Commerce Secretary-designate Judd Gregg became the latest Cabinet nominee to withdraw from consideration, citing key differences with President Barack Obama on economic issues and the forthcoming Census. Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza discusses the development. Continue reading
On his third day in office, President Barack Obama worked to resolve the economic downturn with congressional leaders from both parties. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading
The Iraq Study Group released recommendations Wednesday calling for greater diplomatic efforts, as well as a “change in the primary mission” of U.S. troops that will allow “responsible” troop withdrawal. Co-chairmen James Baker and Lee Hamilton discuss the report. Continue reading
President Bush met Monday with members of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group and said he would not “prejudge” the forthcoming report, though he did praise the commission for asking good questions.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resigned Wednesday, a day after Democrats won control of the House and several more Senate seats. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the election, Rumsfeld’s resignation and expectations for the next Congress. Continue reading
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., set to become the first female Speaker of the House in January, discusses the recent election, possible changes in Iraq policy, Rumsfeld’s resignation and working with President Bush. Continue reading
The Senate on Thursday passed an immigration bill that tightens border security and puts many illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship. Continue reading