The Obama administration justifies the use of drones for targeted killings. Also, we examine the internal battles between establishment conservatives and the Tea Party, and Obama’s use of the bully pulpit against Congress. Plus, the Department of Justice S&P lawsuit. Joining Gwen: Carrie Johnson, NPR; Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; Beth Reinhard, National Journal; Pete Williams, NBC News.
On the Webcast Extra: The panelists examine the choice of Marco Rubio as the GOP response to the State of the Union. Also, is the 1965 Voting Rights Act still necessary in the 21st century? Plus, what does the Boy Scout announcement delay mean for gay membership[ and will Obama be moving offices?