Government

  • October 17, 2013  

    Fundamental disagreement is an expected occurrence in Congress, but lately crises have come in increasing frequency. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Eric Liu of Citizen University, Steven Hayward of the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Beverly Gage of Yale University for a closer look at polarized American politics. Continue reading

  • October 16, 2013  

    The Senate was poised to support a bipartisan deal to fund the government though Jan. 15 and extend the debt limit until Feb. 17, just hours before the U.S. would have to default. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports. Gwen Ifill gets an update on the last-minute efforts from Lori Montgomery of The Washington Post. Continue reading

  • October 14, 2013  

    Senate leaders showed hope that they might be headed towards an end to the government shutdown, while House remains uneasy about the path forward. Robert Costa of the National Review joins Gwen Ifill to discuss why a short-term deal may be necessary and what concessions both sides may make to resolve the damaging impasse. Continue reading

  • October 10, 2013  

    Republicans suggested a plan to increase the debt ceiling for the short-term if President Obama agrees to negotiate spending cuts as a way to end the shutdown. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the latest warnings about the debt ceiling and Judy Woodruff gets an update from Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News. Continue reading

  • October 10, 2013  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was abducted and then freed hours later. The incident came in the days after the U.S. military led a raid to capture an al-Qaida leader in Libyan. Also, the military-backed government in Egypt criticized the U.S. decision to cut millions of dollars in aid. Continue reading

  • October 10, 2013  

    Is the political standoff that caused the government shutdown indicative of the future of negotiation on Capitol Hill? Judy Woodruff discusses factors that have contributed to the conflict Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and former congressman Tom Davis of Deloitte & Touche. Continue reading

  • October 9, 2013   BY Associated Press 

    The State Department said that the U.S. is suspending hundreds of millions of dollars of military and other aid towards Egypt. (AP)

  • October 9, 2013  

    The government shutdown has touched hundreds of thousands of federal employees, but as the shutdown stretches on, the distinction between essential and non-essential has varied depending on agency and need. Jeffrey Brown talks to Reid Wilson of The Washington Post and Gregory Korte of USA Today for a broad look at the impact. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2013   BY newsdesk 

    ACLU says Obama administration is blocking book about "Fast and Furious" scandal written by federal agent: http://t.co/hhPunW1Pc5 -SS — The Associated Press (@AP) October 7, 2013

  • October 4, 2013  

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top political news, including the lack of progress being made to end the government shutdown, the upcoming debt ceiling fight and how recent dysfunction is set to amplify the nation’s poor opinion of Congress. Continue reading