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July 12, 2013

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The Obama administration's attempt to navigate a diplomatic tightrope in Egypt, efforts to pass comprehensive immigration reform in the House, growing restrictive state abortion laws, and redemption after political sex scandals. Joining Gwen: Alan Gomez, USA Today; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Peter Baker, New York Times; and Beth Reinhard, National Journal.

In the Webcast Extra, our panelists discuss what Rick Perry and Janet Napolitano’s resignations mean and why they left, give us an update on the Snowden affair and discuss the scandal-ridden Virginia gubernatorial race

Tonight on Washington Week: A Look Back at 2012

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After a tough re-election, we take a look at the challenges President Obama will face in his second term [Photo: CNN].

December 28, 2012

On the eve of a new year and the start of President Obama’s second term, we will pause to examine the significant news stories of 2012 including prickly partisan politics, a turbulent and tight presidential race, and international conflicts that are reshaping U.S. foreign policy.

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Signs Constitution, Reaches Out to Critics – but No Sale

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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi enacted a newly passed divisive constitution Wednesday even as he attempted to reach out to opponents in his most conciliatory remarks since voters began considering the document.

Egypt court, citing threats, cancels session on key issue in standoff with Morsi

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Egypt’s highest court indefinitely postponed a highly anticipated ruling Sunday, leaving the nation’s upcoming referendum on the new constitution in a state of uncertainty and putting off for now a direct confrontation with President Mohammed Morsi over his claim of judicial immunity.

Egypt’s President Morsi emerges victorious from confrontation with country’s judges

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After days of protests, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi announced Monday that a sweeping decree issued last week that exempted his decisions from challenges in court will remain in effect on issues pertaining to “sovereign matters,” a result that some were calling a compromise but that appeared to be a sweeping victory for the Islamist president.

In Arab Spring, Obama Finds a Sharp Test

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President Hosni Mubarak did not even wait for President Obama’s words to be translated before he shot back.

“You don’t understand this part of the world,” the Egyptian leader broke in. “You’re young.”

Mohammed Morsi’s visit to U.S. shows changing relations with Egypt

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Mohammed Morsi’s first visit Monday to the United States as the president of Egypt offers a timely example of all the ways relations between the countries have changed since Egypt held its first democratic election three months ago.

September 14, 2012

Weekly Show

After the deaths of a U.S. ambassador and three others in Libya and continuing protests around the Muslim world, the focus shifts to foreign policy in the government and on the presidential campaign trail. Joining Gwen: Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; David Sanger, The New York Times; Major Garrett, National Journal; Laura Meckler, The Wall Street Journal.

 

 

Teetering at the Water’s Edge

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It is always perilous for anyone running for commander in chief to get out in front of the man who already has the job. For Mitt Romney, this week has been a special test.

Fresh off a pair of political conventions that were designed to blast the candidates into the fall campaign with a burst of enthusiasm, the nominees were reminded that the best-laid plans often fall victim to world events.

Egypt may be bigger concern than Libya for White House

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For all the harrowing images of the deadly attack on the American mission in Benghazi, the Obama administration is grappling with the possibility that its far bigger long-term problem lies in Egypt, not Libya.