On the NewsHour

  • August 10, 2010   BY News Desk 

    HOUSE CLEARS $26 BILLION JOBS BILL| Congress made an early return from recess to vote in the jobs bill that is set to save teaching and public service jobs. Democrats claim 300,000 jobs will be saved, but Republicans say the … Continue reading

  • August 9, 2010   BY News Desk 

    SAFETY, ROLES OF AID WORKERS IN AFGHANISTAN | Following the killing of ten aid workers by the Taliban in Afghanistan, Jeffrey Brown talks to New York Times reporter Rod Nordling and International development expert Bar-Mock Paj-Walk. COMPETITIVE PRIMARIES IN COLORADO … Continue reading

  • August 6, 2010   BY News Desk 

    JOB NUMBERS: UNEMPLOYMENT STILL GRIM | The latest job numbers show the economy is struggling to get back on track. In July, the government cut 131 thousand temporary Census jobs and only about 71 thousand jobs were gained by the … Continue reading

  • August 5, 2010   BY News Desk 

    THE FUTURE OF THE COURT WITH KAGAN | The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court Wednesday. Kagan will be the third female judge on the Supreme Court joining justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor. Ray Suarez looks … Continue reading

  • August 4, 2010   BY News Desk 

    UPDATE ON OIL CONTAINMENT | BP reports the static kill is a success so far. Gulf Coast residents question a new government report that states around three-quarters of the spilled oil is already gone. Judy Woodruff gets an update on … Continue reading

  • August 3, 2010   BY News Desk 

    BP BEGINS ‘STATIC KILL’| BP engineers began a ‘static kill’ to shut down the source of the leaking oil once and for all in the Gulf of Mexico. Judy Woodruff talks to Joel Achenbach of the Washington Post for details … Continue reading

  • August 2, 2010   BY News Desk 

    OBAMA: IRAQ WAR ENDING ON SCHEDULE | President Obama spoke to a disabled veterans convention in Atlanta, touting progress in Iraq and affirming that the combat effort in the country is winding down. For more on the drawdown of U.S. … Continue reading

  • July 30, 2010   BY News Desk 

    RECORD DEATHS IN AFGHAN WAR | The deaths of six more U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan made for another record month of troop deaths and brought new attention on the dangers of roadside bombs known as IEDs. Ray Suarez speaks with … Continue reading

  • July 28, 2010   BY News Desk 

    PARTS OF ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW BLOCKED | On Wednesday, a federal judge in Arizona blocked key parts of the state’s high-profile immigration law from taking effect. Ray Suarez reports from Phoenix on the reaction to the ruling, then Gwen Ifill … Continue reading

  • July 27, 2010   BY News Desk 

    IMPACT OF LEAKED WAR DOCUMENTS | A day after the release of more than 75,000 classified Afghan war documents by WikiLeaks through popular newspapers, Washington is still feeling the impact of the massive leak. Jim Lehrer talks to Republican Sen. … Continue reading