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Gwen’s Take | Inside the Supreme Court with Sonia Sotomayor

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There are few places in Washington as grand as the Supreme Court. The staircases sweep; the marble columns soar, and the carved archways inside guide visitors down hushed hallways. The chamber itself, with its velvet drapes, elevated bench and rich history, makes you drop your voice to a whisper once you’re inside.

Sandy Hook and the Politics of Pain

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I think it's fair to say we have all been crying for a week.

Watching the faces of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting scroll by, in silence, at the end of the PBS NewsHour on Monday night was excruciating.

I tried to escape by Christmas shopping. Cashiers asked me what the shooter's mother was thinking.

PBS NewsHour: Libyan Salafists Hope to Assert Power in Embassy Attacks

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Since Libya established a secular democracy, conservative Muslims in Libya known as Salafists have felt disenfranchised. Gwen Ifil speaks to RAND Corporation's Frederic Wehrey, a former military attache in Libya, and journalist Robin Wright about the link between Salafi Muslims and the latest attacks in the Middle East.

PBS NewsHour: Chinese VP Xi Ready for 'Candid' Dialogue on Human Rights

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Amid ongoing tension between China and the United States on a variety of issues from human rights to currency policy, President Obama struck a hopeful note Tuesday as he hosted Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who is likely to become the next president of the world's most populous nation. Gwen Ifill reports.
 

PBS NewsHour: What Do New Hampshire's Voters Want in a Republican Nominee?

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The entire Republican presidential field will share a stage Saturday in Manchester, N.H., for the first of two weekend debates. But what are Granite State voters looking for in a GOP nominee? Gwen Ifill spoke with five Republican and Independent voters in New Hampshire.

PBS NewsHour: Special Coverage of the Iowa Caucuses

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After a long night of counting votes in Iowa, Gwen Ifill analyzes the first-in-the-nation caucus with Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and PBS NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellatoni. What issues drove voters, and how will this impact the next primaries?

PBS NewsHour: Romney Focuses More on Iowa, Hoping to Become 'Unstoppable Force' in Primaries

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In a flurry of bus touring, pheasant hunting and endorsement courting, GOP presidential candidates are honing and sharing their last-minute campaign messages before next week's Iowa Caucuses. Gwen Ifill discusses the race and year in politics with The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg and USA Today's Susan Page.

PBS NewsHour: New EPA Rules Target Power Plants' Toxic Mercury Emissions

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The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new standards Wednesday to curb mercury emissions from coal- and oil-fueled power plants around the country. Gwen Ifill discusses the announcement with the Electric Reliability Coordinating Council's Scott Segal and the Natural Resources Defense Council's John Walke.

PBS NewsHour: How Would Payroll Tax Extensions Be Funded?

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President Obama wants to extend a payroll tax cut and many Republicans do too, but both sides are far apart on how to get it done. Gwen Ifill discusses how the extension could be funded with White House National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.

PBS NewsHour: Union Leader Publisher on Gingrich Endorsement: 'He's a Guy With Ideas'

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is leading in the polls and picked up a key endorsement from an influential New Hampshire newspaper. Gwen Ifill discusses the Republican presidential field and the endorsement with Union Leader Publisher Joe McQuaid and Susan Page of USA Today.