In other news Thursday, China's foreign minister warned the U.S. not to interfere in its affairs after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a new $25 million campaign promoting Internet freedom. Also, in a new U.S. intelligence estimate, Iran's leaders…
The Obama administration defended its military budget before Congress, sparking new political conflict between Democrats and Republicans. Jim Lehrer talks with Political Editor David Chalian about the looming battles between the parties.
Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Bernie Sanders, the longtime Vermont independent who caucuses with the Democrats and serves on the Senate Budget Committee, about the debate on spending and cuts in the president's budget blueprint for 2012.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a co-founder of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, speaks with Gwen Ifill about President Obama's 2012 budget proposal, plus his vision for further spending cuts and bringing down the U.S. national debt.
President Obama continued promoting his budget blueprint for 2012 on Tuesday and called on both parties to prepare for tough decisions about Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Judy Woodruff talks with Political Editor David Chalian about the budget battles between…
President Obama submitted his $3.7 trillion federal budget blueprint for 2012. Gwen Ifill speaks with White House Budget Director Jack Lew about the details of the budget and Judy Woodruff has the Republican reaction from Sen. Rob Portman, a member…
At the midpoint of his term, President Obama is expected to emphasize bipartisanship to address critical issues, including the economy and federal spending, as he reaches out to a Republican-dominated House of Representatives in his State of the Union address…
Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on debate in the House over steep spending cuts proposed by Republicans, and Jeffrey Brown looks at the fight over how to handle the nation's growing debt with Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget…
As federal deficits rise, Defense Secretary Robert Gates is looking to cut spending by close to $100 billion in the next five years, a sign that even the Pentagon's massive budget is subject to government-wide belt tightening. He discusses the…
Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday outlined a plan to slow the rate of growth of military spending, in hopes of saving $78 billion over five years. Jim Lehrer has more on what would be cut and when.
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