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C-SPAN's The Weekly, go beyond the headlines of the stories shaping the conversation in Washington and across the country with interviews that provide background and context to the issues and events dominating the news cycle

C-SPAN's The Weekly, go beyond the headlines of the stories shaping the conversation in Washington and across the country with interviews that provide background and context to the issues and events dominating the news cycle
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C-SPAN's The Weekly, go beyond the headlines of the stories shaping the conversation in Washington and across the country with interviews that provide background and context to the issues and events dominating the news cycle

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Episode 76: Author, Columnist, and Professor Steven Pearlstein on the United States Economy

10/19/2018
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On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: It was one of the most significant financial meltdowns since the Great Depression. In September 2008 President George W. Bush and Congress had to make decisions to shore up the country's banks and financial markets. One of the factors that led to the collapse was the failure of the investment bank Lehman Brothers and the shattering of the subprime mortgage bubble. After spending over 700 billion dollars under the program known as TARP, is the...

Duration:00:32:13

Episode 75: Former RNC Chairman and Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour on Midterms, the Republican Party, and Politics

10/12/2018
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On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: Our guest is a man who knows both how to play the game of politics and who knows all the players in the game. Starting in the late 1960's...Haley Barbour left his senior year of college to go work on then candidate Richard Nixon's presidential campaign...Two years later he was running the 1970 census for the state of Mississippi….In the 1980's he served as a political aid to President Ronald Reagan. By 1993 he became the Chairman of the...

Duration:00:33:49

Episode 74: What is going on with Brexit? The Heritage Foundation's Nile Gardiner talks trade, borders, and Brussels

10/5/2018
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On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: It has been more than two years since voters in Great Britain voted to withdraw from the European Union. That exit to begin in six months...March 29th, 2019. Citing economic and border concerns...Britain opted to remove itself from trade and border agreements with the continent. But where does it all stand? The Heritage Foundation's Senior Fellow Nile Gardiner sits down with C-SPAN's The Weekly to share his views on what's happening across the...

Duration:00:28:40

Episode 73: NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell on her career, covering seven presidents, and the state of journalism in America

9/28/2018
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On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: When Andrea Mitchell began her career in journalism, there were three major networks and three evening news programs. That is not the case today. Cable Networks run 24 hours a day, seven days a week...along with countless other outlets. As NBC's Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, she has covered seven presidents, traveled the world, and broke countless stories. She joins C-SPAN's The Weekly to speak...

Duration:00:39:24

Episode 72: Is the United States in a trade with China? China expert Dr. Michael Pillsbury of the Hudson Insitute joins us to give his perspectives.

9/21/2018
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On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: Are we witnessing the beginning of a trade war between the United States and China? Or is it the new business as usual? Earlier this month after the United States announced it would impose 200 billion dollars of new import taxes on Chinese goods…China retaliated. Saying they would impose 60 billion on US exports. But how did we get here? And is this a short term economic rift between the two countries or are they in it for the long haul?...

Duration:00:21:36

Episode 71: FEMA: What is it and how does it operate with Former FEMA Director Joe Allbaugh

9/14/2018
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On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast our guest is Former Director of FEMA Joe Allbaugh. He explains what the agency does and how it helps communities after disasters. He also joins us to talk about his time as FEMA Director during September 11th, 2001 and provides his thoughts on the agency today.

Duration:00:22:55

Episode 70: Key Midterm Senate Elections with Kyle Kondik of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia

9/7/2018
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On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast our guest is Kyle Kondik, Managing Editor for Sabato's Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia. With only two months until the midterm elections he answers will there be a blue wave in the Senate? Or will it remain in Republican hands. He sits down with C-SPAN to discuss the issues that will be shaping this election and what states could play key roles.

Duration:00:35:04

Episode 69: The Steele Dossier with Vox Senior Correspondent Matthew Yglesias

8/31/2018
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On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast our guest Matthew Yglesias, Vox Co-Founder and Senior Correspondent focusing on politics and the economy. He joins us to talk about the Steele Dossier. What is it? What's in it? And why is it so controversial? We drill down into why it continues to be spoken about and what's next for the people mentioned inside of it.

Duration:00:25:40

Episode 68: 1968 Politics with former LBJ Appointments Secretary James Jones

8/24/2018
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On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast our guest is James Jones, former Appointments Secretary to President Lyndon Johnson, former Democratic Congressman and former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. He talks about 1968 politics, including LBJ's decision not to seek another term, the violent DNC Convention in Chicago(50 years ago this week), Vietnam War demostrations, and the assassination of Robert Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Duration:00:31:32

Episode 67: Solving the Federal Spending Crisis with Former OMB Director Alice Rivlin

8/17/2018
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On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast our guest is former Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget and Founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office, Alice Rivlin. She joins us in studio to talk about solving the federal spending crisis and provides context and insights into how the U.S. debt has grown to almost 22 trillion dollars.

Duration:00:32:52

Episode 66: The Press and the Presidency with Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry

8/10/2018
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On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast our guest is former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry. He joins us to talk about the relationship between the press and the administration. He provides insights and talks about his time as press secretary and speaks about if he believes freedom of the press is under attack.

Duration:00:25:39

Episode 65: Dean Ronald Weich of The University of Baltimore Law School

8/3/2018
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On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast our guest is Ronald Weich, Dean of the University of Balitmore Law School. He joins us to talk about the Supreme Court nomination process for Judge Brent Kavanaugh. He shares some behind the scenes stories from his time on Capitol Hill.

Duration:00:36:31

Episode 64: Ahman Majidyar of The Middle East Institute

7/27/2018
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On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast our guest is a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute and expert on Iran, Ahman Majidyar. From the Shah's rise to power in the 1940's, to the hostage crisis during the Carter Administration and today with the U.S. now out of that Iranian nuclear deal. We take an in depth look at the nearly 80 year history between our two countries.

Duration:00:32:05

Episode 63: New York University Law Professor Melissa Murray

7/20/2018
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Our guest on this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly is New York University Law Professor Melissa Murray. She walks us through two primary cases on abortion, Roe v. Wade in 1973 and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Professor Murray offers her insights into what could happen moving forward and how a new Supreme Court Justice could impact the original decision.

Duration:00:19:24

Episode 62: Author and Columnist George Will

7/13/2018
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Our guest on this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly is author and Washington Post columnist George Will. He joins us to talk about why baseball is the perfect game for the American Democracy and how past presidents have impacted the game.

Duration:00:20:29

Episode 61: Author and Columnist Michael Cohen

7/6/2018
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Our guest on this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly is author and Boston Globe contributor Michael Cohen. He joins us to talk about the summer of 1968 and his book, "American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division."

Duration:00:40:05

Episode 60: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

6/29/2018
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Our guest on this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly is White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. She joins us to talk about President Trump's relationship with the White House press corps, the tone of his presidency, and her interactions with the media.

Duration:00:19:01

Episode 59: Georgetown Univeristy Law Professor Susan Low Bloch

6/22/2018
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The presidential pardon is a source of consideration, debate, and discussion. Ultmately the decision comes down to one person, the President. But does he decide who gets pardoned? Our guest this week is Georgetown Law Professor Susan Low Bloch. She joins us to talk about the use of the presidential pardon, its roots in the constitution, and how it has been used over the years.

Duration:00:21:19

Episode 58: Martha Kumar of the White House Transition Project

6/15/2018
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This week's guest is Martha Joynt Kumar, director of the White House Transition Project and professor emeritus at Towson University in Maryland. She joins us to talk about the current Trump White House, staff turnovers, and media accessibility. She carefully tracks presidents and their administrations and gives us a historical perspective on daily press briefings from President Ronald Reagan through today.

Duration:00:33:22

Episode 56: Maya MacGuineas on the Debt and Deficit

5/25/2018
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Our guest this week is the Maya MacGuineas, She is the president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. We talked with her about the differences between the $20 trillion debt and the year-to-year deficit and why failing to raise the debt ceiling could be catastrophic for the U.S. and global economies. This interview was taped and orginally released in the middle of 2017.

Duration:00:24:32