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Do accuracy and truth still matter on the campaign trail?

December 1, 2015
Some of the presidential candidates have been playing with the truth on the campaign trail. Political director Lisa Desjardins takes a look at some questionable comments, while Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Gwen Ifill to examine why candidates are emboldened to defy fact-checkers, plus a Gov. Chris Christie endorsement and the Planned Parenthood shooting.
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Campaigns tap Islamic State fears by zeroing in on national security

November 23, 2015
Many Republican candidates are pouncing on fears about the Islamic State to flex ideological and political muscle. Political director Lisa Desjardins offers a roundup of rhetoric in the debate over national security, and Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Gwen Ifill to take a closer look.
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What should we be doing to defeat the Islamic State?

November 23, 2015
Militarily and diplomatically, what can the U.S. and others do to stop the Islamic State? Gwen Ifill gets views from James Jeffrey of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago.
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How terrorists exploit Europe’s divided intelligence efforts

November 19, 2015
French authorities say the ringleader of the Paris attacks was killed in a raid outside Paris on Wednesday. So how did he return to Europe undetected after joining the Islamic State in Syria? Lorenzo Vidino of George Washington University and Stacy Meichtry of The Wall Street Journal join Gwen Ifill to discuss.
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Terror attacks bring greater urgency to finding migrant crisis solutions

November 18, 2015
Recent attacks have inspired growing calls among governments to restrict the unprecedented migration flowing into Europe and beyond. Gwen Ifill speaks with David Miliband, CEO of International Rescue Committee, and former Hungarian Ambassador András Simonyi about how countries can balance security with response to the refugee crisis.
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Sanders: Turning our backs on refugees destroys the idea of America

November 17, 2015
How would Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders handle terror threats at home and abroad, in light of the Paris attacks and the shifting threat of the Islamic State? Sanders joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his views on combatting terrorism and the anti-refugee backlash in the U.S.
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With Islamic State as a common enemy, can Russia and the West cooperate on Syria?

November 17, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces to cooperate with the French military, as both countries bombed targets in Syria. What are the prospects of Russia cooperating to help end the Syrian civil war? Gwen Ifill gets reactions from former Defense Department official Evelyn Farkas and Vali Nasr of Johns Hopkins University.
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Paris attacks bring migrant crisis, Islamic State strategy to U.S. political forefront

November 16, 2015
From the campaign trail to the halls of Congress, leaders weighed in on the fallout of the Paris attacks. Gwen Ifill speaks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about how responses to the tragedy are playing out in the presidential race, calls from some lawmakers to change U.S. policy toward Syrian immigrants, as well as takeaways from the Democratic debate.
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How should the West battle the Islamic State’s shifting strategy?

November 16, 2015
The attacks in Paris have raised concern about the threat posed by the Islamic State around the world, and how to counter it. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff talk with William McCants, author of “The ISIS Apocalypse,” Juliette Kayyem, former assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Hassan Hassan of Chatham House and Richard Barrett, a former British intelligence official.