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Measuring the ‘Trump effect’ on the 2016 presidential race

June 15, 2016
With one of the most contentious and unusual primary seasons in history winding down, presumptive nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are gearing up for what promises to be an equally volatile general election. Gwen Ifill talks to senior Trump campaign adviser Barry Bennett, Beth Reinhard of The Wall Street Journal and Ann Selzer of Selzer & Company for more on what to expect this fall.
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Inside Russian hacking of Democrats’ opposition research on Trump

June 14, 2016
For nearly a year, Russian hackers have been penetrating Democratic National Committee computers and stealing, among other things, research compiled on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Gwen Ifill talks to Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike and Sasha Issenberg of Bloomberg Politics for more on the stunning sophistication of these breaches and the reasons behind them.
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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton react to Orlando mass shooting

June 13, 2016
Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest in politics, including Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s standoff over the Orlando shooting, what Orlando could mean for the presidential election, Clinton’s take on the struggle against radical Islamic terrorism and Donald Trump’s appeal to the LGBT community.
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LGBT Americans target of violent hate crimes more than any other group

June 13, 2016
The Orlando mass shooting put a new focus on efforts to pass hate crime laws — and the sobering reality that LGBT Americans are more than twice as likely to be the target of a violent hate-crime than Muslims or African-Americans. Gwen Ifill talks to Rachel Tiven of Lambda Legal and Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center on how recent LGBT rights successes may be stoking more anti-gay violence.
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What political experts and historians think of Clinton’s unprecedented win

June 9, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s groundbreaking ascension to the Democratic party’s presidential nomination is one of the most significant victories for women in American history. For more context on this pivotal moment, Gwen Ifill talks to Rebecca Traister of New York Magazine, presidential historian Ellen Fitzpatrick and John Lawrence, former chief of staff to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
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Can either party achieve unity after contentious primaries?

June 6, 2016
Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest in politics, including Donald Trump’s racially charged standoff with a federal judge, how a diverse electorate could hurt Trump in the general election and whether the Democrats or the Republicans are in a tougher spot
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Anita Hill on the Thomas hearings, 25 years later: ‘I would do it again’

April 7, 2016
Twenty-five years ago, Anita Hill testified about sexual harassment from then-nominee Clarence Thomas. Now a new HBO film dramatizes the high-profile political battle that captured the nation’s attention and changed Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Hill joins Gwen Ifill to look back at the case, her experience and how it would have been different today.
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How the war within the GOP is energizing Democrats

April 4, 2016
Gwen Ifill sits down with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss the latest in politics, including what to expect from Wisconsin’s primary, Gov. John Kasich’s refusal to quit, Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign mulling its mistakes and why the “thermonuclear war” within the Republican party is the best thing going for Hillary Clinton.
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How Donald Trump turned media spectacle into campaign wins

March 30, 2016
Donald Trump, front-runner for the GOP nomination, has been able to turn celebrity and controversy into nearly $2 billion in free media attention this election cycle. What’s driving his appeal and how has the electorate changed? Gwen Ifill talks to Stuart Stevens, former chief strategist for Mitt Romney, McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed News and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the University of Pennsylvania.