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Newsmakers

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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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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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By lobslob - Feb 10 2010
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i hate gossip. i love news!

Thank you, CSPAN.

By ultomato - Jan 12 2010
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an unfiltered perspective, a neutral voice---what would we do without cspan?

iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
0
1
0
0

tennis

By lobslob - Feb 10 2010
Read more
i hate gossip. i love news!

Thank you, CSPAN.

By ultomato - Jan 12 2010
Read more
an unfiltered perspective, a neutral voice---what would we do without cspan?
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Newsmakers

Latest release on Mar 22, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 6 days ago

Rank #1: Rep DeFazio

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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.

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Nov 18 2018

33mins

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Rank #2: Rep Tom Emmer, Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee

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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.

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Nov 24 2019

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Rank #3: Newsmakers with Rep. Mac Thornberry R-TX, Armed Services Cmte Ranking Member

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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.

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Dec 15 2019

32mins

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Rank #4: Newsmakers with Ellen Weintraub, Federal Election Commission Chair

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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.

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Dec 22 2019

32mins

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Rank #5: Newsmakers with Representative Greg Walden (R-OR)

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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.

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Dec 08 2019

38mins

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Rank #6: CBO Director Phillip Swagel

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CBO Director Phillip Swagel talks about the budget, debt and other federal spending issues. President Trump sent his budget to Congress Monday, Feb. 10.

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Feb 16 2020

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Rank #7: Steven Law, Senate Leadership Fund, President

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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.

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Jan 26 2020

36mins

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Rank #8: Rep John Yarmuth, Budget Cmte Chair

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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.

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Nov 17 2019

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Rank #9: Stephanie Schriock, Emily's List, President

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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.

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Feb 02 2020

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Rank #10: Rep. Rob Bishop, R-UT, Natural Resources Cmte Ranking Member

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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.

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Sep 20 2019

32mins

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Rank #11: Sen. Patrick Leahy, Approps Cmte Vice Chair

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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.

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Nov 08 2019

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Rank #12: Rep. James Clyburn, D-SC, House Majority Whip

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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.

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Feb 09 2020

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Rank #13: Chairman of Heritage Action Tim Chapman

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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.

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Feb 23 2020

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Rank #14: Sarah Longwell

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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.

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Oct 20 2019

35mins

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Rank #15: Rep. Mike Johnson, Republican Study Cmte Chair

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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.

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Nov 02 2019

32mins

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Rank #16: U.S. Chamber of Commerce & economy - Neil Bradley

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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.

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Sep 13 2019

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Rank #17: Rep Rodney Davis, R-IL

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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.

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Oct 25 2019

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Rank #18: Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-IL, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair

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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.

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Jan 12 2020

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Rank #19: Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Member of the Foreign Relations Committee

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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.

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Jan 19 2020

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Rank #20: Guy Cecil, Priorities USA

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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.

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Aug 30 2019

32mins

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