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DOJ's Ferguson Report; Supreme Court's Obamacare Challenge; Hillary Clinton's Private Emails; Netanyahu's Critical Iran Policy Speech

March 6, 2015
Systemic Racial Bias in Ferguson, Obamacare's Latest SCOTUS Hurdle and Hillary Clinton's Email Troubles
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Why the House is trying to get ahold of Hillary’s inbox

March 4, 2015
As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton used a personal email account and a private server based out of her New York home, rather than official government email. In light of that revelation this week, a House Oversight committee subpoenaed her messages for an ongoing investigation on the Benghazi embassy attack. Gwen Ifill learns more from Laura Meckler of The Wall Street Journal.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Health care of 8 million on the line as Supreme Court hears ACA case

March 4, 2015
The Supreme Court will decide whether a phrase in the Affordable Care Act was meant to exclude people who bought health insurance on the federal exchange from receiving tax credits. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal offers a look at the arguments, plus Gwen Ifill talks to Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute for two takes on the case.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

What are the chances of an Iran nuclear deal now?

March 3, 2015
Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, warned Congress of the dangers of making a bad nuclear deal that could pave “Iran's path to the bomb.” What would a good deal achieve? And is Netanyahu right about the threat of Iran? Gwen Ifill gets two views from former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former State Department official Vali Nasr.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

How can Ferguson law enforcement break a pattern of bias?

March 3, 2015
A new report by the Department of Justice says that police in Ferguson, Missouri, have shown a pattern of racial bias and civil rights abuses. The findings come after a months-long investigation following the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Justin Hansford of Saint Louis University School of Law and Paul Butler of Georgetown University Law Center.
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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare

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June 29, 2012
The Supreme Court is considering a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act that contends only people who sign up for insurance on state exchanges are eligible for the federal subsidies.
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50th Anniversary: Selma to Montgomery Marches

March 4, 2015
In March 1965, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organized a 54-mile march from Selma to the Alabama state capital of Montgomery to protest laws that prevented black citizens from voting. The first march on March 7, 1965 became known as Bloody Sunday were attacked by Alabama state troopers after crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge. As seen in this Universal Newsreel, the marches reached Montgomery on March 24, 1965. Later that year, President Lyndon Johnson would sign the Voting Rights Act into law.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

For GOP, a bigger problem than finding a way to fund Homeland Security

March 2, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post about internal struggles within the Republican party, the political tension surrounding an upcoming speech by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, plus pressures on Hillary Clinton to start her presidential campaign.
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How Jewish Americans view Netanyahu’s speech

March 2, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to play down divisions over his scheduled address to the U.S. Congress. How are Jewish Americans reacting to Netanyahu’s highly anticipated and controversial speech at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday? Gwen Ifill gets two views from David Harris of American Jewish Committee and Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street.