The Obama administration has so many urgent items on its agenda, it is inevitable that other things get shoved aside, including nuclear standoffs and territorial disputes on the other side of the world. Into this world of multiple distractions has walked Caroline Kennedy, heir to the Camelot legacy and now U.S. ambassador to Japan. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Border crisis in focus again But solutions are stuck in Congress House committee passes anti-Obama lawsuit; Democrats aim to use it politically Ryan, Rubio try to strike sympathetic tones on poverty Obama meets with Central … Continue reading
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.