Republicans this midterm season are claiming that President Barack Obama is an “imperial” president (while at the same time saying he’s feckless and weak, as the New York Times pointed out last month). One of the areas that has really rankled Republicans has been the president’s ramped up use of executive actions. Continue reading
In the 1975 book “Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall,” author Elizabeth Drew examined the players and the political upheaval behind Nixon’s fall from power. Now nearing the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, this classic piece of political journalism is being re-released. Judy Woodruff talks to Drew about the politician at the center of the infamous scandal. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has lost more emails connected to the tea party investigation, congressional investigators said Tuesday.
The IRS said last Friday it had lost an untold number of emails when Lois Lerner’s computer crashed in 2011. Lerner used to head the division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The prospect of the U.S. military returning to the fight in Iraq has turned congressional hawks into doves.
Lawmakers who eagerly voted to authorize military force 12 years ago to oust Saddam Hussein and destroy weapons of mass destruction that were never found now harbor doubts that air strikes will turn back insurgents threatening Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government and Baghdad. Continue reading
PITTSBURGH — Drawing attention to his economic policies and courting a key Democratic constituency, President Barack Obama is embarking on a two-stop day trip to highlight technological developments and to raise money for the Democratic Party from a newly energized gay community.
Obama arrived Tuesday afternoon in Pittsburgh, where he will visit a workshop designed to give entrepreneurs, inventors and creators the space and the tools to design and build their prototypes. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Obama’s first steps on intervention in Iraq US ‘open’ to coordination with Iran and airstrikes are possible Expect some fireworks with Hillary Clinton on Fox later The importance of Obama’s gay rights push Some troops … Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Cantor on Sunday shows, shocked by loss House leadership fight McDaniel tries to project momentum in Mississippi Romney back in the spotlight GOP rift: The Republican intra-party divide will again be in focus this week … Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the crisis in Iraq and how the United States should react, as well as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss and what that means for both parties. Continue reading
For the three days since Dave Brat took down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the GOP primary Tuesday, he’s been holed up in his suburban home, avoiding the reporters and TV trucks waiting out front. While the world wants to know more about the economics professor turned sudden tea party star, Brat’s in hiding, apparently unprepared for the tempest he unleashed. Continue reading