President Barack Obama says the political vacuum in Yemen hasn’t affected U.S. counterterrorism operations inside the Middle Eastern country. Continue reading
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is encouraging the main candidates in Nigeria’s upcoming presidential vote to accept the results and tamp down potential postelection violence in a country reeling from an al-Qaida linked insurgency. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including President Obama’s State of the Union agenda, a controversial invitation to the Israeli prime minister to address Congress and a fight among Republicans over a new abortion bill. Continue reading
About 12 million people across the U.S. have money socked away, in most cases by their parents, in special savings accounts meant to be used to pay for college.
On Tuesday, the White House broke a longstanding State of the Union tradition. Rather than distributing an embargoed copy of the President’s speech to the press and press alone, the address was made public on the blogging site Medium for everyone’s understanding, criticism and analysis.
The veto threats that President Obama has issued over the last three weeks are a microcosm of American politics, representing the roiling issues of the day, the power struggle playing out between Congress and the White House, and even the pique between the president and GOP congressional leaders. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama expressed condolences and offered sympathy Thursday to the people of Saudi Arabia upon the death of King Abdullah, an important ally and a major force in the Muslim world. Continue reading
HAVANA — Still at odds over human rights, the United States and Cuba closed two days of historic talks in Havana with some progress toward restoring diplomatic ties after a half-century of estrangement. Continue reading
PBS NewsHour’s political director Domenico Montanaro and political editor Lisa Desjardins, will be taking your 2015 State of the Union questions during a Twitter chat. Continue reading
Following up on the State of the Union, President Obama is sitting down with YouTube channel producers GloZell Green, Bethany Mota and Hank Green for an interview at the White House dubbed #YouTubeasksObama. The interview is part of the White House’s continue push to communicate the themes of the State of the Union with a broader and more digitally-native audience.