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Rachel Wellford is a general assignment producer for PBS NewsHour.
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Politics Mar 14Kasich urges Ohioans to reject Trump’s ‘toxic environment’
Politics Feb 01GOP race divides evangelical voters in Iowa
On Iowa caucus night, only a fraction of voters typically participate. But among Republicans who attend, half are expected to be evangelical Christians, a group that helped propel Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee to wins in the past. This cycle,…
Politics Jan 11Who delivered the longest State of the Union and other trivia
At the heels of President Obama's final State of the Union address, here's a look at the history of the State of the Union along with its various traditions and rituals.
Politics Jan 05On the campaign trail in NH, heartbreak over heroin addiction
The easy availability of cheap heroin and other opiates has exploded in New Hampshire, where more than 300 people died of drug overdose deaths in 2015. The crisis has prompted state leaders to offer plans on how to improve addiction…
Nation Dec 28Trump, Clinton and the Top 10 political stories of 2015
From Donald Trump’s rise to the top of a crowded Republican field to John Boehner’s resignation and the growing influence of the Black Lives Matter movement, 2015 was full of unexpected twists and turns.
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,…