Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the latest acts of terror by Islamic State, a speech by President Obama on the way religion, including Christianity, has been used to justify violence, and why some Republican politicians spoke against mandating vaccination in the wake of a measles outbreak. Continue reading
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Six-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller was forced to pull out of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships last night, following a harrowing crash during the Super-G race on the slopes of Beaver Creek, Colorado. Continue reading
In the 24-hour news cycle, the perils of even thinking about running for president are clear. For every ticket punched, there is a slippery spot that can trip you up in a flash. This week’s featured players: Paul and Christie. Continue reading
DENVER — As vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, they are finding unexpected allies in conservative Republicans. Continue reading
INDIANAPOLIS — President Barack Obama’s proposal to make two years of college free will get a key test Friday as he travels to Indiana, a red state where making college more affordable and increasing graduation rates are squarely in the spotlight. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — House Democratic lawmakers are clawing to get their views heard as Congress moves ahead on revising the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law and its annual school testing requirements.
They crowded into a small Capitol Hill hearing room Thursday for their own forum on changing the law in protest of Republicans’ handling of the issue. Votes on a GOP bill are anticipated soon. Continue reading
One of the potential criticisms of Jeb Bush as a presidential candidate is that he doesn’t have the “fire in the belly,” that he’s been out of the game. Well, he was no Fred Thompson at his speech and following Q&A Wednesday at the Detroit Economic Club. Bush came across as a man very much engaged. Continue reading
In an exclusive interview with Gwen Ifill on the PBS NewsHour, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said his new proposal would stop companies from blocking content or creating fast lanes on the Internet through paid priority. While “we don’t know what the Internet will look like in five years,” Wheeler told Gwen on Wednesday, his new proposal for the FCC would essentially create “a yardstick to measure what’s fair for consumers.” Continue reading
The Supreme Court is taking another look at President Barack Obama’s health care law, and this time it’s not just the White House that should be worried.