President Obama traveled to northern Virginia on Tuesday for the first of a weeklong series of town-hall meetings aimed at building support for his budget plan. The stop comes as two new polls revealed declining support for his presidency and a growing public anxiety about deficits and the economy. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
After deadly tornadoes pummeled states across the South and Midwest over the weekend, emergency workers assessed the devastation and continued to search for victims on Monday. Gwen Ifill discusses the storm’s aftermath with David Schrader of the American Red Cross. Continue reading
Margaret Warner talks with Republican Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell about the continued stalemate across the country between state legislatures and public-employee unions over benefit cuts, collective bargaining and budget deficits. Continue reading
Judy Woodruff begins a series of interviews with lawmakers facing involuntary retirement after losing in the November midterms. Up first, Virginia Tom Perriello, a one-term Democratic congressman, on how the next Congress should break through partisan gridlock. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown discusses the political and legal challenges of mandating Americans to pay for health coverage with White House health reform director Nancy-Ann DeParle and Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who filed a lawsuit against the federal mandate, which was later ruled unconstitutional by a judge there. Continue reading
In the latest in a spate of challenges to the sweeping health care reform law, a Virginia judge said certain provisions, including an individual insurance coverage requirement, were unconstitutional. Betty Ann Bowser reports then Gwen Ifill speaks with Neera Tanden of the Center For American Progress and attorney David Rivkin. Continue reading
Could a new ultra light car that promises to get 100 miles per gallon change the way we drive? Judy Woodruff reports on a group of mechanics and engineers who want to change modern day cars and win the $5 million X Prize. Continue reading
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is exhibiting more than 180 examples of the artist’s work in an exhibit called “Tiffany: Color and Light.’ The collection shows Tiffany’s ability to use layering and a wide breadth of colors to create a sense of movement.