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September 12, 2014

Weekly Show

Analysis of President Obama's anti-terror strategy, Congress' outlook, and the U.S. public opinion toward the threat from ISIS. Also, why has Obama put immigration reform on the backburner? Joining Gwen Ifill: James Kitfield; National Journal; Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; and Carrie Budoff Brown, POLITICO.

August 1, 2014

Weekly Show

Analysis of the politics and pitfalls Congress faced this week trying to address critical domestic issues and the ongoing diplomatic efforts by the U.S. and European nations to find lasting solutions to the Ukraine and Israel-Gaza crises despite global instability.Joining Gwen: Molly Ball, The Atlantic; Robert Costa, Washington Post; Yochi Dreazen, Foreign Policy magazine; Elise Labott, CNN.

 

July 25, 2014

Weekly Show

We examine the options being considered by the United States and European nations to address the number of international crises, and Obama addresses the recent surge of children illegally entering the U.S. and immigration reform . Joining Gwen: Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times, Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspaper and Peter Baker of The New York Times.

 

July 18, 2014

Weekly Show

The multiple foreign policy challenges facing the Obama administration including the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. Also, the latest on the investigation into the Malaysian Airlines crash. Joining Gwen Ifill: John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times, Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; Yochi Dreazen, Foreign Policy; Michael Crowley, TIME

 

July 11, 2014

Weekly Show

President Obama proposed a $3.7 billion plan to address the surge of illegal immigrants, the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas, and Germany's decision to expel a CIA station chief in Berlin in response to more cases of U.S. Joining Gwen Ifill: Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post; Fawn Johnson, National Journal; Mark Mazetti, New York Times; Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News

June 27, 2014

Weekly Show

Four significant Supreme Court decisions this week including suspects' rights & abortion clinic protests, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi survives a strong tea-party challenge, and a first person account on the worsening situation in Iraq. Joining Gwen: Pete Williams, NBC News; Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Dan Balz, Washington Post.

June 20, 2014

Weekly Show

President Obama said Thursday the U.S. will provide military assets to support Iraqi security forces fighting ISIS insurgents but no combat troops. Plus, how will Obama's record-low approval ratings affect the midterms? And House Republicans elect new leaders. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, New York Times, Nancy Youssef, Michael Crowley, TIME Magazine; Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal; Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post. 

June 13, 2014

Weekly Show

President Obama addresses the growing violence in Iraq. House Republicans regroup after the defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor to tea party upstart David Brat. And Defense Sec. Hagel defends the Bergdahl swap as the former Taliban captive returns to the U.S. Joining Gwen: Nancy Youssef, McClatchy; John Harwood, CNBC; Robert Costa, Washington Post; Mark Mazzetti; New York Times.

Rise of the Tea Party in 2010

Vault Show

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.

June 6, 2014

Weekly Show

The controversial prisoner swap that freed Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban commanders, and two high-profile GOP Senate primaries, Iowa and Mississippi, where six-term incumbent Thad Cochran is now facing a runoff election with tea party challenger Chris McDaniel. Joining Gwen: Molly Ball, The Atlantic; Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post; David Sanger, The New York Times.