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Supreme Court reignites same-sex marriage as campaign issue before midterms

October 9, 2014
Same-sex marriage is resurfacing as a campaign issue right before midterm elections. Competitive Senate races are underway in at least five states where gay marriages are or could soon be legal. Gwen Ifill takes a closer look at the political landscape with Jonathan Allen of Bloomberg News.
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How Islamic State uses systematic sexual violence against women

October 8, 2014
The Islamic State has gained notoriety for their beheadings and mass executions, but the group has also abducted thousands of women to make into sex slaves. A former female captive shares her story with the NewsHour, plus Gwen Ifill talks to Manal Omar of the United States Institute of Peace and David Jacobson of the University of South Florida about the exploitation of women by the Islamic State.

The Backstory | 15 Years of News: A Look Back

October 8, 2014
How much has the world changed since Gwen Ifill became the moderator of Washington Week? That is the question she tackles with TIME Magazine's Michael Duffy, who was a panelist on her first show on October 1, 1999. From the impeachment of President Clinton to the consequences of September 11th to the 2008 election of President Barack Obama, they traverse the key historical news moments of the last 15 years.
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What’s next in the legal battle over same-sex marriage?

October 7, 2014
The Supreme Court decided on its first day of the term not to consider five cases challenging same-sex marriage, immediately sanctioning weddings for gay couples in five states. The cases originated from states that have overturned same-sex marriage bans. Gwen Ifill reports on the evolution of legalized gay marriage.

Secret Service Failures, Ebola in America and Midterm Preview

October 3, 2014
Has the Secret Service agency lost its credibility?
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White House Security Blunder

October 3, 2014
Secret Service 2011 Gaffe and White House Dynasties
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How a presidential candidate’s personal life changed political journalism

October 3, 2014
When did the more intimate -- and sometimes sordid -- aspects of the personal lives of politicians become fair game for reporters? Matt Bai of Yahoo News says it was back in 1987, when presidential candidate Gary Hart’s extramarital dalliance was made public. Bai joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his new book, "All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid."
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Gwen Ifill's first program as moderator of Washington Week

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October 1, 1999
Help us celebrate 15 years with Gwen Ifill as the moderator of Washington Week! After years as a regular panelist around the table, Gwen officially took over the moderator's chair on October 1, 1999.
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Understanding Eric Holder’s legacy for the Justice Department

September 26, 2014
After six years as head of the Department of Justice, Eric Holder, the nation’s first African-American attorney general, will be stepping down. Holder has focused on major civil liberties issues, but has also been a lightning rod for partisan criticism. Gwen Ifill assesses Holder’s tenure with Tony West, the former associate attorney general, and Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation.