Gun safety proposals are circulating on Capitol Hill, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he won’t put forward a vote on any measure that didn’t have the president’s signoff. Members in both parties are waiting for President Donald…
By William Brangham, Kate Grumke
After a second Texas mass shooting in a single month, gun users from several Texas towns are showing just how nuanced people’s reactions can be.
By Yamiche Alcindor
After two years of frustration with the president’s rhetoric on race and the lack of diversity in the administration, Gregory Cheadle told PBS NewsHour he has decided to leave the Republican party and run for a seat in the U.S.
By Courtney Vinopal
Mark Sanford's career has been defined by reinvention. Scandal ended the South Carolina Republican's marriage -- but not his political career. And now he is on a quixotic mission to unseat the president.
By Daniel Bush
The Democratic debate Thursday will feature all the top polling candidates on the same stage for the first time, with frontrunners former Vice President Joe Biden and Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts taking center stage…
Joe Walsh is a one-term Republican congressman from Illinois and conservative radio host who is known for his inflammatory comments and tweets, including promoting falsehoods about former President Barack Obama and using racial slurs on his show.
By Lulu Garcia Navarro
Modern Mexico faced profound change 100 years ago, when revolution toppled a dictatorship, and the country has remained in a state of political evolution ever since. Mexico City native Joaquin Segura draws inspiration from the growing pains of the region…
By Lisa Desjardins
The PBS NewsHour has obtained the list of 127 defense projects the Pentagon is temporarily shelving in order to transfer the money allocated for them to building or repairing more miles of barrier on the southern border. The transfers will…
By Courtney Vinopal
What does French rosé have in common with American software? Both are wrapped up in a brewing trade scuffle between the U.S. and France, which has spawned an unlikely alliance between the Trump administration and major American tech giants.
By Matt Loffman
The Democrats’ record-breaking field has been culled further by stricter criteria to participate in the next debate in September. Only 10 candidates will be on the stage Sept. 12 in Houston. But while a few other candidates have read the…
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