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Politics Jan 09As shutdown wears on, 5 stories from federal workers and their families
In interviews with the PBS NewsHour, dozens of government workers and those around them expressed frustration with the shutdown and its impact on their daily lives.
Politics Jan 025 reasons why this shutdown is worse for federal workers
Politicians have argued that the current government shutdown is less disruptive than past shutdowns because just nine of 15 cabinet agencies — and approximately 15 percent of federal civilian workers — have been affected. But this still leaves some…
Politics Dec 03Friends, former aides remember what made George H.W. Bush ‘the kind of person I want as president’
Here are some recollections about Bush, World War II veteran and 41st president, from some of the people who knew him best.
Politics Aug 27Despite losses, McCain’s spirit was ‘never broken,’ says former defense secretary
Judy Woodruff looks back on the prolific and storied career of Sen. John McCain, from his military heroism to two disappointing presidential campaigns to a reputation as a party maverick. Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen was a close friend…
Politics Aug 24A second top Trump associate receives legal immunity
In exchange for immunity, the Trump Organization's chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, will reportedly talk to investigators about the reimbursements he helped arrange to Michael Cohen. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor experienced in trying…
Politics Aug 22How are Republicans and Democrats reacting to Cohen and Manafort charges?
Fallout continued today after a guilty plea and a guilty verdict for two men with close ties to President Trump in federal court on a combined 16 counts, ranging from tax fraud to campaign finance violations. Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins…
Politics Aug 15A handful of firsts, an upset and a surprise concession in Tuesday’s primaries
Democrats nominated several potentially history-making candidates Tuesday, including the first transgender candidate for governor. For Republicans, the night ended with a surprise concession, while another ex-governor’s comeback bid ended in defeat.
Politics Aug 13Omarosa: I never signed that ‘draconian’ White House nondisclosure agreement
“A racist, a bigot and a misogynist.” Those are just some of the explosive claims made against President Trump by his long-time associate and former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman in her new book, “Unhinged.” She joins Judy Woodruff…
Politics Aug 03Key takeaways from the Tennessee primaries
Thursday's gubernatorial primary in Tennessee was the most expensive in state history. Businessman Bill Lee won the GOP nomination, and will face former Democratic Nashville Mayor Karl Dean in the fall.
Politics Aug 01What to watch in Tennessee’s primaries
The four Republican candidates for governor in Tennessee have gone through a bruising fight, clashing over immigration, promises to drain the swamp and gun rights.