January 9th, 2013
10:42 PM ET

Toobin: No common ground in gun debate

Jeffrey Toobin, Margaret Hoover and Peter Beinart discuss the likelihood that legislators will reform U.S. gun laws.

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Filed under: Congress • Guns • NRA • President Obama
January 8th, 2013
11:11 PM ET

Obamacare limits doctors' gun questions

Jim Acosta and Dr. Sanjay Gupta report on the political and medical implications of a measure in the health care law that restricts doctors from collecting data on patients' gun use.

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Filed under: Congress • Guns • Health Care • NRA • President Obama
January 8th, 2013
12:13 AM ET

Debate over Hagel nomination

Margaret Hoover and Peter Beinart argue the reasons to support or oppose Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense.

Filed under: Iraq • Israel • President Obama • Raw Politics
January 4th, 2013
01:10 AM ET

U.S. debt rating at risk

Margaret Hoover, Charles Blow and Ali Velshi discuss the next big fight in Washington over the deficit and debt.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Economy • President Obama • Taxes
December 29th, 2012
02:00 AM ET

KTH: No deal days before fiscal cliff deadline

Three days before 2012 ends, the president and House and Senate leaders meet to negotiate on a last-minute agreement. They're scrambling to meet a deadline they created – we're Keeping Them Honest.

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Filed under: Congress • Economy • Fiscal Cliff • Keeping Them Honest • President Obama • Taxes
December 28th, 2012
01:15 AM ET

KTH: The making of the fiscal cliff problem

Keeping Them Honest, Democrats and Republicans vowed to work to get the fiscal house in order, but no progress has been made.

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December 28th, 2012
01:12 AM ET

Why both sides want to go over the cliff

Ross Douthat and Charles Blow discuss what's motivating Democrats and Republicans in the stalled fiscal cliff talks.

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December 27th, 2012
10:51 PM ET

Obama, congressional leaders to discuss impending fiscal cliff

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders will discuss the looming fiscal cliff impasse Friday at the White House, aiming for a last-minute deal to stave off automatic tax increases and spending cuts.

The 3 p.m. meeting - which will include Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker John Boeher, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell - will come days before the deadline to reach a deal, and after another day of Republicans and Democrats blaming each other for the stalemate.


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Filed under: Congress • Dana Bash • Fiscal Cliff • Jessica Yellin • President Obama
December 4th, 2012
10:59 PM ET

KTH: No sign of fiscal cliff deal progress

With 28 days before the deadline, there's no compromise between Congress and the president. No behind-the-scenes negotiating, no staff level talks, nothing. Anderson Cooper is Keeping Them Honest.

Filed under: Congress • Economy • Fiscal Cliff • Keeping Them Honest • President Obama • Taxes
December 4th, 2012
10:24 PM ET

Compromise in Washington is harder than 20 years ago

Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell says in his day, the parties worked together despite opposing beliefs. He tells Anderson Cooper why reaching a fiscal cliff deal is much more of a challenge in 2012 than it would have been decades ago.

Although the issues and views from both sides haven't changed much, the difference is the personal relationships between members of the two sides."You didn't have the total polarization that you have today," says Mitchell.

After he was chosen as majority leader, Mitchell's first priority was reaching out to Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole. He recounts to Anderson the conversation that would set the tone for their working relationship. Mitchell told Dole, "If we don't have some degree of trust between us, it will be an impossible job," and he promised never to surprise him and never to try to embarrass him.

And in the six years they worked together, no harsh words were exchanged. "We debated vigorously on the floor of the Senate, but it was not personal," says Mitchell.

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