The Dalai Lama opened U.S. Senate proceedings with prayers Thursday, marking the first time the Tibetan spiritual leader has performed the traditional prayer that opens each session.
Speaking in both Tibetan and English, the Dalai Lama offered several prayers and closed with what he called his favorite: “Daily I pray this. That gives me inner strength. So I am asking to serve humanity. As long as space remains and as long as beings remain, until then may I too, remain and help dispel the misery of the world.” Continue reading
Federal Reserve Board transcripts from 2008 released on Friday give a behind-the-scenes look at how the nation’s central bankers reacted to the global financial meltdown. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with the Wall Street Journal’s Jon Hilsenrath about what new insight these documents give us about how the Fed handled the crisis. Continue reading
This week the U.S. Transportation Secretary warned the federal Highway Trust Fund may run out of money later this year. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Bob Cusack, Managing Editor for The Hill, about the logistics of the fund and how state transportation spending could be affected if Congress fails to agree on a solution. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Congress has given its final approval to a sweeping five-year farm bill that provides food for the needy and subsidies for farmers. Ending years of political battles, the Senate on Tuesday sent the measure to President Barack Obama, … Continue reading
House Republican leaders Thursday unveiled their long-awaited list of immigration reform principles, outlining a step-by-step approach that includes several border security provisions, but also provides the opportunity for undocumented immigrants currently living in the country to obtain legal status.
While President Obama pushed his economic agenda on the road, House Republicans met to discuss their way forward on major issues, including immigration. Gwen Ifill gets views on the year’s political outlook from Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and Andrew Rudalevige from Bowdoin College. Continue reading
The House has passed an almost $100 billion-a-year, compromise farm bill that would make small cuts to food stamps and continue generous subsidies for the nation’s farmers. Continue reading
When the president takes the podium Tuesday to address the state of our nation, he will likely highlight the guests sitting alongside the first lady, who will include survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, the CEO of General Motors, and the first professional male athlete to come out as openly gay. Continue reading
In his annual address to Congress and the nation, President Obama is expected to lay out plans to address American income inequality. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., about bipartisan cooperation and whether or not the president will lead action via Congress, rather than use independent executive action. Continue reading