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    Please, Go On: VP Kamala Harris on women in the workplace

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 19:25

    In the inaugural edition of "Please, Go On," Post columnist James Hohmann speaks with Vice President Harris about the exodus of women from the workforce during the pandemic.

    Introducing ‘Please, Go On’

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 1:47

    Washington Post columnist James Hohmann sits down with the author of a compelling op-ed from The Post’s Opinions section. “Please, Go On” features marquee names and everyday people with original perspectives. New episodes Fridays. Launching June 11.

    Infrastructure plan calls for $80 billion for rail. It could transform passenger service.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 9:54

    Plus, coronavirus vaccines are finally reaching poor countries, but some can’t cover the cost of administering them, and Women’s sports can do at least one thing men’s can’t, experts say: get bigger.

    Gaetz investigation complicated by overture to his father about ex-FBI agent who went missing

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 12:56

    Plus, Georgia sports teams and major companies such as Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines condemn new state voting law, and the EPA dismisses dozens of key science advisers picked under Trump.

    Biden’s infrastructure and climate plan emerges as congressional wrangling begins

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 10:28

    Plus, ‘I stay up nights apologizing to George Floyd,’ says teen who documented his death for the world, and Gretchen Whitmer asks White House to surge vaccines to virus hot spots as cases climb.

    Emotional first day of testimony at Derek Chauvin murder trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 12:36

    Plus, the White House dramatically increased tax proposal as it sought to address tensions over next big spending plan, and the CDC confirms Pfizer, Moderna vaccines are 90% effective after two doses in study of real-life conditions.

    ‘Vaccine passports’ are on the way, but developing them won’t be easy

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 14:06

    Plus, Senators see a possibility of bipartisan support for gun background checks in the wake of mass shootings, and the next phase of crisis at the border.

    Biden holds his first press conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 6:56

    Plus, Georgia’s governor signs into law a sweeping voting reform bill, and multiple Republican senate candidates gear up for the 2022 elections.

    At White House, Megan Rapinoe says she’s been ‘disrespected and dismissed because I am a woman’

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 6:45

    Plus, the White House considers extending a federal ban on evictions, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s family were given special access to COVID testing.

    Shootings spur Biden to call for tighter gun rules

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 7:15

    Plus, the Senate confirms Vivek H. Murthy as surgeon general, and North Korea fires short-range missiles in challenge to Biden administration.

    White House prepares massive infrastructure bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 6:41

    Plus, AstraZeneca’s U.S. trial shows coronavirus vaccine is 79 percent effective, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is confirmed to lead Labor Department.

    Inside the Biden administration’s failure to contain the border surge

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 9:25

    Plus, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin makes an unannounced trip to Afghanistan, and, the accused gunman in the Atlanta shootings gets expelled from his church.

    Biden will send Mexico surplus vaccine, as U.S. seeks help on immigration enforcement

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 5:09

    Plus, the Senate confirms William Burns as next director of the CIA, and Donald Trump faces an onslaught of legal problems, as investigations and dozens of lawsuits trail him from Washington to Florida.

    Suspect charged with eight counts of murder in killings at Atlanta-area spas

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 5:58

    Plus, the IRS to push the filing deadline for 2020 taxes to mid-May, and Ohio attorney general sues Biden administration over the stimulus package.

    Putin targeted people close to Trump in bid to influence 2020 election, U.S. intelligence says

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 5:10

    Plus, House Democrats bring back Medicare-for-all, seeking to push Biden left, and Israeli archaeologists discover new Dead Sea Scrolls for first time in 60 years.

    Biden faces growing political threat from border upheaval

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 5:36

    Plus, four of Europe’s largest countries suspend AstraZeneca vaccinations; safety agency says blood clot incidence is low. And Derek Chauvin’s attorney asks for continuance and change of venue in George Floyd case.

    New York’s vaccine czar called county officials to gauge their loyalty to Cuomo

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 8:41

    Plus, President Biden’s push for equity in education faces a critical test, and, where we stand on the Iran Nuclear Deal.

    Companies are scaling back layoffs because of Biden’s stimulus package

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 7:10

    Plus, DOJ seeks to build large conspiracy case against Oath Keepers for Jan. 6 riot, and, amid criticism for human rights abuses, China offers vaccine doses for all Olympic athletes.

    Congress adopts $1.9 trillion stimulus, securing first major win for Biden

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 6:25

    Plus, the leaked U.S. plan to end the war in Afghanistan, and China and Russia to open moon base.

    Jury selection begins for the Derek Chauvin murder trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 6:31

    Plus, Brazil’s growing coronavirus outbreak poses a threat far beyond its borders, and Biden’s dogs to return to White House after younger pet causes a ‘minor injury’ to an ‘unfamiliar person.'

    Biden directs fresh review of Title IX rule on campus sexual assault

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 7:11

    Plus, the RNC moves portion of its spring donor retreat to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, and Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah stunned, but is it likely to change the monarchy?

    Biden stimulus showers money on Americans

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 7:33

    Plus, Biden signs executive order promoting voting rights on 56th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday,' and New York state Senate majority leader says Gov. Andrew Cuomo must resign.

    Texas family detention centers expected to transform into rapid-processing hubs

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 10:50

    Plus, Meghan Markle says the royal family can’t expect her silence if palace is ‘perpetuating falsehoods,' and David Brooks of New York Times is criticized for undisclosed financial ties.

    Andrew Cuomo says he will not resign, offers new apology for his behavior with women

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 10:46

    Plus, Texas and Mississippi move to open ‘100%’ and lift mask mandates, and, reasons you’re tired of Zoom calls.

    FBI director says domestic terrorism ‘metastasizing’ throughout U.S. as cases soar

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 10:58

    Plus, female stars and the media machine of the early 2000s, and community colleges are at a crossroads.

    Biden works to unify Senate Democrats on $1.9 trillion relief bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 11:31

    Plus, Senate confirms Miguel Cardona as education secretary, and, where Jill Biden drops by for a cup of coffee can make quite a statement.

    Former president Trump rules out third party as he moves to firm up control of the Republican Party

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 10:20

    Plus, the CDC recommends Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, enabling inoculations to start this week, and the making of Madison Cawthorn.

    Minimum wage increase imperiled in covid relief bill by Senate official’s ruling

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 7:17

    Plus, Biden defends vaccine rollout as he marks 50 million vaccinations, and a sailor who fell overboard clung to ‘sea rubbish’ for 16 hours to survive.

    Focus on fate of $15 minimum wage in Senate as House prepares to take up 1.9 trillion relief bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 9:38

    Plus, Biden nominates three to USPS board of governors as DeJoy testifies on mail crises, and Supreme Court considers giving police greater powers when pursuing suspects.

    Former Capitol security officials blame intelligence lapses for deadly Jan. 6 riot

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 8:19

    Plus, the Biden administration preparing to sanction Russia for SolarWinds hacks and the poisoning of an opposition leader, and Justin Trudeau conveys relief in meeting with Biden, but sticking points remain.

    Merrick Garland tells senators Capitol riot investigation will be first priority as attorney general

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 8:18

    Plus, Dominion Voting Systems files a defamation suit against the MyPillow CEO over false election claims, and the first real-world coronavirus vaccine data out of Britain shows a decline in hospitalizations after the first dose.

    White House says Biden is ‘eager’ to go to Texas, possibly as soon as this week

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 9:16

    Plus, the White House reiterates teacher vaccinations are ‘not a prerequisite’ to reopening schools, and Texas Senator Ted Cruz is trying to repair his public image following an ill-timed trip to Mexico.

    Texas, the go-it-alone state, is rattled by the failure to keep the lights on

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 11:24

    Plus, the White House announces $4 billion in funding for Covax, the global vaccine effort that Trump spurned, and NASA rover Perseverance lands on Mars in mission to search for past life.

    Millions of jobs probably aren’t coming back, even after the pandemic ends

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 11:24

    Plus, vaccine shortage prompts U.S. diplomats to request doses from foreign governments, including Russia, and the U.K. gets approval to infect healthy volunteers in world’s first coronavirus ‘challenge trial’

    Focus on Capitol Hill turns to passing Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 10:44

    Plus, the Texas grid got crushed because its operators didn’t see the need to prepare for cold weather, and House Homeland Security chairman sues Trump and Giuliani, accusing them of inciting Capitol riot.

    Why some state and local governments are desperate for more stimulus aid

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 9:13

    Plus, deadly cold snap shuts down central U.S. Texas is ground zero, and, Parler is back online more than a month after tangle with Amazon knocked it offline

    Impeachment managers rest case against Trump, implore Senate to convict to prevent future violence

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 8:29

    Plus, President Biden says that the U.S. will have enough vaccines for 300 million people by the end of July, and dozens of former GOP officials reportedly met last week to discuss mounting a new anti-Trump party.

    House managers show previously unseen footage of pro-Trump mob’s violent assault on the Capitol

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 8:40

    Plus, the CDC is urging Americans to wear two masks to better prevent the spread of COVID-19, and, the Biden administration tells the Supreme Court the affordable care act is constitutional and should be saved.

    Senate votes to pursue Trump impeachment trial after declaring the proceedings constitutional

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 8:07

    Plus, the Biden administration asks for the resignations from current US Attorneys, and after a mission to Wuhan investigating the origins of the pandemic, a World Health Organization team dismisses theories that the virus originated in a lab leak.

    Senate sets stage for rapid Trump impeachment trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 12:14

    Plus, Workers who quit their jobs out of fear of contracting the coronavirus at work are hoping to collect unemployment benefits under the Biden administration and hedge funds may have ended up the biggest winner in the Game Stop stock frenzy.

    Court documents point to how Trump’s rhetoric fueled rioters who attacked Capitol

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 10:13

    Plus, senior Democrats to unveil $3,000-per-child benefit as Biden stimulus gains steam, and new Biden rules for ICE point to fewer arrests and deportations, and a more restrained agency.

    Biden vows to re-enter global alliances in first major foreign policy speech

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 7:22

    Plus, Johnson and Johnson seeks emergency FDA authorization for single-shot coronavirus vaccine, and as transit agencies ramp up mask enforcement, Congress airs concerns about safety of transportation workers.

    House Democrats announce vote to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 7:11

    Plus, prosecutors seek to rearrest Kyle Rittenhouse, and Canada declares the Proud Boys a terrorist group.

    Biden announces efforts to reunite migrant families separated by Trump administration

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 8:09

    Plus, Rep. Liz Cheney faces a backlash for voting to impeach Trump in her home state, and as Gamestop stock crumbles, amateur traders reckon with heavy losses.

    Biden meets with 10 GOP senators at White House on pandemic relief

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 6:37

    Plus, former President Trump hires a new legal team for his second impeachment, and a federal study finds that race and ethnicity data is missing for nearly half of vaccine recipients

    Ten Senate Republicans propose compromise covid relief package, posing challenge for Biden

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 6:27

    Plus, experts urge faster vaccinations and stepped up efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus variants, and Republican representative Adam Kinzinger is starting a PAC to challenge the party’s embrace of former President Trump.

    The U.S. economy shrank by 3.5 percent in 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 8:05

    Plus, D.C. officials slam a proposal to erect permanent fencing around the U.S. Capitol. And a coronavirus variant first seen in South Africa is identified in South Carolina.If you enjoy this podcast and you’d like to support the reporting that goes into it, the best way to do so is through a subscription to The Post. A subscription gets you unlimited access to everything we publish, from breaking news to baking tips. For a limited time, listeners can get two years of access for just $59. That’s less than one dollar a week. Learn more and subscribe at washingtonpost.com/subscribe .

    As Biden vows monumental action on climate change, a fight with the fossil fuel industry has begun

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 10:08

    Plus, Republicans back away from confronting Trump and his loyalists after the Capitol insurrection, embracing them instead, and, at first coronavirus briefing, the White House acknowledges vaccinations will take months.Support this podcast and the work of The Washington Post by subscribing, with a special, limited-time offer for podcast listeners. A digital subscription gets you unlimited access to everything The Post publishes. Subscribe to The Post now: washingtonpost.com/subscribe

    In first call with Putin, Biden marks a return to skepticism from the top

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 10:00

    Plus, Democrats turn to quick action on Biden’s covid relief bill after a power-sharing deal in Senate, and CDC-backed studies find scant spread of the coronavirus in schools.Support this podcast and the work of The Washington Post by subscribing, with a special, limited-time offer for podcast listeners. A digital subscription gets you unlimited access to everything The Post publishes. Subscribe to The Post now: washingtonpost.com/subscribe

    McConnell relents on Senate rules, signals power-sharing deal with Democrats

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 8:33

    Plus, House Democrats plan to focus impeachment trial on how rioters reacted to Trump’s remarks, and the first U.S. case of a highly transmissible Brazil coronavirus variant has been identified in Minnesota.Support this podcast and the work of The Washington Post by subscribing, with a special, limited-time offer for podcast listeners. A digital subscription gets you unlimited access to everything The Post publishes. Subscribe to The Post now: washingtonpost.com/subscribe

    Fight over the rules grinds the Senate to a halt, imperiling Biden’s legislative agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 7:50

    Plus, lawmakers in both parties lobby White House for a more targeted relief bill, and pandemic aftershocks overwhelm global supply lines.Support this podcast and the work of The Washington Post by subscribing, with a special, limited-time offer for podcast listeners. A digital subscription gets you unlimited access to everything The Post publishes. Subscribe to The Post now: washingtonpost.com/subscribe

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