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Clamoring for attention, presidential candidates get provocative

July 27, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about why some of the Republican presidential candidates are getting edgier in their statements in the face of the media monopolization by Donald Trump, plus a look at what the latest polls tell us about the competition.
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Should Sandra Bland have been arrested?

July 22, 2015
New video of Sandra Bland's traffic stop shows the aggressive arrest before she died in police custody in Texas. Gwen Ifill learns more about the investigation into Bland’s death and the officer’s conduct from Alana Rocha of The Texas Tribune.
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Why minority kids are being left behind by the economic recovery

July 21, 2015
Child poverty is worse now than it was before the Great Recession, despite strides toward economic recovery. That's according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which found that rates were most severe for African-American and Native American children. Gwen Ifill talks to Annie E. Casey Foundation President Patrick McCarthy and Mark Hugo Lopez of the Pew Research Center.
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Is Trump’s rapid rise headed for a reverse?

July 20, 2015
Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today join Gwen Ifill to discuss the campaign disruption of Donald Trump, who offered controversial remarks about Sen. John McCain and religion over the weekend, plus demonstrators disrupt Democratic candidates speaking at the Netroots Nation conference.
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IMF chief: Europe must do much more to reduce Greek debt

July 16, 2015
Even as Greece moves closer to a new European bailout deal, the International Monetary Fund has been pushing for debt relief for the struggling nation, adding tension to an already fraught situation. Gwen Ifill speaks to managing director Christine Lagarde about the IMF’s stance.
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Obama administration promotes Iran pact, bracing for fight

July 15, 2015
In the wake of the announcement of a nuclear agreement with Iran, President Obama used an extended session with the White House Press Corps to make his case. Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden went to the Capitol to begin discussing the deal with lawmakers. Gwen Ifill reports on the efforts to persuade Congress and the American public.
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Sen. Ted Cruz: Any president worth his salt would overturn the Iran deal

July 15, 2015
Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican presidential candidate and author of the new memoir “A Time for Truth,” joins Gwen Ifill to discuss what he calls the “catastrophic” nuclear deal with Iran, why he likes Donald Trump’s style, Cruz’s heritage as a Cuban American and why he’s running for president.
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Iran deal is ‘most comprehensive and effective’ nuclear plan ever, says Ambassador Rice

July 14, 2015
On the day that Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers announced a historic agreement on its nuclear program, National Security Advisor Susan Rice joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the rules that ensure governing sanctions relief and whether President Obama is serious about using his veto power should Congress reject the deal.
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Gov. Bobby Jindal on rejecting the Iran deal, how U.S. could become a Greek tragedy

July 14, 2015
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican presidential candidate, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss how he would roll back the Iran nuclear agreement, cutting the budget in his state and whether the U.S. is in danger of becoming the next Greece, his views on immigration and heritage, plus making his voice heard amid a crowded field of GOP contenders.