Gwen's PBS NewsHour Reports
Click below to read and watch a selection of Gwen's reports and analysis on the PBS NewsHour.
Democrats outnumber Republicans 3-1 in Massachusetts, but rhetoric coming from both sides of the contentious senate race emphasizes moderation and independence -- from Washington and from Wall Street. Gwen Ifill reports on the high profile and increasingly nasty contest between Sen. Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren.PBS NewsHour: As Goes Jefferson County so Goes Colo.? Candidates Make Appeals, Repeat Visits
Jefferson County, Colo., is comprised of one-third Democrats, one-third Republicans, and those who have yet to decide whether they will vote for Mitt Romney or President Obama. As one of the most populous purple counties in Colorado, both candidates have become repeat visitors, hoping to swing some votes. Gwen Ifill reports.PBS NewsHour: As Romney Cuts into Obama's Lead, Both Vie for Critical Votes in Swing States
After the first presidential debate the tides were turned for Mitt Romney, who had been trailing President Obama. In almost every post-debate poll Romney is now statistically tied or leading President Obama. Gwen Ifill reports on the candidates' messages on campaign trail post-debate, especially in swing states.PBS NewsHour: Missouri Senate Seat in Play as Akin and McCaskill Fight for the Middle
Democrats expected incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., to lose her seat come November. But after her challenger Republican Todd Akin made controversial remarks about rape and abortion, McCaskill has gained a narrow lead. Gwen Ifill reports on the key race, which may dictate which party controls the SenatePBS NewsHour: First Debate Focused on Details Rather than Larger Themes
Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill and Christina Bellantoni discuss the candidates' performances in the first debate with NewsHour's political analysts David Brooks and Mark Shields. For Shields and Brooks, the most interesting part of the debate were the topics the candidates did not bring up and the comments that went unchallenged.