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Lawmakers skeptical that GM can remodel its leadership

June 19, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra returned to address Congress about an internal company report on the ignition switch defect that has been linked to at least 13 deaths. Barra announced a new campaign to reward employees who report safety concerns, but lawmakers remained skeptical that the corporate culture could be changed. Gwen Ifill gets more detail from David Shepardson of The Detroit News.
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What Iraq’s violent sectarian split means for its neighbors

June 18, 2014
The insurgency by Sunni militants in Iraq, known as ISIL or ISIS, adds conflict to an already volatile region. Gwen Ifill talks to Hisham Melhem of Al Arabiya News and Mary-Jane Deeb of the Library of Congress about the failure to stifle ISIL’s growth in Syria, the prospect of U.S. collaboration with Iran and the divergent agendas of Iraq’s other neighboring nations.
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What’s fueling and funding the insurgents behind the violence in Iraq?

June 17, 2014
The Sunni militants known as ISIL or ISIS continue to broaden their control over the northern Iraq. What are their origins and how does the group compare to other insurgencies? Gwen Ifill learns more from journalist Rania Abouzeid and Brian Fishman of the New America Foundation.
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Pew study finds more polarized Americans increasingly resistant to political compromise

June 13, 2014
A major study by the Pew Research Center finds the increasing polarization in the U.S. is not just in our politics. American adults are less likely to compromise and often decide where to live, who to marry and who their friends should be based on what they already believe. Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report join Gwen Ifill to assess the data.

Iraq in turmoil again, House Republican shocker, and Bergdahl fallout continues

June 13, 2014
Growing violence in Iraq, Eric Cantor’s defeat, Sgt. Bergdahl returns to Texas
June 13 2014
Webcast Extra

Webcast Extra: Hard Choices and Iraq Involvement

June 13, 2014
Growing violence in Iraq, Eric Cantor’s defeat, Sgt. Bergdahl returns to Texas.
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Brat topples Cantor with grassroots enthusiasm

June 12, 2014
The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by David Brat shakes the stability of a more fragile GOP establishment. Gwen Ifill is joined by former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., Adam Brandon of FreedomWorks and Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post to discuss Brat's victory, as well as immigration and other issues that may be undermining the platform of moderate Republicans.
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How ‘Hard Choices’ may help Clinton define herself ahead of possible presidential run

June 11, 2014
Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state, senator and first lady, has just released her second memoir, “Hard Choices,” launching a national tour of media interviews and bookstore appearances. Is her book a sign of a second presidential campaign to come? Gwen Ifill talks to former Clinton advisor Ann Lewis, Amy Chozick of The New York Times and Democratic strategist Chris Lehane.
From the Vault

Rise of the Tea Party in 2010

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April 9, 2010
Following the surprise defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by tea party candidate Dave Brat in the Republican Congressional primary, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to April 2010. Charles Babington of the Associated Press joined Gwen to discuss the rise of the tea party and its effect on the Republican Party and the 2010 midterm elections.