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.
Webcast Extra: After attacks on Lara Logan and other high profile journalists, the panel discusses the dangers of covering unstable situations around the world. Also, a look at GOP “truth tellers” and the 2012 presidential field from Mitch Daniels (and his successful CPAC speech) to Chris Christie. With less than a year until the Iowa caucuses, are Republicans waiting too long to announce?