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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.
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Supreme Court pays tribute to Antonin Scalia

February 22, 2016
The Supreme Court returned to the bench Monday for the first time since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. Chief Justice John Roberts paid tribute to the eloquent and often confrontational jurist, describing him as “our man for all seasons.” Gwen Ifill sits down with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal to discuss the atmosphere of the Court and the debate over Scalia’s successor.
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Judge’s order to Apple over attacker phone encryption unlocks privacy concerns

February 18, 2016
Since the San Bernardino attack, the FBI has been trying to read the contents of a cell phone used by attacker Syed Farook, made impossible by encryption. Now Apple CEO Tim Cook is rejecting a federal court order to create software to unlock the device. Gwen Ifill talks to Stewart Baker, former assistant secretary of Homeland Security, and Nate Cardozo of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
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Will shoppers on food stamps pick up fresher foods?

February 17, 2016
The U.S. government wants to steer the 46 million Americans who receive food stamps toward healthier food choices. The USDA plans to require retailers that accept those benefits to stock more fresh foods. But would healthier options change behavior? Gwen Ifill talks to Yael Lehmann, executive director of the Food Trust.
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Clinton camp wrestles with gender and generational divides

February 8, 2016
On the night before the New Hampshire primary, Gwen Ifill joins Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss the collision of gender politics and generational politics in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the influence of the latest Republican debate, overlapping interests of Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders and how all of the candidates are tempering expectations.
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Fight moves to N.H. as Cruz and Clinton claim Iowa victory

February 2, 2016
Just hours since the Iowa caucuses, and the candidates have already moved on to a new battleground. The remaining two Democratic candidates returned to New Hampshire after Hillary Clinton claimed a razor thin victory, as did the top three finishing Republican candidates. Meanwhile, three of the so-called GOP establishment candidates already had a head start. Gwen Ifill reports.
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What the winning Iowa campaigns say about the battle ahead

February 2, 2016
Gwen Ifill talks with Joel Benenson, chief strategist for the Hillary Clinton Campaign, and Rick Tyler, spokesman for the Ted Cruz Campaign, about how their candidates pulled off wins in Iowa and how they see the battle for New Hampshire voters.
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Trump sidesteps pre-Iowa debate as Clinton calls for one more before N.H.

January 27, 2016
Donald Trump continues to grab headlines even when he exits the stage. The Republican front-runner said he will shun the next debate because he feels one of the FOX News moderators is biased against him. Political director Lisa Desjardins offers a closer look and Gwen Ifill gets a campaign update from Paul Steinhauser of the NH1 News Network and O. Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa.