WASHINGTON — Congress has awarded the congressional gold medal to the First Special Service Force, an elite strike force of U.S. and Canadian soldiers that conducted covert operations to help liberate France and Italy during World War II.
In our news wrap Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted to strike down the Affordable Care Act — a first for the new Congress but the 56th time that House Republicans that tried to repeal the law. Also, advocacy groups reported that a growing gap between bachelor degrees received by students from wealthier families and those from the lowest income bracket more than doubled since 1970. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — A bill aimed at reducing a suicide epidemic among military veterans is on its way to the president for his signature.
Shaun Donovan, the White House’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, talks to Gwen Ifill about whether President Obama’s budget proposal can find a political middle ground, especially when Democrats say “invest” and Republicans hear “spend.” Continue reading
How are Republicans responding to President Obama’s 2016 budget? Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on issues like sequestration, the deficit, infrastructure spending and economic growth for the middle class. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget Monday that would boost taxes on higher-income Americans and corporations, pushing past tight federal spending caps to fund an ambitious public works program and provide middle-class tax relief.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, negating the effects of across-the-board cuts agreed to by both Democrats and Republicans and signed by Obama into law. Continue reading
The new Congress has the fewest military veterans since World War II, but recent veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are on the rise. What priorities do they bring to Capitol Hill? Judy Woodruff talks to Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., a former Air Force colonel and pilot, and Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a retired Marine captain. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, faces Senate questioners Wednesday as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation’s top law enforcement job.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including President Obama’s State of the Union agenda, a controversial invitation to the Israeli prime minister to address Congress and a fight among Republicans over a new abortion bill. Continue reading