presidential election

  • January 26, 2012  

    As President Obama and GOP presidential candidates talk about reviving the U.S. manufacturing sector in hopes of creating jobs, how realistic is that goal in the face of continued outsourcing and machines filling jobs once held by humans? Ray Suarez speaks with three experts about the challenges and demand for skilled workers. Continue reading

  • January 24, 2012  

    Financial documents, released under pressure, dominated the Republican presidential campaign Tuesday. Hours after Newt Gingrich released a disputed Freddie Mac employment contract, rival Mitt Romney released two years of income tax returns. Jeffrey Brown reports. Then, Judy Woodruff and guests discuss what the returns show. Continue reading

  • January 24, 2012  

    Six weeks before a presidential election in Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is off and running, attempting a return to another presidential stint — despite growing anti-Putin demonstrations across the country. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the efforts of three revolutionary organizations. Continue reading

  • January 24, 2012  

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus discuss Tuesday’s top political news including the release of financial documents by Republican hopefuls Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, plus a preview of President Obama’s election-year State of the Union address. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2012  

    Judy Woodruff reports on GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney launching an aggressive assault on South Carolina primary winner Newt Gingrich. Then, Gwen Ifill discusses the state of the Republican field ahead of Florida’s primary next week with The Rothenberg Political Report’s Stuart Rothenberg and USA Today’s Susan Page. Continue reading

  • January 20, 2012  

    A day before the South Carolina primary, a drumbeat of polls suggested a “neck-in-neck” race between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Ray Suarez discusses the closing moments of the “single craziest week of the 2012 campaign” with Gwen Ifill, who has been reporting the building action from Columbia, the state capital. Continue reading

  • January 20, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news, including the impact of Mitt Romney’s “stumbling” debate performances, allegations from Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife, Ron Paul’s chances and the real message behind the Obama campaign’s first television ads. Continue reading

  • January 18, 2012  

    GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney came under increased pressure Wednesday from allies and opponents to release his tax information in advance of Saturday’s Republican primary in South Carolina. Judy Woodruff discusses how Romney has previously handled the tax issue with Michael Kranish of The Boston Globe, then speaks with Gwen Ifill. Continue reading

  • January 17, 2012  

    In the wake of a Supreme Court decision lifting restrictions on some campaign contributions, super PACs have spent $26 million this election cycle. Gwen Ifill discusses big money’s impact on the political landscape with John Dunbar of the Center for Public Integrity and Robert Kelner of the Covington & Burling law firm. Continue reading

  • January 16, 2012  

    Monday marked the end of the campaign trail for presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman. The former Utah governor’s announcement narrowed the GOP field to five just days before the South Carolina primary. Judy Woodruff discusses the current state of play with NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni and USA Today’s Susan Page. Continue reading