Long-time GOP Sen. Arlen Specter said Tuesday he will switch parties and join the Democrats, bringing the party within one seat of a 60-vote filibuster-proof majority. Political reporters assess the news.
The Geisinger hospital system in Pennsylvania has developed a new approach to health care management, including a 90-day "warranty" on certain procedures. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
Presidential hopefuls Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., delivered closing arguments Monday in closely contested states such as Ohio. Judy Woodruff reports on their final efforts.
As the NewsHour airs a series of reports on the country's ailing infrastructure, produced in collaboration with WNET New York, senior NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez spoke with Steve Goldbloom about his experiences examining the issue. "We're getting wakeup calls from…
As the economic crisis continues, a similar crisis looms in the country's aging infrastructure. In the first of a series of reports, Ray Suarez takes a look at Pennsylvania's bridge problem and how it may impact future economic recovery efforts.
With the last presidential debate behind them, Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama and their running mates continued campaigning in several battleground states, focusing on the differences in their plans for the economy. Kwame Holman reports on the latest from…
Because Pennsylvania went for Hillary Clinton in the primaries, delegates are still debating how the delegation will vote. While many are honoring Clinton's endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama, some are still conflicted on the eve of the roll call vote.
Presumptive presidential candidates Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama both claim that they can redraw the electoral map this year by courting voters from the other party's traditional base. Political analysts Stuart Rothenberg and Amy Walter discuss the 2008…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Despite suffering a second sizable primary loss in as many weeks, Sen. Barack Obama resolutely cast his gaze on the general election during a pseudo-victory lap Tuesday night in Iowa -- the state that gave his presidential campaign its first…
Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are turning their attention to Indiana and North Carolina as the battle for the Democratic nomination rolls on while GOP Sen. John McCain has sought to hone his political message on the campaign trail.
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