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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

  • U.S. Reaches President Biden’s Goal of 100 Million Vaccines: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    U.S. Reaches President Biden’s Goal of 100 Million Vaccines

    S2021 E12 - 10m 3s

    President Biden met his goal of administering 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in his first 100 days in office. The panel discussed Biden’s tour promoting the passage of a $1.9 trillion economic relief package & the challenges that remain ahead. Rachel Scott of ABC News guest moderates.

    Panel: Laura Barrón-López of POLITICO, Weijia Jiang of CBS News, Dan Balz of The Washington Post

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Political Storm: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Political Storm

    S2021 E11 - 9m 46s

    Democratic leaders from New York are calling for NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign, after multiple allegations of sexual assault & underreporting of nursing home deaths on his watch. The panel discussed Cuomo’s future as a political figure as the pandemic continues. Susan Davis of NPR guest moderates.

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

  • Cuomo’s Political Scandal & Biden’s Cabinet Challenges: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Cuomo’s Political Scandal & Biden’s Cabinet Challenges

    S2021 E10 - 13m 11s

    NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing backlash after being accused of sexual misconduct. The panel also discussed challenges for President Biden’s nominees to key positions. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report guest moderates.

    Panel: Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Amna Nawaz of The PBS NewsHour

  • President Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Decisions: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Decisions

    S2021 E9 - 13m 27s

    President Biden launched his first overseas military action by striking Syria. The panel talked about Biden's move to not penalize Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince for Jamal Khashoggi's murder. 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

  • President Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Push: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week Extra for February 19, 2021

    S2021 E8 - 9m 55s

    President Joe Biden said America is back during a speech at the Munich Security Conference. The panel discussed Biden’s plans to restart nuclear negotiations with Iran & re-committing the country to NATO. Weijia Jiang of CBS News guest moderates.

    Panel: Ed O’Keefe of CBS News, Anna Palmer of Punchbowl News, Ayesha Rascoe of NPR

  • President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Agenda: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week Extra for February 12, 2021

    S2021 E7 - 7m 11s

    As the Senate grapples with impeachment, President Biden kept COVID at the forefront. The panel discussed Biden’s efforts to get Americans vaccinated & the $1.9 trillion relief bill. Jonathan Karl of ABC News guest moderates.

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

  • President Joe Biden’s Actions on Immigration: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Joe Biden’s Actions on Immigration

    S2021 E6 - 11m 12s

    The panel discussed how President Biden is working to create a task force that aims to reunite the separated children & the effectiveness of his new efforts. Lisa Desjardins of The PBS NewsHour guest moderates.

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

  • President Joe Biden’s Latest Executive Actions: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week Extra for January 29, 2021

    S2021 E5 - 9m 53s

    President Joe Biden has signed more executive orders during his first week than previous presidents. The panel discussed how Biden is working to dismantle former President Donald Trump’s policies. Amna Nawaz of The PBS NewsHour guest moderates.

    Panel: Garrett Haake of NBC News, Weijia Jiang of CBS News, Sarah Kliff of The New York Times, Anita Kumar of POLITICO

  • Reflecting on a Historic Presidential Transition: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week Extra for January 22, 2021

    S2021 E4 - 13m 12s

    The panelists take the time to reflect on the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency, and the beginning of Joe Biden’s tenure. Amna Nawaz of The PBS NewsHour guest moderates.

    Panel: Laura Barron-Lopez of Politico, Errin Haines of The 19th, Anna Palmer of Punchbowl News, Ashley Parker of The Washington Post

  • What’s Next As President-Elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration Near: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week Extra for January 15, 2021

    S2021 E3 - 17m 3s

    The panel discussed the aftermath in Washington following the insurrection on Capitol Hill, the final stage of Trump’s presidency & the challenges that lie ahead for Biden as he enters office next week. Yamiche Alcindor of The PBS NewsHour guest moderates.

    Panel: Peter Baker of The New York Times, Geoff Bennett of NBC News, Seung Min Kim for The Washington Post, Pierre Thomas for ABC News

  • A Deeper Look at A Historic Week: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Deeper Look at A Historic Week

    S2021 E2 - 13m 54s

    The panel discussed what possible consequences there may be for the mob & how the police response this week compared to the police response to Black Lives Matter protests this past summer. Yamiche Alcindor of The PBS NewsHour guest moderates.

    Panel: Nancy Cordes of CBS News, Astead Herndon of The New York Times, Philip Rucker of The Washington Post, Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News

  • A Look at the Georgia Runoffs & President Trump’s Legacy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week Extra for January 1, 2021

    S2021 E1 - 12m 12s

    The Georgia Senate runoffs that will determine control of the Senate are just four days away. The panel discussed the latest from the campaign for those two key Senate seats, as well as President Trump’s legacy, and what it means for the future of Washington.

    Panel: Yamiche Alcindor of The PBS NewsHour, Peter Baker of The New York Times, Susan Page of USA Today

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