Gwen's PBS NewsHour Reports
Click below to read and watch a selection of Gwen's reports and analysis on the PBS NewsHour.
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.PBS NewsHour: Cuts, Deficit Highlight 2012 Budget Blueprint, But Battles Loom in Washington
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.PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: Obama's Chamber Speech, Rumsfeld 'Re-Litigates' the Past
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
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
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.