washington

  • July 31, 2013  

    Federal Reserve board chairman Ben Bernanke will step down from his term in January, and Washington is already buzzing with discussion of who will replace him. Judy Woodruff sits down with David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal to discuss the importance of the Federal Reserve chief and why it matters who takes the helm next. Continue reading

  • July 30, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, Taliban militants freed more than 250 inmates after storming a prison in Pakistan overnight. Also, Israelis and Palestinians agreed to try to work out a final status peace agreement within nine months after two days of initial talks in Washington. Continue reading

  • July 29, 2013  

    Lindy Boggs died over the weekend at the age of 97. During her lifetime she was a woman of firsts: The former congresswoman was the first female to be elected from Louisiana and the first woman to chair a Democratic convention. She was also a mother of three, including former NewsHour congressional correspondent Cokie Roberts. Continue reading

  • July 29, 2013  

    After years of diplomatic deadlock, Israelis and Palestinians will return to the table to begin direct negotiations in Washington. But not all welcome the negotiations — protests have begun in Tel Aviv and the West Bank. Gwen Ifill reports on efforts by Secretary of State John Kerry to help jump start the peace effort. Continue reading

  • July 24, 2013  

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says he agrees with the 83 percent of Americans who believe that Congress can be doing a better job. In an exclusive sit-down with Judy Woodruff, Reid discusses what Congress can do to escape the current gridlock, as well as the president’s recent remarks about race in America. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2013   BY Simone Pathe  

    For 48 hours, the grass on the National Mall disappeared underneath a million white and grey “bones,” a symbolic mass grave on the footsteps of the U.S. Capitol. The One Million Bones project is a public art installation created to protest genocide and raise awareness of ongoing violence.
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  • May 27, 2013  

    In other news Monday, 11 car bombs swept through Baghdad, killing 66 people. The attacks were the latest wave of sectarian violence and targets were mostly in Shiite areas. Also, police in Britain have arrested a 10th suspect in connection to the murder of British solider Lee Rigby. Continue reading

  • March 15, 2013  

    The annual CPAC gathering brought together conservatives, activists and possible 2016 candidates tapped with the responsibility to reshape and re-energize the Republican party. Kwame Holman gets reactions from attendees and looks at why some prominent GOP leaders, like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, won’t be at the podium. Continue reading

  • March 1, 2013  

    Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan declared a state of fiscal emergency for Detroit, which is facing a deficit of more than $300 million and a possible state takeover. To learn more about this move and why it has been years in the making, Judy Woodruff talks with Christy MacDonald from Detroit Public Television. Continue reading

  • January 31, 2013  

    A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds the nation is increasingly distrustful of the federal government: 73 percent don’t have faith that lawmakers — members of Congress in particular — will do the right thing. Judy Woodruff asks Andy Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center, for more details and historical context. Continue reading