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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.
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In rescue raid on Islamic State prison, U.S. military advisors step back onto Iraq battlefield

October 22, 2015
American and Kurdish forces raided an Islamic State prison in Northern Iraq after learning that captives there were facing imminent execution. In all, 70 were freed, but one American soldier was killed -- the first U.S. military casualty since 2011. To learn more about the operation, Gwen Ifill speaks with Michael Gordon of The New York Times.
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Why Biden’s 2016 campaign window has closed

October 21, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden will not join the presidential race, despite months of pondering the possibility. What drove his decision and how does it affect the other candidates in the race? Gwen Ifill gets perspective from Glenn Thrush of Politico.
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At a school with a history of social protest, this teacher is leading an opposition to ‘excessive testing’

October 20, 2015
In Seattle, protest against the Common Core test is catching on. Meet one high school teacher who has led a boycott against standardized tests as educational assessment, and who educates his students on their right to opt out. Gwen Ifill reports.
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Will he or won’t he? That’s the question for Biden and Ryan

October 19, 2015
Will Joe Biden jump into the 2016 election? Will Rep. Paul Ryan enter the competition for House speaker? Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about Ryan and Biden anticipation, Hillary Clinton’s upcoming Benghazi hearing, campaign battles between Jeb Bush and Donald Trump and Larry David’s show-stealing impression of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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U.S. at a unique time in history for justice reform, says Attorney General Lynch

October 9, 2015
As attorney general, Loretta Lynch leads the Justice Department amid a spike in violent crime in several major U.S. cities, as well as national outcry over police-involved shootings. Gwen Ifill sits down with Lynch to discuss better transparency on law enforcement data, finding solutions for reducing mass incarceration and the national conversation about race and police-involved shootings.
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Bill and Melinda Gates on the political debate over Common Core standards

October 7, 2015
Bill and Melinda Gates, two of the world’s leading philanthropists, sit down with Gwen Ifill in Seattle to discuss their efforts to support education reform and the political battles over the Common Core standards.
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Will Bernie Sanders’ gun rights record help Hillary Clinton?

October 5, 2015
Hillary Clinton laid out a plan for greater gun control at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, days after a massacre at an Oregon community college. Gwen Ifill talks to Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report about how the politics of gun control are playing out in the race for the White House, plus Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s comments affect the race for Speaker of the House.