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Should you be prepared for health care sticker shock?

June 3, 2015
Under the Affordable Care Act, the expected health care price spikes for coming year range from 20 to 85 percent. Those who are covered by their employers are also paying more out of pocket. What’s behind the increases? Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. David Blumenthal, president of the Commonwealth Fund, and Larry Levitt, Senior Vice President of Kaiser Family Foundation.
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Massive airbag recall could take months to notify owners, years to fix

June 2, 2015
The largest auto recall in U.S. history has affected 11 major auto companies, 34 million vehicles and dozens of models.
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What happens now that the NSA isn’t logging your calls

June 1, 2015
For the first time in nearly 14 years, the National Security Agency is no longer allowed to log every time an American picks up the telephone to call someone. Overnight, three key provisions of the Patriot Act were allowed by the Senate to expire, despite exhortations by the White House. Gwen Ifill talks to Charlie Savage of The New York Times about what happens now.
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Will Rand Paul’s surveillance stance pay off with Republican voters?

June 1, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the 2016 campaign launches of former Gov. Martin O’Malley and Sen. Lindsey Graham, why Sen. Rand Paul took a stand on the Patriot Act, and remembering Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, who died over the weekend at the age of 46.
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Obama’s immigration executive actions on hold until legal challenge is resolved

May 29, 2015
President Obama's executive orders on immigration are stalled. His signature immigration plan, which would grant work permits and deportation protection to millions, suffered a major blow when a federal court refused to allow it to take immediate effect. Gwen Ifill discusses what all of this means with Stephen Legomsky of the Washington University School of Law and Alan Gomez of USA Today.
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Why did it take so long to crack down on corrupt FIFA?

May 28, 2015
The world's most popular sport is run by FIFA, a powerful group that rakes in billions of dollars. Today, authorities in both the U.S. and Switzerland launched probes into corruption and bribery within soccer's international governing body. Gwen Ifill discusses the dramatic announcement with Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times and ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap.
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Will Cleveland’s police reform offer blueprint for other cities?

May 27, 2015
After recurring instances of excessive force by Cleveland’s police force, the Department of Justice and city officials announced a sweeping legal agreement that rewrites the rules for the police department. Gwen Ifill learns more about the efforts to rebuild relations between police and the city from Ronnie Dunn of Cleveland State University.
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Obama’s trade bill narrowly clears Senate, but then hurdles remain

May 21, 2015
In a key vote Thursday, the Senate advanced legislation that would strengthen the administration's hand in global trade. The president said the action to move toward a final vote was a big step forward. Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill to talk about that vote and the Patriot Act reauthorization bill.
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What can the U.S. do to stop the Islamic State?

May 21, 2015
New victories by the Islamic State in Syria, Iraq and Libya are fueling debate and criticism in Washington over the U.S. strategy and reliance on airstrikes against the militant group. Gwen Ifill talks to David Ignatius of The Washington Post and Feisal Istrabadi, Iraq’s former deputy UN ambassador, about the complicated challenges facing the U.S.