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Are Clinton and Trump judged by different standards?

September 19, 2016
Mirroring their dissimilar campaigns, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump responded very differently to Saturday's bombings, with Clinton emphasizing her experience and Trump focusing on immigration. But even when they're discussing the same issues, are the candidates evaluated according to separate standards? Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Gwen Ifill to discuss.

Gwen Ifill on the role of debate moderators

September 20, 2016
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will square off in their first presidential debate on Monday. What should the role of the moderator be? "Every debate moderator tries to figure a way to get past the speeches," Gwen Ifill, moderator of the VP debates in 2004 and 2008, told students at Colorado College. "It's a rare opportunity to see a contrast between the two candidates on any issue."

Health, Taxes and Birtherism: The debate over transparency on the campaign trail

September 16, 2016
Donald Trump changes course and declares President Obama was "born in the United States."
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Clinton says time away helped her ‘reconnect’ with why she’s running

September 16, 2016
Hillary Clinton is back on the campaign trail after a bout of pneumonia. On Wednesday, she released a letter from her doctor that said she is “fit to serve” as president. On Thursday, Donald Trump released his medical records from his longtime doctor, saying that he is healthy. Meanwhile, a new poll from CBS and The New York Times suggests that the race continues to tighten. Gwen Ifill reports.
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Michelle Obama hits the campaign trail, candidates' health takes center stage and voters ask "Is America still great?"

September 16, 2016
First Lady is an effective surrogate for Hillary Clinton and pessimism is "deeply ingrained" with many Americans
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What each candidate must do to win the Electoral College

September 14, 2016
While polls show the presidential race is tightening, in the end it comes down to this: The candidate who wins at least 270 electoral votes will prevail. Gwen Ifill examines different paths to the White House with Republican strategist John Brabender and former Deputy White House Press Secretary Bill Burton.
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Clinton sidelined by pneumonia, Obama steps up to boost her campaign

September 13, 2016
While Hillary Clinton took a break to recover from pneumonia, President Obama stepped in on the trail, praising the resilience of his former secretary of state. On Monday night, the Democratic nominee told CNN she had thought the delay in releasing news of her illness wasn’t going to be “that big a deal.” Meanwhile, Donald Trump hit the the road to tout his plan on childcare. Gwen Ifill reports.
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In the reddest part of Colorado, some Republicans rethink their loyalty

September 12, 2016
In most elections, Colorado has been a key battleground state. But this season, Hillary Clinton is polling far ahead of Donald Trump. Gwen Ifill speaks with voters in one of the state’s most conservative counties, home to five military installations and where Mitt Romney was a slam dunk in 2012. Now, some conservatives are turning to third-party candidates and even to the Democratic opposition.
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Questioning Clinton’s health transparency and Trump’s charitable giving

September 12, 2016
Amid questions about her health, Hillary Clinton has caused a stir with comments about Donald Trump supporters. Gwen Ifill talks to Susan Page of USA Today and Tamara Keith of NPR about Clinton’s privacy about her pneumonia diagnosis and a Washington Post investigation into Trump’s charitable contributions.