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Shields and Brooks on U.S. reaching out to refugees, Iran deal assurance

9/11/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: But first to the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks. Thats syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. We just had a segment where we laid out in painful detail how difficult it is for a refugee to gain asylum in the United States. And there are several people who say, you know what? If it wasnt for the United States foreign policy of perhaps disbanding the Iraqi army, creating a tremendous amount of...

Duration: 00:13:17


Shields and Gerson on refugee crisis responsibility, Trump’s GOP pledge

9/4/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: And thats the cue to turn to the analysis of Shields and Gerson. Thats syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson. David Brooks is away. Welcome, gentlemen. So we have just been listening to a little bit of the politics of the week, Mark. Hillary Clinton, important interview she had today, a lot of questions about the e-mail server. She said that she wished she had done it differently. She said it wasnt the...

Duration: 00:13:42


Shields and Brooks on Biden’s presidential pondering, voter perceptions of Clinton

8/28/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Vice President Joe Biden weighs a run for the White House. Party loyalists criticize Hillary Clintons handling of her personal e-mail account. And Bernie Sanders continues to draw huge crowds and pulls ahead in New Hampshire just a few of this weeks news developments, as we turn to the analysis of Shields and Brooks. Thats syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Welcome, gentlemen. MARK SHIELDS: Judy. JUDY...

Duration: 00:12:24


Shields and Gerson on Trump’s immigration politics, Carter’s cancer news

8/21/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Donald Trump is holding on to his lead in the GOP presidential field. How are the other candidates adjusting? The Clinton e-mail saga shows no signs of letting up. And former President Jimmy Carter and his very public battle with cancer. That brings us to the analysis of Shields and Gerson. Thats syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson. David Brooks is away. Welcome to you both. MICHAEL GERSON: Thank...

Duration: 00:13:43


Podcast for America!: Republican Debate Pregame Show with Stuart Stevens

8/4/2015
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In this week’s episode of Podcast for America!, Alex Wagner and Mark Leibovich, speak with political consultant and former top Romney strategist Stuart Stevens about the upcoming Republican debate on Fox. Have questions or comments for Mark, Annie, and Alex? Email them to podcastforamerica@gmail.com or Tweet them to @PodForAmerica Podcast for America! was brought to you by The Great Courses. Go to thegreatcourses.com/AMERICA for 80% off select courses.

Duration: 00:18:47


Shields and Brooks on police body cameras, previewing first presidential de

7/31/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: From the shooting, police shooting in Cincinnati, to rising expectations for the first Republican presidential debate, its been a full week. And it leads us to the analysis of Shields and Brooks. Thats syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Gentlemen, welcome. So, Mark, this shooting in Cincinnati of a black man by a white policeman, the video released this week, there is no question there appears to be...

Duration: 00:12:21


Shields and Brooks on guns, Iran, and whether Clinton’s emails will turn in

7/24/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: But now to the analysis of Shields and Brooks. Thats syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. So lets go back to the lead story, David, a string of shootings just in the last few weeks, including this one last night in Lafayette, Louisiana. We talked to Mark Kelly at the top of the program, Gabrielle Giffords husband. What is there anything to be done? DAVID BROOKS: Well, Im for doing all the gun control...

Duration: 00:12:25


Rick Santorum on Iran’s nuclear path, economics of immigration

7/21/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now the next in our series of interviews with the candidates running for president in 2016. Tonight, we sit down with former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who made a run for the Republican nomination in 2012, and he is trying again. Welcome, Senator Santorum. RICK SANTORUM Republican Presidential Candidate: Thank you, Judy. Good to be with you. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, we were just listening to that report about Americans joining the...

Duration: 00:07:51


The UAW and two Tier Employment

7/20/2015
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Walter Reuther, the United Auto Workers union's greatest leader, has been dead for forty-five years now, killed in a plane crash outside Pellston, a few years before oil shocks and a flood of foreign imports began to drastically change the industry. Several years ago, soon after the union agreed to accept a two-tier wage system in which new hires would be paid less, I asked Doug Fraser, perhaps the last of his successors to know Reuther well, what Walter would have thought about that. I...

Duration: 00:03:13


Brooks and Dionne on Trump’s anti-immigrant talk, Confederate flag retireme

7/10/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: And to the analysis of Brooks and Dionne. Thats New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne. Mark Shields is away. Welcome to you both. E.J. DIONNE: Good to be with you. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, lets pick up this conversation about immigration. We have just heard this rational David, this rational discussion about immigration. But what Donald Trump has been saying and doubling down on has really started a...

Duration: 00:12:03


A movement in search of a leader

7/6/2015
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It's clear that our grossly gerrymandered legislature is painfully out of touch with the needs and desires of Michigan citizens. This shows up first in a partisan sense; both houses of the legislature have top-heavy Republican majorities even in years when a majority of the people vote Democratic. But that's not the main problem. The boundaries are drawn in a way to ensure that virtually all districts are completely safe for one party. This means that we get the worst of all possible...

Duration: 00:03:26


Time to take down the Confederate flag in S.C.? Candidates weigh in

6/22/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now the Confederate Flag and the presidential race. The killings in Charleston returned the rebel banner to the forefront in South Carolina and to the 2016 agenda. PROTESTERS: Take it down! Take it down! JUDY WOODRUFF: Thousands gathered on the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol this weekend to protest the continued presence of the Confederate Battle Flag. The issues also alive again for Republican presidential candidates, eight...

Duration: 00:09:27


What we know so far about suspected shooter Dylann Roof’s motivations

6/20/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Reuters reporter Luciana Lopez has been in South Carolina covering the story. She joins me now from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. So, what more do we know today about Dylann Roof and his motivations? LUCIANA LOPEZ: Well, one interesting thing that surfaced is that what appears to be a white supremacist manifesto has surfaced, and were trying to verify that that this does, indeed, come from Dylann Roof. But it lays out a little bit about...

Duration: 00:04:09


Shields & Brooks on church shooting, Pope’s environmentalism

6/19/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Race relations return to the forefront after deadly violence in South Carolina. The head of the Catholic Church takes a stance on climate change. And two more candidates leap into the race for 2016. For all that and more, we turn to the analysis of Shields and Brooks. Thats syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Welcome, gentlemen. MARK SHIELDS: Judy. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, another terrible race-related story...

Duration: 00:12:07


Shields and Brooks on Dennis Hastert charges, Ashton Carter Iraq comments

5/29/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSShields and Gerson on GOP’s Patriot Act rift, Islamic State’s victories Shields and Brooks on the Senate’s trade battle, train safety funding Shields and Brooks on the Senate’s trade battle, train safety funding JUDY WOODRUFF: And now to the analysis of Shields and Brooks. Thats syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Welcome, gentlemen. So lets begin, Mark, with this what we learned yesterday, former House...

Duration: 00:12:09


Why is a billionaire climate activist bothering with GOP primaries?

5/26/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSHow the Koch brothers turned into political power brokers Record amount of campaign cash overwhelms election commission Shields and Brooks on Koch brothers’ near-billion dollar spending plan, no third run for Romney GWEN IFILL: The ever-growing cost of political warfare is now reaching into the stratosphere, with the 2016 election on track to possibly double the roughly $2 billion spent in 2012. Part of the reason for all that spending has been...

Duration: 00:07:42


Will hawkish Republican candidates resonate with voters?

5/25/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhy is candidate Clinton not taking many reporter questions? How GOP 2016 contenders are vying for the evangelical vote Will 2016 be the year of the political outsider? JUDY WOODRUFF: Well, the Patriot Act is one of handful of topics popping up this week in the presidential race, so no better time for Politics Monday. Joining me for our weekly wrap are our regular guests, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, and Tamara Keith of NPR. Welcome...

Duration: 00:07:43


Shields and Gerson on GOP’s Patriot Act rift, Islamic State’s victories

5/22/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSShields and Brooks on the Senate’s trade battle, train safety funding Brooks and Marcus on Cameron’s victory, Senate vote to review Iran deal Shields and Brooks on Baltimore police problems, Bernie Sanders’ election entrance JUDY WOODRUFF: And now to our look at a full week of news, culminating with the 2016 GOP presidential contenders. Most of them flocked to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, meeting in Oklahoma, and among the most...

Duration: 00:13:33


Podcast for America! Ep 1: Evasive Hillary, Speechless Jeb, and Shirtless M

5/20/2015
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Podcast for America! is a brand new weekly show from Panoply thattakes an inside look at the crazed culture of politics during the quadrennial ritual known as a presidential election. Your hosts are three serious journalists—Mark Leibovichof theNew York Times Magazineand author of This Town,Annie LowreyofNew YorkMagazine, andAlex Wagner, host of “NOW with Alex Wagner” on MSNBC—all of whom were looking for a place to be a little less serious. This is that place. On this inaugural episode they...

Duration: 00:22:40


Shields and Brooks on accidental drone deaths, Clinton money questions

4/24/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSShields and Brooks on Pacific trade deal politics, Clinton and Rubio on the trail Shields and Brooks on Pacific trade deal politics, Clinton and Rubio on the trail Brooks and Marcus on recording the police, Clinton’s campaign launch JUDY WOODRUFF: And, finally, the analysis of Shields and Brooks. Thats syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Welcome, gentlemen. So, the story we started out with tonight, David,...

Duration: 00:13:06

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