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Jan 6 Committee Issues Subpoenas To Trump Allies

September 24, 2021
The House Committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol has issued subpoenas to four of former President Trump’s closest aides. The subpoenas cited reporting in “Peril”, co-authored by Bob Woodward of The Washington Post and former Washington Week moderator and National Political Reporter at The Washington Post, Robert Costa. The panel also discussed criticism of the Biden administration after the mistreatment of Haitian migrants at the U.S. border and the president’s other mounting challenges.
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The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Peril”

September 24, 2021
The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and former Washington Week moderator Robert Costa join moderator Yamiche Alcindor an in-depth discussion into the explosive reporting from their new book “Peril” on the challenging transition of power between the Trump and Biden administration.

Washington Braces For Trump Supporter Rally on Sept. 18

September 17, 2021
A rally in support of insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6th is set to take place this weekend. The panel discussed new reporting on the transition of power between former President Trump and President Biden from Bob Woodward and former Washington Week moderator Robert Costa’s new book “Peril.” Plus, the panel takes a look into the latest news on COVID-19 booster shots, President Biden's economic agenda & more.
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U.S. Gymnasts Testimony on Larry Nassar Investigation

September 17, 2021
Earlier this week, four elite gymnasts testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, detailing the failures in the handling of the sexual abuse investigation on former USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The panel discussed the implications of the testimonies, the flaws in the FBI’s handling of the case, and more.

The 20-Year Anniversary Of September 11

September 10, 2021
In a special edition of Washington Week, the panel takes an in-depth look at the 20 years since 9/11, featuring journalists who covered the attacks and their aftermath. The panel also discussed the legacy of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the increased targeting of Muslim Americans and people of color, and what comes next as the country grapples with increased threats of domestic terrorism.
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How 9/11 Changed American Life

September 10, 2021
The panel continues the conversation, reflecting on the 20 year anniversary of 9/11. The panel also discussed how the attacks shifted American life, politics, and the impact the event had on Muslim Americans.

America’s Longest War Ends

September 3, 2021
The U.S. has fully completed its withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war. The panel discussed the criticism President Biden is facing from Republicans and Democrats as he continues to defend his decision, plus a look into the battle over abortion rights, and the deadly impacts of climate change in the U.S.
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President Biden’s Domestic Challenges

September 3, 2021
The panel continues the conversation on the domestic challenges President Biden faces. The panel covered the rise of COVID-19 cases, the new Texas abortion ban, and the impacts of natural disasters sweeping through states.

Attack on Kabul Airport: What’s Next?

August 27, 2021
Days after President Biden warned of potential terror threats, explosions outside of Kabul’s airport in Afghanistan killed over 100 people, including U.S. service members. The panel also discussed President Biden’s challenges as evacuations of Americans and Afghan allies continue, and what comes next for the country.