Feb. 14, 2020 8:11 p.m. EST
News: President Trump tests the limits of executive power, latest on the Democratic presidential race
Washington Week full episode for February 14, 2020
Nov. 09, 2018 9:30 p.m. EST
News: A shakeup at the Department of Justice and Tuesday’s historic midterms
A shakeup at the Department of Justice rattles Washington, raising questions about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Plus, Democrats gain control of the House of Representatives in this week’s historic midterm elections, leaving Congress and a country divided.
May. 04, 2018 9:03 p.m. EDT
News: President Donald Trump shakes up his legal team as showdown over the Russia probe heats up
The panelists discussed President Trump’s shifting defense against the Russia probe, the scandal surrounding adult film star Stephanie Clifford, and the escalating confrontation with the Justice Department.
Aug. 15, 2017 6:05 p.m. EDT
News: Race Card Project: “Must we forget our Confederate ancestors?”
The 2015 Charleston church shooting that left nine African Americans dead sparked a national debate about Civil War artifacts including the Confederate flag. Michele Norris of The Race Card Project shares several six-word essays about why some people hold on tightly to their ancestry. “Must we forget our Confederate ancestors?” Jesse from Charlottesville, Virginia wrote.
Aug. 15, 2017 5:20 p.m. EDT
News: Race Card Project: Pain and Anguish
After a gunman killed nine people in a Charleston, South Carolina church in 2015, Michele Norris of The Race Card Project shared the “pain and anguish” being felt across the country. “Tired of saying that we matter” and “Don’t ask me to just forget” were just two of the six-word essays shared on both sides of the issue.
Jul. 10, 2017 12:39 p.m. EDT
News: Washington Week Ahead: Welcome back, Congress
As Congress returns from recess, is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell any closer to passing health care reform? Plus, the Senate will holding hearings for President Trump’s nominee to lead the FBI after firing James Comey in May.
Jun. 16, 2017 9:59 p.m. EDT
News: Calls for unity in the aftermath of Congressional shooting
Republicans and Democrats came together for a moment of bipartisan unity after Rep. Steve Scalise was critically wounded in a shooting at a Congressional baseball practice. Moments like this are a test of leadership and civility for elected officials that so often retreat to partisan corners. But the united moment doesn't remove the very serious divides officials have on issues like health care.
Jun. 12, 2017 11:56 a.m. EDT
News: Washington Week Ahead: June 12, 2017
Here's what Washington Week moderator Robert Costa is watching out for this week: Fired FBI Director James Comey's testimony continues to reverberate on Capitol Hill. Comey's former boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, will deliver his own testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. As President Trump blows out the candles on his birthday cake on Wednesday, he'll probably be wishing for all the looming questions about Comey to just go away.
Jun. 09, 2017 9:55 p.m. EDT
News: Donald Trump’s message discipline, Theresa May’s narrow win and the new FBI director
This was supposed to be the White House’s “infrastructure week.” But even before James Comey’s testimony, President Trump was knocked off message. In the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly held on to her job in this week’s election, and her Conservative Party lost seats. How did she miscalculate the electorate? Plus, Trump nominated Christopher Wray to be the new head of the FBI.
Jun. 09, 2017 9:52 p.m. EDT
News: War of Words: Trump and Comey accuse each other of lying
Fired FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump of telling “lies, plain and simple” during testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Trump responded by calling Comey a “leaker” and denied any collusion between his campaign and Russia. The president said he would “100 percent” talk to special counsel Robert Mueller under oath. How did the relationship devolve to this point?