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August 1, 2014

Weekly Show

Analysis of the politics and pitfalls Congress faced this week trying to address critical domestic issues and the ongoing diplomatic efforts by the U.S. and European nations to find lasting solutions to the Ukraine and Israel-Gaza crises despite global instability.Joining Gwen: Molly Ball, The Atlantic; Robert Costa, Washington Post; Yochi Dreazen, Foreign Policy magazine; Elise Labott, CNN.

 

January 25, 2013

Weekly Show

President Obama's  assertive and progressive inaugural address. How did the GOP respond and what’s next for the party? Also, the Pentagon lifts the ban on women serving in combat and Secretary Clinton's Benghazi testimony. Plus, a short-term debt ceiling deal.  Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post;  Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News;  Martha Raddatz, ABC News; John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times.  

Congress’s Year-End Alphabet Soup

On The Radar

It’s time for jargon and acronyms, that classic end-of-the-year game on Capitol Hill where serious policy is treated as farce. Here’s an example: The fate of the SGR “fix” might or might not be tied to the timing of the AMT “patch,” and both could influence the fate of UI. Get all that? Of course you didn’t. And neither will anyone else, not until the final days of this year of daggers-drawn legislative brawling.