50 episodes

Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. Hosted by ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein.

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Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. Hosted by ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein.

    Human Life or Economic Life?

    Human Life or Economic Life?

    If President Donald Trump has already made fateful choices in the new coronavirus crisis, wait for what's to come. Trump appears unwilling if not unlikely to wait on the advice of medical professionals before nudging American society back to life. It's as stark and bleak a choice as any president can face: human life or economic life.

    Guest: Ron Klain, former Ebola response coordinator for President Obama
    Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, contributing to all ABC News broadcasts. Karl has covered every major beat in Washington, including the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and the State Department. Karl covered all the major candidates in the 2016 election, including the first interview with Donald Trump of the 2016 election cycle. * ABOUT RICK KLEIN: Rick Klein is Political Director of ABC News, leading the network's political coverage and planning, and serves as an on-air political analyst across ABC News platforms. Klein joined ABC News in 2007 from The Boston Globe, where he most recently covered Congress and national politics. Read more ABC News politics coverage: http://abcn.ws/2fRRGC2 Follow Jon on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2cK8Pv4 Follow Rick on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2d00npb

    • 39 min
    "A Wartime President"

    "A Wartime President"

    Tuesday's races marked big wins for the former vice president, whose delegate lead is now in the realm of being virtually insurmountable. Meanwhile, President Trump’s administration looks for solutions as cases of COVID-19 continue to spread across the country and the economy hangs in the balance.
    Guest: Former NJ Governor Chris Christie
    Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, contributing to all ABC News broadcasts. Karl has covered every major beat in Washington, including the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and the State Department. Karl covered all the major candidates in the 2016 election, including the first interview with Donald Trump of the 2016 election cycle. * ABOUT RICK KLEIN: Rick Klein is Political Director of ABC News, leading the network's political coverage and planning, and serves as an on-air political analyst across ABC News platforms. Klein joined ABC News in 2007 from The Boston Globe, where he most recently covered Congress and national politics. Read more ABC News politics coverage: http://abcn.ws/2fRRGC2 Follow Jon on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2cK8Pv4 Follow Rick on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2d00npb

    • 28 min
    Biden's Blowout

    Biden's Blowout

    The end is in sight for the Democratic primary campaign. The next move in this race belongs to Sen. Bernie Sanders, and him alone. But it's looking like a quieter close all around -- and not just because public rallies are off for a while and Sanders chose not to speak Tuesday night. A range of factors are pointing toward a cleaner and earlier exit by Sanders than anything the party witnessed in 2016.

    Guest: ABC News' senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce
    Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, contributing to all ABC News broadcasts. Karl has covered every major beat in Washington, including the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and the State Department. Karl covered all the major candidates in the 2016 election, including the first interview with Donald Trump of the 2016 election cycle. * ABOUT RICK KLEIN: Rick Klein is Political Director of ABC News, leading the network's political coverage and planning, and serves as an on-air political analyst across ABC News platforms. Klein joined ABC News in 2007 from The Boston Globe, where he most recently covered Congress and national politics. Read more ABC News politics coverage: http://abcn.ws/2fRRGC2 Follow Jon on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2cK8Pv4 Follow Rick on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2d00npb

    • 23 min
    And Then There Were Two

    And Then There Were Two

    This is now a two-way race for the Democratic nomination. Former Vice President Joe Biden's huge Super Tuesday reorders the race but doesn't come close to locking anything down. Sen. Bernie Sanders and the progressive movement now regroup, with an intriguing series of states up next, even as California votes still roll in.

    Guest: David Plouffe, campaign manager for Barack Obama's successful 2008 presidential bid
    Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, contributing to all ABC News broadcasts. Karl has covered every major beat in Washington, including the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and the State Department. Karl covered all the major candidates in the 2016 election, including the first interview with Donald Trump of the 2016 election cycle. * ABOUT RICK KLEIN: Rick Klein is Political Director of ABC News, leading the network's political coverage and planning, and serves as an on-air political analyst across ABC News platforms. Klein joined ABC News in 2007 from The Boston Globe, where he most recently covered Congress and national politics. Read more ABC News politics coverage: http://abcn.ws/2fRRGC2 Follow Jon on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2cK8Pv4 Follow Rick on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2d00npb

    • 34 min
    Bonus: Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)

    Bonus: Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)

    In this special edition of "Powerhouse Politics," co-host Rick Klein speaks with Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) about his recent endorsement of Joe Biden and looks ahead to Saturday's South Carolina Primary.

    • 15 min
    Rough Crowd

    Rough Crowd

    Powerhouse is on the road this week, coming to you from Charleston, South Carolina, site of the next Primary. If Joe Biden goes down, he won't go down alone. The former vice president has company as he enters the last few days of his must-win state, out of a messy debate that showed the conflicting impulses in a crowded field.

    Guest: Biden campaign adviser, Anita Dunn
    Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, contributing to all ABC News broadcasts. Karl has covered every major beat in Washington, including the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and the State Department. Karl covered all the major candidates in the 2016 election, including the first interview with Donald Trump of the 2016 election cycle. * ABOUT RICK KLEIN: Rick Klein is Political Director of ABC News, leading the network's political coverage and planning, and serves as an on-air political analyst across ABC News platforms. Klein joined ABC News in 2007 from The Boston Globe, where he most recently covered Congress and national politics. Read more ABC News politics coverage: http://abcn.ws/2fRRGC2 Follow Jon on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2cK8Pv4 Follow Rick on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2d00npb

    • 25 min

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