May 2010

PBS NewsHour: Israeli Ambassador: Soldiers Had 'No Choice But to Defend Themselves'

May 31, 2010

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a planned trip to the White House as Israel faced international condemnation in the wake of the Gaza flotilla raid. Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, for Israel's perspective on the deadly incident at sea.

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

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.

PBS NewsHour: NOAA's Lubchenco: Understanding Oil Leak's Consequences in 'Early Stages'

May 17, 2010

Researchers working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have reported finding gigantic sub-surface plumes of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Gwen Ifill talks to Jane Lubchenco, head of the NOAA, about the the growing environmental concerns from the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

PBS NewsHour: BP Makes Headway in Capturing Leaking Oil

May 17, 2010

BP officials said the company is using a new siphoning strategy and capturing more than 1,000 barrels of the oil that would have otherwise leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, but scientists are voicing new worries about the leak's environmental implications. Gwen Ifill reports.

PBS NewsHour: Obama, Karzai Renew Pledge to Continue Fight Against Al-Qaida in Afghanistan

May 12, 2010

President Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, following months of tension over accusations of government corruption. Gwen Ifill talks to former Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Alexander Thier of the U.S. Institute of Peace about the state of U.S.-Afghan relations.

PBS NewsHour: Oil Executives Under Fire in Congressional Gulf Leak Probe

May 11, 2010

Oil company executives traded blame for last month's explosion at an offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico at hearings in Washington and Louisiana. Gwen Ifill talks to a Wall Street Journal reporter for more on the investigation into the environmental disaster.

PBS NewsHour: Obama's Second Pick to Court Renews Debate on Judicial Qualifications

May 10, 2010

President Obama nominated Solicitor General and former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan to fill Justice John Paul Stevens' seat on the Supreme Court. Gwen Ifill gets four points of view from constitutional and Supreme Court experts on the announcement and Kagan's qualifications for the bench.