Washington Week With Gwen Ifill And National Journal
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Friday, February 5, 2016
WASHINGTON WEEK, 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. Gwen Ifill hosts.
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Topics for Feb. 5 (Encore Feb. 7):
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: 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.
And be sure to watch Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodrull when they moderate the Democratic presidential primary debate on Feb. 11 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 8 p.m./ 9 p.m. ET) on PBS.