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Donald Trump: RNC playing "dirty tricks"

April 13, 2016
Donald J. Trump​ says the Republican Party's nominating system is "rigged" because of how his delegates are awarded. "This is a dirty trick," Trump said. "The Republican National Committee​ should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this kinda crap to happen." RNC Chair Reince Priebus​ responded on Twitter saying the nomination process has been know for over a year and "it's the responsibility of the campaigns to understand it."
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Paul Ryan: "Count me out" of Republican presidential contest

April 12, 2016
House Speaker Paul Ryan shut down any speculation that he will emerge at the Republican National Convention in July as the consensus presidential nominee for GOP.
Voice of the Voters

Voters "confused" and unhappy with rhetoric in Election 2016

April 11, 2016
With seven months left in the one of the most polarizing presidential elections in years, how would you describe the 2016 campaign? We asked voters on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Some of the responses we heard: "A middle school argument in the cafeteria," "not what politics is about to me," and "not very happy with the way things are going." Add your voice to the #16for2016 conversation!
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Anita Hill on the Thomas hearings, 25 years later: ‘I would do it again’

April 7, 2016
Twenty-five years ago, Anita Hill testified about sexual harassment from then-nominee Clarence Thomas. Now a new HBO film dramatizes the high-profile political battle that captured the nation’s attention and changed Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Hill joins Gwen Ifill to look back at the case, her experience and how it would have been different today.
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LGBT rights in the states, Bill Clinton faces Black Lives Matter hecklers, Sanders' Political Revolution and Garland nomination update

April 8, 2016
A look at how LGBT legislation in North Carolina and Mississippi is impacting the presidential campaign.

Sanders takes on Clinton in New York, Trump & Cruz gear up delegate operations, down-ballot concerns and explaining the Panama Papers

April 8, 2016
The 2016 race for the White House shifts to New York, and candidates start counting delegates.
From the Vault

Anita Hill testifies at Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings

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October 11, 1991
In October 1991, the nation watched as law professor Anita Hill recounted the sexual harassment she faced from Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas when they worked together at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, charges Thomas denied. On Washington Week, Gloria Borger described Hill's hours-long testimony "astonishing."
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

How the war within the GOP is energizing Democrats

April 4, 2016
Gwen Ifill sits down with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss the latest in politics, including what to expect from Wisconsin’s primary, Gov. John Kasich’s refusal to quit, Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign mulling its mistakes and why the “thermonuclear war” within the Republican party is the best thing going for Hillary Clinton.
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Nuclear Summit in Washington, Pledged vs. Super Delegates and the White House Strategy to Confirm Garland

April 1, 2016
More than 50 world leaders gathered in Washington to discuss nuclear security.