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Episodes

Politics with Amy Walter: The Divided States of Government

11/22/2019
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Not that long ago, state government was seen as one of the last places for functional governing. But, over the last 10 years, state politics have become as polarized as Washington, DC. At the same time, 2020 Democratic candidates for president are debating which approach they should take to governing. Some, like former Vice President Joe Biden, argue that voters want a return to a more pragmatic style of governing. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are less interested in bringing...

Duration:00:48:02

Two More Witnesses Testify at Public Hearings 2019-11-21

11/21/2019
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Two More Witnesses Testify at Public Hearings Fiona Hill, the former top Russia adviser to the Trump White House, and David Holmes, a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, are at Capitol Hill this morning. The Legacy of Pay-to-Play Ambassador Appointments President Donald Trump has raised some eyebrows over his nominees for cushy ambassadorships abroad. HBCU's and Other Minority-Serving Institutions Set to Lose $255 Million in Funding Over D.C. Deadlock The Department of...

Duration:00:37:03

Sondland Testimony Implicates Key Trump Administration Officials 2019-11-20

11/20/2019
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Sondland Testimony Implicates Key Trump Administration Officials Gordon Sondland, the former ambassador to the European Union, gave riveting testimony today in the impeachment hearing that has rocked the nations. The Legacy of Julian Assange Yesterday, Swedish prosecutors dropped their investigation of rape and sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange. 99% of Native American Languages are in Danger of Going Extinct Despite efforts to preserve them, many indigenous languages in...

Duration:00:49:06

Here Comes the Second Round of Public Impeachment Hearings 2019-11-19

11/19/2019
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Here Comes the Second Round of Public Impeachment Hearings The House Intelligence Committee will hear testimony from eight more witnesses over the next three days. As Impeachment Hearings Go On, a War Rages In Ukraine The military aid that was the subject of President Trump's call with President Zelensky foretells the larger conflict happening in the eastern block. EPA to Limit Science Used for Public Health Regulations The EPA plans to adopt a new rule that would limit the scientific...

Duration:00:42:29

Mormon Deaths In Mexico Reignite Questions About the Ongoing Drug War 2019-11-18

11/18/2019
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Mormon Deaths In Mexico Reignite Questions About the Ongoing Drug War Mexico and the United States are in an embittered battle with drug cartels, but some are calling into question its effectiveness as well as the media coverage. Mark Ruffalo and Todd Haynes Tackle Corporate Corruption in 'Dark Waters' Actor Mark Ruffalo and director Todd Haynes sit down with The Takeaway to discuss bringing the true story of a decades-long legal fight against chemical giant DuPont. New Study Shows Two...

Duration:00:39:52

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