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The politics of the Coronavirus response

March 20, 2020
Americans are preparing for the economic and public health consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak. As Congress deliberates on a third aid package after passing a bill signed by President Donald Trump this week, the panelists discussed how the U.S. government is responding to the outbreak.

The Coronavirus Crisis

March 13, 2020
President Trump is under pressure to respond to COVID-19 and Congress took a step towards passing an emergency bill.

Joe Biden’s rise after Super Tuesday

March 6, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden is surging in what is now essentially a two-candidate race with Sen. Bernie Sanders. The panelists discussed the Democratic primary and how the Trump administration is handling COVID-19.

Super Tuesday Special Edition

February 28, 2020
Tonight on a special, one-hour edition of “Washington Week,” the panelists discussed the South Carolina primary, the fourteen states voting on Super Tuesday and the federal government’s response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

President Trump faces off against the Department of Justice

February 21, 2020
President Trump moved to overhaul his national security team and clashed with his Department of Justice over the sentencing guidelines for his longtime confidante Roger Stone. The panel discussed the president’s tightening grip on the executive branch and the Nevada caucus.

President Trump tests the limits of executive power, latest on the Democratic presidential race

February 14, 2020
After recently being acquitted of impeachment in the Senate, President Trump is moving to protect his friends and punish his foes. The panelists discussed the firestorm at the Justice Department. The conversation later turned to the latest in the 2020 presidential race ahead of upcoming primaries in Nevada and South Carolina.

The acquittal of President Trump

February 7, 2020
President Donald Trump’s acquittal on both impeachment charges marked the beginning of a new season of deep partisan tensions. The delay of Monday’s Iowa caucus results caused chaos on the campaign trail. The panelists discussed the story behind the President’s acquittal and how the Democratic presidential candidates responded to the delayed Iowa results.

Inside the Senate impeachment trial

January 31, 2020
The Senate voted not to hear from witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Trump, caping a week of intense debate. The panel discussed why Senate Republicans stuck by the president. And the Iowa caucus kicks off the democratic primary season.

Latest on the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump

January 24, 2020
As Democrats made their case to the Senate and the nation, moderator Robert Costa and this week's reporters discussed the latest on the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.