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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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Restaurateur Tom Colicchio on "The Takeout" - 11/20/20Restaurateur Tom Colicchio joins Major for a conversation about the devastating impact the coronavirus pandemic has on the restaurant industry, on this week's episode of "The Takeout with Major..
The Takeout: A CBS News original political podcast“The Takeout” is a weekly podcast about politics, policy and pop culture hosted by CBS News Chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett.
What the Trump administration is prioritizing before the inaugurationAs the nation struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump’s team is continuing to contest the results of the 2020 election. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett,..
Trump fires nation's top election security official after agency said election was securely runPresident Trump fired his administration's top election security official, Christopher Krebs, who led the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Krebs' ouster came after the agency called..
Trump fires head of U.S. cybersecurity agency as campaign continues legal challengesThe president fired the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, claiming election fraud as he continues to dispute the results of the presidential election. Meanwhile, his..
"CBS Sunday Morning" correspondent Mo Rocca on "The Takeout" — 9/4/2020On this week's episode of "The Takeout with Major Garrett," "CBS Sunday Morning" correspondent Mo Rocca joins Major to talk about life at home during the pandemic, his "Mobituaries" book and podcast..
Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on "The Takeout" — 9/18/2020Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joins Major to talk about her path that led to the White House. She also discusses her new book, "Speaking For Myself," and how her husband..
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on "The Takeout" — 9/11/2020White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow joins Major to respond to Bob Woodward’s new book "Rage," the debate over another economic stimulus package, and systemic racism in the U.S., on this week's..
Carrie Severino and Elizabeth Wydra talk about the Supreme Court battle on "The Takeout" — 9/25/2020Carrie Severino, president of the Judicial Crisis Network, and Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, join Major to talk about the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the..
Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie on "The Takeout" — 10/9/2020Longtime Trump backers Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie join Major to talk about their book, "Trump: America First," the coronavirus outbreak in the president’s inner circle, and the upcoming..
Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke on "The Takeout" — 10/2/2020Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke joins Major to talk about Texas' role in the upcoming election, and he expresses optimism that his home state could go to Joe Biden, on this week's episode of..
Professor Mark Blyth on "The Takeout" — 10/23/20Brown University political science professor Mark Blyth joins Major to discuss economics and the upcoming election on this week's episode of "The Takeout with Major Garrett."
Senators Chris Murphy and Roy Blunt on "The Takeout" — 10/16/2020Senators Chris Murphy and Roy Blunt join Major to talk about their thoughts on the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett and the future of the Supreme Court, on this week's episode..
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on "The Takeout" — 10/30/20Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer joins Major to discuss her thoughts on the kidnapping plot against her and the upcoming 2020 election, on this week's episode of "The Takeout with Major Garrett."
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on "The Takeout" - 11/13/20New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins Major to discuss President-elect Joe Biden's transition to the White House, on this week's episode of "The Takeout with Major Garrett."
How President Trump's transition delay could affect national securityCBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett joins "CBS This Morning" to give analysis on the presidential transition from President Trump to President-elect Joe Biden.
"CBS Weekend News" headlines for Sunday, November 8, 2020Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Weekend News" anchored by Major Garrett.
Kamala Harris makes history as first woman elected vice presidentVice President-elect Kamala Harris is the first woman elected to the vice presidency. She's also the first Black woman and the first Indian-American woman who will hold the position. Norah O'Donnell,..
Representative Karen Bass on "The Takeout" — 6/5/2020California Congresswoman Karen Bass joins Major to talk about her draft legislation to hold police accountable in the wake of the death of George Floyd, and how the 1992 Los Angeles riots compare to..
Senior Biden campaign adviser Symone Sanders on "The Takeout" — 6/19/2020Senior Biden campaign adviser Symone Sanders discusses the 2020 election, why she supports Joe Biden after working for Senator Bernie Sanders in 2016, and her new book "No You Shut Up," on this week's..
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin on "The Takeout" — 6/26/2020West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin joins Major to talk about police reform proposals in the Senate and the debate over historical monuments and statues across the U.S., on this week's episode of the..
Presidential election comes down to 5 states with thin marginsVotes in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada and Arizona continue to be counted, as anxious Americans wait to learn who will win the presidency. Major Garrett has the latest.
Presidential candidates’ paths to victory hinge on key states that remain too close to callSeveral states remain too close to call as ballots are counted nationwide in the 2020 presidential election. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett charts which states each of the..
Biden projected to win swing states as Trump's chances narrowDemocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is inching closer to the presidency — a dramatic swing after early returns in the last 24 hours appeared to favor President Trump. Major Garrett has the..
Presidential election could come down to a congressional district in NebraskaAs election results slowly trickle in, a scenario is developing where Nebraska's 2nd congressional district could decide the election. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News..
A look at some of the top issues for voters in 2020According to CBS News exit polling, the top issue for Biden voters was getting control of the coronavirus pandemic, while President Trump's supporters were more concerned with the economy. CBS News..
What to watch: The pathways to 270 electoral college votesCBS News Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto takes "CBS This Morning" through each candidate's path to 270 electoral college votes and what to watch for Tuesday night as results come in...
Candidates face different paths to Election Day victoryThe election will be decided by who wins enough states to total 270 electoral votes. And each candidate has different paths to get there. Major Garrett explains.
An Election Night tradition: The concession speechThere may be nothing more American than baseball, apple pie – and presidential elections, including a speech by the losing candidate. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett looks at..
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Breaking down Trump and Biden's strategies with four days to go until Election DayWith four days to go until Election Day, CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett discusses the candidates' closing arguments to voters, what's at stake in Florida and each campaign's..
Nearly 70 million votes cast, marking record early turnoutAs we mark the final week before Election Day, some states are seeing record-setting numbers of ballots cast by early voters. Major Garrett reports.
"Red & Blue": Breaking down the final Trump-Biden presidential debatePresident Trump and Joe Biden faced off Thursday night in Nashville. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns, CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion, CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major..
Highlights of the final presidential debate between Trump and BidenPresident Trump and Joe Biden faced off in their final debate Thursday night in Nashville. "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell, "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King and CBS..
CBS News fact checks the final Trump-Biden debateCBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett joins "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell with a round up of fact checks from the final presidential debate between..
Former Education Secretary John King on "The Takeout" — 8/7/2020Former Education Secretary John King joins Major to talk about how schools were challenged by closures in the spring due to the coronavirus and what challenges and risks schools face when reopening..
Former national security adviser John Bolton and former acting and deputy director of the CIA Michael Morell on "The Takeout" — 7/3/2020Former national security adviser John Bolton talks about reports that President Trump ignored allegations of Russia placing bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan which was reportedly included in his..
Bolton: "I have regrets" about impeachment processIn an interview on "The Takeout" podcast, former national security adviser John Bolton told Major Garrett that he has "regrets" about how impeachment played out. "If I were in the Senate I think I..
What to expect from Trump and Biden’s final presidential debateCBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett joins "CBS This Morning" with what to expect from Thursday night's final presidential debate.