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Missing White House Emails

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April 13, 2007
In 2007, when Congress asked the Bush administration for emails surrounding the firing of eights U.S. attorneys, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales revealed that many of the emails requested could not be produced because they were sent on a non-government email server. The officials had used the private domain gwb43.com, a server run by the Republican National Committee. Two years later, it was revealed that potentially 22 million emails were deleted, which was considered by some to be a violation of the Presidential Records Act.
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How tickets, fines and fees undermined police focus on community in Ferguson

March 5, 2015
A U.S. Justice Department investigation into law enforcement in Ferguson discovered many disturbing incidents that helped drive distrust and hostility between the community and police. Gwen Ifill discusses the report’s findings with Rev. Starsky Wilson and Kevin Ahlbrand of the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, two members of an independent commission set up by the state of Missouri.
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SCOTUS to Tackle Same-Sex Marriage, Petraeus Pleads Guilty, Obama's Immigration Hurdle, and Iran’s Role Fighting ISIS

March 6, 2015
Former CIA Chief David Petraeus pleads guilty, US waits for an immigration ruling, Iran’s role in taking the fight to ISIS, and what’s next for the Supreme Court?

DOJ's Ferguson Report; Supreme Court's Obamacare Challenge; Hillary Clinton's Private Emails; Netanyahu's Critical Iran Policy Speech

March 6, 2015
Systemic Racial Bias in Ferguson, Obamacare's Latest SCOTUS Hurdle and Hillary Clinton's Email Troubles
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Why the House is trying to get ahold of Hillary’s inbox

March 4, 2015
As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton used a personal email account and a private server based out of her New York home, rather than official government email. In light of that revelation this week, a House Oversight committee subpoenaed her messages for an ongoing investigation on the Benghazi embassy attack. Gwen Ifill learns more from Laura Meckler of The Wall Street Journal.
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Health care of 8 million on the line as Supreme Court hears ACA case

March 4, 2015
The Supreme Court will decide whether a phrase in the Affordable Care Act was meant to exclude people who bought health insurance on the federal exchange from receiving tax credits. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal offers a look at the arguments, plus Gwen Ifill talks to Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute for two takes on the case.
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What are the chances of an Iran nuclear deal now?

March 3, 2015
Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, warned Congress of the dangers of making a bad nuclear deal that could pave “Iran's path to the bomb.” What would a good deal achieve? And is Netanyahu right about the threat of Iran? Gwen Ifill gets two views from former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former State Department official Vali Nasr.
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How can Ferguson law enforcement break a pattern of bias?

March 3, 2015
A new report by the Department of Justice says that police in Ferguson, Missouri, have shown a pattern of racial bias and civil rights abuses. The findings come after a months-long investigation following the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Justin Hansford of Saint Louis University School of Law and Paul Butler of Georgetown University Law Center.
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50th Anniversary: Selma to Montgomery Marches

March 4, 2015
In March 1965, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organized a 54-mile march from Selma to the Alabama state capital of Montgomery to protest laws that prevented black citizens from voting. The first march on March 7, 1965 became known as Bloody Sunday were attacked by Alabama state troopers after crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge. As seen in this Universal Newsreel, the marches reached Montgomery on March 24, 1965. Later that year, President Lyndon Johnson would sign the Voting Rights Act into law.