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From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Paul Gigot, Kim Strassel, Bill McGurn and Kyle Peterson discuss the latest from Washington. Get critical perspective and the analysis you need on developments from the nation’s capital. Join them every weekday. Send your feedback to pwpodcast@wsj.com

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From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Paul Gigot, Kim Strassel, Bill McGurn and Kyle Peterson discuss the latest from Washington. Get critical perspective and the analysis you need on developments from the nation’s capital. Join them every weekday. Send your feedback to pwpodcast@wsj.com

    The World Braces For Putin's Next Move

    The World Braces For Putin's Next Move

    As world leaders try to devise a strategy to counter a possible invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Secretary of State Antony Blinken promises "massive consequences" for any acts of aggression by Vladimir Putin. But will strong sanctions be enough, or will they just provoke the Russian president even more? Plus, how much is the military buildup on the Ukraine border contributing to falling stock prices?
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    • 23 min
    Are Free Tests & Booster Shots Biden's Covid Answer?

    Are Free Tests & Booster Shots Biden's Covid Answer?

    This week the Biden administration launched a new website for Americans to sign up and receive free Covid tests sent to their homes. But with the Omicron variant peaking, is this too late to be truly effective? Plus the panel addresses new CDC numbers regarding booster shots, possible tension between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis, and a listener email about the Senate filibuster.
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    • 25 min
    Joe Biden Faces The Press About Russia & Elections

    Joe Biden Faces The Press About Russia & Elections

    During Joe Biden's surprisingly long press conference to mark his first year in office, the President stunned many with his comments about a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine and whether the legitimacy of the 2022 midterm elections will come into question. But did he signal a change in course for an administration with such low approval numbers? Plus, what is Chuck Schumer's next move after his plan to change the filibuster rule failed as expected?
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    • 24 min
    Chuck Schumer Moves to Nuke the Filibuster

    Chuck Schumer Moves to Nuke the Filibuster

    Democrats are charging ahead with a plan to alter the Senate's rules to pass a federal election code, but would a talking filibuster give Schumer what he wants? And is Mitch McConnell right that this won't be "a harmless action," even if it fails? Plus, the Republican National Committee wants to change the way presidential debates are organized.
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    • 26 min
    The Jan. 6 Indictment for Seditious Conspiracy

    The Jan. 6 Indictment for Seditious Conspiracy

    Federal prosecutors have charged 11 people, including a leader of the Oath Keepers militia group, with seditious conspiracy for their actions leading up to the Capitol riot last year. What does the indictment say, and is Attorney General Merrick Garland bending to political pressure to deliver stronger charges? Plus, the House's committee on Jan. 6 weighs its options after Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy refuses to cooperate.
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    • 27 min
    Masks, Tests, and Biden's Covid-19 Strategy

    Masks, Tests, and Biden's Covid-19 Strategy

    Joe Biden has announced a plan to start sending face masks and Covid-19 tests to hundreds of millions of Americans to reduce the virus's spread. But if the Omicron variant peaks soon, is it too late for these policies? Plus, Kamala Harris lacks a clear answer on whether it's time for a different approach, as Biden's poll numbers hit new lows.
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    • 21 min

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