House leaders on Tuesday unveiled a draft of a sweeping health care reform bill that require Americans to buy affordable insurance, raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for reform and require employers to provide insurance or pay a penalty.
President Barack Obama reiterated his goal of signing health care legislation by October this week, but his plans are facing resistance from members of his own party in Congress. NewsHour Health Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser recaps the week's news.
In other news, nearly 60 Iraqis were killed in a series of bombings, and some two million Pakistani refugees will be allowed to return home after fleeing from a Taliban offensive.
Following protests from gay rights activists, efforts to lobby Congress and the administration to repeal the military's policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" have picked up speed. Ray Suarez reports on the movement and its critics.
By PBS NewsHour
Honduras' newly appointed leader vowed Monday to resist pressure from world leaders to reinstate ousted President Manuel Zelaya, as protesters burned tires and clashed with police near the presidential palace.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks examine developments in the landmark climate change legislation before Congress, as well as the fallout from S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford's admission to an extramarital affair.
The projected cost of a health care overhaul has cast doubt over whether lawmakers will be able to reach agreement on a plan while advocates for a single-payer system have been making their case. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the…
As early as Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives may vote on landmark climate legislation that would establish a "cap-and-trade" system for carbon emissions. Judy Woodruff talks to analysts about the measure's pros and cons.
By PBS NewsHour
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before a House committee Thursday, facing questions on the Fed's role in pushing Bank of America to acquire the struggling Merrill Lynch during the height of the Wall Street meltdown.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday urged lawmakers to approve the White House health care reform plan. She outlines the case for the overhaul with Judy Woodruff.
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