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Why Clinton is saving her attacks for Republicans, not Sanders

August 10, 2015
Hillary Clinton seized on remarks by Donald Trump and other Republicans to criticize their stances on women’s issues while campaigning in New Hampshire. Gwen Ifill talks to Susan Page of USA Today and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss Trump’s continued dominance and how others are responding, plus why massive crowds are gathering to hear Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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50 years on, does the Voting Rights Act offer adequate protection?

August 7, 2015
Fifty years ago, the Voting Rights Act outlawed discriminatory practices used to stop Americans from casting a ballot. President Obama marked the occasion with civil rights leaders, cautioning that those rights are still at risk. Gwen Ifill talks to Imani Clark, a student at Prairie View A&M University, voting rights scholar Kareem Crayton and Zoltan Hajnal of University of California, San Diego.
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Is Obama’s Iran deal rhetoric working?

August 6, 2015
President Obama, in an address denouncing critics of the Iran nuclear agreement, warned that America’s international credibility would be lost if Congress kills the deal. How successful was the president in making his case? Gwen Ifill gets views from Ray Takeyh of the Council on Foreign Relations and Nicholas Burns of Harvard University.
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Ben Carson talks ‘all lives matter,’ immigration reform

August 4, 2015
Dr. Benjamin Carson -- one of 10 Republican presidential candidates to make the cut for the first formal debate -- joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the campaign to defund Planned Parenthood, the root causes of gun violence, how he would change U.S. health care, his plan for a guest worker program for undocumented immigrants and the atmosphere of negativity and hatred in America.
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How much does the first GOP presidential debate matter?

August 4, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Tamara Keith of NPR and Susan Page of USA Today about the upcoming debate among the Republican presidential candidates, new campaign ads for Hillary Clinton and whether Vice President Joe Biden will jump into the race.
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Will new clean power regulations stand up to challenges?

August 3, 2015
President Obama laid out new regulations that reset emissions standards for power plants and call for 28 percent of U.S. power to be generated from renewable energy. States, industry groups and politicians pushed back, setting the stage for legal challenges. Gwen Ifill gets views from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
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Cincinnati police chief: Body cameras should be required equipment

July 30, 2015
The killing of Sam DuBose in Cincinnati is not the first time the city has been rocked by an officer-involved shooting. Back in 2001, another event triggered five days of riots. Gwen Ifill speaks to Cincinnati police chief Jeffrey Blackwell about the city’s changes in policing and how the latest death has stirred up old feelings.
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NATO Commander: Russia’s use of force in Europe is a major threat

July 29, 2015
Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the alliance with Turkey against the Islamic State and why Russia poses a major threat in Europe today.
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What dropping the ban on gay leaders means for the Boy Scouts

July 28, 2015
Last night, the Boy Scouts of America voted to end a ban on leaders who are openly gay. The policy would allow exceptions for church-sponsored scout units, but several religious organizations are either apprehensive or in opposition. Gwen Ifill discusses the change with Zach Wahls, executive director of Scouts for Equality.