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November 29, 2013

Weekly Show

We asked our viewers to send us videos about the most important issues to them from the healthcare debate to the state of the economy. We’ll have answers to their questions and analysis from some of the top journalists in Washington. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Peter Baker, The New York Times;and Michael Duffy, Time Magazine.

In the Webcast Extra: the conversation continues online as we answer more of the questions our viewers sent in on topics like healthcare and gerrymandering. Also, the panelists analyze the recent Iran nuclear deal.

Counting Down to the Sequester

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Now touring, the debt duo, Simpson-Bowles

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Theirs is an improbable buddy act that is making for unlikely entertainment from campuses to corporations on a most serious subject: the federal debt. The proof of their appeal: some business groups pay them $40,000 each per appearance. Really. To discuss budgets and baselines.

Senate works on financial cliff options

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As congressional leaders prepare to meet Friday morning at the White House to discuss the looming “fiscal cliff,” much of Washington is focused on the potential for compromise between President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio).

Obama says no ‘red lines’ on top tax rate, signaling some flexibility in debt talks

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President Obama cracked open the door to compromise with Republicans on tax rates for the nation’s wealthiest households Wednesday, saying he is “open to new ideas” for increasing their tax bills without letting the top rate rise as scheduled in January to 39.6 percent.

The fiscal cliff: Will Obama, Congress cut budget deal?

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Five people will gather Friday inside the White House to begin making decisions that could affect the pocketbooks of 315 million Americans.

After Obama’s reelection, overtures from Republicans on debt negotiations

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Less than 24 hours after the election, President Obama and congressional leaders moved with alacrity Wednesday to show flexibility in solving the nation’s biggest economic problems and recast Washington’s often divisive politics.

Democrats try to regroup in wake of the debate

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After President Obama's disappointing debate performance, Wednesday, some Democratic strategists lamented that Obama missed opportunities to strike at what they saw as his GOP rival's inconsistencies on policy matters.

A Portrait Of A Country Awash In 'Red Ink'

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As the federal debt balloons, reducing it would seem more and more pressing. Yet policymakers remain far apart. Debt, deficit and budget rhetoric is often accompanied by numbers cherry-picked to support a particular political view.    But a new book by Wall Street Journal economics writer David Wessel lays out the numbers that both political parties face.

May 18, 2012

Weekly Show

As attacks fly between President Obama and Mitt Romney, a conservative super PAC’s developed a controversial Rev. Wright ad campaign. Plus, is Congress heading towards another partisan debt-ceiling showdown? Also, JP Morgan’s losses and Wall Street regulation. Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; John Harwood, CNBC/NY Times.