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Shifting Influence in Politics from the Money to the Many

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


In this age of disruption, is it conceivable that innovations could emerge in campaign practice that help candidates win while increasing their reliance on everyday constituents as opposed to well-heeled donors? As a new generation of Americans comes of age and the Internet becomes the dominant political medium, can people power compete with financial power? Continue


The Backstory: 10 Years of The Roberts Court

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Washington Week
PBS


As the Supreme Court wrapped up its term this week with major decisions on the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage, the death penalty and Congressional redistricting, Chief Justice John Roberts also marked 10 years as the leader of the nine justices. How has Roberts left his mark on the Court in his first decade? Continue


Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare & Same-Sex Marriage

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Washington Week
PBS


The Supreme Court delivered two major decisions this week by upholding the Affordable Care Act for second time and affirming the right to marry for gay couples nationwide. Pete Williams of NBC News and Joan Biskupic of Reuters examine the legal and political ramifications surrounding these major decisions. President Obama delivered traveled to Charleston to deliver the eulogy for the pastor k Continue


TTC Extra: Supreme Court Says Same-Sex Marriage is a Right

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To The Contrary
PBS


This week the Supreme Court upheld the ruling that will provide health insurance subsidies to all qualifying Americans as well as legalized same sex marriage. Continue


On Flags, Forgiveness and Fairness: Charleston Lessons

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Washington Week
PBS


"Covering a random massacre is tough enough, even from the safe distance of an anchor's chair. But I was born, raised and am still an active member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. My father was a pastor and its general secretary. My brother is an ordained elder." Continue


From the Vault: Gay Rights at the Supreme Court in 1996

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Washington Week
PBS


With the Supreme Court ruling expanding marriage recognition to same-sex couples in all 50 states, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to another opinion written by Justice Kennedy nearly 20 years ago that began a string of gay rights cases at the Supreme Court. The opinion in the 1996 case Romer v. Evans struck down an anti-gay rights amendment to the Colorado constitution. Continue


The Vault: 2006 Negotiations Over Iran's Nuclear Program

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Washington Week
PBS


As the June 30 deadline nears for the nuclear talks with Iran, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to June 2006 when the United States joined with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council as well as Germany to propose discussions with Iran to suspend its nuclear enrichment program. Bloomberg's Janine Zachariah joins Gwen Ifill to explain the proposal. Continue


Charleston Church Shooting, House Revives Trade Bill

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Washington Week
PBS


The Justice Department launched a hate crimes investigation into the mass shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., that left nine people dead. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports on President Obama's calls for a shift in how the U.S. thinks about gun violence. In Congress, GOP leaders worked with the White House to pass fast-trade trade authority after Democrats blocked the initial bill. Continue


TTC Extra: Charleston Church Shooting & Social Issues

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To The Contrary
PBS


The country is grieving the loss of nine lives after a mass shooting at a historical black church in Charleston, SC. The crime was motivated by hate for African-Americans, according to statements made by the killer himself. The country now looks at the social issues surrounding the tragedy. PANEL: Joseph Jones, Christopher Johnson, David Martosko, Colbert King Continue


#AskGwen: Social Media in Journalism

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Washington Week
PBS


After three decades as a journalist, Gwen Ifill reflects on how social media has changed her day-to-day job. "You don't start and end with social media," Gwen says. "You still have to do good old-fashioned, shoe-leather reporting, and if you do it right it actually enhances what we do in journalism." Continue


TTC Extra: White House Campout

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To The Contrary
PBS


As part of the Let's Move initiative, the First Lady hosted a group of 4th grade girl scout troops at the White House. The White House, which is a national park was also celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and Great Outdoors month. Continue


Obama Eulogizes Charleston Pastor and The Race Card Project

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Washington Week
PBS


Obama’s stirring rendition of “Amazing Grace” celebrates the lives of the Charleston shooting victims as he eulogized Emmanuel AME pastor and congressman Clementa Pinckney. NPR’s Michele Norris discusses race relations in America along with a gut check of American feelings on the shooting through her venture “The Race Card Project.” Continue


Racist Violence; Hollywood vs. Congress; Freelance Economy

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To The Contrary
PBS


Racist Violence: Author Chloe Angyal's op-ed on white women's passive role in racist attacks. Hollywood vs. Congress: Actress Meryl Streep's call to action for equal rights for women. Freelance Economy: why the head of the Freelancers Union says freelancing is feminist. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Lara Brown, Rina Shah Bharara Continue


From the Vault: SCOTUS Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act

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Washington Week
PBS


We look back in the Washington Week Vault to the last major decision on the issue by the justices. In the 2013 ruling in United States v. Windsor, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion that DOMA, signed into law by President Clinton in 1996, was unconstitutional, effectively giving federal legal recognition to same-sex marriages. Continue


Presidential Candidate Lincoln Chafee

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The former Rhode Island Governor discusses his platform for his 2016 presidential run. Continue


Presidential Candidate Sen. Ted Cruz

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Texas Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate discusses the vision for his campaign, and addresses recent controversial remarks about gun control. Continue


Hostage Policy Review, Defense Authorization

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Washington Week
PBS


Next week, it’s anticipated that the administration will release the review of its hostage policy. Foreign Policy’s Yochi Dreazen previews what to expect. Why hack the Houston Astros? Continue


Vladimir Putin

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


Russian President Vladimir Putin discusses Russian-U.S. relations, the crisis in Ukraine and the future of Iran and Syria while in conversation with Charlie Rose at the 2015 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Continue


State of the World's Fathers; HeForShe; #TheNew10

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To The Contrary
PBS


State of the World's Fathers: This Father's Day, we take a look at a report on how fatherhood is evolving, along with a panel made up of fathers. HeForShe: The progress of the UN's campaign to get men involved in gender equality. #TheNew10: Women will start appearing on $10 bills in 2020. PANEL: Joseph Jones, Christopher Johnson, David Martosko, Colbert King Continue


Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The former NBA star and current mayor of Sacramento discusses the upcoming U.S. Conference of Mayors convention. Continue


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