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Crisis centered on children affects tone of immigration debate on Capitol Hill

July 10, 2014
The immigration debate flared back to life on Capitol Hill a day after President Obama requested $3.7 billion to cope with the flood of children at the southern U.S. border. For a closer look at the politics and rhetoric driving the debate, Gwen Ifill turns to Carrie Budoff Brown of Politico and Todd Zwillich of The Takeaway.
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President Bush pushes for immigration reform

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May 19, 2006
Comprehensive immigration reform was a key issue for President George W. Bush during his second term. On May 15, 2006 President Bush laid out his vision for the country's immigration law during a primetime address to the nation. Gwen Ifill explored the debate over comprehensive immigration reform, the ethnic tensions surrounding the issue and the pushback the president faced from some fellow Republicans with Gebe Martinez of the Houston Chronicle and John Harwood of The Wall Street Journal.
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Chicago grapples with how to curb gun violence after deadly weekend

July 8, 2014
In Chicago, about a dozen people were killed and up to 80 people were in injured in shootings during the city's most violent weekend of the year thus far. The city has made some progress in reducing the number of murders, but it’s still struggling to control gun violence. Gwen Ifill learns more from Paris Schutz of WTTW.
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White House proposal to stem flow of migrant children aims to tackle root causes

July 8, 2014
President Obama is requesting $3.7 billion in emergency funds from Congress to deal with the flood of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border of the U.S. Gwen Ifill talks to Cecilia Muñoz of the White House Domestic Policy Council about the goals of the proposal will slow the flow of migrants and the challenge of providing judicial representation for these children.
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How the Civil Rights Act changed America

July 3, 2014
Wednesday marks 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act, outlawing discrimination based on race, ethnicity and sex. Gwen Ifill is joined by Todd Purdum to discuss his new book, "An Idea Whose Time Has Come," which tells the story of how the legislation came to be.
Backstory

Roadmap to 2016

July 3, 2014
While the 2016 presidential election is two year away, there is plenty of buzz now about who will decide to run. Gwen Ifill talks to Washington Post Chief Correspondent Dan Balz about what to look for as the race starts to take shape including how Hillary Clinton has frozen the field for other potential Democrats.
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The Supreme Court rules on abortion

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July 3, 1989
The Supreme Court closed out its term with two decisions on reproductive health -- striking down a Massachusetts "buffer zone" law and saying closely held for-profit companies do not have to provide contraception coverage to female employees because of the religious beliefs of the owner. This isn't the first time the Supreme Court has weighed in on the abortion rights/anti-abortion debate. Twenty-five years ago, the justices upheld a Missouri law that restricted state funding and facilities used for abortions. On a Headline Edition of Washington Week, the panelists discussed the Court's ruling less than two decades after Roe v. Wade.

Major Supreme Court Rulings, GOP Primary Surprise & Iraq Deteriorates

June 27, 2014
Four major SCOTUS rulings, Mississippi primary, and Iraq
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Assaults on Iraqi oil fields sow worry over global gas prices

June 27, 2014
Both Iraq's government army and fighters from ISIL have claimed to have the upper hand in a week-long battle for Iraq's biggest oil refinery. The clashes have stopped oil production at the Beiji complex, but amid the chaos, the price of crude exports has risen by only $2.35 a barrel. Gwen Ifill talks to Gianna Bern of Brookshire Advisory and Research and Greg Priddy of the Eurasia Group.