• A woman shouts slogans during a protest against the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump in New York City, U.S., February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTSZ7UC
    February 17, 2017  

    Three months since the election and a few weeks into the new Trump administration, recent public opinion polls show we live in a deeply divided country. So what are voters saying about the new president? William Brangham has a tale of two cafes in Texas, where he found strikingly different views and emotions about the state of politics. Continue reading

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    February 8, 2017  

    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan sits down with Judy Woodruff for an extended interview. They discuss Ryan’s relationship with President Trump, why he would never support a Muslim ban, finding common purpose with Steve Bannon, why he thinks restarting a relationship with Russia won’t work, plus Republican plans for tax reform, health care, infrastructure and more. Continue reading

  • Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (C) arrives for a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 1, 2017.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX2Z6SZ
    February 1, 2017  

    President Trump is touting the man he wants to join the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, named the night before at the White House. The president vowed to push him through, urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to use the “nuclear option” if Senate Democrats filibuster. Many Democrats are still outraged by Republican obstruction of President Obama’s choice. Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading

  • (L-R) U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan greet one another on stage during the 2017 "Congress of Tomorrow" Joint Republican Issues Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. January 26, 2017.  REUTERS/Mark Makela - RTSXJ2C
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    Republicans from the House, Senate and White House gathered in Philadelphia this week searching, among other things, for some agreement on how exactly to “repeal and replace” the federal health law. By the end of the second day of the three-day retreat, however, it was clear they were not yet singing from the same hymnbook. Continue reading

  • U.S. Representative Chris Collins is interviewed during the 2017 "Congress of Tomorrow" Joint Republican Issues Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. January 25, 2017.  REUTERS/Mark Makela - RTSXDOX
    January 25, 2017  

    Republican lawmakers are attending an annual retreat to outline an ambitious agenda to accomplish in the next 200 days, and to set the tone for collaboration with President Trump. Judy Woodruff talks with Lisa Desjardins, reporting from Philadelphia, on possible plans to pay for a border wall, major divisions on how to move forward on health care and more. Continue reading

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    January 20, 2017  

    It’s Day One of the Trump presidency. After the pomp of the day’s ceremony, what should we take away from the actions and rhetoric of the new president? Judy Woodruff gets reaction to President Trump’s unorthodox Inauguration Day speech and the broader outlook for his administration from syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and others.
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  • Attendees gather in the National Mall during Donald Trump's inauguration ceremonies to swear him in as the 45th president of the United States in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTSWJ0N
    January 20, 2017  

    Turnout may have been lower this Inauguration Day than the previous two, but attendees who did make the trip to the National Mall exhibited no shortage of enthusiasm. Lisa Desjardins speaks with out-of-town visitors hopeful that President Trump will usher in a resurgence of manufacturing jobs, stronger support for the military and an ability to overcome political gridlock, among other change.
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  • U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1SYAO
    January 12, 2017  

    President-elect Trump has said he would like to improve relations with Russia. But his choice for defense secretary, Gen. James Mattis, views Russia as America’s number one threat. What’s the reality of the White House-Kremlin dynamic? Steve Inskeep discusses with Evelyn Farkas, a former Defense Department official, and Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama talks with his advisor Valerie Jarrett upon his arrival back at the White House in Washington March 30, 2016.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSCWA2
    January 12, 2017  

    Continuing in our series of meetings with top officials in the Obama administration as it comes to a close, Judy Woodruff sits down with Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the president. She discusses his agenda successes and failures, her criticism that Republicans fell short in engaging in compromise, the new president-elect, the Obama presidential library and more. Continue reading

  • U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks to the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, U.S. December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTSVEXI
    December 12, 2016  

    Republican congressional leaders are calling for an investigation into Russia’s possible influence in the 2016 election. But on Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump dismissed the CIA’s conclusion that the Russians were trying to help him win, calling it “ridiculous.” John Yang reports on the allegations, as well as the president-elect’s challenge to the longstanding “One China policy.” Continue reading

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