As his top staff resigns, Newt Gingrich’s presidential ambitions seem to falter while Democrats distance themselves from Rep. Anthony Weiner after he confessed to sexually explicit online activity. Also, a report on the future of Afghanistan as U.S. troops get set to withdraw. Joining Gwen: James Kitfield, National Journal; John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; and Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.
Webcast Extra: The panel discusses the release of 24,000 of Sarah Palin’s emails from her time as governor of Alaska. Also, analysis of the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary and whether or not these early states still matter to the GOP. And a preview of the New Hampshire GOP debate next Monday. Plus Leon Panetta secret visit Pakistan before he becomes Defense Secretary.