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Rachel Wellford is a general assignment producer for PBS NewsHour.
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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?…
Nation Jul 06DACA recipients who dream of military service are stuck in limbo
The United States Army has been quietly discharging a number of immigrant recruits, according to recent reports by the Associated Press and the NewsHour's own reporting. Yamiche Alcindor shares the story of another group of young immigrant recruits in limbo.
Politics Jun 20What Trump rally supporters say about family separation
President Trump left the immigration firestorm behind on Wednesday afternoon, traveling to Minnesota to meet a far friendlier crowd. Ahead of a primary campaign rally, Yamiche Alcindor talks with supporters and protesters, then joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the news…
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.