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Can the tech industry help strike the balance between privacy, safety?

January 21, 2014
Even before President Obama outlined his proposed changes in how the NSA should collect data for surveillance, many tech giants were vocal in their criticism. Gwen Ifill discusses what's at stake with Christian Dawson of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition and Nuala O'Connor of the Center for Democracy and Technology.
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Brooks and Marcus on Obama's surveillance reforms, Benghazi

January 17, 2014
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus join Gwen Ifill to discuss the week's top political news, including whether or not President Obama went far enough with his recommended surveillance reforms, who's blame for the Benghazi attack and the possibility for new sanctions on Iran.
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Is Air Force cheating scandal symptomatic of a bigger problem?

January 17, 2014
Thirty-four Air Force officers who conduct nuclear operations have thus far been implicated in a proficiency test cheating scandal. Gwen Ifill talks to Robert Burns of the Associated Press and Bruce Blair of Princeton University about the larger implications of the cheating revelations for the Air Force.
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How the NSA used special devices, radio waves to spy on offline computers

January 16, 2014
The newest revelations from documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that since at least 2008, the National Security Agency has implanted hardware to tap into as many as 100,000 offline computers overseas. Gwen Ifill talks to David Sanger of The New York Times and Cedric Leighton, a former deputy training director for the NSA.
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Senate concludes State Dept. ignored security warnings ahead of Benghazi attack

January 16, 2014
A bipartisan Senate report has concluded that the State Department could have prevented the deadly 2012 attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The Senate Intelligence Committee found officials ignored warnings of growing terrorist activity. Gwen Ifill talks to Adam Goldman of The Washington Post.
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Lawmakers work toward budget compromise, but remain split on jobless benefits

January 15, 2014
The House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the government short-term while they finish work on a long-term bipartisan plan to fund the government through September. Kwame Holman reports on the details and concessions of the $1.1 trillion budget package and Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post.
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Supreme Court considers definition of 'recess' in case on Obama's appointments

January 14, 2014
Can the president bypass the Senate in making temporary appointments? Gwen Ifill talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about how a local labor dispute transformed into a debate of presidential power and the Supreme Court's first time considering the Constitution's recess appointments clause.
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With Iran interim deal settled, what challenges lie ahead for a permanent fix?

January 14, 2014
The U.S. and Iran have finally settled on the details of an interim nuclear deal, with talks for a final agreement slated for February. Gwen Ifill talks to chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner about diplomatic relations going forward with Iran, including the Syrian peace efforts and pressure on Capitol Hill for sanctions.
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Will Christie's damage control be enough to protect his political future?

January 10, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has tried to distance himself from the scandal over the Fort Lee traffic shutdowns and combat characterizations of him as a bully. What's the impact for Christie's political future? Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Michael Scherer of Time magazine.