With Senate Democrats inching towards passage of landmark health care reform legislation, Gwen Ifill examines the massive lobbying effort behind the bill.
Washington Post publisher Katherine Weymouth apologized to readers for a controversy over the newspaper's plan for a series of corporate-sponsored policy dinners at Weymouth's home. Media experts mull the implications of the scandal.
Buoyed by spirited speeches, the GOP convention came to a close Thursday night. Analysts Mark Shields, David Brooks and a panel of historians discuss the strengths and weaknesses of John McCain's acceptance speech and the GOP message of "change" in…
Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh campaign news as the race between Barack Obama and John McCain gains steam, and they reflect on the career of NBC's Tim Russert, who died Friday from an apparent heart attack.
The role played by lobbyists in each of the top three campaigns for president has become a hot button issue as the race to raise campaign cash gains intensity. Analysts debate the role of lobbyists in campaigns and why the…
A New York Times article published last week suggesting that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had an improper relationship with a Washington lobbyist sparked debate over the media's role in covering presidential politics and prompted a response by the Times' ombudsman.
This week, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama debated in Texas before the state's primary, questions surfaced in the New York Times about presumptive GOP nominee John McCain's ties to a lobbyist and Cuban leader Fidel Castro stepped down.
Republican candidates clashed over immigration issues in a heated debate this week, a U.S.-backed Mideast peace summit was held in Annapolis, Md., and Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., announced he would step down from a 35-year career in Congress by the…
By PBS NewsHour
With House passage Wednesday of legislation aimed at reforming the relationship between lawmakers and lobbyists, a conference committee must now hammer out critical differences between the House bill and a measure adopted by the Senate in March.
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