Republicans And Democrats Battle Over The Future Of Voting
The coronavirus has reshaped how voting may happen for the 2020 elections, and Democrats and Republicans are battling in courts across the country trying to get the upper hand in November. But because the landscape has changed so quickly, neither party is sure what exactly gives them an advantage.
This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Miles Parks, and correspondent Pam Fessler.
In an at-times tense exchange on the radio show Breakfast Club, former Vice President Joe Biden said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” The comments drew widespread criticism.
Plus, China moves to exert more control over Hong Kong causing more tension with the United States.
This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, reporter Juana Summers, editor & correspondent Ron Elving, Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and chief economic correspondent Scott Horsley.
Senators Clash Over How Soon To Reopen The Economy
Members of the Senate Banking Committee squabbled Tuesday over how quickly the U.S. economy can rebound from the coronavirus shutdown and whether the federal government is doing enough to support struggling families and businesses in the meantime.
This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and chief economic correspondent Scott Horsley.
Democrats Launch Probe Into Trump’s Firing Of State Department Inspector General
Congressional Democrats announced Saturday they’re requesting all records and documents regarding President Trump’s decision to fire State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, the fourth government watchdog Trump has fired or sought to remove in the last six weeks.
Plus, former President Obama addresses 2020 graduates and says the United States lacks the leadership to fight the pandemic.
This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.
In this week’s roundup: Senator Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, had his cell phone seized by the FBI as they investigate his stock trades in the weeks before the coronavirus pandemic gathered steam in the U.S.
And, what will the Supreme Court say about the limits on a president’s ability to forestall investigations into his conduct?
This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Justice Department correspondent Ryan Lucas, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and chief legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.
Ousted Scientist Warns Government Response Risks American Lives
Career government scientist Rick Bright testified that he was pushed out as the head of a government medical research agency after pushing back against higher-ups over an under-researched coronavirus treatment touted by the president. Bright says raised alarms about critical supply shortages early on in the pandemic.
This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, science correspondent Allison Aubrey.
House Democrats Push For Money For States In New Relief Bill
House Democrats plan to move forward with a $3 trillion bill for additional coronavirus relief, following up on the historic $2 trillion aid package passed in March. It prioritizes granting hazard pay to front-line workers and providing aid to state and local governments, which had not been allotted in previous bills. It is seen as an opening salvo in a long series of negotiations on the next relief package.
This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional editor Deirdre Walsh, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.
Public health needs continue to stymie lawmakers’ hopes for an immediate economic reopening. The nation’s top health experts appeared — virtually — before a Senate committee today and provided updates on coronavirus testing and the state of the outbreak.
This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, and science correspondent Richard Harris.
After months of wrangling following the Russia probe, prosecutors will not go ahead with the case against Michael Flynn based on the former national security adviser’s false statements to the FBI. And U.S. employers shed a record number of jobs in April, as the unemployment rate climbed to the highest since the Great Depression.
This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.
Supreme Court Firsts: Teleconferences, Livestreams, And A Toilet Flush
The Supreme Court resumed oral arguments this week after a lengthy hiatus because of the pandemic. The high court heard arguments via teleconference, a process that was (mostly) without hiccups. Remote arguments continue next week.
This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and chief legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.
Partisan Divide: Michigan, Texas Take Differing Approaches To Reopening
As new confirmed cases decline in the state, Michigan has extended its stay-at-home order until May 15th. Texas is moving quickly toward reopening, and while the state’s outbreak is comparatively less severe, it isn’t tapering off. That has led some public health experts to worry that lifting restrictions could mean a spike in cases.
Trump Visits Mask Factory In Arizona, A 2020 Battleground
In his first major trip during the outbreak, President Trump is in Arizona Tuesday touring a mask factory. The state is an important 2020 battleground, with a closely-watched Senate race that could be a boon for Joe Biden.
This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and national political correspondents Mara Liasson and Don Gonyea.