• August 29, 2012   BY  

    The first night of the Republican National Convention included two highlights: a speech by Ann Romney about her husband Mitt and the keynote address by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Here are some of the sights from the floor of the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Continue reading

  • August 28, 2012   BY  

    Roughly 2,300 delegates are attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. While they will come together with one voice to nominate their candidate for president, many of them stand out from the crowd with a unique look. Here are some of them. Continue reading

  • August 21, 2012  

    High-level Republicans continue to push Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to end his senate bid after he questioned whether rape could lead to pregnancy. Garance Franke-Ruta of the Atlantic and Jon Ward of the Huffington Post join Judy Woodruff to discuss the controversy as the GOP reaffirms abortion as a key issue on the party platform. Continue reading

  • July 30, 2012  

    The majority of Jewish Americans consistently vote for the Democratic Party. So will Mitt Romney’s endorsement of key Israeli policies woo Jewish voters at home? Judy Woodruff talks to J Street’s Jeremy Ben-Ami and Emergency Committee for Israel’s Noah Pollak about which way the Jewish vote is likely to swing this November. Continue reading

  • July 23, 2012  

    In other news Monday, Mitt Romney and President Obama reignited political campaign attacks after a brief reprieve from politics over the weekend. Also, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed attendees of the 19th International AIDS Conference, reaffirming the U.S.’s commitment to an “AIDS free generation.” Continue reading

  • 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