Wsj Opinion: Potomac Watch

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Sinopsis

From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Paul Gigot and Kim Strassel discuss the latest political and government news from Washington. Get the critical perspective and analysis you need on developments out of the nation's capital.

Episodios

  • Tax Records of the Rich and Famous

    09/06/2021 Duración: 26min

    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

  • Joe Manchin Plants His Filibuster Flag

    08/06/2021 Duración: 25min

    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

  • Reading Dr. Anthony Fauci's Emails

    04/06/2021 Duración: 26min

    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

  • Is Joe Biden's Agenda at Risk of Stalling?

    02/06/2021 Duración: 27min

    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

  • The Texas Voting Bill / Race and Covid-19 Relief

    01/06/2021 Duración: 27min

    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

  • Joe Biden's Monumental Budget Plan

    28/05/2021 Duración: 24min

    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

  • Did States Really Need That Covid Aid?

    26/05/2021 Duración: 24min

    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

  • The Covid Lab-Leak Theory Gets a Second Look

    25/05/2021 Duración: 26min

    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

  • The GOP Case for No Spending Deal

    21/05/2021 Duración: 26min

    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

  • Pelosi's Plan for a Capitol Riot Commission

    19/05/2021 Duración: 25min

    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

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

    18/05/2021 Duración: 25min

    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

  • The Colonial Pipeline Hack / New Mask Guidelines

    14/05/2021 Duración: 25min

    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

  • Liz Cheney Ousted / Job Openings Hit 8.1 Million

    12/05/2021 Duración: 25min

    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

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

    11/05/2021 Duración: 24min

    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

  • Biden Wants to Trample Covid-19 Vaccine Patents

    07/05/2021 Duración: 26min

    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

  • Donald Trump vs. Liz Cheney, Round Two

    05/05/2021 Duración: 28min

    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

  • Free Beer for the Vaccinated? States Try to Lure Arms

    04/05/2021 Duración: 23min

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

  • Joe Biden's and Tim Scott's Big Speeches

    30/04/2021 Duración: 26min

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

  • The Tab for Biden's Plans Hits $6 Trillion

    28/04/2021 Duración: 26min

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

  • Let the Redistricting Begin

    27/04/2021 Duración: 30min

    Plus, The Supreme Court's Gun Case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices