Nation

  • February 3, 2012    

    It might be the first time in the history of the NewsHour that we used that word in a headline, but that’s what you may have come to expect from The Doubleheader, where we talk about the sport of politics … Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012  

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Thursday tried to clarify a remark by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta suggesting an early U.S. transition out of its combat mission in Afghanistan. Carney said the statement shouldn’t be considered as an announcement about a decision. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012  

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney tried Thursday to downplay Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s remarks suggesting an early U.S. transition out of combat in Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff discusses a potential end to combat operations in 2013 with retired Army Gen. Jack Keane and Celeste Ward Gventer of the University of Texas. Continue reading

  • January 26, 2012  

    Working to cut nearly $490 billion over the next decade, the Pentagon announced Thursday plans to create a leaner military by reducing ground forces, buying fewer weapons and postponing production of other defense systems. Jeffrey Brown discusses the new budget plans with Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2012    

    Romance. Drama. That’s what drives telenovelas, Latin American soap operas, one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the world, with hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide. Telenovelas — literally television novels — have some things in common with … Continue reading

  • January 25, 2012  

    Members of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 staged a dramatic rescue early Wednesday, freeing two aid workers, including one American, held hostage by Somali captors. Jeffrey Brown reports on emerging accounts of another operation unfolded in secret — SEALs parachuting into Somalia, surprising sleeping captors and killing nine kidnappers. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2012  

    Members of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 freed two kidnapped aid workers, including one American, early Wednesday — whisking them away from their captors in Somalia. Jeffrey Brown discusses the kidnappers’ motives and how the operation unfolded with NPR’s Tom Bowman and the Atlantic Council’s Peter Pham. Continue reading

  • January 24, 2012  

    At his sentencing hearing Tuesday, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the remaining Marine charged in the 2005 Haditha killings, expressed sorrow for the victims, and said he hadn’t meant for his men to kill innocent Iraqis. Margaret Warner discusses his plea deal with two retired Marines, Lt. Col. Gary Solis and Capt. Bing West. Continue reading

  • January 24, 2012  

    A military judge on Tuesday recommended 90 days of confinement and reduction in rank for Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the remaining Marine charged in a case that shook Iraq and the U.S. — the gunning down of 24 civilians in Haditha in 2005. However, because of a pre-trial agreement, he will serve no time. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • January 20, 2012    

    The first edition of the Doubleheader for 2012 is here. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks tackle Topic No. 1 of the debates in South Carolina last night. If you missed the debate — and … Continue reading