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CQ, formerly Congressional Quarterly, is the gold standard for authoritative, nonpartisan congressional news. Every week, CQ on Congress hosted by Shawn Zeller brings you inside the halls of the House and Senate for an insightful, smart discussion into pressing policy and political debates.

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CQ, formerly Congressional Quarterly, is the gold standard for authoritative, nonpartisan congressional news. Every week, CQ on Congress hosted by Shawn Zeller brings you inside the halls of the House and Senate for an insightful, smart discussion into pressing policy and political debates.

    Congress and the coronavirus

    Congress and the coronavirus

    This week CQ on Congress delves deep into whether the government is ready to manage a pandemic. Shawn Zeller speaks first to Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, the California Democrat who wrote a law last year to improve pandemic preparedness, then to Nikki Clowers, managing director of the health care team for the Government Accountability Office. She points out some of the shortcomings in U.S. preparedness that need to be shored up. 
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    • 25 min
    Unchecked Power

    Unchecked Power

    CQ on Congress host Shawn Zeller builds a case of how the acquittal of President Trump is yet another notch in this administration's move toward an imperial presidency leaving a sagging Congress and judiciary that will have implications for 21st century policies and policy making.
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    • 22 min
    Senate says no to witnesses, as final vote is set for Wednesday

    Senate says no to witnesses, as final vote is set for Wednesday

    The Senate voted 51-49 on Jan. 31 against calling witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trial and will now move to closing arguments and votes, on Feb. 5, on the two articles of impeachment, accusing Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. CQ Roll Call White House reporter Niels Lesniewski explains why Republicans objected to witnesses and why they will vote to acquit.
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    • 16 min
    What's in an impeachment trial?

    What's in an impeachment trial?

    CQ Roll Call takes listeners inside Congress to where the impeachment trial is happening and shares its insightful observations from reporters. Also, we compare and contrast the impeachment of President Clinton to President Trump. How have times changed?
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    • 25 min
    Historic impeachment trial begins. Now what?

    Historic impeachment trial begins. Now what?

    With elections looming, how politically perilous is the impeachment trial for senators — on both sides of the aisle — who are up for re-election in November? We turn to CQ Roll Call's elections analyst Nathan Gonzales to look at some key races and how impeachment will — or will not — play into them. Plus, congressional reporter Katherine Tully-McManus offers a view from inside the Senate chambers from day one of the impeachment proceedings.
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    • 16 min
    Between Iraq and a hard place: Congress

    Between Iraq and a hard place: Congress

    CQ on Congress begins 2020 by examining what's next after the targeted killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad. Host Shawn Zeller talks to two Iraq War veterans, Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., and Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., to get their takes on a House resolution that has reignited the debate over Congress' authority over acts of war, and policy towards Iraq and Iran.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

HomeisJax ,

March 8, 2019

I can’t believe the hate & bashing I heard on this episode! It’s sad that it has crept into every aspect of life, even hiding under the guise of Pro-Israel! Just another partisan podcast pushing deception! Disappointing!

TM in DC ,

Go To Policy News Source

Quick, easy to digest and always a non-partisan, unbiased opinion. Great for the morning commute to help you stay ahead.

krs617 ,

Useful and pragmatic

This is a useful, informative, and to the point podcast that tells you what’s going on and offers some dispassionate analysis. It’s a nice break from all the opinionating heard elsewhere.

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