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Debating the implications of Obama acts on immigration

November 20, 2014
President Obama will give a prime-time address to announce his plan to shield up to 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a potential confrontation with the Republican-led Congress over immigration reform and executive authority. Gwen Ifill gets debate on the president’s action from Frank Sharry of America's Voice and Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law.
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Ferguson braces for grand jury ruling

November 19, 2014
As Ferguson, Missouri, awaits a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the police officer who shot teenager Michael Brown in August, Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and instituted a council of local leaders and law enforcement to address tensions. Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Danielle Belton of Clutch Magazine Online and Susan McGraugh of Saint Louis University.
Gwen Ifill interviews Sen. John McCain
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McCain offers portrait of America at war through the lives of its heroes

November 18, 2014
One of the most famous veterans in the U.S. shares stories of largely unknown American heroes from each of the nation’s armed conflicts in “Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of America at War.” Gwen Ifill sits down with author Sen. John McCain, who wrote the book with his longtime collaborator Mark Salter, to discuss the book and the incoming Congress.
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Should the U.S. change its Islamic State strategy in Syria?

November 14, 2014
For a deeper look at the Obama administration’s strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Syria, as well as the regional challenges of implementing that strategy, Gwen Ifill talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey and Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies.
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Moving on from midterm losses, what’s next for Democratic leadership?

November 13, 2014
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of Democratic National Committee, says that American voters support Democrats on the issues, even if their candidates didn’t fare well in the midterm elections. As Congress gathers to begin the lame duck session, Gwen Ifill speaks with the congresswoman about the party’s assessment of election and plans for the future.
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Could the climate deal be a turning point for improved U.S.-China relations?

November 13, 2014
How will deals on trade and climate change, struck during President Obama’s trip to China, affect relations between the United States and China? Susan Shirk of the University of California, San Diego, and author and lawyer Gordon Chang join Gwen Ifill to discuss the significance of the relationship and the pressure on Chinese President Xi Jinping to compromise.
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Supreme Court considers line between racial and partisan gerrymandering

November 13, 2014
After the 2010 census, the Republican-led Alabama legislature redrew state legislative districts. But their plan was challenged for being a racial gerrymander and violating voting rights. To examine the case's move to the Supreme Court, Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill.
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Why the U.S. can’t ignore or alienate the rising power of China

November 11, 2014
The U.S. relationship with China is critical to existential issues like economic stability and climate change. But that comes with significant concerns, like cyber-security and human rights. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the dilemmas and opportunities of securing greater diplomatic and economic ties between the U.S. and China.
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Impatience with Washington drove off-year electorate

November 7, 2014
House Speaker John Boehner said that his job is to listen to the priorities of the American people. The GOP leadership outlined their new agenda, including authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline and revising the Affordable Care Act. Gwen Ifill talks to David Winston of the Winston Group and Frederick Yang of Hart Research Associates about the numbers and motivations behind who voted in 2014.