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Shields and Brooks on Obama’s 2015 State of the Union

January 20, 2015
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff to analyze President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, including his agenda of middle class-friendly economic policies. Then political director Domenico Montanaro offers a breakdown of some of the most commonly used words in the speech.
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Political divide on immigration reform looms over Nevada families

January 19, 2015
In Nevada, the debate on immigration reform has consequences beyond the political. Facing a mixed bag of law and executive action, many live with the fear that their families will be divided by deportation. Gwen Ifill reports on personal stakes at the heart of the political fight.
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Europe’s porous borders pose problems in hunt for terrorists

January 15, 2015
The attacks in Paris and today's raids against militants in Belgium highlight the trend of European Muslims traveling to Syria and Iraq to fight. Gwen Ifill talks to Lorenzo Vidino of the European Foundation for Democracy about Europe’s porous borders and the challenge of monitoring possible suspects.
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How the Oscars’ lack of diversity reflects who runs Hollywood

January 15, 2015
For the first time in 20 years, all of the Academy Award nominees for leading and supporting acting roles are white. Gwen Ifill asks Mike Sargent of Pacifica Radio and Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post about the surprises and snubs of the 2015 Oscar nominations, and what it says about power and diversity in Hollywood.

The Supreme Court Echo Chamber

January 16, 2015
A recent Reuters analysis of nearly 17,000 lawyers who have petitioned the Supreme Court with thousands of cases over the last 9 years found less than one-percent -- 66 lawyers -- have the highest success rate having their cases heard before the justices. Of that elite group of attorneys, 63 are white, 58 are men and nearly all have previously clerked for Supreme Court justices or worked in the Solicitor General's office. Reuters Legal Affairs Editor Joan Biskupic shares the Backstory of the Reuter’s investigation and what it means for the types of cases the Supreme Court decides to hear.
Webcast Extra

Renewed Relations with Cuba and Immigration & 2016

January 16, 2015
On the Webcast Extra, NPR’s Tom Gjelten details what the new Cuba regulations mean for the individual traveler. Robert Costa of The Washington Post explains how the GOP is using immigration as a strategy for 2016 and what to watch with potential Democratic candidates. Joan Biskupic of Reuters delves deeper into the Supreme Court and same-sex marriage -- focusing on one family at the heart of the Supreme Court's case.

European Terror Attacks, Nuclear Talks with Iran, Same-Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court

January 16, 2015
Reverberations from the terror attack in Paris continued this week as dozens of arrests have been made, and Europe remains on heightened alert. Plus, nuclear talks with Iran continue, and President Obama is threatening to veto legislation imposing more sanctions on Iran saying they would derail progress. The Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Republicans are meeting in California this week, while several have already started making moves towards a 2016 White House campaign. And in our Friday Focus, John Harwood of CNBC previews President Obama's State of the Union address.
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2016 presidential hopefuls aim to prove their worth in campaign warm up

January 14, 2015
From launching book tours to hiring staff to meeting with top donors, several potential presidential candidates have started taking steps in the long race to the White House. Gwen Ifill looks at the campaign landscape with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and the Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson.
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Why Boko Haram’s reign of terror has been tough to track

January 13, 2015
In early January, Boko Haram militants attacked the remote northern Nigerian town of Baga, but it was days before reports of the massacre got out, with estimated death tolls ranging from 150 to 2,000. Gwen Ifill speaks with Nii Akuetteh of the African Immigrant Caucus about disturbing reports about young girls being used as bombers and how recent violence will affect Nigeria’s upcoming elections.