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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

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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."

Terror Attack in Brussels, Obama's historic trip to Cuba and Republicans coalesce around Cruz

March 25, 2016
After attacks in Brussels, the United States renewed its fight against the Islamic State.
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2016 Race: Ryan pleads for civility, candidates' wives take center stage, and Clinton's emails

March 25, 2016
Without mentioning frontrunner Donald Trump by name, House Speaker Paul Ryan called for civility in the 2016 race.
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Why Europe has a problem of Islamic State terrorism

March 23, 2016
European nations are boosting their national security efforts in the wake of the recent terrorist bombings in Brussels. How great a threat is the Islamic State group to Europe? Gwen Ifill sits down with former State Department official Daniel Benjamin and Joby Warrick of The Washington Post to learn more.
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Supreme Court hears birth control battle brought by religious nonprofits

March 23, 2016
The Supreme Court heard its fourth challenge to the Affordable Care Act, this one from religious nonprofits demanding exemption from the requirement to provide insurance coverage for birth control, claiming the mandate violates federal laws protecting religious freedoms. Gwen Ifill talks to Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal for more details on the case.