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February 8, 2013

Weekly Show

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.

 

GOP deficit plan irks conservatives

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Conservatives on Tuesday took aim at House Speaker John Boehner's deficit-reduction proposal in the fiscal cliff talks, a dispute that was aggravated by Mr. Boehner's decision to remove some conservatives from prized committees.

McManus: Wielding wedge issues

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Once upon a time in American politics, there were things called "wedge issues," and they generally terrified Democrats. They were mostly social and cultural issues: abortion, feminism, gay rights, illegal immigration and race. Conservatives wielded them to divide working-class Democrats. Wedge issues helped elect Ronald Reagan to the presidency and dozens of other Republicans to Congress.

Mitt Romney panic syndrome

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It happens every four weeks. Conservatives get a very scary feeling that Mitt Romney is blowing this election for all the wrong reasons.

Thompson locked in a three-way fight for Wisconsin’s GOP Senate nomination

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FOND du LAC, Wis. — A month ago, many people in this state presumed that Tommy G. Thompson — still a household name here after serving an unprecedented four terms as governor — had a lock on the Republican nomination for the Senate.

Ted Cruz's victory in Texas makes him a national GOP star

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WASHINGTON – Attorney Ted Cruz has never served in elected office and is little known outside of Texas, but overnight he has become the newest conservative political star after he handily defeated Lt. Gov David Dewhurst in Tuesday's Senate Republican runoff election.

Gingrich Wins Means Grueling GOP Fight

On The Radar

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has taken a giant step toward becoming the Republican alternative to Mitt Romney that tea partyers and social conservatives have been seeking for months. Gingrich's come-from-behind victory Saturday in the South Carolina primary snatched away the quick and easy way for the GOP to pick its presidential nominee.
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Searching for Bottom: Why Everybody Had A Bad Week

Gwen's Take

"I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there's gum in my hair and when I got out of bed this morning I tripped on the skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." -- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

By now it is old news that the President of the United States is in a deep political hole, with daylight growing ever farther away. He doesn’t have gum in his hair yet, but it’s doubtful the White House would admit it if he did.

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