In this week’s Political Checklist, I chatted with senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff about Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. Gwen made the all-important point that voters ultimately don’t make their decision based … Continue reading
By 2008, the pressure to switch from diesel to natural gas was growing at the United Parcel Service shipping facility in Denver. A new technology called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” promised to drastically increase production. At the time, the company’s … Continue reading
In this week’s Political Checklist, I chatted with senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff about how President Obama’s remarks about the economy Friday continue to be fodder on the campaign trail. Gwen noted that some politicians’ comments seem to … Continue reading
Raccourci Old River is known as one of the best fishing spots in Point-Coupee Parish, Louisiana. This community of more than 400 homes draws flocks of fishermen who spend days on the water and docks reeling in crappie, bluegill, and … Continue reading
In this week’s Political Checklist, Political Editor Christina Bellantoni chatted with senior correspondent Gwen Ifill and special guest Jeff Brown about the historic recall election in Wisconsin. Jeff outlined the energy he saw coming from people on both sides of the election, and Gwen noted the contest is being influenced by outside donations.
With newly minted college graduates entering the job market this spring — or at least trying to — there’s a growing discussion and debate about the ever-rising costs of higher education, the spiraling burden of student debt and the value … Continue reading
Over the years, the sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, has appeared on every major news network in the U.S. and more than a few in other countries. I first interviewed him nearly 20 years ago. He reliably talks … Continue reading
In a quick political debrief, congressional correspondent Kwame Holman spoke with me about his trip to rural Virginia to cover the annual “shad planking” event. Kwame noted in his blog post this week that it’s a longtime political tradition, but … Continue reading