DC Washup

DC Washup

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Focusing on the US elections, the program brings you interviews with leaders, and newsmakers.

Episodes

Series 2 episode 34: HRC, Remember Me?  

In this week's episode, Bureau Chief Zoe Daniel and producer Roscoe Whalan are joined in the studio by Jon Allen, the co-author of "Shattered" - an inside look at what went wrong with Hillary Clinton's election campaign. This week, Secretary Clinton released her own version of events in a new book titled, "What Happened". How do the books compare? Jon explains Hillary's downfall and looks at what's next for the Democratic Party.

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Series 2 episode 33: Mandatory evacuation  

As a category 5 hurricane looms large over the Caribbean, authorities have ordered mass evacuations across the state of Florida. Meanwhile, the Administration has ordered the end of Obama-era immigration protections for undocumented youth brought to the United States by their parents. Bureau Chief Zoe Daniel joins producers Roscoe Whalan and Brooke Wylie to discuss a week that has raised more questions than answers about what exactly it means to go home.

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Series 2 episode 32: High and Dry  

After Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented flooding across the state of Texas, ABC Chief Correspondent Phil Williams and producer Roscoe Whalan call up North America Correspondent Conor Duffy in Houston to find out how the city is fighting back. Phil and Roscoe also dissect the President's visit to the disaster zone and look at the deterioration of relations between the US and two of its key adversaries: North Korea and Russia.

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Series 2 episode 31: Teleprompted  

We saw two sides of President Trump this week: first on message revealing his new policy on the War in Afghanistan and then completely off script relitigating his response to the Charlottesville incident. Who is the real Donald Trump? North America Correspondents Stephanie March and Conor Duffy along with Chief ABC Correspondent Philip Williams dissect the week and producer Roscoe Whalan reveals the esteemed company he cruised the Caribbean with.

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Series 2 episode 30: The Blame Game  

America is reeling after a weekend of deadly clashes between white nationalists and anti-fascist protesters. Days of unrest has devastated the community of Charlottesville, Virginia and left the nation divided. Bureau Chief Zoe Daniel along with North America correspondents Stephanie March and Conor Duffy join producer Brooke Wylie to discuss the simmering racial tensions, as well as the latest on North Korea, and the memorial of Australian woman Justine Damond, killed by a police officer in Minneapolis last month.

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Series 2 episode 29: The Bunker Edition  

Tensions dramatically escalated between the Trump administration and Pyongyang this week after it emerged North Korea had acquired the capability to attach a nuclear warhead to its intercontinental ballistic missiles. North America Correspondent Stephanie March joins producers Roscoe Whalan and Brooke Wylie to separate rhetoric from reality on an issue rattling Washington and the international community.

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Series 2 episode 28: Mooch'as gracias for the memories  

The rise and fall of Anthony Scaramucci was swift, but he left plenty of political carnage in his wake. North America Correspondents Stephanie March and Conor Duffy break down the latest White House reshuffle with producers Brooke Wylie and Roscoe Whalan. The team also discuss the infamous Donald Trump - Malcolm Turnbull phone call (again) after the Washington Post leaked the transcript. Oh, and Russia. How could we forget Russia?

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Series 2 episode 27: A very weak, beleaguered, podcast  

This week, the President has used Twitter to attack his Attorney-General as well as reverse another Obama legacy item. Ben Knight and producers Brooke Wylie and Roscoe Whalan explain why President Trump has it in for Jeff Sessions and the impact of barring transgender men and women from serving in the military. Meanwhile, the Republican health care bill begins its precarious journey through the Senate. Finally, the team bids farewell to Sean Spicer.

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Series 2 episode 26: Made in America  

Donald Trump dubbed it "Made in America" week and proceeded to jump in a fire truck before watching the Senate Republicans health care bill go up in flames. He then seemingly took out his frustrations on his Attorney-General Jeff Sessions in a strange interview with the New York Times. North America Correspondent Conor Duffy, Ben Knight and producer Roscoe Whalan break down another week in U-S politics. Conor also looks at OJ Simpson being granted parole and Ben reflects on a trying week in Minneapolis after the fatal shooting of Australian woman Justine Damond at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

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Series 2 episode 26: Made in America  

Donald Trump dubbed it "Made in America" week and proceeded to jump in a fire truck before watching the Senate Republicans health care bill go up in flames. He then seemingly took out his frustrations on his Attorney-General Jeff Sessions in a strange interview with the New York Times. North America Correspondent Conor Duffy, Ben Knight and producer Roscoe Whalan break down another week in U-S politics. Conor also looks at OJ Simpson being granted parole and Ben reflects on a trying week in Minneapolis after the fatal shooting of Australian woman Justine Damond at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

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Series 2 Episode 25: The 'I probably would've done things differently' edition  

With Donald Trump's son in hot water over an undisclosed meeting with a Russian lawyer, it's been Russia-mania in Washington yet again. Former Correspondent Ben Knight and producer Roscoe Whalan discuss the latest scandal and the President's warm welcome in Paris this week and North America Correspondent Stephanie March explains the impacts of the Trump Administration after a visit to the US-Mexico border.

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Series 2 Episode 24: A July Fourth "Gift"  

This year's Independence Day holiday erupted literally and diplomatically this week after North Korea launched an ICBM it claims has the potential to reach America. It prompted terse exchanges at an emergency UN meeting and overshadowed Donald Trump's trip to Germany for G20 meetings in Hamburg where he'll meet with his Russian counterpart for the first time. Producer Brooke Wylie joins Bureau Chief Zoe Daniel and former North America Correspondent Ben Knight to unpack another explosive week in the United States.

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Series 2 episode 23: War of Words  

This week, Donald Trump unleashed a crude attack on morning breakfast host Mika Brzezinski via Twitter, escalating an ongoing war with America's news media. Bureau Chief Zoe Daniel and producers Brooke Wylie and Roscoe Whalan break down the war of words between the Administration and American journalists and dissect how the President continues to derail his own legislative agenda.

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Series 2 Episode 22: Like a GA-6  

This week's special by-election in Georgia was billed as a 'referendum on the Trump Presidency'. The Republican candidate won and Democrats are soul searching. North America correspondents Conor Duffy and Stephanie March, along with producer Roscoe Whalan, unpack the most expensive congressional race in history, along with the tragic death of US-student Otto Warmbier after his detention in North Korea.

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Season 2 episode 21: A Congress united  

A vicious shooting attack on Republican representatives has left lawmakers stunned and appalled, prompting a rare show of unity on Capitol Hill as both parties rallied together against violence. North America correspondent Stephanie March with producers Roscoe Whalan and Brooke Wylie discuss a shocking week in Washington, as well as recap the latest in the Russia investigation and check in with correspondent Conor Duffy on the Cosby trial.

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Series 2 episode 20: Comey is my Homey  

Fired FBI Director James Comey has broken his silence in a stunning testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. North America Correspondents Stephanie March and Conor Duffy and producers Brooke Wylie and Roscoe Whalan break down James Comey's remarkable comments and try to answer the big questions like: what happens next and where are the tapes?!

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Series 2 Episode 19: If you hear me say Covfefe send help  

President Trump returned from his first overseas trip hailing it a 'great success' but left a trail of uncertainty across Europe as he admonished NATO allies and refused to commit to the Paris Climate Accord. His son-in-law and senior White House advisor Jared Kushner is the latest to be caught up in the Russia controversy, and Mr Trump invented a new word. Around the campfire that is Edit Booth 1, Producer Roscoe Whalan and North America Correspondents Conor Duffy and Stephanie March unpack the week.

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Series 2 episode 18: Tour de Trump  

President Trump's ambitious first overseas trip has taken him to key religious cities and into meetings with powerful political leaders in an attempt to kick off a global effort for peace in the Middle East and to further the fight against terrorism. Back home the controversy surrounding Russia and Mr Trump's associates continues and the new administration releases it's first budget. North America correspondent Stephanie March, the recalcitrant Conor Duffy, producer Brooke Wylie and ABC reporter Elly Bradfield unpack the week's events.

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Series 2 Episode 17: Better than Sochi  

After weeks of calls from both sides of politics a special counsel has finally been appointed to investigate links between Moscow and the Trump Campaign. Does this mean we can put Russia to the side... for now? Do Trump's supporters even care? And how happy is all of this making President Putin? Producer Roscoe Whalan, North America Correspondent Stephanie March and ABC reporter Elly Bradfield dissect yet another big week in US politics.

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Series 2 Episode 16: F-B-I-Can't-Believe-It!  

James Comey, you're fired. After months of controversy, Donald Trump has dumped his FBI Director. Why did he do it? Was it really about Director Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation? Or was the FBI getting closer on its investigation into the Trump campaign and its possible links to Russia? And what does Vladimir Putin think about it? So many questions! North America Correspondent Stephanie March and producers Brooke Wylie and Roscoe Whalan dive into another bizarre week of U.S. politics.

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