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  • February 27, 2012  

    Ahead of crucial primaries in Michigan and Arizona, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney focused on federal spending while Rick Santorum said religion should play a wider role in public policy. Gwen Ifill discusses the state of the GOP primary battle with USA Today’s Susan Page and The Rothenberg Political Report’s Stuart Rothenberg. Continue reading

  • February 24, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news including Secretary Clinton’s harsh words on Syria, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum sparring during a plethora of Republican debates and the analysts being honored for their civility week after week. Continue reading

  • February 23, 2012  

    GOP contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum traded repeated blows at a debate Wednesday night in Mesa, Ariz., criticizing each other on conservative beliefs, use of federal earmarks and education reform. Judy Woodruff reports on the Republican candidates’ campaign tactics ahead of primaries in Arizona and Michigan. Continue reading

  • February 21, 2012  

    January financial disclosures exposed the power of unaffiliated super PACs funds this election season. Margaret Warner and John Dunbar of the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News discuss the fundraising reports, the $22 million raised and some of the big spenders helping these groups help their preferred candidates. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2012  

    Social media have had a big impact on politics this election season, influencing which issues reach the forefront and affecting how campaigns act and react. A regular new NewsHour segment will track political issues as they play out online, featuring journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of the new website, Daily Download. Continue reading

  • February 15, 2012  

    Several national polls now show GOP hopeful Rick Santorum in a new dead heat with longtime front-runner Mitt Romney. Gwen Ifill discusses Santorum’s rise and efforts to win Michigan’s Feb. 28 primary with The Washington Post’s Dan Balz and Bill Ballenger of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter. Continue reading

  • February 14, 2012  

    Amid ongoing tension between China and the United States on a variety of issues from human rights to currency policy, President Obama struck a hopeful note Tuesday as he hosted Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who is likely to become the next president of the world’s most populous nation. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

  • February 13, 2012  

    Despite weekend wins by Mitt Romney in Maine’s caucuses and the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, a recent nationwide survey of voters found Rick Santorum slightly ahead. Judy Woodruff discusses the evolving GOP field with USA Today’s Susan Page and The Rothenberg Political Report’s Stuart Rothenberg. Continue reading

  • February 10, 2012  

    In other news Friday, presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney touted their conservative credentials to activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. In Syria, at least 28 people were killed in a pair of suicide car bombings. Continue reading

  • February 8, 2012  

    Rick Santorum was projected to move into second place in the GOP nomination delegate count after scoring wins in three states Tuesday. Gwen Ifill and Christina Bellantoni examine the new state of play in the Republican race, then Judy Woodruff and senior Santorum strategist John Brabender discuss his candidate’s campaign. Continue reading