Shocking as it may be, President Obama and every serious contender for the Republican nomination agree on one important fact: The 2012 presidential election is going to be fought and won on the economy.
By PBS NewsHour
Political Editor David Chalian is joined by Senior Correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff for a look at the debt ceiling vote and Sarah Palin's bus tour.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich launched his official bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination Wednesday. Can he re-introduce himself to the electorate? Jim Lehrer discuss the news with NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian.
By Hari Sreenivasan
In this week's Doubleheader with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks, topic No. 1 was the expiring Bush-era tax cuts and what will happen during the lame-duck session of Congress. Both predicted that the cuts…
Judy Woodruff looks at the political power of Sarah Palin, her political endorsements and her use of social media with reporters Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times and Libby Casey of the Alaska Public Radio Network.
On this week's Political Checklist, Political Editor David Chalian talks with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff about the possible impact of Sarah Palin's appearance at the Iowa GOP's Ronald Reagan Dinner and Indiana Republican Rep. Mike Pence's…
They came looking for hope, for change, for like-minded people. They came because they didn't want to be alone. They came because of a belief that "they" (the government, politicians, someone) is taking away their freedoms. "Glenn Beck said this…
From left to right, the national political scene was buzzing on Monday. Developments included President Obama's latest appeal for bipartisanship and Sarah Palin's latest turn on the national stage. Gwen Ifill talks to the Hotline's Amy Walter for insight.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, who is also a senior research fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement, break down the biggest stories of the week, including health care reform moves in Congress and President…
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is taking her new book, "Going Rogue," across the country. Judy Woodruff gets reactions.
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