As the 113th Congress drew to a close, long-term lawmakers who are stepping down offered farewells and final thoughts about the state of American politics, as well as issues ranging from campaign finance to supporting veterans. Political editor Lisa Desjardins listens in. Continue reading
He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he’s a black man who has been mistaken for the valet and worries his daughters could face stereotypes. “There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys,” Obama told People magazine in an interview out Wednesday. That happened to him, he said. Continue reading
Your move, everyone else: If you can get past the idea for a minute of a potential Bush-Clinton showdown and American political dynasties, Jeb Bush taking a step forward for the 2016 presidential campaign was a major move Tuesday. He … Continue reading
With a little less than two years to go before the 2016 election, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced on social media that he is actively exploring a run for president. Judy Woodruff talks to Philip Rucker of The Washington Post and Susan Page of USA Today to discuss the strategy behind the move and what advantages or disadvantages he may encounter in a presidential contest. Continue reading
The PBS NewsHour spoke with Washington Post’s Dan Balz on Jeb Bush’s potential quest for the White House, the first steps politicians take to jump start a presidential campaign and the possibility of another Bush-Clinton bout. Continue reading
No longer impeded by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack Obama’s top judicial nominations this year, a total that would be the highest for any president in two decades.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will sign legislation slapping new sanctions on Russia and providing weapons and other aid to Ukraine despite White House concerns that military assistance will further escalate the conflict, the White House said Tuesday. Continue reading
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday took his most definitive step yet toward running for president, announcing plans to “actively explore” a campaign and form a new political operation allowing him to raise money for like-minded Republicans. Continue reading