News Summary

  • May 3, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    Think you understand climate science better than the average American teen? On the PBS NewsHour this week we’ve been focusing on how climate change is taught in the classroom. But you can test your knowledge with this climate quiz:

  • April 10, 2012   BY Christina Bellantoni and Katelyn Polantz  

    Updated, 3:46 p.m. Rick Santorum is suspending his presidential campaign, the former Pennsylvania senator announced at a news conference in Gettysburg, Pa. “Miracle after miracle this race was as improbable as any race you have seen for president,” he said. … Continue reading

  • April 6, 2012   BY Samina Uddin Engel  

    Virginia’s State Capitol in Richmond; Creative Commons photo courtesy Flickr user absentmindedprof. This report is part of our ongoing Divided by D.C. project, exploring 2 Governors, 2 Visions, 1 Election Year. Almost three weeks into a General Assembly special session … Continue reading

  • April 2, 2012   BY Saskia de Melker  

    Click on the map above for an interactive version. Recently, PBS NewsHour reported from Texas in collaboration with the public media project StateImpact Texas to look at how dry conditions have caused towns to struggle with extreme water shortages. Now, … Continue reading

  • March 21, 2012   BY Samina Uddin Engel  

    This is part of our ongoing Divided by D.C. project, exploring 2 Governors, 2 Visions, 1 Election Year. Republican Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell saw his approval rating slip in a new Quinnipiac poll out Wednesday. Fifty-three percent of registered voters … Continue reading

  • March 20, 2012   BY Terence Burlij  

    Updated 10:04 p.m. ET | Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney scored a decisive victory Tuesday in the Illinois primary, helping cement his status as the Republican Party’s frontrunner and adding to his lead in the race to the 1,144 delegates … Continue reading

  • March 16, 2012   BY Terence Burlij  

    Mitt Romney released a new television ad Friday in Illinois hammering Rick Santorum as an “economic lightweight.” You can watch the ad here or below: The new spot comes ahead of Tuesday’s primary in the Land of Lincoln, where 69 … Continue reading

  • March 13, 2012   BY Kwame Holman  

    White House Counsel Kathy Ruemmler said Tuesday it is “ridiculous” for Republicans in the Senate to continue to block confirmation of 17 of President Obama’s nominees to fill federal district court vacancies. She said the vacancies are resulting in unnecessary … Continue reading

  • March 8, 2012   BY Linda J. Scott  

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid; file photo Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he can understand the pain of drivers sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic while expending untold amounts of increasingly expensive gasoline. The Senate is debating a $109 billion bill … Continue reading

  • March 7, 2012   BY Alex Bruns  

    During a January trip to Cleveland, President Obama greets neighbors outside the home of a family who almost lost their home after falling victim to a predatory lender; White House photo by Pete Souza As the Republican primary grinds on, … Continue reading

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