Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk with Jeffrey Brown about last-minute attempts to wrangle a budget deal, what Republicans really want out of the negotiations and the political calculations for the president. Our political commentators also remember the late Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. Continue reading
In Clark County, Nevada, Chaparral High School’s turnaround program had administrators going door-to-door to bring dropouts back to the classroom. Photo by Mike Fritz/PBS NewsHour. Here’s a statistic we’ve reported on all year: One in four students drops out before … Continue reading
For loyal fans of the Doubleheader, this is the big enchilada. Each week this year we’ve talked to NewsHour regulars Mark Shields and David Brooks about the sport of politics and the politics of sports. We’ve conducted these chats far … Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss the week’s top political news with Judy Woodruff, including the president’s second-string Secretary of State John Kerry, House Speaker John Boehner’s fledgling following and the NRA press conference. Continue reading
Chimps socialize and snack at Chimp Haven. Image by Cameron Hickey. The NIH announced plans on Tuesday to move more than 100 chimpanzees from the New Iberia Research Center into retirement at Chimp Haven, a 200-acre chimpanzee sanctuary in Louisiana. … Continue reading
This artist’s concept shows one of the GRAIL satellites inserting itself into orbit. Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech. The twin GRAIL robots, the washing-machine sized satellites that have been zipping around the moon for nearly a year, will end their lives magnificently … Continue reading
John Lennon’s near-deportation in the 1970s exposed the standards upon which the Obama administration has built its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young undocumented immigrants who’ve grown up in the United States to stay in the country.
When Congress failed to pass the DREAM Act, President Obama issued the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The federal initiative has given young people, brought to the U.S. illegally before the age of 16, the chance to defer deportation. Ray Suraez profiles three young immigrants who have applied for the program. Continue reading