Former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake gives his perspective on Washington politics.
Jeff Flake served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and was then elected to the United States Senate where he served for six years. He chaired the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology & the Law and the Africa Subcommittee of the Foreign Relations Committee where he passed landmark legislation on wildlife trafficking and democratic governance. Working across the aisle, Senator Flake was the lead House Republican in a successful effort to prohibit spending earmarks and the lead Senate Republican to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. Flake did not seek re-election in 2018 and became a contributor to CBS News.
Politico’s Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman discuss their book, “The Hill to Die On,” a look at the Capitol Hill battle for power.
Anna Palmer is a senior Washington correspondent for Politico. She covers Congress, politics and the business of Washington. Anna previously covered House leadership and lobbying as a staff writer for Roll Call. She got her start in Washington journalism as a lobbying business reporter for the industry newsletter Influence. She has also worked at Legal Times, where she covered the intersection of money and politics for the legal and lobbying industry, first as a staff writer and then as an editor.
Jake Sherman is a senior writer for Politico. He covers the House Republican majority. Since 2009, Jake has chronicled all of the major legislative battles on Capitol Hill and has also traveled the country to cover the battle for control of Congress. Before landing at Politico, Jake worked in the Washington bureaus of The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Together, Palmer and Sherman co-authored “The Hill to Die On,” an insider’s look at divided American politics.
U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi talks about her first meeting with President Trump, tax and health care reform and her optimism for the future.
From 2007 to 2011, Nancy Pelosi served as the first woman Speaker of the House, and she has led House Democrats for more than a decade. Pelosi led the Congress in passing health care reform, key investments in college aid, clean energy and innovation and initiatives to help small businesses and veterans. In 2019, Pelosi was re-elected to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives.