President Barack Obama said Monday the health industry's new pledge to cut costs will aid his legislative goal of a broader health care overhaul. Health reporters size up the cost cutting promise and the road ahead for health reform.
Kwame Holman reports on a small group of Congressional GOP moderates as they craft their message and next moves during a difficult time for their party.
As lawmakers debate boosting aid to Pakistan amid renewed fighting in the country's Swat Valley, President Barack Obama is preparing to meet with the region's leaders to discuss security concerns and counterinsurgency measures. Margaret Warner reports.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
In a strictly party line vote, the House and Senate passed the fiscal 2010 budget resolution Wednesday that adheres closely to the president's budget proposal earlier this year.
Long-time GOP Sen. Arlen Specter said Tuesday he will switch parties and join the Democrats, bringing the party within one seat of a 60-vote filibuster-proof majority. Political reporters assess the news.
In a significant policy shift, Cuban leader Raul Castro signaled that Havana is open to new diplomatic talks with the United States. Analysts examined the move as President Obama arrived in Trinidad and Tobago for the Summit of the Americas.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
On the second anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings and the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School attack, a look back at notable events in the gun-control debate over the past decade:…
Question: On the Newshour a few weeks ago, there was a piece about the bonuses being paid to AIG’s Financial Products Division. In that coverage, one guest mentioned regulators were blocked from overseeing…
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.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh the news of the week, including what new unemployment numbers say about the economy, tough talk on the auto industry and President Obama's trip to Europe.
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