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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.
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For GOP, a bigger problem than finding a way to fund Homeland Security

March 2, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post about internal struggles within the Republican party, the political tension surrounding an upcoming speech by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, plus pressures on Hillary Clinton to start her presidential campaign.
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How Jewish Americans view Netanyahu’s speech

March 2, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to play down divisions over his scheduled address to the U.S. Congress. How are Jewish Americans reacting to Netanyahu’s highly anticipated and controversial speech at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday? Gwen Ifill gets two views from David Harris of American Jewish Committee and Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street.
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Netanyahu pushes Mid-East peace

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July 12, 1996
This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke for the third time before a joint meeting of Congress. The first time was shortly after he was first elected Prime Minister in 1996. Here’s how "Washington Week in Review" covered the speech that year.
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Foreign policy fires up crowd at CPAC

February 26, 2015
More than a dozen Republicans considering presidential runs spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, the country’s largest gathering of conservative activists. Fresh from the conference, political director Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill to take stock of this year’s CPAC.
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D.C. makes pot legal, with restrictions

February 26, 2015
The District of Columbia joined Colorado, Alaska and Washington state in legalizing recreational use and possession of marijuana. Federal law still outlaws the drug, however, putting the nation’s capital at the high-profile crossroads of both state and federal laws. Gwen Ifill talks to Mike DeBonis of The Washington Post to discuss the restrictions on the new law.
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What Homeland Security Lapse Would Look Like; FCC Votes for Net Neutrality; Identity of Jihadi John; Hillary Clinton's Foreign Money Problem

February 27, 2015
What net neutrality means for you, Jihadi John's identity revealed, and funding DHS

Homeland Security Funding Fight in Congress; Republican Hopefuls Converge at CPAC; and an In-Depth Look at ISIS

February 27, 2015
Congressional battle to fund DHS as the clock runs out and 2016 GOP contenders court activists
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Why Senate and House Republicans are split over a Homeland Security bill

February 25, 2015
With just days before the deadline to fund Homeland Security, it’s congressional Republicans who are divided over blocking President Obama’s immigration reform efforts and avoiding a shutdown. Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the political battles at the Capitol.