Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s retirement announcement, Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential prospects and U.S. involvement in the Yemen conflict.
By David Espo, Associated Press
Updated | 6:21 p.m. EDT: WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, the Senate voted, 59-38, to extend jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year. Capping a three-month struggle, the approval sends the legislation to a hostile reception…
As Bipartisan Immigration Reform Plan Debuts, an Emphasis on Flexibility…
Sens. John McCain suggested delaying Friday's presidential debate amid concerns over the nation's financial crisis as lawmakers sought to reach a compromise on a $700 billion government bailout plan. Kwame Holman reports on the latest news from the campaign trail…
This week, lawmakers questioned Attorney General-nominee Michael Mukasey's stance on torture tactics and Democratic presidential hopefuls stepped up attacks on front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton. Analysts Mark Shields and Rich Lowry discuss the week's developments.
Senate Democrats requested a perjury investigation for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales after testimony from FBI Director Robert Mueller raised questions about his credibility. Former Justice Department officials discuss the situation.
Senate Democrats are calling for a special counsel for investigation into the testimony of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. The NewsHour reports on the counsel, designed to look into perjury charges brought against Gonzales.
Senate Republicans moved to block the no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales proposed by Democrats. The NewsHour reports on what the resolution means for the White House.
Kyle Sampson, the former chief of staff to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that his former boss gave inaccurate statements when he said that he wasn't involved in the firing of U.S. attorneys.
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