There were testy exchanges and blunt talk in a Senate hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement. Republicans criticized the deal, and suggested that even if it passes Congress, it could be rolled back by the next administration. Secretary of State John Kerry fought back, saying that the consequences of rejection would be a “big green light” for Iran to increase uranium enrichment. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading
Twenty-five years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, prohibiting employment discrimination and guaranteeing access to public places and transportation. For a look at the progress and the challenges, Judy Woodruff talks to U.S. Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann, Tatyana McFadden, a Paralympic wheelchair racer, and Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I. Continue reading
In our news wrap Tuesday, President Obama invoked the drive to go to war with Iraq in describing why some politicians and pundits are fervent in their opposition to the Iran nuclear agreement. Also, a Jordanian uncle of the man who attacked military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has been in custody overseas. Continue reading
Former Sen. Rick Santorum, a Republican presidential candidate, sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss his track record on national security and why he opposes the Iran nuclear agreement, navigating a crowded field of GOP contenders, how he thinks America can address high child poverty, plus his take on Donald Trump and the issue of immigration reform. Continue reading
He is the grandson of coal miners and immigrants and a prodigy politician who won his first election at age 24 (state senate). John Kasich spent nearly two decades in Congress and won re-election as Ohio governor by a whopping 30 points last year. He helped write the country’s first balanced budget in decades (1997), wrote three New York Times bestsellers and once was kicked out of a Grateful Dead concert for trying to get on stage. Here is where John Kasich stands on 10 key issues. Continue reading
Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today join Gwen Ifill to discuss the campaign disruption of Donald Trump, who offered controversial remarks about Sen. John McCain and religion over the weekend, plus demonstrators disrupt Democratic candidates speaking at the Netroots Nation conference. Continue reading
A hidden camera video showing a Planned Parenthood staff member discussing the transfer of fetal tissue has enflamed the longstanding abortion debate; conservative lawmakers have called for investigations. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports, offering a look at the unedited version of the video. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including reactions to the Iran nuclear agreement, recent controversy over Planned Parenthood, the entrance of Gov. Scott Walker into the 2016 presidential campaign and more. Continue reading
For me, by far the most eye-opening revelation in the early stages of this 2016 campaign is the sheer breadth of diversity in the field.
Count it up. Two women. Two Cuban Americans. One African American. Candidates hailing from California to New Jersey; from Vermont to Texas.
Some of them aren’t even millionaires. Continue reading