Signaling a significant shift in U.S. foreign policy, President Obama announced plans Monday to lift some travel restrictions to Cuba for Cuban-Americans and to improve telecommunications with the island. A reporter details the decision.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced large cuts in the Pentagon budget that would slash spending on missile defense and traditional war technologies and increase funding for new weapons systems designed to fight insurgencies. An analyst discusses the changes.
House Minority leader John Boehner offers the GOP view on President Obama's budget, and describes the House GOP's alternative proposal.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he wants federal agencies to resume full scientific reviews of projects that could harm endangered wildlife and plants.
Vice President Dick Cheney looks back on the Bush administration's eight years in office, answers new questions on claims that the U.S. tortured terror suspects and assesses the challenges ahead for the Obama team.
This week, the White House announced an aid package to keep the Big Three afloat, and Gov. Rod Blagojevich denied accusations of plotting to sell President-elect Obama's senate seat. Mark Shields and David Brooks offer their analysis.
President Bush has unveiled a $17 billion automaker rescue plan that will force the companies to restructure in order to remain competitive. A White House economist and a congressman debate the package.
By PBS NewsHour
A peace deal in the long-running Israeli-Palestinian dispute is within reach, but unlikely to be negotiated before the end of the year, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday during a tour of the region…
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and National Review Senior Editor Ramesh Ponnuru discuss the presidential candidates' plans for the troubled economy and how voters are reacting as Election Day draws ever closer.
After the Justice Department issued a report to investigate the dismissal of nine U.S. attorneys, Attorney General Michael Mukasey appointed a criminal prosecutor. NPR's justice correspondent Ari Shapiro explains.
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