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50 minutes | 5 days ago
Cookin' and Questions with Chef Tom Colicchio
World renowned chef, restaurateur and activist Tom Colicchio of "Top Chef" fame joins Major for a conversation about the restaurant industry, its pandemic-induced challenges and what he would like to see congress and the president do to help the industry and its employees. Colicchio fears restaurants could be facing an "extinction event" if Washington doesn't act. Join us.
43 minutes | 12 days ago
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) on Trump and Presidential Transitions
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said she's concerned that the federal agency overseeing the presidential transition has not yet formally started the process, since President-elect Joe Biden must begin planning his administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. "President-elect Biden needs to hit the ground running," Gillibrand said on the podcast. "He needs to be able to have a comprehensive plan in place." Gillibrand also slammed President Trump's legacy at the White House, saying, "President Trump has really damaged our institutions and damaged our democracy in a way that is really unforgivable." This episode was recorded on November 12th.
47 minutes | 20 days ago
Election Week with Ed O'Keefe and Anthony Salvanto
America decided. But America is still counting. We still don't know the outcome of Tuesday's election. Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina and Pennsylvania are all still too close to call. Major is joined by CBS News political aces Ed O'Keefe and Anthony Salvanto to discuss this history-making week. Join us for a beef stew lunch in the cafeteria at CBS News' Times Square election headquarters.
48 minutes | a month ago
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Election Day and death threats
Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer joins Major for a discussion on the 2020 race for the White House, the kidnapping plot against her and President Trump's attacks on her handling of the coronavirus outbreak. "It's just a lie," Whitmer said of the president's accusation that Michigan is under lockdown orders. "He's propagating things that are demonstrably false. But he's whipping up anger by doing this, by lying to the crowd and feeding into the anxiety and fear and anger that people have. And it's downright dangerous and it's got to stop." Whitmer said she gets death threats each time the president attacks her. Join us!
46 minutes | a month ago
Economics and the Election with Mark Blyth
Brown University Political Science and Economics professor Mark Blyth joins Major from his home music studio to discuss the upcoming election and why Blyth says, despite what polling shows, President Trump "has got a lot more left than people give him credit for." Come for a fascinating conversation on the parallels between Facebook algorithms and cocaine-fueled parties. Stay for Blyth's take on the differences between nationalism here and abroad. Join us!
40 minutes | a month ago
Senators Chris Murphy and Roy Blunt on Amy Coney Barrett
Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) provide their thoughts on the Senate confirmation hearings for judge Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett, who was tapped by President Trump to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant seat on the Supreme Court, is likely to be confirmed before election day. Senator Murphy said that the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the fill the “pivotal” SCOTUS seat would result in the United States, “looking very, very different. Senator Blunt also downplayed Democratic concerns, telling Major that he thinks Judge Barrett is “going to look at the case, look at the law, look at the Constitution, and make a good decision.” This episode was recorded on October 15th, 2020.
39 minutes | 2 months ago
The Trump Defenders: Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie
Trump campaign senior advisor Corey Lewandowski and 2016 deputy campaign manager David Bossie join Major to discuss the president's health, the 2020 race and their new book "Trump America First." When will the president be healthy enough to resume campaigning? Why did Lewandowski nearly come to blows with former White House chief of staff John Kelly? This episode was recorded Wednesday, October 7th. Lewandowski joined from Texas, Bossie from Washington, DC.
43 minutes | 2 months ago
Beto O'Rourke on Texas going Blue and Trump's "failure in leadership" during COVID
Major Garrett spoke with former congressman and presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke about the work that he and other Democrats have been doing to flip typically Republican states like Texas and Georgia in the 2020 presidential race. O'Rourke addressed the passing of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg and President Trump's effort to replace her on the court, as well as Trump's "failure in leadership" during the coronavirus pandemic. This episode was recorded on September 25th, 2020 for the Texas Tribune Festival.
41 minutes | 2 months ago
Friends of the Court
The battle to confirm a Supreme Court justice is about to heat up in Washington just as the 2020 race for the White House enters the homestretch. Major talks to Carrie Severino, President of the Judicial Crisis Network, and Elizabeth Wydra, President of the Constitutional Accountability Center, about what's at stake this fall. This episode was recorded Thursday, September 24.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Sarah Sanders, Speaking for Herself
Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is Major's guest this week on The Takeout. Sanders new book, "Speaking for Myself," chronicles her time as President Trump's top spokesperson. She told Major if she were still in that role, she would not have advised the president to speak to Washington Post report and author Bob Woodward. Sanders also slammed former national security advisor John Bolton, whom she says is someone "who sometimes forgot that he wasn't the president." All that and more, this week with Major Garrett.
53 minutes | 2 months ago
White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow
Top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow joins Major to discuss the administration's response to coronavirus and the reporting in Bob Woodward's new book. Kudlow, a member of the White House coronavirus taskforce, explains what the White House would like to see in another economic stimulus package. Also, Kudlow weighs in on systemic racism in the United States and his personal struggle with substance abuse. Join us!
46 minutes | 3 months ago
Mo Rocca on his favorite "Mobituaries"
CBS Correspondent Mo Rocca joined Major Garrett this week to discuss his podcast and book "Mobituaries," his fascination with under-appreciated historical figures, and more.
50 minutes | 3 months ago
Former 2020 Candidate Julián Castro on Joe Biden, the RNC and the Jacob Blake Protests
Julián Castro, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former 2020 Democratic candidate for President, joined Major Garrett this week to discuss the Trump-Pence campaign's rhetoric against Black Lives Matter protesters around the country after yet another Black man, Jacob Blake, was shot by police in Wisconsin. Castro discusses the best ways Democrats can push back against the rhetoric that Vice President Pence used in his Republican National Convention speech, and how Democrats can win in the November 3rd general election. Secretary Castro also talked about the Trump campaign's use of the White House during the RNC, which in his opinion represented a clear violation of the Hatch Act. Plus: Major asks Castro if he would accept a potential cabinet position should Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win in November.
50 minutes | 3 months ago
Rock the Vote (by mail)
Five states voted almost exclusively by mail before the global pandemic changed American life as we know it. Now, millions more will cast mail-in ballots this fall, even as President Trump attempts to undermine the process. Join Major for a tour around the nation as he talks to Secretaries of State from Washington, New Mexico, Michigan, Colorado and Iowa and Chris Krebs, the top federal official responsible for securing election infrastructure from cyberattacks.
51 minutes | 3 months ago
Biden's Pick: Political Commentator Paul Begala on Kamala Harris
Democratic political consultant and commentator Paul Begala joins Major to break down Joe Biden's Veepstakes winner: Senator Kamala Harris. Begala and Major also talk about the differences in campaign strategies between Republicans and Democrats, and Begala shares his professional experience in helping Bill Clinton select Al Gore as his running mate in 1992. Plus, Begala discusses his new book You're Fired, which breaks down the best ways to defeat Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
49 minutes | 4 months ago
Back to School with Former Education Secretary John King
Former Secretary of Education John King joins Major to consider the risks and benefits of sending children back to school during a pandemic. King served as secretary under President Barack Obama and now leads The Education Trust.
41 minutes | 4 months ago
Senator Ron Wyden on Portland Protests and Coronavirus Stimulus Negotiations
Major talks with Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden about federal law enforcement in Portland and the agreement reached this week between his state’s Governor and the administration. As the Ranking Member on the Senate Finance Committee, Wyden also discusses where things stand with the ongoing coronavirus stimulus package negotiations, and his push for extended unemployment benefits. Plus, Wyden weighs in on the administration’s coronavirus response, big tech, and prescription drug prices.
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Rep. Krishnamoorthi on Congress' COVID Response and Portland Protests
Illinois Democrat Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi joins Major to discuss ongoing coronavirus stimulus package negotiations--where things stand, and what he believes is needed in the next bill. Krishnamoorthi also weighs in on the controversial tactics of federal agents in Portland, which he says may violate the Constitution, and the announcement that the administration will surge federal law enforcement to Chicago. Plus, Krishnamoorthi and Major discuss cancel culture, the 2020 election, and Joe Biden's potential Vice Presidential pick.
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Congressman Michael McCaul on the Campaign, Coronavirus and China
Texas Republican Michael McCaul joins Major from his Austin, Texas district and says coronavirus has taken a toll on all campaigns, including President Trump's. On Wednesday, the president replaced his campaign manager as polls show him struggling in key battlegrounds. McCaul also weighs in on masks and China's role in spreading the virus. Join us!
46 minutes | 5 months ago
Dr. Zeke Emanuel on America's Response to COVID-19
Doctor, medical advisor and professor Zeke Emanuel joins Major Garrett this week to discuss America's handling of COVID-19. Emanuel was critical of the Trump Administration's response to the virus, saying that while there have been small successes in testing and the handling of the virus in some states, the U.S. has a long way to go. He added that most likely there will be at least two hundred thousand deaths directly from the virus by the end of the year, with thousands more deaths caused indirectly by the virus. Plus, Major and Emanuel discuss the probability of having a successful vaccine by the end of the year and how America can better prepare itself for a new normal as states reopen slowly.
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