President-elect Donald Trump's vow to have better relations with Russia continue to cast a cloud over his transition to the White House as the 45th president. Trump's repeated praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin has put the president-elect at odds with the intelligence community and members of his own party on Capitol Hill.
We at the PBS NewsHour and Washington Week lost our dear colleague, Gwen Ifill, to cancer on Monday. During her life, she often was called upon to discuss journalism, barriers and how to burst through them, and sometimes just react to something fun.
Gwen Ifill was moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.