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Policing the Supreme Court: Conflicts of interest and financial disclosures

October 3, 2016
As the eight-member Supreme Court starts its new term, CNN Legal Analyst Joan Biskupic explains the often overlooked financial disclosures that can explain why a particular justice may choose to recuse himself or herself from a case.
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Gwen Ifill on the role of debate moderators

September 20, 2016
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will square off in their first presidential debate on Monday. What should the role of the moderator be? "Every debate moderator tries to figure a way to get past the speeches," Gwen Ifill, moderator of the VP debates in 2004 and 2008, told students at Colorado College. "It's a rare opportunity to see a contrast between the two candidates on any issue."
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How Supreme Court justices spend their summer break

July 13, 2016
The Supreme Court justices wrapped up the last term at the end of June and won't meet again until late August or September to discuss the cases for the next term. So what do the eight members of the nation's highest court do with their summer break? As CNN's Joan Biskupic explains, many of the justices will be traveling overseas. Clarence Thomas is headed to France, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is going to Spain. Whether they are traveling to promote their books or to teach, all of them are available for emergency orders.
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Marijuana Legalization at the Voting Booth

December 31, 2015
17 states are considering marijuana legalization efforts in 2016.
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The Rise of Vitriol on the Campaign Trial

December 22, 2015
The two ends of the political spectrum aren’t talking – they’re shouting.
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Ash Carter: First Year as Pentagon Chief

December 17, 2015
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has been serving for less than a year, but he has instituted two major changes at the Pentagon: allowing women to serve in combat and adopting anti-discrimination measures to protect gay and lesbian troops. Gwen Ifill spoke to POLITICO's Michael Crowley who describes Carter as a "creature of the Pentagon" -- someone familiar with building and how to get things done.
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The Impact of Immigration on Fairfax County, Virginia

September 30, 2015
Nearly one in three residents of Fairfax County was born outside the United States.
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A Nation of Immigrants

September 30, 2015
In the past 50 years, America's legal immigrant population has tripled.
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Right to Rise: The Role of Jeb Bush's Super PAC

August 27, 2015
With the rapid rise of outside money in political campaigns, how will the pro-Jeb Bush super PAC Right to Rise impact the 2016 race?
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