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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
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Obama’s immigration executive actions on hold until legal challenge is resolved

May 29, 2015
President Obama's executive orders on immigration are stalled. His signature immigration plan, which would grant work permits and deportation protection to millions, suffered a major blow when a federal court refused to allow it to take immediate effect. Gwen Ifill discusses what all of this means with Stephen Legomsky of the Washington University School of Law and Alan Gomez of USA Today.
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Loretta Lynch Investigates FIFA, Inside Hillary Clinton's Campaign and The "New" Face the Nation

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

Why did it take so long to crack down on corrupt FIFA?

May 28, 2015
The world's most popular sport is run by FIFA, a powerful group that rakes in billions of dollars. Today, authorities in both the U.S. and Switzerland launched probes into corruption and bribery within soccer's international governing body. Gwen Ifill discusses the dramatic announcement with Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times and ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Will Cleveland’s police reform offer blueprint for other cities?

May 27, 2015
After recurring instances of excessive force by Cleveland’s police force, the Department of Justice and city officials announced a sweeping legal agreement that rewrites the rules for the police department. Gwen Ifill learns more about the efforts to rebuild relations between police and the city from Ronnie Dunn of Cleveland State University.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Obama’s trade bill narrowly clears Senate, but then hurdles remain

May 21, 2015
In a key vote Thursday, the Senate advanced legislation that would strengthen the administration's hand in global trade. The president said the action to move toward a final vote was a big step forward. Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill to talk about that vote and the Patriot Act reauthorization bill.

ISIS Victories in Iraq & Syria, Congressional Debates on Trade & NSA and 2016 Developments

May 22, 2015
Islamic State controls more territory, Congress debates hot-button topics, and Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

What can the U.S. do to stop the Islamic State?

May 21, 2015
New victories by the Islamic State in Syria, Iraq and Libya are fueling debate and criticism in Washington over the U.S. strategy and reliance on airstrikes against the militant group. Gwen Ifill talks to David Ignatius of The Washington Post and Feisal Istrabadi, Iraq’s former deputy UN ambassador, about the complicated challenges facing the U.S.