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President Biden’s First Year in Office

25m 58s

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

  • Juneteenth: The Newest American Federal Holiday: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Juneteenth: The Newest American Federal Holiday

    S2021 E25 - 10m 45s

    President Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. The panel discussed the racial injustice the country continues to face, plus Vice President Kamala Harris’s historic march in a Pride parade.

    Panel: Kaitlan Collins of CNN, Pete Williams of NBC News, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post, Garrett Haake of NBC News

  • President Biden’s Upcoming Trip Abroad: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden’s Upcoming Trip Abroad

    S2021 E23 - 15m 1s

    The panel takes an in-depth look into President Biden’s upcoming overseas meetings with the G7 and NATO, and his meeting with Russian President Putin. The panel also discussed the ongoing crisis in Haiti, Biden raises the alarm about the future of democracy.

    Panel: Leigh Ann Caldwell of NBC News, Astead Herndon of The New York Times, Anita Kumar of POLITICO, Annie Linskey of The Washington Post

  • America Faces Its History of Race Violence: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    America Faces Its History of Race Violence

    S2021 E22 - 18m 10s

    Next week marks the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre that ravaged a community known as “Black Wall Street.” The panel also discussed the 1917 East St. Louis Massacre, the gaps in our education, & what the major political and culture changes seen in the country over the past year.

    Panel: Trymaine Lee of MSNBC, Wesley Lowery of 60 Minutes+, Ayesha Rascoe of NPR, Sara Sidner of CNN

  • Abortion Rights Under Fire & the latest on COVID Restriction: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Abortion Rights Under Fire & the latest on COVID Restriction

    S2021 E21 - 13m 48s

    The Supreme Court announced it will take up a case that challenges Roe v. Wade, as states pass new laws restricting abortion access. The panel also discussed the latest CDC guidance on masks, and how businesses are struggling to adjust in a post-COVID vaccine world.

    Panel: Andrea Mitchell of NBC News & MSNBC, Rachel Scott of ABC News, Asma Khalid of NPR, Jeff Zeleny of CNN

  • Israeli-Palestinian Crisis & Racial Gap in School Reopening: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Israeli-Palestinian Crisis & Racial Gap in School Reopening

    S2021 E20 - 14m 59s

    President Biden is facing pressure from all sides as the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militia group Hamas escalates. The panel also discussed how the pandemic revealed racial disparities in students returning to school.

    Panel: Eugene Daniels of POLITICO, Kasie Hunt of NBC News, Susan Page of USA Today, Manu Raju of CNN

  • Separated Families Reunite, What’s Next on Immigration?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Separated Families Reunite, What’s Next on Immigration?

    S2021 E19 - 12m 46s

    The Biden administration announced some of the first reunifications of families separated at the border under former President Trump. The panel also discussed Biden’s plans to handle the sharp rise in child migrants at the border and prospects for reform.

    Panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Errin Haines of The 19th, Weijia Jiang of CBS News, Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News

  • The Latest on Police Reform in Washington: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Latest on Police Reform in Washington

    S2021 E18 - 7m 2s

    A bipartisan group of members of Congress are negotiating plans for a potential new effort at passing police reform. The panel discussed the prospects for reform passing & recent police-related deaths. Rachel Scott of ABC News guest moderates.

    Panel: Geoff Bennett of NBC News, Lisa Desjardins of the PBS NewsHour, Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Ashley Parker of The Washington Post

  • “Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power”: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    “Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power”

    S2021 E17 - 11m 9s

    Susan Page of USA Today discusses the life and legacy of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and how she battled her way through the world of politics despite being underestimated, second-guessed and criticized by many. Peter Baker of The New York Times guest moderates.

    Panel: Susan Page of USA Today

  • 100 Days Since the Capitol Insurrection: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    100 Days Since the Capitol Insurrection

    S2021 E16 - 14m 59s

    The insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th scarred the nation, and the pieces that led to that day are still being put together. The panel discussed where the country stands since the event and what we’ve learned. 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+

  • The Latest on Gun Control & Infrastructure: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Latest on Gun Control & Infrastructure

    S2021 E15 - 9m 2s

    The panel discussed how the Biden administration will enact gun control measures and reinforce the nation’s infrastructure. 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

  • CDC Warns of Possible COVID-19 Surge: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    CDC Warns of Possible COVID-19 Surge

    S2021 E14 - 9m 58s

    President Biden is urging states to enforce mask mandates as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise.The panel discussed how the Biden administration will balance vaccine rollouts amid a growing number of cases. 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 Foreign Policy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy

    S2021 E13 - 11m 30s

    President Biden's taking a different approach from former President Trump when it comes to foreign policy. The panel also discussed how the U.S. plans to help move a massive cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal. 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

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