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Newsmakers

Conversations with people making the news and the journalists who cover them. Legislators and guests with expertise in a wide range of topics including: the economy, technology, education, the environment, the military, and many more talk with reporters who cover their shared area of interest.

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Rep DeFazio

House Transportation Committee Ranking Member Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) is the potential committee chair in the new Congress. He talks about transportation priorities and the possibilities of an infrastructure bill and a gas tax. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33mins

18 Nov 2018

Rank #1

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Rep Tom Emmer, Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee

Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN), chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee, talked about the 2020 elections and the outlook for electing more Republicans to the House. He also discussed the impact of President Trump’s re-election effort and the impeachment inquiry of the 45th president. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35mins

24 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Newsmakers with Rep. Mac Thornberry R-TX, Armed Services Cmte Ranking Member

Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX), House Armed Services Committee ranking member, talked about the National Defense Authorization Act, a bill that sets Congress’s defense priorities. The House earlier in the week passed the NDAA, and the Senate was to take it up later in the month. Other topics discussed included the U.S. role in Afghanistan, and U.S. policy in Syria, Iran, and other world hot spots. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32mins

15 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Newsmakers with Ellen Weintraub, Federal Election Commission Chair

Federal Election Commission Chair Ellen Weintraub talks about the money reported being raised for campaign 2020, political ads and the practice of microtargeting, and the functioning of the FEC itself at this time when it lacks a quorum. She also talks about FEC investigations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32mins

22 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Newsmakers with Representative Greg Walden (R-OR)

House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) talked about prescription drug legislation, surprise medical bills, climate change, impeachment, and other congressional issues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38mins

8 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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CBO Director Phillip Swagel

CBO Director Phillip Swagel talks about the budget, debt and other federal spending issues. President Trump sent his budget to Congress Monday, Feb. 10. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33mins

16 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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Steven Law, Senate Leadership Fund, President

Steven Law, president of the Senate Leadership Fund, talked about Republican efforts to keep a Senate majority in 2020. Republicans were defending 23 seats in 2020 while Democrats were defending 12. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36mins

26 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Rep John Yarmuth, Budget Cmte Chair

House Budget Committee Chair John Yarmuth talks about expectations that the House will vote next week on a short-term CR to avert a government shutdown, the risks of potential recession, & the Fed's independence. He also talks about impeachment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36mins

17 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Stephanie Schriock, Emily's List, President

Stephanie Schriock of Emily’s List talked about the 2020 presidential race. Topics included the February 3 Iowa Caucus, and the toughest congressional races women were running in, from Maine to Kentucky, and Iowa to Kansas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33mins

2 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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Rep. Rob Bishop, R-UT, Natural Resources Cmte Ranking Member

The top Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee, Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT), talks about recently introduced legislation, the National Parks, climate change, national monuments, and other related topics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32mins

20 Sep 2019

Rank #10

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Sen. Patrick Leahy, Approps Cmte Vice Chair

Two weeks before federal funding runs out, the top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, assesses the status of appropriations legislation in Congress. Senator Leahy may also discuss impeachment actions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33mins

8 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Rep. James Clyburn, D-SC, House Majority Whip

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) talked about what should follow President Trump’s acquittal on impeachment charges as well as the 2020 election. Topics included the upcoming February 29 South Carolina primary, the Iowa caucuses, and several decisions made by the Democratic National Committee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32mins

9 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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Chairman of Heritage Action Tim Chapman

Tim Chapman of Heritage Action talked about the economy, Campaign 2020, President Trump’s tweets, conservative populism, and other issues. Heritage Action is an advocacy group closely linked to the Heritage Foundation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34mins

23 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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Sarah Longwell

The director of Republicans for the Rule of Law talks politics & the group's belief that Republicans - especially Republicans running for Congress - should speak out against President Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35mins

20 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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Rep. Mike Johnson, Republican Study Cmte Chair

Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA), chair of the Republican Study Committee, talks about Thursday's House vote on initiating impeachment proceedings against President Trump, his committee's health care plan, and wildfires in California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32mins

2 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce & economy - Neil Bradley

Neil Bradley, U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive vice president and chief policy officer, talks about the economy and efforts to avoid a recession, trade and the impact of tariffs, and jobs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #16

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Rep Rodney Davis, R-IL

Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL), House Administration Committee Ranking Member, talks about election security, this week's legislation, the Republican response to impeachment efforts in the House, Turkey, the Kurds and Syria. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-IL, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair

Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-IL, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair, talks about Campaign 2020 & efforts to keep a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38mins

12 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Member of the Foreign Relations Committee

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) talked about the Senate impeachment trial against President Trump, including potential witnesses and the effects of the trial on other Senate business. He also discussed war powers, U.S.-Iran relations, the Iran nuclear deal, and Ukraine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33mins

19 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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Guy Cecil, Priorities USA

Guy Cecil, chair of the Democratic super PAC Priorities USA, discusses 2020 politics and how much money Priorities USA plans to spend, as well as what he thinks Democrats need to do to win the presidency. He also compares this cycle with 2016. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #20