50 episodes

Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. Hosted by ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein.

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    • 4.1 • 302 Ratings

Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. Hosted by ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein.

    "A Fatal Condition"

    "A Fatal Condition"

    Ten is either a huge number or a stunningly small one, depending on one's views of the state of partisanship and President Donald Trump's culpability for his words and actions.
    Guest: Frank Luntz, pollster and political consultant

    • 27 min
    "Stop Trying To Stoke Fears for Fame"

    "Stop Trying To Stoke Fears for Fame"

    President Donald Trump is about to become the first president to be impeached twice. The second one, while unlikely to drive him from office early, will almost certainly be the one that matters the most. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) joins from the House during the impeachment vote to discuss the events of the last week and what it means going forward. 
    Guest: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)

    • 30 min
    Shocking But Not Surprising

    Shocking But Not Surprising

    In this special edition of Powerhouse Politics, Jon and Rick break down the events that unfolded in United States Capitol this week, discuss some new reporting from behind the scenes in the White House and look ahead to the final twelve days of the Trump presidency.

    • 20 min
    "The Pressure Is Enormous"

    "The Pressure Is Enormous"

    It’s clear how part of the story will end. President-elect Joe Biden will prevail over President Donald Trump again and perhaps for the final time. But the final public act of the post-election spectacle  -- set to play out in the House and Senate over an undetermined number of hours, starting Wednesday afternoon, even as counting in Georgia continues – will mark just a starting point for the broader debate over the future of the Republican Party.
    Guest: Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC)

    • 34 min
    Closing The Book On 2020

    Closing The Book On 2020

    In the final episode of 2020, ABC News Chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl and ABC News Political Director Rick Klein take a look at the extraordinary final days and weeks of Donald Trump's presidency and at what a post-Trump era might bring. They also reflect on a challenging and remarkable year that the American People will not soon forget. Happy New Year and thank you for listening!

    • 42 min
    Flipping The White House

    Flipping The White House

    On January 20th, the White House itself will undergo a major transformation as one President departs and a new one moves in to the People's House. Journalist and author, Kate Andersen Brower joins the podcast to discuss what that means for the new first family of the United States and the White House staff, including teams of ushers, butlers, cooks, and others.
    Guest: Kate Andersen Brower, author of "Exploring the White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home"

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
302 Ratings

302 Ratings

W9KEN ,

Good Cast

Jonathan is courageous journalist and reporter. You are not a disgrace to anyone or anything. Thank you for doing a good and speaking truth to this moronic POTUS.

FilomenaMaria ,

Good show but ...

Talk dragging out. Get to the point. Ego comes across often.

Sb2113 ,

Wasted Time

Far too much time was spent discussing the question about asymptotic testing that happened months ago. Yes, it is a very important part of testing. It seemed very petty to bring it up just to prove you were correct. I’m done listening to this podcast.

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