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Major Elliott Garrett is an American journalist who is chief Washington correspondent for CBS News. Garrett is the host of The Takeout podcast with CBS News, and a correspondent at large with National Journal. Prior to joining National Journal he was the senior White House correspondent for the Fox News Channel. He covered the 2004 presidential election, the War on Terror, and the 2008 presidential election where he covered the Democratic Party presidential primaries and later Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee.
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"CBS Weekend News" headlines for Sunday, September 13, 2020Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Weekend News with Major Garrett."
Kudlow says Trump "led wisely" in response to coronavirusWhite House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow spoke with CBS News' Major Garrett for this week's episode of "The Takeout" podcast.
How Woodward's book could impact the presidential election"These revelations bring the pandemic and all of its complications, all of its disruptions right back front and center," CBS News' Major Garrett said.
Analyzing the political fallout over Trump’s comments in Bob Woodward’s new book “Rage”New recordings from veteran journalist Bob Woodward show President Trump privately acknowledge the severity of the coronavirus, while publicly downplaying the danger posed by the virus. CBS News chief..
Belgian ambassador to U.S. says Belgium "deeply" regrets Iran deal withdrawBelgian Ambassador to the U.S. Dirk Wouters tells CBS News' Major Garrett that Belgium "deeply" regrets President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal.
Marc Short says White House didn't tell Ronny Jackson's story effectively ahead of timeCBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett interviews White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short at Bread and Chocolate in D.C., as part of The Takeout podcast.
U.K. ambassador on good relationship with Trump administrationThis week on "The Takeout," CBS News' Major Garrett eats lunch at the British Embassy in Washington with Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch.
Ex-Trump campaign officials Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie discussed the special counsel investigation on "The Takeout"Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, former Trump campaign officials and allies to President Trump, discussed Michael Flynn and the Russia investigation on this week's episode of "The Takeout" podcast,..
What it takes to protect the The Tomb of the Unknown SoldierThis week on "The Takeout" CBS News' Major Garrett sits down with Karen Durham-Aguilera, Executive Director of Army National Military Cemeteries.
Arlington National Cemetery is running out of roomThis week on "The Takeout," Karen Durham-Aguilera, executive director Army National Military Cemeteries, talks with Major Garrett about how the cemetery may change the standards for burial at Arlington
Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about staying in Winston Churchill's bedroomThis week on "The Takeout," Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about her process of researching and writing presidential biographies with CBS News' Major Garrett.
Former Congressman David Bonior explains the job of the House Majority WhipThis week on "The Takeout," former House Democratic Whip and current restaurateur David Bonior joins Major Garrett for Mexican food at his restaurant.
A North Korea expert expresses skepticism about the Trump-Kim summitThis week on "The Takeout," Major Garrett discusses the potential U.S.-North Korea summit with Sue Mi Terry from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Ex-Atlanta mayor on Colin Kaepernick: "I don't like to integrate sports and protest"This week on "The Takeout," CBS News' Major Garrett heads to Atlanta ahead of the Super Bowl to interview some football legends and political figures, including former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young.
Former Mexican president "absolutely" stands by “I’m not gonna pay for that f*****g wall" commentWhen asked by CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett on CBS News' "The Takeout," former Mexican President Vicente Fox said he "absolutely" stands by his comment, “I’m not gonna pay..
Jason Rezaian thanks Major Garrett for focusing on IranReporter Jason Rezaian, who was imprisoned in Iran for over a year, thanked CBS News' Major Garrett for challenging the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and bringing the issue of prisoners in Iran to the..
Sen. Merkley: SCOTUS opening could flip Constitution’s original vision “on its head”Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, tells CBS News' Major Garrett on "The Takeout" that Trump's next Supreme Court nominee could impact an entire generation.
Sen. Rick Scott says "Cuban thugs" are at the heart of Venezuela crisisRepublican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida joins CBS News' Major Garrett on "The Takeout" for a discussion on the political crisis in Venezuela.
NASA administrator: "Space has become congested, contested and in some cases hostile"On this week’s episode of "The Takeout," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine joins host Major Garrett to discuss President Trump’s newly-proposed military "Space Force." Bridenstine says he believes..
Preview: "The Takeout" on Trump's second meeting with Kim Jong UnFormer top CIA analyst Jung Pak joins CBS News' Major Garrett on "The Takeout" to discuss the prospect of denuclearization in North Korea.
Andrew Yang explains Universal Basic IncomeThis week on "The Takeout," Democratic candidate for president Andrew Yang joins CBS News' Major Garrett for breakfast.
Delaware Sen. Chris Coons says Joe Biden is almost certainly going to runSenator Chris Coons of Delaware tells CBS News' Major Garrett on "The Takeout" that he thinks Joe Biden is likely going to run for president.
Former DOJ official slams census citizenship questionFormer Obama-era Justice Department civil rights division leader Vanita Gupta tells CBS News' Major Garrett on "The Takeout" podcast that the Trump administration's inclusion of a citizenship question..
Virginia congresswoman says people are still feeling effects of government shutdownCongresswoman Jennifer Wexton of Virginia says some of her constituents are still feeling the effects of the government shutdown that ended in January. Wexton explains the problem to CBS News' Major..
Michigan Democrat says Hillary Clinton "didn't do her job in Michigan"This week on "The Takeout," Major Garrett interviews Michigan twins Jessica Ann Tyson, a Republican, and Monica Sparks, a Democrat. Both ran for office in 2018, but only one of them won.
Trump lawyers describe how they first saw Barr's letter, with help from Major GarrettThis week on "The Takeout," President Trump's personal lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow discuss the conclusion of the Mueller investigation, and how they first got their hands on the attorney..
GOP senator comments on Trump's DHS purgeThis week on "The Takeout," Major Garrett interviews Sen. Todd Young, a Republican from Indiana. He formerly served as a congressman and has been a member of the Senate since 2017.
Sen. Joni Ernst disagrees with Trump's praise of Kim Jong UnThis week on "The Takeout," CBS News' Major Garrett interviews Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst. Ernst talked about how she disagrees with the president's praise of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
VA Secretary Wilkie: "Every day 20 veterans take their own lives"This week on "The Takeout," CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett speaks with Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, who says he is focusing on veteran suicide prevention.
Sen. Jack Reed says Mueller report doesn't "constitutes grounds to begin impeachment proceedings"In an interview for "The Takeout Podcast," Reed told CBS News Chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett that there hasn't been enough evidence to start impeachment hearings.
Top DHS official Chris Krebs says ensuring election security is "a race without an end"Chris Krebs, under secretary for the Department of Homeland Security for National Protection and Programs Directorate, tells CBS News ensuring election security is "a race without end." On "The..
What more can be done to repeal Obamacare?Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips says Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare don't go far enough. Phillips talks about his concerns with CBS News chief White House..
Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy says he's ruling out a 2020 presidential runThis week on "The Takeout" Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) tells CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News political director Steve Chaggaris that he is not running for president in..
Preview: The Takeout with Sen. Al FrankenSen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) joins this week's episode of "The Takeout" to eat poached eggs and chat with CBS News' Major Garrett and Steve Chaggaris about his new book "Giant of the Senate."
Murphy breaks with Feinstein on gun control after VegasSen. Chris Murphy, Democrat from Connecticut, said on "The Takeout" podcast that he disagrees with his colleague, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who said this week that no law would have stopped..
Preview: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy joins "The Takeout"CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News political director Steve Chaggaris speak with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy about the vote on the GOP's sweeping tax reform..
Preview: "The Takeout" with Rep. Pramila JayapalDemocratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal has been called a "young lady" who didn't "know a damn thing" about what she was talking about on the House floor. On this week's episode of "The Takeout" she joins..
Cobb comments on Bannon subpoena by special counselWhite House lawyer Ty Cobb joins CBS News' Major Garrett on "The Takeout" to discuss Steve Bannon's interview with the special counsel.
Danny Glover cries after hearing MLK Jr. speech from April 3, 1968On this week's episode of "The Takeout" with CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett, actor Danny Glover gets emotional while remembering the words Martin Luther King Jr. spoke just one..
CBS News 2020 campaign embeds Musadiq Bidar, Nicole Sganga and LaCrai Mitchell on "The Takeout" — 12/13/19CBS News 2020 campaign reporters Musadiq Bidar, Nicole Sganga and LaCrai Mitchell join Major to talk about how voters in their respective states are feeling heading into the early primaries, on this..
Public health expert Dr. Leana Wen on "The Takeout" — 3/6/2020Public health expert Dr. Leana Wen answers coronavirus questions on this week's episode of "The Takeout with Major Garrett."
White House Director of Legislative Affairs Eric Ueland on "The Takeout" — 12/20/19White House Director of Legislative Affairs Eric Ueland talks about President Trump's reaction to being impeached on this week's episode of "The Takeout with Major Garrett."
Major Garrett sits down (remotely) with former FEMA administrator Craig Fugate on "The Takeout"Amid social distancing, Major Garrett and former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate meet remotely to discuss the federal coronavirus response efforts and whether the Trump administration has or hasn't..
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Trump economic adviser Stephen Moore on "The Takeout" — 4/17/2020Writer and Trump economic adviser Stephen Moore joins Major to talk about mass unemployment as well as how America can return to business amid the pandemic on this week's episode of "The Takeout with..
Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. on "The Takeout" — 5/1/2020Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. shares how his charitable organization shifted from building baseball fields in communities in need to gathering resources to help Feeding America amid the..
Radio host and author Bob Garfield on "The Takeout" — 1/3/2020Bob Garfield, cohost of WNYC's weekly show "On the Media," discusses the power of social media on democracy and his new book "American Manifesto: Saving Democracy from Villains, Vandals, and Ourselves"..
Restaurateur Ray Washburne on "The Takeout" — 4/24/2020Restaurateur Ray Washburne joins Major to explore the practical, financial and ethical considerations of reopening America amid the coronavirus pandemic, on this week's episode of "The Takeout with..
Boston Celtics' Enes Kanter on "The Takeout" — 1/10/2020Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter talks about his childhood schooling and the corruption in Turkey that led to his criticism against President Erdogan, on this week's episode of "The Takeout with Major..