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Obama: "I want an effective Republican Party"

March 10, 2016
President Obama called out the "circus" of the Republican Party primary that has played out in recent weeks and downplaying his role in elevated rhetoric in political discourse. "I want an effective Republican Party," Obama said. "I think this country has to have responsible parties that can govern and that are prepared to lead and govern, whether they're in the minority or in the majority, whether they occupy the White House or they do not."
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Another important Tuesday arrives for primary contests

March 8, 2016
Four states are holding primary votes Tuesday -- both parties in Michigan and Mississippi, plus the GOP in Idaho and Hawaii. While trailing Republican candidate Gov. John Kasich was stumping in Michigan to drum up support, Sen. Ted Cruz looked ahead to future contests. Gwen Ifill talks to Kathy Gray of the Detroit Free Press for more on the back-and-forth fight in her state.

Can establishment Republicans stop Donald Trump? Rubio, Cruz take aim at GOP frontrunner

March 4, 2016
Donald Trump marches to the GOP nomination as party leaders try to stop his rise.
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Can Bernie Sanders stop Hillary Clinton?

March 4, 2016
Is Clinton's delegate lead insurmountable? Can Sanders win over minority voters?
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Trump’s Super Tuesday victories don’t mean GOP consensus

March 2, 2016
Super Tuesday saw Republican frontrunner Donald Trump score big wins in seven states, throwing the GOP establishment into a panic as his nomination grows increasingly likely. For more on the battle brewing within the party, Gwen Ifill consults with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who endorsed Trump this week, and Mississippi RNC strategist Henry Barbour, who is backing Sen. Marco Rubio.
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Scalia’s absence alters dynamic for abortion case

March 2, 2016
The Supreme Court is hearing its first abortion case in nearly a decade, as pro-choice advocates challenge a Texas law they say limits abortion services. Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal for a look inside the high court, and Gwen Ifill gets contrasting views on the case from Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood and Clarke Forsythe of Americans United for Life.
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Mitt Romney: Rules of political history "shredded"

March 3, 2016
2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney made the case against the current GOP frontrunner today, and he summed up the current race. "I know that some people want this race to be over. They look at history and say a trend like Mr. Trump's isn't going to be stopped," Romney said. "Perhaps. But the rules of political history have pretty much all will shredded during this campaign."
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Mitt Romney: Trump enables Clinton victory

March 3, 2016
Mitt Romney made the case against Donald Trump as the Republican nominee during a speech in Utah Thursday. "A person so untrustworthy and dishonest as Hillary Clinton must not become president," Romney said. "Of course, a Trump nomination enables her victory."
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Mitt Romney: Trump "directing our anger for less than noble purposes"

March 3, 2016
Mitt Romney says he understands the anger that is driving the 2016 presidential election, but he think Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is "directing our anger for less than noble purposes. Romney cites Trump's comments on Muslims, Mexican immigrants and limiting the First Amendment as negative examples of his impact.