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The Washington Times Campaign 2020
39 minutes | a month ago
The Final Countdown
With just days before Election Day 2020, Washington Times national politics reporter Seth McLaughlin and White House correspondent Dave Boyer join George Gerbo to recap a campaign season unlike any other and give their final predictions of what to expect on election day in the presidential and congressional races.
43 minutes | a month ago
Return to (Debate) Normalcy: The Final Presidential Debate
Decorum and spirited sparring once again ruled the day as President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden returned to what most Americans expect out of a presidential debate. Washington Times White House correspondent Dave Boyer joins George Gerbo to recap what was said at the second and final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, including Trump defending his administration's COVID-19 response, Biden's comments on the oil industry and fracking, and more.
8 minutes | 2 months ago
News & Notes VI: Spar From Afar
President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden couldn't agree when and how to meet for a second presidential debate, so the two took to opposing television networks in primetime. George Gerbo recaps the 'distanced debate,' along with updates on early voting and campaign fundraising, and a look at how the Trump campaign wants to gain ground with seniors on prescription drug prices.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
Cordial Confrontation: The Vice Presidential Debate
Americans got a dose of politics and debate as they used to know it with Vice President Mike Pence and California Sen. and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris taking the stage at the University of Utah. George Gerbo recaps and breaks down what was said at the lone 2020 vice presidential debate with Washington Times legal affairs and politics reporter Alex Swoyer, including the economy, taxes, COVID-19, and the upcoming confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
Hot In Cleveland: The Contentious First Presidential Debate
The first 2020 presidential debate was unlike anything we've seen in modern American political history. George Gerbo is joined by Washington Times national politics reporter Seth McLaughlin to sort through the crosstalk in Cleveland and break down what President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden actually said on the economy, COVID-19, climate change, and more.
10 minutes | 2 months ago
News & Notes V: The Campaign turns to the Court
The focus of the presidential race has shifted significantly following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. George Gerbo lays out the state of play on who's in President Trump's contention for the vacancy and how it affects the campaign, and looks at the latest push to turn out the vote after National Voter Registration Day this week.
7 minutes | 3 months ago
News & Notes Roundup IV: "It's the economy, stupid."
In this Washington Times Campaign 2020 Podcast, George Gerbo rounds-up the latest news on the campaign trail, including politics editor S.A. Miller's recent reporting on how the economy is keeping President Trump afloat in swing states and the most recent fundraising totals for both campaigns.
8 minutes | 3 months ago
News & Notes Roundup III
George Gerbo rounds up the latest news and notes from the campaign trail, including Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden finally getting back out on the trail in Pittsburgh, President Trump's visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, the results from the Massachusetts congressional primary, a look at the latest presidential polls, which show Biden's lead tightening, and more.
23 minutes | 3 months ago
Wrap-Up: The RNC, Semi-Virtually
The Republicans have officially renominated President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as their candidates for November. In this Campaign 2020 Podcast, George Gerbo recaps the 2020 Republican National Convention with key moments from the speakers at the four-day semi-virtual event and analyzes things that went well and what we could have heard more of.
5 minutes | 3 months ago
Wrap-Up: The DNC, Virtually
The Democrats have officially nominated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be their presidential and vice presidential candidates. In this Campaign 2020 Podcast, George Gerbo recaps the 2020 Democratic National Convention with key moments from the speakers at the four-day virtual event and analyzes things that went well and what we could have heard more of.
21 minutes | 4 months ago
Biden Picks Kamala
The race for the White House has been finalized as presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has selected primary foe and California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate to go up against President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. George Gerbo talks with Washington Times national politics reporter Seth McLaughlin on the factors that led to Biden's decision, the stripped down state of the conventions and campaigning, and more.
4 minutes | 4 months ago
News & Notes Roundup II
George Gerbo rounds up the top news and notes from the campaign trail with results from the latest set of primary elections, including Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall winning the GOP Senate primary over Kris Kobach, activist Cori Bush unseating 10-term Rep. Lacy Clay in Missouri, and more.
18 minutes | 6 months ago
As the national conversation has shifted to equality and social justice for black Americans, so too have the dynamics of the 2020 campaign. George Gerbo talks with Washington Times national politics reporter Seth McLaughlin on what protests in the wake of George Floyd's death means for Joe Biden as he nears clinching the Democratic presidential nomination and the contenders to be his running mate, including California Sen. Kamala Harris, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Florida Rep. Val Demings.
6 minutes | 7 months ago
News & Notes Roundup
George Gerbo rounds up the latest news and notes from the 2020 campaign, including former Senate staffer Tara Reade's response to Joe Biden denying her allegations of sexual assault, Michigan Rep. Justin Amash's decision to enter the presidential race as a libertarian, and more.
31 minutes | 8 months ago
The Quarantined Campaign
The coronavirus pandemic has upended what the 2020 campaign is going to look like this year and how Americans cast their votes. George Gerbo breaks down what states have made changes to their primary elections and recaps the debacle in Wisconsin this week. He's then joined by Washington Times national politics reporter Seth McLaughlin to explain why Bernie Sanders decided to drop out of the presidential race now and how things look for both President Trump and Joe Biden moving forward as the nominees.
26 minutes | 9 months ago
Biden's beat goes on as Sanders prepares his last stand
Joe Biden won four more Democratic presidential primaries and has the nomination in sight, but Bernie Sanders vows to continue to press on. Washington Times digital editor Ian Bishop joins George Gerbo to break down the former vice president's victories in Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, and Idaho; Sanders' win and lead in North Dakota and Washington state; whether Biden is better positioned than Hillary Clinton was in 2016; and why Bernie supporters aren't as willing to come together and unite the Democratic party.
36 minutes | 9 months ago
Super Tuesday: Biden roars back into the lead
In one night, the winds of the Democratic presidential primary shifted dramatically, as former Vice President Joe Biden - whose campaign was left for dead by many just a few weeks ago - won 10 states and took the delegate lead for the first time on Super Tuesday. George Gerbo and Washington Times national politics reporter Seth McLaughlin break down what happened in each of the Super Tuesday states, including Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' wins in four states, including California, as well as former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ending his campaign and the results from a few key down-ballot races.
31 minutes | 9 months ago
Carolina Crosstalk: Candidates struggle to stand out in Palmetto State debate
For the first time, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders received the brunt of the attacks on the Democratic presidential debate stage, but opportunities for the other candidates to stand out were frequently lost in conversation. The Washington Times' Alex Swoyer joins George Gerbo to sort through all of the crosstalk, including Joe Biden staking his claim to victory, Sanders' standing by his comments on Cuban literacy programs, and Michael Bloomberg's steadier performance.
29 minutes | 9 months ago
Vegas Fireworks: Democratic candidates spar in Sin City
What better place for a no-holds-barred debate between the top Democratic presidential contenders to break out than under the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip? Washington Times national politics reporter Seth McLaughlin covered the debate, and talks with George Gerbo about Michael Bloomberg's stumbles, Elizabeth Warren coming out on offense, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar's back and forth sniping, and what topics could have received more attention.
26 minutes | 10 months ago
New Hampshire Selects Sanders
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary, as he did in 2016, but this time, it comes with the momentum of being a frontrunner. George Gerbo talks with Washington Times politics editor S.A. Miller about Sanders' claim to the Democratic mantle, Pete Buttigieg sustaining his success from Iowa, Amy Klobuchar's surprising finish, and Joe Biden's listing campaign. Also, should Democrats be worried about the looming impact of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg?
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