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Each week, the country's top reporters join moderator Gwen Ifill for an in-depth discussion of the week's top news from Washington and around the world. The longest-running news and public affairs program on PBS, "Washington Week" features journalists --



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Nat'l security & policing center stage 3 days before debate

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:11:00 EDT

The issue of race and policing crashed back into the national dialogue this week and onto the 2016 campaign trail following two shootings of African American men by police in Oklahoma and North Carolina. On Monday, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will square off in their first debate.(image)


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Independent candidates left off debate stage

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:11:00 EDT

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson may be hovering around ten percent in national polls, but it is not enough to make the first presidential debate stage on Monday, making it unlikely for him to raise his national profile. Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee launched an app this week for users to share their contacts with the party and encourage their friends to vote.(image)


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What would you ask Trump or Clinton in a presidential debate?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:44:00 EDT

The first presidential debate is just days away, and the candidate candidates have already started debate prep. We asked voters in swing-states Ohio, Pennsylvania and Colorado what they would ask Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump if they had the chance to pose a question. What would you ask? Add your question in the comments below or on Twitter using the hashtag #16for2016.(image)


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Gwen Ifill on the role of debate moderators

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:43:00 EDT

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will square off in their first presidential debate on Monday. What should the role of the moderator be? "Every debate moderator tries to figure a way to get past the speeches," Gwen Ifill, moderator of the VP debates in 2004 and 2008, told students at Colorado College. "It's a rare opportunity to see a contrast between the two candidates on any issue."(image)


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