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4 Jan. 2015
Episode dated 4 January 2015
Topics: President Obama's encounter with a wedding party during a golf outing in Hawaii; controversy surrounding a speech Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) delivered in 2002. Guests: Susan Ferrechio, Chris Stirewalt, Mara Liasson.
18 Jan. 2015
Episode dated 18 January 2015
Topics: the Charlie Hebdo magazine cover; President Obama not attending a Paris rally; the State of the Union Address; hints of another presidential run for Mitt Romney. Guests: Nina Easton, Amy Holmes, Charles Lane, Howie Carr.
25 Jan. 2015
Episode dated 25 January 2015
Topics: the State of the Union address; President Obama's YouTube interview; the NFL's "Deflategate" investigation. Guests: Lauren Ashburn, Jonah Goldberg, Joe Trippi, Richard Grenell, Richard Fowler, Will Leitch, Howard Eskin.
1 Feb. 2015
Episode dated 1 February 2015
Topics: Super Bowl XLIX; Michael Moore's comments regarding Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper"; winter storm Juno. Guests: Mercedes Schlapp, Julie Roginsky, David Zurawik, Brian Kilmeade, Joe Concha, Frank Luntz.
8 Feb. 2015
Episode dated 8 February 2015
Topics: NBC anchor Brian Williams' Iraq story; vaccines in the U.S.; the execution of a Jordanian pilot by ISIS. Guests includes David Zurawik, Sharyl Attkisson, Paul Farhi, Nina Easton, Jim Geraghy and Mara Liasson.
15 Feb. 2015
Episode dated 15 February 2015
Topics: Jon Stewart's departure from The Daily Show (1996); NBC anchor Brian Williams' suspension; the death of CBS News correspondent Bob Simon; the impact of social media on public figures.
22 Feb. 2015
Episode dated 22 February 2015
Topics: the White House summit on Countering Violent Extremism; Mayor Rudy Guiliani's comments about President Obama; Bill O'Reilly's reporting history; an interview with Fox Business Network's Lisa Kennedy Montgomery.
8 Mar. 2015
Episode dated 8 March 2015
Topics: Hillary Clinton's emails; Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on Capitol Hill; Andrew Lack's return to NBC News. Also: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on the 2016 presidential campaign.
15 Mar. 2015
Episode dated 15 March 2015
Topics: Hillary Clinton's e-mails; the unrest in Ferguson, Mo.; the Republican senators' letter to Iran. Guests include Kathleen Parker, Christina Bellantoni, Joe Trippi, Joe Concha, David Zurawik, Richard Grenell, Julie Roginsky and Ron Fournier.
22 Mar. 2015
Episode dated 22 March 2015
Topics: Hillary Clinton's e-mails; the 2016 presidential campaign; the resignation of Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.); HBO's series about Robert Durst. Guests include Sharyl Attkisson, Amy Holmes, Kirsten Powers, Ben Terris, Marissa Guthrie and Terence Smith.
29 Mar. 2015
Episode dated 29 March 2015
Topics: presidential candidacy of Sen. Ted Cruz; investigating Sgt. Bergdahl; Facebook's media power play; Ferguson media missteps; Hillary Clinton's media olive branch. Guests include Kathleen Parker; Nina Easton; Juan Williams; Sarah Lacy; Joe Concha; Susan Ferrechio.
5 Apr. 2015
Episode dated 5 April 2015
Topics: whether Sen. Elizabeth Warren will run for president; Harvey Weinstein's tabloid war; new The Daily Show (1996) host Trevor Noah hit over offensive jokes.
12 Apr. 2015
Episode dated 12 April 2015
A report on Hillary Clinton's expected presidential announcement; David Zurawik; Mariel Hemingway's family mental illness.
19 Apr. 2015
Episode dated 19 April 2015
Topics: Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign; Britt McHenry's media rant on video; media's take on Obama's diplomacy; Sarah Silverman's bogus story.
26 Apr. 2015
Episode dated 26 April 2015
Top news headlines include Peter Schweizer's book, "Clinton Cash"; Caitlyn Jenner's TV interview.
3 May 2015
Episode dated 3 May 2015
News headlines discussed include the rioting in Baltimore; interview with author Peter Schweizer ("Clinton Cash").
10 May 2015
Episode dated 10 May 2015
Top headlines include the Clinton Foundation event in Morocco and the NFL's Deflategate report.
17 May 2015
Episode dated 17 May 2015
Topics: George Stephanopoulos' Clinton Foundation donations; President Barack Obama calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by her first name; Verizon buying AOL; the media's coverage of poverty; David Letterman's retirement. Guests: Nina Easton, Mercedes Schlapp, Dana Milbank, Sarah Lacy, Brit Hume, Marissa Guthrie.
24 May 2015
Episode dated 24 May 2015
Headlines discussed include media coverage of ISIS and talk-show host David Letterman's retirement.
31 May 2015
Episode dated 31 May 2015
Topics covered include the 2016 presidential election and Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian's trial in Iran. Also: Bob Schieffer; Greg Gutfeld; Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron.
7 Jun. 2015
Episode dated 7 June 2015
Topics: Hillary Clinton's poll numbers; Megyn Kelly's interview with Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar; the media's coverage of Caitlyn Jenner. Guests include Anne Gearan (Washington Post); Mary Katharine Ham; Jackie Kucinich; Gretchen Carlson; Kathleen Parker (Washington Post).
14 Jun. 2015
Episode dated 14 June 2015
Topics: Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign; Jeb Bush; pool party police frenzy; NAACP official revealed as a white person. Guests include Rich Lowry, Julie Roginsky, Daniel Klaidman, Jennifer Senior, Amy Holmes, Marjorie Clifton.
21 Jun. 2015
Episode dated 21 June 2015
Topics: coverage of presidential candidacy announcements by Gov. Jeb Bush and Donald Trump; Brian Williams' move to MSNBC; the shootings in Charleston, S.C. Also: an interview with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Guests include Mercedes Schlapp (Cove Strategies); A.B. Stoddard; Joe Trippi; David Zurawik; Lola Ogunnaike.
28 Jun. 2015
Episode dated 28 June 2015
Topics include the media coverage of the Charleston, S.C., church shooting; Marc Maron's interview of President Barack Obama; and Lester Holt becoming the permanent NBC Nightly News' anchor. Also: Sen. Ted Cruz(R-Texas) is interviewed. Panelists: Kathleen Parker, Kirsten Powers and Wesley Lowery.
5 Jul. 2015
Episode dated 5 July 2015
Top headlines include the Supreme Court of the United States' ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.
12 Jul. 2015
Episode dated 12 July 2015
Topics include former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's TV interview; Bill Cosby's 2005 deposition. Also: Bill Cosby accuser Barbara Bowman; radio show host Richard Fowler. Panelists: Mercedes Schlapp, Susan Ferrechio and Michael Tomasky.
19 Jul. 2015
Episode dated 19 July 2015
Topics: the Iran nuclear deal; Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's presidential campaign event in New Hampshire. Also: an interview with Republican presidential candidate, Gov. Mike Huckabee' (R-Ark.). Guests: James Rosen; Matt Lewis; Julie Roginsky; Campbell Brown; Tamara Holder.
26 Jul. 2015
Episode dated 26 July 2015
Top news headlines discussed include Donald Trump's comments about Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.); media critic David Zurawik; pollster Frank Luntz; Meghan McCain. Panelists: Amy Holmes; Susan Ferrechio and Simon Rosenberg.
2 Aug. 2015
Episode dated 2 August 2015
Topics: the GOP primary debate; the NFL's suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady; Jon Stewart's White House visits. Guests include Mercedes Schlapp; Susan Ferrechio; Fred Francis; Fred Francis; Tamara Holder; David Zurawik; Betsy Woodruff; Julie Roginsky; Chris Stirewalt.
23 Aug. 2015
Episode dated 23 August 2015
Topics: Hillary Clinton's e-mail server; Donald Trump; the New York Times article on workplace conditions at Amazon. Guests include A.B. Stoddard (The Hill); Amy Holmes (The Blaze), former NBC News senior correspondent Fred Francis, Matt Lewis (The Daily Caller), Keli Goff (The Daily Beast), Sarah Lacy (
30 Aug. 2015
Episode dated 30 August 2015
Topics: the safety of journalists and the shooting of two WDBJ-TV reporters on the air; the media's coverage of Donald Trump's and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaigns. Guests include Mercedes Schlapp (Cove Strategies); Susan Ferrechio (Washington Examiner); Juan Williams; Jim Geraghty (National Review); Simon Rosenberg (NDN).
6 Sep. 2015
Episode dated 6 September 2015
Topics: Donald Trump's and Jeb Bush's presidential campaigns; Andrea Mitchell's interview with Hillary Clinton; the ruling in favor of Tom Brady in the NFL's "Deflategate". Guests: Susan Ferrechio (Washington Examiner"); Matt Lewis (Daily Caller); Mara Liasson (National Public Radio); Carly Fiorina; Tamara Holder; James Rosen.
13 Sep. 2015
Episode dated 13 September 2015
Topics: how presidential candidates respond to front-runner Donald Trump; politicians showing emotions during interviews; the first week of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015). Guests include Sharyl Attkisson; Stephen F. Hayes' Dana Milbank; Stephen Battaglio; Dr. Ben Carson; Laura Ingraham.
20 Sep. 2015
Episode dated 20 September 2015
Topics: the Republican presidential debate; Hillary Clinton's recent media appearances; Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. Guests include Mercedes Schlapp (Cove Strategies), Andrea McCarren (WUSA-TV), political consultant Joe Trippi; Jenna Lee (Fox News); Ron Fournier (National Journal).
27 Sep. 2015
Episode dated 27 September 2015
Topics include the 2016 presidential candidates; Pope Francis' visit to the U.S.; Brian Williams' return to MSNBC; and the passing of baseball great Yogi Berra. Guests include Kathleen Parker; Susan Ferrechio; Simon Rosenberg; Greg Burke; Mercedes Schlapp.
4 Oct. 2015
Episode dated 4 October 2015
Topics: the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon; Hillary Clinton's appearance on Saturday Night Live (1975); Trevor Noah's The Daily Show (1996) debut. Also: an interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Guests include Carol Lee (Wall Street Journal), Chris Stirewalt, Joe Trippi, David Zurawik.
11 Oct. 2015
Episode dated 11 October 2015
An interview with 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Also: a discussion of Dr. Ben Carson's comments about the Oct. 1, 2015, shooting at an Oregon community college; speculation on Joe Biden's presidential run; and the Speaker of the House race. Panelists: Molly Ball, Betsy Woodruff and Fred Francis.
18 Oct. 2015
Episode dated 18 October 2015
Topics: the first Democratic presidential debate; Hillary Clinton's testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Guests include Mercedes Schlapp (Cove Strategies); Andrea McCarren (WUSA-TV); Jackie Kucinich (Daily Beast); Brit Hume (Fox News); Rich Lowry (National Review); Democratic strategist Julie Roginsky; David Zurawik (Baltimore Sun).
25 Oct. 2015
Episode dated 25 October 2015
Topics: Hillary Clinton's testimony at the Benghazi hearing; Rep. Paul Ryan's announcement to run for House speaker; Donald Trump's comments about 9/11. Guests include Susan Ferrechio (Washington Examiner); Mercedes Schlapp; Kirsten Powers (USA Today); Keli Goff (Daily Beast); Matt Lewis (Daily Caller); founder Sarah Lacy.
1 Nov. 2015
Episode dated 1 November 2015
Topics: the recent GOP debate; the media's coverage of presidential candidates. Also: journalist Bob Woodward discusses his new book, "The Last of the President's Men" . Guests include Mercedes Schlapp (Cove Strategies) ; Andrea McCarren (WUSA) ; Joe Trippi.
8 Nov. 2015
Episode dated 8 November 2015
Topics: the 2016 presidential race: GOP campaigns' complaints about network debates; Carly Fiorina on The View (1997); Jon Stewart's contract with HBO. Also: a look back at John Lennon's death in 1980. Guests include Mercedes Schlapp (Cove Strategies); Robert Costa (The Washington Post); political strategist Penny Lee; Kristen Soltis Anderson Anderson.
15 Nov. 2015
Episode dated 15 November 2015
Topics: the 2016 presidential race; campus protests. Guests include Republican presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Chris Christie; GOP debate moderators Maria Bartiromo, Neil Cavuto and Trish Regan; and Mercedes Schlapp (Cove Strategies).
29 Nov. 2015
Episode dated 29 November 2015
Topics include the 9/11 claims made by GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson; and President Barack Obama's comments on the media's coverage of terrorism. Also: Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), who's seeking the Republican presidential nomination; James Rosen; author Jon Meacham. Panelists: Matt Lewis; Susan Ferrechio; Simon Rosenberg.
6 Dec. 2015
Episode dated 6 December 2015
Topics include the shootings in San Bernardino, California and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
13 Dec. 2015
Episode dated 13 December 2015
Topics: Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslims from entering the United States; celebrities and politics; the Washington Post's move to a new office. Guests include Mercedes Schlapp (Cove Strategies); Sharyl Attkisson (Full Measure (2015); Simon Rosenberg (NDN); Laura Ingraham; Gayle Trotter; Keli Goff.
20 Dec. 2015
Episode dated 20 December 2015
Top news headlines; interview with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
27 Dec. 2015
Episode dated 27 December 2015
Top news headline discussed include Donald Trump's remarks on Hillary Clinton; the caustic cartoon mocking Sen. Ted Cruz's daughters; top media interviews of 2015; the media's virtual reality . Guests include Jonah Goldberg; Susan Ferrechio; Joe Trippi; Mercedes Schlapp; Michelle Cottle; Shana Glenzer.

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