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.
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KQED 9: Fri, Jun 24, 2016 -- 7:30 PM
* In a stunning move, voters in Great Britain chose to leave the European Union. The 52%-48% vote throws into doubt the future of the European alliance. British Prime Minister David Cameron, a supporter of staying in the union, announced his resignation just hours after the vote was decided. Naftali Bendavid of the Wall Street Journal provides analysis of what the move could mean to the US where the Dow closed down more than 600 points in reaction to the UK vote to leave the EU.
* The Supreme Court handed down two major decisions on Thursday - one blocked President Obama's immigration plan to shield millions of undocumented people from deportation, and the other upheld how the University of Texas at Austin and other colleges use race as a factor in admissions. Joan Biskupic of Reuters has analysis of these landmark decisions.
* After 25 hours, Democrats ended their dramatic protest on the House floor aimed at forcing a vote on stricter gun control measures following the massacre at an Orlando nightclub. Earlier in the week, the Senate defeated 4 gun control bills - including 2 sponsored by the GOP - that would have made gun purchases tougher. House Speaker Paul Ryan labeled the sit-in on the chamber's floor a high-profile publicity stunt that he said did little to advance the process. Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post reports on where the gun reform debate goes from here.
* After firing his long-time campaign manager on Monday, Donald Trump stepped up his barbed attacks on Hillary Clinton. The presumptive Republican nominee called Clinton a "world-class liar," and "the most corrupt person" ever to seek the presidency during a speech in New York. Clinton traveled to the battleground state of Ohio to blast Trump's business record and to try and define him as a con man whose ideas would tank the global economy. Jonathan Martin of The New York Times returns from the campaign trail to report on the 2016 Race for the White House.
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* President Obama traveled to Orlando, Florida on Thursday to console the families of victims and survivors of the nightclub shooting that left 49 people dead and dozens more injured. The investigation into the Orlando massacre has revealed that the gunman not only pledged allegiance to ISIS before the shooting but that he paused to post chilling messages on social media during his deadly rampage. Authorities are trying to determine what role gunman Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Salmon, played in the attack and whether she will face criminal charges.
* President Obama spoke out about the threat of lone wolf terrorists earlier in the week and criticized Donald Trump for his renewed calls to ban Muslims from entering the country. Hillary Clinton blasted the presumptive Republican nominee for insinuating that the president secretly supported Islamic State terrorists and called his rhetoric "dangerous" and "un-American."
* In the wake of the deadliest shooting in US history, there are signs that the political tide may be turning to pass stricter gun laws. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump support a proposal to prohibit people on the terrorist watch list or the airline no-fly list from buying guns.
Joining Gwen Ifill with the latest on the investigation into the Orlando shooting and analysis of the political conversation that has followed are Pete Williams of NBC News, Christi Parsons of the Los Angeles Times, Robert Costa of The Washington Post, and Jeff Zeleny of CNN.
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* Hillary Clinton made history this week, becoming the first woman presumptive presidential nominee of a major political party. With wins in California, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota, Clinton earned more than enough delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination against rival Bernie Sanders. Sanders emerged from a meeting with President Obama Thursday vowing to continue to campaign ahead of next week's final primary in Washington, DC. Shortly after his meeting with Sanders, the president formally endorsed Clinton in a video saying: "I don't think there's ever been someone so qualified to hold this office."
* Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump continued to take fire for his comments about the judge presiding over the lawsuits against Trump University. GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan who called Trump's remarks the "textbook definition of a racist comment," and Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, in a tough reelection fight, even went so far as to pull his support from Trump. Trump said his comments were "misconstrued" and vowed to make the Republican Party "proud."
Joining Gwen Ifill to examine this historic week: Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics, Michael Scherer of Time Magazine, Jeanne Cummings of The Wall Street Journal, and Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post.
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* Hillary Clinton continued her two-front campaign against Democratic rival Bernie Sanders and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump this week ahead of next week's California primary. The Democratic frontrunner called Trump "temperamentally unfit" to serve and declared his foreign policy platform "dangerously incoherent" during a speech to supporters in San Diego, California on Thursday. < br>* Trump unleashed a barrage of attacks on the former secretary of state calling her "crooked" and insisting she "should not be allowed to run" because of her decision to use a private email server when she was at the State Department.
* And Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders is on a final blitz of campaign stops across California where new polls show Clinton's lead narrowing.
Joining Gwen to discuss the state of the 2016 presidential race and take a closer look at how President Obama is defending his legacy as he looks forward to the November election: Peter Baker of The New York Times, John Harwood of CNBC, and Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post.
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