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What a lapse in terrorism insurance means for businesses

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Since 9/11, businesses have been able to insure themselves against terrorist attacks through the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. But for the first time in 13 years, Congress ended a session without renewing its funding, due to opposition from Sen. Tom Coburn. Judy Woodruff sits down with Leigh Ann Pusey of the American Insurance Association for how the move will affect businesses nationwide. Continue


Sen. Carl Levin

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The 80-year-old six-term senior senator from Michigan reflects on his tenure in the U.S. Senate. Continue


Hidden Nuggets in the Spending Bill, Obama on The Colbert

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Washington Week
PBS


On the Webcast Extra, Gwen debriefs with The New York Times' Mark Mazzetti about the paper's scoop on the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA interrogation techniques. Continue


TTC Extra: Women in Manufacturing

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To The Contrary
PBS


Manufacturing companies are trying to lure women to take jobs in the industrial sector. They hope that by hiring more women, they will produce products which are more appealing to female consumers. PANEL: Megan Beyer; Genevieve Wood; Darlene Kennedy; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Continue


"Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA" - Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE takes you inside the politics and the power of the NRA. "Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA" premieres Tues., Jan. 6 on PBS and online at pbs.org/frontline. Continue


Federal Probes into Policing, New Defense Chief

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Washington Week
PBS


NBC News' Pete Williams reports on the multiple federal investigations into fatal, police-involved incidents involving minority citizens nationwide; McClatchy Newspapers' Nancy Youssef takes a closer look at newly nominated Ashton Carter for defense secretary, his qualifications and what challenges he may face during his confirmation hearings next year Continue


Ferguson fallout, Chuck Hagel resigns, and Voice of the Vote

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Washington Week
PBS


After a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, we look at what’s next as the issue of race and justice continues to capture national attention. Also, the surprise resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after less than two years. Plus, we hear from our viewers on key issues like Washington gridlock, healthcare and the environment. Continue


Using a numbers-based approach to end political gridlock

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Numbers and politics are the focus of “Moneyball for Government,” a new book written by a bipartisan group of authors. Gwen Ifill interviews two of the contributors, John Bridgeland, former domestic policy adviser for George W. Bush, and former National Economic Council director Gene Sperling on why a numbers-based approach may be the answer to solving political gridlock. Continue


TTC Extra: Gloria Steinem Discusses Young Feminists

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To The Contrary
PBS


Gloria Steinem, the noted feminist and founder of Ms. magazine, talks about her work with young feminists. She discusses the importance of listening to young people. Continue


Politics of Immigration Reform, and Lame Duck Legislation

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Washington Week
PBS


President Obama's immigration decision and the Republican response questioning the president's authority. Also what will Obama's lame duck years look like going up against a new GOP Congress? Plus, will an immigration overhaul impact Election 2016? Continue


Exiting lawmakers offer last words for the 113th Congress

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


As the 113th Congress drew to a close, long-term lawmakers who are stepping down offered farewells and final thoughts about the state of American politics, as well as issues ranging from campaign finance to supporting veterans. Political editor Lisa Desjardins listens in. Continue


What does Jeb Bush’s campaign curiosity mean for others?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


With a little less than two years to go before the 2016 election, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced on social media that he is actively exploring a run for president. Judy Woodruff talks to Philip Rucker of The Washington Post and Susan Page of USA Today to discuss the strategy behind the move and what advantages or disadvantages he may encounter in a presidential contest. Continue


Senate Releases CIA Torture Report & Bipartisan Budget Deal

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Washington Week
PBS


The release of a Senate report detailing the CIA's enhanced interrogation tactics after the September 11 attacks has the CIA, Congress, and present and former administrations scrambling for answers. The New York Times' Mark Mazzetti, Los Angeles Times' Doyle McManus examine results of the five-year investigation. Also Real Clear Politics' Alexis Simendinger and ABC News' Jeff Zeleny explain how Continue


Moms vs. Police Brutality; Sexual Assault; Bacha Posh

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To The Contrary
PBS


Moms vs. Police Brutality: Mothers demand police reform. Sexual Assault: New Department of Justice study shows differences for survivors on and off campus. Bacha Posh: Jenny Nordberg chronicles Afghanistan's hidden third gender in "The Underground Girls of Kabul." PANEL: Megan Beyer; Genevieve Wood; Darlene Kennedy; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Continue


Supreme Court set to decide pregnancy discrimination

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Washington Week
PBS


On the Webcast Extra, Supreme Court justices heard arguments in cases about the limits of free speech on Facebook and pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. While the 2016 campaign for president hasn't officially begun, potential candidates are maneuvering behind the scenes for fundraisers and web-gurus. And in the fight against ISIS, Iran has begun air strikes against the terrorist group. Continue


Will immigration conflict derail Congress’ to-do list?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The final weeks of the 113th Congress are here, leaving House and Senate members scrambling to finish business before the holidays. Big-ticket items -- from government funding to tax breaks for corporations and teachers -- remain up in the air, and Republicans are hoping to find a creative way to limit the president’s executive action on immigration. Political editor Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue


Shields and Brooks on the Ferguson ruling, Hagel resignation

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the grand jury verdict on the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, plus what our commentators are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Continue


Frats & Assault; Debunking Opting Out; Erdogan & Inequality

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To The Contrary
PBS


Frats & Assault: UVA suspends all fraternity related activity after an alleged gang rape occurs at a frat house. Debunking "Opting Out": new study shows women are no longer "opting out". Erdogan & Inequality: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan states women and men can never be equal. PANEL: Erin Matson; Darlene Kennedy; Anushay Hossain; Karin Agness Continue


Our Panelists Give Thanks

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Washington Week
PBS


On the Webcast Extra, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, our panelists pause to think about why they're thankful. From family to politics and even bike lanes, 2014 has been a good year for our panelists. We, at Washington Week, are thankful for you, our viewers, and hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Continue


Brooks and Marcus on immigration executive action precedent

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus join Judy Woodruff to discuss President Obama’s call to arms on immigration, a lawsuit by the Republican House over the president’s health care law and a look ahead at the 2016 presidential race. Continue


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