The President

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Presidential Use of Executive Powers
Simon Lazarus and Roger Pilon talked about the the use of executive powers, including its constitutional basis, how it has been executed, its ambiguities, and its evolution.
February 2, 2014 : 1 hr. 5 min.

Republican Response to 2014 State of the Union Address
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the Republican Party response to the president’s State of the Union Address.
January 28, 2014 : 10 min. 35 sec.

2014 State of the Union Address
In his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his priorities for legislative action and for the American people.
January 28, 2014 : 1 hr. 12 min.

2014 State of the Union Preview
U.S. News & World Report Senior White House Correspondent Ken Walsh previews the 2014 State of the Union, including likely topics, current political climate, and history.
January 28, 2014 : 45 min. 34 sec.

Andrew Jackson and Crisis Management
Author H.W. Brands talks about President Andrew Jackson’s personal life, marriage, beliefs, temperament, path to office, and presidential crises.
January 12, 2014 : 1 hr. 34 min.

President Johnson's War on Poverty
Michael Tanner and Melissa Boteach on the legacy of President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” and the effectiveness of today’s safety net programs to help the nation’s poorest.
January 12, 2014 : 1 hr. 1 min.

Executive Power and Recess Appointments
Law professors debated the constitutionality of a president's power to make appointments when the Senate is in recess.
January 10, 2014 : 1 hr. 28 min.

The Clinton Impeachment 15 Years Later
A discussion about the impeachment of President Bill Clinton 15 years ago, with video of House debate on 4 articles of impeachment, and Clinton's grand jury testimony.
January 4, 2014 : 2 hr. 57 min.

Second Presidential Terms
Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about how U.S. presidents have fared in their second terms, and the challenges ahead for President Obama.
December 29, 2013 : 58 min. 5 sec.

20th Century Presidential Leadership
Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joseph Nye talks about the foreign policies of 20th century American presidents and assesses the effectiveness and ethics of their choices.
December 15, 2013 : 1 hr. 19 min.
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