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The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Rage” by Bob Woodward
September 18, 2020
Legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward of The Washington Post discusses his new book “Rage.” The book chronicles the Trump presidency behind the scenes, including revelations from over a dozen conversations between Woodward and President Trump, in which the president assessed the COVID-19 pandemic differently in private than he did in publicly informing the American people.
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life and Legacy
September 18, 2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at age 87 after battling pancreatic cancer. The panel discussed Justice Ginsburg’s legacy and the consequences her death may have for the 2020 presidential election, as well as previewing a potential battle over a future Supreme Court nominee. Bob Woodward, author of the new book “Rage,” also discussed previously unreleased audio of President Trump assessing his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President"
September 11, 2020
Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Michael Schmidt of The New York Times discusses his latest book “Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President,” a fascinating and detailed account of the White House during Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. The book looks focuses on two key players: former FBI Director James Comey, and former White House Counsel Don McGahn. This is part of our ongoing Washington Week Bookshelf series.
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What the President Knew
September 11, 2020
The panel discussed the how the bombshell revelations in “Rage,” Bob Woodward’s new book about the Trump administration, will affect the 2020 campaign. President Trump told Woodward in February that COVID-19 is more deadly than the flu but has publicly downplayed the seriousness of the virus.
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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.
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American Carnage and American Character
September 4, 2020
Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Trump visited Kenosha, Wisconsin this week after protests and violence roiled the quiet Midwest city in an important swing state. And President Trump responded to reporting from The Atlantic that he called Americans who died in combat “losers” and “suckers.” The panel discussed the latest from Washington and the campaign trail.
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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.
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What you need to know about the Republican National Convention
August 28, 2020
Republicans wrapped their unconventional convention on Thursday, with President Trump pummeling Democrats and presenting himself as the defender of American values. The panel discussed how the convention shattered long-standing norms, as the president used the White House as a political stage. And protests unfolded in Kenosha, WI and around the country after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Amna Nawaz guest hosts.
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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.
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