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May 25, 2012

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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 Takes Early Leap Into Campaign Fray

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With the general election campaign now under way, one thing has become clear: There will be no Rose Garden strategy for President Obama. If past incumbents have been reluctant to directly engage opponents this early in an election year for fear of looking like a candidate rather than a president, Mr. Obama has tossed aside convention.

Year After Tornado, Obama Salutes Joplin’s Power to Heal and Grow

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The clock at Joplin High School stopped a year ago at 5:40 p.m. The class of 2011 had just graduated, and students, parents and teachers were heading home when a powerful tornado ripped through town, destroying the school, much of the city and the lives of so many on a day that was supposed to be a celebration.

Clinton and Reagan Draw Praise (but Not From Whom You’d Think)

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It says something about American politics that it has come to this: For the record, Bill Clinton does not actually support Mitt Romney for president no matter how many times Mr. Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, cites him in his speeches. And for that matter, just for clarity, Ronald Reagan certainly would not be supporting President Obama, either.

Bush and Clinton Team Up for 9/11 Memorial Fund-Raiser

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The odd-bedfellows tandem of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton got together again Tuesday night to promote their latest shared post-presidential cause, a memorial to the heroes of United Flight 93. The 42nd and 43rd presidents headlined a fund-raiser at the Newseum in Washington in hopes of bringing in enough money to honor the passengers who confronted hijackers and brought down their plane on Sept. 11, 2001, rather than let it be crashed into the nation’s capital.

Bush Dips a Toe Back Into Washington

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In the three years since he left office, former President George W. Bush has largely stayed out of the political arena. He has spent his time mapping out his library, making speeches, hosting injured veterans for Texas bicycle rides and making clear how glad he is to be out of the nation’s capital.

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Obama’s Switch on Same-Sex Marriage Stirs Skepticism

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Most Americans suspect that President Obama was motivated by politics, not policy, when he declared his support for same-sex marriage, according to a poll released on Monday, suggesting that the unplanned way it was announced shaped public attitudes.

After Obama’s Decision on Marriage, a Call to Pastors

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About two hours after declaring his support for same-sex marriage last week, President Obama gathered eight or so African-American ministers on a conference call to explain himself. He had struggled with the decision, he said, but had come to believe it was the right one.

Same-Sex Marriage Support Shows Pace of Social Change Accelerating

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When Bill Clinton was president, he waited until almost 1 in the morning in 1996 to sign a bill defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. He did not like it, but was unwilling to veto it 45 days before an election. Sixteen years later, President Obama endorsed same-sex marriage, a journey reflecting not just his own personal “evolution,” but also the dizzying pace of social change in an age of technology.

May 04, 2012

Weekly Show

The U.S. and China continue to negotiate over activist Chen Guangcheng's travel to America. Plus, President Obama visited Afghanistan on the one year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. Also, new unemployment numbers and the 2012 presidential race. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Peter Baker, New York Times; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Charles Babington, Associated Press.