Republican Chris Christie is projected to defeat incumbent Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine in a hard-fought New Jersey contest, the Associated Press reported, marking the second key gubernatorial victory for the GOP Tuesday night.
By Quinn Bowman
The Republican Party trumpeted wins in both the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial elections Tuesday as signs of the party's resurgence just a year after Barack Obama and the Democrats dominated the 2008 elections.
Despite campaign promises to change the tone of politics in Washington, President Barack Obama finds Congress and the nation still split over a range of critical issues. Gwen Ifill and guests discuss the roots of the division.
Judy Woodruff explores the legendary Kennedy cadence that made the family so famous and persuasive.
Ray Suarez recaps reactions to Senator Kennedy's death from around the country.
Any overhaul of the nation's health care system will depend on draft legislation from the influential Senate Finance Committee. In an interview with Judy Woodruff, Sen. Charles Grassley, the top Republican on the committee, discusses the challenges facing reform.
As the Senate opens debate on confirming Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, Democrats are focusing on winning GOP support, and Republicans are concentrating on not upsetting Hispanic voters. Kwame Holman reports.
In other news, Iranian officials confirmed they have arrested three Americans for allegedly crossing the nation's border illegally, and the full Senate moved to debate the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.
With Congress showing some progress Wednesday in the health care reform debate, journalists discuss the political hurdles that must be cleared to reach a final deal.
Columnists Mark Shields and Michael Gerson mull Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's surprise resignation announcement and the Minnesota Supreme Court's ruling that Democrat Al Franken defeated Republican Norm Coleman for a U.S. Senate seat.
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