Most Recent Appearances by Jackie Calmes

Airdate: December 27, 2013

We take pause for the holidays to look back at the big stories of 2013 from the start of Obama's second term and the continued partisan deadlock in Washington to attempts by the GOP to reorganize after the elections of 2012. Gwen talks with 16 regular Washington Week panelists to get their perspective and analysis on the stories that shaped 2013.

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Airdate: December 6, 2013

The positive November job numbers and what it means for the U.S. economic recovery, Obama’s continued push to sell the Affordable Care Act, the impact of the ruling to allow Detroit to apply for bankruptcy, and remembering Nelson Mandela. Joining Gwen: Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Michael Fletcher, Washington Post.

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Airdate: October 18, 2013

President Barack Obama signed a law to end the government shutdown and extend the U.S. debt limit into 2014. We examine the real cost of the shutdown and what it will take to overcome Washington dysfunction to reach a budget deal. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Charles Babington, Associated Press; Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News. 

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Airdate: August 2, 2013

As Congress prepares to start its month-long August recess, it is on track to being the least productive in history. What will it take to get the White House and Congress to break through the Washington gridlock? Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Jackie Calmes, The New York Times and John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News.

In the Webcast Extra, Dan Balz discusses the behind the scenes maneuvering he writes about in his new book, Collision 2012. Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Mitt Romney and the Republican Primary feature. 

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Airdate: Fiscal cliff stalemate, DeMint's resignation and Syria's chemical weapons

President Obama and Speaker Boehner remain divided over fiscal cliff specifics as a solution appears distant. Also, Republican Senator Jim DeMint’s decision to resign highlights a GOP intra-party squabbles. Plus, is threat of chemical weapons in Syria a game changer? Joining Gwen: Jackie Calmes, New York Times; Amy Walter, ABC News; Eamon Javers, CNBC; James Kitfield, National Journal.

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Airdate: November, 02, 2012

In our last show before Election Day, we take a look at the final campaign sprint in a close election. Also, Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern United States and influences the last week of the race. Also, a look at the new unemployment numbers. Joining Gwen: Jackie Calmes, New York Times; John Harris, Politico; John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Amy Walter, ABC News.

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Airdate: August 17, 2012

Mitt Romney’s campaign was energized after the announcement his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan. Also this week, both campaigns attacked each other on policy and character. So, what will Paul Ryan’s influence be on the direction of election? Joining Gwen: Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; John Harris, POLITICO.

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Airdate: From the Vault: 2008 Cleveland Town Hall

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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Airdate: April 6, 2012

After three big wins Mitt Romney has scored more than half of the delegates needed for the GOP presidential nomination. Plus, new unemployment numbers shed light on the economy. Also, female voters, the President’s Supreme Court remarks and more. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate Magazine/CBS News; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Jackie Calmes, New York Times; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.

 

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Airdate: February 17, 2012

As the GOP presidential primary race between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney tightens, the panel previews the Arizona and Michigan primaries. Plus, President Barack Obama’s proposed budget, a deal to extend payroll tax cuts, and tensions over Iran’s nuclear program. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Jackie Calmes, New York Times; Susan Davis, USA Today; Martha Raddatz, ABC News.

 

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Airdate: January 27, 2012

Ahead of next week’s Florida Republican primary, the 4 remaining candidates squared off on the ground and in two debates. Plus, following his State of the Union Address, President Obama hit the road to push his economic and jobs plan.  Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, The Washington Post; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine & CBS News; Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal.

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Airdate: The State of the Union

We take a look back at President Barack Obama’s annual addresses to congress, looking at his 2009 Address to a Joint Session of Congress, as well as the 2010 and 2011 State of the Union Addresses. Topics include the healthcare, the economy, and America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Airdate: October 28, 2011

A long shot a short time ago, Herman Cain is shaking up the GOP race. But rising polls numbers brings greater scrutiny. And what happened to Rick Perry’s surge?  Also, the President tries to bypass Congress. Plus the clock is ticking on the Deficit Reduction Committee. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; John Harwood, CNBC/NY Times; Jackie Calmes, NY Times; Janet Hook, Wall St. Journal.
 

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Airdate: September 9, 2011

President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress on his new jobs plan. Will his speech be enough to rally support? Also, analysis on this week’s GOP presidential candidates’ debate. Plus, our reporters reflect on 9/11 and how it has shaped their lives and America in the past 10 years. Joining Gwen Ifill: Jackie Calmes, The New York Times and John Harris, Politico.
 

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Airdate: August 12, 2011

Gwen Ifill reports from Iowa on the 2nd Republican primary debate and the Ames Straw Poll.  Joined by Dan Balz, The Washington Post, they look at the testy exchanges on the debate stage.  Plus, in the Washington Week studio, Judy Woodruff examines the White House’s response to recent troublesome economic news with John Harwood of CNBC/The New York Times and Jackie Calmes, The New York Times.
 

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Airdate: July 22, 2011

House Speaker Boehner has walked away from debt ceiling talks at the White House. President Obama has called for new talks with congressional leaders on Saturday.  Can a deal be made before the Aug 2 deadline?  Joining Gwen Ifill: Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; Naftali Bendavid, The Wall Street Journal; Dan Balz, The Washington Post; and John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times
 

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Airdate: January 28, 2011

With violent protests erupting across Egypt, Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, reports on the struggle on the street, the reaction of the Obama administration and President Mubarak’s future.  Also, analysis of Barack Obama’s State of the Union Speech with John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and CBS News, Jackie Calmes of The New York Times, Susan Davis of National Journal.
 

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Airdate: December 10, 2010

House Democrats turned against President Obama because of his tax compromise with the GOP. Gwen Ifill discusses the deadlock in the current lame duck congress with Jackie Calmes (NY Times) Charles Babington (Associated Press) and Lori Montgomery (Washington Post).  Also, Tom Gjelten (NPR) reports on the latest news surrounding the WikiLeaks disclosures, including the arrest of Julian Assange.
 

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Airdate: November 12, 2010

Election fallout continues; the President faces challenges abroad & George W. Bush focuses on his legacy. Jackie Calmes (NY Times) on the deficit commission's draft proposals; Naftali Bendavid (Wall Street Journal) examines leadership battles in Congress; Tom Gjelten (NPR) analyzes the struggles of the global economy as Mr. Obama travels to Asia, & Martha Raddatz (ABC News) on the Bush  memoir.

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Airdate: September 24, 2010

The recession officially ended 15-months ago, but Americans don’t believe it’s over. Jackie Calmes (New York Times) and Naftali Bendavid (Wall Street Journal) discuss the Dem & GOP election year strategies on the economy. Nancy Youssef (McClatchy Newspapers) has details of the "Don't Ask-Don't Tell" vote in the Senate. Tom Gjelten (NPR) on the UN speeches from both the US and Iranian presidents.

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Airdate: September 10, 2010

Anxiety, fear, insecurity illustrated by continued slow economic growth, looming mid-terms elections and a Florida pastor’s threats to burn the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks made for an unsettled week in Washington. Joining Gwen around the table: Jackie Calmes (New York Times), David Wessel (Wall Street Journal), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) and Michael Duffy (TIME Magazine).

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Airdate: February 19, 2010

This week Gwen and the panel discuss Sen. Evan Bayh's retirement announcement and the implications for Democrats and Republicans in the 2010 elections, the stimulus one year later, and the President's debt-reduction commission.

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Airdate: February 5, 2010

Gwen and the panel discuss the President's budget pitch, his fight for hi agenda despite partisan divide, the new details on the Christmas terror plot and the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" review.

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