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On the Radar: December 8, 2010

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS: The New Congress Comes to Town

Gwen's Take

Why are we surprised when campaign trail promises or high-minded mission statements collide with reality?

I was left to ponder just that this week when I went to the Library of Congress to have lunch with the chiefs of staff for incoming members of Congress – many of whom have never held any public office before.

On the Radar: November 15, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: November 8, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

November 5, 2010

Weekly Show

Analysis of the election fallout, newly divided Congress, possible partisan gridlock and power plays on Capitol Hill, plus Washington Week remembers long-time panelist Charles McDowell. Covering the remarkable political week: Michael Duffy (Time Magazine), Peter Baker (The New York Times), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) & John Harris (Politico).

On the Radar: November 3, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: October 12, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

The Risks and Rewards of Party Purity

Gwen's Take

If you want to sum up the challenges facing mainstream Democrats and Republicans this campaign season, hop a plane to Kentucky.

That’s what I did this week, and when I got there I discovered the political world must be a pretty lonely place for Barack Obama and Mitch McConnell this year.

On the Radar: September 14, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: September 13, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar