A roundup of arts headlines.
The Obama administration is moving to fill 15 vacant administrative posts that have been long-delayed by the Senate through the use of recess appointments. Judy Woodruff gets two views on White House attempts to name appointees without Senate approval.
As part of a look at how both political parties are connecting with constituents on the Web, Ray Suarez reports on how Democrats are harnessing new media following President Obama's successful presidential campaign on the Web.
The Obama administration is tweaking the current foreclosure policy to help people stay in their homes. Judy Woodruff reports on who may be helped.
With Congress poised to finish its changes to the new health care law, Jim Lehrer talks to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel about the public reaction and what's next on the president's agenda.
The civil rights era produced some of the most memorable songs in American music history. In an excerpt from the PBS program "In Performance at the White House," President and Mrs. Obama toast Black History Month with a celebration of…
By Maureen Hoch
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell delivered the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union Wednesday. The text of his remarks are as prepared for delivery and distributed by the Republican Party.
With his poll numbers dipping, President Obama will look to use his first State of the Union address to reset the debate over his top priorities. Gwen Ifill speaks with White House adviser David Axelrod about the speech.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks speak with Jim Lehrer about the mood of the nation ahead of President Obama's first State of the Union.
In other news, the nation's intelligence chief admitted to making mistakes that led to the attempted bombing of a flight on Christmas Day, and a suspect in Tuesday's mass Virginia shootings turned himself in Wednesday.
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