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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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Episodes

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...

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

Houston Debate Preview

9/11/2019
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We're in Houston this week as ten Democratic presidential candidates get set to go toe-to-toe on one stage in the third Primary debate. Guests: ABC's Tom Llamas and Cecilia Vega 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...

Duration:00:14:37

A Changing Dynamic on Guns

9/4/2019
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Guns are front and center as lawmakers head back to work in Washington. Meanwhile, the winnowing field of Democratic Primary candidates get set to fight their respective corners in Houston for the next debate, hosted by ABC News. Guest: ABC News Contributor Heidi Heitkamp 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...

Duration:00:30:29

Can Biden Break Through?

8/28/2019
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Winnowing is not the same as winning. But Wednesday brings perhaps the most meaningful deadline in the Democratic primary race to date. Only Democratic National Committee-sanctioned polls released by midnight will help candidates make the September debate, which will air on ABC and Univision. 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...

Duration:00:34:54

Has Civility Been Lost?

8/21/2019
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Nearly a year after her husband's passing, political divisiveness is on Cindy McCain's mind, and she's aiming to do something about it to honor his legacy. In an interview with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, she described her family's new initiative, "Acts of Civility," set to launch this week. Guest: Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL:...

Duration:00:42:31

Immigration, Iowa and Gun Legislation

8/14/2019
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ABC's Mary Bruce and Adam Kelsey takeover the pod today. On the menu: new Statue of Liberty inscription suggestions, new musings on gun laws, new rules on immigration and, of course, all that food at the Iowa State Fair. Guest: ABC's Ben Siegel 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...

Duration:00:27:23

Gun Violence

8/7/2019
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Can a president who's sowed so many divisions help a nation heal? And does he really want to? Those are among the big questions confronting President Donald Trump on a very big day for his presidency. His trips to Ohio and Texas on Wednesday will be among the most scrutinized of his time in office, as economic uncertainties and foreign policy challenges also demand his attention. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ---->...

Duration:00:31:23