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President Biden’s First Year in Office

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This week marked one year since President Biden took office and he is currently facing pressures from all sides. COVID-19 cases are surging as the Omicron variant spreads, inflation is at a 40-year high, Democrats’ voting rights legislation was blocked in Congress and tensions are high with Russia over Ukraine.

Episodes

  • Derek Chauvin Found Guilty in George Floyd Killing: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Derek Chauvin Found Guilty in George Floyd Killing

    S2021 E17 - 25m 11s

    Former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd. The panel discussed the future of race & policing in America as well as how President Biden will address the climate crisis. Peter Baker of The New York Times guest moderates.

    Panel: Josh Lederman of NBC News, Toluse Olorunnipa of The Washington Post, Susan Page of USA Today, Pierre Thomas of ABC News

  • President Biden Starts a Foreign Policy Shift: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden Starts a Foreign Policy Shift

    S2021 E16 - 25m 10s

    President Joe Biden announced a historic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, as protests erupt over the killing of Daunte Wright. The panel discussed the president’s foreign policy and the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Nancy Cordes of CBS News guest moderates.

    Panel: Eugene Daniels of POLITICO, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post, Kasie Hunt of NBC News, Wesley Lowery of 60 Minutes+

  • Corporate Backlash on Voting Rights: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Corporate Backlash on Voting Rights

    S2021 E15 - 25m 10s

    The battle over voting rights continues as big businesses criticize Georgia’s new voting laws. The panel discussed House Democrats’ voting rights bill H.R.1 and a new tape shedding light on dark money. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report guest moderates.

    Panel: Errin Haines of The 19th, Eamon Javers of CNBC, Jane Mayer of The New Yorker

  • Attack At The Capitol & The Trial of Derek Chauvin: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Attack At The Capitol & The Trial of Derek Chauvin

    S2021 E14 - 25m 10s

    Another Capitol police officer is dead, less than three months after the January 6th insurrection. The panel discussed the trial of Derek Chauvin and President Biden’s ambitious infrastructure plan. Lisa Desjardins of The PBS NewsHour guest moderates.

    Panel: Wesley Lowery of 60 Minutes+, Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Anna Palmer of Punchbowl News, Ayesha Rascoe of NPR

  • President Joe Biden’s First News Conference: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Joe Biden’s First News Conference

    S2021 E13 - 25m 9s

    President Biden’s first news conference focused on immigration, voting rights & gun reform. The panel discussed how Biden plans to address these issues. Peter Baker of The New York Times guest moderates.

    Panel: Zolan Kanno-Youngs of The New York Times, Sahil Kapur of NBC News, Ashley Parker of The Washington Post, Errin Haines of The 19th

  • Horrors in Atlanta & Crisis at the Border: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Horrors in Atlanta & Crisis at the Border

    S2021 E12 - 25m 9s

    Three shootings in Atlanta, GA left 8 dead, including 6 women of Asian descent, raising fears of even more violence. The panel also discussed how the Biden administration is confronting a surge of migrants at the border. Rachel Scott of ABC News guest moderates.

    Panel: Laura Barrón-López of POLITICO, Weijia Jiang of CBS News, Jacob Soboroff of NBC News and MSNBC, Dan Balz of The Washington Post

  • A Look Back at a Year of COVID-19: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Look Back at a Year of COVID-19

    S2021 E11 - 22m 37s

    It’s the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic shifting the world as we once knew it. The panel reflected on one of the deadliest years in American history, & how the country is fighting to move forward. Susan Davis of NPR guest moderates.

    Panel: Yasmeen Abutaleb of The Washington Post, Eamon Javers of CNBC, Toluse Olorunnipa of The Washington Post, Susan Page of USA Today

  • Democracy Under Threat & The Fight For Voting Rights: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Democracy Under Threat & The Fight For Voting Rights

    S2021 E10 - 22m 36s

    FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that domestic terrorism threats continue after the January 6th insurrection. The panel also discussed voting rights legislation & President Biden’s hopeful COVID-19 vaccine news. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report guest moderates.

    Panel: Sahil Kapur of NBC News, Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Amna Nawaz of The PBS NewsHour

  • The COVID-19 Crisis & Investigating the Insurrection: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The COVID-19 Crisis & Investigating the Insurrection

    S2021 E9 - 22m 37s

    The panel discussed new details from congressional hearings into the riot, President Biden’s latest foreign policy efforts, and where the country stands on vaccine distribution. Peter Baker of The New York Times guest moderates.

    Panel: Susan Davis of NPR, Errin Haines of The 19th, Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times, Ashley Parker of The Washington Post

  • Biden sets COVID deadlines & GOP debates its future: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode for February 19, 2021

    S2021 E8 - 25m 11s

    The panel discussed where the White House stands on the push to reopen classrooms, the government's response to Texas’s debilitating winter storm & the cold war between Sen. Mitch McConnell & former President Donald Trump. Weijia Jiang of CBS News guest moderates.

    Panel: Yasmeen Abutaleb of The Washington Post, Ed O’Keefe of CBS News, Anna Palmer of Punchbowl News

  • The Second Impeachment Trial of Former President Trump: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode for February 12, 2021

    S2021 E7 - 25m 10s

    House impeachment managers presented their case against former President Trump. The panel discussed the arguments made by Trump’s legal team & what the future looks like for the Republican Party. Jonathan Karl of ABC News guest moderates.

    Panel: Rachael Bade of POLITICO, Julie Pace of The AP, Philip Rucker of The Washington Post, Rachel Scott of ABC News

  • Biden Pushes For Stimulus As the GOP Faces A Reckoning: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biden Pushes For Stimulus As the GOP Faces A Reckoning

    S2021 E6 - 25m 10s

    Nearly a month after the insurrection, GOP leaders are trying to unify their party ahead of the impeachment trial. The panel discussed the GOP's fate & President Biden’s COVID package. Lisa Desjardins of the PBS NewsHour guest moderates.

    Panel: Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Alexi McCammond of AXIOS, Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News, Sabrina Siddiqui of The Wall Street Journal

Extras + Features

  • President Biden as the Consoler in Chief: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden as the Consoler in Chief

    S2021 E51 - 12m 26s

    President Biden has made empathy and his own history of loss central to his political identity. On Wednesday, he visited communities devastated by the tornadoes in Kentucky, promising that the federal government would step up to help.

  • The Washington Week Bookshelf: "The 1619 Project": asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Washington Week Bookshelf: "The 1619 Project"

    S2021 E50 - 15m 5s

    The New York Times Magazine’s Nikole Hannah-Jones joined Yamiche Alcindor to discuss her new books “The 1619 Project.” She also discussed the politics and history of race in America as well as how this history continues to impact the nation today.

  • The Exoneration of 2 Men Convicted of Killing Malcolm X: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Exoneration of 2 Men Convicted of Killing Malcolm X

    S2021 E47 - 18m 17s

    The panel explored a major update in the 1965 assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X. Two men who were found guilty of the killing were exonerated after spending more than 20 years in prison.

  • The Nation's Divide over Critical Race Theory

    S2021 E45 - 14m 50s

    The conversation continues on the historic gubernatorial race and what comes next for the nation. The panel discussed the debate over critical race theory, how students are being taught in Virginia schools, and how the issue connects to history.

  • The Politics of Blue Origin

    S2021 E42 - 13m 48s

    This week, William Shatner, Star Trek's Captain Kirk, blasted into space on a Blue Origin rocket. The panel discusses the rise of space tourism and the simultaneous growth of economic inequality.

  • EXTRA: Facebook Under Fire: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    EXTRA: Facebook Under Fire

    S2021 E41 - 14m 4s

    Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told lawmakers that the company knowingly spread misinformation and hate that contributed to the Capitol insurrection. The panel discussed the implications of Facebook’s outage this week.

  • Police Reform Negotiations Hit Roadblock: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Police Reform Negotiations Hit Roadblock

    S2021 E40 - 11m 4s

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on police reform after months of negotiations. The panel discussed what went wrong, why the bill failed to pass, and what comes next in the effort to hold law enforcement accountable for the violence against Black Americans.

  • The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Peril”

    S2021 E39 - 16m 2s

    The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and former Washington Week moderator Robert Costa join moderator Yamiche Alcindor an in-depth discussion into the explosive reporting from their new book “Peril” on the challenging transition of power between the Trump and Biden administration.

  • 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.

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