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#AskGwen: Submit your Question for Gwen Ifill

November 12, 2015
We're getting ready for another round of #AskGwen where Gwen Ifill will answer your questions! So what do you want to know? Politics? Current events? Nothing is off limits. Just put "Chat Question" in the subject!

#AskGwen: 2016... Bernie Sanders & A Potential Third-Party Campaign

June 12, 2015
As the 2016 presidential field has expanded to 14 candidates (with more to announce soon), Gwen discusses the Democratic candidates who could challenge Hillary Clinton for the nomination. Is Bernie Sanders up to the challenge? And what's the possibility of a independent candidate running and winning?

#AskGwen: Democratic Trade Disagreement

June 11, 2015
The House is set to vote to grant fast-track trade authority to President Obama on Friday, but Carol asks Gwen why the president is pushing so hard for TPP when other Democrats like Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren are against the agreement. Gwen's answer: They have different jobs and different agendas.

#AskGwen: Staying "Buoyant" Covering Bad News

April 2, 2015
Gwen Ifill is taking questions from YOU! This time, Gwen shares how she handles covering so much bad news. "You have to be serious. You have to tell people the news as it is. But occasionally when you're talking about how politicians work and how politics works, it's OK to have a sense of humor about it," Gwen says. "It always help to let your personality through."

#AskGwen: Is the Political System Broken?

April 2, 2015
Is the political system so divisive that it's beyond repair? Gwen tackles that question in her latest chat. "I love politics. I'm a political junkie. I think it's really interesting and important. I think it affects people's lives, but occasionally I watch the bad side of politics," Gwen says. "Most of the politicians I've met really mean to do good things."

#AskGwen: Hillary's 2016 Challengers

April 1, 2015
Washington Week moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill answers viewer questions about potential challengers for presumed Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton. "I want everyone to get in the pool," Gwen says. Among those waiting in the wings: Vice President Joe Biden, former Sen. Jim Webb and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.

#AskGwen: How Washington Week Comes Together

March 31, 2015
You asked. Gwen Ifill answers. Washington Week moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill answers viewer questions about how the show comes together each week. From the topics to the panelists, Gwen explains who gets to share her "sandbox."