The New Washington

The New Washington

By The New York Times

This limited-run series of interviews from the producers of "The Daily" takes you inside Trump’s Washington. From July through December of 2017, "The New Washington" delivered interviews with the political character you wanted to hear from most that week, with analysis and commentary from Michael Barbaro, Carl Hulse and their colleagues in the D.C. bureau of The New York Times.


Sean Hannity

Mr. Hannity, the Fox News host and political commentator, is one of the most dominant voices in conservative news media, reaching millions each day. But much of his influence comes from a powerful audience of one. Mr. Hannity spoke with Matthew Shaer, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, about the roots of his opinionated style, whether he considers himself a journalist and what it’s like to know the president is listening.
03/12/1732m 51s

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Ms. Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, is one of the leaders behind a charge to overhaul policies on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. She spoke to The New York Times’s Jennifer Steinhauer about her own experience with harassment, power dynamics, President Bill Clinton and more.
19/11/1726m 54s

Steve Bannon

The Breitbart News executive chairman and former White House chief strategist, is building a shadow party behind the G.O.P. that he hopes will drive out the establishment. Mr. Bannon spoke with Jeremy W. Peters, a reporter for The New York Times, about his populist movement, his goal of ousting Mitch McConnell as Senate majority leader and more.
11/11/1727m 47s

Speaker Paul Ryan

Mr. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, is pushing a tax plan that could be a legacy-defining achievement or a political disaster. Mr. Ryan spoke with Carl Hulse about his plan to get it through Congress, his evolving relationship with President Trump and the lessons he learned waiting tables at a restaurant across from the Capitol.
05/11/1724m 38s

Ty Cobb

The White House lawyer and Kansas native talked with Matt Apuzzo, a reporter for The Times, about the state of the special counsel's investigation and the White House legal strategy, what it will mean if Paul Manafort gets indicted, that trademark handlebar mustache and more.
28/10/1720m 23s

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

America’s foreign policy playbook changed the moment Donald J. Trump was elected, leaving State Department staff and their international counterparts wondering what the new era might look like. Under Secretary Tillerson, they are still searching for answers. Mr. Tillerson spoke with Jason Zengerle about his greatest diplomatic challenge, how he factors the president’s tweets into foreign policy strategy and more.
22/10/1723m 37s

Breitbart in the White House

The conservative outlet, under the guidance of the former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, is enjoying a new, more influential place in Washington’s media ecosystem in the Trump era. Charlie Spiering, Breitbart’s senior White House correspondent, spoke with Michael M. Grynbaum, a Times media reporter, about what it's like to work at a controversial organization and what he considers a great Breitbart story.
15/10/1730m 19s

Senator Marco Rubio

The Florida Republican and former presidential candidate is getting into the weeds on issues like Cuban relations, the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and immigration. He spoke with Carl Hulse about how he has approached his second term on Capitol Hill, his relationship with President Trump and more.
08/10/1722m 17s

Representative Nancy Pelosi

The Democrat from California has held the highest governmental position of any woman in U.S. history and is one half of Washington’s hottest power couple — “Chuck and Nancy.” She talked with Carl Hulse about protecting one of her signature policy victories, the Affordable Care Act, as well as the 2018 election, her love of chocolate and more.
01/10/1723m 13s

Lobbying in the Trump Era

In President Trump’s Washington there is a new lineup of lobbyists making deals and offering access. Nicholas Confessore, a political investigative reporter for The Times, spoke with Robert Stryk about the opportunity he saw when Mr. Trump was elected and how he has leveraged relationships in the administration for political and business success.
23/09/1722m 51s

Senator Mitch McConnell

The Senate majority leader has had a challenging few weeks. The Republican from Kentucky spoke to Carl Hulse about his complicated relationship with the president, why the Democrats didn’t strike as good of a spending deal as they let on and his non-reaction to Steve Bannon’s attacks.
16/09/1722m 25s

Senator Chuck Schumer

The Democratic leader of the Senate is riding a political high, days after striking a deal with President Trump in the Oval Office on government funding and the debt limit, much to the chagrin of his Republican counterparts. He spoke with Carl Hulse about how the whole thing went down and what it might mean for the future of bipartisan governing.
09/09/1723m 31s

Roger Stone

The provocateur, political consultant and subject of a new Netflix documentary is one of President Trump’s oldest advisers. Michael Barbaro and Maggie Haberman listen to and discuss Barbaro's recent conversation with Mr. Stone about his views on the internal White House battle between globalists and nationalists, why he promotes conspiracy theories and mistruths, and what he sees as one of the worst things in politics — being boring.
02/09/1727m 13s

Senator Jeff Flake

The Republican from Arizona is one of the latest people to draw fire from President Trump on social media and in his campaign-style rally speeches. Mr. Flake, who is mounting a reelection campaign, spoke with Carl Hulse about surviving Mr. Trump’s criticism and writing his new book, “Conscience of a Conservative,” which argues that the right has given into the “politics of anger.”
26/08/1726m 35s

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The White House press secretary is one of the most visible jobs in American politics. Michael Grynbaum, a media correspondent for The Times, spoke with Ms. Sanders about growing up as the daughter of a prominent politician, inheriting her position after her celebrity predecessor Sean Spicer quit and trying to manage coverage of a tumultuous White House while mollifying a boss who believes he is his own best spokesman.
19/08/1734m 50s

Senator Richard Burr

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian tampering in the election is the premier inquiry on Capitol Hill. The Republican senator from North Carolina, the committee’s chairman, opens up about its progress, his relationship with President Trump and a distant relative who made his last name famous.
12/08/1719m 9s

Senator Lamar Alexander

The health care debate is not over on Capitol Hill. The folksy Republican senator from Tennessee is leading a new charge to fix the Affordable Care Act through a bipartisan approach. He talks with Carl Hulse about his journey from voting to repeal it to calling hearings to make it better.
05/08/1720m 28s

Introducing 'The New Washington'

Who are the characters remaking Washington? Michael Barbaro, the host of "The Daily," and Carl Hulse, The Times's chief Washington correspondent, discuss the key political figures that we’ll be hearing from on this show.
29/07/1715m 4s
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