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November 1, 2013

Weekly Show

The continuing efforts by the administration to sell the benefits of Obamacare; how the NSA collects and shares intelligence while also addressing privacy concerns and the declining public support for members of Congress and the president. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Tom Gjelten, NPR; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

 

Government shutdown: Plenty of lessons to go around

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Obama and the Democrats won; Republicans and the tea party lost. And both sides are gearing up for next time. Now that our recent brush with financial crisis is behind us, it's time to start planning for the next one.

Americans Felt Betrayed by the Shutdown

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Could Americans really get any angrier at Washington? Even before the recent government shutdown, congressional approval hovered around 10 percent, a minority thought the country was on the right track, and a “throw the bums out” mentality was rampant. Railing against the toxic mess in D.C. has been a winning strategy for politicians from Barack Obama on down for years now.

You Have Questions About The NSA; We Have Answers

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The revelations by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has raised many complicated issues. NPR's national security correspondent Tom Gjelten answers questions submitted by NPR listeners and readers.

October 11, 2013

Weekly Show

The political and economic consequences of the government shutdown and the impact should the U.S. default; Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve; and SCOTUS takes on the campaign finance law. Joining Gwen: Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; Greg Ip, The Economist; Jim Tankersley, Washington Post; Joan Biskupic, Reuters.

September 27, 2013

Weekly Show

The efforts by congressional Republicans to defund Obamacare over the budget battle, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act's latest provisions on Oct. 1, Obama and Rouhani talk and implications for U.S.-Iran relations, and securing Syria's chemical weapons.Joining Gwen: Gloria Borger, CNN; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times and Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press.

 

September 20, 2013

Weekly Show

The looming budget battle is pitting Republicans in Congress against Obama, and the fight over healthcare continues. Confrontation and brinksmanship could influence everything from the next Federal Reserve Chairman to gun laws in the wake of the Navy Yard shooting. Joining Gwen: Molly Ball, The Atlantic; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Christi Parsons, Tribune News. 

 

August 30, 2013

Weekly Show

The Obama administration is making the case for a U.S. military strike against Syria amidst pushback with House Speaker John Boehner insisting that the president actively consult with Congress and the British Parliament vote to not authorize support for a strike. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, The New York Times; Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times.

July 26, 2013

Weekly Show

Obama pledged to focus on the economy and helping working-class Americans, the Justice Department's strategy to challenge discriminatory voting laws, the latest on Edward Snowden, and Anthony Weiner's choice to stay in the New York City mayoral race. Joining NBC News’ Pete Williams: John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Carrie Johnson, NPR; Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Molly Ball, The Atlantic.

June 14, 2013

Weekly Show

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.