Newt Gingrich

  • 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

  • February 6, 2012  

    As Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich campaigned Monday in Colorado, Gingrich targeted Romney, but the former Massachusetts governor focused his attention on President Obama. Gwen Ifill discusses the state of the Republican presidential race with USA Today’s Susan Page and The Rothenberg Political Report’s Stuart Rothenberg. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2012    

    It might be the first time in the history of the NewsHour that we used that word in a headline, but that’s what you may have come to expect from The Doubleheader, where we talk about the sport of politics … Continue reading

  • February 3, 2012  

    Trying to move on from a gaffe about not caring about very poor Americans, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney told The Las Vegas Sun’s Jon Ralston that he “misspoke.” But rival Newt Gingrich maintains Romney’s “boo-boo” will be repeated endlessly by the “elite media.” Judy Woodruff and Ralston discuss this weekend’s GOP contest in Nevada. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2012  

    Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news, including GOP hopeful Mitt Romney’s attempt to recover from his poverty gaffe, the latest unemployment report and anger among Catholics over the Obama administration requiring social service providers to include contraceptives in health coverage. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012  

    Presidential candidates have loaded recent stump speeches with references to wealth, taxes and “the very poor.” Jeffrey Brown explores the role of poverty this election year with Lawrence Mead of New York University, Angela Glover Blackwell of the advocacy group PolicyLink and Barbara Perry of the University of Virginia. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, real estate mogul Donald Trump endorsed Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, telling the former governor to “go out and get ’em.” Trump had flirted with his own presidential bid last spring. Also, two of the most-wanted terror suspects in Southeast Asia were reportedly killed in the Philippines. Continue reading