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From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Paul Gigot, Kim Strassel and Bill McGurn discuss the latest from Washington. Get critical perspective and the analysis you need on developments from the nation’s capital. Join them every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Paul Gigot, Kim Strassel and Bill McGurn discuss the latest from Washington. Get critical perspective and the analysis you need on developments from the nation’s capital. Join them every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Washington, DC

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From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Paul Gigot, Kim Strassel and Bill McGurn discuss the latest from Washington. Get critical perspective and the analysis you need on developments from the nation’s capital. Join them every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

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English


Episodes

America's Vaccine Donation / Bill Barr in Lafayette Park

6/11/2021
President Biden plans to give 500 million doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine to lower-income countries, so why is he still backing patent waivers? Plus, a new report sheds light on the clearing of Lafayette Park in the summer of 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:34

Tax Records of the Rich and Famous

6/9/2021
ProPublica posts leaked (or hacked?) IRS information from America's wealthy, including Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Do the facts support its theory of gross unfairness in the tax code? Also, job openings hit a record, as the White House subtly shifts on unemployment benefits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:57

Joe Manchin Plants His Filibuster Flag

6/8/2021
Writing in a West Virginia newspaper, he says he supports the Senate filibuster and opposes H.R.1, the Democratic voting overhaul. Plus, the Senate's parliamentarian throws up a roadblock to passing President Biden's big agenda via budget reconciliation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:20

Reading Dr. Anthony Fauci's Emails

6/4/2021
More than 3,000 pages of messages, released under public-records laws, raise more questions about the origins of Covid-19 and the government's response. Plus, what does another meager jobs report say about the economic recovery? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:05

Is Joe Biden's Agenda at Risk of Stalling?

6/2/2021
The President holds further infrastructure talks with the GOP, and he says he'll "fight like heck" to pass H.R.1. But he says his ambitions are being held up by two Democratic Senators "who vote more with my Republican friends." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:16

The Texas Voting Bill / Race and Covid-19 Relief

6/1/2021
Democrats hold a walkout at the statehouse to block election legislation that Joe Biden calls "an assault on democracy." What's really in the Texas bill? Plus, Judge Amul Thapar of the Sixth Circuit rules on racial preferences in Covid-19 restaurant aid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:22

Joe Biden's Monumental Budget Plan

5/28/2021
The White House proposes a decade of $1 trillion deficits, with America's debt rising to 117% of the economy, surpassing the level set amid World War II. What does this say about the "moderate" Biden's vision for the country, and how will Congress respond? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:16

Did States Really Need That Covid Aid?

5/26/2021
Despite the pandemic, state governments are reporting huge budget surpluses, yet the latest Covid bill purportedly bans them from cutting taxes. As President Biden pushes for a $1.7 trillion infrastructure plan, some Republicans want to redirect Covid funds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:03

The Covid Lab-Leak Theory Gets a Second Look

5/25/2021
It was initially dismissed as a conspiracy theory, but now some scientists are urging an investigation into whether the Covid-19 virus could have come from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. What evidence is changing minds? Plus, the Supreme Court considers whether to take a case on Harvard's admissions policies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:59

The GOP Case for No Spending Deal

5/21/2021
President Biden is negotiating with Republicans toward his $2 trillion infrastructure plan, but the two sides are still far apart on both numbers and policy. Plus, Biden's proposal to step up IRS tax enforcement goes far beyond merely more audits for billionaires. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:27

Pelosi's Plan for a Capitol Riot Commission

5/19/2021
Questions remain about what happened on Jan. 6, but Republicans say that Speaker Nancy Pelosi's proposed commission would be more focused on setting a political narrative. Plus, Democratic dissension on taxes, as Bernie Sanders speaks out against uncapping the SALT deduction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:01

Joe Biden's Tariff Truce / The Justices Take Up Abortion

5/18/2021
New tariffs on U.S. whiskey and motorcycles are averted, but did Donald Trump's trade war really save the steel industry, and will Biden call off the economic hostilities? Plus, the Supreme Court agrees to hear a case on Mississippi's move to ban abortion after 15 weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:48

The Colonial Pipeline Hack / New Mask Guidelines

5/14/2021
Gas shortages on the East Coast provide lessons on Joe Biden's infrastructure plan, the Jones Act, and so-called price gouging. Plus, immunized Americans can drop their masks, says the Centers for Disease Control, as Ohio launches a $1 million vaccine lottery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:59

Liz Cheney Ousted / Job Openings Hit 8.1 Million

5/12/2021
House Republicans boot their No. 3 from leadership, but the leading contender for the job, Rep. Elise Stefanik, is getting conservative pushback on her voting record. Plus, Joe Biden defends enhanced unemployment benefits, as new figures show record job listings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:21

Democrats Push H.R.1, as Florida Tweaks Its Voting Rules

5/11/2021
A Senate bill to federalize U.S. elections moves forward with committee debate, but is it an unconstitutional time bomb for the 2022 midterms? Plus, as Florida's new election law is attacked as "voter suppression," what does it actually do? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:36

Biden Wants to Trample Covid-19 Vaccine Patents

5/7/2021
The White House calls for waiving intellectual property during the pandemic, but are patents a real vaccine bottleneck? Plus, as job openings go unfilled, two governors say they will turn down a federal boost to unemployment benefits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:34

Donald Trump vs. Liz Cheney, Round Two

5/5/2021
As Joe Biden sells his spending plans, Republicans are still fighting internally about Trump's 2020 fraud claims. Plus, Facebook's oversight board upholds its original Trump ban, while telling the company to review it within six months. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:21

Free Beer for the Vaccinated? States Try to Lure Arms

5/4/2021
Free Beer for the Vaccinated? States Try to Lure Arms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:26

Joe Biden's and Tim Scott's Big Speeches

4/30/2021
Joe Biden's and Tim Scott's Big Speeches Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:03

The Tab for Biden's Plans Hits $6 Trillion

4/28/2021
The Tab for Biden's Plans Hits $6 Trillion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:05