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Obama at a Crossroads

May 30, 2014
We look at the price of the presidency for Obama
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Google’s diversity record shows women and minorities left behind

May 29, 2014
In a new internal report released exclusively to the NewsHour, Google reveals that women and minorities have been largely left behind in their tech workforce. The disclosure comes amid increasing pressure for Silicon Valley companies to disclose their records on diversity. Gwen Ifill talks to Google’s Laszlo Bock, Vivek Wadhwa of Stanford University and Telle Whitney of the Anita Borg Institute.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

How realistic is Obama’s new Afghanistan timeline?

May 28, 2014
President Obama declared 2014 a pivotal year in pulling nearly all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2016. To examine the timetable laid out by the president, Gwen Ifill gets views from former Defense Department official Michèle Flournoy and retired Army Gen. Jack Keane.
May 23 2014
Webcast Extra

Webcast Extra: NSA Practices and Same-Sex Marriage

May 23, 2014
Same-sex marriage bans overturned; changes on how the NSA collects phone records; and Julian Castro was announced as the new HUD Secretary.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Former treasury secretary reflects on ‘deeply unfair’ nature of financial crisis recovery

May 23, 2014
Timothy Geithner, key architect of the government’s response the financial crisis, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his new book, "Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises." As the former treasury secretary, Geithner offers perspective on the government’s response to the crisis, what response Americans deserved and how close the country came to another Great Depression.

Pressure on Shinseki, Cyber Spying Tensions, Primary Review

May 23, 2014
Pressure on Shinseki, China cyberspying, Primary review and The Great Society at 50
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Why is it so hard for some Veterans to get care from the VA?

May 22, 2014
President Obama defended embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Wednesday, but warned that someone will be held accountable for any revealed shortcomings amid allegations that 40 veterans died awaiting care. Gwen Ifill gets two views on the troubles inside the VA from former Defense Department official David McGinnis and Joseph Violante of Disabled American Veterans.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Disputed announcement of Russian troop withdrawl doesn’t shake separatist resolve in Donetsk

May 20, 2014
The Kremlin announced that Russian President Putin has ordered the 40,000 troops massed on the Ukrainian border to retreat to their home bases. However, the NATO secretary general says he sees no sign of movement. Reporting from Donetsk, chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the building tensions in Eastern Ukraine and upcoming national elections.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

How will the primaries shake up the gender split in Congress?

May 20, 2014
Voters will be heading to the polls in six states Tuesday. NewsHour political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill to preview the closely watched primaries that will set the stage for some of the most consequential races in November, and to spotlight some of the female candidates running.