Most Recent Appearances by John Harwood

Airdate: January 3, 2014

We look ahead to the priorities and challenges facing the Obama administration and Congress in 2014 following a year when partisan gridlock produced more challenges and setbacks than legislative progress. Joining John Harwood of CNBC/The New York Times: Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

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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 13, 2013

The House passed a bipartisan budget proposal that will fund the government through 2015, Obama tries to recover from the fumbled healthcare rollout, and how Secretary of State John Kerry has become Obama's diplomatic star. Joining Gwen: John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

 

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Airdate: November 15, 2013

How the Obama administration plans to fix the Affordable Care Act and how it could stall other second-term legislative priorities; and the recent negotiations and sticking points of a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program. Joining Gwen: Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News; John Harwood, CNBC/ The New York Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News.

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Airdate: October 11, 2013

The political and economic consequences of the government shutdown and the impact should the U.S. default; Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve; and SCOTUS takes on the campaign finance law. Joining Gwen: Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; Greg Ip, The Economist; Jim Tankersley, Washington Post; Joan Biskupic, Reuters.

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Airdate: October 4, 2013

The shutdown standoff continues between President Obama and congressional republicans as the debt ceiling crisis looms, an estimated 800,000 federal government workers nationwide have been put on furlough, and the new online health insurance exchanges open for business. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times. 

 

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Airdate: August 30, 2013

The Obama administration is making the case for a U.S. military strike against Syria amidst pushback with House Speaker John Boehner insisting that the president actively consult with Congress and the British Parliament vote to not authorize support for a strike. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, The New York Times; Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times.

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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: May 17, 2013

The latest on the three scandals dogging the Obama administration this week involving the IRS, the Justice Department, the Associated Press and the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi.  How is the administration handling damage control?  Joining Gwen: Gloria Borger, CNN; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; John Harwood, CNBC and the New York Times; Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post.

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Airdate: April 12, 2013

The Senate voted to begin debating legislation to curb gun violence. Also, Obama’s $3.8 trillion budget plan that rankled both Republicans and Democrats. Plus, the political calculation behind the president’s outreach to conservatives. Joining Gwen: Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post; John Harwood CNBC and New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics

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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: February 22, 2013

We look at the countdown to automatic spending cuts on March 1, China's alleged hacking of U.S. businesses, and gun violence in America as part of the PBS special programming 'After Newtown.' Joining Gwen: John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; David Sanger, New York Times; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; Sari Horwitz, 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 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: 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: 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: September 21, 2012

As Mitt Romney ends a tough week by releasing another year of tax returns, we look at the effects of the leaked “47 percent” video on his campaign. Also, we sift through the recent onslaught of polls in the countdown to November. Joining Gwen:  John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Gloria Borger, CNN; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Sam Youngman of Reuters.

 

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Airdate: August 31, 2012

Special Washington Week from Charlotte, North Carolina: Did Mitt Romney fulfill expectations at Republican National Convention? Plus what affect did Clint Eastwood's unscripted speech have? Also, we preview the Democratic National Convention. Joining Gwen:  Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; John Hardwood of CNBC / New York Times.

 

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Airdate: August 10, 2012

New polls show that the presidential race is as close as ever. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama campaign in key swing states as the campaigns and super PACs release more controversial advertisements. Also, when will Romney pick his running mate? Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times; Beth Reinhard, National Journal; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times.

 

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Airdate: May 18, 2012

As attacks fly between President Obama and Mitt Romney, a conservative super PAC’s developed a controversial Rev. Wright ad campaign. Plus, is Congress heading towards another partisan debt-ceiling showdown? Also, JP Morgan’s losses and Wall Street regulation. Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; John Harwood, CNBC/NY Times.

 

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Airdate: February 3, 2012

What do January’s unemployment numbers tell us about the economy? Plus, Mitt Romney won the Florida primary, but his comments about the poor are making headlines. Also, new FEC disclosures shine light on Super PAC money.

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Airdate: January 6, 2012

This week, we’re on the ground in Manchester, New Hampshire to preview the primaries. After a close finish in Iowa, will Mitt Romney stay ahead of the pack in the Granite State? Joining Gwen: Dan Balz,  Washington Post; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Julianna Goldman, Bloomberg News; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times.
 

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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 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 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 23, 2011

President Obama unveils his deficit reduction plan, with new taxes and spending cuts. Plus, Congress argues over disaster relief and a possible government shutdown. Also, Palestinians appeal for full membership at the UN. And the GOP presidential candidates debate. Joining Gwen: Christi Parson, Tribune Newspapers; John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Susan Davis, National Journal.
 

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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: October 6, 2006

In the Vault this week, some parallels between embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-NY) situation and that of Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) who resigned his seat in September 2006 after revelations he sent sexually explicit messages to an underage house page.  Republicans lost the House and the Senate in the mid-term elections just five weeks later.

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Airdate: June 3, 2011

Today, with news of unemployment rising to 9.1%, Barack Obama visited Toledo, Ohio to refocus on the economy.  The panel examines several disappointing economic numbers, the debate around the debt ceiling, the GOP demand for spending cuts, and the growing 2012 presidential field.  Joining Gwen: Deborah Solomon, Wall Street Journal, John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times, and Jeff Zeleny, New York Times.

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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 29, 2011

Washington D.C. was busy this week with a national security team shuffle, newly published Wiki-leaks documents on Guantanamo Bay, the release of the President's long form birth certificate, and Ben Bernanke’s first press conference. Joining Gwen: Mark Mazzetti, New York Times; Tom Gjelten, NPR; John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times; and Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.
 

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Airdate: April 15, 2011

While President Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan both unveiled plans to cut $4 trillion from the national debt they continue to argue over how to do it. The GOP and Democrats continued to fight over America’s deficit, from taxes to overhauling Medicare and Medicaid.  This week: Susan Davis, National Journal; Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal; John Harwood, CNBC/NY Times.
 

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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: February 11, 2011

After three weeks of mostly peaceful protests, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned.  What is next for Egypt?  Reporting on this historic day, Tom Gjelten, NPR, and Yochi Dreazen, National Journal.  In the US, President Obama courts big business & the GOP leadership, plus the first Republican cattle call of 2012 with John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times and Dan Balz, Washington Post.
 

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Airdate: December 3, 2010

President Obama visits Afghanistan while conflict continues at home over tax cuts, jobless benefits and cutting the deficit.  Yochi Dreazen (National Journal) discusses Obama’s surprise trip to Afghanistan.  John Harwood (CNBC & NY Times) details the fights between Obama and the GOP on taxes. Doyle McManus (LA Times) reports on the effects of the new secretive document disclosure from WikiLeaks.

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Airdate: November 19, 2010

Conflict looms in Washington over tax cuts, the budget, and a nuclear arms treaty. Janet Hook (Wall Street Journal) & John Harwood (CNBC & NY Times) analyze the biggest issues before Congress, and the public’s perceptions of the new Washington. David Sanger (NY Times) discusses the troubled new START treaty & Pete Williams (NBC News) on the civilian trial of Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Ghailani.

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Airdate: September 17, 2010

Little known, Tea Party backed candidate Christine O'Donnell surprisingly won the GOP Senate nomination in Delaware this week. Was it another reminder that establishment, Washington connected politicians are in trouble and will it be a "wave election" this year? Dan Balz (Washington Post), John Dickerson (SLATE & CBS), Jeanne Cummings (Politico) & John Harwood (CNBC & New York Times) join Gwen.

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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: July 9, 2010

This week, Gwen and the panel review the Cold War era spy swap between the US & Russia; the relationship between the US & Israel in the wake of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington; and the jockeying for advantage between Republicans and Democrats leading up to this November’s mid-term elections.

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Airdate: April 23, 2010

This week, Gwen will discuss Obama's message to Wall Street, the Senate scrambles on finance reform, the state of the auto industry, and the push for energy reform. And the conversation continues online as the panel takes your questions on financial reform, immigration reform and dig deeper on the auto industry's rebound.

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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: 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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