Washington Week with Gwen Ifill
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KQED 9: Fri, Apr 29, 2016 -- 7:30 PM
* 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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* Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump solidified their status as their respective party front-runners after convincing wins in the New York primary this week, but both continue to face challenges from inside their parties. Clinton continues to weather criticism from rival Bernie Sanders while Trump has continued to lash out at the Republican Party's "rigged system" for delegate selection. Dan Balz of The Washington Post & Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times report on the presidential race as it shifts to Northeast/Mid-Atlantic primaries next week.
* President Obama began a joint Middle East/European trip with allies in Saudi Arabia, England and Germany among others. Tensions between the US and its friends have been running high, particularly after the president's comments about "free riders" when talking about allies he thinks might not be pulling a fair share in conflicts across the globe. Carol Lee of The Wall Street Journal reports on Obama's foreign policy fence-mending trip.
* Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced a major shakeup to the design of US currency that will see Harriet Tubman replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, becoming the first woman on the face of paper money in more than 100 years. Eamon Javers of CNBC has more on the announcement that will also bring moments from the women's suffrage and Civil Rights movements to currency and how the popularity of the Broadway musical "Hamilton" may have influenced the decision.
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KQED 9: Fri, Apr 15, 2016 -- 7:30 PM
The 2016 presidential race has descended on New York ahead of the state's April 19 primary.
* Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders didn't hold back during Thursday night's bruising debate in Brooklyn. Clinton and Sanders clashed on gun control, the minimum wage and Wall Street. Both candidates have New York roots - Sanders was born and raised in Brooklyn while Clinton represented the state in the US Senate from 2001 to 2009. The race has turned increasingly negative in recent weeks with Clinton leading in the delegate count but Sanders generating huge enthusiasm and drawing tens of thousands of supporters to his rallies.
* Donald Trump holds a significant home-state advantage in the polls, but this week his message to voters was that the Republican nomination process is "rigged" against him. The GOP front-runner is clearly winning the primary and caucus votes in many states. At the same time, rival Ted Cruz has been able to secure significant delegate slates from because of the arcane delegate selection process that differs from state-to-state.
* Once again, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., took himself out of the running for president. Rumors have persisted that Mitt Romney's 2012 running mate could be a viable alternative if no one were able to secure the 1237 delegates needed to become the GOP nominee in the early rounds. Ryan insists he will not accept his party's nomination.
Joining us with analysis on the 2016 presidential race and the scramble to secure delegates are Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post; Michael Scherer of Time; Jonathan Martin of The New York Times; and Alexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics.
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* The race for the Democratic nomination has Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton trading jabs over who is more "qualified" to be president. The Vermont senator is pointing to Clinton's links to Wall Street and her vote in support of the Iraq war. The former secretary of State is raising questions about Sander's inability to offer specifics about his plan to break up big banks - a key part of his agenda.
After a lopsided loss to Ted Cruz in Wisconsin, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump returned home to New York where polls show he has more than 50% support. The Trump campaign has signaled that the real estate mogul will be delivering a series of speeches on policy priorities ahead of the New York primary on April 19. While Trump maintains a significant lead in delegates, the GOP primary fight appears to be veering toward a contested convention. < br>Jeanne Cummings of The Wall Street Journal and Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post return from the 2016 campaign trail with a look at how delegate counts and momentum are factoring into the presidential race ahead of the nominating conventions in July.
* Manu Raju of CNN reports on the election-year dilemma some congressional Republicans are facing as they campaign to win re-election and consider whether they will support whoever becomes the GOP presidential nominee.
* The leak of more than 11 million confidential documents from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca has revealed how the rich and powerful across the world hide their wealth or evade taxes. The "Panama Papers" contained the names of 72 current or former heads of state including friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin and relatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Prime Minister of Iceland resigned just one day after the published report revealed that he owned an offshore firm with his wife. Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times has the latest on the international investigations by governments around the world.
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TRUMP'S REPUBLICAN BONA FIDES - Donald Trump's Republican bona fides have been scrutinized since he launched his presidential campaign last June. His views on immigration, torture, and other hot-button issues have sparked controversy but haven't slowed his upward trajectory. That may be changing. The reality TV star is facing intense outrage from across the ideological spectrum over his remarks about abortion and nuclear weapons. Dan Balz of The Washington Post has analysis of the GOP frontrunner's sometimes contradictory positions on a number of domestic policy issues. David Sanger of The New York Times, who conducted a lengthy interview with Trump on foreign policy, explains why the real estate mogul's global policy approach is at odds with the Republican Party platform.
SANDERS CONTINUES CLINTON CHALLENGE - Bernie Sanders remains confident that his victories in 5 of the past 6 states have given him the momentum to beat Hillary Clinton despite her big delegate lead. The Clinton campaign remains focused on winning the next 2 big state primaries in Wisconsin and New York as a means to effectively end Sanders campaign. Jeff Zeleny of CNN returns from the 2016 campaign trail with his take on the race for the Democratic nomination.
ANOTHER TIE AT THE SUPREME COURT - Joan Biskupic of Reuters reports on the Supreme Court's second tie vote since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia and will explain why the court is directing the parties involved in the case challenging contraception coverage under Obamacare to submit compromise options that would provide coverage to religious institutions without violating their religious beliefs.
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