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Join Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel in a weekly podcast that unpicks everything you need to know about the world of US politics - all of it delivered with Emily and Jon’s astute analysis, world-class insight and wry sense of humour. Episodes are available every Tuesday/Wednesday. The News Agents USA is a Global Player Original podcast and production. For advertising opportunities on this podcast email: dax@global.com

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Join Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel in a weekly podcast that unpicks everything you need to know about the world of US politics - all of it delivered with Emily and Jon’s astute analysis, world-class insight and wry sense of humour. Episodes are available every Tuesday/Wednesday. The News Agents USA is a Global Player Original podcast and production. For advertising opportunities on this podcast email: dax@global.com

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Donations, Diversity and Dirty campaigns: The presidential campaign heats up

7/23/2024
Kamala Harris has received the backing of Nancy Pelosi, George Clooney and Beyonce to name but three. She's found a million new small figure donors and got the female power of Silicon Valley behind her. Meanwhile, Trump is having to think about how the campaign has changed overnight. Is the choice of his VP JD Vance still feeling like the right one? And who will Kamala pick to fight the campaign beside her - if she is crowned the new presidential candidate this week? We talk to a close friend of Joe Biden - Congressman Brendan Boyle - about Biden's decision to pull out. And ask what the shape of the battle will be now? Editor: Tom Hughes Producer: Nathalie Indge Social Media Producer: Jacob Paul Video Production: Shane Fennelly The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA" Find our store here: https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

Duration:00:32:05

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Special Episode: President Biden quits 2024 race - The News Agents

7/21/2024
Chaos reigns in the Democratic party. In a virtually unprecedented move President Joe Biden has stepped aside from the presidential race weeks before he was due to become the Democrats’ candidate at their national convention in Chicago. Biden has endorsed his VP Kamala Harris. But is she assured of the crown? In a hastily assembled emergency podcast Jon, Emily and Lewis discuss the implications for the Dems, the election and the rest of the world. Editor: Tom Hughes Video Production: Shane Fennelly You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents" The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

Duration:00:17:44

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Live in Milwaukee: Trump's grip on the GOP tightens as Biden is on the brink

7/18/2024
We're live in Wisconsin, talking to a number of key Republican players as the party unites around Trump as Joe Biden's health and viability for office is increasingly under the spotlight. Editor: Gabriel Radus Video Production: Rory Symon The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA" Find our store here: https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

Duration:00:39:24

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Trump shot: What does it mean for the election? - The News Agents

7/14/2024
Hours after Presidential candidate Donald Trump was shot at a rally in Pennsylvania, Jon and Lewis take a look at how the assassination attempt will impact the election in November. Will it strengthen Trump's campaign? And does it mean Joe Biden will now definitely stand against him? Editor: Tom Hughes Senior Producer: Gabriel Radus You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents" The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

Duration:00:26:18

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The sharks circle Joe Biden

7/10/2024
George Clooney leads a growing list of people who have called on Joe Biden not to stand again in 2024. Will this shift the White House thinking on this thorny matter? Or will it take former Democratic presidents to weigh in before anything changes. Last night House Democrats seemed resigned to the status quo after their caucus behind closed doors. Biden is currently meeting Keir Starmer and others to celebrate NATOs birthday. NATO a full six years younger than Joe. And how is Trump responding to the idea Biden might walk? He's about to choose his VP, as we gear up for the Republican National Convention next week. We'll be there. Editor: Gabriel Radus Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell Video Production: Shane Fennelly The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA" Find our store here: https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

Duration:00:40:32

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Has the Supreme Court given Trump the power to be a dictator?

7/2/2024
The majority decision by America's Supreme Court to grant Trump almost complete immunity from actions taken whilst in office make him - in the words of one dissenting justice, "a king above the law". What are the implications of this ruling on Trump's future trials? On his behaviour if he wins a second term? And on America's trust in the highest court in the land? Later, the Democrats find themselves, like their presidential candidate at times, frozen, in the aftermath of that TV debate. Will anyone close to Biden dare to suggest he pull out of the race? We hear from those who have come closest. Editor: Gabriel Radus Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell Video Production: Shane Fennelly The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA" Find our store here: https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

Duration:00:35:35

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Biden's TV debate disaster - will he now be replaced?

6/28/2024
This was a TV debate unlike any other. Excruciating doesn’t even cover it. Whilst Trump confidently lied his way through the facts, Biden barely reached the end of his sentences without meandering off into a far distant phrase. It was painful to watch and it will raise serious questions now amongst senior Democrats. Can they, must they replace Joe Biden as their presidential candidate? And if so who will be the first top figure to say it out loud? We take you through the most painful moments of the night and the conversations after the debate and ask if the voters will forgive this more easily - or if it’s time to take drastic action to save the Democratic Party from disaster in November. Editor: Gabriel Radus Video Production: Shane Fennelly The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA" Find our store here: https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

Duration:00:33:14

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Biden freezes, Trump rambles: Who's winning the cognitive war?

6/18/2024
Biden's appearances at the G7 photo call and the Democrat fundraiser have raised eyebrows because of video circulating that appears to show him freezing at certain moments. The White House says don't fall for the clips- they're edited videos or 'cheap fakes'. What's going on? Why are Dems so defensive? And why is Trump mixing up his own doctor's name when he talks about his superior cognitive abilities. It's all shaping up to be a bizarre first TV debate 9 days from now - and we may - may see one more candidate on the stage in the shape of Robert F Kennedy JR. Later, what's going on at the Washington Post - that bastion of investigative reporting. Mutiny in the newsroom currently over their newish British publisher - and his past role working for Murdoch. We speak to writer for The Daily Beast, Harry Lambert. And why is the Governor of Maryland pardoning hundreds of thousands of convicts? Editor: Gabriel Radus Video Production: Shane Fennelly The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA"! Find our store here: https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

Duration:00:29:02

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America Q & A: Hunter Biden, Deep Fakes, and best campaign moments.

6/12/2024
What does the Hunter Biden conviction do to the Presidential race? When will there be a female president? What's the campaign you wished you'd covered and why and who will be the next front runners for either party? Your questions answered - and we have one for you. Help us spot the audio deepfake. Editor: Tom Hughes Video Production: Shane Fennelly You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA"! The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ Find our store here: https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

Duration:00:30:48

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How is Donald Trump planning his revenge?

6/6/2024
Donald Trump is wondering aloud what prison would be like. He probably doesn't have to -it's extremely unlikely that the sentence eventually handed down to him in July will be custodial. But his MAGA henchmen are already talking about what happens if he wins in November, and what their revenge on the prosecutors who tried him will be. Has belief in the rule of law amongst MAGA voters broken down? And what is this doing to America? And whilst one trial is behind us, another has just kicked off. Hunter Biden, the President's only living son, is in court in Delaware on charges of falsification after he bought a gun as a drug addict. But can Democrats use this moment to their advantage? Editor: Gabriel Radus Video Production: Rory Symon You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA"! The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ Find our store here: https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

Duration:00:23:27

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Donald Trump: guilty on all counts

5/30/2024
Trump is found guilty in New York. Just before 5pm on Thursday New York time the airwaves started cracking with news of an imminent verdict. Twenty minutes later the jury in a Manhattan court returned. And pronounced Donald Trump guilty on each one of the 34 counts. Donald Trump can still run for president. So in one respect this may change nothing. But let’s not let this moment of history escape - a former and possible future president who is now a convicted felon. What happens to his freedom, his vote and his temper now? And how should the Democrats play it? Editor: Gabriel Radus Video Production: Rory Symon You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA"! The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ Find our store here: https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

Duration:00:17:31

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The Trump trial is over. Will he be found guilty?

5/29/2024
The Trump first trial, over hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, is over. The real question is, as the jury deliberate - will he be found guilty? All this, while the Biden campaign sweats over stuttering polling data and a president who is apparently obstinate and determined to run the campaign his way. How can they turn the tide? Editor: Gabriel Radus Production: Abigail Brierley Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell Video Production: Rory Symon & Arvind Badewal You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA" The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ Find our store here: https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

Duration:00:28:49

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Bleach blonde butch body - American politics goes full Jerry Springer

5/21/2024
American legislators in the House are hurling personal insults at each other - meanwhile Biden and Trump have committed to debate each other on TV and Trump is using an attack ad - a riff off of a Tom Petty song- to accuse Biden of “free falling“. What has happened to rational discourse in America? Editor: Gabriel Radus Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell Video Production: Shane Fennelly & Arvind Badewal You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA"! The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ Find our store here: https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

Duration:00:30:28

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"He should go to jail!" Michael Cohen tells Donald Trump's trial

5/15/2024
If the adult porn director Stormy Daniels was the star witness of the Trump trial last week, this week it got even hotter. Trump's former fixer, friend and lawyer took the stand. Except now, Michael Cohen is no friend of Trump. What's more, he's a convicted felon, a liar and a perjurer. Will his presence as a key witness help or hinder the prosecution?And does it matter that he's told a jury he'd like to see Trump jailed? Later, why are 21 foreign born sailors still stuck on the cargo ship that collapsed the Baltimore bridge? Editor: Tom Hughes Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell Video Production: Shane Fennelly & Arvind Badewal You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA"! The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ Find our store here: https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

Duration:00:24:16

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Stormy Daniels takes the stand against Donald Trump

5/8/2024
In a surprise move, the sex worker and pornstar Stormy Daniels appeared as a witness yesterday in the trial of Donald Trump to reveal details of the night they spent together in a Nevada hotel room. The details were specific, and to some ears rather lurid - and included a description of her beating him on the backside with a rolled up magazine. None of this is illegal - but what might be is the money she alleges he paid her to hush it up - money from his campaign funds. Later, we revisit dog murderer-in-chief Kristi Noem's fortunes as a potential VP pick. And ask what happened overnight in Indiana. Editor: Gabriel Radus Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell Video Production: Rory Symon & Arvind Badewal You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA"! The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ Find our store here: https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

Duration:00:38:24

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Should a president be able to "assassinate" his political opponents?

4/30/2024
Is Trump above the law and should he have immunity from a case involving his actions around the January 6th insurrection? That's what the Supreme Court has spent the last week arguing about. Amazingly, they might be making a case for why he checks notes... IS immune. We hear from The New York Times Supreme Court supremo Adam Liptak. Later is Joe Biden wise to joke about his age at the White House Correspondents Dinner? And why did Trump's potential vice president pick shoot dead her pet puppy - and then boast about it? Editor: Gabriel Radus Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell Video Production: Rory Symon The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA".

Duration:00:37:24

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Trump on trial... and should America arm its teachers?

4/24/2024
Later in the show...Why are teachers now being given guns in Tennessee schools? We start this episode with the astonishing testimony of former Trump ally David Pecker - who ran the National Enquirer tabloids - and freuquently bought up the embarassing stories about Trump to save him face when he was running for president in 2016. Was this against the law? Does it hurt Trump's defence? And why does Trump keep slagging off his critics on social media when he's been gagged ? Later what's actually happening on the Columbia campus protests? Editor: Gabriel Radus Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell Video Production: Rory Symon The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA".

Duration:00:43:36

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How do you pick a jury for Donald Trump?

4/16/2024
How do you pick a jury of right-minded individuals to pass a fair verdict on Donald Trump? His lawyers say it's impossible, that this trial is a witch hunt, that he's been gagged AND denied the chance to go to his son's graduation. Meanwhile, the judge has just carried on. They're selecting a jury which will witness the first ever criminal trial of a former US president. We talk to criminal defence attorney - and hardened New Yorker - Randy Scott Zelin about whether justice can be served in such a politicised atmosphere. Later, what actually happened on the film set of RUST in October 2021, when Alec Baldwin accidentally shot dead the lead cinematographer. Today the armourer - responsible for weapons and ammunition on set - Hannah Guttierrez-Reed was sentenced to 18 months prison. We ask an armourer here how film set rules are followed - and what he thinks went wrong. Editor: Gabriel Radus Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell Video Production: Shane Fennelly The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA".

Duration:00:38:14

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Why is David Cameron getting snubbed in America?

4/10/2024
David Cameron flew to Washington to try and seek more funding for Ukraine. But he's been snubbed by the House Speaker Mike Johnson. Was it hubristic to think he could change minds in America? What happens to Ukraine now? But we start with what happened dramatically, overnight in America where the state of Arizona has just brought BACK an abortion ban dating from 1864. How popular will this antebellum law be? And could women's rights ultimately lose Trump the election? And we speak to Democrat Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-2), about Mike Johnson, Marjorie Taylor Greene and whether Joe Biden should debate Donald Trump. Editor: Gabriel Radus Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell Video Production: Rory Symon The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA".

Duration:00:38:32

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Could Florida’s new abortion ban actually help the Democrats win?

4/3/2024
Trump‘s Truth Social company has plunged in value on the stock market after losses of more than 58 million were revealed. Luckily, though, he still has his bible business in which he tries to flog a double whammy bible constitution combo for a neat 60 dollars. Trump is trying to win few more Christians whilst simultaneously trying not to endorse an abortion ban that could see the Republicans lose the massive electoral state of Florida. Meanwhile, Senator Chris Coons - close Biden ally - tells us the TV debates are ‘probably a waste of time’ and appeals to Taylor Swift to come aboard the Biden boat. Will anyone move on banning arms to Israel? We try for answers on this too... Editor: Gabriel Radus Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell Video Production: Rory Symon The News Agents USA is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/ You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents USA".

Duration:00:47:45