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  • May 11, 2012  

    After days of campaign rhetoric over same-sex marriage, President Obama and Mitt Romney shifted back to the economy Friday. In North Carolina, Romney took aim at President Obama’s “liberal policies” while the president alluded to Republican ideas having caused the financial crisis. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2012  

    On the campaign trail, President Obama and Mitt Romney both stumped Wednesday in hotly contested Virginia. Gwen Ifill, USA Today’s Susan Page and NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni discuss the candidates’ efforts in battleground states ahead of their parties’ conventions and the November presidential election. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch appeared before a British inquiry panel to refute charges he had too cozy a relationship with Britain’s top politicians, among them former Prime Minister Tony Blair. Also, the U.S. Senate voted to slow down service cuts to the ailing U.S. Postal Service. Continue reading

  • April 23, 2012  

    Ahead of Tuesday’s GOP primary in Pennsylvania, Mitt Romney is trying to appeal to voters in the political center and the conservative base. Though the presidential campaign has largely evolved into a two-man race between Romney and President Obama, analysts say Romney still needs strong primary showings. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • April 19, 2012  

    As part of our ongoing series on how the presidential campaign plays out in social media and on the Web, Jeffrey Brown and journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of daily-download.com discuss how Google searches have changed the way President Obama and Mitt Romney target different demographics. Continue reading

  • April 18, 2012  

    President Obama and Mitt Romney are battling for support from voters in the nation’s fastest-growing demographic: Latinos, who account for more than 16 percent of the population. Gwen Ifill discusses campaign efforts with Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Bettina Inclan, director of Hispanic outreach for the RNC. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top news including Rick Santorum’s exit from the GOP race and what that means for Mitt Romney, plus Sen. Richard Lugar’s tough re-election campaign, President Obama’s push for the “Buffett Rule” and Hilary Rosen’s swipe at Ann Romney. Continue reading

  • April 10, 2012  

    “While this presidential race for us is over,” Rick Santorum said Tuesday in Gettysburg, Pa., announcing his campaign’s suspension, “we are not done fighting.” Judy Woodruff, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Jim O’Toole and USA Today’s Susan Page discuss his political future and what comes next in the race for the White House. Continue reading

  • April 4, 2012  

    After sweeping three primaries Tuesday and inching closer to the GOP nomination, Mitt Romney railed against President Obama’s response to the economic crisis and accused him of running from his record. Judy Woodruff, Christina Bellantoni and Patchwork Nation’s Dante Chinni discuss the emerging general election politics. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2012  

    With endorsements from Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Ron Johnson, Mitt Romney campaigned exclusively in Wisconsin Monday where 42 delegates are at stake in Tuesday’s Republican primary. Gwen Ifill, USA Today’s Susan Page and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Craig Gilbert outline the stakes for the Badger State’s primary. Continue reading