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Episode #5532

KQED 9: Fri, Feb 5, 2016 -- 7:30 PM

* Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed over Wall Street, foreign policy and what it means to be a progressive during the last Democratic presidential candidates' debate before the New Hampshire primary next week. The former secretary of state, who won the Iowa caucuses by a slim margin, accused the Vermont senator of smearing her record by suggesting she was in the pocket of Wall Street because she accepted campaign donations and speaking fees from the financial industry.
* Sanders, who holds a double-digit lead in New Hampshire, pushed back taking aim at Clinton's progressive record on a number of issues, including her vote as a senator to authorize the war in Iraq.
* On the Republican side, Donald Trump's second-place finish in Iowa has shaken up the race for the GOP nomination. Trump graciously conceded the win to Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday, then reversed himself and went on the attack claiming the Texas senator "stole" Iowa by committing voter fraud.
* Sen. Marco Rubio is using the momentum from his strong third-place finish in Iowa to distinguish himself as the Republican candidate who can bring Americans together. But his strong showing has made him the target of two rivals also fighting for Republican establishment support - Jeb Bush and Chris Christie.
* With all eyes on New Hampshire, can Sanders maintain his significant lead to score a victory or will Clinton's deep ties with the party's establishment help her pull off an upset? And can Trump recover from a second-place finish in Iowa to make a comeback in the Granite State?
* Gwen Ifill will get answers and analysis from the political reporters covering the 2016 Race for the White House with Robert Costa of The Washington Post, Lisa Lerer of the Associated Press, Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times and Reid Wilson of Morning Consult.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 8, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 8, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 7, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
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  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 7, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 6, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Feb 6, 2016 -- 1:30 AM

Episode #5531

KQED World: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 -- 3:00 AM

* Donald Trump loomed large over the final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses, despite the fact that he was not on the stage. The billionaire, reality TV star instead was holding a fundraising event for war veterans.
* Iowa polls show Trump leads the crowded GOP field with Texas Senator Ted Ted Cruz running a close second. While Trump and Cruz have been battling for the GOP nomination, many among the Republican establishment aren't convinced that either candidate is the standard-bearer for their party.
* On the Democratic side, Iowa remains a tossup between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. As the Democratic establishment candidate, Clinton is campaigning as the most prepared candidate to be commander in chief. As the outside insurgent, Sanders is focusing on an uplifting message and an ambitious agenda including free college tuition and paid family leave.
* But questions remain about just how predictive the Iowa and national polls are in an election year that has been anything but predictable with Jeanne Cummings of The Wall Street Journal and Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics. And from Iowa: John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times and Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
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