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May 30, 2014

Weekly Show

With the recent resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, we take a look at President Obama’s standing 18-months into his 2nd term, including his priorities, his stumbles and the potential obstacles ahead, both politically and internationally. Joining Gwen: Christi Parsons, Tribune Newspapers; Michael Crowley, TIME Magazine; Carrie Budoff Brown, Politico; Peter Baker, The New York Times.

From the Vault: 1998 Embassy Bombings

Vault Show

U.S. special forces captured suspected al-Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Libi during a raid in Libya this weekend.  Al-Libi is expected to be tried in court for his role in the 1998 embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya.  We look back in our Vault to August 7, 1998, the day of the bombings, when Robin Wright of The Los Angeles Times discussed the early investigation into the attacks.

FBI Criticized For Failing To 'Connect Dots' In Boston Case

Essential Reads

The failure of the FBI and the CIA to keep track of Tamerlan Dsarnaev in the months preceding the Boston Marathon bombing has prompted criticism that U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials ignored important warning signs. The case is reminiscent of criticism leveled at counterterrorism officials after Army Maj. Nidal Hasan's shooting rampage at Fort Hood Texas in November 2009 and after the al-Qaida-directed attempt to blow up a civilian airliner on Christmas Day of that year. In both cases, counterterrorism officials subsequently acknowledged that mistakes had been made.

Asylum and Entry/Exit Systems Get Another Look in Congress After Boston

Essential Reads

If the political stars had been aligned differently, the home-made bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line earlier this month would have derailed the fast-moving immigration effort on Capitol Hill. It is not uncommon for lawmakers to shy away from hard-nosed legislative deal-making on controversial issues in the wake of such unexpected catastrophes.

April 19, 2013

Weekly Show

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.

From the Vault: Oklahoma City Bombing

Vault Show

While the investigation into the bombings at the Boston Marathon continues, we look in our vault to April 21, 1995 when our panelists discussed the domestic terrorist bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The attack – 18 years ago this week – by Timothy McVeigh and his co-conspirators claimed 168 lives and remained the deadliest terror attack on American soil until September 11.

Iranian Nuclear Scientist Allegedly Assassinated

On The Radar

Death similar to recent ones linked to employees of enrichment facilities.