Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel — President Obama’s former chief of staff — spoke on the first night of the Democratic National Convention, giving the crowd his first-hand take on the president’s leadership qualities and the highlights of his presidency. Continue reading
On opening night of the Democratic National Convention, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro became the first Hispanic ever to deliver a keynote address at a DNC. “The dream of raising a family in a place where hard work is rewarded is not unique to Americans,” he said. “It’s a human dream, one that calls across oceans and borders.” Continue reading
“If Mitt was Santa Claus, he’d fire the reindeer and outsource the elves,” former Ohio governor Ted Strickland said during his remarks to the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, comparing Mitt Romney’s records to President Obama’s. Continue reading
Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill talk with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks about the opening day of the Republican National Convention. They also discuss their nostalgia for the convention roll call and what the nation can expect to hear in speeches from Gov. Chris Christie and Ann Romney. Continue reading
Though it looks like Tampa, Fla., will miss the strongest parts of Tropical Storm Isaac, Republican leadership felt as though they had no choice but to delay the events of the Republican convention by one day. Despite the change, breakfasts, rallies, protests and more have continued. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
A nonprofit organization called Americans Elect is aiming to host an online national political convention and upend the way candidates are nominated for the U.S. presidency. Judy Woodruff reports on the latest attempt to push American politics away from a system dominated by two parties. Continue reading
In 1942, a Nazi crew arrived in Warsaw, Poland to begin filming in the Jewish ghetto, just months before its razing and the deportation of its terrorized inhabitants. In her new movie, “A Film Unfinished,” Israeli filmmaker Yael Hersonski attempts to put together a fuller understanding of the film’s purpose and production.
More than 80,000 people descended on San Mateo in California’s Silicon Valley this weekend for the fifth annual Maker Faire, the world’s largest DIY — or Do-It-Yourself — festival.
As the presidential hopefuls race toward Election Day, the campaigns are taking an increasingly sharper tone both on the campaign trail and in television ads. Political reporters discuss the impact of the latest developments. Continue reading