GOP

  • February 22, 2012  

    GOP contenders campaigned Wednesday in Arizona as they prepared for the season’s 20th presidential debate. Gwen Ifill reports from Phoenix. Then Judy Woodruff discusses the coming Michigan primary with Micheline Maynard of the public media project Changing Gears and Bill Ballenger of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter. Continue reading

  • February 21, 2012  

    January financial disclosures exposed the power of unaffiliated super PACs funds this election season. Margaret Warner and John Dunbar of the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News discuss the fundraising reports, the $22 million raised and some of the big spenders helping these groups help their preferred candidates. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss the week’s top news including Congress’ bipartisan payroll tax cut extension deal, GOP hopeful Rick Santorum’s lack of public support among his former colleagues in Washington and Mitt Romney’s chances of winning his home state of Michigan. Continue reading

  • February 15, 2012  

    Several national polls now show GOP hopeful Rick Santorum in a new dead heat with longtime front-runner Mitt Romney. Gwen Ifill discusses Santorum’s rise and efforts to win Michigan’s Feb. 28 primary with The Washington Post’s Dan Balz and Bill Ballenger of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter. Continue reading

  • February 14, 2012  

    After days of partisan deadlock, there were signs of progress Tuesday in Congress over extending payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits for the rest of the year. Judy Woodruff discusses the politics and the implications of the potential extensions with Todd Zwillich of WYNC Radio’s “The Takeaway.” Continue reading

  • February 6, 2012  

    In an interview Monday with the NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, Speaker of the House John Boehner said that Congress gets along most of the time and that disagreements mostly occur over major bills. He also discussed his relationship with President Obama, the race for the GOP presidential nomination and the chances of a deficit deal. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2012  

    Trying to move on from a gaffe about not caring about very poor Americans, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney told The Las Vegas Sun’s Jon Ralston that he “misspoke.” But rival Newt Gingrich maintains Romney’s “boo-boo” will be repeated endlessly by the “elite media.” Judy Woodruff and Ralston discuss this weekend’s GOP contest in Nevada. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012  

    Presidential candidates have loaded recent stump speeches with references to wealth, taxes and “the very poor.” Jeffrey Brown explores the role of poverty this election year with Lawrence Mead of New York University, Angela Glover Blackwell of the advocacy group PolicyLink and Barbara Perry of the University of Virginia. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, real estate mogul Donald Trump endorsed Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, telling the former governor to “go out and get ’em.” Trump had flirted with his own presidential bid last spring. Also, two of the most-wanted terror suspects in Southeast Asia were reportedly killed in the Philippines. Continue reading

  • January 31, 2012  

    While Florida Republicans cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney stressed his conservative credentials and rival Newt Gingrich vowed to continue his fight — no matter the outcome. Judy Woodruff, reporting from Tampa, discusses the pointed attacks and the 50 delegates at stake with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. Continue reading