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2 false claims and a truth from the GOP debate in Boulder

October 29, 2015
For the Republican presidential candidates who took the debate stage in Boulder, Colorado, each contender was seeking a breakout moment, and many took opportunities to jab at their opponents or the CNBC moderators. Angie Holan of Politifact joins Gwen Ifill to fact-check some of candidates’ claims.
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John Boehner's Legacy and the GOP Undercard Debate

October 30, 2015
John Boehner retires after five years as speaker and 25 years in Congress.

Republicans Debate the Economy, Paul Ryan Elected House Speaker & Obama Authorizes Boots on Ground in Syria

October 30, 2015
CNBC hosts the third Republican debate, Rep. Paul Ryan replaces John Boehner, and Obama authorizes boots on the ground in Syria.
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House Speaker Paul Ryan: "Wiping the slate clean"

October 29, 2015
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan was officially sworn in as the 62nd Speaker of the House today, replacing John Boehner. In his first speech to his colleagues, Ryan tried to turn the page on the past few contentious years in the House. "The House is broken," Ryan said. "We're not solving problems, we're adding to them. And, I'm not interested in laying blame. We are not settling scores. We are wiping the slate clean."
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Treasury Secretary Lew on Congress ‘coming to terms’ with the debt limit

October 28, 2015
The bipartisan budget deal passed by the House is the product of negotiations between Congressional leaders and the White House. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sits down with Gwen Ifill to discuss how Congress achieved its moment of breakthrough, plus a rundown of some of the budget nuts and bolts.
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Is America completely unprepared for a power grid cyberattack?

October 27, 2015
We’re aware of the risk of hacks that result in theft and espionage, but what about a devastating cyberattack on the power grid? In his new book, “Lights Out,” Ted Koppel argues that not only is this a distinct possibility, but that America is totally unprepared. The author joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the frightening potential fallout.
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Paul Ryan: A new day in the House

October 28, 2015
The House Republican conference officially nominated Rep. Paul Ryan as their candidate to replace outgoing Speaker John Boehner. The full House will vote tomorrow, and Ryan is expected to easily win the vote.
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Why is there no GOP establishment frontrunner?

October 26, 2015
As Donald Trump ramp ups rhetoric against Ben Carson, Jeb Bush seems to be scaling down his campaign. Meanwhile, the Democratic field is down to three candidates. Gwen Ifill speaks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the current campaign landscape and Joe Biden’s decision not to run.

Clinton Testifies About Benghazi, Biden Forgoes 2016 Race, Ryan Announces Speaker Bid and Trump Remains at the GOP Forefront

October 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony, VP Joe Biden will not enter the 2016 race, Rep. Paul Ryan enters his bid for the House Speakership, and Donald Trump’s unorthodox Republican brand.