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June 14, 2013

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The U.S. plans military support for Syrian rebels after determining President Assad’s troops have used chemical weapons, the national security and political fallout of Edward Snowden's NSA leaks, Congress moves towards immigration reform and the latest SCOTUS decision.  Joining Gwen: Mark Mazzetti, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post, Alan Gomez, USA Today and Joan Biskupic, Reuters.

June 7, 2013

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The Fallout from the NSA collecting phone records and Internet data. Also, Obama announced the appointment of Susan Rice as his new national security adviser and Samantha Power to succeed Rice at the United Nations.  Plus, Congress tackles the growing problem of military sexual assaults. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz of ABC News,  David Sanger of The New York Times; Pete Williams of NBC News.

 

May 10, 2013

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The latest on the House Oversight Committee hearings on Benghazi, the diplomatic dance between the U.S. and Russia over the Syrian civil war, Congress addresses immigration and guns, and African-Americans in 2012 voted at a higher rate than white Americans. At the roundtable: Peter Baker, New York Times; Charles Babington, AP; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; and Jeff Zeleny of ABC News.

New Worries for Democrats on Health Law

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As the administration struggles to put in place the final, complex piece of President Obama’s signature health care law, an endeavor on a scale not seen since Medicare’s creation nearly a half-century ago, Democrats are worried that major snags will be exploited by Republicans in next year’s midterm elections.

Some Republicans Signal Willingness to Revive Gun Debate

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The push for stricter gun laws may return to the forefront of the congressional agenda in the coming weeks as at least two Republican senators who voted against a bipartisan proposal to expand the national gun background check system have approached Democrats about possibly restarting debate on the issue, according to senior Senate aides familiar with the talks

What’s Changed in the Fight for New Gun Laws

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Gun-control groups scored modest public relations victories last week as they engaged senators of both parties who voted against a bipartisan plan to expand the national gun background-check system. Activists pushed senators to explain their votes in public settings in their home states, part of a new campaign to keep the issue of gun-control alive as long as necessary — which could mean the midterm elections in 2014.

U.S. Directly Blames China’s Military for Cyberattacks

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The Obama administration on Monday explicitly accused China’s military of mounting attacks on American government computer systems and defense contractors, saying one motive could be to map “military capabilities that could be exploited during a crisis.”

March 29, 2013

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The Supreme Court heard two same-sex marriage cases this week. We look at the similarities and differences between these cases and the shift in  public opinion on same-sex marriage alongside some lawmakers’ political considerations.  Also, Obama urges Congress to pass gun legislation. Joining Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times: Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Pete Williams, NBC News; John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post.

March 22, 2013

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President Barack Obama travels to the Middle East to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts amidst concerns over Iran and Syria. Also, the Republican party's self-analysis of the brutal 2012 election and the political balance shifts on the same-sex marriage issue.  Joining Gwen: John Harris, Politico; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; David Sanger, New York Times; and Tom Gjelten, NPR.

March 15, 2013

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Republicans and Democrats unveiled their budget proposals this week, and President Obama travelled to Capitol Hill to broker a bipartisan deal. Meanwhile, Republicans met for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference where rising GOP stars rallied activists. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate and CBS News; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report; and Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg.