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Washington Week

Episode #4252

Moderator: Gwen Ifill. With court-watchers everywhere on the lookout for a possible retirement, the Supreme Court handed down consequential rulings in the final days of this year's session. Decisions handed down included such controversial matters as affirmative action and Internet censorship. Linda Greenhouse of the New York Times and Joan Biskupic of USA Today explain the ramifications of the decisions. Also trying to beat a summer deadline, Congress is hard at work on legislation to create a prescription-drugs benefit for Medicare recipients. Gebe Martinez of Congressional Quarterly sizes up the politics of the debate. In Iraq, clashes continue. National Public Radio's Tom Gjelten has the latest on the post-war threats and violence. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: 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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