On December 18, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 230-197 to charge President Donald Trump with abuse of power, and voted 229-198 to charge the President with obstruction of Congress. After the vote, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi delayed transmittal of the articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate — ostensibly to make […]
To impeach, or not to impeach. With all apologies to William Shakespeare, that is the question roiling Congress this week. Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report has fueled an intense debate. Centrist Democratic leaders, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, publicly worry that, with a Republican Senate that has already refused to convict, a failed impeachment attempt […]
The 2018 U.S. elections not only flipped control of the House of Representatives from the Republicans to the Democrats. They also dramatically changed the composition of the Democratic Party delegation. Bolstered by an influx of newcomers, many who ran on anti-establishment platforms, the ranks of the Congressional Progressive Caucus have swelled to their greatest numbers […]
UW-Madison political scientist David Canon speaks with Brian Standing about the appointment of Paul Ryan as U.S. Speaker of the House.
Will the fast track Trade Promotion Authority Pass in Senate? Will President Obama get the support he needs from Democrats? Today guest host Bob McChesney spoke with Wisconsin State AFL-CIO president David Newby to continue our coverage on the trade agreements. Listen to today’s A Public Affair to hear more updates on the trade agreements.
Dave Obey is no stranger to Congressional budget battles, having served Wisconsin’s 7th district from 1969 until 2011, twice as the chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee. He joined us to talk about the government shutdown, the deal that ended it, and the death of intelligent debate in the U.S. Congress.