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PBS NewsHour: Retiring Sens. Snowe, Bingaman: Political Center Is Disappearing

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Retiring Senators Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Jeff Bingaman(D-N.M.) think the political middle ground is disappearing in Washington. Gwen talks to them about the current state of politics.

Out of Air in Arizona

On The Radar

he 20th and perhaps final Republican presidential debate wheezed across the finish line and collapsed. At times it felt like the candidates had already talked themselves out on the big themes and could only bicker over table scraps. There was a long symposium on how earmarks and the congressional appropriating process work. Then, there was a confusing discussion of Arlen Specter, his re-election, and the judiciary committee. Who won? Ask the undecided Republicans in Michigan.

Poll Shows Obama’s Vulnerability With Swing Voters

On The Radar

President Obama opens his re-election bid facing significant obstacles among independent voters, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, with the critical piece of the electorate that cemented his victory four years ago open to denying him a second term.
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On the Radar: July 9, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

April 30, 2010

Weekly Show

The panel discusses the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico and the implications for the President's energy policy, immigration, Florida politics and financial reform.  Margaret Kriz Hobson of National Journal participates.

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Washington Rhetoric: The Decoder

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Emotion. Fear. Guilt. Racism. These drivers, according to former Republican Senator Alan Simpson, are the four horsemen of a rhetorical apocalypse that stops things from getting done in Washington. “Those are the four things I find in my time here either passed or killed a bill,” Simpson said.