Gwen's PBS NewsHour Reports

Click below to read and watch a selection of Gwen's reports and analysis on the PBS NewsHour.

PBS NewsHour: White House, House Republicans Face Off Over Competing Deficit Reduction Plans

Tue, 12/04/2012

House speaker John Boehner wrote to President Obama to reject a White House plan to raise tax rates for the wealthiest Americans, suggesting instead a counter-offer that raises Medicare eligibility age. Gwen Ifill talks to Erskine Bowles about his deficit reduction plan and how it differs from current proposals on the table.

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

Thu, 11/15/2012

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?

Wed, 11/14/2012

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

Tue, 11/13/2012

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

Tue, 11/06/2012

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.