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Washington Braces For Trump Supporter Rally on Sept. 18

25m 17s

A rally in support of insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6th is set to take place this weekend. The panel discussed new reporting on the transition of power between former President Trump and President Biden from Bob Woodward and former Washington Week moderator Robert Costa’s new book “Peril.” Plus, the panel takes a look into the latest news on COVID-19 booster shots, President

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  • Washington Braces For Trump Supporter Rally on Sept. 18: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Braces For Trump Supporter Rally on Sept. 18

    S2021 E38 - 25m 17s

    A rally in support of insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6th is set to take place this weekend. The panel discussed new reporting on the transition of power between former President Trump and President Biden from Bob Woodward and former Washington Week moderator Robert Costa’s new book “Peril.” Plus, the panel takes a look into the latest news on COVID-19 booster shots, President

  • The 20-Year Anniversary Of September 11: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The 20-Year Anniversary Of September 11

    S2021 E37 - 25m 18s

    In a special edition of Washington Week, the panel takes an in-depth look at the 20 years since 9/11, featuring journalists who covered the attacks and their aftermath. The panel also discussed the legacy of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the increased targeting of Muslim Americans and people of color, and what comes next as the country grapples with increased threats of domestic terrorism.

  • America’s Longest War Ends: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    America’s Longest War Ends

    S2021 E36 - 25m 18s

    The U.S. has fully completed its withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war. The panel discussed the criticism President Biden is facing from Republicans and Democrats as he continues to defend his decision, plus a look into the battle over abortion rights, and the deadly impacts of climate change in the U.S.

  • Attack on Kabul Airport: What’s Next?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Attack on Kabul Airport: What’s Next?

    S2021 E35 - 25m 20s

    Days after President Biden warned of potential terror threats, explosions outside of Kabul’s airport in Afghanistan killed over 100 people, including U.S. service members. The panel also discussed President Biden’s challenges as evacuations of Americans and Afghan allies continue, and what comes next for the country.

  • Crisis in Afghanistan: What’s Happening Now & What’s Next?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crisis in Afghanistan: What’s Happening Now & What’s Next?

    S2021 E34 - 22m 44s

    The panel took an in-depth look at the crisis in Afghanistan and what’s next for the nation. The panel also discussed how the U.S. is handling evacuations as President Biden faces pressure to do more for the Afghan interpreters, and how the crisis could have been prevented. Pete Williams of NBC News guest moderates.

  • U.S. Deploys 3,000 Troops Back To Afghanistan: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    U.S. Deploys 3,000 Troops Back To Afghanistan

    S2021 E33 - 22m 44s

    The deepening crisis in Afghanistan has led the Pentagon to deploy troops back to help American personnel and Afghan interpreters evacuate cities under threat from the Taliban. The panel also discussed the Delta variant spiking across the country and the latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation.

  • COVID-19 Resurges & Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Controversy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    COVID-19 Resurges & Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Controversy

    S2021 E32 - 25m 20s

    As the Delta variant surges across the country, the panel discussed officials struggling to get more Americans vaccinated. The panel also discussed increasing calls on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign following the investigation that concluded he sexually harassed multiple women.

  • House Committee Holds First Hearing On U.S. Capitol Riot: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    House Committee Holds First Hearing On U.S. Capitol Riot

    S2021 E31 - 25m 20s

    On Tuesday, the Jan. 6 House select committee investigating the Capitol attack heard from four police officers in a powerful hearing. The panel also discussed new COVID-19 mandates and the deepening health crisis as the Delta variant surges across the country.

  • White House Ramps Up Efforts As Delta Variant Spikes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    White House Ramps Up Efforts As Delta Variant Spikes

    S2021 E30 - 25m 20s

    COVID-19 continues to sweep its way across the country, putting unvaccinated Americans at the highest risk. The panel discussed vaccine skepticism, the select committee to investigate Jan. 6th, and new reporting on former President Trump’s reaction to the insurrection

  • Biden Defends Voting Rights as Texas Democrats Flee: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biden Defends Voting Rights as Texas Democrats Flee

    S2021 E29 - 25m 4s

    President Biden called out Republican lawmakers in a passionate speech addressing their ongoing battle to restrict voting rights. The panel also discussed shocking new reporting on former President Trump, and the growing threat of COVID-19 cases.

  • The U.S. Winds Down the War in Afghanistan: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The U.S. Winds Down the War in Afghanistan

    S2021 E28 - 25m 8s

    President Biden announced that all US troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of August. The panel also discussed what has unfolded in the 6 months following the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, Biden’s challenges abroad in Haiti & the Delta variant surge in the US.

    Panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Leigh Ann Caldwell of NBC News, Jacqueline Charles of Miami Herald, Weijia Jiang of CBS News

  • President Biden Visits Surfside After Deadly Collapse: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden Visits Surfside After Deadly Collapse

    S2021 E27 - 25m 4s

    President Biden met with families impacted by the condominium collapse near Miami, Fla. as rescue workers continue to search for survivors. The panel also discussed the House’s new select committee to investigate Jan. 6 & Biden’s missed vaccine COVID-19 goals.

    Panel: Yasmeen Abutaleb of The Washington Post, Jonathan Lemire of The Associated Press, Ayesha Rascoe of NPR, Jonathan Swan of AXIOS

Extras + Features

  • U.S. Gymnasts Testimony on Larry Nassar Investigation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    U.S. Gymnasts Testimony on Larry Nassar Investigation

    S2021 E38 - 18m 34s

    Earlier this week, four elite gymnasts testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, detailing the failures in the handling of the sexual abuse investigation on former USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The panel discussed the implications of the testimonies, the flaws in the FBI’s handling of the case, and more.

  • How 9/11 Changed American Life: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How 9/11 Changed American Life

    S2021 E37 - 20m 30s

    The panel continues the conversation, reflecting on the 20 year anniversary of 9/11. The panel also discussed how the attacks shifted American life, politics, and the impact the event had on Muslim Americans.

  • President Biden’s Domestic Challenges: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden’s Domestic Challenges

    S2021 E36 - 14m 42s

    The panel continues the conversation on the domestic challenges President Biden faces. The panel covered the rise of COVID-19 cases, the new Texas abortion ban, and the impacts of natural disasters sweeping through states.

  • What Does FDA Approval of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Mean?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What Does FDA Approval of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Mean?

    S2021 E35 - 14m 13s

    This week, the FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine, prompting companies to impose vaccine and mask mandates. The panel discussed what the approval of the vaccine means, and what to expect going forward.

  • CDC Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots Next Month: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    CDC Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots Next Month

    S2021 E34 - 11m 29s

    This week, President Biden announced that COVID-19 booster shots will become available to Americans as early as next month. The panel also discussed the data that motivated the new guidance on booster shots, the debate over mask mandates in schools and the politics of the pandemic. Pete Williams of NBC News guest moderates.

  • United Nations Study Issues A Grim Warning On Climate Change: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    United Nations Study Issues A Grim Warning On Climate Change

    S2021 E33 - 16m 36s

    Earlier this week, the latest study by the U.N. put out a “code red” warning for humanity, as climate change speeds up. The panel also discussed the Senate passing a bipartisan infrastructure bill that includes efforts to combat climate change.

  • Answering Your COVID-19 Questions & Back To School Concerns: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Answering Your COVID-19 Questions & Back To School Concerns

    S2021 E32 - 16m 7s

    The panel continues the conversation on COVID-19, focused on questions from viewers about the Delta variant. The panel also discussed the politics around reopening schools and concerns parents have about keeping their children safe in the classroom.

  • Mental Health Crisis in U.S., Plus the Infrastructure Deal: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mental Health Crisis in U.S., Plus the Infrastructure Deal

    S2021 E31 - 13m 22s

    The panel continues the conversation on a contentious political environment, even amid a bipartisan agreement on infrastructure. They also discussed the national conversation on mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic and after Simone Biles pulled out of the Olympics.

  • The Washington Week Bookshelf: “I Alone Can Fix It”: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Washington Week Bookshelf: “I Alone Can Fix It”

    S2021 E30 - 18m 47s

    The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig & Philip Rucker join moderator Yamiche Alcindor for an in-depth discussion about their new book “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year.”

  • Cuban Protests & The Latest on COVID-19: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Cuban Protests & The Latest on COVID-19

    S2021 E29 - 17m 8s

    President Biden’s Latin American policies are challenged as protests spiral in Cuba, due to the government's pandemic response. The panel also discussed pressures on the White House to support a Democratic government in Haiti, and more on the threat of rising COVID cases.

  • COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Amid Delta Variant Surge: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Amid Delta Variant Surge

    S2021 E28 - 14m 25s

    As Delta variant case numbers rise across the U.S., President Biden announced a strategy in hopes of containing the virus. The panel also discussed how the administration plans to combat vaccine hesitancy and what this means for the future of the pandemic.

    Panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Leigh Ann Caldwell of NBC News, Weijia Jiang of CBS News

  • The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Nightmare Scenario”: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Nightmare Scenario”

    S2021 E27 - 16m 10s

    The Washington Post’s Yasmeen Abutaleb & Damian Paletta join moderator Yamiche Alcindor for an in-depth discussion into the Trump administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, from their new book “Nightmare Scenario.”

    Panel: Yasmeen Abutaleb of The Washington Post, Damian Paletta of The Washington Post

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