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What’s the economic sweet spot for adjusting the federal minimum wage?

November 10, 2015
Thousands of workers walked off the job in as many as 270 cities in a push to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, up from $7.25. Gwen Ifill speaks to Alan Krueger of Princeton University, who believes that wages should be raised, but not so fast and not so high.
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Obama honors veterans in annual observance of Veterans Day

November 11, 2015
President Obama​ participated in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery​ to honor the nation's veterans. In the annual #VeteransDay observance, Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and urged Americans to remember veterans long past today.
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How late night comedy became another stop on the campaign trail

November 9, 2015
Donald Trump, who hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend, is not the first politician to use late night comedy to pitch his campaign. Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about candidates on the talk show circuit, plus a look at the increased scrutiny on Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio and rivalry between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
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Wall Street Reaction to Jobs Report, UN Climate Talks and Ballot Initiatives Across the Country

November 6, 2015
Wall Street prepares for possible rate hikes, Obama's COP21 conference in December, Bernie Sanders draws distinctions with Hillary Clinton, and liberals suffer losses on ballot initiatives like marijuana legalization and anti-discrimination

Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline, October Job Growth & Election 2016

November 6, 2015
Seven-year debate ends in pipeline rejection, 271,000 jobs added in October, and 2016 election updates.
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Who voted for what and why on Election Day

November 4, 2015
This election, Ohio voters said no to legalizing marijuana, Houston voters defeated an ordinance to curb LGBT discrimination and San Francisco voters refused to limit how often homeowners can rent out rooms. Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report and Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times talk with Gwen Ifill about what the results mean for both parties.
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TransCanada delay request adds uncertainty to Keystone outcome

November 3, 2015
What motivated TransCanada to ask that the review of its Keystone XL pipeline be suspended? And how are environmental groups, who oppose the pipeline, reacting to the request? Gwen Ifill learns more about the domestic and international politics in play from Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post.
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Why different GOP candidates have different debate demands

November 3, 2015
The GOP presidential candidates are looking for changes to the primary race debates, but can the campaigns agree on tweaks? Gwen Ifill sits down with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss what’s at stake for different camps, why Jeb Bush is trying to reboot his campaign, plus Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders’ first TV ad.
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Jeb Bush: You can't tell Congress "You're Fired"

November 2, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush launched his "Jeb Can Fix It" tour today in Tampa, Florida. In his remarks, Bush made the case that some of his opponents for the Republican nomination like Marco Rubio and Donald Trump should not be the choice of primary voters because they would amount to "rolling the dice on another presidential experiment."