• March 1, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, two U.S. soldiers were killed by Afghan attackers, raising the death toll of American troops to six in violence that began after Quran burnings at an American base. Also, Senate Democrats defeated a bid to reverse President Obama’s policy on birth control coverage. Continue reading

  • February 22, 2012  

    GOP contenders campaigned Wednesday in Arizona as they prepared for the season’s 20th presidential debate. Gwen Ifill reports from Phoenix. Then Judy Woodruff discusses the coming Michigan primary with Micheline Maynard of the public media project Changing Gears and Bill Ballenger of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2012  

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Judy Woodruff in an interview Thursday that the deal forged on Capitol Hill to extend a payroll tax cut and continue unemployment insurance benefits will create jobs and help the economy. Pelosi also discussed upcoming legislation in the House, campaign finance and the 2012 elections. Continue reading

  • February 14, 2012  

    After days of partisan deadlock, there were signs of progress Tuesday in Congress over extending payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits for the rest of the year. Judy Woodruff discusses the politics and the implications of the potential extensions with Todd Zwillich of WYNC Radio’s “The Takeaway.” Continue reading

  • January 31, 2012  

    While Florida Republicans cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney stressed his conservative credentials and rival Newt Gingrich vowed to continue his fight — no matter the outcome. Judy Woodruff, reporting from Tampa, discusses the pointed attacks and the 50 delegates at stake with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. Continue reading

  • January 26, 2012  

    In nearly every appearance these days, President Obama has urged Congress to act. In fact, criticizing congressional inaction has become a key part of his re-election strategy. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the president’s attempt to capitalize on political gridlock in Washington. Continue reading

  • January 20, 2012  

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was one step closer to recall after the state’s Democratic Party submitted enough signatures to trigger a special election. Walker made bitter enemies a year ago when he passed a bill removing most collective bargaining rights for public employees. Zac Schultz of Wisconsin Public Television reports. Continue reading

  • January 18, 2012  

    President Obama denied TransCanada Corp.’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, a project that would have carried oil 1,700 miles from the tar sands of Canada to refineries in Port Arthur, Texas. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the president’s decision and the next steps with The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin. Continue reading

  • August 24, 2011  

    At this point in his presidency, the pace of President Obama’s judicial appointees being confirmed is behind that of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Judy Woodruff discusses the politics of confirmation with Curt Levey of the Committee for Justice and Caroline Fredrickson of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. Continue reading

  • August 10, 2011  

    Wisconsin Republicans defied a bid to oust them from control of the state Senate Tuesday in recall battles waged fiercely by anti-tax groups and public employee unions. Margaret Warner discusses the meaning of the recall results and the Badger State’s political direction with Craig Gilbert of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Continue reading