Washington Week

Season 2007 Episode 11.23.07

Washington Week 11.16.07 Webcast

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 23, 2007 on PBS
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Washington Week 11.16.07 Webcast
After taking a beating in the last debate, front-runner Hillary Clinton came out swinging in Thursday's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, but Edwards, Obama and others were also on the offensive as they tried to knock down Clinton on real policy issues. While Republicans have long considered illegal immigration a key topic, Democratic candidates are having trouble forming a coherent stance on the issue as it becomes more and more important in the presidential race. This week saw President Bush's veto of a domestic appropriations bill and the failure in the Senate of both Republican and Democratic war-funding bills. With such a contrast in spending priorities, can either side get anything done? As Gen. Pervez Musharraf's control of Pakistan weakens, fears are rising in Washington that his country's nuclear arsenal may be vulnerable to potential seizure by terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda.moreless

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