Rick Perry

  • Campaigns for the 2014 midterm elections are in the homestretch. Photo by Joe Klamar/Getty Images
    April 7, 2014   BY  

    2014 is a year of auditioning, positioning, networking and just plain hard work for people who might run for president in 2016. There’s plenty to do, and the pace has quickened since The Associated Press last took a broad look at preparations for a potential campaign. Here’s a look at one prospective candidate. Continue reading

  • July 9, 2013  

    With Texas’ Republican Gov. Rick Perry announcing he won’t seek re-election, and a prominent fight over abortion rights being led by Texas Democrat Wendy Davis, Gwen Ifill talks to James Henson of the University of Texas at Austin and Cal Jillson of Southern Methodist University about whether the state’s politics are shifting. Continue reading

  • July 8, 2013  

    In other news Monday, The Guardian has released comments made by Edward Snowden in an interview with the newspaper before the U.S. began efforts to find and prosecute him. Over the weekend Snowden was offered asylum in Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua. Also, an Alaskan air taxi crashed on Sunday, killing all 10 people on board. Continue reading

  • January 19, 2012    

    Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told the PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill in an exclusive interview Thursday in Beaufort, S.C., that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s endorsement of him earlier in the day is further evidence that he is the only conservative … Continue reading

  • January 19, 2012    

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images. UPDATE 11:30 a.m. ET Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced at a press conference at 11 a.m. ET that he is suspending his campaign for president. He endorsed former House speaker Newt … Continue reading

  • January 19, 2012  

    Concluding that there was “no viable path forward,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry suspended his campaign for the presidency in an announcement Thursday morning. He immediately endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination. Judy Woodruff has an update on the race for the GOP nomination. Continue reading

  • January 19, 2012  

    GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich sat down with Gwen Ifill Thursday in South Carolina after Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his endorsement of the former speaker of the House. Gingrich discussed his momentum ahead of Saturday’s primary, and said his candidacy was the only “practical vote” to stop a Mitt Romney nomination. Continue reading

  • January 17, 2012  

    In the wake of a Supreme Court decision lifting restrictions on some campaign contributions, super PACs have spent $26 million this election cycle. Gwen Ifill discusses big money’s impact on the political landscape with John Dunbar of the Center for Public Integrity and Robert Kelner of the Covington & Burling law firm. Continue reading

  • January 16, 2012  

    Monday marked the end of the campaign trail for presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman. The former Utah governor’s announcement narrowed the GOP field to five just days before the South Carolina primary. Judy Woodruff discusses the current state of play with NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni and USA Today’s Susan Page. Continue reading

  • January 13, 2012  

    As Republican presidential contenders gauge how to slow Mitt Romney’s momentum, social conservative leaders plan to meet in Texas this weekend to discuss the possibility of uniting behind someone other than the former Massachusetts governor. Judy Woodruff has an update on the campaign ahead of South Carolina’s primary. Continue reading