A weekly podcast taking a closer look at the groundbreaking news stories coming out of our nation's capital. Including interviews with lawmakers, newsmakers, and political insiders.
Divided Congress Poised To Pass $1.9 Trillion In COVID Stimulus
On Friday, the United States Senate considered President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus package, with eight Democratic Senators voting against an amendment for a $15 federal minimum wage. Fox News Congressional Correspondent, Chad Pergram, speaks to Jared about what's in the latest version of the bill, the role budget reconciliation has played in its passing, and what will happen when the American Rescue Plan Act heads back to the House.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Congress will establish an independent commission to investigate what the causes were for the Capitol Hill riot on January 6th. The commission will be similar to the 9/11 Commission that was established following the 2001 terror attacks. FOX News Washington Correspondent Rachel Sutherland speaks with one of the members of the 9/11 Commission, former Ambassador Tim Roemer about what these commissions do and how they help resolve foreign and domestic attacks from happening again.
More than two years after the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Biden administration released an intelligence report concluding Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman was involved in the killing. Following the release the administration received backlash for failing to hold the crown prince accountable for the death. FOX News Washington Correspondent Rachel Sutherland spoke with former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia James Oberwetter about the Biden's administration's decision to declassify the report but steer clear of punishing the crown prince.
Last week, more than a hundred speakers converged in Orlando, Florida for the Conservative Political Action Conference. And though no candidate has officially announced a run for President in 2024, events like CPAC give insight into who the front-runners in the Republican party are at this time. Jared speaks to Fox News Political Reporter, Paul Steinhauser, about who might be the favorite for 2024, how prominent Republicans are polling, and what Steinhauser is looking for as he gauges who might be a potential contender in these earliest of days.
Airstrikes In Syria, A COVID Bill In Waiting
With the help of budget reconciliation, Democrats hoped President Biden's $1.9 billion dollar COVID relief bill wouldn't receive any headwinds on the way to the president's desk. But on Thursday, Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough put an end to a key provision in the bill: a $15 minimum wage. Fox Business Correspondent, Edward Lawrence, speaks to FOX News Radio's Washington Correspondent Rachel Sutherland about where the parliamentarian's actions leave lawmakers.
For weeks, speculation has grown around President Biden's Office of Management and Budget nominee, Neera Tanden's ability to be approved by the Senate. Fox News Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram speaks to Jared about the dynamics that are challenging President Biden's nominees despite the Democrats' majorities in Washington.
On Thursday evening, President Biden ordered airstrikes on Syria, a decision White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said was made "with coalition partners." Fox News Chief National Security Correspondent, Jennifer Griffin, speaks to Rachel about the reasons for these actions, how the decision was made, and what's ahead for Biden Administration in the region.
A month into the Biden presidency, the cadence of politics and the 24-hour-news-cycle has changed in Washington. Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday, discusses how the "tone and metabolism" of the district has been altered, and how this administration's first-month in-office differs from others in recent memory.
The Biden Administration had their wires crossed as the President and his Press Secretary made conflicting statements regarding the management of COVID-19. FOX's Lisa Brady speaks with Fox News Sunday host, Chris Wallace, about the responsibility of the press during a continued pandemic, and what we can expect as the media adjusts to a new White House.
On Monday, lawmakers on Capitol Hill will begin to consider President Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion COVID relief plan. Jared and FOX News Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram discuss what we can expect to see in this bill, the debate around a minimum wage increase, and the legislation's chances of landing on the President's desk by March.
It's infrastructure week and it's immigration week. After nearly a month in office, the Biden Administration is looking to take on those two issues, long-postponed in Washington. Jared and FOX News White House Correspondent, Peter Doocy, discuss President Biden's plans for improved American infrastructure, immigration reform, and future diplomacy.
President Joe Biden stepped onto the world stage as he addressed world leaders at both the G7 Summit and the 2021 Munich Security Conference. FOX News State Department Correspondent, Rich Edson, discusses the "diplomatic dance" the Biden Administration is doing as it considers a reentrance into the Iran Nuclear Deal; and how this administration's diplomatic strategy will differ from that of the Trump administration.
Second Impeachment of Donald Trump
Americans watched as the second impeachment trial for former President Donald J. Trump unfolded on Capitol Hill. Jared and FOX News Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram discuss the week's events, the arguments from the impeachment managers, and the response the former President's attorneys will lay out in the days to come.
As the Coronavirus pandemic approaches its year anniversary, virus guidelines continue to pour out of the nation's capital. Fox News Medical Contributor Dr. Marty Makary discusses vaccine distribution, and what kind of progress Americans can expect in the months ahead. Plus, RADAM Dr. Michael Iademarco, lead for the COVID-19 Joint Command Cell Testing and Diagnostic Workgroup at the Department of Health and Human Services, explains how continued testing can help the United States to mitigate the pandemic's impacts while the country waits for wide-spread vaccination.
As an impeachment trial plays out on Capitol Hill, lawmakers are looking to pass more COVID-19 stimulus before existing benefits expire in mid-March. Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) of the Problem Solvers Caucus discusses what's in President Biden's proposed 1.9 trillion-dollar relief bill, and why he thinks the bill is a long way from having bi-partisan support.
In the wake of the insurrection at the Capitol in January, Defense Secretary General Lloyd Austin is attempting to address extremism in the military. Fox News National Security Correspondent, Jennifer Griffin discusses how the Pentagon is looking to define extremism.
Republicans Or No Republicans, Democrats Move Forward With $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill
President Joe Biden defended his administration's $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan and made it clear on Friday he is adamant to get it done with or without Republicans support. Jared and FOX News National Correspondent Mark Meredith discuss the bill.
The Biden Administration is making a big push for at-home coronavirus rapid tests. The administration announcing this week it's partnering with Australian company Ellume which provides test results to your smartphones in 15-minutes. FOX News Washington Correspondent Rachel Sutherland speaks with Dr. Ali Mokdad, Professor of Health Metrics Sciences and Chief Strategy Officer for Population Health at the University of Washington about how at-home testing is a game changer for battling COVID-19.
President Biden visited the State Department to send a message to its diplomats saying "America is back." This as two international issues made headlines including a coup in Burma and Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny being sentenced to prison. Jared speaks with President of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media Ian Bremmer about what the president's options are when it comes to addressing these foreign affair issues.
Republican's internal issues were front and center on Capitol Hill this week. The first was Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) who survived a vote to be removed from her leadership role within the Republican Party after facing major backlash for her decision to vote impeach President Trump for incitement of insurrection. The second, was Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) being voted House Committees because of controversial comments in her past. Jared and FOX News Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram discuss the rifts within the Republican Party, where they go next and preview the upcoming second impeachment trial of former President Trump.
President Biden's Tidal Wave Of Executive Actions
President Joe Biden has wasted no time since entering the office, signing more than three dozen executive actions on issues including, healthcare, climate and more. Jared and FOX News White House Correspondent Kristin Fisher discuss some of the executive actions signed this week, what we can expect next week and what he hopes to accomplish with all of them.
One of the key items on President Joe Biden's agenda is passing his COVID relief bill, but Republicans are balking at the $1.9 trillion price tag. Jared speaks with House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn, (D-SC) about the path forward for the bill and how he feels it would help the economy. The Democratic Congressman also shares his role on backing then presidential candidate Biden and ultimately helping him win the presidency.
There are new concerns for new coronavirus variants as calls grow to speed up the vaccine rollout. FOX News Washington Correspondent Rachel Sutherland speaks with Dean of Public Health at Brown University, Dr. Ashish Jha about when we can expect the vaccine to be available to all Americans, and the importance of getting a vast majority of the world vaccinated as well.
The Senate is preparing to hold a second impeachment trial for former President Trump for incitement of insurrection. Jared and FOX News Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram weigh in on how the second impeachment of the former president differs from last year's impeachment.