SAN JOSE, Calif. — President Barack Obama is showcasing Wal-Mart, often a target of labor groups and other Democratic constituencies, to promote advances in energy efficiency in his broader campaign to confront climate change. Obama on Friday was to announce … Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Koch group to drop $125 million in 2014 House approves formation of Benghazi committee New Jersey budget issues raise questions for Christie 2016 name to watch: Mike Pence Kochs plan to spend big: To the … Continue reading
The House of Representatives moved to form a special committee to investigate the attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. House Speaker John Boehner says there are valid questions to pursue over the Obama administration’s role in the aftermath, but some Democrats dismiss the efforts as politically motivated. Robert Costa of The Washington Post joins Judy Woodruff for more. Continue reading
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, received compliments from both sides of the aisle when she faced a Senate panel Thursday. If confirmed, Burwell would succeed Kathleen Sebelius, whom Republicans have roundly criticized for the botched health care rollout. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
With a Senate majority in reach, the Republican Party and its allies are using campaign cash, positions of influence and other levers of power to defuse what they consider challenges by weak conservative candidates before the 2014 midterm elections and the 2016 presidential race. Continue reading
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is brushing aside calls for his resignation in the wake of reports of 40 deaths because of delayed treatment at a Phoenix VA hospital.
Today in the Morning Line: House GOP targets IRS, Benghazi Benghazi: All about the base and Clinton? Republicans split on fundraising off Benghazi 2014 watch: Aiken waits while Tillis regrets ‘divide and conquer’ comments House holds Lerner in contempt: The … Continue reading
On Tuesday, voters headed to the polls for midterm election primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio. Republican contenders backed by the Washington establishment, like Senate candidate Thom Tillis in North Carolina, and incumbents like House Speaker John Boehner, made a good showing. NewsHour political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill to make sense of the results. Continue reading