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President Trump’s Declaration of Grievance

July 3, 2020
President Trump is speaking Friday night at Mount Rushmore, ahead of Independence Day. The visit captures this president at this moment: turning to symbols from the past and rallying his base as his campaign faces mounting challenges. The panel also discussed reporting from multiple news organizations that Russia offered bounties to the Taliban to kill American and coalition troops in Afghanistan.
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July 3, 2020
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The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump”

July 3, 2020
On the Washington Week Extra, presidential historian Kate Andersen Brower discusses her newest book Team of Five: The President’s Club in the Age of Trump.
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DOJ Official alleges political interference in the case of Roger Stone

June 26, 2020
Want even more #WashWeekPBS? Watch the Extra where the panel discussed allegations that Trump administration political appointees pushed the Department of Justice to drop a case against Trump ally Roger Stone and the latest news from the 2020 campaign trail.

Coronavirus infections spike and President Trump’s polls sink

June 26, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is spreading rapidly in many states, with more than 40,000 new cases on Thursday alone, and spikes in Florida, Texas, and California. This week the panel discussed how some Republicans may break with President Donald Trump on how to safely reopen the country. They also discussed how police reform efforts following the death of George Floyd have has stalled on Capitol Hill.
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Supreme Court surprise rulings challenge notion of a strictly conservative bench

June 19, 2020
The panel discussed the two opinions issued by the Supreme Court this week - upholding workplace protection for LGBTQ individuals and dismissing an attempt by President Donald Trump’s administration to disband the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - and the significance of those rulings by a court considered relatively conservative.

Bolton allegations rock Washington, while leaders debate police reform

June 19, 2020
President Donald Trump will take the stage in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday - his first rally in the era of the novel coronavirus. It comes amid reporting on explosive allegations from the forthcoming book by his former National Security Adviser, John Bolton. The panel also discussed where Washington leaders stand on police reform legislation.
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How will the coronavirus pandemic affect voting access?

June 12, 2020
This week has raised sharp new questions about voting access during a pandemic, after Georgia’s primaries were plagued by long lines and confusion. On this week’s Extra, the panel discussed how an election may unfold amid a pandemic.

Congress considers legislation as calls for policing reforms grow

June 12, 2020
As calls for policing reform grow in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Congress is considering what action to take. Also, where does President Trump stand on possible reforms? The panel discussed the widening rift between the White House and military leaders.