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June 20, 2014

Weekly Show

President Obama said Thursday the U.S. will provide military assets to support Iraqi security forces fighting ISIS insurgents but no combat troops. Plus, how will Obama's record-low approval ratings affect the midterms? And House Republicans elect new leaders. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, New York Times, Nancy Youssef, Michael Crowley, TIME Magazine; Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal; Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post. 

June 13, 2014

Weekly Show

President Obama addresses the growing violence in Iraq. House Republicans regroup after the defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor to tea party upstart David Brat. And Defense Sec. Hagel defends the Bergdahl swap as the former Taliban captive returns to the U.S. Joining Gwen: Nancy Youssef, McClatchy; John Harwood, CNBC; Robert Costa, Washington Post; Mark Mazzetti; New York Times.

Rise of the Tea Party in 2010

Vault Show

Following the surprise defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by tea party candidate Dave Brat in the Republican Congressional primary, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to April 2010.  Charles Babington of the Associated Press joined Gwen to discuss the rise of the tea party and its effect on the Republican Party and the 2010 midterm elections.

This Congress could be least productive since 1947

Essential Reads

Congress is on pace to make history with the least productive legislative year in the post World War II era. Just 61 bills have become law to date in 2012 out of 3,914 bills that have been introduced by lawmakers, or less than 2% of all proposed laws, according to a USA TODAY analysis of records since 1947 kept by the U.S. House Clerk's office.

Before Super Tuesday, Big Names Rally to Romney

On The Radar

A reluctant Republican Party is increasingly showing signs of rallying around Mitt Romney in the presidential race, with leading members of Congress and influential conservatives signaling that a coast-to-coast burst of voting on Super Tuesday should mark a moment to start concentrating on defeating President Obama.
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Obama to Address Reform Jews

On The Radar

President Obama will speak next week to a large gathering of North American Jews, the Union of Reform Judaism announced on Tuesday. The group, which is considered more liberal than the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee, will hold its annual meeting Dec. 14-16 in the Washington area. Israel’s defense minister, Ehud Barak and Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the House Republican leader, will also speak to the 6,000 people expected at the conference.

Cantor Tells Protesters Wall Street Isn’t the Enemy

On The Radar

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., tempered the language he used last week regarding protesters tied to the loosely organized, liberal-leaning Occupy Wall Street movement, but maintained that the protesters—and their supportive elected officials—are misguided.

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Grand Bargains: Why they are so elusive

Gwen's Take

I’ve been afflicted this week with a disorienting sense of déjà vu that affects any reporter who has covered Washington long enough. Even the most consequential and operatic standoffs begin to seem eerily familiar.