For 50 years, Washington Week has been the most intelligent and up to date conversation about the most important news stories of the week. Washington Week is the longest-running news and public affairs program on PBS and features journalists -- not pundits -- lending insight and perspective to the week's important news stories.
Rank #1: Democrats clash on the 2020 campaign trail.
With just several weeks before the Iowa caucuses, the panelists discussed the clash between Democratic presidential candidates Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The conversation also turned to the latest on the US trade deal with China and USMCA.
Rank #2: New Ukraine revelations rock impeachment trial.
The Senate impeachment trial began with an oath to be impartial, but partisan battles rage. The panelists recapped a week of developments, including new documents from a former associate of Rudy Giuliani.
Listen to Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the political news of the week. Posted each Friday by 9 p.m., the Shields and Brooks podcast includes the full audio of every on-air segment. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full shows, individual segments, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
Rank #1: Introducing: Broken Justice.
We're briefly interrupting your regular podcast feed to offer a sample of our newest podcast series: Broken Justice. In 1997, Ricky Kidd was sentenced to life without parole for a double homicide he says he didn't commit. And, he argues, his court-appointed lawyer is the reason. In the U.S. justice system, everyone has the right to an attorney, even if you can't afford one. But what happens when your lawyer is overworked, underfunded and unable to do their job? From the PBS NewsHour, a look inside the crisis that is overwhelming Missouri's public defender system and what it means for serving justice in America.
Rank #2: Shields and Brooks on articles of impeachment, FBI's Russia mistakes.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's political news, including the House Judiciary Committee's passage of articles of impeachment along party lines, Republicans' defense of President Trump, how impeachment affects Trump politically, what the Horowitz report says about the FBI and a bombshell report on the Afghan war.
Since 2006, bringing historical context to the politics of today. TV pundits discuss politics in a vacuum. Cable news tells you everything is 'breaking news' but in most cases, events have long roots in history. In this podcast, we smash and bash the politics of today with a healthy dose of history
Rank #1: Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the 25th Amendment, But Were Afraid to Ask..
Chester Arthur's dilemma. Woodrow Wilson's secret. Robert Kennedy's concern. The Framers of the Constitution and the unnerving though of a disabled President. A look at the history of Presidential Succession, from the Constitutional Convention to the passage of the 25th Amendment nearly two hundred years later. How does it work? Who does it affect? Why does it exist?
Rank #2: Saturday Night Nixon: The Firing That Sealed Watergate.
The Saturday Night Massacre was the name given to the triple firing of a special prosecutor investigating President Nixon, the AG and the deputy AG on the same night in 1973. After the firing of the FBI Director by President Trump, all eyes are looking back on this historical event. Are they right to do […]
Margaret Brennan asks the biggest guests the smartest questions. Hear official Washington on the firing line, on your schedule.
Rank #1: Face the Nation on the Radio 1/13.
From the government shutdown to the FBI's investigation into President Trump's ties with Russia -- it was another eventful week in Washington. We'll have an analysis of these stories and more on this week's "Face the Nation"Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Face the Nation on the Radio 9/9.
A new book AND an anonymous op-ed is rocking the White House. An analysis of these stories and more on this week's "Face the Nation." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Indivisible is public radio’s national conversation about America in a time of change.
Rank #1: Week 1: Donald Trump is President. Political Norms Are Dead. Where Does That Leave Us?
CNN host Fareed Zakaria and author Masha Gessen join the conversation this week to help establish a set of democratic norms against which the Trump Administration’s actions can be measured moving forward. Then, Academy-Award winning filmmaker Michael Moore talks about the newly scrambled political norms, in which labor populism bumps up against conservative culture. This program is produced in partnership with WNYC Studios, Minnesota Public Radio News, and The Economist. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and come back Mondays through Thursdays for new episodes. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, 2 Dope Queens, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and many more. The hosts include WNYC's Brian Lehrer, Minnesota Public Radio's Kerri Miller, WNYC's Kai Wright, John Prideaux and Anne McElvoy of The Economist and longtime conservative radio host Charlie Sykes.
Rank #2: Week 1: How Donald Trump Challenges What We Assume About One Another
How can Americans get past what they think they know about one another? We may think we understand the guy in small town North Carolina who voted for Trump, or about the young woman protesting last weekend in Chicago. Social media makes it easy to paint whole groups as racist, heathen or unpatriotic without ever hearing about what really motivates them. Kerri Miller hosts a national conversation with Republican strategist Reed Galen and Metro State University anthropologist and social scientist Jose Santos about why it's so hard to set aside our mutual misconceptions. This program was broadcast and produced in partnership with MPR. In your experience, have people assumed who you voted for based on stereotypes? #IndivisibleRadio— MPR News (@MPRnews) January 27, 2017 Indivisible: How Trump Challenges What We Assume About One Another
What happened this week?
Rank #1: Episode 180: Brexit’s Last Chance.
Today on The Editors, Rich, Charlie, Michael, and Jim discuss the recently released articles of impeachment, the IG report, and tomorrow’s British election. Editors’ Picks: Rich: Jim Geraghty’s piece on the Bidens. Charlie: MBD on Warren’s “Bridge to Nowhere” Michael: Ramesh on “Common Ground for the Common Good.” Jim: Kyle Smith, hopeless romantic, writes an ode to Love Actually. Light Items: Rich: Chris Caldwell’s forthcoming book, Age of Entitlement. Charlie: Hibachi. Michael: Dinosaurs, trucks, and other things little boys love. Jim: The trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The Editors is hosted by Rich Lowry and produced by Sarah Schutte.
Rank #2: Episode 179: NATO Summits, Kamala Plummets.
Today on The Editors, Rich, Charlie, Michael, and Luke discuss the U.S.’s early Christmas present: Kamala Harris ends her presidential campaign. They also touch on impeachment proceedings and consider events from the recent NATO summit. Editors’ Picks: Rich: Kyle’s cover piece in the new print issue. Charlie: MBD on Trump and the culture war. Michael: David Harsanyi on the history of presidential misconduct. Luke: Felzenberg on WFB/Baldwin debate. Light Items: Rich: Old radio broadcasts of famous baseball games. Charlie: Season 3 of The Crown. Michael: Netflix show on movies we love, the Home Alone episode. Luke: Christmas tree vendors in NYC. Ad Music: Dvorak Polka by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Source | Artist The Editors is hosted by Rich Lowry and produced by Sarah Schutte.
An inside-the-beltway show that's truly for beltway outsiders. Each week the HuffPost Politics team offers an entertaining alternative to the Sunday shows you've stopped watching. Along with their outside the beltway guests, join Arthur Delaney and Elise Foley as they analyze the news of the week and explain why it should matter to you.
Rank #1: The Resistance Gets A New Mantra.
This week, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren tried to read a letter penned by Coretta Scott King and an objecting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided that she should the maximum amount of attention she could possibly receive by silencing her on the floor of the Senate. Smooth move, Ex-Lax, for out of this dust-up, a new slogan of resistance was born.Meanwhile, you've probably noticed that Donald Trump's White House is the leakiest one in memory, and this week, the Huffington Post told the story of the President making oddball late-night calls and complaining about the quality of Air Force One handtowels. But hey, should you be concerned by all of this? Well, the people who keep leaking stories like this clearly are.Finally, as you may have heard, one of the more potent members of Trump's inner-circle is former Breitbart News' media maven Steve Bannon, who is a different sort of conservative than your standard issue Beltway Republican. One way in which he differs? He's a full-on... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: O'Reilly Out, Pointless Executive Orders In.
So, that happened. This week, President Donald Trump issued another one of his patented executive orders, this time endeavoring to bring jobs back to America through a "Buy American, Hire American" policy. Trump immediately went back out on the campaign trail to signal that great changes were now afoot in the land, but are they really? We've dug down into the details and discovered that it's a blend of activity masquerading as achievement. And guess what: it's a trend.Meanwhile, the conservative media universe played a big role in boosting Trump to the White House in 2016. But in 2017, there's a growing sense that the favor will not be returned in kind. This week, Fox News' top talent Bill O'Reilly was pushed out of a perch that was once pretty secure, owing to a litany of past sexual harrassment transgressions that finally came home to roost. Meanwhile, in Texas, Trump enthusiast Alex Jones is in the middle of a custody battle with his ex-wife, and Jones' legal counsel has asserted an interesting... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
From the policy debates to the political fights, today's top newsmakers make sure they sit down with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, which airs weekly on Fox News Channel.
Rank #1: 1-19-2020 - FOX News Sunday Audio Podcast.
1-19-2020 - FOX News Sunday Audio Podcast
Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart talks with newsmakers who challenge your ideas on politics, and explore how race, religion, age, gender and cultural identity are redrawing the lines that both divide and unite America. 'Cape Up' is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions.
Rank #1: Everyone’s talking about Beto and Biden. But here’s another ‘B’ you should know..
In the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination, there’s one name you need to know: Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind. He’s a veteran, unapologetically progressive, openly gay and one of Obama’s four picks for future leaders of the Democratic Party.
Rank #2: Bryan Stevenson wants us to confront racial terrorism and then say, ‘Never again.’.
Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, discusses the opening of the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice (aka, the lynching memorial). He talks about confronting racial terrorism and how to end it.
Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy - covering Washington, the country and the world.
Rank #1: Interview with White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway on White House credibility; Interview with top Republican Senator Roy Blunt; Interview with top House Intelligence Democrat Adam Schiff; State of the Cartoonion: How Trump picks a doctor.
First, Jake sits down with White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway to discuss when Trump learned of the Stormy Daniels payment and if there is a credibility crisis in the White House. Then, Jake asks Missouri Republican Roy Blunt if the Presidents' lies bother him and if the embattled Governor of Missouri needs to resign. Next, Jake discusses the latest developments int he Cohen and Russia investigations with the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff. Then, our panel of S.E. Cupp, Rep. Gregory Meeks, Rick Santorum, and Patti Solis Doyle discuss Rudy Giuliani's latest bombshell statements and the legacy of John McCain. Finally, Jake takes a look at how Trump picks his doctor in the State of the Cartoonion. via Knit
Rank #2: Interview with Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Mark Warner on stunning new developments in the Russia investigation; Interview with Senate Homeland Security Committee Chair Ron Johnson on the longest-ever government shutdown; Interview with New Y.
First, CNN's Jake Tapper interviews Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Mark Warner on reports of the FBI's investigation into whether President Trump was working on behalf of the Russians and the President's concealing details of his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, plus how Congress can get out of the government shutdown. Next, Jake talks with Senate Homeland Security Committee Chair Ron Johnson about President Trump's push for his border wall and this week's developments in the Russia investigation. Then, Jake sits down with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about his new health care policy to cover undocumented immigrants and others in the city, plus Democratic politics and the race for the White House in 2020. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake takes a look at President Trump and his "medieval" border wall. via Knit
POLITICO takes you behind the scenes with Washington's power players to uncover what's really driving politics and policy in the nation’s capital.
Rank #1: David Axelrod: Voters don't want a ‘Democratic version of Trump’.
The strategist behind Obama's presidential campaigns gives his midterms predictions, shares his lightning-round thoughts on 2020 candidates and tells Tim whether he thinks any politician can recapture the Obama magic.David Axelrod doesn’t like the path the country—or the Democratic Party—is on. The chief strategist who steered Barack Obama’s winning White House campaigns worries that President Trump has laid a trap—and that his party is walking right into it. “Escalation breeds escalation,” Axelrod said in an interview for POLITICO’s Off Message podcast. “And within the Democratic Party, I think there is a big debate about how to deal with Trump because he has no boundaries. He’s willing to do anything and say anything to promote his interests. It’s a values-free politics; it’s an amoral politics. And so, there is this body of thought that you have to fight fire with fire and so on. But I worry that we’ll all be consumed in the conflagration.” Stressing that “civility actually is a really important element of politics,” Axelrod criticized Hillary Clinton and former Attorney General Eric Holder for recent comments they’ve made, and described the backlash he has faced for urging Democrats to avoid confrontation. The best way to defeat Trump, Axelrod argued, is by nominating someone who can appeal to an exhausted electorate. “I don’t think people will be looking for a Democratic version of Trump,” he said. “I don’t think they’ll be looking for people who can go jibe for jibe and low blow for low blow. I think people are going to be looking for someone who can pull this country out of this hothouse that we’re in.” At his offices in Chicago, where he directs the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, we discussed Axelrod’s predictions for the midterm elections, the risk of overreach with a new House majority, and the strengths and vulnerabilities of the top-tier 2020 Democratic hopefuls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Preet Bharara: Trump, indictments and the Godfather.
For years, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was one of the most feared prosecutors in America. Then President Trump asked him to resign. Now, as Robert Mueller’s investigation unleashes its opening torrent of indictments, we talk to Bharara about the president who ousted him, what to make the special prosecutor’s investigation into Trump’s orbit, and a similarity between Donald Trump and Vito Corleone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ABC News' Sunday morning discussion program, featuring newsmaker interviews, panel discussions and debates on a wide range of global issues and commentary. Brought to you by George Stephanopoulos and the ABC News team.
Rank #1: Full Episode: Sunday, January 19, 2020.
Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff joins George for an exclusive interview. George also goes one-on-one with Alan Dershowitz, who has joined the president’s defense team. Plus Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.
Rank #2: Full Episode: Sunday, January 12, 2020.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins George following the announcement that she plans to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate next week. Also, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien discusses the latest developments in the Iran conflict.
This podcast is a beautifully executed compilation combining the absolute best in progressive and liberal political news, commentary and occasional comedy with great music to pull it all together. Each edition focuses on a political theme and delivers a variety of stories and perspectives from an array of sources on that theme. By the way, this is an ENHANCED PODCAST with cool features built in which is fun but that means that it's not compatible with everyone's audio player. For the STANDARD MP3 feed visit BestOfTheLeft.com to subscribe (even if you still want to use iTunes to manage your subscription).
Rank #1: #1234 Neoliberalism and the fascism it breeds (Brazilian Election).
Air Date: 12/11/2018 Today we take a look at the election of a true neofascist to be president of Brazil and some of the economic and political realities that lead us to this point Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Episode Sponsors: Action Heat| Bombas.com/Left| Madison-Reed.com+ Promo Code: Left Amazon USA| Amazon CA| Amazon UK| Clean Choice Energy Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content: Support our show on Patreon! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Media reports unironically about markets reacting favorably to the election of a fascist - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 11-1-18 Janine Jackson takes a quick look at the recent press, including Brazil’s new fascist president Ch. 2: Globalization — the Economics Work, the Politics Do Not - Who What Why - Air Date 5-10-18 Ian Bremmer makes the case that democracy, plus technology, plus political globalism simply can't work. According to Bremmer, we need to look no further than Trump, Brexit, and recent European elections for proof. Ch. 3: Glenn Greenwald on Election of Bolsonaro: Democratic Values & Human Rights Are At Risk in Brazil - Democracy Now! - Air Date 10-30-18 Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald about the Brazilian election resulting in far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro being elected Brazil’s next president. Ch. 4: Brian Mier on Brazil’s Election and What Comes Next - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 11-29-18 Speaking with Brian Mier, an editor at Brasil Wire who also edited the book Voices of the Brazilian Left, about the election of Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro Ch. 5: Wanis Kabbaj: How nationalism and globalism can coexist - @TEDTalks - Air Date 11-13-18 Why do we have to choose between nationalism and globalism, between loving our countries and caring for the world? In this talk, Wanis Kabbaj explains how we can challenge this polarizing, binary thinking VOICEMAILS Ch. 6: Analyzing the 2018 elections and beyond - V from Central New York Ch. 7: When hate comes for one group it comes for all groups - Mary Lynn from MN FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 8: Final comments on the power dynamic of privacy vs trasnparency MUSIC: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr The Back Lot - Sunday at Slims (Blue Dot Sessions) Our Fingers Cold - K2 (Blue Dot Sessions) Haena - Cloud Harbor (Blue Dot Sessions) Astrisx - Bodytonic (Blue Dot Sessions) Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Support the show via Patreon Listen on iTunes | Stitcher| Spotify| Alexa Devices| +more Check out the BotL iOS/AndroidApp in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunesand Stitcher!
Rank #2: (2017/06/09) The rise of hate in America (White Supremacy).
Edition #1110 Today we take a look at some of the structures of white supremacy and the moment in the sun it is currently enjoying Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Hate Groups Promise Revolt If Trump Abandons White Supremacy - @RingOfFireRadio - Air Date: 12-31-16 Ch. 3: Song 1: A Dose of White Supremacy - Neffe Odom Kragh-Muller Ch. 4: Act 2: As Confederate Monuments Come Down, the Struggle Continues - On the Media - Air Date 5-26-17 Ch. 5: Song 2: Soft Serve - Soul Coughing Ch. 6: Act 3: Steve Bannon Loves This "Shockingly Racist" Book - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-08-17 Ch. 7: Song 3: Your Racist Friend - They Might Be Giants Ch. 8: Act 4: Heidi Beirich on White Supremacist violence - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 6-2-17 Ch. 9: Song 4: We Are Nowhere And It's Now - Bright Eyes Ch. 10: Act 5: Learn How to Effectively Fight & Report Hate in Your Community via @SPLCenter - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 11: Song 5: Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard Ch. 12: Act 6: Something Is Emerging From This Community - On the Media - Air Date 6-2-17 Voicemails Ch. 13: How do we talk to people who's beliefs aren't based on fact? - Marguerite from North Carolina Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 14: Final comments on the toxic garbage dump that is White Supremacy Ch. 15: Bonus Clip: How to Argue - Love and Radio - Air Date 2-11-17 Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: TAKE ACTION Read and share SPLC's "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide" #ReportHate crimes to SPLC at splcenter.org/reporthate Stay informed about hate-fueled incidents across the country via SPLC's Hatewatch EDUCATE YOURSELF SPLC Hatewatch: Headlines for 6/7/2017 (SPLC Hatewatch) Defiant Alt-Right “Patriots” Encounter Portland’s Simmering Anger After Train Killings (SPLC Hatewatch) As Hate Crimes Rise, The Trump Administration Blocks Funding to Fight Domestic Extremism (Right Wing Watch) Why Taking Down Confederate Memorials is Only a First Step (The Conversation) Protest in the Era of Donald Trump (Huffington Post) Written by BOTL social media/activism director Amanda Hoffman Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!
Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture.
Rank #1: It’s a quid pro quo. Is it impeachable?.
Ambassador William Taylor described a quid pro quo — military aid in exchange for a Ukrainian announcement of an investigation into Burisma — in his testimony to Congress. He says a top national security official told him that, and EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland confirmed it, saying he’d made a mistake when he said only a White House meeting depended on such an announcement. In fact, “everything” depended on it. President Trump usurped Congress’ constitutional spending powers for personal use. Is this impeachable. Rich Lowry, Linette Lopez and Josh Barro debate. Plus: The situation in Syria heats up, Democrats and Republicans take unlikely positions on tax policy, and could Congress do anything to prevent another WeWork mess? And what’s the status of the “phase one” trade deal with China? Have we agreed to anything?
Rank #2: Should Democrats go for it?.
It’s been two weeks of dramatic public testimony in the impeachment inquiry. The House, almost certainly, will move forward with articles of impeachment and it seems Democrats are hell bent on finishing the impeachment process by Christmas. But the inquiry hasn’t swayed public opinion of President Trump, and as a result, Republicans don’t feel political pressure to support impeachment. As for the White House, President Trump is calling for a Senate trial, so it seems he’s eager to present his case. So what will impeachment actually accomplish? And what should the articles of impeachment be? Plus, this week, President Trump intervened in three military justice cases, pardoning or vacating charges against three military service members who were accused of war crimes. How does that square with Trump’s law-and-order hardline? And, oh, by the way, the fifth Democratic debate was this week. Was it a snooze? How are things looking for the candidates?
Chuck Todd at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in the 2020 presidential race. Join Chuck each Wednesday as he talks with top reporters from the nation’s capital, plus exclusive sit-down interviews and on-the-ground dispatches from across the campaign trail.
Rank #1: Fmr. Def. Sec. Bob Gates talks Vladimir Putin, Spies in America, and College Sports.
In a special, extended interview, Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates talks about his advice to President Trump, what Vladimir Putin really wants, and his reaction to the president's speech in front of the Boy Scouts.
Rank #2: Thank you, America: Malcolm Gladwell, Maria Teresa Kumar, Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes.
As America celebrates a holiday rooted in the relationships of its diverse people, Chuck Todd shares some of his favorite interviews with four experts to discuss the future of a nation with a rapidly changing political landscape.