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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.
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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.
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Will loan forgiveness offer long-term student debt solution?

June 10, 2014
The average person graduating from college in 2013 borrowed nearly $30,000 in student debt. To help Americans overburdened by their loans, President Obama signed a new executive order that expands on a 2010 law that capped federal loan repayments at 10 percent of borrowers' monthly income. Gwen Ifill talks to Richard Vedder of Ohio University and Deanne Loonin of the National Consumer Law Center.
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Can Obama successfully defend Ukraine as unity wanes in Europe?

June 5, 2014
Despite President Obama’s urging of NATO countries to reaffirm commitment to defend democracy in Ukraine, France says it will fulfill a multi-billion dollar contract with Russia. Gwen Ifill joins to Heather Conley of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and David Kramer of Freedom House to discuss how Mr. Obama can sustain a unified effort amid divided interests in Europe.
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Carbon-cutting plan proves politically controversial in states where Senate control will be decided

June 4, 2014
A new proposal by the EPA to cut carbon emissions may not take full effect for several years, but the political effects kicked in immediately. In states like West Virginia and Kentucky, where nearly all of the electricity is generated by coal, Democrats were quick to denounce the plan. Susan Page of USA Today and Reid Wilson of The Washington Post join Gwen Ifill to examine the backlash.
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EPA chief defends price of White House plan to cut carbon emissions

June 3, 2014
The Obama administration laid out an ambitious new plan to cut down on carbon pollution and combat climate change while offering some flexibility to states. EPA administrator Gina McCarthy joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the new rules and why she says they are good for the health of the economy, as well as criticism from both the energy industry and environmentalists.
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EPA plan critic argues cutting carbon emissions could fail if U.S. endeavors alone

June 3, 2014
For an opposing perspective on the EPA’s new rules on cutting carbon emissions, Gwen Ifill talks to Jeff Holmstead of the Electric Reliability Coordinating Council, a leading voice for many of the power companies opposed to the proposal.