During the GOP convention, the Republican party has worked to shore up its party unity and combat a fragmented image along conservative lines. Gary Bauer, a former Regan administration official and head of the "American Values" group, and former Massachusetts…
As debates continue around Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's readiness to fulfill the vice presidential role, delegates from her state express their belief in Palin's capacity and their unity with the party. The NewsHour's Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on their…
Some Louisiana RNC delegates flew home on a chartered plane Sunday to help family with evacuation efforts. The NewsHour talks to Louisiana delegates about attending the convention as Gustav threatens.
Dozens of Republican House members have announced they will not run for reelection in the coming year, marking a 50-year high. Kwame Holman reports on who's retiring and what it may mean for Congress and the next president.
Lawmakers met Thursday to debate funding allocations for the Iraq and Afghan wars, while continuing to mull how to best address soaring gas prices. House Minority Leader John Boehner explains GOP priorities in the House and how Congress has handled…
President Bush's comments about "appeasement" of dictators touched off a firestorm on the presidential campaign trail. Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the remarks, as well as Hillary Clinton's West Virginia win and recent GOP losses in state contests.
After Sen. Barack Obama won handily in North Carolina's primary and rival Sen. Hillary Clinton scored a narrow victory in Indiana, many pundits called for Clinton to exit the race and bring the Democratic battle to a close. Mark Shields…
Last fall, Sen. John McCain's presidential bid was looking all but dead, with a shrinking, infighting staff and almost no money. On Tuesday, he picked up enough delegates to complete his remarkable comeback and win the GOP nomination.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Just six months after the sun appeared to have set on his presidential aspirations for the second time, Sen. John McCain sealed up the Republican nomination Tuesday night by sweeping contests in Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island and Vermont.
William F. Buckley, Jr. -- a commentator and author credited with helping found the modern American conservative movement -- died Wednesday at age 82. Paul Gigot, the Wall Street Journal's editorial page editor, reflects on Buckley's legacy.
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