presidential election

  • March 23, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news including political responses to the death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, Rep. Paul Ryan’s new budget proposal, Mitt Romney’s changing stances on certain issues and some trouble spots for him in polling. Continue reading

  • March 16, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news including the political implications of civilian killings in Afghanistan, Newt Gingrich’s chances of survival in the GOP race and the very public resignation by a Goldman Sachs executive. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2012  

    After Rick Santorum picked up wins Tuesday in Mississippi and Alabama, the Republican presidential race turned their focus on him and Mitt Romney. Ray Suarez reports then Judy Woodruff speaks with political editor Christina Bellantoni and Patchwork Nation’s Dante Chinni about the paths ahead for the four GOP candidates. Continue reading

  • March 13, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, Republican hopeful Rick Santorum hoped to win primaries in both Alabama and Mississippi to help close some of the delegate advantage held by Mitt Romney. Also, the U.S., Japan and the EU filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over China’s curbs on exporting rare earth metals. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2012  

    As the GOP campaigns crossed the South on Monday, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum focused on their delegate counts while Newt Gingrich focused on rising gas prices. Judy Woodruff, political columnist Steve Flowers and Mississippi State University’s Sid Salter discuss the candidates’ strategies to win over voters on Tuesday. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2012  

    Despite winning six states, Mitt Romney’s Super Tuesday victories did little to winnow the GOP field. Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul picked up some delegates and continued campaigning ahead of more caucuses and primaries. Gwen Ifill, USA Today’s Susan Page and the Pew Research Center’s Andrew Kohut discuss the race. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2012  

    With a 64 percent landslide, Vladimir Putin claimed his third term as Russia’s president Sunday, prompting celebrations, protests and accusations of voting fraud. Protesters vowed to continue demonstrating until their demands for democracy are met. Margaret Warner reports from Moscow on Russia’s varying reactions to the vote. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2012  

    On the eve of Super Tuesday, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney cited his business background as good experience for helping the economy while Rick Santorum took aim at the media, telling voters not to be swayed by poll numbers. Kwame Holman reports, then Judy Woodruff speaks with some Ohio voters about which candidates they favor. Continue reading

  • March 1, 2012  

    On the campaign trail, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney targeted President Obama over surging gas prices while the president countered that Republican plans focused mainly on drilling. Kwame Holman reports. Then Ray Suarez discusses Super Tuesday with University of Georgia’s Charles Bullock and Vanderbilt University’s John Geer. Continue reading

  • February 29, 2012  

    The Republican Party’s eventual nominee needs to secure 1,144 delegates. With wins in Michigan and Arizona Wednesday, Mitt Romney leads the GOP field with 135. Gwen Ifill discusses Super Tuesday, when a sizable 419 delegates are at stake, with Political Editor Christina Bellantoni and Frontloading HQ’s Josh Putnam. Continue reading