Eye On Politics

Eye On Politics

Daily interview on politics with Steve Scott.
  • Tuesday, January 17th
  • Both of Connecticut's Democratic Senators Say They Will Attend the Inauguration

    Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal tells us why he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday even as dozens of House Democrats are saying they'll skip it. Connecticut's other Senator Chris Murphy will also attend.
  • Friday, January 13th
  • Is Russia the New Benghazi?

    Is the Donald Trump Russia Scandal the new Benghazi?  In this edition of our Eye on Politics WCBS Achor Steve Scott talks with Alex Shepard, the news editor at The New Republic.
  • Monday, January 9th
  • Donald Trump Will Name Jared Kushner Senior White House Advisor

    President-elect Donald Trump will make his son-in-law Jared Kushner his Senior White House Advisor. CBS News White House Correspondent Steven Portnoy discusses whether or not this move is subject to the federal anti-nepotism law, and the Senate confirmation hearings set to start tomorrow.
  • Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
  • Time with Trump

    Carrie Levine, Politics Reporter at the nonprofit "Center for Public Integrity," talks about her investigation into whether members of Donald Trump's family are offering access to the President-elect in exchange for charitable donations. 
  • Thursday, December 15th, 2016
  • National Security and Surveillance

    Long Island Congressman Peter King (R-NY), spoke with President-elect Donald Trump today at Trump Tower. King, who sits on the House Intelligence and Homeland Security Committees, says they talked about national security and surveillance, especially of the Muslim community. 
  • Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
  • Trump's Choice for National Security Adviser Shared Classified Information with Foreign Officials

    A secret military operation determined Retired General Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for National Security Advisor, inappropriately shared classified information with foreign military officers in Afghanistan. Washington Post Investigative Reporter Craig Whitlock broke the story and speaks with Steve Scott and Michael Wallace.
  • Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
  • House Democrats Re-Elect Nancy Pelosi

    House Democrats re-elect Nancy Pelosi as Minority Leader, but she did face a challenge for the job from Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio. CBS News Correspondent Nancy Cordes breaks down why Pelosi faced such a challenge and what it could mean for the Democratic Party going forward..
  • Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
  • NJ Assemblyman John Wisniewski Will Run for Governor

    Democratic NJ Assemblyman John Wisniewski, who co-chaired the legislative investigation into Bridgegate, announced today he will run for governor in 2017. Wisniewski spoke with WCBS anchor Steve Scott.
  • Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
  • Donald Trump's Defender-in-Chief

    USA Today's Rick Hampson talks about how former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani has become Donald Trump's "defender-in-chief."
  • Monday, October 10th, 2016
  • Fact Checking the Second Presidential Debate

    Washington Post Fact Checker Michelle Ye Hee Lee talks about the list she and a cowriter came up with of 25 false claims from last night's debate and which she thinks are the most blatant. 
  • Monday, October 3rd, 2016
  • Trump Woes

    02:25 released a story today in regards to the Trump campaign's recent issues. Steve Scott talks to Politco reporter Ken Vogel.
  • Friday, September 23rd, 2016
  • Debate Preparation

    CBS News Senior Political Editor Steve Chaggaris discusses the steps both candidates are taking to prepare for the first Presidential debate at Hofstra University on Monday. 
  • Friday, September 16th, 2016
  • Donald Trump Admits President Obama Was Born in the United States

    Donald Trump admitted today he was wrong to question President Barack Obama's birth certificate while blaming Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign for the birther movement. CBS News Correspondent Steven Portnoy brings us the reaction to Trump's statements.
  • Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
  • An Alternative to the Presidential Debates?

    Is there a better way to hold Presidential Debates? Steve Scott talks to John Donvan from Intelligence Squared
  • Monday, September 12th, 2016
  • Hillary Clinton's Health

    As Hillary Clinton's campaign promises to release more of her medical records, CBS News Correspondent Nancy Cordes updates us on the Democratic candidate's condition and how her health continues to be an issue despite her usual energetic campaigning.
  • Friday, September 9th, 2016
  • Republicans Go Door to Door

    Republican officials plan to visit 450 thousand homes tomorrow in battleground states. CBS News Senior Political Editor Steve Chaggaris breaks down why those battleground states are so significant for the presidential race.
  • Thursday, September 8th, 2016
  • What Is Aleppo?

    That's the question presidential candidate Gary Johnson failed to answer on national televison. Politico reporter Daniel Strauss talks with Steve Scott about what the ramifications could be for him. 
  • Eye On Politics

    Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson flubs a question on the Syrian city of Aleppo. Politico Reporter Daniel Strauss discusses how this can hurt Johnson's campaign and tells us more about Johnson.
  • Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
  • Campaign 2016: Who's in the Lead?

    CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto on "CBS This Morning" says Hillary Clinton is in the lead in the states where it counts as we get into the final stretch of the 2016 Presidential Election. 
  • Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
  • Donald Trump Goes to Mexico, Hillary Clinton is in Cincinnati

    CBS News Correspondent Nancy Cordes breaks down Hillary Clinton's speech to the American Legion Convention, where the Democratic candidate also criticized Donald Trump's trip to Mexico. 
  • Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
  • Presidential Campaign Press Conferences

    In 2016, Donald Trump has held 17 press conferences and Hillary Clinton has held none. Host of CBS' "Face the Nation" John Dickerson discusses why this is becoming a concern and why Clinton would avoid press conferences. 
  • Monday, August 29th, 2016
  • Where Does Donald Trump Stand on Illegal Immigration?

    CBS News Correspondent Major Garrett tells us how the ambiguity around Donald Trump's stance on illegal immigration is hurting him politically. In the past the GOP nominee has talked about deporting 11 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally, but it's unclear if he'll be sticking with that plan. Trump has said he'll talk about his stance on Wednesday.
  • Thursday, August 25th, 2016
  • Discussing Hate on the Campaign Trail

    CBS News Senior Political Editor Steve Chaggaris on Hillary Clinton's accusations that Donald Trump is courting hate, while the GOP candidate says she's erroneously calling him and his supporters racist. Chaggaris also talks about the "alt-right" movement, which we've been hearing a lot about in the last few days. 
  • Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
  • Clinton's Meetings with Foundation Donors Continue to Face Scrutiny

    CBS News Correspondent Nancy Cordes brings us the reaction from the Clinton and Trump campaigns to an Associated Press Story which examined Hillary Clinton's daily schedule as Secretary State. The AP found more than half of the private individuals who had visited or spoken with her by phone had donated to the Clinton Foundation. Clinton's campaign denies those who made donations received any special treatment while Trump and his supporters are calling for an investigation by a special prosecutor.  
  • Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
  • Trump: Border Security

    Donald Trump looks to clarify his stance on immigration and deportation. WCBS Anchor Alex Silverman talks to Sopan Deb, who covers the Trump Campaign for CBS News.
  • Donald Trump Talks Border Security in Texas

    Sopan Deb, who covers Donald Trump's campaign for CBS News, previews the GOP candidate's speech tonight in Texas, where he is expected to clarify his position on immigration and mass deportations.
  • Monday, August 22nd, 2016
  • Donald Trump Denies He's Flip-Flopping on His Immigration Stance

    New York Times Reporter Alan Rappaport says while Donald Trump claims he's not changing his stance on illegal immigration, Trump’s tone is softening. Rappaport discusses how this could affect his appeal to voters.
  • Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
  • Did NJ Governor Chris Christie Arrange for Donald Trump to Have Big Tax Breaks?

    New York Times Investigative Reporter Russ Buettner talks about how Donald Trump's casino tax debt appeared to be greatly reduced after Chris Christie became governor of New Jersey. Buettner has been investigating this story.
  • Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
  • Debate Expectations

    Steve Scott talks with Politico reporter Annie Karni who previews next month's presidential debate at Hofstra University. Karni expects democrats to prepar for personal attacks from Donald Trump. 
  • Awkwardness at the First Presidential Debate

    Politico Reporter Annie Karni discusses the Clinton campaign's concerns that Donald Trump will use personal attacks during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University next month.
  • Monday, August 15th, 2016
  • Joe Biden Campaigns with Hillary Clinton

    Bloomberg Politics Correspondent Jennifer Epstein breaks down the importance of Vice President Joe Biden's campaign appearance with Hillary Clinton in Scranton today. 
  • Thursday, August 11th, 2016
  • Hillary Clinton's Economic Plan

    Hillary Clinton outlined her economic plan this afternoon during a speech in Michigan. CBS News Correspondent Nancy Cordes tells us the highlights and how Clinton says it compares to Donald Trump's plan. 
  • Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
  • Guns & Emails

    CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes says the Clinton campaign has responded to Donald Trump's "second amendment people" comment, and there's another email controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton. 
  • Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
  • Donald Trump and the Debates

    Donald Trump is saying he will debate Hillary Clinton three times. CBS News Senior Political Editor Steve Chaggaris brings us the response from both campaigns and talks about the candidates negotiating the debates.
  • Friday, August 5th, 2016
  • The Electoral College Map

    Associate Editor at "The Hill" Niall Stanage breaks down the Electoral College map, which appears to be shaping up in Hillary Clinton's favor. 
  • Thursday, August 4th, 2016
  • Melania Trump's Immigration to the U.S.

    Politico Reporter Ben Schreckinger talks about questions into Melania Trump's immigration to the United States. The questions relate to the timing of her arrival, since she says she came to the country in 1996 but a recent biography and story from the New York Post say she came to the U.S. a year earlier in 1995.
  • Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
  • The CEO of the Democratic National Committee Steps Down

    National Political Reporter for the Associated Press Julie Bykowicz on Amy Dacey’s resignation as CEO of the Democratic National Committee. Dacey is stepping down in the wake of the email hack just before the party’s convention last week.
  • Monday, August 1st, 2016
  • Trump Faces Criticism and Clinton Leads the Polls

    CBS News Political Director and host of "Face the Nation" John Dickerson discusses how Donald Trump's war of words with the Khan family is impacting the campaign, and a new CBS Poll out today showing Hillary Clinton leading Trump nationally.
  • Friday, July 29th, 2016
  • Wrapping Up the DNC With POLITICO New York

    In the WCBS Eye on Politics, the Democratic National Convention is over but, the apparent feud between NY Governor Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is showing no sign of ending. Jimmy Vielkind - Albany Bureau Chief for Politico New York - joined us for a "Facebook live" chat Friday, on the WCBS Newsradio 880 facebook page.
  • Wrapping Up the DNC With POLITICO New York

    In the WCBS Eye on Politics, the Democratic National Convention is over but, the apparent feud between NY Governor Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is showing no sign of ending.  Jimmy Vielkind - Albany Bureau Chief for Politico New York - joined us for a "Facebook live" chat Friday, on the WCBS Newsradio 880 facebook page.
  • Thursday, July 28th, 2016
  • Andrew Cuomo Follows in His Father's Footsteps at the DNC

    NY Governor Andrew Cuomo will speak at the Democratic National Convention tonight, reminiscent of his father's speech at the DNC in 1984. WCBS Reporter Marla Diamond previews the speech from Philadelphia.
  • Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
  • Mayor Bloomberg in Primetime

    A preview of the speeches at the Democratic National Convention today - including former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, current Mayor Bill de Blasio and Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine - from WCBS Reporter Marla Diamond, who is in Philadelphia.
  • Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
  • N.J.'s Dustup at the D.N.C.

    At the D.N.C. in Philadelphia, there's more than just the back and forth between Clinton and Sanders supporters. Max Pizarro, editor of Politcker New Jersey, says the battle for New Jersey's next governor is also brewing. 
  • Monday, July 25th, 2016
  • Bernie Sanders at the DNC

    State Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-NJ), the New Jersey Chairman of the Bernie Sanders for President Campaign, speaks with WCBS Reporter Marla Diamond about what Sanders needs to do to get people behind Hillary Clinton.
  • Friday, July 22nd, 2016
  • Hillary Clinton to Announce Her Choice for Vice President

    Politico's Nick Gass talks about Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, who CBS News reports Hillary Clinton is likely to pick as her running mate.
  • Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
  • A Trump Speechwriter Offers to Resign

    New York Times Presidential Campaign Correspondent Maggie Haberman on speechwriter Meredith McIver, who offered to resign over the Melania Trump plagiarism controversy. Donald Trump has rejected the offer.  
  • Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
  • Melania's Speech and Day 2 of the RNC

    WCBS Reporter Alex Silverman discusses how the controversy over whether parts of Melania Trump's speech were plagiarized has been the main focus of the convention and previews what's to come tonight at the Republican National Convention.
  • Monday, July 18th, 2016
  • The Latest Monmouth Poll Results

    Director of the Monmouth University Poll Patrick Murray talks about the new poll showing Donald Trump closing the gap with Hillary Clinton. 
  • Thursday, July 14th, 2016
  • A New Poll Shows It's a Close Race

    CBS News Manager of Surveys Jennifer De Pinto breaks down the latest CBS News/New York Times poll, which shows the presidential race to be very close. 
  • Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
  • Hillary Clinton: We Need to Do a Better Job of Listening

    CBS News Correspondent Nancy Cordes talks about Hillary Clinton's comments today in Springfield, Illinois. The presumptive Democratic nominee said politicians, including herself, need to do a better job of listening to both sides and bring people together. Clinton also attacked Trump.
  • Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
  • New Possible Running Mates for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

    CBS News Senior Political Editor Steve Chaggaris talks about potential Vice Presidential picks. Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis is being discussed as Hillary Clinton's running mate, while Donald Trump has said he will announce his pick at the end of the week. Democrat General Michael Flynn has been mentioned, but Chaggaris says New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Indiana Governor Mike Pence and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are stronger possibilities.
  • Monday, July 11th, 2016
  • Donald Trump Campaigns in Virginia

    CBS News Correspondent Major Garrett talks about Donald Trump's campaign stop today, where the presumptive GOP candidate talked for the first time in front of a live audience about his reaction to last week's shootings of two African American men by police and the shootings of Dallas police officers. 
  • Thursday, July 7th, 2016
  • Donald Trump Meets with Republicans in Washington

    Washington Post Politics Reporter Sean Sullivan breaks down Donald Trump's meeting with Senate Republicans in Washington today. The meeting was supposed to bring the party together, but Sullivan says it was contentious. Trump also met with House Republicans.
  • Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
  • Hillary Clinton Campaigns in Atlantic City

    KYW radio reporter Pat Loeb was with Hillary Clinton in Atlantic City today, where Clinton criticized Donald Trump's business practices.
  • Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
  • President Obama Hits the Campaign Trail with Hillary Clinton

    CBS News Correspondent Chip Reid on the importance to Hilary Clinton of having President Obama with her during a campaign stop today in North Carolina.
  • Friday, July 1st, 2016
  • Reaction on the Meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Former President Bill Clinton

    CBS News Correspondent Steven Portnoy discusses the potential political fallout from the meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Former President Bill Clinton on the tarmac in Phoenix. 
  • Thursday, June 30th, 2016
  • AG Loretta Lynch's Conversation with Bill Clinton

    CBS News Justice Reporter Paula Reid on the reaction after former President Bill Clinton saw Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the tarmac at the Phoenix airport and got on her plane to say hello. Lynch is investigating Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server while she was Secretary of State.
  • Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
  • President Obama to Campaign with Hillary Clinton

    Politico Senior White House Reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere previews President Obama's first campaign appearance with Hillary Clinton. It's next Tuesday, July 5 in Charlotte.
  • Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
  • The Democratic Primary Race to Replace Charles Rangel.

    WCBS Reporter Peter Haskell talks about today's congressional primary race to replace Congressman Charles Rangel, who is retiring. Rangel has been in Congress for 46 years. 
  • Friday, June 24th, 2016
  • The Brexit Vote

    Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discusses the results of the Brexit vote.

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