Gwen's PBS NewsHour Reports
Click below to read and watch a selection of Gwen's reports and analysis on the PBS NewsHour.
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.PBS NewsHour: New Governors Confront Daunting State Budget Woes
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.
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.
December 8, 2010
The Supreme Court weighed the constitutionality of a controversial Arizona immigration law that penalizes employers who hire illegal workers. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal walks through Wednesday's arguments and the legal issues at play.