David E. Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, where he writes about national affairs, U.S. foreign policy, nuclear proliferation and globalization. Based in Washington since 1994, Sanger has also reported from New York and Tokyo in his 26-year career at the Times. He has twice been on Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial teams and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Strategy Group.
Kerry Nolan speaks with the New York Times' David Sanger about how the late Nelson Mandela was viewed by the West during the Cold War years; Germany hasn't let the furor over the NSA's alleged wiretapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel die down and the US unemployment rate has finally dropped to 7 percent.
This week, John Kerry announced that a security pact between the US and Afghanistan had been agreed upon. But in a surprise announcement just a day later, Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced the pact would not be signed until after Afghanistan’s presidential elections in April 2014, leaving the US military’s future presence in the country unclear. NPR’s international correspondent Sean Carberry in Kabul, and David Sanger, New York Times chief Washington correspondent and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power discuss the possible deal, which allowed troops to stay in Afghanistan until 2024 -- although the President has long promised 2014 would be the deadline.
Kerry Nolan talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the difficulty in finding a place to destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile; DC's local insurance commissioner was sacked after he made a negative remark about the ACA website and remembering JFK, 50 years after his assassination.
David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (Broadway, 2013) discusses the effort to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program.
In this week's Washington Report, Kerry Nolan speaks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the rocky rollout of Obamacare and the possible reining-in of the National Security Agency's computer and phone sweeps. Also, former President Clinton's ex-fundraiser is ahead in the polls as the Democratic candidate for Senate in Virginia. What makes this race so unusual?
After German Chancellor Angela Merkel received intelligence from her government that her phone was under surveillance, President Obama called Chancellor Merkel and reassured her that her phone was not being tapped. That conversation came just a few days after he had to offer similar reassurances to French President François Hollande. David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for our partner The New York Times, joins the Takeaway to discuss this latest diplomatic riff.
Iran is indicating it is willing to curb its nuclear weapons program -- but at the UN General Assembly this week Israel is expected to warn that it considers the proposal a trap. David Sanger, New York Times chief Washington correspondent and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (Broadway, 2013), discusses the prospects for better relations between the U.S. and Iran, Syria and other international news.
The Obama Administration has decided that the U.S. must take military action in Syria, though not before seeking congressional approval. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the next steps for the U.S. Congress and the vote on U.S. military options in Syria are Congressmen Frank Pallone, Gregory Meeks, and Tom Cole. Lara Setrakian, journalist and founder of Syria Deeply, joins the program to discuss the implications of action in Syria and the humanitarian crisis on the ground there. David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for our partner The New York Times, fills us in on what to expect around the capital.
Marc Garber talks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about the dire situation In Egypt, the Edward Snowden situation, and what's on the President's agenda as he returns from vacation.
Events in Egypt have overshadowed the first-in-five-years peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, brokered by Secretary of State Kerry. David Sanger, New York Times chief Washington correspondent and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (Broadway, 2013), updates the progress and how turmoil in Egypt might affect the region.