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Rachel Wellford is an elections producer for PBS NewsHour.
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Politics Nov 03Why Trump is on the minds of Virginia voters picking a governor
President Trump’s involvement in the race has been limited to four tweets, but polling suggests he is casting a very long shadow over how voters relate to the Republican candidate, Ed Gillespie, who's embraced some of Mr. Trump’s signature issues.
Politics Sep 15Dissecting the election, Hillary Clinton sees dangers for democracy
Calling the Trump presidency "a clear and present danger to our country and to the world,” Hillary Clinton says there is no leadership from the White House on exposing how Russia tried to destabilize American democracy. The former senator, secretary…
Politics Feb 20How well do you know presidential history?
Test your knowledge of U.S. presidents -- from George Washington to Donald Trump -- with this 15-question quiz.
Politics Feb 01Vice President Pence on the Supreme Court fight, the travel ban and Bannon’s sway
Vice President Mike Pence joins Judy Woodruff for his first television interview since assuming office to discuss political tensions in Congress over a new Supreme Court nominee, why he believes the president’s travel ban by executive order is an effective…
Politics Jan 05Biden: Trump’s belittling of U.S. intelligence agencies is ‘dangerous,’ ‘mindless’
As the Obama years come to a close, Vice President Joe Biden sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss his thoughts on his tenure, the election and the future of the country. They discuss the fate of the Affordable Care…
Politics Dec 16The Electoral College votes Monday. Here’s why Trump will likely remain the winner
Three days before electors gather in state capitals to elect the next president, President-elect Donald Trump is poised to receive 306 electoral votes to Secretary Clinton’s 232.
Politics Oct 07Here’s the list of GOP responses to Trump’s vulgar comments about groping women
We're tracking comments from Trump's supporters and detractors in the GOP.
Politics Oct 07Why Clinton may have a chance in dark-red Georgia
This campaign year has witnessed many unexpected shifts in the electorate -- not to mention the candidates. But one of the most surprising changes may be the voters in Georgia. After supporting Republican presidential contenders for the past 24 years,…
Politics Jul 27How Hillary Clinton built her packed political resume
Hillary Clinton insists she did not consider running for anything until 2000, as her husband's time in the White House was winding down. But in Jan. 2007, two months after winning a second term as U.S. senator from New York,…
Politics Jul 26How Hillary Clinton emerged more resilient after turbulent White House years
Hillary Clinton, who hopes to become the first woman president, has been breaking glass ceilings for years: The first First Lady to hold a graduate degree and first to run for office. She was also the first to testify before…