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Biden on the brink of a big legislative win as Dems close in on climate, health bill
maŋit 2 beaivvitIt’s been a successful week for President Biden after a U.S. drone strike killed al-Qaida's top leader, and with celebrations on the CHIPS and PACT acts and job numbers exceeding expectations and calming recession fears. But he is also one step closer to reaching a landmark achievement on a bill tackling climate, health care and taxes -- legislation Republicans oppose but have no path to block.
Lessons learned from this week’s primaries and implications for November elections
maŋit 2 beaivvitPrimary elections this week held vast implications for November. Voters in conservative Kansas overwhelmingly chose to protect abortion access in the state's constitution. And in the battleground states of Michigan and Arizona, multiple Republican primary candidates were victorious after amplifying former President Trump's false claims that the 2020 presidential election was illegitimate.
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Washington Week full episode, August 5, 2022
maŋit 2 beaivvitPresident Biden hails robust job numbers as a hallmark of his domestic agenda moves closer to passage. Also, key primary elections send signals about abortion access and election deniers seeking office. Join moderator Leigh Ann Caldwell, Carl Hulse of The New York Times, Asma Khalid of NPR and Ashley Parker of The Washington Post as they discuss these stories and more.
‘The Big Lie' explores Trump's denial of 2020 election results
29.7.2022There were several notable developments this week related to the Jan. 6 investigation and former President Trump’s lies about the 2020 election. Jonathan Lemire, POLITICO's White House bureau chief and host of MSNBC's "Way Too Early," takes a look into those topics in his new book, “The Big Lie." He joins Yamiche Alcindor for our Washington Week Extra.