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Mitt Romney vs. the Dead-Enders

On The Radar

Any remotely sympathetic observer would have to say that Mitt Romney easily cleared the bar on what he needed to do in the New Hampshire primary, and in the process took a big step toward the Republican presidential nomination.The big variable in the GOP contest, of course, rests in the hands of people who are deeply unsympathetic to Romney and the idea of him leading the party against Barack Obama: How much fight do they reall have left?
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Iowa Caucus: Rivals Seek to Rally Right Against Mitt Romney

On The Radar

Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucuses Tuesday night over runner-up Rick Santorum by a margin so small he could count it on his fingers, the culmination of a months-long heartland slog in which he was never subject to a sustained assault by his more conservative rivals. That is about to change, with a vengeance.
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Iowa's Field of Mediocrities

On The Radar

The candidates say it on debate stages. Voters say it at campaign rallies. It is a staple of Republican rhetoric that 2012 is the most fateful election in decades — a big and perilous moment around which national destiny will hinge. Here’s what does not get said as often: This big moment on history’s stage is being filled by politicians who so far have looked way too small for the occasion.
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GOP Field Slouches Toward Finish Line

On The Radar

If the Republican presidential contest were following a classic script, by now we would be seeing signs of that mysterious process — one part reality, one part optical illusion — by which ordinary, hum-drum, life-size politicians manage to transform themselves into different characters. No longer just a bunch of schlumps on a stage, at least one or two candidates would suddenly seem somehow bigger to the eye, their voices more commanding, their claims of fitness for the planet’s most powerful job more plausible.

September 9, 2011

Weekly Show

President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress on his new jobs plan. Will his speech be enough to rally support? Also, analysis on this week’s GOP presidential candidates’ debate. Plus, our reporters reflect on 9/11 and how it has shaped their lives and America in the past 10 years. Joining Gwen Ifill: Jackie Calmes, The New York Times and John Harris, Politico.
 

On the Radar: February 7, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: December 8, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

November 5, 2010

Weekly Show

Analysis of the election fallout, newly divided Congress, possible partisan gridlock and power plays on Capitol Hill, plus Washington Week remembers long-time panelist Charles McDowell. Covering the remarkable political week: Michael Duffy (Time Magazine), Peter Baker (The New York Times), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) & John Harris (Politico).

On the Radar: November 5, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: November 1, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar