A number of critical issues loom for members of Congress, as they prepare to leave Washington for the August recess. We'll discuss immigration, spending, the 2014 midterm elections, and the future of the GOP with Rep Steve Scalise (R-LA), in his first national television interview since being elected House Majority Whip.
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Israel and Hamas have extended the agreed upon 12-hour cease-fire by an additional 4 hours. We'll discuss the truce and the ongoing conflict, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The death toll in Gaza climbs as Israel continues its offensive against Hamas militants. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is in the region, has claimed some progress in negotiating a cease-fire, though no deal has yet been reached. We'll talk exclusively with Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO Executive Committee and a top Palestinian leader, who has called the conflict in Gaza a "deliberate massacre."
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Tucked away on the outskirts of DC, the Navy makes models of their designs, testing them to see how they will work in real world conditions. In our classic Power Player, Chris sits down with Dr Tim Arcano of the Naval Surface Warfare Center who shows us where the fleet begins.