President Obama ribbed outgoing White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in a sometimes-emotional ceremony. The departure lays the groundwork for a different managerial style for the administration under new Chief of Staff Pete Rouse. Political Editor David Chalian walks through the changes in the president’s inner circle. Continue reading
In other news Thursday, it was widely reported that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will step down to run for mayor of Chicago. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs would not confirm the move but praised his contributions. Continue reading
A new report from the Brookings Institution shows New Orleans’ population and economy are rebounding five years after Hurricane Katrina, plus the city now has better schools, better access to health care and a stronger criminal justice system. Gwen Ifill speaks with Mayor Mitch Landrieu and scholar Amy Liu about findings. Continue reading
A ten-year long investigation into sprawling corruption in New Jersey culminated Thursday after an informant’s tips led to the arrests of 44 people, including three mayors and multiple rabbis. Dina Temple-Raston of National Public Radio examines the case with Margaret Warner. Continue reading
The terror attacks in Mumbai, India, have shaken the city’s citizens and raised questions on the government’s response. Simon Marks reports from Mumbai on how residents across the city are reacting to the deadly siege. Continue reading
Amid growing controversy surrounding the personal and professional life of Sarah Palin, Tucker Bounds, a spokesman for the GOP campaign, asserts her strengths as a running mate, her appeal on the ticket and her family’s right to privacy. Continue reading
As new coverage surfaces on the little-known vice presidential candidate, the NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff discusses her background, accomplishments and stance on critical issues with a delegate from Alaska.
New Orleans voters head to the polls Saturday to choose between incumbent Mayor Ray Nagin and Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu in a race that will determine the future leadership of a changing city still recovering from the damage of Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading