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The Donald vs. The Eagle, Debate Expectations, Millennial Voters and Rahm's Woes

December 11, 2015
Ruffled feathers in a TIME photo shoot, Republicans prepare for another debate and younger voters looking for outsiders.

Widespread Backlash to Donald Trump's Proposed Muslim Ban

December 11, 2015
Donald Trump grabs the headlines with a proposed ban on Muslim visitors as the Republican Party figures out how to respond.
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What’s different about the latest challenge to affirmative action?

December 9, 2015
Should race be a consideration in college admissions? For the second time in three years, the Supreme Court justices are considering the constitutionality of that question. Gwen Ifill examines the opposing viewpoints with Richard Kahlenberg of the Century Foundation and Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
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Are politics of fear driving anti-Muslim sentiment?

December 8, 2015
The threat of attacks at home can drive divisive and dangerous rhetoric. How do we keep our fear in check? Gwen Ifill explores that question with Ronald Brownstein of The Atlantic, Dalia Mogahed of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and Khaled Beydoun of the Barry University School of Law.
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Supreme Court mulls representation in ‘one person, one vote’ case

December 8, 2015
Who should be counted when states divvy up their territory for representation: all residents or only those who can vote? The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday involving the very nuts and bolts of how American democracy works. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the case.
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Obama: Our freedom is bound up with freedom of others

December 9, 2015
President Obama used a speech commemorating the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th amendment, which abolished slavery, to push back against "bigotry in all its forms." While he did not mention Republican frontrunner Donald Trump by name, he seemed to be responding to Trump's recent proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. Obama urged Americans to remember "our freedom is bound up with the freedom of others, regardless of what they looked like or where they come from or what their last name is or what faith they practice."
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Paul Ryan: Trump comments not what America stands for

December 8, 2015
House Speaker Paul Ryan waded in to the 2016 presidential campaign to join the growing list of Republicans condemning frontrunner Donald Trump's proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. "What was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for. And more importantly, it's not what this country stands for," Ryan said.
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Justice Department launches investigation of Chicago Police Department

December 7, 2015
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced today that The United States Department of Justice​ is opening an investigation into the patterns and practices of the Chicago Police Department​ following the release of a video last month showing the shooting of Laquan McDonald.
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WATCH: President Obama Delivers an Address to the Nation

December 6, 2015
President Obama delivered his third Oval Office address Sunday night. The speech followed recent terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, and the president urged Americans not to give into fear. Obama also provided an update on the investigation and steps the U.S. is taking to fight ISIS.