Rick Santorum

  • February 27, 2012  

    Ahead of crucial primaries in Michigan and Arizona, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney focused on federal spending while Rick Santorum said religion should play a wider role in public policy. Gwen Ifill discusses the state of the GOP primary battle with USA Today’s Susan Page and The Rothenberg Political Report’s Stuart Rothenberg. Continue reading

  • February 24, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news including Secretary Clinton’s harsh words on Syria, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum sparring during a plethora of Republican debates and the analysts being honored for their civility week after week. Continue reading

  • February 23, 2012  

    GOP contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum traded repeated blows at a debate Wednesday night in Mesa, Ariz., criticizing each other on conservative beliefs, use of federal earmarks and education reform. Judy Woodruff reports on the Republican candidates’ campaign tactics ahead of primaries in Arizona and Michigan. 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 21, 2012  

    January financial disclosures exposed the power of unaffiliated super PACs funds this election season. Margaret Warner and John Dunbar of the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News discuss the fundraising reports, the $22 million raised and some of the big spenders helping these groups help their preferred candidates. Continue reading

  • February 20, 2012  

    A nationwide Gallup poll showed presidential hopeful Rick Santorum leading the GOP field with 36 percent of Republican voters. The new frontrunner, who is leading rival Mitt Romney by eight points, drew crowds and criticism Monday after he said global warming is “not climate science but political science.” Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss the week’s top news including Congress’ bipartisan payroll tax cut extension deal, GOP hopeful Rick Santorum’s lack of public support among his former colleagues in Washington and Mitt Romney’s chances of winning his home state of Michigan. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2012  

    Social media have had a big impact on politics this election season, influencing which issues reach the forefront and affecting how campaigns act and react. A regular new NewsHour segment will track political issues as they play out online, featuring journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of the new website, Daily Download. Continue reading

  • February 15, 2012  

    Several national polls now show GOP hopeful Rick Santorum in a new dead heat with longtime front-runner Mitt Romney. Gwen Ifill discusses Santorum’s rise and efforts to win Michigan’s Feb. 28 primary with The Washington Post’s Dan Balz and Bill Ballenger of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter. Continue reading

  • February 14, 2012  

    Amid ongoing tension between China and the United States on a variety of issues from human rights to currency policy, President Obama struck a hopeful note Tuesday as he hosted Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who is likely to become the next president of the world’s most populous nation. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading