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Webcast Extra: Female swing-voters,two senators star in “Rival Survival” & Mark Sanford

September 12, 2014
Will women swing Election 2014? Plus, two senators step out of DC and start getting real.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Shields and Brooks on the president’s speech

September 11, 2014
In a prime-time address Wednesday night, President Barack Obama tried to rally Americans to fight the Islamic State militant group operating out of Iraq and Syria. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff get reaction from David Brooks and Mark Shields.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Senators debate the president’s power to launch fight against the Islamic State

September 10, 2014
President Obama has consulted key lawmakers on his strategy against the Islamic State group and polls show the American public supports action. But the president has not sought formal congressional approval for an expanded military campaign. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., join Gwen Ifill to offer their views on the possible mission against the militant group.
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Webcast Extra: Bob McDonnell's fall from grace, ISIL social media and immigration reform

September 5, 2014
Former governor convicted for corruption, and Obama vows immigration action.

NATO Summit & U.S. Strategy to Combat ISIL and Contain Ukraine-Russia Crisis

September 5, 2014
Ukraine-Russia Crisis, U.S. Strategy Against ISIL After Another Journalist Killed

Islamic State threat; Russia-Ukraine crisis; American Companies Flee Taxes, Midterm Election Preview

August 29, 2014
Ukraine Crisis, ISIL Threat, Burger King Deal, Midterm Election Preview
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Webcast Extra: Why Americans Hate Politics; Immigration Politics

August 29, 2014
Americans hate politics and can there be peace in Gaza?
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50th Anniversary on the March on Washington

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August 23, 2013
In 2013, the country celebrated the 50th anniversary of the iconic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Martin Luther King, Jr gave his famous, 'I have a dream' speech. Gwen Ifill spoke to The Washington Post's Michael Fletcher about the events of the day. “Everyone sees it as a pivotal moment of the Civil Rights movement,” Fletcher said. They discuss the players involved, King's pivotal speech and the reality of a having a black president 50 years after the March.
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‘Mind-bogglingly expensive’ race brews in Florida as former and current governors go head-to-head

August 28, 2014
With a resounding Democratic primary victory and a critical party switch, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist moved a step closer to winning back his old job. His Republican challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, scored his own big win. The Sunshine State matchup is expected to be one of the most expensive and negative of the cycle. Adam Smith of The Tampa Bay Times joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the race.