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  • Supporters of Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, running for Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election to to fill the seat of Republican Tom Price who was appointed as secretary of Health and Human Services, listen to him speak during an election eve rally at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games in Roswell, Georgia, U.S. April 17, 2017. Picture taken April 17, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin D. Liles - RTS12SL4
    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

  • March 28, 2017  

    For Republicans, last week’s collapse of the effort to repeal Obamacare and the ongoing drama over the investigation into Russian connections with the Trump campaign have put the majority party on a rocky road. Judy Woodruff speaks with Lisa Desjardins about how Republicans see their path ahead on health care and tax reform. Continue reading

  • March 27, 2017  

    In our news wrap Monday, White House efforts to move beyond the failed attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act were overshadowed by mounting questions over House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes’ revelation about intercepted Trump communications. Also, Turkish citizens overseas began voting on dramatically expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers. Continue reading

  • March 27, 2017  

    The Affordable Care Act withstood a Republican effort to “repeal and replace,” but there are problems with the current law that lawmakers acknowledge need to be addressed. We meet a few Americans who have concerns about Obamacare. Then Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss why affordability is an issue for some. Continue reading

  • March 24, 2017  

    It was a hectic day on Capitol Hill as top Republicans tried win enough votes to pass an Obamacare replacement. But House Speaker Paul Ryan, along with President Trump, decided to pull the repeal when it was clear it would not pass. Judy Woodruff speaks with Lisa Desjardins from Capitol Hill and Robert Costa from The Washington Post about today’s political upset. Continue reading