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Judge’s order to Apple over attacker phone encryption unlocks privacy concerns

February 18, 2016
Since the San Bernardino attack, the FBI has been trying to read the contents of a cell phone used by attacker Syed Farook, made impossible by encryption. Now Apple CEO Tim Cook is rejecting a federal court order to create software to unlock the device. Gwen Ifill talks to Stewart Baker, former assistant secretary of Homeland Security, and Nate Cardozo of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Will shoppers on food stamps pick up fresher foods?

February 17, 2016
The U.S. government wants to steer the 46 million Americans who receive food stamps toward healthier food choices. The USDA plans to require retailers that accept those benefits to stock more fresh foods. But would healthier options change behavior? Gwen Ifill talks to Yael Lehmann, executive director of the Food Trust.
From the Vault

Antonin Scalia on the Second Amendment

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February 17, 2016
Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away last week at the age of 79, was known for his colorful language in his written opinions and dissents from the bench. His most important majority opinion may have been in the 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, which ruled that banning handguns violates the Second Amendment. On the June 27, 2008 edition of "Washington Week," Linda Greenhouse, then-New York Times Supreme Court correspondent, and NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams discussed Scalia's majority opinion and the ruling's meaning for the future.
Webcast Extra

Washington Week Extra - Milwaukee Edition: A Special Voice of the Voters Town Hall

February 12, 2016
Washington Week goes to Wisconsin to talk to voters about the 2016 presidential campaign.

Washington Week in Milwaukee: Analysis from the Site of the Democratic Debate and the Narrowing Republican Field

February 12, 2016
We examine the state of the 2016 presidential campaign from the site of the PBS NewsHour debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Voice of the Voters

Which presidential candidates are college students supporting?

February 11, 2016
At the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, the site of the PBS NewsHour Democratic candidates debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, we asked students who they are supporting in the 2016 race for the White House. We heard a lot of support for Bernie Sanders among the college-aged crowd -- a key voting bloc for the Democratic-socialist from Vermont.
Voice of the Voters

What would you ask Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a debate?

February 11, 2016
It's the final countdown to the PBS NewsHour Democratic debate from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. So what would the students walking on campus ask Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders during tonight's debate? Student loans and education were the top priorities on the minds of these students.
Voice of the Voters

What are the key political issues on the minds of college students?

February 11, 2016
On the campus of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, the 2016 presidential election is not a big priority for the students heading to and from class. But ask them the issues they care about and it ranges from education to health care to inequality. For one student "drenched in privilege," he is most interested in "economic inequality."
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Clinton camp wrestles with gender and generational divides

February 8, 2016
On the night before the New Hampshire primary, Gwen Ifill joins Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss the collision of gender politics and generational politics in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the influence of the latest Republican debate, overlapping interests of Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders and how all of the candidates are tempering expectations.