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Supreme Court hears birth control battle brought by religious nonprofits

March 23, 2016
The Supreme Court heard its fourth challenge to the Affordable Care Act, this one from religious nonprofits demanding exemption from the requirement to provide insurance coverage for birth control, claiming the mandate violates federal laws protecting religious freedoms. Gwen Ifill talks to Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal for more details on the case.
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How the Brussels attacks affect the global fight against terror

March 22, 2016
For the latest on the investigation into the morning’s terror attacks in Brussels, Judy Woodruff talks to Peter Spiegel of the Financial Times. Also, Gwen Ifill speaks with former counterterrorism official Rick Nelson of Cross Match Technologies and Lorenzo Vidino of George Washington University for more on the threat of terrorism in Europe and beyond.
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Why most 2016 candidates are speaking at AIPAC

March 21, 2016
Tamara Keith of NPR and Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest in politics, including Hillary Clinton’s remarks to AIPAC, Donald Trump’s meeting with Republicans in Washington, the campaign pivot to the general election race, what to look for in Tuesday’s primary contests and Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s words about Trump on social media.
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Who is Merrick Garland? Legal analysts review his record — and his chance

March 16, 2016
Following President Obama’s nomination of chief D.C. Circuit appeals judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, Judy Woodruff turns to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal and former Solicitor General Seth Waxman for more on the unique situation. Also, Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) for some insight into how Congress will respond.
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Violence and Iranian missile tests cause havoc in Israel

March 9, 2016
A wave of Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians and security forces has left the Middle Eastern state in turmoil, further exacerbated by the recent ballistic missile tests from Iran’s hardline Republican Guard faction. Gwen Ifill talks to Daniel Estrin of the Associated Press for more on the situation in Israel.
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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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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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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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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.