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Remembering David Broder

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David Broder was the “Dean” of the Washington Press Corp, and a fixture on Washington Week for decades.  But the stories he relished the most featured the voices outside of Washington and the issues that mattered most to Americans.  He also offered keen insight into the workings and the political dynamics at both ends of

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February 18, 2011

Weekly Show

Spreading unrest in Bahrain causes a military crackdown while tensions in Yemen and Iran flair up. The Obama administration urges democratic reform while trying to protect strategic relationships.  At home, Republicans and Democrats fight over federal budget priorities.  Gwen is joined by Doyle McManus, LA Times; Jim Sciutto, ABC News; Jeanne Cummings, POLITICO; and John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News.
 

Meaning What You Say

Gwen's Take

It’s a familiar cycle. Voters say they want new faces and fresh thinking in Washington. But once the newcomers arrive in the nation’s capital, they discover themselves consigned to back benches and basement offices.

Reality soon sets in. It’s harder than it seems to get things done.

But in both the House and the Senate this year, first-termers are making their presence felt on deficit spending, defense budgets, anti-terror laws -- and even Big Bird.

February 11, 2011

Weekly Show

After three weeks of mostly peaceful protests, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned.  What is next for Egypt?  Reporting on this historic day, Tom Gjelten, NPR, and Yochi Dreazen, National Journal.  In the US, President Obama courts big business & the GOP leadership, plus the first Republican cattle call of 2012 with John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times and Dan Balz, Washington Post.
 

Sending Signals

Gwen's Take

When it Matters and When It Doesn’t

House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor strolled out onto the White House lawn after lunch with the President this week to deliver an upbeat and focused message to the reporters gathered there.

“I thought it was pretty clear today that the President wants to try to find some common ground with us,” Boehner said.

“The economy so desperately needs us to work together,” Cantor added, “to send a signal that we should start growing again as America.”

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: Obama's Chamber Speech, Rumsfeld 'Re-Litigates' the Past

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February 8, 2011

In this week's Political Checklist, senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff speak with Political Editor David Chalian about President Obama's speech to the Chamber of Commerce and whether it marks a pro-business shift for the White House. Ifill discusses Donald Rumsfeld's new memoir, "Known and Unknown," in which the former defense secretary defends his decisions while openly criticizing others in the Bush administration, including the former president. Woodruff and Ifill also preview this week's CPAC convention, which Chalian sees as the "first big cattle call" for possible GOP presidential hopefuls.