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Marco Rubio: Trump a "con artist"

February 26, 2016
The gloves came off during the GOP debate last night, and today Marco Rubio​ continued his attacks on Donald J. Trump​, calling the Republican frontrunner a "con artist."

Trump, Rubio, Cruz battle ahead of Super Tuesday and Obama fights Congress over Supreme Court and GITMO

February 26, 2016
Trump marches to the Republican presidential nomination while his opponents up their attacks.
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Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump

February 26, 2016
Former presidential candidate Chris Christie​ endorsed his one-time rival Donald J. Trump​. "He is rewriting the playbook of American politics," Christie said.
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Kasich, Carson trying to break through, Graham criticizes GOP and Washington dysfunction at an all-time high

February 26, 2016
Former presidential candidate Lindsey Graham calls the Republican Party "bats--t crazy."
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Candidates scramble for support before Super Tuesday

February 24, 2016
Following Donald Trump’s solid victory in the Nevada caucuses, political director Lisa Desjardins reports on a race that has become a scattershot scramble for votes across dozens of states prior to Super Tuesday. Gwen Ifill consults Andy Shain of South Carolina’s The State and Abby Livingston of the Texas Tribune for more on the tooth-and-nail struggle for support in those states.
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How did today’s government become so divided?

February 24, 2016
Separation of powers is a core component of American democracy, but political divisions rose to new heights this year as Congressional Republicans clashed with the Obama administration on everything from budget blueprints to Supreme Court nominations. Gwen Ifill talks to E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Matt Lewis of the Daily Caller for a closer look at today’s caustic political landscape.
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Gwen Ifill answers your questions on Facebook as Washington Week starts our 50th year on TV!

February 25, 2016
As Washington Week kicks off our 50th year on TV, Gwen Ifill answered your questions on Facebook Live on Thursday. She answered your questions about politics, media and even looked back at her favorite memory with Washington Week.
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Inside Obama’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center

February 23, 2016
President Obama announced plans Tuesday to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, asserting that its existence undermines national security. The proposal -- which would send the facility’s remaining 91 detainees to domestic U.S. sites -- would fulfill the president’s 2008 promise to close the prison, but Congressional Republicans have been vocal in their opposition.
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How do lawmakers feel about the plan to close Guantanamo?

February 23, 2016
Following President Obama’s announcement that he will fulfill his longstanding promise to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Capitol Hill lawmakers have been torn between support and opposition. Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Col.) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) for their perspectives on the proposed shutdown and what it could mean for the detainees.