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  • May 8, 2012  

    Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., speaks with Judy Woodruff about his plan to tackle the nation’s escalating fiscal crisis, as outlined in his new book “The Debt Bomb.” Coburn says “everyone,” from both the right and the left, must sacrifice to fix the country’s mounting debt problems. Continue reading

  • May 3, 2012  

    Judy Woodruff discusses the dysfunctional behavior in the nation’s capital and what can be done to fix the polarization problems with Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein, authors of the new book “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism.” Continue reading

  • May 2, 2012  

    On the campaign trail, President Obama and Mitt Romney both stumped Wednesday in hotly contested Virginia. Gwen Ifill, USA Today’s Susan Page and NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni discuss the candidates’ efforts in battleground states ahead of their parties’ conventions and the November presidential election. Continue reading

  • April 23, 2012  

    Ahead of Tuesday’s GOP primary in Pennsylvania, Mitt Romney is trying to appeal to voters in the political center and the conservative base. Though the presidential campaign has largely evolved into a two-man race between Romney and President Obama, analysts say Romney still needs strong primary showings. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • April 20, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news including President Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s differing “big visions” for the country, how the campaigns are working on appealing to Latino voters plus Republicans’ and Democrats’ standing with the U.S. electorate. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    The Senate’s most senior Republican, Richard Lugar is under pressure from within his own party to retire or be denied another term. At 80 years old, even Lugar seems slightly baffled about his political detractors. Gwen Ifill reports on the veteran senator’s coming primary challenge on May 8. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012  

    A day after Rick Santorum’s exit from the GOP race, Mitt Romney attacked President Obama on spending and big government, while the president ignored the blows and argued again for raising taxes on the rich, accusing Republicans of having the wrong priorities. Judy Woodruff reports on the campaigns’ general election strategies. Continue reading

  • April 10, 2012  

    “While this presidential race for us is over,” Rick Santorum said Tuesday in Gettysburg, Pa., announcing his campaign’s suspension, “we are not done fighting.” Judy Woodruff, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Jim O’Toole and USA Today’s Susan Page discuss his political future and what comes next in the race for the White House. Continue reading

  • April 4, 2012  

    President Obama made his feelings known this week on the Supreme Court, “judicial activism” and “those who would overturn” the health reform law. Some say he’s gone too far. Jeffrey Brown discusses the historical tug-of-war between the president and the Court with Georgetown Law’s Louis Michael Seidman and Randy Barnett. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012  

    In a blistering attack on the House-Passed Republican budget Tuesday, President Obama called the plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan a “Trojan Horse” and “a prescription for decline.” Judy Woodruff, Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the CATO Institute’s Daniel Mitchell discuss the GOP budget plan.

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