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Washington Week full episode, June 24, 2022
50 years of federal abortion rights ended on Friday. As many states move to restrict abortion procedures in the aftermath of one of the most consequential Supreme Court decisions in history, we turn to our panel of Nia-Malika Henderson of CNN, Zolan Kanno-Youngs of the New York Times, Leigh Ann Caldwell of the Washington Post and Josh Gerstein of Politico.
Jan. 6 committee lays out Trump's efforts to change 2020 election results
The Jan. 6 committee this week offered chilling new details on how former President Trump pressured Vice President Pence to overturn the 2020 election and even put Pence’s life in danger by enraging the mob. The committee also accuses Trump of scamming his supporters and lying about election fraud.
Federal Reserve takes aggressive action to prevent a recession
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates by three-quarters of a percent. This was the central bank’s biggest rate hike since 1994, an aggressive step to try and control the rapid rise in inflation.
Soaring prices, tanking markets and the political fallout
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates this week by three-quarters of a percent to fight inflation, the largest hike in 28 years. Fed chair Jerome Powell also indicated that a similar rise could come in July if the economy doesn’t improve. Stocks tumbled in response to the historic action and Wall Street fell into bear market territory amid increased concerns that a recession may be looming.