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Anita Hill testifies at Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings

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October 11, 1991
In October 1991, the nation watched as law professor Anita Hill recounted the sexual harassment she faced from Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas when they worked together at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, charges Thomas denied. On Washington Week, Gloria Borger described Hill's hours-long testimony "astonishing."
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How the war within the GOP is energizing Democrats

April 4, 2016
Gwen Ifill sits down with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss the latest in politics, including what to expect from Wisconsin’s primary, Gov. John Kasich’s refusal to quit, Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign mulling its mistakes and why the “thermonuclear war” within the Republican party is the best thing going for Hillary Clinton.
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Nuclear Summit in Washington, Pledged vs. Super Delegates and the White House Strategy to Confirm Garland

April 1, 2016
More than 50 world leaders gathered in Washington to discuss nuclear security.

Trump's Republican bona fides, Sanders & Clinton trade jabs and Supreme Court's second tie after Scalia's death

April 1, 2016
Donald Trump faced criticism for comments on abortion, foreign policy and nuclear weapons.
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How Donald Trump turned media spectacle into campaign wins

March 30, 2016
Donald Trump, front-runner for the GOP nomination, has been able to turn celebrity and controversy into nearly $2 billion in free media attention this election cycle. What’s driving his appeal and how has the electorate changed? Gwen Ifill talks to Stuart Stevens, former chief strategist for Mitt Romney, McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed News and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the University of Pennsylvania.
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A crucial endorsement and a criminal charge as candidates look to Wisconsin

March 29, 2016
The presidential candidates turned their attention to Wisconsin, site of the primary season's best big contest. Gov. Scott Walker endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz, who in turn launched another round of criticism against Donald Trump. But recent polling shows that Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are in a statistical tie. Gwen Ifill reports.
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FBI cracks the locked iPhone, but legal questions remain unanswered

March 29, 2016
A conflict between tech giant Apple and the FBI over the encrypted iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters came to a moot point when Justice Department officials announced they had cracked the phone’s security without Apple’s help. Gwen Ifill talks to Devlin Barrett of The Wall Street Journal and Fred Kaplan of Slate for more on how the FBI got what it wanted and what happens now.
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Bernie Sanders’s three-state sweep doesn’t resolve delegate math problem

March 28, 2016
Sen. Bernie Sanders made a sweep of three states in primary contests over the weekend. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Gwen Ifill to discuss why Sanders has a “math problem” despite his wins, Hillary Clinton’s enthusiasm gap among younger voters, the GOP’s war of words over wives and whether Donald Trump is making headway with the Republican establishment.
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1998 Capitol Hill Shooting

Air Date: 
July 24, 1998
In July 1998 a gunman killed two Capitol Police officers in the deadliest shooting incident at the Capitol. On the day of the shooting, the Washington Week panelists reflected on the security inside the Capitol where "once you're through [security], you can run into Ted Kennedy or Newt Gingrich."