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What political experts and historians think of Clinton’s unprecedented win

June 9, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s groundbreaking ascension to the Democratic party’s presidential nomination is one of the most significant victories for women in American history. For more context on this pivotal moment, Gwen Ifill talks to Rebecca Traister of New York Magazine, presidential historian Ellen Fitzpatrick and John Lawrence, former chief of staff to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
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Can either party achieve unity after contentious primaries?

June 6, 2016
Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest in politics, including Donald Trump’s racially charged standoff with a federal judge, how a diverse electorate could hurt Trump in the general election and whether the Democrats or the Republicans are in a tougher spot
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Anita Hill on the Thomas hearings, 25 years later: ‘I would do it again’

April 7, 2016
Twenty-five years ago, Anita Hill testified about sexual harassment from then-nominee Clarence Thomas. Now a new HBO film dramatizes the high-profile political battle that captured the nation’s attention and changed Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Hill joins Gwen Ifill to look back at the case, her experience and how it would have been different today.
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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.