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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.
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At Mizzou, Yale and beyond, campus protests stir fresh questions about free speech

November 12, 2015
At the University of Missouri, protests and a president's resignation have put a spotlight on heated debate taking place on campuses across the country over hateful speech and racial insensitivities. Greg Lukianoff of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker join Gwen Ifill to discuss questions of free speech and its limitations.
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GOP presidential candidates come out divided on immigration

November 11, 2015
Republican presidential candidates met up for their fourth face-off in Milwaukee, where the biggest policy differences came out on immigration. Gwen Ifill gets perspectives on the different GOP reform proposals with Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law and Marielena Hincapié of the National Immigration Law Center Immigrant Justice Fund.
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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.