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February 28, 2014

Weekly Show

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.

 

April 26, 2013

Weekly Show

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.

Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson to Retire

On The Radar

Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska has told supporters he will not seek re-election. His decision was first reported by Politico. In his statement, Nelson said: "Simply put: It is time to move on." Nelson, 70, was facing a tough fight for a third term. His retirement improves the GOP's chances of picking up the Nebraska Senate seat the Democrat has held since 2000, and it enhances the odds of a Republican takeover of the Senate in 2012.
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“He Kept His Word”

On The Radar

When Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts announced his retirement this week, President Obama declared that the country had never had a congressman quite like him, and that is true. In 2009, he became that rarest breed, a House member interesting enough to warrant a biography: Barney Frank: The Story of America’s Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman, by Stuart Weisberg. Funny and fast-talking, the former chairman and current top-ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, Frank is finishing his 16th term.

On the Radar: April 9, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

April 9, 2010

Weekly Show

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.

The discussion continues in the Washington Week Webcast Extra. Learn more about Justice Steven's connection to baseball history and Doyle McManus's trip to Afghanistan.

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February 19, 2010

Weekly Show

This week Gwen and the panel discuss Sen. Evan Bayh's retirement announcement and the implications for Democrats and Republicans in the 2010 elections, the stimulus one year later, and the President's debt-reduction commission.

PBS NewsHour: Public Anger Continues to Hammer Congressional Incumbents

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February 16, 2010

As voter polls continue to show a rising tide of resentment for congressional incumbents, Indiana's Evan Bayh became the latest official to announce he will not seek re-election. Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg Political Report and The Hotline's Amy Walter assess the political mood this campaign season.