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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. 

Watching Obama for Signs of Change

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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.

Romney Adviser Takes U.S. Political Debate Overseas

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A senior economic adviser to Mitt Romney criticized President Obama and his policy toward crisis-torn Europe, and Germany in particular, in an op-ed article in a leading German newspaper on Saturday, raising the question of the propriety of taking America’s political fights into international affairs.

When a Boy Found a Familiar Feel in a Pat of the Head of State

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For decades at the White House, photographs of the president at work and at play have hung throughout the West Wing, and each print soon gives way to a more recent shot. But one picture of President Obama remains after three years.

From the Vault: 2008 Cleveland Town Hall

Vault Show

Ohio was considered one of the most important swing state of the 2008 presidential race and is gearing up to be just as important in 2012. This week, as Washington Week hosts our first-ever Electronic Town Hall, with audiences in Ohio and Oregon, we ask if the issues that were important to voters in 2008 different than those in 2012? Take a look back at our Road Show from Cleveland, Ohio in 2008.

Americas Meeting Ends With Discord Over Cuba

On The Radar

A summit meeting of Western Hemisphere nations ended without a final statement of consensus on Sunday, after the United States and some Latin American nations remained sharply divided over whether to continue excluding Cuba from such gatherings.
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Obama Won’t Order Ban on Gay Bias by Employers

On The Radar

President Obama disappointed and vexed gay supporters on Wednesday with his decision, conveyed to activists by a senior adviser, not to sign an executive order banning discrimination by employers with federal contracts.
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Obama Goes on Offensive Over Taxes on Wealthy

On The Radar

All but certain now that his Republican opponent will be Mitt Romney, President Obama has made his proposed “Buffett Rule” minimum tax for the wealthiest Americans like Mr. Romney a centerpiece of his re-election campaign, defying the political risk of being seen as a tax-and-spender by wary voters.
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