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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Trump Impeached for a Second Time
Moderator Michael Williams, contributor to CBS Radio in Washington, along with panelists Emily Tamkin, U.S. Editor for the New Statesman, and JJ Green, National Security Correspondent for WTOP and Host of Target USA, discuss the latest Issues in the News, including the historic second impeachment of President Trump by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Trump Supporters Storm U.S. Capitol
Issues in the News moderator Dan Raviv, Columnist for Newsday with panelists Josh Glancy, Washington Bureau Chief for the Sunday Times and Ashraf Khalil, Washington, Metro Reporter for the Associated Press deliberate the latest top stories of the week including a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol as members of Congress were in the process of certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
U.S. Senate Holds Off Vote on More Money for Americans
Issues in the News moderator, Shayna Estulin, Political and Foreign Affairs Correspondent and panelists Tom DeFrank, contributing Editor to the National Journal and Jonathan Broder, Contributing Editor at Congressional Quarterly deliberate the top stories of the week, including President Trump’s push for $2,000 for COVID-19 relief money for Americans rests with the Senate after the House voted overwhelmingly to meet the President’s demand.
U.S. Lawmakers Seal Deal on COVID-19 Aid Package
Issues in the News moderator Michael Williams is joined by panelists Molly Ball, Political Correspondent for Time Magazine and Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazeera's Regional Director for the Americas. They analyze the top stories of the week including U.S. Congress agrees on a $900 billion COVID -19 relief package to businesses, individuals, and resources for vaccines, as the virus surges across the globe.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Acknowledges Biden Victory
Issues in the News moderator Dan Raviv, Columnist for Newsday with panelists Emily Tamkin, U.S. Editor for the New Statesman and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to the National Journal discuss the latest top stories of the week. The stories of the week they discuss include Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their election win after the electoral college formally confirmed Biden's victory over President Trump.
New Hope against COVID-19 as Vaccinations Begin
Moderator Shayna Estulin, Political and Foreign Affairs Correspondent with panelists Ashraf Khalil, Washington DC Metro Reporter for the Associated Press and Richard Latendresse, Correspondent for TVA Nouvelles, Canada as discuss the top news stories of the week. This includes the beginning of mass Covid-19 inoculations in the U.K. as the rest of the world anticipates the approval and distribution of the vaccines for their countries.