debates

  • October 21, 2016  

    In campaign rallies on Friday, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continued themes from Wednesday’s debate, such as Clinton’s paid speeches and Trump’s refusal to accept election results. The night before, the two clashed at a charity dinner. And a new Clinton ad features Khizr Khan, whose Muslim-American son died serving in the Army, asking Trump: “Would my son have a place in your America?” Continue reading

  • October 5, 2016  

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will meet for their second debate on Sunday, a matchup that could be every bit as combative as the vice presidential debate Tuesday night in Virginia. While Sen. Tim Kaine might have lost style points for his numerous interruptions, Gov. Mike Pence did not always directly defend statements made by his candidate. Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading

  • February 12, 2016  

    Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to campaigning after Thursday’s Democratic debate in Milwaukee, where Clinton called out her competitor over criticism of President Obama and the math behind his proposals, as Sanders reiterated his plans for higher taxes on Wall Street to pay for more robust social programs. Judy Woodruff offers a look at the debate and a day on the trail. Continue reading

  • February 12, 2016  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to the discuss the week’s news, including takeaways from Thursday’s PBS NewsHour Democratic debate, Donald Trump’s victory in New Hampshire and how the first primary re-scrambled the GOP field. Continue reading

  • February 8, 2016  

    On the night before the New Hampshire primary, Gwen Ifill joins Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss the collision of gender politics and generational politics in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the influence of the latest Republican debate, overlapping interests of Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders and how all of the candidates are tempering expectations. Continue reading

  • February 5, 2016  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including takeaways from Thursday’s Democratic debate showdown between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, plus how Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio are faring in New Hampshire ahead of the primary. Continue reading

  • January 29, 2016  

    With Donald Trump abstaining from last night’s GOP debate, other Republican candidates had a chance to take center stage — and often found themselves in the line of fire. Gov. Chris Christie trumpeted his opposition to Planned Parenthood, while Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio faced attacks on their past support of immigration reform. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading

  • January 29, 2016  

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s news, including the last Republican debate before Iowa and whether it hurt or helped Donald Trump to sit it out, the tight race between Democrats Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton and how much the caucuses actually matter. Continue reading

  • January 28, 2016  

    There’s a Republican debate in Iowa Thursday night, but the front-runner who has most frequently dominated the spotlight will not be there. Political director Lisa Desjardins talks with Judy Woodruff about Donald Trump’s debate dropout, what the GOP candidates will try to achieve on stage, plus a new ad by Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. Continue reading

  • January 18, 2016  

    With the Iowa caucuses coming up, Democratic presidential nominees Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley faced off Sunday night for the final time before voting starts, bringing both substance and swipes. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports on the Democratic debate, and Judy Woodruff gets analysis from NPR’s Tamara Keith and Susan Page of USA Today. Continue reading

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