Focusing on the US elections, the program brings you interviews with leaders, and newsmakers.
A week after the deadly Florida high school massacre that killed 17 people, Stephanie March, Conor Duffy and Roscoe Whalan reflect on the perpetual cycle of gun violence in America. The gang look at how this shooting may be different, what reforms are being mooted by politicians and if anything will actually change.
The Brat Pack is over
With the dismissal of Rob Porter from the White House staff it is the end of an era for an unlikely cast of characters in the Trump Administration. Zoe Daniel, Stephanie March, Conor Duffy and Roscoe Whalan discuss the disturbing circumstances that led to his demise. Zoe brings back her business expertise to explain the struggling stock market and the team imagines a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.
State of the "Uniom"
The President delivered his first State of the Union address and promised unity - but it seems a long way off. Zoe Daniel, Conor Duffy and Roscoe Whalan reflect on the speech and the President's promises. Zoe also gives the team a crash course in the "Nunes FISA Memo" and how it fits into the Russia Investigation ahead of its release. Conor takes us behind the scenes of his interview with Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci in which the one-time Communications Director called one of the ABC cameramen a pirate.
The US Government momentarily shut down this week. But why? Joined by special guest, The Australian's Cam Stewart; Zoe Daniel, Stephanie March and Roscoe Whalan explain how the so-called "Dreamers" became a political bargaining chip and what's at stake for them. The team also discuss the difficulties of deal-making with President Trump, the latest in the Russia Investigation and the continuing fall out of the #metoo campaign with former USA Gymnastics coach Larry Nassar being handed a heavy sentence.
A year on, women are again planning to march, the president is still waging war on the media, the Russia investigation lurks in the background and nevertheless, President Donald Trump's supporters still love him. The ABC's D.C. team is back for another season of Trump Land. This week, Zoe Daniel, Conor Duffy and Roscoe Whalan are joined by Voice of America Bureau Chief Steve Herman to reflect on Trump's legacy so far and cast ahead to challenges facing the Administration in 2018.
Series 2 episode 45: Best of 2017
After a blockbuster year, Zoe Daniel, Conor Duffy and Roscoe Whalan look back over the year that was. From policy failures to staffing changes, the Trump Administration is like no other. What did we learn this year and what lies ahead in 2018?
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A good quick catch up that explains the fustercluck of American politics
I love the Australian perspective and the easy explanations of some of the stuff we otherwise wouldn't understand. Great work everyone!