President Obama on Monday will send Congress a nearly $4 trillion budget that seeks to increase federal spending aimed at middle-class Americans and offset the price tag through higher taxes on the well-off.
In a crowded hearing room in Washington Wednesday, Loretta Lynch faced hours of questioning in her bid to become attorney general. If confirmed, she would be the first African-American woman to serve in that post.
President Obama’s most recent job approval ratings may help explain why he decided so swiftly that reducing the tax benefits of a popular college savings plan – a proposal he’d made earlier this month – had become an unwanted “distraction” and should
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen has covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.