Most Recent Appearances by Joan Biskupic

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: January 17, 2014

Obama's recommendations to reform NSA surveillance practices; a congressional report calls Benghazi attack “likely preventable”; the political fallout from Obamacare, and two cases argued before SCOTUS dealing with restrictions on abortion protesters and presidential recess appointments. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, New York Times; Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Tom Gjelten, NPR.

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Airdate: June 28, 2013

The Supreme Court handed down decisions this week on key social issues including same sex marriage, affirmative action and voting rights. What are the legal, political and policy effects of these landmark decisions? Joining Gwen: Pete Williams, NBC News; Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Dan Balz, Washington Post; and Amy Walter, Cook Political Report. 

 

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Airdate: March 29, 2013

The Supreme Court heard two same-sex marriage cases this week. We look at the similarities and differences between these cases and the shift in  public opinion on same-sex marriage alongside some lawmakers’ political considerations.  Also, Obama urges Congress to pass gun legislation. Joining Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times: Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Pete Williams, NBC News; John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post.

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Airdate: March 1, 2013

We look at why the White House and Congress could not reach a deal to avoid the sequester before the March 1 deadline.  Plus, the potential economic impact of mandatory federal spending cuts.  Also, we analyze the Supreme Court case that challenges a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Joining Gwen: Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Gloria Borger, CNN; and David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.  

 

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Airdate: From the Vault: Bush’s Immigration Defeat

This week President Obama praised a bipartisan immigration plan that would address the issue of 11 million undocumented immigrants. Six years ago, President George W. Bush's 2007 attempt at an immigration bill collapsed in the U.S. Senate, exposing a deep lack of support among Bush's own Republicans. We take a look back to our June 29, 2007 show, where Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Time explains why Bush’s immigration reform efforts failed.

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Airdate: June 29, 2012

How did the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s health care law come together? Plus, what effect will it have on the election? And a review of other Supreme Court rulings. Also, the House voted to hold Eric Holder in contempt of congress. Joining Gwen: Pete Williams, NBC News; Joan Biskupic, Reuters; John Dickerson, Slate and CBS News; Naftali Bendavid, the Wall Street Journal.

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Airdate: March 30, 2012

The Supreme Court heard three days of arguments on the 2010 Affordable Care Act. What were the key issues before the court? Plus, a mic catches a private comment between President Obama and Russian President Medvedev. Also, Mitt Romney’s latest endorsements and the GOP race. Joining Gwen: Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Pete Williams, NBC News; Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Julianna Goldman, Bloomberg News

 

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Airdate: Same-Sex Marriage

A federal appeals court has declared California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Take a look back at the original case from the August 2010 vault. 

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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: October 7, 2011

Now that Christie and Palin are officially out of the GOP Presidential race, which other candidates will benefit most? Plus, what fundraising totals reveal about the race. Also, President Obama fights for the Jobs Act. And a preview of SCOTUS’s new term. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal; Joan Biskupic, USA Today.
 

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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 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: March 04, 2011

As Democrats and Republicans debate spending cuts for the 2011 and 2012 budgets, the Obama administration also focuses on the continuing unrest in Libya.  Also, the Supreme Court makes a controversial first amendment ruling, siding with a provacative Kansas church. Joining Gwen Ifill: John Harwood, CNBC & The NY Times; James Kitfield, National Journal; and Joan Biskupic, USA Today.

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Airdate: November 26, 2010

There’s a full plate for Washington after the Thanksgiving break with challenges at home & abroad. Peter Baker (New York Times) on domestic and foreign policy issues for President Obama; John Dickerson (Slate Magazine and CBS News) on Sarah Palin’s 2012 ambitions; & Joan Biskupic (USA Today) on cases of immigration and veterans’ rights before a Supreme Court with a new justice on the bench.

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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: August 6, 2010

The unemployment rate continues to be stagnant while the Obama Administration and Congress grapple with how to create new jobs. The Supreme Court has a new justice as Elena Kagan was confirmed by the Senate, but a ruling on California’s ban against same-sex marriage could take the case to the high court. Panelists include: Eamon Javers of CNBC, Joan Biskupic of USA Today & Gloria Borger of CNN.

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Airdate: July 2, 2010

This week, Gwen and the panel analyze the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan; the Supreme Court’s controversial 5-4 decision on handgun ownership; the latest economic and employment news; and the President’s push to refocus on some of his high priority issues like climate change and immigration reform. Plus, remembering Senator Robert Byrd.

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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: 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.

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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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