||January 16, 2008
Republicans Hit Ground Running to Appeal to S.C. Voters
Candidates in a wide open GOP race pushed for voter support in the critical state of South Carolina Wednesday on the heels of Tuesday's Michigan contest. Margaret Warner reports from South Carolina on the campaign scene and analysts offer insight on the field.
January 11, 2008
GOP Candidates Clash in South Carolina Debate
Candidates for the Republican nomination battled each other last night in South Carolina's GOP debate. The NewsHour's Kwame Holman reports on the highlights.
January 1, 2008
Candidates Battle for Iowa Support as Caucuses Approach
Candidates launched their final push to get out the vote in Iowa's Thursday caucuses, as two new polls showed support for candidates fluctuating. Judy Woodruff gives an update on the scene in Iowa, and a pollster explains the reliability and accuracy of pre-election polling.
December 28, 2007
'08 Candidates Speak Out on Pakistan, Prepare for Iowa
After a report on how presidential candidates are responding to the week's events in Pakistan, analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks consider the news of the week, including the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto and the upcoming Iowa caucuses.
December 12, 2007
GOP Candidates Debate in Iowa in Pre-caucus Push
The wide field of Republican presidential candidates took part in a heated debate Wednesday, the last such meeting before the primaries. NewsHour correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the highlights of the debate.
November 29, 2007
GOP Candidates Talk Immigration, Iraq, Religion in Heated Debate
Republican presidential candidates went toe-to-toe with one another in Wednesday night's CNN-YouTube debate with field front-runners Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani trading sharp words on immigration policy. Kwame Holman looks at the Florida debate's highlights.
November 9, 2007
Campaign Ad Blitz Begins on Iowa's Airwaves
Many presidential candidates have recently launched television and radio ads in Iowa ahead of the state's Jan. 3 caucus that focus on both domestic and international causes and take aim at party front-runners.
November 6, 2007
Candidates Strive to Address Voters' Climate Concerns
Environmental issues such as climate change and energy use have been frequent topics on the 2008 presidential campaign trail with both GOP and Democratic hopefuls offering policy plans. Two analysts examine the candidates' differing proposals to address climate issues.
October 22, 2007
GOP Hopefuls Tout Conservative Stances, Take Aim at Clinton in Debate
GOP candidates vying for their party's nomination met Sunday for a debate in Florida, where they promoted their conservative credentials and took aim at the record of Democratic hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton. Political reporters assess the Republicans' performance.
October 9, 2007
Thompson Debuts in Michigan Economic Debate
The Republican candidates meet again, this time with newcomer former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson on stage in Dearborn, Mich., Tuesday afternoon to debate taxes, government spending and economic problems facing key manufacturing states like Michigan.
October 5, 2007
Democratic and GOP Strategists Take Your Questions on Campaign Coffers
In one of our Insider Forums, Republican strategist Cheri Jacobus and Democratic strategist Laura Schwartz answer your questions on campaign fund raising reports released this week and how the election is shaping up.
September 14, 2007
President Discusses War; Candidates React to Iraq Reports
Presidential hopefuls weighed in on the series of Iraq reports, with Democrats expressing skepticism over progress and potential for success. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss how Iraq-related news has played out on the campaign trail.
September 6, 2007
GOP Candidates Debate Iraq as Thompson Enters Race
While his rivals for the Republican Party nomination debated Iraq and immigration in New Hampshire Wednesday night, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson made his entry into the presidential race official from talk show host Jay Leno's couch.
August 23, 2007
Candidates Ratchet Up Political Game in Iowa
Presidential candidates descended upon Iowa in mid-August to compete in the Republican straw poll, participate in a Democratic debate and hobnob with voters at the state fair. Iowa Public Radio followed the candidates through the state fair in Des Moines.
August 21, 2007
Fred Thompson Still Testing Presidential Waters
Former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., is traveling the country making campaign-like appearances in key primary states, building a campaign staff and raising funds, but the actor has yet to officially enter the presidential race. On Tuesday, he appeared at a veterans convention in Kansas City, Mo.
August 16, 2007
Candidate Spouses Serve as Partners on Campaign Trail
Presidential candidate spouses such as Elizabeth Edwards and Ann Romney have been fixtures on the campaign trail, providing support and reaching out to voters. A political science professor and a journalist discuss the changing role of spouses.
August 11, 2007
Romney Scores Symbolic Win in Iowa Straw Poll
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney scored a largely symbolic, yet critical victory in Saturday's Iowa GOP straw poll, beating a field of lesser known candidates in the first test of the governor's organizational ability.
August 6, 2007
Democrats Woo Bloggers; Republicans Face Off in Iowa
Democrats vying for the 2008 presidential nomination spent the weekend courting liberal bloggers at the YearlyKos Convention in Chicago, while the Republican candidates debated in Des Moines, Iowa. A political journalist discusses the presidential race.
July 3, 2007
Candidates Celebrate the Fourth in Iowa's Battleground
Presidential candidates have been swarming to Iowa, making 60 visits in June alone, to gain supporters for the first-in-the-nation caucus there on Jan. 14. Democratic and Republican party leaders in Iowa provide their assessments of the campaigns.
July 2, 2007
With Two Top GOP Candidates Out, Role of Iowa Straw Poll Remains Cloudy
After two major Republican presidential candidates announced they would forgo Iowa's straw poll in August, political pundits questioned the event's relevance, while other campaigns seized the opportunity to gain greater visibility by attending.
June 6, 2007
Republicans Tackle Immigration in New Hampshire Debate
Republican presidential hopefuls met in New Hampshire Tuesday to define their positions on issues including immigration, faith and the war on terror. A political reporter looks at how the candidates performed.
June 3, 2007
Fred Thompson Readies Presidential Campaign
Republican actor and former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., is expected to start raising money for a presidential run and hiring campaign staff, the last step before officially joining an already crowded Republican field.
-- National Public Radio