On Capitol Hill, President Obama’s call to action against Islamic militants was met with qualified support from Congressional leaders. While Democrats praised the president for his decisiveness, Republicans were more wary, noting the administration’s delay in responding to earlier attacks. Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., House Armed Services Committee chairman, offers his reaction to Gwen Ifill. Continue reading
Wikipedia users logging on from the U.S. House of Representatives have been barred from editing that website anonymously for one month, following a controversial edit to the entry for a popular TV series.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the struggle on Capitol Hill to find a resolution to the political division on the border crisis before Congress leaves for August recess, as well as how these events will affect the November election, plus the outlook for ending the war between Israel and Hamas. Continue reading
House GOP members were called back for another day in hopes of passing a bill, but the divided Congress will likely leave Washington without an agreement on addressing the tens of thousands of migrant children arriving at the southern border. NewsHour Capitol Hill producer Quinn Bowman reports on the political seesaw and Judy Woodruff gets an update from Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post. Continue reading
A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire. Continue reading