WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Paul Gigot and Kim Strassel discuss the latest political and government news from Washington. Get the critical perspective and analysis you need on developments out of the nation's capital.

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19 Min

Sep 21, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation Fight

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

Brett Kavanaugh's accuser declines to testify without an FBI probe.

19 Min

Sep 19, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

Can Brett Kavanaugh's nomination survive Christine Ford's accusation?

22 Min

Sep 18, 2018

Episode
Podcast
Time
Released
23 min
Sep 14, 2018
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A late hit on Brett Kavanaugh and Paul Manafort cops a plea.

22 min
Sep 12, 2018
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Democrats gain in Senate election battle.

18 min
Sep 11, 2018
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The politics of Colin Kaepernick, and releasing the FISA documents.

19 min
Sep 7, 2018
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Strassel, McGurn and Gigot on the hunt for Anonymous and Cory Booker vs. Brett Kavanaugh.

21 min
Sep 5, 2018
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Strassel, McGurn and Gigot on day two of the Kavanaugh hearings. Plus a primary upset in Massachusetts and Rahm Emanuel bows out in Chicago.

18 min
Sep 4, 2018
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The Senate's Kavanaugh hearings begin with a partisan bang.

23 min
Aug 31, 2018
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Gigot, McGurn and Strassel discuss Trump's loss of his White House counsel, and preview next week's Kavanaugh hearings.

20 min
Aug 29, 2018
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Election results and portents from Florida and Arizona.

19 min
Aug 28, 2018
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Remembering John McCain, and Trump's new Nafta deal.

22 min
Aug 24, 2018
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The Michael Cohen fallout and Trump vs. Sessions, again.

22 min
Aug 22, 2018
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The Cohen and Manafort convictions and Trump's future.

22 min
Aug 21, 2018
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The longest bull market on record, plus Trump's new energy rule.

21 min
Aug 17, 2018
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Bruce Ohr, the Justice Department's man of mystery. Plus, Trump strips John Brennan on his security clearance.

20 min
Aug 15, 2018
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Breaking down Tuesday's primaries, and Omarosa vs. Trump.

20 min
Aug 14, 2018
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The FBI fires Peter Strzok, and the Kavanaugh document fight.

22 min
Aug 10, 2018
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U.S. sanctions rile world markets, and Democrats discover corruption.

22 min
Aug 8, 2018
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Breaking down Tuesday's election results and what they mean for November.

20 min
Aug 7, 2018
i

The politics of California fires, and an Ohio election preview.

20 min
Aug 3, 2018
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Trump's midterm rally strategy, plus the fuel-mileage policy shift.

26 min
Aug 1, 2018
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Trump and Bannon vs. the Kochs, and firing Robert Mueller.

20 min
Jul 31, 2018
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Donald Trump vs. the Koch brothers in the 2018 midterm elections.

25 min
Jul 27, 2018
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The economy surges in the second quarter and what that means for the midterm elections.

23 min
Jul 25, 2018
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The fight over documents in Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, plus Trump's farm tariff bailout.

21 min
Jul 24, 2018
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The FBI's FISA documents and revoking security clearances.

20 min
Jul 20, 2018
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Trump and Putin, round two, and Senate Republicans reject a Trump judicial nominee.

24 min
Jul 18, 2018
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Why Trump reversed himself on Russia and the political fallout.

19 min
Jul 17, 2018
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Strassel, McGurn and Gigot on the Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit and the political fallout.

21 min
Jul 13, 2018
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Trump in Europe and the latest Mueller indictments.

22 min
Jul 11, 2018
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The Senate debates Brett Kavanaugh, and Trump disrupts NATO.

23 min
Jul 10, 2018
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Why Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh.

22 min
Jul 7, 2018
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Exit Scott Pruitt at EPA, and Trump's Supreme Court choices.

22 min
Jul 3, 2018
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Parsing Trump's Supreme Court choices.

25 min
Jun 29, 2018
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The Supreme Court after Anthony Kennedy.

23 min
Jun 27, 2018
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The Supreme Court rejects mandatory union fees, and a Democratic power in Congress loses in a primary.

20 min
Jun 26, 2018
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The Supreme Court upholds President Trump's travel ban. Plus, is Maxine Waters the new "face of the Democrats?"

23 min
Jun 22, 2018
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The Supreme Court on cellphone searches and sales taxes, and remembering Charles Krauthammer.

18 min
Jun 20, 2018
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Congress and Trump's trade policy, plus mouse-trapping Elizabeth Warren on financial regulation.

18 min
Jun 19, 2018
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The uproar over Trump's border enforcement and family separation.

22 min
Jun 15, 2018
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The Inspector General report on the FBI, and the China tariffs begin.

21 min
Jun 13, 2018
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Anticipating the Justice Department report on Hillary Clinton's private email investigation.

23 min
Jun 12, 2018
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Assessing the Trump-Kim summit.

18 min
Jun 8, 2018
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Can Congress rein in Trump on trade, and Trump and the G-7.

20 min
Jun 6, 2018
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What did we learn from the Super Tuesday primaries?

23 min
Jun 5, 2018
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The brawl over Trump and executive power, and Howard Schultz of Starbucks for president?

23 min
Jun 1, 2018
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The job market booms, a trade war looms, and Trump's pardon spree.

21 min
May 30, 2018
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Trump's trade disruption and elites vs. populists in Italy.

20 min
May 29, 2018
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Republicans close the polling gap for control of Congress, and a look at the Congressional record so far.

20 min
May 25, 2018
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Trump's off-again, on-again North Korea summit, and punishing China's ZTE Corp. for violating sanctions.

22 min
May 24, 2018
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Trump cancels the North Korea summit and threatens tariffs on imported cars.

21 min
May 22, 2018
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The FBI informant and the Trump campaign, and a U.S.-China trade truce.

20 min
May 18, 2018
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Trump's North Korea trial and a looming Nafta failure.

19 min
May 16, 2018
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Democrats turn left in primaries, and North Korea threatens the Trump summit.

19 min
May 15, 2018
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Donald Trump's move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Plus, where the Mueller investigation stands after one year.

20 min
May 11, 2018
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The fight over the FBI's "top-secret" intelligence source, and Michael Cohen's corporate clients.

23 min
May 9, 2018
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The Tuesday primary results, what next on Iran.

15 min
May 8, 2018
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Eric Schneiderman's public and private lives, and Congress's spending rescissions fight.

22 min
May 4, 2018
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Strassel, Henninger and Gigot on a judge's rebuke of special counsel Robert Mueller and Trump's changing Stormy Daniels story.

20 min
May 2, 2018
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Strassel, McGurn and Gigot on Nancy Pelosi's campaign to return as House Speaker, plus Rod Rosenstein vs. House Republicans

18 min
May 1, 2018
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Strassel, McGurn and Gigot on Robert Mueller's questions for Donald Trump.

20 min
Apr 27, 2018
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Mike Pompeo, Ronny Jackson, the economy, the Korea summit and Europe visits the White House.

24 min
Apr 25, 2018
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Trouble for Trump's Veterans nominee, and another danger signal for Republicans in November.

19 min
Apr 24, 2018
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Donald Trump's first State Dinner with Emmanuel Macron. Plus, the latest on James Comey and the FBI.

25 min
Apr 20, 2018
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Jim Comey's private memos go public and Neil Gorsuch at the Supreme Court.

19 min
Apr 18, 2018
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Mike Pompeo's confirmation fight for Secretary of State, and protecting Robert Mueller.

21 min
Apr 17, 2018
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James Comey's memoir on Trump and Clinton.

21 min
Apr 13, 2018
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A pardon for Scooter Libby and the inspector general report on Andrew McCabe.

24 min
Apr 11, 2018
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Paul Ryan won't run for re-election, and Mark Zuckerberg meets Congress.

19 min
Apr 10, 2018
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The FBI raid on Michael Cohen and Trump's Syria options.

21 min
Apr 4, 2018
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A big liberal election victory in Wisconsin, and the China-U.S. trade war escalates.

19 min
Apr 3, 2018
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Trump escalates on immigration, and Scott Pruitt draws political fire.

21 min
Mar 30, 2018
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Trump vs. Amazon, and Jeff Sessions says no to a second special counsel.

17 min
Mar 28, 2018
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The Senate confirmation logjam and new South Korea trade deal.

19 min
Mar 27, 2018
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The politics of guns after the marches, and the Stormy Daniels risk for Trump.

23 min
Mar 23, 2018
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John Bolton's worldview and Trump's China tariffs.

20 min
Mar 21, 2018
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The Illinois primary results and Trump congratulates Putin.

21 min
Mar 20, 2018
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Strassel, Kissel and McGurn on the Andrew McCabe firing. Plus, Saudi Arabia's crown prince meets President Trump.

21 min
Mar 16, 2018
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Trump makes Larry Kudlow his chief economic adviser.

20 min
Mar 14, 2018
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McGurn and Gigot on an apparent Democratic victory in Pennsylvania.

18 min
Mar 13, 2018
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Kissel, Henninger, and McGurn on Mike Pompeo and House Intelligence Committee's latest report.

15 min
Mar 9, 2018
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Strassel, Finley and McGurn on special counsels. Plus, Conor Lamb and the special election for Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District.

22 min
Mar 7, 2018
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Strassel and McGurn on the Gary Cohn resignation and the results of the Texas primaries.

20 min
Mar 6, 2018
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Strassel, Finley and McGurn on steel tariffs and the latest from election races across the country.

19 min
Mar 2, 2018
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Henninger, McGurn and Gigot on Trump's trade war and a beleaguered White House staff.

25 min
Feb 28, 2018
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Strassel, McGurn and Gigot on the boycott of the NRA and Jared Kushner's White House security clearance.

20 min
Feb 27, 2018
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Strassel, McGurn and Gigot on public unions vs. free speech at the Supreme Court, plus the Democratic intel memo.

24 min
Feb 23, 2018
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Henninger, Finley and Gigot on the gun debate and public unions at the Supreme Court.

19 min
Feb 21, 2018
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Bill McGurn and Paul Gigot on gun control and the legacy of Billy Graham.

25 min
Feb 20, 2018
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Kim Strassel, Bill McGurn and Paul Gigot on guns and mental health after Parkland.

25 min
Feb 16, 2018
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The Senate's immigration failure and Robert Mueller's Russian indictments.

22 min
Feb 14, 2018
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McGurn, Strassel and Gigot on John Kelly and a new poll on who should control Congress.

20 min
Feb 13, 2018
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Finley, Strassel and Gigot on the Trump infrastructure plan and the Senate immigration debate.

21 min
Feb 7, 2018
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Kim Strassel and Paul Gigot on what we're learning about the FBI and Christopher Steele.

23 min
Feb 6, 2018
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James Freeman and Paul Gigot on stocks, the economy and Trump.

25 min
Feb 2, 2018
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Kim Strassel, Dan Henninger and Paul Gigot on the House Intelligence memo on the FBI and FISA court.

25 min
Jan 31, 2018
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Allysia Finley, Kim Strassel and Paul Gigot on Trump's State of the Union.

21 min
Jan 30, 2018
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Shakeup at the FBI and releasing the House Intelligence memo.

20 min
Jan 26, 2018
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Strassel and McGurn on Trump at Davos and the upcoming GOP memo.

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