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Episode #5717

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

The battle over the identity of the Republican Party intensified this week as another establishment senator made an impassioned plea to say "enough" to President Trump.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., announced he will not seek reelection and will no longer be "complicit or silent" about the president's "unacceptable" behavior.
Populist leaders in the Republican Party, including former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, cheered Flake's departure as well as the announced retirements of Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee and seven Republicans in the House.
The GOP existential crisis comes at the same time party leaders are trying to piece together support for a major overhaul of the tax system.
The Republican framework would cut taxes by $1.5 trillion over the next decade and lower the number of tax brackets from seven to three. The long-promised tax plan is considered essential by Congressional Republicans hoping to build momentum ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
Robert Costa will discuss the battle inside the Republican Party and how it affects the tax plan with:
Peter Baker of The New York Times
Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post
Nancy Cordes of CBS News
Julie Pace of the Associated Press

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Episode #5716H

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

A bipartisan proposal drafted by Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., would restore health insurance subsidies and provide short-term fixes to the insurance marketplaces. The approximately $9 billion per year would help pay the out-of-pocket costs for millions of low-income Americans covered by the Affordable Care Act exchanges. President Trump's support for the bill has wavered throughout the week as the White House and many Republicans in Congress remain committed to repealing and replacing Obamacare.
*Jeff Zeleny of CNN, Yamiche Alcindor of The New York Times and Molly Ball of The Atlantic will discuss the ongoing efforts to stabilize health care exchanges and the impact on budget and tax negotiations.
*Two weeks after an ISIS ambush in Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, the details remain murky about what caused the deadliest combat mission of Trump's presidency. The conflicting accounts of President Trump's condolence call with the widow of one of the soldiers has erupted into a war of words between the White House and a Democratic congresswoman. Many politicians and military officials are worried about the politicization of the deaths of U.S. service members and the grief of Gold Star families in the wake of the controversy.
*Nancy Youssef of The Wall Street Journal will report on the deadly attack in West Africa and wider concerns about how families of fallen soldiers are comforted.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Episode #5715

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

President Trump is expected to decertify the Iran nuclear deal on Friday despite assessments from several cabinet officials that Iran is complying with the 2015 agreement. The decision would send the deal to Congress which could re-impose economic sanctions and effectively kill the deal that limits the development of Iran's nuclear ambitions. Mr. Trump's attempt to get out of the "worst deal" would have a far-reaching impact on how the United States is viewed on the world stage and comes the same week the president publicly challenged his own secretary of state.
On domestic issues, the president signed an executive order to dismantle key parts of the Affordable Care Act and will allow small businesses to join together to purchase insurance plans. The directive would undermine the Obamacare exchanges and could potentially raise prices for the sickest people. The unilateral action comes as President Trump grows increasingly frustrated with the Republican Party's ability to pass legislation on Capitol Hill and GOP leaders work to overhaul the tax system.
Robert Costa will discuss President Trump's actions at home and abroad with:
Michael Crowley of POLITICO
Shawna Thomas of VICE News
Julie Hirschfeld Davis of The New York Times
Nancy Cordes of CBS News

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 14, 2017 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 14, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Episode #5714

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Fifty-eight people died and nearly 500 were injured during a shooting a country music concert in Las Vegas Sunday. The panelists discussed the emerging Washington debate about how to potentially prevent similar events, along with rising tensions between President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
*Erica Werner Chief Congressional Correspondent Associated Press
*Eli Stokols White House Reporter The Wall Street Journal
*Reid Wilson National Correspondent The Hill
*Kimberly Atkins Chief Washington Reporter Boston Herald

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Episode #5713

KQED World: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

The Trump administration's disaster response is just one setback for the president this week. Several cabinet members are under fire for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on chartered planes. And in the GOP Senate runoff in Alabama, Mr. Trump and Republican leadership's chosen candidate was defeated by Roy Moore, the controversial former chief judge of the state's Supreme Court.
Turning the page from the scrapped efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, President Trump rolled out the Republican plan for tax reform. The tax framework leaves a lot of details left to be worked out later, but it would reduce the number of tax brackets to three with the rate for high-income earners dropping nearly five percent. It would also raise the level for the standard deduction and child tax credit while repealing the alternative minimum tax and estate tax. Democrats immediately slammed the proposal as looking out for wealthy Americans.
Robert Costa will discuss the week with:
Jeff Zeleny of CNN
Susan Davis of NPR
Yamiche Alcindor of The New York Times
Michael Scherer of The Washington Post
Plus, on the Washington Week Extra: President Trump's week-long criticism of players who kneel in protest during the national anthem at NFL games has had Americans debating race and justice, protest and patriotism, and the limits of free speech. Our panel will discuss the ongoing controversy and share some of the comments posted by Washington Week viewers on Facebook.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
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