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Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. Hosted by ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein.

Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. Hosted by ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein.
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ABC News (US)

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Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. Hosted by ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein.

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English


Episodes

The Race and Racism

7/17/2019
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One story has been dominating the headlines this week: racist tweets. President Donald Trump takes to the campaign trail Wednesday night in North Carolina having chosen new opponents for himself. He did so by elevating four female House Democrats, who collectively showed the potential power of the new Democratic Party -- and exposed some potential political weaknesses. Even Tuesday's chaotic scenes on the House floor didn't change the fact that Democrats are finding unity and fresh rallying...

Duration:00:51:23

A Crowded Primary

7/10/2019
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Is there room in a crowded primary for a billionaire? What about one who almost certainly won't make the next debate? Those are among the big questions Tom Steyer's late entry into the Democratic presidential primary field poses for Democratic voters. Guest: Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief...

Duration:00:31:09

"For the Good of the Game"

7/8/2019
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In an all-star week baseball and politics special, former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig talks about his tumultuous 22-year tenure, including his views on the 1994 strike that canceled the World Series, the steroids era, and the unifying moments baseball brought after 9/11. Selig, the author of the new book "For the Good of the Game," tells the story of the time he cursed out Al Gore, explains his friendship with Hank Aaron, and says why he thinks Alex Rodriguez should be...

Duration:00:20:10

Borderline

7/3/2019
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In the days after the first presidential debates, Sen. Kamala Harris has crashed the top tier of 2020 candidates. And there's fresh evidence in post-debate polling that she's likely there to stay. Meanwhile, members of Congress have visited immigrant detention centers and are speaking out. Guest: Gov. Jay Inslee, 2020 candidate for President of the United States Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN...

Duration:00:31:57

The First Debates

6/26/2019
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It starts with a candidate in the middle, who has seen her ideas and -- yes -- her plans, bubble into the conversation along with her poll numbers. Sen. Elizabeth Warren gets either the very lucky or very unlucky position of being the highest-polling candidate on the stage Wednesday night. She'll be center stage, alongside former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, with Sens. Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro among those also looking for breakout...

Duration:00:19:16

Game On

6/19/2019
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If it's a "movement," as President Donald Trump said repeatedly on Tuesday night, it doesn't move that much. The bonanza of Trumpiness that formally launched the president's reelection campaign in Florida showed that the hallmarks of a Trump 2020 rally won't change substantially from 2016. Guest: Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), author of "Back in the Game" Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL:...

Duration:00:34:46

Biden v. Trump

6/12/2019
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When the name-calling fades and this moment passes, it may be the insults not delivered that have the most resonance inside the Democratic primary. Former Vice President Joe Biden has now unleashed a torrent of criticism at President Donald Trump. Guest: George Will, author of the new book, "The Conservative Sensibility" Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief...

Duration:00:28:47

Tensions Over Tariffs

6/5/2019
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Republicans are hoping to get clarity today on the president's threat of tariffs on Mexican goods as pressure mounts to reach deals on trade and immigration. Guest: Jaime Harrison, Democrat candidate for Senate in S.C. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, contributing to all ABC News broadcasts....

Duration:00:35:17

Mueller Breaks His Silence

5/29/2019
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Special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday broke more than two years of silence about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, saying he does not intend to testify to Congress and explaining he did not have the "option" of charging the president with a crime. Guest: Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa *...

Duration:00:30:56

Bonus: Baseball and Politics

5/24/2019
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A special Memorial Day weekend podcast explores the nexus of sports and politics with two legendary pitchers: David Cone and Luis Tiant. Rick talks with the colorful baseball greats about their new books, race in the clubhouse and in society, and President Donald Trump's influence on the sports world and Cuba policy. Guests: Baseball Legends, David Cone and Luis Tiant Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT...

Duration:00:37:39

Boiling Over

5/22/2019
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In the toggling between "if" and "when" on the subject of impeachment, the "when" side appears to be winning. A Republican endorsing such a move against President Donald Trump this weekend was a catalyst. Then, a planned infrastructure meeting at the White House devolved into a back and forth between the President and the Democratic leadership. Guest: Dan Abrams, ABC News legal analyst and author of the new book, "Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense" Please leave us a review! ---->...

Duration:00:40:07

Reset Button

5/15/2019
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Some 2020 presidential candidates are already hitting the reset button on their campaigns. Others, such as tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, are gaining momentum. Guest: presidential candidate Andrew Yang Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, contributing to all ABC News broadcasts. Karl has covered...

Duration:00:32:27

Oversight

5/8/2019
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Sen. Bernie Sanders pushed back against former Vice President Joe Biden's claim that he has "the most progressive record" of any candidate in the Democratic presidential field. Then, former Congressman Tom Davis talks government oversight and how the president's party has become an "appendage of the executive branch." Guest: former Congressman Tom Davis Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL:...

Duration:00:30:35

Barr on The Hill

5/1/2019
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AG William Barr is on Capitol Hill facing questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden has officially entered the 2020 race for president. Guest: Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight's editor-in-chief Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, contributing to all ABC...

Duration:00:35:25

To Impeach or Not to Impeach?

4/24/2019
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Former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart, who worked under the Clinton administration, is no stranger to impeachment proceedings. He shares what he thinks is the best way forward for Democrats ahead of 2020. Guest: Joe Lockhart Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, contributing to all ABC...

Duration:00:41:47

Can Bernie Beat Trump?

4/17/2019
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Several 2020 candidates, including Bernie Sanders, voluntarily released their personal tax returns this week. But can Bernie beat Trump in the general election? We ask former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Jim Messina, the architect of President Obama's successful re-election campaign in 2012. Guest: Jim Messina Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief...

Duration:00:19:54

Barr, Walls and Separation

4/10/2019
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President Trump insists he doesn't want to separate families at the border. Meanwhile, if Attorney General William Barr was seeking to dispel mystery about what isn't known about special counsel Robert Mueller's final report, he didn't accomplish it on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Guest: Rep. Will Hurd(R-TX) p> Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington...

Duration:00:32:00

Bonus: Presidential Golf

4/5/2019
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Guest: Rick Reilly, author of the new book, "Commander In Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump" Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, contributing to all ABC News broadcasts. Karl has covered every major beat in Washington, including the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and the State Department....

Duration:00:26:30

4/3/19: Spin and Gloss

4/3/2019
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There's a lot to discuss this week, from former Vice President Joe Biden to the recent spate of unusual comments from President Trump. Guest: Preet Bharara, former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, contributing to all ABC News broadcasts. Karl has...

Duration:00:40:39

3/27/19: Life After Mueller

3/27/2019
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Now that the dust has settled following the Mueller report, is it time for Democrats to turn the page? Guest: Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, contributing to all ABC News broadcasts. Karl has covered every major beat in Washington, including...

Duration:00:34:43