As Justice John Paul Stevens prepares for retirement, Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal and constitutional scholars Kathleen Sullivan and John McGinnis about the possible candidates to replace him and the Senate confirmation battle that…
After Sunday's historic vote on health care reforms in the House, Jim Lehrer talks to Speaker Nancy Pelosi about finding enough votes to pass President Obama's signature domestic issue.
In a newsmaker interview, Judy Woodruff talks to senior White House adviser David Axelrod about the long political push to pass health care reform, the role of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and what public opinion polls say about the overhaul.
House and Senate Democrats moved a step closer to final agreement on health care legislation with hours of closed-door negations Thursday. Jim Lehrer talks to NPR reporter Julie Rovner about the price tag and the hurdles facing the bill.
Columnists Mark Shields and Michael Gerson sort through the top political stories of the past week, including the pressure on Democrats to pass health care and how well Obama's cabinet members are helping moving his political agenda.
The Democratic Party faced a tough week in Congress over party divisions over abortion language in health care reform legislation and ethical inquiries in the Empire State. Ray Suarez reports.
In other news, the Senate approved Ben Bernanke for a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Senate Democrats also voted to boost the federal debt ceiling by nearly $2 trillion.
In other news, Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Baghdad Friday hoping to ease tensions before the March elections, and Britain raised its terror threat level to "severe."…
Abortion opponents scored a victory Saturday night as the House passed a health care reform bill that includes strong anti-abortion language. Two advocates give their take on the bill and what comes next as the focus shifts to the Senate.
After narrowly passing the House late Saturday, the focus of the health care reform push now moves to the Senate, where a range of issues, including the public option, and how the bill treats abortion, may prove contentious topics of…
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