Julie Percha is a politics producer for PBS NewsHour.
Politics Jul 12Kasich: Trump’s ‘wrecking ball diplomacy’ causing deep resentment among vital allies
After President Trump’s departure from a tense NATO summit in Brussels, Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, says he is very concerned about the fraying of a relationship that has kept the peace for 70 years. “Words matter, approaches matter,” said Kasich,…
Politics May 31Outgoing ICE director says separating parents and children is ‘sad’ but part of the job
Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan says he sees a lot of sad situations with parents being separated from children, but he has a job to do. Homan, who has served under six U.S. presidents and will…
Politics Feb 01Overheard live at the GOP retreat
Congressional Republicans are holding a retreat in West Virginia this week to set the party's policy agenda for the upcoming year.
Politics May 02Retired coal miners get health care fix, but pension problems remain
On Monday, lawmakers announced they reached a permanent solution for miners by glomming a health care fix onto the new government funding bill on track for passage this week. Funding for the miners provision would rely on trade fees, called…
Politics Feb 07Executive power: A quiz
President Trump has been in office less than three weeks, but he’s already signed nearly two dozen executive orders. The flurry of actions on health care, immigration and other issues have generated a lot of attention — and some confusion…
Politics Jan 27Your cheat sheet for executive orders, memorandums and proclamations
Donald Trump has signed more than a hundred executive order since taking office on policies covering immigration, health care, abortion and trade. But what exactly do they mean? Is there a difference between an executive order and an executive action?…
Politics Oct 21Our politics team picks the strangest things on the campaign trail this week
In an exceptionally strange race, what are the strangest things that happened on the campaign trail this week? Members of our politics team offer their picks.
Politics Jan 05The nuance you may have missed in Obama’s gun control plan
President Barack Obama unveiled a series of measures to cut gun violence. But amid the news today, many critics ignored the nuance in his choice of words. The president referred to these measures as executive actions, not executive orders. Why?…
Politics Dec 06What did the candidates think of Obama’s national security address?
Following President Barack Obama’s address to the nation Sunday, the candidates jockeying to have his job in more than a year reacted to the president’s strategy for defeating ISIS and terror threats at home.
Politics Oct 28What’s at stake for tonight’s GOP debate?
Next, the GOP presidential hopefuls take the stage for their third debateWednesday in Boulder, Colorado, a town that is less-than-favorable to Republicans. Here’s your quick primer on Colorado’s political geography.