May 15, 2013 |
Video streaming by Ustream Attorney General Eric Holder may be the lone witness at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight Wednesday. Watch a livestream of the hearing, which will begin at 1 p.m. EDT. Attorney General Eric Holder...
May 15, 2013 |
Attorney General Eric Holder may be the lone witness at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight Wednesday. Watch a live stream of the hearing, which will begin at 1 p.m. EDT. Even when the White House says it...
May 9, 2013 |
Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal has published, "The Roberts Court," out May 7. "The book presented another chance to dig into a subject and, of course, it was a subject that I love and an institution that I deeply respect," she said.
March 27, 2013 |
Kris and Lyssa White, a married couple from Manassas, Va., kiss Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court protesting for marriage equality. Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images. For a second day, the topic's the same....
March 26, 2013 |
Justin Kenny of Akron, Ohio, holds a flag Tuesday morning in front of the Supreme Court building. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images. Tuesday's arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court involving California's ban on same-sex marriage, known as Proposition 8,...
February 20, 2013 |
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells the story of her childhood growing up with a difficult mother, an alcoholic father and a deeply loving grandmother. Her new memoir, "My Beloved World," gives an exceptionally personal portrait of the justice from...
February 13, 2013 |
Vice President Joe Biden, left, House Speaker John Boehner, right, listen as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech. Photo by Jim Bourg/Reuters President Barack Obama's State of the Union, which called for bipartisanship in Congress on...
February 11, 2013 |
Do you remember when the Voting Rights Act became law? How did that change affect your life and your community during the Civil Rights Movement? Call the PBS NewsHour Oral History Hotline at 594-6PBS to share your story.
January 4, 2013 |
The U.S. Congress certified the presidential election Friday by counting Electoral Votes, part of a long procedural tradition with few quirks and moderate excitement.
December 14, 2012 |
John Lennon's near-deportation in the 1970s exposed the standards upon which the Obama administration has built its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young undocumented immigrants who've grown up in the United States to stay in the country.
December 7, 2012 |
Paul Revere may have spread the news differently if were he alive today. Art courtesy the collection of the Paul Revere Memorial Association. John Quincy Adams is reading sermons. George Washington is monitoring intelligence on the war. Paul Revere...
December 7, 2012 |
A gay pride and an American flag hang from a shoulder bag during a demonstration in San Francisco June 13, 2011. On Friday, the Supreme Court announced it will review the constitutionality of both the federal Defense of Marriage Act...
November 21, 2012 |
View a slide show of governors and their Thanksgiving traditions. The lucky turkeys always have a name. This year, Turkey Tom received a pardon in Utah. And foul named Grace received the blessing of life in North Dakota. In Alabama,...
November 6, 2012 |
Throughout this election cycle, the NewsHour has highlighted the most compelling close match-ups for House and Senate seats in a handful of states. These aren't just the races you should watch tomorrow, they're the races you can watch now.
November 1, 2012 |
Daniel Valenzuela and Antonio Valdovinos canvass in Maryvale, an hispanic neighborhood in western Phoenix. PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Antonio Valdovinos lived down the street for 15 years and never met his neighbor. But this week, the 56-year-old neighbor sought...
October 8, 2012 |
Former Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are virtually tied among likely voters, a new Gallup daily tracking poll will show, according to USA Today's Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page.
September 18, 2012 |
Journalist Bob Woodward had harsh words for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Tuesday, suggesting Romney went out of bounds with his comments made at a private fundraiser. Woodward -- of Watergate Pulitzer Prize fame, a 41-year...
September 6, 2012 |
People would spot the hat, point or wave, call us over and maybe snap a photo. They wanted to know what the heck that thing was.
September 4, 2012 |
Hatcam has allowed us to capture the convention from one more perspective -- at eye level with delegates, media members and politicians.
August 29, 2012 |
For the newspaper editorial cartoonists, there were few spectacles to make fun of at the Republican National Convention -- because very little had happened.
So Rob Rogers and Scott Stantis, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Chicago Tribune, respectively, let us put them to work.
August 15, 2012 |
Now until November, you'll hear about Loudoun County for this reason: its political sway.
June 28, 2012 |
Justices listened to health care arguments in March. Sketch by William Hennessy, Jr. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal outlined how the two major Affordable Care Act opinions - from Chief Justice John Roberts and from a joint...
June 19, 2012 |
The Supreme Court was packed Monday morning because of a number of intensely awaited decisions.
May 31, 2012 |
The two Bushes, Obama and two other living American presidents have come together to uphold a modern tradition begun by Herbert Hoover and Harry Truman.
May 31, 2012 |
Updated 5:55 p.m. John Edwards outside federal court in Greensboro, NC Tuesday. Photo by: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images The verdict's in: John Edwards is not guilty for misusing campaign money. That's just one aspect of the case -- on five...
May 30, 2012 |
The NewsHour's Judy Woodruff and Christina Bellantoni break down how Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are targeting voters through the Internet.
May 28, 2012 |
The economy has become the main driver for many voters across the country -- but it's the voters who live in swing states that the Romney and Obama campaigns focus on most.
Monday night's NewsHour will assess the close presidential race underway in Virginia and in other battleground states.
May 21, 2012 |
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images News It's late May, and the Supreme Court hasn't yet reached its potentially blockbuster decisions on President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act or Arizona's immigration law. But the justices' recent actions still push ahead with...
May 17, 2012 |
We drove 600 miles south last weekend to find dueling graduation speeches from Michelle Obama and Mitt Romney.
May 8, 2012 |
Photo courtesy Every1against1.com Updated 9:14 p.m. ET | Voters in North Carolina approved the constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, according to an Associated Press report. The Rev. William Barber knows that...
May 8, 2012 |
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine inched toward an endorsement of gay marriage Tuesday and said his party should take a stance on the issue. Headline updated 5:52 p.m. Tuesday. The Democratic Senate candidate and former Virginia governor told...
April 18, 2012 |
This report is part of our ongoing Divided by D.C. project, exploring two governors, two visions, one election year. Virginia's budget crisis ended Wednesday when a longtime Democratic senator sided with Republicans to pass the state's budget. As we reported...
April 18, 2012 |
This report is part of our ongoing Divided by D.C. project, exploring two Governors, two visions, one election year. Virginia inched closer to a government shutdown Tuesday when Senate Democrats opposed an $85 million budget bill. The Senate needed a...
April 12, 2012 |
The Maryland state flag hangs near a home in Annapolis. Creative Commons photo courtesy Flickr user jimmywayne This report is part of our ongoing Divided by D.C. project, exploring 2 Governors, 2 Visions, 1 Election Year. For the first...