The effort to raise the country's borrowing limit saw the resumption of talks between President Obama and top congressional leaders on Wednesday. Kwame Holman reports on the lawmakers' race against the Aug. 2 deadline.
Texas Rep. Ron Paul said "you can't solve the problem of debt by raising the debt limit."…
In an interview Wednesday with The PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff, Republican presidential candidate and longtime Texas Rep. Ron Paul said "you can't solve the problem of debt by raising the debt limit." Asked why President Obama, Democrats, most…
Judy Woodruff and Political Editor David Chalian discuss the state of play.
David Chalian, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff talk about the Republican debt reduction plan…
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on the week's top political news, including the debt limit standoff and President Obama's campaign fundraising haul.
The debt ceiling deadlock in Washington led to increasingly urgent appeals for action Thursday. Judy Woodruff discusses the economics and politics of the standoff with the Wall Street Journal's David Wessel and The Washington Post's Lori Montgomery.
Debt-ceiling negotiations crept along Tuesday as both sides agreed on the need for action, but not on the fundamentals of a deal. Gwen Ifill discusses the specifics of what would happen if negotiators don't reach an agreement by the Aug.
By Tom LeGro
Texas Gov. Rick Perry roused the audience at the Republican Leadership Conference over the weekend, leading many to wonder if he will make a run for the White House.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told Jim Lehrer Friday that he's confident that President Obama will soon announce a "substantial" withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. He also stood by the president's assertion that the War Powers Act does not…
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