WASHINGTON — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans’ health care program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up the delays.
The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala are meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill amid a stalemate over the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Plagiarism report dampens Walsh’s election prospects Lawmakers still divided on border legislation Don’t discount third-party candidates Walsh confronts plagiarism charges: Sen. John Walsh already faced long odds to winning a full six-year term in November, … Continue reading
In Georgia, voters selected David Perdue as the Republican candidate for the Senate election in November. His Democratic challenger, Michelle Nunn, is a fellow political novice and the daughter of a well-known former senator. Political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Perdue’s strategy, the competitive race ahead and why voting turnout is at a historic low. Continue reading
Democrats are already expected to lose seats–both sides agree. The question is how many. If history is a guide, it could be very close as to whether Republicans wrest control of the Senate. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.
ATLANTA — Self-proclaimed political outsider David Perdue may not be able to hold onto that title for very long. The businessman bested longtime U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston for a second time Tuesday night. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Split decisions on health care law ‘Obamacare’ remains trip wire for Democrats David Perdue surprises with win in Georgia Senate GOP runoff Senate Democrats prep immigration proposal Split decisions: If the health care law could … Continue reading
The federal court of appeals based in Washington ruled that the Affordable Care Act does not allow policyholders who get insurance through the federal exchange to qualify for subsidies. A separate ruling, issued hours later by a federal appeals court in Virginia, said federal exchanges policies do qualify. Gwen Ifill talks to Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog.com. Continue reading