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Episodes

Politics with Amy Walter: The Impeachment Will be Televised

11/15/2019
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This week marked a shift in the ongoing impeachment inquiry as the first round of televised testimony began on Wednesday. Marie Yovanovitch, the well-respected former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine until May of this year became the third televised testimony on Friday. Yovanovitch believes she was removed from her post by President Trump because as she sees it, she was impeding his - and Rudy Guiliani’s - personal political agenda. While the televised inquiry didn't reveal much new information,...

Duration:00:46:18

The Divide Within The State Department 2019-11-14

11/14/2019
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The Divide Within The State Department Wednesday's public impeachment hearings saw the Trump administration take a two tracked-approach to foreign policy on Ukraine. What Evo Morales's Resignation Means for Bolivia President Evo Morales, the first indigenous leader of Bolivia, has stepped down following allegations of election fraud. 'Lionheart' Oscar Snub: A Consequence of Imperialism? The disqualification of the Nigerian film "Lionheart" from the Best International Feature Film...

Duration:00:29:17

Day 1 of the Public Impeachment Hearings 2019-11-13

11/13/2019
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Day 1 of the Public Impeachment Hearings The House of Representatives kicks off the first round of televised impeachment hearings. Trump Plans to Shrink the National Security Council These latest changes to the NSC come right in the middle of impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

Duration:00:29:07

Public Impeachment Hearings Pose New Challenge for the Media 2019-11-12

11/12/2019
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Public Impeachment Hearings Pose New Challenge for the Media On Wednesday, televised impeachment hearings begin in the House of Representatives. Flint Water Crisis Finds Its Way into the Classroom It’s been five years since the Flint water crisis was thrust into the national spotlight. How Universities are Addressing Slavery and Reparations Georgetown, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Virginia Theological Seminary are creating scholarships, while Harvard, Yale, and Brown have...

Duration:00:37:36

Politics with Amy Walter: What Did Democrats Get Wrong About Religious Voters in 2016?

11/8/2019
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A recent study from Pew Research found that white people who identify as Christians represent about two-thirds of all Republicans. Meanwhile, Americans unaffiliated with any religion, and racial minorities who identify as Christians, now each make up a bigger share of the Democratic coalition. This week, we take a look at how people of faith are balancing their religious beliefs with politics. The Atlantic's Emma Green explains what Democrats misunderstood about religious voters in 2016....

Duration:00:45:34

How a Florida County Followed Trump's Call to Cancel "Fake News" 2019-11-07

11/7/2019
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How a Florida County Followed Trump's Call to Cancel "Fake News" The board of commissioners for Citrus County, Florida recently rejected a library's request to renew its New York Times subscription, with one commissioner calling the daily "fake news." Is the Term "Latinx" Unifying, or Divisive? One term that recently made its way into the demographic lexicon is getting lots of attention, and pushback: Latinx. How Law Enforcement Discretion Prevents Migrant Victims of Crime from Accessing...

Duration:00:30:05

OK Boomer and the Generational Divide 2019-11-06

11/6/2019
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OK Boomer and the Generational Divide Those two words have become the latest catchphrase for a younger generation expressing its frustration with their older counterparts. Democrats Win Control In Kentucky Andy Bashear won a tight vote against opponent incumbent Republican Matt Bevin. Mississippi Gubernatorial Race Highlights a Jim Crow-Era Electoral Law A tight gubernatorial race Mississippi ignites a conversation about the states electoral process. Are 'Opportunity Zone' Tax Breaks a...

Duration:00:27:02

How Swing State Unemployment Numbers May Help Us Understand 2020 2019-11-05

11/5/2019
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How Swing State Unemployment Numbers May Help Us Understand 2020 Is the pendulum beginning to swing towards a rise in unemployment? New HBO Documentary Highlights the 85 Year Legacy of the Apollo Theater The famous Harlem theater and its amateur night was the gateway for some of the country's greatest musicians and comedians. A Shakeup on America's Public Lands The Bureau of Land Management plans to move its headquarters from Washington, DC to Grand Junction, Colorado. California...

Duration:00:22:21

Georgia's Voter Purges Raise Voter Suppression Concerns 2019-11-04

11/4/2019
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Georgia's Voter Purges Raise Voter Suppression Concerns State officials announced they will purge more than 300,000 names from voter rolls. How Big Business Killed Deadspin An editorial decision to "stick to sports" turned into mass exodus at Deadspin, leaving the popular site with no staff remaining. 'Harriet' Attempts to Capture the Life of an American Icon 'Harriet' is the first Hollywood feature film to center around the life of Harriet Tubman. But the casting of British actress...

Duration:00:33:41

Politics with Amy Walter: Prescription Drug Costs and 2020

11/1/2019
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The rocketing cost of prescription drug prices makes the burdensome healthcare landscape more difficult to navigate for the millions of Americans that rely on a prescription. One thing that voters, regardless of party, have agreed on is that the cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. is way too high. Americans spend significantly more on prescription drugs when compared to any other country. But, why? Senator Amy Klobuchar joins Politics with Amy Walter to discuss her work in Washington on...

Duration:00:47:34

Is There a Rift Between Trump and the Military? 2019-10-31

10/31/2019
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Is There a Rift Between Trump and the Military? This week, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman testified before Congress about his concerns that President Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden. The Movement to Decriminalize Sex Work The push for decriminalization is gaining national attention, with proposed legislation on the line. Boeing's CEO Finally Answers to Lawmakers Lawmakers have been holding hearings for months to get to the bottom of what went...

Duration:00:30:39

Understanding the Key Witnesses in the Impeachment Investigation 2019-10-30

10/30/2019
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Understanding the Key Witnesses in the Impeachment Investigation Testifying in the inquiry can mean taking on big risks and incurring high costs. The Bravery of Journalists in Ukraine Ukraine can be a difficult place for journalists. Journalists Nastya Stanko and Anna Babinets share their experiences covering crime, corruption, and war in the country. Panel Decides Some Chimps Won't Be Moved to Sanctuary Though research on the endangered animals has been banned, a panel of veterinarians...

Duration:00:30:03

Wildfires are Sweeping Through Northern and Southern California 2019-10-29

10/29/2019
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Wildfires are Sweeping Through Northern and Southern California The Kincaid Fire in Sonoma County and the Getty Fire in Los Angeles are causing massive amounts of damage and forcing thousands to evacuate the area. Representative Katie Hill Resigns Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Representative Hill was a rising star in the Democratic freshman class, but now she's leaving Congress. What happened? The Supervillain on HBO's 'Watchmen' Is Racism The new HBO series based on the graphic...

Duration:00:38:08

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS Leader, Killed in US Military Raid 2019-10-28

10/28/2019
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS Leader, Killed in US Military Raid On Sunday morning, President Trump declared Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, dead at a press conference in the White House. New York Sues Exxon in Historic Climate Change Case A trial began last week in which Exxon Mobil is accused of misleading investors — and the public — about how climate change regulations would affect its operations. Disney Unlocks the Vault, but 'Song of the South' Remains Behind...

Duration:00:37:24

Politics with Amy Walter: Are Democrats Breaking Up with Big Tech?

10/25/2019
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What began as a love affair is now a relationship on the rocks. This week on Politics with Amy Walter, a look at the relationship between Democrats and big tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, and Google. When it comes to big tech, the conversation has shifted from if they should be regulated to how and by whom. For a long time, these tech giants grew quickly and quietly beyond what many of us could’ve imagined. As a result, incredible wealth and power started to concentrate in Silicon...

Duration:00:48:27

The Republican Response to the Impeachment Inquiry 2019-10-24

10/24/2019
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The Republican Response to the Impeachment Inquiry We hear from a Republican strategist on the ongoing impeachment inquiry. How the Media Covered Hillary Clinton's Emails The Clinton email scandal has been put to bed with a new State Department report, but the media didn't treat it the way it did the rest of the email story. Houston Astros Controversy Highlights Problems within the MLB An Astros assistant general manager yelled profane language at several female reporters in the Astros...

Duration:00:31:57

In the U.S., the Number of Uninsured Children is On the Rise 2019-10-23

10/23/2019
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In the U.S., the Number of Uninsured Children is On the Rise More than one million U.S. children disappeared from the rolls of Medicaid and CHIP between December 2017 and June 2019. Why Unregulated Gun Sales Flourish Online Guns and gun parts are sold openly on some of the internet's biggest platforms. Diversity Initiatives Fall Short in the Workplace Organizations across the country are increasingly turning to diversity and inclusion initiatives, in an effort to develop a culture of...

Duration:00:30:29

The Key Factors for Protests Around the World 2019-10-22

10/22/2019
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The Key Factors for Protests Around the World At the heart of many of these protests are the increasing level of inequality and distrust, and disgust, with the inner workings of government. Four Pharmaceutical Companies Avoid Their Day in Federal Court with Settlement The deal came hours before what would have been the first federal opioid trial was set to begin. Your Halloween Chocolate Most Likely Comes from Child Labor in West Africa Most of the cocoa cultivated in West Africa uses...

Duration:00:36:53

Civil Servants, Marginalized for Years, are Pushing Back 2019-10-21

10/21/2019
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Civil Servants, Marginalized for Years, are Pushing Back The Trump administration’s attack on career diplomats and intelligence officials started as soon as he came into office. But now, civil servants are talking to Congress. California Becomes First State to Mandate Late Start Times for Middle Schools and High Schools Experts say late start times are medically and academically beneficial for students, but changing school start times can cause many headaches. Chicago Teachers Strike for...

Duration:00:41:45

Politics with Amy Walter: Will Impeachment Inspire more Republicans to Run for Office?

10/18/2019
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The midterm elections of 2018 served as a rude awakening for Republicans who watched their majority slip away in the House. Many Americans that had supported Donald Trump in 2016 decided to support moderate Democrats. In 2019, a record number of incumbent Republican retirements poses another challenge for the GOP. Winning back the seats in districts that Trump carried in 2016 is a priority for Republicans and the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry might give them the support to do so. On the...

Duration:00:47:46