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Romney's 2nd Run for the White House

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June 3, 2011
As the jockeying for the 2016 presidential primary begins, all signs point to a third run for 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor first ran in 2008 but lost the Republican nomination to Sen. John McCain. Romney is promising GOP donors he'll run a different campaign this time against likely Republican candidates Jeb Bush, Rand Paul and others. But is the third time really the charm? We look back in the Washington Week Vault to June 2011, the beginning of Romney's second run for president. As The New York Times' Jeff Zeleny said then, "He’s taking a completely different approach or sort of a different approach in this second time around." What lessons will Romney take from his two previous campaigns as he considers yet another run?
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How automakers and car buyers are responding to low gas prices

January 12, 2015
Since last year’s Detroit Auto Show, gas prices have dropped by nearly a third. With the new lower prices, demand has gone up for big new SUVs and sedans, but automakers have also switched gears to develop more fuel-efficient cars. Gwen Ifill speaks with John Stoll of The Wall Street Journal about the tension between the two trends and convincing car buyers to think long-term.
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French Jewish community ‘shocked but not surprised’ by attacks on kosher market

January 12, 2015
Even before last week's attack in Paris, attacks on the Jewish community in France have been on the rise, prompting many to flee the country. Gwen Ifill talks to the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg about the growing threats facing Jews in France.

Paris Attacks & Global Terror Threats and the Republican-Controlled Congress

January 9, 2015
The latest on the investigation into the shooting at Charlie Hebdo magazine.
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Amid great sadness and tension in France, calls for unity

January 8, 2015
The city of Paris is still on edge as police search for two men wanted in the attack on French newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Gwen Ifill speaks with Mark Austin of Independent Television News about the scale of the manhunt and how Muslim leaders are responding the day after the shooting.
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Director Ava DuVernay on sharing the story of ‘Selma’ and deconstructing American heroes

January 8, 2015
The story of the seminal 1965 Alabama civil rights protests is being retold in the historical drama “Selma,” bringing to life the heroism of the activists and the brutality of the resistance. Gwen Ifill talks to director Ava DuVernay about contention over historical discrepancies and why no one has ever attempted to make a feature film about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before.
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Boston Marathon Trial Jury Selection, Potential Charges for Petraeus and Romney...Again?

January 9, 2015
1200 potential jurors summoned in Tsarnaev trial and Petraeus could face charges for sharing classified information.
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What’s next in the global response to Ebola?

January 6, 2015
What's next for curbing the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, where the death toll now exceeds 8,000? For one, drug companies have begun to experiment on humans in the affected region. Gwen Ifill talks about new approaches with Anthony Banbury, former head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, and Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, who have both recently returned from West Africa.
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Resisting labels, Edward Brooke broke barriers and embraced bipartisanship

January 5, 2015
Edward Brooke, a former Massachusetts senator who broke racial barriers, hoped not to be remembered as a “first,” but for his real political accomplishments. Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith and Adrian Walker of The Boston Globe join Gwen Ifill to discuss Brooke’s legacy and whether his moderate politics could have succeeded today.