Democrats

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he presents the U.S. Air Force Academy football team with the Commander-in-Chief trophy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS14TXV
    May 2, 2017  

    President Trump has given a flurry of interviews in the past week and made a dizzying amount of news, offering controversial and sometimes contradictory comments on topics ranging from North Korea to the Civil War. Judy Woodruff tries parsing the president’s words with Lisa Desjardins, Yeganeh Torbati of Reuters and Julie Hirschfeld Davis of The New York Times. Continue reading

  • Protesters gather at McArthur Park for the May Day protest march in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot - RTS14OLW
    May 1, 2017  

    In our news wrap Monday, demonstrators in more than 200 cities took to the streets in massive May Day events, mostly directed toward President Trump’s policies. Also, the South and Midwest are bracing for more severe weather after powerful weekend storms killed at least 16 people. Continue reading

  • U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin departs from a meeting on tax reform with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (not pictured) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (not pictured) on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS13WVR
    April 26, 2017  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the Trump administration offered a tax reform plan that includes cutting corporate tax rates to 15 percent from 35 percent, consolidate income tax brackets, double the standard deduction and repeal the estate tax. Also, Congress moved closer to trying to prevent a government shutdown. Continue reading

  • 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

  • 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