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  • March 21, 2017  

    Time is ticking before a crucial House vote on the bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are trying to close the deal, pushing for votes and privately telling members their jobs are at risk if they don’t pass a repeal bill. Their efforts come after pages of policy amendments were added in order to woo key groups. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff. Continue reading

  • Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing Mar. 21 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Joshua Roberts.
    March 21, 2017  

    It was an all-day interrogation for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, who fended off Democratic efforts to ferret out his views on hot-button issues. Judy Woodruff takes a close look at the day’s proceedings with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, Amy Howe of Scotusblog.com, Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Pam Karlan of Stanford Law School. Continue reading

  • March 20, 2017  

    While Democrats and Republicans pursued sharply different lines of questioning in a House Intelligence hearing Monday, ranking Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff focused in on contacts between Trump campaign advisors and Russian officials. Judy Woodruff talks with Schiff about his main takeaways from the hearing, as well as the credibility of President Trump and the intelligence community. Continue reading

  • March 20, 2017  

    On day one of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing, senators outlined partisan attacks for the week to come. While Republicans spent most of the hearing praising Gorsuch’s legal resume, Democrats knocked his constitutional philosophy as too rigid. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch speaks at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX31WPO
    March 20, 2017  

    Who is Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, and what does his career on the bench suggest about his beliefs? Jeffrey Brown looks back to offer a portrait of the judge, then Judy Woodruff examines his record with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, Tom Goldstein, founder of Scotusblog.com, former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement and Pam Karlan of Stanford Law School. Continue reading

  • March 17, 2017  

    Although leading Republicans are pushing to pass their Obamacare replacement bill next week, its impact on millions of Americans remains a point of worry. Some prominent interest groups directly involved in health care are expressing opposition to the plan. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. Andrew Gurman, president of the American Medical Association, about the group’s concerns. Continue reading

  • White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about U.S. President Donald Trump's budget Mar. 16 in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.
    March 16, 2017  

    Unveiled today, President Trump’s first federal budget embodies stark changes in federal spending priorities. The more-than $1.1 trillion proposal would cut funding to the EPA and the State Department by almost a third, while boosting spending for the Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs. John Yang takes a closer look. Continue reading

  • President Donald Trump delivers remarks Mar. 15 at the American Center for Mobility for American Manufactured Vehicles in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
    March 15, 2017  

    How important is it to get to the bottom of President Trump’s allegation that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower? Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union and Democratic strategist Karine Jean-Pierre join Judy Woodruff to discuss the state of investigations related to Russia, as well as political friction for the Republican health care bill and Mr. Trump’s 2005 tax return revealed. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2017  

    From both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue came talk of amending the GOP health care bill on Tuesday. New estimates released Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office bolstered opposition from Democrats and had some Republicans warning that the bill needs work. Judy Woodruff speaks with Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., a member of the House Freedom Caucus, about his reservations. Continue reading

  • A registered nurse prepares a trauma room in the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Reuters
    March 13, 2017  

    An analysis of the Republican health care bill was released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office, offering best estimates on cost, coverage and other issues. Among the takeaways are that 24 million fewer people would be insured after a decade, and it would reduce the deficit by more than $300 billion. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to take a look at the numbers. Continue reading