Washington Week with Gwen Ifill
PBS' longest-running public affairs series features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans.
Washington Week with Gwen Ifill Previous Broadcasts
KQED 9: Fri, May 20, 2016 -- 7:30 PM
* Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton called out presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on Thursday, saying his positions on a range of issues from banning Muslims from entering the United States to pulling out of NATO shows that he is "not qualified to be president." The former secretary of state went on to question Trump's understanding of complex foreign policy issues saying his recent comments praising the leader of North Korea were both "irresponsible and reckless."
Clinton also asserted that she will be the Democratic nominee because she holds the lead in delegates and votes over her opponent Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator remains defiant and determined to stay in the presidential race and transform the Democratic Party. Lisa Lerer of AP reports on the escalating tensions between the Sanders and Clinton campaigns that have divided the party.
* Donald Trump continues to meet with establishment Republicans to quiet concerns about his conservative bona fides. This week he released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees he would consider to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Dan Balz of The Washington Post takes a closer look at how the billionaire businessman is trying to unite the fractured Republican Party.
* President Obama is taking action to extend overtime pay protections to more than 4-million Americans. The new rule, which takes effect December 1, is part of the administration's push to strengthen the middle class. Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics reports on the accelerated push by the White House to push through regulations without input from Congress before Mr. Obama leaves office.
* Plus, Nancy Youssef of The Daily Beast will have the latest on the international investigation into the crash of Egypt Air Flight 804 that disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board.
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KQED 9: Fri, May 13, 2016 -- 7:30 PM
* Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have pledged to work together to unite the Republican Party that is divided over the real estate mogul's ascension to presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Ryan said he was encouraged by his discussions with Trump about the party's core principles, but the speaker came short of endorsing the New York businessman. Instead, Ryan reiterated that there was common ground when it came to the party's number one priority - defeating likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in November.
* Trump also met with some Republican lawmakers to address concerns that his non-traditional, showmanship style might undermine the GOP's election-year agenda. The billionaire businessman is also bucking tradition by refusing to release his tax returns before Election Day claiming he is prohibited because he is being audited.
* Sen. Bernie Sanders won the West Virginia primary on Tuesday, forcing Hillary Clinton to continue her costly two-front campaign to lock down the Democratic nomination and take on Donald Trump in the general election. The Vermont senator has vowed to stay in the race until the Democratic convention in July despite Clinton's nearly insurmountable lead in delegates.
Will Republican infighting hurt the party's chances of winning the White House and maintaining its majorities in Congress? If Sanders continues to win primaries, could unpledged, super delegates rally behind him as the stronger opponent to Trump? Washington Week will have answers and analysis on the 2016 Road to the White House from: Susan Davis of NPR. Jeanne Cummings of The Wall Street Journal. Abby Phillip of The Washington Post. and Pete Williams of NBC News.
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KQED 9: Fri, May 6, 2016 -- 7:30 PM
* Donald Trump has defied conventional wisdom to become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. With no political experience, the New York businessman and reality TV star vanquished 16 GOP presidential rivals. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is also chairman of the Republican National Convention, said Thursday he is "not ready" to endorse Mr. Trump as the party's nominee. Other conservative lawmakers have said they will support Trump but will not endorse him. That leaves the billionaire with the daunting task of asking the Republican Party establishment to not only support his national campaign but to help him unite a divided party.
* Hillary Clinton says she is ready to take on Trump in the general election branding him a "loose cannon" and risky choice. Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders, who scored an upset victory in Indiana's Democratic primary Tuesday, is vowing to keep his campaign alive until the Democratic convention in July. The Vermont senator is also shifting his attacks on the GOP's presumptive nominee criticizing his political tactics.
Washington Week will have analysis on the 2016 Race for the White House with John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times, Molly Ball of The Atlantic, Robert Costa of The Washington Post, Michael Scherer of Time, and Margaret Talev of Bloomberg Politics.
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KQED World: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
* Donald Trump declared himself the "presumptive nominee" of the Republican Party after a 5-state sweep of GOP primaries on Tuesday. Trump immediately pivoted towards a potential general election clash with Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton who he accused of "playing the woman card." The billionaire businessman also delivered his first foreign policy speech which has been criticized for being vague and contradictory.
* Ted Cruz, who is trailing Trump by nearly 400 delegates, made headlines with his decision to name former GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina his running mate. Cruz also got into a war of words with former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) who called the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh."
* Hillary Clinton won 4 out of 5 Democratic primaries this week, extending her delegate lead over Bernie Sanders. Despite long mathematical odds, Sanders has vowed to continue his campaign until the party convention in July where he hopes to influence the party's agenda.
* Are frontrunners Trump and Clinton unstoppable in their march to clinch their party's nomination? "Washington Week" will examine the state of the 2016 presidential race with Jeff Zeleny of CNN, Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg News, Indira Lakshmanan of Politico Magazine, and Lisa Lerer of AP.
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