• September 14, 2011  

    Democrats lost two House races Tuesday when Republicans won special elections in New York City and Nevada. Gwen Ifill discusses what the results — and some new polling — mean with New York One’s Errol Louis and NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2011  

    Wednesday night’s GOP debate focused most attention on the two leading contenders, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who sparred over their records on job creation. Ray Suarez recaps the debate and looks at where the contenders stand in the nomination fight after the latest round of debate. Continue reading

  • September 7, 2011  

    President Obama and his advisers put the final touches on his jobs plan Wednesday as details began to trickle out about what he’s expected to announce Thursday evening in a prime-time address to Congress. Kwame Holman reports on the plan, which is widely estimated to have a $300 billion price tag. Continue reading

  • September 7, 2011  

    Before President Obama presents his plan to spur job creation on Thursday night, eight Republican hopefuls will debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian preview the debate, which will be the first to include GOP front-runner Rick Perry. Continue reading

  • September 6, 2011  

    A pair of polls out Tuesday show that many Americans have deep concerns about President Obama’s overall job performance and his handling of the economy. Judy Woodruff discusses the polls and the 2012 campaign, including Mitt Romney’s new jobs plan, with NPR’s Ari Shapiro. Continue reading

  • September 5, 2011  

    President Obama used a Labor Day event in Detroit to preview the jobs speech he’ll give Thursday evening as Republican presidential contenders targeted the president, and each other, at a forum in South Carolina. Judy Woodruff and David Chalian assess what’s at stake as the 2012 presidential campaign goes into full swing. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2011  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on the week’s top political news, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s leapfrog over Mitt Romney in the national polls and whether President Obama deserves — or is getting — credit for helping topple Moammar Gadhafi’s regime. Continue reading

  • August 15, 2011  

    The GOP presidential field reshuffled over the weekend when Texas Gov. Rick Perry joined the race, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out and Rep. Michele Bachmann won the Ames Straw Poll. Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian discuss the GOP contenders and President Obama’s campaign-style Midwestern bus tour. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2011  

    After Thursday night’s Republican debate in Iowa, GOP presidential hopefuls headed to the State Fair to court voters ahead of Saturday’s GOP straw poll. Judy Woodruff discusses how the debate played out and what’s expected in the weekend poll with Gwen Ifill. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2011  

    After a long night of debating each other, the Republican 2012 hopefuls flocked to the famous Iowa State Fair for the fried food, amusement rides and potential voters. Gwen Ifill reports from Des Moines. Continue reading