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Episode #5711

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

For the second week in a row, President Trump has bucked the Republican Party and made a deal with Democrats in Congress. The president says he'll work with Democratic Leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to make sure undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children are protected from deportation after the phase-out of DACA. In return, he wants stepped-up border security.
*Once again, Mr. Trump's conservative base is seething.
*Earlier in the week, the president invited several vulnerable Democrats to the White House for a bipartisan dinner to discuss tax reform, one of the president's top priorities. Could another deal with Democrats be on the horizon?
*Republicans aren't the only ones on Capitol Hill questioning their ideology. A health care divide is growing in the Democratic Party after independent Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a single-payer insurance bill he calls "Medicare for All." Just 17 senators have signed on to the proposal so there is no chance it will become law this term. But will universal health care be a new litmus test for Democrats in 2018 and beyond?
Joining Robert Costa at the Washington Week table:
Peter Baker and Yamiche Alcindor of The New York Times
Erica Werner of the Associated Press
Molly Ball of The Atlantic

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Episode #5710

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

President Trump stunned Washington this week when he bypassed Republicans and struck a deal with Democrats to raise the debt limit and fund the government for three months. Conservative House members expressed their frustration to ousted Trump adviser Steve Bannon, who took aim at House Speaker Paul Ryan's leadership.
*Did the president go rogue and sell out the GOP? Has the Republican Party been thrown into permanent disarray or can the warring factions mend their ideological differences?
*Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that provided legal protections for as many as 800,000 undocumented people who came to this country as children. Mr. Trump chose to delay the phase out of the Obama-era program for six months to give Congress a chance to enact a fix, but the president has sent mixed signals to "Dreamers" about their fate if no compromise can be reached.
*Robert Costa will discuss Trump's relationship with Congressional leaders and its impact on the legislative agenda with:
*Michael Scherer of The Washington Post
*Yamiche Alcindor of The New York Times
*Nancy Cordes of CBS News
*Jeff Zeleny of CNN

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Episode #5709

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 1, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

As Hurricane Harvey dissipates, the recovery effort in Texas is just beginning. The Category 4 storm dropped more than 50 inches of rain near Houston and killed dozens of people. Tens of thousands of people have been forced from their homes as the city begins to dry out.
Early estimates put the cleanup costs as high as $200 billion. How is the federal government responding to what may be the costliest natural disaster in American history?
President Trump was on the ground in Texas on Monday to pledge his support for the recovery, but a fight is looming on Capitol Hill to approve the spending. The Texas congressional delegation is facing pushback from their Northeastern colleagues who are still upset about opposition to Hurricane Sandy recovery spending five years ago. Mr. Trump's Republican allies in the House are also considering transferring nearly $1 billion from FEMA's disaster relief efforts to pay for the president's long-promised border wall.
Robert Costa will discuss the long cleanup process and the government's response with:
Abby Livingston of The Texas Tribune
Philip Rucker of The Washington Post
Geoff Bennett of NPR
Jeanne Cummings of The Wall Street Journal

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 3, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 3, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
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