In a newsmaker interview, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel talks to Jim Lehrer about the U.S.-Russia spy swap plan and the legal battle over immigration.
The Afghan capital was paralyzed for hours Monday as militants laid siege to Kabul, detonating explosives, hurling grenades and engaging security forces in a fierce gun fight.
Afghanistan's parliament delivered a stinging rebuke to President Hamid Karzai on Saturday after rejecting 17 or his 24 cabinet nominees. Margaret Warner speaks with Afghanistan's ambassador to the U.S., Said Jawad, about what the vote means for his country's already…
The number of cases of swine flu has grown to more than 1,000, spanning 20 countries, although there is some indication the spread of the virus is declining. Betty Ann Bowser provides an update on the situation.
A large number of sub-Cabinet positions across the federal government have yet to be filled, as the Obama administration carefully vets candidates for the Treasury Department and other agencies. A public service professor and New York Times reporter give an…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
President Barack Obama has named Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as his new choice to head the massive federal Health and Human Services agency.
In this reporter's notebook, NewsHour senior corresondent Judy Woodruff reflects on Sen. Judd Gregg's decision to withdraw his nomination for Commerce Secretary and on how President Barack Obama's stimulus bill has fared in Congress.
Commerce Secretary-designate Judd Gregg became the latest Cabinet nominee to withdraw from consideration, citing key differences with President Barack Obama on economic issues and the forthcoming Census. Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza discusses the development.
Two prominent Obama nominees, Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer, withdrew their nominations Tuesday over controversies surrounding tax lapses. Political reporters mull the impact.
While some of President Obama's Cabinet picks have sailed through confirmation, others have hit snags, such as Tom Daschle's recent admission of past tax mistakes. Analysts mull the pitfalls of cabinet-building.
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