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January 21, 2011

Weekly Show

As President Obama welcomes Chinese president Hu Jintao to Washington, the House GOP votes to repeal his healthcare bill.  Now, the focus on the State of the Union address & Mr. Obama's economic goals for 2011. Plus, the new wave of retiring senators.  Around the table: Peter Baker (NY Times), Doyle McManus (LA Times), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) and David Wessel (Wall St Journal).
 

January 14, 2011

Weekly Show

After the tragedy in Tucson, the panel looks back at the impact of the events in Arizona and Barack Obama’s moment as “Healer in Chief.” Also, the latest on the investigation of Jared Loughner and a profile of Gabrielle Giffords.  Gwen is joined by Dan Balz of the Washington Post, Janet Hook of the Wall Street Journal, Pete Williams of NBC News, and Charles Babington of the Associated Press.
 

On the Radar: January 11, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

January 7, 2011

Weekly Show

2011 starts with a bang (of the gavel)!  John Boehner and the GOP take control of the House but are already arguing with Democrats over the deficit & health care. There’s a reorganization at the White House too, with new players coming & going this week.  Joining Gwen this week: John Dickerson (Slate/CBS), Major Garrett (National Journal), Julianna Goldman (Bloomberg) and Jeff Zeleny (NY Times).

OF SYMBOLS AND MEANING: Or, how to read too much into anything

Gwen's Take

Just a few weeks before Christmas in 1996, I was seated in the front row in an auditorium at the Old Executive Office Building across from the White House. My job, then for NBC News, was to cover the announcement of a clutch of new administration officials for Bill Clinton’s second term.

On the Radar: January 3, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

GIFTS OF THE SEASON:

Gwen's Take

Why Santa likes political junkies

Let’s face it. If you still have to go to work while everyone else is out shopping and partying and hanging mistletoe, you might as well have fun doing it.

Gridlock is not fun. Poisonous debate is not fun. Being attacked by people who go online just to attack is not fun. But this week was fun.

No matter your political persuasion, if you believe that politics well practiced is an exercise in democracy, the final week of the just-concluded lame duck Congress was an eye opener.

On the Radar: December 20, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

The Sincerity Test

Gwen's Take

Polls can be confusing. Americans generally hate Congress but don’t mind their own Congressman. And many of them say they hate President Obama but consider him a good father and a generally likeable fellow.

What gives?

I did a deep dive into two new polls out this week to see if I could figure it out. As I was scouring the graphs and tables, I came across a question I’d never noticed before.

On the Radar: December 13, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar