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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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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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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.
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In rescue raid on Islamic State prison, U.S. military advisors step back onto Iraq battlefield

October 22, 2015
American and Kurdish forces raided an Islamic State prison in Northern Iraq after learning that captives there were facing imminent execution. In all, 70 were freed, but one American soldier was killed -- the first U.S. military casualty since 2011. To learn more about the operation, Gwen Ifill speaks with Michael Gordon of The New York Times.
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Hillary Clinton Testifies on Capitol Hill on Health Care

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October 1, 1993
As Hillary Clinton testified for 11 hours before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to October 1993 when the then-First Lady went to Capitol Hill to advocate for President Bill Clinton's health care reform.
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Lincoln Chafee's Brief & Unspectacular Campaign, FBI Probes Benghazi, Obama Vetoes Defense Bill and Debt Ceiling Deadline Approaches

October 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s email’s investigated by FBI, Lincoln Chafee’s presidential run comes to an end, Obama vetoes defense bill, and debt ceiling deadline approaches.

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.