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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.

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.

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.

How will nationwide protests affect the 2020 election?

June 5, 2020
The panel continued the conversation on the nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd, and discussed the potential relocation of the 2020 Republican National Convention from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Death of George Floyd spurs nationwide protests

May 29, 2020
The panel continues the conversation on race and America in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, as a white police officer kneeled on his neck in Minneapolis.

Candidates ambitious in virtual veepstakes

May 22, 2020
The panel discussed running mate possibilities for former Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Ayesha Rascoe of NPR, Stephanie Ruhle of NBC News, Jonathan Swan of AXIOS

How to win an election during a pandemic

May 15, 2020
There are fewer than 6 months left until the 2020 presidential election. The panel discussed Joe Biden’s search for a running mate, the Trump campaign’s strategy to win during a pandemic, and the latest polling data.

Biden Under Pressure

May 1, 2020
Former vice president Joe Biden was under pressure this week after more reporting was published about a former staffer’s sexual assault allegation. The panel also discussed how the allegations might affect Biden’s vice presidential search and looked ahead to the key stories to follow next week.

Virtual Campaigning and Veepstakes

April 24, 2020
The 2020 presidential race continues, largely in the background of the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump has used his daily briefings in lieu of rallies, while former Vice President Joe Biden has appeared on local and late night shows and held virtual town halls from home. Also: who is Biden considering as a possible running mate?