Amy Walter

Politics Monday: Donald Trump Uses Distraction And Surprise

Amy Walter and Tamara Keith (of NPR) join Judy Woodruff on the PBS NewsHour for its weekly Politics Monday segment. This week, the team talks about Donald Trump and his preference for distraction and surprise, especially via social media and other stunts, in order to distract the public from larger headlines and unfavorable news stories about his businesses and his transition.

The PBS NewsHour Convention Team Considers The Challenge Ahead of Hillary’s Acceptance Speech

Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report notes the challenge Hillary Clinton faces to be a candidate of the status quo and as an agent of change. This fall she will be working hard to appeal to Obama enthusiasts, while also attempting to win over blue collar voters and disaffected Republicans. Hosts Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff moderate a PBS NewsHour convention discussion on the task ahead for Clinton with New York Times columnist David Brooks, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report.

PBS NewsHour Coverage of the 2016 DNC

New York Times columnist David Brooks, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report weigh in on how politics in America have changed, as has the rules for both parties. “Hitting the normal Democratic buttons may not be enough,” says Brooks. Shields suggests Clinton is missing an opportunity by not pursuing disaffected Republicans turned off by Donald Trump. And Walter wonders how approval ratings will change for the two least popular candidates in modern political history.

Washington Week RNC Convention Preview From Cleveland

Just days before the Republican Party meets in Cleveland to officially nominate Donald Trump as its presidential nominee, Washington Week heads to Cleveland. Host Gwen Ifill and guests Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Sue Davis of NPR, and John Dickerson, host of CBS’ Face The Nation field questions from Ohio voters during this Washington Week Extra.

Meet The Press, June 12, 2016

The Meet The Press panel on June 12, 2016 wrestles with the breaking news about the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida where one gunman killed 49 persons and injured 53.

Politics Monday, June 6, 2016

Amy Walter and Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg-Gonzales Report discuss with Gwen the potential for party unity after a long contentious primary season.

Face The Nation, June 5, 2016

On CBS’ Face The Nation, Susan Page of USA Today, Dan Balz of the Washington Post, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, and the National Review’s Reihan Salam discuss the presidential contenders’ race to the bottom.

Politics Monday, May 30, 2016

Amy Walter and Tamara Keith join John Yang on Politics Monday and consider the impact the Libertarian candidate may have on the 2016 Presidential Race.

Special Report, May 18, 2016

Amy Walter joins the All-Star Panel on FOX News’ Special Report with Bret Baier to discuss Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee “wish list” and whether or not it was a smart political move for him. Amy suggests that Trump demonstrated 24 hours of message discipline as a presidential candidate but wonders if he can sustain it.

Politics Monday, May 16, 2016

Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest in politics, including the prospects for Democratic unity, Clinton’s enthusiasm problem, Trump’s teflon — and his new war on the New York Times after it dives into his checkered past with women.