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  • 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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  • April 2, 2012    

    President Obama leads Mitt Romney by 2-to-1 among women under 50, according to a new Gallup/USA Today poll. Continue reading

  • March 30, 2012  

    After three days of hearings on health care reform, Supreme Court justices held a secret preliminary vote Friday to deliberate the Affordable Care Act’s future. Their decision is expected in late June. Jeffrey Brown and The National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle discuss the steps ahead as the justices begin their deliberations. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2012  

    After years of serving in the Senate, Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe and New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman have announced their retirements. They both sat down with Gwen Ifill to discuss their departures and their concerns that the political middle ground is disappearing in Washington. Continue reading

  • March 20, 2012  

    A budget proposed Tuesday by House Republicans was met with stiff resistance from Democrats — including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid insisting it would not pass. Judy Woodruff and the American Enterprise Institute’s Norman Ornstein discuss the ongoing partisan standoff and another fight over a stalled transportation bill. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2012    

    St. Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Cathedral in Cleveland has been serving up fried fish every Friday during Lent for nearly three decades. This year, the GOP primary was on many attendees’ minds. Continue reading