November 2012

PBS Newshour: President Obama's Second Term Agenda Begins With Stressing Compromise on Budget

With automatic spending cuts and tax increases scheduled to hit in January 2013, President Barack Obama hopes to find a "grand bargain" solution to U.S. budget woes. Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas, about President Obama's latest efforts to push compromise on Capitol Hill.

PBS Newshour: Should Lawmakers and White House Have Been Warned of Petraeus Investigation?

When the Petraeus news hit, congressional leaders bemoaned not being notified beforehand. Gwen Ifill talks to Jane Harman, former ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and former Justice Department official Matthew Miller about when and if Congress and the president should be briefed on such investigations.

 

PBS Newshour: As details emerge on Petraeus affair, fallout may echo far beyond resignation

After David Petraeus resigned from his post as director of the CIA last week, details of his extramarital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell continued to materialize. Jeffrey Brown reports on the affair, the FBI investigation and the fallout. Gwen Ifill talks to three guests about national implications of the scandal.

 

PBS Newshour: On Eve of Election, Making Campaign Assessments and Early Predictions

Gwen Ifill talks to Pew Research Center's Andy Kohut, the Rothenberg Political Report's Stu Rothenberg and USA Today's Susan Page about the momentum leading into Election Day, plus historical trends that tend to signal which candidate will win a presidential election.

 

PBS NewsHour: Northeast Copes With Devastating Damage, Widespread Power Outages After Sandy

Though foul weather cleared in the Northeast, the death toll rose to at least 63, people faced property destruction and suspension of transportation and millions still had no power. Judy Woodruff reports on Sandy's aftermath and Gwen Ifill talks to Warren Levinson of The Associated Press for more on the situation in New York.