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McManus: Obama's War on Red Tape

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Here are three things the Obama administration has done that you probably didn't know about: Ever struggle with those accordion-style rubber sleeves on nozzles at the gas station? The sleeve — technically a "vapor recovery nozzle" — was required by the Environmental Protection Agency to keep gasoline vapors from leaking into the air. But most cars and trucks now have technology that does the job better, so last year the EPA abolished the nozzle requirement. Because each sleeve-equipped nozzle can cost as much as $300, the change will save gas stations thousands of dollars.

April 12, 2013

Weekly Show

The Senate voted to begin debating legislation to curb gun violence. Also, Obama’s $3.8 trillion budget plan that rankled both Republicans and Democrats. Plus, the political calculation behind the president’s outreach to conservatives. Joining Gwen: Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post; John Harwood CNBC and New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics

Gwen’s Take: Seeing Eye to Eye for a Change

Gwen's Take

Washington lives in its moments.

I got to sit in the White House East Room this week for the taping of an “In Performance at the White House” concert on Memphis Soul that will air on PBS next week. Justin Timberlake and Mavis Staples were there. I was in hog heaven.

March 29, 2013

Weekly Show

The Supreme Court heard two same-sex marriage cases this week. We look at the similarities and differences between these cases and the shift in  public opinion on same-sex marriage alongside some lawmakers’ political considerations.  Also, Obama urges Congress to pass gun legislation. Joining Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times: Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Pete Williams, NBC News; John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post.

March 22, 2013

Weekly Show

President Barack Obama travels to the Middle East to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts amidst concerns over Iran and Syria. Also, the Republican party's self-analysis of the brutal 2012 election and the political balance shifts on the same-sex marriage issue.  Joining Gwen: John Harris, Politico; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; David Sanger, New York Times; and Tom Gjelten, NPR.

March 15, 2013

Weekly Show

Republicans and Democrats unveiled their budget proposals this week, and President Obama travelled to Capitol Hill to broker a bipartisan deal. Meanwhile, Republicans met for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference where rising GOP stars rallied activists. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate and CBS News; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report; and Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg.

From the Vault: President Obama visits Capitol Hill

Vault Show

As President Obama travels to Capitol Hill to meet with Republicans and Democrats to negotiate a budget compromise, we look in our Vault to 2009 when the president headed to the Hill only a week after his inauguration.  With the Senate and House both controlled by Democrats, the president met with Republicans to garner bipartisan support for the $787 billion economic stimulus package.  The House passed the bill without any Republican support the next day.  On our January 30, 2009 show, Alexis Simendinger and John Dickerson talked about the effort at bipartisanship.

March 8, 2013

Weekly Show

The panelists examine Obama's Republican “charm offensive” aimed at finding bipartisan solutions to the budget crisis. Also, with the stock market surge and positive job numbers, we look at the the unexpected boom following the spending cuts. Plus, the implications of Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster. Joining Gwen: Greg Ip, Economist; and Susan Davis, USA Today; and Charles Babington, AP.

 

For Obama and Team, Calm, Not Crisis, in Latest Fiscal Battle

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President Obama is just seven days away from the first significant test of his second term as deep spending cuts loom, yet inside the White House a clear sense of confidence stands in contrast to the air of crisis that surrounded previous fiscal showdowns with Republicans.

Pecking at News Crumbs as Obama Feeds Anchors

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Wednesday at the White House, and not for the first time, I felt like a seagull . . . a flighty, familiar, noisy pest, flapping around the president’s press briefing room, picking up news crumbs from Wichita, Oklahoma City and San Francisco.