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ISIS Victories in Iraq & Syria, Congressional Debates on Trade & NSA and 2016 Developments

May 22, 2015
Islamic State controls more territory, Congress debates hot-button topics, and Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Obama’s trade bill narrowly clears Senate, but then hurdles remain

May 21, 2015
In a key vote Thursday, the Senate advanced legislation that would strengthen the administration's hand in global trade. The president said the action to move toward a final vote was a big step forward. Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill to talk about that vote and the Patriot Act reauthorization bill.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

What can the U.S. do to stop the Islamic State?

May 21, 2015
New victories by the Islamic State in Syria, Iraq and Libya are fueling debate and criticism in Washington over the U.S. strategy and reliance on airstrikes against the militant group. Gwen Ifill talks to David Ignatius of The Washington Post and Feisal Istrabadi, Iraq’s former deputy UN ambassador, about the complicated challenges facing the U.S.
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Military Suicide Prevention, 2016 Super PACs and Highway Infrastructure in Congress

May 22, 2015
Pentagon plans to shut down Vets4Warriors, 2016 hopefuls embrace Super PACs and upcoming 2016 announcements
Osama bin Laden
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Bin Laden bookshelf shows scholarship of American policy

May 20, 2015
More than 100 papers and videos from Osama bin Laden were released by American officials today, offering new insight into what the terror leader read, wrote and envisioned for al-Qaida. Brian Fishman of the New America Foundation and Greg Miller of The Washington Post join Gwen Ifill to discuss what the documents reveal.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

What Takata’s largest auto recall in U.S. history means for you

May 20, 2015
Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata doubled its recall to nearly 34 million cars, making it one of the largest product recalls in U.S. history. The airbags can spew metal fragments when deployed, and have been linked to six deaths and more than 100 injuries. Gwen Ifill learns more Mark Rosekind of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Questions keep coming for Clinton about emails and money

May 19, 2015
The wrangling over Hillary Clinton's emails as secretary of state has continued for months. After addressing the issue in March, Clinton hasn't discussed the matter or taken substantive questions until today. Gwen Ifill talks to Matea Gold of The Washington Post and Peter Nicholas of The Wall Street Journal about persistent questions Clinton faces over her emails and other issues.

Senate Compromises on Trade Bill, Amtrak Crash Renews Infrastructure Debate, Jeb Bush's Iraq Stumble and Obama Meets with Arab Allies

May 15, 2015
Liberal Democrats and President Obama disagree about trade, funding U.S. transportation infrastructure and Jeb Bush distances himself from George W. Bush.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Another fallout from rail accident: debate over Amtrak’s funding

May 14, 2015
Shortly after the deadly Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia, a House committee voted to cut money for Amtrak’s capital investment program, sparking a debate over Amtrak’s funding and infrastructure. Gwen Ifill gets views from Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., and Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa.