Politics Jan 29

Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, negating the effects of across-the-board cuts agreed to by both Democrats and Republicans and signed by Obama…

Politics Dec 02

Meet Ashton Carter, likely defense secretary nominee

Ashton Carter has emerged as President Obama's likely nominee for defense secretary to replace Chuck Hagel. In the past three years, the NewsHour interviewed the former deputy defense secretary several times, mostly about budget cuts imposed on defense spending.