Most Recent Appearances by Pete Williams

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 23, 2014

The latest on alleged mismanagement of VA hospitals, the indictment of five Chinese Army officialsover cyber spying, analysis Tuesday’s primary elections and President Lyndon Johnson's call to make America a 'Great Society' fifty years later. Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Pete Williams, NBC News; Susan Davis, USA Today; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.

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Airdate: May 9, 2014

The kidnappings of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria by Boko Haram; the White House released a new report on climate change; the SCOTUS ruling to uphold prayer at government meetings; and a roundup of the primaries that marked the unofficial launch of the midterm season. Joining Gwen: Hannah Allam, McClatchy Paper; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Coral Davenport, The New York Times; Pete Williams, NBC News

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Airdate: April 18, 2014

The high-level talks between the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and the E.U. to find a diplomatic solution in Ukraine, President Obama defends the healthcare law, the surge in political fundraising and a closer look at the two ongoing investigations into domestic terrorism. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, The New York Times; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; Matea Gold, Washington Post; Pete Williams, NBC News.

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Airdate: April 4, 2014

The Supreme Court rejected the overall limits on how much individuals can donate; the implementation and politics of the Affordable Care Act; and why two powerful GOP congressmen, Rep. Mike Rogers and Rep. Dave Camp, have chosen not to seek re-election. Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Matea Gold, The Washington Post; Pete Williams, NBC News; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine.

 

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Airdate: February 28, 2014

The aftermath of the revolution in Ukraine, the defeat of an Arizona bill that would have allowed business owners to refuse service to gay people on religious grounds, Rep. John Dingell's retirement, and the launch of 'My Brother's Keeper'. Joining Gwen: Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post; Pete Williams, NBC News; Michael Sherer, TIME Magazine; and Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News.

 

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Airdate: January 24, 2014

The investigation into alleged political strong-arming by Christie's office, the indictment of Bob McDonnell, the recommendations by the presidential commission on election reform and the latest on the major Syria peace conference in Switzerland. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Pete Williams, NBC News; Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics

 

 

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Airdate: December 20, 2013

President Obama met with the White House press for his end of year news conference; a new review on NSA practices; a rare budget deal in Congress and a look at the economy's standing at year's end.  Joining Gwen: Susan Davis, USA Today; Pete Williams, NBC News; Greg Ip, The Economist; Dan Balz, Washington Post.

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Airdate: August 16, 2013

Obama spoke against the violence in Egypt, and the U.S. cancelled joint military exercises scheduled for next month; Holder is pushing to scale back mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenders; and a look at Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden's 2016 ambitions. Joining Amy Walter of Cook Political Report: Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News; Pete Williams, NBC News; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News.

 

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 8, 2013

The Obama administration justifies the use of drones for targeted killings. Also, we examine the internal battles between establishment conservatives and the Tea Party, and Obama’s use of the bully pulpit against Congress. Plus, the Department of Justice S&P lawsuit. Joining Gwen: Carrie Johnson, NPR; Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; Beth Reinhard, National Journal; Pete Williams, NBC News.

 

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Airdate: November 23, 2012

The panelists review the role of the Obama administration in brokering the Israeli-Hamas ceasefire agreement in Gaza.  Also, we examine the post-election politics behind the looming fiscal cliff crisis. Plus, what factors could slow down the U.S. economic recovery. Joining Pete Williams of NBC News: Peter Baker, New York Times; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; and Jim Tankersley, National Journal.  

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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: 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: From the Vault: Wikileaks

Britain's Supreme Court wants to deport Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden to face sex-crime allegations. Assange is also facing espionage charges in the U.S. for publishing hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. military and diplomatic documents. The case against Assange from the Vault with Gwen Ifill, Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Pete Williams, NBC News; and Martha Raddatz, ABC News.

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Airdate: April 27, 2012

As the campaigns look ahead, Mitt Romney targets Barack Obama, but he is targeting youth voters. The Supreme Court hears arguments on Arizona immigration law. Also, a year after Osama bin Laden’s death, balancing terrorism and civil liberties. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate Magazine/CBS News; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Pete Williams, NBC News; James Kitfield, National 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: February 10, 2012

President Barack Obama modified a controversial mandate on birth control access. But could there be lingering political fallout? Plus, did Rick Santorum’s big wins this week change the GOP presidential race? And a decision on California’s same-sex marriage ban. Joining Gwen: Pete Williams, NBC News; John Dickerson, Slate & CBS News; Nia-Malika Henderson, The Washington Post; Beth Reinhard, National Journal.

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Airdate: January 13, 2012

Will Mitt Romney’s momentum from successive wins in Iowa and New Hampshire help him win South Carolina? Plus, the Supreme Court will decide on the FCC’s authority to regulate the airwaves, and President Obama’s aims to shrink government. Joining Gwen: Beth Reinhard, National Journal; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics.com; Pete Williams, NBC News.
 

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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: 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: 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: 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: January 14, 2011

After the tragedy in Tucson, the panel looks back at the impact of the events in Arizona and Barack Obama’s moment as “Healer in Chief.” Also, the latest on the investigation of Jared Loughner and a profile of Gabrielle Giffords.  Gwen is joined by Dan Balz of the Washington Post, Janet Hook of the Wall Street Journal, Pete Williams of NBC News, and Charles Babington of the Associated Press.
 

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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 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: August 27, 2010

Outsiders make news in AK & FL primaries, while John McCain bucked the trend in AZ. The war of words on the economy heats up as House GOP Leader John Boehner fires the latest salvo. And federal funding of embryonic stem cell research is halted.  Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post; Charles Babington of the Associated Press; Eamon Javers of CNBC; and Pete Williams of NBC News join Gwen.

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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 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: 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: 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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