judy woodruff

  • Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), an advisor to U.S. President Elect Donald Trump, speaks to members of the Media in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters
    November 18, 2016  

    For attorney general, President-elect Donald Trump selected an early supporter: the junior senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions. Sessions has served as a U.S. attorney and Alabama’s attorney general, but he was denied a federal judgeship in 1986 based on controversial race-related remarks. John Yang reports and Judy Woodruff speaks with NPR’s Carrie Johnson for more on the polemical pick. Continue reading

  • File photo of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn by Gary Cameron/Reuters
    November 18, 2016  

    President-elect Donald Trump made two more major appointments this week: retired Army lieutenant general Michael Flynn as national security adviser and Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA. Michael Ledeen of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, join Judy Woodruff to discuss. Continue reading

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    November 11, 2016  

    In their first post-election Friday analysis, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the factors that may have contributed to Donald Trump’s dramatic upset, including an American desperation for change. Also, how should we consider the subsequent protests that have erupted, and can we expect Trump’s policy positions to evolve? Continue reading

  • Delegates point to an electoral map at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. July 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Charles Mostoller - RTSJYXU
    November 4, 2016  

    It’s the final countdown to Election Day: about 100 hours remain until the polls close. Where does the race stand now, and what is each campaign prioritizing during the home stretch? Judy Woodruff is joined by Jim Messina, CEO of The Messina Group, and Matthew Dowd, former chief strategist for Bush-Cheney 2004, to discuss the latest polls, who is still undecided and the turnout variable. Continue reading

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    November 4, 2016  

    In their final Friday political analysis before the election, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss Hillary Clinton’s shrinking lead, the rough language that has pervaded the campaign, the outlook for the congressional power dynamic, a year of ‘irresponsibility’ in government and prospects for filling the Supreme Court vacancy. Continue reading

  • FBI Director James Comey testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 28, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTSPUVE
    October 28, 2016  

    Director James Comey announced the FBI will review a new batch of emails apparently related to Hillary Clinton’s private server. The messages were discovered in an unrelated investigation concerning former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner’s alleged communication with a 15-year-old girl. To discuss the startling development, Judy Woodruff speaks with the Wall Street Journal’s Devlin Barrett. Continue reading

  • U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears at a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2QW67
    October 28, 2016  

    This campaign season, the electoral map has undergone major upheaval — and the race could come down to just a handful of critical states. For insight into what’s motivating voters in hotly contested Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and New Hampshire, Judy Woodruff is joined by Emily Ramshaw of The Texas Tribune, Andra Gillespie of Emory University and Paul Steinhauser of NH1. Continue reading

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    October 28, 2016  

    In the wake of a new FBI investigation into emails from Hillary Clinton’s aides and more sexual assault accusations against Donald Trump, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss a campaign environment of “sleaze” and the election’s outlook. But they also take a break from politics to consider the exciting Cubs-Indians World Series. Continue reading

  • Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S. October 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2PXMR
    October 21, 2016  

    In campaign rallies on Friday, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continued themes from Wednesday’s debate, such as Clinton’s paid speeches and Trump’s refusal to accept election results. The night before, the two clashed at a charity dinner. And a new Clinton ad features Khizr Khan, whose Muslim-American son died serving in the Army, asking Trump: “Would my son have a place in your America?” Continue reading

  • Delegates point to an electoral map at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. July 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Charles Mostoller - RTSJYXU
    October 21, 2016  

    With just over two weeks until Election Day, there are some surprising shifts occurring in the electoral map. Judy Woodruff speaks with correspondent Lisa Desjardins and Nathan Gonzales of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report about which voters are deserting Donald Trump, the latest poll numbers and the possibilities for down-ballot races changing the power balance in the House and Senate. Continue reading