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How Republicans Learned to Love the Mainstream Media

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If you’re going to declare war on the tea party, The New York Times is a good place to start.

By laying out plans to protect Senate Republicans and other seasoned candidates from tea-party insurgents on the front page of the Sunday paper, the American Crossroads super PAC effectively alerted the donor class to its new venture, called the Conservative Victory Project.

February 1, 2013

Weekly Show

With a combination of contrasting economic data, is the US economy really on the mend? Also, does the recent bipartisan push by Congress indicate a new era for immigration reform?  Plus, Chuck Hagel’s chances of becoming the next Secretary of Defense. Joining Gwen: David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post, Fawn Johnson, National Journal; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

From the Vault: Bush’s Immigration Defeat

Vault Show

This week President Obama praised a bipartisan immigration plan that would address the issue of 11 million undocumented immigrants. Six years ago, President George W. Bush's 2007 attempt at an immigration bill collapsed in the U.S. Senate, exposing a deep lack of support among Bush's own Republicans. We take a look back to our June 29, 2007 show, where Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Time explains why Bush’s immigration reform efforts failed.

January 25, 2013

Weekly Show

President Obama's  assertive and progressive inaugural address. How did the GOP respond and what’s next for the party? Also, the Pentagon lifts the ban on women serving in combat and Secretary Clinton's Benghazi testimony. Plus, a short-term debt ceiling deal.  Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post;  Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News;  Martha Raddatz, ABC News; John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times.  

On the Left, Seeing Obama Giving Away Too Much, Again

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For President Obama, the fiscal deal passed by Congress on Tuesday finally ends four years of debate with Republicans about raising tax rates on the wealthy. But it seemed to reopen a debate within his party about the nature of his leadership and his skills as a negotiator.

December 28, 2012

Weekly Show

In our final show of 2012, we explore the year’s significant stories including President Obama’s re-election victory over Mitt Romney; Congress’ tumultuous battles with the White House; and the administration’s challenges abroad. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; John Harwood, CNBC & New York Times; Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

Obama Summons Congressional Leaders for ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks

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President Obama summoned congressional leaders to a Friday summit at the White House in a last-ditch effort to protect taxpayers, unemployed workers and the fragile U.S. recovery from severe austerity measures set to hit in just four days.

Gay Republicans Take Out Ad Criticizing Hagel

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The White House may not be making any more announcements about President Obama’s new national security team this week, but that hasn’t stopped the anti-Chuck Hagel drumbeat.

Republicans Aren't the Only Gun-Control Obstacle

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President Obama’s call for Congress to show the “courage” to consider new gun-control laws was aimed at Republicans, but he faces challenges with members of his own party who have a history of cowering from the gun debate.

Next Move Is Obama’s After Boehner’s Tax Plan Fails

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With House Republicans’ revolt over their leader’s tax plan the evening before, President Obama on Friday faced the challenge of finding a new tax-and-spending solution — perhaps working now with Senate Republicans — to prevent a looming fiscal crisis in January.