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Three prominent Washington journalists from print, wire services, and broadcast media meet to discuss the week's top stories in the world and nation.

Three prominent Washington journalists from print, wire services, and broadcast media meet to discuss the week's top stories in the world and nation.
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Three prominent Washington journalists from print, wire services, and broadcast media meet to discuss the week's top stories in the world and nation.

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Episodes

US Opens Embassy in Jerusalem - May 18, 2018

5/18/2018
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On this edition of Issues in the News, moderator Michael Williams of CBS Radio, along with Philippe Gelie of Le Figaro and Tom DeFrank of the National Journal discuss the week's top stories including the recent confrontations in Gaza as the U.S. opens its new embassy in Jerusalem.

Duration:00:24:59

President Trump Exits Iran Nuclear Deal - May 11, 2018

5/11/2018
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The end of U.S. involvement in the Iran nuclear deal tops the headlines this week on VOA's Issues in the News. Join host Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports, along with Tom DeFrank of the National Journal and Dan Raviv of Israeli-based I-24 News, as they discuss the implications of President Trump's move, as well as top stories this week on the Voice of America.

Duration:00:24:59

Questions Over Questions - May 04, 2018

5/4/2018
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Join top Washington journalists as they discuss the week's headlines including the controversy over leaked questions from the special investigator looking into Russia’s campaign meddling. Host Michael Williams of CBS Radio, Michael Warren of the Weekly Standard and Laura Meckler of the Wall Street Journal talk about this and other stories on VOA’s Issues in the News.

Duration:00:24:59

Historic Meeting in South Korea - April 27, 2018

4/27/2018
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Prominent Washington Journalists discuss the week's headlines - including Kim Jong Un’s historic visit to South Korea – the first for a North Korean leader since the Korean War. Join moderator Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports, along with Philippe Gelie of Le Figaro and Oren Dorell of USA Today as they talk about this and other stories on Issues in the News.

Duration:00:24:59

A Castro No Longer President of Cuba - April 20, 2018

4/20/2018
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Top Washington journalists engage in a lively discussion of the week's top stories including the confirmation of a new president in Cuba - whose last name is not Castro. Join moderator Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports, along with Michael Warren of the Weekly Standard and Tom DeFrank of the National Journal for this and other stories on Issues in the News only on the Voice of America!

Duration:00:24:59

Possible Retaliation for Suspected Syrian Chemical Attack - April 13, 2018

4/13/2018
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Top Washington journalists talk about the week’s headlines on Issues in the News including the suspected chemical attack on a Syrian rebel stronghold. Join moderator David Rennie of The Economist, along with Oren Dorell of USA Today and Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports for a round table discussion of this and other Issues in the News.

Duration:00:24:59

Polls Up for the President Amid Talk of Tariffs and Immigration - April 06, 2018

4/6/2018
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This week on Issues in the News, top Washington journalists talk about the week's headlines including President Trump’s modest bump in the polls amid proposed trade tariffs, toughness on immigration and more cabinet changes. Join moderator Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports, along with panelists Laura Meckler of the Wall Street Journal and Stephen Collinson of CNN Politics Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America.

Duration:00:24:59

Russian Retaliation over Expulsion of Its Diplomats - March 30, 2018

3/30/2018
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Listen in as top Washington journalists talk about the week's headlines including the U.S. and U.K.’s decision to expel dozens of Russian diplomats, and the planned U.S. budget cutback for UN peacekeeping operations. Join host Michael Williams of CBS Radio along with Philippe Gelie of Le Figaro and Tom DeFrank, with the National Journal as they discuss these and other stories, Saturday and Sunday on VOA’s Issues in the News.

Duration:00:24:59

President Trump Announces Stiff Tariffs On China - March 23, 2018

3/23/2018
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This week on Issues in the News, top Washington journalists talk about the week's headlines including President Trump's announcement of stiff tariffs on goods from China, Facebook and data mining, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “re-election” and the controversy over President Trump's " congratulatory” phone call to him. Join host David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief of the Economist, along with Linda Feldmann of the Christian Science Monitor and Dan Raviv with Israeli-based i24 News...

Duration:00:24:59

Tillerson Out, Pompeo In - March 16, 2018

3/16/2018
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Listen to Issues in the News as top Washington journalists discuss the latest headlines, including President Trump's new nominee to replace ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Moderator Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports, along with panelists Michael Williams of CBS Radio and Tracy Wilkinson of the Los Angeles Times talk about this and other stories Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America.

Duration:00:24:59

President Trump Agrees to Talks with Kim Jong Un - March 09, 2018

3/9/2018
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Top Washington correspondents discuss President Trump's announcement that he accepted an offer of talks with North Korean Leader, Kim Jong Un. Join Moderator David Rennie of The Economist, along with Laura Meckler, the Wall Street Journal and Richard Lantendresse, TVA Nouvelles, as they talk about this and other Issues in the News Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America.

Duration:00:24:59

Trump Announces New Tariffs on Steel - March 02, 2018

3/2/2018
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This week on Issues in the News, top Washington journalists talk about the week's headlines including the latest on the Russia probe and the possibility of a trade war with new tariffs announced on steel. Join host Michael Williams of CBS Radio, along with Oren Dorell, USA Today, and Tom DeFrank of The National Journal as they discuss these and other stories, Saturday and Sunday on VOA’s Issues in the News.

Duration:00:24:59

Students Urge Changes to Gun Laws - February 23, 2018

2/23/2018
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Join prominent Washington correspondents for a lively discussion of the week's top stories including protests and demands from students over gun laws in the wake of a deadly school shooting. Moderator Paul Brandus, along with Linda Feldmann of the Christian Science Monitor and Tom DeFrank of the National Journal talk about this and other Issues in the News Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America.

Duration:00:24:59

School Shooting in U.S. Reignites Gun Debate - February 16, 2018

2/16/2018
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This week on Issues in the News, Michael Williams, CBS Radio contributor, Philippe Gelie of Le Figaro and Tracy Wilkinson of the Los Angeles Times discuss the week's headlines, including the school shooting in Florida that left at least 17 people dead. Listen Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America.

Duration:00:24:59

Congress Agrees to Spending Bill - February 09, 2018

2/9/2018
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Join moderator Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports, along with Dan Raviv of i24 News and The National Journal's Tom DeFrank as they talk about the week’s top stories including what didn't make it into the new spending bill. Also, the ups and mostly downs of Wall Street this week. Listen Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration:00:24:59

Immigration Tops State of the Union Address - February 02, 2018

2/2/2018
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Top Washington journalists talk about the week's headlines including President Trump’s first State of the Union address. Join host Michael Williams of CBS Radio, along with Dan Raviv, National Correspondent for Israeli-based i24News and Stephen Collinson, a Senior Reporter at CNN Politics, this Saturday and Sunday on VOA’s Issues in the News.

Duration:00:24:59

President Trump Talks Tariffs and Trade - January 26, 2018

1/26/2018
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This week on Issues in the News, top Washington journalists talk about the week's headlines including President Trump’s trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. Join host David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief of the Economist, along with Linda Feldman of the Christian Science Monitor and Abderrahim Foukara of Al-Jazeera TV Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration:00:24:59

President Trump Wraps Up First Year in Office - January 19, 2018

1/19/2018
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This week on Issues in the News, join moderator Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports, along with Laura Meckler of the Wall Street Journal and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to the National Journal, as they talk about the week’s top stories. President Trump wraps up his first year in office with at least one major accomplishment on taxes while the immigration debate stalls budget talks in Congress. Listen for that and other top issues in the news this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of...

Duration:00:25:00

Status of Hundreds of Thousands of Immigrants in Limbo - January 12, 2018

1/12/2018
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Top Washington journalists talk about the week's headlines, including efforts to come up with legislation on the so-called Dreamers, illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. Join host David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief of the Economist, along with Linda Feldman of the Christian Science Monitor and Oren Dorell, USA Today, this Saturday and Sunday on VOA’s Issues in the News.

Duration:00:24:59

Deadly Protests in Iran - January 05, 2018

1/5/2018
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Listen in on our round-table discussion with top Washington journalists as they talk about the week's headlines, including the protests in Iran and the possibility of U.S. aid to Pakistan being cut. Join host Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports, along with panelists Jonathan Landay of Reuter's News Agency and Tracy Wilkinson of the Los Angeles Times this Saturday and Sunday for Issues in the News.

Duration:00:24:59

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