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Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. Hosted by ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein.

Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. Hosted by ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein.

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United States

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ABC News (US)

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Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. Hosted by ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein.

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@abc

Language:

English


Episodes

Wild Allegations

5/27/2020
First, President Donald Trump sees no reason there can't be a convention with "full attendance" this summer and he also sees "no way" that election results can be trusted this fall. Then, Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) joins the podcast to share her views on the President's leadership style as well as some very personal stories from her new book, "Daughter of the Heartland." Guest: Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), author of "Daughter of the Heartland" Please leave us a review! ---->...

Duration:00:50:09

The Presidents Club

5/20/2020
President Donald Trump has never needed an excuse to go after his predecessor. New dynamics are complicating those attacks. Former President Barack Obama is starting to respond and he’s not alone. Guest: Kate Andersen Brower, author of "Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump" Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and...

Duration:00:33:51

'Not Everybody Should Get A Test'

5/13/2020
A nation headed in different directions in the midst of a pandemic has a political climate where events may as well be popping up in alternate realities. The reopening debate is breaking along red-blue cultural divides. Guest: Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent,...

Duration:00:34:46

Mr. Doom and Gloom

5/6/2020
Two big things are happening at the same time. A scared nation is in the midst of a terrible public-health crisis with no end in sight, while a restless nation pushes toward resuming life as we once knew it. To those ends, President Donald Trump told ABC News that he'd rather be a "cheerleader for our country" as opposed to "Mr. Doom and Gloom." Guest: Dr. Richard Besser, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and former acting director of the CDC Please leave us a...

Duration:00:24:19

Testing Limits

4/29/2020
When Vice President Mike Pence, the head of the nation's coronavirus task force, visited the Mayo Clinic Tuesday in Minnesota and greeted patients, he did so without wearing a face mask, even though everyone else around him did. This, as questions continue to swirl around the nation’s capacity for coronavirus testing. Guest: Former NJ Governor and ABC News Analyst Chris Christie Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ---->...

Duration:00:40:20

Questions Without Answers

4/22/2020
Whether in the White House Briefing Room or Rose Garden, President Trump has been taking to the podium daily to update the American people on the response to this global pandemic, but many of the questions he’s asked are not being met with detailed answers. Guest: Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington...

Duration:00:40:08

Bonus: NJ Gov. Phil Murphy

4/16/2020
As the U.S. economy continued to worsen dramatically with another staggering jobless claims report out Thursday, President Donald Trump is preparing to make a major push to reopen parts of the country when he speaks with the nation's governors -- and announces new and possibly eased guidelines for some states -- this afternoon. Guest: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa *...

Duration:00:17:32

Checks and Balances

4/15/2020
Donald J. Trump's name will be printed in the memo line of the stimulus checks being sent out to American workers beginning this week. Meanwhile President Trump let out a little slack Tuesday in the ongoing and persistent game of tug of war between his White House and state governors. Guest: Washington State Governor Jay Inslee Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC...

Duration:00:37:36

Race Against Time

4/8/2020
As the vast majority of us continue to work from home during this crisis, again we find Jon Karl and Rick Klein joining the podcast from isolation. The discussion begins just moments after Sen. Bernie Sanders announced he was ending his presidential bid. Meanwhile, there's a new war for the self-described wartime president. Never before has the federal government been poised to spend this much money this quickly in as many different ways as the novel coronavirus crisis demands. Guest: Dr....

Duration:00:31:46

"Front Row at the Trump Show"

4/1/2020
He’s known and covered Donald Trump longer than any other White House reporter. ABC News’ Chief White House correspondent and Powerhouse Politics co-host, Jonathan Karl has just published a new book, “Front Row at the Trump Show.” He brings us into the White House in this powerful book unlike any other on the Trump administration. With extraordinary access to Trump during the campaign and at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he delivers essential new reporting and surprising insights. Please...

Duration:00:46:45

Human Life or Economic Life?

3/25/2020
If President Donald Trump has already made fateful choices in the new coronavirus crisis, wait for what's to come. Trump appears unwilling if not unlikely to wait on the advice of medical professionals before nudging American society back to life. It's as stark and bleak a choice as any president can face: human life or economic life. Guest: Ron Klain, former Ebola response coordinator for President Obama Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts...

Duration:00:40:49

"A Wartime President"

3/18/2020
Tuesday's races marked big wins for the former vice president, whose delegate lead is now in the realm of being virtually insurmountable. Meanwhile, President Trump’s administration looks for solutions as cases of COVID-19 continue to spread across the country and the economy hangs in the balance. Guest: Former NJ Governor Chris Christie Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is...

Duration:00:29:30

Biden's Blowout

3/11/2020
The end is in sight for the Democratic primary campaign. The next move in this race belongs to Sen. Bernie Sanders, and him alone. But it's looking like a quieter close all around -- and not just because public rallies are off for a while and Sanders chose not to speak Tuesday night. A range of factors are pointing toward a cleaner and earlier exit by Sanders than anything the party witnessed in 2016. Guest: ABC News' senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce Please leave us a...

Duration:00:24:47

And Then There Were Two

3/4/2020
This is now a two-way race for the Democratic nomination. Former Vice President Joe Biden's huge Super Tuesday reorders the race but doesn't come close to locking anything down. Sen. Bernie Sanders and the progressive movement now regroup, with an intriguing series of states up next, even as California votes still roll in. Guest: David Plouffe, campaign manager for Barack Obama's successful 2008 presidential bid Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other...

Duration:00:35:44

Bonus: Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)

2/28/2020
In this special edition of "Powerhouse Politics," co-host Rick Klein speaks with Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) about his recent endorsement of Joe Biden and looks ahead to Saturday's South Carolina Primary.

Duration:00:15:19

Rough Crowd

2/26/2020
Powerhouse is on the road this week, coming to you from Charleston, South Carolina, site of the next Primary. If Joe Biden goes down, he won't go down alone. The former vice president has company as he enters the last few days of his must-win state, out of a messy debate that showed the conflicting impulses in a crowded field. Guest: Biden campaign adviser, Anita Dunn Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT...

Duration:00:26:47

Bloomberg Takes the Stage

2/19/2020
Michael Bloomberg gets his very expensive wish in Las Vegas Wednesday night: a Democratic debate where he can draw direct contrasts with his rivals -- Sen. Bernie Sanders in particular. But Bloomberg will have company in making arguments around electability and practicality. And Sanders could have even more company in blasting the billionaire former New York City mayor and his long record running a complicated business and an even more complicated city. Guest: Former Senator Harry Reid...

Duration:00:35:11

After New Hampshire

2/12/2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden didn't stick around in New Hampshire to see how far he fell in the final votes. A clean New Hampshire win by Sen. Bernie Sanders provides little clarity in the race. Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg comes out of the first two states with two more delegates than Sanders, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s surprise finish puts her in renewed contention, too. Guest: Lis Smith, senior advisor for Buttigieg 2020 campaign Please leave us a review! ---->...

Duration:00:35:22

A Consequential Week

2/5/2020
The Iowa caucus. The upcoming New Hampshire primary. The State of the Union. Impeachment. February has been a busy month in the world of politics -- and "Powerhouse Politics" breaks it all down. Guest: Brian Fallon, executive director of Demand Justice and former press secretary for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News...

Duration:00:31:58

Bonus: 50/50

1/31/2020
As the Iowa caucus nears, former Gov. Howard Dean sits down with "Powerhouse Politics" to discuss what to expect. Guest: Former Gov. Howard Dean Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, contributing to all ABC News broadcasts. Karl has covered every major beat in Washington, including the White House,...

Duration:00:22:10