Primary contests in four states are set for Tuesday: Arizona, Florida, Vermont and Alaska. Hot-button issues such as immigration will be a focal point, as will spending. Gwen Ifill speaks with Susan MacManus of the University of South Florida and Bruce Merrill from Arizona State University for a preview. Continue reading
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer made good on her promise to appeal a federal judge’s decision to strike down parts of the immigration law she signed. Ray Suarez reports from Phoenix with the latest reactions. Continue reading
As soon as Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070 into law in April, grassroots groups started protesting. One of the main organizers is 23-year-old artist and activist Ernesto Yerena, who, growing up, didn’t have to look very far to see that art and social issues could intersect.
A federal judge struck down several key provisions of Arizona’s controversial immigration law hours before it was set to go into effect. Reporting from Phoenix, Ray Suarez explains what parts will and won’t go into effect Thursday and says people on both sides of the issue there have established “little common ground.” Continue reading
A Federal judge blocked several key provisions in Arizona’s Immigration Law that goes into effect Thursday. Gwen Ifil gets both sides on today’s ruling. Continue reading
The State of Arizona faced off against the U.S. Justice Department in court Thursday over the controversial immigration law set to go into effect next week. Ray Suarez discusses the legal dispute with two law professors, one a critic of the law, and another who helped write it. Continue reading
In other news Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona’s new immigration law, and a blistering heat wave gripped much of the country, with temperatures topping 100 degrees in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. Continue reading
President Barack Obama called on Congress to move forward with immigration reform legislation, in part as a response to Arizona’s new immigration law. Judy Woodruff talks with two reporters about the likelihood of reform. Continue reading
Latino poet Benjamin Saenz shares his writing from his home near the U.S., Mexico border, a region where violent drug wars have raged in recent years. His latest collection is called “The Book of What Remains.” Continue reading
Ballet in America was once dominated by a few major companies and concentrated in New York and a handful of other cities. But today there are more than 65 professional, million-dollar-budget ballet companies all around the country.