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How did today’s government become so divided?

February 24, 2016
Separation of powers is a core component of American democracy, but political divisions rose to new heights this year as Congressional Republicans clashed with the Obama administration on everything from budget blueprints to Supreme Court nominations. Gwen Ifill talks to E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Matt Lewis of the Daily Caller for a closer look at today’s caustic political landscape.
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Debate over Medicare, Social Security, other federal benefits divides GOP

November 5, 2015
Robert Costa, Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Republicans are openly feuding over whether to seek drastic changes to Medicare, Social Security and other entitlement programs, risking a potentially damaging intraparty battle ahead of the 2016 elections.
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Social Security battleground

August 11, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
Trends affecting social security, with CNBC’s John Harwood.
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Will new clean power regulations stand up to challenges?

August 3, 2015
President Obama laid out new regulations that reset emissions standards for power plants and call for 28 percent of U.S. power to be generated from renewable energy. States, industry groups and politicians pushed back, setting the stage for legal challenges. Gwen Ifill gets views from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
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New rules require cities to fight housing segregation

July 9, 2015
This week, the Obama administration announced plans to step up scrutiny under the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which was recently upheld by the Supreme Court. Gwen Ifill speaks to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro about the changes, and how they will affect neighborhoods around the nation.
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OPM hack affecting more than 21 million includes sensitive data

July 9, 2015
More than 21 million Americans had personal data stolen from files held by the Office of Personnel Management. Anyone who went through background checks to apply for a government position since 2000 has been affected, according to the OPM. That makes the data breach six times larger than was originally disclosed. Gwen Ifill learns more from Josh Lederman of the Associated Press.
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25 million people had data stolen in hack of federal files, officials say

July 10, 2015
Christi Parsons, Richard Serrano | Los Angeles Times
The sensitive personal information of 25 million people was stolen in two related hacks into government personnel files in recent months, officials said Thursday, a far larger total than previously acknowledged.
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Massive airbag recall could take months to notify owners, years to fix

June 2, 2015
The largest auto recall in U.S. history has affected 11 major auto companies, 34 million vehicles and dozens of models.
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Undercover DHS Tests Find Widespread Security Failures at US Airports

June 2, 2015
Pierre Thomas | ABC News
Investigation reveals that mock explosives, weapons were smuggled through checkpoints.
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