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Week In Politics: Mideast Cease-Fire, Obama's Agenda

Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the latest on the Hamas-Israel cease-fire, Washington's relationship with Egypt, the Obama administration's Mideast policies and the president's second-term agenda.

In Asia, Obama Reasserts His Foreign Policy Role

President Obama is traveling in Asia this week after months of focus on his re-election bid. But even as the president works to shore up relationships around the world, Republican members of Congress continue to challenge the administration's handling of the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Week In News: Gaza And Israel Conflict Intensifies

The problems of finding a lasting peace in the Middle East almost make solutions to America's problems seem easily attainable. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about the difference between America's momentary problems and Israel's existential contradictions.

Two Columnists Weigh In On GOP's 'Very Bad Night'

Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep talk about the election with liberal columnist Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine and conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg of National Review Online. Chait has said Republicans lost not just an election but a four-year gamble.

Frum, Mellman Weigh In On Presidential Election

November 7 has arrived — the election is over but political debates continue. Steve Inskeep talks to conservative columnist David Frum and pollster Mark Mellman about election night results. Frum is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Mellman is CEO of the Mellman Group.

Obama Capitalizes On Emerging Voter Groups

President Obama won re-election, not by going after independent voters, but by going after emerging groups in the U.S. population. By race, age and gender, voters made clear there are two — or more — Americas, and the Obama team captured more of them, and delivered more of them to the polls.