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Catch up on the biggest stories of the day from Washington with interviews and analysis from leading journalists. Posted weekdays at 6:30 pm ET. From C-SPAN, the network that brings you the "Q&A" podcast.
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Border security, gov't funding, Ukraine aid are major topics at CPAC

CPAC conference begins with a decidedly pro-Donald Trump bent, President Biden reportedly considering border security executive orders, Vice President Kamala Harris and Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) react to Alabama's Supreme Court ruling on IVF. Make your donation at: c-span.org/donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/202451 minutes 3 seconds
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Rep Jordan: FBI informant lies/Russia ties don't change fundamental facts

Rep. Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Raskin (D-MD) on Biden impeachment inquiry and arrest of former FBI informant reportedly in contact with Russian operatives, interview with Washington Post's Danielle Douglas-Gabriel on $1.2B in student loan forgiveness for 150,000 borrowers (2), Supreme Court case on states challenging EPA's downwind clean air regulations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/202448 minutes 24 seconds
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US vetoes Gaza ceasefire resolution at UN Security Council for 3rd time

U.S. vetoes another UN Security Council resolution that calls for an Israel-Hamas ceasefire in Gaza, President Biden says more sanctions to be announced against Russia after death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Republican Presidential candidate Nikki Haley vows to stay in the race, interview with Politico's Josh Gerstein on Supreme Court's not taking a case challenging diversity admissions program at elite Northern Virginia high school. (37) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/202448 minutes 48 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Taxes, Education, and Tax Policy

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal First – with folks at home preparing to file their taxes, we speak with IRS National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins about her role – and advice for taxpayers. Then - a conversation with Republican Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania -- and Democrat Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon -- two lawmakers who are working across-the-aisle-- to promote career and technical education in the U-S: Plus – Gerard Anderson -- a health policy expert at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health -- discusses rising prescription drug costs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/02/202425 minutes 30 seconds
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GOP Rep. McCaul compares Putin to Hitler after death of Navalny

Reaction to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny dying in prison, President Biden visits East Palestine, OH a year after the toxic train derailment, NY Attorney General Letitia James and former President Donald Trump react to the NY judge's ruling in the Trump civil fraud trial, Sen. Manchin (D-WV) says he is not running for president on third-party ticket or as an independent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/02/202447 minutes
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Judge orders first criminal trial against Donald Trump to start March 25

Judge sets first Donald Trump criminal trial date in hush money case, District Attorney Fani Willis testifies in hearing accusing her of misconduct in Georgia Trump election interference case, House passes bill to reverse President Biden ban on LNG exports, IRS Commissioner Werfel on proposed EITC changes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/202447 minutes 41 seconds
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House Dem Ldr on NY-3 special election: 'Extreme MAGA Republicans lost'

Reaction to Democratic candidate winning special congressional election in New York Tuesday; House Intel Cmte chair warns of unspecified serious national security threat; Defense Secretary Austin, out of hospital, speaks virtual to Ukraine Defense Contact Group; CBO Director Swagel testifies before House Committee on U.S. economic and debt outlook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/202448 minutes 2 seconds
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Senate passes Ukraine-Israel aid bill after all-nighter

President Biden urges House to follow the Senate and pass the $95 billion foreign aid bill for Ukraine, Israel, Palestinian aid and Taiwan; Labor Dept's inflation report for January higher than expected, UN Palestinian relief agency head warns against Israeli attack on Rafah in Gaza; former U.S. House clerk gets award for upholding democracy, including during the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/202449 minutes 35 seconds
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Senate begins second week on $95B Ukraine-Israel-Gaza-Taiwan aid bill

Senate enters a second week on Ukraine & Israel aid bill, with final passage expected in a few days; Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in the hospital, cancels trip to NATO headquarters in Belgium; President Biden meets the King of Jordan at the White House to discuss the Israel-Hamas war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/02/202448 minutes 20 seconds
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Weekend Edition: POTUS Biden, Fmr. POTUS Trump, Middle East

First – there were no LEGAL consequences for President Biden for his mishandling of classified documents -- but there's plenty of POLITICAL fallout for the president in the newly released Special Counsel's report. Axios political reporter Erin Doherty gives us a rundown. Then - the OTHER big story in Washington this week: The high-stakes Supreme Court case on former President Trump's eligibility to appear on the Colorado ballot. We examine the legal and constitutional questions with Ilya Somin of the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School and Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law Plus – It's been one week since the U-S began military strikes against Iran-backed proxies in the Middle East. We speak with national security expert and retired Navy captain GENE MORAN about what was accomplished. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/02/202430 minutes 55 seconds
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VP calls report knocking President's memory 'politically motivated'

Vice President Harris calls the Special Counsel's report questioning President Biden's memory 'gratuitous' and 'politically motivated', President Biden meets German Chancellor Scholz at the White House, Senate moving slowly on $95 billion aid package for Ukraine-Israel-Taiwan, Former Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) announces run for Senate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/202440 minutes 11 seconds
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Supreme Court Hears Case on Former President Trump's Colorado Ballot Eligibility

Interview with The Hill's Zach Schoenfeld on the Supreme Court oral argument in the case over whether Donald Trump can be disqualified from the ballot for insurrection (2), Senate advances a $95 billion foreign aid bill, drug company CEO's testify before a Senate committee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/202446 minutes 33 seconds
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Senate GOP blocks U.S. border reform tied to aid to Ukraine/Israel/Taiwan

Senate votes down a $118 billion bill combining aid to Ukraine/Israel/Taiwan and U.S. border security changes; Secretary of State Blinken meets Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who rejects Hamas' offer for a ceasefire and hostages release; CBO Director Swagel says federal budget deficit will grow from $1.6 trillion this year to $2.6 trillion in 2034; Gov. Moore (D-MD) gives his State of the State address, saying public safety is the top priority. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/202445 minutes 42 seconds
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Appeals court rules Donald Trump is not immune from criminal prosecution

Interview with Politico's Josh Gerstein on federal appeals court ruling former President Trump is not immune from criminal prosecution (1), President Biden appeals to Congress to pass bipartisan border security agreement amid widespread Republican opposition, House defeats a resolution to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, FAA Administrator Whitaker testifies on safety of Boeing jet planes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/202449 minutes 36 seconds
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Senate GOP split on whether to support or oppose border security deal

Senate debates $118 billion bill to aid Ukraine, Israel & Taiwan and secure U.S. border, Pentagon on Iran-back militias in Middle East still attacking U.S. positions, President Biden on King Charles diagnosed with cancer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/02/202448 minutes 30 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Nones, Fentanyl, Swatting

First – pastor and political scientist Ryan Burge discusses the rise in religious "nones" people who don't identify with any religion – and the impact this group could have on Campaign 2024. Then - a conversation about the ongoing fentanyl crisis in the U-S with journalist Sam Quinones -- author of the book “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth.” Plus – CQ Roll Call reporter Chris Marquette discusses the uptick in so-called "swatting" attacks on Members of Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/02/202425 minutes 23 seconds
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January jobs report much stronger than expected

January jobs report, Speaker Johnson (R-LA) and Rep. Cuellar (D-TX) on bipartisan border security deal in the Senate, President Biden attends dignified transfer of U.S. soldiers killed in drone attack in Jordan, U.S. Ambassador to UN Thomas-Greenfield on latest Israel-Hamas ceasefire resolution, radio show host Joe Madison dies, Rep. Thompson (R-PA) on Groundhog Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/02/202445 minutes 53 seconds
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President Biden sanctions Israeli West Bank settlers attacking Palestinians

President Biden issues an Executive Order sanctioning Israeli settlers committing violent act against Palestinians in the West Bank and talks about the war with Hamas at the National Prayer Breakfast, Defense Secretary Austin apologizes for keeping his hospitalization secret, ICE Acting Director on arrest of 171 potentially dangerous noncitizens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/202449 minutes 44 seconds
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Senators press tech CEO's on stopping online child sexual exploitation

Interviews with Politico's Rebecca Kern on five tech company CEO's testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee on protecting children from online sexual exploitation (12) and with MarketWatch's Greg Robb on Federal Reserve holding interest rates steady (22), GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump meets with Teamsters union in bid to get their endorsement, FBI Director Christopher Wray warns of Chinese state-sponsored hackers targeting U.S. critical infrastructure.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/202451 minutes 10 seconds
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House committee takes up impeachment articles against DHS Sec Mayorkas

House Homeland Security Committee debates articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of immigration and border security, Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) denies House Republicans are blocking Senate bipartisan border security deal to help Donald Trump's presidential candidacy, President Joe Biden says he has decided how to response to the deadly drone attack on a U.S. military outpost in Jordan that the president blames on Iran. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/01/202447 minutes 34 seconds
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Def Sec expresses 'outrage' and 'sorrow' after drone attack in Jordan

Pentagon & White House on deadly attack on a U.S. military base in Jordan, The Hill's Mychael Schnell on status of bipartisan U.S. border security deal in Senate and House plans to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas (29), man who intentionally leaked tax records of Donald Trump and other wealthy people is sentenced to 5 years in prison. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/01/202447 minutes 43 seconds
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Weekend Edition: AI, Israel-Hamas, Tax Reform

First – Zeve Sanderson of New York University's Center for Social Media & Politics discusses the use of artificial intelligence and the impact it could have on the 2024 election. Then -- Hudson Institute's Michael Doran and Benjamin Friedman of Defense Priorities discuss the latest in the Israel-Hamas war, the role of Iran's proxy forces, and concerns about a wider conflict in the Mideast. Plus – Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin discusses congressional efforts to pass a package of tax breaks that would impact businesses AND parents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/01/202433 minutes 17 seconds
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Donald Trump ordered to pay $83 million for defaming E. Jean Carroll

Jury says Donald Trump must pay $83.3 million in damages for defamation against columnist E. Jean Carroll, former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jaime Dimon on Earned Income Tax Credit and other ways to help working families, President Biden pauses LNG exports, reaction to Alabama's execution using nitrogen gas, International Court of Justice rules Israel must take steps to prevent acts of genocide in war in Gaza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/01/202443 minutes 24 seconds
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U.S. economy grows at a 3.3% pace in Q4 2023, beating expectations

Treasury Secretary Yellen and President Biden on GDP report, uncertainty surrounding Senate border security talks, Donald Trump testifies at the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial, former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro sentenced for defying congressional subpoena, Senate hearing on National Flood Insurance Program, Pentagon says U.S. and Iraq will start talks on ending U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/202447 minutes 39 seconds
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United Auto Workers union endorses President Biden's re-election

New York Times reporter Katie Rogers on UAW endorsing President Biden's reelection (7); Senators on U.S. border security talks; Russia accuses Ukraine of shooting down Russian military plane, killing Ukrainian POWs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/01/202444 minutes 52 seconds
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Donald Trump & Nikki Haley stop by NH polling places on primary day

NH presidential primary day with Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, Dean Phillips and Marianne Williamson; President Joe Biden campaigns in Virginia; Senate leaders on aid to Israel & Ukraine and U.S. border security; Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks to Ukraine Defense Contact Group, first public appearance since his release from the hospital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/01/202445 minutes 50 seconds
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Donald Trump & Nikki Haley go head-to-head in NH ahead of primary

Donald Trump, Nikki Haley and Dean Phillips campaign for president in New Hampshire before Tuesday's primary, President Joe Biden on the 51st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that had legalized abortion, Senate negotiator on U.S. border security says their work on a deal is 'largely done', White House on whether President Biden believes Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu would support a Palestinian state. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/01/202452 minutes 34 seconds
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Weekend Edition: NH Primary, Houthis, & March for Life

First – the eyes of the political world now turn to New Hampshire with its primary just a few days away. We get a preview with Christian Science Monitor Washington bureau chief Linda Feldmann Then - Bryan Clark -- a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute -- discusses rising Mideast tensions with continued U.S. airstrikes against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen -- for attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea. Plus – with Friday's annual March for Life and the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on Monday, National Public Radio political correspondent Sarah McCammon discusses the role abortion policy will play in the upcoming election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/01/202429 minutes 44 seconds
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Abortion opponents rally at annual March for Life in Washington, DC

Abortion opponents hold March for Life in Washington, President Biden forgives another $5 billion in college student loans, Transportation Secretary Buttigieg on rail safety bill, President Biden speaks to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu about Israel-Hamas war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/01/202445 minutes 11 seconds
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Another temporary gov't funding bill passes Congress, prevents shutdown

House and Senate pass another temporary government funding bill, preventing a partial shutdown Friday night; Attorney General Garland on Justice Department report on law enforcement response to 2022 mass shooting at a school in Uvalde, TX; second House Homeland Security Committee impeachment hearing for Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/202452 minutes 27 seconds
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President meets Congressional leaders on aid to Ukraine & U.S. border security

President Biden meets with the bipartisan House & Senate leadership on aid to Ukraine, Israel & Taiwan, and U.S. border security; interview with Politico's Alex Guillen on Supreme Court cases that could change how federal agencies enforce laws (23); Biden Administration redesignates Houthis as global terrorist group. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/202446 minutes 52 seconds
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Congress returns with four days to prevent a partial gov't shutdown

Senate begins work on short-term government funding extension, interview with The Hill's Tobias Burns on bipartisan bill to enhance child tax credit and restore business tax breaks (10), latest on Republican presidential campaigns, President Biden will meet Congressional leaders on aid to Ukraine and Israel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/01/202447 minutes
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Weekend Edition: Iowa Caucuses, Hyper-Partisanship, Political Dysfunction

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13/01/202424 minutes 29 seconds
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President Biden on airstrikes against Houthis: 'We've already delivered a message to Iran'

White House and Pentagon on airstrikes against Houthis in Yemen, Speaker Mike Johnson says he is staying with the government funding agreement he negotiated with Democrats, House passes a bill to block a rule that makes it easier for contract workers and franchise workers to unionize. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/01/202439 minutes 21 seconds
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Speaker Johnson says he may back out of spending deal & seek deeper cuts

Interview with The Hill's Emily Brooks on Speaker Johnson saying the government spending deal may be renegotiated (2), Donald Trump on the closing arguments in his civil fraud trial, Pentagon Inspector General will investigate questions of transparency in Defense Secretary Austin's hospitalization, Iran seizes an oil tanker, Country music star Jelly Roll testifies before a Senate committee on reducing fentanyl trafficking and deaths. Make your donation at: c-span.org/donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/202448 minutes 51 seconds
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House committee holds first impeachment hearing for DHS Sec Mayorkas

Interview with Washington Post's Mariana Alfaro on the House committee hearing on a resolution to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas over immigration and border security (7); House committee meeting on a resolution to Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress for not following a subpoena to give a closed-door deposition in the President Joe Biden impeachment inquiry; Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie suspends his campaign, while candidates Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy meet voters in Iowa. Make your donation at: c-span.org/donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/202448 minutes 56 seconds
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Federal Appeals Court hears Donald Trump's claim of presidential immunity

Interview with Politico's Josh Gerstein on DC Circuit Court of Appeals oral argument in case where Donald Trump claims presidential immunity against prosecution (7), Pentagon says Defense Secretary Austin was hospitalized after complications from treatment for prostate cancer, Secretary of State Blinken in Israel presses for more protection for civilians in Gaza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/01/202450 minutes 29 seconds
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Biden Admin to review Def Sec Austin's delay in disclosing hospital stay

White House says there will be a review of Defense Secretary Austin's delaying disclosure of his hospitalization; interview with CQ/Roll Call's Aidan Quigley on bipartisan budget agreement that may lessen chance of federal government shutdown (10); President Biden campaigns at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, warning of threats to democracy; Secretary of State Blinken speaks to reporters before going to Israel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/01/202449 minutes 14 seconds
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Weekend Edition: U.S. Elections, President Trump's Legal Challenges, & Recent Crime Trends

In this bonus episode, three segments from this week's C-SPAN's Washington Journal program. First –David Becker of Center for Election Innovation & Research discusses efforts to increase voter confidence in U.S. elections. Then, CBS News Congressional Correspondent Scott MacFarlane discusses former President Trump's legal challenges. Plus, National crime analyst Jeff Asher discusses the record drop in yearly U.S. homicides and other recent crime trends. Make your donation at: c-span.org/donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/01/202425 minutes 30 seconds
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President Biden on Donald Trump & Jan 6 attack: 'We nearly lost America'

Campaign 2024: President Joe Biden in Valley Forge, PA; Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) in Keokuk, IA for Donald Trump; interview with C-SPAN's Peter Kiley on c-span.org/campaign2024 (16); OMB Director Shalanda Young on the chance of government shutdown; Attorney General Merrick Garland on combatting violent crime, including a 'disturbing spike' in violence against public officials and employees. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/202442 minutes 30 seconds
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Jan. 6 attack prosecutor urges public to help ID suspects as 3rd anniversary nears

U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves on January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol third anniversary, Donald Trump appeals CO Supreme Court decision to keep him off the ballot to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sen. Cruz on new law to speed up building & expanding bridges over Rio Grande; Vermont and Kentucky governors give state of the state addresses; Secretary of State Antony Blinken heads back to the Middle East; Pentagon is asked about a U.S airstrike in Baghdad that killed a leader of a militia supported by Iran. Make your donation at: c-span.org/donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/202449 minutes 18 seconds
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Speaker Johnson at southern border, calls it 'unmitigated disaster'

House Republicans schedule the first hearing as part of the impeaching proceedings against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas; Speaker Johnson leads House Republicans to tour U.S.-Mexico border; interview with C-SPAN's Politico Editor Nate Hurst on C-SPAN's Iowa presidential caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primary coverage (17); White House and State Department reaction to deadly terrorist bombings in Iran. Make your donation at: c-span.org/donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/01/202447 minutes
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Harvard President resigns after antisemitism & plagiarism controversies

Harvard President Claudine Gay resigns after backlash over accusations of plagiarism and her testimony on antisemitism on campus; interview with The Hill's Emily Brooks on Speaker Mike Johnson leading a House Republican delegation to the U.S.-Mexico border (5); CBS News' Scott MacFarlane on status of Donald Trump criminal and civil cases; France assumes UN Security Council presidency and is asked about Israel-Hamas war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/01/202444 minutes 59 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Annual Holiday Authors Week Series

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal from its annual holiday Authors Week series which features writers from across the political spectrum. First – Reverend Wheeler Parker Jr., Emmett Till's cousin -- and co-author Christopher Benson -- discuss their book "A Few Days Full of Trouble: Revelations on the Journey to Justice for My Cousin & Best Friend, Emmett Till" Then –a conversation with nationally syndicated columnist Cal Thomas about his book, "A Watchman in the Night" on his 50-year career in journalism. Plus – NPR "Morning Edition" co-host Steve Inskeep discusses his latest book "Differ We Must: How Lincoln Succeeded in a Divided America." Make your donation at: c-span.org/donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/12/202328 minutes 37 seconds
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Gov. DeWine (R-OH) vetoes bill banning gender-affirming care for minors

Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH) vetoes a bill that would have prohibited transgender youth from getting gender-affirming care; Secretary of State Shenna Bellows (D-ME) on her decision to keep Donald Trump off the presidential primary ballot; interview with Washington Post's Caroline O'Donovan on Google settling class-action lawsuit involving data privacy for people searching online in 'incognito' mode (12); Mayor Eric Adams (D-NY) on safety and security on New Year's Eve in Times Square; United Nations Security Council holds another meeting on the Israel-Hamas war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/12/202338 minutes 53 seconds
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Nikki Haley after backlash: 'of course' Civil War was about slavery

Interview with FiveThirtyEight's Nathaniel Rakich on GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley now saying 'of course' slavery caused the Civil War (5); latest on immigration & border security talks in Mexico City; five year anniversary of American Paul Whelan's detention in Russia; Israeli-American Judith Weinstein confirmed murdered by Hamas. Make your donation at: c-span.org/donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/12/202351 minutes 37 seconds
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Michigan Supreme Court keeps Donald Trump on GOP primary ballot

Interview with USA Today's John Fritze on Michigan Supreme Court rejecting 14th Amendment 'insurrection clause' challenge to keep Donald Trump off primary ballot (1); Republican pollster Frank Luntz on 2024 presidential race; Secretaries Blinken and Mayorkas meet Mexico's president in Mexico City about border security; Israel again says United Nations is biased in favor of Hamas; Russia convenes UN Security Council informal meeting on Ukraine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/12/202340 minutes 10 seconds
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FEED DROP: New Q&A Host Peter Slen

This week a conversation with the new host of Q&A, Peter Slen. We discuss the mission of the program, what to expect, and the best parts of hosting a one-hour conversation with interesting individuals. All new Q&A episodes start January 28th, 2024. Make your donation at: c-span.org/donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/12/202311 minutes 5 seconds
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Preview of busy Jan. in DC: border security,, gov't funding, Ukraine aid

Interview with The Hill's Mychael Schnell on Congress' busy January agenda (3); Campaign 2024: new TV ad Gov. Sununu (R-NH) for candidate Nikki Haley, Donald Trump & Ron DeSantis Christmas messages; Israeli government lays out 'vision for peace', which includes destroying Hamas and deradicalizing Palestinian society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/12/202339 minutes 55 seconds
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Weekend Edition: 2024 Presidential Election, Homelessness in the U.S., and Anniversary of the First Step Act

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal First – the Supreme Court is set to decide a number of high-profile cases related to the 2024 presidential election. Kimberly Wehle – law professor, writer, and legal contributor for ABC News – discusses the key legal and constitutional questions. Then – the number of homeless persons in the U-S hit a record high in 2023. We'll speak with Steve Berg from the National Alliance to End Homelessness about what's driving this trend – and how to address it. Plus – this week marked the 5th anniversary of the First Step Act – bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation signed by then President Trump. We discuss the law's impact with criminal justice advocate Kevin Ring and Colleen Eren, author of the new book "Reform Nation: The First Step Act and the Movement to End Mass Incarceration." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/12/202332 minutes 14 seconds
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UN Security Council passes resolution to get aid to Gaza; US abstains

President Biden pardons thousands of Americans convicted of using or possessing marijuana on some federal land, UN Security Council approves a resolution calling for humanitarian pauses in the war between Israel and Hamas, interview with Bloomberg News' Josh Wingrove about White House and Congressional reaction to the proposed sale of U.S. Steel to a Japanese company. (19) Make your donation at: c-span.org/donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/12/202341 minutes
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U.S. & Chinese top military leaders speak for first time in over a year

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. CQ Brown speaks with his Chinese counterpart; UN Security Council again postpones vote on resolution to get more aid to Gaza; President Biden speaks with Mexican President about immigration and border security; Donald Trump responds to being thrown off Colorado ballot for engaging in insurrection; interview with Denver Post's Elise Schmelzer on this week's release of five gray wolves in Colorado. (33) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/202346 minutes 24 seconds
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Mixed reaction to Colo. Supreme Court keeping Donald Trump off ballot

President Biden reacts to Colorado Supreme Court ruling that Donald Trump is ineligible to hold office because of his role in the Jan 6 attack on Capitol; Senate recesses for holidays without a deal on U.S. border security, which is holding up aid to Ukraine; Justice Dept sues land developer in Texas accused of predatory mortgage lending against Spanish-speaking immigrants; U.N. Security Council still searching for resolution language that U.S. will not veto to pause Israel-Hamas and get aid to Gaza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/202346 minutes 14 seconds
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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor remembered at funeral as a 'pioneer'

President Joe Biden, Chief Justice John Roberts, Evan Thomas and Jay O'Connor speak at funeral service for the late Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; Senate leaders say still more time is needed to reach a border security deal; White House on latest steps to confront Houthi rebels in Red Sea; update on Christmas holiday air travel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/12/202346 minutes 39 seconds
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Senate Democrats Extend Session to Seek Ukraine-Border Deal

On Capitol Hill, Senate lawmakers from both sides of the aisle say they're encouraged with the direction of talks on a border security but they remain unclear about when they'll reach an agreement. Negotiators have been huddled together for weeks as they attempt to reach a deal that will also unlock additional aid for Ukraine and Israel. We'll hear from Sens. Schumer and McConnell and get the details from Politico legislative reporter Ursula Perano coming up Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was in Tel Aviv today meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top officials. Among the topics of conversation Gaza's future and the need to stabilize the situations in the West Bank, where violence among settlers has erupted, and in the north, where Hezbollah terrorists have been firing rockets at settlements and military sites. We'll hear more from Secretary Austin and Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant. The body of the late Sandra Day O'Connor, the nation's first female Supreme
18/12/202333 minutes 37 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Free Speech & The Discord Leaks

In this weekend's episode, two segments from this past week's Washington Journal First – Author and free speech advocate Greg Lukianoff -President & CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression -- discusses the rise of antisemitism on college campuses. Then – Washington Post intelligence and national security reporter Shane Harris discusses his partnership with PBS Frontline on the new documentary "The Discord Leaks" Make your donation at: c-span.org/donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/12/202330 minutes 4 seconds
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WH Nat'l Security Adviser downplays differences with Israel on Gaza war

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan after meetings in Israel, downplays U.S.-Israel differences about war with Hamas in Gaza; U.S. border security negotiations continue among Senators and Biden Administration officials; President Joe Biden teams with former President Barack Obama on a video to promote Obamacare; former First Lady Melania Trump, a naturalized U.S. citizen, speaks at ceremony at the National Archives in DC on this Bill of Rights Day where 25 immigrants took the oath of U.S. citizenship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/202346 minutes 34 seconds
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House passes NDAA with controversial surveillance authority extension

Interview with The Hill's Brad Dress on House passing the NDAA over some Republican objections to including an extension of the Section 702 warrantless wiretap program (1); Senate cancels part of holiday recess while U.S. border security negotiations continue, with any deal to be packaged with aid to Ukraine; National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan is in Israel; President Biden goes to NIH in Maryland to talk about lowering prescription drug prices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/12/202352 minutes 44 seconds
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Hunter Biden defies House Republican subpoena in impeachment inquiry

Hunter Biden says, "My father was not financially involved in my business" as he defies a subpoena to testify before a House Committee in closed session, interview with MarketWatch's Greg Robb on Federal Reserve keeping interest rates steady (16), border security reform deal may be coming together between Republicans and White House to free up Ukraine aid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/202350 minutes 57 seconds
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Pres. Zelensky meets House, Senate leaders & Pres. Biden on Ukraine aid

Ukrainian President Zelensky in DC meets with Senators, House leaders and President Biden to push for $60 billion in aid, but Senate leaders say there is no deal yet on an accompanying U.S. border security package; House Rules Committee debates resolution to authorize impeachment inquiry of President Biden; Speaker Johnson pulls Section 702 reauthorization from this week's schedule; Senate subcommittee hearing with U.S. Coast Guard Academy sexual assault survivor whistleblowers. Make your donation at: c-span.org/donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/202352 minutes 7 seconds
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President Zelensky lands in DC amid Ukraine aid/border security debate

Ukrainian President Zelensky lands in DC to advocate for U.S. aid for Ukraine, as Congressional Republicans insist on adding U.S. border security provisions to the package; White House reaction to UPenn president's resignation over not strongly condemning antisemitism on her campus; President Biden announces grant to support firefighters in Philadelphia; Texas state Senator John Whitmore (D) defeats Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D) for Houston mayor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/202350 minutes 23 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Society for the Rule of Law Institute's Mission, Israel-Hamas War, & Immigration Policy

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal. First – a conversation with Society for the Rule of Law Institute Board President George Conway. We talk about the organization and its mission. Then -we speak with Behnam Ben Taleblu, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He talks about Iran's role in the Israel-Hamas war and the state of U.S. relations with Iran. Plus - Krish O'Mara Vignarajah, president and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service talks about U.S. immigration policy and the asylum process. Make your donation at: c-span.org/donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/12/202332 minutes 57 seconds
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U.S. vetoes U.N. resolution calling for ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war

U.S. vetoes UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war, Presidents of DePauw and James Madison Universities on antisemitism on campus, White House asked about latest indictments against Hunter Biden, November jobs report, bipartisan Senate delegation lands in Dubai for UN Climate Summit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/202348 minutes 21 seconds
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House Intel Committee passes FISA Section 702 reauthorization

House Intelligence Committee passes a FISA Section 702 reauthorization, interview with E&E News' Andres Picon on NDAA (6), aid for Ukraine still stuck in Congress over disagreements on U.S. border security, House blocks president's latest student loan relief plan, House censures Rep. Bowman (D-NY). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/202348 minutes 40 seconds
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Senate GOP blocks Ukraine aid, saying more U.S. border security needed

President Biden asks Senate Republicans not to hold up Ukraine aid bill because their U.S. border security changes are not included, U.S. indicts four Russians for war crimes against an American in Ukraine, U.S. House blocks EPA emissions rule designed to promote electric vehicles, former Speaker Kevin McCarthy to resign from Congress. Make your donation at: c-span.org/donate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/202350 minutes 47 seconds
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Sen. Tuberville lifts his holds on almost all military promotions

Sen. Tuberville (R-AL) ends hold on most military promotions that was in place to protest Pentagon abortion policy; Sen. Schumer (D-NY) says Republicans can offer any border security amendment to Ukraine aid bill; FBI Director Wray calls for reauthorizing FISA Section 702 overseas warrantless surveillance authority; House hearing on antisemitism on college campuses; Vice President Harris breaks records for Senate tie-breaking votes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/12/202350 minutes 48 seconds
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Jake Sullivan Says Vote Against Supplemental Will Hurt Ukraine and Help Russia

The White House is warning that time is running out for Congress to approve more assistance to Ukraine. White House budget director Shalanda Young wrote in a letter today that inaction from Congress before the end of the year on a new round of aid threatens to QUOTE kneecap Ukraine on the battlefield.  Meanwhile, in the Middle East, a US Navy warship has intervened after three commercial ships in the Red Sea came under attack by drones. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attack.  And at the United Nations, Israeli officials are saying that the international body is QUOTE ignoring evidence of sexual violence by Hamas terrorists in their October 7th attacks. We'll hear from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. State Department spokesman Matt Miller and Senate leaders on all of this coming up.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/12/202338 minutes 48 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Israel-Hamas Hostage Release, Ukraine Aid, & The Fentanyl Crisis

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal First – a conversation with retired U.S. Navy SEAL commander Dan O'Shea who served as coordinator for the hostage working group at the U-S embassy in Baghdad. We discuss ongoing talks between Israel and Hamas over the release of hostages. Then -Republicans in both the House and Senate say tougher border measures are needed in order to pass any kind of aid to Ukraine and Israel. We talk with Lindsey McPherson, political reporter at The Messenger – about what's being considered. Plus - Regina LaBelle, former Acting National Drug Control Policy director in the Biden administration, discusses how federal, state and local governments are responding to the fentanyl crisis in the U-S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/202330 minutes 39 seconds
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House votes to expel Rep. Santos (R-NY), 311-114, 2 present

House votes to expel Rep. Santos (R-NY); Secretary of State Blinken on end of Israel-Hamas war humanitarian pauses; Federal Reserve Chair Powell on economy and interest rates; interview with The Hill's Zach Schonfeld on SEC v. Jarkesy; a Supreme Court case about federal agency powers to issue fines (31); retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor dies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/202349 minutes 54 seconds
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Sec Blinken: Israel agreed to 'clear plan' to protect civilians in Gaza

Secretary of State Blinken is in Israel to push for more extensions of the Israel-Hamas war humanitarian pauses and most hostage releases, House passes bill to block Iran from getting $6 billion, UN Climate Summit begins in Dubai, House debates resolution to expel Rep. Santos, Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenas two conservative activists in Supreme Court ethics investigation, remembering former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who has died at age 100. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/202354 minutes 52 seconds
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Sen. Schumer calls antisemitism amid Israel-Hamas war 'five-alarm fire'

Senate Majority Leader Schumer warns rise in antisemitism is "five-alarm fire that must be extinguished", families of hostages in Gaza testify before a House committee, interview with Axios' Eugene Scott on U.S. asylum law changes that could be packaged with aid to Ukraine (19), Speaker Johnson on this week's vote on expelling Rep. Santos, President Biden visits a wind turbine tower company in Colorado. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/202347 minutes 47 seconds
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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter remembered for 'unshakeable strength'

Tribute service in Atlanta for former first lady Rosalyn Carter, Rep Garcia (D-CA) introduces resolution to expel Rep. Santos (R-NY), Senate leaders on aid to Ukraine and U.S. border security, more hostages released by Hamas, Fed Board member Waller on economy and interest rates, U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree lighting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/11/202345 minutes 54 seconds
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Israel and Hamas agree to extend truce for two more days

Israel Defense Forces have announced that 11 more hostages have been freed by Hamas terrorists and are on their way back to Israel. All of them are Israelis. The release comes after Israel and Hamas agreed to extend their truce in Gaza by two more days. Meanwhile, the man accused of shooting three Palestinian college students in Burlington, Vermont over the weekend in what Vermont's state attorney called a hateful act has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bond. We'll hear the reaction from the White House on the pause in fighting and this weekend's shooting coming up. The House and Senate are back to work this week. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said over the weekend that he would like to bring Israel and Ukraine aid packages to the floor as soon as next week. We'll hear from Senator Schumer, Republican leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Mike Johnson about the prospects of that coming up.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/202334 minutes 45 seconds
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Weekend Edition: U.S. Economy, Racial Equality, & Food Insecurity

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal:  First – Moody's Analytics' Chief Economist Mark Zandi gives us his outlook for the U-S economy as the all-important holiday shopping season begins.   Then- Fox News host and author Brian Kilmeade discusses his latest book "Teddy and Booker T.: How Two American Icons Blazed a Path for Racial Equality." Plus -   Lisa Davis of Share Our Strength discusses the group's No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger and food insecurity in the U.S.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/11/202334 minutes 19 seconds
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Gov. Hochul: 'no indication' of terrorism in Canadian border explosion

NY Gov. Hochul says there is 'no indication' of terrorism after car crashes and explodes at a U.S.-Canadian border crossing; Israel PM & WH National Security Adviser talk about Israel-Hamas deal to release hostages; Russian President calls war in Ukraine 'a tragedy'; Celese Maloy (R) wins special election in Utah for open congressional seat; 60th anniversary of assassination of President Kennedy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/202344 minutes 3 seconds
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President Biden says deal to release some Hamas hostages 'very close'

Israel-Hamas deal to release hostages said to be imminent; Attorney General Garland announces Binance crypto exchange fined $4.3B and founder pleads guilty to money laundering; with Thanksgiving a few days away, White House & House Republicans on food cost and inflation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/11/202345 minutes 11 seconds
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Donald Trump gag order argued before U.S. Court of Appeals

U.S. Court of Appeals hearing on gag order on Donald Trump in his election subversion case; President Biden turn 81 years old; Defense Secretary Austin makes surprise visit to Ukraine, WH update on negotiations to free hostages held by Hamas; President Biden pardons Thanksgiving turkeys; First Lady Jill Biden welcomes the White House Christmas tree; remembering former first Rosalyn Carter, who died on Sunday at age 96. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/11/202347 minutes
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Weekend Edition: China, 'Police State', & the U.S. Economy

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal   First – Top Democrat on the House Armed Service Committee – Adam Smith – discusses the significance of President Biden's high-stakes summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping this week.  Then- author and documentarian Dinesh D'Souza discusses his new film "Police State" examining what HE calls the "erosion of liberties" in the U.S. today. Plus – Roben Farzad – host of public radio's Full Disclosure -- discusses economic conditions in the U.S. with the holiday shopping season about to kick off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/11/202329 minutes 13 seconds
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Pres. Biden talks about migration, fentanyl with Mexican Pres. Obrador

President Biden meets Mexican President Obrador on sidelines of APEC conference in San Francisco, Air Force Secretary tells Sen. Tuberville to end his hold on military nominations and promotions, Rep. Balint (I-VT) is first Jewish House Member to call for Israel-Hamas ceasefire, House Ethics Committee Chair Michael Guest (R-MS) files resolution to expel Rep. George Santos (R-NY), Capitol Christmas Tree arrives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/202346 minutes 18 seconds
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Ethics Committee finds 'substantial evidence' Rep. Santos broke the law

Interview with CQ/Roll Call's Chris Marquette on House Ethics Committee report on Rep. George Santos (R-NY) (3), Senate passes CR to prevent government shutdown, President Biden at the APEC summit speaks of "responsibly managing the competition" between the U.S. and China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/202354 minutes 1 second
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Pres. Biden meets with Chinese Pres. Xi, says 'we made real progress'

President Biden meets with Chinese President Jinping on sidelines of APEC summit in California; interview with Washington Examiner's Cami Mondeaux on U.S. House conservative Republican defeating another procedural vote to bring up an annual spending bill (18); Senate works on CR to avoid government shutdown; FBI Director Wray & DHS Secretary Mayorkas testify before House Homeland Security Committee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/202353 minutes
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House passes federal gov't funding extension to avoid shutdown

U.S. House passes a bill to extend temporary federal government funding and avoid a shutdown at the end of the week, with the two-tiered or 'laddered' Continuing Resolution (CR) funding some federal departments into January and others in February. Interview with Politico Trade Reporter Gavin Bade at the APEC summit in San Francisco about President Biden's meeting with Chinese President Xi at that summit on Wednesday. (17) Members of Congress from both parties speak at March for Israel in Washington. Senate Rules Committee passes resolution to break Sen. Tuberville's blockade of on military nominations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/202353 minutes 15 seconds
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Supreme Court adopts code of conduct amid ethics scrutiny

We're four days away from the deadline to avert a government shutdown. House Speaker Mike Johnson has introduced a plan to split government funding into two, smaller parts with some federal programs running out of funding on Jan. 19 and others on Feb. 2. But just how viable is that approach and would something like that pass the Senate? We'll hear from members coming up. The Supreme Court has adopted a formal ethics code for the first time in its history. The Court said in a statement that the code closely follows an existing code of conduct for lower courts but has been adapted to the QUOTE unique institutional setting of the Supreme Court. We'll hear what Senate Judiciary Committee chair Dick Durbin has to say about it coming up. And we'll prepare you for episode 9 of Books That Shaped America-The 1980 bestseller "Free to Choose" by Milton and Rose Friedman. The book strongly argues for free trade, lower taxes, limited government regulation, and school choice. And in our companion po
13/11/202340 minutes 44 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Department of Veterans Affairs, Campaign 2024, & Sen. Joe Manchin Retirement

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal  First – on this Veterans Day weekend, Military Times deputy editor Leo Shane discusses his reporting on the Department of Veterans Affairs and issues impacting veterans. Then- Bloomberg News Deputy Politics Editor Laura Davison and reporter Stephanie Lai discuss results of Bloomberg's new swing state polling on Campaign 2024 and key public policy issues in the news. Plus - Semafor political reporter Dave Weigel discusses the political fallout from West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin's decision not to run for reelection in 2024 –   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/202331 minutes 29 seconds
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VP Harris files to put Joe Biden on SC presidential primary ballot

Vice President Harris filed paperwork in South Carolina tp put President Biden on the state's Democratic presidential primary ballot, Treasury Secretary Yellen meets China's Vice Premier in San Franscico ahead of next week's meeting in that city between President Biden and Chinese President Xi, interview with Politico's Eric Bazail-Eimil on Virginia Senators challenging the selection of Greenbelt, Maryland over Springfield, Virginia for the site of the new FBI headquarters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202345 minutes 21 seconds
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) says he is not running for reelection in 2024

Israel agrees to humanitarian pauses each day in its attacks on Hamas in Gaza; Sen. Manchin (D-WV) says he will not seek reelection in 2024; President Biden visits a truck factory in Illinois, new FBI headquarters will be built in Greenbelt, MD; Senate Judiciary Committee meets to subpoena billionaire donor and conservative activist in Supreme Court ethics investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/11/202348 minutes 39 seconds
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Vice President Harris credits abortion rights in Dem election victories

White House celebrates Tuesday's election results, especially how the issue of abortion rights helped Democrats, GOP Senators question Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on immigration policy, Secretary of State Blinken says neither Hamas nor Israel will be able to govern Gaza in the long run. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/202352 minutes 46 seconds
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Aid to Ukraine hung up in Senate over how to secure U.S. border

U.S. border security becoming a sticking point in getting aid to Ukraine to pass the Senate; House debates resolution censuring Rep. Tlaib (D-MI) over her positions on the Israel-Hamas war; Supreme Court hears case on whether people under domestic-violence restraining orders can own guns; former Facebook Engineering Director tells Senate subcommittee about dangers of social media to teens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/11/202347 minutes 1 second
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Donald Trump testifies in civil fraud trial, criticizing judge & process

Donald Trump testifies in NY civil fraud trial, often clashing with the judge; President Biden announces $16 billion for Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor projects; Senate takes up Israel aid bill; VA Secretary McDonough says 2 million benefit claims were processed last year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/11/202350 minutes 52 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Impacts of Israel-Hamas War on American Communities in the U.S. & The Autoworkers Strike

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal   First - We'll hear two perspectives on how the Israel-Hamas war is impacting the Jewish and Palestinian-American and Muslim communities here in the U.S. Amy Spitalnick from the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, followed by Nihad Awad from the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Then- automotive industry reporter Jeff Gilbert discusses the tentative agreements at Ford Motor, General Motors and Stellantis to end the autoworkers strike and what it means for the future of electric vehicles.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/11/202322 minutes 11 seconds
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Israel PM rejects U.S. call for humanitarian pauses in Gaza attacks

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu rejects plea from Secretary of State Blinken for a pause in the assault on Gaza to allow aid in, saying not until Hamas releases all hostages; President Biden in Lewiston, ME calls for more gun violence prevention measures; Labor Department says U.S. economy created 150,000 jobs in October and unemployment rose to 3.9%. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/202341 minutes 46 seconds
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House passes $14B for Israel & $14B in IRS cuts despite WH veto threat

Speaker Johnson (R-LA) defends bringing to a vote $14 billion for Israel, with an equal amount cut from the IRS and no money for Ukraine, Secretary of State Blinken flies back to Israel, Senate Republicans confront Sen. Tuberville (R-AL) on his holds on military nominations and promotions over the Pentagon's abortion travel policy, Social Security Commissioner nominee Martin O'Malley gets a Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/11/202343 minutes 5 seconds
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Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged for 2nd meeting in a row

Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged, interview with Politico's Connor O'Brien on Speaker Johnson telling Senate Republicans aid to Israel must move as stand-alone bill (10), Vice President Harris in Great Britain for Artificial Intelligence safety summit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/202353 minutes 2 seconds
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Secs. Blinken & Austin make case for one vote on aid to Israel & Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin defend the Biden Administration's linking aid to Israel with aid to Ukraine, Senate confirms Jack Lew as U.S. Ambassador to Israel, President Biden on retirement savings plan 'junk fees', interview with The Hill's Zach Schonfeld on two Supreme Court cases on whether public officials' blocking critics on their personal social media accounts used for some official business violates the constituents' right to free speech. (37) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/10/202352 minutes 23 seconds
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Netanyahu: "This is a time for war"

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today that a ceasefire with Hamas terrorists QUOTE will not happen." His comments come as Israeli forces announced the liberation of a hostage held by the terrorist group and after the release of a video of three other Israelis who remain in captivity . We'll hear from the Prime Minister coming up. Congress returns this week with both chambers continuing to work on 2024 federal spending legislation. Also on the table, is a one hundred billion dollar aid package to Israel and Ukraine. We'll hear from Senators Schumer, McConnell and one House Republican who thinks the aid should come in separate bills. And we'll get you ready for episode 7 of Books That Shaped America featuring Willa Cather's My Antonia. It's was the first installment of what would be known as her Prairie trilogy C-SPAN cameras went to her home state of Nebraska. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/10/202337 minutes 3 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Speaker Election, Foreign Policy, and Election Integrity

First – Newsweek congressional correspondent Alex Rouhandeh discusses Congressman Mike Johnson's election as House Speaker and what's next on the congressional agenda. Then, Heritage Foundation's James Carafano and Mara Rudman of the Center for American Progress discuss the myriad foreign policy challenges facing the Biden administration. Plus –  Benjamin Hovland – Vice Chair of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission -- discusses efforts to restore trust in the integrity of the U.S. electoral system ahead of the 2024 cycle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/10/202334 minutes 43 seconds
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Rep. Phillips (D-MN) launches presidential run, challenging Joe Biden

Interview with Politico's Nicholas Wu on Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) challenge to President Joe Biden for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination (6), Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) on taking separate votes on aid to Israel and Ukraine, U.S. launches airstrikes against Iran-backed militant groups in Syria. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/202345 minutes 51 seconds
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Speaker Mike Johnson & VP Kamala Harris react to Maine mass shooting

Reaction to mass shooting in Maine from Gov. Janet Mills (D-ME), Vice President Kamala Harris, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), and Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA); Senate leaders on their conversations with new Speaker about agenda; interview with The Block's Sarah Wynn on Senate Banking Committee hearing on how Hamas and other terror groups are financed, including through cryptocurrency (35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/10/202347 minutes 2 seconds
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Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) elected Speaker

Interview with Politico's Katherine Tully-McManus on U.S. House electing new Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) (13), Australian Prime Minister in DC for a state visit, talking with President Biden about the Israel-Hamas war, Senate committee votes to advance NIH Director nomination. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/202351 minutes 20 seconds
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Rep. Emmer is 3rd Republican Speaker nominee to drop out of race

New House Republican Speaker nominee Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) drops out of race after not convincing enough GOP holdouts to be elected in a floor vote, former Trump campaign attorney Jenna Ellis pleads guilty in Georgia election interference racketeering case, UN Security Council meeting on Israel-Hamas war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/10/202348 minutes 32 seconds
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Hamas frees two Israeli women

President Biden is talking about his weekend conversation with Pope Francis. The two men spoke yesterday in a rare phone call. According to the White House, they discussed the president's trip to Israel and efforts to guarantee the delivery of food, medicine, and humanitarian aid to Gaza. We'll hear from the president himself coming up. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby declined to say today if the Biden administration is urging Israel to delay a ground invasion into Gaza. His comments come as Israel's military has ramped up its aerial offensive against Hamas and as twenty more trucks carrying humanitarian aid have arrived in the region. On Capitol Hill, House Republicans are holding a closed-door Speaker candidates forum tonight. The meeting follows last week's vote to reject Ohio's Jim Jordan as a potential replacement and before a floor session tomorrow where they could hold another vote for Speaker.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/10/202330 minutes 15 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Israel-Hamas Conflict, Foreign Policy, & Abraham Lincoln

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal  First –   Axios World Editor Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath and Al-Monitor senior news editor Joyce Karam discuss regional and global reaction to the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas.  Then- we dig into Congress's role in foreign policy - as the White House prepares to send its 100-billion dollar supplemental funding request for aid to Israel and Ukraine. That conversation with Jordan Tama of American University's school of International Service. Plus – NPR "Morning Edition" co-host and author Steve Inskeep discusses his latest book "Differ We Must: How Lincoln Succeeded in a Divided America."    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/10/202325 minutes 47 seconds
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Rep. Jordan ends bid for Speaker after House GOP no confidence vote

House Republicans vote to remove Rep. Jordan (R-OH) as Speaker-designee after he loses third House floor vote, Hamas releases two U.S. hostages, President Biden sends $100 billion aid request to Congress for Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan and U.S.-Mexico border. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/202348 minutes 26 seconds
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House GOP reject empowering Speaker Pro Temp until Speaker is elected

Speaker candidate Rep. Jordan (R-OH) scraps plan to give Speaker Pro Temp Patrick McHenry (R-NC) additional powers and says he will try to win over enough House Republicans to be elected, President Biden gives prime-time address on Israel's war with Hamas and Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Federal Reserve Chair Powell speaks at Economic Club of New York. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/202344 minutes 36 seconds
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Rep. Jim Jordan loses 2nd vote for Speaker, says he is not dropping out

Rep. Jordan loses a second vote for House Speaker, President Biden makes wartime trip to Israel, Senate confirmation hearing for U.S. Ambassador to Israel nominee Jack Lew, Senate confirmation hearing for National Institutes of Health Director nominee, Dr. Monica Bertagnolli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/10/202355 minutes 22 seconds
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GOP Rep. Jordan comes up 17 votes short for Speaker in first round

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) falls short of a majority on first House floor vote for Speaker, President Joe Biden is visiting Israel as show of support in war with Hamas and to facilitate humanitarian aid to Gaza, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett supports code of conduct for Supreme Court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/10/20231 hour 31 seconds
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Secretary Blinken Meets with Israeli Defense Minister

Secretary of State Antony Blinken was back in Israel today after visiting six Arab countries over the past four days… He reaffirmed US support for Israel to Defense Minister Yoav Gallant…We'll hear what both of them had to say coming up. The House is back in session today at 6 pm Eastern before a possible vote for Speaker at noon tomorrow. And at 6:30 eastern tonight. House Republicans are expected to hold another conference meeting to build support for Jim Jordan to be the next Speaker. He became the nominee on Friday, but the latest count shows him short of the 217 votes needed to take the gave.                                                                                   And we'll get a preview of episode five of Books That Shaped America. Tonight's program looks at "The Common Law" by Oliver Wendell Holmes. He wrote the book based a series of lectures he had given on criminal and civil law two decades before he would become a Supreme Court Justice. Learn more about your ad choi
16/10/202333 minutes 58 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Israel-Hamas Conflict & "Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover"

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal  First – a conversation with Ambassador James Jeffrey - former Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS and Wilson Center Middle East Program Chair. We discuss the Israel-Hamas conflict – and geopolitical fallout. Then - Aaron Mehta (meh-ta) - Editor in Chief of Breaking Defense - discusses the military support the U-S is providing Israel in these early days of the conflict – and what more COULD be needed.    Plus – PBS Frontline director and correspondent James Jacoby discusses his latest documentary "Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover."     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/10/202328 minutes 28 seconds
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Rep. Jordan (R-OH) wins GOP Speaker nomination over Rep. Scott (R-GA)

House Republicans nominate Rep. Jordan (R-OH) for Speaker after Rep. Scalise (R-LA) withdraws, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in Israel reaffirms U.S. support in Israel's war with Hamas, President Biden at Port of Philadelphia on federal funding to promote hydrogen fuel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/10/202348 minutes 21 seconds
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Rep. Scalise has trouble getting GOP holdouts to back his Speaker bid

Interview with Axios' Stef Kight on House Republican divisions still holding up a vote to elect a new Speaker (9), House subcommittee hearing on DC crime, Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Israel says the 'U.S. has Israel's back' in its war with Hamas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/202344 minutes 44 seconds
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Rep. Scalise nominated for Speaker; may not have votes to be elected

House Republicans nominate Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) for Speaker, narrowly defeating Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). Interview with The Hill's Emily Brooks on when a House floor vote for Speaker may take place. (10) Latest on Israel-Hamas war from President Biden, Defense Secretary Austin and Members of Congress. President Biden on cracking down on junk fees. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202346 minutes 54 seconds
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Pres. Biden says Hamas attack is 'sheer evil" & 'US stands with Israel'

President Biden condemns Hamas' attack on Israel as an "act of sheer evil" and says the "U.S. stands with Israel"; House Republicans meet in closed session to hear from declared candidates for Speaker, with Speaker Pro Temp McHenry saying it is his intent to have a full House vote for Speaker this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202351 minutes 23 seconds
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Israel orders siege; Hamas threatens hostages

President Biden has put out statement about Americans killed by Hamas in Israel & also being held hostage. Saying QUOTE "Sadly, we now know that at least 11 American citizens were among those killed—many of whom made a second home in Israel. The safety of American citizens—whether at home or abroad—is my top priority as President." Meanwhile, Israel's defense ministry says it has ordered a QUOTE complete siege of Gaza cutting off electricity, food, fuel and water and pounding the region with airstrikes. And in the eastern Mediterranean, the US Navy is positioning its newest, most advanced carrier-the USS Gerald R. Ford—along with a strike group that includes four guided missile destroyers and several F-35 fighter jets. All of this comes as the House of Representatives continues without a permanent Speaker which effectively paralyzes Congress from authorizing additional aid to Israel. The House's former speaker Kevin McCarthy. He held a press conference at the Capitol today. He offered
09/10/202332 minutes 22 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Kevin McCarthy Ousted as House Speaker, Preview of Supreme Court Cases, & Federal Student Loans

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal  First – Former Representatives, Democrat Steve Israel and Republican Zach Wamp discuss the removal of Kevin McCarthy as House Speaker – and what it means for House Republicans and the functioning of Congress. Then - Bloomberg Supreme Court reporter Greg Stohr previews the major cases before the High Court this term - including on gun rights, abortion medication, and social media.  Plus – Politico education reporter Michael Stratford discusses the resumption of federal student loan payments this month – and what the Biden administration hopes to do to help borrowers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/10/202332 minutes 3 seconds
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The U.S. added 336,000 jobs in September

Job growth was stronger than expected in September, a sign that the U.S. economy is working despite higher interest rates, labor battles and disfunction in Washington. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 336,000 for the month, better than the Dow Jones estimate for 170,000 and more than 100,000 higher than the previous month, the Labor Department said Friday.  The unemployment rate was 3.8%, compared to the forecast for 3.7% The payrolls increase was the best monthly number since January. The strong numbers are better for the economy than the August numbers, but also signal that the economy refuses to slow down, despite the Federal Reserves efforts to get prices and hiring closer to normal levels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/202322 minutes 21 seconds
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VP Harris speaks of Sen. Feinstein's 'results, not rhetoric" at memorial

VP Harris & Rep. Pelosi speak at a memorial service for the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in San Francisco; President Biden is asked about waiving environmental laws to speed up building a section of U.S.-Mexico border wall; Pentagon on U.S. fighter jet shooting down a Turkish military drone in Syria; Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN), who voted to oust Speaker McCarthy, on who will get his vote for Speaker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/10/202350 minutes 39 seconds
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Reps. Jordan (R-OH) & Scalise (R-LA) officially enter race for Speaker

Interview with Politico's Anthony Adragna on race for House Speaker now that Rep. Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Scalise (R-LA) are running (4), President Biden on removal of Speaker McCarthy, former President Trump on suggestions he become Speaker, Senate confirmation hearing for FAA Administrator. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/202345 minutes 38 seconds
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Eight House GOP join Dems in vote to remove Speaker Kevin McCarthy

House votes to remove Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from speakership, new Sen. Laphonza Butler (D-CA) is sworn-in, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) talks about being carjacked, Supreme Court case which could lead to invalidating CFPB actions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/10/202347 minutes 23 seconds
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Rep. Matt Gaetz Hints at Motion to Vacate the Chair Later This Week

On the House floor today, Florida Republican Matt Gaetz amplified his calls for change of leadership. His speech comes after multiple threats to begin the process to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. The procedure known as a "motion to vacate" requires a simple majority. We'll hear what Rep. Gaetz had to say today coming up. Top Republicans are united in their support for Kevin McCarthy. Majority Leader Steve Scalise, Majority Whip Tom Emmer and conference chair Elise Stefanik all saying today they back the Speaker. But just how real is the threat to Kevin McCarthy's speakership? We'll talk to NBC News' Scott Wong about it and the role Democrats could play. California's new US Senator Laphonza Butler says she is QUOTE honored and humbled to fill the seat of the late Dianne Feinstein California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the appointment early this morning. Laphonza Butler is the president of EMILY's List, a group that works to elect Democratic women. We'll hear what people are say
02/10/202341 minutes 9 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Government Shutdown?

First –  CQ Roll Call senior writer Paul Krawzak discusses the latest on Congress' efforts to pass government funding bills before today's deadline. Then - Federal Times reporter Molly Weisner discusses how federal agencies are preparing for a potential government shutdown and how a shutdown would impact federal benefits and services. Plus – Bloomberg Government Congress Reporter Jack Fitzpatrick discusses the impact federal funding negotiations and a potential government shutdown could have on reauthorization bills. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/09/202331 minutes 11 seconds
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House GOP defectors defeat short-term gov't funding as shutdown nears

A House Republican bill to prevent a government shutdown is voted down in the House when 21 House Republicans vote 'no'. They instead want to pass all the regular government spending bills and negotiate with the Senate and White House on that, and a leader of the group, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), spoke out against the border security language added to the bill, saying it was not tough enough on illegal immigration.  But time is short. The deadline to keep the government operating is midnight Sunday, October 1, the new fiscal year. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has died at the age of 90. She was the longest-serving female Senator ever. Tributes are coming from both Democrats and Republicans..  Outgoing Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, said at his retirement ceremony that the U.S. military owes its loyalty to the Constitution, not to a "wannabe dictator" in apparent reference to former President Donald Trump with whom he has had public disagreements, even to the point
29/09/202347 minutes 25 seconds
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House holds first hearing in impeachment inquiry of President Biden

House Republicans hold their first hearing in the impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden, with the Oversight Committee Chair saying they have “a mountain of evidence” that will show that the President Biden “abused his public office for his family’s financial gain” through son Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings. President Biden dedicates a new library in Tempe, Arizona to the late Sen. John McCain… who was a close friend even when a political foe, and the President warns about what he says is the threat to democratic values posed by Donald Trump and the MAGA republican movement. Not much changing in on the federal government funding front. Senate still moving ahead on a bipartisan 45 day funding bill to prevent a government shutdown starting Sunday, and the House Republican majority still plans to vote on their own, different version of a short-term spending bill on Friday, while continuing in the meantime to work on full fiscal year spending bills. Hawaii energy company
29/09/202347 minutes 34 seconds
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Gov't shutdown nears as House GOP leaders reject Senate bipartisan CR

House and Senate continue on separate government funding paths ahead of a potential shutdown after Saturday, Sen. Menendez (D-NJ) and his wife plead not guilty to federal corruption and bribery charges, U.S. Army Private Travis King is released by North Korea to U.S. custody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/09/202348 minutes 52 seconds
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President Biden joins UAW picket line at GM plant in Michigan

President Biden joins UAW picket line Michigan, House and Senate taking different approaches on federal spending four days before a possible government shutdown, FCC Chair moves to reinstate net neutrality rules, more Democratic Senators call for Sen. Menendez to resign over federal bribery charges. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/09/202345 minutes 20 seconds
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Sen. Menendez says he'll fight federal bribery charges & stay in office

Sen. Menendez (D-NJ) vows to fight federal bribery charges and stay in office, Speaker McCarthy (R-CA) on plans for spending bills this week, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on effects of possible government shutdown, interview with C-SPAN's Peter Kiley on our 'Books That Shaped America' series website. (38) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/09/202337 minutes 18 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Federal Spending, Meeting Between Russian and North Korean Leaders, & Nuclear Weapons Testing In The U.S.

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal  First – as a government shutdown looms on Capitol Hill – a closer look at federal spending and a new projection showing the federal budget deficit expected to hit $2 Billion dollars this fiscal year. That conversation with Marc Goldwein – senior vice president for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Then - Victor Cha of the Center for Strategic & International Studies discusses the recent meeting between Russia's Vladimir Putin and North Korea's Kim Jong Un - and what it means for Russia's War Against Ukraine. Plus –a conversation with Mary Dickson –an advocate for survivors of nuclear weapons testing in the U.S. during the 1950s and 60s. She'll discuss her push for compensation for victims of radiation exposure – and the impact of the recent "Oppenheimer" movie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/09/202327 minutes 40 seconds
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Speaker McCarthy tries new strategy with federal gov't shutdown looming

House Rules Committee meets on four FY'24 spending bills, a new strategy from Speaker McCarthy (R-CA) after efforts to pass short-term government funding to prevent a shutdown October 1 failed; President Biden creates the first ever federal office on gun violence prevention; Sen. Menendez (D-NJ) and his wife are indicted for taking bribes to benefit Egypt, UAW expands strike against GM & Stellantis, but not Ford; Campaign 2024: GOP candidates Nikki Haley in New Hampshire, Donald Trump in Iowa, Vivek Ramaswamy in Ohio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/202346 minutes 57 seconds
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House done for week with gov't funding talks to prevent shutdown stalled

Interview with Axios' Stef Kight on Speaker McCarthy (R-CA) losing another procedural vote on government spending, with still no path to avoiding shutdown Oct 1 (4); Ukrainian President Zelensky meets House & Senate leaders, and President Biden, in Washington, asking for more military aid; White House asked about Canada's accusation that India was behind assassination of Indian-Canadian Sikh leader. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/202347 minutes 25 seconds
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Spkr McCarthy hopeful GOP will get gov't funding done & avoid shutdown

Interview with Politico's Jennifer Haberkorn on House Republican negotiations on a temporary government funding bill to avoid a shutdown (6), Federal Reserve does not raise interest rates, Attorney General Garland testifies before a House Committee on Hunter Biden and Donald Trump investigations, President Biden meets with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in New York City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/202348 minutes 18 seconds
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House pulls opening vote on stopgap gov't funding; GOP talks continue

House Republicans delay procedural vote on a temporary federal government funding bill to avert a shutdown in 12 days amid party infighting, President Biden reaffirms support for Ukraine in speech to United Nations, five Americans in prisoner swap with Iran back on U.S. soil. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/09/202348 minutes 44 seconds
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Five Americans Released From Iran

Five American hostages freed from a deal between the U.S. and Iran are returning to American soil. Secretary of State Antony Blinken described an emotional conversation with them following their release early this morning. We'll hear from him and Republican reaction coming up. Congress is back to work today, facing a September 30th deadline to fund the government. The House Rules Committee is meeting this afternoon to discuss a short-term deal reached between Republicans from the Freedom Caucus and Main Street Caucus that will fund the government through October 31st. And tonight is the premiere of our new series, Books That Shaped America. In partnership with the Library of Congress, we'll explore ten books from American literature that provoked thought, won awards, led to significant societal changes, and are still discussed today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/202332 minutes 54 seconds
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Weekend Edition: 14th Amendment Challenges to Donald Trump's Presidential Bid, Robert F, Kennedy, & New COVID-19 Vaccine

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal  First –  University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Professor Kermit Roosevelt and Republican attorney James Bopp, Jr. debate using the 14th Amendment to disqualify former President Trump from the 2024 presidential ballot. Then - Democratic Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr discusses his White House bid – issues he's running on – and some of his controversial statements. Plus – a discussion about the new covid-19 vaccine that was approved by the FDA and CDC earlier this week with Dr. Georges Benjamin - Executive Director of the American Public Health Association. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/09/202331 minutes 38 seconds
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President Biden supports UAW strike, says workers deserve 'fair share'

President Biden gives his support to the UAW strike against GM, Ford & Stellantis, GOP Presidential candidates Ron DeSantis & Mike Pence at Christian conservative summits in DC, Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson at the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing 60th anniversary service, White House confirms Ukrainian President will meet with President Biden in DC next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/202342 minutes 31 seconds
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No House GOP gov't funding deal; Hunter Biden indicted on gun charges

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says House will stay in session, starting next week, until the federal government funding issue is resolved, President Biden contrasts Bidenomics with MAGAnomics, Hunter Biden is indicted on three federal gun charges, NASA releases study of UAP's/UFO's. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/09/202345 minutes 6 seconds
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House Freedom Caucus forces GOP leaders to pull defense spending bill

Politico's Connor O'Brien on House's postponing defense spending bill debate after conservative Republican revolt over continuing disagreement about what will go into short-term spending bill to prevent a government shutdown starting October 1 (5), White House & Rep. Comer on impeachment inquiry of president, August inflation report, Senate AI Forum with Elon Musk & Mark Zuckerberg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/202354 minutes 10 seconds
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Speaker McCarthy opens impeachment inquiry into President Biden

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) orders opening of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden over his family's business dealings, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) warns he will call for vote to oust Speaker if there are not changes in investigation and spending priorities, State Dept on prisoner exchange deal between U.S. and Iran, Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on book bans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/09/202350 minutes 58 seconds
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22nd 9/11 Terror Attacks Anniversary

Today's program includes 9/11 ceremonies from the Pentagon, New York City, and Shanksville, PA. Plus, a look ahead at funding for the government past the end of the month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/09/202328 minutes 25 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Presidential Foundations' Joint Statement on U.S. Democracy, Proud Boys Sentencing, & Capitol Hill Spending Battles

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal First – David Kramer-- executive director of the George W. Bush Institute – discusses the unprecedented joint plea from 13 presidential foundations – to revive democratic norms and civility in the U-S. Then – USA Today Justice Department reporter Bart Jansen discusses the sentencing this week of former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio for his role in the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Plus, Max Cohen -congressional reporter for Punchbowl News –previews the big spending battles to come on Capitol Hill this fall that COULD lead to another government shutdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/09/202324 minutes 3 seconds
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No press cameras in President Biden's meeting with Indian PM ahead of G20

President Biden meets Indian Prime Minister Modi ahead of G20 summit, but reporters question why they were not allowed to see it, Senate Republicans fail to pass bill to ban federal mask mandates, some headline moments this week from GOP presidential campaigns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/09/202344 minutes 16 seconds
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President Biden flies to India for G20 Summit, then to Vietnam

Interview with Politico's Ari Hawkins on President Biden trip to the G20 Summit in India (4), Senate Majority Leader Schumer starts process to debate FY2024 spending bills, Senate confirms FCC and Fed Board nominees, former Trump adviser Peter Navarro on his contempt of Congress trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/202347 minutes 19 seconds
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Sen. McConnell, amid health questions, says he will finish Senate term

Sen. McConnell answers questions about his health after his freeze-up episodes, Secretary of State Blinken in Ukraine announces $1B more in U.S. aid, President Biden praises West Coast ports labor contract, first televised proceeding in Georgia election interference cases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/09/202348 minutes 7 seconds
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Senate, back from recess, seeks to avoid federal government shutdown

Interview with The Hill's Mychael Schnell on Senate returning to session after August recess (8), impeachment trial of Texas Attorney General begins, White House on reports Russian President may meet North Korean President on arms deal, President Biden awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam War helicopter pilot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/09/202348 minutes 8 seconds
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Weekend Edition: The Role of Music in American History & Culture

In this weekend's episode, the Washington Journal explores the Library of Congress' music division – and the role music has played in American history and culture -from the country's founding to today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/09/202331 minutes 52 seconds
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August jobs report: 187K jobs created, unemployment rate up to 3.8%

U.S. adds 187,000 new jobs in August, UAW President accuses of GM & Stellantis of not bargaining in good faith on new contract, Gov. DeSantis (R-FL) and Rep. Cammack (R-FL) on Hurricane Idalia recovery, new SNAP benefit work requirements, Transportation Secretary Buttigieg on Labor Day holiday air travel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/09/202337 minutes 25 seconds
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President Biden approves FL disaster declaration after Hurricane Idalia

President Biden & Gov. DeSantis (R-FL) on Hurricane Idalia recovery, Gov. Kemp (R-GA) on calls to impeach DA Willis, two-year anniversary of U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, interview with Politico's Natlie Fertig on HHS recommendation to reclassify marijuana as lower-risk drug (28), interview with Tennessean's Melissa Brown on Tennessee special legislative session ending without votes on major anti-gun violence legislation (37). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/08/202348 minutes 48 seconds
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Category 3 Hurricane Idalia hits Florida with high winds & storm surge

Gov. DeSantis and President Biden on Hurricane Idalia response, President Biden on Maui wildfire recovery, interview with Axios' Hope King on Commerce Secretary Raimondo's trip to China (28), White House reaction to apparent coup in Gabon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/202347 minutes
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Ten prescription drugs selected for Medicare Part D price negotiation

Interview with Washington Post's Amy Goldstein on the announcement of the first 10 prescription drugs subject to Medicare price negotiation (5), AFL-CIO President Shuler on 'State of the Unions', Gov. DeSantis & FEMA Admin Criswell on Hurricane Idalia, Gold Star families of 13 U.S. servicemembers killed in 2021 U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan testify before Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/08/202352 minutes 40 seconds
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March on Washington 60th Anniversary

Judge Tanya Chutkan has set a trial date of March 4, 2024 for the criminal case against former President Donald Trump. who’s charged with attempting to interfere with the results of the 2020 presidential election. That puts in the middle of next year's presidential primary calendar and could potentially conflict with Donald Trump's other legal troubles. President Biden has approved a request from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to declare a state of emergency there as Tropical Storm Idalia approaches. The storm is predicted to intensify and hit the state as a Category 3 hurricane on Wednesday morning. Also today, President Biden is also marking the anniversary of the March of Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The day is best known in history for Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech. The President and Vice President Harris talked about the anniversary and the racially-motivated mass shooting that happened over the weekend in Jacksonville, Florida. Learn more about your ad choices. Vi
28/08/202325 minutes 10 seconds
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Weekend Edition: The importance of "Constructive Disagreement" & Civics Education

In this weekend's episode, two segments from this past week's Washington Journal – focusing on the country's polarized politics and strategies to bridge the political divide. First – we speak with Peter Coleman, author of “The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization" and Pearce Godwin – Founder and CEO of the Listen First Project – about the importance of engaging in quote/unquote "constructive disagreement" with people across the political aisle. Then – Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Director of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center – discusses the role of civics education in strengthening democracy and promoting citizenship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/08/202334 minutes 54 seconds
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Fed Chair Powell hints at more interest rate increases to curb inflation

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell suggests more interest rate increases may be needed to bring down inflation, RNC chooses Houston to host 2028 national convention, Donald Trump and all 18 co-defendants in Georgia election interference criminal case turn themselves in, White House Budget Director Shalanda Young on Women's Equality day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/08/202335 minutes 58 seconds
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Axios' Alex Thompson: first GOP presidential primary debate a 'raucous affair'

Russian President Putin and Pentagon Press Secretary Ryder on plane crash death of mercenary group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine Independence Day, interview with Axios' Alex Thompson on how GOP presidential debate will affect race (17), Donald Trump gets booked in Georgia jail on election subversion charges. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/202347 minutes 12 seconds
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Failed Russian coup leader Yevgeny Prigozhin killed in plane crash

Russian mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin reportedly killed in a small plane crash, Rudy Guiliani turns himself in Georgia election interference criminal case, first Republican presidential primary debate in Milwaukee, India makes history with moon landing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/08/202341 minutes 57 seconds
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President Biden launches ‘most affordable ever’ student loan repayment plan

Interview with Politico's Michael Stratford on new Biden Administration's income-based student loan repayment plan (4), co-defendant John Eastman surrenders in the Trump case to reverse Georgia's 2020 election results, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on GOP opposition to aid to Ukraine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/08/202338 minutes 44 seconds
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Fmr. President Trump’s bond set at $200K in Fulton County case

President Biden traveled to Hawaii as authorities continued to search for more than 800 people missing after the catastrophic wildfires there. We'll hear from the White House and FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell coming up. According to court filings, a judge has signed off on a $200,000 bond for Donald Trump in the Georgia election case. The order forbids the former president from intimidating any co-defendants or witnesses in the case as he awaits trial. And a new poll out today in Iowa shows those Georgia indictments have only helped the president increase his lead among Republican voters. At that and more coming up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/08/202323 minutes 20 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Inflation Reduction Act, Political Scandals, & Kansas Newspaper Police Raid

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal  First –   Climate Power executive director Lori Lodes and Heritage Foundation senior research fellow Jack Spencer discuss the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act on clean energy job creation. Then - University of Houston political science professor Brandon Rottinghaus discusses his new study that found scandals don't have the impact on politicians like they used to. Plus - Gabe Rottman of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press discusses that recent police raid on a small-town Kansas newspaper -- and broader concerns over press freedom in the U-S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/08/202329 minutes 32 seconds
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DHS Sec Mayorkas says new ICE & CISA headquarters to be built in DC

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announces new construction at department headquarters in Washington, DC, designed to consolidate operations, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) on cutting DHS funding if border security is not improved, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) on helping to rebuild after the Maui wildfires, UN Security Council meeting on human rights in North Korea. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/08/202338 minutes 56 seconds
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President Biden calls Inflation Reduction Act 'transformative' on its anniversary

Anniversary of the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act, FEMA update on Maui wildfire recovery, GOP Presidential candidate Mike Pence on latest indictment of Donald Trump, State Department on North Korea's claiming Pvt. Travis King fled across the DMZ because of 'inhuman maltreatment' in the U.S. Army. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/08/202350 minutes 20 seconds
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President Biden on Maui wildfires; former President Trump indicted in GA

President Biden and FEMA on the response to wildfires in Maui, Hawaii, interview with Bloomberg News' Zoe Tillman on indictment of Donald Trump and 18 others in Georgia on trying to overturn 2020 presidential election results (18), Secretary of State Blinken on deal with Iran to free 5 Americans and on the 2nd anniversary of the Taliban takeover of Kabul, Afghanistan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/08/202348 minutes 44 seconds
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FEMA Admin. Criswell gives update on response to Maui wildfires

FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell on federal response to Maui wildfires, Washington Post's Brianna Tucker on possible election tampering indictments against Donald Trump in Georgia (18), appeal from Debra Tice, mother of U.S. journalist hostage in Syria Austin Tice, on 11th anniversary of his kidnapping, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Navy joining Army and Marine Corps under acting leadership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/08/202345 minutes 22 seconds
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Georgia Grand Jury Indictment

Former President Trump faces 13 charges, including violation of Georgia's RICO Act, filing false documents and several conspiracy charges. He is accused of heading a scheme to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia, which he lost to President Joe Biden by 11,779 votes, according to WSB. The following audio was produced with a tool designed to convert text into spoken language. In this specific instance, it has been used to audibly render the contents of the Georgia Trump indictment pdf document. While efforts have been made to ensure accurate pronunciation and intonation, there may still be misinterpretation, mispronunciation, or incorrect emphasis. https://static.c-spanvideo.org/files/resources/trumpIndictment.2023.08.14.pdf Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/08/20233 hours 30 minutes 33 seconds
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Weekend Edition: PACT Act, Trump Indictments, & America's National Parks

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal  First –   Mary Kaszynski of the group VoteVets and Tyler Koteskey of Concerned Veterans for America discuss the first anniversary of the PACT Act – the V-A health care program for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances. Then - Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Tamar Hallerman discusses the Fulton County, Georgia investigation into possible 2020 election interference by President Trump – and timing of any potential indictments. Plus -with summer 2024 in full swing - Kristen Brengel of the National Parks Conservation Association discusses the state of America's national parks      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/08/202333 minutes 59 seconds
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Attorney General Garland appoints special counsel in Hunter Biden investigation

Attorney General Merrick Garland appoints U.S. Attorney David Weiss as special counsel in the Hunter Biden investigation, White House defends possible deal with Iran to trade 5 detained Americans for unfreezing $6 billion of Iranian funds, Republican Presidential candidates Mike Pence and Francis Suarez at Iowa State Fair, preview of C-SPAN2's BookTV coverage of National Book Festival. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/202342 minutes 5 seconds
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President Biden approves major disaster declaration for Maui wildfires

President Biden approves Hawaii disaster declaration on wildfires to speed federal aid, interview with Bloomberg's Jordan Fabian on president's $40B emergency aid request for Ukraine, disaster relief & southern border (11), interview with CyberScoop News' Tonya Riley on FISA Section 702 reauthorization debate (21), Sen. Manchin says he is 'thinking seriously' about changing from Democrat to Independent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/08/202345 minutes 25 seconds
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U.S. nurse & daughter kidnapped in Haiti set free

An American nurse and her daughter kidnapped in Haiti are set free, interview with Politico's Zach Montellaro on future of abortion as election issue after Tuesday's Ohio ballot measure result (13), Gov. DeSantis (R-FL) suspends Democratic State Attorney, President Biden in New Mexico on clean energy manufacturing, NYC Mayor Adams asks for more money to care for migrants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/08/202343 minutes 52 seconds
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President Biden name new 1M acre nat'l monument near Grand Canyon

President Joe Biden announces new national monument around the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump in New Hampshire on his indictments & veterans' issues, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on U.S.-China space race to return to moon and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/08/202347 minutes 10 seconds
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Secretary Blinken marks 25th Anniv of U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa

Federal government closes early due to tornado watch, Secretary Blinken on 25th Anniversary of the bombings of U.S. Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, Sen. McConnell heckled at political rally, remembering the late Charles Ogletree. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/08/202328 minutes 3 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Trump Indictment, Supreme Court Reform & "Oppenheimer"

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal  First –  James Antle – politics editor for the Washington Examiner discusses the latest Trump indictment and potential impact on Campaign 2024. Then - Brian Fallon, Co-Founder & outgoing Executive Director of Demand Justice, discusses Supreme Court reform and the state of the progressive legal movement. Plus - Cindy Kelly, founder and President of the Atomic Heritage Foundation, on America's renewed interest in the history and legacy of the Manhattan Project with the release of the new "Oppenheimer" movie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/08/202341 minutes 48 seconds
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187K jobs created in July, unemployment rate drops to 3.5%

VP Kamala Harris and interview with The Hill's Taylor Giorno on the July jobs report (4), GOP presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott visits southern border and candidate Chris Christie visits Ukraine, Justice Elena Kagan on Supreme Court ethics reform. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/202342 minutes 25 seconds
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United States v. Donald J. Trump

The full and un-edited audio of the United States v Donald J. Trump indictment that was filed on August 2nd, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/20231 hour 31 minutes 54 seconds
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Donald Trump pleads not guilty to 2020 election & Jan 6 attack charges

Former President Trump arraigned on Jan 6 investigation criminal charges, interview with Washington Examiner's Sarah Bedford on Devon Archer interview transcript released (14), Pentagon considering putting armed personnel on commercial ships in Persian Gulf's Strait of Hormuz to counter Iran. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/08/202345 minutes 58 seconds
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Treasury Sec says Fitch cutting U.S. credit rating 'entirely unwarranted'

False active shooter scare on Capitol Hill, interview with Wall Street Journal's Andy Duehren on Fitch Ratings downgrade of the U.S., government's credit rating (10), IRS Commissioner on going paperless, preview of Donald Trump arraignment Thursday, Sec of State Blinken speaks to young African leaders, House Agriculture Committee listening session in Minnesota on Farm Bill Reauthorization. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/202347 minutes 24 seconds
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Fmr. Pres. Trump indicted for trying to overturn his 2020 reelection loss

Special Counsel Jack Smith on the indictment of former President Trump in trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, interview with CQ/Roll Call's Mark Satter on Biden Admin decision to keep Space Command HQ in Colorado instead of moving it to Alabama (11), VP Harris rejects Gov. DeSantis' invitation to discuss Florida's new Black History curriculum, U.S. Amb to UN Thomas-Greenfield on Russia's war in Ukraine and food insecurity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/08/202347 minutes 15 seconds
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Hunter Biden associate, Devon Archer, testifies on Capitol Hill

Congress has started in August recess...but House Oversight Committee members on Capitol Hill today get closed-door testimony from Hunter Biden's former business partner, Devon Archer. Plus, a look at the Republican field of presidential candidates and US and Ukranian officials will meet in Saudi Arabia next month to discuss long-term security and support for the region. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/07/202325 minutes 58 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Federal Reserve, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena & Labor Unions

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal  First –  Wall Street Journal chief economics correspondent Nick Timiraos discusses the Federal Reserve latest interest rate hike -- and state of the U.S. economy. Then -Republican Congressman Tim Burchett joins us – a member of the House Oversight Committee – to talk about this week's hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena or "UAPs"     Plus -a look at the state of labor unions in the U-S amid the Hollywood strikes, UPS labor talks, and various unionization efforts across the country. That conversation with David Madland -- senior advisor of the Center for American Progress's American Worker Project. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/07/202326 minutes 11 seconds
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Congress starts August recess with gov't funding bills up in the air

Interview with Politico's Nicholas Wu on unfinished business, including government spending bills, as House & Senate start the August recess (7), President Biden in Maine on 'Bidenomics', new U.S. military rules for handling serious crimes like murder and sexual assault. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/07/202346 minutes 35 seconds
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President Biden announces steps to help people deal with extreme heat

Interview with Bloomberg's Zahra Hirji on President Biden's steps to deal with extreme wave across the U.S. (4), House passes bills to reverse two Endangered Species Act listings, Italian Prime Minister visits DC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/07/202352 minutes 45 seconds
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Hunter Biden pleads not guilty after judge questions plea deal

Federal judge puts on hold Hunter Biden's plea deal, interview with MarketWatch's Jeffry Bartash on Federal Reserve raising interest rates 0.25% (11), House hearing on UFO's & Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, House hearing on immigration policy with DHS Secretary Mayorkas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/07/202346 minutes 25 seconds
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President creates national monument honoring Emmett Till and his mother

President Biden creates Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument, House Speaker McCarthy suggests Biden family investigation is moving to 'impeachment inquiry', first FY2024 spending bills coming to House floor, interview with Space Insiders' Leonard David on Wednesday's House subcommittee hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena. (37) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/07/202348 minutes 22 seconds
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Israeli government votes to limit Supreme Court powers amid mass protests

Lawmakers in the Israeli parliament have passed a controversial judicial reform bill… that limits the ability of the nation's Supreme Court to strike down government actions…The move sparked mass protests across the country… We'll hear the White House reaction coming up… Congress returns to work tomorrow…The House will consider its first 2024 spending bills, funding the Agriculture Department, the FDA and the VA for next year….The Senate is expected to continue work on the annual defense programs and policy bill…. And in Campaign 2024 news…A former senator jumps into the governor's race in New Hampshire…And two new polls----One in Ohio that shows broad support for reproductive rights…and one in Iowa that shows a possible second challenger to Donald Trump in the Republican presidential race… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/07/202329 minutes 10 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Pres. Biden's Economic Record, Former Pres. Trump's Potential Criminal Charges & Artificial Intelligence

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal  First – a conversation about President Biden's economic record so far with American Action Forum President and former CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin  Then -- Noah Bookbinder -- President of Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (CREW) -- discusses former President Trump facing potential criminal charges over his effort to overturn the 2020 election.  Plus, Gregory Allen Director of CSIS's Center for A-I & Advanced Technologies --discusses what Congress may be considering – when it comes to regulating the exploding A-I industry.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/07/202329 minutes 44 seconds
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VP Harris says FL's Black History school curriculum 'pushes propaganda'

Vice President Harris in Florida on the new teaching standards for Black History, President Biden gets tech company risk management commitments on AI, UN Security Council meeting on Russia's withdrawal from Ukraine grain export deal, interview with C-SPAN's London Producer Peter Knowles on political standing of Prime Minister Sunak .(31) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/07/202346 minutes 17 seconds
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Senate committee approves Supreme Court ethics bill on party-line vote

Interview with CQ/Roll Call's Michael Macagnone on Senate Judiciary Committee's passing a Supreme Court ethics reform bill (7), Democratic Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. testifies before the House Subcommittee on Weaponization of the Federal Government, House passes FAA reauthorization, President Biden talks about clean energy union jobs in Philadelphia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/07/202347 minutes 27 seconds
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IRS whistleblowers testify about alleged bias in Hunter Biden tax case

Two IRS special agent whistleblowers tell Congress Justice Dept interfered with Hunter Biden investigation, interview with Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) reporter Benjamin Fisher on local impact of federal FAA reauthorization bill before Congress, Israeli President Herzog addresses joint meeting of Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/07/202348 minutes 28 seconds
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Special Counsel tells Donald Trump he is a target in Jan. 6 attack probe

Former President Trump says he received a letter saying he is a target of the January 6th investigation grand jury, Sen. Manchin at a No Labels Town Hall on a possible third-party presidential bid, U.S. servicemember crosses into North Korea, President Biden meets Israel's President at the White House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/07/202348 minutes 20 seconds
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal walks back her comments calling Israel a 'racist state'

Washington state Democrat Pramila Jayapal is walking back comments she made over the weekend about Israel…The Congressional Progressive Caucus leader sparked a reaction when she referred to Israel as QUOTE a racist state…We'll hear her comments and what Congressional leaders had to say about them coming up…All this comes just days before Israeli President Isacc Herzog speaks to a joint meeting of Congress…That is scheduled for Wednesday…and it's just one of the items on Congress's agenda this week…The House is scheduled to work on FAA reauthorization… The Senate: the annual defense programs and policy bill… And Secretary of State Antony Blinken is urging the Senate to act on dozens of stalled diplomatic nominees…who's confirmation has been blocked by Kentucky Republican Rand Paul…We'll hear from Sec. Blinken coming up… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/07/202329 minutes 49 seconds
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Weekend Edition: National Governors' Association Summer Meeting, FBI Director Testimony & The Upcoming Battle For The Senate

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this past week's Washington Journal  First – we hear from the current and incoming chairs of the National Governors Association: New Jersey Governor, Democrat Phil Murphy – and Utah Governor, Republican Spencer Cox. We'll talk about this week's NGA summer meeting – and areas they say governors can work together. Then, Wall Street Journal Justice department reporter Sadie Gurman discusses FBI Director Christopher Wray's testimony before the House Judiciary committee this week. Plus, a discussion of the political landscape in the upcoming battle for the Senate with Al Weaver - national political reporter for the Hill newspaper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/07/202329 minutes 32 seconds
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GOP House majority passes NDAA limiting abortion, transgender care, DEI

House passes NDAA with amendments targeting Pentagon policies on abortion, transgender care, diversity, and climate, NGA incoming chair Gov. Cox (R-UT) on his initiative "Disagree Better", VP Harris on last stop of "Investment in America Tour", interview with Politico's Daniella Diaz on annual Senate Democratic office staffer diversity survey (37). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/07/202344 minutes 40 seconds
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President Biden in Finland says 'Putin's already lost the war' in Ukraine

President Biden in Finland says "Putin's already lost the war" in Ukraine, House debates abortion, transgender care amendments to NDAA, Secret Service ends investigation of cocaine found at White House, Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry testifies before a House committee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/07/202348 minutes 49 seconds
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FBI Dir Wray defends against House GOP charges he 'weaponized' the FBI

FBI Director Wray testifies before the House Judiciary Committee, where Republicans accuse him of weaponizing the FBI against conservatives. President Biden meets with Ukrainian President Zelensky at the NATO summit in Lithuania, on eventual Ukrainian membership and G7 security pledges. Interview with The Hill's Emily Brooks on U.S. House working on National Defense Authorization (NDAA) bill and possible amendments on 'culture war' and Ukraine issues (32). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/07/202344 minutes 34 seconds
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NATO to invite Ukraine to join 'when conditions are met'

President Biden at NATO leaders' summit in Lithuania on Sweden & Ukraine joining. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair nominee, Gen. CQ Brown, on DEI and Sen. Tuberville's hold on military nominations, interview with Washington Post's Rick Maese on Senate hearing on proposed PGA Tour-LIV Golf merger (33). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/07/202348 minutes 15 seconds
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Senate Returns With Long To-Do List

President Biden is overseas for a short but busy trip…He arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania earlier today for the NATO Summit…His day started in London, where he met with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London…We'll hear from both inside the program. Congress is back this week after their Fourth of July recess… The Senate is considering more of President Biden's executive and judicial nominations….The House is back tomorrow…with work this week on the annual defense programs and policy bill…  And the Marine Corps is without a confirmed leader for the first time since before the Civil War…We'll hear from the outgoing leader and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/202340 minutes 33 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Campaign 2024 & Russia-Ukraine Conflict

In this weekend's episode, two interviews from this past week's Washington Journal  First - Kirk Bado -- editor of National Journal's "Hotline" political newsletter -- discusses Campaign 2024 and key congressional races. Then, we get an update on the Russia-Ukraine conflict – and Russian President Vladimir Putin's future – with William Pomeranz, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/07/202326 minutes 25 seconds
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Controversial cluster munitions part of new U.S. aid package to Ukraine

New U.S. military aid package for Ukraine includes cluster munitions, preview of NATO leaders' summit next week, Labor Dept jobs report, Republican Presidential candidates Donald Trump & Doug Burgum, and Casey DeSantis, wife of candidate Ron DeSantis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/07/202343 minutes 27 seconds
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President Biden promotes clean energy job creation in South Carolina

President Biden promotes clean energy manufacturing partnership in South Carolina, interview with Politico's Doug Palmer on Treasury Secretary Yellen's trip to China (9), latest on investigation of cocaine found at the White House, Belarus president says Wagner group leader is still in Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/07/202339 minutes 46 seconds
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White House says Secret Service is investigating cocaine in West Wing

White House says the Secret Service is investigating who brought a small bag of cocaine into the West Wing of the White House, interview with Washington Post's Cristiano Lima on judge blocking many Biden Administration agencies from contacting social media platforms (8), President Joe Biden meets Sweden's Prime Minister in the Oval Office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/07/202341 minutes 57 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Supreme Court On Affirmative Action & Cornel West On His White House Bid

In this weekend's episode, two segments from this past week's Washington Journal:  First – a discussion about the landmark decision this week by the Supreme Court on affirmative action – the High Court ruling that colleges and universities can no longer take race into consideration as a specific basis in admissions. That conversation with Jared Bass from the Center for American Progress' – and Michael Brickman from the American Enterprise Institute. Then, Green party presidential candidate Cornel West discusses his White House bid, his platform, and challenges facing his third-party candidacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/07/202326 minutes 4 seconds
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Supreme Court blocks President's student loan forgiveness plan

Supreme Court strikes down President Biden's plan for student loan debt forgiveness and rules a Christian graphic designer in Colorado does not have to make same-sex wedding websites, GOP presidential candidates Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley at 'Moms for Liberty' convention, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Milley on Russian President Putin and war in Ukraine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/06/202345 minutes 28 seconds
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Supreme Court rules unconstitutional using race in college admissions

President Biden and Washington Times' Stephen Dinan (10) on Supreme Court decision striking down using race in college admissions, Bank of America CEO Moynihan on economic outlook, Republican presidential candidate Mike Pence visits Ukraine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/06/202347 minutes 57 seconds
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President Biden gives 'Bidenomics' speech on boosting middle class

Interview with USA Today's Paul Davidson on President Biden's speech on 'Bidenomics' (6). Green Party Presidential candidate Cornel West, reaction to NYC traffic congestion pricing plan, Sec of State Blinken on instability in Russia and U.S.-China relations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/202347 minutes 17 seconds
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Supreme Court rejects giving state lawmakers sole power over elections

Interview with Politico's Josh Gerstein on Supreme Court's rejecting the 'independent state legislature' theory on oversight of federal elections (5), Donald Trump calls tape where he is talking about a classified document 'just another hoax,' Nikki Haley on U.S.-China policy, latest on post-Wagner Group rebellion in Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/06/202344 minutes 25 seconds
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President Says U.S. Was Not Involved in Rebellion in Russia, Urges Coordinated Response From Allies

- Russian President Vladmir Putin has spoken to the nation from Kremlin for the first time since the Wagner group soldiers called off their march on Moscow…He thanked the nation for its unity… and welcomed Wagner soldiers to serve directly with the Russian military…He also blamed QUOTE Russia's enemies", who he said QUOTE miscalculated." We'll hear part of his address coming up… -President Biden said today the US and other Western nations had nothing to do with the Wagner Group rebellion…He added that the US will continue to support Ukraine's defense…We'll hear his comments from the White House… -The Supreme Court is entering the last week of its summer sessions…Decisions expected this week include cases on student debt relief, affirmative action and federal election laws…. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/06/202334 minutes 16 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Secretary of State Antony Blinken's Trip to China, Roe v Wade & Juneteenth

In this weekend episode, three segments from this week's C-SPAN's Washington Journal program. First –A discussion on Secretary of State Antony Blinken's trip to China with Elbridge Colby, Co-Founder of the Marathon Initiative, and former Trump Administration Defense official. Then, Guttmacher Institute's Kelly Baden looks at how states have been impacted since the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade. Plus, University of Texas at Austin's Peniel Joseph on the significance of the recently celebrated Juneteenth holiday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/06/202324 minutes 59 seconds
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SCOTUS sides with POTUS on prioritizing illegal immigrant deportations

Interview with The Hill's Zach Schonfeld on Supreme Court decision allowing ICE rule on prioritizing deportation of certain illegal immigrants (1), President Biden & Vice President Harris mark anniversary of Supreme Court Dobbs decision on abortion, Republican presidential candidates speak at Faith & Freedom Coalition conference, Attorney General Garland on Hunter Biden tax evasion investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/202345 minutes 14 seconds
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Indian PM Modi meets POTUS in state visit to U.S., talking trade & China

Indian Prime Minister Modi asked about human rights during state visit to the U.S., House committee releasing IRS whistleblower testimony claiming Biden Administration interference in Hunter Biden tax evasion case, Republican Will Hurd announces run for president, Senate defeats bill to overturn ATF pistol brace rule. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/06/202349 minutes 59 seconds
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John Durham tells Congress his report on FBI Russia probe is 'sobering'

Interview with Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton on former Special Counsel John Durham testifying before Congress on his investigation of the Russia investigation (9), Federal Reserve Chair Powell on inflation and interest rates, State Dept asked about President Biden calling Chinese President Xi Jinping a dictator. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/202348 minutes 22 seconds
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Hunter Biden reaches plea deal on federal tax and gun charges

Hunter Biden reaches a deal with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to failure to pay federal income tax and illegally possessing a firearm. Interview with Reuters' Patricia Zengerle on India Prime Minister Modi's state visit to U.S. (11) House GOP & First Lady on anniversary of Supreme Court's Dobbs decision on abortion. President Biden on artificial intelligence regulation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/06/202345 minutes 56 seconds
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Sec. of State Blinken and Chinese President Xi pledge to stabilize deteriorated US-China ties

-Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he and Chinese president Xi Jinping talked about a number of sensitive topics in their meeting today…That included China's relationships with Russia and North Korea, as well as its aggressive military stance in the South China Sea… Secretary Blinken spoke with reporters following his meeting…We'll hear what he had to say coming up…  -Congress returns this week….It's their last week of work before the Fourth of the July holiday….On Thursday Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a joint meeting in the House chamber…  -And today is Juneteenth…the newest federal holiday…It marks the day in 1865 when the last enslaved African Americans learned that they were free….In 2021, President Biden signed a bill making June 19th a federal holiday….We'll hear what he and other officials are saying and doing today to mark the occasion…  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/06/202337 minutes 1 second
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Weekend Edition: Trump's Federal Documents Case, Presidential Records Act & Social Security

In this weekend's episode, three interviews from this week's Washington Journal: First – Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida David Weinstein discusses President Trump's federal documents case and what's next. Then – National Coalition for History's Lee White discusses the role of the Presidential Records Act in the Trump classified documents case  Plus, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy - the top Republican on the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee - - discusses his proposal to shore up Social security. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/06/202335 minutes 52 seconds
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DOJ finds Minneapolis Police violated rights of Black & Native Americans

Attorney General Garland and interview with USA Today's Bart Jansen (4) on an investigation concluding Minneapolis Police Department violated rights of Black and Native Americans, President Biden calls for more gun violence prevention measures, Secretary of State Blinken on his trip to China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/06/202342 minutes 29 seconds
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President Biden says Ticketmaster, SeatGeek to disclose fees up front

President Biden says Ticketmaster and SeatGeek will show ticket fees up front, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez (R) announces run for president, Interview with Washington Post's Ian Duncan on Senate committee's postponing FAA reauthorization markup over disagreements on pilot training and expanding long-distance flights from DCA (18). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/06/202345 minutes 36 seconds
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Federal Reserve pauses interest rate hikes, but says it may resume soon

Interview with AP's Chris Rugaber on Federal Reserve pausing interest rate increases (4), Attorney General Merrick Garland on federal indictment of Donald Trump, House Homeland Security Committee announces investigation of DHS Secretary Mayorkas on border security, possibly leading to impeachment, interview with C-SPAN's London Producer Peter Knowles on resignation from Parliament of former Prime Minister Boris Johnson (24). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/202354 minutes 51 seconds
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Donald Trump pleads not guilty to federal charges in classified docs case

Former President Trump pleads not guilty in federal court in Miami on charges in classified documents case, interview with The Hill's Emily Brooks on agreement between House Speaker and Freedom Caucus to end their blocking bills on House floor (30), President Biden meets NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg at White House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/06/202355 minutes 38 seconds
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Miami mayor says city is ready for Trump federal arraignment protesters

Transportation Secretary on I-95 section collapse, Miami Mayor Suarez on security preparations for Donald Trump arraignment on federal charges, President Biden undergoes root canal, House begins work on bill to overturn ATF pistol brace rule, WH on China using Cuba as spy base. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/06/202348 minutes 21 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Former President Trump's Indictment, Revolt Against GOP Leadership & Impact of Debt Limit Deal

In this weekend's episode, three interviews from this week's Washington Journal: First – author, law professor, and ABC News legal contributor Kim Wehle discusses former President Trump's indictment in connection to his handling of classified national security records. Then – NBC Senior Congressional correspondent Scott Wong discusses House conservatives' revolt against GOP leadership over their handling of the debt limit vote.  Plus, Military Times deputy editor Leo Shane discusses how the recent debt limit deal might impact the coming battle over defense spending. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/06/202331 minutes 52 seconds
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Federal indictment unsealed in classified docs case against Donald Trump

Special Counsel Jack Smith on 37 count indictment against Donald Trump and an aid unsealed, reaction to the indictment from Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. James Comer, interview with Washington Post's Hannah Knowles on impact of Donald Trump indictment on 2024 race for president. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/202348 minutes 13 seconds
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POTUS, British PM meet at White House, pledge ongoing support for Ukraine

President Joe Biden meets British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the White House, both pledging continued support for Ukraine, President Biden sending more U.S. firefighters to Canada as wildfire smoke haze blankets U.S. East Coast cities, interview with Politico's Josh Gerstein on Supreme Court's strike down Alabama Congressional district map as discriminatory against Blacks (16), House Oversight Committee cancels vote to hold FBI Director in contempt of Congress after deal on access to document in investigation of Joe Biden's business dealings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/202347 minutes 53 seconds
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Freedom Caucus standoff with Speaker holds up bills for second day

Interview with The Hill's Mychael Schnell on House legislative business still halted by House GOP angry at Speaker McCarthy's handling of debt ceiling & spending cut bill (7); former Vice President Mike Pence, Doug Burgum (R-ND) and former Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) announce runs for president; White House on haze over parts of U.S. from wildfires in Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/202349 minutes 56 seconds
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House Freedom Caucus blocks GOP bills to protest debt ceiling agreement

House Freedom Caucus Republicans stop bills favored by House Republican Leadership from advancing to show displeasure over last week's debt ceiling and spending cut bill, President Biden holds a Cabinet meeting, White House reaction to dam breach in Ukraine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/06/202348 minutes 14 seconds
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U.S. warns China’s ‘growing aggressiveness’ raises risk of conflict

The Pentagon has released a video recording of a near-miss collision between a US destroyer and Chinese Naval vessel in the Taiwan Strait over the weekend. It's the second close encounter between American and Chinese militaries in the past week. We'll hear what the White House had to say about it today coming up. Four people died after a plane with an unresponsive pilot flew through restricted airspace in Washington, D.C., then crashed in Virginia on Sunday. The plane was followed by F-16 fighter jets authorized by NORAD to fly at supersonic speed. And that set off a sonic boom that was heard and felt across the DC area from Annapolis, ME to Fredericksburg, VA. More ins and outs in the 2024 Republican presidential race. Former Vice President Mike Pence, Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and North Dakota Gov. Todd Burgum are all expected to jump into the race this week. While New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu says, he's staying out of the race. And one declared candidate. South C
05/06/202337 minutes 14 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Campaign 2024, Debt Limit Deal & Author of "Why Congress"

In this weekend's episode, three interviews from this past week's Washington Journal  First - two top magazine executives discuss Campaign 2024 and the political fallout from this week's debt limit drama on Capitol Hill: Rich Lowry – editor in chief of the National Review -and Katrina vanden Heuvel – editorial director and publisher of the Nation magazine. Then, a conversation with Philip Wallach -senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute – on his book "Why Congress." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/06/202332 minutes 58 seconds
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POTUS on debt limit bill passing: 'stakes could not have been higher'

President Joe Biden gives prime-time Oval Office speech on Congress' passage of a bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling to avoid a default and cut spending, Thursday night Senate amendment debate on debt ceiling bill, White House asked about President's stumble and fall, Secretary of State Blinken says a strong Ukraine is a 'prerequisite' for diplomacy to end war with Russia, VP Harris on National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/06/202344 minutes 13 seconds
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Senate looks to move quickly on debt limit bill to avoid default

Interview with CQ/Roll Call's Paul Krawzak on Senate's consideration of House-passed bill to suspend debt ceiling and cut spending (6), including possible amendments, Senate joins House in overturning President's student loan forgiveness plan, President speaks at Air Force Academy commencement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/202349 minutes 41 seconds
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House Dem votes save debt limit & spending cut bill after GOP revolt

Interview with The Hill's Mychael Schnell on House passing the Rule to the debt limit and spending cut bill with an unusual mix of Republican and Democratic votes, and what that may foretell for a final passage vote tonight (3), President Biden is briefed on hurricane & wildfire season, Transportation Dept proposes making automatic emergency braking standard on vehicles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/05/202344 minutes 37 seconds
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House Rules Committee is first test for debt ceiling & budget deal

House Rules Committee takes up bill to suspend the U.S. debt ceiling to avoid a default, coupled with spending cuts, but fairly significant opposition in both parties, will a Republican and Democratic coalition form to pass the House and Senate? Plus Vice President Kamala Harris gives the U.S Military Academy commencement address. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/05/202344 minutes 35 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Oath Keepers' Sentencing, Former Arkansas Governor White House Bid & Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

In this weekend's episode, three interviews from this past week's Washington Journal  First – CBS News Correspondent Scott MacFarlane discusses the seditious conspiracy sentencing this week of Oath Keepers' founder Stewart Rhodes -- and other members of the anti-government group.  Next – 2024 Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson talks about his White House bid and what he sees as his path to victory in an increasingly crowded GOP field. Plus, we get a "101 on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act – a key government surveillance program that expires at the end of the year. That conversation with George Croner – former principal litigation counsel at the National Security Agency and senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/05/202335 minutes 54 seconds
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Treasury Secretary Yellen extends debt default deadline to June 5

Interviews with CQ/Roll Call's Lindsey McPherson on debt ceiling talks (6) and The Hill's Zach Schonfeld the Supreme Court decision narrowing the definition of a wetland subject to EPA regulation (28), Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks to the U.S. Naval Academy graduating class. **note: there will be no Washington Today on Monday, May29. Program returns Tuesday, May 30** Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/202341 minutes 23 seconds
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Debt limit talks continue as House adjourns for holiday weekend

Interviews with The Hill's Alexander Bolton (9) and MarketWatch's Greg Robb (18) on debt ceiling negotiations and impact of possible default, House passes bill to make all fentanyl Schedule 1, President Biden nominates Gen. Charles 'CQ" Brown to chair the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/05/202350 minutes 47 seconds
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Debt limit talks move to White House; no deal yet

Debt limit talks move from Capitol Hill to White House, but few signs of a budget deal that House Republicans are demanding go along with a debt ceiling increase to avoid default; House votes to repeal the President's student-loan forgiveness plan; President Biden calls for more gun violence prevention measures on this anniversary of the Uvalde, Texas elementary school mass shooting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/202351 minutes 21 seconds
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Speaker McCarthy says 'we are nowhere near a deal' on the debt ceiling

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says, "We are nowhere near a deal" with the White House on a debt ceiling increase, House passes bill to overturn EPA heavy-truck emissions rule, interview with Washington Post's Theodoric Meyer on bipartisan House immigration reform bill (29). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/05/202348 minutes 33 seconds
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Debt Limit Drama Continues

Senator Tim Scott, Democrat of South Carolina, kicked off his presidential campaign today. In Washington, the debt limit debate continued between Republicans and the White House. And the NAACP issued a travel warning against Florida for people of color in "direct response to … DeSantis’ aggressive attempts to erase Black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida schools," the NAACA issued in a statement. Hear more on Washington Today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/202331 minutes 46 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Ron DeSantis, Endangered Species Act & Artificial Intelligence

In this weekend's episode, C-SPAN's Washington Journal  First – Kimberly Leonard – Florida-based political reporter for the Insider – discusses Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's expected formal entry into the GOP presidential race next week. Next - a conversation with Brandon Pugh - Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats Policy Director at the R Street Institute – about the future of artificial intelligence -- the subject of a key Senate hearing earlier this week. Plus, this past Friday was Endangered Species Day. We speak with Robert Dewey - Vice President of Government Relations for the group Defenders of Wildlife -- about potential changes to the landmark Endangered Species Act. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/05/202330 minutes 30 seconds
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Speaker McCarthy announces pause to debt ceiling talks with White House

House Speaker McCarthy announces a pause in debt ceiling negotiations in a disagreement over federal spending levels, Gov. DeSantis (R-FL) in NH ahead of expected presidential run announcement, interview with Politico's Daniel Lippmann on G7 Summit in Japan (23). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/202335 minutes 24 seconds
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Speaker McCarthy wants debt ceiling increase deal vote next week

House Speaker McCarthy wants a deal to raise the debt ceiling voted on next week, President Biden meets Japanese Prime Minister ahead of G7 leaders' meeting in Hiroshima, FBI whistleblowers tell Congress say they faced retaliation for speaking against FBI politicization, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces impeachment articles against President Biden over immigration and border security. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/202349 minutes 50 seconds
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Pres. Biden open to aid program work requirements in debt ceiling deal

Latest from President Biden and Speaker McCarthy on debt ceiling talks, interview with The Hill's Zach Schonfeld on federal appeals court hearing abortion pill access case (30), House votes on resolution related to expelling Rep. Santos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/202356 minutes 46 seconds
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Speaker McCarthy says debt ceiling deal possible by end of the week

President Biden & Congressional leaders meet again about the debt ceiling deadline, Senate hearing with former SVB & Signature Bank executives on their banks' failures, interview with Washington Post's Cat Zakrzewski on a Senate hearing with the CEO of Open AI, maker of ChapGPT, on artificial intelligence risks (36). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/05/202353 minutes 7 seconds
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POTUS Biden, House Republicans prepare for critical US debt-ceiling talks

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he thinks the country needs a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling by this weekend. President Biden says he's optimistic about reaching a deal. The two are scheduled to meet again on Tuesday. Encounters at the US southern border have dropped sharply over the past few days. With Customs and Border Patrol reported an approximately 50 percent decrease in encounters compared to the days before the Title 42 border authority expired. It is National Police Week here in DC. We'll hear from today's memorial that honored law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/05/202325 minutes 47 seconds
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Weekend Edition: The End of Title 42 & Debt Limit Stalemate

In this weekend's episode, C-SPAN's Washington Journal takes a deep dive into two policy debates that dominated Washington this week: the debt ceiling standoff – and the end of Title 42… the pandemic-related measure that restricted asylum seekers at the southern border. First –  Andrew Selee President of the non-partisan Migration Policy Institute discusses the end of Title 42 – its impact – and the Biden Administration's plan to deal with the expected influx of migrants now that restrictions have been lifted. Then, SHAI AKABAS – economic policy director at the Bipartisan Policy Center - discusses the debt limit stalemate -and his analysis of the so-called "X date" – the date in which the government is unable to pay its bills. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/202320 minutes 18 seconds
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Federal judge blocks part of POTUS' post-Title 42 immigration plan

First day without Title 42 pandemic immigration restrictions, President Biden & Speaker McCarthy agree to postpone direct debt limit talks, President Biden meets Spanish Prime Minister in Oval Office, House Foreign Affairs Committee chair McCaul to pursue contempt of Congress charges against Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/05/202340 minutes 26 seconds
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House passes immigration bill on party lines as Title 42 expires

As Title 42 COVID emergency authority to expel migrant expires, House passes immigration and border security bill and DHS Sec Mayorkas briefs on preparations; Congressional leaders react to Donald Trump's CNN town hall meeting, interview with Washington Post's Timothy Puko on proposed EPA climate rule for existing power plants (30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/202354 minutes 44 seconds
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U.S. to limit migrant asylum claims as Title 42 COVID restrictions end

DHS Secretary Mayorkas on new rules for migrants applying for asylum, House starts work on GOP border security bill, interview with Politico's Erica Orden on Rep. George Santos pleading not guilty to federal charges of fraud and theft of public funds (19), President Biden in New York on debt ceiling talks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/202351 minutes 45 seconds
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President Biden, Speaker McCarthy meet on debt limit; no deal yet

President Biden meets with Congressional leaders on debt ceiling and federal spending, House Rules Committee considers GOP immigration and border security bill, Russian President Putin in Victory Day speech blames "Western elites" for "real war" against Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/05/202347 minutes 10 seconds
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Mass killing in Texas mall is 22nd this year, on pace to break record

The White House is once again calling on Congress to take action on gun safety, while the Texas legislature did just that. Advancing a bill that would raise the age limit on certain gun purchases. The vote comes following protests from families of last year's school shooting victims in Uvalde. A government employees union is suing President Biden and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen over the nation's debt limit law that they call ‘unconstitutional’. The move comes a day before the White House meeting on the debt limit between President Biden and House and Senate leaders. And officials nationwide are bracing for a migrant surge as pandemic-era immigration restrictions are set to expire this week.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/202335 minutes 49 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Campaign 2024, Marianne Williamson, & Small Business in America

In this weekend's episode, three segments from this week's C-SPAN's Washington Journal program. First – a look at the Campaign 2024 political landscape – for both the White House and the Senate - with Jacob Rubashkin, reporter and analyst for the political website INSIDE ELECTIONS. Then, 2024 Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson discusses her second run for the White House. Plus,  National Federation of Independent Business Vice President Kevin Kuhlman discusses the state of small business in America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/05/202324 minutes 43 seconds
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April jobs report strong at 253K, despite interest rate hikes

April jobs report, Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas in Texas on border security, immigration & Title 42 expiring, CDC Director Dr. Walensky retiring, interview with C-SPAN's London Producer Peter Knowles on King Charles III"s coronation (37). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/202347 minutes 53 seconds
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Proud Boys leaders convicted of seditious conspiracy for Jan 6 attack

Attorney General Merrick Garland and interview with Politico's Josh Gerstein on four members of Proud Boys convicted of seditious conspiracy in connection to attack on U.S. Capitol Jan 6, 2021 (6), Senate committee hearing on House GOP bill to raise debt ceiling and cut spending, U.S. rejects Russia's claims that U.S. was behind alleged drone attack on Kremlin to assassinate President Putin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/202351 minutes
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Fed raises interest rates 0.25%, suggests possible pause in hikes

Federal Reserve Chair Powell on interest rate hike, bank failures and debt limit increase debate, Senate considers restoring tariffs on some solar panel imports, Senate Republicans urge Title 42 public health rule to allow migrant expulsions not be allowed to expire, Russia claims Ukraine tried to assassinate Russian President Putin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/202351 minutes 41 seconds
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Partisan split at Senate committee hearing on Supreme Court ethics

Interview with Washington Post's Ann Marimow on Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Supreme Court Justice ethics (11), preview of 5/9 POTUS meeting with Congressional leaders on debt limit, Pentagon sending more U.S. troops to southern border, Muslim mayor barred from White House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/05/202349 minutes 21 seconds
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Sec. Yellen says drop-dead date for debt ceiling is June 1

Politico and The Washington Post report that Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned today that the U.S. could default as early as June 1 if Congress doesn’t raise the debt limit…. Politico writes that "The latest guidance increases pressure on congressional leaders and the White House to strike an elusive deal to raise the debt ceiling. The Washington Post notes that "the new estimate followed less than a week after House Republicans delivered on their pledge to try to leverage the looming deadline to secure spending cuts, defying President Biden and officially touching off a political stalemate that could tip the fragile economy into another recession. Meanwhile, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the Senate would hold a hearing this week on the Republican debt ceiling bill. The bill passed the House last week and is tied to deep cuts in government spending. And President Biden said taxpayers are not bailing out a third regional bank that failed over the weekend. He also repeated
01/05/202340 minutes 39 seconds
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Weekend Edition: South Korean President, Debt Ceiling & Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act

In this weekend episode, three segments from this week's C-SPAN's Washington Journal program. First –Jean Lee of the Wilson Center's Center for Korean History and Public Policy discusses South Korean President Yoon's visit to the U.S. and Biden administration policy toward Asia. Then, Republican Don Bacon of Nebraska – a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus – talks about what's needed to break the stalemate in the debt ceiling debate Plus, Democrat Al Green of Texas – sponsor of the 2022 Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act – talks about the death this week of Till's accuser - Carolyn Bryant Donham and the Congressman's "Conscience" Agenda.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/202329 minutes 14 seconds
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House votes to reinstate solar panel import tariffs

House passes bill to rescind POTUS' suspension of solar panel import tariffs from four Southeast Asian countries, Canadian PM Trudeau in NYC talking about trade, House hearing on National Flood Insurance Program's $20 billion debt, State Dept on Russian airstrikes on Ukraine, preview of Saturday's White House Correspondents Association dinner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/202342 minutes 21 seconds
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U.S. to open migrant processing centers in Latin America

Interview with Washington Post's Nick Miroff on Biden Admin. creating migrant processing centers in Latin America (5), House GOP unveils immigration and border security bill, House defeats bill to bring home U.S. troops from Somalia, Senate defeats Equal Rights Amendment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/202352 minutes 47 seconds
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House GOP passes bill to raise debt limit & reduce spending

Interview with Politico's Eleanor Mueller on House debate and vote on bill to raise debt ceiling and cut federal spending (11), President Biden hosts South Korean President for state visit, Asa Hutchison (R) launches 2024 presidential campaign, bipartisan Senate bill to bar those under 13 from creating social media accounts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/202353 minutes 40 seconds
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President Biden says he is running for reelection to 'finish this job'

President Biden announces in a video he is running for reelection in 2024, and former President Trump, also a candidate, responds in a video. Interview with The Hill's Aris Folley on the House Republican bill to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending (27), Israel celebrates its 75th anniversary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/04/202351 minutes 46 seconds
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Temporary cease-fire reached in Sudan, U.S. State Department says

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has announced a cease-fire between warring military factions in Sudan. The announcement comes after the successful evacuation of US diplomatic staff in Khartoum over the weekend. On Capitol Hill, the House plans to vote this week on the Republicans' bill that links a debt ceiling increase with spending cuts. But President Biden isn't budging on his position to not tie the two together. And the three Tennessee state lawmakers who faced expulsion after participating in gun control protests at the state Capitol following last month's school shooting in Nashville visited the White House today. The three lawmakers will be asking Biden to declare a public health emergency on gun violence.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/04/202332 minutes 51 seconds
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Weekend Edition: 2024 Elections, Electric Vehicles & Autism Awareness Month

In this weekend episode, three segments from this week's C-SPAN's Washington Journal program. First –  pollster and communications strategist Frank Luntz talks about the political landscape as jockeying begins ahead of the 2024 elections. Then, a discussion about the EPA's new proposed rule limiting tailpipe emissions for vehicles -- a move SOME say is designed to spur Electric Vehicle sales.  That conversation with Jeff Gilbert – an automotive reporter for WWJ radio in Detroit. Plus, April is Autism Awareness Month. We'll speak with Zoe Gross -- Director of Advocacy at Autistic Self Advocacy Network – about diagnosing and supporting those living with autism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/04/202326 minutes 43 seconds
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Gov. DeSantis (R-FL) warns 'left is playing for keeps"

Gov. DeSantis (R-FL) at Heritage Foundation summit, President Biden executive order on environmental justice, claims Secretary Blinken led discrediting of Hunter Biden laptop story, U.S. still preparing to evacuated U.S. Embassy staff from Sudan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/202343 minutes 37 seconds
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Labor Secretary nominee Julie Su defends her record at Senate hearing

Senate confirmation hearing for Labor Secretary Julie Su, Sen. Manchin (D-WV) supports House GOP's linking debt ceiling increase to spending cuts, House passes bill to ban transgender athletes from women's sports, Pentagon preparing to evacuate U.S. embassy staff from Sudan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/202349 minutes 51 seconds
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Speaker McCarthy unveils bill to raise debt ceiling & cut spending

Speaker McCarthy releases bill to raise federal debt limit $1.5T and cut spending $4.5T, House passes bill to overturn DC policing reform law, House starts work on bill to ban transgender girls & women from female school sports, Supreme Court case on threats, social media & free speech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/04/202352 minutes 31 seconds
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Supreme Court weighs new workplace religious practice accommodation rule

Interview with TIME reporter Sanya Mansoor on the Supreme Court case on workplace religious accommodation (2), Groff v. DeJoy, Tax Day proposals from House Democrats & Republicans, House votes on veto override of bill to reverse Waters of the United States regulations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/202352 minutes 34 seconds
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Speaker McCarthy lays out GOP debt limit plan in Wall Street visit

In a speech at the New York Stock Exchange today, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy promised a vote on a bill to raise the debt ceiling and cut federal spending. He also criticized President Biden for not negotiating and accused the president of misleading the public. Democrats wasted no time pushing back on Speaker McCarthy's speech, with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calling it QUOTE theater and House Minority Leader Hakim Jeffries accusing Republicans of taking the nation's full faith and credit QUOTE hostage. The House Judiciary Committee was also in New York City today, hearing about crime in America's largest city. But the committee's Democrats called it a partisan stunt aimed at amplifying conservative anger at Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/202344 minutes 6 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Gun Violence, IRS & "Swing Seats" in the House of Representatives

In this weekend episode, three segments from this week's C-SPAN's Washington Journal program. First – Hannah Wesolowski of the National Alliance on Mental Illness discusses gun violence, mental health, and the role of red flag laws. Then, with tax day approaching - Government Executive senior correspondent Eric Katz discusses how the IRS is planning to spend the additional $80 billion in funding from the Inflation Reduction Act. Plus, Cook Political Report House editor David Wasserman discusses his research into the sharp decline in so-called "swing seats" in the House of Representatives.        Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/04/202329 minutes 43 seconds
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NRA annual convention hears from 2024 GOP Presidential candidates

Interview with The Hill's Caroline Vakil on several announced & possible GOP Presidential candidates speaking at NRA convention in Indianapolis (19), Pentagon classified documents leak suspect charged, charges against Mexican drug cartel leaders over fentanyl trafficking, President Biden finishes up trip to Ireland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/202350 minutes 13 seconds
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Air National Guardsman in Mass. arrested in Pentagon leak investigation

Attorney General Garland announces arrest in the Pentagon classified document leak case, interview with Washington Post's Drew Harwell about the leak & social media (6), President Biden addresses Irish Parliament, calls for Sen. Feinstein to resign due to ill health. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/202347 minutes 49 seconds
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Pres. Biden says Northern Ireland Good Friday peace deal must continue

Interview with USA Today's Joey Garrison traveling with President Biden to Northern Ireland and Ireland, (5) Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) launches presidential campaign exploratory committee, Ukrainian President Zelensky on video showing Russian soldier beheading Ukrainian soldier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/202348 minutes 47 seconds
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Chicago selected to host 2024 Democratic National Convention

Interview with Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet on DNC choosing Chicago to hold 2024 national convention (5), Treasury Secretary Yellen on global economic outlook, Secretary of State Blinken on WSJ reporter 'wrongfully detained' in Russia, Defense Secretary Austin on leaked U.S. intelligence documents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/04/202354 minutes
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KY Gov says a victim of a mass shooting in Louisville was a close friend

Kentucky Governor on mass shooting at bank in Louisville, KY, what's next after Texas judge overturns FDA's approval of abortion pill, Pentagon works to contain intelligence documents leak, POTUS & FLOTUS host WH Easter Egg Roll. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/04/202341 minutes 7 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Charges Against Former President Trump, Social Security/Medicare, & Bank Failures

In this weekend episode, three segments from this week's C-SPAN's Washington Journal program. First – Former Assistant U.S. Attorney RENATO MARIOTTI discusses the charges brought against former President Trump by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Then, ALEX LAWSON, the Executive Director of Social Security Works discusses the latest Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report. Plus, Moody's Analytics Chief Economist MARK ZANDI discusses policymaking after those bank failures and his concerns about a possible recession. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/04/202326 minutes 27 seconds
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March jobs report - 236K jobs created, unemployment falls to 3.5%

Interview with MarketWatch's Jeffry Bartash on March jobs report (3) Supreme Court Justice Thomas responds to allegations he took & did not report luxury trips with a billionaire friend, Tennessee Black Caucus Chair on expulsion of two Black state representatives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/202328 minutes 8 seconds
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Tennessee House votes on expelling three Dems for anti-gun protests in chamber

Republican-controlled Tennessee House moves to expel three Democratic representatives who protested in the chamber for gun control, White House blames Trump Administration for limiting options in 2021 withdrawal from Afghanistan, IRS Commissioner on how $80 billion in new agency money will be spent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/202348 minutes 25 seconds
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Speaker McCarthy meets Taiwanese President in California as China objects

Interviews with AP's Lisa Mascaro on Speaker McCarthy meeting Taiwanese President in California (7) and Politico's Zach Montellaro on a pivotal Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice election (42), Secretary of State Blinken on efforts to free a WSJ reporter from Russian prison. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/202352 minutes 9 seconds
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Donald Trump pleads not guilty in New York to 34 felony charges

Interview with Washington Post's Matt Brown on Donald Trump pleading not guilty in a Manhattan courtroom to 34 felony charges of falsifying business records (11), President Biden talks to science & technology advisory council about artificial intelligence, Finland formally joins NATO. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/04/202347 minutes 54 seconds
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POTUS Biden pushes clean energy, economic agenda in Minnesota

-President Biden is in Minnesota today…talking about clean energy and the economy…Meanwhile, his predecessor Donald Trump is New York for his expected Manhattan court appearance tomorrow following last week's historic grand jury indictment...  -The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives is talking about last week's school shooting in Nashville…and President Biden's call for an assault weapons ban…While some Republicans are calling for greater school security…We'll hear what both had to say coming up… -And NASA has announced the crew of for the Artemis 2 mission…They will be the first humans to travel beyond low earth orbit in more than 50 years…We'll hear from NASA Administrator Bill Nelson…and just who will be a part of the international crew coming up… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/04/202333 minutes 33 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Former President Trump Indictment, Nashville School Shooting, SVB & Signature Bank Crisis

In this weekend episode, three segments from this week's C-SPAN's Washington Journal program. First – Punchbowl News co-founder John Bresnahan discusses political reaction to a New York grand jury voting to indict former President Trump. Then, Brady's Kris Brown on this week's school shooting in Nashville and Congressional reaction to calls for more gun legislation. Plus, Independent Community Bankers of America's Rebeca Rainey on federal reaction to the SVB and Signature Bank crisis and what that means for smaller banks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/04/202325 minutes 54 seconds
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Mike Pence & Bill Barr criticize grand jury's indictment of Donald Trump

Reaction to Donald Trump indictment from Mike Pence, Vivek Ramaswamy and Bill Barr, President Biden tours tornado damage in Mississippi, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg on Finland's joining NATO soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/03/202348 minutes 31 seconds
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House GOP passes bill to increase energy production, streamline permits

House passes sweeping energy bill HR 1, WH condemns Russia's detaining a Wall Street Journal report on suspicion of espionage, tense exchanges in House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government hearing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/202351 minutes 8 seconds
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POTUS tells leaders at Summit for Democracy they are 'turning the tide'

Interview with Washington Post's Ishaan Tharoor on President Biden's hosting the second Summit for Democracy (5), Senate passes Iraq War AUMF's repeal, Defense Secretary Austin defends abortion travel policy, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz tells Senate Committee his company did not break labor law when it comes to union organizing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/202351 minutes 44 seconds
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Speaker McCarthy to POTUS on debt limit talks, 'You are on the clock'

House Speaker McCarthy sends letter to POTUS saying he is putting economy at risk by not negotiating spending cuts to raise the debt ceiling, Senate hearing on Silicon Valley Bank failure, Attorney General Merrick Garland on Nashville school mass shooting investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/03/202352 minutes 56 seconds
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POTUS Biden: Nashville school shooting ‘a family’s worst nightmare’

-President Biden said today that gun violence is QUOTE ripping at the very soul of the nation"… and calling on Congress to pass an assault weapons ban…following another school shooting…This time at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee… -Members of the House and Senate are also reacting to today's shooting…with some echoing the president's calls for more action to stop gun violence… -Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced a delay in his judicial overhaul plan… saying he wants to give time to seek a compromise with his opponents…Meanwhile, President Biden has shared his concerns about the plan directly with Prime Minister Netanyahu…We'll hear about their conversation coming up… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/03/202345 minutes 20 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Tik-Tok, Parent's Bill of Rights Act, Medicaid Changes

Tik Tok CEO Shou Chew's testimony on Capitol Hill Thursday was a major event this week in Washington. We speak with Axios tech and policy reporter Ashley Gold to learn more about TikTok's privacy and data practices. Then, Virginia Gentles of the Independent Women's Forum discusses the "Parents Bill of Rights Act" that passed the House Friday.    Plus, Avenel Joseph- vice president for policy at the Robert Wood Johnson discusses changes coming up in April for Medicaid participants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/03/202328 minutes 31 seconds
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President Biden in Canada, announces deal on asylum-seeking migrants

Interview with Toronto Star's Tonda MacCharles on President Biden's trip to Canada and an agreement on asylum-seekers (4), House passes a bill to give parents more oversight of K-12 public schools, Pentagon on U.S. airstrike in Syria against Iran-backed groups after Iranian drone killed U.S. contractors and wounded U.S. service members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/202347 minutes 21 seconds
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TikTok CEO tells Congress video app is 'not an agent of China'

TikTok CEO testifies before House Energy & Commerce Committee on data security concerns, House votes on veto override attempt on bill blocking retirement plan ESG rule, House starts work on 'Parents Bill of Rights' bill, Pentagon leaders testify on FY'23 defense budget request, War in Ukraine, and U.S.-China relations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/03/202349 minutes 37 seconds
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Fed raises interest rates 0.25%, says U.S. banks are 'sound & resilient'

Interview with MarketWatch's Greg Robb on Federal Reserve raising interest rates despite recent bank failures (7), Moderna CEO defends COVID vaccine price jump, Secretary of State Blinken before Senate committee on aid to Ukraine, Supreme Court case on Jack Daniels whiskey trademark dispute with maker of dog toy 'Bad Spaniels'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/202351 minutes 12 seconds
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Speaker says House GOP not focused on possible Donald Trump indictment

Interview with CQ/Roll Call's Lindsey McPherson on Speaker McCarthy saying possibility of Donald Trump indictment not the focus of House GOP retreat in Florida (5), President Biden creates national monuments in Nevada and Texas, White House responds to Chinese-Russian presidents' joint statement on Ukraine war calling for "responsible dialogue", President Biden awards National Arts & Humanities Medals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/202350 minutes 25 seconds
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President Biden issues first veto

President Biden issued the first veto of his administration today…on a Republican-led resolution that reverses a rule that allows pension managers to take into consideration environmental, social, and corporate governance factors in their investment decisions….  -House Republicans are in Orlando, Florida this week for their annual issues conference….Banking and the economy also on their minds… and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy promising an investigation into the Silicon Valley Bank failure…  -And as Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin started a three-day summit in Moscow today…with Secretary of State Antony Blinken warning QUOTE the world should not be fooled" by a potential Chinese-Russian peace plan to end the war in Ukraine… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/202336 minutes 27 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Federal Reserve, China's Human Rights Record & State of the Nation's Housing Market

In this weekend episode, three segments from this week's C-SPAN's Washington Journal program. First – PBS Frontline producer and correspondent James Jacoby discusses the documentary "The Age of Easy Money" about the Federal Reserve's role from the Great Recession – to this week's bank rescues. Then, Human Rights Watch senior China researcher Yaqiu Wang discusses China's human rights record.  PLUS, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors, discusses the state of the nation's housing market and impact of rising interest rates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/03/202334 minutes 46 seconds
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Irish PM meets POTUS & Speaker McCarthy in DC for St. Patrick's Day

Irish Prime Minister visits Washington, DC for St. Patrick's Day, meeting with President Biden and Speaker McCarthy, International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Russian President Putin for allegedly deporting children in Ukraine to Russia, interview with Wall Street Journal's Jon Hilsenrath on economy & bank failures (30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/03/202347 minutes 32 seconds
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Treasury Sec Yellen tells Senators the banking system 'remains sound'

Treasury Secretary Yellen tells Senators U.S. banking system “remains sound”, Pentagon and WH on how Russia may spin video of Russian jet bringing down U.S. drone over Black Sea, interview with Allison Jaslow of Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America on Senate voting to advance bill to repeal Iraq War AUMFs (34). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/202350 minutes 59 seconds
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Def Sec says U.S. drone downing won't stop operations in int'l airspace

Defense Secretary Austin says U.S. aircraft will continue "to fly and operate wherever international law allows" after Russian military jets down U.S. drone over Black Sea, OMB Dir Young testifies before Senate Budget Committee on President's proposed FY2024 budget, Transportation Sec Buttigieg on airport close calls, interview with Politico's Josh Siegel on House GOP energy reform bill (38). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/202352 minutes 38 seconds
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Russian jet forces U.S. drone in Black Sea; Pentagon calls it 'reckless'

Russian fighter plane collides with U.S. military drone over Black Sea, President Biden signs Executive Order to increase gun purchase background checks, interview with Washington Post's Julian Mark on some Republicans blaming regional bank failures on 'woke' policies (31). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/03/202348 minutes 6 seconds
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POTUS Biden insists banking system is safe after 2 bank collapses

Today at the White House, President Biden promised quick action by the Federal Reserve, Treasury, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation following the collapse of both Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank…He also assured Americans that the US banking system is safe.  Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle also react to the weekend's bank failures and President Biden's response… With members of the Senate Finance and Banking committee weighing in…plus the chair of the House Financial Services Committee… And the Pentagon unveiled its proposed 2024 budget today…asking Congress to counter China and increase weapons production depleted partly by the ongoing war in Ukraine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/202335 minutes 10 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Americans Kidnapped in Mexico, State of Manufacturing in the U.S. & Iran Nuclear Weapons

In this weekend episode, three segments from this week's C-SPAN's Washington Journal program. First – Andrew Rudman, Director of the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, discusses the killing of two Americans kidnapped in Mexico this week - and the state of cartel violence in the country's northern region. Then, Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul discusses the state of manufacturing in the U.S. and the impact of China's economic and trade policies. Plus, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies' Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses a new IAEI report that Iran is in advanced stages of building a nuclear weapon.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/202329 minutes 54 seconds
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House Freedom Caucus lays out spending cut demands to raise debt limit

House Freedom Caucus sets spending reduction demands in exchange for supporting a debt ceiling increase, Treasury Secretary Yellen testifies before House committee on the debt limit & proposed FY'24 budget, House passes bill to declassify COVID-19 origin intelligence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/03/202345 minutes 40 seconds
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Norfolk Southern CEO testifies to Senators on OH toxic train cleanup

Interviews with Washington Post's Ian Duncan on a Senate committee hearing on the Ohio toxic train derailment with Norfolk Southern CEO (10) and Thomson Reuters' Andrea Shalal on President Biden's FY'24 federal budget proposal (21), Senate confirms an IRS Commissioner, House passes a bill to block a rule on the reach of the Clean Water Act. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/03/202351 minutes
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Senate joins House in repealing DC crime law

Senate votes on blocking DC criminal code changes, House hearing on COVID-19 origins, House votes on removing U.S. troops from Syria, House hearing on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, First Lady hosts International Woman of Courage awardees. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/03/202351 minutes
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Fed Chair says interest rates likely to rise higher than previous target

Interview with Politico's Victoria Guida on Federal Reserve Chair Powell's testimony before the Senate Banking Committee (9), two Americans kidnapped in Mexico found dead & two others return home, Senators react to Fox News host Tucker Carlson's portrayal of January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) gives his State of the State Address. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/03/202351 minutes 45 seconds
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White House Budget Week

It's a full work week ahead for Congress and the White House….The House and Senate are back and President Biden is set to release his 2024 Budget on Thursday in Philadephia. More on the week ahead with Emily Wilkins of Bloomberg. Plus, the latest on the second trail derailment in Ohio with NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/03/202337 minutes 34 seconds
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Weekend Edition: President Biden's Loan Forgiveness Plan, COVID-19 & China

In this weekend episode, three segments from this week's C-SPAN's Washington Journal program. First – a discussion of the legal issues surrounding President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan that was debated before the Supreme Court earlier this week. That discussion with Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center and GianCarlo Canaparo of the Heritage Foundation. Then, Wall Street Journal national security reporter Warren Strobel discusses his reporting on the origins of the Covid-19 virus  Plus, this week was the first hearing of the new Select Committee on China. Jamil Jaffer - founder and executive director of the National Security Institute at George Mason University – discusses the threats he says is posed by China's communist party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/202327 minutes 16 seconds
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House Dems criticizes President's plans to undo DC criminal code changes

White House reacts to House Democratic criticism of President Biden's plans to sign bill to block DC criminal code revisions, Nikki Haley and Mike Pompeo at CPAC, President Biden meets with German Chancellor Scholz at WH on military aid to Ukraine, retired Black Vietnam Veteran receives Medal of Honor almost 60 years after he was recommended for it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/03/202338 minutes 11 seconds
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CPAC activists hear from House & Senate Republicans

Interview with Washington Examiner's Jim Antle on the Conservative Political Action Conference or CPAC (9), President Biden meets with Senate Democrats, president will not veto bill to block DC criminal code changes, Sec of State Blinken meets with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, White House unveils National Cybersecurity Strategy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/03/202352 minutes 36 seconds
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President Biden calls Labor Sec nominee Julie Su's story "the American dream"

Interview with The Hill's Alex Gangitano on Labor Secretary nominee Julie Su (8), Senate passes bill to limit ESG investments, setting up first veto of Biden Administration, House Republicans introduces 'Parents' Bill of Rights', Attorney General Garland testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/03/202355 minutes 25 seconds
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Supreme Court hears cases on federal student loan forgiveness program

Interview with Washington Post's Danielle Douglas-Gabriel on Supreme Court cases challenging President Biden's federal student loan forgiveness program (1), president nominates Julie Su for Labor Secretary, House passes bill to block ESG retirement investment regulation, House Republicans on giving Fox News police video from Jan 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/202352 minutes 50 seconds
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White House: No Consensus in U.S. Government on COVID-19 Origins

Busy week ahead here, Washington…Congress is back after their President's Day recess…. On the agenda… a resolution expressing condolences for Turkey and Syria earthquake victims and commending U.S. and international relief efforts.  In the Senate today…work on the nomination of Jamar Walker to be a U.S. District Court judge for Eastern Virginia….  Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on President Biden's loan forgiveness plan tomorrow… The cases: Biden v. Nebraska and U.S. Department of Education v. Brown…are set to start at 10am ET… At issue: whether the administration is overstepping its authority by relieving the debt....   We'll get more about the week ahead from Associated Press congressional reporter Farnoush Amiri… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/02/202346 minutes 51 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine, Federal Budget & Ohio Train Derailment

In this weekend episode, three segments from this week's C-SPAN's Washington Journal program. First – Nataliya Bugayova of the Institute for the Study of War discusses the one-year mark of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Then, Former CBO director Keith Hall, now a distinguished visiting fellow George Mason University Mercatus Center, gives us a "101" on the federal budget. Plus, Jerry Poje - an expert in environmental health and former member of the Chemical Safety Board -- discusses the toxic train derailment in northeastern Ohio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/02/202333 minutes 32 seconds
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Ukrainian President looks to victory on anniversary of Russia's invasion

UN Security Council meets on anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and Pentagon announces new military aid package for Ukraine, former President George W. Bush in DC for PEPFAR 20th anniversary, VP Kamala Harris on legal fight over access to abortion pills. Plus, interviews with four new members of Congress, with Representatives Jared Moskowitz (D-FL), Jennifer Kiggans (R-VA), Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-WA) and Harriet Hageman (R-WY). You can find all of C-SPAN's interviews with new members here: www.c-span.org/congress-new-members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/02/20231 hour 14 minutes 11 seconds
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Transp. Sec. Buttigieg surveys toxic train derailment cleanup in Ohio

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visits East Palestine, OH for update on toxic train derailment, as NTSB issued preliminary report on accident, interview with Thomson Reuters' Andrea Shalal on President Biden nominating Ajay Banga for World Bank President (19), latest on Russia's war in Ukraine, one day before anniversary of invasion. Plus, interviews with four new members of Congress, with Representatives Wesley Hunt, (R-TX), Glenn Ivey (D-MD), Monica De La Cruz (R-TX), and Jasmine Crockett (D-TX). You can find all of C-SPAN's interviews with new members here: www.c-span.org/congress-new-members Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/20231 hour 16 minutes 22 seconds
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Supreme Court debates Twitter liability for specific terror attack

Supreme Court case on whether Twitter can be liable for aiding and abetting terrorism because of users' content, former President Trump visits East Palestine, Ohio, site of toxic train derailment, President Biden meets with Eastern European/Baltic NATO members in Poland, interview with Heritage Foundation's James Jay Carafano on President's trip & U.S.-Russia relations (29). Plus, interviews with four new members of Congress: Representatives Anthony D'Esposito (R-NY), Eric Sorensen (D-IL), Max Miller (R-OH), and Kevin Mullin (D-CA).  You can find all of C-SPAN's interviews with new members here: www.c-span.org/congress-new-members Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/02/20231 hour 21 minutes 24 seconds
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President Biden in Poland says U.S., allies will never waver’ on Ukraine

President Biden in Poland says Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia, while President Putin in Moscow says Russia is suspending participation in the last U.S.-Russia nuclear weapons treaty; interview with Politico's Rebecca Kern on Supreme Court case on technology company liability for third party content (31); EPA Admin Michael Regan orders Norfolk Southern to clean up and pay for remediation of East Palestine derailment toxic chemical spill. Plus, interviews with four new members of Congress, with Representatives Morgan McGarvey Democrat of Kentucky, Keith Self, Republican of Texas; Andrea Salinas, Democrat of Oregon; and Cory Mills, Republican of Florida.  You can find all of C-SPAN's interviews with new members here: www.c-span.org/congress-new-members Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/20231 hour 16 minutes 2 seconds
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Profile Interviews with New Members of the 118th Congress

The 118th Congress has nearly 80 new House members. C-SPAN spoke with more than half of them about their upbringing, careers as well as political philosophy.  In this episode, you'll hear from: Reps. Nathan Moran (R-TX), Greg Landsman (D-OH), Erin Houchin (R-IN), Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-IL), Kevin Kiley )R-CA), Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D-FL), Andy Ogles (R-TN), and Eli Crane (R-AZ). You can find all of C-SPAN's interviews with new members here: www.c-span.org/congress-new-members Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/20231 hour 2 minutes 19 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Rail Industry Oversight, Kids Safety Online, Fed, Investment in Research

First – Eugene Mulero -- senior congressional reporter for Transport Topics -- discusses federal oversight of the freight rail industry in the wake of that toxic train derailment in Northeast Ohio Then, Josh Golin from the child advocacy group Fairplay -- discusses bipartisan efforts to protect kids' safety online. Plus, Research America president and CEO Mary Woolley discusses federal investments for medical, science, and technology research. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/02/202333 minutes 18 seconds
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Dozens of U.S. lawmakers at Munich Security Conference to support Ukraine

Bipartisan delegations of U.S. lawmakers attend Munich Security Conference, pledging more military and economic aid to Ukraine, Gov. DeWine (R-OH) on what federal aid will and will not be coming after the train derailment & toxic chemical spill in East Palestine, Sen. Scott (R-FL) amends his budget plan to prevent Social Security, Medicare & veterans benefit cuts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/02/202347 minutes 50 seconds
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President Biden says latest sky objects likely not Chinese spy crafts

President Biden speaks about shootdowns of Chinese spy balloon and three other aerial objects, interview with Columbus Dispatch's Haley BeMiller on EPA Admin.'s visit to East Palestine, Ohio after train derailment toxic spill (28), Senate hearing on SNAP food aid benefits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/202356 minutes 7 seconds
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Nikki Haley calls for GOP to move on from 'stale ideas" & "faded names'

Interview with Politico's Michael Kruse on Republican Presidential candidate Nikki Haley's first rally in South Carolina (6), CBO releases updated federal budget deficit numbers and an estimate of when the national debt limit will be reached, Senate confirmation hearing for IRS Commissioner nominee, Senate hearing on fentanyl trafficking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/02/202354 minutes 43 seconds
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Senators call for more disclosure on floating objects shot down

Senators get classified briefing on unidentified floating object shootdowns and call for more transparency to American people, Republican Nikki Haley announces run for president, interview with The Verge's Makena Kelly on FCC Commissioner nominee Gigi Sohn's Senate confirmation hearing (35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/202350 minutes 42 seconds
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Majority Leader Schumer says senators only have "preliminary details" on unidentified objects

Federal officials are saying more about the unidentified objects shot down over North America over the past few days. The latest object was shot down by US F-16 fighter jet over Lake Huron on Sunday. The operation marked the third day in a row that an unidentified object was shot down over North American airspace. And comes just days after the US shot down a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that crossed the country. President Biden has fired the Architect of the Capitol Brett Blanton following a series of misconduct revelations that prompted bipartisan calls for his removal. And United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield is calling on the Security Council to do more to help earthquake relief efforts in northwest Syria. More than 36,000 people have been killed and tens of thousands injured after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria one week ago. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/02/202343 minutes 56 seconds
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Weekend Edition: Mood of the Nation, Coronavirus Relief Funds, Big-Tech

First – a conversation with Gallup editor-in-chief Mohamed Younis on the polling organization's "Mood of the Nation" poll – an annual survey conducted in the beginning of the year, in the run-up to the State of the Union address.   Then, U.S. Comptroller General and Head of Government Accountability Office's Gene Dodaro discusses GAO's examination of how coronavirus relief funds have been misspent. Plus, both Congress and President Biden are signaling a desire for increased oversight of social media companies and so-called "Big Tech". We speak to Sasha Haworth from the Tech Oversight Project and Carl Szabo from the group Net Choice – on what that might look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/02/202335 minutes 9 seconds
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U.S. military shoots down high-altitude object over Alaskan waters

President Biden orders a high-altitude object over Alaska to be shot down, President Biden will travel to Poland for anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, interview with CQ/Roll Call's Justin Papp on calls to fire Architect of the Capitol (26), President Biden meets with Brazil's President at the White House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/02/202348 minutes 45 seconds
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Senators get classified briefing on Chinese spy balloon

Chinese spy balloon: Senators get classified briefing, Senate committee hears from Pentagon officials, House passes resolution condemning it as violation of U.S. sovereignty; interview with The Hill's Karl Evers-Hillstrom on Southwest Airlines COO before Senate Committee on massive flight delays in December (26); first meeting of House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/20231 hour 1 minute 28 seconds