President Obama met with more than a dozen congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle at the White House. To examine some of the tricky debates facing the president and the new Congress, Judy Woodruff talks to chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner and NewsHour political director Domenico Montanaro. Continue reading
U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch has emerged as the leading choice to be the next attorney general, but President Barack Obama does not plan to make a nomination until after a trip to Asia next week. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the Republican domination in the midterm elections, the impact of voter turnout, which policy items might offer opportunities for compromise and which might be political land mines. Continue reading
Republican Ed Gillespie has conceded the Virginia Senate race to the Democratic incumbent, Mark Warner. Gillespie says he won’t seek a recount in the tight race even though state law entitles him to one. Continue reading
Republican Ed Gillespie is facing a choice whether to concede the Virginia Senate race or fight on after Democrat Mark Warner claimed a narrow second-term victory. Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman, has not spoken publicly since Tuesday night, when he said he wanted the vote-counting process to play out. Continue reading
FBI Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation, a ruse the news organization says could undermine its credibility. In a letter Thursday to The New York Times, Comey said the agent “portrayed himself as an employee of The Associated Press” to help catch a 15-year-old suspect accused of making bomb threats at a high school near Olympia, Washington.
House Speaker John Boehner said that his job is to listen to the priorities of the American people. The GOP leadership outlined their new agenda, including authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline and revising the Affordable Care Act. Gwen Ifill talks to David Winston of the Winston Group and Frederick Yang of Hart Research Associates about the numbers and motivations behind who voted in 2014. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Republicans’ resounding victory gives them an opportunity to push legislation that’s been bottled up in the Democratic Senate, from targeting elements of President Barack Obama’s health care law to constructing the Keystone XL oil pipeline to rolling back environmental regulations.