The Senate has yet to reach a compromise on an immigration reform bill after a procedural vote failed Thursday. A congressional journalist discusses key sticking points in the debate.
President Bush proposed a plan to reduce global carbon emissions, while the debate over a new immigration bill continued around the country. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks assess these developments and the week's other political events.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
While the Iraq war continues to dominate the current political debate, Republican candidates are jockeying to position themselves as the true fiscal conservative in the race. The question is whether voters are satisfied with what they are hearing.
President Bush renewed his veto threat Friday against any Iraq funding bill containing language requiring a timetable for troop withdrawal. He encouraged Democrats to work with him on an alternative. Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the power struggle.
Long-time peace advocates, joined by some military personnel and their families, are strengthening the anti-Iraq-war movement, which is gaining traction in the general public and producing a valuable voting bloc for Democrats in 2008.
A $124 billion war bill with a timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq passed the Senate Thursday, after clearing the House late Wednesday night. President Bush has vowed to veto the legislation. The NewsHour provides a report on the congressional…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
After the Democrats won control of Congress in November 2006, fueled largely by public discontent over the continued violence in Iraq, the Republican base of support for the war seemed to have lost some of its leverage.
Washington, D.C. residents and officials are lobbying the House of Represenatives to get a voting member. The NewsHour reports on the fight for voting rights in the nation's capital.
The Pentagon announced that it will extend tours of U.S. servicemen to 15 months, while Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., defended his support of the Iraq war. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss these and other developments.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., once considered the favorite for the Republican nominee for president in 2008, has fallen behind in recent polls and in fund-raising totals. Analysts discuss the ups and downs of his campaign and the impacts of his…
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