Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post on President Obama’s budget proposal and the shifting landscape for 2016 GOP contenders, plus an update on the political battles over Obamacare. Continue reading
Potential presidential candidates for 2016 have started to court donors — and vice versa. Charles and David Koch, influential libertarian billionaires, plan to spend nearly a billion dollars in the next election cycle. Matea Gold of The Washington Post joins Gwen Ifill to discuss their sway over American politics. Continue reading
Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan is reportedly weighing a White House run for 2016. When asked on Sunday about the possibility of a presidential campaign, Ryan said he and his family will “take very seriously and weigh” the decision next year. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — House Republicans have made the first change in their leadership since Majority Leader Eric Cantor unexpectedly lost a primary election last week. They’ve elected California Rep. Kevin McCarthy to replace him in the No. 2 job.
With a Senate majority in reach, the Republican Party and its allies are using campaign cash, positions of influence and other levers of power to defuse what they consider challenges by weak conservative candidates before the 2014 midterm elections and the 2016 presidential race. Continue reading
On Tuesday, voters headed to the polls for midterm election primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio. Republican contenders backed by the Washington establishment, like Senate candidate Thom Tillis in North Carolina, and incumbents like House Speaker John Boehner, made a good showing. NewsHour political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill to make sense of the results. Continue reading
The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.
Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline a major wedge. Continue reading
At the annual Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gave attendees the aggressive red meat speech they were hungry for.
A proposal to cut off public funding for national political conventions is gaining support across both aisles in Congress. How much do the conventions cost American taxpayers? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Molly Hooper, a reporter for The Hill, about the details of the plan Continue reading