Most senators voted Monday to end debate on President Obama's tax cut deal with Republicans and hold a full vote. Jeffrey Brown tracks the latest developments and looks ahead to the challenges the bill faces in the House.
Capitol Hill lawmakers spent Wednesday behind various closed doors, working on the fate of key issues in the lame-duck session such as tax cuts, jobless benefits and the New START treaty. Gwen Ifill gets insight about what can be accomplished…
President Obama said he was humbled by the Republican gains in the House and talked of bipartisanship in his post-election news conference Wednesday at the White House.
Republican wins have shaken up control of Congress and Rep. John Boehner is poised to become the next House speaker in January. But it's no time for Republicans to celebrate with so many challenges ahead, Boehner said at a Wednesday…
Political watchers are keeping an eye on the close Senate race in the Sliver State between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle. Judy Woodruff reports from Nevada on the neck-and-neck race.
The securities industry said Monday that a nationwide ban on home foreclosures would be "catastrophic" for the U.S. Jeffrey Brown asks the Ohio attorney general and a foreclosure expert for insight.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss this week's political stories, including the debate over tax cuts, a new GOP governing pledge and staff departures in the Obama administration.
Republican leaders unveiled their 2010 campaign platform Thursday, promising that if they win control of the House of Representatives to repeal the 6-month-old health reform law and undo other policies enacted by Democrats. Kwame Holman reports.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week's top news including what role "values voters" are playing in this year's midterm elections and what effect Elizabeth Warren's new consumer protection agency will have on…
Kwame Holman reports from the Values Voter Summit on how social conservatives are trying to shape the Republican message for the fall campaign.
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