Tuesday, July 02, 2013
John Campbell, Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses President Obama's trip to Africa and how U.S. policy toward the continent has changed since the Bush Administration--and the kinds of investments the President is advocating for there.
Monday, July 01, 2013
President Obama's trip to Africa continues this week, with a stop today in Tanzania, but the politics of DC continue to dominate much of the headlines. Susan Page of USA Today discusses the president's trip, the latest on the extradition of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, prospects for immigration reform in House and more.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Michael Hirsh, chief correspondent for National Journal, talks about the latest news out of Washington, including President Obama's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The meeting has particular significance given the latest news about government surveillance -- Edward Snowden, the contractor who has come forward as the main source of the NSA leaks, is currently in Hong Kong and seeking asylum from US extradition.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Looking at the media's governmental scandal narrative, an American blog rocks Canadian politics, and whistleblowers in the Catholic Church.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Brooke takes a look at the three scandals that have dominated the news cycle for the past couple weeks: the IRS targeting conservative political groups, the DOJ looking through the phone records and email of reporters, and the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
Anton Karas - The Third Man Theme
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The president is expected to give an address about national security at 2 p.m. There's speculation that he will speak about Guantanamo Bay and the controversy over the use of drone strikes overseas that have killed four Americans.
Monday, April 08, 2013
A tax and budget deal, an immigration reform deal and restrictions on gun sales. All three eluded him during his first term, but in the next few weeks, President Obama will try and get movement on all three. In this week on The Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Nolan discusses if this policy trifecta will happen.
Monday, April 01, 2013
In the 60 years since the end of the Korean war, it’s hard to remember a time when the United States seemed more on edge about North Korea. The U.S. has sent B-2 stealth bombers over the peninsula in recent days and Kim Jong Un, the North's young leader, has threatened the destruction of American cities. This week on The Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan discusses the ratcheting up of tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have been mounting. The North Koreans scrapped the 60-year armistice that ended the Korean War and threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that the U.S. would spend a billion dollars expanding its missile defense sites in Alaska and California, in part because of North Korea’s “irresponsible and reckless provocations.” This week on The Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan discuss if the missile defense system will deter the North Koreans.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Sequestration: Is our Budget System Broken? | New Obama Appointees for E.P.A., Energy, and OMB | How 'Qualified Private Activity Bonds' Subsidize Corporate Projects | Unique American Attractions: Coral Castle | Fighting for Wrestling to Stay in the Olympics | What It Takes To Restore The Voices of Performers Like Adele
Friday, February 22, 2013
President Obama proposed more infrastructure spending and repair in this year's State of the Union address. But it's a bigger problem than just one speech, or one new initiative, or even the latest $40 billion the president wants to throw at the repair bill we already have around the country.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
President Obama mentioned long voting lines in his three major speeches since being re-elected:
On Election Night:
At the Inauguration:
During the State of the Union:
But do three mentions signal real change? Wendy Weiser, Director of the Democracy Program at NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice, discusses the Obama commission on voting reform and what changes could be implemented before the next time Americans go to the poll.
Caller Eric Does His "VoterPhone" Impersonation
"All Americans had to wait in line to vote. But Blacks + Latinos waited longer. Urban voters waited longer." -- Wendy Weiser @brennancenter— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 14, 2013
"The solutions are known: modernize registration, expand early voting, upgrade polling site standards." -- @brennancenter on voting reform— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
During his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama covered a wide range of issues from using government money to create jobs and grow the middle class to combating climate change. He set up a clash between his administration and a deeply divided Congress over some issues such as guns and immigration.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
President Barack Obama delivered the first State of the Union speech tonight of his 2nd term tonight. Brian Lehrer special guests Emily Bazelon and David Plotz of Slate's "Politics Gabfest" live-chatted during the address.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
In the midst of a contentious national debate about the Obama administration's use of drone warfare, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will question John Brennan, chief counterterrorism advisor to President Obama and the president's pick to lead the CIA.
Monday, February 04, 2013
Cyber attacks are a growing area of concern for the U.S. government. In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan about an effort to come with rules to governing the use of cyber-weapons. He also discusses the recent airstrike against a scientific research center in Syria and President Obama's skeet shooting record.