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The Danger of The Sweeping Conclusion

Gwen's Take

Breaking News: Herman Cain has endorsed Mitt Romney.

If that's news to you, it's because it happened four years ago. Thanks to Conor Friedersdorf at the Atlantic for the reminder that everything old is new again.

The Skeptics vs the Cynics: And when it’s tough to make the distinction

Gwen's Take

I am a great champion of the notion that it helps to be skeptical, but hurts to be cynical. But weeks like this one make it tough to distinguish between the two.

Because I strive to maintain my balance, I toss these examples over to you, dear readers:

BREAKING: Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) walks out of Vice President Biden’s budget talks.

“We've reached the point where the dynamic needs to change," Mr. Cantor said. "It is up to the president to come in and talk to the speaker.”

June 17, 2011

Weekly Show

Analysis of the 2nd GOP Presidential debate, and a new fact check feature “Just the Facts.”  Plus, details of VP Biden’s negotiations on raising the debt ceiling.   Also, the Pentagon and Defense Dept post-Robert Gates & controversy over the US involvement in Libya. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, Time; Nancy Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers; Dan Balz, Washington Post; and Jim Barnes, National Journal.
 

Lines in the Sand

Gwen's Take

Standing at the White House podium on Wednesday after members of the House Republican caucus concluded their meeting with the President about the budget, press secretary Jay Carney described the exchange to assembled reporters.

“There was no line in the sand,” he declared. (Translation: no one got up and stomped from the room, but no agreement was reached either.)

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March 12, 2010

Weekly Show

This week Gwen and the panel discuss the administration's final health care push, the influential role of the Blue Dog Democrats, the messy exit of Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) and the role of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

PBS NewsHour: Biden and Cheney Clash Over Terror Trial Policy

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February 15, 2010

Vice President Joe Biden and former Vice President Dick Cheney sparred in separate Sunday talk show appearances over whether terror suspects should be tried in civilian courts or treated as "enemy combatants" under military authority. Gwen Ifill talks to experts for insight.