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From the Vault: 2006 Midterm Elections

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November 10, 2006
We look back to another midterm election in November 2006 when Republicans lost control of Congress with an unpopular second-term president, George W. Bush, still in office.
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From the Vault: The SARS Epidemic

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April 25, 2003
As the Ebola fear and response grows, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to April 2003 when the United States was battling another epidemic: SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome. As SARS spread from China, we discussed the worldwide spread and economic impact of the disease.
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Gwen Ifill's first program as moderator of Washington Week

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October 1, 1999
Help us celebrate 15 years with Gwen Ifill as the moderator of Washington Week! After years as a regular panelist around the table, Gwen officially took over the moderator's chair on October 1, 1999.
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Remembering the March on Washington

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August 23, 2013
In 2013, the country celebrated the 50th anniversary of the iconic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Martin Luther King, Jr gave his famous, 'I have a dream' speech. Gwen Ifill spoke to The Washington Post's Michael Fletcher about the events of the day. “Everyone sees it as a pivotal moment of the Civil Rights movement,” Fletcher said. They discuss the players involved, King's pivotal speech and the reality of a having a black president 50 years after the March.
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President Nixon's Resignation

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August 9, 1974
The fallout from Watergate, Nixon's attempt to defund Washington Week, and his eventual resignation.
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Barack Obama's 2004 DNC Speech

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July 30, 2004
Ten years ago this week, a Democratic Senate candidate named Barack Obama burst onto the national scene when he delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. On Washington Week, The Washington Post's David Broder, Time's Michael Duffy and the Boston Globe's Nina Easton discussed Obama's fiery speech. "A star is born," Duffy said on July 30, 2004. At the DNC four years later, Obama was nominated by his party as its presidential candidate, and 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry would eventually become secretary of State under Obama.
Martha Raddatz on Washington Week July 2000
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Middle East Peace Talks in 2000

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July 21, 2000
President Clinton holds Israel-Palestine peace talks at Camp David.
Benjamin Netanyahu
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Obama Pushes Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

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September 3, 2010
President Obama's first attempt at negotiating Middle East peace
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President Bush pushes for immigration reform

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May 19, 2006
Comprehensive immigration reform was a key issue for President George W. Bush during his second term. On May 15, 2006 President Bush laid out his vision for the country's immigration law during a primetime address to the nation. Gwen Ifill explored the debate over comprehensive immigration reform, the ethnic tensions surrounding the issue and the pushback the president faced from some fellow Republicans with Gebe Martinez of the Houston Chronicle and John Harwood of The Wall Street Journal.