Most Recent Appearances by Martha Raddatz

Airdate: June 27, 2014

Four significant Supreme Court decisions this week including suspects' rights & abortion clinic protests, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi survives a strong tea-party challenge, and a first person account on the worsening situation in Iraq. Joining Gwen: Pete Williams, NBC News; Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Dan Balz, Washington Post.

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Airdate: May 16, 2014

Alleged deadly waiting times for medical care at VA hospitals, passing a compromise immigration bill ahead of the midterm elections, the growing number of 2016 presidential hopefuls, and a look at the GOP primary in Nebraska. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times.

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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: Avoiding the 'Nuclear Option' in 2005

May 20, 2005

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Airdate: September 13, 2013

Obama is now pursuing a plan where the Syrian regime would hand over control of its chemical weapons. We take a closer look at how the Obama administration is attempting to pursue a diplomatic resolution while keeping military action as a viable option. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Peter Baker, New York Times; James Kitfield, National Journal; and Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.

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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: July 26, 2013

Obama pledged to focus on the economy and helping working-class Americans, the Justice Department's strategy to challenge discriminatory voting laws, the latest on Edward Snowden, and Anthony Weiner's choice to stay in the New York City mayoral race. Joining NBC News’ Pete Williams: John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Carrie Johnson, NPR; Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Molly Ball, The Atlantic.

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Airdate: From the Vault: NSA Domestic Surveillance

With recent revelations about the National Security Agency's expansive data-collection efforts, we look in our vault to May 12, 2006, when our panelists discussed the fallout over a secret NSA program that tracked and saved a database of millions of phone calls during the Bush administration. The discussion – seven year ago—highlights an historic debate over how far the government should go in surveillance of Americans .

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Airdate: June 7, 2013

The Fallout from the NSA collecting phone records and Internet data. Also, Obama announced the appointment of Susan Rice as his new national security adviser and Samantha Power to succeed Rice at the United Nations.  Plus, Congress tackles the growing problem of military sexual assaults. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz of ABC News,  David Sanger of The New York Times; Pete Williams of NBC News.

 

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Airdate: April 26, 2013

The latest on the Boston bombing investigation and the U.S. assessment that Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria used chemical weapons. Also, U.S. Senator Max Baucus will not be seeking re-election. Plus, the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; James Kitfield, National Journal; Susan Davis, USA Today; Dan Balz, Washington Post.

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Airdate: January 25, 2013

President Obama's  assertive and progressive inaugural address. How did the GOP respond and what’s next for the party? Also, the Pentagon lifts the ban on women serving in combat and Secretary Clinton's Benghazi testimony. Plus, a short-term debt ceiling deal.  Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post;  Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News;  Martha Raddatz, ABC News; John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times.  

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Airdate: January 25, 2013

President Obama's  assertive and progressive inaugural address. How did the GOP respond and what’s next for the party? Also, the Pentagon lifts the ban on women serving in combat and Secretary Clinton's Benghazi testimony. Plus, a short-term debt ceiling deal.  Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post;  Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News;  Martha Raddatz, ABC News; John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times.  

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Airdate: December 14, 2012

Gun control debate is again at the forefront after a tragic Conn. school shooting. Amidst continued fiscal cliff talks, Susan Rice chooses not to pursue the Secretary of State nomination. Plus, the U.S. recognizes the Syrian opposition. Joining Gwen: Reid Wilson, National Journal Hotline; Martha Raddatz, ABC News; David Sanger, New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News.  

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Airdate: November 16, 2012

With a looming fiscal cliff, we look at the potential for compromise between President Obama and congress. Also, former CIA director David Petraeus agreed to testify about the terrorist attacks in Benghazi.  Plus, Romney’s post-election analysis.  Joining Gwen:  Martha Raddatz, ABC News; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Helene Cooper, New York Times; and Charles Babington, Associated Press

 

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Airdate: Battleground Wisconsin

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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Airdate: May 04, 2012

The U.S. and China continue to negotiate over activist Chen Guangcheng's travel to America. Plus, President Obama visited Afghanistan on the one year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. Also, new unemployment numbers and the 2012 presidential race. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Peter Baker, New York Times; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Charles Babington, Associated Press.

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Airdate: March 16, 2012

The killing of 16 civilians in Afghanistan, allegedly by a U.S. soldier, has further strained the relationship between the two countries. Plus, Rick Santorum won big in the South, yet Mitt Romney scored more delegates. And President Obama’s re-election campaign is in full swing. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post.

 

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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: 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: September 14 2001

As part of PBS’s full evening special, America Responds, Gwen Ifill hosts a special Washington Week program just four days after attacks of 9/11 with reporting and analysis of that historic week from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Richard Berke (NY Times), Ceci Connolly (Washington Post), Martha Raddatz (ABC News), Barbara Bradley (NPR) and Alan Murray (Wall Street Journal).

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Airdate: September 11, 2001

On the night September 11, 2001, as part of PBS’s continuing coverage, Gwen Ifill hosted a Washington Week Special Edition featuring reporting and analysis from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Doyle McManus (LA Times), Tom Gjelten (NPR) who was at then the Pentagon when it was attacked, and Martha Raddatz (ABC News) who was at the State Department when it was evacuated.

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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: December 19, 2003

With the death of Osama bin Laden this week, we look back in the Vault to 2003 and the announcement--just 9-months after the start of the Iraq War--of the capture of former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein. Bin Laden's capture was also a major priority at that time.

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Airdate: April 22, 2011

With gas prices on the rise, an S&P report lowering America's credit outlook, continuing debate over the deficit and a stalemate in Libya, President Obama’s approval numbers have declined just at the moment he launched his reelection campaign.  Joining Gwen tonight: David Wessel/Wall Street Journal; Coral Davenport/ National Journal; Dan Balz/ Washington Post and Martha Raddatz/ABC News.
 

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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: February 4, 2011

Protests in Egypt continue into their 2nd week, with escalating violence and dissent spreading in the Middle East.  After urging from the U.S., Egyptian President Mubarak said he will not run for re-election, but pressure remains for him to resign immediately. This week: David Sanger, NY Times; Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Nancy Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers; and James Kitfield, National 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: 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: 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 30, 2010

This week, Democratic hand-wringing over Rep. Charles Rangel’s (D-NY) ethics charges; push-back by GOP and Dems to Obama priorities; both sides try to figure out the next steps in the Arizona immigration battle & what the leak of classified documents on the Afghanistan war really means.  Panelists include:  Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Pete Williams, NBC News; and Martha Raddatz, ABC 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 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: May 28, 2010

Oil continues to spill into the Gulf as the President turns up the heat on his response to the crisis. Congress votes to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell and tension continues to mount between North and South Korea.

And the conversation continues online with the Washington Week Webcast Extra. The panel sifts through the questions swirling around Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA). Also, ABC News' Martha Raddatz shares more details of her report from an F-15E combat jet on a mission in Afghanistan.

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Airdate: May 14, 2010

The panel discusses a week of rapidly developing stories, including the President's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to The Supreme Court, President Hamid Karzai's visit to Washington, the continuing oil spill in the Gulf and its effects on energy policy, and the upcoming primary elections. Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post joins the panel this week.

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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: January 22, 2010

This week Gwen and the panel will discuss the stunning GOP win in Massachusetts, Brown's win and the impact on health care reform, the Supreme Court ruling on campaign financing, President Obama one year later, and the continuing crisis in Haiti.

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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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