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May 5, 2013

Weekly Show

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.

 

White House adopts new strategy to safeguard intellectual property

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Amid growing evidence that China and other countries are stealing U.S. trade secrets and technology through cyber attacks, the White House announced what it billed as a new strategy Wednesday to protect intellectual property.

January 11, 2013

Weekly Show

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.

 

Obama to Order Immunity for Young Illegal Immigrants

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President Obama has ordered his administration to stop deporting young immigrants who came to the U.S. as young children and who do not pose a security threat, senior administration officials said this morning. Effective immediately, young immigrants who arrived before they turned 16 will be allowed to apply for work permits as long as they have no criminal history and meet a series of other criteria, officials said.

Poland Seeks Stronger Apology after Obama's 'Death Camps' Remark

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The Polish prime minister is demanding a “stronger, more pointed response” from President Obama after he referred to “Polish death camps” during a White House ceremony Tuesday. Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Wednesday that Obama should have made it clear that the death camps were run by Nazis in occupied Poland. White House officials issued a statement expressing “regret” for the reference, but Tusk said he is not completely satisfied by the White House explanation that the president misspoke.

May 25, 2012

Weekly Show

A special "President's Club" edition of Washington Week:We look at the bipartisan solidarity between current and former presidents. Joining Gwen, four white house reporters covering 4 different presidents: Michael Duffy, TIME magazine; Peter Baker, The New York Times; John Harris, POLITICO; Christi Parsons, Tribune News.

Obama Urges Congress to Extend Clean-Energy Tax Credits

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From a wind-power factory in this battleground state, President Obama urged Congress to extend tax credits he said would save jobs in the field of clean-energy production. Obama said continuing the production tax credit would save 37,000 jobs that would otherwise be at risk, an estimate his aides based on reports from industry officials.

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G-8 Leaders Endorse Policy of Economic Growth

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In a significant political victory for President Obama, the leaders of Germany and other European nations endorsed a policy of economic growth over austerity and emphasized that Greece, which is trying to battle its way out of a crippling debt crisis, should remain in the Eurozone.

Bin Laden Raid Emerges as Campaign Issue

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In a first term marked by clear partisan divisions, President Obama's decision to order a high-risk special forces operation targeting Osama bin Laden stands out as an unquestioned nonpartisan success.

Obama Says There's No 'Silver Bullet' on Gas Prices

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President Obama launched a fiery defense of his energy policy Thursday amid growing pressure to stem rising gasoline prices, perhaps by releasing oil from the nation's emergency petroleum reserve. Obama avoided mentioning the Strategic Petroleum Reserve option, but acknowledged the pain Americans feel at the pump and mocked Republicans for "acting like 'We've got a magic wand and we will give you cheap gas forever.' "
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