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Christie's Traffic Troubles, Gates' Memoir, Tackling Unemployment & Focus On Poverty

January 10, 2014
Christie's Traffic Troubles, Gates' Memoir, Tackling Unemployment & Focus On Poverty
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Should lawmakers extend emergency benefits for long-term unemployed?

January 7, 2014
Emergency benefits for the long-term unemployed stopped for 1.3 million Americans at the end of December. Kwame Holman recaps the political debate over restarting those payments. Gwen Ifill gets perspectives from Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum on how to address unemployment.

Affordable Care Act Improvements, Income Inequality, and Remembering Nelson Mandela

December 6, 2013
Improvement with Obamacare, Detroit's bankruptcy, the latest job numbers and Nerlson Mandela

Gwen and Reporters Answer Viewer Questions

November 29, 2013
The viewers chime in as our Washington Week panelists answer questions on issues most important to you

Election '13 Takeaways, Healthcare Rollout Woes Continue

November 8, 2013
What were the lessons from the 2013 elections and what do they mean for 2014 and 2016?

November 2, 2012

November 2, 2012
We look at Hurricane Sandy and job numbers in the final campaign week of Election 2012.
Voice of the Voters

Voice of the Voters: Ohio University

November 2, 2012
President Obama and his GOP challenger Mitt Romney have campaigned in the battleground state of Ohio more than any other state this election season. However, neither candidate has spent much time in the Appalachian region of Ohio which is the poorest economic area and has the highest unemployment rate in the state. Journalism students Sandhya Kambhampati, Keara Vickers and Seaira Christian-Daniels of E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University examine how Ohio’s Appalachia has become a blind spot and political casualty of presidential politics.

October 5, 2012

October 5, 2012
We analyze the candidates’ performances in the first debates; the release of the new job n

September 7, 2012

September 7, 2012
Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination; Effect of weak job numbers
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