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August 29, 2014

Weekly Show

The growing ISIL threat and the Obama administration’s strategy to diminish the terror group. U.S. response to Russian troops entering southeastern Ukraine. Also, why U.S. companies, like Burger King, are heading abroad. Plus, a preview of the races to watch and the top issues in the midterm elections. Joining Gwen: Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Greg Ip, The Economist; Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers

 

November 15, 2013

Weekly Show

How the Obama administration plans to fix the Affordable Care Act and how it could stall other second-term legislative priorities; and the recent negotiations and sticking points of a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program. Joining Gwen: Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News; John Harwood, CNBC/ The New York Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News.

October 18, 2013

Weekly Show

President Barack Obama signed a law to end the government shutdown and extend the U.S. debt limit into 2014. We examine the real cost of the shutdown and what it will take to overcome Washington dysfunction to reach a budget deal. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Charles Babington, Associated Press; Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News. 

October 4, 2013

Weekly Show

The shutdown standoff continues between President Obama and congressional republicans as the debt ceiling crisis looms, an estimated 800,000 federal government workers nationwide have been put on furlough, and the new online health insurance exchanges open for business. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times. 

 

August 2, 2013

Weekly Show

As Congress prepares to start its month-long August recess, it is on track to being the least productive in history. What will it take to get the White House and Congress to break through the Washington gridlock? Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Jackie Calmes, The New York Times and John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News.

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. 

June 28, 2013

Weekly Show

The Supreme Court handed down decisions this week on key social issues including same sex marriage, affirmative action and voting rights. What are the legal, political and policy effects of these landmark decisions? Joining Gwen: Pete Williams, NBC News; Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Dan Balz, Washington Post; and Amy Walter, Cook Political Report. 

 

From the Vault: NSA Domestic Surveillance

Vault Show

With recent revelations about the National Security Agency's expansive data-collection efforts, we look in our vault to May 12, 2006, when our panelists discussed the fallout over a secret NSA program that tracked and saved a database of millions of phone calls during the Bush administration. The discussion – seven year ago—highlights an historic debate over how far the government should go in surveillance of Americans .

April 26, 2013

Weekly Show

The latest on the Boston bombing investigation and the U.S. assessment that Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria used chemical weapons. Also, U.S. Senator Max Baucus will not be seeking re-election. Plus, the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; James Kitfield, National Journal; Susan Davis, USA Today; Dan Balz, Washington Post.

November 9, 2012

Weekly Show

The roundtable analyzes how President Obama was re-elected and how changing demographics played a key role. Also, we examine the looming fiscal cliff crisis. Plus, we look at the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus after admitting to an affair. Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and PBS; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Beth Reinhard, National Journal.

PBS NewsHour: Poll Numbers Sliding, Mitt Romney Plans to Offer Policy Specifics

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In an effort to combat sliding poll numbers, the Romney Campaign announced that Mitt Romney would address voters' hunger for specificity, planning to give more detail on parts of his policy platform. Gwen Ifill talks to USA Today's Susan Page and the Washington Post's Dan Balz on whether this strategy shift can win over voters.