presidential election

  • 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 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

  • April 23, 2012  

    Ahead of Tuesday’s GOP primary in Pennsylvania, Mitt Romney is trying to appeal to voters in the political center and the conservative base. Though the presidential campaign has largely evolved into a two-man race between Romney and President Obama, analysts say Romney still needs strong primary showings. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • April 20, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news including President Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s differing “big visions” for the country, how the campaigns are working on appealing to Latino voters plus Republicans’ and Democrats’ standing with the U.S. electorate. Continue reading

  • April 18, 2012  

    President Obama and Mitt Romney are battling for support from voters in the nation’s fastest-growing demographic: Latinos, who account for more than 16 percent of the population. Gwen Ifill discusses campaign efforts with Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Bettina Inclan, director of Hispanic outreach for the RNC. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top news including Rick Santorum’s exit from the GOP race and what that means for Mitt Romney, plus Sen. Richard Lugar’s tough re-election campaign, President Obama’s push for the “Buffett Rule” and Hilary Rosen’s swipe at Ann Romney. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012  

    A day after Rick Santorum’s exit from the GOP race, Mitt Romney attacked President Obama on spending and big government, while the president ignored the blows and argued again for raising taxes on the rich, accusing Republicans of having the wrong priorities. Judy Woodruff reports on the campaigns’ general election strategies. Continue reading

  • April 10, 2012  

    “While this presidential race for us is over,” Rick Santorum said Tuesday in Gettysburg, Pa., announcing his campaign’s suspension, “we are not done fighting.” Judy Woodruff, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Jim O’Toole and USA Today’s Susan Page discuss his political future and what comes next in the race for the White House. Continue reading

  • April 6, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and the National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru, sitting in for David Brooks, discuss the week’s top news including a weaker-than expected March jobs report, American economic attitudes, Mitt Romney’s polling problems, Rick Santorum’s standing in the GOP and presidential pressure on the Supreme Court. Continue reading

  • April 4, 2012  

    After sweeping three primaries Tuesday and inching closer to the GOP nomination, Mitt Romney railed against President Obama’s response to the economic crisis and accused him of running from his record. Judy Woodruff, Christina Bellantoni and Patchwork Nation’s Dante Chinni discuss the emerging general election politics. Continue reading