Washington Week

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The Latest on Gun Control & Infrastructure

April 9, 2021
The panel discussed how the Biden administration will enact gun control measures and reinforce the nation’s infrastructure. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report guest moderates.

CDC Warns of Possible COVID-19 Surge

April 2, 2021
President Biden is urging states to enforce mask mandates as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise.The panel discussed how the Biden administration will balance vaccine rollouts amid a growing number of cases. Lisa Desjardins of The PBS NewsHour guest moderates.

President Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy

March 26, 2021
President Biden is taking a different approach from former President Trump when it comes to foreign policy. The panel also discussed how the U.S. plans to help move a massive cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal. Peter Baker of The New York Times guest moderates.

U.S. Reaches President Biden’s Goal of 100 Million Vaccines

March 19, 2021
President Biden met his goal of administering 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in his first 100 days in office. The panel discussed Biden’s focus on the growing rate of vaccinations, his tour promoting the passage of a $1.9 trillion economic relief package & the challenges that remain ahead. Rachel Scott of ABC News guest moderates.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Political Storm

March 12, 2021
Democratic leaders from New York are calling for NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign, after multiple allegations of sexual assault & underreporting of nursing home deaths on his watch. The panel discussed Cuomo’s future as a political figure as the pandemic continues.

Cuomo’s Political Scandal & Biden’s Cabinet Challenges

March 5, 2021
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing backlash after being accused of sexual misconduct. The panel also discussed challenges for President Biden’s nominees to key positions. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report guest moderates.

President Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Decisions

February 26, 2021
President Joe Biden launched his first overseas military action by striking Syria. The panel talked in depth about Biden's move to not penalize Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker guest moderates.

President Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Push

February 19, 2021
President Joe Biden said America is back during a speech at a virtual Munich Security Conference. The panel discussed Biden’s plans to restart nuclear negotiations with Iran, and re-committing the country to NATO. Stay tuned for the panel’s discussion about the stories to watch next week. CBS Senior White House Correspondent Weijia Jiang guest moderates.

President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Agenda

February 12, 2021
As the Senate grapples with impeachment, President Joe Biden kept the pandemic at the forefront of his agenda this week. While COVID-19 case numbers fall, new contagious variants of the virus could undo the progress. The panel discussed Biden’s efforts to get Americans vaccinated quickly, and the latest on the $1.9 trillion relief bill. ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl guest moderates.