Face the Nation 2016 Diary

Face the Nation 2016 Diary

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The Face the Nation 2016 Diary features news, insights, and analysis on the 2016 election from John Dickerson.

Episodes

The Bottom Line on the Senate GOP's big health care reveal  

Republican senators took their health care bill out of the back room and blinking into the light, and Democrats engaged in some soul-searching after a disappointing loss in a special election. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

The Bottom Line: The shooting and the obstruction probe  

A week of tragedy in Washington and a president under investigation for obstruction of justice. A politically motivated shooting causes the political city to stop to reflect for a moment, but the threat of a crippling inquiry into the heart of the presidency draws forth a new set of partisan reactions. Face the Nation Moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review

The Bottom Line: Comey goes to Congress  

All eyes this week were on former FBI Director James Comey, who testified Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Comey had been fired from his post last month by President Trump amid an ongoing investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and his testimony shed significant new light on that controversy and others. Also this week: the president continued his feud with London's mayor, criticized his own Justice Department attorneys, and more. Face the Nation Moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

The Bottom Line: Comey goes to Congress  

All eyes this week were on former FBI Director James Comey, who testified Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Comey was fired from his post last month by President Trump amid an ongoing investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and his testimony shed significant new light on that controversy and others. Also this week: the president continued his feud with London?s mayor, criticized his own Justice Department attorneys, and more. Face the Nation Moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

The Bottom Line: Pittsburgh > Paris  

President Trump was back in Washington this week after a nine-day trip abroad, but he still had one more message to send to the rest of the world with his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. Plus, some new developments in the Russia investigation cast a shadow on presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

The Bottom Line: President Trump hits the world stage  

President Trump continued his swing through the Middle East and Europe this week, winning friends at some of his stops and causing controversy at others. Back home, the investigation into Russian election meddling continued simmering, the White House released its budget, and a special congressional election got a bit physical. John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

The Bottom Line on Trump's Worst Week  

It was another week of what seemed to be a relentless stream of news relating to the Trump White Administration. Leaks coming from the Intelligence Community and the White House birthed developments in the intertwined story of President Trump, the Department of Justice, Congress and Russia. It?s been seven straight days of sharp intakes of breath, building up to the week the president took his first foreign trip. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

The Bottom Line: Why did Trump fire Comey?  

President Trump stirred up an intense controversy this week with his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. The White House?s explanation of Comey?s termination kept shifting as the week wore on, and critics of the president wondered whether the decision was motivated by the FBI?s investigation into possible collusion between Mr. Trump?s campaign and the Russians. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

John Dickerson interviews President Donald Trump  

To mark the president's 100th day in office, "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson sat down and traveled with President Trump

The Bottom Line on the GOP's health care win  

President Donald Trump cleared a major hurdle this week finally getting the health care bill unstuck from the House of Representatives, but there?s still a long road ahead for Republicans working to fulfill their pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare. There was also some news this week on the investigation into Russian meddling with the U.S. election. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

The Bottom Line: Is Trump changing Washington, or vice versa?  

President Trump will mark his 100th day in office this week, and he?s trying to notch a few more accomplishments before the deadline, pushing a new budget-busting tax cut, pushing for a House vote on health care, and signing a few executive orders. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

The Bottom Line: Countdown to the end of Trump's first 100 days  

With a possible government shutdown on the horizon, another terrorist attack in France, and continued tensions with North Korea, President Trump is approaching the end of his first 100 days with no shortage of agenda items. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

The Bottom Line: Countdown to the end of Trump's first 100 days  

With a possible government shutdown on the horizon, another terrorist attack in France, and continued tensions with North Korea, President Trump is approaching the end of his first 100 days with no shortage of agenda items. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

The Bottom Line on Trump and North Korea  

President Trump offered reversals this week on the issues of Syria, China, and NATO, and brought the week to a close with a blustery confrontation over North Korea which darkened the Easter weekend. John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

The Bottom Line on Trump and North Korea  

President Trump offered reversals this week on the issues of Syria, China, and NATO, and brought the week to a close with a blustery confrontation over North Korea which darkened the Easter weekend. John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

The Bottom Line on Trump's Red Line  

It was a week that illustrated the enormous power of the presidency: President Trump successfully put a new, conservative justice on the Supreme Court, and he ordered a military strike in Syria in retaliation for the apparent use of chemical weapons. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks at the week in review.

The Bottom Line on Trump's Red Line  

It was a week that illustrated the enormous power of the presidency: President Trump successfully put a new, conservative justice on the Supreme Court, and he ordered a military strike in Syria in retaliation for the apparent use of chemical weapons. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks at the week in review.

The Bottom Line: Russian dressing and the return of Michael Flynn  

Republicans continue pointing fingers about the failure to repeal Obamacare, the House's probe of Russian election tampering nearly comes off the rails, and President Trump's former National Security Adviser seeks immunity from prosecution to tell his story. "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

The Bottom Line: Russian dressing and the return of Michael Flynn  

Republicans continue pointing fingers about the failure to repeal Obamacare, the House's probe of Russian election tampering nearly comes off the rails, and President Trump's former National Security Adviser seeks immunity from prosecution to tell his story. "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

The Bottom Line on the health care flatline  

President Trump was fighting this week to keep his campaign pledges to repeal Obamacare and nominate a conservative to the Supreme Court, but a campaign problem -- the Russia imbroglio -- kept sidetracking his administration. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks at the week in review.

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