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GOP Candidates Address Iranian Nuclear Issues

On The Radar

Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate was hosted by CNN and two think tanks and was focused on foreign policy. Iran came up several times during the gathering. Is what the candidates said about Iran accurate?

Mitt Romney: Fortune's Favorite?

On The Radar

If you’re wondering why Mitt Romney -- despite a health care record that’s anathema to the Republican party, a history of flip-flopping on issues dear to conservatives, and an awkward style on the stump -- is viewed as the most likely GOP nominee in 2012, the answer can be found in a one-word response by one of his rivals in Tuesday’s debate.

An ‘Oops’ From Perry in G.O.P. Presidential Debate

On The Radar

A day after an embarrassing stumble raised new questions about his presidential candidacy, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said Thursday that he had no intention of leaving the race, and he tried using humor to deflect a fresh round of stinging Republican criticism.

Virginia elections may be a warning sign for Obama

On The Radar

Tuesday’s legislative elections in Virginia appeared likely to add more evidence — as if national Democrats needed it — that the terrain of the political map will be significantly more rugged for President Obama next year.

November 4, 2011

Weekly Show

Alleged harassment scandals continue to dog Republican presidential frontrunner Herman Cain, as the other GOP candidates consider how to handle the controversy. Plus a discussion on the global economy, Greece, the G20 meetings, and new U.S. job numbers. Joining Gwen: John Harris, Politico; Chuck Babington, Associated Press; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Jim Tankersley, National Journal.

2012: What a Long, Dull Road It's been (So Far)

On The Radar

The good folks at Pew Research Center put a data point on what most American already know: so far this presidential race has been dull. According to their latest poll, a majority, 51 percent, of Americans say the campaign has been "dull" while 35 percent say it has been "interesting." Fully half, 50 percent, say the campaign season is too long--and there's still more than a year to go.

Super Committee & the Budget Debate

On The Radar

The Super Committee is just weeks away from having to decide on a massive new budget plan. CNBC's John Harwood has the details on whether Europe's deal has put more pressure on Congress to follow suit.

Pick Your Poison: How Compromise Ceased To Be A Choice

Gwen's Take

It happened again the other day. Someone in the audience I was speaking to in Newark, New Jersey wanted to know: “Is compromise too much to hope for in Washington?”

And once again, I had to duck the question. I simply don’t know. But the signs are not good.

I spend my days sorting through the pronouncements of our leaders in search of answers to thorny questions like this.

October 21, 2011

Weekly Show

Analysis of possible paths forward in Libya now that Moammar Gadhafi is dead. Will the U.S. play a role in nation building?  President Obama announces all U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by year's end. And why the GOP debates have become pivotal in the 2012 presidential race.  Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Doyle McManus, LA Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Gloria Borger, CNN.

October 14, 2011

Weekly Show

As the GOP candidates debate economics, President Obama promotes his jobs plan. But with its defeat in the Senate, what’s next? Also, the strange story of an assassination plot against a Saudi Ambassador involving Iran and a Mexican drug cartel.
Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Michael Duffy, TIME; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; James Kitfield, National Journal.