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PBS NewsHour: Obama Looks to Grassroots Base, Battlegrounds With 2012 Bid

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April 4, 2011 

In a YouTube video posted Monday, President Obama announced his candidacy for the 2012 election and filed official paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. Gwen Ifill discusses the announcement with political editor David Chalian.
 

On the Radar: April 4, 2011

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On the Radar: March 29, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: March 28, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

March 25, 2011

Weekly Show

One week after the U.S. military began bombing Libya, NATO has agreed to take control over the no-fly-zone. But with Gadhafi still in charge and mixed signals on how to define success, the Obama administration is being criticized from all sides. Joining Gwen: Helene Cooper, New York Times, Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times, John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News and Gloria Borger, CNN.
 

Rocks and Hard Places

Gwen's Take

Why Governing Is So Hard

Every four years as I set off to cover another Presidential election cycle, I secretly ask myself: why do any of these people want to be President?

On the Radar: March 22, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

March 18, 2011

Weekly Show

President Obama and the U.N. warn Moammar Gadhafi to stop military action against rebels or face consequences. Meanwhile, after the earthquake, tsunami and partial nuclear plant meltdown in Japan, the U.S. reviews nuclear safety and a look at the global economic impact of the disaster.  Joining Gwen: Tom Gjelten, NPR; Coral Davenport, National Journal; and David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.
 

Mixed Signals

Gwen's Take

When to Send Them; How to Read Them

I was sitting behind the wheel on Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday afternoon in the kind of traffic clog that those of us who live in Washington, DC have become accustomed to. The clamor of sirens signaled that President Obama’s motorcade was about to pass. And until he – and about 14 other speeding vehicles carrying the Presidential entourage – sped by, the rest of us would not be going anywhere.

On the Radar: March 16, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar