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    Q&A with Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville

    Filmmakers Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon talked about their documentary Best of Enemies, which tells the story of the famous 1968 televised debates between conservative William F. Buckley and liberal Gore Vidal. In 1968, during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, ABC sponsored ten debates in which the two writers and commentators talked about the issues of the day, from war, to politics, God, and sex. The guests also discussed their careers as filmmakers as well as politics, music, race relations, and other cultural elements of American society.

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the details of the recently signed nuclear agreement with Iran and its enforcement.

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    Immigration Enforcement

    Family members of murder victims where the accused was in the U.S. illegally testified at a hearing on immigration enforcement. Immigration officials comprised the second group of witnesses. 

    Peter Steinle, whose daughter Kate Steinle was shot and killed on the San Francisco pier earlier in summer 2015, called on Congress to approve legislation to remove undocumented felons from U.S. streets. Police say the gunman had had several previous run-ins with the law and been deported multiple times.

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    Q&A with Molly Crabapple

    Molly Crabapple talked about her drawings of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, as well as videos she has created on a variety of topics, including immigration detention centers. She also spoke about her career, political views, and how she approaches her work.

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House Financial Services Committee. She answered several questions on interest rates, in reply to which she reemphasized reemphasized that interest rates were likely to go up later in the year but would not give a timeline. Other topics included information leaks from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

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    Q&A with Kristen Soltis Anderson

    Kristen Soltis Anderson talked about her book The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up), in which she examines shifting demographics in the U.S. and how they could affect future elections at the federal level. She also spoke about trends in technology, as well as social and cultural changes taking place within the millenial generation.

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    Encryption Technology and Terrorism

    FBI Director James Comey testified on new encryption technologies and the challenge the pose to law enforcement and counterterrorism operations. He specifically talked about how ISIS* uses encryption and social media for planning and recruitment. He also addressed addressed the computer glitches experienced by the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines, and the Wall Street Journal, saying there was no indication of a cyber intrusion. 

    * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.