In a 56-42 vote in the Senate, the GOP fell four votes shy of limiting debate on a bill containing a "trifecta" of parts, including a minimum wage increase and an estate tax cut, preventing a floor vote before the…
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives began a one month hiatus after working all night Friday to wrap-up legislation. Congressional writer Alan Ota discusses some of the contentious legislation debated on before the break.
On the day U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad asked the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for patience regarding a deadline for troop withdrawal from Iraq, Democratic senators Biden and Reed discuss possible exit strategies.
President Bush said larger than expected tax revenue has cut the federal deficit, validating his tax cuts. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and Wall Street Journal writer Stephen Moore debate what the new numbers mean for the health of the…
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the Iraq war debate in Congress over the deadline for withdrawal and the immigration issue.
By PBS NewsHour
In a symbolic move, the House passed a resolution that connected the conflict in Iraq with the global war on terrorism and rejected setting a deadline for withdrawing U.S. troops.
Voters went to the polls in eight states Tuesday, casting ballots in primaries for senators, and governors, and members of the House. Experts discuss what this means for November elections and the Bush administration.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss Prime Minister Blair's visit to the White House, immigration reform, Iraq, recent FBI raids on Capitol Hill and the Enron verdict.
The recent FBI search of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson's office and the seizure of files found there have angered Congressional leader within the president's own party who say the FBI's actions violate the separation of powers. Experts discuss the legal…
Appearing before the U.S. Congress Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert outlined his plan to finalize Israel's border, promised to negotiate with the Palestinians and called a nuclear-capable Iran "intolerable."…
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