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How the Brussels attacks affect the global fight against terror

March 22, 2016
For the latest on the investigation into the morning’s terror attacks in Brussels, Judy Woodruff talks to Peter Spiegel of the Financial Times. Also, Gwen Ifill speaks with former counterterrorism official Rick Nelson of Cross Match Technologies and Lorenzo Vidino of George Washington University for more on the threat of terrorism in Europe and beyond.
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Obama on Brussels attacks: "The world must unite"

March 22, 2016
President Obama, responding to the attacks in Brussels today, said the attacks are yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together regardless of nationality or race or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism.”
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Why most 2016 candidates are speaking at AIPAC

March 21, 2016
Tamara Keith of NPR and Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest in politics, including Hillary Clinton’s remarks to AIPAC, Donald Trump’s meeting with Republicans in Washington, the campaign pivot to the general election race, what to look for in Tuesday’s primary contests and Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s words about Trump on social media.
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Obama in Cuba: "Bury the last remnant of the Cold War"

March 22, 2016
President Obama is on the last day of his historic three-day trip to Cuba after restoring diplomatic relations with the island nation for the first time in half a century. "I have come here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas," Obama said. "I have come here to extend the hand of friendship to the Cuban people."
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Obama's historic trip to Cuba, Boehner backs Ryan for president and Supreme Court to consider Obamacare contraception mandate

March 18, 2016
Obama will be the first president since Coolidge to visit Cuba.
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Who is Merrick Garland? Legal analysts review his record — and his chance

March 16, 2016
Following President Obama’s nomination of chief D.C. Circuit appeals judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, Judy Woodruff turns to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal and former Solicitor General Seth Waxman for more on the unique situation. Also, Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) for some insight into how Congress will respond.
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What Obama looks for in a Supreme Court nominee

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May 1, 2009
President Obama nominated Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, his third nomination as president. In 2009, just 102 days into his first term, President Obama was tasked with naming his first nominee to the Supreme Court when Justice David Souter announced his plans to retire. Empathy was one of the chief qualities Obama was looking for in a potential nominee, as NBC News' Pete Williams explained on Washington Week.
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Pete Williams in 2010: Merrick Garland the "safer choice"

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May 14, 2010
When President Obama made his last Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan in 2010, NBC News' Pete Williams said Merrick Garland, Obama's newest pick, would have been an "even safer choice."