Moderator: Gwen Ifill. This week on Washington Week, politics remains front and center. The Democratic candidates competing for the chance to take on President Bush in November have moved on from the spotlight of New Hampshire but haven't left the intensity of campaigning. The seven candidates have hit the pavement in key primary states like South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Ceci Connolly of The Washington Post is on the road with the victor inthe previous two contests, John Kerry. Live from Kansas City, Missouri, Ceci will have an up-to-the minute report on the front-runner's efforts to win the nomination. Karen Tumulty of TIME Magazine, just back from New Hampshire, will join the panel this week to analyze the latest developments... particularly the turmoil in the Howard Dean camp. Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times has been checking in with the Republican strategists who are gearing up for the general election in November. Doyle will be at the table to fill us in on the GOP's early perceptions of the race ahead and how the Bush campaign and the RNC are beginning to take shots at Kerry. International events are playing a role in the campaign season so far, and recent statements by former weapons inspector David Kay have reignited the debate over the intelligence that led the government to attack Iraq. Will the controversy have an impact on the 2004 election? The New York Times's David Sanger has that story this week on Washington Week. [26 minutes]
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