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April 5, 2013

Weekly Show

North Korea continues its hostile rhetoric and saber-rattling prompting concerns over their nuclear capabilities.  Also, do today’s  job numbers signify a cooling economy? Plus, momentum for new immigration legislation and this week’s political wrap-up. Joining Gwen: David Sanger, New York Times; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Fawn Johnson, National Journal; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report.

 

Will the Border Ever Be Secure Enough for Immigration Hawks?

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Border security could be the issue that kills immigration reform. And yet, by most measures, the U.S.-Mexico border has never been safer.
 
The bipartisan group of U.S. senators seeking comprehensive immigration reform have proposed a "trigger" mechanism, whereby a path to citizenship would be contingent on increased border security. President Obama and liberals have not endorsed the idea, although the president is "committed to increasing our border security further," according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

Goldman’s Blankfein to Join Obama Immigration Meeting

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President Barack Obama will meet today with a dozen chief executive officers including Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s Lloyd Blankfein and Yahoo! Inc.’s Marissa Mayer as part of his campaign to pressure lawmakers to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws, the White House said.

February 1, 2013

Weekly Show

With a combination of contrasting economic data, is the US economy really on the mend? Also, does the recent bipartisan push by Congress indicate a new era for immigration reform?  Plus, Chuck Hagel’s chances of becoming the next Secretary of Defense. Joining Gwen: David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post, Fawn Johnson, National Journal; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

From the Vault: Bush’s Immigration Defeat

Vault Show

This week President Obama praised a bipartisan immigration plan that would address the issue of 11 million undocumented immigrants. Six years ago, President George W. Bush's 2007 attempt at an immigration bill collapsed in the U.S. Senate, exposing a deep lack of support among Bush's own Republicans. We take a look back to our June 29, 2007 show, where Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Time explains why Bush’s immigration reform efforts failed.

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.

 

McManus: Wielding wedge issues

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Once upon a time in American politics, there were things called "wedge issues," and they generally terrified Democrats. They were mostly social and cultural issues: abortion, feminism, gay rights, illegal immigration and race. Conservatives wielded them to divide working-class Democrats. Wedge issues helped elect Ronald Reagan to the presidency and dozens of other Republicans to Congress.

Romney shifts to more moderate stances on taxes, immigration, health care, education

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The final weeks of the presidential campaign are bringing Mitt Romney full circle, back to a question that has tugged at him for nearly two decades: What does he really believe?

Platforms reveal deep divide on hot-button issues

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While the economy dominates this presidential election, issues such as abortion, immigration, regulation, and—in a sudden and startling reversal of Democratic platform language—God and Israel, have added a dose of intrigue to the conventions.