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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

John Kasich: "I Would Vote To Impeach"

10/18/2019
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In this special bonus edition of "Powerhouse Politics," former Ohio Governor John Kasich weighs in on impeachment, the situation unfolding in Syria, the 2020 debates, and talks about his new book, "It's Up to Us: Ten Little Ways We Can Bring About Big Change" Guest: Former Ohio Governor John Kasich 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 Correspondent...

Duration:00:25:57

A New Front-runner?

10/16/2019
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Senator Elizabeth Warren took -- by far -- the most heat from her rivals in Tuesday's Democratic Primary debate, even if it mostly came on issues that have played out before. The scrutiny is a measure of Warren's newfound status as a front-runner, if not the front-runner, in the race. And Warren largely held her own, even while being double- and triple-teamed. Guest: Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ---->...

Duration:00:33:54

Kangaroo Court

10/9/2019
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Faced with the growing likelihood of impeachment, President Donald Trump is leading his party into an increasingly dangerous space. GOP lawmakers are being asked to ignore realities and their own instincts in defending a president whose conduct is not inspiring fierce loyalty. Meanwhile, the Bernie Sanders campaign suffers two big blows in one week. Guest: Nina Turner, national co-chair for the Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign Please leave us a review! ---->...

Duration:00:36:04

"I was on the phone call"

10/2/2019
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stepped in to keep State Department officials from sitting for depositions this week. Key Democratic committee chairs responded by calling Pompeo himself a "fact witness" -- and stated that efforts to keep witnesses from talking to Congress "will constitute evidence of obstruction of the impeachment inquiry." Pompeo now admits he was "on the phone call" between President Trump and the President of Ukraine. Guest: Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) Please leave us a...

Duration:00:25:14

Impeachment Inquiry

9/25/2019
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Impeachment has now moved to a phase where there's probably nothing the White House can do to stop it. That's some unfamiliar territory for President Donald Trump. The launch of an official "impeachment inquiry" means congressional Democrats are now acting, with Trump left reacting. Guest: Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) 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...

Duration:00:27:59

Remembering Cokie Roberts

9/18/2019
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In this special edition of Powerhouse Politics we pay tribute to Cokie Roberts - a beloved friend and colleague. She was a force of the gentlest kind. She gathered details and spread knowledge. She dialed all of us into the broad world she knew so well and the narrow worlds of the countless individuals she sought to know better. When Cokie spoke, we listened. Guests: ABC's Sam Donaldson, Karen Travers and Avery Miller Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our...

Duration:00:37:53

Houston Debate Preview

9/11/2019
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We're in Houston this week as ten Democratic presidential candidates get set to go toe-to-toe on one stage in the third Primary debate. Guests: ABC's Tom Llamas and Cecilia Vega 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 Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, contributing to all ABC News broadcasts. Karl has covered every major beat in...

Duration:00:14:37

A Changing Dynamic on Guns

9/4/2019
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Guns are front and center as lawmakers head back to work in Washington. Meanwhile, the winnowing field of Democratic Primary candidates get set to fight their respective corners in Houston for the next debate, hosted by ABC News. Guest: ABC News Contributor Heidi Heitkamp 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 Correspondent and Chief White House...

Duration:00:30:29

Can Biden Break Through?

8/28/2019
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Winnowing is not the same as winning. But Wednesday brings perhaps the most meaningful deadline in the Democratic primary race to date. Only Democratic National Committee-sanctioned polls released by midnight will help candidates make the September debate, which will air on ABC and Univision. Guest: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) 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...

Duration:00:34:54

Has Civility Been Lost?

8/21/2019
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Nearly a year after her husband's passing, political divisiveness is on Cindy McCain's mind, and she's aiming to do something about it to honor his legacy. In an interview with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, she described her family's new initiative, "Acts of Civility," set to launch this week. Guest: Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL:...

Duration:00:42:31

Immigration, Iowa and Gun Legislation

8/14/2019
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ABC's Mary Bruce and Adam Kelsey takeover the pod today. On the menu: new Statue of Liberty inscription suggestions, new musings on gun laws, new rules on immigration and, of course, all that food at the Iowa State Fair. Guest: ABC's Ben Siegel 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 Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, contributing to all...

Duration:00:27:23

Gun Violence

8/7/2019
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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 among the most scrutinized of his time in office, as economic uncertainties and foreign policy challenges also demand his attention. Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ---->...

Duration:00:31:23

Dems Debate: Round 2, Night 1

7/31/2019
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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 McAuliffe, former Governor of Virginia 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 Correspondent and Chief...

Duration:00:31:13

The Mueller Testimony

7/24/2019
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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 and historian Douglas Brinkley 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 Correspondent and Chief White House...

Duration:00:38:33

The Race and Racism

7/17/2019
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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, who collectively showed the potential power of the new Democratic Party -- and exposed some potential political weaknesses. Even Tuesday's chaotic scenes on the House floor didn't change the fact that Democrats are finding unity and fresh rallying...

Duration:00:51:23

A Crowded Primary

7/10/2019
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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. Guest: Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana 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 Correspondent and Chief...

Duration:00:31:09

"For the Good of the Game"

7/8/2019
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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 unifying moments baseball brought after 9/11. Selig, the author of the new book "For the Good of the Game," tells the story of the time he cursed out Al Gore, explains his friendship with Hank Aaron, and says why he thinks Alex Rodriguez should be...

Duration:00:20:10

Borderline

7/3/2019
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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 detention centers and are speaking out. Guest: Gov. Jay Inslee, 2020 candidate for President of the United States Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN...

Duration:00:31:57

The First Debates

6/26/2019
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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 candidate on the stage Wednesday night. She'll be center stage, alongside former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, with Sens. Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro among those also looking for breakout...

Duration:00:19:16

Game On

6/19/2019
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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 rally won't change substantially from 2016. Guest: Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), author of "Back in the Game" Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXP Check out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT JONATHAN KARL:...

Duration:00:34:46