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Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings & Mitch McConnell

October 16, 2020
This week, the Senate held confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. On our Extra, guest Jane Mayer of The New Yorker discussed how the hearings are part of a years-long effort spearheaded by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and donors to conservative causes to reshape the federal judiciary.

President Donald Trump & Joe Biden Host Dueling Town Halls

October 16, 2020
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden held dueling town hall events Thursday night in place of a scheduled presidential debate. And on Capitol Hill, senators questioned Amy Coney Barrett ahead of a potential confirmation vote on her nomination to the Supreme Court.
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LIVE: Watch the #WashWeekPBS Full Show and Extra livestream here

October 16, 2020
You can stream the #WashWeek full show and Extra on our website and several other social media platforms.
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The Washington Week Bookshelf: “We Should Have Seen It Coming” by Gerald Seib

October 9, 2020
Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal discusses his new book “We Should Have Seen It Coming: From Reagan to Trump—A Front-Row Seat to a Political Revolution,” which chronicles the evolution of the conservative movement over forty years, from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump.

President Trump’s Health & the Vice-Presidential Debate

October 9, 2020
President Trump is back in the White House after three days at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. As stimulus negotiations sputter, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a commission to study the 25th Amendment and presidential fitness. And in the vice-presidential debate, Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Kamala Harris sparred over COVID-19, the Supreme Court and racial justice issues.
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The Washington Week Bookshelf: “The Man Who Ran Washington” by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

October 2, 2020
Peter Baker discusses his latest book “The Man Who Ran Washington,” which chronicles the life of former White House chief of staff and Secretary of State James Baker.

President Trump tests positive for COVID-19

October 2, 2020
President Trump has been taken to Walter Reed Medical Center after testing positive for COVID-19. The panel discussed the implications of this development on national security and the election.
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The Jewish Americans: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Discusses the History of Anti-Semitism on the Supreme Court

September 27, 2020
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed the anti-Semitism experienced by Justice Brandeis from other Supreme Court justices during WETA's documentary "The Jewish Americans."
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Mourners pay their respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 26, 2020
People visited the Supreme Court this week to honor Supreme Court Justice and feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who died Friday, September 18, 2020.