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  • February 22, 2017   BY  

    The U.S. Justice Department joined Texas’ attorney general Wednesday in asking a federal court to delay a hearing on the state’s voter ID law, the latest signal that the federal government might drop its opposition to the law now that Donald Trump is president. Continue reading

  • November 11, 2016  

    In their first post-election Friday analysis, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the factors that may have contributed to Donald Trump’s dramatic upset, including an American desperation for change. Also, how should we consider the subsequent protests that have erupted, and can we expect Trump’s policy positions to evolve? Continue reading

  • November 7, 2016  

    The weekend before Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traversed the country in a last effort to bring their messages home to voters. Polls currently show Clinton up by three to six points but also suggest Trump has made it close in a number of battleground states. John Yang follows the Clinton campaign trail and Jeffrey Brown follows the Trump campaign trail. Continue reading

  • November 5, 2016  

    In Florida, more than 40 percent of registered voters have cast their ballot in a week of early voting that ends Sunday. Mary Ellen Klas, capital bureau chief for the Miami Herald and co-bureau chief for the Tampa Bay Times, joins Alison Stewart to discuss which issues matter the most to Florida voters. Continue reading

  • November 5, 2016  

    North Carolina is among the top tier of battleground states this election, with 15 electoral votes up for grabs. Since the nominating conventions, not a week has gone by without the candidates or their running mates paying a visit to the state. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Nick Schifrin talked to voters in the state ahead of Election Day. Continue reading

  • October 21, 2016  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump’s “reckless” questioning of the election’s legitimacy, the country’s vast ideological divide, the caustic tone at Thursday night’s Al Smith charity dinner and the candidates’ rhetoric on the campaign trail. Continue reading

  • October 10, 2016  

    Sunday night saw the second of the three presidential debates. It came in the aftermath of renewed controversy over Donald Trump’s treatment of women. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about the growing number of Republican leaders fleeing Trump’s side, Hillary Clinton’s outreach beyond her party and where the GOP will go from here. Continue reading

  • October 3, 2016  

    In a surprise vote, the Colombian people narrowly rejected the peace deal with guerilla group FARC that would have ended Latin America’s longest running conflict. After the vote, Colombia’s president and the top FARC commander both appealed for calm and reiterated their support for peace. William Brangham speaks with Bernard Aronson, U.S. Special Envoy for Colombian Peace Process. Continue reading

  • August 25, 2016  

    Donald Trump is appealing to voters who reject mainstream conservative ideals. These members of the so-called “alt-right” have typically taken their frustrations to the internet, rather than to the polls. John Yang interviews the Washington Free Beacon’s Matthew Continetti and The Washington Post’s David Weigel about the alt-right’s “hierarchical” tendencies and potential impact on conservatism. Continue reading

  • July 28, 2016  

    “Ambivalent sexism.” It’s a term that explains why Hillary Clinton did so poorly with white male voters, writes Dan Bush. It’s sexism that sees men more supportive of women who conform to traditional gender roles. Bush spoke to white male voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and found sexism in the language they used to describe Clinton. William Brangham speaks with Bush about his story. Continue reading

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