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Post-Shutdown Washington: Political Divides & Dysfunction

October 18, 2013
The U.S. Government shuts down, the debt ceiling debate continues & the health insurance
From the Vault

2011 Debt Ceiling Debate

Air Date: 
July 29, 2011
As the government shutdown continues, the next fiscal crisis is already on the horizon. The Treasury says the U.S. will default on its loans on Oct. 17 unless Congress agrees to raise the debt ceiling, but House Republicans will not allow the debt ceiling to be raised without some concessions. During last fight to raise the debt ceiling in 2011, a deal was reached just 2 days before U.S. borrowing authority lapsed. The deal included significant cuts in spending, but the cantankerous debate resulted in the first-ever downgrade of the U.S. credit rating. Gwen Ifill discussed the debate with Jeanne Cummings, Major Garrett, Karen Tumulty, and David Wessel.

Budget vs. Obamacare, Next Step for the Fed, and Reviving Gun Control Debate

September 20, 2013
Budget vs. Obama, Republicans vs. Obama, and who will be the next Fed Chairman?

The Gun Debate, the President's Budget and his Political Calculations

April 12, 2013
The gun debate moves forward, the President's budget proposal and his political calculations

Opposing Budget Proposals, Bipartisan Negotiations and CPAC

March 15, 2013
Obama's charm offensive, bipartisan budget compromise, and Republicans attend CPAC
From the Vault

President Obama visits Capitol Hill

Air Date: 
January 30, 2009
As President Obama travels to Capitol Hill to meet with Republicans and Democrats to negotiate a budget compromise, we look in our Vault to 2009 when the president headed to the Hill only a week after his inauguration. With the Senate and House both controlled by Democrats, the president met with Republicans to garner bipartisan support for the $787 billion economic stimulus package. The House passed the bill without any Republican support the next day. On our January 30, 2009 show, Alexis Simendinger and John Dickerson talked about the effort at bipartisanship.
Webcast Extra

Webcast Extra: Economic Recovery and Budget Battles

March 8, 2013
The panelists preview nest week's budget negotiations in the Senate.

Sequestration Deadline and Voters Right Act

March 1, 2013
The impact of sequester budget cuts and a look at the SCOTUS Voting Rights Act caseayay
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