January 2012

PBS NewsHour: If Gingrich Loses Florida, What's His Path Forward?

Ahead of Tuesday's Florida primary, Gwen Ifill discusses the brutal clashing between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich with The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg and Susan Page of USA Today.

PBS NewsHour: Fact-Checking President Obama's Third State of the Union

Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman recaps President Obama's third State of the Union address. Then, Gwen sits down with The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler to grade the State of the Union speech on accuracy and provides more context on topics that may have been glazed over.

PBS NewsHour: Debating Obama's Vision for the U.S. Economy

In his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, President Obama spoke about his economic goals for the country. Gwen Ifill discusses the broader points, including fairness, taxes and American manufacturing, with Heather Boushey of the Center for American Progress and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum.

PBS NewsHour: Carney to GOP on State of the Union: Don't Criticize a Speech You Haven't Heard

PBS NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez previews the State of the Union, then Gwen Ifill discusses the president's election-year agenda with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

PBS NewsHour: David Brooks and Ruth Marcus analyze the State of the Union

David Brooks of the New York Times and Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post analyze the key points of President Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union Address.

PBS NewsHour: Florida Voters Brace for Barrage of Ads as Romney, Gingrich Battle Escalates

Judy Woodruff reports on GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney launching an aggressive assault on South Carolina primary winner Newt Gingrich. Then, Gwen Ifill discusses the state of the Republican field ahead of Florida's primary next week with The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg and USA Today's Susan Page.

PBS NewsHour: Polls Suggest Two-Man Race as South Carolina Voters Prep for Saturday's Primary

A day before the South Carolina primary, a drumbeat of polls suggested a close race between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Ray Suarez discusses the closing moments of the "single craziest week of the 2012 campaign" with Gwen Ifill, who has been reporting the building action from Columbia, the state capital.

PBS NewsHour: A History of Mitt Romney's Stances on Releasing Tax Returns

GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney came under increased pressure Wednesday from allies and opponents to release his tax information in advance of Saturday's Republican primary in South Carolina. Judy Woodruff discusses how Romney has previously handled the tax issue with Michael Kranish of The Boston Globe, then speaks with Gwen Ifill.

PBS NewsHour: Gingrich: I Have Momentum to Beat 'Liberal' Romney

GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich sat down with Gwen Ifill Thursday in South Carolina after Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his endorsement of the former speaker of the House. Gingrich discussed his momentum ahead of Saturday's primary, and said his candidacy was the only "practical vote" to stop a Mitt Romney nomination.

PBS NewsHour: How Big Money Super PACs are Reshaping the GOP Race

In the wake of a Supreme Court decision lifting restrictions on some campaign contributions, super PACs have spent $26 million this election cycle. Gwen Ifill discusses big money's impact on the political landscape with John Dunbar of the Center for Public Integrity and Robert Kelner of the Covington & Burling law firm.