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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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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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"Impeached Forever"

1/15/2020
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Tuesday night in Iowa was a status quo debate in a world where a whole bunch of campaigns like their status. Four candidates have realistic shots at winning Iowa, while others are still hoping to make a mark; polling stability has actually created uncommon fluidity 19 days out. Meanwhile, the impeachment of President Trump moves to the Senate for trial. Guest: Former Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ---->...

Duration:00:34:24

Repair Work

1/8/2020
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Among the many uncertainties to confront the 2020 Democratic field, add a big one: America is now functionally at war. It will now be a wartime primary campaign, under clouds of impeachment, in the race to replace a most unpredictable president. Guest: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) 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...

Duration:00:30:14

What's Next?

1/1/2020
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On this special New Year's Day edition of Powerhouse Politics, Jon and Rick take stock of the narrowing field of presidential contenders and look ahead to the next few months on the campaign trail. Then, they're joined by ABC News reporter Beatrice Peterson who is embedded with the Buttigieg campaign. 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:00:29:30

Looking Ahead to 2020

12/25/2019
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On this special edition of Powerhouse Politics, our political roundtable looks ahead to the 2020 race and what the future holds for the newly impeached President of the United States. Guests: ABC's Aaron Katersky, ABC News Deputy Political Director MaryAlice Parks, with Galen Druke and Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight 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:00:23:53

The Impeachment

12/18/2019
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If you're looking for a moment of clarity, you could do worse than this day for the history books. In the relatively short life of the current impeachment push, political perceptions have shifted far more than the basic facts ever have. As the foregone conclusion becomes reality with Wednesday's pair of House votes on articles of impeachment, events have cemented the partisan divide and party discipline as perfectly as any issue can. Guest: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) Please leave us a...

Duration:00:31:15

Diametrically Opposed

12/11/2019
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On one hand, President Donald Trump is facing articles of impeachment. On the other hand, the president has seen some of his biggest legislative wins since he took office. As 2020 approaches, how should potential voters make sense of this? Guests: Trump 2020 Campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh and Sarah Isgur Flores of "The Dispatch" Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan...

Duration:00:49:52

A Split Screen Moment

12/4/2019
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Senator Kamala Harris makes an early exit from the 2020 contest. Yet, for all the big-name busts, Democrats appear to be no closer to uniting around what they want in a candidate. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is closer than ever to impeachment, with the House Judiciary Committee's first hearing today. 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:00:26:29

"Unprincipled, Uncalibrated and unAmerican"

11/27/2019
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Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proven that $37 million -- his week-one advertising bid - buys you a piece of the conversation. His new rivals in the Democratic primary are incorporating him into their stump speeches, preempting his arguments by augmenting theirs. Guest: Neal Katyal, author of "Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump" Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan...

Duration:00:36:20

"Everyone Was In The Loop"

11/20/2019
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What if a debate happens where the candidates would rather be debating someone else? The main event, arguably, is playing out further north, in public impeachment hearings that continue for at least two more days and threaten to consume far more campaign time. Guest: Former Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick 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:00:36:05

Irregular, But Certainly Not Outlandish

11/13/2019
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It's the first day of the historic public hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Democrats called two star witnesses to testify about the president's conduct -- and whether Trump betrayed his oath of office by withholding military aid to Ukraine. Guest: ABC News Correspondent Aaron Katersky 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:00:28:49

Election Results & Impeachment Revelations

11/6/2019
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It might just be that election results speak louder than impeachment revelations. For all the caveats of an imprecise barometer, and those inevitably pointing out Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's flaws, Democrats walk away from Election Day 2019 with more votes in most closely watched contests -- including a 5,000-plus vote lead as of Wednesday morning in the race for governor of Kentucky. Guest: Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), author of the book, "Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed...

Duration:00:33:52

"It's Just Baloney"

10/30/2019
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The threats to President Donald Trump are multiplying. The responses from the president, meanwhile, are narrowing -- and pushing his allies in uncomfortable directions. Those offering potentially damaging information and testimony now come from inside and outside of Trump's own party, his own administration and even his own White House. Guest: Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other...

Duration:00:36:18

At Nats Park with Mike Rizzo

10/25/2019
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As the World Series returns to Washington for the first time in 86 years, Jon and Rick check in with Mike Rizzo, the president and general manager of the Washington Nationals. Rizzo talks about what baseball means to Washington, the secrets behind the success of Juan Soto and Ryan Zimmerman, and how he watches a baseball game.

Duration:00:14:14

Quid Pro Quo?

10/23/2019
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Where do things stand after U.S. diplomat Bill Taylor’s testimony? And Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul talks about Syria and his new book, "The Case Against Socialism." Guest: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 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...

Duration:00:31:01

John Kasich: "I Would Vote To Impeach"

10/18/2019
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In this special bonus edition of "Powerhouse Politics," former Ohio Governor John Kasich weighs in on impeachment, the situation unfolding in Syria, the 2020 debates, and talks about his new book, "It's Up to Us: Ten Little Ways We Can Bring About Big Change" Guest: Former Ohio Governor John Kasich 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:00:25:57

A New Front-runner?

10/16/2019
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Senator Elizabeth Warren took -- by far -- the most heat from her rivals in Tuesday's Democratic Primary debate, even if it mostly came on issues that have played out before. The scrutiny is a measure of Warren's newfound status as a front-runner, if not the front-runner, in the race. And Warren largely held her own, even while being double- and triple-teamed. Guest: Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ---->...

Duration:00:33:54

Kangaroo Court

10/9/2019
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Faced with the growing likelihood of impeachment, President Donald Trump is leading his party into an increasingly dangerous space. GOP lawmakers are being asked to ignore realities and their own instincts in defending a president whose conduct is not inspiring fierce loyalty. Meanwhile, the Bernie Sanders campaign suffers two big blows in one week. Guest: Nina Turner, national co-chair for the Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign Please leave us a review! ---->...

Duration:00:36:04

"I was on the phone call"

10/2/2019
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stepped in to keep State Department officials from sitting for depositions this week. Key Democratic committee chairs responded by calling Pompeo himself a "fact witness" -- and stated that efforts to keep witnesses from talking to Congress "will constitute evidence of obstruction of the impeachment inquiry." Pompeo now admits he was "on the phone call" between President Trump and the President of Ukraine. Guest: Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) Please leave us a...

Duration:00:25:14

Impeachment Inquiry

9/25/2019
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Impeachment has now moved to a phase where there's probably nothing the White House can do to stop it. That's some unfamiliar territory for President Donald Trump. The launch of an official "impeachment inquiry" means congressional Democrats are now acting, with Trump left reacting. Guest: Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) 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:00:27:59

Remembering Cokie Roberts

9/18/2019
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In this special edition of Powerhouse Politics we pay tribute to Cokie Roberts - a beloved friend and colleague. She was a force of the gentlest kind. She gathered details and spread knowledge. She dialed all of us into the broad world she knew so well and the narrow worlds of the countless individuals she sought to know better. When Cokie spoke, we listened. Guests: ABC's Sam Donaldson, Karen Travers and Avery Miller Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our...

Duration:00:37:53