• bobdole
    October 20, 2014  

    At 91 years old, former Sen. Bob Dole is still traversing his home state of Kansas to thank his supporters for five terms in the Senate. Judy Woodruff sits down with Dole to discuss how Washington has changed since he was in office, his activism for disabled Americans, President Obama’s foreign policy and what he expects from the upcoming election. Continue reading

  • Three Occidental Rapes Lead To Book Report And Brief Suspension
    July 30, 2014  

    One in five female students has been affected by sexual assault, according to the White House. Now a bipartisan group of senators is calling for colleges and universities to take action. Gwen Ifill joins sponsors of the bill Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., to discuss how the legislation will push institutions to be more transparent and provide more support to students. Continue reading

  • A surge of petitions came after the Justice Department broadened the criteria for inmates seeking clemency.
    July 29, 2014  

    The political odd couple of Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., have introduced new legislation in hopes of reforming the nation’s criminal justice system. They join Judy Woodruff to discuss why former prisoners should be given more opportunity to re-enter the workforce, the chances of this bill becoming law and the benefits of reaching across the aisle. Continue reading

  • Veteran Affairs Clinics To Be Audited After Patient Deaths At Phoenix Hospital
    July 28, 2014  

    House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise on how to improve patient care in the VA health care system. The $17 billion proposal would provide money for vets to seek out private care if their access is limited, hire additional doctors and nurses and lease new clinics around the country. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Florida Rep. Jeff Miller join Judy Woodruff to discuss the deal. Continue reading

  • March 13, 2013  

    As budget negotiations progress, President Barack Obama continues to emphasize bipartisanship. To examine if this approach has helped with politics and policies in the past, Judy Woodruff talks with presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Marc Hetherington, an author and political science professor at Vanderbilt University. Continue reading

  • January 1, 2013  

    A cattle rancher by trade, Sen.-elect Deb Fischer, R-Neb., will be sworn into Congress after an election campaign which surprised many within her own party. Judy Woodruff talks to Fischer about how her experience as a state senator has prepared her for the U.S. Senate, the need to address spending and gun control. Continue reading

  • November 23, 2012  

    Judy Woodruff sat down with former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, newly elected to the U.S. Senate. The Democratic lawmaker discusses his optimism for Congress being able to work across the aisle, his hopes for finding the right way to balance the budget and making compromises on tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    The Senate’s most senior Republican, Richard Lugar is under pressure from within his own party to retire or be denied another term. At 80 years old, even Lugar seems slightly baffled about his political detractors. Gwen Ifill reports on the veteran senator’s coming primary challenge on May 8. Continue reading

  • March 3, 2010  

    As President Obama pushed for Congress to complete health care reform legislation in the next few weeks, Jim Lehrer talks to Washington Post reporter Ceci Connolly and political analyst Norm Ornstein about the tactics Democrats might use to try to pass their reform plans without Republican support. Continue reading

  • February 26, 2010  

    Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the past week, including President Obama’s health reform summit and how the political parties are weighing potential gains and drawbacks from Democrats using budget reconciliation to pass reform. Continue reading

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