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PBS NewsHour: Politics, Race Play Role in Presidential Pardons, Investigation Finds

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People who are white and well-connected are more likely to receive presidential pardons, a ProPublica investigation discovered this week. ProPublica's Dafna Linzer goes over the details of the investigation with Gwen Ifill.

Gingrich Has Strong Lead over Romney in South Carolina

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Newt Gingrich has a commanding lead over Mitt Romney in South Carolina, according to a new poll, results that come as the former Georgia Congressman has gained momentum in other key early states. The Winthrop University poll results, based on interviews with more than 1,000 registered voters in the Palmetto state, show Gingrich grabbing 38 percent of the vote and Mitt Romney lagging by double digits at 22 percent.

Telling Our Stories

Gwen's Take

Two women I know have recently written terrific books that could easily have never seen the light of day.

By complete serendipity, each is a former colleague and friend. Isabel Wilkerson and I were both reporters for the New York Times. Michele Norris and I became running buddies while working together at the Washington Post.

I also wrote a book a few years ago, an exercise that ranks right at the top of the hardest things I have ever done. We three are also African American women who have closely followed the country’s national debates about race.

Toxic Conversations

Gwen's Take

A few years ago, my friends Mark Halperin, now of Time Magazine, and John Harris, now of Politico, coined the term “freak show” as a catchall for the fever that overtakes those of us in the information gathering business from time to time.  “Toxicity,” they wrote in their 2006 political book, “The Way to Win,” “is the new defining trait of modern American politics.”

On the Radar: July 23, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: July 21, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

California Post - Schwarzenegger: A Left Coast Fable

Gwen's Take

I was strolling through the town square in the pretty, precious town of Mill Valley, California last weekend, reporting on California’s gubernatorial race, when I realized I might have to change my mind about politics.

Only a few weeks ago, I told an audience in Tampa, Florida that, when it comes to news value, their state is the gift that keeps on giving. (Think Elian Gonzales, Charlie Crist, the 2000 recount). Politics is never boring in the Sunshine State.

On the Radar: January 13, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: January 11, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar