Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including legal action by the U.S. House against President Obama, dwindling funds for the federal highway system, how to cope with the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border and the announcement that LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Continue reading
President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency request for the border crisis is too big and the House won’t approve it, the chairman of the House committee that controls spending said Friday. “It’s too much money. We don’t need it,” Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., told reporters.
Obama-Boehner relationship hits a new low: Over the years the rapport between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner has been described at times as “topsy-turvy,” “complicated,” and “soured.” But their relationship might have hit a new low Thursday with the president and House speaker publicly rebuking one another at dueling events in Texas and Washington. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: President Obama, Texas governor to meet about border Where does Mr. Obama’s immigration ask go in Congress? Mississippi Senate fallout gets messy with allegations of criminal corruption and vitriolic name-calling For RNC, Cleveland Rocks, city … Continue reading
President Obama will mark the nation’s birthday tonight with a celebration on the White House South Lawn, but there is another important birthday penned-in for this date on the White House calendar. Malia Obama turns 16 today. Just 10 years old when her family first arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Malia has grown up in and out of the spotlight. Continue reading
A bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has unanimously adopted a report that endorses some of the National Security Agency’s Internet surveillance programs. The programs provoked worldwide controversy when they were revealed last year by news organizations after leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Continue reading
States will begin to feel the pain of cutbacks in federal aid as soon as the first week in August if lawmakers don’t act, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a letter to states. That’s because the balance in the federal Highway Trust Fund is dropping and will soon go below $4 billion, the cushion federal officials say is needed for incoming fuel tax revenue to cover outgoing payments to states. Continue reading