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

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    • 4.1 • 316 Ratings

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

    Authors of "Lucky: How Biden Barely Won the Presidency"

    Authors of "Lucky: How Biden Barely Won the Presidency"

    Guests: Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes, authors of "Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency"
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    • 31 min
    "They Crossed A Line"

    "They Crossed A Line"

    Tuesday's Senate hearing on the January 6 siege on the Capitol raised a series of questions that directly involve the previous administration. Meanwhile, Judge Merrick Garland plans to make Jan. 6 investigations his first priority after he becomes attorney general. And even with additional hearings Wednesday, Thursday and beyond, the concept of a bipartisan commission to investigate the events leading up to and during the siege is gaining traction on Capitol Hill.
    Guest: Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee

    • 31 min
    "Truth is the Counter to The Big Lie"

    "Truth is the Counter to The Big Lie"

    It's a plan the White House is lauding as "bold and ambitious." It's also grown less so through the early weeks of the Biden presidency -- and could reveal political vulnerabilities for the new administration as it pushes for a major COVID-19 relief bill.
    Guest: Congressman Jaime Raskin (D-MD), he also served as Lead House Impeachment Manager

    • 33 min
    Second Impeachment Trial Begins

    Second Impeachment Trial Begins

    Even an emotional prosecution and a mess of a defense may not change the Senate math. But while so many of the facts around the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump are settled, a key question is emerging that could matter beyond final votes on conviction. For all that is established about what rioters did, why they did it and even what Trump said to seemingly encourage them, what the then-president did in the hours that the attack was ongoing is a key piece of the case being assembled by House managers.
    Guest: Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

    • 28 min
    "We Really Have To Meet The Moment"

    "We Really Have To Meet The Moment"

    The impending impeachment trial guarantees refreshed memories of the horrors that took place at the Capitol less than a month ago. Any thought the trial would turn on narrow constitutional questions is effectively out, given Trump's strategy of defiance. Plus, Powerhouse Politics goes inside the White House to find out how these first weeks of the Biden Administration are progressing.
    Guest: Karine Jean-Pierre, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary

    • 39 min
    "Unity Requires You To Eliminate the Vitriol"

    "Unity Requires You To Eliminate the Vitriol"

    The clock on bipartisanship is already ticking down. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is saying a vote on a budget resolution could come as early as next week -- before the Senate impeachment trial, and conceivably before any standalone COVID-19 relief bills make their way out of the legislative branch.
    Guest: Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), co-chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus 

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
316 Ratings

316 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.

Footballowner ,

Worst aspects of both sidesism

It’s really unfortunate to me that this podcast has become significantly worse since Biden became president. Due to the absence of Republican voices and opinion in the public (because they are playing politics), they have chosen to make the argument for them and then question why Democrats haven’t budged or where there red line is in negotiations over the government stimulus. They just seem to criticize whoever is trying to solve problems and punish them for talking to the public about their policy by attacking it.

FilomenaMaria ,

Good show but ...

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

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