Shields and Brooks

  • June 27, 2013   BY Cindy Huang  

    NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez spoke to a family faced with the challenges of having mixed immigration status in the United States. He spoke to them, an immigration reporter and a lawyer in a Google Hangout Thursday. Crystal Mendez met her … Continue reading

  • June 27, 2013  

    With 68 votes, the U.S. Senate approved a sweeping overhaul of the country’s immigration system for the first time in almost 30 years. The bill will create a pathway to citizenship for some 11 million people currently living in the country as undocumented residents. Ray Suarez reports on the bill’s passage. Continue reading

  • June 25, 2013   BY Jenny Marder  

    Watch President Barack Obama’s announcement of his new climate plan. Update: 2:30 p.m. ET | With sweat glistening on his forehead in the balmy Washington, D.C., heat, President Obama outlined a sweeping new climate plan Tuesday that he said proves … Continue reading

  • June 24, 2013   BY Kwame Holman  

    Photo by Karen Bleier/ AFP/ Getty Images. As the Senate floor buzzed Thursday afternoon over the Republican-sponsored border security amendment aimed at expanding the GOP vote for immigration reform, veteran GOP strategist Whit Ayres wanted to know if the deal … Continue reading

  • June 24, 2013   BY Irina Zhorov and Fronteras  

    Visitors to the Parque EcoAlberto in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo await instructions for their fake illegal broder crossing. Photo by Irina Zhorov/Fronteras An unusual amusement park attraction in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo offers visitors the thrills … Continue reading

  • June 21, 2013   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, thank you so much for participating in a special live edition of the Doubleheader, the show where we talk about the sport of politics and the politics of sport with syndicated columnist Mark Shields … Continue reading

  • June 21, 2013   BY Jenny Marder  

    The nearside of the moon. Photo by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera. A message to the skywatchers: tilt your head back after nightfall on Sunday, and you’ll see the closest full moon of the year — a phenomenon known as … Continue reading

  • June 21, 2013  

    A provision of the proposed immigration legislation would require immigrants to prove they’re learning English before they can become permanent residents. Ray Suarez gets debate on the issue from Georgetown University’s Barbara Mujica and Max Sevillia of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Continue reading

  • June 21, 2013  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week’s top political news with Jeffrey Brown, including the failure of the farm bill, the progress of immigration reform in the Senate and its prospects in the House, plus President Barack Obama’s speech about nuclear arms in Berlin. Continue reading

  • June 20, 2013  

    A bipartisan group of senators have worked out a potentially critical compromise for the immigration reform bill. Reform supporters said they had met demands for greatly expanded policing of the border with Mexico. Ray Suarez talks with two lawmakers shaping the legislation: Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. Continue reading