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On ‘fiscal cliff,’ both sides lay groundwork for debate’s next phase

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Private talks between President Obama and top congressional leaders in search of a deal to avoid the year-end “fiscal cliff” are accelerating, officials said Monday, even as the president began ramping up pressure on Republicans to extend tax cuts for the middle class.

July 13, 2012

Weekly Show

This Week, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both campaigned in battleground states. Obama called for an extension of middle class tax cuts while Romney addressed the NAACP. Also, House Republicans voted to repeal the president's health care law. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Sam Youngman, Reuters.

 

PBS NewsHour: Tax Day Arrives Amid Debate Over Fairness

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Tax filing day this year brought protests and rallies across the country, both for tax cuts and tax fairness. While the issues intertwine, tax cuts and President Obama's "Buffett rule" push have become key points of contention in Congress and on the campaign trail. Gwen Ifill reports.

On the Radar: July 22, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

Eating One’s Peas and Other Dilemmas

Gwen's Take

It’s a conundrum. We in the news business are constantly justifying to ourselves why we cover the stories we cover, and why you should care.

It is the second part of that formula that confounds news decision makers on a daily basis. Because if you don’t care, you don’t watch. And we kind of like it when you watch.

On the Radar: May 10, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: December 7, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: November 30, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

November 19, 2010

Weekly Show

Conflict looms in Washington over tax cuts, the budget, and a nuclear arms treaty. Janet Hook (Wall Street Journal) & John Harwood (CNBC & NY Times) analyze the biggest issues before Congress, and the public’s perceptions of the new Washington. David Sanger (NY Times) discusses the troubled new START treaty & Pete Williams (NBC News) on the civilian trial of Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Ghailani.

On the Radar: November 19, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar