judy woodruff

  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks after Britain voted to leave the European Union, as his wife Samantha watches outside Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 24, 2016.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth  - RTX2HXJ7
    June 24, 2016  

    Great Britain voted 52 to 48 percent Thursday to become the first nation to leave the European Union. The vote prompted Prime Minister David Cameron — a leading voice in the “Remain” camp — to announce his resignation, though he will stay on until October to ensure a smooth transition. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant takes a look at how Britain is readying itself for a post-EU paradigm. Continue reading

  • A workers counts ballots after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in Islington, London, Britain, June 23, 2016.        REUTERS/Neil Hall  - RTX2HVOB
    June 24, 2016  

    Thursday’s Brexit vote was largely a victory for right-wing British politics. But both “Leave” and “Remain” supporters had a plethora of political and emotional motivations. For a closer look at what drove the British majority to decide to exit the European Union, Judy Woodruff talks to former EU official Sir Michael Leigh and Tim Montgomerie of The Times of London. Continue reading

  • U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (2nd R) holds hands with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (2nd L) as they sing along with House Democrats after their sit-in over gun-control law on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas.      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2HUSR
    June 23, 2016  

    Democratic representatives took to the floor of Congress Wednesday for an all-night sit-in, demanding a vote to prohibit people on the “no fly” list from purchasing firearms. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports on the protest, and Judy Woodruff talks to one of the sit-in’s organizers, Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., about the necessity of the congressional standoff.
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  • Abigail Fisher, the plaintiff in Fisher v. Texas, speaks outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington December 9, 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared closely divided over the future of affirmative action in college admissions as the justices considered a challenge to the process for picking students used by the University of Texas at Austin. Behind Fisher is her lawyer Bert Rein and at right is Edward Blum, Director of The Project on Fair Representation. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTX1XYDO
    June 23, 2016  

    The reduced Supreme Court weighed in on two politically charged cases Thursday. Justices confirmed the constitutionality of a college affirmative action program, but deadlocked on President Obama’s executive action protecting millions of unauthorized immigrants from deportation — thus nullifying the order. Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal about the day in court. Continue reading

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    June 22, 2016  

    A new outlook issued Wednesday by the International Monetary Fund drew some startling conclusions about the U.S. economy. The report asserts that the American middle class is gradually shrinking, the seven-year economic recovery is starting to slow and the pronounced income equality divide may become worse without intervention. Judy Woodruff talks to Christine Lagarde of the IMF for more. Continue reading

  • Two wheelchairs are lined against a wall in the East Block for condemned inmates during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California December 29, 2015. Picture taken December 29, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam - RTX20KMN
    June 21, 2016  

    According to a new report, more than 750,000 people with disabilities are currently imprisoned in the United States. Advocates say that children born with physical or intellectual disabilities are far more likely to end up in prison than their able-bodied peers, due in part to a lack of support systems. Judy Woodruff talks to Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi from RespectAbility for more on the problem. Continue reading

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    June 17, 2016  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including reactions to Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, whether President Obama should use the term “radical Islam,” the possibility of increased gun control, Donald Trump’s sliding popularity and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ softening attitude towards Hillary Clinton. Continue reading

  • Syria Democratic Forces fighters take positions as they await U.S.-led air strikes on Manbij's mills where Islamic State militants are positioned, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said - RTX2GMD1
    June 17, 2016  

    The question of how to end the devastating five-year Syrian Civil War has split the United States foreign service. Recently, a group of State Department officials signed an internal memo protesting U.S. policy in Syria and calling for military intervention to destroy the Islamic State and force the Assad regime into peace negotiations. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • A girl touches the hearse carrying the body of the late boxing champion Muhammad Ali during his funeral procession through Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif - RTSGZCC
    June 10, 2016  

    Late sports icon Muhammad Ali began his final journey through the streets of his hometown on Friday. Accompanied by pallbearers such as Will Smith and Mike Tyson, a 17-car motorcade escorted the boxing champion’s casket through Louisville to Cave Hill Cemetery, where Ali was interred in a private ceremony, followed by a 15,000-strong memorial service. Judy Woodruff reports on the day of mourning. Continue reading

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    June 10, 2016  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including Hillary Clinton’s becoming the first major-party female presidential candidate, Clinton’s commanding win in California, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ role in the election going forward and why the mainstream GOP’s opportunistic pivot toward Trump is untenable. Continue reading