Jul. 03, 2020 9:31 p.m. EDT
News: The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump”
Washington Week Extra for July 3, 2020
Jan. 26, 2017 6:52 p.m. EST
News: George W. Bush’s first days in office
America had a new Republican president, as well as a Republican-controlled Congress. It was 2001, and George W. Bush had just taken office as the 43rd president of the United States. Bush, much like President Donald Trump this week, kicked off his first term by making good on campaign promises, such as education reform and conservative values on issues like abortion.
Jul. 24, 2015 6:05 p.m. EDT
News: Donald Trump's Impact on the Crowded GOP Field and Bill Clinton & George Bush's Unusual Alliance
Donald Trump sits atop the Republican presidential field for president, but how do the businessman's loud and spirited exchanges with his GOP opponents affect the race? How is the Trump campaign overshadowing newer Republican entrants into the field? Plus, will another potential email probe dampen Hillary Clinton's credibility and political aspirations?
Jun. 23, 2015 12:42 p.m. EDT
News: 2006 Negotiations Over Iran's Nuclear Program
As the June 30 deadline nears for the nuclear talks with Iran, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to June 2006 when the United States joined with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council as well as Germany to propose discussions with Iran to suspend its nuclear enrichment program. Bloomberg's Janine Zachariah joins Gwen Ifill to explain the proposal.
Jun. 02, 2015 8:04 p.m. EDT
News: The Beginning of the Patriot Act
As Congress debates portions of the PATRIOT Act that expired this week, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to the day President George W. Bush signed the bill into law in 2001. The nation, just weeks after the September 11 attacks, was looking for information to track down the terrorists responsible for the attack.
Mar. 11, 2015 6:50 p.m. EDT
News: Opposition Party Circumvents President's Foreign Policy
This week, 47 Republican senators sent an open letter to leaders of Iran warning the Islamic Republic about agreeing to a nuclear agreement with the Obama administration. The letter, written by freshman Sen. Tom Cotton and signed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, tells Iran's leaders, "who may not fully understand our constitutional system," that any agreement would have to be ratified by Congress or would risk being reversed by the next president. "President Obama will leave office in Jan...
Mar. 10, 2015 2:41 p.m. EDT
News: Missing White House Emails
Potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses reporters in New York about her exclusive use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. Republicans and some Democrats are questioning whether all of the emails she sent during her tenure were archived or if she is withholding some. We look back at another controversy involving thousands of White House emails that were sent on a private server that were deleted in this April 2007 Washington Week. In 200...
Feb. 11, 2015 3:33 p.m. EST
News: 2002 Authorization for Military Force in Iraq
President Obama is officially asking Congress to authorize military action against the Islamic State militant group. Obama's three-year proposal would limit the use of ground troops in the fight. The proposed legislation is receiving mixed reviews on Capitol Hill where debate is expected in the next few weeks. Democrats want to limit the use of ground troops while Republicans want to give the president flexibility in the fight against ISIS. This formal request for military force would repl...
Dec. 12, 2014 8:58 p.m. EST
News: Senate Releases CIA Torture Report & Bipartisan Budget Deal
The release of a Senate report detailing the CIA's enhanced interrogation tactics after the September 11 attacks has the CIA, Congress, and present and former administrations scrambling for answers. The New York Times' Mark Mazzetti, Los Angeles Times' Doyle McManus examine results of the five-year investigation. Also Real Clear Politics' Alexis Simendinger and ABC News' Jeff Zeleny explain how
Aug. 27, 2014 11:23 a.m. EDT
News: The Iraq War Begins
As the U.S. officially declares the Iraq War over, and after President Barack Obama met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on post-war relations, we look back at the beginning of the war. The hour-long special edition aired on March 20, 2003, the day the Iraq war began. Joining Gwen: David Broder, Richard Leiby, Dana Priest, Washington Post; Tom Gjelten, NPR.