Bill Clinton

  • August 27, 2008  

    On day three of the DNC, former president Bill Clinton criticized the current state of the economy compared to how his Democratic administration left it eight years ago. Following is his speech in which he endorsed Sen. Barack Obama’s policies over Sen. John McCain’s. Continue reading

  • August 27, 2008  

    With backers of Hillary Clinton still voicing their support for her presidential bid on the convention floor, the New York senator appeared during the roll call to move that Barack Obama become the Democratic nominee by acclamation. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh in after Clinton’s roll call speech. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2008  

    Ahead of Hillary Clinton’s speech Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention, analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh her role at the event and look ahead to Democratic vice-presidential pick Sen. Joe Biden’s speech on Wednesday. Continue reading

  • August 8, 2008  

    As an increasing number of GOP House members announce they will not run for re-election, analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss possible power shifts in Congress and emerging plans for the party conventions. Continue reading

  • April 30, 2008  

    Presidential hopefuls Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and John McCain, R-Ariz., have raised the idea of suspending the federal gas tax for the summer. A tax policy expert explains whether a gas tax holiday is politically or economically feasible. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2008  

    As her husband, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, faces public disgrace over revelations that he frequented a prostitution ring, Silda Spitzer now shoulders a burden familiar to political wives throughout history. Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming reflects on this role. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2008   BY  

    With three days left before South Carolina’s Democratic primary, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is focusing on a big win in the Palmetto State, while New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is making the rounds to Super Tuesday hot spots. Continue reading

  • December 24, 2007  

    Most of the candidates for the presidential primaries are taking a few days off from the campaign trail this Christmas, but the Iowa and New Hampshire news still buzzes with primary fever. The NewsHour talks to two media veterans of political campaigns about the situation. Continue reading

  • December 17, 2007  

    With just over two weeks before Iowa’s presidential caucus, several candidates have picked up key endorsements, including Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton and Republican John McCain. The chief political columnist for Politico assesses the latest election developments. Continue reading

  • October 16, 2007  

    Opposition from lawmakers in both the United States and India threatens to derail the finalization of a historic nuclear cooperation agreement between the two countries. Analysts discuss the issues stalling the pact and the possible implications if the deal collapses. Continue reading