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On the Radar: March 15, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

PBS NewsHour: GOP, Democrats Spar Over Spending Cuts as Budget Battle Threatens Shutdown

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March 8, 2011 

Lawmakers have until March 18 to reach a budget agreement to keep the government operating, but the two parties disagree greatly on the amount to cut from this year's spending. Gwen Ifill talks with Political Editor David Chalian about the continuing budget stalemate as lawmakers prepare for the next showdown over spending.
 

On the Radar: March 1, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

February 18, 2011

Weekly Show

Spreading unrest in Bahrain causes a military crackdown while tensions in Yemen and Iran flair up. The Obama administration urges democratic reform while trying to protect strategic relationships.  At home, Republicans and Democrats fight over federal budget priorities.  Gwen is joined by Doyle McManus, LA Times; Jim Sciutto, ABC News; Jeanne Cummings, POLITICO; and John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News.
 

Meaning What You Say

Gwen's Take

It’s a familiar cycle. Voters say they want new faces and fresh thinking in Washington. But once the newcomers arrive in the nation’s capital, they discover themselves consigned to back benches and basement offices.

Reality soon sets in. It’s harder than it seems to get things done.

But in both the House and the Senate this year, first-termers are making their presence felt on deficit spending, defense budgets, anti-terror laws -- and even Big Bird.

February 11, 2011

Weekly Show

After three weeks of mostly peaceful protests, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned.  What is next for Egypt?  Reporting on this historic day, Tom Gjelten, NPR, and Yochi Dreazen, National Journal.  In the US, President Obama courts big business & the GOP leadership, plus the first Republican cattle call of 2012 with John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times and Dan Balz, Washington Post.
 

Sending Signals

Gwen's Take

When it Matters and When It Doesn’t

House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor strolled out onto the White House lawn after lunch with the President this week to deliver an upbeat and focused message to the reporters gathered there.

“I thought it was pretty clear today that the President wants to try to find some common ground with us,” Boehner said.

“The economy so desperately needs us to work together,” Cantor added, “to send a signal that we should start growing again as America.”

January 28, 2011

Weekly Show

With violent protests erupting across Egypt, Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, reports on the struggle on the street, the reaction of the Obama administration and President Mubarak’s future.  Also, analysis of Barack Obama’s State of the Union Speech with John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and CBS News, Jackie Calmes of The New York Times, Susan Davis of National Journal.
 

On The Radar: January 24, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

January 7, 2011

Weekly Show

2011 starts with a bang (of the gavel)!  John Boehner and the GOP take control of the House but are already arguing with Democrats over the deficit & health care. There’s a reorganization at the White House too, with new players coming & going this week.  Joining Gwen this week: John Dickerson (Slate/CBS), Major Garrett (National Journal), Julianna Goldman (Bloomberg) and Jeff Zeleny (NY Times).