Most Recent Appearances by Major Garrett

Airdate: 2011 Debt Ceiling Debate

As the government shutdown continues, the next fiscal crisis is already on the horizon. The Treasury says the U.S. will default on its loans on Oct. 17 unless Congress agrees to raise the debt ceiling, but House Republicans will not allow the debt ceiling to be raised without some concessions. During last fight to raise the debt ceiling in 2011, a deal was reached just 2 days before U.S. borrowing authority lapsed. The deal included significant cuts in spending, but the cantankerous debate resulted in the first-ever downgrade of the U.S. credit rating.

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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: 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: May 11, 2012

What’s the political fallout of President Obama’s support for same-sex marriage? Plus, longtime Senator Richard Lugar, R-Ind., lost his party's primary. What does that mean for moderate republicans and incumbents? Also, the double-agent al-Qaeda plotter. Joining Gwen: Major Garrett, National Journal; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine & CBS News; Susan Davis, USA Today; Pierre Thomas, ABC News.

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Airdate: December 9, 2011

 Newt Gingrich soars past Mitt Romney in the polls in three out of four early primary states. Rick Perry makes a push, but is it now a two-man race? Plus President Barack Obama makes a push for the payroll tax cut extensions.

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Airdate: November 18, 2011

As the GOP candidates debated foreign policy, President Obama met with Asia-Pacific leaders. Also, Newt Gingrich's bumpy climb in the polls. And, what happens if the Super Committee fails to deliver? Plus, The Supreme Court h will hear constitutionality of health reform. Joining Gwen: Major Garrett, National Journal; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post; Joan Biskupic, USA TODAY.
 

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Airdate: September 30, 2011

Airstrikes killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen. At home, dissatisfied GOP voters want Gov. Chris Christie to join the presidential race. Also, President Obama feuds with his base. Plus, a stopgap bill temporarily prevents a government shutdown. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; Sam Youngman, The Hill; Major Garrett, National Journal; Pierre Thomas, ABC News.

 

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Airdate: This week on WASHINGTON WEEK!

While there are more than half a dozen major candidates vying to become the Republican Party presidential nominee in 2012, polls show many conservative voters are just not satisfied with the current field.  Earlier this year New Jersey Governor Chris Christie emphatically declared that he’s not running for president, but prodding by some high-ranking Republicans including former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Nancy Reagan may be forcing Christie to reconsider.

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Airdate: July 29, 2011

Lawmakers prepare to work through the weekend to reach a debt deal and avoid a U.S. default. What will it take to break the stalemate and how would a default impact Americans? Plus, how Obama, Boehner, and Reid have played it so far. Joining Gwen Ifill: Major Garrett, National Journal; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal; and Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post.

 

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Airdate: July 1, 2011

What will the global economic implications be if Congress does not raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit? Also, Bachmann launched her presidential campaign. Plus, SCOTUS’ruling on the sale of violent video games to children. Joining Pete Williams: David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal; Major Garrett of National Journal; Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times; and Joan Biskupic of USA Today
 

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Airdate: May 27, 2011

With Sarah Palin's new nationwide tour, the panel looks at the changing complexion of the GOP field and reaction to this week’s  NY special election.  Also, President Obama works with European allies on the Mid-East and Libya.  And the Supreme Court decides two important cases. With Helene Cooper, New York Times, Major Garrett, National Journal, Dan Balz, Washington Post, Joan Biskupic, USA Today.
 

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Airdate: February 25, 2011

With continuing violence in Libya, Martha Raddatz (ABC News) reports on President Obama’s response toward an unstable Moammar Gadhafi.  Also, Major Garrett (National Journal) & Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) analyze polarization in Washington and state capitols during dramatic budget showdowns. And, Pete Williams (NBC News) on the administration's new stance toward the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Airdate: January 7, 2011

2011 starts with a bang (of the gavel)!  John Boehner and the GOP take control of the House but are already arguing with Democrats over the deficit & health care. There’s a reorganization at the White House too, with new players coming & going this week.  Joining Gwen this week: John Dickerson (Slate/CBS), Major Garrett (National Journal), Julianna Goldman (Bloomberg) and Jeff Zeleny (NY Times).

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Airdate: October 29, 2010

With just days until the elections, candidates unleash a final avalanche of accusations and ads. A look at the landscape and the final push to energize voters. Dan Balz (Washington Post), Jeanne Cummings (Politico), Major Garrett (National Journal) & Jeff Zeleny (New York Times) report on races to watch, unprecedented campaign spending, & look ahead to the post-Election Day political landscape.

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