- Why Obama is seeking congressional OK for the fight against Islamic State, and what it will take to win it
The confirmed death of Kayla Mueller, another American hostage held by the Islamic State, comes as White House is reportedly preparing to ask for congressional authorization to fight the militant group. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner and political editor Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss what might go into the president’s resolution. Continue reading
Kayla Jean Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State militants, has been confirmed dead, her parents and the Obama administration said Tuesday. Continue reading
Don’t get us wrong, Morning Line is not painting a picture of blossoming bipartisanship at the U.S. Capitol. But, slowly, quietly, a few green shoots are sprouting, nearly unnoticed in the shadow of dark (also true) headlines about partisan divide. Continue reading
Gwen Ifill talks to Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report about early efforts by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to make an impact on the 2016 presidential race, plus what HIllary Clinton is doing behind the scenes. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The federal government on Monday pledged $3.2 million to help save the monarch butterfly, the iconic orange-and-black butterfly that can migrate thousands of miles between the U.S. and Mexico each year. In recent years, the species has experienced a 90 percent decline in population, with the lowest recorded population occurring in 2013-2014.
During a speech at the Detroit Economic Club last week, Jeb Bush veered from topics strictly fiscal. He touted his record improving Florida’s schools during his time in the governor’s office, including claiming that Hispanics in the state were “two grade levels ahead of the average.”
WASHINGTON — Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, a member of the U.S. Senate is asserting.
President Obama’s meeting today with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington is fraught with all kinds of geopolitical consequences. Continue reading
Americans’ views of President Barack Obama have improved slightly in the past two months, and opinions are more positive about the direction of the country and the health of the economy, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds. Continue reading
For years, some current and former American officials have been urging President Barack Obama to release secret files they say document links between the government of Saudi Arabia and the Sept. 11 attacks. Continue reading