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Hidden Nuggets in the Spending Bill and President Obama's Trip to The Colbert Report

December 12, 2014
Regulatory changes hidden in the omnibus spending bill and how the NY Times scooped the CIA torture report.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Is torture effective for gathering intelligence?

December 11, 2014
While the CIA says the use of enhanced interrogation led to key insights on Osama bin Laden, critics argue that the same information can be obtained with non-abusive tactics. Does torture work as an intelligence gathering tool? Gwen Ifill gets views from former CIA official Bill Harlow and former Guantanamo prosecutor David Iglesias.
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Elite circle of lawyers finds repeat success getting cases to the Supreme Court

December 10, 2014
Cases that make it to the Supreme Court are often argued by a relatively tight circle of lawyers who are well-known to the justices, and more likely to share educational backgrounds and private firm pedigrees. Reuters examined 17,000 filed petitions, uncovering an unusually insular world at the nation's top court. Reuters legal editor Joan Biskupic joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the findings.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Senate report graphically details brutal CIA interrogation tactics

December 10, 2014
A Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation tactics accuses the agency of deceiving the White House, Congress and the American people. Chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein called the revelations "a stain" on U.S. history. Gwen Ifill details the Senate’s findings, which suggest the enhanced interrogation program was “far more brutal” than previously disclosed.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Why do you march? Young protesters explain what drives them

December 9, 2014
Many of the now-daily protests on race and justice are being led by young people frustrated by recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson and New York City. Gwen Ifill gets perspectives from protester Molly Greiber, Tory Russell of Hands Up United and Jessica Pierce of the Black Youth Project on what’s driving them personally and the movement at large.

Full Episode: Federal Probes into Policing, New Defense Chief, Averting a Government Shutdown

December 5, 2014
Justice Department investigates police shootings.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

How will NYPD handle minor offenses after Eric Garner’s case?

December 5, 2014
Following the choking death of Eric Garner, New York police commissioner Bill Bratton promised an overhaul of the police training program, and, with the mayor, addressed how officers should react to minor offenses. For the perspective from City Hall, Gwen Ifill speaks with Zachary Carter, legal adviser to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Will outrage over Garner, Ferguson grand jury verdicts trigger systemic changes?

December 5, 2014
For a broader look at how the Eric Garner case and the intersection of race and justice are resonating with Americans, Gwen Ifill gets perspectives from Candace McCoy of City University of New York and Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker.
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Supreme Court set to decide pregnancy discrimination and free speech, secret 2016 primaries and an unusual ally against ISIS

December 5, 2014
Free speech and Facebook, 2016 presidential campaign, and Iran fights ISIS.