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Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Senate standoff over human trafficking bill stalls Loretta Lynch confirmation

March 16, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about why a human trafficking bill is standing in the way of a Senate confirmation vote for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, what happened when Jeb Bush and Scott Walker recently tested the waters in New Hampshire and whether voters care about scrutiny over Hillary Clinton’s email.
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House GOP budget cuts $5.5 trillion in spending

March 17, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
House Republicans will unveil a 10-year budget blueprint Tuesday that they say will cut $5.5 trillion in spending and help create a budget surplus by 2026.
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Republicans' fear: 2 more years of gridlock

March 4, 2015
Manu Raju | POLITICO
The Homeland Security standoff that ended Tuesday has GOP lawmakers worried they’ve 'hit a wall.'
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'Never go into these things without a plan'

March 2, 2015
Manu Raju, Jake Sherman, John Bresnahan | POLITICO
In December, at a meeting of the raucous Republican Study Committee in the basement of the Capitol, Georgia Rep. Tom Price made a recommendation he hoped would help resolve an uprising in his party over President Barack Obama’s immigration orders.
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What Homeland Security Lapse Would Look Like; FCC Votes for Net Neutrality; Identity of Jihadi John; Hillary Clinton's Foreign Money Problem

February 27, 2015
What net neutrality means for you, Jihadi John's identity revealed, and funding DHS

Homeland Security Funding Fight in Congress; Republican Hopefuls Converge at CPAC; and an In-Depth Look at ISIS

February 27, 2015
Congressional battle to fund DHS as the clock runs out and 2016 GOP contenders court activists
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Why Senate and House Republicans are split over a Homeland Security bill

February 25, 2015
With just days before the deadline to fund Homeland Security, it’s congressional Republicans who are divided over blocking President Obama’s immigration reform efforts and avoiding a shutdown. Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the political battles at the Capitol.
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Senators Move to End Deadlock Over Funding of Homeland Security

February 26, 2015
Ashley Parker, Emmarie Huetteman | The New York Times
The Senate moved quickly Wednesday to break an impasse over financing the Department of Homeland Security, laying bare tensions between House and Senate Republicans as they searched for a way to avert a partial shutdown of the agency.
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GOP may need House Dems to help resolve DHS funding impasse

February 26, 2015
Charles Babington | Associated Press
For all the talk of Republican House Speaker John Boehner being trapped by the quarrel over funding the Homeland Security Department, he holds a potential escape key, if he's willing to use it: cooperative Democrats.
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