Brian takes the wheel this week and sits down with Graham Allison, the founding dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a leading military strategist. For decades, Allison has advised defense secretaries and presidents on both sides of the political aisle. Now he’s out with a new book that examines whether America and China are destined to go to war. He and Brian delve into the challenges associated with China’s rising power, the diplomatic implications of the Paris Climate Accord, and why the U.S. seems caught in a slow-motion Cuban Missile Crisis with North Korea.

I interviewed Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) about rising concerns regarding an opioid addiction epidemic in his state and around the country. We also discussed the Trump budget, the ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and more.

Christie Todd Whitman was New Jersey’s first female governor, but she didn’t grow up thinking that she’d like to run for office. She joins us to discuss her path to public service, why she left as George W. Bush’s EPA Administrator, and shared her assessment of New Jersey’s current Governor Christie. Plus, she talks about the state of her party, and the country, under President Donald Trump.

 

These days, with news about the White House and its possible ties to Russia at a fever pitch and probes adding up by the day, all eyes are on the man leading the congressional investigation: Rep. Adam Schiff. Take a look at this profile of the congressman, whose history of prosecuting cases involving Russia goes back decades.

Perhaps no one knows more about the personal fallout that ensues when a president and his intelligence community are at odds than Valerie Plame. The former CIA covert operative was “unmasked” by the Bush administration in the lead-up to the Iraq War in 2003. Now, in an exclusive and timely interview, Plame weighs in on President Trump’s acrimonious relationship with the intelligence community, whether Russia colluded with the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, the “unmasking” scandal involving Susan Rice, and her favorite binge-watch — the hit spy show “The Americans.”

I hosted a look at President Trump’s first 100 days in office, and was joined by Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, Yahoo National Political Columnist Matt Bai, Yahoo Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff, Yahoo National Correspondent Holly Bailey, Yahoo Finance Columnist Rick Newman, Yahoo Chief Washington Correspondent Olivier Knox, and Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Trump.