Every Friday, Amy Walter brings you the trends in politics long before the national media picks up on them.
Known as one of the smartest and most trusted journalists in Washington, D.C., Amy Walter is respected by politicians and pundits on all sides of the aisle. You may know Amy her from her work with Cook Political Report and the PBS NewsHour where she looks beyond the breaking news headlines for a deeper understanding of how Washington works, who's pulling the levers of power, and how it all impacts you.
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Politics: Biden's First 100 Days, Newsom Recall, Economy, Political TV Dramas
President Joe Biden's First 100 Days
President Biden has used his first hundred days in office to drive the largest expansion of government seen in decades.
Newsom Opponents Have Gathered Enough Signatures to Trigger a Recall—Now What?
California is facing its first gubernatorial recall in nearly two decades.
Should We Be Optimistic About the U.S. Economy?
The unemployment rate is steadily dropping, and stocks have been on the rise, as the country has ramped up its aggressive vaccination campaign.
Why Viewers Love Political TV Dramas
No matter how much high-stakes tension there is going on in the actual Washington, D.C., there’s something endlessly entertaining about the best political television shows.
Politics: Police Reform in Congress, Fight for DC Statehood, Climate Summit
Following Derek Chauvin's Conviction, Renewed Calls for Police Reform in Congress
While many breathed a sigh of relief following the verdict, the days since have been a reminder of just how rampant police violence is in the country.
How Advocates Are Pushing President Biden to Confront Environmental Racism
Although he’s already taking more steps than his predecessor, some advocates are pushing President Biden to go much further to address environmental racism.
Statehood for Washington, DC to Advance to the Senate
The nationwide reckoning over systemic racism and a groundswell of support for voting rights has elevated the fight for statehood.
Politics: Biden Administration Announces New Sanctions Against Russia
Biden Administration Announces New Sanctions Against Russia
The actions against Russia represent one of the first major tests for the new administration on the international level.
Biden Administration Emphasizes Commitment to Israel at a Chaotic Moment in Israeli Politics
A visit to Israel from U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin came as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is once again fighting for his political future.
What Withdrawing from Afghanistan Means for Veterans and Active Troops
This week, President Biden announced that U.S. troops would withdraw from Afghanistan by September 2021.
Politics: Gov. Murphy, Corporate Tax, Filibuster, Gun Policy
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Aging Infrastructure, Vaccine Appointments, And More
Governor Murphy joins the Takeaway for a conversation about the state’s pandemic response, school reopenings, and election reform in the state.
Divisions Emerge Over Biden's Proposal to Raise the Corporate Tax Rate
One of the biggest debates emerging around President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal is how to pay for it.
Kentucky Passes Law to Expand Voting Access
This Wednesday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed into law a bipartisan bill to expand voting access in the state.
Biden Announces Executive Actions to Address Gun Policy
The new actions attempt to address recent violent mass shootings in the U.S.
A Procedural Ruling Allows Senate Democrats to Pass Some Bills with Simple Majority
This week, the Senate parliamentarian determined that Democrats could pass additional legislation through the budget reconciliation process.
Politics: Georgia's Newest Voting Law, Texas Lawmakers Advance Legislation
Georgia's Newest Voting Law Aims to Reduce Access to the Polls
Lawmakers in Georgia are part of a national trend in which legislators across the country have introduced more than 250 bills that aim to restrict voting.
In Texas, Lawmakers Advance Legislation for New Restrictions on Voting
SB7 would do everything from limit early voting hours to prohibit drive-thru voting in the state.
Politics: Colorado's History of Mass Shootings, Gun Reform, Southern Border
A Look Back at Colorado's History of Mass Shootings
This week, a gunman in Boulder, Colorado killed ten people while they were shopping in a local grocery store.
Vice President Harris to Lead the White House Response at the Southern Border
This week, President Biden tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the United States’ response to the growing number of migrants arriving at the southern border.
Biden Proposes Gun Reform in Light of Atlanta, Boulder Shootings
In the wake of the recent mass shootings, President Joe Biden has proposed a ban on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and an expansion of background checks for gun sales.