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September 27, 2013

Weekly Show

The efforts by congressional Republicans to defund Obamacare over the budget battle, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act's latest provisions on Oct. 1, Obama and Rouhani talk and implications for U.S.-Iran relations, and securing Syria's chemical weapons.Joining Gwen: Gloria Borger, CNN; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times and Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press.

 

Number of Death Sentences Hits a 35-Year Low

On The Radar

The number of state executions continued to decline in 2011, according to an annual report issued Thursday, and for the first time in 35 years, the number of new death sentences meted out fell to below 100. The Death Penalty Information Center, which opposes capital punishment and puts out an annual tally of executions based on state and federal information, asserts that recent developments reflect "the growing discomfort that many Americans have with the death penalty."