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Matt Loffman is the PBS NewsHour's Deputy Senior Politics Producer
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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…
Politics Aug 15A handful of firsts, an upset and a surprise concession in Tuesday’s primaries
Democrats nominated several potentially history-making candidates Tuesday, including the first transgender candidate for governor. For Republicans, the night ended with a surprise concession, while another ex-governor’s comeback bid ended in defeat.
Politics Aug 13Omarosa: I never signed that ‘draconian’ White House nondisclosure agreement
“A racist, a bigot and a misogynist.” Those are just some of the explosive claims made against President Trump by his long-time associate and former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman in her new book, “Unhinged.” She joins Judy Woodruff…
Politics Aug 03Key takeaways from the Tennessee primaries
Thursday's gubernatorial primary in Tennessee was the most expensive in state history. Businessman Bill Lee won the GOP nomination, and will face former Democratic Nashville Mayor Karl Dean in the fall.
Politics Aug 01What to watch in Tennessee’s primaries
The four Republican candidates for governor in Tennessee have gone through a bruising fight, clashing over immigration, promises to drain the swamp and gun rights.
Politics Jul 06What’s driving the movement to Abolish ICE?
To understand the current fight over ICE, here's what we know about the agency's history, its role under Trump and what's next.
Politics Jun 2728-year-old Latina ousts top Democrat and other takeaways from yesterday’s primaries
Tuesday's primary results included a stunning defeat of the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House, several victories for progressive candidates and key wins for candidates backed by President Donald Trump.