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PBS NewsHour: Spending Spree Marks Republican California Governor's Primary

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May 28, 2010

Tensions mount in California's multi-million dollar Republican primary race for California governor, where over $90 million has already been spent on campaigns. Gwen Ifill reports on the contentious and expensive contest.

California Post - Schwarzenegger: A Left Coast Fable

Gwen's Take

I was strolling through the town square in the pretty, precious town of Mill Valley, California last weekend, reporting on California’s gubernatorial race, when I realized I might have to change my mind about politics.

Only a few weeks ago, I told an audience in Tampa, Florida that, when it comes to news value, their state is the gift that keeps on giving. (Think Elian Gonzales, Charlie Crist, the 2000 recount). Politics is never boring in the Sunshine State.

December 30, 1994

Vault Show

As talk of the impact of the Tea Party is shaping the primary and general election mid-terms this year, we take a look back to 1994. With Republicans capturing the House for the first time in nearly a half century and Bill Clinton's presidency on the rocks, there was a buzz in Washington about whether a third party or independent candidacy headed by Colin Powell could emerge to challenge Clinton for re-election in 1996.

Moderator:
Ken Bode

When Washington Insiders Become Outsiders

Gwen's Take

Every few years, national politics seems to get a jolt. Tuesday’s elections in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Arkansas proved once again how Washington insider status can be a two-edged sword. One man’s experience can be another’s complicity – especially in times of national voter discontent.

May 14, 2010

Weekly Show

The panel discusses a week of rapidly developing stories, including the President's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to The Supreme Court, President Hamid Karzai's visit to Washington, the continuing oil spill in the Gulf and its effects on energy policy, and the upcoming primary elections. Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post joins the panel this week.