Domenico Montanaro

  • Congress passed several major bills in 2016, despite continue partisanship and a leadership shakeup in the House. Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    January 2, 2015  

    With the 114th Congress in place, Obamacare and the Keystone Pipeline are expected to be two of the hottest issues in 2015. Political director Domenico Montanaro reports on what to expect as the GOP takes over the Senate and who to look out for on this year’s political scene. Continue reading

  • governorsraces
    October 22, 2014  

    The midterm elections will determine the power structure in Washington for the next two years. But in 36 states across the country, midterms could also mean a shift in state leadership, especially for 12 sitting governors. Judy Woodruff sits down with Political Editor Domenico Montanaro for a breakdown of November’s governor races. Continue reading

  • floridaredistricting
    August 12, 2014  

    It’s no accident that 90 percent of Congress is re-elected every time; districts can be carefully drawn to protect incumbents. In Florida, a federal judge ruled that the design of two districts illegally favor sitting politicians, and ordered new maps just weeks before the primary elections. Political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill for an in-depth explanation. Continue reading

  • ernst_politics
    June 2, 2014  

    Voters in eight states will be heading to the polls Tuesday. In Mississippi, a Republican incumbent is being challenged by an outspoken conservative radio talk show host, while in Iowa, a little-known state senator has picked up steam with an ad about cutting spending in Washington. For a closer look at the upcoming round of midterm primaries, Gwen Ifill turns to political editor Domenico Montanaro. Continue reading

  • Democrat Alison Grimes Campaigns Ahead Of Kentucky Primary
    May 19, 2014  

    Voters will be heading to the polls in six states Tuesday. NewsHour political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill to preview the closely watched primaries that will set the stage for some of the most consequential races in November, and to spotlight some of the female candidates running. Continue reading

  • polarization
    May 14, 2014  

    Tuesday’s election results in Nebraska and West Virginia highlight a growing polarization between the political parties. Political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Judy Woodruff to provide insight and examine a Brookings Institution study showing the roots of political division in the United States. Continue reading

  • GOP Senate candidate Thom Tillis
    May 7, 2014  

    On Tuesday, voters headed to the polls for midterm election primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio. Republican contenders backed by the Washington establishment, like Senate candidate Thom Tillis in North Carolina, and incumbents like House Speaker John Boehner, made a good showing. NewsHour political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill to make sense of the results. Continue reading

  • Georgia Senate Race
    May 5, 2014  

    Primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio will kick off the 2014 midterm election season. Over the next month and a half, 25 states will vote in primaries for Congressional and local offices. Gwen Ifill gets a preview of some of the battles from NewsHour political editor Domenico Montanaro. Continue reading