Washington Week


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      Washington Week: Zimmerman's Acquittal, Obama Reacts, Avoiding “Nuclear Optio

      aired: Fri, Jul 19, 2013

      The political aftermath of the Zimmerman verdict with the Justice Department's investigation and Obama’s remarks, the Senate’s tentative deal to avoid “nuclear option”, and Liz Cheney's bid to unseat fellow Republican Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Pierre Thomas, ABC News; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report; Charles Babington of the Associated Press.

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      Washington Week: Immigration Reform, Egypt and Revisiting Abortion Laws

      aired: Fri, Jul 12, 2013

      The Obama administration's attempt to navigate a diplomatic tightrope in Egypt, efforts to pass comprehensive immigration reform in the House, growing restrictive state abortion laws, and redemption after political sex scandals. Joining Gwen: Alan Gomez, USA Today; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Peter Baker, New York Times; and Beth Reinhard, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: Mid-Year Report Card

      aired: Fri, Jul 5, 2013

      During this holiday week, we pause to take stock of the successes and challenges for Congress and the Obama administration. We examine America's role abroad in Egypt and Syria plus the economic outlook for the remainder of 2013. Joining Gwen: Susan Davis, USA Today; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News.

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      Washington Week: The Legal and Political Implications of the SCOTUS Rulings

      aired: Fri, Jun 28, 2013

      The Supreme Court handed down decisions this week on key social issues including same sex marriage, affirmative action and voting rights. What are the legal, political and policy effects of these landmark decisions? Joining Gwen: Pete Williams, NBC News; Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Dan Balz, Washington Post; and Amy Walter, Cook Political Report

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      Washington Week: Obama Overseas, Afghan Peace Talks, and Immigration Bill

      aired: Fri, Jun 21, 2013

      President Obama in Europe for a G8 summit and his first Berlin trip since 2008, the U.S. attempts peace talks with Afghanistan and the Taliban, progress on immigration reform and failure of the farm bill in Congress, and the NSA disclosed that they foiled more than 50 terrorist attacks. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, New York Times; Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News; Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post; Tom

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      Washington Week: U.S. to Aid Syrian Rebels, NSA Leaks, Immigration and SCOTUS

      aired: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

      The U.S. plans military support for Syrian rebels after determining President Assad’s troops have used chemical weapons, the national security and political fallout of Edward Snowden's NSA leaks, Congress moves towards immigration reform and the latest SCOTUS decision. Joining Gwen: Mark Mazzetti, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post, Alan Gomez, USA Today and Joan Biskupic, Reuters.

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      Washington Week: NSA Phone Surveillance and Obama's National Security Team

      aired: Fri, Jun 7, 2013

      The Fallout from the NSA collecting phone records and Internet data. Also, Obama announced the appointment of Susan Rice as his new national security adviser and Samantha Power to succeed Rice at the United Nations. Plus, Congress tackles the growing problem of military sexual assaults. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz of ABC News, David Sanger of The New York Times; Pete Williams of NBC News.

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      Washington Week: Democratic Dilemma, GOP Plight and the Tea Party

      aired: Fri, May 31, 2013

      The panelists analyze the multiple controversies facing Obama and Democrats including problems implementing the Affordable Care Act. Plus, the internal struggles among Republicans trying to overhaul the partyahead of the 2014 midterm elections. Joining Gwen: Amy Walter, Cook Political Report; Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; Reid Wilson, National Journal Hotline; Molly Ball, the Atlantic.

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      Washington Week: Combating Terrorism, IRS Fallout, Paying for Disaster Relief

      aired: Fri, May 24, 2013

      We examine Obama’s national security speech in which he called for limits on U.S. drone strike use. Also, has the government lost credibility with the IRS scandal? Plus, paying for disaster relief and immigration reform clears a major hurdle. Joining Gwen: Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Charles Babington, Associated Press; and Fawn Johnson of National Journal.

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      Washington Week: Scandal Fallout: IRS, Benghazi and Justice Probes Reporters

      aired: Fri, May 17, 2013

      The latest on the three scandals dogging the Obama administration this week involving the IRS, the Justice Department, the Associated Press and the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi. How is the administration handling damage control? Joining Gwen: Gloria Borger, CNN; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; John Harwood, CNBC and the New York Times; Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post.

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      Washington Week: Benghazi Hearings and Syrian Diplomacy

      aired: Fri, May 10, 2013

      The latest on the House Oversight Committee hearings on Benghazi, the diplomatic dance between the U.S. and Russia over the Syrian civil war, Congress addresses immigration and guns, and African-Americans in 2012 voted at a higher rate than white Americans. At the roundtable: Peter Baker, New York Times; Charles Babington, AP; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; and Jeff Zeleny of ABC News.

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      Washington Week: Bombing Arrests and Obama Recommits to Closing GITMO

      aired: Fri, May 3, 2013

      The latest on the Boston bombing investigation including the arrest of Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s three friends. Also, President Obama renews his commitment to close Guantanamo Bay. Plus, Obama's second-term agenda is being tested by unexpected events. Joining Gwen: Pete Williams, NBC News; Michael Duffy, TIME; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; and Christi Parson of Tribune.

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      Washington Week: Boston bombing investigation & Syria's chemical weapons

      aired: Fri, Apr 26, 2013

      The latest on the Boston bombing investigation and the U.S. assessment that Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria used chemical weapons. Also, U.S. Senator Max Baucus will not be seeking re-election. Plus, the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; James Kitfield, National Journal; Susan Davis, USA Today; Dan Balz, Washington Post.

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      Washington Week: Boston Marathon Bombing and the Politics of Gun Control

      aired: Fri, Apr 19, 2013

      In a week that stunned the nation, we look at the attack on the Boston Marathon and the suspect manhunt that has consumed the city of Boston. Also, we look at the politics behind the “shameful” defeat of gun control legislation. Plus, how do leaders respond to uncertain times. Joining Gwen: Tom Gjelten, NPR; Peter Baker, New York Times; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.

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      Washington Week: The Gun Debate, the President's Budget and the Political Cal

      aired: Fri, Apr 12, 2013

      The Senate voted to begin debating legislation to curb gun violence. Also, Obama’s $3.8 trillion budget plan that rankled both Republicans and Democrats. Plus, the political calculation behind the president’s outreach to conservatives. Joining Gwen: Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post; John Harwood CNBC and New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine & CBS News; Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics

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      Washington Week: North Korea Blusters, Jobs & the Economy, and Political Wrap

      aired: Fri, Apr 5, 2013

      North Korea continues its hostile rhetoric and saber-rattling prompting concerns over their nuclear capabilities. Also, do today’s job numbers signify a cooling economy? Plus, momentum for new immigration legislation and this week’s political wrap-up. Joining Gwen: David Sanger, New York Times; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Fawn Johnson, National Journal; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report.

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      Washington Week: Same Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court, Obama's Push on Guns

      aired: Fri, Mar 29, 2013

      The Supreme Court heard two same-sex marriage cases this week. We look at the similarities and differences between these cases and the shift in public opinion on same-sex marriage. Also, Obama urges Congress to pass gun legislation. Joining Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times: Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Pete Williams, NBC News; John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post.

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      Washington Week: Opposing Budget Proposals, Bipartisan Negotiations and CPAC

      aired: Fri, Mar 15, 2013

      Republicans and Democrats unveiled their budget proposals this week, and President Obama travelled to Capitol Hill to broker a bipartisan deal. Meanwhile, Republicans met for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference where rising GOP stars rallied activists. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate and CBS News; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report; and Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg.

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      Washington Week: Unemployment Down, Budget Battle, and R

      aired: Fri, Mar 8, 2013

      The panelists examine Obama's Republican “charm offensive” aimed at finding bipartisan solutions to the budget crisis. Also, with the stock market surge and positive job numbers, we look at the the unexpected boom following the spending cuts. Plus, the implications of Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster. Joining Gwen: Greg Ip, Economist; and Susan Davis, USA Today; and Charles Babington, AP.

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      Washington Week: Sequestration Deadline and Voters Right Act

      aired: Fri, Mar 1, 2013

      We look at why the White House and Congress could not reach a deal to avoid the sequester before the March 1 deadline. Plus, the potential economic impact of mandatory federal spending cuts. Also, we analyze the Supreme Court case that challenges a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Joining Gwen: Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Gloria Borger, CNN; and David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.

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      Washington Week: Sequestration, Cyber Security, and Gun Violence In America

      aired: Fri, Feb 22, 2013

      We look at the countdown to automatic spending cuts on March 1, China's alleged hacking of U.S. businesses, and gun violence in America as part of the PBS special programming 'After Newtown.' Joining Gwen: John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; David Sanger, New York Times; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; Sari Horwitz, Washington Post.

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      Washington Week: Obama's State of the Union and Rubio's Response

      aired: Fri, Feb 15, 2013

      We look at the President's State of the Union address and his follow-up three-city trip, the key messages in the Sen. Rubio's Republican rebuttal, and former Sen. Chuck Hagel's stalled confirmation. Joining John Dickerson of Slate Magazine: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post;Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Todd Purdum, Vanity Fair; and Eamon Javers, CNBC.

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      Washington Week: Drone Strikes, S&P; Lawsuit and GOP Reinvention

      aired: Fri, Feb 8, 2013

      The Obama administration justifies the use of drones for targeted killings. Also, we examine the internal battles between establishment conservatives and the Tea Party, and Obama’s use of the bully pulpit against Congress. Plus, the Department of Justice S&P; lawsuit. Joining Gwen: Carrie Johnson, NPR; Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; Beth Reinhard, National Journal; Pete Williams, NBC News

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      Washington Week: U.S. Economic Recovery and Bipartisan Immigration Reform

      aired: Fri, Feb 1, 2013

      With a combination of contrasting economic data, is the US economy really on the mend? Also, does the recent bipartisan push by Congress indicate a new era for immigration reform? Plus, Chuck Hagel’s chances of becoming the next Secretary of Defense. Joining Gwen: David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post, Fawn Johnson, National Journal; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

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      Washington Week: Obama's New Term, Women in Combat, GOP Recovery and Benghazi

      aired: Fri, Jan 25, 2013

      President Obama's assertive and progressive inaugural address. How did the GOP respond and what’s next for the party? Also, the Pentagon lifts the ban on women serving in combat and Secretary Clinton's Benghazi testimony. Plus, a short-term debt ceiling deal. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Martha Raddatz, ABC News; John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times.

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      Washington Week: Obama's Gun Violence Policies and Second-Term Priorities

      aired: Fri, Jan 18, 2013

      Amidst the pomp and circumstance surrounding President Obama’s inauguration, we take a closer look at the foreign and domestic policy issues confronting his second term. Plus, the administration’s plan to take on gun violence and the debt ceiling. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine/CBS News; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report; Charles Babington, Associated P

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      Washington Week: Obama's Cabinet Nominations and the Future of Gun Laws

      aired: Fri, Jan 11, 2013

      Obama's second-term cabinet continues to take shape with three new members nominated to his national security and economic teams. TheWhite House considers legislation to curb gun violence. Obama and Karzai agree to speed up Afghan military transition. Joining Gwen: Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; James Kitfield, National Journal; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Christi Parsons, Tribune

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      Washington Week: Fiscal cliff fallout and the 113th Congress

      aired: Fri, Jan 4, 2013

      We ring in 2013 with analysis of the last-minute bipartisan deal that averted a financial crisis and examine future battles between the White House and Congress over spending cuts and the deficit. Plus, will the partisan divide remain entrenched with the incoming 113thCongress? Joining Gwen: Susan Davis, USA Today; Peter Baker, New York Times; Eamon Javers, CNBC; and Michael Viqueira, NBC News.

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      Washington Week: A Look Back at 2012

      aired: Fri, Dec 28, 2012

      In our final show of 2012, we explore the year’s significant stories including President Obama’s re-election victory over Mitt Romney; Congress’ tumultuous battles with the White House; and the administration’s challenges abroad. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; John Harwood, CNBC & New York Times; Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

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      Washington Week: Conn. School Shooting, Susan Rice Yields and Fiscal Cliff

      aired: Fri, Dec 14, 2012

      Gun control debate is again at the forefront after a tragic Conn. school shooting. Amidst continued fiscal cliff talks, Susan Rice chooses not to pursue the Secretary of State nomination. Plus, the U.S. recognizes the Syrian opposition. Joining Gwen: Reid Wilson, National Journal Hotline; Martha Raddatz, ABC News; David Sanger, New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News.

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      Washington Week: Fiscal cliff stalemate and DeMint's resignation

      aired: Fri, Dec 7, 2012

      President Obama and Speaker Boehner remain divided over fiscal cliff specifics as a solution appears distant. Also, Republican Senator Jim DeMint’s decision to resign highlights a GOP intra-party squabbles. Plus, is threat of chemical weapons in Syria a game changer? Joining Gwen: Jackie Calmes, New York Times; Amy Walter, ABC News; Eamon Javers, CNBC; James Kitfield, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: Political Maneuvering Over The Looming Fiscal Cliff

      aired: Fri, Nov 30, 2012

      Fiscal cliff negotiations between Congress and the White House have reached a standstill as both sides clash over spending cuts and tax increases. Also, the potential nomination of Susan Rice to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State has left Obama and Republicans at a political stalemate. Joining Gwen: Gloria Borger, CNN; Michael Viqueira, NBC News; Susan Davis, USA Today.

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      Washington Week: Gaza Crisis, Foreign Policy Politics & Black Friday

      aired: Fri, Nov 23, 2012

      The panelists review the role of the Obama administration in brokering the Israeli-Hamas ceasefire agreement in Gaza. Also, we examine the post-election politics behind the looming fiscal cliff crisis. Plus, what factors could slow down the U.S. economic recovery. Joining Pete Williams of NBC News: Peter Baker, New York Times; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; and Jim Tankersley, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: Avoiding a Fiscal Cliff, and the Petraeus Scandal

      aired: Fri, Nov 16, 2012

      With a looming fiscal cliff, we look at the potential for compromise between President Obama and congress. Also, former CIA director David Petraeus agreed to testify about the terrorist attacks in Benghazi. Plus, Romney’s post-election analysis. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Helene Cooper, New York Times; and Charles Babington, Associated Press

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      Washington Week: 11/9/12: Obama's 2nd Term, Demographics & the GOP

      aired: Fri, Nov 9, 2012

      The roundtable analyzes how President Obama was re-elected and how changing demographics played a key role. Also, we examine the looming fiscal cliff crisis. Plus, we look at the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus after admitting to an affair. Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and PBS; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Beth Reinhard, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: November 2, 2012

      aired: Fri, Nov 2, 2012

      In our last show before Election Day, we take a look at the final campaign sprint in a close election. Also, Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern United States and influences the last week of the race. Also, a look at the new unemployment numbers. Joining Gwen: Jackie Calmes, New York Times; John Harris, Politico; John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Amy Walter, ABC News.

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      Washington Week: October 26, 2012

      aired: Fri, Oct 26, 2012

      With less than two weeks to go, the roundtable takes a look at the candidates’ swing-state campaign sprint. Also, we analyze the foreign policy plans of both candidates after the final debate. Plus, we examine the battle for Senate control which rests in the hands of a few states. Joining Gwen: James Kitfield, National Journal; Gloria Borger, CNN; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; Susan Davis, USA Today

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      Washington Week: October 19, 2012

      aired: Fri, Oct 19, 2012

      As President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare for their final debate, the roundtable analyzes the fiesty, second debate, the ever-tightening poll numbers, and the issues that are most important in the countdown to Election Day. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine; Amy Walter, ABC News; Charles Babington, Associated Press.

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      Washington Week: October 12, 2012

      aired: Fri, Oct 12, 2012

      The roundtable analyzes the vice-presidential debate as Vice President Joe Biden and his republican opponent Rep. Paul Ryan traded sharp words over domestic and foreign policy. Also, with both political parties happy with their candidate’s performance, who came out on top? Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; Alexis Simendin

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      Washington Week: October 5, 2012

      aired: Fri, Oct 5, 2012

      The panel analyzes the first of three presidential debates of the 2012 election. Will Romney's dominance influence the campaign? And a deeper look into the numbers and facts presented by Romney and Obama. Plus, a look at the new unemployment numbers. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, New York Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News.

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      Washington Week: September 28, 2012

      aired: Fri, Sep 28, 2012

      Special Washington Week from St. Louis, Missouri: With 40 days to go before the election, can Mitt Romney regain lost ground in a half dozen battleground states? Does early voting have an impact on the election? Also, we preview the upcoming debates. Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Nia-Malika Henderson, Washington Post; Jim Tankersley, National Journal; and Charles Babington, Associate

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      Washington Week: Webcast Extra -September 28, 2012

      aired: Fri, Sep 28, 2012

      In the Washington Week Election 2012 Town Hall: Gwen and the panel talk with citizens and voters in St. Louis, Missouri about the 2012 presidential campaign. Also, what is the temperature of the Missouri senate race? Can Todd Akin still win or is he politically dead?

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      Washington Week: September 21, 2012

      aired: Fri, Sep 21, 2012

      As Mitt Romney ends a tough week by releasing another year of tax returns, we look at the effects of the leaked “47 percent” video on his campaign. Also, we sift through the recent onslaught of polls in the countdown to November. Joining Gwen: John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Gloria Borger, CNN; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Sam Youngman of Reuters.

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      Washington Week: September 14, 2012

      aired: Fri, Sep 14, 2012

      After the deaths of a U.S. ambassador and three others in Libya and continuing protests around the Muslim world, the focus shifts to foreign policy in the government and on the presidential campaign trail. Joining Gwen: Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; David Sanger, The New York Times; Major Garrett, National Journal; Laura Meckler, The Wall Street Journal.

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      Washington Week: September 7, 2012

      aired: Fri, Sep 7, 2012

      Did Obama's appeal to the nation for a second term resonate? How did Democrats rebut Republican attacks? Plus what was Bill Clinton's ultimate contribution to the convention? Also, did Friday's job numbers boost or quell Obama’s post-convention shine? Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, The Washington Post; Peter Baker, The New York Times; Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News.

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      Washington Week: August 31, 2012

      aired: Fri, Aug 31, 2012

      Special Washington Week from Charlotte, North Carolina: Did Mitt Romney fulfill expectations at Republican National Convention? Plus what affect did Clint Eastwood's unscripted speech have? Also, we preview the Democratic National Convention. Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; John Hardwood of CNBC / New York Times.

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      Washington Week: Webcast Extra | August 31, 2012

      aired: Fri, Aug 31, 2012

      In the Washington Week Election 2012 Town Hall: Gwen and the panel talk with citizens and voters at University of North Carolina Charlotte, in North Carolina, about the 2012 presidential campaign. How does North Carolina sit as a battleground state months before the election? What are they expecting from the Democrats as they descend on Charlotte for their convention?

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      Washington Week: August 24, 2012

      aired: Fri, Aug 24, 2012

      A Special Washington Week from St. Petersburg, Florida ahead of the Republican National Convention. How did the Mitt Romney campaign attempt to remain on-topic amidst the Todd Akin debacle? Why are the candidates sparring over Medicare again? Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Beth Reinhard, National Journal; John Dickerson, Slate and CBS News; Amy Walter of ABC News.

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      Washington Week: August 24, 2012

      aired: Fri, Aug 24, 2012

      In the Washington Week Election 2012 Town Hall: Gwen and the panel talk with~communities~in St. Petersburg, FL about the 2012 presidential campaign. How do Floridians cope with being a swing state? And what do they expect as the 2012 Republican Convention descends on nearby Tampa?

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      Washington Week: August 17, 2012

      aired: Fri, Aug 17, 2012

      Mitt Romney’s campaign received a jolt after announcing his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan. Both campaigns came out swinging with new attacks ranging from policy to personal. Will Paul Ryan’s addition to the campaign change the direction of election? Joining Gwen: Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; John Harris, POLITICO.

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      Washington Week: August 10, 2012

      aired: Fri, Aug 10, 2012

      New polls show that the presidential race is as close as ever. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama campaign in key swing states as the campaigns and super PACs release more controversial advertisements. Also, when will Romney pick his running mate? Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times; Beth Reinhard, National Journal; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times.

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      Washington Week: August 3, 2012

      aired: Fri, Aug 3, 2012

      Mitt Romney and President Obama rally undecided voters in battleground states. The Tea Party scores a big victory in Texas with Senate nominee Ted Cruz. Plus July jobs numbers and Congress starts its summer recess with key legislation left undone. Joining Gwen: Amy Walter, ABC News; Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post; David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal; Susan Davis, USA Today.

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      Washington Week: July 27, 2012

      aired: Fri, Jul 27, 2012

      Mitt Romney has a rocky start to his overseas trip while the campaigns debate foreign policy and the role of government in private business. Legal challenges facing state voter ID laws. And who is making money from the Presidential campaigns? Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, The Washington Post; Laura Meckler, The Wall Street Journal; Robert Barnes, The Washington Post; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News.

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      Washington Week: July 20, 2012

      aired: Fri, Jul 20, 2012

      A horrific mass shooting at a movie theatre near Denver, Colorado. The campaigns talk about tax history and economic policy as attack ads from both campaigns intensify. And the fighting in Syria spreads to Damascus as the rebels achieve new victories. Joining Gwen: Pierre Thomas, ABC News; Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

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      Washington Week: July 13, 2012

      aired: Fri, Jul 13, 2012

      This Week, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both campaigned in battleground states. Obama called for an extension of middle class tax cuts while Romney addressed the NAACP. Also, House Republicans voted to repeal the president's health care law. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Sam Youngman, Reuters.

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      Washington Week: July 13, 2012

      aired: Fri, Jul 13, 2012

      In the Washington Week Electronic Town Hall: Gwen and the panel talk with panels in Madison, WI and Denver, CO, about the Presidential election in battleground states. How are independent voters in these states viewing the two candidates? And how are voters reacting to the flood of campaign ads? Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, Time Magazine; Beth Reinhard, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: July 6, 2012

      aired: Fri, Jul 6, 2012

      President Barack Obama campaigns in Ohio and Pennsylvania and accuses Romney of outsourcing jobs during his time at Bain Capital. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney says that the federal health care mandate is indeed a tax. Plus, new unemployment numbers. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, The Washington Post; Jan Crawford, CBS News; Charles Babington, Associated Press; Amy Walter, ABC News.

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      Washington Week: June 29, 2012

      aired: Fri, Jun 29, 2012

      In the Washington Week Electronic Town Hall: Gwen and the panel talk with communities in San Diego, CA and Tucson, AZ, about immigration and border security. Along the border how are citizens dealing with these issues? And how has Arizona reacted to Supreme Court’s ruling on the state’s immigration law, SB 1070? Joining Gwen: Pete Williams, NBC News; Fawn Johnson, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: June 29, 2012

      aired: Fri, Jun 29, 2012

      How did the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s health care law come together? Plus, what effect will it have on the election? And a review of other Supreme Court rulings. Also, the House voted to hold Eric Holder in contempt of congress. Joining Gwen: Pete Williams, NBC News; Joan Biskupic, Reuters; John Dickerson, Slate and CBS News; Naftali Bendavid, the Wall Street Journal.

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      Washington Week: June 22, 2012

      aired: Fri, Jun 22, 2012

      Mitt Romney and President Obama court Latino voters as immigration politics enters the spotlight. Plus, Obama invokes executive privilege as Attorney General Eric Holder faces a contempt of Congress charge. Also, what’s Europe’s economic future? This Week: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Laura Meckler, Wall Street Journal; Major Garrett, National Journal; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

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      Washington Week: June 15, 2012

      aired: Fri, Jun 15, 2012

      The Obama administration's new immigration policy that allows some undocumented immigrants to stay and get work permits. Plus, who is winning the debate on the economy: President Obama or Mitt Romney? Also, tensions between the U.S. & Russia on Syria, intelligence leaks and more. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Pierre Thomas, ABC News; Peter Baker, New York Times; Tom Gjelten, NPR.

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      Washington Week: June 8, 2012

      aired: Fri, Jun 8, 2012

      What do the results from the recall election in Wisconsin mean for the 2012 Presidential election? The Obama and Romney campaigns ramp up fundraising efforts. Also, a look at how Obama has accelerated drone attacks against terrorist targets and related intelligence leaks. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; David Sanger, New York Times.

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      Washington Week: May 25, 2012

      aired: Fri, Jun 1, 2012

      A special "President's Club" edition of Washington Week:We look at the bipartisan solidarity between current and former presidents. Joining Gwen, four white house reporters covering 4 different presidents: Michael Duffy, TIME magazine; Peter Baker, The New York Times; John Harris, POLITICO; Christi Parsons, Tribune News.

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      Washington Week: June 1, 2012

      aired: Fri, Jun 1, 2012

      What do disappointing job numbers mean for the already unemployed and the state of economic recovery? Mitt Romney wins enough delegates to make him the unofficial Republican nominee and finds himself in a dead heat with President Obama in three key swing states. Plus the latest on the crisis in Syria.

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      Washington Week: May 18, 2012

      aired: Fri, May 18, 2012

      As attacks fly between President Obama and Mitt Romney, a conservative super PAC's developed a controversial Rev. Wright ad campaign. Plus, is Congress heading towards another partisan debt-ceiling showdown? Also, JP Morgan's losses and Wall Street regulation. Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; John Harwood, CNBC/NY Times.

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      Washington Week: May 11, 2012

      aired: Fri, May 11, 2012

      What's the political fallout of President Obama's support for same-sex marriage? Plus, longtime Senator Richard Lugar, R-Ind., lost his party's primary. What does that mean for moderate republicans and incumbents? Also, the double-agent al-Qaeda plotter. Joining Gwen: Major Garrett, National Journal; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine & CBS News; Susan Davis, USA Today; Pierre Thomas, ABC News.

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      Washington Week: May 4, 2012

      aired: Fri, May 4, 2012

      The U.S. and China continue to negotiate over activist Chen Guangcheng's travel to America. Plus, President Obama visited Afghanistan on the one year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. Also, new unemployment numbers and the 2012 presidential race. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Peter Baker, New York Times; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Charles Babington, Associated Press.

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      Washington Week: April 27, 2012

      aired: Fri, Apr 27, 2012

      As the campaigns look ahead, Mitt Romney targets Barack Obama, but he is targeting youth voters. The Supreme Court hears arguments on Arizona immigration law. Also, a year after Osama bin Laden's death, balancing terrorism and civil liberties. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate Magazine/CBS News; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Pete Williams, NBC News; James Kitfield, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: April 20, 2012

      aired: Fri, Apr 20, 2012

      Conflicting polls show both Mitt Romney and President Obama leading in November's election. What do the numbers reveal? Plus, a breakdown of the candidates' economic plans. Also, Super PAC numbers, the Secret Service prostitution scandal & the GSA spending scandal. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, TIME; Jim Tankersley, National Journal; Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News.

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      Washington Week: April 20, 2012

      aired: Fri, Apr 20, 2012

      In the Washington Week Election 2012 Town Hall, Gwen and the panel talk with viewers in Cleveland, OH and Portland, OR. How are these economies recovering and what issues matter most to voters? Plus, do conversations in Washington on healthcare and education reflect conversations across the country? Joining Gwen: Jim Tankersley, National Journal; Michael Duffy, TIME; Jackie Calmes, New York Times.

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      Washington Week: April 13, 2012

      aired: Fri, Apr 13, 2012

      With Rick Santorum out of the GOP race, Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are gearing up for the general election. But recent comments about Romney's wife, Ann, have caused controversy over gender politics. Plus, a look at the fragile ceasefire in Syria. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Beth Reinhard, National Journal; John Harris, POLITICO; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

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      Washington Week: April 6, 2012

      aired: Fri, Apr 6, 2012

      After three big wins Mitt Romney has scored more than half of the delegates needed for the GOP presidential nomination. Plus, new unemployment numbers shed light on the economy. Also, female voters, the President's Supreme Court remarks and more. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate Magazine/CBS News; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Jackie Calmes, New York Times; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.

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      Washington Week: March 30, 2012

      aired: Fri, Mar 30, 2012

      The Supreme Court heard three days of arguments on the 2010 Affordable Care Act. What were the key issues before the court? Plus, a mic catches a private comment between President Obama and Russian President Medvedev. Also, Mitt Romney's latest endorsements and the GOP race. Joining Gwen: Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Pete Williams, NBC News; Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Julianna Goldman, Bloomberg News

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      Washington Week: March 23, 2012

      aired: Fri, Mar 23, 2012

      After the controversial killing of teenager Trayvon Martin, in Florida, national attention focuses on "Stand Your Ground" laws & the local police department. Plus, Mitt Romney wins Illinois but still faces criticism from conservatives. Also, a look at the GOP budget. Joining Gwen: Pierre Thomas, ABC News; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Sam Youngman, Reuters; Naftali Bendavid, Wall Street Journal.

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      Washington Week: March 16, 2012

      aired: Fri, Mar 16, 2012

      The killing of 16 civilians in Afghanistan, allegedly by a U.S. soldier, has further strained the relationship between the two countries. Plus, Rick Santorum won big in the South, yet Mitt Romney scored more delegates. And President Obama's re-election campaign is in full swing. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post.

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      Washington Week: March 9, 2012

      aired: Fri, Mar 9, 2012

      Mitt Romney won big on Super Tuesday, giving him more than 35% of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination. But Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul stay defiant, continuing their campaigns as the race focuses on Mississippi and Alabama next Tuesday. What's next? Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Beth Reinhard, National Journal; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

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      Washington Week: March 2, 2012

      aired: Fri, Mar 2, 2012

      As we head into Super Tuesday, which GOP candidate has momentum and how will Tuesday's primaries change the race? Meanwhile, President Obama makes campaign-like speeches in Michigan and New York. Also, Senator Olympia Snow resigns, saying there is no longer bipartisanship in Congress. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; Gloria Borger, CNN; Charles Babington, Associated Press.

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      Washington Week: February 24, 2012

      aired: Fri, Feb 24, 2012

      Rick Santorum is the main target in the GOP race as 13 states prepare to vote between now and Super Tuesday. Plus, international leaders meet in Tunisia to prevent more bloodshed in Syria. And unrest continues in Afghanistan after the burning of Qurans. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Nancy Youssef, McClatchy; Yochi Dreazen, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: February 17, 2012

      aired: Fri, Feb 17, 2012

      As the GOP presidential primary race between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney tightens, the panel previews the Arizona and Michigan primaries. Plus, President Barack Obama's proposed budget, a deal to extend payroll tax cuts, and tensions over Iran's nuclear program. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Jackie Calmes, New York Times; Susan Davis, USA Today; Martha Raddatz, ABC News.

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      Washington Week: February 10, 2012

      aired: Fri, Feb 10, 2012

      President Obama modified a controversial mandate on birth control access. But could there be lingering political fallout? Plus, did Rick Santorum's big wins this week change the GOP presidential race? And a decision on California's same-sex marriage ban. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate & CBS News; Nia Malika Henderson, Washington Post; Pete Williams, NBC News; Beth Reinhard, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: February 3 2012

      aired: Fri, Feb 3, 2012

      What do January's unemployment numbers tell us about the economy? Plus, Mitt Romney won the Florida primary, but his comments about the poor are making headlines. Also, new FEC disclosures shine light on Super PAC money. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; Jim Tankersley, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: January 27, 2012

      aired: Fri, Jan 27, 2012

      Ahead of next week's Florida Republican primary, the 4 remaining candidates squared off on the ground and in two debates. Plus, following his State of the Union Address, President Obama hit the road to push his economic and jobs plan. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, The Washington Post; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine & CBS News; Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal.

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      Washington Week: January 20, 2012

      aired: Fri, Jan 20, 2012

      This week Washington Week is on the road in South Carolina. Mitt Romney's lead shrank as Newt Gingrich climbed in the polls, but Gingrich's ex-wife made potentially damaging claims about their marriage. Plus, two candidates drop out of the GOP race, and more. Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Charles Babington, Associated Press; Sam Youngman, Reuters.

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      Washington Week: January 13, 2012

      aired: Fri, Jan 13, 2012

      Will Mitt Romney's momentum from successive wins in Iowa and New Hampshire help him win South Carolina? Plus, the Supreme Court will decide on the FCC's authority to regulate the airwaves, and President Obama's aims to shrink government. Joining Gwen: Beth Reinhard, National Journal; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics.com; Pete Williams, NBC News.

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      Washington Week: December 30, 2011

      aired: Mon, Jan 9, 2012

      Four days before the Iowa Caucuses, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul lead, but Rick Santorum may surprise come voting day. Plus, how will Congressional retirements affect Democrats' efforts to retain control of the Senate in 2012? Joining Gwen from Iowa: Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times. Around the table: Christina Bellatoni, CQ Roll Call; Susan Davis, USA Today.

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      Washington Week: January 6, 2012

      aired: Fri, Jan 6, 2012

      This week, we're on the ground in Manchester, New Hampshire to preview the primaries. After a close finish in Iowa, will Mitt Romney stay ahead of the pack in the Granite State? Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Julianna Goldman, Bloomberg News; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times.

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      Washington Week: December 23, 2011

      aired: Fri, Dec 23, 2011

      This week, we look back at 2011 and forward to 2012. We'll analyze battles between Congress and the President, the economy, the killing of Osama bin Laden, the pullout of US troops in Iraq while fighting continues in Afghanistan, and more. Joining Gwen: Helene Cooper, New York Times; Michael Duffy, Time Magazine; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.

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      Washington Week: December 16, 2011

      aired: Fri, Dec 16, 2011

      Congress fights the clock to avert a government shutdown. Also, now that the last GOP presidential debate before the Iowa caucus is over, who is the frontrunner? Plus, the war in Iraq officially ends as the U.S. hands over military control to Iraqis. Joining Gwen: Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Dan Balz, The Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times; Laura Meckler, The Wall Street Journal

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      Washington Week: December 9, 2011

      aired: Fri, Dec 9, 2011

      Newt Gingrich soars past Mitt Romney in the polls in three out of four early primary states. Rick Perry makes a push, but is it now a two-man race? Plus President Barack Obama makes a push for the payroll tax cut extensions. Joining Gwen: Major Garrett, National Journal; Charles Babington, Associated Press; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics.com.

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      Washington Week: December 2, 2011

      aired: Fri, Dec 2, 2011

      The unemployment rate fell last month to the lowest since March 2009. Is this a sign of the economy stabilizing? Also, Herman Cain faced allegations of an extramarital affair, Rick Perry had another "oops" moment, and Newt Gingrich surged in the polls. Joining Gwen: Jim Tankersley, National Journal; Greg Ip, The Economist; Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times

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      Washington Week: November 25, 2011

      aired: Fri, Nov 25, 2011

      The supercommittee failed to reach a budget deal this week, affecting national politics and the economy. Also, the GOP presidential candidates debated foreign policy, with Newt Gingrich facing new scrutiny on his immigration stance. John Dickerson guest-hosts with: Susan Davis, National Journal; David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal; Dan Balz, The Washington Post; Gloria Borger, CNN.

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      Washington Week: November 18, 2011

      aired: Mon, Nov 21, 2011

      As the GOP candidates debated foreign policy, President Obama met with Asia-Pacific leaders. Newt Gingrich's bumpy climb in the polls. And, what happens if the Super Committee fails to deliver? Plus, SCOTUS to decide constitutionality of health reform. Joining Gwen: Major Garrett, National Journal; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post; Joan Biskupic, USA TODAY.

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      Washington Week: November 18, 2011

      aired: Mon, Nov 21, 2011

      As the GOP candidates debated foreign policy, President Obama met with Asia-Pacific leaders. Newt Gingrich's bumpy climb in the polls. And, what happens if the Super Committee fails to deliver? Plus, SCOTUS to decide constitutionality of health reform. Joining Gwen: Major Garrett, National Journal; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post; Joan Biskupic, USA TODAY.

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      Washington Week: November 18, 2011

      aired: Mon, Nov 21, 2011

      As the GOP candidates debated foreign policy, President Obama met with Asia-Pacific leaders. Newt Gingrich's bumpy climb in the polls. And, what happens if the Super Committee fails to deliver? Plus, SCOTUS to decide constitutionality of health reform. Joining Gwen: Major Garrett, National Journal; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post; Joan Biskupic, USA TODAY.

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      Washington Week: November 11, 2011

      aired: Fri, Nov 11, 2011

      GOP presidential candidates debate the economic recovery. Rick Perry's memory lapse. Herman Cain's harassment scandal. A Newt Gingrich surge? What's motivating U.S. voters? The potential impact of the Euro debt crisis on America. US. Pete Williams hosts with: John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times; Michael Duffy, TIME; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Greg Ip, The Economist.

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      Washington Week: November 11, 2011

      aired: Fri, Nov 11, 2011

      GOP presidential candidates debate the economic recovery. Rick Perry's memory lapse. Herman Cain's harassment scandal. A Newt Gingrich surge? What's motivating U.S. voters? The potential impact of the Euro debt crisis on America. US. Pete Williams hosts with: John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times; Michael Duffy, TIME; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Greg Ip, The Economist.

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      Washington Week: November 11, 2011

      aired: Fri, Nov 11, 2011

      GOP presidential candidates debate the economic recovery. Rick Perry's memory lapse. Herman Cain's harassment scandal. A Newt Gingrich surge? What's motivating U.S. voters? The potential impact of the Euro debt crisis on America. US. Pete Williams hosts with: John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times; Michael Duffy, TIME; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Greg Ip, The Economist.

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      Washington Week: November 4, 2011

      aired: Thu, Nov 10, 2011

      Alleged harassment scandals continue to dog Republican presidential frontrunner Herman Cain, as the other GOP candidates consider how to handle the controversy. Plus a discussion on the global economy, Greece, the G20 meetings, and new U.S. job numbers. Joining Gwen: John Harris, Politico; Chuck Babington, Associated Press; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Jim Tankersley, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: November 4, 2011

      aired: Thu, Nov 10, 2011

      Alleged harassment scandals continue to dog Republican presidential frontrunner Herman Cain, as the other GOP candidates consider how to handle the controversy. Plus a discussion on the global economy, Greece, the G20 meetings, and new U.S. job numbers. Joining Gwen: John Harris, Politico; Chuck Babington, Associated Press; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Jim Tankersley, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: October 28, 2011

      aired: Fri, Oct 28, 2011

      A long shot a short time ago, Herman Cain is shaking up the GOP race. But rising polls numbers brings greater scrutiny. And what happened to Rick Perry's surge? Also, the President tries to bypass Congress. Plus the clock is ticking on the Deficit Reduction Committee. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; John Harwood, CNBC/NY Times; Jackie Calmes, NY Times; Janet Hook, Wall St. Journal.

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      Washington Week: October 28, 2011

      aired: Fri, Oct 28, 2011

      A long shot a short time ago, Herman Cain is shaking up the GOP race. But rising polls numbers brings greater scrutiny. And what happened to Rick Perry's surge? Also, the President tries to bypass Congress. Plus the clock is ticking on the Deficit Reduction Committee. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; John Harwood, CNBC/NY Times; Jackie Calmes, NY Times; Janet Hook, Wall St. Journal.

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      Washington Week: October 28, 2011

      aired: Fri, Oct 28, 2011

      A long shot a short time ago, Herman Cain is shaking up the GOP race. But rising polls numbers brings greater scrutiny. And what happened to Rick Perry's surge? Also, the President tries to bypass Congress. Plus the clock is ticking on the Deficit Reduction Committee. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; John Harwood, CNBC/NY Times; Jackie Calmes, NY Times; Janet Hook, Wall St. Journal.

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      Washington Week: October 21, 2011

      aired: Fri, Oct 21, 2011

      Analysis of possible paths forward in Libya now that Moammar Gadhafi is dead. Will the U.S. play a role in nation building? President Obama announces all U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by year's end. And why the GOP debates have become pivotal in the 2012 presidential race. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Doyle McManus, LA Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Gloria Borger, CNN.

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      Washington Week: October 21, 2011

      aired: Fri, Oct 21, 2011

      Analysis of possible paths forward in Libya now that Moammar Gadhafi is dead. Will the U.S. play a role in nation building? President Obama announces all U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by year's end. And why the GOP debates have become pivotal in the 2012 presidential race. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Doyle McManus, LA Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Gloria Borger, CNN.

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      Washington Week: October 21, 2011

      aired: Fri, Oct 21, 2011

      Analysis of possible paths forward in Libya now that Moammar Gadhafi is dead. Will the U.S. play a role in nation building? President Obama announces all U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by year's end. And why the GOP debates have become pivotal in the 2012 presidential race. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Doyle McManus, LA Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Gloria Borger, CNN.

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      Washington Week: October 14, 2011

      aired: Fri, Oct 14, 2011

      As the GOP candidates debate economics, President Obama promotes his jobs plan. But with its defeat in the Senate, what's next? Also, the strange story of an assassination plot against a Saudi Ambassador involving Iran and a Mexican drug cartel. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Michael Duffy, TIME; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; James Kitfield, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: October 14, 2011

      aired: Fri, Oct 14, 2011

      As the GOP candidates debate economics, President Obama promotes his jobs plan. But with its defeat in the Senate, what's next? Also, the strange story of an assassination plot against a Saudi Ambassador involving Iran and a Mexican drug cartel. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Michael Duffy, TIME; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; James Kitfield, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: October 14, 2011

      aired: Fri, Oct 14, 2011

      As the GOP candidates debate economics, President Obama promotes his jobs plan. But with its defeat in the Senate, what's next? Also, the strange story of an assassination plot against a Saudi Ambassador involving Iran and a Mexican drug cartel. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Michael Duffy, TIME; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; James Kitfield, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: October 7, 2011

      aired: Fri, Oct 7, 2011

      Now that Christie and Palin are officially out of the GOP Presidential race, which other candidates will benefit most? Plus, what fundraising totals reveal about the race. Also, President Obama fights for the Jobs Act. And a preview of SCOTUS's new term. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal; Joan Biskupic, USA Today.

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      Washington Week: October 7, 2011

      aired: Fri, Oct 7, 2011

      Now that Christie and Palin are officially out of the GOP Presidential race, which other candidates will benefit most? Plus, what fundraising totals reveal about the race. Also, President Obama fights for the Jobs Act. And a preview of SCOTUS's new term. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal; Joan Biskupic, USA Today.

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      Washington Week: October 7, 2011

      aired: Fri, Oct 7, 2011

      Now that Christie and Palin are officially out of the GOP Presidential race, which other candidates will benefit most? Plus, what fundraising totals reveal about the race. Also, President Obama fights for the Jobs Act. And a preview of SCOTUS's new term. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal; Joan Biskupic, USA Today.

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      Washington Week: September 30, 2011

      aired: Tue, Oct 4, 2011

      Airstrikes killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen. At home, dissatisfied GOP voters want Gov. Chris Christie to join the presidential race. Also, President Obama feuds with his base. Plus, a stopgap bill temporarily prevents a government shutdown. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; Sam Youngman, The Hill; Major Garrett, National Journal; Pierre Thomas, ABC News.

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      Washington Week: September 30, 2011

      aired: Tue, Oct 4, 2011

      Airstrikes killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen. At home, dissatisfied GOP voters want Gov. Chris Christie to join the presidential race. Also, President Obama feuds with his base. Plus, a stopgap bill temporarily prevents a government shutdown. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; Sam Youngman, The Hill; Major Garrett, National Journal; Pierre Thomas, ABC News.

    • Episode

      Washington Week: September 30, 2011

      aired: Tue, Oct 4, 2011

      Airstrikes killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen. At home, dissatisfied GOP voters want Gov. Chris Christie to join the presidential race. Also, President Obama feuds with his base. Plus, a stopgap bill temporarily prevents a government shutdown. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; Sam Youngman, The Hill; Major Garrett, National Journal; Pierre Thomas, ABC News.

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      Washington Week: September 23, 2011

      aired: Fri, Sep 23, 2011

      President Obama unveils his deficit reduction plan, with new taxes and spending cuts. Plus, Congress argues over disaster relief and a possible government shutdown. Also, Palestinians appeal for full membership at the UN. And the GOP presidential candidates debate.

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      Washington Week: September 23, 2011

      aired: Fri, Sep 23, 2011

      President Obama unveils his deficit reduction plan, with new taxes and spending cuts. Plus, Congress argues over disaster relief and a possible government shutdown. Also, Palestinians appeal for full membership at the UN. And the GOP presidential candidates debate.

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      Washington Week: September 23, 2011

      aired: Fri, Sep 23, 2011

      President Obama unveils his deficit reduction plan, with new taxes and spending cuts. Plus, Congress argues over disaster relief and a possible government shutdown. Also, Palestinians appeal for full membership at the UN. And the GOP presidential candidates debate.

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      Washington Week: September 16, 2011

      aired: Fri, Sep 16, 2011

      President Obama took his jobs plan straight to voters this week amidst a bounty of bad news including a jump in unemployment benefit applications, and a spike in the number of people living in poverty. And analysis of the Tea Party debate. Joining Gwen Ifill: John Dickerson of Slate/CBS News, Beth Reinhard of National Journal, Charles Babington of AP, Michael Fletcher of The Washington Post.

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      Washington Week: September 16, 2011

      aired: Fri, Sep 16, 2011

      President Obama took his jobs plan straight to voters this week amidst a bounty of bad news including a jump in unemployment benefit applications, and a spike in the number of people living in poverty. And analysis of the Tea Party debate. Joining Gwen Ifill: John Dickerson of Slate/CBS News, Beth Reinhard of National Journal, Charles Babington of AP, Michael Fletcher of The Washington Post.

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      Washington Week: September 16, 2011

      aired: Fri, Sep 16, 2011

      President Obama took his jobs plan straight to voters this week amidst a bounty of bad news including a jump in unemployment benefit applications, and a spike in the number of people living in poverty. And analysis of the Tea Party debate. Joining Gwen Ifill: John Dickerson of Slate/CBS News, Beth Reinhard of National Journal, Charles Babington of AP, Michael Fletcher of The Washington Post.

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      Washington Week: September 9, 2011

      aired: Sat, Sep 10, 2011

      President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress on his new jobs plan. Will his speech be enough to rally support? Also, analysis on this week's GOP presidential candidates' debate. Plus, our reporters reflect on 9/11 and how it has shaped their lives and America in the past 10 years. Joining Gwen Ifill: Jackie Calmes, The New York Times and John Harris, Politico.

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      Washington Week: September 9, 2011

      aired: Sat, Sep 10, 2011

      President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress on his new jobs plan. Will his speech be enough to rally support? Also, analysis on this week's GOP presidential candidates' debate. Plus, our reporters reflect on 9/11 and how it has shaped their lives and America in the past 10 years. Joining Gwen Ifill: Jackie Calmes, The New York Times and John Harris, Politico.

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      Washington Week: September 9, 2011

      aired: Sat, Sep 10, 2011

      President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress on his new jobs plan. Will his speech be enough to rally support? Also, analysis on this week's GOP presidential candidates' debate. Plus, our reporters reflect on 9/11 and how it has shaped their lives and America in the past 10 years. Joining Gwen Ifill: Jackie Calmes, The New York Times and John Harris, Politico.

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      Washington Week: Vault: September 13, 2001

      aired: Thu, Sep 8, 2011

      As part of PBS's continuing coverage of the aftermath of 9/11, Gwen Ifill hosted a Washington Week Specail Edition featuring reporting and analysis from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Tom Gjelten (NPR), Richard Berke (NY Times), Juliet Eilperin (Washington Post), Gloria Borger (US News/CBS News) as President Bush, his cabinet and Congress decide how respond to the attacks.

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      Washington Week: Vault: September 14, 2001

      aired: Thu, Sep 8, 2011

      As part of PBS's full evening special, America Responds, Gwen Ifill hosts a special Washington Week program just four days after attacks of 9/11 with reporting and analysis of that historic week from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Richard Berke (NY Times), Ceci Connolly (Washington Post), Martha Raddatz (ABC News), Barbara Bradley (NPR) and Alan Murry (Wall Street Journal).

    • Episode

      Washington Week: Vault: September 13, 2001

      aired: Thu, Sep 8, 2011

      As part of PBS's continuing coverage of the aftermath of 9/11, Gwen Ifill hosted a Washington Week Specail Edition featuring reporting and analysis from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Tom Gjelten (NPR), Richard Berke (NY Times), Juliet Eilperin (Washington Post), Gloria Borger (US News/CBS News) as President Bush, his cabinet and Congress decide how respond to the attacks.

    • Episode

      Washington Week: Vault: September 14, 2001

      aired: Thu, Sep 8, 2011

      As part of PBS's full evening special, America Responds, Gwen Ifill hosts a special Washington Week program just four days after attacks of 9/11 with reporting and analysis of that historic week from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Richard Berke (NY Times), Ceci Connolly (Washington Post), Martha Raddatz (ABC News), Barbara Bradley (NPR) and Alan Murry (Wall Street Journal).

    • Episode

      Washington Week: Vault: September 13, 2001

      aired: Thu, Sep 8, 2011

      As part of PBS's continuing coverage of the aftermath of 9/11, Gwen Ifill hosted a Washington Week Specail Edition featuring reporting and analysis from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Tom Gjelten (NPR), Richard Berke (NY Times), Juliet Eilperin (Washington Post), Gloria Borger (US News/CBS News) as President Bush, his cabinet and Congress decide how respond to the attacks.

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      Washington Week: September 11, 2001

      aired: Tue, Sep 6, 2011

      On the night of September 11, 2001, as part of PBS's continuing coverage, Gwen Ifill hosted a Washington Week special Edition featuring reporting and analysis from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Doyle McManus (LA Times), Tom Gjelten (NPR), who was at the Pentagon at the time of the attacks, and Martha Raddatz (ABC News), who was at the State Department when it was evacuated.

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      Washington Week: Vault: September 12, 2001

      aired: Tue, Sep 6, 2011

      As part of PBS's continuing coverage of the aftermath of 9/11, Gwen Ifill hosted a Washington Week Special Edition featuring reporting and analysis from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Alan Murray (Wall St Journal), David Shribman (Boston Globe), and with reaction from overseas from Julie McCarthy (NPR) in London and Tom Friedman (NY Times) in Jerusalem.

    • Episode

      Washington Week: September 11, 2001

      aired: Tue, Sep 6, 2011

      On the night of September 11, 2001, as part of PBS's continuing coverage, Gwen Ifill hosted a Washington Week special Edition featuring reporting and analysis from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Doyle McManus (LA Times), Tom Gjelten (NPR), who was at the Pentagon at the time of the attacks, and Martha Raddatz (ABC News), who was at the State Department when it was evacuated.

    • Episode

      Washington Week: Vault: September 12, 2001

      aired: Tue, Sep 6, 2011

      As part of PBS's continuing coverage of the aftermath of 9/11, Gwen Ifill hosted a Washington Week Special Edition featuring reporting and analysis from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Alan Murray (Wall St Journal), David Shribman (Boston Globe), and with reaction from overseas from Julie McCarthy (NPR) in London and Tom Friedman (NY Times) in Jerusalem.

    • Episode

      Washington Week: Vault: September 12, 2001

      aired: Tue, Sep 6, 2011

      As part of PBS's continuing coverage of the aftermath of 9/11, Gwen Ifill hosted a Washington Week Special Edition featuring reporting and analysis from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Alan Murray (Wall St Journal), David Shribman (Boston Globe), and with reaction from overseas from Julie McCarthy (NPR) in London and Tom Friedman (NY Times) in Jerusalem.

    • Episode

      Washington Week: September 11, 2001

      aired: Tue, Sep 6, 2011

      On the night of September 11, 2001, as part of PBS's continuing coverage, Gwen Ifill hosted a Washington Week special Edition featuring reporting and analysis from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Doyle McManus (LA Times), Tom Gjelten (NPR), who was at the Pentagon at the time of the attacks, and Martha Raddatz (ABC News), who was at the State Department when it was evacuated.

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      Washington Week: September 2, 2011

      aired: Fri, Sep 2, 2011

      As unemployment numbers stay at 9.1%, a very public spat between President Obama and House Speaker Boehner on the timing of an address to Congress. Plus, analysis on the politics & finances of rebuilding after Hurricane Irene. And an update on GOP fundraising. Joining Gwen: Naftali Bendavid, Wall St Journal; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Charles Babington, Associated Press; Eamon Javers, CNBC.

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      Washington Week: September 2, 2011

      aired: Fri, Sep 2, 2011

      As unemployment numbers stay at 9.1%, a very public spat between President Obama and House Speaker Boehner on the timing of an address to Congress. Plus, analysis on the politics & finances of rebuilding after Hurricane Irene. And an update on GOP fundraising. Joining Gwen: Naftali Bendavid, Wall St Journal; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Charles Babington, Associated Press; Eamon Javers, CNBC.

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      Washington Week: September 2, 2011

      aired: Fri, Sep 2, 2011

      As unemployment numbers stay at 9.1%, a very public spat between President Obama and House Speaker Boehner on the timing of an address to Congress. Plus, analysis on the politics & finances of rebuilding after Hurricane Irene. And an update on GOP fundraising. Joining Gwen: Naftali Bendavid, Wall St Journal; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Charles Babington, Associated Press; Eamon Javers, CNBC.

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      Washington Week: September 13, 2002

      aired: Thu, Sep 1, 2011

      One year after the September 11 attacks, 18 journalists joined Gwen Ifill in a special one hour Washington Week. We looked back at how the country evolved over the first year post-September 11. In Part 1, we examined how President Bush and the presidency had changed, the approaching war in Iraq, the balance between security and freedom, and the remaining fears of more terrorist attacks.

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      Washington Week: September 13, 2002 (Part 2)

      aired: Thu, Sep 1, 2011

      One year after the September 11 attacks, 18 journalists joined Gwen Ifill in a special one hour Washington Week. We looked back at how the country evolved over the first year post-September 11. In Part 2, we explore whether or not America is safer, the growing government, the expansion of law enforcement, relations with the wider Muslim world, and the future of political campaigns.

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      Washington Week: September 13, 2002 (Part 2)

      aired: Thu, Sep 1, 2011

      One year after the September 11 attacks, 18 journalists joined Gwen Ifill in a special one hour Washington Week. We looked back at how the country evolved over the first year post-September 11. In Part 2, we explore whether or not America is safer, the growing government, the expansion of law enforcement, relations with the wider Muslim world, and the future of political campaigns.

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      Washington Week: September 13, 2002

      aired: Thu, Sep 1, 2011

      One year after the September 11 attacks, 18 journalists joined Gwen Ifill in a special one hour Washington Week. We looked back at how the country evolved over the first year post-September 11. In Part 1, we examined how President Bush and the presidency had changed, the approaching war in Iraq, the balance between security and freedom, and the remaining fears of more terrorist attacks.

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      Washington Week: August 26, 2011

      aired: Fri, Aug 26, 2011

      Libyan rebels seized Tripoli, invaded Col. Moammar Gadhafi's compound and he's on the run. What will it take to establish a new government? Also, Rick Perry vaults to the lead for the GOP presidential nomination, and Ben Bernanke assesses the economy. Joining Gwen Ifill: Nancy Youssef, McClathy Newspapers; Doyle McManus, LA Times; Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; & Jim Tankersley, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: August 26, 2011

      aired: Fri, Aug 26, 2011

      Libyan rebels seized Tripoli, invaded Col. Moammar Gadhafi's compound and he's on the run. What will it take to establish a new government? Also, Rick Perry vaults to the lead for the GOP presidential nomination, and Ben Bernanke assesses the economy. Joining Gwen Ifill: Nancy Youssef, McClathy Newspapers; Doyle McManus, LA Times; Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; & Jim Tankersley, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: August 26, 2011

      aired: Fri, Aug 26, 2011

      Libyan rebels seized Tripoli, invaded Col. Moammar Gadhafi's compound and he's on the run. What will it take to establish a new government? Also, Rick Perry vaults to the lead for the GOP presidential nomination, and Ben Bernanke assesses the economy. Joining Gwen Ifill: Nancy Youssef, McClathy Newspapers; Doyle McManus, LA Times; Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; & Jim Tankersley, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: August 19, 2011

      aired: Sat, Aug 20, 2011

      Perry is in the race, Pawlenty is out and Bachmann won the straw poll. The GOP candidates continue to blame Obama for the sluggish economic recovery. Also, President Obama plans to announce a jobs program. John Dickerson guest hosts with: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics.com, David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.

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      Washington Week: August 19, 2011

      aired: Sat, Aug 20, 2011

      Perry is in the race, Pawlenty is out and Bachmann won the straw poll. The GOP candidates continue to blame Obama for the sluggish economic recovery. Also, President Obama plans to announce a jobs program. John Dickerson guest hosts with: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics.com, David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.

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      Washington Week: August 19, 2011

      aired: Sat, Aug 20, 2011

      Perry is in the race, Pawlenty is out and Bachmann won the straw poll. The GOP candidates continue to blame Obama for the sluggish economic recovery. Also, President Obama plans to announce a jobs program. John Dickerson guest hosts with: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics.com, David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.

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      Washington Week: August 12, 2011

      aired: Sat, Aug 13, 2011

      Gwen Ifill reports from Iowa on the 2nd Republican primary debate and the Ames Straw Poll. Joined by Dan Balz, The Washington Post, they look at the testy exchanges on the debate stage. Plus, in the Washington Week studio, Judy Woodruff examines the White House's response to recent troublesome economic news with John Harwood of CNBC/The New York Times and Jackie Calmes, The New York Times.

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      Washington Week: August 12, 2011

      aired: Sat, Aug 13, 2011

      Gwen Ifill reports from Iowa on the 2nd Republican primary debate and the Ames Straw Poll. Joined by Dan Balz, The Washington Post, they look at the testy exchanges on the debate stage. Plus, in the Washington Week studio, Judy Woodruff examines the White House's response to recent troublesome economic news with John Harwood of CNBC/The New York Times and Jackie Calmes, The New York Times.

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      Washington Week: August 12, 2011

      aired: Sat, Aug 13, 2011

      Gwen Ifill reports from Iowa on the 2nd Republican primary debate and the Ames Straw Poll. Joined by Dan Balz, The Washington Post, they look at the testy exchanges on the debate stage. Plus, in the Washington Week studio, Judy Woodruff examines the White House's response to recent troublesome economic news with John Harwood of CNBC/The New York Times and Jackie Calmes, The New York Times.

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      Washington Week: August 5, 2011

      aired: Fri, Aug 5, 2011

      The economy is the worst it's been in years. Why and how did we get to this point? Also, with all the infighting in Washington these past 3-months, how did the debt deal come together and how will it effect the 2012 elections? Also, voter confidence and its impact on the polls. With Michael Duffy, Time; Deborah Solomon, The Wall Street Journal; and Charles Babington, Associated Press.

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      Washington Week: August 5, 2011

      aired: Fri, Aug 5, 2011

      The economy is the worst it's been in years. Why and how did we get to this point? Also, with all the infighting in Washington these past 3-months, how did the debt deal come together and how will it effect the 2012 elections? Also, voter confidence and its impact on the polls. With Michael Duffy, Time; Deborah Solomon, The Wall Street Journal; and Charles Babington, Associated Press.

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      Washington Week: July 29, 2011

      aired: Tue, Aug 2, 2011

      Lawmakers prepare to work through the weekend to reach a debt deal and avoid a U.S. default. What will it take to break the stalemate and how would a default impact Americans? Plus, how Obama, Boehner, and Reid have played it so far. Joining Gwen Ifill: Major Garrett, National Journal; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal; and Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post.

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      Washington Week: July 22, 2011

      aired: Sat, Jul 23, 2011

      House Speaker Boehner has walked away from debt ceiling talks at the White House. President Obama has called for new talks with congressional leaders on Saturday. Can a deal be made before the Aug 2 deadline?

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      Washington Week: July 15, 2011

      aired: Sat, Jul 16, 2011

      President Obama predicts economic "Armageddon" if the debt ceiling isn't raised by the Aug 2 deadline. Democrats want tax hikes. Republicans want spending cuts. Gwen Ifill drills down on the facts & fiction surrounding the budget crisis with Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Gloria Borger, CNN; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine/CBS News; David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal.

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      Washington Week: July 8, 2011

      aired: Sat, Jul 9, 2011

      Discouraging June unemployment numbers help to frame the contentious debt ceiling negotiations. A look at GOP presidential hopefuls and their fundraising, and the White House changes course on acknowledging suicides in the military.

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      Washington Week: July 1, 2011

      aired: Fri, Jul 1, 2011

      What will the global economic implications be if Congress does not raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit? Also, Bachmann launched her presidential campaign. Plus, SCOTUS' ruling on the sale of violent video games to children. Joining Pete Williams: David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal; Major Garrett of National Journal; Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times; and Joan Biskupic of USA Today

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      Washington Week: June 24, 2011

      aired: Sat, Jun 25, 2011

      President Obama's announcement to begin drawing down U.S. troops from Afghanistan and what it means; the impact on class action suits because of the Supreme Court's Wal-Mart decision; and the latest on the growing GOP presidential field. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; Nia-Malika Henderson, Washington Post; and Pete Williams, NBC News.

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      Washington Week: June 17, 2011

      aired: Sat, Jun 18, 2011

      Analysis of the 2nd GOP Presidential debate, and a new fact check feature 'Just the Facts.' Plus, details of VP Biden's negotiations on raising the debt ceiling. Also, the Pentagon and Defense Dept post-Robert Gates & controversy over the US involvement in Libya. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, Time; Nancy Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers; Dan Balz, Washington Post; and Jim Barnes, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: June 10, 2011

      aired: Fri, Jun 10, 2011

      As his top staff resigns, Newt Gingrich's presidential ambitions seem to falter while Democrats distance themselves from Rep. Anthony Weiner after he confessed to sexually explicit online activity. Also, a report on the future of Afghanistan as U.S. troops get set to withdraw. Joining Gwen: James Kitfield, National Journal; John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; and Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.

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      Washington Week: June 3, 2011

      aired: Sat, Jun 4, 2011

      Today, with news of unemployment rising to 9.1%, Barack Obama visited Toledo, Ohio to refocus on the economy. The panel examines several disappointing economic numbers, the debate around the debt ceiling, the GOP demand for spending cuts, and the growing 2012 presidential field.

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      Washington Week: May 27, 2011

      aired: Sat, May 28, 2011

      With Sarah Palin's new nationwide tour, the panel looks at the changing complexion of the GOP field and reaction to this week's NY special election. Also, President Obama works with European allies on the Mid-East and Libya. And the Supreme Court decides two important cases. With Helene Cooper, New York Times, Major Garrett, National Journal, Dan Balz, Washington Post, Joan Biskupic, USA Today.

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      Washington Week: May 20, 2011

      aired: Sat, May 21, 2011

      After infighting between New Gingrich and fellow republicans, the panel examines the current field of GOP candidates. Also, the table reports on campaign fundraising efforts, the scandal rocking the IMF, and the President's clash with Israel's PM on the path to peace in the Mideast. Joining Gwen: Jeanne Cummings/POLITICO, Michael Duffy/TIME, Doyle McManus/Los Angeles Times, Eamon Javers/CNBC.

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      Washington Week: May 13, 2011

      aired: Sat, May 14, 2011

      The impact of Osama bin Laden's death continues to ripple, straining the U.S.'s relationship with Pakistan. After a bump in the polls, Obama returns to domestic policy while the GOP presidential field adds a few more candidates. Joining Gwen: David Sanger, New York Times; Nancy Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers; John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; Dan Balz, Washington Post.

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      Washington Week: The Newt Gingrich Years

      aired: Thu, May 12, 2011

      With the announcement this week that Republican Newt Gingrich will be running for President in 2010, we look back to his sometimes tumultuous tenure as House Speaker in the 1990's beginning the week of GOP landslide in the mid-term elections of 1994 on the heels of the Contract with America.

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      Washington Week: May 6, 2011

      aired: Sat, May 7, 2011

      After U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden, America rejoices but the war on terror continues. The panel looks at the intelligence that led to bin Laden, the political and national security impact, and the strained US-Pakistan relationship. Joining guest host, Gloria Borger: James Kitfield, National Journal, Tom Gjelten, NPR, Peter Baker, New York Times, and Charles Babington, AP.

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      Washington Week: April 29, 2011

      aired: Sat, Apr 30, 2011

      Washington D.C. was busy this week with a national security team shuffle, newly published Wiki-leaks documents on Guantanamo Bay, the release of the President's long form birth certificate, and Ben Bernanke's first press conference. Joining Gwen: Mark Mazzetti, New York Times; Tom Gjelten, NPR; John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times; and Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.

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      Washington Week: April 8, 2011

      aired: Sat, Apr 9, 2011

      With a $39 billion spending cut agreed upon, the possibility of a government shutdown is finally over. The panel discusses why leaders of neither side wanted a shutdown in the first place, and how their constituents may feel. Joining Gwen Ifill: John Dickerson, Slate Magazine/CBS News; Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; and Jeanne Cummings, Politico.

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      Washington Week: Friday, March 11, 2011

      aired: Sat, Mar 12, 2011

      The panel looks at the developments in Libya, rising gas prices, the battles over the federal budget and the US assistance after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Plus, we look at the life of our colleague and longtime Washington Week panelist, David Broder. Gwen is joined by Dan Balz, The Washington Post, Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times and Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post.

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      Washington Week: Remember David Broder

      aired: Fri, Mar 11, 2011

      David Broder was the "Dean" of the Washington Press Corp, and a fixture on Washington Week for decades. But the stories he relished the most featured the voices outside of Washington and the issues that mattered most to Americans. He also offered keen insight into the workings and the political dynamics at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. Here, David Broder on Washington Week over the years.

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      Washington Week: February 11, 2011

      aired: Sat, Feb 12, 2011

      After three weeks of mostly peaceful protests, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned. What is next for Egypt? Reporting on this historic day, Tom Gjelten, NPR, and Yochi Dreazen, National Journal. In the US, President Obama courts big business and the GOP leadership, plus the first Republican cattle call of 2012 with John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times and Dan Balz, Washington Post.

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      Washington Week: February 4, 2011

      aired: Sat, Feb 5, 2011

      Protests in Egypt continue into their 2nd week, with escalating violence and dissent spreading in the Middle East. After urging from the U.S., Egyptian President Mubarak said he will not run for re-election, but pressure remains for him to resign immediately. This week: David Sanger, NY Times; Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Nancy Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers; and James Kitfield, National Journal.

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      Washington Week: January 28, 2011

      aired: Sat, Jan 29, 2011

      With violent protests erupting across Egypt, Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, reports on the struggle on the streets of Cairo. Also, we get analysis of the State of the Union address with John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and CBS News, Jackie Calmes of The New York Times and Susan Davis of National Journal.

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      Washington Week: January 14, 2011

      aired: Sat, Jan 15, 2011

      After the tragedy in Tucson, the panel looks back at the impact of the events in Arizona and Barack Obama as Healer in Chief. Also, the latest on the investigation of Jared Loughner and a profile of Gabrielle Giffords. Gwen is joined by Dan Balz of the Washington Post, Janet Hook of the Wall Street Journal, Pete Williams of NBC News, and Charles Babington of the Associated Press.

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      Washington Week: December 24, 2010

      aired: Mon, Dec 27, 2010

      During a very busy last week of the lame-duck session, Congress repeals "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and passes the START treaty as well as additional benefits for 9/11 first responders and survivors. But not everything President Obama wanted from Congress came to pass. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker (NY Times), Dan Balz (Washington Post), Gloria Borger (CNN) and Susan Davis (National Journal).

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      Washington Week: November 26, 2010

      aired: Fri, Dec 10, 2010

      There's a full plate for Washington after the Thanksgiving break with challenges at home & abroad. Peter Baker (New York Times) on domestic and foreign policy issues for President Obama; John Dickerson (Slate Magazine and CBS News) on Sarah Palin's 2012 ambitions; & Joan Biskupic (USA Today) on cases of immigration and veterans' rights before a Supreme Court with a new justice on the bench.

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      Washington Week: December 03, 2010

      aired: Sat, Dec 4, 2010

      President Obama visits Afghanistan while conflict continues at home over tax cuts, jobless benefits and cutting the deficit. Yochi Dreazen (National Journal) discusses Obama's surprise trip to Afghanistan. John Harwood (CNBC & NY Times) details the fights between Obama and the GOP on taxes. Doyle McManus (LA Times) reports on the effects of the new secretive document disclosure from WikiLeaks.

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      Washington Week: November 12, 2010

      aired: Mon, Nov 15, 2010

      Election fallout continues: the President faces challenges abroad and George W. Bush focuses on his legacy. Jackie Calmes (NY Times) on the deficit commission's draft proposals, Naftali Bendavid (Wall Street Journal) examines leadership battles in Congress, Tom Gjelten (NPR) analyzes the global economy as Mr. Obama travels to Asia, and Martha Raddatz (ABC News) on the Bush memoir.

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      Washington Week: November 5, 2010

      aired: Sat, Nov 6, 2010

      Analysis of the election fallout, newly divided Congress, possible partisan gridlock and power plays on Capitol Hill, plus Washington Week remembers long-time panelist Charles McDowell. Covering the remarkable political week: Michael Duffy (Time Magazine), Peter Baker (The New York Times), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) and John Harris (Politico).

    • Episode

      Washington Week: October 22, 2010

      aired: Sat, Oct 23, 2010

      Accusations and attack ads abound as midterm races get down to the wire. Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) reports on California's contentious elections, Doyle McManus (Los Angeles Times) analyzes the too-close-to-call PA Senate race, Charles Babington (AP) discusses Obama's last-minute campaign blitz. And Kate Zernike (New York Times) looks at the Tea Party's impact on the 2010 elections.

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      Washington Week: October 15, 2010

      aired: Sat, Oct 16, 2010

      Pulling out all the stops, Obama and Biden campaign hard while Republicans reach astonishing funding highs. Major Garrett of National Journal looks at vulnerable House races; Jeanne Cummings of Politico on midterm fundraising and spending; John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and CBS News analyzes the NV Senate race; and Nancy Youssef of McClatchy News on gays in the military.

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      Washington Week: October 8, 2010

      aired: Sat, Oct 9, 2010

      As both parties rush to fire up their bases, can Democrats regain their footing by November? Peter Baker (New York Times) and Michael Duffy (Time Magazine) discuss party strategies and the latest polling. David Wessel (Wall Street Journal) looks at why the economic recovery has stalled. And Joan Biskupic (USA Today) on whether protesting at military funerals constitutes free speech.

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      Washington Week: September 24, 2010

      aired: Sat, Sep 25, 2010

      The recession officially ended 15 months ago, but Americans don't believe it's over. Jackie Calmes (New York Times) and Naftali Bendavid (Wall Street Journal) discuss the Dem & GOP election-year strategies on the economy. Nancy Youssef (McClatchy Newspapers) has details of the 'Don't Ask-Don't Tell' vote in the Senate. Tom Gjelten (NPR) on the UN speeches from both the US and Iranian presidents.

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      Washington Week: September 17, 2010

      aired: Sat, Sep 18, 2010

      Little-known, Tea Party-backed candidate Christine O'Donnell surprisingly won the GOP Senate nomination in Delaware this week. Was it another reminder that establishment, Washington-connected politicians are in trouble, and will it be a "wave election" this year? Dan Balz (Washington Post), John Dickerson (SLATE & CBS), Jeanne Cummings (Politico) & John Harwood (CNBC & New York Times) join Gwen.

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      Washington Week: April 23, 2010

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

      This week, Gwen will discuss Obama's message to Wall Street, the Senate scrambles on finance reform, the state of the auto industry, and the push for energy reform.

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      Washington Week: May 14, 2010

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

      A week of rapidly developing stories, including the President's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to The Supreme Court, President Hamid Karzai's visit to Washington, the continuing oil spill in the Gulf and its effects on energy policy, the upcoming primary elections in Pennsylvania and Arkansas this weekend and incumbent Republican's loss in the Utah primaries.

    • Episode

      Washington Week: August 27, 2010

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

      Outsiders make news in AK & FL primaries, while John McCain bucked the trend in AZ. The war of words on the economy heats up as House GOP Leader John Boehner fires the latest salvo. And federal funding of embryonic stem cell research is halted. Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post; Charles Babington of the Associated Press; Eamon Javers of CNBC; and Pete Williams of NBC News join Gwen.

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      Washington Week: September 10, 2010

      aired: Sat, Sep 11, 2010

      Anxiety, fear, insecurity illustrated by continued slow economic growth, looming mid-terms elections and a Florida pastor's threats to burn the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks made for an unsettled week in Washington. Joining Gwen around the table: Jackie Calmes (New York Times), David Wessel (Wall Street Journal), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) and Michael Duffy (TIME Magazine).

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      Washington Week: September 3, 2010

      aired: Sat, Sep 4, 2010

      This week, the President characterized the end of US combat in Iraq as turning the page. But what does the next chapter include? Fixing the economy looms large, mid-term elections are around the corner & Mid-East peace is also on the agenda. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz (Washington Post); Deborah Solomon (Wall Street Journal); Doyle McManus (LA Times) & John Dickerson (SLATE Magazine & CBS News).

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      Washington Week: August 13, 2010

      aired: Sat, Aug 14, 2010

      Reading the tea leaves on this week's primary election results, the uproar about Defense Secretary Robert Gates cutting his budget and a look at whether Washington works. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz of the Washington Post, Charles Babington of the Associated Press, Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, and Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair.

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      Washington Week: August 6, 2010

      aired: Sat, Aug 7, 2010

      The unemployment rate continues to be stagnant while the Obama Administration and Congress grapple with how to create new jobs. The Supreme Court has a new justice as Elena Kagan was confirmed by the Senate, but a ruling on California's ban against same-sex marriage could take the case to the high court. Panelists include: Eamon Javers of CNBC, Joan Biskupic of USA Today & Gloria Borger of CNN.

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      Washington Week: July 30, 2010

      aired: Sat, Jul 31, 2010

      This week, Democratic hand-wringing over Rep. Charles Rangel's (D-NY) ethics charges; push-back by GOP and Dems to Obama priorities; both sides try to figure out the next steps in the Arizona immigration battle & what the leak of classified documents on the Afghanistan war really means. Panelists include: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Pete Williams, NBC News; and Martha Raddatz, ABC News.

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      Washington Week: July 23, 2010

      aired: Sat, Jul 24, 2010

      While the President focused on the economy, two major accomplishments were overshadowed somewhat by the hasty firing of an unknown government official. Plus, has the expanded US intelligence community become too big? Panelists include: John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times, Naftali Bendavid of the Wall Street Journal, Michael Duffy of TIME Magazine and Dana Priest of The Washington Post.

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      Washington Week: July 16, 2010

      aired: Sat, Jul 17, 2010

      This week, a discussion of the financial reform legislation passed this week; the recent polls and political in-fighting between the White House and House Democrats; The ripple effect of the recession; the latest developments in Afghanistan under new commander David Petraeus. Panelists include: Eamon Javers-CNBC, Dan Balz-The Washington Post, Doyle McManus-The LA Times and Martha Raddatz-ABC News.

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      Washington Week: July 9, 2010

      aired: Tue, Jul 13, 2010

      This week, Gwen and the panel review the Cold War era spy swap between the US and Russia; the relationship between the US and Israel in the wake of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington; and the jockeying for advantage between Republicans and Democrats leading up to this November's mid-term elections.

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      Washington Week: July 2, 2010

      aired: Sat, Jul 3, 2010

      This week, Gwen and the panel analyze the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan; the Supreme Court's controversial 5-4 decision on handgun ownership; the latest economic and employment news; and the President's push to refocus on some of his high priority issues like climate change and immigration reform. Plus, remembering Senator Robert Byrd.

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      Washington Week: June 25, 2010

      aired: Sat, Jun 26, 2010

      This week, Gwen and the panel discuss General Stanley McChrystal's dismissal as commander of military forces in Afghanistan after the now infamous Rolling Stone Magazine article; the ground-breaking financial reform legislation about to become law; and the trends that primary election results are signaling for the mid-term elections this November.

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      Washington Week: June 18, 2010

      aired: Sat, Jun 19, 2010

      In his first Oval Office address to the nation on Tuesday, President Obama reiterated his pledge to hold BP fully accountable for the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. Then on Wednesday, he met with BP executives at the White House...

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      Washington Week: May 28, 2010

      aired: Sat, May 29, 2010

      Oil continues to spill into the Gulf as the President turns up the heat on his response to the crisis. Congress votes to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell and tension continues to mount between North and South Korea.

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      Washington Week: May 21, 2010

      aired: Sat, May 22, 2010

      It's all politics around the table this week with the panel discussing the results from primary elections in Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Kentucky.

    • Episode

      Washington Week: May 7, 2010

      aired: Sat, May 8, 2010

      The panel discusses the homegrown terror threat to New York City, the man-made disaster in the Gulf, and a high-stakes election overseas.

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      Washington Week: April 30,2010

      aired: Sat, May 1, 2010

      The panel discusses the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico and the implications for the President's energy policy, immigration, Florida politics and financial reform.

    • Episode

      Washington Week: April 16, 2010

      aired: Sat, Apr 17, 2010

      This week, Gwen and the panel discuss taxes, mixed signals on the economy, the battle over financial reform, plus Palin's Tea Party, Supreme Court politics, and President Obama's foreign policy agenda

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      Washington Week: April 9, 2010

      aired: Sat, Apr 10, 2010

      This week Gwen and the panel will discuss Justice John Paul Stevens' announcement that he will retire this summer, the recently-signed START treaty, recent developments in Afghanistan, and the debate within the Republican Party over the Tea Party and RNC Chairman Michael Steele.

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      Washington Week: April 2, 2010

      aired: Sat, Apr 3, 2010

      The panel discusses the president's energy announcement, his first trip to Afghanistan, the recently announced job numbers and the Hutaree militia.

    • Episode

      Washington Week: February 26, 1982

      aired: Thu, Mar 25, 2010

      Washington Week celebrates its 15-year anniversary in the last week of February 1982. A true walk down memory lane.

    • Episode

      Washington Week: March 19, 2010

      aired: Sat, Mar 20, 2010

      Gwen and the panel examine the particulars, the process, and the hurdles that remain in the countdown to health care reform.

    • Episode

      Washington Week: March 12, 2010

      aired: Sat, Mar 13, 2010

      This week Gwen and the panel discuss the administration's final health care push, the influential role of the Blue Dog Democrats, the messy exit of Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) and the the role of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

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      Washington Week: March 5, 2010

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      Gwen and the panel discuss the scandals facing Democrats, including New York Governor David Paterson and Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY). The panel also breaks down the health care debate, the new unemployment numbers and the debate over financial reform legislation.

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      Washington Week: February 26, 2010

      aired: Sat, Feb 27, 2010

      This week Gwen and the panel discuss the health care summit, the Toyota hearings and the recently-passed jobs bill.

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      Washington Week: February 19, 2010

      aired: Sat, Feb 20, 2010

      This week Gwen and the panel discuss the retirement of Sen. Evan Bayh, the ramifications for the 2010 elections, the stimulus one year later and the newly-announced debt reduction commission.

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      Washington Week: February 5, 2010

      aired: Mon, Feb 8, 2010

      Gwen and the panel discuss Mr. Obama's fight for his agenda despite the partisan divide, new details on the Christmas terror plot, the beginning of the"Don't Ask Don't Tell" review.

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      Washington Week: April 1, 2011

      aired: Sat, Apr 2, 2011

      Encouraging new unemployment figures arrive as Congress debates the budget and tries to avoid a government shutdown. Also, the U.S. hands over some military control in Libya to NATO. Plus, the panel looks at the 2012 GOP hopefuls. Joining Gwen Ifill: Yochi Dreazen, National Journal; Greg Ip, The Economist; Naftali Bendavid, The Wall Street Journal; and Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post.

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