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: Supreme Court Considers Health Reform; Day 2 Recap: Individual Mandate on Trial

Wed, 03/28/2012

Arguments at the Supreme Court Tuesday dealt with whether Congress had the authority to require citizens to purchase health insurance and whether the government could issue a financial penalty for those who decline. Betty Ann Bowser reports then Marcia Coyle and Susan Dentzer discuss the day's proceedings with Gwen Ifill.

PBS NewsHour: Supreme Court Considers Health Reform; Day 1 Recap: Jurisdiction, Tax Questions

Tue, 03/27/2012

Demonstrators gathered Monday outside the Supreme Court as justices kicked off three days of hearings on the health care reform law. Betty Ann Bowser reports then Marcia Coyle and Susan Dentzer discuss the day's proceedings and the core issues of the day's arguments with Gwen Ifill.

PBS NewsHour: Retiring Sens. Snowe, Bingaman: Political Center Is Disappearing

Thu, 03/22/2012

Retiring Senators Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Jeff Bingaman(D-N.M.) think the political middle ground is disappearing in Washington. Gwen talks to them about the current state of politics.

PBS NewsHour: Supreme Court Weighs Life Without Parole for Juvenile Murder Convicts

Wed, 03/21/2012

The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether 14-year-olds convicted of murder should be required to spend life in prison without the possibility of parole. Gwen Ifill and The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle discuss the arguments and the issues under consideration.

PBS NewsHour: Waging a Battle Over Voter ID Laws

Thu, 03/15/2012

Across the country, voting rights activists including Rock the Vote have campaigned against a surge of state voter identification laws, requiring individuals to provide a photo ID before they cast a ballot. Gwen Ifill discusses the latest move by a Wisconsin judge and the U.S. Justice Department blocking a Texas law with Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation and Wendy Weiser of the Brennan Center for Justice.