The tragic shooting in Tucson, Ariz., has revived the debate on the power of words and the state of political rhetoric. Jim Lehrer gets the views of columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks as well as Professors Beverly Gage of…
The 112th Congress has convened and President Obama has started making big changes to his senior staff. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks assess these and other top political headlines.
The Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals adopted a sophisticated two-tiered testing system to examine how safe oysters are for human consumption. Bill Rodman from Louisiana Public Broadcasting reports on their findings.
President Obama's commission on the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster has released a preview of its final report, warning that a similar disaster to the Deepwater Horizon rig blast could happen again if reforms aren't made. Ray Suarez speaks with…
Washington Post columnists E.J. Dionne and Michael Gerson look back on what happened in politics in 2010 and look ahead to the dynamics in play for the new Congress.
Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, talks to Ray Suarez about the administration's efforts to address the environmental damage in the Gulf of Mexico.
NewsHour Correspondent Tom Bearden talks to researchers who are assessing the long-term damage to the Gulf. In Alabama, scientists are examining whether damage done to fish larvae is linked to the oil spill.
Columnists Mark Shields and Michael Gerson talk to Jeffrey Brown about the week in politics.
By Hari Sreenivasan
In this edition of The Doubleheader, we talk a bit about the grand compromise struck during the lame-duck session of Congress to extend tax cuts enacted under President Bush plus unemployment benefits. We also explore possible reasons why the…
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week's top political news, including whether the tax-cut compromise might be a sign of cooperation to come in Washington plus they reflect on the diplomatic life of…
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