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Rachel Wellford is an elections producer for PBS NewsHour.
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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.
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.