July 2012

PBS NewsHour: Obama Pushes Middle Class Tax Cut Extension

President Obama asked Congress Monday to extend for another year the Bush-era tax cut for middle class Americans, but presidential candidate Mitt Romney said the White House plan doesn't go far enough. NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni and Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report discuss the latest.

PBS NewsHour: U.S. Observes Sultry Fourth of July

Heat and hardship didn't stop Americans from celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday with parades barbecues and fireworks. But prolonged power outages, record high temperatures and wildfires made it a challenging Fourth of July for many. Gwen Ifill reports.

PBS NewsHour: Now Approved By FDA, At-Home Testing for HIV Virus May Save Lives

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first over-the-counter HIV test, which will soon allow Americans to learn whether they're infected with the virus in the privacy of their homes. Gwen Ifill discusses how the test works and its potential impact with Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health.