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Will focusing on the president pay off for Republicans?

November 4, 2014
In some midterm Senate races, Republicans have tried to leverage negative public opinion of the president against their Democratic challengers. Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg Political Report and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the strategies behind some of the tight races and what to watch on Election Night.
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Why aren’t voters embracing the economic upswing?

October 31, 2014
The U.S. economy appears to be on the upswing, consumer confidence and growth are up and the jobless rate is down. But polls show that voters’ feelings about the economy lag behind the signs of improvement. Gwen Ifill talks to NewsHour political director Domenico Montanaro about some of the races that will most affected by the economy.
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Why Obama has stuck to fundraising and friendly territory ahead of midterms

October 30, 2014
Lame-duck presidents don’t usually fare well at midterm elections. President Obama has mostly stayed away from the campaign trail, but with less than a week until Election Day, he’s joined the final push in states he’s won twice. Dan Balz of The Washington Post and presidential historian Michael Beschloss join Gwen Ifill to discuss the influence of presidents nearing the end of their tenure.
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N.C. voters consider clashing messages in high-stakes Senate race

October 29, 2014
In politically divided North Carolina, Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan is defending her seat against challenger Thom Tillis, the Republican speaker of the N.C. House. Gwen Ifill reports on the finger-pointing, the hostile TV ads, the new voter ID laws and other factors that could play a role in determining this very tight race.
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Why did no one flag UNC’s bogus classes?

October 24, 2014
For more than 18 years, thousands of students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took credit courses that never met as a class with a professor; a disproportionate number of the students in those classes were athletes. Gwen Ifill talks to former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein about the investigation that unearthed the fraud and why it lasted so long.
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Rare shooting in Ottawa prompts questions about shooter

October 23, 2014
The shooting in Ottawa has prompted questions about the suspected shooter, his motives and possible connections to past attacks or multiple shooters. Gwen Ifill speaks with Campbell Clark of The Globe and Mail, for a report from Canada’s capital.
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CDC sets new protocols for healthcare workers and airport screenings

October 22, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security has directed travelers entering the U.S. from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to five airports for further screening before entering the country. The new travel protocol comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new safety plans for healthcare workers. Gwen Ifill speaks with Dr. Thomas Frieden of the CDC.
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How voter ID confusion, early voting could affect turnout in November elections

October 21, 2014
In 18 states, recent court rulings have changed requirements in the weeks before Election Day. Special correspondent Kelley McHenry of UNC-TV reports on the confusion over the new regulations in North Carolina. Gwen Ifill sits down with Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today to discuss factors that could swing the vote.
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How Sotomayor influences the Court behind the scenes

October 20, 2014
Since 2009, Justice Sonia Sotomayor has brought her unique style to a traditionally reserved Supreme Court. In “Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice,” Reuters journalist Joan Biskupic explores how the court’s first Latina justice is making her mark. Biskupic joins Gwen Ifill for an inside look.