Most Recent Appearances by Michael Duffy

Airdate: April 11, 2014

The resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. What challenges will her successor inherit? Also, the 50th anniversary and legacy of the Civil Rights Act, the politics of income inequality, and the prospective candidacies and political dynasties of Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. Joining Gwen: Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report; Michael Duffy; TIME Magazine; Alex Wayne, Bloomberg News.

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Airdate: November 22, 2013

Why Democrats decided to exercise the “nuclear option”; a tentative deal with the Afghan government over U.S. troops in Afghanistan through 2024; the Senate debate over military sexual assaults; and JFK’s accomplishments and legacy. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; James Kitfield, National Journal; Susan Davis, USA Today, and Michael Duffy, Time Magazine.

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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: 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: September 7, 2012

Did Obama's appeal to the nation for a second term resonate? How did Democrats rebut Republican attacks? Plus what was Bill Clinton's ultimate contribution to the convention? Also, did Friday's job numbers boost or quell Obama’s post-convention shine? Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, The Washington Post; Peter Baker, The New York Times; Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News.

 

 

On the Webcast Extra: How did past political conventions compare to this year? Did both parties use their prime time effectively? Did their message reach independents?

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Airdate: July 13, 2012

This Week, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both campaigned in battleground states. Obama called for an extension of middle class tax cuts while Romney addressed the NAACP. Also, House Republicans voted to repeal the president's health care law. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Sam Youngman, Reuters.

 

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Airdate: May 25, 2012

A special "President's Club" edition of Washington Week:We look at the bipartisan solidarity between current and former presidents. Joining Gwen, four white house reporters covering 4 different presidents: Michael Duffy, TIME magazine; Peter Baker, The New York Times; John Harris, POLITICO; Christi Parsons, Tribune News.

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Airdate: April 20, 2012

Conflicting polls show both Mitt Romney and President Obama leading in November’s election. What do the numbers reveal? Plus, a breakdown of the candidates’ economic plans. Also, Super PAC numbers, the Secret Service prostitution scandal & the GSA spending scandal. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, TIME; Jim Tankersley, National Journal; Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News.

 

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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: February 24, 2012: Rick Santorum; Super Tuesday; Republican Primary; Unrest in Afghanistan post Quran burnings

Rick Santorum is the main target in the GOP race as 13 states prepare to vote between now and Super Tuesday. Plus, international leaders meet in Tunisia to prevent more bloodshed in Syria. And unrest continues in Afghanistan after the burning of Qurans. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Nancy Youssef, McClatchy; Yochi Dreazen, National Journal.

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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: November 11, 2011

GOP presidential candidates debate the economic recovery. Rick Perry's memory lapse. Herman Cain's harassment scandal.  A Newt Gingrich surge?  What's motivating U.S. voters? The potential impact of the Euro debt crisis on America. US. Pete Williams hosts with: John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times; Michael Duffy, TIME; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Greg Ip, The Economist.

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Airdate: October 14, 2011

As the GOP candidates debate economics, President Obama promotes his jobs plan. But with its defeat in the Senate, what’s next? Also, the strange story of an assassination plot against a Saudi Ambassador involving Iran and a Mexican drug cartel.
Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Michael Duffy, TIME; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; James Kitfield, National Journal.

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Airdate: The War in Afghanistan Begins

As the war in Afghanistan hits its 10 year anniversary this week, we look back at the Washington Week from October 12, 2001. At the time, President George W. Bush suggested that the war "may take a year or two but we will prevail." NPR's Tom Gjelten analyze the military strategy, the status of the Taliban and the developing Bush's doctrine.

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Airdate: The War in Afghanistan Begins

As the war in Afghanistan hits its 10 year anniversary this week, we look back at the Washington Week from October 12, 2001. At the time, President George W. Bush suggested that the war "may take a year or two but we will prevail." NPR's Tom Gjelten analyze the military strategy, the status of the Taliban and the developing Bush's doctrine.

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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 5, 2011

The economy is the worst it’s been in years. Why and how did we get to this point?

Also, with all the infighting in Washington these past 3-months, how did the debt deal come together and how will it effect the 2012 elections? Plus, voter confidence and its impact on the polls. With Michael Duffy, Time; Deborah Solomon, The Wall Street Journal; and Charles Babington, Associated Press.

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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: July 15, 2011

President Obama predicts economic "Armageddon" if the debt ceiling isn't raised by the Aug 2 deadline. Democrats want tax hikes. Republicans want spending cuts. Gwen Ifill drills down on the facts & fiction surrounding the budget crisis with Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Gloria Borger, CNN; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine/CBS News; David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal.
 

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Airdate: June 17, 2011

Analysis of the 2nd GOP Presidential debate, and a new fact check feature “Just the Facts.”  Plus, details of VP Biden’s negotiations on raising the debt ceiling.   Also, the Pentagon and Defense Dept post-Robert Gates & controversy over the US involvement in Libya. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, Time; Nancy Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers; Dan Balz, Washington Post; and Jim Barnes, National Journal.
 

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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: April 8, 2011

With a $39 billion spending cut agreed upon, the possibility of a government shutdown is finally over.  The panel discusses why leaders of neither side wanted a shutdown in the first place, and how their constituents may feel. Joining Gwen Ifill: John Dickerson, Slate Magazine/CBS News; Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; and Jeanne Cummings, Politico.
 

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Airdate: December 31, 2010

Will a new year bring more bipartisanship and less gridlock to Washington? This week, Michael Duffy (TIME Magazine), Todd Purdum (Vanity Fair), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post), and David Wessel (Wall Street Journal) join Gwen to discuss the major political stories of 2010 and the issues to watch in 2011 including a new Congress, legal challenges to health care reform, and the economic recovery.

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Airdate: November 5, 2010

Analysis of the election fallout, newly divided Congress, possible partisan gridlock and power plays on Capitol Hill, plus Washington Week remembers long-time panelist Charles McDowell. Covering the remarkable political week: Michael Duffy (Time Magazine), Peter Baker (The New York Times), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) & John Harris (Politico).

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Airdate: October 8, 2010

As both parties rush to fire up their bases, can Democrats regain their footing by November? Peter Baker (New York Times) and Michael Duffy (Time Magazine) discuss party strategies and the latest polling. David Wessel (Wall Street Journal) looks at why the economic recovery has stalled. And Joan Biskupic (USA Today) on whether protesting at military funerals constitutes free speech.

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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: August 20, 2010

The US tries to jump-start the Middle-East peace process; American combat troops wind up their mission in Iraq; campaign fundraising kicks into high gear for the mid-term elections; and is America Islamophobic?  Joining Gwen tonight: Helene Cooper of the NY Times, Martha Raddatz of ABC News, Jeanne Cummings of POLITICO and Michael Duffy of TIME Magazine.

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Airdate: July 23, 2010

While the President focused on the economy, two major accomplishments were overshadowed somewhat by the hasty firing of an unknown government official. Plus, has the expanded US intelligence community become too big? Panelists include: John Harwood of CNBC & The New York Times, Naftali Bendavid of the Wall Street Journal, Michael Duffy of TIME Magazine and Dana Priest of The Washington Post.

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Airdate: June 25, 2010

This week, Gwen and the panel discuss General Stanley McChrystal’s dismissal  as commander of military forces in Afghanistan after the now infamous Rolling Stone Magazine article; the ground-breaking financial reform legislation about to become law; and the trends that primary election results are signaling for the mid-term elections this November.

 

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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 2, 2010

The panel discusses the president's energy announcement, his first trip to Afghanistan, the recently announced job numbers and the Hutaree militia.

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Airdate: March 5, 2010

Gwen and the panel discuss the scandals facing Democrats, including New York Governor David Paterson and Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY). The panel also breaks down the health care debate, the new unemployment numbers and the debate over financial reform legislation.

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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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