Washington Week - Season 2010

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Episode Guide

  • Washington Week 01.01.10
    Washington Week 01.01.10
    Episode 01.1.10
    Look back at 2009 and look ahead to 2010 with our Washington Week regulars.
  • Washington Week 01.08.10
    Washington Week 01.08.10
    Episode 01.8.10
    The declassified report on security lapses, negotiations to reconcile House and Senate health care bills, open seats and the 2010 political landscape.
  • Washington Week 01.15.10
    Washington Week 01.15.10
    Episode 01.15.10
    This week Gwen and the panel discuss the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, Haiti's history, new bank fees, and the Massachusetts senate race.
  • Washington Week 01.29.10
    Washington Week 01.29.10
    Episode 01.29.10
    Analysis of President Obama's focus on domestic issues including jobs, healthcare and his calls for greater cooperation on Capitol Hill.
  • Washington Week 02.05.10
    Washington Week 02.05.10
    Episode 02.5.10
    Mr. Obama fights for agenda despite partisan divide, new details on Christmas terror plot, "Don't Ask Don't Tell" review begins.
  • Washington Week 02.12.19
    Washington Week 02.12.19
    Episode 02.12.10
    Bipartisan thaw, the president's overtures and GOP skepticism, the focus on the new jobs bill and Iran's taunting of the west.
  • Washington Week 02.19.10
    Episode 02.19.10
    This week Gwen and the panel discuss the retirement of Sen. Evan Bayh, the ramifications for the 2010 elections, the stimulus one year later and the newly-announced debt reduction commission.
  • February 26, 2010
    February 26, 2010
    Episode 02.25.10
    This week Gwen and the panel discuss the health care summit, the Toyota hearings and the recently-passed jobs bill.
  • March 5, 2010
    March 5, 2010
    Episode 03.4.10
    Gwen and the panel discuss the scandals facing Democrats, including New York Governor David Paterson and Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY). The panel also breaks down the health care debate, the new unemployment numbers and the debate over financial reform legislation.
  • March 12, 2010
    March 12, 2010
    Episode 03.11.10
    This week Gwen and the panel discuss the administration's final health care push, the influential role of the Blue Dog Democrats, the messy exit of Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) and the the role of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
  • March 19, 2010
    March 19, 2010
    Episode 03.18.10
    Gwen and the panel examine the particulars, the process, and the hurdles that remain in the countdown to health care reform.
  • March 26, 2010
    March 26, 2010
    Episode 03.25.10
    The roundtable reports on historic healthcare legislation, the standoff between the U.S. and Israel over Jewish settlements, and a new nuclear arms reduction agreement with Russia.
  • April 2, 2010
    April 2, 2010
    Episode 04.1.10
    The panel discusses the president's energy announcement, his first trip to Afghanistan, the recently announced job numbers and the Hutaree militia.
  • April 9, 2010
    April 9, 2010
    Episode 04.8.10
    This week Gwen and the panel will discuss Justice John Paul Stevens' announcement that he will retire this summer, the recently-signed START treaty, recent developments in Afghanistan, and the debate within the Republican Party over the Tea Party and RNC Chairman Michael Steele.
  • April 16, 2010
    April 16, 2010
    Episode 04.15.10
    This week, Gwen and the panel discuss taxes, mixed signals on the economy, the battle over financial reform, plus Palin's Tea Party, Supreme Court politics, and President Obama's foreign policy agenda
  • April 23, 2010
    April 23, 2010
    Episode 04.22.10
    This week, Gwen will discuss Obama's message to Wall Street, the Senate scrambles on finance reform, the state of the auto industry, and the push for energy reform.
  • April 30,2010
    April 30,2010
    Episode 04.29.10
    The panel discusses the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico and the implications for the President's energy policy, immigration, Florida politics and financial reform.
  • May 7, 2010
    May 7, 2010
    Episode 05.6.10
    The panel discusses the homegrown terror threat to New York City, the man-made disaster in the Gulf, and a high-stakes election overseas.
  • May 14, 2010
    May 14, 2010
    Episode 05.13.10
    A week of rapidly developing stories, including the President's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to The Supreme Court, President Hamid Karzai's visit to Washington, the continuing oil spill in the Gulf and its effects on energy policy, the upcoming primary elections in Pennsylvania and Arkansas this weekend and incumbent Republican's loss in the Utah primaries.moreless
  • May 21, 2010
    May 21, 2010
    Episode 05.20.10
    It's all politics around the table this week with the panel discussing the results from primary elections in Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Kentucky.
  • May 28, 2010
    May 28, 2010
    Episode 05.27.10
    Oil continues to spill into the Gulf as the President turns up the heat on his response to the crisis. Congress votes to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell and tension continues to mount between North and South Korea.
  • June 4, 2010
    June 4, 2010
    Episode 06.3.10
    A roundtable discussion on how President Obama is juggling both domestic and international challenges, including the oil spill in the Gulf and new tensions in the Middle East.
  • June 11, 2010
    June 11, 2010
    Episode 06.10.10
    The panel takes on the politics of the Gulf oil spill, Tuesday's election results and what they could mean for November. And are Democrats beginning to distance themselves from the President?
  • June 18, 2010
    June 18, 2010
    Episode 06.18.10
    In his first Oval Office address to the nation on Tuesday, President Obama reiterated his pledge to hold BP fully accountable for the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. Then on Wednesday, he met with BP executives at the White House...
  • June 25, 2010
    June 25, 2010
    Episode 06.25.10
    This week, Gwen and the panel discuss General Stanley McChrystal's dismissal as commander of military forces in Afghanistan after the now infamous Rolling Stone Magazine article; the ground-breaking financial reform legislation about to become law; and the trends that primary election results are signaling for the mid-term elections this November.
  • July 2, 2010
    July 2, 2010
    Episode 07.2.10
    This week, Gwen and the panel analyze the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan; the Supreme Court's controversial 5-4 decision on handgun ownership; the latest economic and employment news; and the President's push to refocus on some of his high priority issues like climate change and immigration reform. Plus, remembering Senator Robert Byrd.moreless
  • July 9, 2010
    July 9, 2010
    Episode 07.9.10
    This week, Gwen and the panel review the Cold War era spy swap between the US and Russia; the relationship between the US and Israel in the wake of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington; and the jockeying for advantage between Republicans and Democrats leading up to this November's mid-term elections.moreless
  • July 16, 2010
    July 16, 2010
    Episode 07.16.10
    This week, a discussion of the financial reform legislation passed this week; the recent polls and political in-fighting between the White House and House Democrats; The ripple effect of the recession; the latest developments in Afghanistan under new commander David Petraeus. Panelists include: Eamon Javers-CNBC, Dan Balz-The Washington Post, Doyle McManus-The LA Times and Martha Raddatz-ABC News.moreless
  • July 23, 2010
    July 23, 2010
    Episode 07.23.10
    While the President focused on the economy, two major accomplishments were overshadowed somewhat by the hasty firing of an unknown government official. Plus, has the expanded US intelligence community become too big? Panelists include: John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times, Naftali Bendavid of the Wall Street Journal, Michael Duffy of TIME Magazine and Dana Priest of The Washington Post.moreless
  • July 30, 2010
    July 30, 2010
    Episode 07.30.10
    This week, Democratic hand-wringing over Rep. Charles Rangel's (D-NY) ethics charges; push-back by GOP and Dems to Obama priorities; both sides try to figure out the next steps in the Arizona immigration battle & what the leak of classified documents on the Afghanistan war really means. Panelists include: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Pete Williams, NBC News; and Martha Raddatz, ABC News.moreless
  • August 6, 2010
    August 6, 2010
    Episode 08.6.10
    The unemployment rate continues to be stagnant while the Obama Administration and Congress grapple with how to create new jobs. The Supreme Court has a new justice as Elena Kagan was confirmed by the Senate, but a ruling on California's ban against same-sex marriage could take the case to the high court. Panelists include: Eamon Javers of CNBC, Joan Biskupic of USA Today & Gloria Borger of CNN.moreless
  • August 13, 2010
    August 13, 2010
    Episode 08.13.10
    Reading the tea leaves on this week's primary election results, the uproar about Defense Secretary Robert Gates cutting his budget and a look at whether Washington works. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz of the Washington Post, Charles Babington of the Associated Press, Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, and Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair.moreless
  • August 20, 2010
    August 20, 2010
    Episode 08.20.10
    The US tries to jump-start the Middle-East peace process; American combat troops wind up their mission in Iraq; campaign fundraising kicks into high gear for the mid-term elections; and is America Islamophobic? Joining Gwen tonight: Helene Cooper of the NY Times, Martha Raddatz of ABC News, Jeanne Cummings of POLITICO and Michael Duffy of TIME Magazine.moreless
  • August 27, 2010
    August 27, 2010
    Episode 08.27.10
    Outsiders make news in AK & FL primaries, while John McCain bucked the trend in AZ. The war of words on the economy heats up as House GOP Leader John Boehner fires the latest salvo. And federal funding of embryonic stem cell research is halted. Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post; Charles Babington of the Associated Press; Eamon Javers of CNBC; and Pete Williams of NBC News join Gwen.moreless
  • September 3, 2010
    September 3, 2010
    Episode 09.3.10
    This week, the President characterized the end of US combat in Iraq as turning the page. But what does the next chapter include? Fixing the economy looms large, mid-term elections are around the corner & Mid-East peace is also on the agenda. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz (Washington Post); Deborah Solomon (Wall Street Journal); Doyle McManus (LA Times) & John Dickerson (SLATE Magazine & CBS News).moreless
  • September 10, 2010
    September 10, 2010
    Episode 09.10.10
    Anxiety, fear, insecurity illustrated by continued slow economic growth, looming mid-terms elections and a Florida pastor's threats to burn the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks made for an unsettled week in Washington. Joining Gwen around the table: Jackie Calmes (New York Times), David Wessel (Wall Street Journal), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) and Michael Duffy (TIME Magazine).moreless
  • September 17, 2010
    September 17, 2010
    Episode 09.17.10
    Little-known, Tea Party-backed candidate Christine O'Donnell surprisingly won the GOP Senate nomination in Delaware this week. Was it another reminder that establishment, Washington-connected politicians are in trouble, and will it be a "wave election" this year? Dan Balz (Washington Post), John Dickerson (SLATE & CBS), Jeanne Cummings (Politico) & John Harwood (CNBC & New York Times) join Gwen.moreless
  • September 24, 2010
    September 24, 2010
    Episode 09.24.10
    The recession officially ended 15 months ago, but Americans don't believe it's over. Jackie Calmes (New York Times) and Naftali Bendavid (Wall Street Journal) discuss the Dem & GOP election-year strategies on the economy. Nancy Youssef (McClatchy Newspapers) has details of the 'Don't Ask-Don't Tell' vote in the Senate. Tom Gjelten (NPR) on the UN speeches from both the US and Iranian presidents.moreless
  • October 1, 2010
    October 1, 2010
    Episode 10.1.10
    The White House and both parties face a critical month ahead as Congress leaves Washington and the midterm campaigns begin in earnest. Joining Gwen to discuss the uncertainty facing Democrats, the President hits the campaign trail and Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel exits: Gloria Borger (CNN), Jeff Zeleny (New York Times), Susan Davis (National Journal) & Christi Parsons (Chicago Tribune).moreless
  • October 8, 2010
    October 8, 2010
    Episode 10.8.10
    As both parties rush to fire up their bases, can Democrats regain their footing by November? Peter Baker (New York Times) and Michael Duffy (Time Magazine) discuss party strategies and the latest polling. David Wessel (Wall Street Journal) looks at why the economic recovery has stalled. And Joan Biskupic (USA Today) on whether protesting at military funerals constitutes free speech.moreless
  • October 15, 2010
    October 15, 2010
    Episode 10.15.10
    Pulling out all the stops, Obama and Biden campaign hard while Republicans reach astonishing funding highs. Major Garrett of National Journal looks at vulnerable House races; Jeanne Cummings of Politico on midterm fundraising and spending; John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and CBS News analyzes the NV Senate race; and Nancy Youssef of McClatchy News on gays in the military.moreless
  • October 22, 2010
    October 22, 2010
    Episode 10.22.10
    Accusations and attack ads abound as midterm races get down to the wire. Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) reports on California's contentious elections, Doyle McManus (Los Angeles Times) analyzes the too-close-to-call PA Senate race, Charles Babington (AP) discusses Obama's last-minute campaign blitz. And Kate Zernike (New York Times) looks at the Tea Party's impact on the 2010 elections.moreless
  • October 29, 2010
    October 29, 2010
    Episode 10.29.10
    With just days until the elections, candidates unleash a final avalanche of accusations and ads. A look at the landscape and the final push to energize voters. Dan Balz (Washington Post), Jeanne Cummings (Politico), Major Garrett (National Journal) & Jeff Zeleny (New York Times) report on races to watch, unprecedented campaign spending, & look ahead to the post-Election Day political landscape.moreless
  • November 5, 2010
    November 5, 2010
    Episode 11.5.10
    Analysis of the election fallout, newly divided Congress, possible partisan gridlock and power plays on Capitol Hill, plus Washington Week remembers long-time panelist Charles McDowell. Covering the remarkable political week: Michael Duffy (Time Magazine), Peter Baker (The New York Times), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) and John Harris (Politico).
  • November 12, 2010
    November 12, 2010
    Episode 11.12.10
    Election fallout continues: the President faces challenges abroad and George W. Bush focuses on his legacy. Jackie Calmes (NY Times) on the deficit commission's draft proposals, Naftali Bendavid (Wall Street Journal) examines leadership battles in Congress, Tom Gjelten (NPR) analyzes the global economy as Mr. Obama travels to Asia, and Martha Raddatz (ABC News) on the Bush memoir.moreless
  • November 19, 2010
    November 19, 2010
    Episode 11.19.10
    Conflict looms in Washington over tax cuts, the budget, and a nuclear arms treaty. Janet Hook (Wall Street Journal) & John Harwood (CNBC & NY Times) analyze the biggest issues before Congress, and the public's perceptions of the new Washington. David Sanger (NY Times) discusses the troubled new START treaty & Pete Williams (NBC News) on the civilian trial of Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Ghailani.moreless
  • November 26, 2010
    November 26, 2010
    Episode 11.26.10
    There's a full plate for Washington after the Thanksgiving break with challenges at home & abroad. Peter Baker (New York Times) on domestic and foreign policy issues for President Obama; John Dickerson (Slate Magazine and CBS News) on Sarah Palin's 2012 ambitions; & Joan Biskupic (USA Today) on cases of immigration and veterans' rights before a Supreme Court with a new justice on the bench.moreless
  • December 03, 2010
    December 03, 2010
    Episode 12.3.10
    President Obama visits Afghanistan while conflict continues at home over tax cuts, jobless benefits and cutting the deficit. Yochi Dreazen (National Journal) discusses Obama's surprise trip to Afghanistan. John Harwood (CNBC & NY Times) details the fights between Obama and the GOP on taxes. Doyle McManus (LA Times) reports on the effects of the new secretive document disclosure from WikiLeaks.moreless
  • December 10, 2010
    December 10, 2010
    Episode 12.10.10
    House Democrats turned against President Obama because of his tax compromise with the GOP. Gwen Ifill discusses the deadlock in the current lame duck congress with Jackie Calmes (NY Times) Charles Babington (Associated Press) and Lori Montgomery (Washington Post). Also, Tom Gjelten (NPR) reports on the latest news surrounding the WikiLeaks disclosures, including the arrest of Julian Assange.moreless
  • December 17, 2010
    December 17, 2010
    Episode 12.17.10
    Congress passes a tax deal compromise; the administration's assessment of the war in Afghanistan; and could a Federal judge's ruling jeopardize the Obama's healthcare overhaul? Plus, the legacy of diplomat Richard Holbrooke. Joining Gwen this week: Janet Hook (Wall Street Journal), Pete Williams (NBC News), Martha Raddatz (ABC News), and Doyle McManus, (LA Times).moreless
  • December 24, 2010
    December 24, 2010
    Episode 12.24.10
    During a very busy last week of the lame-duck session, Congress repeals "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and passes the START treaty as well as additional benefits for 9/11 first responders and survivors. But not everything President Obama wanted from Congress came to pass. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker (NY Times), Dan Balz (Washington Post), Gloria Borger (CNN) and Susan Davis (National Journal).moreless
  • December 31, 2010
    December 31, 2010
    Episode 12.31.10
    Will a new year bring more bipartisanship and less gridlock to Washington? This week, Michael Duffy (TIME Magazine), Todd Purdum (Vanity Fair), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post), and David Wessel (Wall Street Journal) join Gwen to discuss the major political stories of 2010 and the issues to watch in 2011 including a new Congress, legal challenges to health care reform, and the economic recovery.moreless