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Politics with Amy Walter

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Every Friday, Amy Walter brings you the trends in politics long before the national media picks up on them. Known as one of the smartest and most trusted journalists in Washington, D.C., Amy Walter is respected by politicians and pundits on all sides of the aisle. You may know Amy her from her work with Cook Political Report and the PBS NewsHour where she looks beyond the breaking news headlines for a deeper understanding of how Washington works, who's pulling the levers of power, and how it all impacts you. Politics with Amy Walter is a co-production of PRI and WNYC Radio in collaboration WGBH.

Every Friday, Amy Walter brings you the trends in politics long before the national media picks up on them. Known as one of the smartest and most trusted journalists in Washington, D.C., Amy Walter is respected by politicians and pundits on all sides of the aisle. You may know Amy her from her work with Cook Political Report and the PBS NewsHour where she looks beyond the breaking news headlines for a deeper understanding of how Washington works, who's pulling the levers of power, and how it all impacts you. Politics with Amy Walter is a co-production of PRI and WNYC Radio in collaboration WGBH.
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Every Friday, Amy Walter brings you the trends in politics long before the national media picks up on them. Known as one of the smartest and most trusted journalists in Washington, D.C., Amy Walter is respected by politicians and pundits on all sides of the aisle. You may know Amy her from her work with Cook Political Report and the PBS NewsHour where she looks beyond the breaking news headlines for a deeper understanding of how Washington works, who's pulling the levers of power, and how it all impacts you. Politics with Amy Walter is a co-production of PRI and WNYC Radio in collaboration WGBH.

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Episodes

Playing Dirty or Just Plain Playing — The Game of Political Hardball

1/11/2019
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Since the midterm elections, we’ve seen a number of examples of hardball tactics. In Wisconsin, Republicans stripped power from the newly elected Governor Democrat Tony Evers. Republicans in Michigan tried a similar maneuver, but the bills were vetoed by the outgoing governor, also a Republican. But it’s not just Republicans using aggressive political tactics. Democrats in New Jersey proposed a constitutional amendment for redistricting that would essentially solidify their party’s control...

Duration:00:45:44

House Majority Leader on Border Wall Funding, and Freshman Rep.'s Call to 'Impeach the Motherf---er'

1/5/2019
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Congressman Steny Hoyer from Maryland takes over as Majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives in the midst of a government shutdown. Congressman Hoyer spoke with Amy Walter to discuss the new Congress, President's Trump's demand for border wall funding and the comments of Freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib who said she wanted to "impeach the motherf----r," referring to the president at an event Thursday night.

Duration:00:13:40

The People, Politics and Priorities of the 116th Congress

1/4/2019
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The 116th Congress was sworn in this week and Democrats regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. It also marks the first time that President Trump will face a divided Congress and the intense scrutiny, oversight, and push-back that comes with it. This new Congress is the most diverse in U.S. history, and on Thursday the first former refugee, the first Native-American women, and the first Muslim women were all sworn into the House of...

Duration:00:48:32

Escaping D.C.'s Real Life Political Drama With a Fictional One

12/22/2018
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There are countless political dramas and comedies to choose from, but with Washington D.C. feeling a bit like a reality show is there still room for political fiction or are Americans feeling the fatigue? This week on Politics with Amy Walter from The Takeaway we talk to showrunners and screenwriters to see why they think there’s still a role for political fiction. Guests: Paul Redford is the writer for The West Wing, Designated Survivor, Alpha House, and Madam Secretary. Barbara Hall is...

Duration:00:25:17

Does the GOP Have a Woman Problem?

12/21/2018
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Democrats won with women by 19 points in the 2018 midterm elections. Efforts to recruit new women candidates to the Republican Party have faltered and while a record number of women will be serving in the next Congress come January, most of them are Democrats. There will actually be fewer Republican women on the Hill in 2019 than there were this year. So does the GOP have a gender problem and what might that mean leading up to the 2020 presidential election? This week on Politics with Amy...

Duration:00:35:15

Putting Together the Pieces of Mueller's Investigation Puzzle

12/14/2018
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It's been a rapid fire few days in special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian collusion during the run-up to the 2016 presidential, with sentencing memos for Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen last week, followed by Cohen's sentencing this week. Also this week, we learned from federal prosecutors that the National Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc. has admitted to paying hush money to silence a woman who alleged an affair with Donald Trump in “concert with”...

Duration:00:45:44

Pentagon's First-Ever Audit Exposes Massive Accounting Fraud

11/30/2018
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The military budget is at its highest level since World War II, but where exactly does all that money go and what wars are we even fighting these days? In this episode, Amy Walter finds out how much is being spent and how the money aligns with the military's strategic goals for the future of warfare. Plus, a look at how active duty service members feel about their commander-in-chief. And one retired colonel raises concerns about the way President Trump is politicizing the...

Duration:00:48:17

Has Trump Kept His Campaign Promises?

10/12/2018
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We are less than a month away from the Midterm Elections. And that also means we are two years out from the 2016 campaign, when then-candidate Donald Trump ran on a series of promises to the American people: creating millions of new jobs, revitalizing manufacturing, renegotiating NAFTA, and of course, building the wall. For this hour of Politics with Amy Walter, we analyze President Trump's top promises that he made in his campaign, and whether or not he's followed through on them. We break...

Duration:00:53:44

Stuck in the Middle With You: The Plight of the Political Moderate

9/14/2018
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Over the last 20 years, American politics have reached apparent historic levels of polarization and partisanship, at least for the modern era. Today, this polarization feels more personal and intractable than in recent memory. Insults abound with blame and scorn for those perceived to have contributed to this environment. The Republican Party has received its share of denigration from, what has come as a surprise to many within their own party, Republican officials criticizing the direction...

Duration:00:52:51

As Distrust Grows, Who's Going to Lead?

8/31/2018
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As Distrust Grows, Who's Going to Lead? An hour-long look on American leadership begins with a look at just how dire the leadership and trust crisis is, and the historical analogies. How Grassroots Leadership is Changing America As trust in national leadership wanes, local leaders are filling the void, says one activist. Jelani Cobb on Shifting Leadership Voices Conversations about race are perhaps more honest than they have been in decades, but how does talk translate to a shift in...

Duration:00:48:00