From day one, it was clear that Donald Trump was like no president this country had ever seen. Eight months into his term, we talk to Harvard Law professor Jack Goldsmith about the lasting impact Trump may have on the presidency, itself. Then, historian Dan Jones on the Knights Templar, the Medieval secret society that inspired "The Da Vinci Code".
This year’s presidential election is said to be the closest in 40 years — so close that some political prognosticators predict one candidate could win the popular vote, while the other could win the electoral college vote and the presidency. Diane and her guests explain how the electoral college system works, and talk about how the tight race is making voter turnout efforts more important than ever for the political parties.
- James Thurber Professor and director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University
- Thomas Edsall Covered national politics for the "Washington Post" from 2001 to 2006, now a special correspondent for "The New Republic."
- Susan Rasky Lecturer at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley
Most Recent Shows
President Trump's possible deal with congressional Democrats on DACA and what Robert Mueller may be learning about Trump's business dealings, then, news from NIH on gene editing, regenerative medicine, and immunotherapy.
President Trump’s Surprise Deal With Congressional Democrats And Understanding The North Korean Threat
President Trump's surprise move to side with congressional Democrats on a short term fix for government funding and the debt ceiling raises new questions about other legislative agenda items: What's likely to get done and what's not, and then, understanding the threat from North Korea.
Trumps disparages his Attorney General, Senate Republicans try to overcome differences on healthcare, and Democratic leaders try to re-engage with voters: NY Times reporter Peter Baker on what's going on in Washington and Democrat Jason Kander on how the Democratic Party can grab the momentum.