The Washington Report

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The Washington Report has been a WQXR tradition for many years. Each week, The New York Times' David Sanger joins us with a preview of the top stories from Washington.

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Ukraine & Putin, Heartbleed Bug, Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

The Washington Report: David Sanger from the New York Times discusses Ukraine, the heart bleed bug and the anniversary of Civil Rights Act with WNYC's Richard Hake.

Defense Secretary Goes to China; Republicans Ponder Christie Alternatives

Monday, April 07, 2014

Richard Hake and the New York Times' David Sanger discuss Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's trip to China to address cyber security concerns, and take a look at security following a second Fort Hood shooting and the GOP search for an alternative presidential candidate in the wake of Bridgegate.

The President's Overseas Trip; Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms

Monday, March 31, 2014

Richard Hake and the New York Times' David Sanger discuss the President's meeting with the king of Saudi Arabia and take a look at the latest enrollment numbers as the deadline for the Affordable Care Act enrollment nears.

The NSA and China; and President Obama's Summit Meetings in Europe

Monday, March 24, 2014

Kerry Nolan talks with the New York Times' David Sanger about China's accusation of U.S. spying, the President's third nuclear summit meeting and how Russia's movements in Crimea will overshadow the economic summit in the Netherlands.

The Missing Airliner; The Vote in Ukraine

Monday, March 17, 2014

Kerry Nolan and the New York Times' David Sanger discuss the future of Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula and take a look at why Washington insiders don't believe the missing Malaysian Airliner was the victim of a terrorist act.

Russia's Move on Ukraine and Washington's Reaction

Monday, March 03, 2014

Kerry Nolan speaks with the New York Times' David Sanger about this weekend's move by Russian troops into the Crimea, the White House's reaction, and what happens going forward.

Snowden's Access to NSA Files, How the Olympics Are Burnishing Russia's Image, and Gay Marriage on the Federal Level

Monday, February 10, 2014

Kerry Nolan talks with The New York Times' David Sanger about how easily NSA leaker Edward Snowden was able to collect so much data; we turn to Sochi for a look at Russia's image here in the US and back home, the Attorney General is set to make an announcement on same-sex marriage.

Cooperation on Capitol Hill; President Obama's Executive Orders and What the U-S Hopes For During the Sochi Olympics

Monday, February 03, 2014

Kerry Nolan talks with The New York Times' David Sanger about what, aside from security, the U-S hopes to take away from the Olympics; how President Obama will try to further his agenda without Congressional help and how there may actually be some cooperation on Capitol Hill with respect to immigration.

Syria's Rocky Peace Talks; America's Rocky Road Out of Afghanistan; and President Obama's State of The Union Message

Monday, January 27, 2014

Kerry Nolan talks with the New York Times' David Sanger about the way out of Afghanistan, the shaky start to peace talks with Syria's government and its' rebel forces and he'll preview President Obama's State of The Union speech.

Iran's Cooperation With U.N. Inspectors and President Obama's Plan For The NSA

Monday, January 20, 2014

Kerry Nolan speaks with the New York Times' David Sanger about Iran's cooperation with U.N. nuclear inspectors and whether that means economic sanctions will be lifted; and Sanger takes a look at Friday's speech by President Obama, in which he lays out a plan for future intelligence gathering.

Gates' Explosive Memoir; Christie's Bridge Scandal

Monday, January 13, 2014

Kerry Nolan talks with the New York Times's David Sanger about the former Secretary of Defense's new memoir and is the George Washington Bridge scandal now out of Governor Christie's hands?

A Look Back at 2013 and a Look Ahead at the New Year

Monday, January 06, 2014

Kerry Nolan speaks with David Sanger of the New York Times about his predictions from last year and his feelings about the big news stories bubbling up in 2014.

The Continuing NSA Surveillance Story; What to Expect From President Obama; and Has This Been The Most Dysfunctional Year Ever in Washington?

Monday, December 23, 2013

Kerry Nolan speaks with David Sanger from The New York Times about the ongoing NSA surveillance story and what we can expect from President Obama; and is it an exaggeration to call this the most dysfunctional year ever in Washington?

The NSA Fallout Overseas; The Budget Deal at Home.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Kerry Nolan talks with the New York Times' David Sanger about whether the biggest issue in the aftermath of the NSA surveillance revelations might be economic rather than political; also, what does the House-passed budget deal really mean?

Mandela's Changing Image; Germany's Ire Over Wiretapping; and the U-S Employment Rate

Monday, December 09, 2013

Kerry Nolan speaks with the New York Times' David Sanger about how the late Nelson Mandela was viewed by the West during the Cold War years; Germany hasn't let the furor over the NSA's alleged wiretapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel die down and the US unemployment rate has finally dropped to 7 percent. 

Obamacare Website Improves & Syrian Chemical Weapons Cleanup Offshore

Monday, December 02, 2013

Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about the new challenges facing President Barack Obama's healthcare website, the long-running dispute between China and Japan, and how the U.S. plans to destroy Syria's chemical weapons at sea.

The Deal With Iran

Monday, November 25, 2013

Kerry Nolan talks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about this weekend's preliminary deal with Iran, which temporarily halts that country's nuclear program while a more permanent solution is worked out. 

Disposing of Syria's Chemical Weapons; More Fallout from the Health Care Rollout and Remembering JFK.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Kerry Nolan talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the difficulty in finding a place to destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile; DC's local insurance commissioner was sacked after he made a negative remark about the ACA website and remembering JFK, 50 years after his assassination.

President Obama's Health Care Issues; Typhoon Haiyan and the Iranian Nuclear Deal Hits a Snag

Monday, November 11, 2013

Kerry Nolantalks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about this weekend's failed nuclear negotiations with Iran, about the latest problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and why Typhoon Haiyan was so devastating.

Computer Glitches and Computer Spying; The Virginia Senate Race

Monday, November 04, 2013

In this week's Washington Report, Kerry Nolan speaks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the rocky rollout of Obamacare and the possible reining-in of the National Security Agency's computer and phone sweeps. Also, former President Clinton's ex-fundraiser is ahead in the polls as the Democratic candidate for Senate in Virginia. What makes this race so unusual?

Government Shutdown's Impact on Global Markets; and NSA Chief Defends Agency

Monday, October 14, 2013

Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the ongoing government shutdown and its impact on global markets. They also discuss the head of the NSA's attempt to defend his agency's surveillance programs amid criticism from America's allies.