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Webcast Extra | November 2, 2012

November 2, 2012
Panelists discuss toss-up senate races in eight states.
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Post-ABC News Poll: Absent Mitt Romney, who can claim the 2016 GOP banner?

October 20, 2014
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
When Mitt Romney managed to get about 25 percent support in the early polls against his 2012 Republican rivals, everyone asked, “What’s wrong with Mitt?” He was, after all, the presumed front-runner. Today, with a new Washington Post-ABC News poll showing something similar about 2016, the question could be, “What’s wrong with all the others?”
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The Myth of the Romney Resurgence

October 17, 2014
Amy Walter | Cook Political Report
There’s a very important part of the human brain's wiring that blurs painful events and allows us to move on. It’s how we manage to have multiple children, even though we know the pain of childbirth and 3 a.m. feedings. It’s how we can bury our loved ones, while not losing the capacity to love or care for others. We somehow manage to eat again after a particularly nasty bout of a stomach bug.
From the Vault

Rise of the Tea Party in 2010

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April 9, 2010
Following the surprise defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by tea party candidate Dave Brat in the Republican Congressional primary, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to April 2010. Charles Babington of the Associated Press joined Gwen to discuss the rise of the tea party and its effect on the Republican Party and the 2010 midterm elections.

Behind the Scenes of the 2012 Election with Dan Balz

August 2, 2013
In the Webcast Extra, Dan Balz discusses the behind the scenes maneuvering he writes about in his new book, Collision 2012. Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Mitt Romney and the Republican Primary feature.

Detroit’s Bankruptcy and Virginia Gubernatorial Debate

July 19, 2013
What bankruptcy means for Detroit, a preview of the Virginia gubernatorial debate, the ten

A Look Back at 2012

December 28, 2012
We review the top stories of 2012 covering the election, the presidency, congress and fore

Egyptian Unrest and Alan Simpson’s ”Gangnam Style”

December 7, 2012
Panelists discuss Egyptian unrest, fiscal cliff, 2012 election reveals and Gangnam Style.

Obama and Romney's "Turkey Chili Summit"

November 30, 2012
Panelists discuss the Obama-Romney “Turkey Chili Summit” and filibuster reform.
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