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Grand Bargains: Why they are so elusive

Gwen's Take

I’ve been afflicted this week with a disorienting sense of déjà vu that affects any reporter who has covered Washington long enough. Even the most consequential and operatic standoffs begin to seem eerily familiar.

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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).

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On the Radar: October 25, 2010

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The Risks and Rewards of Party Purity

Gwen's Take

If you want to sum up the challenges facing mainstream Democrats and Republicans this campaign season, hop a plane to Kentucky.

That’s what I did this week, and when I got there I discovered the political world must be a pretty lonely place for Barack Obama and Mitch McConnell this year.

Recalculating: News and Politics in the Age of GPS

Gwen's Take

Like many of you, I have become slightly addicted to the voice embedded in my dashboard that tells me where and how to drive my car.

If I miss an exit, it grows silent for a moment before calmly advising me that it is “recalculating.”

If only there were a global positioning app for the news and politics.

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