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Thursday, August 9, 2018
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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.
Join moderator Robert Costa for a robust roundtable discussion with award-winning journalists who provide reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the nation’s capital.
Topics for Aug. 10 (Repeats Sunday, Aug. 12):
November's midterm elections loomed large over Tuesday.
In Ohio, Democrats outperformed expectations in a special election for Congress in a district that has been reliably Republican for more than three decades.
In the Republican primary race for Kansas governor, an underdog candidate who President Trump endorsed appears to be on the verge of defeating the incumbent governor.
President Trump has said he will devote most of his time campaigning for vulnerable Republican congressional candidates ahead of the midterm elections.
Mr. Trump knows the results of the congressional midterms will factor into his ability to advance his political agenda during the final two years of his term. But the president's popularity with his base may not bolster centrist Republicans in districts with Mr. Trump's is unpopular.
Democrats remained buoyed by the performance of their mainstream candidates who have defeated some of Bernie Sanders' left-wing primary candidates. But are they being over-optimistic that a "blue wave" is coming?
Plus, what President Trump’s legal team is offering special counsel Robert Mueller’s team as a counter-proposal for a potential sit-down interview.
Robert Costa will get analysis from:
- Sheryl Gay Stolberg of The New York Times
- Philip Rucker of The Washington Post
- Kimberly Atkins of The Boston Herald
- Jake Sherman of POLITICO
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