Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about why a human trafficking bill is standing in the way of a Senate confirmation vote for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, what happened when Jeb Bush and Scott Walker recently tested the waters in New Hampshire and whether voters care about scrutiny over Hillary Clinton’s email.
by Manu Raju, Jake Sherman, John Bresnahan | POLITICO
In December, at a meeting of the raucous Republican Study Committee in the basement of the Capitol, Georgia Rep. Tom Price made a recommendation he hoped would help resolve an uprising in his party over President Barack Obama’s immigration orders.
With just days before the deadline to fund Homeland Security, it’s congressional Republicans who are divided over blocking President Obama’s immigration reform efforts and avoiding a shutdown. Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the political battles at the Capitol.
The Senate moved quickly Wednesday to break an impasse over financing the Department of Homeland Security, laying bare tensions between House and Senate Republicans as they searched for a way to avert a partial shutdown of the agency.
For all the talk of Republican House Speaker John Boehner being trapped by the quarrel over funding the Homeland Security Department, he holds a potential escape key, if he's willing to use it: cooperative Democrats.
White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is one of the most controversial figures in President Donald Trump’s administration. And in a new bestselling book — Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency — Joshua Green takes readers inside the mysterious, up-and-down relationship between the president and his populist guru.