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Faith, politics and business converge in debate over Religious Freedom laws

April 2, 2015
After the uproar over Indiana’s Religious Freedom act, lawmakers in that state and Arkansas worked to revise or create new legislation to prove the laws do not allow discrimination. Gwen Ifill talks to Pastor Tim Overton of Halteman Village Baptist Church, Micheline Maynard of Arizona State University and Ron Brownstein of National Journal about the crossroads of business, religion and politics.
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Why al-Shabab is trying to inspire Muslim backlash against Kenya

April 2, 2015
Al-Shabab, a Somali-based terror group, claimed responsibility for today’s siege on a Kenyan university. The militants began cross-border strikes after Kenya sent its military into Somalia four years ago. Gwen Ifill talks to Kenneth Menkhaus of Davidson College about the group’s motivations for attacking Kenya.
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On the Ground for Iran Talks, Upcoming 2016 Presidential Announcements, The Schumer-Durbin Derby & The Other "Pete Williams"

April 3, 2015
A nuclear deal is reached with Iran, a few 2016 presidential announcements to come in April, Chuck Schumer & Dick Durbin work to succeed Harry Reid and the other "Pete Williams."
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Is the nuclear deal ‘too big to fail’ for both the U.S. and Iran?

April 1, 2015
No deal was reached over Iran’s nuclear program on Wednesday, but talks seemed to be headed into yet another day, with Iran and the U.S. each indicating it’s up to the other to bridge the gap. Gwen Ifill gets an update on the negotiations from Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News.
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Sen. Menendez traded political favors for patron’s gifts, says Justice Department

April 1, 2015
Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., was indicted late Wednesday by the Justice Department on federal bribery charges. Gwen Ifill talks to Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times about the allegations that Menendez turned his Capitol Hill office into a criminal enterprise.
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#AskGwen: Staying "Buoyant" Covering Bad News

April 2, 2015
Gwen Ifill is taking questions from YOU! This time, Gwen shares how she handles covering so much bad news. "You have to be serious. You have to tell people the news as it is. But occasionally when you're talking about how politicians work and how politics works, it's OK to have a sense of humor about it," Gwen says. "It always help to let your personality through."
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#AskGwen: Is the Political System Broken?

April 2, 2015
Is the political system so divisive that it's beyond repair? Gwen tackles that question in her latest chat. "I love politics. I'm a political junkie. I think it's really interesting and important. I think it affects people's lives, but occasionally I watch the bad side of politics," Gwen says. "Most of the politicians I've met really mean to do good things."
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Why Scott Simon shared his mother’s death with an unseen audience

March 31, 2015
Scott Simon is known as the voice of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, but he also gained an audience when he used Twitter to document his mother’s final days. His 140-character observances of the life and death of his mother led to a new book, “Unforgettable: A Son, A Mother and the Lessons of a Lifetime.” Simon joins Gwen Ifill for a conversation.
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#AskGwen: Hillary's 2016 Challengers

April 1, 2015
Washington Week moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill answers viewer questions about potential challengers for presumed Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton. "I want everyone to get in the pool," Gwen says. Among those waiting in the wings: Vice President Joe Biden, former Sen. Jim Webb and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.