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August 8, 2014

Weekly Show

The U.S. has started military engagement in Northern Iraq, Secy. John Kerry is in Afghanistan to push for a national election resolution, and the latest public opinion polls show Americans remain frustrated with the government. Joining Gwen: Nancy Youssef, McClatchy Paper; Michael Crowley; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report. 

 

May 2, 2014

Weekly Show

New job numbers were released Friday, the latest U.S. sanctions on Russia, a new poll thats finds Americans want less foreign engagement and a look at North Carolina's senate election. Joining Gwen: Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal; Jim Tankersley, Washington Post, Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics and Charles Babington, Associated Press.

February 7, 2014

Weekly Show

The latest political battle over healthcare sparked by a recent CBO report, why Democrats aren't promoting Obamacare successes, January job numbers & stock market anxiety plus a closer look at the 2014 political battle lines. Joining Gwen: Jim Tankersley, Washington Post; Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal; Beth Reinhard, National Journal; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times

 

December 27, 2013

Weekly Show

We take pause for the holidays to look back at the big stories of 2013 from the start of Obama's second term and the continued partisan deadlock in Washington to attempts by the GOP to reorganize after the elections of 2012. Gwen talks with 16 regular Washington Week panelists to get their perspective and analysis on the stories that shaped 2013.

December 20, 2013

Weekly Show

President Obama met with the White House press for his end of year news conference; a new review on NSA practices; a rare budget deal in Congress and a look at the economy's standing at year's end.  Joining Gwen: Susan Davis, USA Today; Pete Williams, NBC News; Greg Ip, The Economist; Dan Balz, Washington Post.

December 6, 2013

Weekly Show

The positive November job numbers and what it means for the U.S. economic recovery, Obama’s continued push to sell the Affordable Care Act, the impact of the ruling to allow Detroit to apply for bankruptcy, and remembering Nelson Mandela. Joining Gwen: Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Michael Fletcher, Washington Post.

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.

November 8, 2013

Weekly Show

We examine the takeaways of the 2013 elections in the lead up to 2014 and 2016; the strategy to get healthcare.gov repaired while also educating the public about Obamacare; the political battle to pass ENDA; and analysis of he October jobs numbers. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate Magazine/CBS News; Christie Parsons, Tribune News; Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.

 

July 26, 2013

Weekly Show

Obama pledged to focus on the economy and helping working-class Americans, the Justice Department's strategy to challenge discriminatory voting laws, the latest on Edward Snowden, and Anthony Weiner's choice to stay in the New York City mayoral race. Joining NBC News’ Pete Williams: John Harwood, CNBC and New York Times; Carrie Johnson, NPR; Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Molly Ball, The Atlantic.

America's Jobs Report: Not Swooning, Not Soaring

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WILL America be fourth time lucky? A better-than-expected jobs report for April has soothed fears that the economy was swooning, as it has in the spring or summer of each of the last three years. The relief sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average over 15,000 and the S&P 500 over 1,600 for the first time.