The public insurance option has gone for a roller-coaster ride over the past few months of debate over a health care overhaul.
Americans broadly support giving gay and lesbian couples the same rights as people in heterosexual marriages, but using the term "marriage" still draws opposition, according to the latest Pew Research Center survey on same-sex marriage.
Demographic changes in some states and worries about the economy have shifted the electoral map this campaign season. Amy Walter and Stuart Rothenberg discuss these significant changes and which voter groups may have had the biggest impact on the presidential…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Rain in the battleground states of Virginia and North Carolina caused problems at some polling booths, and long lines discouraged some voters in Missouri, but for the most part, Americans persevered to vote in this historic presidential election.
Going into the New Hampshire Democratic primary last month, Sen. Barack Obama seemed to have a commanding lead over Sen. Hillary Clinton -- pre-election polls showed him some nine points ahead.
Nigeria's Supreme Court on Monday cleared Vice President Atiku Abubakar as a valid presidential candidate, less than a week before elections are set to take place.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., once considered the favorite for the Republican nominee for president in 2008, has fallen behind in recent polls and in fund-raising totals. Analysts discuss the ups and downs of his campaign and the impacts of his…
Four new studies show Americans are uneasy about whether we can fix the situation in Iraq. Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, discusses the poll results and what they mean about public attitudes on the war with Iraq.
In addition to heavy turnout some polling places experienced problems that ranged from malfunctioning voting machines to registration difficulties. An elections expert discusses voting irregularities across the country.
Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks react to recent polls, prospects for the midterm elections, Sen. John Kerry's botched joke, and New York Times columnist Tom Friedman's op-ed on President Bush's handling of Iraq.
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