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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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WASHINGTON WEEK, PBS' longest-running public affairs series, features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans.
Topics for Nov. 24 (NO Repeat Sunday, Nov. 26):
Donald Trump came into office promising to change the face of American politics and transfer power "back to the people.”
He cast himself as the disrupter in chief. One year later, President Trump is leading a nation that has become more divided, more polarized, and more intolerant.
Mr. Trump can boast that unemployment is the lowest it has been since 2000, and the stock market is surging.
His most significant accomplishment has been the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
However, the president has fallen short on other campaign promises including the repeal of Obamacare and the construction of a southern border wall.
Another nagging dilemma, special counsel Robert Mueller's increasingly aggressive investigation into Russian election meddling.
Trump's core supporters are eager for him to continue "draining the swamp" and shaking up the status quo.
But some Republicans are speaking out against Trump. Retiring Sens. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.) have publically criticized the president and questioned his fitness for the office.
One year after Election Day, we look at how the Trump presidency has rocked American politics and look ahead to 2018 with:
- Peter Baker of The New York Times
- Andrea Mitchell of NBC News
- Michael Duffy of TIME
- Ann Compton, veteran of ABC News
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Senate tax plan moves forward
Roy Moore allegations shake Washington, Trump visits Asia
Tax reform and the first indictments in the Russia probe
The battle for control of the Republican Party
Pentagon, FBI investigate ambush on U.S. troops in Niger
President Trump takes on the Iran deal and health care
Gun debate returns after Las Vegas shooting
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