Mitt Romney

  • May 11, 2012  

    After days of campaign rhetoric over same-sex marriage, President Obama and Mitt Romney shifted back to the economy Friday. In North Carolina, Romney took aim at President Obama’s “liberal policies” while the president alluded to Republican ideas having caused the financial crisis. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • May 11, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news including President Obama’s new support for gay marriage, Mitt Romney’s “subtle gradations” on the issue, the backlash over austerity in European elections and the House Republicans’ votes on the defense budget. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2012  

    The political reverberations continued Thursday, a day after President Obama announced his support for gay marriage. Judy Woodruff, Politico’s Charlie Mahtesian and The Grio’s Perry Bacon discuss how the issue is likely to play out this election year with different voting blocs and voters in different areas of the country. Continue reading

  • May 9, 2012  

    President Obama said Wednesday that he now believes “same-sex couples should be able to get married.” Judy Woodruff and author Kerry Eleveld discuss the president’s “evolution” on the subject, then Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry and the Rev. Harry Jackson of Hope Christian Church debate the legal future of same-sex marriage. Continue reading

  • May 4, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top news including the political debates surrounding the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, U.S. and China relations amid the saga of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, new jobs numbers and structural problems in the U.S. economy. Continue reading

  • May 3, 2012  

    Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng said he now wants to leave China after learning of alleged threats made against his family by Chinese government officials. Ray Suarez reports on the ongoing saga of the blind activist’s fate. Continue reading

  • May 3, 2012  

    “The government officials came into my home, wanted to beat my family to death,” Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng said Thursday, indicating he now wants to leave China. Ray Suarez discussed the fast-moving saga of the blind activist with the AP’s Charles Hutzler, the ChinaAid Association’s Bob Fu and professor Susan Shirk. Continue reading

  • May 3, 2012  

    As part of an ongoing series on how candidates and surrogates use social media this election season, Ray Suarez and journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of Daily-Download.com discuss the role of Twitter and hashtags to spread or co-opt campaign messages from President Obama and Mitt Romney. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, at least 11 people died and nearly 50 others were hurt as violent clashes erupted in Cairo, Egypt, three weeks before a presidential election. Also, a federal appeals court ruled that John Yoo, whose memos justified harsh treatment of U.S. terror suspects, has immunity against lawsuits by detainees. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2012  

    On the campaign trail, President Obama and Mitt Romney both stumped Wednesday in hotly contested Virginia. Gwen Ifill, USA Today’s Susan Page and NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni discuss the candidates’ efforts in battleground states ahead of their parties’ conventions and the November presidential election. Continue reading