presidential election

  • June 4, 2012  

    Demonstrators protested for a third consecutive day Monday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square after former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison over the weekend. Gwen Ifill reports on the uprising, just weeks after the country’s first democratic presidential election. Continue reading

  • June 4, 2012  

    On Saturday, longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for his role in not stopping the killing of protesters during the Arab Spring. Also, his associates and sons were found not guilty. Gwen Ifill speaks with McClatchy Newspapers’ Nancy Youssef about the intense demonstrations in Tahrir Square. Continue reading

  • May 30, 2012  

    Mitt Romney’s win Tuesday in Texas effectively sets up a two-man contest for the White House. As President Obama and his Republican challenger look to corral votes and money, Judy Woodruff, The Washington Post’s Tom Hamburger and Politico’s Kenneth Vogel discuss the role of campaign finance and super PACs this election season. Continue reading

  • May 29, 2012  

    Mitt Romney was 58 delegates away from clinching the Republican nomination at the start of Tuesday, as Texas Republicans headed to vote in a primary likely to wrap up the GOP presidential race. Margaret Warner and The Boston Globe’s Michael Kranish discuss Romney’s path — from a failed 1994 Senate run to his current campaign. Continue reading

  • May 29, 2012  

    In Colorado, where Hispanics make up 20 percent of the population, presidential campaigning is increasingly being done in Spanish. And while immigration may not be the most important issue for Latino voters, it certainly is a defining one, according to Stanford University political scientist Gary Segura. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2012  

    With just over five months until Election Day, Judy Woodruff talks with Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni about where things stand in eight key swing states. Continue reading

  • May 25, 2012  

    Preliminary results from Egypt’s first free presidential election show the two most-polarizing candidates for president might face each other in a mid-June runoff — a potential battle between Hosni Mubarak’s final prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, and the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, Mohammed Morsi. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • May 25, 2012  

    Two of the most-polarizing candidates for Egypt’s presidency might face off in a runoff after a partial vote count Friday in the country’s first free presidential election. Jeffrey Brown and McClatchy reporter Nancy Youssef discuss the candidates, Ahmed Shafiq of the Mubarak regime, and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi. Continue reading

  • May 25, 2012  

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, sitting in for Mark Shields, discuss the week’s top news including Europe’s ongoing debt crisis, debate over Mitt Romney’s role at Bain Capital and a Congressional Budget Office warning about political decisions that could trigger another recession. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, Egyptians flocked to the polls for a second day of voting in their first freely contested presidential election. Results are expected to be announced on Tuesday. Also, Iran’s nuclear negations with the U.S. and five other countries ended in Baghdad with no breakthrough. Continue reading