Category Archives: Politics

Political Analysis: Brooks & Capehart On Republican Shakeup, Mask Guidance

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including what the Isreali-Palestinian conflict and the CDC’s new mask guidance means for President Joe Biden, as well as the Republican shakeup in the House of Representatives.

Morning News Podcast: Cryptocurrency Taxes, Covid-19 Origin Search

A.M. Edition for May 14. WSJ’s Rochelle Toplensky discusses Internal Revenue Service attention on cryptocurrency investors. WSJ’s Betsy McKay on the continuing search for clues about the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic.

And, air travelers face new frustrations. Marc Stewart hosts.

Morning News Podcast: Israel-Hamas Fighting, Pipeline Restarts, Bitcoin

A.M. Edition for May 13. WSJ’s Felicia Schwartz discusses what is behind the fighting unfolding in Israel. The Colonial Pipeline restarts operations after a cyberattack. 

 WSJ’s Caitlin Ostroff has more on Tesla’s decision to suspend bitcoin payments. Marc Stewart hosts.

Morning News Podcast: Israeli-Palestinian Deaths Mount, Inflation Fears

Dozens are dead as violence between Israelis and Palestinians intensifies. Israel launched more devastating airstrikes in Gaza as Hamas continues to respond with rockets.

House Republicans will meet this morning to vote on whether to remove Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney from her leadership role. And, price hikes for consumer goods are stoking fears of inflation.

Political Analysis: Is ‘Myanmar’ A Failed State?

Myanmar is on the brink of collapse. Its armed forces are continuing a brutal crackdown—arresting, torturing and killing protesters—as Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de-facto leader, is detained. Our experts answer your questions.

Chapters 00:00​ – What will happen to Aung San Suu Kyi? 02:15​ – What are India and China doing? 03:37​ – Should the West intervene? 05:25​ – What’s happening to the Rohingya refugees? 07:16​ – How will Myanmar’s neighbours be affected? 08:44​ – Will civil war break out? 10:36​ – Can the protesters win? 12:05​ – Will Myanmar become a failed state?

Morning News Podcast: Israel-Palestinian Clash, Ransomware, China

Tension in the holy city of Jerusalem has been rising for weeks, amid the attempted eviction of Palestinians and a march by Jewish nationalists. Yesterday it erupted into the worst violence in years, as Hamas rockets fired at Israel from Gaza prompted retaliatory air strikes. 

A cyber-attack that shut down one of America’s largest fuel pipelines reflects the growing problem of ransomware. And in China, authorities are clamping down on a spurt of grave robbing.

Political Analysis: Tamara Keith & Amy Walter On Trump, Republican Party

NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including internal Republican politics over Rep. Liz Cheney’s House position, former President Trump’s influence on the party, and bipartisanship on President Biden’s plans.

News: Top 5 Stories For May 10, 2021 (Video)

Five stories to know for May 10: Shootings in Colarado and New York’s Times Square, China’s rocket debris, clashes in Israel, and COVID in India.

1. A man fatally shot six people including his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself at a birthday party in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

2. Remnants of China’s biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean, with most of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the atmosphere.

3. Three people including a four-year-old girl were shot in New York City’s Times Square after gunfire broke out in a dispute that they were apparently not involved in, the city’s top police official said.

4. Palestinian protesters threw rocks and Israeli police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets in clashes outside al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, as Israel marked the anniversary of its capture of parts of the city in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

5. Indian coronavirus infections and deaths held close to record daily highs on Monday, increasing calls for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lock down the country.

Morning News Podcast: U.S. Pipeline Cyberattack, Food Delivery Prices Rise

A.M. Edition for May 10. WSJ’s Heather Haddon discusses the additional fees associated with food delivery. A cyberattack forced the shutdown of America’s largest fuel pipeline. Corn sees its prices pop.

And, Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s debut on “Saturday Night Live”. Marc Stewart hosts.