President Joe Biden is about to have something very big to sell, with the House on track to pass his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill today (Wednesday). Guest: Former Chicago Mayor and current ABC News contributor, Rahm Emanuel
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"We Can't Afford Not To Go Big"
31:47Don't call it a "State of the Union." President Joe Biden tonight will address a joint session of Congress, 99 days after being sworn into office. Powerhouse Politics speaks with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about what the look, sound and substance of the speech will be.
"A Master of the Inside Game"
33:47For the guilty findings in connection with the killing of George Floyd to mark a true turning point will take much more than verdicts in Minneapolis. It falls now to a president elected on the promise of unity to both heal and advance policy in tense and still-uncertain times. ABC's Rachel Scott joins from Minneapolis to talk about the road ahead. Plus, Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today, talks about her newly released biography of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Guest: Susan Page, author of “Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power”
"One Thing Leads to Another"
33:46President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he would withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan before the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks because "it is time to end America’s longest war." Meanwhile, April 28th has been announced as the date of President Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress. Guest: Journalist, Neil King
"Over-Broad" & "Extreme"
38:56Amid the fallout over Georgia's new sweeping elections law, Texas Democrats and voting rights activists are strategizing how to get some of the state's biggest employers to apply political pressure on lawmakers weighing restrictive voting bills in the Lone Star State. Plus, Governor Asa Hutchinson joins to talk about the Arkansas state legislature's vote on Tuesday to override his veto on a bill that would ban gender-affirming treatments for transgender youths in the state.
"America Is Worth It"
35:04The $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill got more attention and its goals may matter more in addressing the challenges of the moment. But President Joe Biden's two-phase jobs and infrastructure package will carry a larger price tag along with potentially greater implications. Guest: Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill), author of the new book, "Every Day Is A Gift"
"A Point Of View Is Based In Truth"
37:05Despite President Joe Biden's calls for quick action after another mass shooting and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer's vow to force votes on the Senate floor, the calcified politics of gun rights leave congressional action almost impossible to envision. Plus, CNN Tonight anchor, Don Lemon joins to talk about his new book and his experiences in covering politics over the last 5 years. Guest: Don Lemon, CNN anchor and author of the book, "This is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism"
Putin Will 'Pay a Price'
48:34Senior White House correspondent Mary Bruce joins to discuss President Joe Biden's exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. Plus, Jonathan Karl shares some new reporting included in the just-released paperback edition of his book, “Front Row at the Trump Show.”
"Dude, It's A Big Bleeping Deal"
35:49President Joe Biden is about to have something very big to sell, with the House on track to pass his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill today (Wednesday). Guest: Former Chicago Mayor and current ABC News contributor, Rahm Emanuel
Authors of "Lucky: How Biden Barely Won the Presidency"
31:18Guests: Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes, authors of "Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency" There’s a new podcast we wanted to tell you about from our colleagues at ABC News. It’s called “In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson” and it’s full of new revelations about Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency and reveals the former first lady as LBJ’s closest advisor and most indispensable political partner. Drawn from over 123 hours of Lady Bird’s daily audio diaries, the podcast presents a surprising and original portrait of the former first lady, told in her own words. Hear how Lady Bird Johnson quietly shaped the future of our country and influenced the Johnson presidency — including the decision to end it. Search for “In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson” wherever you’re listening right now. And we’ll leave a link for you in the episode description, too. You can hear the “In Plain Sight” trailer here: https://abcaudio.com/podcasts/in-plain-sight/
"They Crossed A Line"
31:45Tuesday'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