Trump’s indicted. Now what? 31 March 2023 00:29:12
Former president Donald Trump has been indicted. We couldn't leave you hanging without an update from Post journalists. Here's today's 'Post Reports' episode that explains how the case could test the limits of our political and legal systems.
Trump’s indicted. Now what?
Former president Donald Trump has been indicted. We couldn't leave you hanging without an update from Post journalists. Here's today's 'Post Reports' episode that explains how the case could test the limits of our political and legal systems.
Check out The 7 09 December 2022 00:06:41
On The Post’s new podcast, "The 7," host Jeff Pierre takes you through the seven most important and interesting stories of the day. It's a way to get caught up in just a few minutes. It comes out every weekday at 7 a.m. Check it out today, then find and follow "The 7" so you're set for the new week!
Check out The 7
On The Post’s new podcast, "The 7," host Jeff Pierre takes you through the seven most important and interesting stories of the day. It's a way to get caught up in just a few minutes. It comes out every weekday at 7 a.m. Check it out today, then find and follow "The 7" so you're set for the new week!
So… can he do that? 12 May 2022 00:38:41
More than five years later, what’s the answer to: “Can he do that?” What major lessons have we learned about the stability of our democracy and the limitations on presidential power? How have our systems been tested and how have they endured those tests?
So… can he do that?
More than five years later, what’s the answer to: “Can he do that?” What major lessons have we learned about the stability of our democracy and the limitations on presidential power? How have our systems been tested and how have they endured those tests?
A message from Allison 05 May 2022 00:02:14
Allison shares some news about the future of the show. Plus, a request to hear from listeners.
A message from Allison
Allison shares some news about the future of the show. Plus, a request to hear from listeners.
“Broken Doors,” Episode 1 28 April 2022 00:42:35
An unusual warrant. A pattern of questionable no-knock raids. A reporting thread that just kept going. “Broken Doors” is a new investigative podcast series from The Washington Post. Hosted by Jenn Abelson and Nicole Dungca.
“Broken Doors,” Episode 1
An unusual warrant. A pattern of questionable no-knock raids. A reporting thread that just kept going. “Broken Doors” is a new investigative podcast series from The Washington Post. Hosted by Jenn Abelson and Nicole Dungca.
Is ‘defund the police’ dead for Democrats? 21 April 2022 00:33:02
Can Democrats clarify messaging on police reform? With states and cities taking police reform matters into their own hands, does the president run the risk of losing the support of the communities that played a huge part in getting him elected?
Is ‘defund the police’ dead for Democrats?
Can Democrats clarify messaging on police reform? With states and cities taking police reform matters into their own hands, does the president run the risk of losing the support of the communities that played a huge part in getting him elected?
Inside Biden’s Ukraine strategy 14 April 2022 00:21:11
How has President Biden's experience with Afghanistan informed his choices in Ukraine? We’ve explored Biden’s history with global leadership, war and American intervention. What can his foreign policy history tell us about Biden’s response in Europe now?
Inside Biden’s Ukraine strategy
How has President Biden's experience with Afghanistan informed his choices in Ukraine? We’ve explored Biden’s history with global leadership, war and American intervention. What can his foreign policy history tell us about Biden’s response in Europe now?
Introducing “Broken Doors” 11 April 2022 00:04:09
An unusual warrant. A pattern of questionable no-knock raids. A reporting thread that just kept going. “Broken Doors” is a new investigative podcast series from the Washington Post. Hosted by Jenn Abelson and Nicole Dungca.
Introducing “Broken Doors”
An unusual warrant. A pattern of questionable no-knock raids. A reporting thread that just kept going. “Broken Doors” is a new investigative podcast series from the Washington Post. Hosted by Jenn Abelson and Nicole Dungca.
Obama and Biden: It’s complicated 07 April 2022 00:18:29
President Biden and former President Obama have seen little of each other recently, despite an ostensibly close relationship. What does Obama's appearance at the White House say about the relationship? And will it yield the results Democrats hope for?
Obama and Biden: It’s complicated
President Biden and former President Obama have seen little of each other recently, despite an ostensibly close relationship. What does Obama's appearance at the White House say about the relationship? And will it yield the results Democrats hope for?
What's stopping the DOJ from going after Trump? 31 March 2022 00:22:31
A federal judge ruled this week that then-President Donald Trump “more likely than not” committed federal crimes in trying to block President Biden’s election win on Jan. 6, 2021. What are the likely implications for Trump and the Justice Department?
What's stopping the DOJ from going after Trump?
A federal judge ruled this week that then-President Donald Trump “more likely than not” committed federal crimes in trying to block President Biden’s election win on Jan. 6, 2021. What are the likely implications for Trump and the Justice Department?
In Europe, Biden hopes to keep U.S. allies together 24 March 2022 00:16:44
President Biden is in Europe this week, making stops in Belgium and in Poland in hopes of keeping the Western alliance united and showcasing American leadership. How much further will the allies go in support of Ukraine?
In Europe, Biden hopes to keep U.S. allies together
President Biden is in Europe this week, making stops in Belgium and in Poland in hopes of keeping the Western alliance united and showcasing American leadership. How much further will the allies go in support of Ukraine?
Is it time for an independent probe into the pandemic response? 17 March 2022 00:20:23
Some lawmakers hope to set up an independent probe into the country’s pandemic response, after months of contentious and partisan oversight efforts in Congress. Would this probe avoid politics and help us understand how to fight future pandemics?
Is it time for an independent probe into the pandemic response?
Some lawmakers hope to set up an independent probe into the country’s pandemic response, after months of contentious and partisan oversight efforts in Congress. Would this probe avoid politics and help us understand how to fight future pandemics?
Where Biden’s climate goals and a Russian oil ban collide 10 March 2022 00:14:39
President Biden pledged to move America’s climate reforms forward. How can he ensure that the U.S. has enough oil supply to keep prices from surging, while also ensuring that efforts to obtain that oil don’t infringe on his climate promises?
Where Biden’s climate goals and a Russian oil ban collide
President Biden pledged to move America’s climate reforms forward. How can he ensure that the U.S. has enough oil supply to keep prices from surging, while also ensuring that efforts to obtain that oil don’t infringe on his climate promises?
Biden lays out a new path for Democrats. Is it too late? 03 March 2022 00:20:53
President Biden is trying to refocus messaging around Democrats' accomplishments. Is it too late for a political course correction with such little time before the midterms? Biden’s made his priorities clear, but will the Democratic party follow suit?
Biden lays out a new path for Democrats. Is it too late?
President Biden is trying to refocus messaging around Democrats' accomplishments. Is it too late for a political course correction with such little time before the midterms? Biden’s made his priorities clear, but will the Democratic party follow suit?
Ketanji Brown Jackson’s path to the court — between confrontation and compromise 25 February 2022 00:20:35
President Biden’s choice of Judge Jackson fulfills his campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. She spent years overcoming obstacles by finding the middle ground.
Ketanji Brown Jackson’s path to the court — between confrontation and compromise
President Biden’s choice of Judge Jackson fulfills his campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. She spent years overcoming obstacles by finding the middle ground.
Biden’s response to Putin’s invasion 24 February 2022 00:16:26
Russia launched a full-scale attack against Ukraine in what U.S. officials say is an attempt to topple the democratically-elected, pro-Western government. The U.S. and its allies responded with massive sanctions. Will they work to deter Russia?
Biden’s response to Putin’s invasion
Russia launched a full-scale attack against Ukraine in what U.S. officials say is an attempt to topple the democratically-elected, pro-Western government. The U.S. and its allies responded with massive sanctions. Will they work to deter Russia?
Road tripping through a divided state 17 February 2022 00:42:12
With the midterm elections on the horizon, both parties are searching for ways to connect with voters. But what if the thing voters want most is for politics to stop feeling like an existential death match? A reporter looks for answers in Virginia.
Road tripping through a divided state
With the midterm elections on the horizon, both parties are searching for ways to connect with voters. But what if the thing voters want most is for politics to stop feeling like an existential death match? A reporter looks for answers in Virginia.
Blue states are moving on from the pandemic. Can Biden? 10 February 2022 00:22:37
The White House is in a tough spot as Democratic governors begin lifting mask mandates. How long will President Biden hold out while facing pressure from his own party? And what accounts for the discrepancy between state governments and CDC guidance?
Blue states are moving on from the pandemic. Can Biden?
The White House is in a tough spot as Democratic governors begin lifting mask mandates. How long will President Biden hold out while facing pressure from his own party? And what accounts for the discrepancy between state governments and CDC guidance?
Trump, 2024 and the fragility of American democracy 03 February 2022 00:20:50
New details emerged about former president Trump's actions in the aftermath of the 2020 election. Plus, he made some new claims about the electoral process. How might the week's news affect a potential 2024 run and the cracks in American democracy?
Trump, 2024 and the fragility of American democracy
New details emerged about former president Trump's actions in the aftermath of the 2020 election. Plus, he made some new claims about the electoral process. How might the week's news affect a potential 2024 run and the cracks in American democracy?
Why we’re talking about Ukraine… again 27 January 2022 00:16:53
What’s likely to happen next with this intensifying U.S.-Russia conflict? How is Biden’s approach with Ukraine different than past presidents? And why does Ukraine seem to come up over and over again in modern American politics?
Why we’re talking about Ukraine… again
What’s likely to happen next with this intensifying U.S.-Russia conflict? How is Biden’s approach with Ukraine different than past presidents? And why does Ukraine seem to come up over and over again in modern American politics?
Biden’s struggle to tackle ‘four historic crises’ at once 21 January 2022 00:24:47
After one year in office — with the country still facing several historic crises, simultaneously — Washington Post reporters set out to answer this question: What has Biden done about the four crises he pledged to address?
Biden’s struggle to tackle ‘four historic crises’ at once
After one year in office — with the country still facing several historic crises, simultaneously — Washington Post reporters set out to answer this question: What has Biden done about the four crises he pledged to address?
Not everyone’s sold on Biden’s voting rights push. Will it work? 13 January 2022 00:22:44
President Biden once said the filibuster was an important part of the legislative process. Now, he's urging changes to get legislation passed. How far will his words go in convincing Senate Democrats? Can he change the future of our election laws?
Not everyone’s sold on Biden’s voting rights push. Will it work?
President Biden once said the filibuster was an important part of the legislative process. Now, he's urging changes to get legislation passed. How far will his words go in convincing Senate Democrats? Can he change the future of our election laws?
A son's death, Jan. 6, and a congressman's mission 07 January 2022 00:46:09
On Jan. 5, 2021, Rep. Jamie Raskin buried his only son. The next day he witnessed firsthand the attack on the Capitol. As we mark a year since the insurrection, we look at how Raskin dealt with his son’s death while serving on democracy’s front lines.
A son's death, Jan. 6, and a congressman's mission
On Jan. 5, 2021, Rep. Jamie Raskin buried his only son. The next day he witnessed firsthand the attack on the Capitol. As we mark a year since the insurrection, we look at how Raskin dealt with his son’s death while serving on democracy’s front lines.
One year later, has Biden’s DOJ brought enough justice? 06 January 2022 00:21:43
Where things stand one year after the Jan. 6 attacks on the Capitol? How much has Biden’s administration done to understand what led to the events of that day? And how far has it gone to prevent another major attack on our democracy?
One year later, has Biden’s DOJ brought enough justice?
Where things stand one year after the Jan. 6 attacks on the Capitol? How much has Biden’s administration done to understand what led to the events of that day? And how far has it gone to prevent another major attack on our democracy?
The Exit 22 December 2021 00:24:16
In the last episode of our series from October about President Biden and the War in Afghanistan, he takes the reins as commander-in-chief and withdraws U.S. forces. Biden rethinks his stance on military intervention and America’s role in the world.
The Exit
In the last episode of our series from October about President Biden and the War in Afghanistan, he takes the reins as commander-in-chief and withdraws U.S. forces. Biden rethinks his stance on military intervention and America’s role in the world.
The War 21 December 2021 00:27:36
In the second episode of our October series about President Biden and the War in Afghanistan, we look at the years after the Sept. 11 attacks when Biden called for a major nation-building effort. Over time, though, he begins to doubt his own instincts.
The War
In the second episode of our October series about President Biden and the War in Afghanistan, we look at the years after the Sept. 11 attacks when Biden called for a major nation-building effort. Over time, though, he begins to doubt his own instincts.
The Senator 20 December 2021 00:22:57
In this series that originally aired on the 20th anniversary of the first U.S. strikes on Afghanistan, we explore President Biden’s career as it intertwines with the war. He ultimately chose to end the ‘forever war.’ What role did he have in starting it?
The Senator
In this series that originally aired on the 20th anniversary of the first U.S. strikes on Afghanistan, we explore President Biden’s career as it intertwines with the war. He ultimately chose to end the ‘forever war.’ What role did he have in starting it?
‘A lack of decorum’: Congress in 2021 16 December 2021 00:31:16
Where did Congress succeed this year and where did our governing body fall short? What does party extremism in the Capitol mean for gridlock? And is the existing American system still the best means to govern our country?
‘A lack of decorum’: Congress in 2021
Where did Congress succeed this year and where did our governing body fall short? What does party extremism in the Capitol mean for gridlock? And is the existing American system still the best means to govern our country?
Are we too divided for unity? 09 December 2021 00:38:37
President Biden pledged to unify the country, and to do it amid tense racial and cultural division. How far has Biden come on that promise? Will he move toward more aggressively tackling social issues in year 2?
Are we too divided for unity?
President Biden pledged to unify the country, and to do it amid tense racial and cultural division. How far has Biden come on that promise? Will he move toward more aggressively tackling social issues in year 2?
One year (almost) of Biden’s America 02 December 2021 00:35:03
President Biden ran on the promise of returning the nation back to"normal." How far has Biden come? Washington Post White House reporters Ashley Parker, Annie Linskey and Sean Sullivan chat about where things stand nearly a year into Biden's presidency.
One year (almost) of Biden’s America
President Biden ran on the promise of returning the nation back to"normal." How far has Biden come? Washington Post White House reporters Ashley Parker, Annie Linskey and Sean Sullivan chat about where things stand nearly a year into Biden's presidency.
The state of Trump’s affairs 24 November 2021 00:22:49
A close look at the state of Donald Trump post-presidency — his businesses, his finances, the ongoing criminal investigations into his actions and how all of those things could affect a potential political comeback.
The state of Trump’s affairs
A close look at the state of Donald Trump post-presidency — his businesses, his finances, the ongoing criminal investigations into his actions and how all of those things could affect a potential political comeback.
Prices are going up. Can Biden bring them down? 18 November 2021 00:18:15
What levers do presidents have to slow inflation? How much of our current economic situation can be attributed to President Biden’s policies and what can he really do to change the course of the American economy in the months ahead?
Prices are going up. Can Biden bring them down?
What levers do presidents have to slow inflation? How much of our current economic situation can be attributed to President Biden’s policies and what can he really do to change the course of the American economy in the months ahead?
Are Biden's vaccine mandates an overreach of presidential power? 11 November 2021 00:19:43
Now that the Biden administration has released rules for vaccine and testing mandates, court battles are starting to heat up. The Post’s labor reporter, and a legal expert, weigh in on what the future might hold for Biden’s vaccine workforce rules.
Are Biden's vaccine mandates an overreach of presidential power?
Now that the Biden administration has released rules for vaccine and testing mandates, court battles are starting to heat up. The Post’s labor reporter, and a legal expert, weigh in on what the future might hold for Biden’s vaccine workforce rules.
Biden promised unity. Voters are still divided. 03 November 2021 00:19:39
In a major upset for Democrats Tuesday, Republican Glenn Youngkin eked out a victory in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. Today, we look at the results of that election, and others, to understand the nation one year after the divisive 2020 elections.
Biden promised unity. Voters are still divided.
In a major upset for Democrats Tuesday, Republican Glenn Youngkin eked out a victory in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. Today, we look at the results of that election, and others, to understand the nation one year after the divisive 2020 elections.
McCarthy walks the Trump tightrope 28 October 2021 00:23:20
McCarthy says he can recapture the House, but navigating an unpredictable former President Trump and keeping donors happy at the same time is sizable challenge. McCarthy wants to win in 2022 and unify the Republican party. Can he do that?
McCarthy walks the Trump tightrope
McCarthy says he can recapture the House, but navigating an unpredictable former President Trump and keeping donors happy at the same time is sizable challenge. McCarthy wants to win in 2022 and unify the Republican party. Can he do that?
The Exit 21 October 2021 00:23:20
In the last episode of our series about President Biden and the War in Afghanistan, he takes the reins as commander-in-chief and withdraws U.S. forces. Ultimately, Biden rethinks his stance on military intervention and America’s role in the world.
The Exit
In the last episode of our series about President Biden and the War in Afghanistan, he takes the reins as commander-in-chief and withdraws U.S. forces. Ultimately, Biden rethinks his stance on military intervention and America’s role in the world.
The War 14 October 2021 00:27:06
In the second episode of our series about President Biden and the War in Afghanistan, we look at the years after the Sept. 11 attacks when Biden called for a major nation-building effort. Over time, though, he begins to doubt his own instincts.
The War
In the second episode of our series about President Biden and the War in Afghanistan, we look at the years after the Sept. 11 attacks when Biden called for a major nation-building effort. Over time, though, he begins to doubt his own instincts.
The Senator 07 October 2021 00:22:26
On the 20th anniversary of the first U.S. strikes on Afghanistan, this three-part series explores President Biden's career as it intertwines with the war there. He ultimately chose to end the ‘forever war.’ But what role did he have in starting it?
The Senator
On the 20th anniversary of the first U.S. strikes on Afghanistan, this three-part series explores President Biden's career as it intertwines with the war there. He ultimately chose to end the ‘forever war.’ But what role did he have in starting it?
American democracy in ‘Peril’ 30 September 2021 00:26:23
Journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa uncovered details about the tumultuous transition of power from President Trump to President Biden in their new book, "Peril." They reveal how close we came to constitutional and international crises.
American democracy in ‘Peril’
Journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa uncovered details about the tumultuous transition of power from President Trump to President Biden in their new book, "Peril." They reveal how close we came to constitutional and international crises.
Biden’s climate agenda is bold. Is it enough? 23 September 2021 00:24:30
In this episode, as President Biden address the U.N. for the first time since taking office, we revisit a conversation from August about the climate’s "unprecedented" state and Biden’s big goals toward repairing it. Can his agenda succeed?
Biden’s climate agenda is bold. Is it enough?
In this episode, as President Biden address the U.N. for the first time since taking office, we revisit a conversation from August about the climate’s "unprecedented" state and Biden’s big goals toward repairing it. Can his agenda succeed?
Biden mandates vaccines for millions. Can he do that? 16 September 2021 00:16:53
How can vaccine mandates effectively be enforced across the country? What precedent is there in history and law? And how do Americans and business owners feel about President Biden's executive orders mandating immunization?
Biden mandates vaccines for millions. Can he do that?
How can vaccine mandates effectively be enforced across the country? What precedent is there in history and law? And how do Americans and business owners feel about President Biden's executive orders mandating immunization?
America’s Song, Part 2 10 September 2021 00:31:36
After 9/11, NYPD police officer Daniel Rodriguez comforted the nation by performing “God Bless America.” It felt like a timeless moment. Instead, it proved fleeting. In this series, we explore how he and the country have tried to heal after tragedy.
America’s Song, Part 2
After 9/11, NYPD police officer Daniel Rodriguez comforted the nation by performing “God Bless America.” It felt like a timeless moment. Instead, it proved fleeting. In this series, we explore how he and the country have tried to heal after tragedy.
America’s Song, Part 1 09 September 2021 00:37:11
After 9/11, NYPD police officer Daniel Rodriguez comforted the nation by performing “God Bless America.” It felt like a timeless moment. Instead, it proved fleeting. In this series, we explore how he and the country have tried to heal after tragedy.
America’s Song, Part 1
After 9/11, NYPD police officer Daniel Rodriguez comforted the nation by performing “God Bless America.” It felt like a timeless moment. Instead, it proved fleeting. In this series, we explore how he and the country have tried to heal after tragedy.
The presidential power to strike 02 September 2021 00:28:39
How much power should the president have to act unilaterally on drone strikes? And how will that question define a new era of U.S. warfare? Plus, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) weighs in on the balance between the president and Congress on war powers.
The presidential power to strike
How much power should the president have to act unilaterally on drone strikes? And how will that question define a new era of U.S. warfare? Plus, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) weighs in on the balance between the president and Congress on war powers.
Thousands have been evacuated from Afghanistan. Where will they go? 26 August 2021 00:17:31
The Biden administration faces a big challenge as they try to resettle Afghanistan refugees, and while also ensuring each person arriving to the U.S. undergoes significant security checks. The political debate around what happens next has started to heat up.
Thousands have been evacuated from Afghanistan. Where will they go?
The Biden administration faces a big challenge as they try to resettle Afghanistan refugees, and while also ensuring each person arriving to the U.S. undergoes significant security checks. The political debate around what happens next has started to heat up.
Biden vowed a smooth exit from Afghanistan. Now what? 19 August 2021 00:26:29
Biden sold himself as the experienced leader to undo Trump’s foreign policy missteps. But his push to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the ensuing chaos has called that claim into question. Is this moment a test for Biden? And is he passing?
Biden vowed a smooth exit from Afghanistan. Now what?
Biden sold himself as the experienced leader to undo Trump’s foreign policy missteps. But his push to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the ensuing chaos has called that claim into question. Is this moment a test for Biden? And is he passing?
Biden’s climate agenda is bold. Is it enough? 12 August 2021 00:24:47
Climate legislation moves forward as a U.N. report warns that humans have pushed the climate into "unprecedented" territory unless greenhouse gas pollution falls dramatically. President Biden has big goals to cut that pollution. Will his agenda succeed?
Biden’s climate agenda is bold. Is it enough?
Climate legislation moves forward as a U.N. report warns that humans have pushed the climate into "unprecedented" territory unless greenhouse gas pollution falls dramatically. President Biden has big goals to cut that pollution. Will his agenda succeed?
One big threat to Biden’s agenda: The map 05 August 2021 00:18:29
The 2022 midterm elections are still more than a year away. But the battle to win those races has already begun in the form of redrawing legislative and congressional districts. What can we learn about which party will emerge with the greatest advantage?
One big threat to Biden’s agenda: The map
The 2022 midterm elections are still more than a year away. But the battle to win those races has already begun in the form of redrawing legislative and congressional districts. What can we learn about which party will emerge with the greatest advantage?
The future of the Jan. 6 commission 29 July 2021 00:23:52
The ongoing probe may have implications for the 2022 midterm race and for President Biden’s promise to tackle white supremacist violence. What might findings reveal about where the U.S. is headed? And what can the hearings tell us about what’s to come?
The future of the Jan. 6 commission
The ongoing probe may have implications for the 2022 midterm race and for President Biden’s promise to tackle white supremacist violence. What might findings reveal about where the U.S. is headed? And what can the hearings tell us about what’s to come?
Biden vs. the delta variant 22 July 2021 00:30:00
The delta variant raises new challenges for the Biden administration: Will they change their approach to masking? What steps can they take to combat vaccine disinformation and get more Americans vaccinated? And is the economy at risk of another meltdown?
Biden vs. the delta variant
The delta variant raises new challenges for the Biden administration: Will they change their approach to masking? What steps can they take to combat vaccine disinformation and get more Americans vaccinated? And is the economy at risk of another meltdown?
Should the U.S. government still invest in space? 15 July 2021 00:20:31
How does NASA fit in when billionaires fly to space? What are Biden’s plans for the space agency and how much of Trump’s initiatives does he plan to continue? And, ultimately, why should the government still invest in space exploration at all?
Should the U.S. government still invest in space?
How does NASA fit in when billionaires fly to space? What are Biden’s plans for the space agency and how much of Trump’s initiatives does he plan to continue? And, ultimately, why should the government still invest in space exploration at all?
Inside the Trump White House during the pandemic response 08 July 2021 00:23:20
On this episode, Post Reports host Martine Powers talks to two Post reporters who reported on chaos in the early days of the pandemic including details about how sick President Trump was and his proposal to send infected Americans to Guantánamo.
Inside the Trump White House during the pandemic response
On this episode, Post Reports host Martine Powers talks to two Post reporters who reported on chaos in the early days of the pandemic including details about how sick President Trump was and his proposal to send infected Americans to Guantánamo.
What makes a president a good (or bad) leader? 01 July 2021 00:18:40
As Americans celebrates the country's founding, we examine the presidency. How is a president’s leadership measured over time, and how do cultural moments change our historical perception? We offer insight from C-SPAN's Presidential Historians Survey.
What makes a president a good (or bad) leader?
As Americans celebrates the country's founding, we examine the presidency. How is a president’s leadership measured over time, and how do cultural moments change our historical perception? We offer insight from C-SPAN's Presidential Historians Survey.
Biden’s evolution on criminal justice 24 June 2021 00:24:31
The Biden administration is supporting a bill that would end the sentencing disparity in crack and powder cocaine offenses. But that disparity exists largely because of bills President Biden spearheaded in 80s and 90s. How much has Biden evolved?
Biden’s evolution on criminal justice
The Biden administration is supporting a bill that would end the sentencing disparity in crack and powder cocaine offenses. But that disparity exists largely because of bills President Biden spearheaded in 80s and 90s. How much has Biden evolved?
Washington’s revolving door hits Biden on the way in 17 June 2021 00:24:39
President Biden promised a government where “public servants serve all Americans, not themselves or narrow special interests.” But one set of brothers pose a challenge to Biden's efforts to return to transparency and accountability in government.
Washington’s revolving door hits Biden on the way in
President Biden promised a government where “public servants serve all Americans, not themselves or narrow special interests.” But one set of brothers pose a challenge to Biden's efforts to return to transparency and accountability in government.
Biden says ‘America is back’ on the world stage. Is it? 10 June 2021 00:22:32
Can Biden rally the world’s democracies to meet today's challenges? And what might this trip reveal about the Biden foreign policy doctrine? On this episode, White House reporter Anne Gearan weighs in from Europe, as she travels with President Biden.
Biden says ‘America is back’ on the world stage. Is it?
Can Biden rally the world’s democracies to meet today's challenges? And what might this trip reveal about the Biden foreign policy doctrine? On this episode, White House reporter Anne Gearan weighs in from Europe, as she travels with President Biden.
The mystery of the pandemic’s origins (and what it means for Biden) 03 June 2021 00:28:01
What are the geopolitical implications of the intelligence community "redoubling its efforts" to identify the pandemic's origins? And what are the political challenges for President Biden in acknowledging a theory once touted by the Trump administration?
The mystery of the pandemic’s origins (and what it means for Biden)
What are the geopolitical implications of the intelligence community "redoubling its efforts" to identify the pandemic's origins? And what are the political challenges for President Biden in acknowledging a theory once touted by the Trump administration?
Biden wants to end housing discrimination. Can he do that? 20 May 2021 00:22:24
Discrimination is built into the American housing crisis. We examine the limits of President Biden's power to fix it, in this second episode in our occasional series about the policy challenges that President Biden faces during his first year in office.
Biden wants to end housing discrimination. Can he do that?
Discrimination is built into the American housing crisis. We examine the limits of President Biden's power to fix it, in this second episode in our occasional series about the policy challenges that President Biden faces during his first year in office.
Not the 'normal' Washington Biden promised 13 May 2021 00:28:16
Are the divisions within the Republican party causing real problems for Biden’s goals? And if he’s forced to move his agenda forward with only the help of his own party, how might Democratic factions and party discord make that more difficult?
Not the 'normal' Washington Biden promised
Are the divisions within the Republican party causing real problems for Biden’s goals? And if he’s forced to move his agenda forward with only the help of his own party, how might Democratic factions and party discord make that more difficult?
Vaccine hesitancy at home, desperation abroad 06 May 2021 00:22:43
As the president lays out a new vaccine strategy at home, how much can Biden also do to help curb the spread of coronavirus around the world? And what do the challenges with U.S. vaccine hesitancy mean for supply here -- and abroad?
Vaccine hesitancy at home, desperation abroad
As the president lays out a new vaccine strategy at home, how much can Biden also do to help curb the spread of coronavirus around the world? And what do the challenges with U.S. vaccine hesitancy mean for supply here -- and abroad?
Promises made. Promises kept? 29 April 2021 00:21:24
One hundred days into the Biden administration, how far has the president come on his campaign pledges? Biden promised a new way of governing, so has much changed? Reporter Matt Viser unpacks President Biden's progress and what's next on his agenda.
Promises made. Promises kept?
One hundred days into the Biden administration, how far has the president come on his campaign pledges? Biden promised a new way of governing, so has much changed? Reporter Matt Viser unpacks President Biden's progress and what's next on his agenda.
Menthol cigarettes kill more Black Americans. Should Biden ban them? 22 April 2021 00:19:00
Will the Biden administration be able to strike a balance between politics and public health to regulate menthol cigarettes? And what are the implications if it does? We explain the pending decision and unravel the history of menthol marketing.
Menthol cigarettes kill more Black Americans. Should Biden ban them?
Will the Biden administration be able to strike a balance between politics and public health to regulate menthol cigarettes? And what are the implications if it does? We explain the pending decision and unravel the history of menthol marketing.
Will the president cancel student debt? 15 April 2021 00:33:08
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, an economist, and a student all weigh in on what to do — or not — about student debt, in this first episode in our occasional series about the policy challenges that President Biden might face during his first year in office.
Will the president cancel student debt?
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, an economist, and a student all weigh in on what to do — or not — about student debt, in this first episode in our occasional series about the policy challenges that President Biden might face during his first year in office.
How a voting law ignited a culture war 08 April 2021 00:27:06
Since Georgia passed its new voting law, corporations, Congress and consumers have responded in ways that introduce big questions. Among them: How will the GOP grapple with its fraying relationship with corporate America over social and cultural issues?
How a voting law ignited a culture war
Since Georgia passed its new voting law, corporations, Congress and consumers have responded in ways that introduce big questions. Among them: How will the GOP grapple with its fraying relationship with corporate America over social and cultural issues?
Biden’s big bet on big government 01 April 2021 00:20:09
How did Biden become a president with an ambitious agenda for major government expansion? Where will his proposals position him in history? And is he likely to accomplish much of what he’s put forth? The Post’s Dan Balz weighs in.
Biden’s big bet on big government
How did Biden become a president with an ambitious agenda for major government expansion? Where will his proposals position him in history? And is he likely to accomplish much of what he’s put forth? The Post’s Dan Balz weighs in.
Do presidents have the power to stop mass shootings? 25 March 2021 00:21:51
After tragedies in Colorado and Georgia, Biden has pledged to tighten gun laws. But the country has been here before, in the aftermath of mass shootings. Regardless of which party is in power, little reform has happened. Will this time be different
Do presidents have the power to stop mass shootings?
After tragedies in Colorado and Georgia, Biden has pledged to tighten gun laws. But the country has been here before, in the aftermath of mass shootings. Regardless of which party is in power, little reform has happened. Will this time be different
The political power of culture wars 18 March 2021 00:29:03
We examine why transgender rights have risen to the forefront of our politics, and what the history of the modern Republican party reveals about how social issue battles work as a political tool, with reporter Samantha Schmidt and professor Brian Conley.
The political power of culture wars
We examine why transgender rights have risen to the forefront of our politics, and what the history of the modern Republican party reveals about how social issue battles work as a political tool, with reporter Samantha Schmidt and professor Brian Conley.
Biden signed a $1.9 trillion bill. How much relief will Americans feel? 11 March 2021 00:27:11
Will low income Americans feel their lives change in tangible ways? On the other hand, might a fast-growing economy cause big problems? Plus, how might Biden make sure Americans know the government is responsible for some of economic changes they see?
Biden signed a $1.9 trillion bill. How much relief will Americans feel?
Will low income Americans feel their lives change in tangible ways? On the other hand, might a fast-growing economy cause big problems? Plus, how might Biden make sure Americans know the government is responsible for some of economic changes they see?
How to fix our democracy? Start in Kindergarten. 04 March 2021 00:20:23
A new report draws a line from today’s civics crises to a long-standing failure to effectively teach American government and history in our public schools. On this episode, we explain what the potential outcomes for civic engagement.
How to fix our democracy? Start in Kindergarten.
A new report draws a line from today’s civics crises to a long-standing failure to effectively teach American government and history in our public schools. On this episode, we explain what the potential outcomes for civic engagement.
Reshaping the role of the Justice Department 26 February 2021 00:28:51
Can Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland rebuild confidence in the DOJ's independence? How might his efforts on Biden policies like combating far-right extremism and curbing police violence make the perception of an independent DOJ harder?
Reshaping the role of the Justice Department
Can Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland rebuild confidence in the DOJ's independence? How might his efforts on Biden policies like combating far-right extremism and curbing police violence make the perception of an independent DOJ harder?
Biden’s shifting benchmarks for reopening schools 18 February 2021 00:28:40
Can President Biden come through on this promise of reopening most schools within his first 100 days? How much can the president influence when and how schools welcome students back into the classroom? And what are the political consequences?
Biden’s shifting benchmarks for reopening schools
Can President Biden come through on this promise of reopening most schools within his first 100 days? How much can the president influence when and how schools welcome students back into the classroom? And what are the political consequences?
The duty of a president during crisis 12 February 2021 00:26:31
Some of the arguments in Trump's second impeachment trial get at the core of presidential responsibilities. We examine two of them to clarify the duties of a president during crisis and to understand how free speech applies to the commander in chief.
The duty of a president during crisis
Some of the arguments in Trump's second impeachment trial get at the core of presidential responsibilities. We examine two of them to clarify the duties of a president during crisis and to understand how free speech applies to the commander in chief.
Biden says he wants to reunite migrant families. It won’t be easy. 04 February 2021 00:28:10
Families are still separated years after President Trump's policy ended. Latin America correspondent Kevin Sieff on the experiences of some migrant families. Plus, immigration policy expert Ali Noorani explains what it would take to reunite families.
Biden says he wants to reunite migrant families. It won’t be easy.
Families are still separated years after President Trump's policy ended. Latin America correspondent Kevin Sieff on the experiences of some migrant families. Plus, immigration policy expert Ali Noorani explains what it would take to reunite families.
Will Biden get you a vaccine? 29 January 2021 00:31:08
How much power does Biden have to affect vaccine distribution and where is his power limited? What role should the federal government play in the process? Plus, officials on the ground explain what it's like to work to get vaccines to their communities.
Will Biden get you a vaccine?
How much power does Biden have to affect vaccine distribution and where is his power limited? What role should the federal government play in the process? Plus, officials on the ground explain what it's like to work to get vaccines to their communities.
The Biden era begins 21 January 2021 00:24:53
President Biden campaigned on a promise to fix what’s broken, to repair divisions, to pull the country out of sickness, and to restore norms and institutions that were pillars of the Washington in which he built his career. Can he do that?
The Biden era begins
President Biden campaigned on a promise to fix what’s broken, to repair divisions, to pull the country out of sickness, and to restore norms and institutions that were pillars of the Washington in which he built his career. Can he do that?
What’s next for Trump? 14 January 2021 00:20:09
President Trump's businesses are taking a hit, he's been impeached a second time and he might face legal challenges after he leaves office. Reporter David Fahrenthold answers questions about what’s next for Trump.
What’s next for Trump?
President Trump's businesses are taking a hit, he's been impeached a second time and he might face legal challenges after he leaves office. Reporter David Fahrenthold answers questions about what’s next for Trump.
One impeachment is rare. Two is unprecedented. 12 January 2021 00:18:24
Why impeach a president who is on his way out? When would a Senate trial start? Can President Trump be convicted after he leaves office? What does this mean for the GOP? Author of The Post’s Power Up newsletter, Jacqueline Alemany, answers key questions.
One impeachment is rare. Two is unprecedented.
Why impeach a president who is on his way out? When would a Senate trial start? Can President Trump be convicted after he leaves office? What does this mean for the GOP? Author of The Post’s Power Up newsletter, Jacqueline Alemany, answers key questions.
Trump incited a mob. American Democracy suffered. 07 January 2021 00:30:41
The breach of the U.S. Capitol was a remarkable moment in American history. Professor Sarah Binder explains how the usually uneventful vote was expected to unfold, and reporter Philip Bump lays out the challenges a divided GOP faces in the aftermath.
Trump incited a mob. American Democracy suffered.
The breach of the U.S. Capitol was a remarkable moment in American history. Professor Sarah Binder explains how the usually uneventful vote was expected to unfold, and reporter Philip Bump lays out the challenges a divided GOP faces in the aftermath.
How can the Supreme Court maintain impartiality in America's modern political climate? 29 December 2020 00:27:09
Over the holiday break, we're bringing back an old episode that has resonance today. What happens to the public's perceived independence of the Supreme Court when confirmation processes devolve into partisan battles? Original air date: October 5, 2018
How can the Supreme Court maintain impartiality in America's modern political climate?
Over the holiday break, we're bringing back an old episode that has resonance today. What happens to the public's perceived independence of the Supreme Court when confirmation processes devolve into partisan battles? Original air date: October 5, 2018
The problems with pardon power 28 December 2020 00:29:52
We’re looking back at an episode that sheds light on President Trump’s actions as his term ends. Reporter Toluse Olorunippa explores the principles and controversy around presidential pardons after Trump’s clemencies. Original air date: February 20, 2020.
The problems with pardon power
We’re looking back at an episode that sheds light on President Trump’s actions as his term ends. Reporter Toluse Olorunippa explores the principles and controversy around presidential pardons after Trump’s clemencies. Original air date: February 20, 2020.
Trump and the economy: The administration’s biggest victories also exacerbated our divides 23 December 2020 00:27:31
The final episode in the reprisal of our series on President Trump’s legacy focuses on uneven gains in the Trump era. The stock market and the wealthiest Americans have done better, but at the cost of growing inequality. Original air date: Oct. 29, 2020.
Trump and the economy: The administration’s biggest victories also exacerbated our divides
The final episode in the reprisal of our series on President Trump’s legacy focuses on uneven gains in the Trump era. The stock market and the wealthiest Americans have done better, but at the cost of growing inequality. Original air date: Oct. 29, 2020.
Trump and science: An erosion of our institutions, in public and behind the scenes 22 December 2020 00:24:44
We're revisiting our series on the legacy of Trump's administration. Through weakening agencies and shuttering scientific programs, the administration has increased divisions in our trust of science-based guidance. Original air date: Oct. 28, 2020.
Trump and science: An erosion of our institutions, in public and behind the scenes
We're revisiting our series on the legacy of Trump's administration. Through weakening agencies and shuttering scientific programs, the administration has increased divisions in our trust of science-based guidance. Original air date: Oct. 28, 2020.
Trump and race: How the president’s rhetoric and policies divided us 21 December 2020 00:23:42
Over the holiday break, we're bringing back our series on President Trump's legacy. Trump has been surrounded by race-related controversies. Some hoped he would moderate his tone, but instead, he has inflamed tensions. Original air date: Oct. 27, 2020
Trump and race: How the president’s rhetoric and policies divided us
Over the holiday break, we're bringing back our series on President Trump's legacy. Trump has been surrounded by race-related controversies. Some hoped he would moderate his tone, but instead, he has inflamed tensions. Original air date: Oct. 27, 2020
Trump’s last chance 17 December 2020 00:28:41
President Trump only has one last way to challenge the results of the election -- and he'll need Congress. How long can he hold onto his influence on GOP leaders and voters in his base? And how might his influence affect Georgia's Senate races?
Trump’s last chance
President Trump only has one last way to challenge the results of the election -- and he'll need Congress. How long can he hold onto his influence on GOP leaders and voters in his base? And how might his influence affect Georgia's Senate races?
Trump takes credit for the vaccine. Does he deserve it? 10 December 2020 00:21:00
How much did Trump’s efforts effect vaccine development? Has Operation Warp Speed done more to help than our government’s pre-existing pandemic response system? Dr. Nicole Lurie of The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations answers questions.
Trump takes credit for the vaccine. Does he deserve it?
How much did Trump’s efforts effect vaccine development? Has Operation Warp Speed done more to help than our government’s pre-existing pandemic response system? Dr. Nicole Lurie of The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations answers questions.
Pardon me? And my family? And maybe my lawyer? 04 December 2020 00:28:49
President Trump is reportedly considering pardoning himself and his family for potential future Justice Department charges. Can he do that? And where does recent news of a “bribery-for-pardon” scheme fit into a president's limitations on pardon power?
Pardon me? And my family? And maybe my lawyer?
President Trump is reportedly considering pardoning himself and his family for potential future Justice Department charges. Can he do that? And where does recent news of a “bribery-for-pardon” scheme fit into a president's limitations on pardon power?
Trump’s lame-duck agenda: Lessons from history and warnings for coronavirus 19 November 2020 00:24:01
Are Trump's major moves during a lame-duck period unprecedented? Professor Jeremi Suri offers an example from history with lessons for today. Plus, reporter Yasmeen Abutaleb on the implications of Trump's approach to the virus for Biden's incoming team.
Trump’s lame-duck agenda: Lessons from history and warnings for coronavirus
Are Trump's major moves during a lame-duck period unprecedented? Professor Jeremi Suri offers an example from history with lessons for today. Plus, reporter Yasmeen Abutaleb on the implications of Trump's approach to the virus for Biden's incoming team.
Does Trump’s refusal to concede put national security at risk? 13 November 2020 00:32:03
Experts are concerned that the president's unwillingness to start a transition threatens our country’s safety by denying President-elect Joe Biden resources and intelligence. Shane Harris explains the risks when a president blocks a smooth transition.
Does Trump’s refusal to concede put national security at risk?
Experts are concerned that the president's unwillingness to start a transition threatens our country’s safety by denying President-elect Joe Biden resources and intelligence. Shane Harris explains the risks when a president blocks a smooth transition.
What do Trump’s legal threats actually accomplish? 05 November 2020 00:30:30
The Trump campaign’s legal team has launched a legal blitz. What do these moves do? Will the suits stop vote counting or overturn results? Election law expert Edward Foley explains how the Trump team's fight in the courts could shape the final outcome.
What do Trump’s legal threats actually accomplish?
The Trump campaign’s legal team has launched a legal blitz. What do these moves do? Will the suits stop vote counting or overturn results? Election law expert Edward Foley explains how the Trump team's fight in the courts could shape the final outcome.
Trump and the economy: The administration’s biggest victories also exacerbated our divides 29 October 2020 00:27:03
As a businessman candidate Donald Trump said that he was the only one who could deliver major gains for U.S. workers. The stock market and the wealthiest Americans have seen gains during his administration but at a cost — ever-growing wealth inequalities.
Trump and the economy: The administration’s biggest victories also exacerbated our divides
As a businessman candidate Donald Trump said that he was the only one who could deliver major gains for U.S. workers. The stock market and the wealthiest Americans have seen gains during his administration but at a cost — ever-growing wealth inequalities.
Trump and science: An erosion of our institutions, in public and behind the scenes 28 October 2020 00:24:03
Through his administration’s efforts to weaken agencies, control the flow of information coming out of government and shutter scientific programs, we explore how President Trump has increased divisions in our willingness to accept science-based guidance.
Trump and science: An erosion of our institutions, in public and behind the scenes
Through his administration’s efforts to weaken agencies, control the flow of information coming out of government and shutter scientific programs, we explore how President Trump has increased divisions in our willingness to accept science-based guidance.
Trump and race: How the president’s rhetoric and policies divided us 27 October 2020 00:22:54
President Trump has been surrounded by controversies over his rhetoric when it comes to race. Some hoped he would moderate his tone in office, but four years later, the president has inflamed racial tensions more — through both rhetoric and policy.
Trump and race: How the president’s rhetoric and policies divided us
President Trump has been surrounded by controversies over his rhetoric when it comes to race. Some hoped he would moderate his tone in office, but four years later, the president has inflamed racial tensions more — through both rhetoric and policy.
How 2020 races across the country lay the groundwork for a president’s influence 22 October 2020 00:17:18
Races across the country -- from the U.S. Senate to state houses -- will have implications for the future of our electoral landscape and matter for the power of the next president. Reporter Dave Weigel on the 2020 races you should be watching.
How 2020 races across the country lay the groundwork for a president’s influence
Races across the country -- from the U.S. Senate to state houses -- will have implications for the future of our electoral landscape and matter for the power of the next president. Reporter Dave Weigel on the 2020 races you should be watching.
The 2020 election is facing big challenges. Which ones matter most? 15 October 2020 00:21:47
Which election-related legal battles are likely to have the biggest impacts? What new voting issues might emerge as Election Day gets closer? Reporter Amy Gardner on her coverage of our electoral system and the tests it faces in 2020.
The 2020 election is facing big challenges. Which ones matter most?
Which election-related legal battles are likely to have the biggest impacts? What new voting issues might emerge as Election Day gets closer? Reporter Amy Gardner on her coverage of our electoral system and the tests it faces in 2020.
A week after we learned of Trump’s covid-19 diagnosis, why don’t we know more? 08 October 2020 00:28:22
Recent events raised questions about what happens if a president can’t consent to transfer power. Reporter David Nakamura discusses practices around the president's health and safety and law professor Brian Kalt explains how the 25th Amendment works.
A week after we learned of Trump’s covid-19 diagnosis, why don’t we know more?
Recent events raised questions about what happens if a president can’t consent to transfer power. Reporter David Nakamura discusses practices around the president's health and safety and law professor Brian Kalt explains how the 25th Amendment works.
What happens if Trump refuses to accept a loss? 02 October 2020 00:20:35
What potential constitutional chaos may we face as a nation after Election Day? What legal and institutional mechanisms can stop American presidents from wrongfully holding onto power? Lawrence Douglas, law professor at Amherst College, explains.
What happens if Trump refuses to accept a loss?
What potential constitutional chaos may we face as a nation after Election Day? What legal and institutional mechanisms can stop American presidents from wrongfully holding onto power? Lawrence Douglas, law professor at Amherst College, explains.
How the Supreme Court became the most trusted branch, and how electoral politics might undo that 24 September 2020 00:32:32
Can the president push through a confirmation? Can the Democrats pack the court? What's at stake for our country? Judicial politics expert Lisa Holmes and congressional reporter Paul Kane answer key questions amidst a contentious battle for the bench.
How the Supreme Court became the most trusted branch, and how electoral politics might undo that
Can the president push through a confirmation? Can the Democrats pack the court? What's at stake for our country? Judicial politics expert Lisa Holmes and congressional reporter Paul Kane answer key questions amidst a contentious battle for the bench.
Is the federal government to blame for wildfires gone out of control? 17 September 2020 00:25:25
Reporter Seung Min Kim on how Trump’s refusal to acknowledge human-caused climate change affects the country’s wildfire management and response plans. Plus, environmental analysis professor Char Miller on who's really responsible for fire mitigation.
Is the federal government to blame for wildfires gone out of control?
Reporter Seung Min Kim on how Trump’s refusal to acknowledge human-caused climate change affects the country’s wildfire management and response plans. Plus, environmental analysis professor Char Miller on who's really responsible for fire mitigation.
The Justice Dept. intervenes on behalf of Trump in defamation case. What happens next? 10 September 2020 00:09:48
In this segment from "Post Reports," Matt Zapatosky talks about how the Justice Department on Tuesday intervened in the defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says President Trump raped her years ago.
The Justice Dept. intervenes on behalf of Trump in defamation case. What happens next?
In this segment from "Post Reports," Matt Zapatosky talks about how the Justice Department on Tuesday intervened in the defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says President Trump raped her years ago.
Two different stories of American unrest 03 September 2020 00:18:53
How much do these two starkly different Kenosha, Wis., narratives reflect the divisions in our country? How much are they responsible for stoking those divisions? are there any checks on what the U.S. president can say? Reporter Ashley Parker explains.
Two different stories of American unrest
How much do these two starkly different Kenosha, Wis., narratives reflect the divisions in our country? How much are they responsible for stoking those divisions? are there any checks on what the U.S. president can say? Reporter Ashley Parker explains.
Trump suggested sending law enforcement to the polls. Can he do that? 27 August 2020 00:21:42
Historically, Republicans have used similar tactics to scare people of color away from the polls. Election law expert Rick Hasen and reporter Rosalind Helderman explain what the RNC is planning for Election Day and how today’s laws apply.
Trump suggested sending law enforcement to the polls. Can he do that?
Historically, Republicans have used similar tactics to scare people of color away from the polls. Election law expert Rick Hasen and reporter Rosalind Helderman explain what the RNC is planning for Election Day and how today’s laws apply.
Postal problems persist. (But your mail-in ballot is probably safe.) 20 August 2020 00:24:28
Are Postal Service operations no longer in jeopardy? Can USPS ensure all mail-in ballots get where they need to go? And, most critically, has irreparable damage been done to America’s faith in our electoral system? Reporter Jacob Bogage unpacks the story.
Postal problems persist. (But your mail-in ballot is probably safe.)
Are Postal Service operations no longer in jeopardy? Can USPS ensure all mail-in ballots get where they need to go? And, most critically, has irreparable damage been done to America’s faith in our electoral system? Reporter Jacob Bogage unpacks the story.
How an extraordinary election season affects Trump’s reelection chances 13 August 2020 00:26:33
Chief political correspondent Dan Balz explains how the pandemic has reshaped the 2020 election and what those changes mean for Trump’s prospects for winning the presidency again.
How an extraordinary election season affects Trump’s reelection chances
Chief political correspondent Dan Balz explains how the pandemic has reshaped the 2020 election and what those changes mean for Trump’s prospects for winning the presidency again.
TikTok flip-flop: What’s the president’s power over foreign companies? 06 August 2020 00:25:22
Technology reporter Rachel Lerman explains why President Trump wants to block TikTok and James Lewis, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, explains how the administration can take steps to change things for the Chinese-owned app.
TikTok flip-flop: What’s the president’s power over foreign companies?
Technology reporter Rachel Lerman explains why President Trump wants to block TikTok and James Lewis, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, explains how the administration can take steps to change things for the Chinese-owned app.
How America votes is inherently unpredictable. So why do polling? 30 July 2020 00:30:27
The Post's polling team, Scott Clement and Emily Guskin, delve into conducting and interpreting polls during an election season. How exactly can polls be representative of the electorate? And are polls predictive of how a country will eventually vote?
How America votes is inherently unpredictable. So why do polling?
The Post's polling team, Scott Clement and Emily Guskin, delve into conducting and interpreting polls during an election season. How exactly can polls be representative of the electorate? And are polls predictive of how a country will eventually vote?
A double down on federal force, a do-over on coronavirus 23 July 2020 00:35:41
President Trump receives poor marks from Americans on two major issues: his handling of the coronavirus and anti-racism protests. Yet, he's taking two starkly different approaches. Reporters Ashley Parker and Matt Zapotosky on Trump's evolving messages.
A double down on federal force, a do-over on coronavirus
President Trump receives poor marks from Americans on two major issues: his handling of the coronavirus and anti-racism protests. Yet, he's taking two starkly different approaches. Reporters Ashley Parker and Matt Zapotosky on Trump's evolving messages.
Conventions vs. covid-19: Trump’s push for a spectacle while the virus surges 16 July 2020 00:26:19
Why is Trump so adamant about holding an in-person convention during a pandemic? How might the RNC be a critical campaign moment for Trump? Reporter Michael Scherer explains how this year's conventions will look unlike any modern conventions we've seen.
Conventions vs. covid-19: Trump’s push for a spectacle while the virus surges
Why is Trump so adamant about holding an in-person convention during a pandemic? How might the RNC be a critical campaign moment for Trump? Reporter Michael Scherer explains how this year's conventions will look unlike any modern conventions we've seen.
Will the Court’s decision on electors prevent (at least some) election mayhem? 09 July 2020 00:19:58
The Supreme Court says states can require electors to support its popular vote winner. Election law expert Paul Smith of the Campaign Legal Center unpacks what the decision means for both November’s election and the future of the electoral college.
Will the Court’s decision on electors prevent (at least some) election mayhem?
The Supreme Court says states can require electors to support its popular vote winner. Election law expert Paul Smith of the Campaign Legal Center unpacks what the decision means for both November’s election and the future of the electoral college.
July 4 special: 'The Framers would not recognize the modern presidency.’ 02 July 2020 00:28:15
For this Fourth of July, we’re bringing back this special episode. Jeff Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, explains how the Founding Fathers intended the presidency and how it has evolved. Original air date: July 4, 2019.
July 4 special: 'The Framers would not recognize the modern presidency.’
For this Fourth of July, we’re bringing back this special episode. Jeff Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, explains how the Founding Fathers intended the presidency and how it has evolved. Original air date: July 4, 2019.
Virus cases are surging in the U.S. Is our government better prepared now? 25 June 2020 00:27:03
Where does the federal response stand? And how does the U.S. response compare to the response globally? What can we learn from countries who are seeing smaller scale spikes and have plans to contain them? Reporters Yasmeen Abutaleb and Rick Noack explain.
Virus cases are surging in the U.S. Is our government better prepared now?
Where does the federal response stand? And how does the U.S. response compare to the response globally? What can we learn from countries who are seeing smaller scale spikes and have plans to contain them? Reporters Yasmeen Abutaleb and Rick Noack explain.
An ‘erratic’ and ‘stunningly uninformed’ commander in chief: Inside Bolton’s book 18 June 2020 00:15:12
The Washington Post obtained a copy of former national security advisor John Bolton’s memoir. White House reporter Josh Dawsey on what’s in it, the escalating legal battle around it and whether it may influence the 2020 presidential election.
An ‘erratic’ and ‘stunningly uninformed’ commander in chief: Inside Bolton’s book
The Washington Post obtained a copy of former national security advisor John Bolton’s memoir. White House reporter Josh Dawsey on what’s in it, the escalating legal battle around it and whether it may influence the 2020 presidential election.
Public sentiment on police reform has shifted dramatically. Will it matter? 11 June 2020 00:32:11
Reporter Seung Min Kim explains the details of federal police reform efforts from Congress and the White House. Plus, Lisa Cylar Barrett of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, on whether current local and national efforts reflect the hopes of reform activists.
Public sentiment on police reform has shifted dramatically. Will it matter?
Reporter Seung Min Kim explains the details of federal police reform efforts from Congress and the White House. Plus, Lisa Cylar Barrett of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, on whether current local and national efforts reflect the hopes of reform activists.
Trump’s response to unrest raises concerns among those trained to detect democratic regression 04 June 2020 00:18:25
The administration's response to civil unrest presents major questions about the president’s approach to power. Can Trump use tactics at home that the U.S. condemns abroad? What are the risks of politicizing the military? Reporter Greg Miller explains.
Trump’s response to unrest raises concerns among those trained to detect democratic regression
The administration's response to civil unrest presents major questions about the president’s approach to power. Can Trump use tactics at home that the U.S. condemns abroad? What are the risks of politicizing the military? Reporter Greg Miller explains.
Trump threatened military action to quell protests. Can he do that? 02 June 2020 00:16:54
Does the president have the power to deploy the military inside the U.S. against the will of state leaders? Reporter Matt Zapotosky answers critical questions about the president's threat to use the military to contain protests on American soil.
Trump threatened military action to quell protests. Can he do that?
Does the president have the power to deploy the military inside the U.S. against the will of state leaders? Reporter Matt Zapotosky answers critical questions about the president's threat to use the military to contain protests on American soil.
Public health partisanship confronts a new reality: The virus is surging in rural America 28 May 2020 00:33:44
Many counties in rural America face vulnerabilities, as Covid-19 surges across areas that were once spared, reporter Abigail Hauslohner explains. Reporter Aaron Blake weighs in on what this shift means for the president, partisanship and public health.
Public health partisanship confronts a new reality: The virus is surging in rural America
Many counties in rural America face vulnerabilities, as Covid-19 surges across areas that were once spared, reporter Abigail Hauslohner explains. Reporter Aaron Blake weighs in on what this shift means for the president, partisanship and public health.
How Trump is leveraging the presidency to campaign against Biden 21 May 2020 00:28:44
With an election just six months away, is Trump leveraging his visibility as president? What powers does Trump have to resume rallies? Reporters Sean Sullivan and Toluse Olorunnipa discuss how the campaigns are handling an unprecedented election year.
How Trump is leveraging the presidency to campaign against Biden
With an election just six months away, is Trump leveraging his visibility as president? What powers does Trump have to resume rallies? Reporters Sean Sullivan and Toluse Olorunnipa discuss how the campaigns are handling an unprecedented election year.
Politics, pressure and pleas: The twisting case of Michael Flynn and the Justice Department 14 May 2020 00:33:29
Michael Flynn's legal battle brings the Justice Department into uncharted territory, with boundaries between the department and the president newly tested. National security reporter Devlin Barrett unpacks the latest in this ongoing story.
Politics, pressure and pleas: The twisting case of Michael Flynn and the Justice Department
Michael Flynn's legal battle brings the Justice Department into uncharted territory, with boundaries between the department and the president newly tested. National security reporter Devlin Barrett unpacks the latest in this ongoing story.
The president’s desperate push to reopen America 07 May 2020 00:30:40
White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker offers an inside look at President Trump's late-March decision to extend social distancing guidelines, and his soon-after pivot to strongly push for a quick economic revival and reopening of the United States.
The president’s desperate push to reopen America
White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker offers an inside look at President Trump's late-March decision to extend social distancing guidelines, and his soon-after pivot to strongly push for a quick economic revival and reopening of the United States.
The Postal Service is in dire need. Trump wants to block the loan that could save them. 30 April 2020 00:35:37
Will the Postal Service survive? Reporter Jacob Bogage details Trump’s desire to withhold a loan from the agency, and elections administration expert Amber McReynolds discusses the challenges of an election likely to rely more than ever on vote by mail.
The Postal Service is in dire need. Trump wants to block the loan that could save them.
Will the Postal Service survive? Reporter Jacob Bogage details Trump’s desire to withhold a loan from the agency, and elections administration expert Amber McReynolds discusses the challenges of an election likely to rely more than ever on vote by mail.
The U.S. is spending trillions to save the economy. Where does all that money come from? 23 April 2020 00:29:09
Which economic levers can Congress and the Federal Reserve control? Plus, what it all means for pumping money into the economy, accruing national debt, and the potential for rising inflation, with reporter Erica Werner and editor Damian Paletta.
The U.S. is spending trillions to save the economy. Where does all that money come from?
Which economic levers can Congress and the Federal Reserve control? Plus, what it all means for pumping money into the economy, accruing national debt, and the potential for rising inflation, with reporter Erica Werner and editor Damian Paletta.
Freezing funding, adjourning Congress, reopening states. What are the limits on Trump’s power? 16 April 2020 00:30:46
3 moments from this week illustrate a president's attempts to increase power and limit the checks on his authority. We unpack those efforts with reporter Emily Rauhala and insight from Claire Finkelstein, law professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Freezing funding, adjourning Congress, reopening states. What are the limits on Trump’s power?
3 moments from this week illustrate a president's attempts to increase power and limit the checks on his authority. We unpack those efforts with reporter Emily Rauhala and insight from Claire Finkelstein, law professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
A president’s push for an unproven cure 09 April 2020 00:32:12
What are the risks when clinical trials move quickly? Do they outweigh the benefits? Dr. Mark Gladwin of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center weighs in. Plus, Robert Costa on the president’s actions, as Americans are desperate for a cure.
A president’s push for an unproven cure
What are the risks when clinical trials move quickly? Do they outweigh the benefits? Dr. Mark Gladwin of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center weighs in. Plus, Robert Costa on the president’s actions, as Americans are desperate for a cure.
States are competing for life-saving medical equipment. Who decides where it goes? 02 April 2020 00:33:29
A hospital’s emergency preparedness chief offers insight into what resources hospitals need right now. Plus, White House reporter Toluse Olorunnipa discusses President Trump’s inconsistent decision-making on how to distribute resources across the country.
States are competing for life-saving medical equipment. Who decides where it goes?
A hospital’s emergency preparedness chief offers insight into what resources hospitals need right now. Plus, White House reporter Toluse Olorunnipa discusses President Trump’s inconsistent decision-making on how to distribute resources across the country.
Rugged individualism vs. social distancing enforcement: Who can keep us home and how? 26 March 2020 00:32:10
Can the president order the entire country to shelter in place? Or the opposite: Can he force states to reopen businesses and resume gatherings? We find answers with reporter Griff Witte and American University Washington College of Law's Lindsay Wiley.
Rugged individualism vs. social distancing enforcement: Who can keep us home and how?
Can the president order the entire country to shelter in place? Or the opposite: Can he force states to reopen businesses and resume gatherings? We find answers with reporter Griff Witte and American University Washington College of Law's Lindsay Wiley.
U.S. elections are being tested like never before. What comes next? 19 March 2020 00:31:30
Reporter Isaac Stanley-Becker unpacks the electoral vulnerabilities state primaries have revealed, and election law expert Ned Foley lays out what can -- and legally can’t -- happen as we look toward the general election in November.
U.S. elections are being tested like never before. What comes next?
Reporter Isaac Stanley-Becker unpacks the electoral vulnerabilities state primaries have revealed, and election law expert Ned Foley lays out what can -- and legally can’t -- happen as we look toward the general election in November.
The U.S. stumbled at the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Can we make up for lost time? 12 March 2020 00:20:18
The Post’s health policy reporter Yasmeen Abutaleb delves into the shortcomings of the Trump administration’s response to coronavirus so far and some of the measures we may see in the coming weeks to slow its spread and treat those in need.
The U.S. stumbled at the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Can we make up for lost time?
The Post’s health policy reporter Yasmeen Abutaleb delves into the shortcomings of the Trump administration’s response to coronavirus so far and some of the measures we may see in the coming weeks to slow its spread and treat those in need.
Does the president have much power to control a viral outbreak? 05 March 2020 00:26:26
We navigate The Post’s newsroom in search of answers to a multitude of questions about President Trump’s response to coronavirus, from his efforts to boost the economy to quarantine protocols to his relationship with pharmaceutical companies.
Does the president have much power to control a viral outbreak?
We navigate The Post’s newsroom in search of answers to a multitude of questions about President Trump’s response to coronavirus, from his efforts to boost the economy to quarantine protocols to his relationship with pharmaceutical companies.
The delegate math questions you were too embarrassed to ask 02 March 2020 00:24:47
Elaine Kamarck, author of “Primary Politics,” answers questions like: How are delegates and super delegates allocated? Why is it so complicated? And what happens if no candidate wins the majority needed to become the Democratic nominee in July?
The delegate math questions you were too embarrassed to ask
Elaine Kamarck, author of “Primary Politics,” answers questions like: How are delegates and super delegates allocated? Why is it so complicated? And what happens if no candidate wins the majority needed to become the Democratic nominee in July?
Hacks, chaos and doubt: Lessons from the 2016 election revisited 28 February 2020 00:28:52
Reporter Sean Sullivan and Laura Rosenberger, who leads the Alliance for Securing Democracy, reexamine what election interference looked like in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, and how the ghosts of that experience are reappearing today.
Hacks, chaos and doubt: Lessons from the 2016 election revisited
Reporter Sean Sullivan and Laura Rosenberger, who leads the Alliance for Securing Democracy, reexamine what election interference looked like in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, and how the ghosts of that experience are reappearing today.
The problems with pardon power 20 February 2020 00:28:54
Can the Justice Department push back on a president who pardons for political gain? White House reporter Toluse Olorunippa explores the principles and controversy around presidential pardons in the wake of President Trump’s 11 latest clemencies
The problems with pardon power
Can the Justice Department push back on a president who pardons for political gain? White House reporter Toluse Olorunippa explores the principles and controversy around presidential pardons in the wake of President Trump’s 11 latest clemencies
Trump’s view of a unilaterally powerful president goes unchallenged 13 February 2020 00:25:34
Does this post-acquittal moment reflect a president more emboldened than before? White House reporter Ashley Parker offers insight into President Trump’s perception of power and what we can expect to see from him in an election year.
Trump’s view of a unilaterally powerful president goes unchallenged
Does this post-acquittal moment reflect a president more emboldened than before? White House reporter Ashley Parker offers insight into President Trump’s perception of power and what we can expect to see from him in an election year.
A president acquitted. The balance of power tested. 05 February 2020 00:22:19
The Senate has now said yes, the president can do that, regarding his conduct in Ukraine. So what does Trump’s acquittal mean for the powers of the presidency? Post senior editor Marc Fisher talks about the future of our country’s balance of power.
A president acquitted. The balance of power tested.
The Senate has now said yes, the president can do that, regarding his conduct in Ukraine. So what does Trump’s acquittal mean for the powers of the presidency? Post senior editor Marc Fisher talks about the future of our country’s balance of power.
Will the Iowa caucuses clarify anything? Lessons from history in an unpredictable year 30 January 2020 00:31:38
How much does Iowa matter for the nomination? How might the Senators’ lesser presence there impact the results? Iowa elections expert Cary Covington and campaign reporter Holly Bailey lay out the complex landscape as we head toward the first state’s vote.
Will the Iowa caucuses clarify anything? Lessons from history in an unpredictable year
How much does Iowa matter for the nomination? How might the Senators’ lesser presence there impact the results? Iowa elections expert Cary Covington and campaign reporter Holly Bailey lay out the complex landscape as we head toward the first state’s vote.
How Bolton’s allegation — no, not the one you’re thinking of — could change the impeachment trial 28 January 2020 00:21:45
National security reporter Matt Zapotosky covers what an exchange between Bolton and Attorney General Barr might tell us about testing a Justice Department designed to maintain independence from the president and how it may change the impeachment trial.
How Bolton’s allegation — no, not the one you’re thinking of — could change the impeachment trial
National security reporter Matt Zapotosky covers what an exchange between Bolton and Attorney General Barr might tell us about testing a Justice Department designed to maintain independence from the president and how it may change the impeachment trial.
How Trump’s impeachment lawyers could undermine him in court 23 January 2020 00:16:38
Trump is fighting impeachment-related battles in both the Senate and the court system. His lawyers have conflicting strategies in each arena. The Post’s Ann Marimow explains why these cases matter for the future of presidential power.
How Trump’s impeachment lawyers could undermine him in court
Trump is fighting impeachment-related battles in both the Senate and the court system. His lawyers have conflicting strategies in each arena. The Post’s Ann Marimow explains why these cases matter for the future of presidential power.
Watchdog says the hold on Ukraine aid violated the law. Will it matter in the Senate trial? 21 January 2020 00:16:21
Economic policy reporter Jeff Stein answers key questions about what legal weight a decision from the GAO carries and how likely this ruling is to be considered by the Senate, as House Democrats and the Trump team make their cases.
Watchdog says the hold on Ukraine aid violated the law. Will it matter in the Senate trial?
Economic policy reporter Jeff Stein answers key questions about what legal weight a decision from the GAO carries and how likely this ruling is to be considered by the Senate, as House Democrats and the Trump team make their cases.
Block witnesses? Allow evidence? The battles ahead for the Senate impeachment trial 16 January 2020 00:22:24
Congress reporter Rachael Bade offers insight into how the Senate trial process may get thrown off course, how new revelations factor into the trial, and whether the final outcome actually as inevitable as it seems.
Block witnesses? Allow evidence? The battles ahead for the Senate impeachment trial
Congress reporter Rachael Bade offers insight into how the Senate trial process may get thrown off course, how new revelations factor into the trial, and whether the final outcome actually as inevitable as it seems.
Pelosi signals next step. Does anyone get what they wanted? 10 January 2020 00:20:26
After a long standoff, Nancy Pelosi announced that the House will finally consider a resolution to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate next week. Reporter Karoun Demirjian answers questions about what’s been gained or lost in the process.
Pelosi signals next step. Does anyone get what they wanted?
After a long standoff, Nancy Pelosi announced that the House will finally consider a resolution to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate next week. Reporter Karoun Demirjian answers questions about what’s been gained or lost in the process.
Trump and Iran: The president's broad authority to strike 08 January 2020 00:20:51
Where do a president’s powers begin and end when it comes to issuing a strike to kill? Can presidents decide how much force to use against an adversary? National security correspondent Karen DeYoung breaks down the administration’s decisions in Iran.
Trump and Iran: The president's broad authority to strike
Where do a president’s powers begin and end when it comes to issuing a strike to kill? Can presidents decide how much force to use against an adversary? National security correspondent Karen DeYoung breaks down the administration’s decisions in Iran.
Presidents who faced impeachment: Bill Clinton 27 December 2019 00:49:58
President Trump is just the fourth president to face impeachment proceedings. In 2016, The Post’s Presidential podcast examined the three presidents in that category before Trump. We finish our series from Presidential with the story of Bill Clinton.
Presidents who faced impeachment: Bill Clinton
President Trump is just the fourth president to face impeachment proceedings. In 2016, The Post’s Presidential podcast examined the three presidents in that category before Trump. We finish our series from Presidential with the story of Bill Clinton.
Presidents who faced impeachment: Richard Nixon 25 December 2019 00:43:55
President Trump is just the fourth president to face impeachment proceedings. In 2016, The Post’s Presidential podcast examined the three presidents in that category before Trump. Here’s the second of their stories from Presidential, on Richard Nixon.
Presidents who faced impeachment: Richard Nixon
President Trump is just the fourth president to face impeachment proceedings. In 2016, The Post’s Presidential podcast examined the three presidents in that category before Trump. Here’s the second of their stories from Presidential, on Richard Nixon.
Presidents who faced impeachment: Andrew Johnson 23 December 2019 00:37:54
President Trump is just the fourth president to face impeachment proceedings. In 2016, The Post’s Presidential podcast examined the three presidents in that category before Trump. Here are their stories, beginning with Andrew Johnson.
Presidents who faced impeachment: Andrew Johnson
President Trump is just the fourth president to face impeachment proceedings. In 2016, The Post’s Presidential podcast examined the three presidents in that category before Trump. Here are their stories, beginning with Andrew Johnson.
A divided Congress and a presidency on the line 19 December 2019 00:25:52
President Trump is the third U.S. president in history to be impeached. Chief correspondent Dan Balz analyzes how this impeachment compares to others, what happens if an impeached president runs again and how Trump’s ability to govern could change.
A divided Congress and a presidency on the line
President Trump is the third U.S. president in history to be impeached. Chief correspondent Dan Balz analyzes how this impeachment compares to others, what happens if an impeached president runs again and how Trump’s ability to govern could change.
After heated, long debate, the articles of impeachment move to the full House 13 December 2019 00:19:01
The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to move the articles of impeachment to the full House. Politics reporter Colby Itkowitz breaks down what happened in the committee debate and what to expect in the House next week.
After heated, long debate, the articles of impeachment move to the full House
The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to move the articles of impeachment to the full House. Politics reporter Colby Itkowitz breaks down what happened in the committee debate and what to expect in the House next week.
Articles of impeachment against Trump are unveiled 10 December 2019 00:15:23
House Democrats announced articles on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress against President Trump in its investigation of his conduct regarding Ukraine. Reporter Mike DeBonis explains what the articles mean, why they matter and what happens next.
Articles of impeachment against Trump are unveiled
House Democrats announced articles on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress against President Trump in its investigation of his conduct regarding Ukraine. Reporter Mike DeBonis explains what the articles mean, why they matter and what happens next.
Five things we know now that we didn’t know last week 06 December 2019 00:19:52
This week, the impeachment inquiry offered plenty of new revelations. Political reporter Amber Phillips unravels Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s news conference, the debate over the Constitution, new call logs from the president’s lawyer, and more.
Five things we know now that we didn’t know last week
This week, the impeachment inquiry offered plenty of new revelations. Political reporter Amber Phillips unravels Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s news conference, the debate over the Constitution, new call logs from the president’s lawyer, and more.
The inquiry moves to Judiciary. Can the president’s legal team sit this one out? 03 December 2019 00:20:24
Trump and his lawyers won’t be part of Wednesday’s hearing. Have we ever before seen a president’s legal team absent from impeachment proceedings? Reporter Paul Kane explains how past presidents used their lawyers and how Trump’s approach is different.
The inquiry moves to Judiciary. Can the president’s legal team sit this one out?
Trump and his lawyers won’t be part of Wednesday’s hearing. Have we ever before seen a president’s legal team absent from impeachment proceedings? Reporter Paul Kane explains how past presidents used their lawyers and how Trump’s approach is different.
White House investigation reveals effort to justify Trump’s Ukraine aid decision 26 November 2019 00:18:12
The White House’s review of President Trump’s decision to hold up Ukraine military aid found documents showing an extensive effort to justify the move. Reporter Carol Leonnig explains what we know so far about the White House Counsel’s findings.
White House investigation reveals effort to justify Trump’s Ukraine aid decision
The White House’s review of President Trump’s decision to hold up Ukraine military aid found documents showing an extensive effort to justify the move. Reporter Carol Leonnig explains what we know so far about the White House Counsel’s findings.
After a week of hearings, what more do we know? 21 November 2019 00:28:14
Key witnesses testified publicly in the House impeachment inquiry this week. Reporter Devlin Barrett unpacks complicated details, notable takeaways from the hearings and where things stand in Congress and the White House at the week’s end.
After a week of hearings, what more do we know?
Key witnesses testified publicly in the House impeachment inquiry this week. Reporter Devlin Barrett unpacks complicated details, notable takeaways from the hearings and where things stand in Congress and the White House at the week’s end.
Eight people. Five hearings. Three days. 18 November 2019 00:24:29
Here’s what to watch for in a week jam-packed with public hearings. Senior political reporter Aaron Blake explains why each of this week’s witnesses is being called to publicly testify and what news might emerge from the busy scene on the Hill.
Eight people. Five hearings. Three days.
Here’s what to watch for in a week jam-packed with public hearings. Senior political reporter Aaron Blake explains why each of this week’s witnesses is being called to publicly testify and what news might emerge from the busy scene on the Hill.
An ousted ambassador tells her story to Congress 15 November 2019 00:23:44
Marie Yovanovitch faced lawmakers for hours of testimony Friday. National security reporter Matt Zapotosky breaks down the key moments from the inquiry’s second public hearing. Plus, other impeachment news developments you may have missed this week.
An ousted ambassador tells her story to Congress
Marie Yovanovitch faced lawmakers for hours of testimony Friday. National security reporter Matt Zapotosky breaks down the key moments from the inquiry’s second public hearing. Plus, other impeachment news developments you may have missed this week.
A new inquiry phase and a new revelation: Your guide to the first public impeachment hearing 14 November 2019 00:23:32
Complete with contentious moments between lawmakers and insight into facts from key witnesses, the first day of impeachment hearings was eventful. Reporter Elise Viebeck breaks down new information and major moments from the day.
A new inquiry phase and a new revelation: Your guide to the first public impeachment hearing
Complete with contentious moments between lawmakers and insight into facts from key witnesses, the first day of impeachment hearings was eventful. Reporter Elise Viebeck breaks down new information and major moments from the day.
What to expect when public hearings begin 08 November 2019 00:21:17
Next week’s public hearings mark the beginning of the next phase in the impeachment inquiry, but what exactly does this next phase look like? How long will it last? And when might the inquiry wrap up? Congress reporter Mike DeBonis has answers.
What to expect when public hearings begin
Next week’s public hearings mark the beginning of the next phase in the impeachment inquiry, but what exactly does this next phase look like? How long will it last? And when might the inquiry wrap up? Congress reporter Mike DeBonis has answers.
When secret testimonies go public 06 November 2019 00:21:31
Reporter Amber Phillips breaks down the key takeaways of secret testimony transcripts from the House impeachment inquiry released to the public this week. What new insights have we gained and what might we learn as more transcripts emerge?
When secret testimonies go public
Reporter Amber Phillips breaks down the key takeaways of secret testimony transcripts from the House impeachment inquiry released to the public this week. What new insights have we gained and what might we learn as more transcripts emerge?
Congress wants to hear from John Bolton. What might he tell them? 01 November 2019 00:15:35
Former national security adviser John Bolton could offer firsthand insight into some Ukraine-related events. But Bolton’s relationship with President Trump is complicated. Reporter John Hudson explains what we might learn if Bolton testifies.
Congress wants to hear from John Bolton. What might he tell them?
Former national security adviser John Bolton could offer firsthand insight into some Ukraine-related events. But Bolton’s relationship with President Trump is complicated. Reporter John Hudson explains what we might learn if Bolton testifies.
House Democrats unveil rules for impeachment process. What changes now? 30 October 2019 00:22:12
Pending a House vote on the Democrats’ resolution, the stage will be set for the next phase of the impeachment probe. Congress reporter Mike DeBonis explains what the new procedures and rules mean for the events on Capitol Hill in the weeks ahead.
House Democrats unveil rules for impeachment process. What changes now?
Pending a House vote on the Democrats’ resolution, the stage will be set for the next phase of the impeachment probe. Congress reporter Mike DeBonis explains what the new procedures and rules mean for the events on Capitol Hill in the weeks ahead.
Republicans’ defense of Trump grows frantic. Will it work? 24 October 2019 00:21:17
Reporter Toluse Olorunnipa explains what GOP lawmakers were trying to achieve Wednesday when they protested in the basement of the Capitol. What role do House Republicans play in defending the president and how much is White House guidance informing them?
Republicans’ defense of Trump grows frantic. Will it work?
Reporter Toluse Olorunnipa explains what GOP lawmakers were trying to achieve Wednesday when they protested in the basement of the Capitol. What role do House Republicans play in defending the president and how much is White House guidance informing them?
If a president is impeached, can they run for reelection? 23 October 2019 00:16:30
What actually happens to a president who’s impeached? What penalties against removed presidents are written into law? Law professor Jessica Levinson offers insight into how the law comes down on reelecting a president faced with an impeachment inquiry.
If a president is impeached, can they run for reelection?
What actually happens to a president who’s impeached? What penalties against removed presidents are written into law? Law professor Jessica Levinson offers insight into how the law comes down on reelecting a president faced with an impeachment inquiry.
McConnell prepped Republicans for a Senate trial. Here’s what that trial might look like. 18 October 2019 00:28:57
Senate impeachment trials are rare in American history, but there are some rules and precedent for how it all works. Reporter Paul Kane answers questions like: Can the rules change by Senate vote? Who collects evidence? And does public opinion matter?
McConnell prepped Republicans for a Senate trial. Here’s what that trial might look like.
Senate impeachment trials are rare in American history, but there are some rules and precedent for how it all works. Reporter Paul Kane answers questions like: Can the rules change by Senate vote? Who collects evidence? And does public opinion matter?
Closed hearings, document deadlines and unanswered questions 15 October 2019 00:24:20
Reporter Mike DeBonis explains the information gathering efforts on the Hill this week. Plus, we dig into whether closed door hearings are unusual for a Congressional investigation, and what the inquiry’s pace suggests about the Democrats’ strategy.
Closed hearings, document deadlines and unanswered questions
Reporter Mike DeBonis explains the information gathering efforts on the Hill this week. Plus, we dig into whether closed door hearings are unusual for a Congressional investigation, and what the inquiry’s pace suggests about the Democrats’ strategy.
How Trump’s Syria decision is testing GOP support 11 October 2019 00:31:37
First, Pentagon reporter Dan Lamothe explains the complexities of the Turkey-Syria conflict. Then, political reporter Robert Costa explains how Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the border area might be putting his political coalition at risk.
How Trump’s Syria decision is testing GOP support
First, Pentagon reporter Dan Lamothe explains the complexities of the Turkey-Syria conflict. Then, political reporter Robert Costa explains how Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the border area might be putting his political coalition at risk.
Congress requested depositions. The Trump administration blocked them. Who wins? 08 October 2019 00:22:01
Reporter Shane Harris breaks down how the State Department blocked the U.S. ambassador to the European Union from testifying to Congress Tuesday. If few testimonies actually happen, what does that mean for the impeachment inquiry going forward?
Congress requested depositions. The Trump administration blocked them. Who wins?
Reporter Shane Harris breaks down how the State Department blocked the U.S. ambassador to the European Union from testifying to Congress Tuesday. If few testimonies actually happen, what does that mean for the impeachment inquiry going forward?
Does Trump’s urging China to investigate the Bidens complicate the impeachment inquiry? 03 October 2019 00:19:55
Reporter Aaron Blake explains what makes Trump’s request of China different from that of Ukraine, how federal election law might apply, and where the founders of our country stood on foreign interference in our government.
Does Trump’s urging China to investigate the Bidens complicate the impeachment inquiry?
Reporter Aaron Blake explains what makes Trump’s request of China different from that of Ukraine, how federal election law might apply, and where the founders of our country stood on foreign interference in our government.
Are whistleblowers protected from the president? 01 October 2019 00:22:44
President Trump’s targeted effort to discredit, and reveal the name of, a government employee raises questions about legal protections for whistleblowers -- and the repercussions for whoever might disclose his or her identity to the public.
Are whistleblowers protected from the president?
President Trump’s targeted effort to discredit, and reveal the name of, a government employee raises questions about legal protections for whistleblowers -- and the repercussions for whoever might disclose his or her identity to the public.
A whistleblower. A phone call. A tipping point. 27 September 2019 00:32:57
Reporter Matt Zapotosky on how this fast-paced news week unfolded, what we learned from documents, transcripts and testimonies, and what happens next now that House Speaker Pelosi has opened a formal impeachment inquiry into the president.
A whistleblower. A phone call. A tipping point.
Reporter Matt Zapotosky on how this fast-paced news week unfolded, what we learned from documents, transcripts and testimonies, and what happens next now that House Speaker Pelosi has opened a formal impeachment inquiry into the president.
California wants its own strict air pollution standards. Trump has other ideas. 20 September 2019 00:27:11
The latest move from the Trump administration threatens to set in motion a massive legal battle and plunge automakers into uncertainty. The Post’s Juliet Eilperin explains how much power a president has over national environmental policy.
California wants its own strict air pollution standards. Trump has other ideas.
The latest move from the Trump administration threatens to set in motion a massive legal battle and plunge automakers into uncertainty. The Post’s Juliet Eilperin explains how much power a president has over national environmental policy.
What happens when a president overrides science? 13 September 2019 00:26:20
Weather editor Andrew Freedman explains how Trump’s inaccurate hurricane tweet led to worrying implications for NOAA and the NWS, and what happens when a president politicizes scientific institutions.
What happens when a president overrides science?
Weather editor Andrew Freedman explains how Trump’s inaccurate hurricane tweet led to worrying implications for NOAA and the NWS, and what happens when a president politicizes scientific institutions.
Summer is an opportunity for presidents. Did Trump take it? 06 September 2019 00:19:11
Some of President Trump’s allies described a lost summer, full of controversies and missed opportunities. White House reporter Ashley Parker explains how presidents have strategized in summer, and how Trump’s approach is different.
Summer is an opportunity for presidents. Did Trump take it?
Some of President Trump’s allies described a lost summer, full of controversies and missed opportunities. White House reporter Ashley Parker explains how presidents have strategized in summer, and how Trump’s approach is different.
Trump’s latest trade war escalation: Ordering businesses out of China. Can he do that? 30 August 2019 00:20:24
The commercial war between two economic superpowers has entered a new phase. The Post’s Jeanne Whalen explains whether President Trump’s edict to U.S. business is enforceable and what the latest trade war developments mean for the global economy.
Trump’s latest trade war escalation: Ordering businesses out of China. Can he do that?
The commercial war between two economic superpowers has entered a new phase. The Post’s Jeanne Whalen explains whether President Trump’s edict to U.S. business is enforceable and what the latest trade war developments mean for the global economy.
Does the president have the power to buy Greenland? 23 August 2019 00:17:15
President Trump abruptly canceled a trip to Denmark because the country’s prime minister wouldn’t discuss the purchase of Greenland. Economic policy reporter Damien Paletta explains whether Trump’s effort to purchase Greenland is as unusual as it seems.
Does the president have the power to buy Greenland?
President Trump abruptly canceled a trip to Denmark because the country’s prime minister wouldn’t discuss the purchase of Greenland. Economic policy reporter Damien Paletta explains whether Trump’s effort to purchase Greenland is as unusual as it seems.
How much can a president affect gun policy? 09 August 2019 00:18:07
After two mass shootings, President Trump is considering background checks and red-flag laws. But he has suggested action on gun control in the past, only to later backtrack. Will this time be different?
How much can a president affect gun policy?
After two mass shootings, President Trump is considering background checks and red-flag laws. But he has suggested action on gun control in the past, only to later backtrack. Will this time be different?
How far can a president go to get the intelligence chief he wants? 02 August 2019 00:20:02
Some officials have questioned whether President Trump’s pick for the Director of National Intelligence might use the position to serve Trump’s political interests. Reporter Shane Harris explains the role of the law in the job’s qualifications.
How far can a president go to get the intelligence chief he wants?
Some officials have questioned whether President Trump’s pick for the Director of National Intelligence might use the position to serve Trump’s political interests. Reporter Shane Harris explains the role of the law in the job’s qualifications.
‘Problematic is an understatement’: Robert Mueller testifies before Congress 25 July 2019 00:24:57
Wednesday’s hearings marked the first time former special counsel Robert Mueller answered questions about his investigation. The Post’s Justice Department reporter Matt Zapotosky explains the significance of Mueller’s answers.
‘Problematic is an understatement’: Robert Mueller testifies before Congress
Wednesday’s hearings marked the first time former special counsel Robert Mueller answered questions about his investigation. The Post’s Justice Department reporter Matt Zapotosky explains the significance of Mueller’s answers.
How Trump’s racist comments can be used against him in court 19 July 2019 00:21:35
President Trump’s language may be part of his political strategy, but this moment raises questions about what consequences the president can face for using inflammatory language. Fred Barbash explains how Trump’s words can legally work against him.
How Trump’s racist comments can be used against him in court
President Trump’s language may be part of his political strategy, but this moment raises questions about what consequences the president can face for using inflammatory language. Fred Barbash explains how Trump’s words can legally work against him.
Trump avoids releasing his business information to the courts — for now 12 July 2019 00:18:05
A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit claiming President Trump is illegally profiting from foreign and state government visits to his D.C. hotel. Post legal affairs reporter Ann Marimow untangles the details and implications for our country.
Trump avoids releasing his business information to the courts — for now
A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit claiming President Trump is illegally profiting from foreign and state government visits to his D.C. hotel. Post legal affairs reporter Ann Marimow untangles the details and implications for our country.
'The Framers would not recognize the modern presidency.' 04 July 2019 00:27:27
For this special Fourth of July episode, we’re going back to the beginning. Jeff Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, explains how the Founding Fathers intended the presidency and how it has evolved.
'The Framers would not recognize the modern presidency.'
For this special Fourth of July episode, we’re going back to the beginning. Jeff Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, explains how the Founding Fathers intended the presidency and how it has evolved.
Trump vs. Iran: A president's choices as commander in chief 28 June 2019 00:17:22
The president has significant power when it comes to war. Pentagon reporter Dan Lamothe explains what led to this escalation with Iran, Trump’s strategy going forward and how recent events affect international perceptions of U.S. might.
Trump vs. Iran: A president's choices as commander in chief
The president has significant power when it comes to war. Pentagon reporter Dan Lamothe explains what led to this escalation with Iran, Trump’s strategy going forward and how recent events affect international perceptions of U.S. might.
Introducing: ‘Moonrise’ 21 June 2019 00:15:17
The 'Can He Do That?' team presents a new Post podcast, 'Moonrise' and showcases a segment from the Post's daily podcast 'Post Reports' about developments in Iran and what it has to say about President Trump's approach to foreign policy.
Introducing: ‘Moonrise’
The 'Can He Do That?' team presents a new Post podcast, 'Moonrise' and showcases a segment from the Post's daily podcast 'Post Reports' about developments in Iran and what it has to say about President Trump's approach to foreign policy.
How the sprawling Democratic field will winnow down to Trump's single opponent 14 June 2019 00:25:27
What are the pros and cons for Trump in facing a huge number of candidates? National political reporter Michael Scherer explains how the upcoming Democratic primary debates may help narrow the field and what we can expect as campaign season continues.
How the sprawling Democratic field will winnow down to Trump's single opponent
What are the pros and cons for Trump in facing a huge number of candidates? National political reporter Michael Scherer explains how the upcoming Democratic primary debates may help narrow the field and what we can expect as campaign season continues.
Here's what happens if Trump imposes tariffs on Mexican imports 07 June 2019 00:23:32
Does the law allow Trump to tax Mexican imports? Can the Senate stop him from following through on his threat? Economic policy reporter Damian Paletta explains the potential consequences of Mexican tariffs for American consumers and the economy at large.
Here's what happens if Trump imposes tariffs on Mexican imports
Does the law allow Trump to tax Mexican imports? Can the Senate stop him from following through on his threat? Economic policy reporter Damian Paletta explains the potential consequences of Mexican tariffs for American consumers and the economy at large.
Investigating an investigation: Barr’s newfound power to declassify materials 31 May 2019 00:15:50
President Trump gave Attorney General Barr full declassification authority for his audit of the Russia investigation. Reporter Devlin Barrett explains the president's unusual move and how Barr's power is perceived in the intelligence community.
Investigating an investigation: Barr’s newfound power to declassify materials
President Trump gave Attorney General Barr full declassification authority for his audit of the Russia investigation. Reporter Devlin Barrett explains the president's unusual move and how Barr's power is perceived in the intelligence community.
Will they or won't they? Where House Democrats stand on impeachment 24 May 2019 00:21:21
President Trump cut short a bipartisan infrastructure meeting, telling Democrats he won't work with them until they stop investigating him. Congressional reporter Mike DeBonis explains how Democrats might move forward with legislation and investigations.
Will they or won't they? Where House Democrats stand on impeachment
President Trump cut short a bipartisan infrastructure meeting, telling Democrats he won't work with them until they stop investigating him. Congressional reporter Mike DeBonis explains how Democrats might move forward with legislation and investigations.
Why didn't the White House back an international effort to fight online extremism? 17 May 2019 00:17:38
At the intersection of regulation and free speech, the "Christchurch Call" presents a challenge for a president who alleges political bias from social media sites. Tech policy reporter Tony Romm explains the potential consequences of Trump's decision.
Why didn't the White House back an international effort to fight online extremism?
At the intersection of regulation and free speech, the "Christchurch Call" presents a challenge for a president who alleges political bias from social media sites. Tech policy reporter Tony Romm explains the potential consequences of Trump's decision.
What happens when a president asserts executive privilege? 10 May 2019 00:17:47
The conflict between Congress and the White House accelerated as President Trump blocked access to the unredacted Mueller report. Reporter Carol Leonnig explains executive privilege and what Trump's assertion means for Congressional investigations.
What happens when a president asserts executive privilege?
The conflict between Congress and the White House accelerated as President Trump blocked access to the unredacted Mueller report. Reporter Carol Leonnig explains executive privilege and what Trump's assertion means for Congressional investigations.
How does Attorney General Barr view presidential power? 03 May 2019 00:19:25
Reporter Devlin Barrett weighs in on Attorney General William Barr's contentious week on the Hill -- a week that raised questions about Barr's views on presidential power and his role as the top national law enforcement officer in the country.
How does Attorney General Barr view presidential power?
Reporter Devlin Barrett weighs in on Attorney General William Barr's contentious week on the Hill -- a week that raised questions about Barr's views on presidential power and his role as the top national law enforcement officer in the country.
Will Trump stop Congress from obtaining documents and testimonies? 26 April 2019 00:20:23
Our country is facing a largely unprecedented battle between the White House and Congress. Post investigative reporter Tom Hamburger explains this week's subpoena fights and how the tension between Trump and House Democrats might escalate.
Will Trump stop Congress from obtaining documents and testimonies?
Our country is facing a largely unprecedented battle between the White House and Congress. Post investigative reporter Tom Hamburger explains this week's subpoena fights and how the tension between Trump and House Democrats might escalate.
The Mueller report, unpacked 18 April 2019 00:23:34
After nearly two years, America finally gets its first look at special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's report. The Post's Justice Department reporter Matt Zapotosky explains new insights we've gained from an early look at the details.
The Mueller report, unpacked
After nearly two years, America finally gets its first look at special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's report. The Post's Justice Department reporter Matt Zapotosky explains new insights we've gained from an early look at the details.
Trump dismantled leadership at DHS. Can he fill key vacancies however he wants to? 12 April 2019 00:20:59
Reporter Nick Miroff explains what shakeups at the Department of Homeland Security mean for U.S. immigration enforcement. Plus, a look at the president's power to fill important vacancies, from Stanford law professor Anne Joseph O'Connell.
Trump dismantled leadership at DHS. Can he fill key vacancies however he wants to?
Reporter Nick Miroff explains what shakeups at the Department of Homeland Security mean for U.S. immigration enforcement. Plus, a look at the president's power to fill important vacancies, from Stanford law professor Anne Joseph O'Connell.
Trump's decision to definitely, maybe close the border now -- or a year from now 05 April 2019 00:14:45
Will Trump ultimately decide to shut down the border? And why keep the country -- including his own administration -- in suspense awaiting a border closing decision? Damian Paletta, the Post's economic policy reporter, explains.
Trump's decision to definitely, maybe close the border now -- or a year from now
Will Trump ultimately decide to shut down the border? And why keep the country -- including his own administration -- in suspense awaiting a border closing decision? Damian Paletta, the Post's economic policy reporter, explains.
Trump's latest fight against Obamacare: Destroy it in the courts 29 March 2019 00:17:25
The Post's David Weigel explains the potential political consequences of Monday's Justice Department filling arguing that the Affordable Care Act should be thrown out.
Trump's latest fight against Obamacare: Destroy it in the courts
The Post's David Weigel explains the potential political consequences of Monday's Justice Department filling arguing that the Affordable Care Act should be thrown out.
Mueller report: What we still don't know 25 March 2019 00:26:20
National security reporter Devlin Barrett explains what we know so far about the findings of the special counsel's Russia investigation, what clarity we’ve gained from Attorney General William P. Barr's summary, and what questions remain unanswered.
Mueller report: What we still don't know
National security reporter Devlin Barrett explains what we know so far about the findings of the special counsel's Russia investigation, what clarity we’ve gained from Attorney General William P. Barr's summary, and what questions remain unanswered.
Does a president ever stop campaigning? 22 March 2019 00:17:55
President Trump’s campaign for 2020 began shortly after he won the 2016 election. Post reporter Jenna Johnson and U.S. Naval Academy professor Brendan J. Doherty explain how presidents grapple with the inherent tension between campaigning and governing.
Does a president ever stop campaigning?
President Trump’s campaign for 2020 began shortly after he won the 2016 election. Post reporter Jenna Johnson and U.S. Naval Academy professor Brendan J. Doherty explain how presidents grapple with the inherent tension between campaigning and governing.
Does the president get to decide which planes can fly? 15 March 2019 00:15:36
Reporter Toluse Olorunnipa explains how global pressure, calls with industry executives and self-proclaimed expertise contributed to Trump's decision to announce an emergency grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 airplanes.
Does the president get to decide which planes can fly?
Reporter Toluse Olorunnipa explains how global pressure, calls with industry executives and self-proclaimed expertise contributed to Trump's decision to announce an emergency grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 airplanes.
Congressional Democrats ramp up investigations into Trump 08 March 2019 00:18:26
With congressional reporter Karoun Demirjian, we look at how Capitol Hill's investigations work, how the Democrats are trying to hone their oversight strategy and which lines of inquiry might have significant consequences for the president.
Congressional Democrats ramp up investigations into Trump
With congressional reporter Karoun Demirjian, we look at how Capitol Hill's investigations work, how the Democrats are trying to hone their oversight strategy and which lines of inquiry might have significant consequences for the president.
What we learned from Michael Cohen's scathing testimony 01 March 2019 00:31:16
Marc Fisher wraps up this week's hearings, plus a look at what it was like for reporters experiencing the public hearing in realtime.
What we learned from Michael Cohen's scathing testimony
Marc Fisher wraps up this week's hearings, plus a look at what it was like for reporters experiencing the public hearing in realtime.
Will Trump’s emergency survive legal and congressional challenges? 22 February 2019 00:18:18
How will legal battles over President Trump's emergency play out in the courts? How will Democrats push back in Congress? Is there anything stopping Trump from starting to build the wall today? The Post's legal affairs correspondent Fred Barbash explains.
Will Trump’s emergency survive legal and congressional challenges?
How will legal battles over President Trump's emergency play out in the courts? How will Democrats push back in Congress? Is there anything stopping Trump from starting to build the wall today? The Post's legal affairs correspondent Fred Barbash explains.
Trump to declare a national emergency and Barr is confirmed 14 February 2019 00:24:13
Can Trump get funding for a border wall by declaring a national emergency? And can the new U.S. attorney general decide what happens to the Mueller report? Here's a refresher episode answering key questions surrounding Thursday's news moments.
Trump to declare a national emergency and Barr is confirmed
Can Trump get funding for a border wall by declaring a national emergency? And can the new U.S. attorney general decide what happens to the Mueller report? Here's a refresher episode answering key questions surrounding Thursday's news moments.
Better, faster, stronger? Fact-checking Trump's State of the Union address 06 February 2019 00:26:24
Which of President Trump's Tuesday night claims were accurate? Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly of The Washington Post's Fact Checker team unpack the truth behind some of the biggest claims around immigration, the economy and foreign policy.
Better, faster, stronger? Fact-checking Trump's State of the Union address
Which of President Trump's Tuesday night claims were accurate? Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly of The Washington Post's Fact Checker team unpack the truth behind some of the biggest claims around immigration, the economy and foreign policy.
How much power does an attorney general have to protect a president? 01 February 2019 00:23:41
William Barr's delayed confirmation vote for attorney general means there's less clarity on who'll see Robert Mueller's report. Post reporters Dan Balz and Devlin Barrett look at history, precedent and law regarding special investigations.
How much power does an attorney general have to protect a president?
William Barr's delayed confirmation vote for attorney general means there's less clarity on who'll see Robert Mueller's report. Post reporters Dan Balz and Devlin Barrett look at history, precedent and law regarding special investigations.
The Supreme Court allowed Trump’s transgender troops ban to proceed. What happens next? 25 January 2019 00:19:53
In a vote Tuesday, the court allowed Trump's restrictions on transgender troops to go into effect. The Post's courts reporter Fred Barbash explains how a president’s policy rises to the Supreme Court, and how it reflects a president's power.
The Supreme Court allowed Trump’s transgender troops ban to proceed. What happens next?
In a vote Tuesday, the court allowed Trump's restrictions on transgender troops to go into effect. The Post's courts reporter Fred Barbash explains how a president’s policy rises to the Supreme Court, and how it reflects a president's power.
The longer the shutdown lasts, the weirder the consequences get 18 January 2019 00:18:01
Can Nancy Pelosi postpone the State of the Union address? Can Trump cancel Pelosi's travel? Can Trump and Pelosi find a way to reopen the government? The Post's Colby Itkowitz and Joshua Dawsey unravel details of our country's ongoing political standoff.
The longer the shutdown lasts, the weirder the consequences get
Can Nancy Pelosi postpone the State of the Union address? Can Trump cancel Pelosi's travel? Can Trump and Pelosi find a way to reopen the government? The Post's Colby Itkowitz and Joshua Dawsey unravel details of our country's ongoing political standoff.
Does Trump have the power to declare a national emergency to get border wall funding? 11 January 2019 00:22:30
Can a president choose to invoke emergency powers whenever he wants? Liza Goitein of the Brennan Center for Justice explains the extent of Trump's power in states of emergency. The Post's Philip Rucker breaks down the challenges of border wall politics.
Does Trump have the power to declare a national emergency to get border wall funding?
Can a president choose to invoke emergency powers whenever he wants? Liza Goitein of the Brennan Center for Justice explains the extent of Trump's power in states of emergency. The Post's Philip Rucker breaks down the challenges of border wall politics.
Will Trump face a challenger for the GOP's 2020 nomination? 04 January 2019 00:18:01
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) wrote an op-ed asserting his independence from Trump -- a move that prompted speculation about a potential 2020 bid. The Post's Robert Costa explains what it would take for Romney, or another GOP contender, to challenge Trump.
Will Trump face a challenger for the GOP's 2020 nomination?
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) wrote an op-ed asserting his independence from Trump -- a move that prompted speculation about a potential 2020 bid. The Post's Robert Costa explains what it would take for Romney, or another GOP contender, to challenge Trump.
Trump’s year of legal battles, Part 2: The Mueller probe 28 December 2018 00:23:45
In the final days of 2018, Post reporter Rosalind Helderman recaps the year’s biggest moments in Robert Mueller’s investigation and weighs in on what to watch for as the probe continues.
Trump’s year of legal battles, Part 2: The Mueller probe
In the final days of 2018, Post reporter Rosalind Helderman recaps the year’s biggest moments in Robert Mueller’s investigation and weighs in on what to watch for as the probe continues.
Trump’s year of legal battles, Part 1: Suits and settlements 21 December 2018 00:20:42
As this year comes to a close, Post reporter David Fahrenthold helps us unravel the details of the swirling lawsuits and investigations surrounding Trump's charity and business.
Trump’s year of legal battles, Part 1: Suits and settlements
As this year comes to a close, Post reporter David Fahrenthold helps us unravel the details of the swirling lawsuits and investigations surrounding Trump's charity and business.
What does Cohen’s sentencing mean for Trump? Presented by ‘Post Reports’ 14 December 2018 00:07:34
While host Allison Michaels is away this week, we’re bringing you a segment from the Post’s premier daily podcast ‘Post Reports’ on Michael Cohen’s sentencing and what it may mean for Trump.
What does Cohen’s sentencing mean for Trump? Presented by ‘Post Reports’
While host Allison Michaels is away this week, we’re bringing you a segment from the Post’s premier daily podcast ‘Post Reports’ on Michael Cohen’s sentencing and what it may mean for Trump.
Will Trump, "a tariff man," win the trade war with China? 07 December 2018 00:22:30
Amid escalating tensions and stalled talks between the U.S. and China, financial reporter David J. Lynch and Beijing Bureau Chief Anna Fifield explain what's at stake for Trump, the two countries and the global economy.
Will Trump, "a tariff man," win the trade war with China?
Amid escalating tensions and stalled talks between the U.S. and China, financial reporter David J. Lynch and Beijing Bureau Chief Anna Fifield explain what's at stake for Trump, the two countries and the global economy.
What power does Trump have to push back on GM for closing U.S. plants? 30 November 2018 00:19:59
The revival of American manufacturing is a key part of Trump's economic message. Now that GM faces cuts, he's threatened to impose import penalties, and revoke subsidies. What's within his power? Economic policy reporter Damian Paletta explains.
What power does Trump have to push back on GM for closing U.S. plants?
The revival of American manufacturing is a key part of Trump's economic message. Now that GM faces cuts, he's threatened to impose import penalties, and revoke subsidies. What's within his power? Economic policy reporter Damian Paletta explains.
How much power does a president have over election recounts? 16 November 2018 00:21:33
Amid recounts in Florida, the president has used strong rhetoric to cast doubt on our elections. Can he do that? Amy Gardner, reporting from Broward County, Fla., explains what's at stake for Republicans, Democrats and the president himself.
How much power does a president have over election recounts?
Amid recounts in Florida, the president has used strong rhetoric to cast doubt on our elections. Can he do that? Amy Gardner, reporting from Broward County, Fla., explains what's at stake for Republicans, Democrats and the president himself.
How will Democrats use their new power as a check on the president? 09 November 2018 00:21:35
Will a Democratic House stop President Trump's agenda? Mike DeBonis explains how House Democrats might stall Trump's policies in Congress, and Karoun Demirjian breaks down how far the Democrats might go in investigating the president.
How will Democrats use their new power as a check on the president?
Will a Democratic House stop President Trump's agenda? Mike DeBonis explains how House Democrats might stall Trump's policies in Congress, and Karoun Demirjian breaks down how far the Democrats might go in investigating the president.
Trump forced out his attorney general. Can he do that? 07 November 2018 00:16:06
Jeff Sessions and President Trump have had a tense relationship since Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation last year. So why did Trump request his resignation now? And what are the implications for control of Mueller’s ongoing probe?
Trump forced out his attorney general. Can he do that?
Jeff Sessions and President Trump have had a tense relationship since Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation last year. So why did Trump request his resignation now? And what are the implications for control of Mueller’s ongoing probe?
How do the midterm election results reflect on the president? 07 November 2018 00:21:14
After time on the trail tracking candidates and talking to voters, David Weigel offers insight on last night's results. Which party can claim the biggest wins? Was last night a referendum on President Trump? And will we see a new era of bipartisanship?
How do the midterm election results reflect on the president?
After time on the trail tracking candidates and talking to voters, David Weigel offers insight on last night's results. Which party can claim the biggest wins? Was last night a referendum on President Trump? And will we see a new era of bipartisanship?
President Trump has played an outsize role in midterm campaigns. Can he do that? 02 November 2018 00:24:04
Are midterm elections always a referendum on the sitting president? Reporters Ashley Parker and Michael Scherer explain whom Trump has endorsed, which candidates have embraced Trump's policies and how his presence might play out at the polls.
President Trump has played an outsize role in midterm campaigns. Can he do that?
Are midterm elections always a referendum on the sitting president? Reporters Ashley Parker and Michael Scherer explain whom Trump has endorsed, which candidates have embraced Trump's policies and how his presence might play out at the polls.
Trump says he'll stop a migrant group from crossing the U.S. southern border. Can he do that? 26 October 2018 00:23:10
White House reporter David Nakamura explains which pieces of border operations and immigration law Trump can change or influence. Plus, Kevin Sieff recounts migrant experiences from his time traveling with the caravan in Mexico.
Trump says he'll stop a migrant group from crossing the U.S. southern border. Can he do that?
White House reporter David Nakamura explains which pieces of border operations and immigration law Trump can change or influence. Plus, Kevin Sieff recounts migrant experiences from his time traveling with the caravan in Mexico.
Trump faces a challenging moment in Saudi-U.S. relations. What's at stake? 19 October 2018 00:29:54
Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggis disappeared from a Saudi consulate in Turkey. His editor, Karen Attiah, sheds light on Khashoggi as a person and a writer. Reporter Shane Harris breaks down this pivotal foreign policy moment.
Trump faces a challenging moment in Saudi-U.S. relations. What's at stake?
Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggis disappeared from a Saudi consulate in Turkey. His editor, Karen Attiah, sheds light on Khashoggi as a person and a writer. Reporter Shane Harris breaks down this pivotal foreign policy moment.
Trump made some strange financial moves in the decade before he became president. Can he do that? 12 October 2018 00:24:03
Trump's financial past includes $400 million in cash spending, $300 million in private loans and a $50 million loan to himself. David Fahrenthold and Jonathan O'Connell unravel their investigation into the mysteries of Trump's finances from 2005-2015.
Trump made some strange financial moves in the decade before he became president. Can he do that?
Trump's financial past includes $400 million in cash spending, $300 million in private loans and a $50 million loan to himself. David Fahrenthold and Jonathan O'Connell unravel their investigation into the mysteries of Trump's finances from 2005-2015.
How can the Supreme Court maintain impartiality in America's modern political climate? 05 October 2018 00:26:33
What happens to the public's perceived independence of the Supreme Court when confirmation processes devolve into partisan battles? The Post's Robert Barnes explains the evolving relationship between politics and the judiciary.
How can the Supreme Court maintain impartiality in America's modern political climate?
What happens to the public's perceived independence of the Supreme Court when confirmation processes devolve into partisan battles? The Post's Robert Barnes explains the evolving relationship between politics and the judiciary.
Kavanaugh and Ford will testify at the Senate. Here's what to expect. 26 September 2018 00:24:45
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will testify in relation to sexual misconduct allegations that have arisen during Kavanaugh's confirmation process. With much at stake, Trump is standing by his nominee for now.
Kavanaugh and Ford will testify at the Senate. Here's what to expect.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will testify in relation to sexual misconduct allegations that have arisen during Kavanaugh's confirmation process. With much at stake, Trump is standing by his nominee for now.
Trump ordered Russia investigation documents declassified. Can he do that? 21 September 2018 00:21:11
At odds with the Justice Department, Trump wants some texts, interviews and warrants made public. We explore his exercise of presidential power when it pushes against well-established norms and creates conflicts of interest.
Trump ordered Russia investigation documents declassified. Can he do that?
At odds with the Justice Department, Trump wants some texts, interviews and warrants made public. We explore his exercise of presidential power when it pushes against well-established norms and creates conflicts of interest.
President Trump says we are “absolutely, totally prepared” for Hurricane Florence. Are we? 14 September 2018 00:23:12
Trump called the handling of Hurricane Maria an "unsung success" and falsely said its high death count was generated to make him look bad. As we face Florence, reporter Joel Achenbach adds insight to Trump's claims and the state of our preparedness.
President Trump says we are “absolutely, totally prepared” for Hurricane Florence. Are we?
Trump called the handling of Hurricane Maria an "unsung success" and falsely said its high death count was generated to make him look bad. As we face Florence, reporter Joel Achenbach adds insight to Trump's claims and the state of our preparedness.
A harrowing book, an anonymous op-ed and a White House in chaos 07 September 2018 00:19:02
After a week of revelations about what it's like to work for President Trump, White House bureau chief Philip Rucker offers insight into the state of the administration.
A harrowing book, an anonymous op-ed and a White House in chaos
After a week of revelations about what it's like to work for President Trump, White House bureau chief Philip Rucker offers insight into the state of the administration.
Exclusive: Phone call between President Trump and Bob Woodward 04 September 2018 00:13:49
Bob Woodward sought an interview with President Trump as he was writing "Fear," a book about his presidency. Trump called Woodward in early August, after the manuscript had been completed, to say he wanted to participate. This is audio of that call.
Exclusive: Phone call between President Trump and Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward sought an interview with President Trump as he was writing "Fear," a book about his presidency. Trump called Woodward in early August, after the manuscript had been completed, to say he wanted to participate. This is audio of that call.
Trump threatened to "take a look" at Google for "rigged" results. Can he do that? 31 August 2018 00:24:14
Does the administration have power to regulate the information technology companies distribute? Post technology reporter Brian Fung, technology ethicist David Ryan Polgar and law professor Genevieve Lakier explain how far Trump can take his concerns.
Trump threatened to "take a look" at Google for "rigged" results. Can he do that?
Does the administration have power to regulate the information technology companies distribute? Post technology reporter Brian Fung, technology ethicist David Ryan Polgar and law professor Genevieve Lakier explain how far Trump can take his concerns.
Michael Cohen spent years alongside Trump. What might he know? 24 August 2018 00:19:40
Trump’s longtime lawyer and friend, who made a plea implicating Trump this week, has connections to the president’s charity and business. Post reporter Rosalind Helderman explains what we've learned from documents made public by Cohen’s plea.
Michael Cohen spent years alongside Trump. What might he know?
Trump’s longtime lawyer and friend, who made a plea implicating Trump this week, has connections to the president’s charity and business. Post reporter Rosalind Helderman explains what we've learned from documents made public by Cohen’s plea.
Michael Cohen implicates Trump. Paul Manafort is found guilty. What happens now? 22 August 2018 00:22:45
Within a few minutes on Tuesday afternoon, two people close to Trump are declared guilty. This special break-in episode with Post reporter Devlin Barrett breaks down what these major developments mean for the President of the United States.
Michael Cohen implicates Trump. Paul Manafort is found guilty. What happens now?
Within a few minutes on Tuesday afternoon, two people close to Trump are declared guilty. This special break-in episode with Post reporter Devlin Barrett breaks down what these major developments mean for the President of the United States.
Trump is trying to enforce an NDA against Omarosa Manigault Newman. Can he do that? 17 August 2018 00:22:47
A former White House aide is releasing details from her time in the administration. Trump wants to stop her. White House reporter Joshua Dawsey and watchdog director Danielle Brian explain what happens when a president seeks NDAs for government employees.
Trump is trying to enforce an NDA against Omarosa Manigault Newman. Can he do that?
A former White House aide is releasing details from her time in the administration. Trump wants to stop her. White House reporter Joshua Dawsey and watchdog director Danielle Brian explain what happens when a president seeks NDAs for government employees.
Trump wants to distance himself from Paul Manafort’s trial. Can he do that? 10 August 2018 00:21:06
The ongoing trial of Trump’s former campaign manager can affect the future of the Mueller investigation. National security reporter Devlin Barrett and former federal prosecutor Robert Mintz explain what the jury’s verdict might mean for the president.
Trump wants to distance himself from Paul Manafort’s trial. Can he do that?
The ongoing trial of Trump’s former campaign manager can affect the future of the Mueller investigation. National security reporter Devlin Barrett and former federal prosecutor Robert Mintz explain what the jury’s verdict might mean for the president.
Trump says that even if there were collusion, there was no crime. Can he do that? 04 August 2018 00:17:25
What are the legal lines surrounding collusion? Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Carol Leonnig and white-collar defense lawyer Jacob Frenkel analyze the legal and political consequences of President Trump’s latest suggestion that “collusion is not crime.”
Trump says that even if there were collusion, there was no crime. Can he do that?
What are the legal lines surrounding collusion? Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Carol Leonnig and white-collar defense lawyer Jacob Frenkel analyze the legal and political consequences of President Trump’s latest suggestion that “collusion is not crime.”
What Trump's rhetoric at his rallies can tell us about his approach towards policy and diplomacy 13 July 2018 00:21:21
In June, national political correspondent Jenna Johnson and producer Anne Li went to a Trump rally in Duluth, Minn. Johnson has been to dozens of Trump rallies, but this time, she and Li focused on something different - the crowd.
What Trump's rhetoric at his rallies can tell us about his approach towards policy and diplomacy
In June, national political correspondent Jenna Johnson and producer Anne Li went to a Trump rally in Duluth, Minn. Johnson has been to dozens of Trump rallies, but this time, she and Li focused on something different - the crowd.
How to Flip the House: The takeaways for 2018 29 June 2018 00:40:16
Given what we've learned from the 1994, 2006 and 2010 midterms about how partisanship, divisiveness and polarizing presidents all affect affect both midterm elections and the powers of the presidency, we ask if Democrats can flip the House in 2018.
How to Flip the House: The takeaways for 2018
Given what we've learned from the 1994, 2006 and 2010 midterms about how partisanship, divisiveness and polarizing presidents all affect affect both midterm elections and the powers of the presidency, we ask if Democrats can flip the House in 2018.
How to Flip the House: The secret heist of 2010 28 June 2018 01:00:17
2010 was the year of the Tea Party, the year of backlash against Obama, and the year of the biggest shift of power in the House in a century. But it’s also the year that Republicans executed a little-noticed strategy that cemented their place in power.
How to Flip the House: The secret heist of 2010
2010 was the year of the Tea Party, the year of backlash against Obama, and the year of the biggest shift of power in the House in a century. But it’s also the year that Republicans executed a little-noticed strategy that cemented their place in power.
How to Flip the House: The 2006 blue wave 27 June 2018 00:55:11
To understand the identity crisis within the Democratic Party, you could look to the 2006 midterm election … and the story of a junior congressman named Rahm Emanuel, who needed to win 15 seats in the House to restore his party to greatness.
How to Flip the House: The 2006 blue wave
To understand the identity crisis within the Democratic Party, you could look to the 2006 midterm election … and the story of a junior congressman named Rahm Emanuel, who needed to win 15 seats in the House to restore his party to greatness.
How to Flip the House: The 1994 Republican revolution 26 June 2018 00:57:24
Since childhood, Bill Paxon was a diehard Republican – a Nixon fanboy who watched House Republicans lose midterm elections for decades. Then he became a member of Congress. And he was finally in a position to help them get the 42 seats they needed to win.
How to Flip the House: The 1994 Republican revolution
Since childhood, Bill Paxon was a diehard Republican – a Nixon fanboy who watched House Republicans lose midterm elections for decades. Then he became a member of Congress. And he was finally in a position to help them get the 42 seats they needed to win.
How to Flip the House: A prologue on why midterm elections matter 25 June 2018 00:07:50
In the last 60 years, the House of Representatives has changed political control just three times: in 1994, 2006, and 2010. What do those midterms tell us about what it takes to flip the House? And about why midterm elections matter?
How to Flip the House: A prologue on why midterm elections matter
In the last 60 years, the House of Representatives has changed political control just three times: in 1994, 2006, and 2010. What do those midterms tell us about what it takes to flip the House? And about why midterm elections matter?
A week of mixed messaging on border separations 22 June 2018 00:19:31
Post reporter Mary Jordan helps us look back at a week of conflicting statements and rapid reversals amid an outcry over immigration policy and border separations.
A week of mixed messaging on border separations
Post reporter Mary Jordan helps us look back at a week of conflicting statements and rapid reversals amid an outcry over immigration policy and border separations.
The DOJ report on Comey: What you should know 15 June 2018 00:21:48
Post reporter Devlin Barrett joins us for a special episode to talk about the Justice Department inspector general's report on the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.
The DOJ report on Comey: What you should know
Post reporter Devlin Barrett joins us for a special episode to talk about the Justice Department inspector general's report on the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.
'A meet-and-greet-plus': What to expect from Trump's sit-down with Kim Jong Un 09 June 2018 00:31:55
Trump is set to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday. How will the president navigate the high-stakes negotiations?
'A meet-and-greet-plus': What to expect from Trump's sit-down with Kim Jong Un
Trump is set to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday. How will the president navigate the high-stakes negotiations?
The Tale of the 'Trump Triers' 26 May 2018 00:25:27
Will tried-and-true Democrats in the Midwest who voted for Trump in 2016 continue supporting the president? And what do their evolving views say about the rest of the country?
The Tale of the 'Trump Triers'
Will tried-and-true Democrats in the Midwest who voted for Trump in 2016 continue supporting the president? And what do their evolving views say about the rest of the country?
What to expect in Year Two of the Mueller investigation 19 May 2018 00:30:27
One year into the Mueller investigation, we ask: What happens next? And what if President Trump is right, and this all turns out to be nothing?
What to expect in Year Two of the Mueller investigation
One year into the Mueller investigation, we ask: What happens next? And what if President Trump is right, and this all turns out to be nothing?
The president is backing out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Will ‘the Trump Doctrine’ work? 11 May 2018 00:31:21
President Trump’s decision could unilaterally kill the landmark agreement — and his unconventional foreign policy approach could have widespread repercussions.
The president is backing out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Will ‘the Trump Doctrine’ work?
President Trump’s decision could unilaterally kill the landmark agreement — and his unconventional foreign policy approach could have widespread repercussions.
Midterms and Trump: What to look for as we enter primary season 05 May 2018 00:24:27
What does the state of the midterm season say about President Trump, and his effect on the political landscape of the country?
Midterms and Trump: What to look for as we enter primary season
What does the state of the midterm season say about President Trump, and his effect on the political landscape of the country?
Will Trump get Americans off of welfare? 28 April 2018 00:27:52
Recent Trump executive actions are part of an effort to curb the number of people who rely on the government-funded "social safety net." How will these new restrictions affect low-income Americans?
Will Trump get Americans off of welfare?
Recent Trump executive actions are part of an effort to curb the number of people who rely on the government-funded "social safety net." How will these new restrictions affect low-income Americans?
Will courts let the Trump administration put a citizenship question on the Census? 21 April 2018 00:37:48
The Trump Administration wants to ask people about their citizenship status on the 2020 Census. Why are Democrats fighting this?
Will courts let the Trump administration put a citizenship question on the Census?
The Trump Administration wants to ask people about their citizenship status on the 2020 Census. Why are Democrats fighting this?
Special episode: Trump’s lawyer got raided by the FBI. Now what will Trump do? 12 April 2018 00:24:13
This week, we talk with reporter Matt Zapotosky about the FBI raid on attorney Michael Cohen — and potential implications for President Trump and the future of Robert Mueller's investigation.
Special episode: Trump’s lawyer got raided by the FBI. Now what will Trump do?
This week, we talk with reporter Matt Zapotosky about the FBI raid on attorney Michael Cohen — and potential implications for President Trump and the future of Robert Mueller's investigation.
Will Trump change how America pays for its infrastructure? 07 April 2018 00:30:31
So far, there's no $1.5 trillion infrastructure package. But Trump is still having a significant effect on how America funds and prioritizes its most significant transportation projects.
Will Trump change how America pays for its infrastructure?
So far, there's no $1.5 trillion infrastructure package. But Trump is still having a significant effect on how America funds and prioritizes its most significant transportation projects.
Will Trump change America's relationship with internet privacy? 31 March 2018 00:28:08
Confused about the Cambridge Analytica scandal and how it relates to President Trump? You're not alone. Reporter Tony Romm and internet privacy expert Daniel Kreiss take us on a deep dive.
Will Trump change America's relationship with internet privacy?
Confused about the Cambridge Analytica scandal and how it relates to President Trump? You're not alone. Reporter Tony Romm and internet privacy expert Daniel Kreiss take us on a deep dive.
When will Trump stop firing people and settle on his ‘A-team’? 24 March 2018 00:25:43
The firings, resignations, and ousters in the White House have reached a crescendo. What does that say about Trump – as a manager, as a policy-maker, and as a public persona?
When will Trump stop firing people and settle on his ‘A-team’?
The firings, resignations, and ousters in the White House have reached a crescendo. What does that say about Trump – as a manager, as a policy-maker, and as a public persona?
Will Trump convince Kim Jong-Un to give up nuclear weapons? 17 March 2018 00:32:54
President Trump says he will sit down with North Korea and negotiate a deal on nuclear disarmament. On this week’s episode of “Can He Do That,” we talk to someone who’s tried that before.
Will Trump convince Kim Jong-Un to give up nuclear weapons?
President Trump says he will sit down with North Korea and negotiate a deal on nuclear disarmament. On this week’s episode of “Can He Do That,” we talk to someone who’s tried that before.
Does the President have the power to downsize the government? 10 March 2018 00:24:04
Since President Trump entered office, he's promised a radical restructuring of the federal government — including significant cuts to the size of the federal workforce. But that hasn't happened yet. On this episode, we ask: What's the hold-up?
Does the President have the power to downsize the government?
Since President Trump entered office, he's promised a radical restructuring of the federal government — including significant cuts to the size of the federal workforce. But that hasn't happened yet. On this episode, we ask: What's the hold-up?
Should the president run the White House like a family business? 02 March 2018 00:24:37
On this week's episode, we talk about presidential family members, and about Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and embattled senior adviser. What happens when a president's own children wield influence in the White House?
Should the president run the White House like a family business?
On this week's episode, we talk about presidential family members, and about Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and embattled senior adviser. What happens when a president's own children wield influence in the White House?
Will teen victims of school shootings force a change in federal gun laws? 21 February 2018 00:24:24
In this week's episode, Post reporters John Woodrow Cox and Wesley Lowery talk about their experiences covering school shootings — and why the outraged message from South Florida teens might get some traction with lawmakers, and with Trump.
Will teen victims of school shootings force a change in federal gun laws?
In this week's episode, Post reporters John Woodrow Cox and Wesley Lowery talk about their experiences covering school shootings — and why the outraged message from South Florida teens might get some traction with lawmakers, and with Trump.
Will Trump strike a deal on the Dream Act? 16 February 2018 00:28:24
Congress has been kicking around versions of the Dream Act for almost two decades — and yet, the latest debates in the Senate suggests that lawmakers are still can't come up with a long-term solution for Dreamers. Can Trump strike a deal on the Dream Act?
Will Trump strike a deal on the Dream Act?
Congress has been kicking around versions of the Dream Act for almost two decades — and yet, the latest debates in the Senate suggests that lawmakers are still can't come up with a long-term solution for Dreamers. Can Trump strike a deal on the Dream Act?
Special episode: The Nunes memo and what it means 02 February 2018 00:19:39
The House Intelligence Committee publicly released a memo Friday, and it has Washington D.C. in a whirlwind. National security reporter Matt Zapotosky explains what's in the memo, why it's been so controversial and what happens next.
Special episode: The Nunes memo and what it means
The House Intelligence Committee publicly released a memo Friday, and it has Washington D.C. in a whirlwind. National security reporter Matt Zapotosky explains what's in the memo, why it's been so controversial and what happens next.
Special episode: Trump's first State of the Union address 31 January 2018 00:32:04
Washington Post senior editor Marc Fisher and political reporter Eugene Scott discuss the major themes of President Trump's first State of the Union address -- what he said, what it means, and what comes next.
Special episode: Trump's first State of the Union address
Washington Post senior editor Marc Fisher and political reporter Eugene Scott discuss the major themes of President Trump's first State of the Union address -- what he said, what it means, and what comes next.
Special episode: A State of the Union listening guide 26 January 2018 00:18:03
National political correspondent Karen Tumulty and senior editor Marc Fisher discuss what they’ll be listening for in Trump’s first State of the Union address.
Special episode: A State of the Union listening guide
National political correspondent Karen Tumulty and senior editor Marc Fisher discuss what they’ll be listening for in Trump’s first State of the Union address.
Special episode: One year after Trump’s inauguration, we revisit his speech 19 January 2018 00:34:53
One year ago, President Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. In his speech, he painted his picture of America and made promises for his presidency. White House correspondents Jenna Johnson and Josh Dawsey listen back and discuss.
Special episode: One year after Trump’s inauguration, we revisit his speech
One year ago, President Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. In his speech, he painted his picture of America and made promises for his presidency. White House correspondents Jenna Johnson and Josh Dawsey listen back and discuss.
We'll be back in 2018 15 December 2017 00:05:41
With highlights from some of this year's best episodes, Allison Michaels signs off for now.
We'll be back in 2018
With highlights from some of this year's best episodes, Allison Michaels signs off for now.
Special episode: What does Doug Jones's win in Alabama mean for the country? 13 December 2017 00:27:07
Robert Costa reports on voter sentiment from Alabama. Plus, we dive into what happens for Trump, Congress, and party divisions in our country now that Alabama has elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate.
Special episode: What does Doug Jones's win in Alabama mean for the country?
Robert Costa reports on voter sentiment from Alabama. Plus, we dive into what happens for Trump, Congress, and party divisions in our country now that Alabama has elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate.
Trump's lawyer says a president can't obstruct justice. Can he? 08 December 2017 00:29:54
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sari Horwitz guides us through Trump's lawyers' comments on obstruction of justice. Plus, legal experts weigh in on differing legal perspectives and how presidential pardoning may play a role in obstruction.
Trump's lawyer says a president can't obstruct justice. Can he?
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sari Horwitz guides us through Trump's lawyers' comments on obstruction of justice. Plus, legal experts weigh in on differing legal perspectives and how presidential pardoning may play a role in obstruction.
Is Trump reshaping an entire branch of government -- the judiciary? 01 December 2017 00:28:18
Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes weighs in on presidential influence on the federal courts system. Plus, we talk to a political science professor about the demographic breakdown of Trump’s nominees and how it differs from that of presidents past.
Is Trump reshaping an entire branch of government -- the judiciary?
Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes weighs in on presidential influence on the federal courts system. Plus, we talk to a political science professor about the demographic breakdown of Trump’s nominees and how it differs from that of presidents past.
Why do American presidents pardon turkeys anyway? A holiday episode. 22 November 2017 00:09:21
Where did this tradition come from? What does it mean to “pardon" a turkey? We’ve got you covered in this special holiday episode with Post reporter Jessica Contrera who attend the annual tradition at the White House.
Why do American presidents pardon turkeys anyway? A holiday episode.
Where did this tradition come from? What does it mean to “pardon" a turkey? We’ve got you covered in this special holiday episode with Post reporter Jessica Contrera who attend the annual tradition at the White House.
Trump’s pressuring the Justice Dept to investigate Clinton. Can he do that? 17 November 2017 00:31:40
What are the limitations of a president's influence on the Justice Dept? Reporter Devlin Barrett offers the latest news, fact checker Glenn Kessler unpacks Uranium One, and a once dep. special counsel explains risks for politicizing the Justice Dept.
Trump’s pressuring the Justice Dept to investigate Clinton. Can he do that?
What are the limitations of a president's influence on the Justice Dept? Reporter Devlin Barrett offers the latest news, fact checker Glenn Kessler unpacks Uranium One, and a once dep. special counsel explains risks for politicizing the Justice Dept.
One year since Trump's election: Live show 10 November 2017 01:19:25
Bob Woodward, David Fahrenthold and Karen Tumulty join Allison Michaels live on stage at Washington, DC's Warner Theatre for a look back on the past year, an exploration of where this presidency fits into history and plenty of laughs.
One year since Trump's election: Live show
Bob Woodward, David Fahrenthold and Karen Tumulty join Allison Michaels live on stage at Washington, DC's Warner Theatre for a look back on the past year, an exploration of where this presidency fits into history and plenty of laughs.
How much power does a president have to prevent terrorist attacks? 03 November 2017 00:28:55
Reporter David Nakamura helps us answer: Can Trump keep us safe from terror attacks? We talk to an expert to learn how terrorist groups recruit. Plus, we examine how much power presidents have to influence counterterrorism policy.
How much power does a president have to prevent terrorist attacks?
Reporter David Nakamura helps us answer: Can Trump keep us safe from terror attacks? We talk to an expert to learn how terrorist groups recruit. Plus, we examine how much power presidents have to influence counterterrorism policy.
Special episode: Trump's associates have been indicted. Can Trump himself emerge unscathed? 31 October 2017 00:20:13
What do developments in the Mueller investigation mean for Trump? Are indictments proof that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 election? Reporter Matt Zapotosky answers these questions on a special break-in episode.
Special episode: Trump's associates have been indicted. Can Trump himself emerge unscathed?
What do developments in the Mueller investigation mean for Trump? Are indictments proof that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 election? Reporter Matt Zapotosky answers these questions on a special break-in episode.
Will Trump lose GOP majorities in 2018 if he keeps fighting with Republican lawmakers? 27 October 2017 00:24:38
Public criticism of the president from GOP senators seems unprecedented. But is it? Reporter Sean Sullivan weighs in on implications for the 2018 election. Plus, historian Dr. Laurence Jurdem on what FDR's past actions mean for Trump today.
Will Trump lose GOP majorities in 2018 if he keeps fighting with Republican lawmakers?
Public criticism of the president from GOP senators seems unprecedented. But is it? Reporter Sean Sullivan weighs in on implications for the 2018 election. Plus, historian Dr. Laurence Jurdem on what FDR's past actions mean for Trump today.
Will President Trump end the opioid crisis? 20 October 2017 00:28:05
How much power does the president have to solve a crisis that kills so many Americans? Reporter Scott Higham takes us on a deep dive into The Post-60 Minutes investigation of the pharmaceutical industry's influence on America’s opioid epidemic.
Will President Trump end the opioid crisis?
How much power does the president have to solve a crisis that kills so many Americans? Reporter Scott Higham takes us on a deep dive into The Post-60 Minutes investigation of the pharmaceutical industry's influence on America’s opioid epidemic.
Is it within a president's power to strip broadcast licenses? 13 October 2017 00:27:52
We revisit the president-press relationship with media columnist Margaret Sullivan and talk to reporter Aaron Blake about President Nixon. Plus, Georgetown's Andrew Jay Schwartzman explains limitations of the Federal Communications Commission.
Is it within a president's power to strip broadcast licenses?
We revisit the president-press relationship with media columnist Margaret Sullivan and talk to reporter Aaron Blake about President Nixon. Plus, Georgetown's Andrew Jay Schwartzman explains limitations of the Federal Communications Commission.
Did Trump advisers break the law by using personal email for White House business? 29 September 2017 00:22:06
How does use of private email by Trump’s advisers compare to Clinton’s? We answer key questions with political investigations reporter Rosalind Helderman and former White House Staff Secretary and current global security and data lawyer Rajesh De.
Did Trump advisers break the law by using personal email for White House business?
How does use of private email by Trump’s advisers compare to Clinton’s? We answer key questions with political investigations reporter Rosalind Helderman and former White House Staff Secretary and current global security and data lawyer Rajesh De.
What can Paul Manafort's actions tell us about the Trump campaigns ties to Russia? 22 September 2017 00:25:02
Pulitzer Prize-winner Carol Leonnig explains the complexities of Manafort's involvement in the Mueller investigation. Plus law professor Jimmy Gurulé on where Manafort’s actions may cross a legal line. Can Manafort walk away from this unscathed?
What can Paul Manafort's actions tell us about the Trump campaigns ties to Russia?
Pulitzer Prize-winner Carol Leonnig explains the complexities of Manafort's involvement in the Mueller investigation. Plus law professor Jimmy Gurulé on where Manafort’s actions may cross a legal line. Can Manafort walk away from this unscathed?
Will Trump be able to work with Democrats and still maintain the support of his base? 15 September 2017 00:26:30
The Post's Robert Costa adds insight to Trump's latest deals with Democrats and what they mean for his political future. Plus, Nick Troiano of the Centrist Project explains America's political parties and the risks of a system ideologically divided.
Will Trump be able to work with Democrats and still maintain the support of his base?
The Post's Robert Costa adds insight to Trump's latest deals with Democrats and what they mean for his political future. Plus, Nick Troiano of the Centrist Project explains America's political parties and the risks of a system ideologically divided.
What does Trump really want for the 'dreamers'? 08 September 2017 00:34:40
What does Trump hope will happen in Congress? With white house reporter David Nakamura, we talk to John Sandweg, former Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting director about policy. Plus, a dreamer in the DACA program shares her story.
What does Trump really want for the 'dreamers'?
What does Trump hope will happen in Congress? With white house reporter David Nakamura, we talk to John Sandweg, former Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting director about policy. Plus, a dreamer in the DACA program shares her story.
Will Trump get emergency response funding for Texas, as promised? 01 September 2017 00:24:32
How does Trump’s response to this natural disaster compare to that of past presidents? We talk to former FEMA administrator R. David Paulison. Plus, congressional reporter Mike DeBonis is back on the show to break down how relief funding works.
Will Trump get emergency response funding for Texas, as promised?
How does Trump’s response to this natural disaster compare to that of past presidents? We talk to former FEMA administrator R. David Paulison. Plus, congressional reporter Mike DeBonis is back on the show to break down how relief funding works.
What's lost when a president opts out of ceremonial duties? 25 August 2017 00:27:10
With chief correspondent Dan Balz, we answer: Can a president fail to participate in tradition? Plus, we learn how President Reagan handled similar events and we talk to a former White House Social Secretary about planning these moments.
What's lost when a president opts out of ceremonial duties?
With chief correspondent Dan Balz, we answer: Can a president fail to participate in tradition? Plus, we learn how President Reagan handled similar events and we talk to a former White House Social Secretary about planning these moments.
Does a president need to unify the country to govern effectively? 18 August 2017 00:33:34
In the aftermath of violence in Charlottesville, Va., we examine the history of political appeals to white fear and how past presidents have responded to crises. The award-winning Wesley Lowery weighs in on the state of race relations in America.
Does a president need to unify the country to govern effectively?
In the aftermath of violence in Charlottesville, Va., we examine the history of political appeals to white fear and how past presidents have responded to crises. The award-winning Wesley Lowery weighs in on the state of race relations in America.
How much power does a president have to lead us to nuclear war? 11 August 2017 00:35:41
With insight from White House reporter Jenna Johnson, we learn the answers to this critical question from an expert in North Korean history and a professor who’s worked in past White Houses on counter proliferation and nuclear arms control.
How much power does a president have to lead us to nuclear war?
With insight from White House reporter Jenna Johnson, we learn the answers to this critical question from an expert in North Korean history and a professor who’s worked in past White Houses on counter proliferation and nuclear arms control.
Will Trump's new chief of staff fix a White House in chaos? 04 August 2017 00:23:56
Can Kelly bring order to the White House? We talk to Kristine Simmons from the Bush White House, Chris Whipple, author of "Gatekeepers: How The White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency," and Greg Jaffe who has reported on Kelly for years.
Will Trump's new chief of staff fix a White House in chaos?
Can Kelly bring order to the White House? We talk to Kristine Simmons from the Bush White House, Chris Whipple, author of "Gatekeepers: How The White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency," and Greg Jaffe who has reported on Kelly for years.
Is it unusual for a president to publicly berate members of his own cabinet? 28 July 2017 00:24:47
Can a president fire the attorney general? How much influence does a president have over the Justice Department? Reporter Ashley Parker, historian Tim Naftali and law professor Steve Vladeck on the politics, historical context and legal limitations.
Is it unusual for a president to publicly berate members of his own cabinet?
Can a president fire the attorney general? How much influence does a president have over the Justice Department? Reporter Ashley Parker, historian Tim Naftali and law professor Steve Vladeck on the politics, historical context and legal limitations.
Trump promised to bring back American jobs, can he do that? 21 July 2017 00:26:58
What can a president do to revive an industry in decline? Amy Goldstein, author of “Janesville: An American Story,” tells us what happens to people when factories close. Plus, Scott Paul of Alliance for American Manufacturing on how to help the industry.
Trump promised to bring back American jobs, can he do that?
What can a president do to revive an industry in decline? Amy Goldstein, author of “Janesville: An American Story,” tells us what happens to people when factories close. Plus, Scott Paul of Alliance for American Manufacturing on how to help the industry.
Did Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer violate the law? 14 July 2017 00:00:00
Jens David Ohlin, vice dean at Cornell Law School, explains the legal boundaries and political consultant Tracy Sefl takes us into the world of opposition research. Plus, "Trump Revealed" author Marc Fisher on the president's reaction to the news.
Did Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer violate the law?
Jens David Ohlin, vice dean at Cornell Law School, explains the legal boundaries and political consultant Tracy Sefl takes us into the world of opposition research. Plus, "Trump Revealed" author Marc Fisher on the president's reaction to the news.
Will Trump deliver on his health-care promises? (Part II) 30 June 2017 00:30:15
Health policy reporter Paige Cunningham breaks down the Senate bill and explains what’s at stake. Plus, we talk to Republican Mayor John Giles of Mesa, Ariz., about how health care legislation directly affects his constituents.
Will Trump deliver on his health-care promises? (Part II)
Health policy reporter Paige Cunningham breaks down the Senate bill and explains what’s at stake. Plus, we talk to Republican Mayor John Giles of Mesa, Ariz., about how health care legislation directly affects his constituents.
Special episode: Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault 23 June 2017 00:28:38
In an exclusive report, The Post's national security team goes inside the Obama administration's decision-making after the CIA captured Putin issuing these instructions: defeat Clinton and help elect Trump. Reporter Greg Miller tells the story.
Special episode: Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault
In an exclusive report, The Post's national security team goes inside the Obama administration's decision-making after the CIA captured Putin issuing these instructions: defeat Clinton and help elect Trump. Reporter Greg Miller tells the story.
How much of Obama's Cuba policies could Trump rollback? 16 June 2017 00:33:12
Will Trump's policy toward Cuba undo the Obama administration's efforts to normalize relations? What's at stake? Karen DeYoung answers those questions. Plus, the history of U.S-Cuba relations and Obama's special assistant on U.S-Cuba negotiations.
How much of Obama's Cuba policies could Trump rollback?
Will Trump's policy toward Cuba undo the Obama administration's efforts to normalize relations? What's at stake? Karen DeYoung answers those questions. Plus, the history of U.S-Cuba relations and Obama's special assistant on U.S-Cuba negotiations.
Will Trump accomplish his infrastructure promises? 09 June 2017 00:31:28
The Post's Damian Paletta on how much Trump can achieve. Plus, former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak on facing tragedy in his city in 2007. And Henry Petroski, author of "The Road Taken" on the history of America's infrastructure and how we got here.
Will Trump accomplish his infrastructure promises?
The Post's Damian Paletta on how much Trump can achieve. Plus, former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak on facing tragedy in his city in 2007. And Henry Petroski, author of "The Road Taken" on the history of America's infrastructure and how we got here.
Special episode: What we learned from Comey's testimony 08 June 2017 00:26:08
The Post's national security reporter Matt Zapotosky explains what Comey's words at Thursday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing mean for the multiple investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and what happens next.
Special episode: What we learned from Comey's testimony
The Post's national security reporter Matt Zapotosky explains what Comey's words at Thursday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing mean for the multiple investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and what happens next.
Is Trump isolating our strongest allies by backing away from key agreements? 02 June 2017 00:26:51
The Post's White House bureau chief Philip Rucker offers insight from his trip abroad with the president. Plus, former ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder explains the relationship between the U.S. and Europe, and the value of international agreements.
Is Trump isolating our strongest allies by backing away from key agreements?
The Post's White House bureau chief Philip Rucker offers insight from his trip abroad with the president. Plus, former ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder explains the relationship between the U.S. and Europe, and the value of international agreements.
What can Michael Flynn's actions tell us about the Russia investigation? 26 May 2017 00:26:28
Harvard's Alex Whiting explains where former national security adviser Michael Flynn's actions might break the law. Plus, The Post's Greg Miller tells us how Flynn fits in the story of possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.
What can Michael Flynn's actions tell us about the Russia investigation?
Harvard's Alex Whiting explains where former national security adviser Michael Flynn's actions might break the law. Plus, The Post's Greg Miller tells us how Flynn fits in the story of possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Amid turmoil in the U.S., can Trump's first international trip turn things around? 19 May 2017 00:21:33
President Trump leaves for his first international trip after two tumultuous weeks back home. Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent Kevin Sullivan joins us right off the plane from Saudi Arabia -- Trump's first stop.
Amid turmoil in the U.S., can Trump's first international trip turn things around?
President Trump leaves for his first international trip after two tumultuous weeks back home. Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent Kevin Sullivan joins us right off the plane from Saudi Arabia -- Trump's first stop.
Special episode: Can a president reveal classified information? 16 May 2017 00:16:16
Greg Jaffe, one of The Post reporters who broke news of Trump revealing classified information to Russian diplomats, is on the show to explain presidential power when it comes to classified information and what happens next in this developing story.
Special episode: Can a president reveal classified information?
Greg Jaffe, one of The Post reporters who broke news of Trump revealing classified information to Russian diplomats, is on the show to explain presidential power when it comes to classified information and what happens next in this developing story.
How much power does a president have to affect an investigation? 12 May 2017 00:21:42
As the fallout from Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey continues, we take a look at the limitations of presidential power when it comes to investigations. Plus, we assess how history measures up, with Bob Woodward and Marc Fisher.
How much power does a president have to affect an investigation?
As the fallout from Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey continues, we take a look at the limitations of presidential power when it comes to investigations. Plus, we assess how history measures up, with Bob Woodward and Marc Fisher.
Special episode: Can Trump fire the FBI director? 10 May 2017 00:20:41
The timing of FBI Director James B. Comey’s termination raises a lot of questions. The Post's national security reporter Matt Zapotosky discusses what we know now and what more there is to learn as this critical story unfolds.
Special episode: Can Trump fire the FBI director?
The timing of FBI Director James B. Comey’s termination raises a lot of questions. The Post's national security reporter Matt Zapotosky discusses what we know now and what more there is to learn as this critical story unfolds.
Would Trump be able to break up the 9th Circuit Court? 05 May 2017 00:27:33
Can President Trump break up a federal circuit court because he disagrees with their decisions? Are there consequences for suggesting he'd do so? With political reporter Amber Phillips, we talk to historians and legal experts to answer these questions.
Would Trump be able to break up the 9th Circuit Court?
Can President Trump break up a federal circuit court because he disagrees with their decisions? Are there consequences for suggesting he'd do so? With political reporter Amber Phillips, we talk to historians and legal experts to answer these questions.
100 days: Is Trump in violation of his contract with American voters? 28 April 2017 00:26:40
Post reporters convene in a round-table conversation about Trump's achievements and failures in his first 100 days and what it means for the next four years of his presidency.
100 days: Is Trump in violation of his contract with American voters?
Post reporters convene in a round-table conversation about Trump's achievements and failures in his first 100 days and what it means for the next four years of his presidency.
Do power struggles in the White House make Trump a more effective president? 21 April 2017 00:30:28
Do staff tensions interfere with Trump's ability to govern? And are these rivalries by Trump's design? White House bureau chief Philip Rucker talks to former Trump aide Sam Nunberg about what it's like to work for Trump -- and to get fired by him.
Do power struggles in the White House make Trump a more effective president?
Do staff tensions interfere with Trump's ability to govern? And are these rivalries by Trump's design? White House bureau chief Philip Rucker talks to former Trump aide Sam Nunberg about what it's like to work for Trump -- and to get fired by him.
When it comes to acts of war, how far can Trump go? 14 April 2017 00:28:03
With military action, when can a president bypass Congress and what are the consequences? National security reporter Dan Lamothe, American University's Nora Bensahel, and former advisor to Susan Rice, Loren Schulman, help us answer that question.
When it comes to acts of war, how far can Trump go?
With military action, when can a president bypass Congress and what are the consequences? National security reporter Dan Lamothe, American University's Nora Bensahel, and former advisor to Susan Rice, Loren Schulman, help us answer that question.
What can (and can’t) Trump associates do when it comes to Russia? 07 April 2017 00:31:54
Congressional reporter Karoun Demirjian helps answer: What can history show us about presidents’ relationships with foreign governments? When is communication illegal? And at what point do allegations turn into concrete findings?
What can (and can’t) Trump associates do when it comes to Russia?
Congressional reporter Karoun Demirjian helps answer: What can history show us about presidents’ relationships with foreign governments? When is communication illegal? And at what point do allegations turn into concrete findings?
Does Ivanka Trump’s new White House role hold up against legal and ethical standards? 31 March 2017 00:27:34
This week’s episode asks a slightly different question: Can she? How do potential business conflicts and issues of nepotism factor into Ivanka’s new role? And with First Lady Melania Trump taking a relative backseat, is Ivanka filling in the gaps?
Does Ivanka Trump’s new White House role hold up against legal and ethical standards?
This week’s episode asks a slightly different question: Can she? How do potential business conflicts and issues of nepotism factor into Ivanka’s new role? And with First Lady Melania Trump taking a relative backseat, is Ivanka filling in the gaps?
Will Trump be able to deliver on his healthcare promises? 24 March 2017 00:26:51
In a setback for the president, a vote on the GOP health care overhaul plan was delayed Thursday. How does it affect Trump's promises to voters? The Post's Mike DeBonis explains the politics, and we talk to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) about what's next.
Will Trump be able to deliver on his healthcare promises?
In a setback for the president, a vote on the GOP health care overhaul plan was delayed Thursday. How does it affect Trump's promises to voters? The Post's Mike DeBonis explains the politics, and we talk to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) about what's next.
Will Trump really cut programs people depend on? 17 March 2017 00:29:18
Trump’s budget proposes massive cuts to the arts, science and the poor: Can he do that? The Post’s Kelsey Snell weighs in on whether Trump’s requests will be met. Plus, Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen shares how Democrats in Congress are reacting.
Will Trump really cut programs people depend on?
Trump’s budget proposes massive cuts to the arts, science and the poor: Can he do that? The Post’s Kelsey Snell weighs in on whether Trump’s requests will be met. Plus, Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen shares how Democrats in Congress are reacting.
Are Trump's attacks on the media a threat to freedom of the press? 10 March 2017 00:32:05
How unusual is Trump's behavior toward the media? Media columnist Margaret Sullivan weighs in on that question and on what's at risk for democracy. Plus, WHCA president Jeff Mason shares what it's really like to be a member White House press corps.
Are Trump's attacks on the media a threat to freedom of the press?
How unusual is Trump's behavior toward the media? Media columnist Margaret Sullivan weighs in on that question and on what's at risk for democracy. Plus, WHCA president Jeff Mason shares what it's really like to be a member White House press corps.
Does Trump’s success depend on his relationship with Congress? 03 March 2017 00:29:03
A master class in the relationship between party and president: The Post’s Robert Costa explains who’s running the show in Washington. He talks to GOP insider Grover Norquist on party unity under Trump and what it means for their agenda in Congress.
Does Trump’s success depend on his relationship with Congress?
A master class in the relationship between party and president: The Post’s Robert Costa explains who’s running the show in Washington. He talks to GOP insider Grover Norquist on party unity under Trump and what it means for their agenda in Congress.
Do President Trump's business conflicts violate the Constitution? 24 February 2017 00:26:32
The Post’s award-winning David Fahrenthold breaks down Trump’s many businesses, his complex foreign ties and the Emoluments Clause.
Do President Trump's business conflicts violate the Constitution?
The Post’s award-winning David Fahrenthold breaks down Trump’s many businesses, his complex foreign ties and the Emoluments Clause.
Will Trump ever release his tax returns? 17 February 2017 00:25:04
Trump is the first major party nominee in decades to not release returns. What happens now that he's president? Does Flynn's resignation change things? Plus, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.) on Democrats' efforts to make Trump's returns public.
Will Trump ever release his tax returns?
Trump is the first major party nominee in decades to not release returns. What happens now that he's president? Does Flynn's resignation change things? Plus, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.) on Democrats' efforts to make Trump's returns public.
Should Trump be spending weekends at Mar-a-Lago? 10 February 2017 00:27:35
President Trump frequents his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, has a triplex penthouse in Trump Tower in downtown Manhattan and has his last name blazoned on dozens of properties around the world. Does that change things for the office of the presidency?
Should Trump be spending weekends at Mar-a-Lago?
President Trump frequents his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, has a triplex penthouse in Trump Tower in downtown Manhattan and has his last name blazoned on dozens of properties around the world. Does that change things for the office of the presidency?
Will President Trump's immigration ban survive? 03 February 2017 00:25:20
Is President Trump's executive order temporarily barring entry into the U.S. from seven majority-Muslim countries within the bounds of presidential power? With Marc Fisher, Post senior editor and author of "Trump Revealed," we answer that and more.
Will President Trump's immigration ban survive?
Is President Trump's executive order temporarily barring entry into the U.S. from seven majority-Muslim countries within the bounds of presidential power? With Marc Fisher, Post senior editor and author of "Trump Revealed," we answer that and more.
Can he tweet that? 27 January 2017 00:29:08
We take a close look at Trump's tweets now that he's president. Can he make official policy statements on Twitter? And does that dictate government action? We explore the pros and cons when a president has a direct line to the people.
Can he tweet that?
We take a close look at Trump's tweets now that he's president. Can he make official policy statements on Twitter? And does that dictate government action? We explore the pros and cons when a president has a direct line to the people.