Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the current political agenda of religious conservatives in America, the election of Rep. Kevin McCarthy to be House majority leader, new poll numbers for President Obama and the murky goals for U.S. military intervention in Iraq. Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. launched drone strikes overnight in Pakistan after a nearly six-month lull. Thirteen suspected insurgents were killed in two separate strikes, according to Pakistani intelligence officials. Also, the contest for House majority leader was whittled down to GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy of California and Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Officials say House Majority Leader Eric Cantor intends to resign his leadership post this summer after losing a primary election Tuesday night in a major upset.
Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., believes the tactics used by Republicans during the shutdown were "not wise." Lott joins Judy Woodruff to begin a series of conversations about the future of the GOP. They discuss the importance of getting work done and what issues could help reunite the party. Continue reading
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor talks to Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff about vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, how the Republican ticket would address the needs and expectations of regular Americans, plus the political standoff in Washington between the two parties. Continue reading
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told Jim Lehrer Friday that he’s confident that President Obama will soon announce a “substantial” withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. He also stood by the president’s assertion that the War Powers Act does not apply to the mission in Libya and thus, does not need congressional approval. Continue reading
Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey speaks with Judy Woodruff about his new book “Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto.” This is the first in a two-part series of book conversations with thinkers on both sides of the political spectrum. Continue reading