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Battleground Wisconsin

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February 25, 2011
As Wisconsin voters get ready to vote in the recall election of Republican Governor Scott Walker, a look back at how the issue of collective bargaining for public workers sparked outrage in the state. Those embers ignited a divisive electorate 16-months later. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Major Garrett, National Journal; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Pete Williams, NBC News.
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Wikileaks

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July 30, 2010
Britain's Supreme Court wants to deport Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden to face sex-crime allegations. Assange is also facing espionage charges in the U.S. for publishing hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. military and diplomatic documents. The case against Assange from the Vault with Gwen Ifill, Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Pete Williams, NBC News; and Martha Raddatz, ABC News.
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2008 Bank Bailout

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October 3, 2008
The 2008 financial crisis and bank bailouts have undoubtedly shaped the current economy and the politics leading to the 2012 Presidential election. How did the 2008 presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama approach these subjects in their campaigns? Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Charles Babington, Associated Press; John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; Jeanne Cummings, Politico.
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The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage

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July 16, 2004
After President Obama voiced his support for same-sex marriage last week, it has increasingly become a topic in the 2012 presidential election. In 2004 Congress considered a Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Time Magazine; Gebe Martinez, The Houston Chronicle, Anne Kornblut, The Boston Globe; Ceci Connolly, The Washington Post.
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2008 Cleveland Town Hall

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April 4, 2008
Ohio was considered one of the most important swing state of the 2008 presidential race and is gearing up to be just as important in 2012. This week, as Washington Week hosts our first-ever Electronic Town Hall, with audiences in Ohio and Oregon, we ask if the issues that were important to voters in 2008 different than those in 2012? Take a look back at our Road Show from Cleveland, Ohio in 2008.
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Looking Ahead to the Roberts Court

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September 30, 2005
As the Roberts Supreme Court reviews the historic case challenging President Obama's 2010 Health Reform law, take a look back to 2005 when John Roberts replaced William Rehnquist as Chief Justice. A discussion of the generational shift represented by the Roberts Court and the what issues were important in his first years on the bench. Revisit our program from September 30, 2005, the same day Roberts was sworn in.
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Remembering David Broder: One Year Later

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March 11, 2011
Remembering Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and long time Washington Week panelist David Broder one year after his passing. Watch a tribute to a dear colleague and friend. Watch the memorial service.
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Our 25th Anniversary

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February 21, 1992
Washington Week marks its 45th year on the air this week making it TV's longest running prime time news and public affairs program. To mark this milestone we pulled a clip from the 25th anniversary broadcast hosted by long-time moderator Paul Duke. It’s a wonderful retrospective of some of the stories, journalists and events that have shaped Washington Week for more than four decades.
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"The Era of Big Government is Over:" Clinton's 1996 State of the Union

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January 26, 1996
In his 1996 reelection, President Clinton’s tried to claim the role as the fiscal responsibility candidate from the Republicans, much like President Obama is trying to do today. In his State of the Union that year, he famously said, "The era of big government is over." Take a look at the Address, a pivotal moment in his reelection campaign. Original air date: January 26, 1996. Moderator: Ken Bode. Panelists: Gloria Borger, US News and World Report; Alan Murray, Wall Street Journal; Todd Purdum, The New York Times; Mara Liasson, NPR.