Newt Gingrich

  • 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

  • February 1, 2012  

    As presidential candidates raise and spend increasingly larger amounts of money this election season, new financial reports show what role Super PACs are playing. Gwen Ifill discusses how campaign finance is shaping up this election year with John Dunbar of the Center for Public Integrity and Roll Call’s Eliza Newlin Carney. Continue reading

  • January 31, 2012  

    While Florida Republicans cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney stressed his conservative credentials and rival Newt Gingrich vowed to continue his fight — no matter the outcome. Judy Woodruff, reporting from Tampa, discusses the pointed attacks and the 50 delegates at stake with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. Continue reading

  • January 31, 2012  

    A new Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index showed U.S. home prices fell for a third straight month in two Florida cities, Miami and Tampa. Jeffrey Brown discusses the housing market’s role this election season with The Wall Street Journal’s Arian Campo-Flores and Jed Kolko of the real estate website Trulia. Continue reading

  • January 31, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the day’s top political news, including some Republicans’ concerns over the prospects of a Newt Gingrich nomination, Mitt Romney’s political toughness and the state of play in Florida’s primary. Continue reading