NewsHour Weekend

  • File photo of Donald Trump by Lucas Jackson/Reuters
    June 5, 2016   BY  

    Donald Trump says “it’s possible” he wouldn’t be treated fairly if the federal judge hearing a lawsuit against Trump University was Muslim. Continue reading

  • Iraqi national police and army
    June 5, 2016  

    The Iraqi army claimed progress today in the stalled two-week battle to retake the stronghold of Fallujah from Islamic State insurgents. But despite advances, have U.S. efforts to train and build up Iraq’s army fallen short? For more, Reuters reporter Ned Parker joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

  • Duran Andrade, right, and Katie Huddleston raise their fists while protesting outside the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame, California April 29, 2016. REUTERS/Noah Berger - RTX2C7OC
    June 5, 2016  

    In 1994, strict immigration policies in California, supported by then­-GOP Gov. Pete Wilson, mobilized the Latino community into political action. The work of immigrants rights advocates, along with demographic changes in the Golden State, turned the home of Ronald Reagan into one of the most reliably Democratic states in the country. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield looks at the history lesson behind California’s immigration politics and what it can teach us about where the country might be heading on the issue — plus what it might mean for this year’s presidential election. Continue reading

  • A gas station attendant piles up coins on top of a fuel dispenser at a gas station of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) before the government raised the price for fuel, in Caracas, February 16, 2016.  REUTERS/Marco Bello   - RTS95DB
    June 4, 2016  

    Venezuela has the world’s largest reserves of oil, but with the price of oil in a free fall, the country’s economy is shrinking, and the South American nation of 30 million people is suffering. New York Times reporter Nicholas Casey, who is usually based in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the crisis. Continue reading

  • Smoke billows from a derailed oil train near Mosier, Oregon U.S. in this handout photo released to Reuters June 3, 2016. Courtesy of Columbia Riverkeeper/Handout via REUTERS
    June 4, 2016   BY  

    An oil train that derailed and burst into flames along Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge on Friday sent toxic smoke high into the air, prompting officials to evacuate the nearby town of Mosier. Continue reading

  • Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942) American former professional boxer, considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. May 25, 1965, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali after his rematch with boxer Sonny Liston. Ali knocked out Liston in the first round. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images)
    June 4, 2016  

    Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, famed boxer and social activist Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, learned how to fight at an early age, when seeking vengeance for a stolen bicycle. From young Clay to famous Ali, NewsHour looks back on the life and legacy of one of the world’s most recognizable athletes. Continue reading

  • Maj. Gen. John Uberti, deputy commanding general III Corps and Fort Hood, speaks to the media outside the Marvin Leath Visitors Center at Fort Hood, Texas June 3, 2016. The U.S. Army found the bodies of four missing soldiers who were missing after the truck they were riding in overturned in a swollen creek at Fort Hood army base in central Texas, killing five others.  Fort Hood Public Affairs Office via Reuters
    June 4, 2016   BY  

    The bodies of four U.S. Army soldiers missing since Thursday morning during a Texas training exercise gone awry have been found, raising the death toll from the incident to nine military members. Continue reading

  • Voting machine operator Robin Coffee-Ruff hands a sticker to a voter who cast his ballot at West Philadelphia High School on U.S. midterm election day morning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR4CT7R
    May 29, 2016  

    The 475 pledged delegates at stake in the Democratic race for the presidential nomination in California will be awarded in proportion to the popular vote. But even if Hillary Clinton loses to Bernie Sanders, she is likely to clinch the nomination, since she only needs 73 to go over the top. Christina Bellantoni, L.A. Times’ assistant managing editor for politics, joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss. Continue reading

  • Medical marijuana plants are pictured as they dry in the Los Angeles area. Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
    May 29, 2016  

    As the unemployment rate drops across the country, employers are running into another problem – finding potential job candidates who will take and pass drug tests. Even though the country is amid an opioid epidemic, employers say marijuana has been the biggest hurdle. New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes talks to Hari Sreenivasan about her reporting on the issue. Continue reading

  • Shi'ite fighters and Iraqi security forces advance towards Falluja, Iraq, May 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani - RTSFX33
    May 28, 2016  

    The Islamic State’s most recent advances in northern Syria are some of the group’s biggest in two years, according to human rights leaders. And for the sixth day in a row, Iraqi forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, battled militants in and around Fallujah, less than 40 miles from Baghdad. For more on the situation on the ground in Iraq, Washington Post reporter Missy Ryan in Baghdad joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss. Continue reading