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September 12, 2014

Weekly Show

Analysis of President Obama's anti-terror strategy, Congress' outlook, and the U.S. public opinion toward the threat from ISIS. Also, why has Obama put immigration reform on the backburner? Joining Gwen Ifill: James Kitfield; National Journal; Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; and Carrie Budoff Brown, POLITICO.

September 5, 2014

Weekly Show

Our reporters' roundtable explores President Obama's strategy to unite NATO to combat and destroy the threat of ISIL in Iraq and find a solution to the Ukraine-Russia crisis. Also, will Congress support Obama's foreign policy strategy? Joining guest moderator John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times: Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News; Yochi Dreazen, Foreign Policy Magazine; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Peter Baker, The New York Times.

 

August 29, 2014

Weekly Show

The growing ISIL threat and the Obama administration’s strategy to diminish the terror group. U.S. response to Russian troops entering southeastern Ukraine. Also, why U.S. companies, like Burger King, are heading abroad. Plus, a preview of the races to watch and the top issues in the midterm elections. Joining Gwen: Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Greg Ip, The Economist; Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers

 

September 13, 2013

Weekly Show

Obama is now pursuing a plan where the Syrian regime would hand over control of its chemical weapons. We take a closer look at how the Obama administration is attempting to pursue a diplomatic resolution while keeping military action as a viable option. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Peter Baker, New York Times; James Kitfield, National Journal; and Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.

Attacks Fuel Debate Over U.S.-Led Effort

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The apparent ease with which Israel struck missile sites and, by Syrian accounts, a major military research center near Damascus in recent days has stoked debate in Washington about whether American-led airstrikes are the logical next step to cripple President Bashar al-Assad’s ability to counter the rebel forces or use chemical weapons.

April 26, 2013

Weekly Show

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.

Syrian President Bashar Assad's Regime Near Collapse

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Martha Raddatz looks at the latest developments in Syria.

Hillary Clinton's Exit Plan For Syria's Assad

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Secretary of state urges end of President Bashar Assad's reign amid worry of chemical warfare.

Syria civil war: Fears of chemical weapon use

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Deserters Attack Syrian Air Force Base, Symbol of Assad and Torture

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The Syrian government reeled from two blows today, as the members of the Arab League voted to suspend the country, and as defectors from the Syrian military mounted an assault on a military base associated with torture and with the Assad family's long hold on power.