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Why the kerfuffle over DNC voter information matters

December 22, 2015
Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Gwen Ifill to discuss why Martin O’Malley hasn’t gained much campaign traction, political divisions on regime change in Syria, plus a farewell to Sen. Lindsey Graham’s 2016 campaign.
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What did GOP candidates get wrong in debate on national security?

December 16, 2015
At the debate Tuesday night in Las Vegas, Republican presidential candidates competed to prove who would be best prepared as commander in chief to keep the country safe. Angie Holan of PolitiFact joins Gwen Ifill to examine some of the claims made by the candidates on vetting Syrian refugees and boosting border security.
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What the Fed’s interest rate hike means for your wallet

December 16, 2015
The Federal Reserve is doing something it hasn't done since 2006: raising interest rates. The long-awaited announcement by Fed chair Janet Yellen hikes a key short-term rate from near zero. For a closer look at how the Fed made its decision, Gwen Ifill talks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution and Tara Siegel Bernard of The New York Times.
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What’s behind the Ted Cruz surge?

December 14, 2015
Recent polls show Sen. Ted Cruz gaining ground in the Republican presidential race, while Ben Carson is slipping. Gwen Ifill speaks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about Cruz’s surge and what to watch for in the upcoming GOP debate Tuesday night.
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Baltimore braces as Freddie Gray jury wrestles with a deadlock

December 15, 2015
The jury in the first trial on the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray returned after two days of deliberations to say they are deadlocked. Gray’s fatal injuries while in Baltimore police custody exposed deep cracks in the city’s criminal justice system and sparked protests. Gwen Ifill speaks to Juliet Linderman of the Associated Press about the charges against Officer William Porter.
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House report questions legality of Bowe Bergdahl transfer

December 10, 2015
Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee have released a new report on the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for releasing five Taliban inmates at Guantanamo Bay. To discuss the findings, Gwen Ifill talks to Rep. Vicky Hartzler, chair of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, and Loretta Sanchez, a member of the House Armed Services Committee.
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What’s different about the latest challenge to affirmative action?

December 9, 2015
Should race be a consideration in college admissions? For the second time in three years, the Supreme Court justices are considering the constitutionality of that question. Gwen Ifill examines the opposing viewpoints with Richard Kahlenberg of the Century Foundation and Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
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Are politics of fear driving anti-Muslim sentiment?

December 8, 2015
The threat of attacks at home can drive divisive and dangerous rhetoric. How do we keep our fear in check? Gwen Ifill explores that question with Ronald Brownstein of The Atlantic, Dalia Mogahed of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and Khaled Beydoun of the Barry University School of Law.
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Supreme Court mulls representation in ‘one person, one vote’ case

December 8, 2015
Who should be counted when states divvy up their territory for representation: all residents or only those who can vote? The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday involving the very nuts and bolts of how American democracy works. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the case.