February 22, 2011
Indiana lawmakers followed their Wisconsin counterparts' example by leaving the state to halt a bill that would curb the influence of labor unions. Gwen Ifill talks to reporters in New Jersey, Indiana and Ohio, where state budget deficits are going head-to-head with the collective bargaining rights of public employees.
February 15, 2011
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a co-founder of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, speaks with Gwen Ifill about President Obama's 2012 budget proposal, plus his vision for further spending cuts and bringing down the U.S. national debt.
February 14, 2011
President Obama submitted his $3.7 trillion federal budget blueprint for 2012. Gwen Ifill speaks with White House Budget Director Jack Lew about the details of the budget and Judy Woodruff has the Republican reaction from Sen. Rob Portman, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and former budget director under George W. Bush.
February 8, 2011
In this week's Political Checklist, senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff speak with Political Editor David Chalian about President Obama's speech to the Chamber of Commerce and whether it marks a pro-business shift for the White House. Ifill discusses Donald Rumsfeld's new memoir, "Known and Unknown," in which the former defense secretary defends his decisions while openly criticizing others in the Bush administration, including the former president. Woodruff and Ifill also preview this week's CPAC convention, which Chalian sees as the "first big cattle call" for possible GOP presidential hopefuls.