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Hillary Clinton: I've lost more sleep than all of you

October 22, 2015
Hillary Clinton got emotional while reflecting on the 2012 attacks in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. "I've lost more sleep than all of you put together," Clinton told the House Select Committee on Benghazi during testimony today. "I have been wracking my brain about what more could have been done or should have been done."
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At a school with a history of social protest, this teacher is leading an opposition to ‘excessive testing’

October 20, 2015
In Seattle, protest against the Common Core test is catching on. Meet one high school teacher who has led a boycott against standardized tests as educational assessment, and who educates his students on their right to opt out. Gwen Ifill reports.
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Joe Biden: We have to end "divisive partisan politics"

October 21, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden announced he will not run for president, but he had words of advice for those remaining in the political arena. Biden decried the "divisive partisan politics" that have become the norm in recent years.
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Joe Biden will not run for president

October 21, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden​ announced from the White House Rose Garden today that he will not seek the Democratic nomination for president and that the "window on mounting a realistic campaign" has closed.
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Will he or won’t he? That’s the question for Biden and Ryan

October 19, 2015
Will Joe Biden jump into the 2016 election? Will Rep. Paul Ryan enter the competition for House speaker? Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about Ryan and Biden anticipation, Hillary Clinton’s upcoming Benghazi hearing, campaign battles between Jeb Bush and Donald Trump and Larry David’s show-stealing impression of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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House Speaker Race Drags On and Obama Mum on 2016 Race

October 16, 2015
Rep. Paul Ryan is skeptical about speakership; President Obama hesitates to speak about presidential race, and the FEC releases third quarter campaign filings.

Democrats Spar in First Debate, Obama Slows Afghan Troop Withdrawal and 2016 Fundraising Reports

October 16, 2015
The first Democratic debate of the election season lands in Las Vegas, the FEC releases campaign filings, Obama delays withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.
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U.S. at a unique time in history for justice reform, says Attorney General Lynch

October 9, 2015
As attorney general, Loretta Lynch leads the Justice Department amid a spike in violent crime in several major U.S. cities, as well as national outcry over police-involved shootings. Gwen Ifill sits down with Lynch to discuss better transparency on law enforcement data, finding solutions for reducing mass incarceration and the national conversation about race and police-involved shootings.
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Hillary Clinton Preps for Possible Biden Campaign, Public Opinion on Gun Control, ISIS Backlash in Russia, & Death Penalty at the Supreme Court

October 9, 2015
Hillary Clinton insists she’s not looking into Joe Biden, a survey shows that majority of Americans believe in stricter gun control laws, Putin’s potential backlash from ISIL, and the possible resurrection of the death penalty controversy within the Supreme Court.