Kate Brown was sworn in Wednesday as Oregon’s governor following an influence-peddling scandal that prompted the resignation of fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber, who had been the state’s longest-serving chief executive before his swift fall from grace. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Scott Walker doesn’t have a college degree. Should anyone care? Nine presidents — two on Mount Rushmore — didn’t have college degrees But just one president in the last 114 years didn’t have one How … Continue reading
President Obama’s executive actions on immigration have been delayed after a federal judge in Texas ruled it didn’t follow proper legal procedure. Alan Gomez of USA Today and Stephen Legomsky of Washington University Law School join Judy Woodruff to discuss what may happen in the courts and how it affects the millions of people who were supposed to be shielded from deportation. Continue reading
Ash Carter, sworn in Tuesday as President Barack Obama’s fourth secretary of defense amid multiple global threats, pledged to offer his most candid strategic advice and carefully consider decisions about sending troops into harm’s way. Continue reading
Vice President Joe Biden says societies must offer an “affirmative alternative” to extremism for immigrant communities.
Today in the Morning Line: Federal judge halts Obama’s executive action the day before it’s set to take place Obama administration to appeal decision Americans disapprove of Obama’s handling of foreign policy Why Jeb Bush has to talk about the … Continue reading
What issues will influence what voters want in a president in 2016? Gwen Ifill talks to Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report about the current atmosphere of international insecurity, plus the significance of FBI chief James Comey’s recent speech on race and police. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance.