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TransCanada delay request adds uncertainty to Keystone outcome

November 3, 2015
What motivated TransCanada to ask that the review of its Keystone XL pipeline be suspended? And how are environmental groups, who oppose the pipeline, reacting to the request? Gwen Ifill learns more about the domestic and international politics in play from Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post.
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Why different GOP candidates have different debate demands

November 3, 2015
The GOP presidential candidates are looking for changes to the primary race debates, but can the campaigns agree on tweaks? Gwen Ifill sits down with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss what’s at stake for different camps, why Jeb Bush is trying to reboot his campaign, plus Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders’ first TV ad.
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2 false claims and a truth from the GOP debate in Boulder

October 29, 2015
For the Republican presidential candidates who took the debate stage in Boulder, Colorado, each contender was seeking a breakout moment, and many took opportunities to jab at their opponents or the CNBC moderators. Angie Holan of Politifact joins Gwen Ifill to fact-check some of candidates’ claims.
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Treasury Secretary Lew on Congress ‘coming to terms’ with the debt limit

October 28, 2015
The bipartisan budget deal passed by the House is the product of negotiations between Congressional leaders and the White House. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sits down with Gwen Ifill to discuss how Congress achieved its moment of breakthrough, plus a rundown of some of the budget nuts and bolts.
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Is America completely unprepared for a power grid cyberattack?

October 27, 2015
We’re aware of the risk of hacks that result in theft and espionage, but what about a devastating cyberattack on the power grid? In his new book, “Lights Out,” Ted Koppel argues that not only is this a distinct possibility, but that America is totally unprepared. The author joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the frightening potential fallout.
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Why is there no GOP establishment frontrunner?

October 26, 2015
As Donald Trump ramp ups rhetoric against Ben Carson, Jeb Bush seems to be scaling down his campaign. Meanwhile, the Democratic field is down to three candidates. Gwen Ifill speaks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the current campaign landscape and Joe Biden’s decision not to run.
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In rescue raid on Islamic State prison, U.S. military advisors step back onto Iraq battlefield

October 22, 2015
American and Kurdish forces raided an Islamic State prison in Northern Iraq after learning that captives there were facing imminent execution. In all, 70 were freed, but one American soldier was killed -- the first U.S. military casualty since 2011. To learn more about the operation, Gwen Ifill speaks with Michael Gordon of The New York Times.
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Why Biden’s 2016 campaign window has closed

October 21, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden will not join the presidential race, despite months of pondering the possibility. What drove his decision and how does it affect the other candidates in the race? Gwen Ifill gets perspective from Glenn Thrush of Politico.
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At a school with a history of social protest, this teacher is leading an opposition to ‘excessive testing’

October 20, 2015
In Seattle, protest against the Common Core test is catching on. Meet one high school teacher who has led a boycott against standardized tests as educational assessment, and who educates his students on their right to opt out. Gwen Ifill reports.