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: Troy Davis Case in Georgia Rekindles Debate Over Death Penalty

Wed, 09/21/2011

A parole board in Georgia has rejected clemency for inmate Troy Davis, who is slated to be executed Wednesday. Uproar over the case has revived questions about how the death penalty is applied. Gwen Ifill talks to The Heritage Foundation's Charles Stimson and Vincent Southerland of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

PBS NewsHour: Obama's Deficit Plan Hits Opposition on Hill, But Frames 2012 Fight

Tue, 09/20/2011

President Obama on Monday called for $1.5 trillion in new taxes aimed at wealthy Americans as part of a plan to reduce the deficit by $3 trillion over 10 years. Gwen Ifill discusses the proposal with Phillip Swagel of the American Enterprise Institute and Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: GOP Calls Obama's Deficit-Reduction Plan 'Class Warfare'

Mon, 09/19/2011

President Obama on Monday unveiled his new recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on deficit reduction -- a $3 trillion, 10-year package that would increase taxes on the wealthy and make some changes to entitlement programs. President Obama also said he would veto any plan that comes from the committee, also known as the super committee, that does not include tax increases as part of the deficit-reduction formula.

Gwen Ifill and David Chalian sort out the politics behind what is likely to be among the major campaign issues in 2012: jobs, spending and the economy. Gwen and David also take a look at Florida's importance in the GOP primary as well as the general election. The Republican candidates will face off in another debate this week in Orlando.

PBS NewsHour: Can Obama, Democrats Overcome Economic Issue in 2012?

Thu, 09/15/2011

September 14, 2011

Democrats lost two House races Tuesday when Republicans won special elections in New York City and Nevada. Gwen Ifill discusses what the results -- and some new polling -- mean with New York One's Errol Louis and NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian.

PBS NewsHour: Terror Network Behind 'Unprecedented,' Coordinated Kabul Attacks

Wed, 09/14/2011

September 14, 2011

The U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters were among the targets of Taliban fighters who infiltrated Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday. Gwen Ifill gets the latest on the deadly attacks from Patrick Quinn, The Associated Press's Kabul bureau chief.