Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Jim Lehrer in a newsmaker interview Tuesday that scars of the financial crisis are continuing to drag on the economy but said steps taken by the administration helped stabilize business conditions and home prices. Geithner … Continue reading
Gen. David Petraeus, the newly appointed U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testified that the U.S. faces a long-term commitment to the war in Afghanistan. Gwen Ifill reports on the general’s endorsement by the Senate Armed Services Committee. Continue reading
Fresh off the passage of sweeping health care reform legislation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with Jim Lehrer Wednesday about the political battle over the bill, what it means for the American public and why lawmakers were so sharply divided … Continue reading
After Sunday’s historic vote on health care reforms in the House, Jim Lehrer talks to Speaker Nancy Pelosi about finding enough votes to pass President Obama’s signature domestic issue. Continue reading
As Iraq counts the ballots from Sunday’s parliamentary election, Jim Lehrer talks to Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, about how a new government may impact the security situation and the drawdown of U.S. troops. Continue reading
First lady Michelle Obama launched a nationwide campaign Tuesday to fight childhood obesity, part of her effort to encourage healthier habits and exercise in America’s young people. In an interview with Jim Lehrer at the White House, Mrs. Obama discussed … Continue reading
In an excerpt of an interview with Jim Lehrer, President Obama reflects on the outcome of the Copenhagen climate talks, saying “people are justified in being disappointed about the outcome in Copenhagen.”
In an excerpt of a PBS NewsHour interview with Jim Lehrer, President Barack Obama reflects on compromises made in the push for health care reform.
In an excerpt of President Obama’s PBS NewsHour interview with Jim Lehrer, the president talks about the White House’s role in reconciling the House and Senate versions of health reform legislation. Watch the full interview on Wednesday’s NewsHour.
In an excerpt of President Obama’s PBS NewsHour interview with Jim Lehrer Wednesday, the president says of the Senate’s health care reform bill that while he is “never completely satisfied” he is “very satisfied,” with the measure at hand. Watch … Continue reading