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The Privacy vs. Security Debate, Supreme Court Rules on Religious Freedom & Internet Postings & Four New 2016 Candidates

June 5, 2015
Congress passes USA Freedom Act, Supreme Court decisions, and the race for the White House heats up.
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Bush Loyalty, New Boston Terror Threat and Lincoln the Hawk

June 5, 2015
Bush loyalists flee Jeb, Boston takes on a new terror threat & the White House houses a hawk
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Should you be prepared for health care sticker shock?

June 3, 2015
Under the Affordable Care Act, the expected health care price spikes for coming year range from 20 to 85 percent. Those who are covered by their employers are also paying more out of pocket. What’s behind the increases? Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. David Blumenthal, president of the Commonwealth Fund, and Larry Levitt, Senior Vice President of Kaiser Family Foundation.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Massive airbag recall could take months to notify owners, years to fix

June 2, 2015
The largest auto recall in U.S. history has affected 11 major auto companies, 34 million vehicles and dozens of models.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Will Rand Paul’s surveillance stance pay off with Republican voters?

June 1, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the 2016 campaign launches of former Gov. Martin O’Malley and Sen. Lindsey Graham, why Sen. Rand Paul took a stand on the Patriot Act, and remembering Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, who died over the weekend at the age of 46.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

What happens now that the NSA isn’t logging your calls

June 1, 2015
For the first time in nearly 14 years, the National Security Agency is no longer allowed to log every time an American picks up the telephone to call someone. Overnight, three key provisions of the Patriot Act were allowed by the Senate to expire, despite exhortations by the White House. Gwen Ifill talks to Charlie Savage of The New York Times about what happens now.

The Power of the CIA

June 2, 2015
As the United States continues its military assault against terrorist groups in the Middle East and relies more and more on drone strikes, the power of the Central Intelligence Agency in foreign policy decision making has never been greater.
From the Vault

The Beginning of the Patriot Act

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October 26, 2001
As Congress debates portions of the PATRIOT Act that expired this week, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to the day President George W. Bush signed the bill into law in 2001.

Fmr House Speaker Indicted, DOJ Probe of Policing Practices & Four More for 2016

May 29, 2015
The Justice Department takes on FIFA, Inside Hillary Clinton's 2016 Campaign and the new face of Face the Nation