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Friday from Cleveland: A special Washington Week EXTRA town hall

July 14, 2016
Just days before the Republican Party meets in Cleveland to officially nominate Donald Trump as its presidential nominee, Washington Week is in the Buckeye State to take questions from voters about the issues they care about. Washington Week EXTRA: Cleveland Edition airs Friday at 8:30 PM on many PBS stations and will be available on our website. Check your local listings.

How Supreme Court justices spend their summer break

July 13, 2016
The Supreme Court justices wrapped up the last term at the end of June and won't meet again until late August or September to discuss the cases for the next term. So what do the eight members of the nation's highest court do with their summer break? As CNN's Joan Biskupic explains, many of the justices will be traveling overseas. Clarence Thomas is headed to France, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is going to Spain. Whether they are traveling to promote their books or to teach, all of them are available for emergency orders.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

The latest on the veepstakes, Sanders to endorse Clinton

July 11, 2016
Trump-Gingrich? Clinton-Kaine? Clinton-Warren? Trump-Christie? The political soothsayers are looking closely at every appearance Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton make with potential running mates. Also in the news: Bernie Sanders on Tuesday is expected to finally endorse the former secretary of state. Gwen Ifill talks with Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report.

Fatal shootings revive questions of race and policing, FBI closes Clinton email probe and Trump meets with GOP Congress

July 8, 2016
3 officer-involved shootings shock the country, Clinton will not be charged in email probe
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Trump's veepstakes and longtime Florida congresswoman indicted on fraud charges

July 8, 2016
Two Republican senators withdraw from VP consideration and Rep. Corrine Brown pleads not guilty to fraud charges.

Trump and Clinton prep for conventions, terror in Turkey, and SCOTUS rules on abortion

July 1, 2016
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton start the search for VPs, terror breaks out at the Istanbul airport, and SCOTUS leans left on a historic abortion ruling.
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Clinton's trust problem, Zika funding stalls in Congress, Benghazi Committee releases report and Supreme Court overturns corruption charges

July 1, 2016
As Hillary Clinton attempts to bolster voters' trust in her before November's general election, Congress fought over a spending bill and the Benghazi Committee, and the eight Supreme Court justices unanimously overturned corruption charges.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

At rally with Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren gets under Donald Trump’s skin — again

June 28, 2016
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter from the Cook Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest from the campaign trail.

Britain votes to leave the European Union, the Supreme Court releases decisions & Congress debates gun control

June 24, 2016
While Britain throws Europe into uncertainty by voting to leave the EU, the U.S. Supreme Court decides on affirmative action and immigration, and House Democrats stage a sit-in over gun control legislation.