• August 16, 2012    

    Photo by Petrified Collection/The Image Bank via Getty Images President Obama is going to have a harder time winning over female voters this election season, if you consider the sentiment of 12 Wisconsin-area voters who opened up about the campaign. … Continue reading

  • August 13, 2012  

    After Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his running mate, the Obama and Romney campaigns have tried to capitalize on the news, especially in key swing states. How might Ryan affect the election outcome? Judy Woodruff talks campaign strategy with Dan Balz of The Washington Post and NewsHour Politics Editor Christina Bellantoni. Continue reading

  • June 8, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news with Judy Woodruff including Europe’s growing debt crisis, President Obama’s comments on the economic health of the American private sector and the takeaways from the Wisconsin recall election. Continue reading

  • June 6, 2012  

    After a decisive victory Tuesday, embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker became the first governor in U.S. history to successfully turn back a recall election. Gwen Ifill, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Craig Gilbert and USA Today’s Susan Page discuss the high turnout and how the vote may influence November’s elections. Continue reading

  • June 5, 2012    

    Headlines this past year running into Tuesday’s recall election in Wisconsin, between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, besieged every news medium. NewsHour’s coverage sets the scene.

  • June 5, 2012  

    Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday discussed whether it was fair for President Obama’s campaign to criticize Mitt Romney over his role at Bain Capital. He also spoke about the Clinton Global Initiative’s efforts to spur job creation. Read the full transcript, or watch the shorter version that aired on the NewsHour. Continue reading

  • June 5, 2012  

    After months of rallies, phone calls and door-knocking, Wisconsin voters went to the polls Tuesday as Republican Gov. Scott Walker hoped to avoid becoming only the third governor in U.S. history to be recalled. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

  • June 4, 2012    

    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.
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  • June 4, 2012    

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker campaigned with South Carolina GOP Gov. Nikki Haley in Sussex June 1. Photo by: Scott Olson/Getty Images Milwaukee’s Mitchell Airport has been the place to be for politico-spotting over the past week. As Wisconsin voters prepare … Continue reading

  • June 4, 2012  

    A bitterly divided electorate. A long tradition of political experiments. The most expensive campaign in state history. And national repercussions, no matter the outcome. Welcome to Wisconsin, where voters are preparing for Tuesday’s contentious recall election of embattled Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading