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Loosening Restrictions on Cuba

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April 17, 2009
In April 2009, the Obama administration eased economic sanctions and loosened travel restrictions for Cuban Americans hoping to visit family on the island nation only 90 miles off the Florida coast.
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From the Vault: 2010 Midterm "Shellacking"

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November 5, 2010
Tuesday's midterm elections proved to be a good night for Republicans who gained control of the Senate by wide margins in many states. Four years ago during the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans had another good night when they took control of the House of Representatives. At the time, President Obama called the loss for Democrats a "shellacking." In a post-election press conference Wednesday, the president said Republicans "had a good night." Now that he is facing a Congress completely controlled by the opposing party, what -- if anything -- will get done in his final two years in office?
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From the Vault: 2006 Midterm Elections

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November 10, 2006
We look back to another midterm election in November 2006 when Republicans lost control of Congress with an unpopular second-term president, George W. Bush, still in office.
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From the Vault: The SARS Epidemic

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April 25, 2003
As the Ebola fear and response grows, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to April 2003 when the United States was battling another epidemic: SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome. As SARS spread from China, we discussed the worldwide spread and economic impact of the disease.
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Gwen Ifill's first program as moderator of Washington Week

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October 1, 1999
Help us celebrate 15 years with Gwen Ifill as the moderator of Washington Week! After years as a regular panelist around the table, Gwen officially took over the moderator's chair on October 1, 1999.
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President Nixon's Resignation

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August 9, 1974
The fallout from Watergate, Nixon's attempt to defund Washington Week, and his eventual resignation.
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Barack Obama's 2004 DNC Speech

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July 30, 2004
Ten years ago this week, a Democratic Senate candidate named Barack Obama burst onto the national scene when he delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. On Washington Week, The Washington Post's David Broder, Time's Michael Duffy and the Boston Globe's Nina Easton discussed Obama's fiery speech. "A star is born," Duffy said on July 30, 2004. At the DNC four years later, Obama was nominated by his party as its presidential candidate, and 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry would eventually become secretary of State under Obama.
Martha Raddatz on Washington Week July 2000
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Middle East Peace Talks in 2000

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July 21, 2000
President Clinton holds Israel-Palestine peace talks at Camp David.
Benjamin Netanyahu
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Obama Pushes Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

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September 3, 2010
President Obama's first attempt at negotiating Middle East peace