Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the news of the week, including President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court and GM's likely bankruptcy.
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will bring some 17 years of judicial experience to her confirmation hearings. Legal scholars assess what her record says about her judicial philosophy and outlook.
Judy Woodruff recaps President Obama's announcement of his nomination of Federal Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.
Following President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, a federal appeals court judge, to the Supreme Court, analysts debate her record and her confirmation road ahead.
President Barack Obama met Wednesday with key senators to discuss the selection of a Supreme Court nominee to succeed retiring Justice David Souter. Ray Suarez speaks with representatives from three groups trying to influence his nomination.
By PBS NewsHour
After Texas Democrats scored a string of upsets over GOP incumbents -- winning Dallas County offices, judgeships across the state and two congressional seats in 2006 -- state party members say voters are rediscovering their once-moribund party.
Sen. Barack Obama is gaining support in Texas -- a state where Sen. Hillary Clinton once had a stronghold -- especially among young, Latino voters. Gewn Ifill reports on the divide between father and son Texas legislators over their choice…
The shifting balance of surnames in America reflects its rapidly changing demographics. Essayist Richard Rodriguez ruminates on the increasing occurrence of his own last name.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has become a representative voice to the Latino population, while working to improve the city's education and transportation systems. The NewsHour reports on his leadership, challenges and critics.
After much pressure, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns agreed to add stories about Hispanics' role in World War II to his documentary, "The War." A Latino history professor and a film festival CEO give their views.
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