The latest battle over U.S. federal funding is a tug-of-war over disaster aid. Judy Woodruff discusses the battle, and fears that it could lead to a government shutdown, with The Wall Street Journal's Naftali Bendavid.
House Speaker John Boehner offered his first major response to President Obama's new American Jobs Act in a speech Thursday. Jeffrey Brown discusses the politics of job creation with Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.
Daley: U.S. Default 'Will Not Happen'…
By Quinn Bowman
In the first expansion of a federal hate crimes law since 1968, President Barack Obama signed a bill Wednesday that extends hate crime protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
By Talea Miller
President Barack Obama will call Congress to a "season for action" on health care Wednesday night, urging lawmakers to set aside partisan gamesmanship in favor of drafting reform legislation, according to excerpts released by the White House.
Paul Solman: The third in this week’s series of conversations with economist Simon Johnson has to do with the cap and trade debate — whether cap and trade is a good idea, the feasibility of a carbon tax, and…
By Business Desk
Question: Is there any talk of reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act? Paul Solman: For those who can’t remember as far back as 1933, Glass-Steagall was an act of Congress passed only three months after President Roosevelt took office and…
By Admin and PBS NewsHour
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed President Barack Obama's $819 billion economic stimulus package by a vote of 244-188 Wednesday, with Republicans unanimous in opposition.
By PBS NewsHour
In a move lauded by gun control advocates and Senate Democrats, Republican leaders have decided to allow consideration of more gun control amendments to the juvenile crime bill currently under consideration.
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