Monday, September 16, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Members of Congress returned to work on Wednesday, and though President Obama called off a vote on military action, questions remain over exactly how and when a diplomatic resolution may unfold. Joining The Takeaway is Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who represents California’s 46th district and is the second highest ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Tonight President Barack Obama will make his case for U.S. intervention in Syria. The speech follows a week of ramped-up pressure for support of the President’s measure. Joining The Takeaway to explain how the U.S. may navigate the Syria puzzle is Jeremy Shapiro, a former advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on North Africa and Syria and now a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Will the U.S. government allow more surveillance oversight? Drone use in Yemen; and has the sequester really hurt the economy?
Monday, August 12, 2013
Host Kerry Nolan talks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sangerabout President Obama's plan to provide greater oversight when it comes to government surveillance programs; we look at drone strikes in Yemen and what that means in the war on terror and Congress left for its' summer break without dealing with the budget. Has the sequester really hurt the economy?
The Muslim Brotherhood Weighs In On Egyptian Unrest | The Silent Epidemic in the South | Swearing is Changing
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
The Muslim Brotherhood Weighs In on the Unrest in Egypt | The Silent Epidemic in the South | Swearing is Changing—And That's a Good Thing | Texas Governor Rick Perry Won't Seek Re-election | The Next Policy Steps for the U.S. in Egypt | Race, America and the Justice System: Examining the George Zimmerman Trial | U.S. Could Speed Pull Out in Afghanistan
Friday, June 07, 2013
Two revelations this week about the federal government collecting data on citizens has reignited the debate about when national security trumps individual privacy. David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, weighs in on the federal government's practices and what they say about the Obama presidency.
President Obama meets in California with China's new leader and Attorney General Eric Holder summons news editors to a meeting - why the New York Times declined
Monday, June 03, 2013
In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger - chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times - speaks with Kerry Nolan about the upcoming meeting between President Obama and China's President Xi Jinping; about new military movements by China in the Pacific and why the New York Times was among the news outlets who declined to meet with Attorney General Eric Holder in the Justice Department's probe of press leaks.
Friday, May 24, 2013
In the first major counter-terrorism speech of his second term, President Obama outlined guidelines for the use of drone strikes, laid out plans to close Guantanamo and sought to find a way to finally end the war on terror.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Justin Vogt, senior editor for Foreign Affairs, and Jess Bravin, Supreme Court correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and the author of The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay (Yale University Press, 2013), offer analysis of President Obama's speech on national security and counter-terrorism.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Today, as President Obama refocuses the nation's counter-terrorism policies, he will also address the on-going efforts to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility. Previously, as a Human Rights Watch advocate and attorney for the Department of Justice, Jennifer Daskal argued for the facility to be closed immediately. Now, though, she says that the issue is so complicated that simply closing the facility might not be enough.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The most important court in Washington, D.C. may just be the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The D.C. Circuit, as it's known, hears some of the most important federal cases. The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings today on the nomination of Sri Srinivasan to the D.C. Circuit.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
President Obama has nominated Gina McCarthy as EPA administrator and Ernest Moniz for Energy secretary -- and indicated that they will be empowered to push his environmental agenda with or without Congressional approval. Coral Davenport, Energy and Environment reporter for the National Journal, discusses the picks and what comes next.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
How secretive is the Obama White House, and should transparency be measured in access to the president? Glenn Thrush, Politico senior White House reporter, discusses the White House Press Corps' perceived lack of access to President Obama.
Reading List: Access to Obama
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Leonard Lopate Show presents a presidential inauguration special. Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post and MSNBC discusses President Obama’s speech. Then Frank Rich, Todd Purdum, and Joan Walsh look at some of the key challenges facing the president's second term.