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West Wing Reports

Every Friday, White House Correspondent Paul Brandus recaps the week’s highlights from the West Wing, Capitol Hill, Pentagon and elsewhere.

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June 10th, 2022: January 6th Hearings, America’s Gun Epidemic
This week, Paul Brandus shares the news from Washington about the January 6th hearings, as well as testimony from first responders and survivors of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
20:39 06/10/2022
June 3rd, 2022: The Debate On Gun Control, Mark Meadows' Text Revelations, and The War in Ukraine
This week, Paul Brandus shares the news from Washington about President Biden's recent remarks about mass shootings in the U.S, the recently uncovered text messages from former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during the January 6th attack on the Capitol, the war in Ukraine, the economy, and more.
16:44 06/03/2022
May 27th, 2022: Uvalde Texas Shooting, Biden on China and Taiwan
This week on West Wing Reports, outrage: The latest on the Texas school massacre. What, if anything, can be done? And President Biden speaks of a military conflict with China.
21:02 05/27/2022
May 20th, 2022: Another Gun Massacre, New Members of NATO, and an Infant Formula Shortage
This week, White House Correspondent Paul Brandus shares key insights from Washington about the most recent mass killing in Buffalo, Finland and Sweden's recent NATO membership, the nationwide shortage of baby formula, and more.
19:06 05/20/2022
May 13th, 2022: The Economics of Roe v Wade, Ukraine, and an Infant Formula Shortage
On this episode of West Wing Reports, hear about Putin's comments on Russia's celebration of Victory Day, a report on the economic repercussions of reduced abortion rights for women, a national shortage of baby formula, the latest on COVID-19, and more.
16:57 05/13/2022
May 6th, 2022: Abortion Rights in Jeopardy, Convictions for January 6th, and Rising Interest Rates
This week on West Wing Reports, host Paul Brandus shares this week's news, including the leaked Supreme Court draft to overturn Roe vs Wade, the first criminal conviction from the January 6th attack on the Capitol, the Fed's latest attempts to curb inflation, and more.
15:22 05/06/2022
April 29th, 2022: An Economic Stumble, Increased Pressure on Russia, and Gun Deaths in America
This week on West Wing Reports, White House Correspondent Paul Brandus gives the news on the GDP slip in 2022, the latest sanctions on Russia and aid to Ukraine, a troubling revelation about youth gun-related deaths, and more.
20:01 04/29/2022
April 22nd, 2022: More Aid for Ukraine, Mask Mandates, and Florida vs. Disney
This week, Paul Brandus shares updates on Ukraine and the next round of U.S. aid, the recent overturning of mask mandates by a federal judge, Florida governor Ron DeSantis going after Disney, and more.
20:57 04/22/2022
April 15th, 2022: Genocide in Ukraine, Inflation, COVID-19, and Possible Criminal Charges for Trump
This week, Paul Brandus shares his insights on Biden's recent comments surrounding the war crimes in Ukraine, the January 6th Comission's developing case against former President Trump, a new COVID-19 strain, the latest on inflation, and more.
16:32 04/15/2022
April 8th, 2022: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Confirmation, New Russa Sanctions, and Gas Companies in Washington
This week, White House Correspondent Paul Brandus takes us through the latest on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation to the U.S Supreme Court, Biden's latest round of sanctions against Russia after recent revelations about Russian war crimes in Ukraine, major gas companies' recent appearance on Capitol Hill, and more.
17:21 04/08/2022
April 1st, 2022: Putin and Ukraine, the Pandemic, Gas Prices, & Jobs
This week, White House Correspondent Paul Brandus shares his insights into the recent developments in the War in Ukraine, Trump and Putin, President Biden's recent comments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and the economy.
13:37 04/01/2022
March 25th, 2022: The War in Ukraine Week 4
This week, Paul covers updates on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and the US's response. We'll also hear about North Korea's inter-continental ballistic missile that appears to be capable of reaching the United States. And here at home — confirmation hearings for what could be the first black woman on the Supreme Court.
19:36 03/25/2022
March 11th, 2022: The War in Ukraine Week 3, Soaring Gas Prices, and A Supreme Court Ruling
This week, Paul gives us his insights on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and the ongoing actions of the U.S. government surrounding it. We'll also hear news about the economic impacts of the conflict, and a recent Supreme Court ruling with potential repercussions on the 2022 midterm elections.
16:42 03/11/2022
March 4th, 2022: The State of the Union, and the State of the War in Ukraine
This week, Paul Brandus shares the news following a week of open conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the State of the Union address from President Biden, the latest environmental report, and an economic update.
14:08 03/04/2022
February 25th, 2022: War in Ukraine
This week, Paul Brandus shares the devastating realities of a full scale invasion of Ukraine by Putin and Russia.
10:59 02/25/2022
February 18th, 2022: More Conflict over Ukraine, The Sandy Hook Court Settlement, and the Rising Cost of Climate Change
This week, White House Correspondent Paul Brandus shares details about the latest developments on the situation in Ukraine, a $73 million dollar court settlement between gun maker Remington and Sandy Hook Elementary parents, the recent deposition of former president Trump and his children by the New York Attorney General, and more.
23:00 02/18/2022
February 11th, 2022: Republican Infighting, President Biden on NBC, and COVID-19
Today, Paul Brandus shares news regarding the RNC split over the January 6th insurrection, revelations from President Biden during his interview with NBC, and the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.
16:52 02/11/2022
February 4th, 2022: The U.S. Raid on ISIS, Russia and Ukraine, and Rising Gun Violence
This week, Paul looks at the recent military operation to eliminate an ISIS leader, the latest Russia-Ukraine tensions, and rising gun violence. Plus, economic news and other consequential data.
18:10 02/04/2022
January 28th, 2022: A Supreme Court Opening, Rising Tensions with Russia, and the Record-Breaking 2021 Economy
This week, White House Correspondent Paul Brandus shares updates about the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy, the continued standoff surrounding Ukraine, and the impact of the economic rebound of 2021. Featuring global affairs analyst David Andelman.
28:08 01/28/2022
January 21st, 2022: Voting Rights, Escalation in Ukraine, and President Biden's First Year
Host Paul Brandus looks at President Biden's first year in office, the recent filibuster vote in the Senate, mounting tension in Ukraine, new troubles for Donald Trump, and listener comments, featuring special guest Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics.
31:11 01/21/2022
January 14th, 2022: Biden Demands Passage On Voting Rights Bills and Escalating Tensions with Russia
This week, White House Correspondent Paul Brandus shares his insights into Biden's recent statements around voting rights and the filibuster, economic and COVID-19 news, and the mounting tensions between the U.S. and Russia. Special guest: Russia expert David Satter.
25:12 01/14/2022
January 7th, 2022: January 6th, the Attack on the Capitol, One Year Later
This week, Paul Brandus shares the news on the attack on the Capitol, a look back - and ahead. We also hear from special guest Professor and CIA consultant Barbara Walter about the prospect of civil war in the U.S.
32:11 01/07/2022
December 31st, 2021: A Year in Review, and a Preview of 2022
This week, White House Correspondent Paul Brandus sits down with Susan Page, the Washington Bureau Chief of USA Today, to review a tumultuous 2021, and discuss what we can expect in the upcoming year. Paul also sits down with Joel Naroff of Naroff Economics to discuss the economy and what 2022 has in store.
36:52 12/31/2021
December 17th, 2021: New Details on Jan. 6th, 800k COVID-19 Deaths, and Combating Inflation
This week on West Wing Reports, White House Correspondent Paul Brandus shares with us the disturbing new details surrounding the January 6th coup attempt, over 800,000 Americans are now dead from COVID-19, and how the Fed plans to use rising interest rates to combat inflation. Featuring former GOP Congressman John Walsh.
30:15 12/17/2021
December 10th, 2021: President Biden Speaks with Putin, an Omicron Variant Update, and Economic Forecasts for 2022
This week, Correspondent Paul Brandus shares his insights on President Biden's talk with his "frenemy" - Russia's Vladimir Putin, the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, and that you're likely to get a big raise in 2022. Our special guests this week include CIA veteran John Sipher, economist Diane Swonk, and Freedom House President Mike Abramowitz
24:15 12/10/2021
December 3rd, 2021: The Omicron Variant, U.S. Supreme Court on Abortion, and Job Growth
This week on West Wing Reports, host Paul Brandus looks at what we do and do not know about the Omicron Variant, the Supreme court tackles abortion rights, the plunging unemployment rate, and more. Featuring special guests Dr. Seema Yasmin at Stanford University and Julia Coronado, President of MacroPolicy Perspectives.
27:16 12/03/2021
November 19th, 2021: Infrastructure Week, A Censured Congressman, and Trouble with China
This week, Paul Brandus wraps up the week's news, including the approved infrastructure bill, Rep. Paul Gosar's censure in Congress, China's increasing threat to the U.S, a look ahead at Donald Trump and the 2024 election, and more. Featuring special guests defense analyst Elbridge Colby and presidential and constitutional scholar Barbara Perry.
32:58 11/19/2021
November 12th, 2021: The January 6th Investigation, Economic Inflation, and Veterans Day
This week, White House Correspondent Paul Brandus shares his insights as the Jan. 6th Commission picks up steam, inflation is back, and we celebrate Veterans Day. Featuring special guest, Presidential Historian Barbara Perry. Follow Paul on twitter @WestWingReport, and email at pbrandus@evergreenpodcasts.com
29:15 11/12/2021
November 5th, 2021: Recent Election Results, Child Vaccination Rollout, and an Improving Economy
This week, White House Correspondent Paul Brandus shares his insights about the rough election night for Democrats, the recent approval of COVID-19 vaccinations in children ages 5+, lowering unemployment metrics, and other news from DC this week. Featuring USA Today's Jill Lawrence. Questions or comments? email Paul at pbrandus@evergreenpodcasts.com.
18:29 11/05/2021
October 29th, 2021: President Biden in Europe, a Slowing Economy, and TikTok and Snapchat in the Hot Seat
This week, Paul Brandus shares the news about the pandemic's continued effect on the economy, Biden's trip to NATO and the G20 Summit, Snapchat and TikTok's appearance on Capitol Hill this week, and the ongoing struggle to pass the Infrastructure Bill. Featuring special guest Newsweek's Jonathan Broder.
31:07 10/29/2021