House Majority Leader Eric Cantor speaks at a GOP event Thursday. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call The stalemate over funding the government might appear at first glance to be a test of wills between two political parties. But as … Continue reading
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top political news, including the lack of progress being made to end the government shutdown, the upcoming debt ceiling fight and how recent dysfunction is set to amplify the nation’s poor opinion of Congress. Continue reading
UPDATE 6:15 p.m. EDT: D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said in a press conference earlier Thursday that the suspect in the Capitol Hill shooting has died.
Alice McDermott tells the story of an ordinary woman named Marie from childhood to death in her new novel, “Someone.” The narrative centers on a woman who is shy, plain, unremarkable on the surface, but has a very active internal life. Jeffrey Brown talks to McDermott about her inspirations for the character from her own life and about the creative process in writing the novel.
House Speaker John Boehner talks with White House press after meeting with President Obama and congressional leaders Wednesday. Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images Before they walked in, the White House made clear there would be no … Continue reading
Does open fighting between secular and Islamist factions of the Syrian opposition help the Assad regime? Ray Suarez talks to Greg Miller of The Washington Post and Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy about tensions among rebel groups and who is benefiting from arms and training supplied by the U.S. Continue reading
When a car hit the barricades at the White House, police confronted the female driver before she began a high-speed chase up Constitution Avenue. Their pursuit ended on Capitol Hill with gunshots fired by authorities. Gwen Ifill talks to Todd Zwillich of Public Radio International and WNYC about the dramatic and deadly incident. Continue reading
A notice from Federal agencies declares that the online drug marketplace called “The Silk Road” was seized on Wednesday. The Silk Road, the internet’s largest known marketplace for drugs and other illegal products, was shut down by several federal agencies … Continue reading
Naked mole rats’ long lifespan and resistance to disease may give us clues to living longer healthier lives. Photo by Brandon Vick/University of Rochester A naked mole rat will never win a beauty contest. But the nearly hairless rodents, with … Continue reading
The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (Dean J. Koepfler/Tacoma News Tribune/MCT via Getty Images) The prospects for a quick resolution to the shutdown dimmed Tuesday as neither side in the fight over funding the government appeared ready to blink. House Republicans … Continue reading