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Every Friday, Amy Walter brings you the trends in politics long before the national media picks up on them. Known as one of the smartest and most trusted journalists in Washington, D.C., Amy Walter is respected by politicians and pundits on all sides of the aisle. You may know Amy her from her work with Cook Political Report and the PBS NewsHour where she looks beyond the breaking news headlines for a deeper understanding of how Washington works, who's pulling the levers of power, and how it all impacts you.Politics with Amy Walter is a co-production of PRI and WNYC Radio in collaboration WGBH.

Latest Episodes

The Impeachment Will Be Televised

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 onFriday.Yovanovitch believes she was removed from her postby 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, it provided an opportunity for those watching from home to hear fromlong-time government civil servants involved in Ukrainian foreign policy.Amanda Terkelfrom HuffPost andAnita Kumarfrom Politico join Politics with Amy Walter to discuss the latest on impeachment. PollsterKristen Soltis Andersonweighs in on public opinion surroundingthe President and the inquiry. Barbara Perryof the University of Virginia's Miller Center describes how social media and the 24-hournews cycle changes how Americans metabo...

46 MIN6 d ago
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The Impeachment Will Be Televised

What Did Democrats Get Wrong About Religious Voters in 2016?

Arecent studyfrom 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 athow people of faith are balancing their religious beliefs with politics. The Atlantic'sEmma Greenexplains what Democrats misunderstood about religious voters in 2016. ReverendJoe DarbyofNichols Chapel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina talks to us about what he's hearing from his congregation in the early-primary state. PastorBart BarberofFirst Baptist Church in Farmersville, Texas joins us to discuss Evangelical support for President Trump in 2016.Doug Pagitt,pastor and executive director of Vote Common Good, discusses his campaign to ask Evangelicals and Christians to consider Democratic candidates. Finally,Congresswoman Elaine Luriaof Virginia's second district joins us to discuss the ongoing impeachment inquiry and the implications of televised testimony.

45 MIN1 w ago
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What Did Democrats Get Wrong About Religious Voters in 2016?

Prescription Drug Costs and 2020

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?SenatorAmy Klobucharjoins Politics with Amy Walter to discuss her work in Washington on reducing the cost of prescription drugs. Sarah Kliffof The New York Times andYasmeen AbutalebofThe Washington Post join us to discuss why there's been such little movement on this subject, even though there's broad support for reform. Finally,Nick Fandos, a congressional correspondent for The New York Times, joins us to discuss the House's vote to authorize a resolution to establish the next phase of the impeachment inquiry.

47 MIN2 w ago
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Prescription Drug Costs and 2020

Are Democrats Breaking Up with Big Tech?

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 tobig 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 Valley, largely unchecked by Congress. Tim Wu, the author ofThe Curse of Bignessand a professor at Columbia University, explains howbig tech companiesbecame embedded in the social and economic fabric of our country.Senator Mark Warneris one of a growing number of Democrats who are critical of how much power big tech has amassed, and he shares his ideas on how to rein them in on today's show.Representative Ro Khanna,the Democrat who represents Silicon Valley in Congress, walks us through the adversarial ...

48 MIN3 w ago
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Are Democrats Breaking Up with Big Tech?

Will Impeachment Inspire more Republicans to Run for Office?

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 ofincumbentRepublican 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 latest episode ofPolitics with Amy Walter,Parker Polingfrom the National Republican Congressional Committee andDave Wassermanfrom The Cook Political Report join us to discuss the role impeachment will play in drumming up Republican candidates in 2020. Plus,Jennifer Duffy, senior editor for The Cook Political Report,provides an update on upcoming Senate races. Congresswoman Sylvia Garciaof Texas tells us what she's hearing from her constituents about the impeachment inquiry.Elena Schneider, a nationa...

47 MINOCT 19
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Will Impeachment Inspire more Republicans to Run for Office?

Digital Campaign Advertising and 2020

Even though Congress is technically on recess, it has been a busy week in the nation’s capital. The week started with a letter from White House Counsel Patrick Cipolloneto Speaker Nancy Pelosi, informing the House leader that the White House was not going to participate in an impeachment inquiry that it considered unconstitutional.Resistance to the impeachment inquiry escalated when the White House refused to let the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, testify to Congress. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, joined Politics with Amy Walter to discuss the latest on the impeachment inquiry and how the House will continue their investigation without a cooperating White House. Also,Eugene KielyandErika Franklin Fowlerdiscuss the implications of political digital advertising for 2020.CongresswomanKatherine Clarkweighs in about the House Democratic Caucus andefforts to prioritize the issue of gun violence.Finally,Peter Beinartshares why the presidency might skip generation X.

46 MINOCT 12
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Digital Campaign Advertising and 2020

Quid Pro Quo My God

This week, new information about President Trump’s interactions with foreign governments have rattled Washington, D.C. While the White House works on beating back the impeachment inquiry, members of Congress are home in their districts checking in with constituents. This task might prove difficult forthose representing districts that have supported the president in the past, like Democratic CongresswomanElaine Luriafrom Virginia. Representative Luria joined Politics with Amy Walter to discuss why she decided to support the impeachment inquiry and the response she's received from constituents in a district that voted for Donald Trump in 2016. DC-based reportersYamiche Alcindorof PBS and MSNBC andRachael Badeof The Washington Post contextualize the ongoing impeachment proceedings.Tim Albertafrom Politico chronicles the transformation of the Republican Party and historianTimothy Naftalidemonstrates the role of bipartisanship during past impeachments. Amy's Final Take This week, we als...

47 MINOCT 5
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Quid Pro Quo My God

In Pursuit of Impeachment

This week, President Donald Trump was accused of enlisting the President of Ukraine to investigate his political rival, Vice President Joe Biden. A whistleblower's complaint alleges that the White House tried to hide the transcript of the conversation between the two leaders. For many, the allegations leveled against President Trump this week broke the dam. Several Democrats from purple districts who previously had not supported impeachment decided to back an impeachment inquiry announced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday. Shortly after, an unclassified version of the whistleblower'scomplaint was released and the acting Director of National Intelligence went before Congress. Purple-district Democrat, Rep. Colin Allred of Texas, joined Politics with Amy Walter to discuss what changed his mind on the impeachment inquiry. Guests: Representative Colin Allred, Democrat, Texas-32 John Bresnahan, Congressional Bureau Chief for Politico Margaret Taylor,Senior Editor and Counsel at Lawfare ...

45 MINSEP 28
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In Pursuit of Impeachment

The Politics of Climate Change

Scientists have painted a bleak picture of the future if we fail to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but we’ve already started to witness the fallout ofa warming planet. Politics with Amy Walter looks at the role climate change is playingacross politics and at the vulnerable communities that stand to lose the most. Our coverage this week is part of a collaboration with 250 other media organizations called “Covering Climate Now.” President Donald Trump was elected in 2016 fresh off of giving campaignspeeches that promised to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement and bring back coal jobs. Just over two years later, we look atwhether or not he's made good on those promises. Guests: Rachel Cleetus,Policy director with the Climate and Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists Kendra Pierre-Louis, Climate reporter for The New York Times Christine Todd Whitman, FormerGovernor of New Jersey and Former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Zahra Hirji,Climate reporter for BuzzFeed News Rich Fitzgerald,County Executive (D) forAllegheny County, Pennsylvania Leandra Mira,Pittsburghclimate activist Comment from Shell: "Shell received its Air Quality Permit in 2015 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, with oversight from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency. In line with its permitting requirements, Shell will meet the regulatory standards created to protect people and the environment."

44 MINSEP 21
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The Politics of Climate Change

Democratic Candidates Battle It Out in Houston

The third Democratic primary debate is behind us now--all three hours of it. On Thursday night, the topten polling Democratic candidates met in Houston, Texas. And for the first time, frontrunners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders shared a single stage.So, did anything fromthe latestdebate reshape the battle for the nomination?That’s the question at the center of today's show. We also look athow the caucus process works in Nevada and what we might expect in the first primary state, New Hampshire.Finally, a conversation about the Democrats and impeachment,in light of the House Judiciary Committee vote this week to move forward with an impeachment inquiry. Guests: Claire Malone, senior politics writer for FiveThirtyEight Joel Payne, former aide to the Hillary Clinton Campaign Issac Dovere, staff writer atThe Atlantic Shelby Wiltz,caucus director for the Nevada State Democratic Party Rebecca Katz, founding partner of New Deal Strategies Karen Hicks, founder and CEO of Ci...

44 MINSEP 14
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Democratic Candidates Battle It Out in Houston

Latest Episodes

The Impeachment Will Be Televised

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 onFriday.Yovanovitch believes she was removed from her postby 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, it provided an opportunity for those watching from home to hear fromlong-time government civil servants involved in Ukrainian foreign policy.Amanda Terkelfrom HuffPost andAnita Kumarfrom Politico join Politics with Amy Walter to discuss the latest on impeachment. PollsterKristen Soltis Andersonweighs in on public opinion surroundingthe President and the inquiry. Barbara Perryof the University of Virginia's Miller Center describes how social media and the 24-hournews cycle changes how Americans metabo...

46 MIN6 d ago
Comments
The Impeachment Will Be Televised

What Did Democrats Get Wrong About Religious Voters in 2016?

Arecent studyfrom 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 athow people of faith are balancing their religious beliefs with politics. The Atlantic'sEmma Greenexplains what Democrats misunderstood about religious voters in 2016. ReverendJoe DarbyofNichols Chapel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina talks to us about what he's hearing from his congregation in the early-primary state. PastorBart BarberofFirst Baptist Church in Farmersville, Texas joins us to discuss Evangelical support for President Trump in 2016.Doug Pagitt,pastor and executive director of Vote Common Good, discusses his campaign to ask Evangelicals and Christians to consider Democratic candidates. Finally,Congresswoman Elaine Luriaof Virginia's second district joins us to discuss the ongoing impeachment inquiry and the implications of televised testimony.

45 MIN1 w ago
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What Did Democrats Get Wrong About Religious Voters in 2016?

Prescription Drug Costs and 2020

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?SenatorAmy Klobucharjoins Politics with Amy Walter to discuss her work in Washington on reducing the cost of prescription drugs. Sarah Kliffof The New York Times andYasmeen AbutalebofThe Washington Post join us to discuss why there's been such little movement on this subject, even though there's broad support for reform. Finally,Nick Fandos, a congressional correspondent for The New York Times, joins us to discuss the House's vote to authorize a resolution to establish the next phase of the impeachment inquiry.

47 MIN2 w ago
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Prescription Drug Costs and 2020

Are Democrats Breaking Up with Big Tech?

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 tobig 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 Valley, largely unchecked by Congress. Tim Wu, the author ofThe Curse of Bignessand a professor at Columbia University, explains howbig tech companiesbecame embedded in the social and economic fabric of our country.Senator Mark Warneris one of a growing number of Democrats who are critical of how much power big tech has amassed, and he shares his ideas on how to rein them in on today's show.Representative Ro Khanna,the Democrat who represents Silicon Valley in Congress, walks us through the adversarial ...

48 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Are Democrats Breaking Up with Big Tech?

Will Impeachment Inspire more Republicans to Run for Office?

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 ofincumbentRepublican 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 latest episode ofPolitics with Amy Walter,Parker Polingfrom the National Republican Congressional Committee andDave Wassermanfrom The Cook Political Report join us to discuss the role impeachment will play in drumming up Republican candidates in 2020. Plus,Jennifer Duffy, senior editor for The Cook Political Report,provides an update on upcoming Senate races. Congresswoman Sylvia Garciaof Texas tells us what she's hearing from her constituents about the impeachment inquiry.Elena Schneider, a nationa...

47 MINOCT 19
Comments
Will Impeachment Inspire more Republicans to Run for Office?

Digital Campaign Advertising and 2020

Even though Congress is technically on recess, it has been a busy week in the nation’s capital. The week started with a letter from White House Counsel Patrick Cipolloneto Speaker Nancy Pelosi, informing the House leader that the White House was not going to participate in an impeachment inquiry that it considered unconstitutional.Resistance to the impeachment inquiry escalated when the White House refused to let the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, testify to Congress. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, joined Politics with Amy Walter to discuss the latest on the impeachment inquiry and how the House will continue their investigation without a cooperating White House. Also,Eugene KielyandErika Franklin Fowlerdiscuss the implications of political digital advertising for 2020.CongresswomanKatherine Clarkweighs in about the House Democratic Caucus andefforts to prioritize the issue of gun violence.Finally,Peter Beinartshares why the presidency might skip generation X.

46 MINOCT 12
Comments
Digital Campaign Advertising and 2020

Quid Pro Quo My God

This week, new information about President Trump’s interactions with foreign governments have rattled Washington, D.C. While the White House works on beating back the impeachment inquiry, members of Congress are home in their districts checking in with constituents. This task might prove difficult forthose representing districts that have supported the president in the past, like Democratic CongresswomanElaine Luriafrom Virginia. Representative Luria joined Politics with Amy Walter to discuss why she decided to support the impeachment inquiry and the response she's received from constituents in a district that voted for Donald Trump in 2016. DC-based reportersYamiche Alcindorof PBS and MSNBC andRachael Badeof The Washington Post contextualize the ongoing impeachment proceedings.Tim Albertafrom Politico chronicles the transformation of the Republican Party and historianTimothy Naftalidemonstrates the role of bipartisanship during past impeachments. Amy's Final Take This week, we als...

47 MINOCT 5
Comments
Quid Pro Quo My God

In Pursuit of Impeachment

This week, President Donald Trump was accused of enlisting the President of Ukraine to investigate his political rival, Vice President Joe Biden. A whistleblower's complaint alleges that the White House tried to hide the transcript of the conversation between the two leaders. For many, the allegations leveled against President Trump this week broke the dam. Several Democrats from purple districts who previously had not supported impeachment decided to back an impeachment inquiry announced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday. Shortly after, an unclassified version of the whistleblower'scomplaint was released and the acting Director of National Intelligence went before Congress. Purple-district Democrat, Rep. Colin Allred of Texas, joined Politics with Amy Walter to discuss what changed his mind on the impeachment inquiry. Guests: Representative Colin Allred, Democrat, Texas-32 John Bresnahan, Congressional Bureau Chief for Politico Margaret Taylor,Senior Editor and Counsel at Lawfare ...

45 MINSEP 28
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In Pursuit of Impeachment

The Politics of Climate Change

Scientists have painted a bleak picture of the future if we fail to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but we’ve already started to witness the fallout ofa warming planet. Politics with Amy Walter looks at the role climate change is playingacross politics and at the vulnerable communities that stand to lose the most. Our coverage this week is part of a collaboration with 250 other media organizations called “Covering Climate Now.” President Donald Trump was elected in 2016 fresh off of giving campaignspeeches that promised to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement and bring back coal jobs. Just over two years later, we look atwhether or not he's made good on those promises. Guests: Rachel Cleetus,Policy director with the Climate and Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists Kendra Pierre-Louis, Climate reporter for The New York Times Christine Todd Whitman, FormerGovernor of New Jersey and Former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Zahra Hirji,Climate reporter for BuzzFeed News Rich Fitzgerald,County Executive (D) forAllegheny County, Pennsylvania Leandra Mira,Pittsburghclimate activist Comment from Shell: "Shell received its Air Quality Permit in 2015 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, with oversight from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency. In line with its permitting requirements, Shell will meet the regulatory standards created to protect people and the environment."

44 MINSEP 21
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The Politics of Climate Change

Democratic Candidates Battle It Out in Houston

The third Democratic primary debate is behind us now--all three hours of it. On Thursday night, the topten polling Democratic candidates met in Houston, Texas. And for the first time, frontrunners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders shared a single stage.So, did anything fromthe latestdebate reshape the battle for the nomination?That’s the question at the center of today's show. We also look athow the caucus process works in Nevada and what we might expect in the first primary state, New Hampshire.Finally, a conversation about the Democrats and impeachment,in light of the House Judiciary Committee vote this week to move forward with an impeachment inquiry. Guests: Claire Malone, senior politics writer for FiveThirtyEight Joel Payne, former aide to the Hillary Clinton Campaign Issac Dovere, staff writer atThe Atlantic Shelby Wiltz,caucus director for the Nevada State Democratic Party Rebecca Katz, founding partner of New Deal Strategies Karen Hicks, founder and CEO of Ci...

44 MINSEP 14
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Democratic Candidates Battle It Out in Houston
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