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Midterm Elections, Incumbents in Trouble, Motivating Voters

October 31, 2014
Our political roundtable examines the competitive races that could determine control of the Senate.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Why Obama has stuck to fundraising and friendly territory ahead of midterms

October 30, 2014
Lame-duck presidents don’t usually fare well at midterm elections. President Obama has mostly stayed away from the campaign trail, but with less than a week until Election Day, he’s joined the final push in states he’s won twice. Dan Balz of The Washington Post and presidential historian Michael Beschloss join Gwen Ifill to discuss the influence of presidents nearing the end of their tenure.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

N.C. voters consider clashing messages in high-stakes Senate race

October 29, 2014
In politically divided North Carolina, Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan is defending her seat against challenger Thom Tillis, the Republican speaker of the N.C. House. Gwen Ifill reports on the finger-pointing, the hostile TV ads, the new voter ID laws and other factors that could play a role in determining this very tight race.
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Washington Week Remembers Ben Bradlee

October 29, 2014
"He was an intimidating figure...but a lovable one." Gwen Ifill remembers the legendary Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee with CNBC and The New York Times' John Harwood and The Washington Post's Dan Balz.
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From the Vault: 2006 Midterm Elections

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November 10, 2006
We look back to another midterm election in November 2006 when Republicans lost control of Congress with an unpopular second-term president, George W. Bush, still in office.
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Tuesday, November 4: PBS NewsHour Election Night Special Report

October 29, 2014
On election day, rely on PBS NewsHour for analysis, live results, and the latest news.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Why did no one flag UNC’s bogus classes?

October 24, 2014
For more than 18 years, thousands of students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took credit courses that never met as a class with a professor; a disproportionate number of the students in those classes were athletes. Gwen Ifill talks to former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein about the investigation that unearthed the fraud and why it lasted so long.
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Election 2014: Campaign Surrogates Hit the Trail

October 24, 2014
Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul and Michelle Obama campaign for candidates across the country.