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Does allowing Arctic offshore drilling undermine Obama’s climate efforts?

September 1, 2015
While President Obama calls more attention to climate change in Alaska, he is also receiving criticism that his policies are at odds with this message. Gwen Ifill discusses the president’s visit and American energy policy with Robert Bryce of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club.
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Why some ‘insider’ candidates are struggling to appeal to voters

August 31, 2015
Donald Trump is still dominating the polls, but how are the other top Republican candidates like Ben Carson, Jeb Bush and Scott Walker faring? Gwen Ifill looks at the week ahead in politics -- including another State Department email dump from Hillary Clinton -- with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR.
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Nuclear deal will dangerously empower Iran in the long term, says former U.S. arms control official

August 31, 2015
Former U.S. arms control official Stephen Rademaker says the Iran nuclear agreement is a Faustian bargain that will end up empowering rather than weakening Iran in the end. He joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his objections and how he would amend the deal.
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When a shooter’s violent video goes viral

August 27, 2015
A shocking, televised murder in Virginia has provoked a wide array of questions about the shooter and how horrific images go viral online. Gwen Ifill speaks with Deborah Potter of NewsLab, Lance Ulanoff, chief correspondent and editor-at-large at Mashable, and Barry Rosenfeld of Fordham University.
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Why New Orleans recovery is a continuation, not a celebration

August 26, 2015
Ten years since Hurricane Katrina brought tragedy to the city of New Orleans, the story of its recovery can read like a tale of two cities. Marc Morial, Urban League CEO and former mayor, joins Gwen Ifill to take stock of the school system, the need for affordable housing and the enormous task of rebuilding and recovering.
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What’s driving the global glut of oil

August 25, 2015
A year ago, crude oil was trading at more than $100 a barrel. Now, the price of oil is down more than 60 percent from its peak. Gwen Ifill speaks to The Wall Street Journal’s Russell Gold to understand the drop and how it affects the U.S. economy.
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Writer Jesmyn Ward reflects on survival since Katrina

August 24, 2015
After writer and Tulane University professor Jesmyn Ward survived Hurricane Katrina while staying at her grandmother’s house, she wrote “Salvage the Bones,” an award-winning novel about a Mississippi family in the days leading up to the devastating storm.
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John Kasich: Hunting down undocumented immigrants is ‘not what America is’

August 19, 2015
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican presidential candidate, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss why he’s ready to run and win, plus the need for a tight border and a path to citizenship for immigrants, setting high educational standards, putting boots on the ground to fight the Islamic State and more.
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In a crowded race for Iowa, the importance of being Donald

August 18, 2015
While other candidates crisscross the state of Iowa and drop money on political ads, it seems like they just can’t buy the attention Donald Trump has been getting. Gwen Ifill examines why the candidate has had such popularity, and how it is affecting the race.