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February 14, 2014

Weekly Show

After the nation's capital was blanketed with snow, our special reporters roundtable explores the politics coming out of the White House and Congress this week. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; and Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics.

 

November 29, 2013

Weekly Show

We asked our viewers to send us videos about the most important issues to them from the healthcare debate to the state of the economy. We’ll have answers to their questions and analysis from some of the top journalists in Washington. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Peter Baker, The New York Times;and Michael Duffy, Time Magazine.

In the Webcast Extra: the conversation continues online as we answer more of the questions our viewers sent in on topics like healthcare and gerrymandering. Also, the panelists analyze the recent Iran nuclear deal.

Despite setback, GOP has impressive budgetary wins

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Democrats who gloat over Republicans' bad week in Congress might pause to recall that conservatives still own major victories from past budget showdowns. And these wins may again thwart Democrats' hopes of changing tax-and-spend policies in two-party talks beginning anew in the Capitol.

Bipartisan Deals Can Only Pass Inside a Narrow Window. Here Are the Dates.

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While Congress now seems entirely at the mercy of its own internal dysfunction, there will come a time next year when, in theory at least, House Republicans will be in the best position to vote on divisive issues such as immigration or maybe even a long-term budget deal.

October 18, 2013

Weekly Show

President Barack Obama signed a law to end the government shutdown and extend the U.S. debt limit into 2014. We examine the real cost of the shutdown and what it will take to overcome Washington dysfunction to reach a budget deal. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Charles Babington, Associated Press; Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News. 

2011 Debt Ceiling Debate

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As the government shutdown continues, the next fiscal crisis is already on the horizon. The Treasury says the U.S. will default on its loans on Oct. 17 unless Congress agrees to raise the debt ceiling, but House Republicans will not allow the debt ceiling to be raised without some concessions. During last fight to raise the debt ceiling in 2011, a deal was reached just 2 days before U.S. borrowing authority lapsed. The deal included significant cuts in spending, but the cantankerous debate resulted in the first-ever downgrade of the U.S. credit rating.

October 4, 2013

Weekly Show

The shutdown standoff continues between President Obama and congressional republicans as the debt ceiling crisis looms, an estimated 800,000 federal government workers nationwide have been put on furlough, and the new online health insurance exchanges open for business. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times. 

 

The Debt Ceiling Explained: Why You Should Care

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December 28, 2012

Weekly Show

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.

Boehner: No Budget Brinksmanship From Me

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House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) professed bafflement Thursday about the reaction to his comment Wednesday that any increase in the debt limit at the end of the year must be accompanied by spending cuts and other savings of greater value.