The Debate

Obama's worst week: terror, tragedy and a stinging political defeat

From bombs in Boston to a massive blast in Texas, and now a stinging defeat on a hard-fought gun control bill, has this has been the worst week so far for Barack Obama's presidency? Can the US president regain the political upper hand and heal a polarised nation?

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  • Laurie DUNDON, Fellow, Truman National Security Project, Former State department officer;
  • Gerald OLIVIER, Journalist and Editor at Atlantico;
  • Marie Cecile NAVES, Researcher and Political Scientist specialized in Neo-Conservatives and the Tea Party;
  • Josh KRAUSHAAR, Executive editor of National Journal Hotline and writer for the weekly "Against the Grain" column.

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Produced by Christopher Davis, Charlotte Prudhomme, Sara Bertilsson.

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