BP made new progress on the Gulf oil spill Thursday as undersea robots managed to cut the main pipe on a damaged wellhead, which may allow engineers to cap the gusher. Judy Woodruff reports on what lies ahead for crews…
NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden gives an update from Louisiana, as BP engineers prepare to lower a massive containment dome over into the Gulf of Mexico in hopes of capturing much of the massive oil leak.
Energy company BP said it will pay to clean up the oil spill still spreading in the Gulf of Mexico, caused when an oil rig it leased exploded two weeks ago. Judy Woodruff gets the latest on the crisis from…
As crews continue attempts to cap a leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, Judy Woodruff gets two points of view on the future for offshore drilling in the U.S. from Kert Davies of Greenpeace and Sara Banaszak of…
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the White House's decision to suspend plans for offshore drilling expansion in the wake of the Gulf disaster and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's announcement…
GOP Sen. John McCain made an unexpected move Friday when he nominated Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. Judy Woodruff examines Palin's background, her path to the governorship and her conservative track record.
As an increasing number of GOP House members announce they will not run for re-election, analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss possible power shifts in Congress and emerging plans for the party conventions.
Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama campaigned with former rival Sen. Hillary Clinton at a rally Friday in Unity, N.H. and the Supreme Court issues a week of weighty decisions. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks examine the week's political news.
With the general election now in full swing, Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain are busy shaping their campaign strategies. David Axelrod, a top Obama adviser, discusses how his team is approaching the trail.
By PBS NewsHour
Amid soaring gas prices and increased debate over energy policy, President Bush urged Congress Wednesday to end a 27-year ban on offshore drilling in U.S. coastal waters before its Fourth of July recess.
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