presidential election

  • 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

  • May 24, 2012  

    As the U.S. election season heats up amid rising debt, Europe’s woes, expiring Bush-era tax cuts and a scheduled round of spending cuts, the Congressional Budget Office warned the economy could head back into recession. Judy Woodruff speaks with Harvard University’s Ken Rogoff and Josh Bivens of the Economic Policy Institute. Continue reading

  • May 22, 2012  

    Following President Obama’s lead, Vice President Joe Biden joined the fray Tuesday in questioning Mitt Romney’s role at Bain Capital. Judy Woodruff hosts a debate on political strategy and private-sector experience between former Sen. Jim Talent, R-Mo., and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat. Continue reading