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Obama Returns to Familiar Theme in Case for 2nd Term

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President Obama’s election-year State of the Union address on Tuesday echoed a theme that has run through his career: Government and citizens are responsible together for the common good, even as they celebrate individualism and free markets.
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The State of the Union

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We take a look back at President Barack Obama’s annual addresses to congress, looking at his 2009 Address to a Joint Session of Congress, as well as the 2010 and 2011 State of the Union Addresses. Topics include the healthcare, the economy, and America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With Recent Criticism, Romney’s Rivals Bring a Smile to the White House

On The Radar

For months David Axelrod, President Obama’s senior strategist, has argued with evident anticipation that Mitt Romney offers a glass jaw when he boasts that his business record sets him apart as a presidential candidate. Now Mr. Romney’s Republican rivals have beaten the Obama team to the punch, and Democrats could hardly be more pleased.
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Obama Gets a Lift From Tax Battle With Republicans

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After a long stretch of high unemployment, legislative turmoil and, in turn, slipping public approval, President Obama seemed to regain his political footing this week with the help of House Republicans, whose handling of a standoff over payroll taxes had even leading conservatives accusing them of bungling the politically charged issue.
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As Gingrich’s Star Rises, So Do His Party’s Concerns

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From the House that Newt Gingrich once ran through the Washington establishment to state capitals across the nation, some Republicans are going public with their concerns that Mr. Gingrich would be a weak general election candidate and a drag on the party’s fortunes if he won the presidential nomination. “Since we don’t know how he got here, I don’t know how he can be stopped,” said Ed Rogers, a longtime Washington lobbyist and party strategist who worked for the first President George Bush.

Obama Weighed Risks of Engagement, and Decided to Give Voters the Final Say

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In remaining aloof from the special deficit committee in Congress even as it collapsed on Monday, President Obama showed his calculation more clearly than ever before: Republicans will never agree to raise taxes on the wealthy to balance any spending cuts, so let the voters decide. Congress could still reach a bipartisan compromise in the next month, or next year, to avoid the threat of automatic spending cuts, especially in military programs, in 2013.

October 28, 2011

Weekly Show

A long shot a short time ago, Herman Cain is shaking up the GOP race. But rising polls numbers brings greater scrutiny. And what happened to Rick Perry’s surge?  Also, the President tries to bypass Congress. Plus the clock is ticking on the Deficit Reduction Committee. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; John Harwood, CNBC/NY Times; Jackie Calmes, NY Times; Janet Hook, Wall St. Journal.
 

September 9, 2011

Weekly Show

President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress on his new jobs plan. Will his speech be enough to rally support? Also, analysis on this week’s GOP presidential candidates’ debate. Plus, our reporters reflect on 9/11 and how it has shaped their lives and America in the past 10 years. Joining Gwen Ifill: Jackie Calmes, The New York Times and John Harris, Politico.
 

August 12, 2011

Weekly Show

Gwen Ifill reports from Iowa on the 2nd Republican primary debate and the Ames Straw Poll.  Joined by Dan Balz, The Washington Post, they look at the testy exchanges on the debate stage.  Plus, in the Washington Week studio, Judy Woodruff examines the White House’s response to recent troublesome economic news with John Harwood of CNBC/The New York Times and Jackie Calmes, The New York Times.
 

January 28, 2011

Weekly Show

With violent protests erupting across Egypt, Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, reports on the struggle on the street, the reaction of the Obama administration and President Mubarak’s future.  Also, analysis of Barack Obama’s State of the Union Speech with John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and CBS News, Jackie Calmes of The New York Times, Susan Davis of National Journal.