• January 18, 2014  

    India’s Mars Orbiter Mission is a point of great national pride. It will be completed for just over $70 million, a tiny fraction of the cost spent by NASA on similar programs. But is spending any resources on a mission to Mars wise when hundreds of millions of Indians struggle to meet basic needs? Continue reading

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    Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep federal government running through September: http://t.co/jUUVLI8IhK — The Associated Press (@AP) January 17, 2014  

  • January 15, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the House of Representatives approved a $1.1 trillion budget package. The Senate is also expected to approve the funding bill by the end of the week. Also, unreleased video footage suggests that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan since 2009, may still be alive. Continue reading

  • January 15, 2014   BY  

    Party leaders pushed a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill for this year through the House on Wednesday, shunning the turmoil of recent budget clashes with a compromise financing everything from airports to war costs and brimming with victories and concessions for both parties. Continue reading

  • January 14, 2014  

    The House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the government short-term while they finish work on a long-term bipartisan plan to fund the government through September. Kwame Holman reports on the details and concessions of the $1.1 trillion budget package and Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post. Continue reading

  • January 2, 2014  

    When Congress reached a budget deal to fund the federal government, one of the controversial items they agreed to was a cut in military pensions. But does this break a promise to those who have served? Jeffrey Brown gets perspective from retired Vice Adm. Norbert Ryan and former Assistant Secretary of Defense Lawrence Korb. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2013  

    The bipartisan budget plan passed by Congress will avert another government shutdown, give the Pentagon some relief from automatic spending cuts and restore billions of dollars to domestic programs. Gwen Ifill talks to Lori Montgomery of The Washington Post about how most Americans will experience effects of the budget plan. Continue reading

  • December 18, 2013  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the Senate passed a two-year bipartisan budget agreement in a vote of 64 to 36. The bill would erase the $63 billion in across the board spending cuts part of the sequester. Also, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov insisted the Russian-financed economic bailout will ensure the nation’s stability. Continue reading

  • December 17, 2013  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Senate voted to limit debate on a bipartisan budget deal that has already passed in the House of Representatives, clearing the way for a final vote. Also, six American soldiers died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the worst single incident to hit NATO forces there in months. Continue reading

  • December 13, 2013  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top political news, including whether the budget deal making its way through Congress could lead to more compromise, Speaker John Boehner’s shot at the tea party and the president’s sinking approval ratings. Continue reading