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Unconventional Wisdom

Gwen's Take

I am frequently wrong. Now there’s an admission you won’t hear that often from someone who makes a living in Washington.

But this most recent round of primary results reminded me of all of the times I have assumed outcomes and wound up on the wrong end of a prediction. There are sitting members of Congress who still give me the hairy eyeball when we meet because I underestimated them once. This is the real reason I am not a pundit. I hate being wrong, and am so good at it.

PBS NewsHour: Gulf Faces Long Road to Restoration From Oil Spill

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June 7, 2010

Federal officials said the amount of oil escaping into the Gulf of Mexico is beginning to slow, but the cleanup and restoration will likely span years. Gwen Ifill talks to two environmental experts about efforts to mitigate the damage.

June 4, 2010

Weekly Show

A roundtable discussion on how President Obama is juggling both domestic and international challenges, including the oil spill in the Gulf and new tensions in the Middle East.

And the conversation continues online with more on the political challenges facing President Obama as well as other stories of the week. Be sure to check out the Washington Week Webcast EXTRA to get more of the great reporting and analysis you get on air.

The Perils of Ambition

Gwen's Take

On a hot summer day in 2008, I visited the Civil Rights Institute in downtown Birmingham with the man who thought he was going to be Alabama’s first African American governor.

PBS NewsHour: Israel's Raid on Gaza Flotilla Roils Uneasy Alliance With Turkey

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June 1, 2010

The weekend raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla where at least four Turkish nationals were killed has sparked angry protests in Turkey, one of Israel's only primarily Muslim allies. Gwen Ifill reports on the international reaction.

PBS NewsHour: BP Setbacks Mount as Cut and Cap Attempt Stalls in Gulf

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June 2, 2010

BP's latest attempt to contain the Gulf oil leak stalled Wednesday when a saw became stuck in a pipe on the damaged well. Gwen Ifill talks Jane Lubchenco, the head of NOAA, about what the setbacks mean for stopping the flow.

PBS NewsHour: Free Gaza Calls for 'Open, Independent' Investigation Into Deadly Flotilla Raid

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May 31, 2010

The United Nations Security Council convened for an emergency session, following the Israeli raid on a flotilla attempting to break its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Adam Shapiro, a board member of the Free Gaza movement who helped organize the trip.

PBS NewsHour: Israeli Ambassador: Soldiers Had 'No Choice But to Defend Themselves'

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May 31, 2010

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a planned trip to the White House as Israel faced international condemnation in the wake of the Gaza flotilla raid. Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, for Israel's perspective on the deadly incident at sea.

May 28, 2010

Weekly Show

Oil continues to spill into the Gulf as the President turns up the heat on his response to the crisis. Congress votes to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell and tension continues to mount between North and South Korea.

And the conversation continues online with the Washington Week Webcast Extra. The panel sifts through the questions swirling around Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA). Also, ABC News' Martha Raddatz shares more details of her report from an F-15E combat jet on a mission in Afghanistan.

PBS NewsHour: Spending Spree Marks Republican California Governor's Primary

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May 28, 2010

Tensions mount in California's multi-million dollar Republican primary race for California governor, where over $90 million has already been spent on campaigns. Gwen Ifill reports on the contentious and expensive contest.