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November, 02, 2012

Weekly Show

In our last show before Election Day, we take a look at the final campaign sprint in a close election. Also, Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern United States and influences the last week of the race. Also, a look at the new unemployment numbers. Joining Gwen: Jackie Calmes, New York Times; John Harris, Politico; John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Amy Walter, ABC News.

August 17, 2012

Weekly Show

Mitt Romney’s campaign was energized after the announcement his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan. Also this week, both campaigns attacked each other on policy and character. So, what will Paul Ryan’s influence be on the direction of election? Joining Gwen: Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; John Harris, POLITICO.

Second-Guessing President Obama

Essential Reads

President Barack Obama has long made clear he doesn’t like the Washington echo chamber. And, lately, the Washington echo chamber doesn’t think much of him, either. A series of stubbed toes, so-so polls and sour headlines is serving to remind Obama’s re-election team of an iron law of politics: When your luck turns cold, everyone’s a critic.

May 25, 2012

Weekly Show

A special "President's Club" edition of Washington Week:We look at the bipartisan solidarity between current and former presidents. Joining Gwen, four white house reporters covering 4 different presidents: Michael Duffy, TIME magazine; Peter Baker, The New York Times; John Harris, POLITICO; Christi Parsons, Tribune News.

Robert Caro revives Kennedy-Johnson feud

Essential Reads

To be a Democrat in Washington in the mid-1960s was to be confronted daily with the burning question: Which side are you on? There was the side with the power, President Lyndon B. Johnson and his team in the White House. And there was the side with the glamour, Robert F. Kennedy and his team of loyalists— mourning the death of John F. Kennedy, appalled by a man they regarded as a crude pretender in the Oval Office, dreaming of the day when the Kennedy reign would be restored.

April 13, 2012

Weekly Show

With Rick Santorum out of the GOP race, Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are gearing up for the general election. But recent comments about Romney's wife, Ann, have caused controversy over gender politics. Plus, a look at the fragile ceasefire in Syria. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Beth Reinhard, National Journal; John Harris, POLITICO; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

 

Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney: Self-Restraint in an Age of Rage

On The Radar

American politics has become so angry and divisive that it favors candidates who appeal to extremists and eccentrics, and even are extremist and eccentric themselves. The nonstop circus of modern campaigns, meanwhile, has left the county’s most accomplished and capable people on the sidelines, with scant interest in running for office. Or so the argument goes. But something strange—or rather something normal—is happening in 2012.
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Is Mitt Romney the New Bob Dole?

On The Radar

Many Republican political professionals are worried that Mitt Romney’s public image is now defined by a word never associated with winning presidential campaigns — weakness — and are urging him to take dramatic steps to recast his reputation between now and the fall.
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Death of Bipartisanship Has Killed the Washington Deal

On The Radar

Every time there is divided government in Washington, there is a revival — among elite journalists, think tank commentators and respectable politicians of all stripes — of a cherished idea about how business should get done in the nation’s capital: Get the most responsible adults of both parties in one room, shoo away the cameras and microphones, and don’t let the two sides come out until they have cut a deal on the most pressing problem of the day.
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Mitt Romney Faces a Perfect Mess

On The Radar

Perfect resume, perfect looks, perfect family, and a perfect roster of skilled campaign operatives and blue-chip endorsements: Mitt Romney has them all. Yet he comes out of his drubbing in South Carolina with a perfect problem.
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