Democrats

  • File photo of President Donald Trump by Yuri Gripas/Reuters
    April 25, 2017  

    Numerous reports suggested overnight that President Trump is open to delaying a border wall down payment, leading Democrats on Capitol Hill to declare a kind of victory and see hope for avoiding a government shutdown. But even if the border wall issue drops away, other obstacles could still derail the spending bill. John Yang and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss those barriers. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2017  

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the chances of avoiding a government shutdown, rethinking American trade policy and the introduction of legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15, what Democrats need to do to build a grassroots movement and 50-state party. Continue reading

  • April 24, 2017  

    In our news wrap Monday, President Trump met with members of the U.N. Security Council at the White House, where he warned them that the situation in North Korea is “unacceptable” and stressed that they may need to take firm, new action. Also, former President Obama made his first public appearance since leaving office, urged compassion in dealing with illegal immigration. Continue reading

  • April 24, 2017  

    With Congress back in session, lawmakers are facing an end-of-the-week deadline in order to keep the government funded and avoid a shutdown. Meanwhile, President Trump is demanding funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Lisa Desjardins and John Yang join Judy Woodruff to discuss what could be at stake in the shutdown showdown. Continue reading

  • April 19, 2017  

    Republicans avoided a brutal loss Tuesday after Democrat Jon Ossoff fell just shy of a win in Georgia’s special congressional election. The race now faces a runoff between Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel. Judy Woodruff speaks with Stuart Rothenberg of Inside Elections and Dante Chinni of the American Communities Project about what’s to come for Georgia politics. Continue reading

  • Neil Gorsuch will be sworn in as the newest Supreme Court justice April 10.  File photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst.
    April 7, 2017  

    In our news wrap Friday, the battle over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch ended as President Trump’s pick was confirmed to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Also, an attack in Sweden left at least four people dead after a truck crashed into a department store in Stockholm. Continue reading

  • April 6, 2017  

    Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why he defends his party’s move to change Republican rules in order to pave the way for the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and the potential for bipartisan cooperation for future legislative efforts, plus whether Congress is willing to get the U.S. involved militarily in the civil war in Syria. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2017  

    The U.S. Senate spent all night and all day debating Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and the so-called “nuclear option,” which would change long-standing rules so that confirmation requires only a majority vote. Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union and Karine Jean-Pierre of MoveOn.org join Judy Woodruff to discuss Gorsuch, continuing health care negotiations and more. Continue reading

  • FILE PHOTO: House Freedom Caucus Chairman U.S. Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) speaks to reporters after meeting with his caucus members about their votes on a potential repeal of Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo - RTX334X8
    March 30, 2017  

    In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump tweeted that some conservatives in the Freedom Caucus will hurt the Republican agenda if “they don’t get on the team.” A Caucus member later responded that “most people don’t take well to being bullied.” Also, a federal judge in Hawaii extended his orders blocking the president’s revised travel ban. Continue reading

  • March 30, 2017  

    The Senate Intelligence Committee held its first public hearing on Russia’s election season meddling, where both committee leaders made clear they wanted to avoid the partisanship that’s plagued their House counterparts’ investigation. They focused on issues from the very real threats of fake news stories, to rules for engagement in a cyber war. Judy Woodruff speaks with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. Continue reading

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