About Lisa @LisaDNews
Lisa Desjardins is a correspondent at PBS NewsHour.
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Politics Jun 21More than 2,300 children still separated from parents as GOP wrestles with immigration fix
President Trump's decision to sign an executive order stopping the separation of migrant families at the border met with mixed reactions. Advocates are deeply concerned that the order ignores the families who have already been split up, and fear children…
Politics Jun 20Trump makes abrupt about-face on family separation after intense pressure
President Trump relented on the widely condemned practice of splitting up undocumented families on Wednesday, reversing his decision with the stroke of a pen while seeming openly conflicted about the decision. Instead, his executive order would detain families together, as…
Politics Jun 195 things we know, 5 things we don’t know about family separation
There is significant concern and confusion over how and why the United States is separating immigrant families at the border. Let us add some clarity.
Politics Jun 14What’s in the House GOP’s new immigration proposal
House Republican leaders Thursday sent their members an immigration bill that will likely be Congress’ last significant chance before the midterm elections to address the status of “Dreamers."…
Politics Jun 14What the inspector general report reveals about Comey and the Clinton probe
After a 17-month investigation, the Department of Justice on Thursday released a 500-page report into how the agency, the FBI and then-director James Comey handled its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Here's what we learned.
Politics Jun 12House Republicans are working on a fix for family separation
House Republican negotiators are circling around ideas that would ensure that families seeking asylum are not divided while their cases are being processed.
World Jun 11Trump steps up attacks on Canada, key ally and largest U.S. export market
After leaving the G-7 summit in Quebec early, President Trump withdrew from the group's joint statement on trade and blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as "dishonest" for criticizing the U.S. tariffs and moving to retaliate. As Lisa Desjardins reports,…
Politics Jun 07The giant timeline of everything Russia, Trump and the investigations
The investigation into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election has grown dramatically in both size and scope. A complex probe from the start, it is now a nearly indiscernible blur of characters, charges and counter-charges. This timeline is a…
Politics Jun 01Why the sudden surge in veteran candidates?
Military veterans are running for Congress this year in record numbers, many for the first time. In New Jersey's 11th district, no fewer than four veterans, two in each party, are running for the open congressional seat. Lisa Desjardins reports…
Politics May 16Women, progressive Democrats score wave of primary wins. What will that mean for midterms?
Tuesday's primaries spanned the country and the political spectrum, from more liberal Oregon, to conservative Idaho and Nebraska, to swing-state Pennsylvania, where wins by women were particularly notable. Lisa Desjardins learns more from Dave Davies of WHYY in Philadelphia.