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Mitt Romney Bows Out of 2016, The Republican Congress Fights

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Washington Week
PBS


2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced that he will not seek the nomination again in 2016. What does this mean for the rest of the 2016 field? Who benefits? Continue


TTC Extra: Michelle Obama Forgoes Headscarf in Saudi Arabia

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To The Contrary
PBS


First Lady Michelle Obama ignited controversy and praise over her decision not to wear a headscarf on an official visit to Saudi Arabia. She has not publicly stated whether her intent was political, but it reignited debate over the role of a first lady in the United States. PANEL: Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah, Patricia Sosa, Amber Smith Continue


2016 hopefuls aim for early buzz at GOP meetings

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Republicans tried to woo voters and donors at two major conservative events in Iowa and California over the weekend. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post join Judy Woodruff to discuss why so many are trying to get an early start on the 2016 presidential race. Continue


White House Pay Gap; Microcredit & Poverty; Anonymous

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To The Contrary
PBS


White House Pay Gap: Are women in the White House paid fairly? Microcredit & Poverty: Is microcredit living up to expectations as a tool for poverty reduction? Anonymous: Does the secretive hacking group help or hurt women? PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Debra Carnahan, Francesca Chambers Continue


The State of the Union Impact at Home & Abroad

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Washington Week
PBS


President Obama's State of the Union was met with pushback from the Republican-controlled Congress, but where is there room for compromise on the president's 2015 legislative agenda? Alexis Simendinger and Ed O'Keefe report on the president's proposals for community college and trade as well as the Republican opposition. Continue


Gwen's Take: Washington vs. the Real World

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Washington Week
PBS


"It's good every so often to get on a plane and search out the people at the heart of Washington debates." Continue


What did U.S. mayors hear in Obama’s State of the Union?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Gridlock in Washington has left much of the heavy lifting of governance to states, cities and towns. What do city leaders think about President Obama's State of the Union proposals? Judy Woodruff asks Mayor Stephen Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina, and Mayor Richard Berry of Albuquerque, New Mexico what they hope to see materialize. Continue


Renewed Relations with Cuba and Immigration & 2016

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Washington Week
PBS


On the Webcast Extra, NPR’s Tom Gjelten details what the new Cuba regulations mean for the individual traveler. Robert Costa of The Washington Post explains how the GOP is using immigration as a strategy for 2016 and what to watch with potential Democratic candidates. Joan Biskupic of Reuters delves deeper into the Supreme Court and same-sex marriage. Continue


Terrorism; Transgender Discrimination; Domestic Trafficking

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To The Contrary
PBS


Terrorism: Why women and girls join terrorist organizations like ISIS. Transgender Discrimination: The policies surrounding discrimination of transgender people. Domestic Trafficking: The story of one survivor of whose sex trafficking was inter-generational. PANEL: Sam Bennett; Darlene Kennedy; Aisha Moodie-Mills; Sabrina Schaeffer Continue


2016 hopefuls aim to prove their worth in campaign warm up

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


From launching book tours to hiring staff to meeting with top donors, several potential presidential candidates have started taking steps in the long race to the White House. Gwen Ifill looks at the campaign landscape with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and the Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson. Continue


Is 2016 Ready for Hillary?

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Washington Week
PBS


On the Webcast Extra, Dan Balz of the Washington Post and Jeff Zeleny of ABC News report on Hillary Clinton's impending 2016 presidential campaign. When will she officially jump in? And what is she waiting for? Continue


Janet Reno: The First Female Attorney General

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Washington Week
PBS


Confirmation hearings began Wednesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee for Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General. If confirmed, Lynch, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, would be the first African American woman to hold the post of top law enforcement officer. Continue


2016 hopefuls aim for early buzz at GOP meetings

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Republicans tried to woo voters and donors at two major conservative events in Iowa and California over the weekend. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post join Judy Woodruff to discuss why so many are trying to get an early start on the 2016 presidential race. Continue


Obama's YouTube Moment, Harry Reid's Return

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Washington Week
PBS


On the Webcast Extra, Alexis Simendinger reports on President Obama's round of interviews with YouTube personalities and the administration's digital approach to get the State of the Union message out. While the viewership of the speech itself was down, the White House hopes to further their reach. But as Simendinger says, engagement is not necessarily persuasion. Continue


State of the Union and News of the Week

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
PBS


Social justice and civil rights activists had a lot to like in President Obama's address, but religious conservatives were concerned by the “reframing” of issues such as gay marriage as matters of freedom and justice. Continue


PBS NewsHour full State of the Union special Jan. 20, 2015

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Tonight on this special coverage of the 2015 State of the Union address, we broadcast President Barack Obama's speech, followed by the Republican response. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff get analysis and insight on the speech from Mark Shields, David Brooks, Domenico Montanaro, Lisa Desjardin, Michael Beschloss and Beverly Gage. Continue


European Terror Attacks, Nuclear Talks with Iran

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Washington Week
PBS


Reverberations from the terror attack in Paris continued this week as dozens of arrests have been made, and Europe remains on heightened alert. Plus, nuclear talks with Iran continue, and President Obama is threatening to veto legislation imposing more sanctions on Iran saying they would derail progress. The Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Continue


TTC Extra: Obama's Paid Family Leave Plan

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To The Contrary
PBS


President Barack Obama is introducing paid family leave for federal workers and is working towards expanding it for all Americans. PANEL: Sam Bennett; Darlene Kennedy; Aisha Moodie-Mills; Sabrina Schaeffer Continue


Gwen's Take: 3,2,1…The 2016 Presidential Campaign Starts Now

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Washington Week
PBS


"It’s 2015 people, and all resistance is futile. It is time to fully embrace the next presidential election." Continue


180 Days: Hartsville Teaser

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180 Days
PBS


In this second series of the Peabody Award winning documentary we leave the urban school district for a small town called Hartsville in rural South Carolina, where an entire town is trying to make an exceptional use of their elementary school system. Continue


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