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The Face the Nation 2016 Diary features news, insights, and analysis on the 2016 election from John Dickerson.

The Face the Nation 2016 Diary features news, insights, and analysis on the 2016 election from John Dickerson.
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The Face the Nation 2016 Diary features news, insights, and analysis on the 2016 election from John Dickerson.

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The Bottom Line: A Fond Farewell

1/12/2018
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A note to our listeners in this final edition of the Face the Nation Diary.

Duration:00:01:59

The Bottom Line: Try Saying ?Fire & Fury? Three Times Fast

1/5/2018
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It was the week of Fire and Fury. That was the name of an explosive new book by Michael Wolff or it was a book about the reality of American politics we've been experiencing for the last year? Fire and Fury was fortunately not the title of taunts about North Korea this week. The rhetoric was hot, but for the first time in a while, we saw cooling.

Duration:00:26:26

The Bottom Line: Republicans Deliver Big Tax Cuts in Time for Christmas

12/22/2017
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It's a win for the president. 2017 ends with that elusive legislative victory for the president and his party. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

Duration:00:20:12

The Bottom Line: Democrats Win in Deep Red Alabama and Republicans Get a Tax Break

12/15/2017
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Democrat Doug Jones inches past controversial Republican candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama special election while Republicans in D.C. rally around a tax bill. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

Duration:00:22:52

The Bottom Line: Moore Now than Ever

12/8/2017
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The president and Republican National Committee embrace Roy Moore, the Democrats pressure Al Franken and John Conyers to resign. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

Duration:00:27:40

The Bottom Line: Flynn Flips and Tax Cuts Advance

12/3/2017
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Tax cuts are coming and men are leaving-- their media, Hollywood and corporate suites-- men who have sexually assaulted women are losing their jobs. Also, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn enters a guilty plea for lying to the FBI. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

Duration:00:34:45

The Bottom Line: Democrats Win And Moore

11/10/2017
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A president abroad in Asia left his tough talk about China behind, embracing the global power to present a united front against North Korea. Back home, Democrats rejoiced after election wins. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

Duration:00:40:15

The Bottom Line: Indictments, Tax Reform and Terror ahead of Trump?s voyage to Asia

11/3/2017
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Special Counsel Robert Muller steps forward into the light, plus a terrorist attack initiates a multi-day response from the president. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

Duration:00:34:38

The Bottom Line: Breakup and a Lovefest

10/27/2017
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Love him or leave him was the choice before Republican lawmakers this week as breakaway Senators raised questions about the president's competence and moral standing. "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

Duration:00:28:36

The Bottom Line: Playing Politics with Gold Star Families

10/20/2017
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It was a week where the corrosive American political debate broke into one of the most sacred spaces of American life while leaders old and new reached for what had gone wrong and how America could get back on track. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

Duration:00:31:01

The Bottom Line: Trump Dismantles Obama's Signature Achievements

10/14/2017
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In seven days, the Trump administration launched a gambit aimed at deconstructing his predecessor's legacy. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

Duration:00:30:35

The Bottom Line: Sorrow from Las Vegas to Puerto Rico

10/6/2017
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It was a stormy week of sorrow and frustration in America and infighting within the Trump administration. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

Duration:00:30:11

The Bottom Line: Will the GOP Get Tax Reform Right?

9/29/2017
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It was a week of scrambling to help Puerto Rico and push tax reform amid the president's latest feud with the NFL.

Duration:00:40:11

The Bottom Line: Trump vows to destroy North Korea

9/22/2017
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It was a week of hash words from the president aimed at North Korea and harsh words from late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel aimed at Senate Republicans making one last go at passing health care reform. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

Duration:00:35:13

The Bottom Line on Donald the deal maker

9/15/2017
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President Trump continues to play deal-maker but as he dines and deals with Democrats, he gets tough treatment from some in his own camp. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

Duration:00:32:59

The Bottom Line: Deals, Dreamers and Diplomacy

9/8/2017
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The Deal Maker President may have achieved his first bipartisan deal this week by joining with Nancy Pelosi and her Senate counterpart, Chuck Schumer, on the debt ceiling and government spending - but Republicans weren't happy. The so-called Dreamers weren't happy, either, after the announcement of a policy shift on immigration. And a storm-battered nation faced another monster hurricane approaching Florida. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

Duration:00:32:58

FTN: The Bottom Line: The president?s moral test

8/18/2017
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Every day is a test of the president's ability to succeed as a leader. This week, faced with a test of his moral instinct, President Trump, who built his reputation on bluntness about essential truths, could not speak clearly about racism and bigotry, raising fresh questions about his moral compass, discipline and whether he has irreparably crippled his ability to govern a diverse nation. Plus, the departure of yet another top White House aide. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson...

Duration:00:34:42

The Bottom Line: Kelly > Scaramucci

8/4/2017
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The White House re-shuffling continued this week with the departure of Anthony Scaramucci. A new chief of staff brought in military discipline, but news that the special counsel has empaneled a grand jury sent a chill through Trumpworld -- as did more leaks, including leaks of presidential conversations with foreign heads of state. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

Duration:00:47:22

The Bottom Line: Obamacare stays, Priebus goes

7/28/2017
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The bars that surround the White House protect the president from the public, but this week it felt like they might protect the public from the chaos as it spilled out on the front lawn in the form of ugly disputes involving the president and his top aides. At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a dramatic late night vote ended this round of health care reform and left the future of the Affordable Care Act intact but shaky. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week...

Duration:00:52:40

The Bottom Line: He does love holding my hand

7/21/2017
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A seven-year promise to end Obamacare may go unfulfilled despite last-minute scrambling and closed-door brow furrowing in the Senate, and the president and his aides prepare for trench warfare to defend against the special counsel. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

Duration:00:38:15