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Will focusing on the president pay off for Republicans?

November 4, 2014
In some midterm Senate races, Republicans have tried to leverage negative public opinion of the president against their Democratic challengers. Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg Political Report and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the strategies behind some of the tight races and what to watch on Election Night.

August 31, 2012

November 3, 2014
Mitt Romney accepts the Republican nomination; Previewing the 2012 Democratic Convention
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Why aren’t voters embracing the economic upswing?

October 31, 2014
The U.S. economy appears to be on the upswing, consumer confidence and growth are up and the jobless rate is down. But polls show that voters’ feelings about the economy lag behind the signs of improvement. Gwen Ifill talks to NewsHour political director Domenico Montanaro about some of the races that will most affected by the economy.
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Potential 2016 Candidates Already Making Moves

October 31, 2014
Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, and other potential candidates are hitting the trail.

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.
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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.