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Politics May 07WATCH: Beto O’Rourke pushes back against criticism that he feels entitled to presidential nomination
Former congressman Beto O’Rourke told the PBS NewsHour he believed he was “born to serve,” not “born” to be president.
Politics Apr 29How Cory Booker sees himself standing out from the crowded 2020 field
Sen. Cory Booker is just one of 20 Democratic presidential candidates so far. How does he distinguish himself from his robust competition? Judy Woodruff sits down with Booker to discuss his combination of executive and legislative political experience, being pragmatic…
Politics Mar 11Stacey Abrams on how Democrats could win 2020
More than a dozen Democrats are vying to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Will Stacey Abrams be one of them?…
Politics Feb 01What does Cory Booker believe? Where the candidate stands on 7 issues
Here's where New Jersey Senator and 2020 White House candidate Cory Booker stands on key issues.
Politics Jan 09As shutdown wears on, 5 stories from federal workers and their families
In interviews with the PBS NewsHour, dozens of government workers and those around them expressed frustration with the shutdown and its impact on their daily lives.
Politics Jan 025 reasons why this shutdown is worse for federal workers
Politicians have argued that the current government shutdown is less disruptive than past shutdowns because just nine of 15 cabinet agencies — and approximately 15 percent of federal civilian workers — have been affected. But this still leaves some…
Politics Dec 03Friends, former aides remember what made George H.W. Bush ‘the kind of person I want as president’
Here are some recollections about Bush, World War II veteran and 41st president, from some of the people who knew him best.
Politics Aug 27Despite losses, McCain’s spirit was ‘never broken,’ says former defense secretary
Judy Woodruff looks back on the prolific and storied career of Sen. John McCain, from his military heroism to two disappointing presidential campaigns to a reputation as a party maverick. Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen was a close friend…
Politics Aug 24A second top Trump associate receives legal immunity
In exchange for immunity, the Trump Organization's chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, will reportedly talk to investigators about the reimbursements he helped arrange to Michael Cohen. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor experienced in trying…
Politics Aug 22How are Republicans and Democrats reacting to Cohen and Manafort charges?
Fallout continued today after a guilty plea and a guilty verdict for two men with close ties to President Trump in federal court on a combined 16 counts, ranging from tax fraud to campaign finance violations. Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins…