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Will shoppers on food stamps pick up fresher foods?

February 17, 2016
The U.S. government wants to steer the 46 million Americans who receive food stamps toward healthier food choices. The USDA plans to require retailers that accept those benefits to stock more fresh foods. But would healthier options change behavior? Gwen Ifill talks to Yael Lehmann, executive director of the Food Trust.
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Antonin Scalia on the Second Amendment

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February 17, 2016
Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away last week at the age of 79, was known for his colorful language in his written opinions and dissents from the bench. His most important majority opinion may have been in the 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, which ruled that banning handguns violates the Second Amendment. On the June 27, 2008 edition of "Washington Week," Linda Greenhouse, then-New York Times Supreme Court correspondent, and NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams discussed Scalia's majority opinion and the ruling's meaning for the future.

Washington Week in Milwaukee: Analysis from the Site of the Democratic Debate and the Narrowing Republican Field

February 12, 2016
We examine the state of the 2016 presidential campaign from the site of the PBS NewsHour debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Washington Week Extra - Milwaukee Edition: A Special Voice of the Voters Town Hall

February 12, 2016
Washington Week goes to Wisconsin to talk to voters about the 2016 presidential campaign.
Voice of the Voters

Which presidential candidates are college students supporting?

February 11, 2016
At the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, the site of the PBS NewsHour Democratic candidates debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, we asked students who they are supporting in the 2016 race for the White House. We heard a lot of support for Bernie Sanders among the college-aged crowd -- a key voting bloc for the Democratic-socialist from Vermont.
Voice of the Voters

What would you ask Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a debate?

February 11, 2016
It's the final countdown to the PBS NewsHour Democratic debate from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. So what would the students walking on campus ask Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders during tonight's debate? Student loans and education were the top priorities on the minds of these students.
Voice of the Voters

What are the key political issues on the minds of college students?

February 11, 2016
On the campus of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, the 2016 presidential election is not a big priority for the students heading to and from class. But ask them the issues they care about and it ranges from education to health care to inequality. For one student "drenched in privilege," he is most interested in "economic inequality."
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Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary

February 9, 2016
After his victory over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders predicted other campaigns would throw "the kitchen sink" at him in coming days. "I have been criticized during this campaign for many, many things. Every single day. That's okay," Sanders said. "They're throwing everything at me except the kitchen sink. I have the feeling that kitchen sink is coming pretty soon as well."
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John Kasich finishes second in New Hampshire

February 9, 2016
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who campaigned hard in New Hampshire and held over 100 town hall meetings, finished second behind Donald Trump in the Republican primary in New Hampshire. "Maybe just maybe we are turning the page on a dark part of American politics because tonight the light overcame the darkness of negative campaigning," Kasich said.