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  • Attorney General Says He Has Not Been Interviewed By Special Counsel
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    Justice Department Oversight Hearing

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He defended President Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director…

  • Deputy Attorney General Announces Indictments to Stop Flow of Opioids Into US
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    Opioid Law Enforcement Action

    The Justice Department announced the indictments of two Chinese nationals on allegations of conspiracy to traffic fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told…

  • Acting ICE Director Discusses Immigration Enforcement
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    Immigration Enforcement

    Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan was the keynote speaker at an a event focusing on enforcing immigration laws and strengthening border security. Mr. Homan spoke at…

  • Justice Department and the Constitution
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    Justice Department and the Constitution

    Chad Readler, the acting assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice’s Civil Division, gave a Constitution Day address at Ashland University’s Ashbrook Center. He talked about the…

  • emClass v United Statesem Oral Argument
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    Class v. United States Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Class v. United States. The case concerns whether a person who pleads guilty to a crime as part of a plea deal waives the right to challenge the…

  • Newsmakers with Representative Rob Bishop
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    Newsmakers with Representative Rob Bishop

    House Natural Resources Committee Chair Rob Bishop (R-UT) talked about western wildfires, disaster aid to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and his bill on national monuments, which would…

  • emGangs in the Militaryem
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    Gangs in the Military

    Carter Smith talked about his book Gangs in the Military , in which he examines the recruitment of active and nonactive military into street and motorcycle gangs and domestic terrorist and…

  • David Rubenstein on the 1787 Constitutional Convention
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    David Rubenstein on the 1787 Constitutional Convention

    Philanthropist David Rubenstein talked about what he thinks Americans should know about the 1787 Constitutional Convention. He was joined Jeffrey Rosen.

  • Legacies of Supreme Court Landmark Cases
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    Legacies of Supreme Court Landmark Cases

    Descendants and participants in landmark Supreme Court cases talked about the legacies of those historic decisions. Cases discussed included Korematsu v. United States, Brown v. Board of…

  • Panel Discussion on Free Speech
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    Panel Discussion on Free Speech

    Panelists talked about free speech. Panelists included Jelani Cobb, author and New Yorker staff writer; Michelle Goldberg, author and Slate columnist; and Suzanne Nossel, executive director of…

  • Washington Journal Floyd Abrams Discusses the First Amendment and Press Freedom
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    Floyd Abrams on the First Amendment and Press Freedom

    Author Floyd Abrams talked about President Trump’s recent attacks on the press.

  • President Trump Nominates Kirstjen Nielsen for Homeland Security Post
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    Homeland Security Secretary Nominee Announcement

    President Trump announced the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to be the next Homeland Security secretary in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Ms. Nielsen was nominated to replace…

  • emDistrict of Columbia v Websyem Oral Argument
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    District of Columbia v. Websy Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in District of Columbia v. Wesby. This case concerns the Fourth Amendment and probable cause arrests. Theodore Wesby was one of several people…

  • Washington Journal David Hemenway Discusses Gun Violence
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    David Hemenway on Gun Violence

    David Hemenway talked about the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas and argued that gun violence should be considered a public health issue.

  • Homeland Security Cybersecurity Infrastructure
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    Homeland Security Cybersecurity Infrastructure

    Homeland Security and Energy Departments officials testified at a hearing on federal government cybersecurity programs and initiatives. Issues discussed included the Trump administration’s…

  • Constitutional Convention and Compromise in Politics
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    Constitutional Convention and Compromise in Politics

    Professor Gordon Lloyd gave a Constitution Day talk titled, “The Lost Art of Compromise.” Professor Lloyd discussed compromises in the framing of the U.S. Constitution and argued that…

  • Drafting the US Constitution
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    Drafting the U.S. Constitution

    Jeffrey Rosen gave a tour of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and spoke about the creation of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. He also showed several rare early drafts.

  • emThe Blood of Emmett Tillem
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    The Blood of Emmett Till

    Timothy Tyson talked about his book The Blood of Emmett Till, in which he recalls the life and death of Emmett Till, a fourteen-year old African-American, who was tortured and killed in…

  • James Forman Discusses emLocking Up Our Ownem
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    Locking Up Our Own

    Professor James Forman talked about his book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, in which he examines criminal justice polices put in place in the early 1970s and…

  • emKillers of the Flower Moonem
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    Killers of the Flower Moon

    David Grann talked about his book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, in which he recalls the murders of members of the Osage Indian nation in the 1920s.…

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