With the Republican convention underway in St. Paul, the NewsHour's economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Nancy Pfotenhauer, an adviser to Sen. John McCain's campaign, about the GOP presidential hopeful's economic policies and how they could impact everyday Americans.
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…
Voters in Pennsylvania took to the polls Tuesday to have their say in the tight Democratic primary contest. In a new Big Picture report, a panel of Pittsburgh voters discusses how their real-life concerns are impacting their vote choices.
Exit polling from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary shows that the economy was the top concern among voters in the state, ahead of the Iraq war, healthcare and immigration. Financial reporters explain what candidates are doing to ease voters' economic anxieties.
Residents of Greeley, Colo., like many towns affected by raids on meat plants last week that led to the arrest of more than 1,000 allegedly undocumented workers, are debating the impact of immigrants on their communities.
This year's midterm elections may lead to a power change in one or both chambers of Congress. Former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and former House Majority Leader Richard Armey, R-Texas, discuss what is at stake.
The U.S. Senate voted to extend $70 billion dollars in tax cuts, first enacted in 2003, for five years. While Republicans credit these tax cuts with a surging economy, Democrats believe a majority of Americans are being left out.
The U.S. Labor Department reported Friday that the growth of new jobs slowed last month. However, other indicators in the last few weeks suggest that the economy has been steadily improving.
Harvard economist and behind-the-scenes presidential adviser John Kenneth Galbraith died Saturday at age 97. NewsHour Economics Correspondent Paul Solman talks with biographer Richard Parker and reviews an earlier interview he had with Galbraith.
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The possibility of raising the cap on payroll taxes may help to close the Social Security gap, but the option could pose other problems. Business correspondent Paul Solman examines both sides of this proposed solution.
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