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Another important Tuesday arrives for primary contests

March 8, 2016
Four states are holding primary votes Tuesday -- both parties in Michigan and Mississippi, plus the GOP in Idaho and Hawaii. While trailing Republican candidate Gov. John Kasich was stumping in Michigan to drum up support, Sen. Ted Cruz looked ahead to future contests. Gwen Ifill talks to Kathy Gray of the Detroit Free Press for more on the back-and-forth fight in her state.
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Trump’s Super Tuesday victories don’t mean GOP consensus

March 2, 2016
Super Tuesday saw Republican frontrunner Donald Trump score big wins in seven states, throwing the GOP establishment into a panic as his nomination grows increasingly likely. For more on the battle brewing within the party, Gwen Ifill consults with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who endorsed Trump this week, and Mississippi RNC strategist Henry Barbour, who is backing Sen. Marco Rubio.
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Scalia’s absence alters dynamic for abortion case

March 2, 2016
The Supreme Court is hearing its first abortion case in nearly a decade, as pro-choice advocates challenge a Texas law they say limits abortion services. Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal for a look inside the high court, and Gwen Ifill gets contrasting views on the case from Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood and Clarke Forsythe of Americans United for Life.
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Can Rubio and Cruz disrupt Trump’s momentum?

February 29, 2016
Gwen Ifill joins Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss the latest in politics, including growing Republican concerns over Donald Trump’s ascendancy, Sen. Marco Rubio's and Sen. Ted Cruz’s strategies for Super Tuesday, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ renewed criticism of Trump’s rhetoric and the grim future facing the GOP.
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Candidates scramble for support before Super Tuesday

February 24, 2016
Following Donald Trump’s solid victory in the Nevada caucuses, political director Lisa Desjardins reports on a race that has become a scattershot scramble for votes across dozens of states prior to Super Tuesday. Gwen Ifill consults Andy Shain of South Carolina’s The State and Abby Livingston of the Texas Tribune for more on the tooth-and-nail struggle for support in those states.
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How did today’s government become so divided?

February 24, 2016
Separation of powers is a core component of American democracy, but political divisions rose to new heights this year as Congressional Republicans clashed with the Obama administration on everything from budget blueprints to Supreme Court nominations. Gwen Ifill talks to E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Matt Lewis of the Daily Caller for a closer look at today’s caustic political landscape.
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Inside Obama’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center

February 23, 2016
President Obama announced plans Tuesday to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, asserting that its existence undermines national security. The proposal -- which would send the facility’s remaining 91 detainees to domestic U.S. sites -- would fulfill the president’s 2008 promise to close the prison, but Congressional Republicans have been vocal in their opposition.
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How do lawmakers feel about the plan to close Guantanamo?

February 23, 2016
Following President Obama’s announcement that he will fulfill his longstanding promise to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Capitol Hill lawmakers have been torn between support and opposition. Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Col.) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) for their perspectives on the proposed shutdown and what it could mean for the detainees.
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How did South Carolina and Nevada change the 2016 race?

February 22, 2016
With one more contest down and one less contender in the 2016 race, Donald Trump celebrated his solid victory in South Carolina as the remaining GOP hopefuls prepared for new battlegrounds.