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  • July 17, 2012  

    The presidential campaign is targeting swing states, including Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Virginia and Florida. Gwen Ifill interviews Anna Sale of WNYC’s “It’s a Free Country,” who is traveling through the battleground states. They discuss who these voters are and the issues that drive them. Continue reading

  • June 6, 2012  

    Partisan divisions in U.S. politics have grown more intense, according to a new Pew Research Center survey tracking attitudes on government, business social issues and more. Judy Woodruff speaks with Linda Killian of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Also, we introduce the NewsHour’s “Listen to Me” project. Continue reading

  • June 4, 2012  

    A bitterly divided electorate. A long tradition of political experiments. The most expensive campaign in state history. And national repercussions, no matter the outcome. Welcome to Wisconsin, where voters are preparing for Tuesday’s contentious recall election of embattled Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Jeffrey Brown reports. 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 9, 2012  

    Indiana voters sent Richard Lugar to the U.S. Senate six times, but not again this year. He lost Tuesday to Tea Party-backed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Gwen Ifill, Greg Fettig of Hoosiers for a Conservative Senate and political analyst Brian Howey discuss why Lugar lost and preview the race to fill his seat in the Senate. Continue reading

  • March 19, 2012  

    The nonprofit group Americans Elect is attempting to secure ballot access for a unity ticket — one Democrat and one Republican in all 50 states this November. Judy Woodruff discusses the effort with two former governors supportive of the group. Continue reading

  • February 6, 2012  

    In an interview Monday with the NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, Speaker of the House John Boehner said that Congress gets along most of the time and that disagreements mostly occur over major bills. He also discussed his relationship with President Obama, the race for the GOP presidential nomination and the chances of a deficit deal. Continue reading

  • January 6, 2012  

    The entire Republican presidential field will share a stage Saturday in Manchester, N.H., for the first of two weekend debates. But what are Granite State voters looking for in a GOP nominee? Gwen Ifill spoke with five Republican and Independent voters in New Hampshire. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2011  

    A new NBC-Marist poll showed Mitt Romney and Ron Paul leading the GOP field in Iowa Friday, but many likely caucus-goers said they’re still trying to decide which candidate they’ll ultimately support on Tuesday. Judy Woodruff spoke with five still-undecided Republican voters in Iowa. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2011  

    The Tea Party burst on the scene as a new political force, but does it have staying power? Judy Woodruff discusses the movement’s influence with The Pew Research Center’s Andy Kohut and The New York Times’ Kate Zernike. Continue reading