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On Power Politics, The Hill’s Alexis Simendinger and Reid Wilson interviewed governors -- Colorado Democrat John Hickenlooper and Alaska Independent Bill Walker -- about health care, marijuana, opioids and working with the Trump administration.
In today's Hillcast PM View, your daily evening update on what went down in Washington:Why Richard Gates is a key player in the Mueller probe; and the side of the NRA you don’t hear about. Host Niv Elis talks to The Hill’s Morgan Chalfant and M
Today on AM View: The Hill’s Jonathan Easley explains how President Trump’s rhetorical embrace of certain gun restrictions tests the National Rifle Association’s tolerance -- and Trump’s power to deliver on promises to safeguard schools from ma
In today's Hillcast PM View, your daily evening update on what went down in Washington:Conservatives rally around the NRA at CPAC; and Net Neutrality gets one step closer to taking effect. Host Niv Elis talks to The Hill’s Ben Kamisar and Ali B
Today on AM View: The Hill’s Mike Lillis reports how red-state Democratic candidates are treading carefully into the renewed gun control debate during this midterm year. 
In today's Hillcast PM View, your daily evening update on what went down in Washington:Conspiracy theorists take their aim at activist Florida students; Congress digs in on how the Pentagon spends its money; and the GOP looks to Wisconsin on we
Today on AM View: The Hill’s Scott Wong explains why House Republicans are leery of taking the top job on a powerful investigatory committee during President Trump’s roller coaster White House tenure.
The GOP takes on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court; what a trade war could mean for the US; and how Democrats are thinking about gender in their political strategy. Host Niv Elis talks to The Hill’s Ben Kamisar, Vicki Needham, and Amie Parnes abou
Today on AM View: Avery Gardiner, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, talks with host Alexis Simendinger about President Trump’s support for a bipartisan measure to improve the federal background checks system for gun sa
On Power Politics, The Hill’s Alexis Simendinger talks with two Californians, father and son, who made politics and U.S. governance the family business. During separate conversations, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and son Rep. Jimmy Pan
In today's Hillcast PM View, your daily evening update on what went down in Washington:A major development in the Russia investigation; Trump faces another scandal over an affair; and Mitt Romney makes it official: He’s running for Senate. Host
Today on AM View: A look at the next steps for the immigration debate in the Senate, with The Hill’s managing editor, Ian Swanson; also, a preview of this weekend’s Power Politics podcast, with guests Rep. Jimmy Panetta and his father, former D
Congress, once again, faces calls to act on gun violence and Steve Bannon may face Contempt of Congress charges after stonewalling lawmaker questions. Host Niv Elis talks to The Hill’s Olivia Beavers about what happened today in Washington.
Today on AM View: Mitt Romney postponed his plans today to announce his Senate bid in Utah in deference to Florida's tragic school shooting Wednesday. Before his change of plans, Kevin Madden, former adviser and spokesman for the 2012 GOP presi
The Senate finally starts to move on immigration, but a lot of plans are still competing; the GOP is begging candidates who said no to a Senate run to reconsider; and the White House is sitting on LGBT protection regulations. Host Niv Elis talk
Today on AM View: The Hill’s Jordan Fabian discusses the shifting White House narrative about an ex-aide’s security clearance and the impact on Chief of Staff John Kelly; later, a look at two big hurdles the Senate will face if immigration legi
FBI Director Christopher Wray contradicts the White House’s timeline on former White House staff secretary Rob Porter; Calls for the government to replace food stamps with food-box deliveries raise an outcry; and retiring lawmakers eye lucrativ
Today on AM View: Blair Levin of the Brookings Institution talks about challenges for rural broadband in President Trump’s infrastructure plan; later Danielle Root, voting rights manager at the Center for American Progress, explains why five st
Trump ignores Congress with his $4.4 trillion budget request; the Trump infrastructure plan is finally out, though it has its skeptics; and America’s economy is facing a yawning skills gap. Host Niv Elis talks to The Hill’s Mallory Shelbourne,
Today on AM View: WIRED’s Garrett Graff discusses the “known knowns” of Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation; plus a look at the upcoming Senate immigration floor debate, and President Trump’s “infrastructure week.” 
This week on Power Politics, The Hill’s Alexis Simendinger is joined by Texas Republican Congressman Will Hurd, who talks about his push for a bipartisan DACA deal; his case for a so-called smart wall on the border; and his candid thoughts abou
Who won and lost from the budget deal; the unsure path forward on immigration; and why surface temperature is more interesting than it sounds. Host Niv Elis talks to The Hill’s Scott Wong, Jordain Carney, and Tim Cama about what happened today
Today on AM View: a brief update on Thursday’s efforts to avert a government shutdown; later, former aide to President Obama, Christopher Lu, joins us to discuss White House security clearance procedures, a controversy in the news this week.
A vote to prevent another shutdown goes down to the wire; new spending on top of tax cuts is expected to explode the debt; and North Korea looms over the Olympic games. Host Niv Elis talks to The Hill’s Sylvan Lane and Rebecca Kheel about what
Today on AM View: Joshua Peck, co-founder of Get America Covered, discusses surprisingly stable Obamacare enrollments in state-run exchanges this year; later, PM View host Niv Elis discusses his “Deep Dive” podcast about tax cuts and corporate
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