South Carolina

  • January 20, 2012   BY Teresa Gorman  

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign stop on Jan. 19, 2012 in Walterboro, S.C. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) The PBS NewsHour’s politics team is on the ground in South Carolina covering the busy days … Continue reading

  • January 20, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news, including the impact of Mitt Romney’s “stumbling” debate performances, allegations from Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife, Ron Paul’s chances and the real message behind the Obama campaign’s first television ads. Continue reading

  • January 20, 2012  

    A day before the South Carolina primary, a drumbeat of polls suggested a “neck-in-neck” race between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Ray Suarez discusses the closing moments of the “single craziest week of the 2012 campaign” with Gwen Ifill, who has been reporting the building action from Columbia, the state capital. 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 18, 2012  

    GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney came under increased pressure Wednesday from allies and opponents to release his tax information in advance of Saturday’s Republican primary in South Carolina. Judy Woodruff discusses how Romney has previously handled the tax issue with Michael Kranish of The Boston Globe, then speaks with Gwen Ifill. Continue reading

  • January 17, 2012   BY Christina Bellantoni and Terence Burlij  

    Rick Santorum, left, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich at Monday’s GOP debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Photo by Charles Dharapa/Getty Images. The five Republican presidential candidates met in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday night for what became a feisty forum showcasing … 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