Most Recent Appearances by Doyle McManus

Airdate: March 28, 2014

Obama's efforts to rally European allies against Russia, the first-ever meeting between President Obama and Pope Francis, SCOTUS heard arguments challenging the ACA's contraception coverage provision, and healthcare signups reach 6 million. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, The New York Times; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Alex Wayne, Bloomberg News.

 

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Airdate: March 7, 2014

The U.S. is ramping up pressure on Russia to de-escalate the growing tensions in Ukraine by imposing sanctinos and visa restrictions. NY Times' Peter Baker and LA Times' Doyle McManus report on the latest developments in the crisis. Plus, Republicans, including many 2016 presidential hopefuls, gathered at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference to hone their message and rally their base ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. CNN's Gloria Borger reports.

 

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Airdate: February 7, 2014

The latest political battle over healthcare sparked by a recent CBO report, why Democrats aren't promoting Obamacare successes, January job numbers & stock market anxiety plus a closer look at the 2014 political battle lines. Joining Gwen: Jim Tankersley, Washington Post; Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal; Beth Reinhard, National Journal; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times

 

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Airdate: January 3, 2014

We look ahead to the priorities and challenges facing the Obama administration and Congress in 2014 following a year when partisan gridlock produced more challenges and setbacks than legislative progress. Joining John Harwood of CNBC/The New York Times: Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

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Airdate: December 13, 2013

The House passed a bipartisan budget proposal that will fund the government through 2015, Obama tries to recover from the fumbled healthcare rollout, and how Secretary of State John Kerry has become Obama's diplomatic star. Joining Gwen: John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

 

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Airdate: November 1, 2013

The continuing efforts by the administration to sell the benefits of Obamacare; how the NSA collects and shares intelligence while also addressing privacy concerns and the declining public support for members of Congress and the president. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Tom Gjelten, NPR; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

 

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Airdate: September 27, 2013

The efforts by congressional Republicans to defund Obamacare over the budget battle, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act's latest provisions on Oct. 1, Obama and Rouhani talk and implications for U.S.-Iran relations, and securing Syria's chemical weapons.Joining Gwen: Gloria Borger, CNN; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times and Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press.

 

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Airdate: August 9, 2013

President Obama held a rare presidential news conference with new surveillance proposals; the broader deterioration of U.S.-Russia relations and the terror threats that lead to the evacuation of U.S. embassies overseas. Joining Gwen: Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; Martha Raddatz, ABC News; and Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics. 

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Airdate: May 24, 2013

We examine Obama’s national security speech in which he called for limits on U.S. drone strike use. Also, has the government lost credibility with the IRS scandal? Plus, paying for disaster relief and immigration reform clears a major hurdle.  Joining Gwen: Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Charles Babington, Associated Press; and Fawn Johnson of National Journal. 

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Airdate: May 5, 2013

The latest on the Boston bombing investigation including the arrest of Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s three friends. Also, President Obama renews his commitment to close Guantanamo Bay. Plus, Obama's second-term agenda is being tested by unexpected events. Joining Gwen: Pete Williams, NBC News; Michael Duffy, TIME; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; and Christi Parson of Tribune.

 

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Airdate: From the Vault: President Obama visits Capitol Hill

As President Obama travels to Capitol Hill to meet with Republicans and Democrats to negotiate a budget compromise, we look in our Vault to 2009 when the president headed to the Hill only a week after his inauguration.  With the Senate and House both controlled by Democrats, the president met with Republicans to garner bipartisan support for the $787 billion economic stimulus package.  The House passed the bill without any Republican support the next day.  On our January 30, 2009 show, Alexis Simendinger and John Dickerson talked about the effort at bipartisanship.

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Airdate: February 1, 2013

With a combination of contrasting economic data, is the US economy really on the mend? Also, does the recent bipartisan push by Congress indicate a new era for immigration reform?  Plus, Chuck Hagel’s chances of becoming the next Secretary of Defense. Joining Gwen: David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post, Fawn Johnson, National Journal; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

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Airdate: December 28, 2012

In our final show of 2012, we explore the year’s significant stories including President Obama’s re-election victory over Mitt Romney; Congress’ tumultuous battles with the White House; and the administration’s challenges abroad. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; John Harwood, CNBC & New York Times; Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

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Airdate: October 12, 2012

The roundtable analyzes the vice-presidential debate as Vice President Joe Biden and his republican opponent Rep. Paul Ryan traded sharp words over domestic and foreign policy. Also, with both political parties happy with their candidate’s performance, who came out on top? Joining Gwen:  Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics.

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Airdate: September 14, 2012

After the deaths of a U.S. ambassador and three others in Libya and continuing protests around the Muslim world, the focus shifts to foreign policy in the government and on the presidential campaign trail. Joining Gwen: Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; David Sanger, The New York Times; Major Garrett, National Journal; Laura Meckler, The Wall Street Journal.

 

 

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Airdate: Washington Week - Minneapolis Edition

As the eyes of the country turn to Tampa for the Republican National Convention, we take a look back to our August 2008 Minneapolis roadshow where presidential candidate John McCain picked running mate Sarah Palin just hours before. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine; and Michele Norris, NPR.

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Airdate: July 20, 2012

A horrific mass shooting at a movie theatre near Denver, Colorado. The campaigns talk about tax history and economic policy as attack ads from both campaigns intensify. And the fighting in Syria spreads to Damascus as the rebels achieve new victories. Joining Gwen: Pierre Thomas, ABC News; Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

 

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Airdate: June 22, 2012

Mitt Romney and President Obama court Latino voters as immigration politics enters the spotlight. Plus, Obama invokes executive privilege as Attorney General Eric Holder faces a contempt of Congress charge. Also, what’s Europe’s economic future? This Week: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Laura Meckler, Wall Street Journal; Major Garrett, National Journal; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.  

 

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Airdate: April 13, 2012

With Rick Santorum out of the GOP race, Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are gearing up for the general election. But recent comments about Romney's wife, Ann, have caused controversy over gender politics. Plus, a look at the fragile ceasefire in Syria. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Beth Reinhard, National Journal; John Harris, POLITICO; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

 

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Airdate: March 9, 2012

Mitt Romney won big on Super Tuesday, giving him more than 35% of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination. But Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul stay defiant, continuing their campaigns as the race focuses on Mississippi and Alabama next Tuesday. What's next? Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Beth Reinhard, National Journal; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

 

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Airdate: From the Vault: Remembering David Broder

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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Airdate: February 3, 2012

What do January’s unemployment numbers tell us about the economy? Plus, Mitt Romney won the Florida primary, but his comments about the poor are making headlines. Also, new FEC disclosures shine light on Super PAC money.

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Airdate: December 23, 2011

This week, we look back at 2011 and forward to 2012. We’ll analyze battles between Congress and the President, the economy, the killing of Osama bin Laden, the pullout of US troops in Iraq while fighting continues in Afghanistan, and more. Joining Gwen: Helene Cooper, New York Times; Michael Duffy, Time Magazine; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.

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Airdate: October 21, 2011

Analysis of possible paths forward in Libya now that Moammar Gadhafi is dead. Will the U.S. play a role in nation building?  President Obama announces all U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by year's end. And why the GOP debates have become pivotal in the 2012 presidential race.  Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Doyle McManus, LA Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Gloria Borger, CNN.

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Airdate: August 20, 1999

After Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) won the Ames Straw Poll this past Saturday, we look back into our vault and examine the 1999 straw poll won by George W. Bush. Michael Duffy, Time Magazine, examines what it takes to win in Iowa. Also, a look at the early drug controversy in Bush's race for the White House.

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Airdate: August 26, 2011

Libyan rebels seized Tripoli, invaded Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s compound and he’s on the run. What will it take to establish a new government? Also, Rick Perry vaults to the lead for the GOP presidential nomination, and Ben Bernanke assesses the economy. Joining Gwen Ifill: Nancy Youssef, McClathy Newspapers; Doyle McManus, LA Times; Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; & Jim Tankersley, National Journal.
 

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Airdate: June 24, 2011

President Obama’s announcement to begin drawing down U.S. troops from Afghanistan and what it means; the impact on class action suits because of the Supreme Court’s Wal-Mart decision; and the latest on the growing GOP presidential field. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; Nia-Malika Henderson, Washington Post; and Pete Williams, NBC News.
 

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Airdate: May 20, 2011

After infighting between New Gingrich and fellow republicans, the panel examines the current field of GOP candidates. Also, the table reports on campaign fundraising efforts, the scandal rocking the IMF, and the President’s clash with Israel's PM on the path to peace in the Mideast. Joining Gwen: Jeanne Cummings/POLITICO, Michael Duffy/TIME, Doyle McManus/Los Angeles Times, Eamon Javers/CNBC.

 

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Airdate: March 25, 2011

One week after the U.S. military began bombing Libya, NATO has agreed to take control over the no-fly-zone. But with Gadhafi still in charge and mixed signals on how to define success, the Obama administration is being criticized from all sides. Joining Gwen: Helene Cooper, New York Times, Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times, John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News and Gloria Borger, CNN.
 

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Airdate: March 11, 2011

The panel looks at the developments in Libya, rising gas prices, the battles over the federal budget and the US assistance after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.  Plus, we look at the life of our colleague and longtime Washington Week panelist, David Broder.  Gwen is joined by Dan Balz, The Washington Post, Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times and Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post.

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Airdate: February 18, 2011

Spreading unrest in Bahrain causes a military crackdown while tensions in Yemen and Iran flair up. The Obama administration urges democratic reform while trying to protect strategic relationships.  At home, Republicans and Democrats fight over federal budget priorities.  Gwen is joined by Doyle McManus, LA Times; Jim Sciutto, ABC News; Jeanne Cummings, POLITICO; and John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News.
 

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Airdate: January 21, 2011

As President Obama welcomes Chinese president Hu Jintao to Washington, the House GOP votes to repeal his healthcare bill.  Now, the focus on the State of the Union address & Mr. Obama's economic goals for 2011. Plus, the new wave of retiring senators.  Around the table: Peter Baker (NY Times), Doyle McManus (LA Times), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) and David Wessel (Wall St Journal).
 

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Airdate: December 17, 2010

Congress passes a tax deal compromise; the administration’s assessment of the war in Afghanistan; and could a Federal judge's ruling jeopardize the Obama's healthcare overhaul? Plus, the legacy of diplomat Richard Holbrooke.  Joining Gwen this week; Janet Hook (Wall Street Journal), Pete Williams (NBC News), Martha Raddatz (ABC News), and Doyle McManus, (LA Times).

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Airdate: December 3, 2010

President Obama visits Afghanistan while conflict continues at home over tax cuts, jobless benefits and cutting the deficit.  Yochi Dreazen (National Journal) discusses Obama’s surprise trip to Afghanistan.  John Harwood (CNBC & NY Times) details the fights between Obama and the GOP on taxes. Doyle McManus (LA Times) reports on the effects of the new secretive document disclosure from WikiLeaks.

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Airdate: October 22, 2010

Accusations and attack ads abound as midterm races get down to the wire. Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) reports on California’s contentious elections, Doyle McManus (Los Angeles Times) analyzes the too-close-to-call PA Senate race, Charles Babington (AP) discusses Obama’s last-minute campaign blitz. And Kate Zernike (New York Times) looks at the Tea Party’s impact on the 2010 elections.

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Airdate: September 3, 2010

This week, the President characterized the end of US combat in Iraq as turning the page.  But what’s the next chapter include?  Fixing the economy looms large, mid-term elections are around the corner & mid-east peace is also on the agenda.  Joining Gwen: Dan Balz (Washington Post); Deborah Solomon (Wall Street Journal); Doyle McManus (LA Times) & John Dickerson (SLATE Magazine & CBS News).

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Airdate: July 16, 2010

This week, a discussion of the financial reform legislation passed this week; the recent polls and political in-fighting between the White House and House Democrats; The ripple effect of the recession; the latest developments in Afghanistan under new commander David Petraeus. Panelists include: Eamon Javers-CNBC, Dan Balz-The Washington Post, Doyle McManus-The LA Times & Martha Raddatz-ABC News.

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Airdate: June 18, 2010

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The panel discusses the President's oval office address and the latest developments surrounding the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; the war strategy for the US in Afghanistan; and the Supreme Court's decision on whether private text messages on company owned devises should stay private, plus a look ahead to the last week of the high court's session this term.

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Airdate: June 4, 2010

A roundtable discussion on how President Obama is juggling both domestic and international challenges, including the oil spill in the Gulf and new tensions in the Middle East.

And the conversation continues online with more on the political challenges facing President Obama as well as other stories of the week. Be sure to check out the Washington Week Webcast EXTRA to get more of the great reporting and analysis you get on air.

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Airdate: April 9, 2010

This week Gwen and the panel discuss Justice John Paul Stevens' announcement that he will retire this summer, the recently-signed START treaty,  developments in Afghanistan, and the debate within the Republican Party over the Tea Party and RNC Chairman Michael Steele.

The discussion continues in the Washington Week Webcast Extra. Learn more about Justice Steven's connection to baseball history and Doyle McManus's trip to Afghanistan.

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Airdate: March 12, 2010

This week Gwen and the panel discuss the administration's final health care push, the influential role of the Blue Dog Democrats, the messy exit of Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) and the role of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

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Airdate: January 15, 2010

This week Gwen and the panel will discuss the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, the history of the poverty-stricken nation, the president's announcement this week that the government will institute new fees on the nation's banks, and the Massachusetts Senate race.

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