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An In-Depth Look at the Presidential Campaign

October 23, 2020
Thursday night’s presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden tackled an array of issues, including health care and immigration. The panel discussed how the two candidates sparred on top issues and how they are appealing to the concerns voters have in the final days before Election Day.

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.

Nina Totenberg remembers Justice Ginsburg’s fight for gender equality

September 25, 2020
“She quite simply changed the way the world is for American women and I simply would not be here today in the job that I have if it had not been for her,” Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg told Washington Week. Totenberg remembered her 48-year friendship with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and discussed the Supreme Court justice’s life and legacy.

What does Joe Kennedy’s loss in Massachusetts mean for American politics?

September 4, 2020
Progressive Senator Edward J. Markey held off a primary challenge from Congressman Joe Kennedy in Massachusetts. But does this race serve as a bellwether for the Democratic Party? And have we seen the last of the Kennedy family in American politics? The panel also discussed President Trump’s amplification of conspiracy theories.

Joe Biden and Donald Trump face off in the race of a lifetime

August 28, 2020
There are just 67 days until the presidential election. The panel discussed what comes next in the race for the White House. Amna Nawaz guest hosts.

What you need to know about the Democratic National Convention

August 21, 2020
The conversation continues on the Washington Week Extra. The panel discussed the major moments of the convention, Michelle Obama’s speech and more.

Remembering civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis

July 24, 2020
On the Washington Week Extra, the panel discussed the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis, who passed away July 17, 2020.

Could Democrats win back the Senate in November?

July 17, 2020
Watch the Washington Week Extra for the latest on the 2020 Senate campaign. Jonathan Karl also discussed his Washington Post editorial about White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s briefings.

The Supreme Court rules on President Trump’s tax returns

July 10, 2020
Few reporters know the Supreme Court like Joan Biskupic, CNN legal analyst and author of "The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts. Join her and Yamiche Alcindor of the PBS NewsHour to learn more about the high court’s ruling on President Trump’s financial records.