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Why Clinton’s campaign wants us to think we don’t really know her

April 13, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the strategy behind -- and responses to -- Hillary Clinton’s weekend announcement of her 2016 presidential campaign, plus a look at what distinguishes Sen. Marco Rubio, the third GOP candidate to announce he’s running.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Iraqi PM to appeal to U.S. for more firepower and support against Islamic State

April 13, 2015
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is heading to Washington to ask President Obama for weapons and other support to fight the Islamic State. Special correspondent Jane Arraf, reporting from Baghdad, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss Abadi’s requests and the counterattack against the Islamic State’s strongholds in Anbar province.
From the Vault

Preventing Another Gulf Oil Spill, 5 Years Later

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April 30, 2010
Five years after the explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico 40 miles off the coast of Louisiana, the Obama administration is proposing new regulations for offshore oil rigs that would improve safety standards for blowout preventers to hopefully avoid similar catastrophic oil spills.
Web Clip

Who is Marco Rubio?

April 13, 2015
Marco Rubio announced his campaign for the Republican nomination during a speech in Miami on Monday becoming the third Republican in the 2016 race for the White House. Florida's first-term senator is only 43, but he served nearly a decade in the state's legislature. As one of three Latinos in the U.S. Senate and the son of Cuban immigrants, Rubio has worked for comprehensive immigration reform and opposes President Obama's plans to loosen the U.S. embargo on Cuba.

Three Candidates Jump Into 2016 Race, Selling the Iran Nuclear Deal & SC Police Shooting

April 10, 2015
Rand Paul Announces Campaign with Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio to follow soon. Plus, issues of race and justice in America.
Webcast Extra

Presidential Job Application, Courting Iowa's Conservative Voters, Mistrust of Iran & ISIS Inspires Attacks

April 10, 2015
2016 GOP hopefuls head to Iowa, support in Yemen leads to US mistrust of Iran, ISIS online presence inspires attacks and John Dickerson’s seven questions for anyone who wants to be president.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Guilty verdict in Boston bombing trial may bolster chance of death sentence

April 8, 2015
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of all 30 charges relating to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260. With multiple counts punishable by death, the next phase of the trial will decide whether Tsarnaev should receive the death penalty. Gwen Ifill talks to Adam Reilly of WGBH, who was in the courtroom when the verdict was read.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

How a bystander’s video revealed the truth about a police shooting in South Carolina

April 8, 2015
A video showing a white police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man in the back has sparked protest in South Carolina and beyond, and the officer has since been charged with murder. Gwen Ifill talks to Brian Hicks of The Post and Courier, Jessica Pierce of the Black Youth Project 100 and Philip Stinson of Bowling Green State University about the story’s resonance.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

What drove a small sect to take control of Yemen?

April 7, 2015
The U.S. will speed up delivery of arms and intelligence to Saudi Arabia for the fight against Yemen’s Houthi rebels, according to the State Department. How did the Houthis rise to stage a government coup? Gwen Ifill learns more from journalist Safa al-Ahmad, who offers a rare inside look in a new documentary on Frontline.