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Pentagon Aims at Russia, China With Big Budget Boost

2/16/2018
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Congress' budget deal gives the Pentagon the money it says it needs to deter the world's other great powers. CQ defense reporter Andrew Clevenger and Mandy Smithberger of the Project on Government Oversight discuss lawmakers' reasoning in approving the funds.

Duration:00:14:59

The GOP's Fiscally Toxic Combo

2/9/2018
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Bob Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan group that encourages fiscal responsibility in Washington, explains how Congress' adoption of the deficit-busting budget deal could affect the overall economy and why cutting entitlements may pose a problem for the GOP.

Duration:00:07:41

Roadblocks to Rebuilding America's Roads and Bridges

2/2/2018
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President Trump says he wants a $1.5 trillion to rebuild America's roads, bridges and other infrastructure, but differences over how to pay for it could prevent his ambitious plan from getting off the ground. CQ transportation reporter Jacob Fischler and budget editor Peter Cohn explain.

Duration:00:14:36

Trump's Tangled War on Trade

1/26/2018
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CQ trade reporter Ellyn Ferguson looks at whether President Donald Trump will impose more tariffs and withdraw from more international trade agreements in 2018, or pursue a more moderate path.

Duration:00:15:11

Surveillance Is Back

1/19/2018
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Congress disregarded concerns about government surveillance of Americans and on Jan. 18 reauthorized a controversial anti-terrorism law. CQ cybersecurity editor Patrick Pexton explains how the security hawks beat the civil libertarians — energized by the 2013 revelations from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Duration:00:15:01

Immigration Imbroglio

1/12/2018
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CQ immigration reporters Camila DeChalus and Dean DeChiaro dig into the complications of finding an agreement to provide protections for immigrants with special protections while funding a border wall demanded by the Trump administration.

Duration:00:17:21

The Senate GOP 's Math Problem

1/5/2018
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CQ Senate reporter, Niels Lesniewski, says the Senate Republican majority, now just one seat, will struggle to pass legislation and confirm judges in 2018.

Duration:00:17:52

Opportunity to Flip Congress?

12/22/2017
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Roll Call political reporters Bridget Bowman and Simone Pathé dissect the political landscape in 2018 when all 435 House seats and 34 in the Senate are up grabs.

Duration:00:15:41

Why Net Neutrality Isn't Dead Yet

12/15/2017
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Internet service providers say they'd like Congress to pass a law mandating net neutrality now that the Federal Communications Commission has rescinded the rule requiring them to abide by it. But the providers also want Congress to exempt them from broader FCC regulation, says Rick Boucher, a former Democratic representative who now works for the industry. CQ reporter Alan Ota says such a measure faces a tough road on Capitol Hill.

Duration:00:17:13

Tax Bill Would Cost Charities Billions

12/8/2017
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Jamie Tucker of Independent Sector, which represents charities from The Red Cross to the Salvation Army, says the GOP tax bill could reduce charitable giving by as much as $20 billion and force charities to lay off hundreds of thousands of employees.

Duration:00:15:16

The Consequences of Dismantling America's Diplomatic Corps

12/1/2017
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CQ foreign policy reporter Rachel Oswald and defense editor Patrick B. Pexton discuss the turmoil at the State Department and what Congress can do about it.

Duration:00:16:31

Tax Bills Stir Anxiety in Largest Generation - Millennials

11/24/2017
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Millennials are the largest living generation and are just starting their careers, so the GOP's tax plan would affect them all of their working lives. They're concerned about the proposed changes to the tax treatment of housing, education, healthcare and income, says CQ reporter Laura Weiss.

Duration:00:13:03

Trip Wires Await the GOP Tax Proposals

11/17/2017
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Roll Call reporters Lindsey McPherson and Niels Lesniewski, who cover the House and Senate, walk us through the hurdles that Republicans have to overcome to pass the legislation.

Duration:00:17:21

What Businesses Have to Gain From the Tax Overhaul

11/10/2017
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Rachelle Bernstein of the National Retail Federation and a long time voice on tax policy around Capitol Hill explains what businesses, large and small, are looking for in the tax overhaul and the lessons learned from the Bush-era tax cuts.

Duration:00:16:41

The GOP Tax Plan Unpacked

11/3/2017
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In a special episode of The Week Ahead and Budget Tracker Extra podcasts, CQ journalists Shawn Zeller, David Lerman and Peter Cohn take a deep dive into the new tax bill and explain what it would mean for corporations, small businesses and individuals.

Duration:00:18:02

Congress Aims to Rein In Government Snoops

10/27/2017
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A bipartisan cast of lawmakers, including Sen. Ron Wyden, plan to curtail the government's surveillance powers that must be renewed by the end of the year, says CQ intelligence reporter Gopal Ratnam.

Duration:00:15:07

America's Iran Quandary and Why Money Can't Prevent Military Mishaps

10/20/2017
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CQ foreign policy reporter Rachel Oswald and Kelsey Davenport of the Arms Control Association explain why Congress is in no rush to change the Iran nuclear deal. And CQ defense reporter John M. Donnelly argues the Pentagon does not necessarily need more money to prevent deadly accidents.

Duration:00:20:30

Trump Upends Obamacare

10/13/2017
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Foiled in Congress, President Donald Trump made far-reaching changes to the 2010 health care law that could make insurance more affordable for some, while dramatically raising costs for others, says CQ Health Editor Rebecca Adams. She explains how Trump's moves could affect the insurance marketplace.

Duration:00:15:28

The Trump Doctrine on Foreign Policy

10/6/2017
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Donald Trump, the candidate, pledged to withdraw from foreign conflicts. As president, he has done the opposite, taking on North Korea, Iran, Cuba and Afghanistan. CQ Defense Editor Patrick Pexton and Reporter Patrick Kelley unpack what's at stake at a time when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's future is also uncertain.

Duration:00:18:05

High Court to Weigh In on Gay Rights, Redistricting and Immigration

9/29/2017
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CQ legal affairs writer Todd Ruger drills down on the cases before the Supreme Court this new term and the justices who may tip the scales.

Duration:00:16:23

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