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December 30, 2018 

  • Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.
  • Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.
  • Seth Doane, CBS News correspondent
  • Panelists: Peter Baker, Michael Beschloss, Jill Lepore, Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Gayle Smith, CEO of the One Campaign

December 23, 2018 

  • Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
  • Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.
  • Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.
  • Panelists: Major Garrett, David Martin, Jeff Pegues, Paula Reid
  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.

December 16, 2018 

  • Stephen Miller, White House senior adviser
  • Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
  • Lanny Davis, former attorney to Michael Cohen
  • Paula Reid, CBS News correspondent, and Trevor Potter, president of the Campaign Legal Center
  • Panelists: Kelsey Snell, Ben Domenech, Margaret Talev and Ed Wong 

December 9, 2018 

  • Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
  • Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
  • Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.
  • Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative
  • Charlie D'Agata, CBS News foreign correspondent
  • Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund managing director
  • Elizabeth Palmer, CBS News senior foreign correspondent

December 2, 2018 

  • Bob Schieffer, former "Face the Nation" moderator
  • Norah O'Donnell, "CBS This Morning" co-host
  • James Baker, former secretary of state
  • Dick Cheney, former vice president
  • Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.
  • Panelists: David Nakamura, Jeffrey Goldberg, Seung Min Kim, Gerald Seib, and Susan Page

November 25, 2018 

  • Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.
  • Sen. Angus King, I-Maine
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
  • Steven Clarke, NASA deputy associate administrator
  • Panelists: Jamelle Bouie, Susan Page, Ramesh Ponnuru, and Matt Viser

November 18, 2018 

  • Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif.
  • Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.
  • Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa 
  • Reps.-elect Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas; Joe Neguse, D-Colo.; Deb Haaland, D-N.M.; and Chrissy Houlahan, D-Penn.

November 11, 2018 

  • Weijia Jiang, CBS News White House correspondent
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas
  • Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic leader
  • Panelists: Ed O'Keefe, Rachael Bade, Mark Landler, and Dan Balz

November 4, 2018 

  • Anthony Salvanto, CBS News elections and surveys director
  • Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.
  • Mike Pompeo, secretary of state
  • Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee chair
  • Ed O'Keefe, CBS News political correspondent
  • Panelists: Shawna Thomas, Amy Walter, Nancy Cordes and Ben Domenech

October 28, 2018 

  • Nikki Battiste, CBS News correspondent
  • Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla.
  • Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.
  • Paul Ryan, speaker of the House
  • Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.
  • Anthony Salvanto, CBS News elections and surveys director
  • Panelists: Jeffrey Goldberg, Jamelle Bouie, Susan Page, and Lanhee Chen 
  • Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian foreign minister

October 14, 2018 

  • President Donald Trump
  • Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
  • Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.
  • Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.
  • Anthony Salvanto, CBS News elections and surveys director
  • Panelists: Susan Glasser, Susan Page, and Jonah Goldberg

October 7, 2018 

  • Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine
  • Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-Minn.
  • Mitch McConnell, Senate majority leader
  • Panelists: Seung Min Kim, John Harris, Nancy Cordes, and Errol Barnett 
  • Greg Miller, author of "The Apprentice"

September 30, 2018 

  • Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.
  • Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
  • Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
  • Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian foreign minister
  • Panelists: Michael Gerson, Molly Ball, and Jan Crawford 
  • Michael Lewis, author of "The Fifth Risk"

September 23, 2018 

  • Nikki Haley, ambassador to the U.N.
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif.
  • Theresa May, British prime minister
  • Anthony Salvanto, CBS News director of elections and surveys
  • Panelists: Ed O'Keefe, Dan Balz, Seung Min Kim, Reihan Salam and Amy Walter

September 16, 2018 

  • Jeff Glor, "CBS Evening News" anchor
  • Mark Strassmann, CBS News correspondent
  • Brock Long, FEMA administrator
  • Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C.
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
  • Panelists: Susan Page, Jamelle Bouie, Jeffrey Goldberg, and Ramesh Ponnuru
  • Major Garrett, author of "Mr. Trump's Wild Ride"

September 9, 2018 

  • Vice President Mike Pence
  • Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.
  • Tom Perez, Democratic National Committee chair
  • Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee chair
  • Panelists: Rachael Bade, Mark Leibovich, David Nakamura and Amy Walter

September 2, 2018 

  • Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio
  • John Kerry, author of "Every Day is Extra"
  • Panelists: Kelsey Snell, Edward Wong, Margaret Talev and Salena Zito

August 26, 2018

  • Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.
  • Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill.
  • John Kerry, former secretary of state
  • Bob Schieffer, former "Face the Nation" moderator
  • John Dickerson, "CBS This Morning" co-host
  • Nancy Cordes, CBS News chief congressional correspondent

August 19, 2018 

  • Leon Panetta, former CIA director
  • Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D.
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Jennifer Wexton, congressional candidate
  • Anthony Salvanto, CBS News director of elections and surveys
  • Panelists: Leslie Sanchez, Amy Walter and Ed O'Keefe

August 12, 2018 

  • Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.
  • Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
  • Nikuyah Walker, mayor of Charlottesville
  • Panelists: DeRay Mckesson, Jon Meacham, Jamelle Bouie, and Christian Picciolini

August 5, 2018 

  • Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor
  • Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
  • Arne Duncan, author of "How Schools Work"
  • Panelists: Mark Landler, Paula Reid, Leslie Sanchez and Seung Min Kim

July 29, 2018 

  • Rudy Giuliani, attorney to President Trump
  • Larry Kudlow, National Economic Council director
  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.
  • Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.
  • Anthony Salvanto, CBS News elections and surveys
  • Panelists: Salena Zito, Shannon Pettypiece, Ed O'Keefe, and Anne Gearan

July 22, 2018 

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. 
  • Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
  • John Kerry, author of "Every Day is Extra"
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, congressional candidate
  • Panelists: Jeffrey Goldberg, Susan Glasser, Ramesh Ponnuru, Susan Page and Ed O'Keefe

July 15, 2018 

  • President Donald Trump 
  • Jeff Glor, "CBS Evening News" anchor
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.
  • Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas
  • Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y.
  • Norah O'Donnell, "CBS This Morning" co-host
  • Victoria Nuland, former assistant secretary of state, and Tom Donilon, former national security adviser
  • Panelists: Rachael Bade, Jerry Seib, Ben Domenech and David Nakamura

July 8, 2018 

  • Kay Bailey Hutchison, ambassador to NATO
  • Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa
  • Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.
  • Ben Tracy, CBS News foreign correspondent
  • Jeff Pegues, author of "Kompromat"
  • Panelists: Mark Landler, Kelsey Snell, Reihan Salam, and Toluse Olorunnipa

July 1, 2018 

  • John Bolton, White House national security adviser 
  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
  • Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn.
  • Roberta Jacobson, former ambassador to Mexico
  • Panelists: Seung Min Kim, Jan Crawford, Jamelle Bouie, and Ramesh Ponnuru 
  • Mark Salter, co-author of "The Restless Wave"

June 24, 2018 

  • Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.
  • Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.
  • Anthony Salvanto, CBS News director of elections and surveys
  • Panelists: Ed O'Keefe, Leslie Sanchez, Shannon Pettypiece, and Paula Reid 
  • Holly Williams, CBS News foreign correspondent

June 17, 2018 

  • Rudy Giuliani, attorney to President Trump
  • Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine
  • Reps. Steve Scalise, R-La., and Cedric Richmond, D-La.
  • Panelists: Jeffrey Goldberg, Eliana Johnson, Ben Domenech, and Rachael Bade 
  • David Sanger, author of "The Perfect Weapon"

June 10, 2018 

  • Jeff Glor, "CBS Evening News" anchor
  • Ben Tracy, CBS News correspondent 
  • Susan Rice, former U.N. ambassador
  • Larry Kudlow, National Economic Council director
  • Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass.
  • Panelists: Molly Ball, Salena Zito, Evan Osnos, and Seung Min Kim 
  • Kenneth Starr, former independent counsel

June 3, 2018 

  • Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio
  • Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas
  • Robert Gallucci, former special envoy, and Dr. Jung Pak, Brookings Institution senior fellow
  • Anthony Salvanto, CBS News director of elections and surveys
  • Panelists: David Nakamura, Susan Page, Michael Crowley, and Ed O'Keefe

May 27, 2018 

  • Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
  • James Clapper, author of "Facts and Fears"
  • Ben Tracy, CBS News foreign correspondent
  • Sue Mi Terry, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Jean Lee, of the Wilson Center
  • Panelists: Ramesh Ponnuru, Susan Glasser, Mark Landler and Paula Reid

May 20, 2018 

  • Omar Villafranca, CBS News correspondent
  • Art Acevedo, Houston police chief
  • Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.
  • Larry Kudlow, National Economic Council director
  • Jon Meacham, author of "The Soul of America"
  • Panelists: Reihan Salam, Amy Walter, Anne Gearan, and Jamelle Bouie

May 13, 2018 

  • Mike Pompeo, secretary of state
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
  • Robert Gates, former defense secretary
  • Elizabeth Palmer, CBS News foreign correspondent
  • Holly Williams, CBS News foreign correspondent
  • Seth Doane, CBS News correspondent
  • Panelists: Dan Balz, Salena Zito, Jeffrey Goldberg and Seung Min Kim

May 6, 2018 

  • Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor
  • Michael Avenatti, attorney to Stormy Daniels
  • Jonathan Turley, George Washington University professor
  • Panelists: Ben Domenech, Shawna Thomas, Ed O'Keefe, and Nancy Youssef
  • Kim Darroch, British ambassador
  • Michael Hayden, author of "The Assault on Intelligence"

April 29, 2018 

  • John Bolton, White House national security adviser
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.
  • Jeh Johnson, former homeland security secretary
  • Panelists: Susan Page, Jamelle Bouie, Jonah Goldberg, and David Nakamura
  • Ben Tracy, CBS News foreign correspondent
  • Ian Bremmer, author of "Us Versus Them"

April 22, 2018 

  • Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
  • Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian foreign minister 
  • Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York J
  • Panelists: Mark Landler, Rachael Bade, and Mike Allen
  • John Dickerson, "CBS This Morning" co-host 

April 15, 2018 

  • Seth Doane, CBS News correspondent
  • Nikki Haley, ambassador to the U.N. 
  • Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.
  • Paula Reid, CBS News correspondent
  • Panelists: Molly Ball, Ben Domenech, Ed O'Keefe, Margaret Talev, 
  • James Winnefeld, former Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman, and James Jeffrey, former envoy to Turkey and Iraq

April 8, 2018 

  • Holly Williams, CBS News foreign correspondent
  • Steven Mnuchin, treasury secretary
  • Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.
  • Sen. John Kennedy, R-La.
  • Nick Thompson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine
  • Panelists: Ramesh Ponnuru, Julie Pace, Jeffrey Goldberg and Toluse Olorunnipa

April 1, 2018 

  • Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
  • Panelists: Michael Crowley, David Frum, David Nakamura, and Shawna Thomas 
  • Filippo Grandi, U.N. high commissioner for refugees

March 25, 2018 

  • Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.
  • Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa
  • Jaclyn Corin, Ryan Deitsch, Emma González, Cameron Kasky, and Delaney Tarr
  • Kyle Kashuv
  • Panelists: Jamelle Bouie, Anne Gearan, Michael Gerson, and Zeke Miller

March 18, 2018 

  • Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
  • Sen. Angus King, I-Maine
  • Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.
  • Elizabeth Palmer, CBS News senior foreign correspondent
  • Marc Short, White House director of legislative affairs
  • Kang Kyung-Wha, foreign minister of South Korea
  • Panelists: Dan Balz, Susan Davis and Mark Landler

March 11, 2018 

  • Mike Pompeo, secretary of state
  • Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.
  • Holly Williams, CBS News foreign correspondent
  • Mike Morell, Jung Pak, and David Sanger
  • Panelists: Michael Gerson, Molly Ball, Susan Glasser and Shannon Pettypiece

March 4, 2018 

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
  • Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.
  • Peter Navarro, White House office of trade and manufacturing policy director
  • Andrew Pollack
  • Panelists: Susan Page, Jeffrey Goldberg, Margaret Talev, and Ed O'Keefe 
  • Seth Doane, CBS News correspondent

February 25, 2018 

  • Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., and Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla.
  • Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.
  • Austin Eubanks, Andy Parker, Michele Gay, Nicole Hockley, and John Mina, Orlando police chief 
  • Frederic Hof, former special envoy to Syria
  • Panelists: Shawna Thomas, Reihan Salam, David Nakamura and Rachael Bade

February 18, 2018 

  • Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.
  • Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.
  • Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
  • Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Reps. Charlie Dent, R-Penn., Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., and Ed Royce, R-Calif. 
  • John Podesta, former Clinton campaign chairman
  • David Hogg, Alex Wind, Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky, and Jaclyn Corin

February 11, 2018 

  • Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget director
  • Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
  • Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
  • Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.
  • Panelists: Peter Beinart, Susan Davis, Susan Glasser, and Ramesh Ponnuru 
  • Joseph A. Califano, Jr., author of "Our Damaged Democracy"

February 4, 2018 

  • Kris Van Cleave, CBS News correspondent
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.
  • Michael Morell, former CIA deputy director, Victoria Nuland, former assistant secretary of state, and Fran Townsend, former homeland security adviser
  • Panelists: Molly Ball, Jamelle Bouie, Ben Domenech, and Julie Pace 
  • Steve Coll, author of "Directorate S"

January 28, 2018 

  • Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
  • Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.
  • Marc Short, White House legislative affairs director
  • Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif.
  • Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas
  • Panelists: Rachael Bade, Dan Balz, Jennifer Jacobs and Ed O'Keefe

January 21, 2018 

  • Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
  • Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget director
  • Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
  • Panelists: Ruth Marcus, Jeffrey Goldberg, Ben Domenech and Ed O'Keefe

January 14, 2018 

  • Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.
  • Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.
  • Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.
  • Anthony Salvanto, CBS News elections and surveys director
  • Panelists: Susan Page, Jonah Goldberg, Jamelle Bouie and Amy Walter

January 7, 2018 

  • Mike Pompeo, secretary of state
  • Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
  • Tom Donilon, former national security adviser, and Michael Morell, former CIA deputy director
  • Panelists: Mike Allen, Molly Ball, Ramesh Ponnuru and Haley Barbour
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