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May 10, 2013

Weekly Show

The latest on the House Oversight Committee hearings on Benghazi, the diplomatic dance between the U.S. and Russia over the Syrian civil war, Congress addresses immigration and guns, and African-Americans in 2012 voted at a higher rate than white Americans. At the roundtable: Peter Baker, New York Times; Charles Babington, AP; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; and Jeff Zeleny of ABC News.

April 19, 2013

Weekly Show

In a week that stunned the nation, we look at the attack on the Boston Marathon and the suspect manhunt that has consumed the city of Boston. Also, we look at the politics behind the “shameful” defeat of gun control legislation. Plus, how do leaders respond to uncertain times. Joining Gwen: Tom Gjelten, NPR; Peter Baker, New York Times; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.

April 12, 2013

Weekly Show

The Senate voted to begin debating legislation to curb gun violence. Also, Obama’s $3.8 trillion budget plan that rankled both Republicans and Democrats. Plus, the political calculation behind the president’s outreach to conservatives. Joining Gwen: Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post; John Harwood CNBC and New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics

Gwen’s Take: Seeing Eye to Eye for a Change

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Washington lives in its moments.

I got to sit in the White House East Room this week for the taping of an “In Performance at the White House” concert on Memphis Soul that will air on PBS next week. Justin Timberlake and Mavis Staples were there. I was in hog heaven.

March 29, 2013

Weekly Show

The Supreme Court heard two same-sex marriage cases this week. We look at the similarities and differences between these cases and the shift in  public opinion on same-sex marriage alongside some lawmakers’ political considerations.  Also, Obama urges Congress to pass gun legislation. Joining Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times: Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Pete Williams, NBC News; John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post.

January 18, 2013

Weekly Show

Amidst the pomp and circumstance surrounding President Obama’s inauguration, we take a closer look at the foreign and domestic policy issues confronting his second term. Plus, the administration’s plan to take on  gun violence and the debt ceiling.  Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine/CBS News; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report; Charles Babington, Associated Press.

 

January 04, 2013

Weekly Show

We ring in 2013 with analysis of the last-minute bipartisan deal that averted a financial crisis and examine future battles between the White House and Congress over spending cuts and the deficit.  Plus, will the partisan divide remain entrenched with the incoming 113th Congress? Joining Gwen: Susan Davis, USA Today; Peter Baker, New York Times; Eamon Javers, CNBC; and Michael Viqueira, NBC News.

 

PBS Newshour: Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Newtown, Gun Violence

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In a wide-ranging and personal interview Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talked to Gwen Ifill about growing up in Chicago, saying, "Gun violence has haunted me my entire life." In his first interview since the tragedy, he described how crimes against school children during his tenure as superintendent of the Chicago public school system shaped his own views on guns. And, while warning "it will never be the entire solution," Duncan looked at the role government can start to play in trying to solve these problems.

NRA Offers Free Advice on Arming Schools

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It was called a press conference, but it was really a dog-and-pony show. Or rather, a dog-and-ID show. Reporters were required to show ID twice before checking in to a crowded ballroom in a downtown Washington, D.C., hotel, where they had already pre-registered, while sniffer dogs roamed between their legs.

Obama Asks Supporters to Push Congress on Gun Control

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President Obama sought on Friday to enlist supporters to mount a public lobbying campaign on behalf of gun control in the wake of the mass killings in Newtown, Conn., suggesting that Congress would listen only if forced to by a populist backlash to gun violence.