Thursday, January 5, 2012

  • GOP Hopeful Huntsman Looks to 'Blue Sky' in New Hampshire Primary
    GOP presidential hopeful and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said he's optimistic about next week's primary in New Hampshire -- a state he's staked his entire candidacy on so far. Gwen Ifill spoke with Huntsman in Manchester.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2012
  • Are Super PACs Living Up to Supreme Court's Intentions?
    In Iowa, Super PACs pumped millions of dollars into last-minute negative television ads. What influence will they have in the rest of the GOP primary season and beyond? Judy Woodruff discusses the myriad of super PACs with the Sunlight Foundation's Bill Allison and CQ Roll Call's Eliza Newlin Carney.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2012
  • GOP Candidates in New Hampshire, South Carolina Jab at Frontrunner Romney
    Republican presidential candidates are out making their cases in New Hampshire and South Carolina, shaking hands and raising money -- hoping to oust GOP hopeful Mitt Romney from the front-runner spot in next week's first-in-the-nation primary.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2012
  • Panetta on Pentagon Budget: 'Cutting Almost $500 Billion Is Not Chump Change'
    In an interview Thursday after his news conference at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Jeffrey Brown that the United States seeks to be a power in the Pacific and that defense budget cuts announced Thursday will be hard on the military and families, but he hopes a smaller, more flexible armed forces will emerge.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2012
  • News Wrap: Another Wave of Bombings in Iraq Kills at Least 78
    In other news Thursday, another wave of bombings struck in Iraq, killing at least 78 people. It was the second such coordinated attack since U.S. troops left the country last month. Also, the government of Myanmar announced that the party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be allowed to run in upcoming elections.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2012
  • Weeks After Iraq Withdrawal, Obama Announces Plans to Shrink U.S. Military
    While unveiling the Pentagon's latest defense strategy Thursday, President Obama highlighted a new focus on Asia and a scaled-back military. Ray Suarez reports on the strategy shift, announced just weeks after the last American troops left Iraq.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2012
  • Preview: Huntsman Ready for New Hampshire Battle
    Republican presidential candidate and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman describes his expectations for the upcoming New Hampshire primary to NewsHour correspondent Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

  • Under the Sea Near Antarctica, 'a Riot of Life' Discovered in Super-Heated Water
    Scientists discovered many new species on the floor of the Southern Ocean near Antarctica -- something they're describing as a "riot of life." Jeffrey Brown speaks with former oceanographer Mark Schrope about the newest known species of sea life found around hydrothermal vents.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • What Have Sanctions Done to Iran's Economy, People?
    European Union nations reportedly agreed in principle Wednesday to ban imports of Iranian oil. Margaret Warner discusses mounting tensions between Iran and the West with Haleh Esfandiari of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • Hurt in Libya's Revolution, Some Rebels Being Treated in Boston Area
    A group of 22 Libyan men who were wounded while fighting against the Gaddafi regime in last year's war have been recovering here in the U.S., at a hospital on Boston's North Shore. Jared Bowen of WGBH-TV Boston reports.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • Obama Sets Up for Showdown With GOP Over Consumer Protection Chief Cordray
    President Obama bypassed congressional Republicans Wednesday, naming Richard Cordray as director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- setting up a potential constitutional showdown. Jeffrey Brown discusses the recess appointment with CQ Roll Call's David Hawkings and Binyamin Appelbaum of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • Facing Romney's Funding, Staffing Edge, How Will Santorum Fare in N.H.?
    A day after Mitt Romney's narrow win over Rick Santorum in the Iowa Caucuses, most of the Republican presidential hopefuls moved their attention from the Midwest to New England to campaign before next week's primary in New Hampshire. Judy Woodruff has a report and speaks with Gwen Ifill and Jeremy Peters of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • Conversation: 'Power, Politics & Universal Health Care'
    Very few people know as much about health care and health care policy as Stuart Altman. He's been an adviser to five American presidents -- both Republicans and Democrats. His new book, "Power, Politics and Universal Health Care," puts President Obama's historic health care win in historical perspective, showing how his administration narrowly side-stepped a century's worth of past mistakes.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • What are the Consequences of Dropping Out in Michigan?
    Young people from a Detroit-area high school look at the reasons and consequences associated with dropping out of school.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • Bachmann Suspends Presidential Campaign
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., suspended her campaign after a poor showing in the Iowa Caucuses.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • Romney: 'Onto New Hampshire, We Have Some Work Ahead'
    Last of the GOP contenders to speak Tuesday night, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney discussed the budget, noting that he'd eliminate what he called "Obamacare" once in office. Romney also said the U.S. should remain a "merit society" and an "opportunity nation."
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • Santorum: Thank God for Those Who Cling to Guns and Bibles
    During the Iowa Caucus Seesaw Tuesday night, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a story about his grandfather -- someone, he said, who taught him to "work hard, work hard, work hard." Santorum also touched on his supporters' values and gratitude to God.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • Gingrich: Great Debate to be Had Within Republican Party
    The first of the Republican hopefuls to speak, Newt Gingrich spoke of a Reagan conservativism needed to overhaul Washington. We're going to have a great debate in the Republican party before we are prepared to to have a great debate with Barack Obama, he said challenging Congressman Ron Paul to his stance on Iranian nuclear foreign policy.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

  • Four Years Later, President Obama Thanks Iowa Voters
    President Obama addressed Democratic activists in Iowa via live video teleconference Tuesday night during Iowa's first-in-the-nation Caucuses. The president thanked voters in the state that launched his own national campaign in 2008, telling them "because of you" his administration has made good on several campaign promises.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on the Macro and Micro Stories of the Iowa Caucuses
    Political analyst David Brooks says Mitt Romney seems the likely winner on Tuesday night, even though Rick Santorum is resonating among Iowa voters on social and economic issues. The "sleeper story" is how Ron Paul is resonating among independent voters, NewsHour regular Mark Shields adds.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2012
  • 'Not Your Grandmother's Iowa Caucus:' Historians Examine State's Rise to Power
    Jeffrey Brown discusses the history and significance of the Iowa Caucuses with presidential historians Richard Norton Smith of George Mason University and Michael Beschloss, plus Jeff Stein of the State Historical Society of Iowa.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2012
  • How Divided Are Iowa's Republican Voters?
    Recent days turned Iowa into a three-way grudge match -- with GOP hopefuls looking to gain momentum coming our of the first contest of the primary season. Gwen Ifill discusses what to look for as the results roll in with The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg and new NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2012
  • GOP Candidates Make Last-Ditch Effort to Get Iowans to Caucuses
    The Republican presidential hopefuls seeking the first harvest of delegates this nominating season worked right up to the last minute Tuesday ahead of Iowa's Caucuses. Judy Woodruff reports on the candidates' last-ditch efforts.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2012
  • Iowan Kelli Griffis: 'I'm Hopeful That Things Are Going to Change'
    Kelli Griffis of Des Moines said campaign-finance reform leads her list of concerns.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2012
  • Iowan Shannon Koski: 'We Can Rebuild What We've Broken.'
    Shannon Koski of Oskaloosa isn't so sure the problems with the political system could be fixed within his lifetime.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2012
  • Jeff Ridenour on 2012 Election
    Jeff Ridenour of Oskaloosa says his most important issue is abortion and defending the rights of the unborn.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2012
  • Nicholas Valadez: 'The Most Important Thing to Me Right Now is Unemployment'
    Nicholas Valadez of Des Moines says unemployment tops his list of electoral issues.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2012
  • Academic Rigor Keeps Chicago Students on Track
    Chicago teens report on how a rigorous curriculum keeps their peers on track to graduate from high school.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2012

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