Most Recent Appearances by Jeff Zeleny

Airdate: August 15, 2014

The investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed Missouri teen, the fast-changing developments in Iraq and the status of the U.S. humanitarian rescue mission, and the reported rift between Hillary Clinton and President Obama over U.S. foreign policy. Joining Gwen: Yochi Dreazen, Foreign Policy Magazine; Carrie Johnson, NPR; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News 

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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: 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: 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: 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: November 29, 2013

We asked our viewers to send us videos about the most important issues to them from the healthcare debate to the state of the economy. We’ll have answers to their questions and analysis from some of the top journalists in Washington. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Peter Baker, The New York Times;and Michael Duffy, Time Magazine.

In the Webcast Extra: the conversation continues online as we answer more of the questions our viewers sent in on topics like healthcare and gerrymandering. Also, the panelists analyze the recent Iran nuclear deal.

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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: September 20, 2013

The looming budget battle is pitting Republicans in Congress against Obama, and the fight over healthcare continues. Confrontation and brinksmanship could influence everything from the next Federal Reserve Chairman to gun laws in the wake of the Navy Yard shooting. Joining Gwen: Molly Ball, The Atlantic; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Christi Parsons, Tribune News. 

 

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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 5, 2013

During this holiday week, we pause to take stock of the successes and challenges for Congress and the Obama administration.  We examine America's role abroad in Egypt and Syria plus the economic outlook for the remainder.

 

In the Webcast Extra, our panelists discuss Obama’s trip to Africa, fallout from the SCOTUS decisions on Capital Hill, Wendy Davis and her abortion filibuster, and Ben Bernanke’s possible successors.

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Airdate: May 10, 2013

The latest on the House Oversight Committee hearings on Benghazi, the diplomatic dance between the U.S. and Russia over the Syrian civil war, Congress addresses immigration and guns, and African-Americans in 2012 voted at a higher rate than white Americans. At the roundtable: Peter Baker, New York Times; Charles Babington, AP; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; and Jeff Zeleny of ABC News.

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Airdate: April 19, 2013

In a week that stunned the nation, we look at the attack on the Boston Marathon and the suspect manhunt that has consumed the city of Boston. Also, we look at the politics behind the “shameful” defeat of gun control legislation. Plus, how do leaders respond to uncertain times. Joining Gwen: Tom Gjelten, NPR; Peter Baker, New York Times; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.

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Airdate: November 9, 2012

The roundtable analyzes how President Obama was re-elected and how changing demographics played a key role. Also, we examine the looming fiscal cliff crisis. Plus, we look at the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus after admitting to an affair. Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and PBS; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Beth Reinhard, National Journal.

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Airdate: October 12, 2012

The roundtable analyzes the vice-presidential debate as Vice President Joe Biden and his republican opponent Rep. Paul Ryan traded sharp words over domestic and foreign policy. Also, with both political parties happy with their candidate’s performance, who came out on top? Joining Gwen:  Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics.

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Airdate: September 28, 2012

Special Washington Week from St. Louis, Missouri: With 40 days to go before the election, can Mitt Romney regain lost ground in a half dozen battleground states? Does early voting have an impact on the election? Also, we preview the upcoming debates. Joining Gwen:  Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Nia-Malika Henderson, Washington Post; Jim Tankersley, National Journal; and Charles Babington, Associated Press.

 

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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: July 20, 2012

A horrific mass shooting at a movie theatre near Denver, Colorado. The campaigns talk about tax history and economic policy as attack ads from both campaigns intensify. And the fighting in Syria spreads to Damascus as the rebels achieve new victories. Joining Gwen: Pierre Thomas, ABC News; Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

 

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Airdate: June 22, 2012

Mitt Romney and President Obama court Latino voters as immigration politics enters the spotlight. Plus, Obama invokes executive privilege as Attorney General Eric Holder faces a contempt of Congress charge. Also, what’s Europe’s economic future? This Week: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Laura Meckler, Wall Street Journal; Major Garrett, National Journal; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles 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: 2008 Bank Bailout

The 2008 financial crisis and bank bailouts have undoubtedly shaped the current economy and the politics leading to the 2012 Presidential election. How did the 2008 presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama approach these subjects in their campaigns? Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Charles Babington, Associated Press; John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; Jeanne Cummings, Politico.

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Airdate: April 20, 2012

Conflicting polls show both Mitt Romney and President Obama leading in November’s election. What do the numbers reveal? Plus, a breakdown of the candidates’ economic plans. Also, Super PAC numbers, the Secret Service prostitution scandal & the GSA spending scandal. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, TIME; Jim Tankersley, National Journal; Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News.

 

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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: March 9, 2012

Mitt Romney won big on Super Tuesday, giving him more than 35% of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination. But Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul stay defiant, continuing their campaigns as the race focuses on Mississippi and Alabama next Tuesday. What's next? Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Beth Reinhard, National Journal; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

 

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Airdate: January 20, 2012

On the Webcast Extra: The panelists discuss what the voters are saying as they report from across South Carolina. Also, analysis of the evangelical and tea party's presence in the South Carolina primary. Is the republican party in the middle of an identity crisis? And a look at what influence Nikki Haley and South Carolina's congressional representatives have on the race.

 

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Airdate: December 30, 2012

Four days before the Iowa Caucuses, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul lead, but Rick Santorum may surprise come voting day. Plus, how will Congressional retirements affect Democrats' efforts to retain control of the Senate in 2012? Joining Gwen from Iowa: Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times. Around the table: Christina Bellatoni, CQ Roll Call; Susan Davis, USA Today.

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Airdate: December 16, 2011

Congress fights the clock to avert a government shutdown. Also, now that the last GOP presidential debate before the Iowa caucus is over, who is the frontrunner? Plus, the war in Iraq officially ends as the U.S. hands over military control to Iraqis. Joining Gwen: Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Dan Balz, The Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times; Laura Meckler, The Wall Street Journal

 

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Airdate: December 2, 2011

The unemployment rate fell last month to the lowest since March 2009. Is this a sign of the economy stabilizing? Also, Herman Cain faced allegations of an extramarital affair, Rick Perry had another “oops” moment, and Newt Gingrich surged in the polls. Joining Gwen: Jim Tankersley, National Journal; Greg Ip, The Economist; Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times
 

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Airdate: August 19, 2011

Perry is in the race, Pawlenty is out and Bachmann won the straw poll. The GOP candidates continue to blame Obama for the sluggish economic recovery. Also, President Obama plans to announce a jobs program. John Dickerson guest hosts with: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics.com, David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.
 

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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 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: 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: January 7, 2011

2011 starts with a bang (of the gavel)!  John Boehner and the GOP take control of the House but are already arguing with Democrats over the deficit & health care. There’s a reorganization at the White House too, with new players coming & going this week.  Joining Gwen this week: John Dickerson (Slate/CBS), Major Garrett (National Journal), Julianna Goldman (Bloomberg) and Jeff Zeleny (NY Times).

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Airdate: October 29, 2010

With just days until the elections, candidates unleash a final avalanche of accusations and ads. A look at the landscape and the final push to energize voters. Dan Balz (Washington Post), Jeanne Cummings (Politico), Major Garrett (National Journal) & Jeff Zeleny (New York Times) report on races to watch, unprecedented campaign spending, & look ahead to the post-Election Day political landscape.

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Airdate: October 1, 2010

The White House and both parties face a critical month ahead as Congress leaves Washington and the midterm campaigns begin in earnest. Joining Gwen to discuss the uncertainty facing Democrats, the President hits the campaign trail and Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel exits: Gloria Borger (CNN), Jeff Zeleny (New York Times), Susan Davis (National Journal) & Christi Parsons (Chicago Tribune).

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Airdate: May 21, 2010

It's all politics around the table this week with analysis on the primary results in Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Kentucky.  Susan Milligan of The Boston Globe joins the panel.

Please Note: There is no Webcast Extra this week, however a new installment of The Washington Week Vault from December 30, 1994 is available.  Let us know what you think!

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