Washington journalists from print, wire services, and broadcast media discuss the top news stories of the week.
Drawing on their contacts and sources at the White House, Capitol Hill and elsewhere, our panel of journalists provide unique insights and analysis that go beyond the headlines and give listeners the "inside" story on what they see and hear in the news.
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Meet our Moderators and Panelists
David Rennie: Washington Bureau Chief, The Economist
Tom DeFrank: Contributing Editor, The National Journal
Linda Feldmann: Washington Bureau Chief, Christian Science Monitor
Michael Williams: Contributor, CBS Radio News
Dan Raviv: National Correspondent, Israeli-based channel i24News
Laura Meckler: Staff Writer, Wall Street Journal
Oren Dorell: Foreign Affairs Reporter, USA Today
Paul Brandus: White House Correspondent, West Wing Reports
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Joe Biden Begins Official Presidential Transition
Issues in the News moderator Dan Raviv, Columnist for Newsday along with panelists, Emily Tamkin, U.S. Editor for the New Statesman and Josh Glancy, Washington Bureau Chief for the Sunday Times, discuss the latest top stories of the week including Joe Biden begins his official presidential transition.
Coronavirus Rages on Throughout the World
Issues in the News moderator Shayna Estulin, Political and Foreign Affairs Correspondent along with panelists Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to the National Journal and Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazeera's Regional Director for the Americas discuss the latest top stories of the week including the World Health Organization report that there are now nearly 4 million new coronavirus cases globally. Europe accounts for almost half of that number. In the U.S. the death toll has surpassed 250,000 from coronavirus.
Trump Challenges Election Results
A panel of prominent Washington journalists deliberate the latest top stories of the week including the growing concern that the Republican Party’s refusal to acknowledge Biden's victory is impeding the incoming-administration’s transition. Program moderator is Michael Williams, Contributor to CBS Radio in Washington and the panelists are Richard Latendresse, Correspondent for TVA Nouvelles-Canada and Linda Feldmann, Washington Bureau Chief for the Christian Science Monitor.
President Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden Confident of Electoral Win
A panel of prominent Washington journalists discuss the latest top stories of the week including the results from the November 3rd 2020 Presidential election. The moderator this week is Dan Raviv, Columnist for Newsday and the panelists are Emily Tamkin, US Editor for the New Statesman and Josh Glancy, Washington Bureau Chief for the Sunday Times.
Amy Coney Barrett Sworn In as New Supreme Court Justice
A panel of prominent Washington journalists deliberate the latest top stories of the week including the US Senate approving President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Our moderator is Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to the National Journal and our panelists are Linda Feldman, Washington Bureau Chief for the Christian Science Monitor and JJ Green, National Security Correspondent for WTOP and host of Target US.
COVID-19 Pandemic Top Election Issue
Issues in the News moderator Shayna Estulin, Political and Foreign Affairs Correspondent with panelists Jonathan Broder, Contributing Editor at Congressional Quarterly and Josh Glancy, Washington Bureau Chief for the Sunday Times, analyze the top stories of the week including the latest developments on the upcoming US presidential election.