As the longest-serving black woman in the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been a fixture of California’s political scene since the 1970s. In 2017, she unexpectedly became a viral sensation, too. We meet up with Rep. Waters in Los Angeles to talk about “reclaiming her time,” growing up as one of 13 children, and why she doesn’t hesitate to call President Trump racist. Plus, the Congresswoman offers a poetry reading.
Questions about Donald Trump? Maggie Haberman has answers. She began reporting on Trump as a New York tabloid journalist over a decade ago. Now, as a White House correspondent for the New York Times, she’s made a name for herself by filing scoop after scoop about his presidency. She joins us to parse everything from Trump’s Diet Coke consumption to his cabinet relationships. We also discuss the role— and limits— of journalism in holding the president accountable. “lt is not a reporter’s job to hold an impeachment trial,” Maggie says. Plus, this episode kicks off our new series: Wonder Women!
I met up with ‘Wonder Woman’ star Gal Gadot at Midtown Comics in New York City to discuss the new superhero film, feminism, and growing up in Israel.
Feminist icon and author Gloria Steinem joined me on Yahoo News to discuss women and the 2016 race, Steinem’s take on the latest Trump news, and the historic moment of a woman – Hillary Clinton – at the top of a major party ticket. Steinem addresses the disparity between Donald Trump’s public statements on women juxtaposed with a woman now running his campaign. Steinem also discusses her memoir, “My Life on the Road,” out in paperback this month.
Laverne Cox is no overnight success. By the time she stepped onto the national stage (and the cover of TIME magazine) in 2014, she’d been dedicating her life to acting for well over a decade. “Being an artist is what informs everything that I do,” she says. Laverne joins us to discuss everything from acting opportunities for trans women, her breakthrough role as Sophia on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, and her childhood in Mobile, Alabama. Listen here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/katie-couric/id1134154895?mt=2&i=1000401752007
Amy Schumer made a name— and a career— for herself with her unapologetically raunchy brand of stand-up comedy. But being known as “the sex comic” never phased Amy. “That just seemed like a stepping stone,” she says. I stopped by Amy’s apartment to discuss everything that came out of her success in stand-up comedy, including starring roles in movies and on Broadway, her Comedy Central sketch series, and her best-selling memoir. We also discuss the #MeToo movement, body image issues in Hollywood, and the tragedy that sparked Amy’s involvement in gun safety activism.
Drug overdoses kill more people in the U.S. than car accidents and 60% of deaths are caused by pain killers.
The Supreme Court justices have stated their opinions in a case involving Samantha Elauf, a Muslim woman from Oklahoma who was denied a job at an Abercrombie…
While at the Milken Conference in Los Angeles, I caught up with Gov. McAuliffe to discuss Trump’s first 100 days in office, the 2016 election and the state of the democratic party moving forward, and whether or not a run for president may be in his future.
I spoke to Chris Chandler, president of Wells Wood Turning & Finishing, the company that makes the wooden eggs for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. The company made headlines when it tweeted at President Trump that the deadline for getting the Easter eggs done in time for the event was fast approaching. Chandler told me that despite the delay, “We got it out on time. They’re now in Washington ready for the children.” He also said that the company produced more gold eggs than in previous years for the Trump White House.
Nate Silver, founder and editor-in-chief of the website FiveThirtyEight, is America’s favorite statistician. His website is required reading for anyone obsessing over U.S. elections. He joined Brian and me to talk about polling methods, Comeygate and why post-election gridlock is a very safe bet.
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I sat down with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in Washington, D.C., to talk about the new health care bill, immigration and President Trump’s Twitter habit.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., discussed the growing number of his Democratic colleagues calling for a filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. He said, “We should have an up or down vote.” Manchin, who sits on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, also discussed the latest in the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, along with the president’s comments to Time magazine on his credibility.