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Rachel Wellford is an elections producer for PBS NewsHour.
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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…
Politics Feb 23Congress has no plan to prevent a Homeland Security shutdown this week
As some of us have been predicting, funding for the Department of Homeland Security has come down to the final week. Just five days from DHS running out of funding and shutting down, there is STILL no clear off ramp.
Politics Feb 19Who said it? Bush vs. Obama on Islam
Today in the Morning Line: The president defends his words on terror A problem for the White House Can you tell which quotes are from President Obama and which are from former President George W. Bush? Word play: Leading…
Politics Feb 18Does having a college degree matter in a president?
Today in the Morning Line: Scott Walker doesn’t have a college degree. Should anyone care? Nine presidents — two on Mount Rushmore — didn’t have college degrees But just one president in the last 114 years didn’t have one…
Politics Feb 17Texas judge blocks Obama immigration action
Today in the Morning Line: Federal judge halts Obama’s executive action the day before it’s set to take place Obama administration to appeal decision Americans disapprove of Obama’s handling of foreign policy Why Jeb Bush has to talk about…
Politics Feb 12What’s behind Jeb Bush’s orchestrated rollout
For someone who is supposedly not running yet for president, Jeb Bush is running what is pretty close to a full-on presidential campaign.