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: Denis McDonough: 'We're Not Talking About An Exit Strategy' in Libya

Thu, 03/24/2011

March 23, 2011

Gwen Ifill gets an update from Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough on the coalition's air campaign in Libya, ground fighting between Moammar Gadhafi's troops and opposition forces, and the administration's talks with allies.

PBS NewsHour: GOP, Democrats Spar Over Spending Cuts as Budget Battle Threatens Shutdown

Wed, 03/09/2011

March 8, 2011 

Lawmakers have until March 18 to reach a budget agreement to keep the government operating, but the two parties disagree greatly on the amount to cut from this year's spending. Gwen Ifill talks with Political Editor David Chalian about the continuing budget stalemate as lawmakers prepare for the next showdown over spending.

PBS NewsHour: Showdown Over Bargaining Rights, State Budgets Spreads Beyond Wisconsin

Tue, 02/22/2011

February 22, 2011

Indiana lawmakers followed their Wisconsin counterparts' example by leaving the state to halt a bill that would curb the influence of labor unions. Gwen Ifill talks to reporters in New Jersey, Indiana and Ohio, where state budget deficits are going head-to-head with the collective bargaining rights of public employees.

PBS NewsHour: Gwen Ifill interviews Rand Paul

Tue, 02/15/2011

February 15, 2011

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a co-founder of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, speaks with Gwen Ifill about President Obama's 2012 budget proposal, plus his vision for further spending cuts and bringing down the U.S. national debt.

PBS NewsHour: Cuts, Deficit Highlight 2012 Budget Blueprint, But Battles Loom in Washington

Mon, 02/14/2011

February 14, 2011

President Obama submitted his $3.7 trillion federal budget blueprint for 2012. Gwen Ifill speaks with White House Budget Director Jack Lew about the details of the budget and Judy Woodruff has the Republican reaction from Sen. Rob Portman, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and former budget director under George W. Bush.