From left to right, the national political scene was buzzing on Monday. Developments included President Obama's latest appeal for bipartisanship and Sarah Palin's latest turn on the national stage. Gwen Ifill talks to the Hotline's Amy Walter for insight.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks assess the top stories of the past week, including President Obama's appearance at a House GOP retreat and why Republicans may have little incentive to reach across the aisle.
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is taking her new book, "Going Rogue," across the country. Judy Woodruff gets reactions.
By Lea Winerman
House Republicans are planning to offer their own 230-page health care reform bill during the House floor debate as an alternative to Democratic leaders' plan.
Columnists David Brooks and Mark Shields review the week's news, including the coming Afghan runoff and the war of words between the White House and Fox News.
A key component of President Obama's health reform overhaul faces a vote next week in the Senate Finance Committee after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office gave it an upbeat assessment.
Rifts within the Republican Party have activists worried that infighting may hurt efforts by the GOP to rebuild following the 2008 election. Political analysts mull the effects of recent clashes among party leaders.
Kwame Holman reports on a small group of Congressional GOP moderates as they craft their message and next moves during a difficult time for their party.
Long-time GOP Sen. Arlen Specter said Tuesday he will switch parties and join the Democrats, bringing the party within one seat of a 60-vote filibuster-proof majority. Political reporters assess the news.
New questions are surfacing over the future of the Republican Party amid a public dispute between GOP National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Political analysts assess what's next for the GOP.
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