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  • December 16, 2016  

    Reports emerged this week that the CIA is confident Russia attempted to sway election results through cyberattacks. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review join Judy Woodruff to discuss what Russia’s interference suggests about the future of our democracy, the president-elect’s Cabinet picks of Rex Tillerson and Rick Perry and President Obama’s legacy on Syria. Continue reading

  • December 9, 2016  

    Names of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks continue to emerge on a daily basis. Judy Woodruff sits down with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks to discuss whether Mr. Trump’s Cabinet choices are antithetical to their own agencies, the president-elect’s relationship with the press, his predilection for tweeting his complaints and “Pizzagate.” Continue reading

  • December 8, 2016  

    President-elect Donald Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general and a critic of climate-change regulations, to head the EPA. Judy Woodruff sits down with Scott Segal of Bracewell and Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, to discuss whether Pruitt’s background suggests “radicalism” and the incoming administration’s promise of regulatory reform. Continue reading

  • December 7, 2016   BY  

    Gwen Ifill was “a beacon for so many of us, women of color especially, who wanted so badly to see themselves reflected in the media.” — Tanzina Vega, National reporter for CNN. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2016  

    Leaders at the Department of Defense periodically conduct efficiency reviews, looking for ways to cut costs. One such report, ordered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work in 2014, was scrapped after it identified wasteful spending and suggested measures to save $125 billion over five years. For background and analysis, Judy Woodruff speaks with The Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2016  

    President-elect Donald Trump is almost a month into his transition, preparing to take over the Oval Office. Judy Woodruff sits down with the Partnership for Public Service’s Max Stier, an expert on presidential transitions, to discuss why this phase is so poorly understood, how much private-sector experience helps incoming officials and the vulnerability inherent in the transfer of power. Continue reading

  • December 5, 2016  

    Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, believes the populist wave coursing across the globe is dangerous — and likely to exacerbate, rather than ease, tensions and instability. He sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss Brexit, the effect of social media on polarization, President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks and Blair’s conviction that the best policies lie in the center. Continue reading

  • December 5, 2016  

    On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump placed a controversial call to the president of Taiwan. On Monday, he joined Ivanka Trump in her meeting with former Vice President Al Gore on climate change. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post and Geoff Dyer of the Financial Times join Judy Woodruff to discuss Mr. Trump’s Cabinet and “unpredictable” foreign policy. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2016  

    Who is James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the president-elect’s choice for secretary of defense? Judy Woodruff sits down with two who know the retired general well: Michael Gordon of The New York Times and Steve Simon, a former national security council staffer in the Obama administration. They discuss why Mattis is an ‘unconventional’ option, the challenges he may face and his monk-like temperament. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2016  

    A clearer picture of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration took shape this week, and syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss. Topics include their reactions to Mr. Trump’s highest-profile nomination yet, whether the Carrier deal represents corrupt cronyism or a ‘political masterstroke’ and Democratic strategy in Congress. Continue reading

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