WASHINGTON — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge.
In 18 states, recent court rulings have changed requirements in the weeks before Election Day. Special correspondent Kelley McHenry of UNC-TV reports on the confusion over the new regulations in North Carolina. Gwen Ifill sits down with Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today to discuss factors that could swing the vote. Continue reading
At 91 years old, former Sen. Bob Dole is still traversing his home state of Kansas to thank his supporters for five terms in the Senate. Judy Woodruff sits down with Dole to discuss how Washington has changed since he was in office, his activism for disabled Americans, President Obama’s foreign policy and what he expects from the upcoming election. Continue reading
The Obama administration named Ron Klain as the nation’s Ebola Response coordinator. The White House emphasized Klain, the former chief of staff to two Democratic vice presidents, was selected for his background as an implementation expert. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
Ron Klain, the president’s pick to coordinate the Ebola response, has been criticized for not having a background in public health. To assess the challenges and criticism facing Klain, Judy Woodruff talks to Pamela Cipriano of the American Nurses Association and Dr. Amesh Adalja of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Continue reading
Growing anxiety over Ebola in the U.S. prompted a House hearing to question the nation’s top health officials. Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner and others suggested that limits be placed on travelers coming from West Africa, but a White House spokesman dismissed the idea of a travel ban. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading
The papers include lists of talking points, questions prepared for media interviews and efforts to defend the president against impeachment, part of 10,000 pages of records being released from the Clinton administration. The documents did not appear to reveal any new information that might affect a potential Hillary Clinton campaign. Continue reading
The Washington Post reports that the man who jumped the fence and ran through the White House on Sept. 19 was tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent.
WASHINGTON — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday she takes full responsibility for the breach of White House security in which a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued. Continue reading