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Politics Roundup: Trump on the Hill, older voters in Florida

Friday, June 14, 2024

Donald Trump returned to Capitol Hill for the first time since his supporters disrupted the peaceful transfer of power on Jan. 6, 2021. The event was a clear demonstration of how the party has coalesced entirely behind him.

And voters over 50 are an essential part of both candidates' strategies. We traveled to Florida to speak with them about the issues they care about most.

This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, campaign correspondent Franco Ordoñez, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and national political correspondent Don Gonyea.

The podcast is produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our intern is Bria Suggs. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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Maryland's Democratic primary is shaping up to be the most expensive in state history

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Republicans believe a reliably blue Senate seat could flip red this fall, and help give the GOP the majority. That's raised the stakes of a tight Democratic primary .


The Senate is slated to take up the $95 billion foreign aid package

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Following House approval of assistance to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, the Senate is expected to take up and approve the measure. The bill could end up on President Biden's desk as early as Tuesday.


House approves foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan

Saturday, April 20, 2024

After months of GOP-led delays, the House of Representatives approved a foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.


Speaker Johnson moves forward with foreign aid package, even if it risks his job

Thursday, April 18, 2024

House Republicans are still at odds about moving forward with Speaker Mike Johnson's plan to vote on separate foreign aid packages, putting his leadership under threat.


House set to hold separate votes on aid for Israel and Ukraine after delays

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

House Speaker Mike Johnson announced a path forward on aid to Ukraine and Israel after months of delay because of GOP divisions. Iran's attack on Israel increased pressure on Congress to act.


House to consider foreign aid while Senate trial on Mayorkas is set to start

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The House plans to hold separate votes on aid for Israel and Ukraine after delays. The Senate will begin impeachment proceedings for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.


House speaker plans to split foreign aid bills

Monday, April 15, 2024

House Speaker Mike Johnson proposed to his conference in a closed-door meeting Monday to split up key components of foreign aid.


House bill would force TikTok to divest from Chinese parent company or face a ban

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

The popular social media app launched a fierce lobbying campaign, arguing the bill violates free speech. Bipartisan supporters say Congress needs to step in because TikTok threatens national security.


House votes to impeach Mayorkas — passes by 1 vote

Thursday, February 15, 2024

The Republican-led House voted along party lines to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. It was the second attempt in as many week.


New York Democrat Tom Suozzi will succeed ex-GOP Rep. George Santos

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Democrat Tom Suozzi has won the race to succeed former Republican Rep. George Santos, who was expelled from the House last year. Suozzi will serve out the remainder of Santos' term.


Congress' path forward for the border, Israel and Ukraine

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

A bipartisan Senate bill to reduce and manage the surge of migrants approaching the U.S. Mexico border Wednesday was derailed by Republicans. Now, Democrats are moving to Plan B.


Senate approves $118 billion bill pairing aid for Ukraine and Israel with border fund

Monday, February 05, 2024

Senate negotiators have reached a deal on a $118 billion bill to pair funding for the US Border with Mexico with security assistance for Israel and Ukraine. The bill is facing long odds in the House.


The southern border has become a key issue in Washington and the presidential race

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

The focus on immigration in Washington and in the 2024 presidential race is driving a bipartisan negotiation and a House GOP push to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.


In bid to oust Homeland Security's Mayorkas, House GOP releases impeachment articles

Monday, January 29, 2024

The House Committee on Homeland Security has released a draft of two articles of impeachment against the Homeland Security secretary. It comes at a time of heightened tension over immigration policy.


If the border deal gets through Senate Republicans, it could still fail in the House

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

While conservatives argue that new border policies should wait for a Republican president, some House moderates say it's time to address the crisis at the border.


Bipartisan deal would help low-income Americans by expanding Child Tax Credit

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Top lawmakers on the Senate and House tax writing panels reached a deal on a plan that would temporarily expand the child tax credit and business credits but it's unclear whether the bill will pass.


House GOP focuses on Mayorkas and Hunter Biden instead of spending measures

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

House Republicans prepare to impeach the Homeland Security secretary and vote to hold President Biden's son Hunter in contempt of Congress. The moves fulfill promises to their conservative base.


What the bipartisan spending framework could mean for Speaker Mike Johnson's future

Monday, January 08, 2024

Congressional leaders have agreed to a spending framework to fund the government through September. The decision to back the a plan supported by Democrats could threaten Speaker Mike Johnson's future.


The Capitol after Jan. 6

Saturday, January 06, 2024

The Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol has left a lasting impact on everything from relationships between members of Congress to the political focus of lawmakers.