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‘Intelligence failures’ led to accidental drone deaths, says former counterterror center director

April 23, 2015
Revelations about the accidental deaths of two hostages by a U.S. drone in Pakistan raises questions about American war tactics and casualties. Gwen Ifill leads a discussion with Adam Entous of The Wall Street Journal, Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and Rep. John Delaney, D-Md.
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Two Republican Candidates from Florida, Compensating Families of Killed Hostages, U.S. Contractors Fueling Arab Wars & Mammogram Funding

April 24, 2015
Jeb Bush & Marco Rubio will face off in 2016; Compensation for families of killed al Qaeda hostages; U.S. defense contractors fuel Arab wars; Congress debates mammograms.

Al Qaeda Captives Killed in Drone Strike, Loretta Lynch Confirmed, Hillary Clinton Scrutinized & U.S. Navy Monitors Yemen

April 24, 2015
Two civilians killed in U.S. operation in Pakistan, Senate confirms new Attorney General and questions about Clinton Foundation contributions.
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Oklahoma links earthquakes to oil and gas industry wastewater

April 22, 2015
There has been a sharp increase in the number of earthquakes in Oklahoma in recent years. Some observers have suggested the rise of oil and gas drilling is responsible. The state’s government, however, hasn’t acknowledged that link until now. Gwen Ifill talks to Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma about the connection.
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Why Saudi Arabia rolled back its Yemen military action

April 21, 2015
Saudi Arabia announced an end to a month-long air campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen, saying they will focus on political efforts and use military action if needed. The White House has sent over an aircraft carrier to beef up security. Meanwhile, a senior rebel leader said a political accord is nearly ready. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill.
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Abraham Lincoln's Enduring Legacy

April 22, 2015
Abraham Lincoln is the one president all future presidents want to emulate, but while his legacy is an inspiration, it can also be a burden.
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Was the human trafficking compromise worth delaying vote on Loretta Lynch?

April 21, 2015
Senate negotiators struck a deal to tweak the human trafficking bill that has held up the confirmation proceedings for President Obama's nominee for U.S. attorney general, Loretta Lynch. The holdup was due to an unrelated fight over access to abortion for human trafficking victims. Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., about the deal and the delay.

Congressional Review of Iran Deal, Restoring Relations with Cuba, The Loretta Lynch Holdup & 2016 Campaign Heats Up

April 17, 2015
A bipartisan deal for Congress to review the Iran nuclear agreement and removing Cuba from the list of terrorist states.
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Why unions aren’t happy about a fast-track trade deal

April 16, 2015
Top lawmakers from both parties struck a deal to authorize President Obama to negotiate a sweeping trade pact with Pacific nations. Under the new fast-track authority, Congress could give any deal a yes or no vote, but not make any changes. Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill to discuss who is expected to fight the legislation.