Episodes and Videos | Washington Week

Washington Week

Award-winning reporting and analysis

Episodes and Videos

Web Clip

Hillary Clinton outlines plan to fight ISIS

November 19, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton​ spoke Thursday about her 3-point plan to fight ISIS in the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris that left over 120 people dead. Obama's former secretary of State called on Congress to authorize new military action to fight ISIS. "Every society faces a choice between fear and resolve," Clinton said. We must choose resolve."
Web Clip

Carson compares some Syrian refugees to "rabid dogs"

November 19, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson compared potential Syrian refugees to "rabid dogs" while continuing to campaign against allowing any Syrian refugees to enter the United States because of the possibility of ISIS terrorists posing as refugees. "We must balance safety against just being a humanitarian," Carson said during a campaign appearance in Alabama. "For example, if there is a rabid dog running around the neighborhood, you're probably not going to assume something good about that dog, and you're going to put your children out of the way. That doesn't mean that you hate all dogs."
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Sanders: Turning our backs on refugees destroys the idea of America

November 17, 2015
How would Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders handle terror threats at home and abroad, in light of the Paris attacks and the shifting threat of the Islamic State? Sanders joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his views on combatting terrorism and the anti-refugee backlash in the U.S.
Vladimir Putin
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

With Islamic State as a common enemy, can Russia and the West cooperate on Syria?

November 17, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces to cooperate with the French military, as both countries bombed targets in Syria. What are the prospects of Russia cooperating to help end the Syrian civil war? Gwen Ifill gets reactions from former Defense Department official Evelyn Farkas and Vali Nasr of Johns Hopkins University.
Web Clip

Paul Ryan: House will vote to "pause" Syrian refugee program

November 18, 2015
Speaker Paul Ryan announced the House will vote on a bill calling for a "pause" in accepting refugees from Syria and Iraq while security concerns are reevaluated and safety measures are enhanced.
Web Clip

Speaker Paul Ryan: "Pause" all Syrian refugees

November 17, 2015
New House Speaker Paul Ryan​ joined the growing list of mostly Republican governors worried about potential ISIS terrorists coming to the U.S. as Syrian refugees. Ryan called Tuesday for a "pause" in accepting any refugees from Syria until verification programs can be strengthened.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Paris attacks bring migrant crisis, Islamic State strategy to U.S. political forefront

November 16, 2015
From the campaign trail to the halls of Congress, leaders weighed in on the fallout of the Paris attacks. Gwen Ifill speaks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about how responses to the tragedy are playing out in the presidential race, calls from some lawmakers to change U.S. policy toward Syrian immigrants, as well as takeaways from the Democratic debate.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

How should the West battle the Islamic State’s shifting strategy?

November 16, 2015
The attacks in Paris have raised concern about the threat posed by the Islamic State around the world, and how to counter it. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff talk with William McCants, author of “The ISIS Apocalypse,” Juliette Kayyem, former assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Hassan Hassan of Chatham House and Richard Barrett, a former British intelligence official.

Terror Attacks in Paris & Trump Sharpens His Carson Criticism

November 13, 2015
Coordinated shootings and bombings in Paris, Trump ups rhetoric against GOP rivals, the third GOP debate reveals divides within the party, and the second Democratic debate approaches with Hillary Clinton maintaining her lead.