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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

  • A Conversation with Newsroom Decision Makers: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Conversation with Newsroom Decision Makers

    S2021 E53 - 26m 46s

    Four of Washington’s top editors joined the panel to discuss the challenges of reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic, misinformation, race and our increasingly divided politics.

  • Omicron Spike and The Fight Over Build Back Better: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Omicron Spike and The Fight Over Build Back Better

    S2021 E52 - 26m 46s

    This week as Omicron spiked, President Biden sought to reassure the country and announced new actions to protect Americans and help communities and hospitals battle the new variant. The panel also discussed the latest on Build Back Better and President Biden’s relationship with Sen. Manchin.

  • New Details on Jan 6 and COVID Spiking Again: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New Details on Jan 6 and COVID Spiking Again

    S2021 E51 - 25m 50s

    This week, the House of Representatives voted to hold former President Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in criminal contempt for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena. The panel also discussed the latest on voting rights, the status of President Biden’s agenda in Congress, and the U.S. reaching the grim milestone of 800,000 COVID-19 deaths.

  • Defending Democracy: At Home and Abroad: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Defending Democracy: At Home and Abroad

    S2021 E50 - 26m 2s

    President Biden has been defending democracy abroad and domestically, including holding a call with President Putin as Russian troops gather at the Ukrainian border. The panel also discussed vaccine mandates, the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion and the politics of race in the United States.

  • A New COVID Variant and the Fight Over Abortion Rights: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A New COVID Variant and the Fight Over Abortion Rights

    S2021 E49 - 24m 10s

    As anxiety over the omicron variant mounts, the battle over abortion rights heats up. The panel also discussed the Jan. 6 committee’s push for former Trump administration officials to testify.

  • Crime and Punishment in Washington, Kenosha: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crime and Punishment in Washington, Kenosha

    S2021 E47 - 25m 50s

    The nation's eyes are on Kenosha, WI after Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges. Meanwhile, the trial of the men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery continues. And in Washington, Democrats censure Rep. Paul Gosar and push forward with Biden’s agenda.

  • Infrastructure, Inflation and New Details on Jan 6th: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Infrastructure, Inflation and New Details on Jan 6th

    S2021 E46 - 26m 4s

    Steve Bannon faced indictment for failing to appear before Congress, as the Jan 6 committee issued more subpoenas to former Trump aides. And the Biden administration pledged to fight surging inflation as they sold their infrastructure bill and pushed moderates to vote for their social spending plan.

  • Republicans Win in Virginia as Biden Fights for his Agenda

    S2021 E45 - 25m 18s

    Tuesday’s elections left the GOP feeling hopeful and ready for the midterms. Democrats are reeling from key losses and close calls. The panel also discussed Biden’s agenda in Congress and at COP26 earlier this week.

  • President Biden’s Big Gamble | Washington Week | October 29,: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden’s Big Gamble | Washington Week | October 29,

    S2021 E44 - 25m 17s

    The panel discussed the challenges of President Biden's Build Back Better framework and his second international trip abroad. The Washington Week Extra returns next Friday! Don't miss it streaming online on YouTube or on our website.

  • Biden Agenda on The Line: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biden Agenda on The Line

    S2021 E43 - 25m 18s

    As the pressure to pass President Biden’s Build Back Better infrastructure plans mounts, our panel dissects what’s included in Biden’s economic agenda and looks ate the voting rights battle. Also, the House select committee unanimously votes in support of holding Stephen K. Bannon in contempt, and Trump files suit against the National Archives to keep his presidential records sealed.

  • Culture Wars and Economic Challenges: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Culture Wars and Economic Challenges

    S2021 E42 - 25m 18s

    Culture wars dominating American politics and Virginia governor's race may hinge on hot-button issues like abortion rights and critical race theory.  All of this is playing out as President Biden's poll numbers sink, as former Trump administration officials face deadlines to cooperate with Congress's Jan. 6 committee, and as Republican governors push back on vaccine mandates.

Extras + Features

  • 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

  • Vice President Kamala Harris Visits The Border: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Vice President Kamala Harris Visits The Border

    S2021 E26 - 12m 37s

    Kamala Harris visited the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time as vice president. The panel also discussed President Biden’s missed COVID-19 vaccination goals and the challenges in vaccinating more Americans.

    Panel: Zolan Kanno-Youngs of The New York Times, Eva McKend of Spectrum News, Mike Memoli of NBC News, Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News

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