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On the Radar: May 17, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

April 29, 2011

Weekly Show

Washington D.C. was busy this week with a national security team shuffle, newly published Wiki-leaks documents on Guantanamo Bay, the release of the President's long form birth certificate, and Ben Bernanke’s first press conference. Joining Gwen: Mark Mazzetti, New York Times; Tom Gjelten, NPR; John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times; and Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.
 

Obama & Palin: The Script’s the Same

Gwen's Take

Imagine how proudly gratified I was this week to scroll through my Twitter feed and discover that Barack Obama and Sarah Palin have so much in common.

April 3, 1992

Vault Show

With talk of a celebrity businessman thinking of running for President in 2012, we take a look back at 1992, when voter discontent helped propel another business billionaire into the race against President George Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton: Ross Perot.  Jack Nelson of the Los Angeles Times takes a look at the early stages of the Perot phenomena.

 

Confidence, Conviction and Campaign 2012

Gwen's Take

I once covered a politician who was a very certain man.

He remained convinced throughout his public career that he knew best – certainly better than any naysayer, political opponent or reporter.

His certainty got things done, but you had to accept that his priorities and values were the correct ones. He acted first and accepted – but did not welcome -- questions later. He was a Democrat, but only because that’s how you got elected in Baltimore. And he was unwavering.

Iowa, I Hear You Calling

Gwen's Take

AMES, Iowa -- I have this little theory that has long served me well. Everything, I believe, is politics.

Politics determines whether your children go to school or to jail; whether they eat or starve; whether their futures will improve on your past.

This is why I love politics and don't mind politicians. So it is with no small amount of anticipation that I look forward to the 2012 campaign.

I was reminded of this as I flew into Des Moines this week on my way to a campus visit at Iowa State University, an hour's drive north.