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Welcome to “5 on 45”, real-time commentary and analysis from experts at Brookings about the 45th POTUS, his administration, and Congress. Subscribe now to get each new episode as it happens!

Welcome to “5 on 45”, real-time commentary and analysis from experts at Brookings about the 45th POTUS, his administration, and Congress. Subscribe now to get each new episode as it happens!
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Welcome to “5 on 45”, real-time commentary and analysis from experts at Brookings about the 45th POTUS, his administration, and Congress. Subscribe now to get each new episode as it happens!

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Is it unconstitutional for Trump to revoke John Brennan's security clearance?

8/17/2018
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Senior Fellow Norm Eisen discusses President Trump’s decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, the constitutional issues the action raises, and whether the courts will respond. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:04:59

Does the Ohio special election signal a blue wave in the midterms?

8/8/2018
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Senior Fellow Elaine Kamarck discusses the results from the special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District and analyzes why Republicans should worry as both parties head into the midterm elections. Kamarck also explains various ways to use political trends to predict election outcomes. Listen to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:05:29

Will the Senate’s “minibus” strategy prevent a government shutdown?

8/7/2018
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Fellow Molly Reynolds discusses the Senate’s “minibus” appropriations strategy—packaging spending legislation in a few small bills rather than one larger “omnibus” bill. Reynolds analyzes whether or not this tactic will successfully keep the government funded and avoid a government shutdown. Listen to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:04:48

Trump fuel-economy standards roll back environmental reforms

8/3/2018
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Timmons Roberts discusses the implications of President Trump’s new fuel-economy standards, which roll back Obama-era reforms. Roberts explains that backing out of our carbon commitments angers states with comprehensive regulation, and disappoints our international partners. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:08:13

Tensions with Turkey escalate in wake of US sanctions

8/2/2018
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Robert Bosch Senior Fellow Amanda Sloat explains the complicated circumstances around the U.S. decision to impose sanctions on Turkish officials, and unpacks what’s at stake in the region if the U.S. relationship with NATO ally Turkey deteriorates further. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:07:32

Koch brothers go head to head with Trump

8/2/2018
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Senior Fellow Elaine Kamarck analyzes the Koch brothers’ decision to pull funding from several Republican candidates in the upcoming midterm elections over disagreements on several policy issues. She explains that the rift in the GOP has been growing for much of the last two years and, as a result, the Republican base has been shrinking. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:05:51

Did the US and EU secure a trade deal?

7/27/2018
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Following the meeting between President Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Douglas Rediker argues that the two were successful in staving off an all-out trade war, but that the lack of specificity in the joint statement means we’re far from a trade deal with the European Union. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:05:08

Making sense of Pakistan’s elections

7/27/2018
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Nonresident fellow Madiha Afzal explains the results of Pakistan’s historic general election, why the results are being contested, the shifting political dynamics in the country, and what to expect from Pakistan’s new president. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:09:03

Did the Trump-Putin summit resolve any arms control issues?

7/17/2018
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Senior Fellow Frank Rose offers his observations on the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, and explains what the meeting might mean for the future of arms control between the U.S. and Russia. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:05:49

What does Putin want from Trump?

7/11/2018
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Ahead of the Trump-Putin summit, Rubenstein Fellow Alina Polyakova discusses what Russian President Vladimir Putin might be looking to gain, including a reduction of U.S. troops in Europe, an end to NATO expansion, and U.S. recognition of Russia’s Crimea takeover. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:05:43

The US-China trade war has begun

7/6/2018
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Senior Fellow David Dollar gives an update on the U.S. tariffs directed at Chinese steel and aluminum that go into effect today, and makes predictions on how both countries’ economies will be affected by the ensuing trade war. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:06:18

Will Mexico’s new president challenge Trump?

7/2/2018
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Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown elaborates on some of the challenges facing Mexico’s new president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, including cracking down on corruption, tackling violence in the country, and dealing with President Trump. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:06:09

The Supreme Court upheld Trump’s travel ban. Now what?

6/27/2018
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Fellow Jessica Brandt discusses the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Trump’s travel ban, including what it could mean for other, highly contested immigration measures on the administration’s agenda. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:04:26

Would combining the Education and Labor Departments help or hurt students?

6/22/2018
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Fellow Elizabeth Mann Levesque discusses the proposed merger between the Department of Education and the Department of Labor, including how likely it is that this restructure will occur, what changes the plan proposes, and what the consequences would be. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:06:44

Does the US need a Space Force?

6/20/2018
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Senior Fellow Frank Rose analyzes the potential benefits and detriments of President Trump’s proposal to create a “Space Force” division of the U.S. military. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:06:51

The state of the global refugee crisis

6/20/2018
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On World Refugee Day, Fellow Jessica Brandt discusses the current state of the global refugee crisis and what the international community can do to help these vulnerable populations. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:04:50

US imposes tariffs; China retaliates

6/15/2018
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In the wake of the Trump administration’s imposition of import tariffs on China, Senior Fellow David Dollar explains the administration’s objectives and the likely economic impacts on both the U.S. and China. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:06:23

Tariff tensions left unresolved after G-7 summit

6/11/2018
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After the explosive G-7 summit over the weekend, Senior Fellow Joshua Meltzer offers some details on how President Trump’s trade policies will affect key partnerships going forward. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:06:01

Before the North Korea summit, Japan's Abe has a word with Trump

6/8/2018
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Senior Fellow Mireya Solís discusses the implications of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit with President Trump ahead of the upcoming North Korea and G-7 summits. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:06:54

The good and bad news about the US job market

6/7/2018
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Senior Fellow Gary Burtless discusses what the recent jobs report can tell us about unemployment, job openings, wages, and the health of the economy. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:03:23