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Why Scott Simon shared his mother’s death with an unseen audience

March 31, 2015
Scott Simon is known as the voice of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, but he also gained an audience when he used Twitter to document his mother’s final days. His 140-character observances of the life and death of his mother led to a new book, “Unforgettable: A Son, A Mother and the Lessons of a Lifetime.” Simon joins Gwen Ifill for a conversation.
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#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.
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#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."

Harry Reid Announces Retirement, U.S. Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan, Desertion Charges for Bowe Bergdahl & Ted Cruz Jumps into 2016 Race

March 27, 2015
Reid retires, 9800 troops remain in Afghanistan, Bergdahl charged & the GOP race for the White House
Reps. Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner
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House approves permanent fix for Medicare doctor payment

March 26, 2015
For more than a decade, doctors who treat Medicare patients have been threatened with pay cuts due to a faulty formula of how doctors are reimbursed. But in a rare bipartisan agreement, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a deal to permanently end the problem and reward quality of care, not quantity. Gwen Ifill learns more from Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News.
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Congress Holds on Loretta Lynch, Gallup Poll Shows Government Distrust, Hillary Clinton’s “Charm Offensive” & US Troops in Iraq

March 27, 2015
Loretta Lynch waits for confirmation, poll shows government trust is low, Hillary Clinton’s “Charm Offensive” and Iraq depends on US Troops.
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Supreme Court tests EPA’s limits on mercury air pollution

March 25, 2015
The Supreme Court heard arguments over federal pollution mandates. The EPA says its limits on toxic contaminants like mercury in power plant emissions are vital to human health, but energy producers are arguing the EPA didn’t take costs into consideration when the limits were created. Gwen Ifill gets debate from Vickie Patton of the Environmental Defense Fund and David Rivkin of BakerHostetler.
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Supreme Court weighs in on accommodations for pregnant workers, Alabama redistricting

March 25, 2015
The Supreme Court released two significant decisions on Wednesday. In one, the court revived a lawsuit by a UPS worker who sued her employer after she was put on unpaid leave when she could not perform normal duties because she was pregnant. In another, the justices split 5-4 over voter redistricting in Alabama. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the cases.
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Afghan President Ghani: Partnership with U.S. ‘revitalized’

March 24, 2015
President Obama announced that the U.S. would scale back the pace of its promised troop pullout from Afghanistan, retaining current forces this year. Gwen Ifill interviews President Ashraf Ghani about thawing relations with the U.S., potential changes in how Pakistan differentiates between terror groups and whether the threat of the Islamic State might drive the Taliban to the negotiating table.