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ATR President Grover Norquist

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Founder and President of Americans for Tax Reform shares his thoughts on what he hopes will be the central issues of the 2016 presidential race. Continue


Congressional Review of Iran Deal

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Washington Week
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Lawmakers reached an agreement this week that allows Congressional review of any Iran nuclear agreement. POLITICO's Manu Raju explains how Congress reached the bipartisan deal, and The New York Times' Peter Baker explains why President Obama agreed. Continue


TTC Extra: Abstinence-Only Class

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To The Contrary
PBS


A professor's tweets went viral recently after expressing disappointment in her high school's son's abstinence-only sexual education program. Continue


“Nothing to Stop It”

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary 1971, FBI Agent Neil Welch talks about what he believes is the inevitability of government abuse. “It will happen, there’s nothing to stop it.” Continue


The Idea of a Break-In

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary 1971, John and Bonnie Raines, Keith Forsyth, as well as Bill Davidon, the mastermind and de facto leader of the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI, talk about how Bill first approached them with his incredibly risky idea: break in to an FBI audience and send files to the press. Continue


Flake: Despite Iran deal skepticism, ‘no good alternatives’

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached an agreement to spell out the role of Congress in the event of an Iran nuclear agreement. How did they do it? Judy Woodruff gets insight and reaction from Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, plus analysis from chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner and political editor Lisa Desjardins. Continue


County Clerk Changes History

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Independent Lens
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In this video extra, learn more about the story of Clela Rorex, former County Clerk in Boulder, CO, who in 1975 helped change history by becoming the first in the United States to approve a marriage license for gay couples, including Richard Adams and Tony Sullivan. Their 40-year struggle for marriage equality is featured in Limited Partnership on Independent Lens on PBS, June 15, 2015. Continue


Who is Marco Rubio?

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Washington Week
PBS


Marco Rubio announced his campaign for the Republican nomination during a speech in Miami on Monday becoming the third Republican in the 2016 race for the White House. As one of three Latinos in the U.S. Senate and the son of Cuban immigrants, Rubio has worked for comprehensive immigration reform and opposes President Obama's plans to loosen the U.S. embargo on Cuba. Continue


Clinton makes voters the focus of her 2016 announcement

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Hillary Clinton released a video on Sunday saying she is officially running for president, before kicking off a campaign trip to Iowa. On Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio announced that he, too, is joining the 2016 race for the White House. Political editor Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue


Three Candidates Jump Into 2016 Race

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Washington Week
PBS


Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul became the second official 2016 candidate this week, but how is he distinguishing himself as a different kind of Republican as he tries to win the GOP presidential nomination? With two other candidates set to join the race in the coming days -- Democrat Hillary Clinton on Sunday and Republican Marco Rubio on Monday, how is the 2016 field taking shape? Continue


Trade Authority Deal & GOP Cattle Call in NH

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Washington Week
PBS


Peter Baker of The New York Times breaks down the deal giving President Obama broader trade authority and how Congress is reacting. Plus, all eyes are on New Hampshire this weekend where many Republican presidential hopefuls are wooing the party faithful. Continue


Vatican & Nuns; Reddit & The Wage Gap; Stay-at-Home Moms

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To The Contrary
PBS


Vatican & Nuns: The Vatican cut short its investigation of the largest order of American nuns. Reddit & The Wage Gap: Interim CEO Ellen Pao bans salary negotiations for entry-level positions in an attempt to level the playing field. Stay-at-Home Moms: Is motherhood a career? PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Genevieve Wood, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Mercedes Viana Schlapp Continue


The 1,337 Words

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The Open Mind
PBS


Professor of Political Philosophy at the Center for Advanced Studies and author of Our Declaration, Danielle Allen discusses her reinterpretation of our founding document as a defense of equality. Continue


Paper Proof

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary 1971, members of the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI look back on the night they sorted through the FBI documents they’d nabbed and discovered the shocking evidence of spying on Americans and other abuses. Continue


Senators reach bipartisan agreement on Iran oversight bill

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Senators wrapped up a deal on a bill that would enable Congress to weigh in on a nuclear agreement with Iran. The White House suggested that under the new revision, the president's veto threat might go away. Meanwhile, Iran's foreign minister announced talks for a final deal will begin in April, and insisted again on lifting sanctions all at once. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue


From the Vault: Loosening Restrictions on Cuba

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Washington Week
PBS


As the United States is set to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than 50 years of an embargo, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to the early months of the Obama presidency when the administration eased economic sanctions and loosened travel restrictions for Cuban Americans hoping to visit family on the island nation only 90 miles off the Florida coast. Continue


Cuba Looks Forward

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Washington Week
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The White House announced that President Obama will remove ‪‎Cuba‬ from the list of state sponsors of terror, part of the effort to restore diplomatic relations. Tom Gjelten, author of "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: A Biography of a Cause," looks ahead at the changes facing the island nation. How will the changing relationship with the U.S. affect the political and cultural landscape? Continue


Why Clinton’s campaign wants us to think we don’t know her

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the strategy behind -- and responses to -- Hillary Clinton’s weekend announcement of her 2016 presidential campaign, plus a look at what distinguishes Sen. Marco Rubio, the third GOP candidate to announce he’s running. Continue


Presidential Job Application, Iowa's Conservative Voters

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Washington Week
PBS


John Dickerson of CBS News and Slate Magazine shares the seven questions he thinks every person who wants to run for president should have to answer. Continue


Hillary Clinton Announcement; Pay Gap; Safe Sex in College

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To The Contrary
PBS


Hillary Clinton Announcement: The start of Hillary's presidential run is imminent. Pay Gap: How the wage gap persists in so-called liberal institutions and in the offices of Democrats. Safe Sex in College: New research shows some students may be putting themselves in danger. PANEL: Jenifer Rajkumar, Sabrina Schaeffer, Darlene Kennedy, Patricia Sosa Continue


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