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  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks with reporters about President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters
    May 10, 2017  

    President Trump’s stunning move to fire FBI Director James Comey has left a wake of questions and condemnations from across the political spectrum. William Brangham recaps the reactions and the events leading up to the firing, then John Yang and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest from Capitol Hill and the White House. Continue reading

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    May 7, 2017   BY  

    The GOP hailed the American Health Care Act as a win for consumers, who may get more choices in insurance. But even some Trump voters are wary. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Donald Trump (C) turns to House Speaker Paul Ryan (3rdL) as he gathers with Congressional Republicans in the Rose Garden of the White House after the House of Representatives approved the American Healthcare Act, to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with the Republican healthcare plan, in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2017. Photo by Carlos Barria/REUTERS
    May 4, 2017  

    The American Health Care Act squeaked through the House of Representatives Thursday with a single vote to spare, the culmination of years of promises, days of tension and hours of heated debate. As House Speaker Paul Ryan made a plea to Republicans to pass the bill, Democrats insisted the vote was rushed, short-sided and will hurt millions of Americans. Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he presents the U.S. Air Force Academy football team with the Commander-in-Chief trophy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS14TXV
    May 2, 2017  

    President Trump has given a flurry of interviews in the past week and made a dizzying amount of news, offering controversial and sometimes contradictory comments on topics ranging from North Korea to the Civil War. Judy Woodruff tries parsing the president’s words with Lisa Desjardins, Yeganeh Torbati of Reuters and Julie Hirschfeld Davis of The New York Times. Continue reading

  • Protesters gather at McArthur Park for the May Day protest march in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot - RTS14OLW
    May 1, 2017  

    In our news wrap Monday, demonstrators in more than 200 cities took to the streets in massive May Day events, mostly directed toward President Trump’s policies. Also, the South and Midwest are bracing for more severe weather after powerful weekend storms killed at least 16 people. Continue reading

  • U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin departs from a meeting on tax reform with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (not pictured) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (not pictured) on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS13WVR
    April 26, 2017  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the Trump administration offered a tax reform plan that includes cutting corporate tax rates to 15 percent from 35 percent, consolidate income tax brackets, double the standard deduction and repeal the estate tax. Also, Congress moved closer to trying to prevent a government shutdown. Continue reading

  • File photo of President Donald Trump by Yuri Gripas/Reuters
    April 25, 2017  

    Numerous reports suggested overnight that President Trump is open to delaying a border wall down payment, leading Democrats on Capitol Hill to declare a kind of victory and see hope for avoiding a government shutdown. But even if the border wall issue drops away, other obstacles could still derail the spending bill. John Yang and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss those barriers. Continue reading

  • April 24, 2017  

    In our news wrap Monday, President Trump met with members of the U.N. Security Council at the White House, where he warned them that the situation in North Korea is “unacceptable” and stressed that they may need to take firm, new action. Also, former President Obama made his first public appearance since leaving office, urged compassion in dealing with illegal immigration. Continue reading

  • April 24, 2017  

    With Congress back in session, lawmakers are facing an end-of-the-week deadline in order to keep the government funded and avoid a shutdown. Meanwhile, President Trump is demanding funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Lisa Desjardins and John Yang join Judy Woodruff to discuss what could be at stake in the shutdown showdown. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks April 21 during a signing ceremony with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein.
    April 21, 2017  

    The White House announced that efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will resume this weekend, ahead of Congress’ return to Washington. John Yang joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the “glimmer of optimism” surrounding new reform language, some confusion about the timetable for getting it passed, as well as the threat of a government shutdown. Continue reading