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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Friday: 2330 UTC
Saturday: 1530 & 2230 UTC
Sunday: 0130, 0430, 0930, 1130, 1530 & 2130 UTC
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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President Biden's Foreign Policy
Issues in the News moderator Dan Raviv talks with panelists Linda Feldmann, Washington Bureau Chief for the Christian Science Monitor and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to the National Journal, about US President Joe Biden’s recent foreign policy initiatives, including his recent virtual summit with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and reviving talks with European allies over Iran’s nuclear program, among other major stories dominating the US political landscape.
Biden Makes Promises During First Town Hall
Issues in the News moderator Shayna Estulin discusses the wide-ranging political fallout from former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial and challenges facing President Joe Biden as he urges Congress to swiftly pass his comprehensive Covid relief package, and much more with panelists Jonathan Broder, Contributing Editor at Congressional Quarterly and Ashraf Khalil, Washington, D.C. Metro Reporter for the Associated Press.
Second Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump Opens with Emotion
Issues in the News moderator Michael Williams discusses the top news stories of the week, including the historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump which began with a film prepared by House impeachment managers that showed details of the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, with panelists Emily Tamkin, U.S. editor for the New Statesman and Kimberly Adams, correspondent for Marketplace.
COVID-19 Variants: US to Speed Vaccination Process
Issues in the News moderator Dan Raviv discusses the top news stories of the week, including
US health officials say they are concerned about variants of COVID-19 and are working to speed up the vaccination process, with panelists Josh Glancy, Washington Bureau Chief for the Sunday Times, Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazeera's Regional Director for the Americas.
US Senate Impeachment - Biden's Agenda
Issues in the News moderator Shayna Estulin discusses the top news stories of the week, including preparations for the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump and the significance of the many executive orders and policy directives coming from the Biden administration, with panelists Molly Ball, National Political Correspondent for Time Magazine and Linda Feldmann, Washington Bureau Chief for the Christian Science Monitor.
New Era Begins with Biden Administration
Issues in the News moderator Dan Raviv, Columnist for Newsday along with panelists Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to the National Journal and Richard Latendresse, Correspondent for TVA Nouvelles discuss the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, and the historic swearing in of the first woman and person of African American and South Asian descent as Vice President, Kamala Harris.
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