President Obama and Republican leaders met Tuesday in an effort to foster bipartisanship after the midterm elections handed the GOP control of the House. Judy Woodruff discusses the meeting with presidential senior adviser David Axelrod, who said the White House…
Following on the heels of the bipartisan deficit commission chairmen's recommendation of drastic cuts, former Republican Sen. Pete Domenici and former White House Budget Director Alice Rivlin presented a new take on how to reduce the deficit and warned of…
Lawmakers moved closer to passing sweeping reform of the financial system as a Senate panel approved new regulations for the complex derivatives market with the backing of GOP Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa. Jeffrey Brown talks to experts about derivatives…
In other news Wednesday, a jobs bill passed the Senate with some bipartisan support and a new economic report indicates that wholesale prices plunged in February because a big drop in energy prices offset higher food costs.
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.
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 indicated he is looking at four Republican health care reform proposals before unveiling his plan tomorrow. Also, the Department of Transportation considers new brake regulations stemming from the Toyota recall.
As Democrats prepare to move ahead with health reform, Kwame Holman offers a primer on how they may use Senate rules to advance the legislation without Republican support.
President Barack Obama clashed with Republicans over the merits of health care reform legislation during a televised summit Thursday. Judy Woodruff talks to health and policy reporters about whether the summit will move health legislation forward.
President Barack Obama convened a televised summit on health care reform legislation Thursday. Judy Woodruff reports.
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