Most Recent Appearances by James Kitfield

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: 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: 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 11, 2013

Obama's second-term cabinet continues to take shape with three new members nominated to his national security and economic teams. The White House considers legislation to curb gun violence. Obama and Karzai agree to speed up Afghan military transition. Joining Gwen: Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; James Kitfield, National Journal; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Christi Parsons, Tribune News.

 

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Airdate: Fiscal cliff stalemate, DeMint's resignation and Syria's chemical weapons

President Obama and Speaker Boehner remain divided over fiscal cliff specifics as a solution appears distant. Also, Republican Senator Jim DeMint’s decision to resign highlights a GOP intra-party squabbles. Plus, is threat of chemical weapons in Syria a game changer? Joining Gwen: Jackie Calmes, New York Times; Amy Walter, ABC News; Eamon Javers, CNBC; James Kitfield, National Journal.

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Airdate: October 26, 2012

With less than two weeks to go, the roundtable takes a look at the candidates’ swing-state campaign sprint. Also, we analyze the foreign policy plans of both candidates after the final debate. Plus, we examine the battle for Senate control which rests in the hands of a few states.  Joining Gwen:  James Kitfield, National Journal; Gloria Borger, CNN; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; Susan Davis, USA Today.

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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: 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: June 10, 2011

As his top staff resigns, Newt Gingrich’s presidential ambitions seem to falter while Democrats distance themselves from Rep. Anthony Weiner after he confessed to sexually explicit online activity. Also, a report on the future of Afghanistan as U.S. troops get set to withdraw. Joining Gwen: James Kitfield, National Journal; John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; and Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.

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Airdate: May 6, 2011

After U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden, America rejoices but the war on terror continues. The panel looks at the intelligence that led to bin Laden, the political and national security impact, and the strained US-Pakistan relationship. Joining guest host, Gloria Borger: James Kitfield, National Journal, Tom Gjelten, NPR, Peter Baker, New York Times, and Charles Babington, AP.
 

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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 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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