Gwen's PBS NewsHour Reports

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PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: Obama's Chamber Speech, Rumsfeld 'Re-Litigates' the Past

Wed, 02/09/2011

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.

PBS NewsHour: House Republicans Pass Health Reform Repeal as Democrats Defend Law

Thu, 01/20/2011

January 19, 2011

House Republicans fulfilled a campaign promise Wednesday, passing what was largely viewed as a symbolic repeal of the health care reform law. The measure is not likely to clear the Senate. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the day's events, then Gwen Ifill talks to Political Editor David Chalian about the politics behind the debate.

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist

Tue, 01/11/2011

January 10, 2011

In this week's edition of the Political Checklist, Political Editor David Chalian and Senior Correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff reflect on Saturday's shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz, and 19 others at a political meet-and-greet in Tucson on Saturday.

Lawmakers in Washington have paused to acknowledge the tragedy by halting legislative action and observing a moment of silence on Monday. The political team looks at how the reaction in Washington of this event compares to tragedies of the past, and if this will produce a change in political rhetoric. 

PBS NewsHour: New Governors Confront Daunting State Budget Woes

Tue, 01/04/2011

January 3, 2011

The New Year rings in the start of some new governors' terms -- and nearly all of them face budget shortfalls. Gwen Ifill discusses state budget woes with three public media reporters: John Myers of KQED Public Radio in California; Karen Kasler of Ohio Public Radio and Television; and Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio.

PBS NewsHour: Health Reform Law: Will It Survive New Judicial Scrutiny?

Mon, 12/13/2010

December 13, 2010

In the latest in a spate of challenges to the sweeping health care reform law, a Virginia judge said certain provisions, including an individual insurance coverage requirement, were unconstitutional. Betty Ann Bowser reports then Gwen Ifill speaks with Neera Tanden of the Center For American Progress and attorney David Rivkin.