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December 3, 2017
Sean Hannity
Mr. Hannity, the Fox News host and political commentator, is one of the most dominant voices in conservative news media, reaching millions each day. But much of his influence comes from a powerful audience of one. Mr. Hannity spoke with Matthew Shaer, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, about the roots of his opinionated style, whether he considers himself a journalist and what it’s like to know the president is listening.
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32 min
November 19, 2017
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Ms. Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, is one of the leaders behind a charge to overhaul policies on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. She spoke to The New York Times’s Jennifer Steinhauer about her own experience with harassment, power dynamics, President Bill Clinton and more.
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26 min
November 11, 2017
Steve Bannon
The Breitbart News executive chairman and former White House chief strategist, is building a shadow party behind the G.O.P. that he hopes will drive out the establishment. Mr. Bannon spoke with Jeremy W. Peters, a reporter for The New York Times, about his populist movement, his goal of ousting Mitch McConnell as Senate majority leader and more.
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27 min
November 5, 2017
Speaker Paul Ryan
Mr. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, is pushing a tax plan that could be a legacy-defining achievement or a political disaster. Mr. Ryan spoke with Carl Hulse about his plan to get it through Congress, his evolving relationship with President Trump and the lessons he learned waiting tables at a restaurant across from the Capitol.
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24 min
October 28, 2017
Ty Cobb
The White House lawyer and Kansas native talked with Matt Apuzzo, a reporter for The Times, about the state of the special counsel's investigation and the White House legal strategy, what it will mean if Paul Manafort gets indicted, that trademark handlebar mustache and more.
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20 min
October 22, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
America’s foreign policy playbook changed the moment Donald J. Trump was elected, leaving State Department staff and their international counterparts wondering what the new era might look like. Under Secretary Tillerson, they are still searching for answers. Mr. Tillerson spoke with Jason Zengerle about his greatest diplomatic challenge, how he factors the president’s tweets into foreign policy strategy and more.
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23 min
October 15, 2017
Breitbart in the White House
The conservative outlet, under the guidance of the former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, is enjoying a new, more influential place in Washington’s media ecosystem in the Trump era. Charlie Spiering, Breitbart’s senior White House correspondent, spoke with Michael M. Grynbaum, a Times media reporter, about what it's like to work at a controversial organization and what he considers a great Breitbart story.
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30 min
October 8, 2017
Senator Marco Rubio
The Florida Republican and former presidential candidate is getting into the weeds on issues like Cuban relations, the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and immigration. He spoke with Carl Hulse about how he has approached his second term on Capitol Hill, his relationship with President Trump and more.
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22 min
October 1, 2017
Representative Nancy Pelosi
The Democrat from California has held the highest governmental position of any woman in U.S. history and is one half of Washington’s hottest power couple — “Chuck and Nancy.” She talked with Carl Hulse about protecting one of her signature policy victories, the Affordable Care Act, as well as the 2018 election, her love of chocolate and more.
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23 min
September 23, 2017
Lobbying in the Trump Era
In President Trump’s Washington there is a new lineup of lobbyists making deals and offering access. Nicholas Confessore, a political investigative reporter for The Times, spoke with Robert Stryk about the opportunity he saw when Mr. Trump was elected and how he has leveraged relationships in the administration for political and business success.
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22 min
September 16, 2017
Senator Mitch McConnell
The Senate majority leader has had a challenging few weeks. The Republican from Kentucky spoke to Carl Hulse about his complicated relationship with the president, why the Democrats didn’t strike as good of a spending deal as they let on and his non-reaction to Steve Bannon’s attacks.
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22 min
September 9, 2017
Senator Chuck Schumer
The Democratic leader of the Senate is riding a political high, days after striking a deal with President Trump in the Oval Office on government funding and the debt limit, much to the chagrin of his Republican counterparts. He spoke with Carl Hulse about how the whole thing went down and what it might mean for the future of bipartisan governing.
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23 min
September 2, 2017
Roger Stone
The provocateur, political consultant and subject of a new Netflix documentary is one of President Trump’s oldest advisers. Michael Barbaro and Maggie Haberman listen to and discuss Barbaro's recent conversation with Mr. Stone about his views on the internal White House battle between globalists and nationalists, why he promotes conspiracy theories and mistruths, and what he sees as one of the worst things in politics — being boring.
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27 min
August 26, 2017
Senator Jeff Flake
The Republican from Arizona is one of the latest people to draw fire from President Trump on social media and in his campaign-style rally speeches. Mr. Flake, who is mounting a reelection campaign, spoke with Carl Hulse about surviving Mr. Trump’s criticism and writing his new book, “Conscience of a Conservative,” which argues that the right has given into the “politics of anger.”
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26 min
August 19, 2017
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
The White House press secretary is one of the most visible jobs in American politics. Michael Grynbaum, a media correspondent for The Times, spoke with Ms. Sanders about growing up as the daughter of a prominent politician, inheriting her position after her celebrity predecessor Sean Spicer quit and trying to manage coverage of a tumultuous White House while mollifying a boss who believes he is his own best spokesman.
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34 min
August 12, 2017
Senator Richard Burr
The Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian tampering in the election is the premier inquiry on Capitol Hill. The Republican senator from North Carolina, the committee’s chairman, opens up about its progress, his relationship with President Trump and a distant relative who made his last name famous.
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19 min
August 5, 2017
Senator Lamar Alexander
The health care debate is not over on Capitol Hill. The folksy Republican senator from Tennessee is leading a new charge to fix the Affordable Care Act through a bipartisan approach. He talks with Carl Hulse about his journey from voting to repeal it to calling hearings to make it better.
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20 min
July 29, 2017
Introducing 'The New Washington'
Who are the characters remaking Washington? Michael Barbaro, the host of "The Daily," and Carl Hulse, The Times's chief Washington correspondent, discuss the key political figures that we’ll be hearing from on this show.
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15 min
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