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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.
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A crucial endorsement and a criminal charge as candidates look to Wisconsin

March 29, 2016
The presidential candidates turned their attention to Wisconsin, site of the primary season's best big contest. Gov. Scott Walker endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz, who in turn launched another round of criticism against Donald Trump. But recent polling shows that Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are in a statistical tie. Gwen Ifill reports.
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FBI cracks the locked iPhone, but legal questions remain unanswered

March 29, 2016
A conflict between tech giant Apple and the FBI over the encrypted iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters came to a moot point when Justice Department officials announced they had cracked the phone’s security without Apple’s help. Gwen Ifill talks to Devlin Barrett of The Wall Street Journal and Fred Kaplan of Slate for more on how the FBI got what it wanted and what happens now.
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Bernie Sanders’s three-state sweep doesn’t resolve delegate math problem

March 28, 2016
Sen. Bernie Sanders made a sweep of three states in primary contests over the weekend. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Gwen Ifill to discuss why Sanders has a “math problem” despite his wins, Hillary Clinton’s enthusiasm gap among younger voters, the GOP’s war of words over wives and whether Donald Trump is making headway with the Republican establishment.
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Why Europe has a problem of Islamic State terrorism

March 23, 2016
European nations are boosting their national security efforts in the wake of the recent terrorist bombings in Brussels. How great a threat is the Islamic State group to Europe? Gwen Ifill sits down with former State Department official Daniel Benjamin and Joby Warrick of The Washington Post to learn more.
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Supreme Court hears birth control battle brought by religious nonprofits

March 23, 2016
The Supreme Court heard its fourth challenge to the Affordable Care Act, this one from religious nonprofits demanding exemption from the requirement to provide insurance coverage for birth control, claiming the mandate violates federal laws protecting religious freedoms. Gwen Ifill talks to Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal for more details on the case.
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How the Brussels attacks affect the global fight against terror

March 22, 2016
For the latest on the investigation into the morning’s terror attacks in Brussels, Judy Woodruff talks to Peter Spiegel of the Financial Times. Also, Gwen Ifill speaks with former counterterrorism official Rick Nelson of Cross Match Technologies and Lorenzo Vidino of George Washington University for more on the threat of terrorism in Europe and beyond.
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Why most 2016 candidates are speaking at AIPAC

March 21, 2016
Tamara Keith of NPR and Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest in politics, including Hillary Clinton’s remarks to AIPAC, Donald Trump’s meeting with Republicans in Washington, the campaign pivot to the general election race, what to look for in Tuesday’s primary contests and Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s words about Trump on social media.