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Obama’s trade bill narrowly clears Senate, but then hurdles remain

May 21, 2015
In a key vote Thursday, the Senate advanced legislation that would strengthen the administration's hand in global trade. The president said the action to move toward a final vote was a big step forward. Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill to talk about that vote and the Patriot Act reauthorization bill.
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Bin Laden bookshelf shows scholarship of American policy

May 20, 2015
More than 100 papers and videos from Osama bin Laden were released by American officials today, offering new insight into what the terror leader read, wrote and envisioned for al-Qaida. Brian Fishman of the New America Foundation and Greg Miller of The Washington Post join Gwen Ifill to discuss what the documents reveal.
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What Takata’s largest auto recall in U.S. history means for you

May 20, 2015
Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata doubled its recall to nearly 34 million cars, making it one of the largest product recalls in U.S. history. The airbags can spew metal fragments when deployed, and have been linked to six deaths and more than 100 injuries. Gwen Ifill learns more Mark Rosekind of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Questions keep coming for Clinton about emails and money

May 19, 2015
The wrangling over Hillary Clinton's emails as secretary of state has continued for months. After addressing the issue in March, Clinton hasn't discussed the matter or taken substantive questions until today. Gwen Ifill talks to Matea Gold of The Washington Post and Peter Nicholas of The Wall Street Journal about persistent questions Clinton faces over her emails and other issues.
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Another fallout from rail accident: debate over Amtrak’s funding

May 14, 2015
Shortly after the deadly Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia, a House committee voted to cut money for Amtrak’s capital investment program, sparking a debate over Amtrak’s funding and infrastructure. Gwen Ifill gets views from Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., and Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa.
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Jeffrey Brown translates his reporting life into a new book of poetry

May 13, 2015
NewsHour audiences know Jeffrey Brown for his reporting on breaking news, as well as on books, culture and poetry. Now he's the author of his own collection of poetry, aptly titled "The News." Gwen Ifill sits down with Jeff to discuss his work.
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Why labor unions oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership

May 13, 2015
Supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership say the deal would bring greater prosperity by opening trade, but opponents say it fails to include labor protections and could cost jobs. In the first in a series of conversations about what’s at stake, Gwen Ifill talks to Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO about why he opposes the trade deal.
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How GOP 2016 contenders are vying for the evangelical vote

May 11, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about the Republican feud for 2016 primary position and the evangelical vote, as well as the battle shaping up between President Obama and Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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Why did Saudi King Salman pull out of Camp David talks?

May 11, 2015
Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the King of Bahrain won’t be attending President Obama’s summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David, instead sending officials in their place.The State Department denied it's a snub, triggered by concerns about the U.S. pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss.