Vote 2012

  • November 4, 2016  

    In 2012, Mitt Romney received zero votes in inner-city Philadelphia. Some Republicans believed such an extreme result indicated fraudulent voting behavior, and this election season, Donald Trump and his supporters have revived that hypothesis. William Brangham speaks with officials in Pennsylvania for analysis of the 2012 data and explores what motivations might lie behind fraud concerns. Continue reading

  • March 27, 2014  

    In a recent spate of voter identification controversies sweeping the country, a federal judge in Kansas ordered election officials to help Kansas and Arizona enforce laws requiring new voters to show proof of citizenship. Hari Sreenivasan get two views from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Jenny Rose Flanagan of Common Cause. Continue reading

  • February 6, 2014   BY  

    When Greg Whiteley first heard about a meeting with the Romney family to discuss whether he should run for president in 2008, he thought it sounded like the beginning of a great documentary. Little did he know that he would end up with “MITT,” a Netflix original documentary that provides an intimate look at Mitt Romney and his family over the course of two presidential campaigns. Continue reading

  • August 8, 2013  

    Months after the re-election of President Barack Obama, Dan Balz of the Washington Post examines the 2012 election and aftermath in his new book "Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America." Balz joins Gwen Ifill to discuss significant moments in each campaign and why it may shape elections to come. Continue reading

  • July 10, 2013  

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is the focus of mounting scrutiny over revelations of large, undisclosed gifts given to him and his family by businessman Jonnie R. Williams Sr. Judy Woodruff talks to Virginian Pilot reporter Julian Walker for more on the brewing controversy. Continue reading

  • May 13, 2013  

    Reports charge the IRS targeted conservative political groups in 2012 by applying extra scrutiny to organizations that focused on government spending or the U.S. Constitution or had the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their names. Judy Woodruff reports on responses from the president and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Continue reading

  • January 28, 2013  

    NewsHour’s political editor Christina Bellantoni talks with the Daily Download’s Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn about how the digital world affects and infects the culture we live in. They talk about what one should and shouldn’t publish on social media about a job, and whether your Facebook status could get you fired. Continue reading

  • January 1, 2013  

    A cattle rancher by trade, Sen.-elect Deb Fischer, R-Neb., will be sworn into Congress after an election campaign which surprised many within her own party. Judy Woodruff talks to Fischer about how her experience as a state senator has prepared her for the U.S. Senate, the need to address spending and gun control. Continue reading

  • December 31, 2012    

    In an exit interview that aired on PBS NewsHour Dec. 26, economic correspondent Paul Solman spoke with Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., who plans to retire from Congress at the end of his term in January 2013. Watch this excerpt where … Continue reading

  • December 31, 2012  

    When the Obama campaign decided to spend big on ads early in the presidential race, it was a risky strategy. And it helped lead to Obama’s re-election. Margaret Warner talks to Politico’s Jonathan Martin and Glenn Thrush about their latest e-book, "The End of the Line": Romney vs. Obama: The 34 Days That Decided the Election." Continue reading

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