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Countering Violent Extremism as ISIS Threat Expands 2/20

Countering Violent Extremism as ISIS Threat Expands 2/20

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill

This Week, ISIS expanded its reach to North Africa where 21 Egyptian Christians were beheaded. At the same time, the White House held a violent extremism summit where President Obama rejected calling the group “Islamic.” 2/20/15

Webcast Extra: Ceasefire Breaks in Ukraine 2/20

Webcast Extra: Ceasefire Breaks in Ukraine 2/20

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill

On the Webcast Extra, the week-old ceasefire in Ukraine seems to be crumbling, but as POLITICO's Michael Crowley says, the development is not surprising given the previous ceasefire failures. 2/20/15

Obama Requests War Powers, Ceasefire Begins in Ukraine 2/13

Obama Requests War Powers, Ceasefire Begins in Ukraine 2/13

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill

President Obama has formally asked Congress for war powers to fight Islamic State militants, but his request is being met with resistance.

Webcast Extra: Will Obama's Viral BuzzFeed Video Help Healthcare Sign-Ups? 2/13

Webcast Extra: Will Obama's Viral BuzzFeed Video Help Healthcare Sign-Ups? 2/13

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill

President Obama's BuzzFeed video “Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About” went viral this week — racking up tens of millions of views. 2/13/15

Mitt Romney Bows Out of 2016, The Republican Congress Fights 1/30

Mitt Romney Bows Out of 2016, The Republican Congress Fights 1/30

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill

2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced that he will not seek the nomination again in 2016. What does this mean for the rest of the 2016 field? Who benefits? 1/30/15

Webcast Extra: Is 2016 Ready for Hillary? 1/30

Webcast Extra: Is 2016 Ready for Hillary? 1/30

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill

On the Webcast Extra, Dan Balz of the Washington Post and Jeff Zeleny of ABC News report on Hillary Clinton's impending 2016 presidential campaign. When will she officially jump in? And what is she waiting for? 1/30/15


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