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Deep dives into the crucial issues and emergencies facing America with the people trying to solve them.

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Deep dives into the crucial issues and emergencies facing America with the people trying to solve them.

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Episodes

The Man Who Ran Washington

11/24/2020
The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III by Peter Baker(no relation), Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times and his wife, Susan Glasser, Staff Writer for The New Yorker. Bill says its among the best political biographies he has ever read. And he's read a lot. Baker, Glasser and Bill explore a time in DC when things got done before Newt Gingrich tore it all down. Baker worked for presidents Ford, Reagan, Bush and Bush. But not Trump. Glasser and...

Duration:00:45:02

"It's Treasonous." The Reporters' Roundtable-Nov 20

11/20/2020
Rudy melting. Trump subverting. GOP cowarding. Biden transitioning. With Pema Levy, Reporter at Mother Jones, Addy Baird Politics & Government Reporter for BuzzFeed News and Igor Bobic, Politics Reporter at Huff Post

Duration:00:43:11

Georgia...On Everyone's Mind.

11/17/2020
All eyes on Georgia: Biden's upset victory. Two Senate run-offs that will determine control of the Senate or any chance for a transformative Biden presidency. Bill talks to Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson who represents the Atlanta suburbs, about how Biden won and whether the Democratic Senate candidates can win. He's cautiously upbeat. You can help by donating to Stacey Abrams' voter registration and engagement operation here:...

Duration:00:31:20

"Dangerous Gamesmanship." The Reporters' Roundtable Nov 13

11/13/2020
Trump tantrums. Biden transitions. Will GOP cooperate? With Jason Dick, Deputy Editor at CQ Roll Call, Christopher Cadelago, National Political Reporter covering 2020 for POLITICO, Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital and Maya King, Politics Reporter at POLITICO . Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the SMART Union. More information at SMART-Union.org

Duration:00:53:15

Courts Can't Change the Election

11/10/2020
Trump's "legal" challenges are going nowhere. But its good to have a great lawyer and Democratic stalwart explain why. So we can all breathe. Lanny Davis is a Legal Crisis Manager and a former White House Special Counsel in the Clinton Administration. Today's Bil Press Pod is supported by the over 500,000 members of The Laborers International Union of North America. More information at LIUNA.org

Duration:00:25:11

Trump Who? The Roundtable-Nov 6

11/6/2020
Biden will win, but can he get anything done with the GOP Senate? With Sudeep Reddy, Managing Editor at Politico and Lauren Burke. Writer for Black Press USA. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. More information at UFCW.org.

Duration:00:36:52

Too Close...for Comfort. The Reporters' Roundtable-Nov 4

11/4/2020
Biden with clearer path to 270. Trump wants to stop counting votes. Senate control uncertain. With Jason Dick, Deputy Editor at CQ Roll Call, Christopher Cadelago, National Political Reporter covering 2020 for POLITICO, Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital and Maya King, Politics Reporter at POLITICO. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters. More information at Teamster.org.

Duration:00:47:18

"Turnout!!" The Roundtable Oct 30

10/30/2020
Covid rising. Trump not. 81 million voted. Blue Senate? With Sabrina Siddiqui, National Politics Reporter at The Wall Street Journal and Political Analyst at CNN, Jennifer Haberkorn, Congressional Reporter for The Los Angeles Times and David Jackson, White House Correspondent for USA TODAY Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Association of Fire Fighters. More information at IAFF.org

Duration:00:42:20

The World's Most Dangerous Man w/ Dr. Mary Trump

10/27/2020
Mary Trump is Donald's niece and a trained Clinical Psychologist. Her book is a searing indictment of the mental state of the President of the United States. And how he became the "person" he is. You can buy the book here. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Representing workers from A to Z. From Airline Pilots to Zookeepers. More information at Teamster.org.

Duration:00:36:58

"Less Shouty"- The Roundtable-Oct 23

10/23/2020
The Debate. Covid. Biden mangled the Public Option. Trump bails on 60 Minutes. Closing Messages. Stimulus? With Jason Dick, Deputy Editor at CQ Roll Call, Addy Baird Politics and Government Reporter for Buzzfeed News and Jeff Dufour. Editor in Chief at the National Journal. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers, The SMART Union. More information at SMART-UNION.org

Duration:00:43:47

2 Weeks to Go with Dan Balz of The Washington Post

10/20/2020
Dan Balz is the Chief Correspondent for The Washington Post and arguably the dean of political reporters in America. He shares his insights on the state of the race and what might happen in a Biden Administration should he win.(VOTE). Or what Trump and the GOP might do if Trump loses. (VOTE). Dan's articles are here: Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the over one million members of the American Federation of Teachers. Teaching in person, over Zoom and sometimes both at the same time....

Duration:00:37:48

"It's a Television Show" -The Roundtable Oct 16th

10/16/2020
E-mails! Dueling Town Halls. Covid. Amy Coney Barrett. 18 days to Go. With Matthew Gertz, Senior Fellow at Media Matters, Amanda Becker, Washington Correspondent 19th News and John T. Bennett, Washington Bureau Chief & Columnist, The Independent. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the frontline workers of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. More information at UFCW.org.

Duration:00:58:38

2020 with Jonathan Martin of The New York Times

10/13/2020
Could Trump mount a successful comeback or is the cake baked? Will the Dems control the Senate? Will we know the winner on election night? Jonathan Martin is a National Political Correspondent for The New York Times. He is in touch with both campaigns, political operatives all over the country. And voters.His latest articles are here. Like Bill, he has been doing this for a long time. Deep insight. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The Laborers International Union of North America....

Duration:00:32:56

"What On Earth is He Doing?" The Roundtable Oct 9

10/9/2020
Trump's physical and mental state. WH Covid outbreak. Stimulus? Debates? Supreme Court? Domestic Terror in Michigan. With Igor Bobic, Politics Reporter at The Huffington Post, Sudeep Reddy, Managing Editor, Politico and Eliza Collins, Politics Reporter covering the presidential election for The Wall Street Journal. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. 1.3 Million strong. More information at UFCW.org.

Duration:00:43:26

Biden-Trump & the Senate w/ Larry Sabato

10/6/2020
Is Biden’s lead big enough? Who will control the Senate? Bill talks with one of the most astute political scientists and commentators in the business, Larry Sabato, the founder and director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. He’s the author of the Crystal Ball newsletter which is free and you can sign up here. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the American Federation of Teachers under the leadership of President Randi Weingarten. More information at AFT.org

Duration:00:22:50

The President has Covid. The Roundtable -Oct 2

10/2/2020
How does the President's Covid affect the government, the campaign, the debates, the White House response to the pandemic? With Gabe Debenedetti National Correspondent for New York Magazine, Lauren Burke, Writer for Black Press USA and Chris Lu, Former Obama White House Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Labor. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the SMART Union More information at SMART-Union.org.

Duration:00:39:57

Taxes. Taxes w/Forbes' Trump Reporter, Dan Alexander

9/29/2020
Bill digs into the Times' Trump Tax story with Forbes Senior Editor Dan Alexander. He leads the magazine’s coverage of Donald Trump. Twice a year, Alexander is responsible for putting together Forbes’ estimate of Donald Trump’s net worth. Spoiler alert: It's not $10 Billion. He is also the author of the great new book, White House, Inc.: How Donald Trump Turned the Presidency into a Business, an exposé that details Trump’s efforts to make money off of politics. You can buy it here. Today's...

Duration:00:35:11

"It's Quite Dangerous." The Roundtable. Sept 25

9/25/2020
Will Trump leave? Judicial Coup? 200,000 Dead. With Sabrina Siddiqui, National Politics Reporter at the Wall Street Journal and Political analyst at CNN, Hunter Walker, White House Correspondent at Yahoo News and Pema Levy, Reporter at Mother Jones Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the Laborers International Union of North America. More information at LIUNA.org

Duration:00:43:12

RBG RIP. GOP Shameless.

9/22/2020
What should Democrats do about Trump and McConnell and their enablers as they rush through a third Supreme Court Justice? Pack the court? Admit DC and Puerto Rico as states? Kill the Filibuster? Bill talks to former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan who voted to confirm Justice Ginsburg, and Elizabeth Wydra, President of the Constitutional Accountability Center, dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of the Constitution. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the International...

Duration:00:39:18

"Focused on the Pandemic." The Reporters' Roundtable - Sept 17

9/17/2020
Pandemic. Masks. Waiters. Biden. Woodward. With Niall Stanage, White House Columnist for The Hill; Nikki Schwab, Senior Political Reporter for The Daily Mail and Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union, AFL-CIO. The Ironworkers Union. More information at Ironworkers.org

Duration:00:46:44