Washington Week - Season 40

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  • November 09, 2007
    November 09, 2007
    Episode 45
    11/9/07
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    Topics include: Race For The White House; Crisis In Pakistan; Oil Prices.
  • November 02, 2007
    November 02, 2007
    Episode 44
    11/2/07
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    Discussing the current political issues.
  • October 26, 2007
    October 26, 2007
    Episode 43
    10/26/07
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    Topics include: California Wildfires; Tensions in the Middle East; Blackwater Investigations; Health Care in the Presidential Campaigns.
  • October 19, 2007
    October 19, 2007
    Episode 42
    10/19/07
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    Topics include: Bush's Approval Rates; State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP); Vladimir Putin Confronting U.S. Foreign Policies; GOP Presidential Race.
  • October 12, 2007
    October 12, 2007
    Episode 41
    10/12/07
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    Washington Week talks to Wall Street Journal Senior Contributing Writer and CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood about the presidential candidates during the debate and reports on the clashes and common ground among the GOP contenders when it comes to economic policy. Washington Post National Political Correspondent Dan Balz speaks about his meeting with Senator Hillary Clinton. NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams examines two cases before the Supreme Court this week - one dealing with the rights of disabled school children and the other with the rights of a Mexican murderer on death row and the debate over international law and U.S. judicial authority. National Journal Environment Reporter Margaret Kriz explains why environmental issues aren't getting much traction in the presidential contest.moreless
  • October 05, 2007
    October 05, 2007
    Episode 40
    10/5/07
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    Washington Week talks to Associated Press Congressional Correspondent Charles Babington about why many Republicans are split on the issue of expanding health insurance for lower income children and distancing themselves from the White House. CNN Senior Political Analyst and U.S. News & World Report Columnist Gloria Borger reports on how the Clinton campaign has opened a chasm in the Democratic race and how many of the Republican contenders are not only taking aim at the Democratic frontrunner but also distancing themselves from President Bush. U.S. News & World Report Senior Writer Linda Robinson with updates on the investigation of the gun-toting contractors of Blackwater and why the State Department is so dependent on them. USA Today Supreme Court Correspondent Joan Biskupic reports on why Clarance Thomas decided to open up about his childhood in the segregated South, his early career in Washington, and what he calls the hypocrisy he witnessed during his contentious confirmation hearings.moreless
  • September 28, 2007
    September 28, 2007
    Episode 39
    9/28/07
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    Washington Week talks to USA Today Senior Diplomatic Correspondent Barbara Slavin, who met with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York, about how the international community plans to pursue a third round of sanctions despite the Iranian leaders’ declaration that “the nuclear issue of Iran is now closed”. Politico Chief Lobbying and Money Reporter Jeanne Cummings analyses the fundraising numbers for the presidential campaign. National Journal Political Correspondent James Barnes examines the unusually long, 7-month gap between the early primaries that could unofficially clinch both major parties' presidential nominations and the official kickoff of the 2008 general election campaign. New York Times Supreme Court Correspondent Linda Greenhouse explains why Supreme Court's decision on how the Americans vote will be one of the most closely watched cases before the high court.moreless
  • September 21, 2007
    September 21, 2007
    Episode 38
    9/21/07
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    Washington Week talks to Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris about the state of the health care reform and how it will play into the 2008 presidential election. Wall Street Journal Senior Contributing Writer and CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood reports on the housing market meltdown and how to prevent a recession. NBC News Congressional Correspondent Michael Viqueira reports on another major setback for Democrats in their efforts to change the course of U.S. strategy in Iraq. ABC News Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas reports on why Preisdent Bush’s nomination of Michael B. Mukasey to be the next Attorney General is significant.moreless
  • September 14, 2007
    September 14, 2007
    Episode 37
    9/14/07
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    Washington Week talks to ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Martha Raddatz about her 14th trip to Iraq and her perspective to Petraeus’ testimony and the President Bush’s future Iraq strategy. Washington Post National Political Correspondent Dan Balz reports on how Presidential candidates Biden, Clinton, Dodd, McCain & Obama all tried to use the Petraeus testimony before Congress as a platform for the broader debate on the war in Iraq. Los Angeles Times Political Correspondent Tom Hamburger has the latest on the probe into Norman Hsu’s political fundraising activities and why it has prompted some presidential campaigns to now launch criminal background checks of major campaign fundraisers. Associated Press Congressional Correspondent Charles Babington reports on how an unpopular war, scandals, plus a number of key retirements and resignations are all adding to an uphill battle for the GOP next year.moreless
  • September 07, 2007
    September 07, 2007
    Episode 36
    9/7/07
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    Washington Week talks to CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent and Wall Street Journal Senior Contributing Writer John Harwood about Fred Thompson’s official start in the presidential campaign and his strategy to make up for lost time and compete with frontrunners Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and the crowed field of GOP contenders. The Politico Chief Money & Lobbying Correspondent Jeanne Cummings reports on the GOP’s new mission to restore the party’s conservative reputation after corruption, sex scandals, a difficult war and an unpopular president. And Time Magazine Assistant Managing Editor Michael Duffy reports on what is and isn't working, when troop withdrawals may begin, and whether Iraqis are to blame. New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger reports on how the Bush administration is shifting the terms for measuring progress in Iraq.moreless
  • August 31, 2007
    August 31, 2007
    Episode 35
    8/31/07
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    Washington Week speaks to NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams about the Gonzales departure, his legacy and what it means for justice and security issues in the final 17-months of the Bush presidency. Slate Magazine Chief Political Reporter John Dickerson analyzes the reaction and the fallout of the charges against Senator Larry Craig both for the GOP and the 2008 presidential race. Time Magazine Political Reporter Karen Tumulty sorta out the leap-frogging that's going on by each state in an attempt to be relevant, and how the candidates in both parties are trying to walk the fine line of campaigning while still being loyal to their respective parties. And Los Angeles Times Washington Bureau Chief Doyle McManus with context to the developments of the week.moreless
  • August 24, 2007
    August 24, 2007
    Episode 34
    8/24/07
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    Washington Week speaks to ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Martha Raddatz about the growing tension between the U.S. and Iraq over the embattled Maliki and the Iraqi government’s ability to quell sectarian violence. Washington Post Correspondent Jeffrey Birnbaum examines the different proposals the presidential candidates are pushing to strengthen the housing market and help prevent foreclosures. U.S. News and World Report Columnist Gloria Borger about how the outspoken spouses of many of the current presidential candidates may influence the 2008 election. And Time Magazine Assistant Managing Editor Michael Duffy on the issue of "faith" in the presidential race for the White House.moreless
  • August 17, 2007
    August 17, 2007
    Episode 33
    8/17/07
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    Washington Week talks to National Journal National Security Correspondent James Kitfield about the surge in sectarian violence in Iraq and how the U.S. is working with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to help him save his crumbling government and secure the country. NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams reports on the unique circumstances of the arrest of Jose Padilla and the impact his conviction may have on the prosecution of other suspected terrorists. Wall Street Journal Chief Political Correspondent Jackie Calmes examines the legacy of Karl Rove as a political strategist who changed the way Republicans run campaigns. Then Washington Post National Political Correspondent Dan Balz takes a closer look at the presidential candidates for the Race for the White House.moreless
  • August 10, 2007
    August 10, 2007
    Episode 32
    8/10/07
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    Washington Week asks Washington Post White House Correspondent Peter Baker about his meeting with President Bush on how to make the economy more stable. Time Magazine National Political Correspondent Karen Tumulty talks about her meeting with Rudy Giuliani and the Iowa straw poll. Bloomberg News State Department Correspondent Janine Zacharia reports on the difficult situation in Pakistan.moreless
  • August 03, 2007
    August 03, 2007
    Episode 31
    8/3/07
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    Washington Week discusses what Washington might be able to do to prevent further tragedies like the bridge collapse in Minnesota and whether America's aging infrastracture is really a priority amongst legislators. Associated Press Congressional Correspondent Charles Babington has the latest on the landmark ethics and lobbying reform bill. ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Martha Raddatz analyses the administration's strategy of troop surge and the hopes that the renewed outreach to the Middle Ease can change the dynamic in Iraq and the region. And Washington Post National Political Correspondent Dan Balz with updates on the latest developments in the race for the White House.moreless
  • July 27, 2007
    July 27, 2007
    Episode 30
    7/27/07
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    Washington Week talks to CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent and Wall Street Journal Senior Contributing Writer John Harwood about this week's public debate between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama over each other’s foreign policy credentials. Los Angeles Times Washington Bureau Chief Doyle McManus explains why presidential hopefuls are taking very different worldviews on the war on terror. Then NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams with updates on the widening investigation and political clash between Congress and the Bush administration over Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the firing of federal prosecuters. Washington Post Political Reporter and Columnist David Broder reports on why the future of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) could affect Medicare and the price of cigarettes.moreless
  • July 20, 2007
    July 20, 2007
    Episode 29
    7/20/07
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    Washington Week discusses with Time Magazine Assistant Managing Editor Michael Duffy what would really happen in Iraq if a pullout of the U.S. troops began tomorrow. New York Times National Security Correspondent Mark Mazzetti examines the newly released intelligence report on the resurgence of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Politico’s Chief Money & Lobbying Correspondent Jeanne Cummings analyzes the presidential race for 2008, and why Democrats are outpacing Republicans. And Wall Street Journal Deputy Washington Bureau Chief David Wessel explains the ups and downs of a robust economy.moreless
  • July 13, 2007
    July 13, 2007
    Episode 28
    7/13/07
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    Washington Week talks to White House Correspondent Peter Baker from The Washington Post about the Bush administration’s new report on the strategy in Iraq. National Journal Foreign Affairs and National Security Correspondent James Kitfield provides a reality check. NBC News Congressional Correspondent Michael Viqueira reports on the growing Republican revolt on Capitol Hill as lawmakers agitate for withdrawal. At the end of the show US News & World Report Columnist Gloria Borger examines how John McCain is struggling to keep his campaign alive.moreless
  • July 06, 2007
    July 06, 2007
    Episode 27
    7/6/07
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    Washington Week broadcasts from the historic Hotel Jerome in Aspen and includes the following topics: the raising and spending of millions for the campaign trail, Bill Clinton's return and Scooter Libby's get-out-of-jail card. Gwen Ifill is joined by Dan Balz, National Political Correspondent for The Washington Post, John Dickerson, Chief Political Correspondent for Slate Magazine, Martha Raddatz, Senior White House Correspondent for ABC News, and Alexis Simendinger, White House Correspondent for National Journal.moreless
  • June 29, 2007
    June 29, 2007
    Episode 26
    6/29/07
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    Topics include: Showdown Between Congress And The White House Over Subpoenas; Recent Supreme Court Decisions; GOP Support For President Bush's Iraq War Strategy.
  • June 22, 2007
    June 22, 2007
    Episode 25
    6/22/07
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    Topics include: U.S. Response To The Fatah-Hamas Split; Troop Surge In Iraq; Fred Thompson's Likely Presidential Bid; Possible Presidential Candidacies Of Michael Bloomberg, Al Gore And Newt Gingrich.
  • June 15, 2007
    June 15, 2007
    Episode 24
    6/15/07
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    Topics include: Iraq's Sectarian Violence; General David Petraeus' September Progress Report; Immigration Reform; Controversy Over The Firing Of Federal Prosecutors; Poll About Americans' Disenchantment With The President And Congress.
  • June 08, 2007
    June 08, 2007
    Episode 23
    6/8/07
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    Topics include: Immigration Bill; Recent Presidential Debates; Scooter Libby Sentence; and Tensions Between President Bush And Russian President Putin.
  • June 01, 2007
    June 01, 2007
    Episode 22
    6/1/07
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    Topics include: Sanctions On Sudan By The Bush Administration; U.S.-Iran Meeting To Curb Violence In Iraq; Fred Thompson's Possible Entrance Into The GOP Presidential Race; Universal Health Care In The 2008 Presidential Race.
  • May 25, 2007
    May 25, 2007
    Episode 21
    5/25/07
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    Topics include: Democrats' Compromise With The Bush War-Funding Bill; Ramifications Of The War-Funding Bill For The 2008 Presidential Candidates; Iraq War; Monica Goodling's Testimony Before The House Judiciary Committee.
  • May 18, 2007
    May 18, 2007
    Episode 20
    5/18/07
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    Topics include: Controversies Surrounding Attorney General Alberto Gonzales And The Department Of Justice; Controversy Engulfing World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz; Immigration Reform; Death Of Reverend Jerry Falwell; Role Of Abortion, Marriage And Stem-Cell Research In The 2008 Presidential Election.
  • May 11, 2007
    May 11, 2007
    Episode 19
    5/11/07
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    Topics include: President Bush's Iraq Strategy; Negotiations Between Congress And The White House On The War-Funding Bill; 2008 GOP Presidential Candidates; U.S. Foreign Relations To A New British Prime Minister And New French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
  • May 04, 2007
    May 04, 2007
    Episode 18
    5/4/07
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    Topics include: The Reagan Library GOP Presidential Debate; Impact Of The Early Debates On The 2008 Race; Negotiations Over The War-Funding Bill; Reactions To Former CIA Director George Tenet's New Book.
  • April 27, 2007
    April 27, 2007
    Episode 17
    4/27/07
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    Washington Week talks to NBC News Congressional Correspondent Michael Viqueira about the showdown over war funding and about this week's hearings into allegations the Army misrepresented the facts surrounding the death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman and the rescue of Private Jessica Lynch. Time Magazine National Political Correspondent Karen Tumulty with a complete post-debate report on the candidates' performances in the first nationally televised debate. Wall Street Journal Deputy Washington Bureau Chief David Wessel provides analysis on why the stock markets strong showing is allaying some concerns that the U.S. housing market is weakening the economy. And National Public Radio Correspondent Tom Gjelten examines Paul Wolfowitz's controversial management style of the World Bank and why many European nations are calling for his resignation.moreless
  • April 20, 2007
    April 20, 2007
    Episode 16
    4/20/07
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    Topics include: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' Appearance Before The Senate Judiciary Committee; Supreme Court's Decision On Partial-Birth Abortion; Virginia Tech Rampage; President Bush's Legacy.
  • April 13, 2007
    April 13, 2007
    Episode 15
    4/12/07
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    Topics include: Extending Of Military Tours In Iraq And The Treatment Of Disabled War Veterans; Possibility That A War Czar May Be Appointed To Run The Iraq And Afghanistan Wars; Presidential Campaign Of Sen. John McCain; Flap Over The Firing Of Eight Federal Prosecutors.
  • April 06, 2007
    April 06, 2007
    Episode 14
    4/6/07
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    Topics include: Money Raised By 2008 Presidential Candidates; War-Funding Bill; Supreme Court's Ruling About Greenhouse-Gas Emissions.
  • March 30, 2007
    March 30, 2007
    Episode 13
    3/30/07
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    Discussing the current political issues.
  • March 23, 2007
    March 23, 2007
    Episode 12
    3/23/07
    0.0
    Discussing the current political issues.
  • March 16, 2007
    March 16, 2007
    Episode 11
    3/16/07
    0.0
    Discussing the current political issues.
  • March 09, 2007
    March 09, 2007
    Episode 10
    3/9/07
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    Discussing the current political issues.
  • March 02, 2007
    March 02, 2007
    Episode 9
    3/2/07
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    Discussing the current political issues.
  • February 23, 2007
    February 23, 2007
    Episode 8
    2/23/07
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    Discussing the current political issues.
  • February 16, 2007
    February 16, 2007
    Episode 7
    2/16/07
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    Discussing the current political issues.
  • February 09, 2007
    February 09, 2007
    Episode 6
    2/9/07
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    Discussing the current political issues.
  • February 02, 2007
    February 02, 2007
    Episode 5
    2/2/07
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    Discussing the current political issues.
  • January 26, 2007
    January 26, 2007
    Episode 4
    1/26/07
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    Discussing the current political issues.
  • January 19, 2007
    January 19, 2007
    Episode 3
    1/19/07
    0.0
    Discussing the current political issues.
  • January 12, 2007
    January 12, 2007
    Episode 2
    1/12/07
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    Discussing the current political issues.
  • January 05, 2007
    January 05, 2007
    Episode 1
    1/5/07
    0.0
    Discussing the current political issues.
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