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Thursday, 03.04.2021

Bipartisanship Turns Partisan

National Economic Council director Brian Deese responds to criticism from Republican senators Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Rob Portman that Team Biden has failed to reach across the aisle on the COVID relief and recovery bill.

National Economic Council director Brian Deese responds to criticism from Republican senators Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Rob Portman that Team Biden has failed to reach across the aisle on the COVID relief and recovery bill.
Thursday, 03.04.2021
Bipartisanship Turns Partisan
Top White House domestic policy adviser Susan Rice says the president’s singular purpose is to unify the nation — but that will take longer than the first 100 days.
Tuesday, 03.02.2021
Biden’s Tallest Order
Senator Jon Tester, a Democrat representing the red state of Montana, breaks down what his party needs to do better to get the country behind the president’s green goals.
Friday, 02.26.2021
Selling Biden’s Climate Agenda
Former EPA head Gina McCarthy, whom President Biden appointed as the White House’s first-ever national climate adviser, makes the case for why being green is key to America’s economic recovery.
Tuesday, 02.23.2021
Biden Goes Big On Climate
New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries explains what would have been lost had the Senate not conducted Trump’s second impeachment trial.
Wednesday, 02.17.2021
What Impeachment Achieved
Illinois congressman and lifelong Republican Adam Kinzinger discusses how he thinks his party lost its way and why it goes deeper than Trump.
Thursday, 02.11.2021
What Happened to the GOP?
Newly elected Georgia congresswoman Nikema Williams reflects on hiding from the white supremacist mob on January 6 — three days after filling the seat of civil rights icon John Lewis.
Tuesday, 02.09.2021
When Panic Set In
From zero communication with Trump to working directly with Biden on a COVID plan, Eric Garcetti discusses the obstacles of leading America’s second largest city through the pandemic.
Thursday, 02.04.2021
LA Mayor: Biden Gets It
Former Chicago mayor and White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has this advice for Biden: The path to unity is paved with ambition and problem-solving, not striving for consensus
Wednesday, 02.03.2021
Rahm to Joe: Go Big, Not Bipartisan
The Senate Republican Leader’s shifting stance regarding Trump’s impeachment has colleagues baffled. But conservative columnist George Will believes this much: McConnell may be the only DC Republican who hates Trump as much as Will does.
Thursday, 01.28.2021
McConnell’s Long Game
The Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative commentator flays Republican senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley for their role in the insurrection at the Capitol.
Wednesday, 01.27.2021
George Will on the Senate Seditionists
New White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki discusses how she’ll deal with people who do not like her or what she says.
Tuesday, 01.26.2021
Jen Psaki on Blocking Out the Haters
Tony Schwartz, the man who ghostwrote Trump’s “The Art of the Deal,” on the self-inflicted wounds that brought down the former president.
Friday, 01.22.2021
The Art of Trump’s Demise
Attorney and Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway and former solicitor general Neal Katyal weigh the potential legal battles ahead for the former president.
Wednesday, 01.20.2021
Trump’s Post-Presidency Legal Jeopardy
The morning after she was in the House chamber during the siege of the U.S. Capitol, the Michigan congresswoman discusses being targeted by militias, other far-right extremists, and the president of the United States.
Wednesday, 01.13.2021
Debbie Dingell on the Trump “Hate Machine”
Adam Jentleson, deputy chief of staff to former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and author of "Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate," knows all too well how Mitch McConnell can obstruct a new president’s agenda.
Wednesday, 01.13.2021
What a 50-50 Senate Means for Biden
Hip-hop artist and activist Killer Mike talks about Atlanta’s post-George Floyd reckoning and the Peach State tilting blue.
Thursday, 11.12.2020
Georgia at the Crossroads
The hip-hop star and activist goes deep on the enthusiasm of Black voters in the face of historic disappointment and systemic racism.
Tuesday, 11.10.2020
Killer Mike’s Fatal Optimism
Democrat Jaime Harrison has come out of nowhere, shattered fundraising records, and given Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham the political fight of his life.
Monday, 11.02.2020
South Carolina's Senate Shocker
Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman says Trump’s COVID-denying homestretch behavior is perfectly tailored to repel persuadable voters.
Friday, 10.30.2020
Trump’s Appetite for (Self-) Destruction
Cook Political Report guru Dave Wasserman on how the polls and what they’re telling him are different this time around.
Thursday, 10.29.2020
Why 2020 Isn’t 2016 All Over Again
Chris Hill, founder of the pro-Trump Georgia Security Force 111% (pronounced “three percent”), discusses how his paramilitary group is preparing for the election results, whomever wins.
Friday, 10.23.2020
How One Militia is Prepping for the Election
Former FBI special agent Clint Watts explains how his fears about the election have shifted from Russian interference in 2016 to home-grown extremism in 2020.
Thursday, 10.22.2020
Barbarians at the Polls
Disinformation expert Clint Watts weighs in on the dubious origins of the latest attack on Joe and Hunter Biden.
Wednesday, 10.21.2020
The Biden-Ukraine Conspiracy
Lincoln Project co-founders Rick Wilson and Reed Galen discuss what they’ve learned about getting under the president’s skin
Thursday, 10.15.2020
The Art of Trolling Trump
Lincoln Project co-founders Rick Wilson and Reed Galen discuss using typically Republican tactics to aid Joe Biden.
Wednesday, 10.14.2020
Longtime GOP Strategists Take On Trump
The architect of Trump’s 2016 campaign delivers a baseless attack on mail-in voting and forecasts a post-election constitutional crisis.
Friday, 10.09.2020
Steve Bannon’s Dark Vision
Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal on the president’s apparent calculation that his new Supreme Court pick may help decide the election in his favor.
Thursday, 10.01.2020
Judicial Independence in the Age of Trump
Democratic activist and former Hillary Clinton adviser Brian Fallon on the argument for adding seats to the high court — and why Dems shouldn’t make it now.
Tuesday, 09.29.2020
The Case for Expanding SCOTUS
Pulitzer prize-winning science writer Laurie Garrett discusses what we’ve learned about the virus’s transmission and why cases will go up as the temperature comes down.
Friday, 09.25.2020
“The Coming Plague” Author on the Coming Winter COVID Surge
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