WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Thursday of a potential shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security because of a congressional impasse over immigration.
WASHINGTON — Democrats have selected Philadelphia as the site of the party’s 2016 national convention, choosing a patriotic backdrop for the nomination of its next presidential candidate. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Seeking war power authority for three years, President Barack Obama is setting up the prospect that his successor will become the third American president in a row overseeing U.S. military forces grappling with turmoil in the Middle East. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Senate is on track to confirm President Barack Obama’s pick to run the Pentagon. Continue reading
President Obama formally asked Congress for military authorization to fight the Islamic State, triggering the first war powers vote since 2002 with the invasion of Iraq. The proposal rules out “enduring offensive combat operations” and calls for a three-year time limit on the authorization. Jeffrey Brown gets reaction to the request from Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Sen. Tim Kaine, D.-Va. Continue reading
David Axelrod, once a political reporter who became a political advisor, was the chief strategist for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s successful presidential bid in 2008. He discusses his years in the Obama administration and his enduring optimism in his new book, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.” Axelrod joins Judy Woodruff to share his view of the president and the political system. Continue reading
Energy will be a key issue for the new Congress, and hydropower is one of the few areas of agreement between Democrats and Republicans. Legislative changes have made it easier to develop small-scale hydroelectric projects and both parties find it advantageous. Special correspondent Dan Boyce of Inside Energy reports on what else proponents are seeking from lawmakers. Continue reading