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PBS NewsHour: Investigation Finds Members of Congress Steer Millions Close to Home

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A Washington Post investigation found that 33 members of Congress earmarked more than $300 million total for public projects near properties they own while 16 members sent taxpayer money to companies with connections to their close family members. Gwen Ifill and Post reporter Kimberly Kindy discuss the findings and the laws.

PBS NewsHour: How Significant Were Santorum's 3 Victories?

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Rick Santorum was projected to move into second place in the GOP nomination delegate count after scoring wins in three states Tuesday. Gwen Ifill and Christina Bellantoni examine the new state of play in the Republican race, then Judy Woodruff and senior Santorum strategist John Brabender discuss his candidate's campaign.

PBS NewsHour: Will Prop. 8 Ruling Lead Supreme Court to Consider Same-Sex Marriage?

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A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 Tuesday against banning same-sex marriage in California, upholding a lower court's ruling. Spencer Michels reports and Gwen Ifill discusses the decision and the next steps with David Boies of the American Foundation for Equal Rights and John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage.

PBS NewsHour: In Colorado, Romney Ignores Gingrich, Targets Obama

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As Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich campaigned Monday in Colorado, Gingrich targeted Romney, but the former Massachusetts governor focused his attention on President Obama. Gwen Ifill discusses the state of the Republican presidential race with USA Today's Susan Page and The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg.

PBS NewsHour Special Report: Sorting Through Florida Results

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Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks sort through the Florida GOP primary results with Gwen in a special edition of the NewsHour.

PBS NewsHour: If Gingrich Loses Florida, What's His Path Forward?

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Ahead of Tuesday's Florida primary, Gwen Ifill discusses the brutal clashing between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich with The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg and Susan Page of USA Today.

Taking Voters At Their Words

Gwen's Take

Pundits. Analysts. Historians. Political scientists. The landscape is lousy with them this election year, and I love talking with them.

But in our PBS NewsHour political coverage this year, we are making a special commitment to seek out the opinions of the people who actually cast the votes. And in each of the contests we have covered so far, we have found they do not disappoint.

The Road to South Carolina

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PBS NewsHour: Gingrich: I Have Momentum to Beat 'Liberal' Romney

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GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich sat down with Gwen Ifill Thursday in South Carolina after Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his endorsement of the former speaker of the House. Gingrich discussed his momentum ahead of Saturday's primary, and said his candidacy was the only "practical vote" to stop a Mitt Romney nomination.

PBS NewsHour: A History of Mitt Romney's Stances on Releasing Tax Returns

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GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney came under increased pressure Wednesday from allies and opponents to release his tax information in advance of Saturday's Republican primary in South Carolina. Judy Woodruff discusses how Romney has previously handled the tax issue with Michael Kranish of The Boston Globe, then speaks with Gwen Ifill.