President-elect Barack Obama met with state leaders at the National Governors Association conference Tuesday to help shape an economic recovery plan. A panel of governors describes how states are handling the financial downturn. Continue reading
Rain in the battleground states of Virginia and North Carolina caused problems at some polling booths, and long lines discouraged some voters in Missouri, but for the most part, Americans persevered to vote in this historic presidential election. Continue reading
Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin defended their running mates and sparred over tax policy, the war in Iraq and other issues during Thursday night’s vice presidential debate. Political analysts and historians discuss the candidates’ performances. Continue reading
Vice presidential candidates Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin will face off Thursday in their only debate — a meeting political-watchers say could earn record levels of viewership. Reporters who have been covering Biden and Palin offer insight. Continue reading
The rematch for the governor’s office in Washington between Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire and Republican challenger Dino Rossi is turning out to be very, very close — again. Just weeks before Election Day, polls show the candidates virtually tied. Continue reading
As new coverage surfaces on the little-known vice presidential candidate, the NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff discusses her background, accomplishments and stance on critical issues with a delegate from Alaska.
Sen. John McCain’s unexpected choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin stirred a flurry of speculation over the evolving dynamics of the 2008 presidential race. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks assess the move. Continue reading