Connie Kargbo

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  • April 16, 2017

    In 1993, former President Bill Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act, granting unpaid family leave to millions in the U.S. Decades later, the country has yet to implement a paid family leave policy — but some states have created their own policies. The NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker went to one of those states, Rhode Island, to see how it works. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2017

    If the Constitutional Convention had not been held behind closed doors, it’s unlikely that delegates would have agreed on the Constitution, says author Mary Graham of “Presidents’ Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power.” Graham outlines how presidents have used secrecy to provide shelter from public scrutiny, protect sensitive national security operations, cover up mistakes or for other reasons. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports. Continue reading

  • February 11, 2017

    American companies have often moved manufacturing plants in search of cheaper labor or easier access to raw materials. But inside the U.S., states are competing with each other to attract new companies and the jobs they bring. In turn, corporations leverage their position to shop around for the best deals and tax incentives to relocate. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Christopher Booker reports. Continue reading

  • January 21, 2017

    As President Donald Trump begins his first days in office, he joins a Congress that has been divided by partisanship in recent years. The NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson sat down with two recently retired members of the House of Representatives from both sides of the political aisle to discuss the challenges they faced and their advice for other lawmakers. Continue reading

  • January 1, 2017

    As 2016 comes to a close, journalists and media outlets are confronting the questions raised by this year’s election and planning for what comes next. James Geary, the deputy editor of the Nieman Foundation’s Nieman Reports Magazine, joins the NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker to offer a post-election take on how the media can move forward. Continue reading