Wall Street prepares for possible rate hikes, Obama's COP21 conference in December, Bernie Sanders draws distinctions with Hillary Clinton, and liberals suffer losses on ballot initiatives like marijuana legalization and anti-discrimination
Sam Hawkins Jr. said he came to a rally here last week for the Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson because he finds Mr. Carson’s social conservatism appealing, relishes his newness to politics and believes that President Obama “sold out for the vote” in supporting same-sex marriage.
This election, Ohio voters said no to legalizing marijuana, Houston voters defeated an ordinance to curb LGBT discrimination and San Francisco voters refused to limit how often homeowners can rent out rooms. Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report and Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times talk with Gwen Ifill about what the results mean for both parties.
Deep in the new NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll are two questions that help explain some of the big shifts in the American electorate - particularly the Republican electorate - that have flummoxed many longtime political operatives and observers in this campaign so far. They help explain the rise of Donald Trump and Ben Carson, the anger at the Republican establishment and the potential dangers lurking in the general election for the GOP nominee.
Republicans are openly feuding over whether to seek drastic changes to Medicare, Social Security and other entitlement programs, risking a potentially damaging intraparty battle ahead of the 2016 elections.
CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look at how voters cast their ballots on hot button issues such as school funding in Mississippi, legalizing marijuana in Ohio, transgender rights in Houston, and short-term rentals in San Francisco.
"There is nothing like a genuine crisis to put a political election in context. I do not have the answers, but the shocking Paris attacks have certainly given voters a reasonable list of questions to ask the 17 presidential candidates still eligible to return to debate stages in December."
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen has covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.