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August 1, 2014
Obama's Press Conference: The Perils of the Presidency
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Holder: DOJ needs Congress’ support to reduce immigration backlog

August 1, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder sits down with Gwen Ifill to discuss the House vote to allow the speaker to sue President Obama, the backlog of immigration cases and the political fight over border crisis, death penalty reforms, voting rights and more in an exclusive interview.
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How will new NCAA head injury guidelines affect college athletes?

July 30, 2014
The National Collegiate Athletic Association agreed to settle a number of cases brought in a class-action head injury lawsuit. The proposed settlement, which must still be approved by a federal judge, would create a $70 million fund for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former athletes. Gwen Ifill talks to Rachel Axon of USA TODAY Sports about some lingering questions about the deal.
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What’s making Mideast violence seem intractable

July 29, 2014
Why is it proving so difficult to halt the current conflict between Hamas and Israel? Gwen Ifill gets debate from Robert Satloff of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and foreign policy analyst and writer Mark Perry on the sticking points standing in the way of peace and what each side has to lose — or gain.
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Faced with challenging Ebola outbreak, medical workers use education to combat fear

July 29, 2014
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 670 people and spread to four countries. Among those now infected are two American aid workers and the lead Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone. Gwen Ifill interviews Dr. Estrella Lasry of Doctors Without Borders about factors, including fear and hostility, that are hindering efforts to stop the outbreak.
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Barack Obama's 2004 DNC Speech

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July 30, 2004
Ten years ago this week, a Democratic Senate candidate named Barack Obama burst onto the national scene when he delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. On Washington Week, The Washington Post's David Broder, Time's Michael Duffy and the Boston Globe's Nina Easton discussed Obama's fiery speech. "A star is born," Duffy said on July 30, 2004. At the DNC four years later, Obama was nominated by his party as its presidential candidate, and 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry would eventually become secretary of State under Obama.
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Webcast Extra: Conflict Overseas and in U.S.: Will anything be solved?

July 25, 2014
IS on the offensive, Putin gets his hands dirty, and Congress' final weeks

Crises in Ukraine & the Middle East and Immigration Challenges at Home

July 25, 2014
International and domestic crises with Ukraine, the Middle East and immigration
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Caroline Kennedy on why this is a critical time for U.S. and Japan

July 25, 2014
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy was greeted warmly when she arrived in Tokyo last year. But the region, overshadowed by conflicts in the rest of the world, is facing troubles. Gwen Ifill sat down with Kennedy to discuss ongoing territorial disputes with China, the status of the President Obama’s pivot to Asia and the existential threat of nuclear weapons in North Korea.