White House

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    November 27, 2014   BY  

    President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday’s basics: thyme-roasted turkey and honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing and oyster stuffing, braised winter greens and macaroni and cheese. And if there’s room for dessert, six pies: banana cream, coconut cream, pumpkin, apple, pecan and cherry. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama announced executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. Photo by Jim Bourg/Reuters
    November 20, 2014  

    Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.” Continue reading

  • Immigrant rights activists shout slogans in front of the White House on August 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Associated Press reports that the Obama administration's been sharply cutting the number of deportations since at least 2007. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
    November 19, 2014  

    President Obama will give a prime-time address to announce his plan to shield up to 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a potential confrontation with the Republican-led Congress over immigration reform and executive authority. Gwen Ifill gets debate on the president’s action from Frank Sharry of America’s Voice and Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law. Continue reading

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    November 7, 2014  

    President Obama met with more than a dozen congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle at the White House. To examine some of the tricky debates facing the president and the new Congress, Judy Woodruff talks to chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner and NewsHour political director Domenico Montanaro. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)   - RTR4D023
    November 5, 2014  

    At the White House, President Obama addressed the midterm election setbacks for his party and the potential for working with Republicans. Judy Woodruff asks Republican Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona and Democrat Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland whether they see potential for compromise and progress on controversial issues like immigration. Continue reading

  • A supporter walks past signs for Democrat Senatorial candidate Nunn before the results of the midterm elections race in Atlanta
    November 5, 2014  

    How did Republicans deliver their big win on election night? How did Democrats miss their goals on promoting issues and mobilizing voters? Gwen Ifill talks to Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report for a post-election analysis of the voting demographics. Continue reading

  • Brooklyn Bids To Host The Democratic National Convention
    November 5, 2014  

    Even as a long midterm campaign season comes to a close, politicians don’t have much time to breathe before the race for the White House in 2016. With a new party in control of Congress, what will the next big race look like? Judy Woodruff speaks with Democrat strategist Jeff Link and Republican strategist Doug Heye for what both parties can expect. Continue reading

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    October 29, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the World Health Organization reported that Ebola fatalities remain at just under 5,000, though the total number of cases now top 13,700. Also, an American nurse who returned recently from Sierra Leone vowed to challenge Maine’s quarantine policy, which requires her to stay at home despite testing negative for the disease. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama attends a campaign event with Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Gov. Mary Burke while at North Division High School in Milwaukee
    October 29, 2014  

    Lame-duck presidents don’t usually fare well at midterm elections. President Obama has mostly stayed away from the campaign trail, but with less than a week until Election Day, he’s joined the final push in states he’s won twice. Dan Balz of The Washington Post and presidential historian Michael Beschloss join Gwen Ifill to discuss the influence of presidents nearing the end of their tenure. Continue reading

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    October 24, 2014  

    New York health officials say an American doctor who contracted Ebola after treating patients in Guinea showed no symptoms for more than a week before falling ill. Dr. Craig Spencer has been isolated and his fiancee and two friends have been quarantined as officials trace his steps. Meanwhile, a nurse who contracted Ebola in Dallas has been declared virus-free. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading