House Democrats are preparing for a vote on health care legislation, after the Congressional Budget Office reported the bill will cost $940 billion but would cut more than expected from the deficit. Jeffrey Brown talks to two health and policy experts about the cost of the legislation. Continue reading
At least one formerly opposed Democrat, Ohio’s Rep. Dennis Kucinich, has said he will vote in favor of the health care reform bill when it comes up for a vote, possibly this week. Judy Woodruff talks to a New York Times reporter about whether others will follow suit. Continue reading
Lehman Brothers survived the Civil War, the Great Depression, two World Wars, and the attacks of 9/11, yet under the leadership of Richard Fuld the investment bank went from storied Wall Street firm to catalyst of last year’s economic crisis. What went wrong? Paul Solman reports. Continue reading
Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan told Congress Thursday the economic crisis unveiled “a flaw” in his view of world markets. Economic analysts discuss his testimony and legacy.
Recently several Democratic candidates participated in a series of NewsHour forums on health care policy. NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer reports the results. Continue reading
In a series of interviews with presidential candidates, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, talks about his track record of voting against the Iraq war as well as his take on domestic issues such as health care and abortion. Continue reading
Seven of the Democratic presidential candidates debated again Tuesday night in Chicago at the AFL-CIO-sponsored forum that turned into the most spirited meeting yet. The NewsHour reports on the debate’s highlights and what they mean for the race to the White House. Continue reading
Eight Democrats vying for the 2008 presidential nomination united in criticizing the Iraq war during a debate Thursday. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks evaluate the candidates’ performances. Continue reading