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Article One with Molly Hooper

News & Politics Podcasts

Hooper, a longtime Capitol Hill reporter, shares her one-on-one conversations with Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, House, on the trail and behind the scenes. Listeners will learn key terms that pop-up annually or bi-annually in relation to Congress goings-on. Listeners will also hear insights from a journalist who has a front row seat to political showdowns featuring the men and women who make the nation's laws and have broken them.

Hooper, a longtime Capitol Hill reporter, shares her one-on-one conversations with Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, House, on the trail and behind the scenes. Listeners will learn key terms that pop-up annually or bi-annually in relation to Congress goings-on. Listeners will also hear insights from a journalist who has a front row seat to political showdowns featuring the men and women who make the nation's laws and have broken them.

Location:

United States

Description:

Hooper, a longtime Capitol Hill reporter, shares her one-on-one conversations with Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, House, on the trail and behind the scenes. Listeners will learn key terms that pop-up annually or bi-annually in relation to Congress goings-on. Listeners will also hear insights from a journalist who has a front row seat to political showdowns featuring the men and women who make the nation's laws and have broken them.

Twitter:

@mollyhooper

Language:

English

Contact:

703-835-3119


Episodes

Ep. 14: Former White House Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland

2/2/2021
Eric Ueland has worn many hats in the U.S. Capitol. Big. Hats. Chief of Staff to former Senate Majority Leader. Staff Director of Senate Committee. Legislative Affairs Director to former President Donald Trump. Eric Ueland is well-known to Capitol Hill insiders. They would agree he is one of the most appropriate individuals to break down what-the-heck-is-going-on-in-the-Senate. During his career in the U.S. Capitol, Ueland, known for his extensive knowledge of Senate history,...

Duration:01:03:29

Ep. 13: Former Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer

1/16/2021
Former U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) Chief Terry Gainer talks with Article One as Congress reels in the aftermath of an unprecedented attack on the U.S. Capitol. Gainer, who led the USCP as police chief from 2002-2006 and then served as Senate Sergeant at Arms (SAA) from 2007-2014, shares his informed insights on the Jan 6th attack, its aftermath and what may come next to protect the thousands of staffers, lawmakers and support staff who work on the Capitol Complex. He says an outside,...

Duration:00:53:12

Ep. 12: Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.)

1/3/2021
House Administration Committee Ranking Member Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) knows tough elections, tested friendships and the value of family. The top-ranking Republican on the Administration Committee talks to Article One about challenges facing a narrowly divided 117th Congress ... including the decision to seat or not seat Iowa Rep.-elect Marianne Miller-Meeks. Davis spoke with Article One in late December. Special Guest: Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) .

Duration:00:35:09

Ep. 11: Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.)

12/18/2020
Rep. Peter Welch was elected to the House in 2006, when Democrats regained control of the chamber from Republicans. He was one of Speaker Pelosi's "majority makers." Nearly 15 years later, the Vermont lawmaker is cited as a member who works with both sides of the aisle to take care of business. He even shares with us his experience in ultimate bipartisan team building ... it entails descending 1000ft underground in a little elevator with a trusted GOP colleague. You will find the story...

Duration:00:29:01

Ep. 10: Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.)

12/4/2020
House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) chats with ARTICLE ONE - he says his party isn't very good at "empathy." Yarmuth, serving in his seventh term, represents Kentucky's 3rd Congressional district, based in Louisville. The former journalist spoke with me in a lengthy discussion. In our conversation, Yarmuth reveals the dynamics among the Kentucky congressional delegation (reminder, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) and Sen. Rand Paul (R) belong to that bunch), how his...

Duration:00:53:11

Ep. 9: Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.)

11/19/2020
Outgoing Florida Rep. Ted Yoho was elected to Congress in 2012 and is leaving the House at the end of the year. Yoho is making good on his self-imposed limit to only serve four terms. Over the past eight years, the former veterinarian has weathered controversy, challenged leaders in both parties and reached across the aisle to strike deals on key legislation. In our wide-ranging discussion, Yoho discusses his most recent controversy (involving popular progressive Rep. Alexandria...

Duration:00:52:49

Ep. 8: Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY)

11/12/2020
Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) plays a very important role in the Congress. As a "cardinal," the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations subcommittee chairman is in charge of more than $70 billion worth of departmental and agency funding. Serrano spoke with me recently and made the case for a return of earmarks, how the Congressional Hispanic Caucus works and what it takes to get a mascot in the district with its own twitter feed. He also explains how it is possible to enact policy changes...

Duration:00:47:44

Ep. 7: Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.)

11/3/2020
Florida GOP Rep. Francis Rooney won't say which presidential candidate he is voting for on Election Day. The outgoing lawmaker opted NOT to run for re-election this year. After only four years in Congress, Rooney tells Article One that he made good on his campaign promises and it's time to call it quits. In this reflective interview, Rooney parts ways with the new GOP and presses the party to reengage on an issue it once owned: the environment. Take a listen and let me know what you think....

Duration:00:48:59

Ep. 6: Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.)

10/29/2020
House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, a self-described liberal, Democrat from Massachusetts, talks with Article One about getting things done in Congress. Like previous guests, McGovern says the key is to reach across the aisle. In our wide-ranging discussion, McGovern - who has more than 20 years of lawmaking under his belt - shares stories of prior victories, setbacks and civility. He takes listeners behind-the-curtain to learn how deals are struck and ideas become law. Shortly...

Duration:00:57:51

Ep. 5: Rep. Greg Walden

10/28/2020
Outgoing Oregon Republican lawmaker Greg Walden has worn many hats in the House over his two decades serving in the House of Representatives. The top-ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee spoke at length with Article One recently. During the conversation, Walden discussed the recent wildfires that hit his massive Eastern Oregon district, how COVID-19 has impacted his congressional district, how to work effectively in the House and actually have bills signed into law....

Duration:01:10:43

Ep. 2: Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.)

10/16/2020
Virginia's 7th District Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D) joins Article One to discuss among other things, constituent work, legislating, broadband, bipartisanship, law enforcement, her next vote for Speaker, outlook on a COVID relief deal before Election Day and how her CIA experience helps her operate effectively in the House. Special Guest: Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) .

Duration:02:39:45

Ep. 3: Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.)

10/16/2020
Arizona's Sixth Congressional District Rep. David Schweikert (R) joins Article One to discuss optimism, bipartisanship, COVID relief, Valley Fever, ideological extremes, mail in voting, House ethics violation, among other things. Arizona's 6th District (https://schweikert.house.gov/about/our-district) Special Guest: Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) .

Duration:00:39:54

Ep. 4: Rep. Anthony Brindisi

10/16/2020
New York's 22nd Congressional District Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D) joins Article One to discuss his accomplishments for the district, a COVID relief package, bipartisanship, effective legislating, broadband, who he would support for Speaker among other topics. Special Guest: Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.) .

Duration:00:38:47

Ep. 1: Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.)

10/9/2020
Topics discussed: * CARES Act funding for Omaha * Problem Solvers framework for a COVID relief package * How COVID has impacted his work in the district with constituents * Foster Care Caucus work * Projects he has directed back to the 2nd district * Disagreements with President Trump * Renaming Confederate Bases * U.S. Postal Service Special Guest: Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) .

Duration:00:36:08