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October 18, 2013

Weekly Show

President Barack Obama signed a law to end the government shutdown and extend the U.S. debt limit into 2014. We examine the real cost of the shutdown and what it will take to overcome Washington dysfunction to reach a budget deal. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Charles Babington, Associated Press; Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News. 

October 4, 2013

Weekly Show

The shutdown standoff continues between President Obama and congressional republicans as the debt ceiling crisis looms, an estimated 800,000 federal government workers nationwide have been put on furlough, and the new online health insurance exchanges open for business. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times. 

 

September 27, 2013

Weekly Show

The efforts by congressional Republicans to defund Obamacare over the budget battle, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act's latest provisions on Oct. 1, Obama and Rouhani talk and implications for U.S.-Iran relations, and securing Syria's chemical weapons.Joining Gwen: Gloria Borger, CNN; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times and Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press.

 

September 20, 2013

Weekly Show

The looming budget battle is pitting Republicans in Congress against Obama, and the fight over healthcare continues. Confrontation and brinksmanship could influence everything from the next Federal Reserve Chairman to gun laws in the wake of the Navy Yard shooting. Joining Gwen: Molly Ball, The Atlantic; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Christi Parsons, Tribune News. 

 

New Worries for Democrats on Health Law

Essential Reads

As the administration struggles to put in place the final, complex piece of President Obama’s signature health care law, an endeavor on a scale not seen since Medicare’s creation nearly a half-century ago, Democrats are worried that major snags will be exploited by Republicans in next year’s midterm elections.

Florida Governor's Embrace of Medicaid Money Undercuts GOP Attacks on 'Obamacare'

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Bashing “Obamacare” just isn’t what it used to be.

Just over two years ago, the rallying cry against President Obama’s health care overhaul unified Republicans and hoisted the party to historic electoral gains in state capitals and in Washington.

Democrats Embrace Once Pejorative ‘Obamacare’ Tag

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As thousands of people gathered on a sweltering night outside a local high school draped with flags and bunting, the speaker talked about the president’s controversial health program. “That’s why he passed Obamacare!” she declared.

Washington’s 100-Degree Day of Contempt, Constitutionality & the Rule of Law

Gwen's Take

I can say quite honestly that Thursday was among the most dramatic days I’ve ever seen unfold in Washington.

Understanding that I was too young to witness the Kennedy funeral or the Nixon resignation firsthand, watching the Supreme Court uphold a sweeping health care law hours before the House of Representatives voted to find an attorney general in contempt of Congress -- for the first time ever--- was riveting.

Review of ‘Obamacare’ Puts GOP Spotlight on Romney’s Massachusetts Health Care Law

On The Radar

Health care was supposed to be Mitt Romney’s Achilles’ heel: The state overhaul he championed as governor of Massachusetts is so similar to the sweeping federal law conservatives deride as “Obamacare” that it was once widely regarded as a big enough liability to doom his presidential chances. But Romney remains the overwhelming favorite in a topsy-turvy campaign in which health care has rarely been the driving issue, and he is picking up the support of prominent conservatives as he moves toward securing his party’s nomination.