• 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

  • October 7, 2011  

    After outlining his foreign policy vision Friday at The Citadel, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney sat down with Judy Woodruff and discussed the war in Afghanistan, his GOP rivals and how he would get more Americans back to work. This is their complete interview. A shorter version aired on the NewsHour broadcast. Continue reading

  • September 7, 2011  

    Before President Obama presents his plan to spur job creation on Thursday night, eight Republican hopefuls will debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian preview the debate, which will be the first to include GOP front-runner Rick Perry. Continue reading

  • July 20, 2011  

    Judy Woodruff sat down with Texas Rep. Ron Paul Wednesday to discuss his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination and the ongoing debt-ceiling negotiations. The interview is the first in a series of conversations with GOP contenders seeking to take on President Obama in the 2012 election. Continue reading

  • July 4, 2011  

    Republican presidential contenders spent the July 4 holiday on the campaign trail. Lately most have spent their time feverishly dialing for the dollars they will need to support their campaigns. NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian updates us on the race for campaign cash. Continue reading