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September 14, 2012

Weekly Show

After the deaths of a U.S. ambassador and three others in Libya and continuing protests around the Muslim world, the focus shifts to foreign policy in the government and on the presidential campaign trail. Joining Gwen: Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; David Sanger, The New York Times; Major Garrett, National Journal; Laura Meckler, The Wall Street Journal.

 

 

July 27, 2012

Weekly Show

Mitt Romney has a rocky start to his overseas trip while the campaigns debate foreign policy and the role of government in private business.  Legal challenges facing state voter ID laws.  And who is making money from the Presidential campaigns? Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, The Washington Post; Laura Meckler, The Wall Street Journal; Robert Barnes, The Washington Post; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News.

 

Obama Aims at Romney in New Ad

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With a new TV ad, President Barack Obama’s campaign is putting more muscle into its effort to paint Mitt Romney’s tenure as Massachusetts governor as a failure on job creation. The Obama campaign began making this case last week with a news conference and a Web video. Now the campaign is out with a TV spot that will run in nine battleground states in what a campaign official called a “significant” purchase of air time.

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Poll Shows Romney's Recovery Begins

On The Radar

Simon Constable and Bob O'Brien discuss the latest Wall Street Journal poll results with Laura Meckler, and John Bussey finds signs of U.S. manufacturing still happening, in South Carolina.
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Obama to Millionaires: Time to Pony Up!

On The Radar

WSJ's Laura Meckler checks in on Mean Street to discuss President Obama's plan to pressure Republicans into supporting a minimum tax on millionaires, also known as the 'Buffett Rule.'

Judge Pokes Obama Over Court Comment

On The Radar

It seems President Barack Obama’s challenge to the Supreme Court–in which he said overturning his health-care law would amount to an “unprecedented, extraordinary step”–is not going over well in certain conservative judicial quarters. On Tuesday, a three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ordered the Justice Department to explain whether courts indeed have the right to strike down a federal law.
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Democrats Attack Ryan Budget Plan, Again

On The Radar

A year ago, Democrats made political mincemeat of Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan, attacking it for its cuts in Medicare and other programs. They’re hoping Mr. Ryan’s new plan will provide similar political damage. In a statement Tuesday, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said the plan “once again fails the test of balance, fairness and shared responsibility.”
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Obama Announces Refinancing Plan

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President Barack Obama announced a fresh bid Wednesday to revive the housing market by letting millions of homeowners refinance their mortgages, Laura Meckler reports on the News Hub.
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Obama Makes Populist Pitch

On The Radar

President Barack Obama offered Americans a populist economic vision in his State of the Union address Tuesday, seeking to draw a contrast with his eventual Republican rival and demonstrating the widening policy gulf between the two political parties.
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More to White House Shakeup Than Meets the Eye?

On The Radar

Some see it as odd timing that White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley resigned at the start of an election year. WSJ's Laura Meckler checks in on Mean Street to explain whether this is likely to be an orderly transition.