Hillary Clinton would be America's first woman president if she were elected. But she'd need the Democratic nomination to get there. We hear why she's considered unstoppable — two years before the first primary -- if she decides to run. Also, we update Ukraine's crackdown on political protests and why that divided country matters so much to the European Union and Russia.
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President Obama will spend today in Mexico at a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Obama wants a new trade agreement with Pacific Nations, but the leaders may not be the "three amigos" of previous summits. Eric Martin, who covers economics in Latin America for Bloomberg News, is in Mexico City.
It's been another day of bloody clashes between police and protesters in Kiev, Ukraine's capital city. President Viktor Yanukovych says opposition leaders are trying to seize power by force, requiring him to order a crackdown. In Paris, US Secretary of State John Kerry responded to today's developments by "talking about the possibility of sanctions or other steps with our friends in Europe and elsewhere in order to try to create the environment for compromise." So what's at stake for Russia, and what's expected from Vladimir Putin?
Hillary Clinton was considered "inevitable" in 2008. Barack Obama proved that she wasn't, when she failed to secure the Democratic presidential nomination. Now she's "inevitable" for 2016. Are there second acts in American politics? We hear about potential challenges from the progressive wing of the party, and why many political pros think she's unstoppable anyway — if she decides to run.
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US elections: How far have we come since Bush v. Gore? This program began in the year 2000 with coverage of the contested election of President George W. Bush. Changes in the following 17 years were supposed to improve the integrity of the electoral process. Is the "guarantee" that every American has the right to vote more — or less — a reality?
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