New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including negotiations between President Biden and Republicans over infrastructure, Vice President Kamala Harris's focus on the border and voting…
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is working with President Biden on infrastructure, education and a number of other issues. She also just released a new book, "Persist," about her own campaign experiences and plans. It emphasizes her personal stories as a…
President Joe Biden's promised economic comeback hit a speed bump Friday with the April jobs report, which found modest job gains of 266,000 that complicated his $4 trillion push on infrastructure, education and children.
By Josh Boak, Associated Press
Many employers have been reluctant or unable to hire, with about two-thirds of the nation having paused or reversed reopening plans early last month.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
By PBS NewsHour
New numbers from the U.S. Labor Department Friday surprised economists when the jobless rate dropped from 14.7 percent in April to 13.3 percent in May. But there was a note on the official report called a “misclassification error” that makes…
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Republicans say the numbers vindicate their decision to take a pause and assess the almost $3 trillion in assistance they already have approved. The White House was already showing little urgency about pursing another trillion-dollar response bill, much less the…
By Candice Norwood
The widespread nature of the losses indicates a more significant challenge for the labor market to recover as states begin to reopen businesses.
In our news wrap Friday, the latest jobs report showed the strongest pace of hiring since 2016. The Labor Department said employers added a net 273,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate matched a 50-year low of 3.5 percent.
President Trump unveiled a $4.8 trillion budget proposal for the 2021 fiscal year on Monday. His plan includes cuts to Medicaid and other social safety net programs, as well as an increase in funding for the Department of Homeland Security.
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