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Washington, hosted by Greg Corombos, is Radio America’s nationally syndicated news magazine, focusing on the day’s top news from the nation’s capital, as well as major stories from across the country and around the world. Each weekday, Dateline: Washington follows the events that matter most. From the White House to the halls of Congress, and from the Supreme Court to Wall Street, Dateline’s up-to-the-minute news, beat reporting and feature interviews provide a fast-paced yet thorough review of the day’s events.




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Age of Consent Laws Under Attack?

Twenty years after politicians and researchers howled in protest at research suggesting no lasting harm for minors who engage in same-sex sexual relationships with much older adults, similar research is being met with the silence of the scientific community and may be used to challenge age of consent laws. University of Texas Sociology Professor Dr. Mark Regnerus is at the forefront of the debate on sexual research and has come under withering criticism for his work concluding that children...

Duration: 00:11:46

Bolton Cheers Trump's UN Performance

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton is cheering President Trump for a strong address to the United Nations this week and for perhaps already reaping critical results in his effort to isolate North Korea. On Thursday, Trump announced a new round of U.S. sanctions aimed at North Korea and also reported that China is vowing to deal a major financial blow to the communist regime in Pyongyang. "Today I'm announcing a new executive order I just signed that significantly...

Duration: 00:10:08

'Crushing the Collective'

From the podium of the United Nations to domestic U.S. politics, socialist ideas are frequently discussed and in many cases seem to be advancing in our society, and a new book concludes that the far left has been on the march for a full century in this country and is now on the verge of victory. President Trump took heat for denouncing the socialist regime in Venezuela during his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday and for pointing out socialism and communism result in...

Duration: 00:16:34

Why Was Manafort Wiretapped?

After months of current and former federal officials insisting there was no merit to allegations the government conducted surveillance on Donald Trump or his campaign during the 2016 cycle, there are now reports that former campaign manager Paul Manafort was being wiretapped. After Trump tweeted his frustration at the Obama administration for greenlighting the alleged wiretapping, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper rejected and validity to such an assertion. "For the part...

Duration: 00:10:11

Is Trump Second-Guessing Decision to Ditch Climate Deal?

Key White House officials are denying any change in President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords, but supporters of Trump's position are increasingly concerned by the growing number of treaty supporters in the president's inner circle and by he unwillingness to kill the treaty once and for all. Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal quoted European Union's�Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Canete as suggesting Trump may be mulling a change in...

Duration: 00:10:40

America's Stunning Civic Illiteracy

A new survey shows huge swaths of the American people don't know the most basic tenets of our government, and a Hillsdale College politics professor says the lack of knowledge is playing a huge role in the politics of outrage and violence since the perpetrators have no idea how our system works. Earlier this month, the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania released a survey showing a dismal comprehension of constitutional basics. �A third of Americans could not...

Duration: 00:07:52

'I'm Afraid the President is Getting Rolled'

President Trump and Democratic Party leaders in Congress say they are closing in on a deal that would have Congress enshrining the legal status of illegal immigrants who came here as children in exchange for what Trump calls "massive border security," but a leading immigration activist thinks the president is getting snookered. "I'm afraid the president is getting rolled," said Center for Immigration Studies Executive Director Mark Krikorian. �"He simply let (Senate Minority Leader) Chuck...

Duration: 00:11:08

'You Will Be Looking Over Your Shoulder for the Rest of Your Life'

The revelation of a massive data breach at credit giant Equifax is a a textbook example of poor protection and even worse public relations, but a leading cyber security expert says it leaves tens of millions of people vulnerable to fraud and identity theft for the rest of their lives. Equifax is one of the three major institutions by which consumers check their credit scores and have their credit reviewed by third parties. �In recent days, it admitted a months-long data breach may have...

Duration: 00:14:40

McInerney Sizes up War 16 Years After 9/11

On Monday, Americans observed a solemn remembrance of the lives lost in the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but retired U.S. Air Force Lt. General Tom McInerney says victory will be tough to achieve unless the U.S. gets serious about specifically identifying the enemy as radical Islam and getting Muslim leaders to publicly condemn the perpetrators. "We still have not identified the threat's ideology, that is radical Islam. �Until you do that, you can't defeat the threat,"...

Duration: 00:11:39

'It's Whack Job Economics'

Five Senate Democrats are now publicly endorsing a government-run, single-payer health care system in a sign the party is quickly rallying to that goal, however the idea promises to be a financial and regulatory nightmare that should compel Republicans to revisit the issue and get it right before the 2018 elections. On Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, announced he would support the "Medicare for All" legislation sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont. "It 19s time to simplify...

Duration: 00:12:33

Hope In the Midst of Harvey's Misery

The devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey is hard to even fathom for residents along the Texas coast, but as the heroic rescues continue, the harrowing individual stories are emerging, including the dramatic saving of family members of a local reporter. Jessica Morales worked for many years as an anchor and reporter for Fox television affiliates in Beaumont and Tyler, Texas. �A Beaumont native, Morales is now a video reporter for Hart Energy in Houston. She says the 50-plus inches of...

Duration: 00:15:42

Is GOP Ready for Fiscal Fights?

Congress returns to Washington next week with a full plate of urgent fiscal issues awaiting it, but how well-prepared are the Republican majorities to tackle these priorities in a fiscally disciplined way and respond to Democratic opposition? Lawmakers will quickly need to steps to address the debt ceiling, spending for the new fiscal year that begins October 1, how to structure a disaster relief bill for the Gulf Coast, and how to accomplish tax reform. Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., sits on the...

Duration: 00:12:29

Humans Aren't Responsible for Harvey

Within the dramatic coverage of Hurricane Harvey and the historic flooding that ensued, the mainstream media repeatedly assert that climate changes triggered by human activity are responsible for the amount of devastation seen along the Texas coast, but a leading critic of the climate change movement says science tells a very different story - that cooling is playing a key role. Since Friday, record amounts of rainfall have inundated the Houston area, flooding countless homes and roads,...

Duration: 00:13:52

Why Cops Are Standing Down in Berkeley and Beyond

On Sunday, a large group of Antifa activists descended upon a small number of people the group surmised were supporters of President Trump and assaulted them viciously while Berkeley, California, police largely stood by, and policing expert Heather Mac Donald says the passivity from the cops is a result of withering demonization from politicians and the media. The Washington Post headline described the violence as an Antifa "attack" against "peaceful right-wing protesters." �This is not...

Duration: 00:09:54

'They're Furious at Our Senators'

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Arizona, is fully behind President Trump's demand for full congressional funding for a border wall and both he and his constituents are exasperated with the state's two Republican senators for offering no solutions of their to overhaul or repeal Obamacare. Gosar is a member of the House Freedom Caucus who fended off a primary challenger backed by national party allies in 2016. �He says the GOP Senate is a major disappointment, with the failure to address Obamacare as the...

Duration: 00:11:50

Texas Judge vs. Voter ID

A federal judge in Texas shot down a proposed voter identification law for the fourth time, citing intentional discrimination against minorities, but a member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity says previous court decisions and existing federal law are on the side of the Lone Star State. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos prevented Texas from implementing parts of a 2011 voter ID law and completely rejected a reworked law crafted by lawmakers...

Duration: 00:08:12

Immigration Battle Awaits Congress Upon Return

Along with tax reform, the debt ceiling, spending bills, and maybe another crack at health care legislation, Congress also has the chance to address immigration policy, and a leading advocate of tougher immigration standards says compromises can be made so long as the most important elements wind up in the final bill. Center for Immigration Reform Research Director Steven Camarota says President Trump has already improved our homeland security and positioned the country better for reform...

Duration: 00:07:17

Can Tarkanian Trump Heller?

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, is seen as the most vulnerable Senate Republican in 2018 and now he may have a fight just emerge from the GOP primary thanks to a vigorous, America First challenge from businessman Danny Tarkanian. In 2018, Republicans are defending just eight seats, while Democrats are trying to protect 25 different seats, many of them in states President Trump carried in 2016. �Heller is one of those eight Republicans on the ballot next year, but his approval numbers in his...

Duration: 00:08:55

Still Unanswered Questions in House Dem IT Scandal

Indictments and allegations are piling up concerning the information technology specialist that was used in the offices of several different House Democrats, and an IT specialist running to unseat a congressional Democrat suspects there is a lot more that will emerge in this case. Imran Awan was arrested at Dulles International Airport last month while allegedly trying to leave the country. �Other family members have already left and appear to have no intention of returning. �At the time...

Duration: 00:11:45

IRS Rehires Personnel Fired in Targeting Scandal

More than 200 IRS personnel who were fired for unethical and even criminal actions in connection with the targeting of conservatives are now back on the job, according to a report from an inspector general's report. According to the�Office of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, 213 people were rehired by the IRS despite a checkered history with the agency. � Those allowed back in between January 2015 and March 2016 include four people who were fired or resigned for failure...

Duration: 00:10:57

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