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Episodes

Politics with Amy Walter: The Mueller Report is Not the End, It's Just the Beginning

4/19/2019
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It’s been a long (almost) two years but the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, possible coordination between the Trump Campaign and Russia, and obstruction of justice has reached its final culmination. The redacted report was released on Thursday. The end. Or is it just the beginning? Well, like a lot of things...it’s both. Katie Benner, a Justice Department reporter at The New York Times, discusses the new and revealing pieces of the redacted...

Duration:00:46:00

The Mueller Report: What We Know So Far

4/18/2019
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The Mueller Report: What We Know So Far Initial analysis from reporter Max Kutner and legal expert Caroline Fredrickson. Congressman Jamie Raskin: Immediate Thoughts on Redacted Mueller Report The Democrat from Maryland joins us to discuss his immediate thoughts. William Barr has a History of Withholding Key Information from Congress In 1989, he provided a summary that gave cover to President George H.W. Bush's abduction of Manuel Noriega from Panama. Guests: Max Kutner Caroline...

Duration:00:46:27

Measles Cases Continue to Grow. Here's How We Got Here.

4/17/2019
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Measles Cases Continue to Grow. Here's How We Got Here. Public health, freedom of religion and politics converge in the history of fighting over vaccinations. In Indonesian Elections, it's Fake News Vs. Ballot Truths Nearly 200 million Indonesians will be able to vote across 17,000 islands on Wednesday, making for the world's largest single-day election. Death Penalty for People With Mental Illness: Should It Be Banned? Should people living with mental illness face the death...

Duration:00:30:57

The Challenges Women of Color Have Faced in Politics and Beyond

4/16/2019
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The Challenges Women of Color Have Faced in Politics and Beyond Republicans have taken Rep. Omar's comments out of context, while Democrats have been lackluster in their defense. The Notre Dame Cathedral Fire: What it Means for France and the World The world watched as the devastating fire engulfed the cathedral on Monday. But the pain of its damage goes well beyond Paris. Facial Recognition Surveillance Targets Uighur Minority in China This is the first instance of a government using...

Duration:00:37:34

Burning of Three Black Churches Serves as Reminder of Racism's Continuing Legacy

4/15/2019
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Burning of Three Black Churches Serves as Reminder of Racism's Continuing Legacy The churches were all burned in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, over the course of ten days in March. Congress Investigates the High Cost of Insulin The price of insulin has nearly tripled in the last decade. Congress is now investigating why. An Uncertain Path Forward for Transgender Troops On Friday, the Trump administration banned transgender people from openly enlisting in the military. Advocates say this...

Duration:00:32:27

Candidate Talk: Cory Booker

4/12/2019
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On February 1st, the start of Black History month, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker announced he was running for president. Since then, he’s been on the campaign trail and announced that he raised $5 million. This weekend, he makes his official hometown kick off of his Justice for all Tour in Newark and then heads immediately to Iowa. Amy Walter got the chance to sit down with Senator Booker to discuss his campaign, the legislation he’s introduced in the Senate to form a commission to study...

Duration:00:47:21

New Tax Bill Will Make it Illegal for IRS to Offer Free E-Filing Option

4/11/2019
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New Tax Bill Will Make it Illegal for IRS to Offer Free E-Filing Option The Taxpayer First Act just passed the House this week. Politics and Voting in the Lone Star State First, a look at investigations into Texas's effort to remove thousands of voters from the rolls; Then a look at what Texas voters are looking for going into election season 2020. Wyatt Cenac Shakes Up Late Night with a Deep Dive on Education This season of comedian Wyatt Cenac’s "Problem Areas" explores education in...

Duration:00:33:17

Hearing on White Nationalism Gives Platform to Extreme Views

4/10/2019
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Hearing on White Nationalism Gives Platform to Extreme Views Testimony on containing white nationalism got side-lined by partisan infighting that resulted in little agreement on the notion of extremism. Georgia Bill to Regulate Journalism an 'Opportunity' for Dialogue A bill in Georgia would force reporters to turn over their notes for an ethical review. It's likely not going to pass, but it's a wake-up call for journalists. New York Islanders' Shannon Hogan on Breaking Gender Barriers...

Duration:00:30:43

The U.S. Label Iran's IRGC a Foreign Terrorist Organization

4/9/2019
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The U.S. Label Iran's IRGC a Foreign Terrorist Organization On Monday, the United States government made an unprecedented move against Iran. The IRS Audits the Working Poor at a Higher Rate than Wealthier People The audit process itself also has immediate and long-term effects for working class people. Author Kwame Alexander Wants to Help Young People Imagine a Better World Kwame Alexander's new book, "The Undefeated," celebrates black Americans throughout history. The Takeaway spoke...

Duration:00:32:43

Kirstjen Nielsen is Out as Homeland Security Secretary

4/8/2019
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Kirstjen Nielsen is Out as Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen’s time in that role has been rocky. How Much Do We Actually Know About CBD? The availability of CBD has skyrocketed in the last year, but how much do we actually know about it, and can CBD really do everything advertises say it can? Mar-a-Lago Breach Raises Questions of National Security at Trump's Private Club A woman slipped through security to illegally enter Mar-a-Lago. She was carrying a thumb drive infected with...

Duration:00:33:29

Politics with Amy Walter: Those Who Draw the Lines...Have the Power

4/5/2019
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On this week's Politics with Amy Walter: The fight over redistricting and who gets to wield the pen. “Slay the Dragon,” chronicles the challenges to congressional maps in several states that have been accused of partisan gerrymandering including Michigan and Wisconsin. In Michigan, voters approved a ballot measure in 2018 to take map-drawing power out of the hands of the legislature and put it into the hands of an independent commission. The film also follows the legal team involved in Gill...

Duration:00:46:18

Baltimore's Mayor Embroiled in Children's Book Scandal

4/4/2019
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Baltimore's Mayor Embroiled in Children's Book Scandal There are questions about Mayor Catherine Pugh's self-published kids book, and whether or not buyers were given access to government influence. The Death of the Lyell Glacier Yosemite National Park's Lyell Glacier is dying. Writer Dan Duane joined Yosemite geologist Greg Stock in a hike up to the glacier, which is now a fraction of its original size. Making Arab American Theater Muslim and Arab American theater are having a moment....

Duration:00:32:11

Making Reparations Work in America

4/3/2019
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Making Reparations Work in America 2020 candidates are speaking up about reparations. But this debate goes far beyond being a political talking point. Congressional Failure to Approve Puerto Rico Recovery Aid Reflects Long History of Bipartisan Neglect Puerto Rico's government recently had to cut food stamp benefits, adding further insecurity to an already vulnerable population. McConnell Moves To Limit Debates Over Judges To Two Hours Mitch McConnell’s latest push to fill the courts...

Duration:00:38:09

Facebook Promises To Combat Divisiveness and Improve Privacy. Again.

4/2/2019
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Facebook Promises To Combat Divisiveness and Improve Privacy. Again. Mark Zuckerberg called for increased oversight to help reign in harmful content and fake news, as well as improve privacy. Governor Ralph Northam Returns to the Public Eye Following Scandal Virginia's Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General all faced scandal, yet all remain in their jobs. What happens from here and how do Virginian's feel about it? In Hulu's "Shrill," a Fat-Phobic World Is the Punchline Shrill,...

Duration:00:31:53

Trump Administration's Immigration Policies May Be To Blame for the Current Border Crisis`

4/1/2019
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Trump Administration's Immigration Policies May Be To Blame for the Current Border Crisis Your immigration news roundup: migrant family surge, Central American aid cut, and threats to shut the border. Why Country Music Classifications Often Fall Along Racial Lines Last month, Billboard removed the country-trap song, “Old Town Road,” from its country chart. The decision has highlighted how music genres are often classified along racial lines. After Cyclone Idai, Mozambique, Malawi, and...

Duration:00:31:32

How to Win Wisconsin

3/29/2019
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In 2016, Donald Trump cracked the so-called blue wall in the industrial Midwest winning Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. This week on Politics with Amy Walter, what will it take for Democrats to win back Wisconsin? Plus a conversation with presidential candidate Julián Castro. To begin the hour, Craig Gilbert, Washington Bureau Chief at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, explores what tipped the state to President Trump’s favor in 2016 and what it will take for Democrats to win it back...

Duration:00:45:31

It's Not Just the Special Olympics, Betsy DeVos Takes Heat for Special Ed Cuts

3/28/2019
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It's Not Just the Special Olympics, Betsy DeVos Takes Heat for Special Ed Cuts The Education Secretary has called for cuts to the Special Olympics, as well as programs to help students who are blind, deaf, and otherwise require special education services. How a Changing Credit Industry Could Hurt Consumer Privacy Consumer credit-reporting company Equifax and credit score company FICO are partnering to sell consumer data to banks. But how secure is that data following the 2017 Equifax data...

Duration:00:30:01

Supreme Court Weighs Arguments Over Partisan Gerrymandering

3/27/2019
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Supreme Court Weighs Arguments Over Partisan Gerrymandering On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard two cases involving the design of congressional maps. The Takeaway looks at how gerrymandering has shaped national politics, particularly since 2010. Trump Administration Gets Behind New Effort to Overturn the Affordable Care Act The Department of Justice announced support of a district court ruling that argued the entire ACA was unconstitutional just as Democrats announce new health care...

Duration:00:41:57

Will the Mueller Report Shift Public Trust in American Institutions?

3/26/2019
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Will the Mueller Report Shift Public Trust in American Institutions? Following the release of a summary of the Mueller Report, what has the investigation meant for Americans’ trust in our institutions, from the Department of Justice to the media? How Does the Mueller Report Affect Democratic Agenda? The Department of Justice exonerated President Trump at a time when House Democrats are ramping up their investigations into the president. Enforcing Ban on Bump Stocks Will Be...

Duration:00:33:51

The Mueller Report is In; What Does it Mean?

3/25/2019
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The Mueller Report is In; What Does it Mean? Attorney General William Barr released a letter to Congress detailing the Mueller Report's key findings. Amy Walter on Congress's Next Moves Amy Walter joins us to talk about the Democratic response to Barr’s summary. Who's Entitled to What Information About the Mueller Investigation? Robert Mueller must stay silent, says former independent counsel Ken Starr. So who is entitled to what information about the Mueller report, and what's behind...

Duration:00:31:27