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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.

President Joe Biden’s Actions on Immigration

February 5, 2021
More than 500 of the children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration are still waiting to be reunited, as their parents cannot be found. The panel discussed how President Joe Biden is working to create a task force that aims to reunite the separated children, and the effectiveness of his new efforts. PBS NewsHour Correspondent Lisa Desjardins guest moderates.

President Joe Biden’s Latest Executive Actions

January 29, 2021
President Joe Biden has signed more executive orders during his first week in office than any other recent U.S. president. Our guest moderator Amna Nawaz discussed with the panel how President Biden is working to dismantle former President Donald Trump’s policies, and why he’s moving quickly to tackle many of the nation's key issues.

Reflecting on a Historic Presidential Transition

January 22, 2021
The panelists take the time to reflect on the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency, and the beginning of Joe Biden’s tenure. Our guest moderator Amna Nawaz of the PBS NewsHour discusses this historic moment with the panelists and what it’s like reporting in a time of transition.

What’s Next As President-Elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration Nears

January 15, 2021
President Trump is now the first United States president to be impeached twice. This was the most bipartisan impeachment in history, but still only 10 House Republicans voted in favor of Trump’s impeachment. The panel discusses how the nation is bracing for both the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden as well as a second Trump impeachment trial, the emotional and political wreckage from the Capitol, and what comes next as President-Elect Biden’s term in office approaches. Yamiche Alcindor of the PBS NewsHour guest moderates.

A Deeper Look at A Historic Week

January 8, 2021
In this edition of our Extra, the panelists continue their conversation about the chaotic events that took place at the Capitol. The panel discusses what possible consequences there may be for the mob, and how the police response this week, compares to the police response to Black Lives Matter protests this past summer.