geraldine ferraro

  • US. presidential candidate Walter Mondale and vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro campaigning in 1984. Ferraro was the first woman to be placed on a major party's national ticket. Photo via the Library of Congress
    July 17, 2014  

    Thirty years ago, Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to be named a vice presidential nominee on a major party ticket. Ferraro’s daughter, filmmaker Donna Zaccaro, tells the story of her mother’s trailblazing career in a new documentary. Judy Woodruff talks to Zaccaro about “Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way,” and the effect she had on American politics and culture. Continue reading

  • May 22, 2008  

    Sen. Hillary Clinton spoke frankly this week about the sexism she feels she has faced on the campaign trail as she competes with Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination. Two columnists weigh the role of gender in politics and how the media has handled the issue. Continue reading

  • March 17, 2008  

    In an in-depth interview, Sen. Barack Obama weighs in on the current U.S. economic crisis, the war in Iraq, issues of race and gender and his run for the Democratic presidential nomination. Obama also looks ahead to next month’s contest in Pennsylvania against Sen. Hillary Clinton. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2008  

    More gloomy news emerged about the U.S. economy this week while Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama braced for a tight battle for delegates — and debated whether Florida and Michigan should re-do their primaries. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks consider the week in the news. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2008  

    Sen. Barack Obama scored a victory in the Mississippi primary Tuesday, nudging his delegate advantage over rival Sen. Hillary Clinton. With nearly a dozen primary contests remaining, political analysts weigh how the battle for delegates may be waged in Pennsylvania and beyond. Continue reading