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Why Net Neutrality Isn't Dead Yet
The Week Ahead, Episode 83

Ajit Pai, Chairman of Federal Communications Commission (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Internet service providers say they'd like Congress to pass a law mandating net neutrality now that the Federal Communications Commission has rescinded the rule requiring them to abide by it. But the providers also want Congress to exempt them from broader FCC regulation, says Rick Boucher, a former Democratic representative who now works for the industry. CQ reporter Alan Ota says such a measure faces a tough road on Capitol Hill.

 

Podcast: Alabama, Tangled Up in Blue
Doug Jones victory down South scrambles politics, legislation

Democrat Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama has turned politics upside down. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Roll Call politics reporter Bridget Bowman, who is on the ground in Alabama, discusses how Democrat Doug Jones’ win is reverberating in the political sphere and how it could affect Congress in the coming year as lawmakers prepare for the 2018 midterm elections. 

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Podcast: Defense, Domestic Budget Increases Crucial for Long-Term Spending Deal
Budget Tracker Extra, Episode 41

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CQ appropriations reporters Kellie Mejdrich and Jennifer Shutt discuss the two-week spending bill that averted a government shutdown and look at how lawmakers may keep the government funded beyond Dec. 22.

Podcast: Tax Bill Would Cost Charities Billions
The Week Ahead, Episode 82

Courtesy of The Salvation Army

Jamie Tucker of Independent Sector, which represents charities from The Red Cross to the Salvation Army, says the GOP tax bill could reduce charitable giving by as much as $20 billion and force charities to lay off hundreds of thousands of employees.

 

Podcast: A Mystery PAC and the Rest of the Strange Alabama Senate Finale
The Big Story, Episode 82

Roy Moore is facing allegations of sexual misconduct. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A week before Alabama's special election, Roll Call election analyst Nathan Gonzales describes how he unearthed an obscure political action committee supporting Roy Moore — just one more twist in a campaign where his alleged preying on teenage girls is the main issue, and has created a deep rift among his fellow Republicans.

 

Podcast: GOP’s Band-Aid Deal to Avert a Shutdown
Budget Tracker Extra, Episode 40

Frelinghuysen wants a deal on fiscal 2018 spending caps before Dec. 22. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

CQ budget reporter Jennifer Shutt explains the continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 22 and a temporary funding fix for the Children's Health Insurance Program.

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Podcast: The Consequences of Dismantling America's Diplomatic Corps
The Week Ahead, Episode 81

Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson arrives for his confirmation hearing. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Podcast: Why Democrats Are Willing to Play Ball With Trump
The Big Story, Episode 81

President Donald Trump makes a brief statement to the media as Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., left, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, right, look on, after a meeting with the House Republican Conference in the Capitol to discuss the GOP’s tax reform bill earlier this month. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Even though Democratic leaders snubbed President Donald Trump's invitation to the White House this week, it doesn't mean they don't want to negotiate with him. Roll Call's White House reporter John T. Bennett explains.

 

Podcast: Tax Bills Stir Anxiety in Largest Generation — Millennials
The Week Ahead, Episode 80

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski faces a tax plan conundrum with a clash between two of her key policy goals — drilling in ANWR and protecting access to health care back home. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Millennials are the largest living generation and are just starting their careers, so the GOP’s tax plan would affect them all of their working lives. They’re concerned about the proposed changes to the tax treatment of housing, education, health care and income, says CQ reporter Laura Weiss.

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Podcast: Sexual Harassment in Congress — More to Come
The Big Story, Episode 80

California Rep. Jackie Speier introduced legislation last week to address and prevent sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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