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  • June 13, 2012  

    Democrats held on to a seat in a competitive House district in Arizona Tuesday when congressional aide Ron Barber — who was wounded in the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2011 — won the special election to serve the remainder of her term. Judy Woodruff looks at the overall House landscape ahead of November elections. Continue reading

  • 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 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

  • May 15, 2012  

    Ron Paul announced Monday that his campaign would not spend any more money in the presidential primaries. But he’s not suspending his campaign. Judy Woodruff looks at Paul’s chances of continuing to impact the GOP — and its upcoming convention — with Jon Ralson of the Las Vegas Sun and Brian Doherty of Reason magazine. Continue reading

  • May 11, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news including President Obama’s new support for gay marriage, Mitt Romney’s “subtle gradations” on the issue, the backlash over austerity in European elections and the House Republicans’ votes on the defense budget. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, House Republicans pushed through a bill to prevent a 10 percent cut in the U.S. defense budget by cutting $300 billion in food stamps, health care and federal pensions, over 10 years. Also, Greece’s struggle to form a new government entered a third round. Continue reading

  • 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