judy woodruff

  • 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

  • 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

  • October 21, 2016  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump’s “reckless” questioning of the election’s legitimacy, the country’s vast ideological divide, the caustic tone at Thursday night’s Al Smith charity dinner and the candidates’ rhetoric on the campaign trail. Continue reading

  • October 14, 2016  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including another barrage of sexual misconduct allegations for Donald Trump, the morality of Republicans who have changed their minds about their candidate, Michelle Obama’s “authentic” speech and whether the newest WikiLeaks dump will make a difference. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. formally accused the Russian government of hacking Democratic political websites and state voting systems in an effort to interfere with elections. Also, Russia moved to keep its troops in Syria. Lawmakers in Moscow ratified a treaty with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad that permits Russia to use a major base on the Syrian coast indefinitely. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2016  

    This campaign year has witnessed many unexpected shifts in the electorate — not to mention the candidates. But one of the most surprising changes may be the voters in Georgia. After supporting Republican presidential contenders for the past 24 years, the Peach State may be up for grabs due to its diversifying demographic. Judy Woodruff visited Georgia to report on the political climate there. Continue reading

  • October 5, 2016  

    Hurricane Matthew is the worst natural disaster to hit Haiti since the earthquake in 2010, prompting Haitian officials to postpone the presidential election set for next week. After causing damage in Cuba, the storm is next headed for the Bahamas and expected to hit Florida by Thursday, where Gov. Rick Scott says the state may see its largest evacuation yet. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • October 5, 2016  

    The French government announced on Wednesday a renewed push for a Syrian cease-fire, following the end of a U.S.-Russia deal. As Washington grapples with what to do next, a humanitarian catastrophe mounts in Aleppo. For more on the conflict, Judy Woodruff talks to former Assistant Secretary of Defense Derek Chollet, Randa Slim of the Middle East Institute and The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2016  

    The suspect behind this weekend’s bombings has been apprehended; now authorities are trying to figure out what motivated him and whether he acted alone. Judy Woodruff talks to George Washington University’s Lorenzo Vidino and former Department of Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem about what the investigation has uncovered so far and how we can try to prevent future attacks. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2016  

    Has our political system gone crazy? Jonathan Rauch thinks so. In a recent piece for the Atlantic, Rauch explores what he calls “chaos syndrome” in Washington: government stagnation, he argues, is resulting from politicians’ inability to compromise, combined with constant calls for transparency. Judy Woodruff speaks with Rauch about the history of American politics and where they stand today. Continue reading