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Debating how the U.S. should respond to Moscow’s military moves in Crimea

March 4, 2014
How damaging is Russia’s recent activity in Crimea to Russia’s long-term relationship with the West? Is the current tension adding momentum toward “a new Cold War divide”? Gwen Ifill gets two views from Stephen Cohen of New York University and Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia on the build up to Russia sending troops into Ukraine and how the U.S. should react.

Ukraine Uprising, Equal Rights for LGBT community, Dingell retirement, My Brother's Keeper

February 28, 2014
Ukraine Uprising, Equal Rights for LGBT community, Dingell retirement, My Brother's Keeper
Feb 28 2014
Webcast Extra

Webcast Extra: Lawmakers & Shutdown Pay, Fixing Healthcare.gov, & Inside the Supreme Court

February 28, 2014
How many members of Congress returned pay earned during the government shutdown?
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Why are younger children alone in reducing obesity rates?

February 27, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control is reporting progress in cutting obesity among pre-schoolers. During the past decade, obesity in children aged 2 to 5 has dropped from 14 percent to 8 percent. Christina Economos of the Tufts University School of Medicine joins Gwen Ifill to discuss possible factors in the decrease, including changes to food assistance programs and nutrition and exercise campaigns.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Maduro sends mixed messages about U.S.-Venezuela relationship

February 26, 2014
The State Department expelled three Venezuelan officials from the U.S. after President Nicolas Maduro ordered three American diplomats leave his country. Now Maduro is proposing a new Venezuelan ambassador to the U.S. after years without an official representative. Meanwhile, 15 people have died in recent street clashes between protesters and police. Gwen Ifill talks to Girish Gupta of Reuters.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

How will proposed military savings affect strategy and security?

February 25, 2014
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel presented a plan to reshape the nation's military after more than a decade of war. Measures include cutting active-duty rolls, eliminating certain technology and making adjustments to benefits. Gwen Ifill weighs the options and the potential side effects with former National Security officer Gordon Adams and Thomas Donnelly of the American Enterprise Institute.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Has the moment passed for the West to sway Ukraine with sanctions?

February 21, 2014
World powers have watched as the Ukrainian conflict has escalated to unrestrained battle. How can they help ensure stability for this country that’s in the heart of Europe while tightly connected to Russia? Gwen Ifill talks to William Taylor, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and Matthew Rojansky of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Ukraine Erupts, Minimum Wage, 2014 Election Spending & Races To Watch

February 21, 2014
Obama's foreign policy strategy with Russia and rallying the base for midterm elections
Feb 21 2014
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Webcast Extra: Bringing Sexy Back to the 2014 Midterms

February 21, 2014
Shifting focus to the state house politics and an update on Iran's nuclear weapons program