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The partisan divide in Washington was on full display Wednesday as a Democrat-backed voting bill failed to move forward in the U.S. Senate. Every Republican lined up in opposition to the Freedom to Vote Act, which Democrats say would have impr
A new national poll paints a troubling picture of an American electorate worried about the future of democracy, sharply divided on issues of personal freedom and dissatisfied with President Joe Biden's leadership. Judy Woodruff walks through th
After public feuds between moderate and progressive Democrats cast doubt on a path forward toward agreement on the infrastructure and Build Back Better agenda, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed optimism Tuesday that the dust has se
The special congressional committee investigating the January assault on the U.S. Capitol meets Tuesday to consider whether to recommend charging Steve Bannon with contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena and sit for a deposi
Leading child health care groups -- including the American Academy of Pediatrics -- said Tuesday the pandemic has triggered a "national state of emergency" in mental health among U.S. youth, and policy makers need to act. The Education Departme
Negotiations over Democrats' multi trillion-dollar work and family bill continue on Capitol Hill. Congressional correspondent Lisa Desjardins provides an update on the state of play. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/
Colin Powell, the first Black secretary of state died Monday from complications related to COVID-19, but his family says he also suffered from multiple myeloma, which compromised his immune system. Nick Schifrin looks back at his life and caree
Judy Woodruff discusses Colin Powell's legacy with two men who knew him well: Richard Haass was the director of policy planning at the State Department when Powell was secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration. He's now presi
Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including how the Democratic stalemate in Congress is influencing President Joe Biden's legislative agenda, and how voters are inf
It's been called the most urgent infrastructure program in America -- but for decades, the Gateway Program has been on hold. The $30-billion project would see a dramatic upgrade to transportation infrastructure in the most heavily used section
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including President Biden's efforts to alleviate supply-chain bottlenecks, inflation, the vaccine mandate
Residents in Michigan's Benton Harbor -- a predominantly Black city -- have been advised to only use bottled water for things like cooking and bathing due to lead contamination. The warning comes just a few years after Flint's water crisis was
Iraq's recent elections were in large part driven by a protest movement that erupted two years ago, denouncing government corruption and lack of services. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is vying for a second term while trying to balance rela
With all nine justices back in the courtroom Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death sentence, eight years after the attack. John Yang reports. PBS NewsHour is s
Early voting started this week in Georgia ahead of November's municipal elections. But almost a year after the 2020 election, some Republicans -- including former President Trump -- continue pushing false narratives of widespread voter fraud. A
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is best known for being the chief prosecutor in President Donald Trump's first impeachment trial, which ended with an acquittal. But in his new book, "Midnight in Washington," Schiff connects th
A new investigation by ProPublica and Nashville Public Radio has uncovered an alarming pattern of arresting and detaining elementary school children in Rutherford County, Tennessee -- some as young as 7 years old. Some are arrested for playgrou
It was his first political rally in Iowa as a former president, but Donald Trump spent much of this weekend's visit spreading a dangerous message: Sowing doubt unjustifiably, once again, about last year's presidential election. Some of the stat
NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including former President Donald Trump's appearance in Iowa, and how the American public feels about the Biden administrati
In our news wrap Friday, President Joe Biden has rejected former President Donald Trump's request to withhold White House records from a congressional probe into the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. Biden also restored to protected status three national
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including debt ceiling negotiations in Congress, debate over President Joe Biden's social spending bills, new
After weeks of stalemate, Senators have reached agreement to temporarily raise the debt ceiling, shortly before Republicans prepared to block legislation to suspend the debt limit until December of next year. The agreement averts a possible eco
It's been nearly a year since voters cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election, but its results -- and the violent aftermath -- are still at the center of investigation and debate in Washington, D.C. Amna Nawaz reports. PBS NewsHour
For a deeper look at the efforts to undermine election integrity in the United States -- and what can be done to stop it -- Judy Woodruff is joined by Rick Hasen, professor at the University of California Irvine, and author of the book "Electi
In his 113- page order blocking the enforcement of Texas' six week abortion ban law, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman called the law "an unprecedented and aggressive scheme to deprive its citizens of a significant and well-established constitu
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