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After Navalny’s death, a ‘Reagan Republican’ comes to breakfast

GOP’s Michael McCaul sees path to ‘yes’ on House aid for Ukraine

Getting to know Biden's budget director – over breakfast

Can government avoid a shutdown? Budget chief ‘not optimistic.’

A lively breakfast with Cornel West, presidential candidate

Why Cornel West runs in 2024: Alternative to ‘fascism’ and ‘neoliberalism’

Why Secretary Cardona is ‘more optimistic than usual’

Russian exiled leader: Post-Putin era may be ‘months’ away

Breakfast with Biden’s top economic adviser

Biden can overcome perception gap on economy, top adviser says

Breakfast with Taiwan’s 'cat warrior'

Taiwan’s rep in US on Ukraine lessons – and deterring China

Plenty on Senate Intel Chair Mark Warner’s breakfast plate

Sen. Mark Warner: Big risks to tackle from banks to TikTok

A marathon breakfast with Kellyanne Conway

Kellyanne Conway: An insider’s look at the Republican Party

Secretary Cardona’s ABCs of building respect for teachers

Labor unions and workers’ deeper quest for respect


The Christian Science Monitor regularly hosts newsmaker breakfasts for Washington reporters, a unique forum known for civil discussion of issues. Each breakfast features a prominent guest, typically in politics or government. The goal is light, not heat.

Monitor correspondent Godfrey “Budge” Sperling Jr. hosted the first breakfast in 1966, and we’ve now held almost 4,000. Today, the Monitor’s Washington bureau chief serves as moderator. More breakfast history can be found here.