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May 2, 2014

Weekly Show

New job numbers were released Friday, the latest U.S. sanctions on Russia, a new poll thats finds Americans want less foreign engagement and a look at North Carolina's senate election. Joining Gwen: Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal; Jim Tankersley, Washington Post, Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics and Charles Babington, Associated Press.

November 12, 2010

Weekly Show

Election fallout continues; the President faces challenges abroad & George W. Bush focuses on his legacy. Jackie Calmes (NY Times) on the deficit commission's draft proposals; Naftali Bendavid (Wall Street Journal) examines leadership battles in Congress; Tom Gjelten (NPR) analyzes the struggles of the global economy as Mr. Obama travels to Asia, & Martha Raddatz (ABC News) on the Bush  memoir.

Truth and Consequences: Or What Happens When The Election Ends

Gwen's Take

Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson, a Republican, and former Clinton White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles, a Democrat, have been to this rodeo before. That’s why they waited one week and one day to drop their post-election bombshell.

By releasing a set of draft recommendations weeks ahead of an announced deadline, the co-chairmen of the President’s bipartisan deficit reduction commission delivered a sharp admonishment to everyone who ran toward and against Washington last week: put up or shut up.

November 5, 2010

Weekly Show

Analysis of the election fallout, newly divided Congress, possible partisan gridlock and power plays on Capitol Hill, plus Washington Week remembers long-time panelist Charles McDowell. Covering the remarkable political week: Michael Duffy (Time Magazine), Peter Baker (The New York Times), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) & John Harris (Politico).

On the Radar: November 5, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

The End of Prognostication: Five Answers from Election Night

Gwen's Take

Now that we can place the term “shellacking” right next to “thumpin' ” in the post-election political dictionary, let’s sort through the wreckage and victories from the midterm elections to answer the five questions I posed in this space last week.

Who voted?
Two years after President Obama was catapulted into office on the strength of an expanded electoral map that had turned dramatically blue, 29 million of his voters decided this time they would stay home.

On the Radar: November 3, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: November 1, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

October 29, 2010

Weekly Show

With just days until the elections, candidates unleash a final avalanche of accusations and ads. A look at the landscape and the final push to energize voters. Dan Balz (Washington Post), Jeanne Cummings (Politico), Major Garrett (National Journal) & Jeff Zeleny (New York Times) report on races to watch, unprecedented campaign spending, & look ahead to the post-Election Day political landscape.

The End of Prognostication: 5 Questions for Election Night

Gwen's Take

At just about this point in every election cycle, we begin to overuse the same words, phrases and arguments. Everything is a tossup, or a dead heat, or a last-minute dash to Election Day. The other guy is always going to shut down Social Security. Taxes are evil. President Obama (or President Bush) and Speaker Pelosi (or Speaker Gingrich) are driving us all to ruin.