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September 13, 2013

Weekly Show

Obama is now pursuing a plan where the Syrian regime would hand over control of its chemical weapons. We take a closer look at how the Obama administration is attempting to pursue a diplomatic resolution while keeping military action as a viable option. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Peter Baker, New York Times; James Kitfield, National Journal; and Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.

July 26, 2013

Weekly Show

Obama pledged to focus on the economy and helping working-class Americans, the Justice Department's strategy to challenge discriminatory voting laws, the latest on Edward Snowden, and Anthony Weiner's choice to stay in the New York City mayoral race. Joining NBC News’ Pete Williams: John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Carrie Johnson, NPR; Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Molly Ball, The Atlantic.

May 10, 2013

Weekly Show

The latest on the House Oversight Committee hearings on Benghazi, the diplomatic dance between the U.S. and Russia over the Syrian civil war, Congress addresses immigration and guns, and African-Americans in 2012 voted at a higher rate than white Americans. At the roundtable: Peter Baker, New York Times; Charles Babington, AP; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; and Jeff Zeleny of ABC News.

Face to Face, Obama Tries to Persuade Putin on Syria

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President Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir V. Putin, finally had their face-to-face meeting on Monday, as Mr. Obama pressed Mr. Putin to work with him to ease President Bashar al-Assad of Syria out of power, a move increasingly viewed by the West as the only way to end the bloodshed that has been under way there for more than a year.

Syria Crisis and Putin’s Return Chill U.S. Ties With Russia

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Sitting beside President Obama this spring, the president of Russia gushed that “these were perhaps the best three years of relations between Russia and the United States over the last decade.” Two and a half months later, those halcyon days of friendship look like a distant memory.

Syria's Mounting Civil War

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Secretary of State Clinton accuses Russia of aiding Assad's regime.

Putin to Skip Group of 8 Session, Delaying Postelection Meeting With Obama

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Russia’s newly inaugurated president, Vladimir V. Putin, will not attend a summit meeting of world leaders in Maryland next week, the White House said on Wednesday, postponing until June the much-anticipated first meeting of President Obama and Mr. Putin as the leaders of their respective countries.

Can You Be Honest With Me?

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Expecting presidential candidates to be candid with voters is such a quaint idea you'd expect to find it on Pinterest. There it is, next to the adorable confectionery and wedding dog photos. Well, I like quaint, and if you also like a Dr. Seuss saying stenciled on an ambiguous decorative item, then join me on my search for candor in the 2012 presidential campaign. I need your help.

Obama’s Etch A Sketch Moment? Will 'Space' and 'Flexibility' Haunt Obama on Foreign Policy?

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For a president gearing up to seek reelection in part based on muscular foreign-policy credentials, President Obama Monday gave his critics two words that may reverberate on the campaign trail as much as "Etch A Sketch." “Space” and “flexibility.” The obsessed political world fed for 48 hours on the Etch A Sketch metaphor by Mitt Romney strategist Eric Fehrnstrom.
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U.S., Allies Mount Pressure on Syria at U.N.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led a high-wattage diplomatic push Tuesday to persuade the U.N. Security Council to endorse an Arab plan for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, but she couldn't break the steadfast objections of Russia and China.
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