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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.
Gun Violence

30:00 | Aug 7th

Can a president who's sowed so many divisions help a nation heal? And does he really want to? Those are among the big questions confronting President Donald Trump on a very big day for his presidency. His trips to Ohio and Texas on Wednesday will be ...Show More
Dems Debate: Round 2, Night 1

29:50 | Jul 31st

Those big progressive ideas like government-run health care and free college took punches from all sides Tuesday night. But in the end, the two leading liberals defending those plans -- Warren and Sanders -- were still standing strong. Guest: Terry M...Show More
The Mueller Testimony

37:10 | Jul 24th

Former special counsel Robert Mueller spoke on Capitol Hill in a historic testimony about his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. Guest: ABC's Terry Moran an...Show More
The Race and Racism

49:59 | Jul 17th

One story has been dominating the headlines this week: racist tweets. President Donald Trump takes to the campaign trail Wednesday night in North Carolina having chosen new opponents for himself. He did so by elevating four female House Democrats, wh...Show More
A Crowded Primary

29:46 | Jul 10th

Is there room in a crowded primary for a billionaire? What about one who almost certainly won't make the next debate? Those are among the big questions Tom Steyer's late entry into the Democratic presidential primary field poses for Democratic voters...Show More
"For the Good of the Game"

20:10 | Jul 8th

In an all-star week baseball and politics special, former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig talks about his tumultuous 22-year tenure, including his views on the 1994 strike that canceled the World Series, the steroids era, and the unifyin...Show More

30:33 | Jul 3rd

In the days after the first presidential debates, Sen. Kamala Harris has crashed the top tier of 2020 candidates. And there's fresh evidence in post-debate polling that she's likely there to stay. Meanwhile, members of Congress have visited immigrant...Show More
The First Debates

17:52 | Jun 26th

It starts with a candidate in the middle, who has seen her ideas and -- yes -- her plans, bubble into the conversation along with her poll numbers. Sen. Elizabeth Warren gets either the very lucky or very unlucky position of being the highest-polling...Show More
Game On

33:05 | Jun 19th

If it's a "movement," as President Donald Trump said repeatedly on Tuesday night, it doesn't move that much. The bonanza of Trumpiness that formally launched the president's reelection campaign in Florida showed that the hallmarks of a Trump 2020 ral...Show More
Biden v. Trump

26:54 | Jun 12th

When the name-calling fades and this moment passes, it may be the insults not delivered that have the most resonance inside the Democratic primary. Former Vice President Joe Biden has now unleashed a torrent of criticism at President Donald Trump. Gu...Show More
Tensions Over Tariffs

33:29 | Jun 5th

Republicans are hoping to get clarity today on the president's threat of tariffs on Mexican goods as pressure mounts to reach deals on trade and immigration. Guest: Jaime Harrison, Democrat candidate for Senate in S.C. Please leave us a review! --...Show More
Mueller Breaks His Silence

30:56 | May 29th

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday broke more than two years of silence about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, saying he does not intend to testify to Con...Show More
Bonus: Baseball and Politics

37:39 | May 24th

A special Memorial Day weekend podcast explores the nexus of sports and politics with two legendary pitchers: David Cone and Luis Tiant. Rick talks with the colorful baseball greats about their new books, race in the clubhouse and in society, and Pre...Show More
Boiling Over

38:54 | May 22nd

In the toggling between "if" and "when" on the subject of impeachment, the "when" side appears to be winning. A Republican endorsing such a move against President Donald Trump this weekend was a catalyst. Then, a planned infrastructure meeting at th...Show More
Reset Button

31:17 | May 15th

Some 2020 presidential candidates are already hitting the reset button on their campaigns. Others, such as tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, are gaining momentum. Guest: presidential candidate Andrew Yang Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/...Show More

28:50 | May 8th

Sen. Bernie Sanders pushed back against former Vice President Joe Biden's claim that he has "the most progressive record" of any candidate in the Democratic presidential field. Then, former Congressman Tom Davis talks government oversight and how the...Show More
Barr on The Hill

33:34 | May 1st

AG William Barr is on Capitol Hill facing questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden has officially entered the 2020 race for president. Guest: Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight's editor-in-chief Please...Show More
To Impeach or Not to Impeach?

40:21 | Apr 24th

Former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart, who worked under the Clinton administration, is no stranger to impeachment proceedings. He shares what he thinks is the best way forward for Democrats ahead of 2020. Guest: Joe Lockhart Please leave...Show More
Can Bernie Beat Trump?

18:45 | Apr 17th

Several 2020 candidates, including Bernie Sanders, voluntarily released their personal tax returns this week. But can Bernie beat Trump in the general election? We ask former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Jim Messina, the architect of President ...Show More
Barr, Walls and Separation

30:51 | Apr 10th

President Trump insists he doesn't want to separate families at the border. Meanwhile, if Attorney General William Barr was seeking to dispel mystery about what isn't known about special counsel Robert Mueller's final report, he didn't accomplish it...Show More
Bonus: Presidential Golf

26:30 | Apr 5th

Guest: Rick Reilly, author of the new book, "Commander In Cheat: How Golf Explains 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 ...Show More
4/3/19: Spin and Gloss

39:06 | Apr 3rd

There's a lot to discuss this week, from former Vice President Joe Biden to the recent spate of unusual comments from President Trump. Guest: Preet Bharara, former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Please leave us a review! ----> h...Show More
3/27/19: Life After Mueller

33:10 | Mar 27th

Now that the dust has settled following the Mueller report, is it time for Democrats to turn the page? Guest: Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts -...Show More
3/20/19: Is it Mueller Time?

23:05 | Mar 20th

As we await delivery of the Special Counsel's report to the Department of Justice, President Trump tells ABC's Jonathan Karl that the public should be able to see it. Meanwhile, out on the campaign trail some of the 2020 candidates are looking at som...Show More
3/13/19: The Waiting Game

36:20 | Mar 13th

Talk of when the Mueller report will be delivered to the Attorney General is reaching fever pitch. What will it say? Will the public get to see it? Guest: Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out ou...Show More
Bonus: One-on-One with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

29:27 | Mar 12th

In a special edition of Powerhouse Politics, Jon and Rick chat with Maryland governor Larry Hogan about his potential 2020 aspirations. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJM...Show More
3/6/19: 81 Requests

32:50 | Mar 6th

We're getting our first glimpse at what a divided government looks like. In all, the House sent 81 requests for information to various individuals and entities related to President Trump. Guest: Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) Please leave us a revi...Show More
Bonus: One-on-One with John Hickenlooper

07:19 | Mar 4th

ABC's exclusive interview with John Hickenlooper, the former governor of Colorado, who launched a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Monday morning, touting a diverse and winding professional background that he said puts him in a unique p...Show More
2/27/19: An Historic Split Screen

31:25 | Feb 27th

It's an historic split screen with President Trump in Vietnam to meet for the second time with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. Meanwhile, back at home, the president's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen testifies in public for the first time bef...Show More
2/20/19: More Candidates for 2020

29:05 | Feb 20th

Bernie Sanders' campaign launch Tuesday gave the Democratic primaries its highest-profile -- or at least its most-recognizable -- name yet. But the senator's substantial 2016 following is no guarantee of front-runner status this cycle. Guest: Chr...Show More
2/15/19: A National Emergency

27:10 | Feb 15th

President Donald Trump capped months of political drama, announcing he's signing a bill to fund the government, avoiding another government shutdown, while also taking the extraordinary action of declaring a national emergency to secure additional mo...Show More
2/13/19: 'I'm Not Happy'

23:26 | Feb 13th

Congress might have a funding deal on border security for now, but the parties still lack clear consensus on comprehensive immigration reform moving forward. Guest: ABC's Senior Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce Please leave us a review!...Show More
2/6/19: State of the Union

37:15 | Feb 6th

Jon and Rick break down some of the extraordinary moments from the President's State of the Union address. Guest: Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA 4th District) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----...Show More
1/30/19: Assessing Threats

47:39 | Jan 30th

Earlier this week the country's top intelligence officials appeared on Capitol Hill to discuss global threats. We also saw billionaire businessman Howard Schultz announce his ambitions to run for President as a third-party candidate. Guest: Jo...Show More
1/23/19: Will They Find A Compromise?

17:58 | Jan 23rd

33 days in and still no sign of a deal to re-open the federal government. Guest: Barbara Comstock, former Representative for Virginia's 10th Congressional District Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other po...Show More
1/16/19: What's the Deal?

30:42 | Jan 16th

The government shutdown is now in its 26th day and still no sign of deal in sight. Meanwhile, the 2020 field is already smashing records for the number of female candidates and candidates of color. With Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand�s exploratory-committee...Show More
1/9/19: Funding the Wall

24:43 | Jan 9th

As President Donald Trump pushes for his border wall, his wall of Republican support is showing signs of cracking. Republican moderates are already speaking out, calling for the government to be funded without the president's border wall. Guest: R...Show More
1/2/19: Setting the Stage

30:21 | Jan 2nd

The rush for small-dollar donors is already dominating the early stages of the 2020 Democratic primary race. Meanwhile, Senator-elect Mitt Romney of Utah takes aim at President Trump in a scathing op-ed. Guest co-host: ABC News Senior Congression...Show More
12/19/18: The Question of Funding

32:32 | Dec 19th, 2018

Even as 2018 comes to a close, there's no shortage of headlines coming out of Washington. One of the most notable being that funding for a swath of the federal government is set to expire on Friday and the main plan to keep the money flowing involves...Show More
12/12/18: Deal or No Deal?

33:55 | Dec 12th, 2018

Don't say divided government can't accomplish anything. Based on one meeting, there's no agreement on a border wall or on a plan to avert a government shutdown. But it's game over on the blame game. Guest: pollster, Dr. Frank Luntz Please leav...Show More
12/5/18: Remembering 41

34:40 | Dec 5th, 2018

President George H.W. Bush once said about his funeral and lying in state, "Do you think anyone will come?" On Wednesday, hundreds of dignitaries, heads of state and family members gathered at the Washington National Cathedral for a state funeral hon...Show More
11/28/18: Leadership

35:56 | Nov 28th, 2018

What makes an upstanding leader in this country as the nation heads toward another presidential election? Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal discusses his new book, �Leaders: Myth and Reality.� Guest: Gen. Stanley McChrystal Please leave us a...Show More
11/21/18: Who Supports Pelosi?

28:27 | Nov 21st, 2018

They are now on the record: Fourteen men and two women who really don't want Nancy Pelosi to become speaker of the House again. The letter from current and future House members vowing to not back her will not be enough to block her path to the speake...Show More
11/14/18: The Week After

36:02 | Nov 14th, 2018

It's a week after the midterms, and presidential hopefuls are already cropping up. One of them is Richard Ojeda, a Trump voter who is striving to take the Democratic primary. And ABC's Paula Faris gives her take on Beto O'Rourke's next steps. Gue...Show More
11/7/18: Trump Takes Center Stage

17:04 | Nov 7th, 2018

There were a lot of twists and turns Tuesday night, making it hard to find a one-sentence distillation of what happened in this election. But before the nation could process the results, President Trump took center stage at the White House. Gue...Show More
11/5/18: Election Eve

20:23 | Nov 5th, 2018

On the eve of the midterm elections, Jon and Rick break down the races, themes and storylines to watch heading into Election Day. GUESTS: ABC News Senior National correspondent Terry Moran, ABC News Deputy Political director MaryAlice Parks Ple...Show More
11/1/18 Bonus: One-on-One with President Trump

08:22 | Nov 1st, 2018

Powerhouse Politics co-host and ABC News� chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl interviewed President Donald Trump on Oct. 31, 2018 on the campaign trail in Florida. They spoke about the migrant caravan traveling toward the U.S. border and th...Show More
10/31/18: Six Days To Go

25:39 | Oct 31st, 2018

It�s red vs. blue, and President Donald Trump is doing his best to darken those colors. But it�s not all that simple in many of the races that will define the midterm elections. GUESTS: Former NJ Governor, Chris Christie Please leave us a rev...Show More
10/24/18: 'No Proof of Anything'

38:48 | Oct 24th, 2018

We're less than thirteen days out from the mid-term elections and the president is expected to attend at least ten rallies between now and November 6th. There will likely be a lot of fact-checking between now and then. GUESTS: pollster Dr. Frank...Show More
10/17/18: The Times They Are a-Changin'

37:17 | Oct 17th, 2018

"Powerhouse Politics" goes on the road for the most pivotal Senate races in the upcoming midterms. GUESTS: ABC News' Paula Faris, Chris Donato and Tara Palmeri. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcas...Show More
10/10/18: The Political Storm in Missouri

29:57 | Oct 10th, 2018

The Missouri Senate race is in a dead heat. Attorney General Josh Hawley calls the Powerhouse Politics team from his campaign bus to talk about the Kavanaugh battle bounce, describing the �surge of anger� he sees with voters. He also talks trade and ...Show More
10/5/18 Bonus: Ben Bradlee Jr.

18:20 | Oct 5th, 2018

How did one Pennsylvania town determine the fate of the 2016 presidential election? ABC's Rick Klein sits down with veteran "Boston Globe" reporter and editor Ben Bradlee Jr. to find out. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP C...Show More
10/3/18: Nomination in Limbo

31:15 | Oct 3rd, 2018

President Donald Trump's decision to attack Christine Blasey Ford in Mississippi Tuesday night - mocking her memory gaps from her alleged sexual assault after last week calling her "credible" - marks more than a typical Trumpian response, and more th...Show More
9/26/18: Does Kavanaugh Survive?

24:41 | Sep 26th, 2018

Attorney Michael�Avenatti�says he has a new client,�Julie Swetnick, �who has new allegations against�Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the eve of his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.�He told ABC's "The View" she wants to come f...Show More
9/19/18: Would It Be Disqualifying?

32:22 | Sep 19th, 2018

The uncomfortable truth around the Kavanaugh nomination is that no one can know how things will turn out. This week, we talk to Rep. Anna Eshoo, the Democrat from California and the only member of Congress to have spoken at length with Christine Blas...Show More
9/12/18: No One is Above The Law

47:16 | Sep 12th, 2018

With a massive storm threatening the east coast, President Donald Trump is touting the �unsung success� of his administration�s disaster response in Puerto Rico while continuing to deal with fallout from the Bob Woodward book and that anonymous op-ed...Show More
9/5/18: 'Administrative Coup D'etat'

33:54 | Sep 5th, 2018

A new Bob Woodward book paints a portrait of chaotic and paranoid White House. Meanwhile, a white, male incumbent congressman representing an urban East coast district since the late '90s faces an upset by a younger, minority woman running on a progr...Show More
8/29/18: A Sanders vs. Trump Matchup?

30:33 | Aug 29th, 2018

Remember when Donald Trump challenged Bernie Sanders to a debate? Whatever 2020 brings, a version of that matchup is becoming a major storyline in 2018. Andrew Gillum's upset in the Florida Democratic primary for governor means Sanders' candidate wil...Show More
8/27/18: Remembering John McCain

23:11 | Aug 27th, 2018

John McCain will be remembered as a war hero, renowned lawmaker, towering figure on the American landscape, and as a proud husband and father. He was a true maverick. GUEST: Dana Milbank, columnist for the Washington Post Please leave us a re...Show More
8/22/18: Everything Trump Touches

38:12 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Two former top aides to President Donald Trump played opposite sides of the loyalty card to the same stunning conclusion: guilty pronouncements in federal court. But that won't be the final word � not even close. GUEST: Rick Wilson, Republican st...Show More
8/15/18: No Guarantees

24:09 | Aug 16th, 2018

Apprentice contestant turned White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman says her former boss, President Donald Trump is trying to "silence" her. Meanwhile, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday that she could not offer a "guarantee" ...Show More
8/8/18: Too Close To Call

44:44 | Aug 8th, 2018

A win is a win, even if it isn�t�official�yet. Yet the Republican Party can�t afford � literally cannot afford � to have to win like this. A squeaker in a special House election in Ohio is making loud noises in a Republican Party that knows this race...Show More
8/1/18: Opinions?

45:25 | Aug 1st, 2018

With his former campaign chairman facing his second day on trial, President Trump had the Russia investigation on his mind, tweeting that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop the Mueller probe. GUESTS: Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American ...Show More
7/25/18: Cash or Check?

36:42 | Jul 25th, 2018

Amid a fresh challenge to the president�s credibility - this time caught on tape - President Donald Trump threatened Iran in an all-caps tweet this week and also suggested that the Russians really want the Democrats to win. GUEST: Rep. Beto O'Rou...Show More
7/18/18: 'That Probably Clarifies Things'

34:25 | Jul 18th, 2018

Call it a walk-back, a cleanup or a clarification. Just don�t call it over. President Donald Trump on Tuesday did something he rarely does in asking for a do-over of his comments about Russia meddling. GUEST: Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) Please...Show More
7/17/18 BONUS: Cal Ripken Jr

11:00 | Jul 17th, 2018

On the eve of the All-Star Game, �Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. shares his thoughts on everything from advice for Home Run Derby champ Bryce Harper, his future in MLB, and the Ripken family foundation�s mission to create more kid ballparks all over th...Show More
7/13/18: Eight Questions

18:18 | Jul 13th, 2018

President Donald Trump walked back his blistering comments in "The Sun" about Theresa May as he stood next to the British prime minister and answered questions from the press. GUEST: ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Terry Moran Please leave us...Show More
7/11/18: Battle Lines Drawn

38:01 | Jul 11th, 2018

President Donald Trump came out swinging ahead of Wednesday�s NATO summit by slamming Germany for not spending enough on defense and accusing the country of being �captive� to Russia. This comes in a week that began with the president making his sele...Show More
6/29/18 Bonus: Leo's List

06:33 | Jun 29th, 2018

Attorney Leonard Leo was the architect of President Trump�s first Supreme Court nomination with Justice Neil Gorsuch. Now, the longtime Federalist Society leader is reviewing a list of potential justices after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his re...Show More
6/27/18: A Political Earthquake

40:27 | Jun 27th, 2018

In historic upset, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseats 4th ranking House Democrat Joe Crowley in a primary challenge for New York's 14th Congressional District. GUESTS: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Newt Gingrich Please leave us a review! ...Show More
6/22/18 Bonus: Ben Rhodes

20:51 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Former Obama staffer Ben Rhodes' new memoir, "The World As It Is," dives deeper into his time as a top adviser in the White House. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * AB...Show More
6/20/18: Zero Tolerance

39:24 | Jun 20th, 2018

A crisis on the border continues to hold the nation's attention, and the question of what's next is still an open one. We take a look at how different parties are approaching this, and how the broader topic of immigration could affect the midterm ele...Show More
6/13/18: A Midterm for the Midterms

30:56 | Jun 13th, 2018

It's a midterm for the midterms. With about half of the states having already voted in this year's primary races, it's time to take a step back and look at the playing field and the kinds of candidates we're seeing in this year's Midterms. Guest: M...Show More
Special Edition: Summit In Singapore

24:12 | Jun 12th, 2018

History made. President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un meeting face-to-face in Singapore. The president describing this historic summit as "honest, direct and productive." Former Homeland Security advisor and current ABC News contributor ...Show More
6/6/18: Pardon Me

24:55 | Jun 6th, 2018

The Philadelphia Eagles were dis-invited to White House by President Trump after learning that many of the players would not attend. The president chose instead to turn the event into a celebration of the American flag and national anthem. Meanwhile...Show More
5/30/18: Odds of a Summit

38:43 | May 30th, 2018

President Donald Trump is creating his own reality to campaign against � a reality with familiar slogans, yet one that is not real. This, against a backdrop of the on-again, off-again talks with North Korea. Guest: Former US Ambassador to the Unite...Show More
5/23/18: Que Sera, Sera

30:38 | May 23rd, 2018

President Donald Trump has a "que sera, sera" moment in the latest Oval Office session. And Rep. Seth Moulton is backing what he calls the "new generation" of Democrats in the midterm elections. Guest: Rep. Seth Moulton Please leave us a review! ...Show More
5/22/18: Davey Johnson

21:28 | May 22nd, 2018

Baseball legend Davey Johnson hits a curve ball when he talks about the controversy of sports teams visiting the White House. And his predictions for the World Series this year. Guest: Davey Johnson Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly...Show More
5/16/18: Summit With North Korea?

34:20 | May 16th, 2018

The big questions this week: Will there or won't there be a summit between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un? Does special counsel Robert Mueller hit pause on the Russia investigation before the mid-terms? Former NJ Governor Chris Christi...Show More
5/14/18: Tom Steyer

23:50 | May 14th, 2018

American billionaire, activist and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer talks about his efforts to get President Trump impeached. Guest: Tom Steyer Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http:/...Show More
5/9/18: Nobel or Nukes?

38:18 | May 9th, 2018

It's another fast-moving week of political news. We've seen a big night of Republican primary elections, President Trump's announcement that he's pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and then came word that newly confirmed Secretary of State, Mike Po...Show More
5/2/18: Two Conversations with Ty Cobb

45:52 | May 2nd, 2018

A most unusual podcast this week! First, White House lawyer Ty Cobb, who is in charge of the Russian investigation for the presidency, gives an exclusive wide-ranging and fascinating interview about the current state of play with the special prosecut...Show More
4/25/18: Disparate Storylines & Stupid Questions

37:50 | Apr 25th, 2018

President Trump this week hosting French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte. After the many handshakes and two-cheek kisses, President Trump also faced questions on the Iran nuclear deal, talks with North Korea and his embattled nominee...Show More
4/24/18: Mandy Patinkin

27:22 | Apr 24th, 2018

This season of the hit Showtime series "Homeland" seems to be ripped from the headlines --a�paranoid President under Congressional investigation and�Russian spies trying to destabilize the government. Award-winning actor Mandy Patinkin who portrays N...Show More
4/20/18 - Bonus: "The Swamp"

18:23 | Apr 20th, 2018

Against the backdrop of a mid-term election and as Paul Ryan gets set to vacate his seat as House Speaker, two members of the House Freedom Caucus, Representative Ken Buck (R-CO) and Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA), sit down to talk about their new Facebook ser...Show More
4/18/18: The Comey Interview

38:13 | Apr 18th, 2018

In his first interview after being fired by President Donald Trump, former FBI Director James Comey sat down with ABC's George Stephanopoulos to tell his side of the story and to promote the release of his new book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and...Show More
4/12/18: Bonus - Joe diGenova

27:45 | Apr 12th, 2018

Former U.S. Attorney and now an advisor to the president, Joe diGenova shares his thoughts on whether or not President Trump should fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller and/or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Guest: Joe diGenova Please leave u...Show More
4/11/18: Just Another Day in Washington

37:11 | Apr 11th, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan announces he will not run for re-election in November; President Trump appears to be gearing up for military action in Syria and takes another swipe at his Attorney General as the Special Counsel Investigation hits close to ho...Show More
4/4/18: No Concrete Actions

36:29 | Apr 4th, 2018

A look at a possible trade war with China, President Trump's comments on pulling troops out of Syria, and the notion of mobilizing the military to secure U.S.- Mexico border. Then, author Ronald Kessler joins the conversation to talk about his new bo...Show More
3/28/18: Citizenship and the Census

19:35 | Mar 28th, 2018

Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) of California's 33rd Congressional District responds to President Trump's plan to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census. Guest: Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2...Show More
3/21/18: 'In The Shadow of Statues'

37:51 | Mar 21st, 2018

New Orleans Mayor, Mitch Landrieu discusses his new book, �In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History.� Then, Jon an Rick break down President Trump's phone call to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his election vic...Show More
3/14/18: PA-18

29:14 | Mar 14th, 2018

The results of a closely watched and extremely expensive special congressional election in Pennsylvania�s 18th Congressional District. Guest: Former PA Governor, Ed Rendell Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our othe...Show More
3/13/18: Rexit

25:54 | Mar 13th, 2018

Rex Tillerson is out as Secretary of State as President Trump continues to shake up his administration. Guest: Josh Lederman, Associated Press Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2...Show More
Off the Sidelines: 2018 Midterms

31:00 | Mar 9th, 2018

Amy McGrath, the first female marine to fly an F/A-18 on a combat mission, talks about her candidacy for a seat in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District. Then, Mallory Hagan - a former Miss America - joins us to talk about why she's running for Congr...Show More
3/7/18: Turmoil, Tariffs and Gatekeepers

39:41 | Mar 7th, 2018

Staff turnover at the White House is once again bubbling over this week, meanwhile the president makes a surprise announcement on steel and aluminum tariffs. We also talk to Chris Whipple who has written the definitive book on White House Chiefs of S...Show More
18 for '18: Texas Primary Preview

40:41 | Mar 5th, 2018

Voters head to the polls in Texas on Tuesday for the first primary of the 2018 midterms. We talk to voters, DREAMers and a candidate about gun safety, immigration and more. Guests: Julian Castro, former HUD Secretary and San Antonio mayor Gina Ortiz...Show More
2/28/18: Kushner's Clearance Controversy

26:18 | Feb 28th, 2018

Jared Kushner has his security clearance downgraded, and President Trump calls out Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Twitter (again). Guest: Capt. Mark Kelly - co-founder, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence Please leave us a review! ----> http...Show More
2/27/18: Going Nowhere on Guns?

31:34 | Feb 27th, 2018

Guns continue to dominate the discussion in Washington - but will Congress act? And, President Trump gears up for 2020. Guest: Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://b...Show More
Bonus: John Kasich & John Hickenlooper

25:05 | Feb 26th, 2018

Jon chats with a Ohio governor John Kasich and Colorado governor John Hickenlooper about the gun control debate, the 2018 midterms and their potential presidential aspirations. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our oth...Show More
2/21/18: Will This One Be Different?

34:26 | Feb 21st, 2018

President Trump looks for answers to the gun control debate in the wake of the Parkland shooting, and goes on a tweetstorm about Russia. Guest: Kelli Ward, Arizona Republican Senate candidate Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP ...Show More
Bonus: David Brody, "The Faith of Donald J. Trump" Author

18:18 | Feb 16th, 2018

Rick chats with David Brody, Chief Political Correspondent for the Christian Broadcasting Network, about his new book, "The Faith of Donald J. Trump." Learn more about the book: http://bit.ly/2BXGgbW Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2k...Show More
2/14/18: Kelly's Collapse?

44:56 | Feb 14th, 2018

The White House continues to deal with fallout over Rob Porter's resignation, and a former presidential candidate prepares a Senate run. Guests: Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking member House Judiciary Committee Ron Kaufman, Republican National Co...Show More
2/7/18: Partisanship & Parades

39:20 | Feb 7th, 2018

The back-and-forth continues over the GOP memo, President Trump plans a military parade and a White House staffer resigns amid abuse allegations. Guests: Chris Christie, ABC News contributor and former NJ governor Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), House In...Show More
1/31/18: Trump's "New American Moment"

37:59 | Jan 31st, 2018

President Trump calls for unity in his first State of the Union address. Jon and Rick break down the notable moments, and discuss the controversy surrounding the GOP surveillance memo. Guest: Frank Luntz, political consultant and new ABC News contri...Show More
Bonus: Just one more thing, Mr. President...

26:04 | Jan 25th, 2018

Standing in the doorway to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's office Wednesday, the President held an impromptu gaggle with reporters. Jon was in the room as President Trump took questions on DACA, the wall and the Special Counsel investigation....Show More
1/24/18: Hearing Footsteps

40:00 | Jan 24th, 2018

The special counsel's investigation calls on members of President Trump's cabinet, and a DACA deal falls apart. Guests: Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), former Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out ou...Show More
1/17/18: Docs & DACA

39:41 | Jan 17th, 2018

President Trump gets a physical as DACA negotiations continue, and Steve Bannon gets grilled by the House Intelligence Committee. Then, former Obama presidential campaign manager Jim Messina joins the show to talk about midterm Democratic outlook and...Show More
1/10/18: DACA & Displaying 'Genius'

31:35 | Jan 10th, 2018

President Trump holds an extraordinary chat session with lawmakers at the White House that could reset the conversation around immigration. Then, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) joins Jon and Rick to talk about the border wall, a path to citizenship and the ...Show More
1/3/18: Bannon Breakup

30:28 | Jan 3rd, 2018

President Trump lashes out at Steve Bannon as Washington digests the revelations from a new book detailing the Trump White House. Then, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) joins the show to discuss possible immigration legislation and Trump's Twitter response...Show More
2017 in Review

50:25 | Dec 27th, 2017

Jon and Rick look back at the year in politics and revisit some of their most memorable interviews of the year. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: ...Show More
12/20/17: Biggest Bets Yet

31:55 | Dec 20th, 2017

President Trump celebrates at the White House after Congress passes the GOP tax reform bill. Rick and MaryAlice discuss the political fallout with House Democratic Caucus chairman Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY). Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.l...Show More
12/13/17: Bannon's Bust

36:39 | Dec 13th, 2017

Democrat Doug Jones pulls off a surprising victory in the Alabama special senate election. Jon and Rick chat with Republican strategist Josh Holmes about Steve Bannon's role and the future of the GOP tax bill. Please leave us a review! ----> http://...Show More
Bonus: Corey Lewandowski & David Bossie, "Let Trump Be Trump" Authors

26:32 | Dec 7th, 2017

Jon and Rick are joined by former Trump campaign staffers Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie to discuss their new book, "Let Trump Be Trump." Learn more about the book: http://amzn.to/2k6jJ1f Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP C...Show More
12/6/17: Politics of Denial

32:45 | Dec 6th, 2017

President Trump and other Republican lawmakers throw their support behind Roy Moore, despite a wave of sexual misconduct allegations made against the Alabama Senate candidate. Jon and Rick check in with ABC's Tom Llamas on the ground in Mobile to fin...Show More
11/29/17: Taxes & Tweets

51:35 | Nov 29th, 2017

President Trump causes a stir with his Twitter account as Republicans try to push tax reform across the finish line. Jon and Rick chat with White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short about the likelihood of a government shutdown, and Rick...Show More
11/22/17: POTUS Defends Moore

34:38 | Nov 22nd, 2017

President Trump breaks his silence on Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore. Then, Jon and Rick chat with former Maryland governor and presidential candidate Martin O'Malley about the sexual misconduct allegations against Democratic lawmakers and his ne...Show More
Off the Sidelines: Faces of "The Resistance"

45:26 | Nov 17th, 2017

Rick and MaryAlice chat with three Democrats recently elected to public office who say they were inspired by recent events to make a change. Guests: Ravi Bhalla, Mayor-Elect of Hoboken, NJ (2:00) Ashley Bennett, Freeholder-Elect in District 3 of Atl...Show More
11/15/17: Alabama Accusations

28:51 | Nov 15th, 2017

Judge Roy Moore is accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women just one month before the special Senate election in Alabama, and President Trump returns to Washington to find a Congress with a lengthy to-do list. Then, Rick and Mary chat with Rep....Show More
Bonus: Tom Steyer, Philanthropist

19:55 | Nov 10th, 2017

Rick and Mary talk with billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer about the Democratic victories on Election Night, his campaign to impeach President Trump, and whether or not his future includes a run for political office. Please leave us a review! ---...Show More
11/8/17: Riding the Wave?

19:23 | Nov 8th, 2017

Democrats make their voices heard on Election Day, and Rick chats with Jon and ABC Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega in Beijing about President Trump's stance on North Korea. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check o...Show More
11/1/17: Mueller's First Move

36:30 | Nov 1st, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller makes his first move, and a "lottery visa" program comes under scrutiny after a terror attack in New York City. Then, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) joins the show to talk about his work on the Senate Intelligence Committee...Show More
10/25/17: 'Debasing' the Nation?

30:30 | Oct 25th, 2017

Jon and Rick discuss recent criticism directed at President Trump from members of the president's own party -- including tough talk this week from Sens. Bob Corker and Jeff Flake. Then, actor Jon Beavers, Sergeant First Class Eric Bourquin, and ABC N...Show More
Bonus: Rob Reiner, "LBJ" Director

20:04 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Jon and Rick chat with director Rob Reiner about his new film, "LBJ." 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...Show More
10/18/17: Phone Call Feud

43:58 | Oct 18th, 2017

President Trump ignites a controversy over phone calls to families of fallen soldiers. Former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta reacts and discusses his relationship with current Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly. Then, former conservative talk ra...Show More
10/11/17: GOP Crack-Up

47:46 | Oct 11th, 2017

Sen. Bob Corker sounds off on President Trump, and Trump fires back. The Weekly Standard editor-at-large Bill Kristol joins the show to discuss Steve Bannon's war on the Republican party, and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) calls in to discuss gun control i...Show More
10/4/17: Gun Policy & Puerto Rico

34:35 | Oct 4th, 2017

The President visits storm-ravaged Puerto Rico and responds to a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Then, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) weigh in on the gun control debate. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0...Show More
9/29/17: GOP Insurrection

38:16 | Sep 29th, 2017

Jon and Rick discuss the Trump administration's handling of disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Then, President of the Senate Conservatives Fund Ken Cuccinelli joins the show to discuss Judge Roy Moore's win in Alabama, and former RNC spokesman D...Show More
Bonus: Scott Greenberger, "The Unexpected President" Author

17:22 | Sep 27th, 2017

Jon and Rick chat with Scott Greenberger, author of "The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur." They discuss Arthur's unexpected rise to power, the parallels between him and President Trump and if Arthur is the most obscure p...Show More
9/26/17: Trump Tackles the NFL

28:08 | Sep 26th, 2017

President Trump feuds with professional sports and the Graham-Cassidy health care bill falls apart. Then, ESPN's Bomani Jones joins the show to discuss the NFL's response to Trump's tweets. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Chec...Show More
9/20/17: Unexpected at the U.N.

33:46 | Sep 20th, 2017

President Trump ratchets up the rhetoric against North Korea at the United Nations, and Republicans try yet again to repeal and replace Obamacare. Then, Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) joins the show to discuss his party's chances to win back the House....Show More
Bonus: Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, "Vietnam" Directors

21:26 | Sep 15th, 2017

Rick sits down with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, directors of the new PBS documentary series "Vietnam." Learn more about "Vietnam": http://to.pbs.org/2joc94G Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> ht...Show More
9/13/17: Dining with Democrats

33:22 | Sep 13th, 2017

President Trump reaches across the aisle for talks on DACA and health care. Then, Rick and ABC's Katherine Faulders talk with HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson about possible bipartisan solutions to health care and his department's response to the devasta...Show More
Bonus: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

25:36 | Sep 8th, 2017

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt stops by the studio to discuss his agency's planning for Hurricane Irma, and Rick is joined by ABC's MaryAlice Parks to analyze President Trump's surprising deal with the Democrats. WATCH the interview with Administrat...Show More
9/6/17: Dismantling DACA

17:49 | Sep 6th, 2017

The Trump administration announces its plan to rescind DACA. And, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) goes on trial. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jon...Show More
Bonus: Vice President Mike Pence

09:43 | Aug 31st, 2017

Jon sits down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Vice President Mike Pence in Rockport, Texas during his trip there, where he met with victims and got an up-close look at the damage leftover from Hurricane Harvey. Please leave us a review! -...Show More
8/29/17: Handling Harvey

38:37 | Aug 29th, 2017

Jon and Rick discuss President Trump's response to Tropical Storm Harvey and his controversial pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Then, chair of the House Freedom Caucus Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) joins the show to discuss the threat of a government ...Show More
8/23/17: Decoding Trump

37:53 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Rick and Mary try to make sense of President Trump's wild campaign-style rally in Phoenix. Then, ABC's Tom Llamas calls in to discuss the large protests that took place outside. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our ot...Show More
8/18/17: Bannon Resigns

28:21 | Aug 18th, 2017

ABC's Mary Bruce and MaryAlice Parks fill in for Jon and Rick this week to discuss President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, and react to the breaking news of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's resignation. Then, Rep. An...Show More
Bonus: Anthony Scaramucci Facebook Q&A (Live!)

19:50 | Aug 13th, 2017

Rick sits down with former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci after his interview on ABC's "This Week." Scaramucci takes questions from social media on Steve Bannon's influence in the White House, President Trump's handling of the...Show More
8/9/17: Fire and Fury

31:52 | Aug 9th, 2017

President Trump ratchets up the rhetoric against North Korea. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel joins the show to discuss Trump's legislative strategy and the speculation surrounding possible Republican challengers to Trump in 2...Show More
8/4/17: Summer of Discontent

32:34 | Aug 4th, 2017

Special Counsel Robert Mueller impanels a grand jury for his investigation into Russian meddling, and President Trump fires up a big crowd in West Virginia. Then, Jon and Rick chat with Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) about the current Republican views on tax r...Show More
8/2/17: 'Mooch' Memorial Edition

34:36 | Aug 2nd, 2017

In this week's episode, Jon and Rick recap a wild two weeks of White House staff shakeups, legislation hits and misses and controversial presidential speeches. Then, ABC News Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce joins the show to share the view fro...Show More
7/18/17: Health Care Collapse

33:29 | Jul 18th, 2017

The Senate GOP health care bill falls apart. Jon and Rick discuss the fallout and the coming Republican civil war. Then, Bloomberg Businessweek correspondent Joshua Green calls in to discuss his new book "DEVIL'S BARGAIN: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, ...Show More
7/12/17: Junior's Mess

37:22 | Jul 12th, 2017

Jon and Rick break down what we know about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign. Plus, a big day on Capitol Hill for President Trump's pick to lead the FBI. And th...Show More
7/6/17: Donald and Vlad

41:10 | Jul 6th, 2017

President Trump has some semi-stern words for Russia while overseas ahead of his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Jon and Rick try to gauge Russian expectations for the meeting with ITAR-TASS correspondent Andrei Sitov, who covers...Show More
6/29/17: Mean Tweets

36:31 | Jun 29th, 2017

Jon and Rick discuss President Trump's latest controversial tweet and gauge Senate Republican's effort to pass their health care bill. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) joins the show and talks about the possibility of a bipartisan solution to the stalemate ...Show More
6/22/17: Tale of the "Tapes"

33:38 | Jun 22nd, 2017

President Trump tweets about tapes and hits the road in Iowa, and the GOP Senate health care bill is unveiled. Then, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) joins the show to talk about Democratic plans to possibly oust Nancy Pelosi as House Democratic Leader in the wa...Show More
6/20/17: Al Franken is Funny Again

29:42 | Jun 20th, 2017

An American dies after being released from custody in North Korea � Jon and Rick discuss the White House reaction. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) joins the show to talk about the GOP health care bill negotiations taking place behind closed doors in the Senat...Show More
6/16/17: Trump's High Heat

33:51 | Jun 16th, 2017

Jon and Rick discuss President Trump's latest tweet, in which he claims he is being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey. ABC Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce joins the show to discuss Washington's response to the shooting in Virgin...Show More
6/8/17: Comey Day

15:31 | Jun 8th, 2017

Jon and Rick react to a dramatic day of testimony from former FBI Director James Comey. 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 New...Show More
6/7/17: Trump v. Comey

35:49 | Jun 7th, 2017

Jon and Rick preview the long-awaited Congressional testimony of former FBI Director James Comey and the preparations President Trump and his allies have underway to respond. Rep. James Comer (R-KY) joins the show to discuss why he thinks Comey has a...Show More
6/1/17: Forget Paris

31:19 | Jun 1st, 2017

President Trump announces his intention to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord. Jon and Rick discuss the reaction, and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) joins the show to discuss former FBI director James Comey's upcoming testimony and his new book "Wri...Show More
5/25/17: On The Road with Trump

17:09 | May 25th, 2017

President Trump steps out on the world stage. Jon checks in from Brussels as Trump makes his presence felt among NATO leaders, as budget and health care controversies continue to swirl back home in Washington. Please leave us a review! ----> http://...Show More
5/17/17: Memo Madness

31:11 | May 17th, 2017

Jon and Rick break down the latest twist in the President Trump - James Comey saga: that Trump allegedly asked Comey to stop the bureau's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Then, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) joins the show to...Show More
5/16/17: Classified Controversy

37:03 | May 16th, 2017

President Trump shares classified information with Russian diplomats - did he endanger allies or U.S. intelligence operations? Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden joins the show to discuss why he believes the way President Trump receives his int...Show More
5/10/17: Down Goes Comey

32:20 | May 10th, 2017

President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey. Jon and Rick discuss the fallout, and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) joins the show to talk about why he believes the firing creates a "crisis of confidence" at the Justice Department. Please leave us a ...Show More
5/5/17: Mission Accomplished?

39:11 | May 5th, 2017

The amended GOP health care bill passes through the House. Jon and Rick examine how the bill might fare in the Senate, and ask White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative, Intergovernmental Affairs Rick Dearborn if the Rose Garden celebration w...Show More
5/2/17: Trump in "Jacksonland"

27:30 | May 2nd, 2017

President Trump makes waves with his comments about former President Andrew Jackson and the Civil War. Jon and Rick talk with NPR's Steve Inskeep, author of "Jacksonland," to discuss "Old Hickory" and what history can tell us about Trump's admiration...Show More
4/26/17: Trump's 100

24:26 | Apr 26th, 2017

Jon and Rick take stock of President Trump's first 100 days in office, and talk to White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short about the administration's tax reform plan and what's in store for the next 100 days and beyond. Please leave u...Show More
BONUS: Authors of "SHATTERED: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign"

21:57 | Apr 24th, 2017

Jon and Rick sit down with Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, authors of the new book "SHATTERED: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign," to discuss what went wrong for Clinton on Election Day and what's next for her on the national political stage. ...Show More
4/20/17: The Opposition

28:51 | Apr 20th, 2017

Jon sits down with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez to talk about the opposition strategy to the Trump administration and how confident the party is feeling about special elections in Georgia and Montana. Please leave us a review! --...Show More
4/14/17: Changing Course

30:26 | Apr 14th, 2017

Rick is joined by ABC News Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce to discuss President Trump's reversals on key campaign promises, and how the administration is dealing with new threats from North Korea and Syria. Then, Marc Lotter, press secretary t...Show More
4/7/17: Trump at War

33:03 | Apr 7th, 2017

Jon and Rick sit down with decorated Marine colonel and ABC News contributor Steve Ganyard to dissect the U.S. strategy towards Syria in the wake of Thursday's missile strikes. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our oth...Show More
4/4/17: Testing Trump

22:47 | Apr 4th, 2017

Jon and Rick talk about the humanitarian crisis in Syria and President Trump's big week on the world stage. And is the health care bill back? Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas) joins the show to talk about his departure from the House Freedom Caucus and t...Show More
Bonus: Jack Farrell, Nixon Biographer

15:07 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Biographer Jack Farrell stops by the studio to talk with Jon and Rick about his new book "Richard Nixon: The Life," and the parallels he sees between the Nixon and Trump administrations. Jack's book: http://bit.ly/2nLuCs8 Please leave us a review! ...Show More
3/30/17: Path Ahead

29:37 | Mar 30th, 2017

Jon and Rick break down President Trump's latest tweet aimed at the Freedom Caucus and discuss Rep. Devin Nunes' strange step into the spotlight. Then, White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short joins the show to preview the administratio...Show More
3/29/17: What Now?

25:00 | Mar 29th, 2017

Now that the dust has settled on the failed GOP health care bill, Jon and Rick talk about what comes next for the Trump administration. Then, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe joins the show to discuss the Democratic party's relationship with the Whi...Show More
3/23/17: Healthcare Havoc

29:49 | Mar 23rd, 2017

The House vote on the GOP healthcare bill is postponed. Jon and Rick talk about the fallout and ask Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) what happens next. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMN...Show More
3/21/17: Make or Break Week

26:51 | Mar 21st, 2017

Jon and Rick get together for an emergency edition of the podcast to discuss the hearings on Russia, the impending House healthcare vote and Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearing. ABC's Terry Moran takes a quick break from that hear...Show More
3/16/17: Healthcare Hard Sell

33:59 | Mar 16th, 2017

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor now serves as a vice chairman of a global investment bank. He gives his insight into the healthcare debate raging on Capitol Hill and explains why President Trump has to 'own this healthcare bill.' ABC News Co...Show More
3/9/17: Sales Mode

30:00 | Mar 9th, 2017

House Republicans are out with a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare - will they be able to get it passed? Jon and Rick debate that and handicap the bill's chances of success. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) joins the show to explain why he says Republicans ...Show More
3/6/17: POTUS v. POTUS

39:16 | Mar 6th, 2017

Following President Donald Trump's allegations that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Jon and Rick turn to former NSA and CIA chief, four-star Gen. Michael Hayden, and ABC News' Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas for a special "emergency ...Show More
3/1/17: The "New" Trump?

35:45 | Mar 1st, 2017

President Trump addresses a joint session of Congress - the guys debate if it signals a big shift in Trump�s presidency. Sen. Joe Lieberman checks in to talk about the speech and why he thinks it would be "thoughtless" for Democrats to oppose Trump o...Show More
2/22/17: Phase 2

37:57 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Christopher Ruddy is the CEO of the conservative site Newsmax and has been a friend of now-President Trump for many years. Jon and Rick ask him how he would gauge the Trump administration so far, his take on Trump's war with the media and if he has a...Show More
2/18/17: President Trump's News Conference

09:09 | Feb 18th, 2017

On Thursday, President Trump held an impromptu news conference. Much was discussed - we try to sort it all out. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Read more ABC News politi...Show More
2/9/17: SCOTUS Scuffling

43:42 | Feb 9th, 2017

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) spoke with President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch one day after Gorsuch called attacks on judges 'disheartening' and 'demoralizing'. Jon and Rick ask him about that and about the moment he invoked "Rule 19" to s...Show More
2/2/17: View From The White House

38:26 | Feb 2nd, 2017

Stephen Miller is a senior adviser and speechwriter to President Donald Trump. At just 31 years old, his meteoric rise has landed him as the policy brains in a White House that�s moving fast. He joins the show to talk about President Trump�s controve...Show More
President Donald Trump: The White House Interview

38:54 | Jan 26th, 2017

President Donald Trump sits down with ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir for his first network interview at the White House.
1/25/17: Fact and Fiction

32:00 | Jan 25th, 2017

Donald Trump has been president for just five days, and plenty has happened in Washington since he took the oath of office. ABC's Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein discuss the administration's response to inaugural crowd sizes and Trump's comments about u...Show More
1/19/17: Enter Trump

36:30 | Jan 19th, 2017

The Trump Administration begins. In this week's episode, Jon and Rick discuss President-Elect Donald Trump's Inauguration. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) joins Rick to talk about President Obama's legacy as the first African-American president and why conserv...Show More
1/12/17: Chaos President?

40:38 | Jan 12th, 2017

In this week's episode, Jon and Rick discuss President-Elect Donald Trump's wild news conference, the controversy surrounding unsubstantiated allegations of Trump's ties to Russia and the confirmation hearings for Trump's Cabinet nominees. Sen. Al Fr...Show More
1/5/17: Obamacare Showdown

42:01 | Jan 5th, 2017

In this week's episode, the battle for Obamacare heats up as the 115th Congress is sworn in. President-elect Donald Trump continues to tweet about it and his skepticism towards the intelligence community regarding the Russian election hack. Rep. Tom...Show More
12/20/16: Common Ground

31:35 | Dec 20th, 2016

The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump is just one month away. Sen. Charles Schumer, the incoming Senate Minority Leader, says he's had several conversations with the president-elect, and likes the sound of his infrastructure plan, but admi...Show More
12/15/16: Moscow Meddling

30:19 | Dec 15th, 2016

Sen. Joe Manchin may be a Democrat, but he's had President-elect Trump's ear on a number of issues during the transition - in fact, he says he�s already talked to Trump more than he ever talked to President Obama over the last eight years. ABC's Rick...Show More
12/8/16: Bully Pulpit

31:34 | Dec 8th, 2016

Christopher Suprun is a member of the Electoral College from the state of Texas who says he will not be voting for Donald Trump on December 19th when the college convenes. The paramedic, who was among the first responders at the Pentagon on Sept. 11t...Show More
12/1/16: Recruiting Romney?

27:27 | Dec 1st, 2016

Corey Lewandowski was Donald Trump's campaign manager as the businessman began his run for President back in 2015. Now, he spends his days between the helping the transition team and appearing on TV as a commentator - Jon and Rick caught up with him ...Show More
11/23/16: Taking Shape

07:07 | Nov 23rd, 2016

As President-elect Trump's cabinet starts to take shape, ABC News political analyst Steve Roberts lends his thoughts about the picks so far and examines how the other side of the aisle may get along with a Trump administration. Meanwhile, Trump meets...Show More
11/17/16: Team of Enemies?

29:53 | Nov 17th, 2016

Jason Miller of the Trump transition team walks us through the president-elect's days in Trump Tower - including Donald Trump's conversations with vanquished rivals. Miller tells Rick Klein, Shushannah Walshe, and John Santucci that Trump's children ...Show More
Bonus: Gov. John Kasich

05:02 | Nov 11th, 2016

In this special bonus episode, ABC's Jonathan Karl catches up with Ohio governor John Kasich during Thursday's visit to the White House, which happened the same day as President-elect Donald Trump's meeting with President Obama and the Cleveland Cava...Show More
11/10/16: Witness to History

15:07 | Nov 10th, 2016

Jon makes history by asking Donald Trump his very first Oval Office question just one day after President-Elect Trump's gracious early morning victory speech and just three days after President Obama said that Trump was "temperamentally unfit" for of...Show More
11/8/16: Election Day Special

08:46 | Nov 8th, 2016

In today's special Election Day episode, we take a look back on the campaign with a focus on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's paths to this moment. Follow Jon on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2cK8Pv4 Follow Rick on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2d00npb Ch...Show More
11/7/16: Election Eve

32:41 | Nov 7th, 2016

It�s Election Day Eve, and even top pollsters are uncertain. In today�s episode, ABC�s Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein talk to FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver about his weekend tweetstorm argument with Huffington Post journalists questioning his mod...Show More
11/6/16: Enthusiasm Gap

13:13 | Nov 6th, 2016

Two more days and here's a question: do you dampen enthusiasm for Trump by insisting he stick to his message? Is being a more conventional candidate really the better play? In today's episode, ABC's Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein talk to Terry Moran, A...Show More
11/5/16: The Favorite Could Actually Lose

15:26 | Nov 5th, 2016

Do the number of road signs determine the winner? In today's episode, ABC's Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein talk three days out about the state of those upside down state polls, the surrogate competition and Speaker Ryan's about face. Follow Jon on Tw...Show More
11/4/16: Close to the Abyss

30:00 | Nov 4th, 2016

In today's episode, ABC's Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein speak to former senator and 2000 presidential candidate Bill Bradley who says he hopes he can look back after Tuesday and say "this is a time where America came to its senses because it got very ...Show More
11/3/16: Trump Targets Blue Wall

24:22 | Nov 3rd, 2016

Five days to go - we can now count down to Election Day on one hand. In today's episode, ABC's Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein speak to National Review editor Rich Lowry about Donald Trump's rise to GOP presidential nominee and how he might have put him...Show More
11/2/16: Numbers Game

31:58 | Nov 2nd, 2016

We're just six days away from Election Day. In today's episode, ABC's Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein talk to Arizona Senator Jeff Flake to discuss why he has not been able to support Trump from the beginning and why he may end up voting for independen...Show More
11/1/16: The Tightening

28:37 | Nov 1st, 2016

In the second of our daily election podcasts, ABC's Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein discuss tightening national polls - including the newest ABC News tracking poll which shows the race in a statistical dead heat (2:00). They talk to Washington Post colu...Show More
10/31/16: She's Got Mail

26:18 | Oct 31st, 2016

We're just 8 days away from Election Day. In the first of our daily podcasts, ABC's Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein examine how the new FBI e-mail inquiry may impact Hillary Clinton's chance of taking the White House. ABC News law enforcement reporter M...Show More
10/27/16: Home Stretch

50:55 | Oct 27th, 2016

We are just 12 days from Election Day. In this week's episode, ABC's Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein talk to former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, and ask him if he's serious about a Senate run against Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2018. Plus we disc...Show More
10/21/16: Defiance and Disarray

30:00 | Oct 21st, 2016

Is this it for Donald Trump? In this week's episode, ABC's Jonathan Karl (live from the campaign trail) and Rick Klein discuss the final presidential debate and how Trump failed to win the postgame spin yet again. They talk about Trump's potential re...Show More
10/12/16: Anatomy of a Meltdown

30:32 | Oct 12th, 2016

In this week's episode, ABC's Rick Klein and Brad Mielke break down another wild week full of GOP in-fighting after a wild second presidential debate (1:33). ABC's Mary Bruce checks in from Wisconsin as she tails Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who's...Show More
10/6/16: Debate Double Down

36:39 | Oct 7th, 2016

In this week's episode, ABC's Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein discuss the upcoming presidential town hall debate and Bill Clinton�s Obamacare critique. And a candid conversation with Eric Trump about his dad�s debate prep, tax returns...Show More
9/29/16: Spin Cycle

38:34 | Sep 29th, 2016

In this week's episode, ABC's Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein break down the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and its aftermath (1:00). We examine why Trump hasn't claimed post-debate victory and the possible dissent wi...Show More
9/22/16: Debate Prep

43:28 | Sep 22nd, 2016

In this week's episode, ABC's Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein preview the first presidential debate as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare in very different ways. Former Democratic presidential candidate and Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis j...Show More
9/15/16: Doctors' Orders

31:56 | Sep 15th, 2016

In this week's episode, ABC's Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein break down the health information released by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump this week and examine how it may impact the campaign going forward (1:00). Dr. David Scheiner, President Obama's...Show More
9/9/16: Russia with Love

35:43 | Sep 9th, 2016

In a season of the bizarre, is there anything stranger � not to mention ominous, and potentially downright terrifying � about the way Russia has come up in this campaign? What is going on here? ABC News Chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl...Show More
9/2/16: Mr. Trump Goes to Mexico

44:19 | Sep 2nd, 2016

In this week's episode, ABC's Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein discuss Donald Trump's impromptu trip to Mexico and his immigration speech, where we heard some of Trump's harshest rhetoric yet against illegal immigrants. (2:00). Hillary Clinton campaign s...Show More
8/25/16: "Dump the Morons"

57:10 | Aug 25th, 2016

In this week's episode, ABC's Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein talk to Ann Coulter who says that Donald Trump should "dump the morons" who came up with Trump's idea of ditching his plan to deport all undocumented immigrants (8:49). They also talk about "...Show More
8/18/16: Late Summer Shakeup

42:03 | Aug 18th, 2016

In this week's episode, Hillary Clinton's e-mails continue to be scrutinized, but can Donald Trump take advantage? Former Trump adviser Roger Stone joins the show to give his thoughts on the campaign's new hires (15:50). And, former Breitbart spokesp...Show More
8/11/16: Third-Party Play

30:59 | Aug 11th, 2016

In this week's episode, another chance for Donald Trump to reset his campaign goes off the rails when he calls President Obama "the founder of ISIS." (2:00). Former CIA agent Evan McMullin joins the show to talk about his freshly-launched independent...Show More
Bonus: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

11:37 | Aug 5th, 2016

At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, ABC's Jonathan Karl caught up with basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to talk race, politics and of course, basketball.
Breakdown of a Meltdown

30:39 | Aug 3rd, 2016

In this week's episode, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, ABC News Political Director Rick Klein and ABC News Congressional correspondent Mary Bruce break down the meltdown in the Republican Party over Donald Trump's latest seri...Show More
Hillary Hits Philadelphia

37:47 | Jul 28th, 2016

In this week's episode, we take the show on the road to Philadelphia as Hillary Clinton accepts her historic nomination for President at the Democratic National Convention. We speak to Massachusetts Congressman Joseph Kennedy III about introducing hi...Show More
Bonus: Sam Nunberg

18:08 | Jul 25th, 2016

Sam Nunberg was one of Donald Trump's earliest political advisors until he was fired over racially-charged Facebook posts. Now, he's being sued by Trump for millions of dollars. However, Nunberg says Trump still has his vote come November. ABC News C...Show More
RNC in Review

30:38 | Jul 22nd, 2016

In this week's episode, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and ABC News Political Director Rick Klein review an eventful Republican National Convention. We hear from a fired up Texas delegation, following a speech from Ted Cruz ...Show More
Sen. Scott's Emotional Plea, "Never Trump" Movement Momentum?

36:37 | Jul 14th, 2016

In this week's episode, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and ABC News Political Director Rick Klein discuss a number of new polls that show a tightening race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Republican Senator Tim Scott...Show More
Closing The Book on Hillary's E-Mails

33:21 | Jul 7th, 2016

In this week's episode, ABC's Brad Mielke and Shushannah Walshe break down the FBI's now-completed investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mails and how it might affect her campaign (1:51). Donald Trump finds himself in hot water after a controversial...Show More
Trump Going Conventional?

46:29 | Jul 1st, 2016

In this week�s episode, ABC�s Rick Klein and Shushannah Walshe discuss another eventful week for Donald Trump (1:17) and the controversial meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton. Elizabeth Warren spends some ...Show More
Trouble Signs for Trump?

38:21 | Jun 24th, 2016

In this week's episode, ABC�s Rick Klein and Shushannah Walshe discuss a tumultuous week for Donald Trump (2:00). House Democrats stage a dramatic sit-in on Capitol Hill as they push for stricter gun control legislation (4:51). Veteran Republican str...Show More
Gunning for Action

31:34 | Jun 17th, 2016

In this week�s episode, the gun control debate is reignited on Capitol Hill after the tragedy in Orlando. ABC�s Mary Bruce tracks down senators on both sides of the aisle to break down the legislative prospects of gun-control measures (22:28). We als...Show More
Blocking Trump

39:41 | Jun 10th, 2016

Hillary Clinton makes history as she becomes the presumptive Democratic nominee, while Bernie Sanders continues his fight. For Republicans, Donald Trump wraps up a dominant primary campaign with a shaky week. Even as he turns to the general election,...Show More
End of the Road?

43:38 | Jun 3rd, 2016

Tuesday will mark the end of the Democratic primary season, at least according to Joel Benenson, Hillary Clinton�s senior strategist. But Bernie Sanders� campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, tells ABC�s Jonathan Karl, Rick Klein, and Matthew Dowd that the ...Show More
Democratic Divisions

41:00 | May 27th, 2016

Suddenly it�s the Democrats dealing with dissension in their ranks. ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and ABC News Political Director Rick Klein speak with Dr. James Zogby, who will represent Bernie Sanders on the platform commit...Show More
Renegade Republicans

44:33 | May 20th, 2016

ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein speak with one of Donald Trump's most notorious and loyal allies, Roger Stone. Surprisingly, Stone tells us why he may not back Trump, but instead support the L...Show More
House Divided

33:37 | May 13th, 2016

Donald Trump hit Capitol Hill in search of an endorsement he didn�t get from House Speaker Paul Ryan. Will the Republican Party close ranks behind Trump or will it turn on itself? ABC News Chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political D...Show More
Voice of the GOP?

46:17 | May 5th, 2016

Donald Trump will be the nominee for the GOP, but is he the new voice of the Republican Party? ABC News Chief White House correspondent Jon Karl and Political Director Rick Klein pose that question to RNC Chief Strategist & Communications Director S...Show More
Koch Part 2, Carly and Cruz

48:35 | Apr 28th, 2016

ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and ABC News Political Director Rick Klein discuss why Ted Cruz chose to name Carly Fiorina as his running mate and if it will make a difference in the presidential race. Then, part two of Jon�s...Show More
Charles Koch Part 1

30:53 | Apr 24th, 2016

In this bonus episode, ABC News Chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl sits down for a rare and wide ranging conversation with one of the richest people in America and controversial figures in American politics, Charles Koch, the CEO of Koch i...Show More

36:33 | Apr 22nd, 2016

This week we speak with Republican National Committee member Henry Barbour, a delegate from Mississippi. His first ballot vote at the convention will be bound. On a 2nd ballot, when the choice is his, how will he vote? He says that at times Donald...Show More

53:37 | Apr 14th, 2016

In a one-on-one interview, Donald Trump tells ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl the election process is rigged. Then ABC News Political Analyst Matthew Dowd and ABC News Political Director Rick Klein explain why he�s right � with...Show More

49:05 | Apr 7th, 2016

Is a contested Republican convention a foregone conclusion? Not so fast says Ted Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe. He tells us why Cruz, not Donald Trump, might be the one to wrap up the nomination before Cleveland. Then Bernie Sanders campaign mana...Show More
Turning Point?

50:38 | Mar 31st, 2016

As the campaign trail rolls through Wisconsin, is now the time Republicans take back their party from Donald Trump? Republican political consultant Mike Murphy, who ran Jeb Bush's political action committee and talk show host Charlie Sykes, one of th...Show More
The Anti-Trump Effort

37:57 | Mar 25th, 2016

This week Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein examine the campaign to stop Donald Trump. Former Marco Rubio campaign manager Terry Sullivan and writer Sasha Issenberg, perhaps the only man on Earth who understands the delegate process, tell us how the GOP ...Show More
#4: Outraged

28:07 | Mar 17th, 2016

Presidential hopeful John Kasich sounds as animated as you�ve ever heard him. He tells Jonathan Karl in a one-on-one interview that Donald Trump needs to watch his mouth: "He�s not running for presidency of the WWE, he�s running for President of the...Show More
#3: GOP Ready to Support Donald Trump?

33:24 | Mar 11th, 2016

Will the Republican Party come together to support Donald Trump? Jonathan Karl has intel from party-insiders. Is Marco Rubio�s political career over? One of the most powerful men in the GOP tells us why that may be the case. And was Bernie Sanders' s...Show More
#2: The End of the GOP?

39:49 | Mar 3rd, 2016

Are we watching the end of the Republican Party as we know it? Our ABC News team examines that question. We hear from GOP lawmakers who are proudly positioning themselves on both sides of the Trump debate. Plus, we speak with a graduate of Trump U...Show More
#1: The Truth Behind Carson's Fruit Salad

32:18 | Feb 26th, 2016

We take the show on the road this week! Jon catches up with Donald Trump after Thursday night's fiery debate in Houston, Ben Carson tells our own Josh Haskell what he meant by "fruit salad," and former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole makes h...Show More
Pilot: February 19, 2016

33:36 | Feb 20th, 2016

Jonathan Karl interviews Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, ABC News legal analyst Dan Abrams stops by to discuss the potential legal battle between GOP candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. --- FOLLOW: Jonathan Karl, ABC News Chief Wh...Show More