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Ted Cruz "not a fan" of Trump's support of registering American Muslims

November 20, 2015
In the aftermath of the #ParisAttacks, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has said he would "certainly implement" a national database to register Muslims in the United States. Democratic candidates were quick to condemn Trump's comments. Hillary Clinton called it "shocking rhetoric." Bernie Sanders called it "outrageous." Republican candidates also distanced themselves from Trump. Jeb Bush called the comments "abhorrent." Even Ted Cruz, a self-described "fan" of Donald Trump, opposed the plan, citing First Amendment concerns.. "I'm a big fan of Donald Trump's," Cruz said Friday. "But I'm not a fan for government registries of American citizens. The first First Amendment protects religious liberty, and I've spent the past several decades defending the religious liberty of every American."
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Israeli Spy Released from Prison, Obama's Immigration Policy, Paul Ryan's House and the Rubio/Cruz Feud

November 20, 2015
Release of American spy Jonathan Pollard, dispute between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and Paul Ryan’s tenure so far.

How has the Paris attack shifted the U.S. fight against ISIS, refugee policy and the 2016 campaign?

November 20, 2015
The U.S. looks ahead after the recent attacks in Paris and how it affects the 2016 election.
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Terror attacks bring greater urgency to finding migrant crisis solutions

November 18, 2015
Recent attacks have inspired growing calls among governments to restrict the unprecedented migration flowing into Europe and beyond. Gwen Ifill speaks with David Miliband, CEO of International Rescue Committee, and former Hungarian Ambassador András Simonyi about how countries can balance security with response to the refugee crisis.
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Hillary Clinton outlines plan to fight ISIS

November 19, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton​ spoke Thursday about her 3-point plan to fight ISIS in the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris that left over 120 people dead. Obama's former secretary of State called on Congress to authorize new military action to fight ISIS. "Every society faces a choice between fear and resolve," Clinton said. We must choose resolve."
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Carson compares some Syrian refugees to "rabid dogs"

November 19, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson compared potential Syrian refugees to "rabid dogs" while continuing to campaign against allowing any Syrian refugees to enter the United States because of the possibility of ISIS terrorists posing as refugees. "We must balance safety against just being a humanitarian," Carson said during a campaign appearance in Alabama. "For example, if there is a rabid dog running around the neighborhood, you're probably not going to assume something good about that dog, and you're going to put your children out of the way. That doesn't mean that you hate all dogs."
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Sanders: Turning our backs on refugees destroys the idea of America

November 17, 2015
How would Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders handle terror threats at home and abroad, in light of the Paris attacks and the shifting threat of the Islamic State? Sanders joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his views on combatting terrorism and the anti-refugee backlash in the U.S.
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With Islamic State as a common enemy, can Russia and the West cooperate on Syria?

November 17, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces to cooperate with the French military, as both countries bombed targets in Syria. What are the prospects of Russia cooperating to help end the Syrian civil war? Gwen Ifill gets reactions from former Defense Department official Evelyn Farkas and Vali Nasr of Johns Hopkins University.
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Paul Ryan: House will vote to "pause" Syrian refugee program

November 18, 2015
Speaker Paul Ryan announced the House will vote on a bill calling for a "pause" in accepting refugees from Syria and Iraq while security concerns are reevaluated and safety measures are enhanced.