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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.

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A Primary Election During a Pandemic

The Latest: BREAKING: Wisconsin's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issues order delaying Tuesday’s presidential primary election until June because of the coronavirus pandemic; court challenge expected. https://t.co/9l3Ui0tZZ4 — The Associated Press (@AP) April 6, 2020 NOTE:This is an evolving story, our Politics host Amy Walter be keeping up with it and tweeting her analysis throughout the weekend. You can find Amy at @amyewalter or click her Twitter thread below for all of the latest: Just now: WI Gov. Evers (D) calls for special session to turn the 4/7 primary into all vote-by-mail. According to MKE Journal’s @MollyBeck , GOP legislature has rejected it & “WI polls will be open on Tues. & people will be voting in person.” 1/ — amy walter (@amyewalter) April 3, 2020 On Tuesday, April 7th,Wisconsin will holdits primary electionin the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. While15 states have postponed their primaries, officials in Wisconsin have decided to move forward with the race ra...

47 MIN3 d ago
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A Primary Election During a Pandemic

How COVID-19 has Changed Small Business

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on every aspect of life. Hospitals and healthcare workers are overwhelmed as the number of those infected grows every day. The global economy has been upended and entire industries have come to a halt leaving millions without jobs. As Americans wait for a coordinated federal response,small business owners are running out ofresources to keep their livelihoods afloat and their employees on the payroll. Lenore Estradais the founder of Three Babes Bakeshop in San Francisco and the Executive Director of SF New Deal. She's had to lay off most of her employees and lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in business.She joined Politics to share how things have changed since the start of the economic downturn. Congressman Colin Allred of Texas weighs in on the $2 trillion stimulus packageout of Washington this week. Among many things, the stimulus package is supposed to provide relief for small businesses struggling to adapt to the loss in traffic. The Washington Post's Paul Kanecovered the 2008 financial crisis in addition to the ongoing one. He joins Amy Walter to analyze thedetails of the stimulus package and how Democrats are working to ensure there arechecks on assistance for large corporations. First responders are putting their lives on the line throughoutthe coronavirus pandemic. Dr. James Augustine is the Medical Director of South Fulton, Georgia. He describes how first responders are adjusting to the realities of the pandemic. Finally, Anita Dunn, senior adviser to former Vice President Joe Biden, shares how campaigning has changed as a result of the pandemic.

46 MIN1 w ago
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How COVID-19 has Changed Small Business

Politics with Amy Walter: Governing, the Economy, and Coronavirus

This week, a look at the way coronavirus is reshaping our worldview. Louisiana was the first state to postpone their primary contest as a result of the ongoing public health pandemic. Severalstates have since followed its lead. Louisiana's Secretary of State R. Kyle Ardoin joins Politics to explain the reasoning behind thedecision to move their primary. The global economy has slowed considerably as communities attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus. Economist and Howard University professorAndria Smythedescribes the tools that policymakers are using to soften the economic blow. Wendy Parmet,professor of law and the director of Northeastern University's Center for Health Policy and Law in Boston, discusses the power that state and local governments have to deal with a public health crisis. During times of crisis, people look to the President. A strong show of leadership has the power to calm nerves and reassure audiences that everything will be okay. Professor Barbara Perry is thePresidential Studies Director at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. Professor Perry weighs in on what the role of the president has been historically and what lessons can be applied to the ongoing pandemic. Check out our ongoing coverage of the coronavirus pandemichere.

47 MIN2 w ago
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Politics with Amy Walter: Governing, the Economy, and Coronavirus

The Politics of Coronavirus

Coronavirushas caused the cancellation of major sporting events, religious services, and other mass gatherings. It's even forced presidential contenders to rethink the way they campaign as people begin self-isolating. This week, Politics with Amy Walter takes a look at how the pandemicis reverberating across politics. Michigan willhave an outsized role come November. This is why Biden's performance in the swing state mattered a great deal during Tuesday's primary wherehe won every county inthe state. Maya King of Politico, Ruby Cramer of BuzzFeed News, and Democratic strategist Joel Payne join us to discuss the primary results and what it means for the future of Bernie Sanders' campaign. Mayor Michael Taylor of Sterling Heights in Macomb County Michigan has voted for Republicans his whole life, but that changed ahead of his state's primary. Although Macomb County supported President Obama twice, it flipped for Trump in 2016. The countyhas traditionally been a bellwether in elections: whoever wins this blue-collar county wins the state. Mayor Taylor shares why he can no longer support Trump. In the midst of election season, Jessica Huseman of ProPublica's Electionland project analyzes what about the election process has changed since 2016 and how that will affect turnout. Plus, Reid Wilson, national correspondent at The Hill and author of "Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak," joins Politics to discuss the Trump administration's response to thecoronavirus pandemic. Check out our ongoing coverage of the coronavirus outbreakhere.

45 MIN3 w ago
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The Politics of Coronavirus

Super Tuesday and Beyond

Joe Biden, the one-time frontrunner turned underdog is now the frontrunner again.While Bernie Sanders, the one-time underdog turned frontrunner, is once again in the fight for his political survival. We hear from various constituencies across the Democratic spectrum about how they're feeling now that the race has narrowed. Our voices includeAimee Allison, founder of She the People,Domingo Garcia, national president of LULAC,Lanae Erickson, senior vice president at Third Way, andAracely Jimenez, deputy communications director of Sunrise Movement. While the attention has been on the fight happening on the Democratic side, President Trump certainly hasn't been sitting on the sidelines. Politico'sAlex Isenstadtdiscusses Trump's reelection strategy. Also on the show, a look at the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus outbreak withYasmeen Abutaleb, a health policy reporter at The Washington Post. Plus, a conversation withJoshua Geltzerof Georgetown's Institute for Constituti...

46 MINMAR 7
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Super Tuesday and Beyond

EXTRA: Biden Wins South Carolina

For the last few weeks, Joe Biden has been counting on South Carolina to save his campaign. And, last night, Palmetto state voters did just that. Biden took almost 50 percent of the vote in the state, besting 2nd place finisher Bernie Sanders by almost 30 points. His win was built on the strength of support among African American voters, he took almost two-thirds of the black vote. But can Biden’s momentum from South Carolina translate into wins in the 14 states that hold elections on Tuesday? Amy Walter talks withJoel Payne, a Democratic strategist,Dave Weigel, national reporter covering politics for The Washington Post,andJamie Lovegrove, political reporter at The Post and Courier.

27 MINMAR 2
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EXTRA: Biden Wins South Carolina

The Final Early State

On Saturday, primary voters in South Carolina will decide which nominee has earned their votes. While Vice President Joe Biden is polling ahead of his rivals in the state, his lackluster performance in Iowa and New Hampshire has called into question his electability.Just a few days later, national attention will shift toward the 14 states casting ballots on Super Tuesday. Darren Sands of BuzzFeed News, Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight, and Meg Kinnardof AP join Politics to discuss. Voters in Texas will choose their candidate on Super Tuesday. Abby Livingston of The Texas Tribune weighs in on howsome Democrats are feeling about the likelihood of Bernie Sanders as the nominee. Plus,Ellen Nakashima of The Washington Post provides analysis regarding reports of Russian interference in the 2020 election process.Finally, a look at the impact of coronavirus on global markets with Reuters' Heather Timmons.

44 MINFEB 29
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The Final Early State

Nevada Goes for Bernie

The Nevada caucuses were held on Saturday. Senator Bernie Sanders easily claimed victory, proving he can build abroad coalition of voters. Host Amy Walter discusses the results of the Silver State with Joel Payne, a Democratic strategist;Tara Golshan, 2020 reporter at HuffPost Politics; and Zach Montellaro, campaign reporter for Politico.

15 MINFEB 24
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Nevada Goes for Bernie

The Nevada Caucus and Beyond

Democratic strategist Joel Payne, Maya King from Politico, andJon Ralston from The Nevada Independent join Politics with Amy Walter to discuss Saturday's caucus in Nevada and how candidates fared this week. On Wednesday, Michael Bloomberg joined his rivals in Nevada for his first debate as a presidential candidate. The former mayor has positioned himself as a moderate businessman alternative to President Donald Trump. While he's spent millions on highly-produced advertisements, his debate performance has caused some to question whether the appeal from his ads translates into a candidate that could beat President Trump. Rosie Gray from BuzzFeed News shares some insightsfrom the campaign trail. On Super Tuesday, California's 415 Democratic delegates will be up for grabs. But as of writing, more than one million voters have already submitted their ballots. Paul Mitchellof Political Data Inc. shares how campaigns are trying to sway voters ahead of March 3rd. Also, a look at the role Latino voters will play in the Democratic primary and beyond. We hear fromCongresswoman Sylvia Garciaof Texas,Mark Hugo Lopez from the Pew Research Center, andDr. Stephen Nuño-Perezfrom Latino Decisions.

46 MINFEB 22
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The Nevada Caucus and Beyond

Black Voters and the Democratic Primary

Andrew Prokop ofVox, Adam Harris of The Atlantic, and Philip Bumpof The Washington Post join Politics with Amy Walter to discuss the results from New Hampshire, Senator Bernie Sander's perceived lead, and Attorney General William Barr's handlingof sentencing recommendations for Roger J. Stone. Also, The Democratic Party of Nevada is trying to avoid the tech issues that disrupted the final result of the Iowa caucuses. Rebecca Katz ofNew Deal Strategies andMegan Messerly of The Nevada Independentweigh in onthe process and how candidates are making their case to voters in the final days before the caucuses. Finally,Maya King of Politico and Errin Haines of The 19th*join Amy Walter to discuss how presidential hopefuls are modifying their messages to court black voters.

50 MINFEB 15
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Black Voters and the Democratic Primary

Latest Episodes

A Primary Election During a Pandemic

The Latest: BREAKING: Wisconsin's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issues order delaying Tuesday’s presidential primary election until June because of the coronavirus pandemic; court challenge expected. https://t.co/9l3Ui0tZZ4 — The Associated Press (@AP) April 6, 2020 NOTE:This is an evolving story, our Politics host Amy Walter be keeping up with it and tweeting her analysis throughout the weekend. You can find Amy at @amyewalter or click her Twitter thread below for all of the latest: Just now: WI Gov. Evers (D) calls for special session to turn the 4/7 primary into all vote-by-mail. According to MKE Journal’s @MollyBeck , GOP legislature has rejected it & “WI polls will be open on Tues. & people will be voting in person.” 1/ — amy walter (@amyewalter) April 3, 2020 On Tuesday, April 7th,Wisconsin will holdits primary electionin the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. While15 states have postponed their primaries, officials in Wisconsin have decided to move forward with the race ra...

47 MIN3 d ago
Comments
A Primary Election During a Pandemic

How COVID-19 has Changed Small Business

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on every aspect of life. Hospitals and healthcare workers are overwhelmed as the number of those infected grows every day. The global economy has been upended and entire industries have come to a halt leaving millions without jobs. As Americans wait for a coordinated federal response,small business owners are running out ofresources to keep their livelihoods afloat and their employees on the payroll. Lenore Estradais the founder of Three Babes Bakeshop in San Francisco and the Executive Director of SF New Deal. She's had to lay off most of her employees and lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in business.She joined Politics to share how things have changed since the start of the economic downturn. Congressman Colin Allred of Texas weighs in on the $2 trillion stimulus packageout of Washington this week. Among many things, the stimulus package is supposed to provide relief for small businesses struggling to adapt to the loss in traffic. The Washington Post's Paul Kanecovered the 2008 financial crisis in addition to the ongoing one. He joins Amy Walter to analyze thedetails of the stimulus package and how Democrats are working to ensure there arechecks on assistance for large corporations. First responders are putting their lives on the line throughoutthe coronavirus pandemic. Dr. James Augustine is the Medical Director of South Fulton, Georgia. He describes how first responders are adjusting to the realities of the pandemic. Finally, Anita Dunn, senior adviser to former Vice President Joe Biden, shares how campaigning has changed as a result of the pandemic.

46 MIN1 w ago
Comments
How COVID-19 has Changed Small Business

Politics with Amy Walter: Governing, the Economy, and Coronavirus

This week, a look at the way coronavirus is reshaping our worldview. Louisiana was the first state to postpone their primary contest as a result of the ongoing public health pandemic. Severalstates have since followed its lead. Louisiana's Secretary of State R. Kyle Ardoin joins Politics to explain the reasoning behind thedecision to move their primary. The global economy has slowed considerably as communities attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus. Economist and Howard University professorAndria Smythedescribes the tools that policymakers are using to soften the economic blow. Wendy Parmet,professor of law and the director of Northeastern University's Center for Health Policy and Law in Boston, discusses the power that state and local governments have to deal with a public health crisis. During times of crisis, people look to the President. A strong show of leadership has the power to calm nerves and reassure audiences that everything will be okay. Professor Barbara Perry is thePresidential Studies Director at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. Professor Perry weighs in on what the role of the president has been historically and what lessons can be applied to the ongoing pandemic. Check out our ongoing coverage of the coronavirus pandemichere.

47 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Politics with Amy Walter: Governing, the Economy, and Coronavirus

The Politics of Coronavirus

Coronavirushas caused the cancellation of major sporting events, religious services, and other mass gatherings. It's even forced presidential contenders to rethink the way they campaign as people begin self-isolating. This week, Politics with Amy Walter takes a look at how the pandemicis reverberating across politics. Michigan willhave an outsized role come November. This is why Biden's performance in the swing state mattered a great deal during Tuesday's primary wherehe won every county inthe state. Maya King of Politico, Ruby Cramer of BuzzFeed News, and Democratic strategist Joel Payne join us to discuss the primary results and what it means for the future of Bernie Sanders' campaign. Mayor Michael Taylor of Sterling Heights in Macomb County Michigan has voted for Republicans his whole life, but that changed ahead of his state's primary. Although Macomb County supported President Obama twice, it flipped for Trump in 2016. The countyhas traditionally been a bellwether in elections: whoever wins this blue-collar county wins the state. Mayor Taylor shares why he can no longer support Trump. In the midst of election season, Jessica Huseman of ProPublica's Electionland project analyzes what about the election process has changed since 2016 and how that will affect turnout. Plus, Reid Wilson, national correspondent at The Hill and author of "Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak," joins Politics to discuss the Trump administration's response to thecoronavirus pandemic. Check out our ongoing coverage of the coronavirus outbreakhere.

45 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Politics of Coronavirus

Super Tuesday and Beyond

Joe Biden, the one-time frontrunner turned underdog is now the frontrunner again.While Bernie Sanders, the one-time underdog turned frontrunner, is once again in the fight for his political survival. We hear from various constituencies across the Democratic spectrum about how they're feeling now that the race has narrowed. Our voices includeAimee Allison, founder of She the People,Domingo Garcia, national president of LULAC,Lanae Erickson, senior vice president at Third Way, andAracely Jimenez, deputy communications director of Sunrise Movement. While the attention has been on the fight happening on the Democratic side, President Trump certainly hasn't been sitting on the sidelines. Politico'sAlex Isenstadtdiscusses Trump's reelection strategy. Also on the show, a look at the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus outbreak withYasmeen Abutaleb, a health policy reporter at The Washington Post. Plus, a conversation withJoshua Geltzerof Georgetown's Institute for Constituti...

46 MINMAR 7
Comments
Super Tuesday and Beyond

EXTRA: Biden Wins South Carolina

For the last few weeks, Joe Biden has been counting on South Carolina to save his campaign. And, last night, Palmetto state voters did just that. Biden took almost 50 percent of the vote in the state, besting 2nd place finisher Bernie Sanders by almost 30 points. His win was built on the strength of support among African American voters, he took almost two-thirds of the black vote. But can Biden’s momentum from South Carolina translate into wins in the 14 states that hold elections on Tuesday? Amy Walter talks withJoel Payne, a Democratic strategist,Dave Weigel, national reporter covering politics for The Washington Post,andJamie Lovegrove, political reporter at The Post and Courier.

27 MINMAR 2
Comments
EXTRA: Biden Wins South Carolina

The Final Early State

On Saturday, primary voters in South Carolina will decide which nominee has earned their votes. While Vice President Joe Biden is polling ahead of his rivals in the state, his lackluster performance in Iowa and New Hampshire has called into question his electability.Just a few days later, national attention will shift toward the 14 states casting ballots on Super Tuesday. Darren Sands of BuzzFeed News, Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight, and Meg Kinnardof AP join Politics to discuss. Voters in Texas will choose their candidate on Super Tuesday. Abby Livingston of The Texas Tribune weighs in on howsome Democrats are feeling about the likelihood of Bernie Sanders as the nominee. Plus,Ellen Nakashima of The Washington Post provides analysis regarding reports of Russian interference in the 2020 election process.Finally, a look at the impact of coronavirus on global markets with Reuters' Heather Timmons.

44 MINFEB 29
Comments
The Final Early State

Nevada Goes for Bernie

The Nevada caucuses were held on Saturday. Senator Bernie Sanders easily claimed victory, proving he can build abroad coalition of voters. Host Amy Walter discusses the results of the Silver State with Joel Payne, a Democratic strategist;Tara Golshan, 2020 reporter at HuffPost Politics; and Zach Montellaro, campaign reporter for Politico.

15 MINFEB 24
Comments
Nevada Goes for Bernie

The Nevada Caucus and Beyond

Democratic strategist Joel Payne, Maya King from Politico, andJon Ralston from The Nevada Independent join Politics with Amy Walter to discuss Saturday's caucus in Nevada and how candidates fared this week. On Wednesday, Michael Bloomberg joined his rivals in Nevada for his first debate as a presidential candidate. The former mayor has positioned himself as a moderate businessman alternative to President Donald Trump. While he's spent millions on highly-produced advertisements, his debate performance has caused some to question whether the appeal from his ads translates into a candidate that could beat President Trump. Rosie Gray from BuzzFeed News shares some insightsfrom the campaign trail. On Super Tuesday, California's 415 Democratic delegates will be up for grabs. But as of writing, more than one million voters have already submitted their ballots. Paul Mitchellof Political Data Inc. shares how campaigns are trying to sway voters ahead of March 3rd. Also, a look at the role Latino voters will play in the Democratic primary and beyond. We hear fromCongresswoman Sylvia Garciaof Texas,Mark Hugo Lopez from the Pew Research Center, andDr. Stephen Nuño-Perezfrom Latino Decisions.

46 MINFEB 22
Comments
The Nevada Caucus and Beyond

Black Voters and the Democratic Primary

Andrew Prokop ofVox, Adam Harris of The Atlantic, and Philip Bumpof The Washington Post join Politics with Amy Walter to discuss the results from New Hampshire, Senator Bernie Sander's perceived lead, and Attorney General William Barr's handlingof sentencing recommendations for Roger J. Stone. Also, The Democratic Party of Nevada is trying to avoid the tech issues that disrupted the final result of the Iowa caucuses. Rebecca Katz ofNew Deal Strategies andMegan Messerly of The Nevada Independentweigh in onthe process and how candidates are making their case to voters in the final days before the caucuses. Finally,Maya King of Politico and Errin Haines of The 19th*join Amy Walter to discuss how presidential hopefuls are modifying their messages to court black voters.

50 MINFEB 15
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Black Voters and the Democratic Primary
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