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Bloomberg Balance of Power, where the world of politics meets the world of business. David Westin speaks with experts from Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg Tax and Bloomberg Law about how lawmakers, government officials, and business leaders impact business and American policies at home and abroad.

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Bloomberg Balance of Power, where the world of politics meets the world of business. David Westin speaks with experts from Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg Tax and Bloomberg Law about how lawmakers, government officials, and business leaders impact business and American policies at home and abroad.

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English


Episodes

Balance of Power: Sen. McConnell's Plans to Step Down (Podcast)

2/28/2024
Watch Joe and Kailey LIVE every day on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3vTiACF. Bloomberg Washington Correspondents Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz deliver insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. On this edition, Joe and Kailey speak with: Bloomberg Politics Contributors Jeanne Sheehan Zaino and Rick Davis on Senator Mitch McConnell's plans to step down as Senate Republican leader post-election. Bloomberg News Executive Editor on US Government Michael Shepard with the latest on Senator McConnell's announcement. Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) on the government shutdown risk, options for supplemental funding, and Senator McConnell's plans to step down later this year. Rohit Kumar, Principal and Co-Leader of Washington National Tax Services at PwC, formerly Deputy Chief of Staff to Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, on the Senator's plans to step down. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens on matters affecting his city and insight into Georgia's case against Donald Trump.

Duration:00:44:42

BREAKING NEWS: Mitch McConnell Stepping Down (Podcast)

2/28/2024
Republican Mitch McConnell will step down as his party’s leader in the Senate after the November election. Here is instant reaction and analysis from the Bloomberg Balance of Power podcast, hosted by Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz.

Duration:00:27:13

Balance of Power: Sen. Warren on Tech Regulations (Podcast)

2/28/2024
Senator Elizabeth Warren called for a new restriction on major cloud providers Microsoft, Amazon and Alphabet, barring them from developing some of the most promising artificial intelligence technologies. The Massachusetts Democrat also assailed proposed acquisitions of Albertsons by Kroger and of Discover Financial Services by Capital One Financial Corp. She speaks with Bloomberg's Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz.

Duration:00:12:33

Balance of Power: Biden, Congressional Leaders Meet (Podcast)

2/27/2024
Watch Joe and Kailey LIVE every day on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3vTiACF. Bloomberg Washington Correspondents Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz deliver insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. On this edition, Joe and Kailey speak with: Bloomberg White House Correspondent Akayla Gardner from outside the White House after President Biden, lawmakers conclude their meeting. Rohit Kumar, Principal and Co-Leader of Washington National Tax Services at PwC, with takeaways from the White House meeting and arrangements that may be made to keep the government from a partial shutdown. Bloomberg Politics Contributors Jeanne Sheehan Zaino and Rick Davis on the White House meeting as well as today's Michigan primary. Caitlin Legacki, Partner at Four Corners Public Affairs, as voters head to the polls for the Michigan primary.

Duration:00:32:37

Bloomberg Balance of Power: Shutdown Countdown Starts Again (Podcast)

2/26/2024
Watch Joe and Kailey LIVE every day on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3vTiACF. Bloomberg Washington Correspondents Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz deliver insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. On this edition, Joe and Kailey speak with: Bloomberg News National Politics and Government Reporter Mark Niquette following Nikki Haley's home-state loss in the Republican presidential primaries. Jim Ellis, Founder of Ellis Insight, ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries. Bloomberg Government Congressional Reporter Jack Fitzpatrick with the latest on government spending and the potential for shutdown. UNH Survey Center Director Andrew Smith with how trends from primary voters translate to a general election. Mark Goldwein, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget SVP & Senior Policy Director, on next steps for federal budget legislation.

Duration:00:45:37

Balance of Power: US Unveils New Russia Sanctions (Podcast)

2/23/2024
Watch Joe and Kailey LIVE every day on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3vTiACF. Bloomberg Washington Correspondents Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz deliver insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. On this edition, Joe and Kailey speak with: Bloomberg Politics Reporter Christian Hall ahead of Saturday's Republican Presidential Primary in South Carolina. Former International Space Station Commander Leroy Chiao as the US lands a spacecraft on the moon for the first time since 1972. Retired US Army Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt as the US unveils new sanctions on Russia following Alexey Navalny's death. Co-Founder of the House Freedom Caucus and former Republican Congressman Mick Mulvaney as a government funding deadline looms next week.

Duration:00:39:07

Balance of Power: Biden Weighs Executive Action on Migrant Rules (Podcast)

2/22/2024
Watch Joe and Kailey LIVE every day on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3vTiACF. Bloomberg Washington Correspondents Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz deliver insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. On this edition, Joe and Kailey speak with: Director of the Wadwani Center for AI and Advanced Technologies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Greg Allen about US efforts to regulate artificial intelligence. Bloomberg Politics Editor Laura Davison ahead of Saturday's Republican Presidential Primary in South Carolina. Bloomberg White House Correspondent Jordan Fabian about reports that the Biden Administration is considering executive action to tighten migrant rules. Gallup Editor in Chief Mohamed Younis about the latest polling data that may for Joe Biden's reelection campaign. BGR Group Co-Head of the International Practice Lester Munson and American Bridge President Pat Dennis about possible third party disruptions to the 2024 presidential election.

Duration:00:40:13

Balance of Power: Trump Legal Fees Drain Fundraising (Podcast)

2/21/2024
Watch Joe and Kailey LIVE every day on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3vTiACF. Bloomberg Washington Correspondents Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz deliver insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. On this edition, Joe and Kailey speak with: Bloomberg Government Congress Reporter Jack Fitzpatrick about the looming government shutdown when Congress returns next week. Monmouth University Polling Institute Director Patrick Murray about Joe Biden's economic approval numbers. Bloomberg Congressional Reporter Erik Wasson about the House Republican leadership retreat in Miami. Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Carmiel Arbit about a possible ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war. Bloomberg Politics Contributor Jeanne Sheehan Zaino and Actum Managing Director Chapin Fay about January fundraising numbers from the Trump and Haley campaigns. American University Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies Jane Hall about rhetoric from the Trump campaign.

Duration:00:45:02

Balance of Power: US Says Russia May Target Satellites This Year (Podcast)

2/20/2024
Watch Joe and Kailey LIVE every day on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3vTiACF. Bloomberg Washington Correspondents Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz deliver insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. On this edition, Joe and Kailey speak with: Bloomberg National Security Editor Larry Liebert about new reporting that the United States is telling allies it may deploy a nuclear weapon or a mock warhead into space as early as this year. Suffolk University Political Research Center Director David Paleologos about a new Suffolk University/USA Today poll that shows Donald Trump ahead of Nikki Haley in South Carolina by almost 30 points. Bloomberg Senior National Political Correspondent Nancy Cook as Haley says she'll stay in the race through Super Tuesday. Former US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore as US aid to Ukraine hangs in the balance. Bloomberg Politics Contributor Jeanne Sheehan Zaino and former RNC Communications Director Lisa Camooso Miller about Biden campaign fundraising numbers for January. Bloomberg White House and Politics Reporter Gregory Korte about the uphill battle Nikki Haley faces in South Carolina. Dartmouth College Tenured Professor of Economics Danny Blanchflower about economic headwinds the Biden campaign is facing.

Duration:00:54:22

SPECIAL COVERAGE: Trump Hit With $364 Million Fine in NY Fraud Case (Podcast)

2/16/2024
Tim Stenovec and Emily Graffeo host. Features analysis from Bloomberg legal investigative reporter Greg Farrell, Bloomberg politics contributor Jeanne Sheehan Zaino, Bloomberg Law host June Grasso and Bloomberg Legal Enterprise reporter Patricia Hurtado

Duration:00:30:19

Balance of Power: Biden Blames Putin for Navalny's Death (Podcast)

2/16/2024
Watch Joe and Kailey LIVE every day on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3vTiACF. Bloomberg Washington Correspondents Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz deliver insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. On this edition, Joe and Kailey speak with: Bloomberg US National Security Team Lead Nick Wadhams about the Western reaction to the death of Alexey Navalny. Pangea Policy Founder Terry Haines about already tense relations between the US and Russia and the future of US aid to Ukraine. Bloomberg Politics Contributors Rick Davis and Jeanne Sheehan Zaino as President Joe Biden blames Vladimir Putin for the death of Alexey Navalny. Beacon Global Strategies Managing Director and Partner Jeremy Bash live from the Munich Security Conference about the urgent need for Ukraine aid passed in Congress.

Duration:00:34:09

Balance of Power: Trump NY Trial Date Set (Podcast)

2/15/2024
Watch Joe and Kailey LIVE every day on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3vTiACF. Bloomberg Washington Correspondents Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz deliver insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. On this edition, Joe and Kailey speak with: Bloomberg Law Host June Grasso as former President Donald Trump now faces a March 25 trial date in the New York hush-money criminal case. Beacon Global Strategies Managing Director Michael Allen about reports that Russia is attempting to base a nuclear weapon in space. Bloomberg Politics Editor Laura Davison about the legal expenses Trump is compiling. Cardozo Law Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law Co-Director Jessica Roth about the three cases currently colliding for Trump. Bloomberg Politics Contributor Jeanne Sheehan Zaino and Former RNC Communications Director Lisa Camooso Miller about the wave of retirements in the House of Representatives.

Duration:00:43:12

Balance of Power: Ukraine Aid in Limbo, Gensler on SEC Agenda (Podcast)

2/14/2024
Watch Joe and Kailey LIVE every day on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3vTiACF. Bloomberg Washington Correspondents Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz deliver insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. On this edition: Democratic Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger of Virginia about her recent trip to Kyiv and the future of US aid to Ukraine Stimson Center Senior Fellow Kelly Grieco about military operations in Ukraine. Bloomberg's David Westin sits down with US Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler about the regulator's agenda with the 2024 Presidential Election looming. Bloomberg Congressional Reporter Billy House as the House of Representatives voted to impeach Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Tuesday night. Siena College Research Institute Director Don Levy as Tom Suozzi defeated Mazi Pilip in the New York special election to fill the House seat once held by George Santos.

Duration:00:46:59

Balance of Power: Ukraine Aid Crashes into House of Representatives (Podcast)

2/13/2024
Watch Joe and Kailey LIVE every day on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3vTiACF. Bloomberg Washington Correspondents Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz deliver insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. On this edition, Joe and Kailey speak with: Bloomberg Politics Contributors Rick Davis and Jeanne Sheehan Zaino as the Senate passes a foreign aid package and sends it to the House, where Speaker Mike Johnson will again look to attach border provisions. Bloomberg Opinion Columnist Nia-Malika Henderson about potential challenges to President Joe Biden's reelection campaign. Bloomberg Economics Chief US Economist Anna Wong about the latest CPI report. Sabato's Crystal Ball Managing Editor Kyle Kondik about Tuesday's special election in New York's Third District. European Commission for European Green Deal Executive Vice President Maroš Šefčovič about European relations with the US on energy.

Duration:00:43:04

Balance of Power: Senate Inches Foreign Aid Forward (Podcast)

2/12/2024
Watch Joe and Kailey LIVE every day on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3vTiACF. Bloomberg Washington Correspondents Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz deliver insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. On this edition, Joe and Kailey speak with: Bloomberg Government Congress Reporter Jack Fitzpatrick about the Senate's working weekend to move a foreign aid package forward. Bipartisan Policy Center Senior Vice President Bill Hoagland about the hurdles Congress will navigate while attempting to pass legislation. Bloomberg Politics Contributors Rick Davis and Jeanne Sheehan Zaino about Donald Trump's comments about NATO allies over the weekend. Former Director for Syria and Lebanon at the National Security Council Hagar Chemali about Israel's strikes in Rafah and continued tension in the Middle East. Bloomberg US National Security Team Lead Nick Wadhams about Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's hospitalization.

Duration:00:36:10

Balance of Power: Biden Responds to Special Counsel (Podcast)

2/9/2024
Watch Joe and Kailey LIVE every day on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3vTiACF. Bloomberg Washington Correspondents Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz deliver insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. On this edition, Joe and Kailey speak with: Former Federal Prosecutor Michael Zeldin about the Special counsel report over President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents. Bloomberg White House Correspondent Josh Wingrove about Biden's response to reporters last night. Former US Ambassador to Poland Daniel Fried about Ukraine's fight against Russia and negotiations on Capitol Hill to send further US aid to Ukraine. Bloomberg Politics Contributor Rick Davis and Political Analyst Lincoln Mitchell about how concerns about Biden's age will play out on the campaign trail. Bloomberg Government Senior Reporter Kate Ackley and Bloomberg Businessweek Hosts Carol Massar and Tim Stenovic about the big game festivities in Las Vegas.

Duration:00:41:30

Balance of Power: SCOTUS Hears Trump Ballot Questions (Podcast)

2/8/2024
Watch Joe and Kailey LIVE every day on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3vTiACF. Bloomberg Washington Correspondents Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz deliver insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. On this edition, Joe and Kailey speak with: Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg as the Supreme Court hears arguments about former President Donald Trump's eligibility to remain on the ballot in Colorado. Bloomberg Congress Team Lead Megan Scully as the Senate passes a test vote for aid to Ukraine and Israel without border provisions. Siena College Research Institute Director Don Levy about new polling data for Tuesday's special election to fill the House seat formerly held by George Santos. Bloomberg Politics Contributor Rick Davis about how that seat could impact what work gets done in the House of Representatives this year.

Duration:00:35:44

Balance of Power: Trump Ballot Ban Case (Podcast)

2/8/2024
The US Supreme Court signaled it is prepared to reject efforts to bar Donald Trump from the ballot because of his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. It's a historic clash that will shape the course of this year’s presidential campaign. For more on today's oral arguments at the high court, Bloomberg's Joe Mathieu speaks with Dave Aronberg, state attorney for Palm Beach County.

Duration:00:09:29

Balance of Power: House Fails to Impeach Mayorkas (Podcast)

2/7/2024
Watch Joe and Kailey LIVE every day on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3vTiACF. Bloomberg Washington Correspondents Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz deliver insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. On this edition, Joe and Kailey speak with: Democratic Congressman Al Green of Texas after entering the House of Representatives chamber Tuesday night in a wheelchair to cast his vote against impeaching Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Bloomberg Government Congress Reporter Jonathan Tamari about the dysfunction within the House Republican conference. Former Republican Congressman Denver Riggleman about the collapse of a bipartisan border deal and the impact of Donald Trump on Congress. Former Assistant US District Attorney for the Southern District of New York Jim Zirin about next steps following Tuesday's federal appeals court ruling that Donald Trump can be prosecuted for trying to overturn the 2020 election.

Duration:00:42:06

Balance of Power: Trump Denied Immunity By Appeals Court (Podcast)

2/6/2024
Watch Joe and Kailey LIVE every day on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3vTiACF. Bloomberg Washington Correspondents Joe Mathieu and Kailey Leinz deliver insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. On this edition, Joe and Kailey speak with: Bloomberg Legal Reporter Erik Larson as a federal appeals court rules former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted for trying to overturn the 2020 US Election. Former Assistant Special Watergate Prosecutor Nick Akerman about how Tuesday's ruling affects Trump's legal landscape. Bloomberg Politics Contributors Rick Davis and Jeanne Sheehan Zaino about the political implications of the ruling as Trump campaigns for another White House bid. Former Federal Prosecutor Michael Zeldin about the next steps as Trump can appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court. Republican Congressman Buddy Carter of Georgia about his endorsement of Trump and efforts in the House of Representatives to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Former US Ambassador to Mexico Chris Landau about border security negotiations on Capitol Hill.

Duration:00:45:51