Tea Party supporters in the House pushed a "Cut, Cap and Balance" program on Monday, demanding a vote even though the House plan has little chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Kwame Holman reports on the debt-ceiling stalemate and the Senate's…
When it comes to addressing the U.S. debt crisis, there seem to be two parallel universes, operating just a few blocks away from each other in Washington.
As the 111th Congress reconvened on Capitol Hill, Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., was found guilty of ethics violations while GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell reversed his stance on earmarks. Gwen Ifill has more details.
As President Obama pushed for Congress to complete health care reform legislation in the next few weeks, Jim Lehrer talks to Washington Post reporter Ceci Connolly and political analyst Norm Ornstein about the tactics Democrats might use to try to…
President Obama said Wednesday he wants a final up or down vote on health care reform, and Democratic leaders say they are ready to push the measure through without bipartisan support if necessary. Jeffrey Brown reports.
In other news Tuesday, President Obama issued another challenge to Republicans in Congress to cooperate on a host of issues, and also warned Iran over its nuclear program.
In his first State of the Union, President Obama said he plans to focus his second year in office on jobs, and renewed his call for more civility in Washington. Judy Woodruff leads a panel of experts about what the…
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks break down the top stories of the past week, including the twists and turns of the Copenhagen climate summit.
The Obama administration plans to send some Guantanamo Bay detainees to an underused prison in rural Illinois. Republican lawmakers denounced the plan, while local residents anticipate an economic boom.
While health care reform passed a key Senate hurdle over the weekend, the legislation still faces a full-scale floor debate. Judy Woodruff asks former secretaries of health to preview the road ahead for President Obama's top domestic priority.
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