About Lisa @LisaDNews
Lisa Desjardins is a correspondent at PBS NewsHour.
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Nation Apr 17When can a president use military force? The answer is complicated
What are the real and theoretical limits on a president’s power to use military force?…
Politics Apr 09The 6 issues Congress is most likely to tackle before the midterms
Congress has 70 to 80 legislative days left before the election. Here are the issues with the best chances of seeing legislative action before voters head to the polls this fall.
Politics Mar 28A guide to Trump’s evolving legal teams
Having trouble following the lawsuits involving President Donald Trump? Here's a guide to the lawyers and legal cases surrounding the president.
Politics Mar 2215 important measures buried in the 2,000-page omnibus bill
Here’s a look at some specific proposals in the 2000-page omnibus spending bill.
Politics Mar 21What’s in the massive omnibus spending deal
Congressional leaders are finalizing the massive omnibus spending bill. Here's a guide to the spending package.
Politics Mar 19What you need to know about the massive spending, guns, and health care bill Congress hasn’t seen yet
Congress is facing another deadline this week as lawmakers rush to pass a spending bill to avoid another government shutdown.
Nation Mar 14A guide to the gun bills in Congress
Here's a look at the main proposals under consideration in Congress.
Politics Mar 12Close race in deep red Pennsylvania district is crucial enthusiasm test for both parties
Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district, where Pittsburgh suburbs give way to industrial towns and farmland, is reliably red, with a majority of voters having cast their ballots for President Trump. But the special election fight between Rick Saccone and Conor Lamb…
Politics Feb 28Which gun control proposals actually have a chance of becoming law?
What exactly is on the table legislatively in Washington when it come to changing gun laws and school safety?…
Politics Feb 23Rick Gates pleads guilty to two charges, cooperates with Mueller in Russia probe
The deal would make Gates the third campaign or White House staffer to cooperate with the Russia investigation headed by special counsel Robert Mueller, rather than face potential jail time.