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Gun-Control Converts Could Pave Way to New Laws

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Sen. Robert Casey, D-Pa., does not shy away from the “pro-gun Democrat” label. He has a B-plus rating with the National Rifle Association, a score docked only because he supported the confirmation of Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, and he represents a state with a strong hunting tradition.

Justice Kagan--Giving Liberals a Rhetorical Lift

On The Radar

During three days of arguments over the Obama healthcare plan, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan put on a display of rhetorical firepower, reinforcing predictions that the newest liberal justice is best equipped to take on the conservative, five-man majority controlling the bench.
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Tea Leaf Reading at Its Best: Eavesdropping on the Supreme Court

Gwen's Take

Updated 3/30/12 12:24pm

I was never tempted to go to law school. But I love to parse language and reasoning, so listening to the audio of this week’s Supreme Court health care arguments was -- in its nerdy way -- actually quite enjoyable.

Because the courts remain the only branch of the federal government that still stubbornly bans cameras from proceedings, we rely on audiotapes released later in the day to hear history unfold. It’s there where those of us who don’t get into the room get to listen for cadence, eloquence, and even humor.

November 26, 2010

Weekly Show

There’s a full plate for Washington after the Thanksgiving break with challenges at home & abroad. Peter Baker (New York Times) on domestic and foreign policy issues for President Obama; John Dickerson (Slate Magazine and CBS News) on Sarah Palin’s 2012 ambitions; & Joan Biskupic (USA Today) on cases of immigration and veterans’ rights before a Supreme Court with a new justice on the bench.

On the Radar: October 1, 2010

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On the Radar: September 28, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

August 6, 2010

Weekly Show

The unemployment rate continues to be stagnant while the Obama Administration and Congress grapple with how to create new jobs. The Supreme Court has a new justice as Elena Kagan was confirmed by the Senate, but a ruling on California’s ban against same-sex marriage could take the case to the high court. Panelists include: Eamon Javers of CNBC, Joan Biskupic of USA Today & Gloria Borger of CNN.

Retiring "Mission Accomplished" & The Long Hot Summer

Gwen's Take

Perhaps Oprah brought the President a cake when she joined his tight circle of Chicago friends for a birthday dinner this week. That’s more of a celebration than he has been able to have for any of his other landmark dates this year.

Consider the options.

On the Radar: July 22, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: July 2, 2010

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