May 2011

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: GOP Field Clearer with Pawlenty In, Daniels Out

May 23, 2011

In this week's edition of the Political Checklist, Senior Correspondent Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian explore what we know about the GOP field and who is taking which track as the candidates compete for the nomination and the chance to challenge President Obama in 2012.

PBS NewsHour: As GOP Field Takes Shape, Gingrich on Defensive Over Medicare Remarks

May 17, 2011

The GOP's 2012 presidential nomination battle shifted once again Monday when former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who hasn't officially entered the race, announced he'd raised $10 million in one day. Political Editor David Chalian speaks with Gwen Ifill about the GOP field and Newt Gingrich's controversial Medicare comments.

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: We've Hit the Debt Ceiling, Now What?

May 16, 2011

In this week's edition of the Political Checklist, Gwen Ifill and David Chalian examine why, if the nation has hit its limit for borrowing, has there been no outcry from the markets or the political system? Gwen suggests that Wall Street is well-aware that Congress is known for making politics out of the debt ceiling increase, but always raises the limit before it is too late. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said he can take extra measures and ensure that the government can borrow until August 2.

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: Bin Laden Death A Boost for Obama

May 2, 2011 

A day after the dramatic announcement that U.S. forces had killed Osama bin Laden, the world's most-wanted terrorist, David Chalian, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff assess how the news could impact President Obama's political standing.

The team agrees that while it is unclear how this will affect the 2012 race, the moment stands to unite even President Obama's political opponents in praising his administration's successful pursuit of the man who was the driving force behind al-Qaida.

Jim Lehrer Stepping Down From Regular Anchor Role on PBS NewsHour

Watch video of Jim Lehrer's announcement on Thursday's NewsHour:

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Some news today about the PBS NewsHour...

Jim Lehrer has announced that he is taking another step toward ending his 36 years of anchoring or co-anchoring our daily public television news broadcast.

Posted: Thu, 05/12/2011 - 10:45am