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The White House and both parties face a critical month ahead as Congress leaves Washington and the midterm campaigns begin in earnest. Joining Gwen to discuss the uncertainty facing Democrats, the President hits the campaign trail and Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel exits: Gloria Borger (CNN), Jeff Zeleny (New York Times), Susan Davis (National Journal) & Christi Parsons (Chicago Tribune).

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Taking the candor challenge

Gwen's Take

Let me let you in on a Washington reality game show ----the ongoing push and pull between journalists and the people they cover.  The prize: simple candor.

By candor, I don’t mean that I expect the people we interview to act contrary to their own best personal and political interests.  But in an ideal world, it would be nice if everybody could at least try to play by the same Q&A rules.

To wit: we’ll ask the smartest questions we possibly can, and you will at least take a stab at offering a revealing answer.

March 12, 2010

Weekly Show

This week Gwen and the panel discuss the administration's final health care push, the influential role of the Blue Dog Democrats, the messy exit of Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) and the role of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

SQUIRREL!!!

Gwen's Take

I loved the movie "Up." I would have given it my Oscar party vote for Best Picture if I hadn't seen (and loved) "The Hurt Locker."

But the part of “Up” which makes me laugh out loud every time I see the clip again, was the part about the talking dog. In it, an enthusiastic cartoon puppy speaks. (For some reason, I find talking dogs pretty funny.) But in this movie, just when he’s about to make a point, a squirrel (or something) dashes by. The poor canine immediately loses his train of thought in all the excitement, exclaiming “Squirrel!” and dashing off to chase it.