Tess Conciatori is a politics production assistant at PBS NewsHour.
There are many myths and much disinformation circulating online, including those related to the pandemic. Fox News host Tucker Carlson made headlines on Monday for his anti-mask stance that included false claims. To explain how and why similar falsehoods spread,…
College basketball’s “March Madness,” which reaches its crescendo this weekend, reminds us that big-time college athletics can look like big business. As John Yang reports, it was a fitting backdrop Wednesday for a well-timed Supreme Court argument over compensation for…
State legislatures across the country are trying to rewrite election laws after the contentious 2020 election. And as John Yang reports, a U.S. Supreme Court case argued Tuesday will determine how courts will assess those new laws.
California was one of the earliest states to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic -- but now it’s struggling. More than 6,700 people are hospitalized statewide, and Tuesday saw over 140 deaths. As officials scramble to implement new restrictions, residents are…
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said the allegations about President Trump's actions on Ukraine suggest the possibility of "very serious betrayal," and an attempt to "besmirch the reputation” of Democratic rival Joe Biden. Booker joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the necessity…
Gun safety proposals are circulating on Capitol Hill, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he won’t put forward a vote on any measure that didn’t have the president’s signoff. Members in both parties are waiting for President Donald…
Mark Sanford, former South Carolina governor and congressman, is breaking with his party to mount a primary challenge to President Trump in 2020. Sanford has long been outspoken about his objection to Trump -- a perspective that saw him defeated…
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol facilities are under-resourced and overcrowded, Castro said, arguing that the problems were exacerbated by the prolonged detention of asylum seekers in the U.S. under President Donald Trump.
Former Texas Rep. Beto O’ Rourke burst onto the national stage when he came close to defeating Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterms. Now running for the Democratic presidential nomination, O’Rourke is emphasizing his ability to bring together…
President Donald Trump’s fresh attacks on Joe Biden at a campaign rally in central Pennsylvania came two days after the former vice president criticized Trump at his own rally in downtown Philadelphia. The dueling events showcased what a possible general…
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