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Rachel Wellford is an elections producer for PBS NewsHour.
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Health Jun 18Why another flu pandemic is likely just a matter of when
Despite the availability of vaccines, the flu still kills tens of thousands of people in the U.S. each year, and hundreds of thousands more worldwide. But public health officials fear that an even graver threat lies ahead: the emergence of…
Politics Jan 18What does Kirsten Gillibrand believe? Where the candidate stands on 11 issues
Here's where New York Senator and 2020 White House contender Kirsten Gillibrand 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 Aug 294 takeaways from the last major primaries of 2018
In the primaries Tuesday, a moderate Republican fended off conservative challengers in Arizona, while a progressive Democrat won a key race in Florida. Here are key takeaways.
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 088 key takeaways from Tuesday’s primaries
Two elections Tuesday remain too close to call, while in other races Democrats and Republicans positioned themselves for general elections. Here are takeaways from the primaries.
Nation Jul 09More than 2 centuries of Supreme Court justices, in 18 numbers
What do we know about those who have served on the nation's highest court?…
Politics Jun 13What happened in every key primary race last night
It was a night of mixed success, but Tuesday’s primaries produced mostly victories for President Trump-endorsed candidates in South Carolina and North Dakota.
Politics Apr 18Poll: 47 percent of voters won’t back candidate who supports impeaching Trump
The survey was released Wednesday, as Trump faced mounting legal challenges from both Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and a separate probe by federal prosecutors into his longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
Politics Feb 02We annotated the full Nunes memo on the Russia probe
Despite the partisan fight over its release, the memo also contains some information about the FBI’s work that was not previously made public. Here’s an annotated version of the memo, with analysis and context provided by PBS NewsHour staff.