National Journal's Daniel Newhauser and Wall Street Journal's Kristina Peterson preview the 2018 congressional agenda; Anthony Cordesman, of the Center for Strategic & International Studies, discusses foreign policy challenges in the year ahead.
Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler discusses the prospects for immigration reform in 2018; the Federation for American Immigration Reform's Daniel Stein and American Immigration Lawyers Association's Ben Johnson debate immigration policy.
Transport Topics' Eugene Mulero, American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials' Bud Wright, and RAND Corporation's Debra Knopman discuss federal infrastructure spending and potential Congressional action this year.
Politico's Seung Min Kim discusses Congress and entitlement reform; American Enterprise Institute's James Capretta and Center for American Progress' Melissa Boteach discuss potential action on this year's entitlement programs.
The Wilson Center's Abraham Denmark discusses the North Korea nuclear threat; Stars and Stripes Veterans reporter Nikki Wentling discusses veterans programs in 2018; law professor and author David Rudenstine discusses the Pentagon Papers.
The Hill's Alex Bolton and Roll Call's Jason Dick discuss the week ahead in Washington, D.C.; Tax Foundation's Jared Walczak discusses the impact of new limits on state and local tax deductions in the recently implemented tax law.
Migration Policy Institute's Andrew Selee discusses the Temporary Protected Status program; Reps. Nanette Barragan (D-Calif.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) discuss the future of the DACA program and a possible government shutdown.
USA Today's Alan Gomez discusses the future of the DACA program; Justice Action Network's Holly Harris discusses prison and sentencing reform; Education Week's Daarel Burnette discusses failing infrastructure in U.S. schools.
Citizens Against Government Waste's Thomas Schatz discusses government spending; Christian Science Monitor's Christa Case Bryant discusses her piece on race relations; Marijuana Business Daily's Chris Walsh discusses marijuana laws.
Cook Political Report's Charlie Cook previews the midterm elections; Georgetown University's Oriana Skylar Mastro discusses tensions with North Korea; World Resources Institute's Andrew Steer discusses environmental stories to watch in 2018.
Columnist Armstrong Williams and author Leonard Steinhorn discuss the state of race relations in the U.S.; author Max Boot discusses the Trump administration's handling of key foreign policy issues, and discusses his new book on Vietnam.
Columnists and talk show hosts from New Hampshire, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, California, Iowa, and Ohio join the program to discuss their priorities for lawmakers in 2017, along with viewer calls looking ahead to the new year.
The Wall Street Journal's Kristina Peterson discusses House Republicans' scrapped plans to change the office in charge of reviewing ethical issues, along with viewer calls and comments on the opening of the 115th Congress.
Washington Examiner senior healthcare correspondent Paige Winfield Cunningham discusses congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, as well as the political battles underway to replace the health care law.
Christian Science Monitor reporter Simon Montlake discusses his reporting on a scholarship program in Kalamazoo, Mich., which allows public schools students to attend college for free and the impact it's having on the city as a whole.
The Washington Examiner's Susan Crabtree and syndicated columnist Steve Flowers examine Sen. Jeff Sessions' career; Kristen Clarke and William Smith talk about the argument for and against Sessions' confirmation to be U.S. attorney general.
Wired senior writer Issie Lapowsky discusses President-elect Donald Trump's use of Twitter to criticize businesses, including several tweets he recently published after the Ford Motor Company announced it would not build a new plant in Mexico.
The Huffington Post's S.V. Date and National Journal's Ben Pershing discuss events from the past week, including the Justice Department's investigation into the FBI's pre-election actions, confirmation hearings and health care law repeal votes.
The New York Times' Jodi Kantor discusses her 2012 book, "The Obamas," which was reissued this week with a new preface to include the transition of power to President-elect Donald Trump, as well as more about first lady Michelle Obama's legacy.
American Conservative Union Chair Matt Schlapp discusses President-elect Donald Trump's agenda as he prepares to take office; Schlapp also reviews the president-elect's press conference, his cabinet picks and his recent attacks on the news media.
Michael Breen, president and CEO of the Truman National Security Project, and the Heritage Foundation's James Jay Carafano examine President Obama's foreign policy legacy, including challenges that remain ahead of the Trump administration.
The American Enterprise Institute's James Capretta and Topher Spiro, with the Center for American Progress, discuss the legacy of the Affordable Care Act since its passage in 2010; they also examine what its repeal could mean for consumers.
Josh Bivens, with the Economic Policy Institute, and Dan Griswold, with the Mercatus Center, discuss the economic policy decisions of the Obama administration and the impact they've had on job creation, unemployment, wages, and the federal debt.
Washington Post syndicated columnist Catherine Rampell discusses President Trump's agenda and policy proposals, including women's issues in light of Saturday's Women's March on Washington, as well as how progressives should respond.
Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker previews what President Trump is expected to do in his first days in the White House, including which Obama administration executive orders he could reverse.
The Migration Policy Institute's Randy Capps discusses the policy implications if President Trump acts to reverse former President Obama's executive actions relating to immigration, including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The Daily Beast's Eleanor Clift examines President Trump's first days in office, including his policy decisions so far, the tone he has set, his relationship with the media, and what to watch for in the weeks ahead.
Radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt discusses his new book, "The Fourth Way: The Conservative Playbook for a Lasting GOP Majority," a strategy guide for the Republican Party as they control the White House and Congress.
The Brennan Center for Justice's Nicole Austin-Hillery discusses President Trump's announcement of an executive order to investigate voter fraud, following his allegation that as many as five million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election.
Peter Wehner, a former adviser to the 2012 Romney campaign, discusses his opinion piece titled "Why I Cannot Fall in Line Behind Trump;" Wehner also examines the Trump administration's agenda and the future of the Republican Party.
The Atlantic's Caroline Kitchener discusses political extremism on the internet; Public Citizen's Lori Wallach and Peterson Institute's Gary Hufbauer discuss trade; Miami Herald's Carol Rosenberg discusses the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
Bloomberg News White House correspondent Shannon Pettypiece gives an overview of the latest from the Trump administration, including executive actions and interactions with foreign leaders and members of Congress; she also previews the week to come.
New York Times reporter Danielle Ivory discusses costs facing the Trump administration as it proposes construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, including expenses from building materials, labor and the use of contractors.
David Schanzer, director of Duke University's Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, discusses his organization's recent report examining Muslim-American involvement in violent extremism in the United States.
American Immigration Lawyers Association Executive Director Benjamin Johnson discusses the legal challenges facing President Trump's executive order restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Politico's Matthew Nussbaum previews the week ahead in Washington; the Partnership for Public Service's Max Stier discusses rules for federal employees; efforts to privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chair of the House Freedom Caucus, and Republican Study Committee Chair Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) discuss the House GOP agenda and their groups' approach to the conservative principles they advocate.
Historians Richard Norton Smith, Douglas Brinkley and Edna Greene Medford discuss the results of C-SPAN's 2017 Historians Survey on Presidential Leadership, which ranks former presidents based on ten leadership attributes.
Peterson Institute for International Economics' Adam Posen and Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist discuss proposals for a border-adjustment tax and how it fits into the broader House Republican plan for tax reform.
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) discusses President Trump's budget proposal, which would increase military spending while making cuts to several programs, including the EPA; the congressman is a co-sponsor of a bill to eliminate the EPA.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) discusses GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, as well as changes to environmental and energy policies under the Trump administration and Republican Congress.
Andy Slavitt, the former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, discusses Congressional Republicans' effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, as well as proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid.
Foreign Policy staff writer Emily Tamkin previews Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's upcoming trip to South Korea, China and Japan, including possible discussions about North Korea's recent missile tests.
Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) discusses a range of topics, including the Trump administration's 2018 budget, the House GOP health care bill, upcoming hearings on Russian interference in the 2016 election, and President Trump's revised travel ban.
Viewer calls and comments on social media; the latest headlines from Capitol Hill and the White House; Roll Call's Niels Lesniewski discusses the continuing Senate debate on President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court.
Viewer calls and comments on social media; a discussion on President Trump's decision to launch military air strikes against Syria following this week's chemical attack, in which dozens of men, women, and children were killed.
Bloomberg Businessweek's Ira Boudway discusses his recent piece on emerging technologies designed to detect concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and what this means for the National Football League.
Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, discusses key progressive priorities and how to achieve them in a Republican-controlled government, as well as the future of the Supreme Court and the conflict in Syria.
Authors Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen discuss their new book, "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign," which gives an inside look into Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 presidential run.
Washington Journal examines the coal industry with E&E Daily Manuel Quinones, Murray Energy's Robert Murray, Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio), Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition's Vivian Stockman, and former coal miner Nick Mullins.
Washington Journal goes inside the new media company, Axios, with Co-Founder and CEO Jim VandeHei, national political reporter Jonathan Swan, health care reporter Caitlin Owens, and Co-Founder and Executive Editor Mike Allen.
Yale University history professor Timothy Snyder discusses lessons learned from the rise of tyrannical regimes in several countries in the 20th century, as well as how those lessons could be applicable today.
Democracy Journal contributor Chelsea Barabas discusses her recent article on how employers and other entities are using so-called big data, as well as how the relationship between workers and technology is changing.
Viewer calls and comments on social media; reaction to the shooting of Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) at a baseball practice game in Alexandria, Va.; updates from law enforcement and lawmakers.
Financial Times columnist Edward Luce discusses his book, "The Retreat of Western Liberalism," which details recent shifts in our political culture and what this means for liberalism and Western values as a whole.
Sarah Kliff, of Vox, and Louise Radnofsky, of the Wall Street Journal, discuss the future of U.S. health care, including where things stand for the Senate legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), who witnessed the shooting at the Congressional Baseball practice, discusses his proposal to allow those who have concealed carry permits in other states to have the same privilege in the District of Columbia.
Kaiser Health News correspondents Mary Agnes Carey and Julie Rovner discuss the policy implications of the Senate health care bill, which has been delayed until after the recess amid growing opposition from Republican governors and senators.
American Enterprise Institute health care scholar Joseph Antos and Georgetown University's Center on Health Insurance Reforms project director Sabrina Corlette discuss efforts to stabilize various Affordable Health Care insurance markets.
Calls and comments on social media as we review the latest news headlines out of Washington; NPR Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson previews Attorney General Jeff Sessions' investigation announcement on government leaks.
Star Parker, founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, talks about President Trump's reaction to events in Charlottesville, Va., and the larger issue of actions by alt-right groups.