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Listening to the Other Side

Gwen's Take

I spent a day at the University of Vermont this week, getting up close and personal with my favorite people – the ones who like getting their news from PBS.

In the back of my mind, I had hoped the visit would give me a chance to take the pulse of American youth in much the same way President Obama did to great effect at the University of Wisconsin in Madison earlier in the week.

On the Radar: September 27, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

September 17, 2010

Weekly Show

Little known, Tea Party backed candidate Christine O'Donnell surprisingly won the GOP Senate nomination in Delaware this week. Was it another reminder that establishment, Washington connected politicians are in trouble and will it be a "wave election" this year? Dan Balz (Washington Post), John Dickerson (SLATE & CBS), Jeanne Cummings (Politico) & John Harwood (CNBC & New York Times) join Gwen.

On the Radar: September 15, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

August 13, 2010

Weekly Show

Reading the tea leaves on this week's primary election results, the uproar about Defense Secretary Robert Gates cutting his budget and a look at whether Washington works. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz of the Washington Post, Charles Babington of the Associated Press, Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, and Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair.

On the Radar: August 10, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: July 26, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: July 12, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: June 11, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

Unconventional Wisdom

Gwen's Take

I am frequently wrong. Now there’s an admission you won’t hear that often from someone who makes a living in Washington.

But this most recent round of primary results reminded me of all of the times I have assumed outcomes and wound up on the wrong end of a prediction. There are sitting members of Congress who still give me the hairy eyeball when we meet because I underestimated them once. This is the real reason I am not a pundit. I hate being wrong, and am so good at it.