Politics Monday

  • January 2, 2017  

    The new Congress starts work this week, with the Republicans in control of both houses. Soon, they’ll also have the White House. What’s on the GOP agenda? William Brangham talks to Lisa Desjardins, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about the goal of ditching Obamacare, confirmation hearings for Trump Cabinet nominees, tax reform and more. Continue reading

  • December 26, 2016  

    President-elect Trump has defied tradition by inserting himself into policy matters prior to taking office. William Brangham speaks with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report to discuss Mr. Trump’s messaging and motivation, his vow to dissolve his charitable foundation and anticipating an unconventional presidency. Continue reading

  • December 12, 2016  

    President-elect Donald Trump had said he would address his plan to resolve his business conflicts of interests, but then he canceled his news conference, with the promise of an announcement for January. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Judy Woodruff to discuss that, plus CIA revelations on Russia and potential confirmation hearing drama. 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

  • November 28, 2016  

    More than two weeks after Election Day, the legitimacy of its results are being questioned, both by Green Party candidate Jill Stein and by the president-elect himself, who asserts that “millions of people” voted illegally. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join John Yang to discuss that controversy, how Trump’s team is communicating and more possible Cabinet picks. Continue reading

  • November 21, 2016  

    As Donald Trump chooses members of his upcoming administration and begins to outline his plan for once he takes office, Judy Woodruff speaks with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about his avoidance of press conferences, his penchant for unpredictability and his first staff picks. Continue reading

  • November 7, 2016  

    On the eve of the election, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Susan Page of USA Today and Andra Gillespie of Emory University join Judy Woodruff and Hari Sreenivasan to discuss which states to watch, how the country’s changing demographics have played into the race, the influence of early voting and how the presidential candidates are campaigning in the last 24 hours. Continue reading

  • October 31, 2016  

    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Yamiche Alcindor of the The New York Times join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including the FBI investigation’s influence on voters how Donald Trump has made use of the news, subtle changes in Hillary Clinton’s campaign approach and how the election discourse has shifted. Continue reading

  • October 24, 2016  

    With 15 days until Election Day, most polls show Hillary Clinton with a growing lead over Donald Trump, who is suggesting that the polls are rigged. Meanwhile, Clinton has shifted her campaign on focus on Senate races. Judy Woodruff speaks with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about the election countdown and how sexism has played a part in the election. Continue reading

  • October 17, 2016  

    With Election Day just three weeks away and the final debate on Wednesday, the fight is increasingly heated. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Judy Woodruff to discuss the possible implications of Donald Trump’s claim that the election will be rigged, newly released information about Hillary Clinton’s emails and some surprising shifts in the electoral map. Continue reading