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What’s the economic sweet spot for adjusting the federal minimum wage?

November 10, 2015
Thousands of workers walked off the job in as many as 270 cities in a push to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, up from $7.25. Gwen Ifill speaks to Alan Krueger of Princeton University, who believes that wages should be raised, but not so fast and not so high.
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How late night comedy became another stop on the campaign trail

November 9, 2015
Donald Trump, who hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend, is not the first politician to use late night comedy to pitch his campaign. Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about candidates on the talk show circuit, plus a look at the increased scrutiny on Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio and rivalry between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
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Who voted for what and why on Election Day

November 4, 2015
This election, Ohio voters said no to legalizing marijuana, Houston voters defeated an ordinance to curb LGBT discrimination and San Francisco voters refused to limit how often homeowners can rent out rooms. Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report and Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times talk with Gwen Ifill about what the results mean for both parties.
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TransCanada delay request adds uncertainty to Keystone outcome

November 3, 2015
What motivated TransCanada to ask that the review of its Keystone XL pipeline be suspended? And how are environmental groups, who oppose the pipeline, reacting to the request? Gwen Ifill learns more about the domestic and international politics in play from Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post.
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Why different GOP candidates have different debate demands

November 3, 2015
The GOP presidential candidates are looking for changes to the primary race debates, but can the campaigns agree on tweaks? Gwen Ifill sits down with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss what’s at stake for different camps, why Jeb Bush is trying to reboot his campaign, plus Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders’ first TV ad.
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2 false claims and a truth from the GOP debate in Boulder

October 29, 2015
For the Republican presidential candidates who took the debate stage in Boulder, Colorado, each contender was seeking a breakout moment, and many took opportunities to jab at their opponents or the CNBC moderators. Angie Holan of Politifact joins Gwen Ifill to fact-check some of candidates’ claims.
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Treasury Secretary Lew on Congress ‘coming to terms’ with the debt limit

October 28, 2015
The bipartisan budget deal passed by the House is the product of negotiations between Congressional leaders and the White House. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sits down with Gwen Ifill to discuss how Congress achieved its moment of breakthrough, plus a rundown of some of the budget nuts and bolts.
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Is America completely unprepared for a power grid cyberattack?

October 27, 2015
We’re aware of the risk of hacks that result in theft and espionage, but what about a devastating cyberattack on the power grid? In his new book, “Lights Out,” Ted Koppel argues that not only is this a distinct possibility, but that America is totally unprepared. The author joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the frightening potential fallout.
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Why is there no GOP establishment frontrunner?

October 26, 2015
As Donald Trump ramp ups rhetoric against Ben Carson, Jeb Bush seems to be scaling down his campaign. Meanwhile, the Democratic field is down to three candidates. Gwen Ifill speaks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the current campaign landscape and Joe Biden’s decision not to run.