000’s of checks as a result of South Korea is in a really totally different epidemiological place.
HARRIS: They’re in a distinct place as a result of they’ve really been testing lots of people, in order that they learn about a number of their circumstances. I believe most of our circumstances are undiagnosed as a result of we have been so sluggish to get off the ball on testing. And as an alternative of getting folks like Azar admit that, sure, we have a sluggish begin, we made some errors and we’re now catching up, they’re pretending all of that by no means occurred.
In case you go down the meals chain slightly bit to the frontline folks on the CDC, they have been very upfront about saying yeah, , we had some issues with our checks. We needed to delay it a number of weeks and so forth. And we’re getting the reality from the folks down beneath, however we’re getting much less and fewer fact the upper you go up within the administration.
RASCOE: And so we preserve listening to about these checks, and there was speak of one million checks could be prepared by the top of the week. What’s the significance of that? Do they should have these checks rolled out?
HARRIS: Completely. You do have to have these checks. And, in reality, we’re nowhere close to one million so far as anybody can inform. It is the general public well being labs which can be working these checks. They’ve very low capability. They will run perhaps 100 a day. The most effective labs can do a number of hundred a day. So even when they flood the zone with one million of those checks, it is really not fixing the issue that we’ve got on this nation. And it’ll take a few weeks, I believe, earlier than testing ramps up till we actually have a way of the size of this epidemic in locations like Seattle, the place it’s spreading so much and we simply do not know who has it and who would not.
DAVIS: How delicate is the White Home to this – I do not know if we are able to name it a disaster but, however the coronavirus risk – being a political legal responsibility to the president if the White Home is not seen as successfully managing the disaster – potential disaster?
ORDOÑEZ: I believe it’s a large deal. I imply, the president has lengthy mentioned that he’s in command of this virus. You already know, to start with, he talked about how not many individuals had had it. Then he talked about nobody had died from it and that, as Richard simply mentioned, this isn’t like a number of the different international locations which were hit more durable. However it’s wanting like america goes to be hit exhausting, and america would not have, , the identical potential as public well being officers had mentioned to type of clamp down and cease the economic system as, say, China did. China actually, like, clamped down on transportation, mainly shut down transportation out and in of a number of the affected cities. You may’t simply cease folks from going to Seattle. You may’t cease folks from going to Washington state. So the expectation is that is going to proceed to unfold.
RASCOE: It is a president who – his intuition is to be defensive and likewise to be effusive in reward for his actions and for the actions of his administration. He needs to have the ability to say America is the very best and the brightest, and we – I did the fitting factor, and I saved the day. And the issue is when you have got one thing like this taking place, the place nobody actually is aware of what is going on to occur subsequent, if you wish to get on the market and take a victory lap when issues are nonetheless taking place and persons are dying, that is the difficulty. It is like, this isn’t one thing that has already wrapped up and you’ll type of simply say, oh, we obtained all of it fastened. That is ongoing, and you do not know what is going on to occur subsequent.
DAVIS: Richard, how does the World Well being Group fee how the U.S. response has been to date?
HARRIS: Properly, I believe they’re very cautious to not make comparisons, however, I imply, the U.S. response has been – from the standpoint of simply taking a look at what public well being folks must be doing, in the event you speak to lecturers who say are we taking the fitting steps, the reply is sure, not quick sufficient due to the snafu that they had with the testing. On reflection, the U.S. most likely would have accomplished properly to begin taking checks from Germany and different locations the place they had been developed and they didn’t hit the identical snags that we had. However, , that is – we’ve got to reside on the earth we’re in proper now.
However I believe by way of considering out the response to date, it appears to be following the script that you just’d hope it could comply with from the standpoint of public well being, simply with bumps alongside the best way.
ORDOÑEZ: Right here in Washington, there’s lots of people that do not assume the White Home is doing sufficient. Congress definitely thinks the White Home must be doing extra. They handed overwhelmingly an $eight billion spending bundle that was simply signed right this moment. That is greater than triple than what Trump requested.
DAVIS: What’s that cash going to go for?
HARRIS: That goes for vaccine growth for one factor. I believe a significant chunk of it goes to extend the stockpile of important medical provides, like – hospital provides like masks and robes and issues like that, the private protecting tools that people who find themselves working in hospitals want with a purpose to reply to this. They undergo that materials fairly rapidly. In case you’re in a form of a sizzling zone, you throw it away, and also you placed on a brand new set and so forth. And we’re properly behind the eight ball in having sufficient of that readily available, particularly as everyone across the nation is saying, we wish to be sure our personal particular person stockpile is excessive sufficient. It is like, , attempting to purchase rest room paper proper now. It isn’t like there’s a scarcity of bathroom paper. However as soon as everybody says, oh, there could be a scarcity, everybody needs to stockpile.
DAVIS: I can report that there’s a scarcity of hand sanitizer as a result of I used to be in CVS and Goal and the grocery retailer yesterday, and none of them had it.
RASCOE: And you can’t use your home made vodka for that to make your sanitizer. Do not try this.
DAVIS: (Laughter) Do not try this.
HARRIS: It is obtained to be a minimum of 60% alcohol, and vodka just isn’t there. Everclear is the next alcohol fee, but it surely’s additionally a distinct alcohol. They – the ingesting alcohol is ethanol, and the rubbing alcohol is isopropyl alcohol, so I do not know. Simply – however you must simply wash your palms is the reply.
DAVIS: Properly, that is…
HARRIS: Cleaning soap and water, 20 seconds.
DAVIS: Since we’ve got you right here, Richard…
ORDOÑEZ: I used to be simply going so as to add that the CDC officers had mentioned that you do not want, , that particular, super-duper hand sanitizer, that cleaning soap and water will work so long as you’re vigorously, vigorously washing your palms for a minimum of 20 seconds.
DAVIS: All proper, Richard, Franco, we’ll allow you to go. Thanks, guys.
HARRIS: My pleasure.
DAVIS: And we’ll take a fast break. However once we get again, we’ll discuss a political storm Senator Chuck Schumer began on the steps of the Supreme Court docket.
And we’re again, and we’ve got two new visitors within the studio. NPR’s Nina Totenberg and Deirdre Walsh are right here with us now. Hello, Nina. Hello, Deidre.
NINA TOTENBERG, BYLINE: Hello.
DEIRDRE WALSH, BYLINE: Hello, Sue.
DAVIS: Thanks for coming in. So this week, the Supreme Court docket is listening to an abortion case. And as that often does, there was a protest outdoors on the steps of the Supreme Court docket. And Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer was there, and he had this to say about Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.
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CHUCK SCHUMER: You’ve launched the whirlwind, and you’ll pay the worth.
SCHUMER: You will not know what hit you in the event you go ahead with these terrible selections.
DAVIS: Fairly the scene there, Deirdre.
WALSH: It was.
DAVIS: So what was Chuck Schumer doing over there?
WALSH: So the courtroom was listening to one of many most likely most carefully watched circumstances it would hear this session. It was an abortion case. And Schumer was there talking to a bunch of abortion rights activists – advocates who had been very involved in regards to the case earlier than the courtroom. The Democratic base and a number of its supporters are keenly centered on the Supreme Court docket’s consideration of circumstances this time period that relate to abortion. There are issues that they’ll uphold legal guidelines that may additional limit abortion rights. And so I believe Schumer was there talking to those group of activists to say he was with them.
I believe the one factor about his remarks that he and his workplace have identified that he was basically riffing on what Brett Kavanaugh mentioned at his personal affirmation listening to in 2018, when he warned that the then Senate Judiciary Committee that they might reap the whirlwind.
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BRETT KAVANAUGH: You sowed the wind for many years to come back. I concern that the entire nation will reap the whirlwind.
WALSH: That is what he was attempting to do. I do not assume most individuals realized that is…
DAVIS: It did not land that method.
DAVIS: So earlier than we get extra into the politics of it, Nina, what’s the case earlier than the courtroom?
TOTENBERG: It is a enormous case, and people began lining as much as get into the Supreme Court docket on Sunday night time – Sunday night time. They began with the microphones the day earlier than with rallies. So he goes on the market to rally his base. And as an alternative, he offers a present to the Republicans by showing to threaten members of the courtroom after which having the chief justice, which he is solely accomplished as soon as earlier than, do a slightly gorgeous factor – rebuke him.
RASCOE: Chief Justice Roberts put out this assertion. He mentioned, quote, “justices know that criticism comes with the territory. However threatening statements of this kind from the best ranges of presidency should not solely inappropriate, they’re harmful. All members of the courtroom will proceed to do their job with out concern or favor from no matter quarter.”
DAVIS: How uncommon is it for John Roberts to place out an announcement on something, not to mention criticizing a number one member of one other department of presidency?
TOTENBERG: He is solely accomplished it as soon as earlier than, rebuking President Trump when he began speaking about Obama judges. However there’s been a – form of a low rumble about this. There was even an extended article in The Washington Put up Journal mainly saying that the courtroom must defend itself as a result of it is dropping credibility. It is very troublesome for the courtroom to do this. These are individuals who have ideologies, however they aren’t lively partisans. That is not…
DAVIS: Yeah, they don’t seem to be politicians.
TOTENBERG: They usually do not try this very properly. I believe having this occur and having Schumer say this very inappropriate factor, having this occur on the day of this abortion argument, which is extremely fraught for the courtroom, for the chief as chief justice, I believe he lastly simply mentioned sufficient.
WALSH: And clearly there was stress on Schumer, as a result of his remarks had been considered as over the road, to stroll them again.
RASCOE: And he did, proper? He did stroll again what he mentioned.
WALSH: He did stroll them again. He didn’t apologize.
WALSH: He mentioned, my phrases weren’t supposed the best way that folks took them. However he defended – look; I am obsessed with this concern. Hey, I am from Brooklyn. We converse with sturdy language generally. However he mentioned, , I’ll by no means cease defending a lady’s proper to decide on, and that is what I used to be doing on the courtroom. He additionally tried to flip it slightly bit on Chief Justice Roberts saying, look; he did not put out this assertion when the president was calling out Justices Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg and form of, like, mentioned he is – he must be calling balls and strikes the best way that – for anybody who makes feedback about justices.
TOTENBERG: However, in fact, there – we have by no means had a president earlier than who routinely assaults judges and Supreme Court docket justices.
RASCOE: And jurors…
TOTENBERG: And jurors, the 4 girls of the jury.
RASCOE: …On the Roger Stone – yeah, on the Roger Stone case.
TOTENBERG: And if the chief justice needed to say one thing – which I am certain he does, would like to – each time someone acted inappropriately in what they mentioned, whether or not it was the president or members of Congress or Roger Stone or, on this case, Chuck Schumer, if he did that each time, he’d be in a significant match with the president on a regular basis.
DAVIS: Properly, Schumer’s phrases after which Chief Justice John Roberts’ rebuke was additionally in some methods a present to Republicans. And Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell definitely took benefit of it to try to earn some political factors, too. That is him on the ground this week.
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MITCH MCCONNELL: At the easiest, his feedback had been astonishingly – astonishingly reckless and fully irresponsible. The minority chief of america Senate threatened two affiliate justices of the U.S. Supreme Court docket – interval.
DAVIS: The issue I believe politically is that Schumer clearly would slightly be having a dialog about abortion rights and one way or the other stepped on it and made it a narrative about judges and about politicization and type of created a dialog he did not wish to be having to start with.
WALSH: Right. It was a complete political present to Mitch McConnell, and he pounced on it. And different Senate Republicans joined him on the Senate flooring to pile on Chuck Schumer.
TOTENBERG: They’re shocked – shocked….
DAVIS: I imply, if there’s any…
TOTENBERG: …Shocked that anybody’s politicizing the courtroom.
WALSH: But when there’s any concern – Sue, this properly – that is in Mitch McConnell’s wheelhouse, it’s the federal judiciary. He’s very happy with his personal document and commonly cites that I believe it is one in each 4 circuit courtroom judges was nominated by President Trump. Clearly, the 2 large accomplishments are the 2 justices on the Supreme Court docket that his Senate majority confirmed. So these are points that he’s pleased to speak about. However it’s an election 12 months, and it grew to become a partisan flashpoint.
TOTENBERG: I believe it is simply exceptional how this is a matter – definitely abortion rights, whenever you have a look at the polling information, must be a problem that the Democrats can capitalize on. However one way or the other, on the subject of Supreme Court docket justices and speaking about them, each time this comes up, the Republicans handle to win the talk and energize their base whereas the Democrats one way or the other blow the chance.
DAVIS: However is not this form of a blip within the highway to the larger story right here?
DAVIS: I imply, if there’s a courtroom resolution to limit abortion rights, I believe Democrats would say that could be a resolution that finally within the greater image of our politics is one which they assume would profit them.
WALSH: It may fully play into their palms within the remaining stretch of the election, which I believe – what Nina’s level is that Republicans clearly have the view of the Supreme Court docket significance of their view on election years. Democrats have not. They do not are likely to vote on these points. However that is that concern.
RASCOE: And when are we going to search out out, like, when the Supreme Court docket decides on this?
TOTENBERG: We will discover out in June. I imply, even when they slice the salami fairly skinny, we’ll see that both they will uphold what they did 4 years in the past, and the courtroom isn’t any totally different by way of the result as a result of one justice retired and Donald Trump changed that justice, or they will begin shifting down the highway in the direction of proscribing abortion rights. And you’ll say, properly, perhaps they will cease in need of overturning Roe. However I believe most people who find themselves court-watchers assume finally, if they will head in that path, they will overturn Roe.
DAVIS: All proper, Nina, we’ll allow you to go.
TOTENBERG: Thanks a lot; love being right here.
DAVIS: All proper, we’ll take a fast break. And once we get again, it is time for Cannot Let It Go.
And we’re again. And it is time to finish the present, like we do each week, with Cannot Let It Go, the a part of the present the place we speak in regards to the issues we won’t cease desirous about, politics or in any other case. Ayesha, what cannot you let go this week?
RASCOE: So I am unable to consider this occurred this week as a result of it felt prefer it occurred 18 years in the past, however I believe it – this week on Tremendous Tuesday – proper? – that was this week?
DAVIS: That was this week.
WALSH: It does really feel like a 12 months in the past.
RASCOE: I used to be working very late that night time, and, , one of many large winners was Joe Biden. He obtained as much as give his speech, type of celebrating all his wins for the night time. And out of nowhere comes these girls.
DAVIS: Oh, the protesters.
RASCOE: The protesters discuss dairy – down with dairy or one thing like that. I am probably not certain. However who jumps out to, , regulate the state of affairs? Jill Biden and Symone Sanders, a prime aide to Biden.
DAVIS: Senior linebacker.
RASCOE: Yeah (laughter), who you have got most likely seen…
RASCOE: Sure, fully fearless bodyguard, Secret Service. She jumped out and, mainly, pushed this lady off the stage. And Jill Biden obtained in there, too, and was identical to, you aren’t going to get my man. That is his night time.
WALSH: Yeah, it was superb. There is a image of Jill Biden pushing again on this protester. You may’t even see what the signal is. However it was clearly – it was like hardcore. Like, reflexes had been superb.
RASCOE: They usually simply jumped in. After which Symone Sanders tweeted – I imply, in any case of that was like, I broke a nail.
RASCOE: And so she – additionally, the subsequent day or so, she tweeted a video of her on the nail salon getting it collectively.
WALSH: She may expense that.
DAVIS: Properly, now we all know there are two folks assured to get a job within the Biden administration if they need it – Jim Clyburn and Symone Sanders.
RASCOE: Sure, she – I imply, as a result of she was prepared. So – she was defending her boss, sure.
WALSH: And Joe Biden gave a shoutout, I seen, to his spouse at a fundraiser I believe he was at, the place he mentioned that the Eagles had been scouting Jill for a attainable linebacker place…
WALSH: …On subsequent week’s – or subsequent 12 months’s workforce.
DAVIS: Deirdre, what cannot you let go?
WALSH: The factor I am unable to let go of is the final official royal go to of Harry and Meghan to the U.Okay. this week. Everyone knows that they had their remaining break from the royal household, however they’re again for his or her remaining duties.
DAVIS: I noticed an image of them.
RASCOE: So that is their remaining – in order that they’re not official after this.
WALSH: Proper. I believe these are the final official occasions that they had. There was one final night time. I believe there’s one right this moment.
WALSH: However there was this superb image of Harry and Meghan strolling into this occasion, this charity profit. And it was raining, and he is holding this darkish umbrella. And he or she has this electric-blue gown. And…
DAVIS: I do know this image. I noticed it.
RASCOE: The image, yeah – that was fairly superb.
WALSH: And also you noticed the flash factors, and you’ll see this different image – there is a image of the 2 of them – this different image of Meghan, simply Meghan wanting again on the paparazzi who clearly, like – she believes harassed her and are a part of the explanation why they determined to make this break – wanting glowingly…
WALSH: …Lovely, not a care on the earth. Like, you get one final likelihood at me, and I am out of right here. And I believed it was simply form of, like, a tremendous, like, I am again, however that is your final shot at me.
RASCOE: Yeah. I imply, so – and what do they are saying? Like, the very best revenge is to reside a very good life. Be pleased. After all, the very best revenge is to get your paper. However, …
RASCOE: It is all in the identical vein.
DAVIS: I do not assume they will have an issue. I believe they will get the paper too.
RASCOE: So long as they appear pleased, proper?
WALSH: Yeah. I believed the opposite one form of tweak on the royal household was they got here again, however they did not deliver child Archie. And royal household children are all the time so standard within the U.Okay., in order that they form of denied them that final likelihood to see Archie.
RASCOE: They did not need him across the unhealthy vibes (laughter).
WALSH: Or perhaps the coronavirus.
WALSH: Sue, what cannot you let go of this week?
DAVIS: I believe you each might need a touch of an thought of what it’s because I did make you do one thing to assist me out earlier than we got here to studio. However the factor I am unable to let go this week is Hillary Clinton is out selling her new documentary, so she’s doing all totally different sorts of media. And he or she did “Watch What Occurs Dwell With Andy Cohen.” He is a number on Bravo, which is dwelling to “The Actual Housewives” franchise. And he all the time asks questions that different questioners do not ask. And there’s this half in the event you ever watch (ph) “The Actual Housewives” during which – to start with of every season, when the true housewives introduce themselves, all of them have a tagline…
RASCOE: Sure (laughter).
DAVIS: …To form of, like, say what their drama is.
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ALEX MCCORD: I’ve all the time had opinions however now folks realize it.
KELLY BENSIMON: I am dwelling the American dream one mistake at a time.
SONJA MORGAN: I’ve a style for luxurious, and luxurious has a style for me.
DAVIS: And Hillary Clinton did this for Andy Cohen.
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ANDY COHEN: Individuals needed to know what your “Housewives” tagline could be.
HILLARY CLINTON: Oh.
COHEN: I heard that you just got here with one.
CLINTON: I am neither nearly as good or as unhealthy as some folks say.
DAVIS: So it’s a must to, like…
WALSH: She is prepared.
DAVIS: She type of rotated in her chair and, like, dramatically rotated and seemed on the digicam as a result of that is type of what it’s a must to do for it, too.
DAVIS: So I am unable to let it go as a result of it obtained me questioning, what would my tagline be?
WALSH: What’s it?
RASCOE: What would it not be?
DAVIS: So I went to the Web.
RASCOE: (Laughter) So that you needed to go get some – you needed to type of cheat slightly bit.
DAVIS: Properly, I…
RASCOE: It is alleged to be inner (laughter).
DAVIS: However I went to the Web and actually simply typed in actual housewife tagline generator, and it exists.
WALSH: Because it ought to.
DAVIS: Because it ought to – so not solely do I’ve a tagline, however I requested my associates in studio right here to determine what their taglines are.
DAVIS: And I do not know what they’re, however we’ll learn them as we are saying goodbye to the podcast this week.
DAVIS: So do you guys have yours prepared?
WALSH: I do.
RASCOE: I’ve mine prepared.
DAVIS: I am Susan Davis. You do not want magnificence sleep when you have got an amazing make-up workforce.
WALSH: And I am Deirdre Walsh. Caring about what others assume is simply as exhausting as counting my cash.
RASCOE: (Laughter) And I am Ayesha Rascoe. No quantity of Botox can repair a frown, so that you may as properly smile.
DAVIS: All proper. That is a wrap for us right this moment. However if you’d like us to know your tagline, tweet it to us @NPRPolitics. We’ll be again on Monday at 5 p.m. with a preview of the subsequent spherical of primaries developing on Tuesday. Till then. Head to n.pr/politicsgroup to affix our Fb group. It is a spot so that you can meet different followers of the podcast, speak in regards to the newest political information and ask us your burning questions.
I am Susan Davis. I cowl Congress.
WALSH: I am Deirdre Walsh, congressional editor.
RASCOE: I am Ayesha Rascoe. And I cowl the White Home.
DAVIS: And thanks for listening to the NPR POLITICS PODCAST.
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