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Each week, the country's top reporters join moderator Gwen Ifill for an in-depth discussion of the week's top news from Washington and around the world. The longest-running news and public affairs program on PBS, "Washington Week" features journalists -- not pundits -- lending insight and perspective to the week's important news stories.
|1||VideoISIS Victories in Iraq & Syria||Islamic State forces made significant gains in Iraq and Syria this week, capturing the city of Ramadi, just 70 miles from Baghdad. With ISIS controlling half of Syria, Yochi Dreazen of Foreign Policy reports on the U.S. efforts to fight back.||5/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoMilitary Suicide Prevention, 2016 Super PACs||The Pentagon recently ended its suicide prevention program, Vets4Warriors. Foreign Policy’s Yochi Dreazen reports on why the program, which has assisted hundreds of thousands of veterans, is at risk.||5/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoSenate Compromises on Trade Bill||Senate leaders compromised on a deal to fast-track President Barack Obama’s trade initiative after Senate Democrats rejected the president’s original proposal. Manu Raju of POLITICO explains how the compromise came together.||5/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoMarco Rubio’s Foreign Policy, GOP's Evolving Iraq War Stance and #FreeJason||This week, 2016 Republican candidate Marco Rubio delivered a foreign policy speech at the Council on Foreign Relations. How does his foreign policy agenda fit with the Republican Party? Potential Republican candidate Jeb Bush was caught up in his brother's legacy with the Iraq War, and other GOP hopefuls distanced themselves from George W. Bush's decisions.||5/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoCourt Rules Against NSA Data Collection, DOJ to Probe Baltimore PD||A federal appeals court ruled hat the NSA bulk collection of telephone call information is illegal. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a Department of Justice probe into the Baltimore Police Department in the wake of the death of an unarmed man man in police custody. In the 2016 race for the White House, the Republican field doubled this week.||5/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoISIS Recruits Through Social Networking||This week, the FBI outlined the ways ISIS is using social media to do its recruiting. Pierre Thomas of ABC News reports on the tactics ISIS is using to reach people around the world. Attackers at an anti-Muslim event in Texas attempted to establish ties to ISIS.||5/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoNew GOP Candidates Set to Enter 2016 Race||Next week, Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson are all expected to announce their presidential campaigns. Janet Hook of The Wall Street Journal details what to expect from these new contenders and what it means for 2016.||5/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoJustice in Baltimore for Freddie Gray||The death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore resident who suffered fatal spinal injuries while in police custody, was ruled a homicide Friday, and six Baltimore police officers involved in his arrest would indicted on felony charges. All week, street protests have brought national attention to the issues of poverty, race relations and policing in urban communities.||5/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoTwo Republican Candidates from Florida||Two of the Republican candidates eyeing the White House in 2016 are from Florida, and CNN’s Jeff Zeleny details the competitive friendship between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. Hannah Allam explains how the families of the hostages killed by drone strikes in Pakistan are compensated.||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoAl Qaeda Captives Killed in Drone Strike||President Obama apologized after an American and an Italian citizen being held captive by al Qaeda were among the people killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in Pakistan. Two other Americans who had joined al Qaeda were also killed.||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoCongressional Review of Iran Deal||Lawmakers reached an agreement this week that allows Congressional review of any Iran nuclear agreement. POLITICO's Manu Raju explains how Congress reached the bipartisan deal, and The New York Times' Peter Baker explains why President Obama agreed.||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoTrade Authority Deal & GOP Cattle Call in NH||Peter Baker of The New York Times breaks down the deal giving President Obama broader trade authority and how Congress is reacting. Plus, all eyes are on New Hampshire this weekend where many Republican presidential hopefuls are wooing the party faithful.||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoPresidential Job Application, Courting Iowa's Conservative Voters||John Dickerson of CBS News and Slate Magazine shares the seven questions he thinks every person who wants to run for president should have to answer.||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoThree Candidates Jump Into 2016 Race||Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul became the second official 2016 candidate this week, but how is he distinguishing himself as a different kind of Republican as he tries to win the GOP presidential nomination? With two other candidates set to join the race in the coming days — Democrat Hillary Clinton on Sunday and Republican Marco Rubio on Monday, how is the 2016 field taking shape?||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoOn the Ground for Iran Talks, Upcoming 2016 Presidential Announcements||This week, a deal was finally reached between Iran and other world powers over Iran’s nuclear power. Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News details what she found out in Lausanne, Switzerland. Why announce an official presidential campaign in April?||4/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoAgreement in Iran Nuclear Talks, Religious Freedom vs. Gay Rights||Tentative framework for Iran nuclear program, religious freedom laws spark outrage, Corruption in the Senate & Secret Money in 2016||4/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||Video#AskGwen: How Washington Week Comes Together||You asked. Gwen Ifill answers. Washington Week moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill answers viewer questions about how the show comes together each week. From the topics to the panelists, Gwen explains who gets to share her "sandbox." "We want to cover the news. We want to tell it right down the middle," Gwen says.||4/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoCongress Holds on Loretta Lynch, Gallup Poll Shows Government Distrust||While Congress accomplished a lot this week, they did not act on the nomination of Loretta Lynch, the woman the president has selected to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General. POLITICO’s Manu Raju explains why Lynch hasn’t been confirmed over 100 days after her nomination.||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||VideoHarry Reid Announces Retirement, U.S. Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan||Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid made a surprise announcement Friday that he will not run for re-election in Nevada in 2016 which set off discussions inside the Democratic leadership about who will replace the long-time leader. Also this week, President Obama met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and announced that 9,800 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan through the end of the year.||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoAaron Schock's Resignation, New Fracking Rules||On the Webcast Extra, Bloomberg’s Jeanne Cummings breaks down the “delicious story” of the downfall of Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) after his resignation from Congress when stories of questionable expenditures arose following his Downton Abbey-themed office. The Justice Department and FBI have started a criminal inquiry. John Harwood of CNBC details President Obama’s fracking initiative.||3/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|21||VideoNetanyahu Re-Elected in Israel, Nuclear Talks with Iran, GOP Budget Battles||Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled off a strong victory in his re-election bid this week. POLITICO's Michael Crowley reports on Netanyahu's win and the impact on Palestianian peace talks and Obama's fractured relationship with Netanyahu. Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry continued negotiations with Iran over the nation's nuclear program.||3/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|22||VideoSecret Service Security Breaches, Hillary Clinton's Email Troubles||In the latest embarrassment for the agency tasked with protecting the president, two Secret Service agents are being investigated for driving a vehicle into a White House security barricade while under the influence of alcohol. Plus, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out publicly for the first time about her exclusive use of a private email address and server.||3/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|23||VideoPresidential Hopefuls in New Hampshire, Sen. Menendez Corruption Investigation||Several potential Republican presidential candidates travelled to New Hampshire this week. Jeff Zeleny of CNN explains the impact of campaigning in early primary states for these hopefuls. The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig breaks down the corruption investigation of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and what is, or isn’t, allowed when people in power want to “help a friend.”||3/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|24||VideoSCOTUS to Tackle Same-Sex Marriage, Petraeus Pleads Guilty||On the Webcast Extra, Joan Biskupic of Reuters details the upcoming Supreme Court case tackling the nation's same-sex marriage laws. She says this time the justices will actually take on the case to standardize laws across states. ABC News’ Pierre Thomas explains former CIA Chief David Petraeus’ decision to plead guilty to providing classified information to his mistress.||3/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|25||VideoDOJ's Ferguson Report; Supreme Court's Obamacare Challenge||The Justice Department released a “scathing” report on the systemic racial bias of the Ferguson Police Department. One person has already been fired, but what lasting changes will be made? At the Supreme Court, the justices are once again considering a challenge to the Affordable Care Act.||3/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|26||VideoWhat Homeland Security Lapse Would Look Like||On the Webcast Extra, NPR's Juana Summers explains the practical impact of failing to fund the Department of Homeland Security. What does a partial shutdown look like? As she explains, 15% of workers would be immediately furloughed while everyone else deemed essential would work without pay.||2/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|27||VideoHomeland Security Funding Fight in Congress||In the hours before funding for the Department of Homeland Security was set to run out, the House of Representatives failed to pass a 3-week stopgap measure.||2/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|28||VideoCountering Violent Extremism as ISIS Threat Expands||This Week, ISIS expanded its reach to North Africa where 21 Egyptian Christians were beheaded. At the same time, the White House held a violent extremism summit where President Obama rejected calling the group “Islamic.”||2/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|29||VideoCeasefire Breaks in Ukraine; ISIS Recruits Women||On the Webcast Extra, the week-old ceasefire in Ukraine seems to be crumbling, but as POLITICO's Michael Crowley says, the development is not surprising given the previous ceasefire failures. As ISIS continues to expand, The Daily Beast's Nancy Youssef details their efforts to recruit women and children. Back home, the Supreme Court is set to weigh in on the Affordable Care Act next month.||2/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|30||VideoWill President Obama's Viral BuzzFeed Video Help Healthcare Sign-Ups?||President Obama's BuzzFeed video “Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About” went viral this week — racking up tens of millions of views. The White House effort to make give the president the “cool factor” was an effort to shore up sign-ups on healthcare.gov ahead of the Feb. 15 deadline. Can millennials be persuaded?||2/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Gwen Ifill and gang are fabulous!
Gwen is fair and Washington Week has a factual minded group that backs their opinions with good solid thinking. It is certainly not a partisian show like the ones on NBC. Washintong Week is tops of the weekend political shows...and I think their theme song is better than Meet The Press! That is funny since Gwen Ifill is almost a regular guest on MTP. You're sure to be a fan if you've never listened before.
Video - Great!
It's nice to be able to place faces with names. Will the video of Webcast Extra be included in the future?
one of the best of the weekly political shows. no sceaming or yelling. just good, thoughtful discussions and insights. look forward to each week's show.