Washington Post columnists Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the legacy of mistrust that laid the groundwork for unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as the shifting U.S. stance on pursuing the Islamic State group after the murder of American journalist James Foley. Continue reading
Reid was addressing the city’s Asian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday when he told the audience, “I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are.” Continue reading
President Barack Obama as of Friday has spent all or part of 138 days on vacation, less time away from the White House than his predecessors. Here’s a look at how they compare. The totals exclude trips to the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland mountains. Continue reading
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell returned to the stand in his public corruption trial, describing in detail how relations with his wife had broken down in order to show that the couple could not have jointly engaged in a criminal conspiracy. If convicted, the one-time rising star in GOP politics could face as much as 20 years in prison. Judy Woodruff learns more from Craig Carper of WCVE. Continue reading
Hashtag activism is a term coined to describe the use of viral hashtags on social media to raise awareness and foster discussion about specific issues and causes, but can it affect real change? Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Obama talks tough on ISIL McDonnell begins testimony in corruption trial Pryor touts support for “a law” that happens to be the Affordable Care Act The Iraq box: President Barack Obama said Wednesday the world … Continue reading
At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy’s nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.