New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart join Geoff Bennett to discuss the week in politics, including the latest on President Biden’s classified documents investigation and the debt ceiling debate in Congress.
We report as world leaders meet in Bali for the G20 summit. Plus, Kurdish militants deny involvement in the weekend’s Istanbul attack, the Taliban move to implement sharia law in Afghanistan, Austria’s political scandal and Karen Krizanovich wraps up headlines in film.
A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, are sanctions on Russia working? Plus, Joe Biden’s sweeping debt-forgiveness plan (10:00) and in defence of commuting (15:10).
Joe Biden’s political capital is riding high after a key plank of his legislative programme came to fruition. But the US president has greeted this “hot streak” in his usual quiet fashion. For his predecessor, it was a decidedly rough week after his home was raided by the FBI, looking for official documents that Donald Trump had held on to after his presidential term had ended. The reaction was a typical explosion of rage and accusation. David Smith, our Washington bureau chief, follows this compare-and-contrast theme to see which of the two men, who at this juncture still look likely to face each other again in the 2024 presidential election, came out on top.
Joe Biden lands in Saudi Arabia this morning, having spent two unremarkable days in Israel and the West Bank.
As president, he has been unusually disengaged from the Middle East, and will probably return home with little to show for his peregrinations. We survey the state of sex education in Latin American schools, and explain why dinosaurs outcompeted other species.
We discuss President Biden’s trip to Asia and his goals to strengthen ties in the region. Plus: we preview this weekend’s elections in Australia, catch up on the latest from the Cannes Film Festival, and hear about a symphony that is out of this world.
Italy’s prime minister Mario Draghi heads to Washington to meet Joe Biden. Plus: Beijing and Shanghai ratchet up coronavirus restrictions, a look ahead to the Eurovision Song Contest and a review of today’s papers.
Ukraine insists on territorial integrity as talks loom, President Biden says he is not calling for regime change in Russia, and single dad receives kidney donation from total stranger who replied on social media.
Joe Biden heads to Poland to address Russia’s war on Ukraine. Plus: a look ahead to Malta’s parliamentary elections, top stories from the fashion world and Andrew Mueller’s unique assessment of what we’ve learned over the past seven days.