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  • February 17, 2012    

    The death of New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid has been followed by an outpouring of praise for the talented and humble reporter, who passed away Thursday from an asthma attack while covering the unrest in Syria. Over the years, Shadid made numerous appearances on the NewsHour. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2012  

    Army Lt. Col. Daniel Davis recently criticized top military brass, including retired Gen. David Petraeus, saying they have misled Congress and the American people about progress in the war in Afghanistan. Margaret Warner speaks with Davis about his whistleblowing, why he went public and what his future may hold in the military. Continue reading

  • February 14, 2012  

    Jeremy Lin, a point guard for the New York Knicks and the first Chinese-American player in NBA history, is on a storybook run in his first four games as a starter. Ray Suarez and Jeff Yang of The Wall Street Journal explore how an unknown basketball player suddenly captured the attention of the NBA, the sports world and beyond. Continue reading

  • February 10, 2012    

    Under mounting pressure, the Obama administration today proposed an “accommodation” to a mandate that religious groups cover birth control free-of-charge. President Obama made the announcement this afternoon in the White House Press room.

  • February 9, 2012  

    A new birth control mandate was under duress this week as Roman Catholic officials said it violated Church teachings and Republicans said it threatened religious freedom. Ray Suarez discusses the rule with Anthony Picarello of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Methodist Federation for Social Action’s Jill Warren. Continue reading

  • February 8, 2012  

    Rick Santorum was projected to move into second place in the GOP nomination delegate count after scoring wins in three states Tuesday. Gwen Ifill and Christina Bellantoni examine the new state of play in the Republican race, then Judy Woodruff and senior Santorum strategist John Brabender discuss his candidate’s campaign. Continue reading

  • February 6, 2012  

    Catholic leaders are pushing back against a new Department of Health and Human Services ruling requiring employers who offer health insurance to provide contraception free of charge. While churches are exempt from the rules, Catholic hospitals and universities must comply. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the controversy. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2012    

    It might be the first time in the history of the NewsHour that we used that word in a headline, but that’s what you may have come to expect from The Doubleheader, where we talk about the sport of politics … Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012  

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Thursday tried to clarify a remark by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta suggesting an early U.S. transition out of its combat mission in Afghanistan. Carney said the statement shouldn’t be considered as an announcement about a decision. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012  

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney tried Thursday to downplay Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s remarks suggesting an early U.S. transition out of combat in Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff discusses a potential end to combat operations in 2013 with retired Army Gen. Jack Keane and Celeste Ward Gventer of the University of Texas. Continue reading