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Rachel Wellford is an elections producer for PBS NewsHour.
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Politics Dec 06What did the candidates think of Obama’s national security address?
Following President Barack Obama’s address to the nation Sunday, the candidates jockeying to have his job in more than a year reacted to the president’s strategy for defeating ISIS and terror threats at home.
Politics Dec 02What the presidential candidates are saying about the San Bernardino shooting
Less than a week after the mass shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood facility, gun politics is again at the center of the presidential campaign. Candidates on both sides took to Twitter today to weigh in on the ongoing situation…
Politics Oct 07Full Interview: Hillary Clinton on trade pact doubts, dealing with Putin
Hillary Clinton says she's "worried" about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and that she can't support it given what she knows at this point. The former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss…
Politics Jun 30Here’s how much money Jeb Bush made in the last 30 years
Jeb Bush's income from 1981 to 2013 in one chart.
Politics Jun 15What does Jeb Bush believe? Where the candidate stands on 11 issues
He is a real estate developer turned two-term Florida governor. John Ellis Bush (J.E.B.) speaks fluent Spanish at home, chose to become a Texas Longhorn and is one of the Bush family’s middle children. The son and brother of presidents,…
Politics Jun 03What does Lincoln Chafee believe? Where the candidate stands on 10 issues
He is a former blacksmith who spent years shoeing horses. He's also a former mayor, U.S. senator and governor in Rhode Island. Lincoln Chafee is known for his Republican-to-independent-to-Democrat migration. Here is where he stands on 10 key issues.
Politics May 28What does George Pataki believe? Where the candidate stands on 10 issues
One of seven former governors in the 2016 conversation, George Pataki is the only one who also was a delegate to the United Nations, a small town mayor and a state legislator. The New Yorker is the only Republican ever…
Politics Apr 10What does Hillary Clinton believe? Where the candidate stands on 12 issues
Hillary Rodham Clinton owns a singular resume: first lady, senator and secretary of state. She is also a lawyer who worked on the Watergate investigation and a four-decade veteran of campaigns. Add two-time presidential contender. Here is a look at…
Politics Feb 255 graphs that show how the face of America is changing
Hispanics are one of the largest and fastest-growing voting blocs in the country and stand to be a political powerhouse over the next two generations. A new report shows that the country is getting more diverse, more educated and older.
Politics Feb 24The 3 possibilities in the shutdown showdown over Homeland Security
With four days left until the Department of Homeland Security runs out of funding (Friday at midnight), the politics remain complicated but the options for Congress are simple: (1) Let DHS funding run out, (2) Fund the agency for the…