A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. Continue reading
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus join Judy Woodruff to discuss President Obama’s call to arms on immigration, a lawsuit by the Republican House over the president’s health care law and a look ahead at the 2016 presidential race. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — House Republicans have sued the Obama administration over steps President Barack Obama took to put his health law into place. Continue reading
Following President Obama’s speech on immigration, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., questioned the president’s legal authority to implement his plan. Referring to Obama’s past actions on the issue, Issa said, “Well, you don’t sink a ship and then talk about patching the hull.” Judy Woodruff gets reaction from the congressman. Continue reading
After President Obama’s address to the nation on immigration, the GOP is gearing up to push back against the plan, said Washington Post reporter Robert Costa in a conversation with Gwen Ifill. While Democrats were excited by the potential for connecting with Hispanic voters in 2016, Costa predicted that Republicans could retaliate by refusing to approve government funding, set to expire Dec. 11. Continue reading
President Obama addressed the nation Thursday night to announce his plan to change the nation’s immigration system through executive action. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff get reaction from New York Times columnist David Brooks, who argues the president is tackling the problem in the wrong way, and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, who says there is nothing unconstitutional about these actions. Continue reading
Brushing aside Republican outrage, President Barack Obama is ordering far-reaching changes to the nation’s immigration laws that will allow nearly 5 million people now here illegally to avoid deportation. The administration is also setting new enforcement priorities that could make it easier for many more to stay. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — After years of wrangling with Congress over how to fix the country’s immigration system, President Barack Obama is ready to announce his plan to take action alone.
Just how far does he go? Who’s going to be covered? How do Republicans manage their anger?
A guide to what to watch for Thursday night: Continue reading