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Debating the Debate: When Words Substitute for Action

Gwen's Take

As Washington’s debt ceiling debate approaches its deadline, those of us who watch and cover it anxiously await its drop-dead date. Or its do or die moment. Or, its my-way-or-the-highway climax.

Skyrocketing interest rates. Huge tax hikes. Bottom lines. Gimmicks. Smoke and mirrors. Ticking clocks.
You name it, someone has said it.

On the Radar: July 28, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: July 21, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: July 5, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: June 28, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

News Hub: Debt Fight: In This Corner, Pres. Obama
By David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal
WSJ Global Economics Editor David Wessel reports President Obama has joined the battle over the federal debt. Congress has until August 2 to reach an agreement allowing i to raise the $14.29 trillion debt ceiling. View

Negotiators Wrangle On Taxes
By Naftali Bendavid, The Wall Street Journal
With time running short to reach a deal to avoid a government default, President Barack Obama met privately Monday with Senate leaders in hopes of resolving an impasse over whether to include tax increases in a deficit-reduction agreement. Read more

Bachmann Opens Campaign As Expectations Grow
By Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times
Jeff Zeleny has more on Representative Michele Bachmann’s presidential candidacy, which she formally announced Monday. She shakes up an already unsettled Republican field and creates one of the biggest tests yet for the breadth of the Tea Party movement’s appeal. Read more

With Afghan Timetable In Place, Two Senior Officials Are Moving On
By Yochi J. Dreazen and Aamer Madhani, National Journal
With the Obama administration’s new Afghan drawdown timetable in place, two of the most senior officials charged with managing the long war there are moving on. Read more

Supreme Court: 2010-11 Term In Review
By Joan Biskupic, USA TODAY
The U.S. Supreme Court has changed dramatically and, as the recent term proved, stayed decidedly the same. The court, which completed its annual session Monday, includes two recent appointees of President Obama and is the most diverse in history. Yet while the nine-member bench looks different, an enduring conservative majority has deepened its imprint on the law. Read more

SCOTUS: Violent video games can't be banned
By Pete Williams, NBC News
Pete Williams has more on the Supreme Court's video game rulling. View

Exit Further Thins U.S. Regulatory Ranks
By Deborah Solomon, The Wall Street Journal
Jeffrey Goldstein, a top Treasury official overseeing implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial-regulatory overhaul, will step down next month, adding to about a dozen empty seats President Barack Obama has to fill among the government's top financial-policy-making agencies. Read more

On the Radar: June 22, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

June 17, 2011

Weekly Show

Analysis of the 2nd GOP Presidential debate, and a new fact check feature “Just the Facts.”  Plus, details of VP Biden’s negotiations on raising the debt ceiling.   Also, the Pentagon and Defense Dept post-Robert Gates & controversy over the US involvement in Libya. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, Time; Nancy Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers; Dan Balz, Washington Post; and Jim Barnes, National Journal.

June 3, 2011

Weekly Show

Today, with news of unemployment rising to 9.1%, Barack Obama visited Toledo, Ohio to refocus on the economy.  The panel examines several disappointing economic numbers, the debate around the debt ceiling, the GOP demand for spending cuts, and the growing 2012 presidential field.  Joining Gwen: Deborah Solomon, Wall Street Journal, John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times, and Jeff Zeleny, New York Times.

On the Radar: June 1, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: May 31, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar