Dave Weigel


Dave Weigel appears in the following:

New Gov Brings Liberal Policies and GOP Scrutiny to New Jersey

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

As Phil Murphy steps into the governor's office in New Jersey, Republican governors around the country are watching. 

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Sen. Rand Paul Enters the Race for 2016

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Today, Senator Rand Paul declared his candidacy for president of the United States. How will his political legacy in Kentucky translate to the national stage? 

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"When We Don't Act, We Act." How Congress Is Spinning The Gridlock

Monday, August 04, 2014

As Congress begins its five-week recess, Dave Weigel, Slate political reporter and host of the WeigelCast podcast, discusses the back-and-forth over immigration funding bills on last Friday afternoon, and how representatives are framing DC's historic level of inaction heading into the fall midterms. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama has said that "when we don't act, we act...it's a decision, as sure as if we'd passed a law."

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Is Jim Webb 2016 for Real?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Slate political reporter Dave Weigel is not buying the current talk of Jim Webb as a realistic 2016 presidential candidate. We discuss the prospects of Webb taking on front-runner Hillary Clinton, play clips from our interview with Webb and talk more national politics news.

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Dave Weigel on Capitol Politics

Friday, January 25, 2013

Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor Dave Weigel discusses the Kerry confirmation hearings, filibuster reform, and state GOP strategies.

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'We're Nowhere' on the Fiscal Cliff

Monday, December 03, 2012

Worries about the fiscal cliff are beginning to sound like predictions from the Mayan calendar. Dave Weigel, political reporter from Slate, tries to demystify the smoke and mirrors of...

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The Press's Ayn Rand Obsession

Friday, August 17, 2012

This week, the media decided that the juiciest line of inquiry about the GOP’s newly minted vice presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, was how deep his allegiance was to the late novelist Ayn Rand. Brooke talks to Slate political reporter Dave Weigel about Ryan’s relationship to Rand.

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NRA Lobbying at the UN, But Keeping Quiet in Colorado

Thursday, July 26, 2012

In the days since the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the National Rifle Association hasn’t engaged with the debates about gun control. But the organization has been busy elsewhere: At the United Nations.

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Romney Narrowly Clinches Ohio in Super Tuesday's Closest Contest

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The results are in. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney edged a narrow victory in Ohio, the most hotly contested state, and Massachusetts, Virginia, Vermont, Idaho and Alaska. Elsewhere, Rick Santorum won Oklahoma and Tennessee and Newt Gingrich won his home state of Georgia. But what do these results mean for the rest of the GOP campaign? And do they tell us anything about how the country will vote in November?

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Themes from the GOP Candidate Super Tuesday Speeches

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

After Super Tuesday, the GOP contest is no longer all over the map. The candidates' speeches last night reflected their current status: Romney as the tentative frontrunner, Santorum the conservative with a headwind, Gingrich a factor but probably not a player, and Ron Paul as the embodiment of voter anger.


Super Tuesday's Super Stakes

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Dave Weigel, Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor, and Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for the Washington Post, talk about Super Tuesday, the delegate race and the role of women voters and other key demographics.  

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OWS: One Month In

Monday, October 17, 2011

Political reporter for Slate Dave Weigel discusses what impact the month-old Occupy Wall Street action is having on the political debate.

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Debt Ceiling Deal

Monday, August 01, 2011

David Weigel, who covers politics and policy for Slate magazine, Reihan Salam, columnist for The Daily and blogger for National Review Online, and Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post, discuss the deal on the debt ceiling and deficit. 

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The Press Favorite

Friday, June 24, 2011

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman announced his candidacy this week. Political reporter Dave Weigel says that Huntsman's only constituency is the press, and that for a Republican candidate, that's more of a kiss of death then a boon.

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