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Despite Democratic concerns about President Biden's candidacy, new polling out today shows that the state of the race has not drastically changed since the debate. Amna Nawaz discussed the numbers with Domenico Montanaro of NPR. PBS News is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders Episode: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/new-poll…
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A new report in The Atlantic offers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Donald Trump's reelection effort. Staff writer Tim Alberta embedded with the campaign this past spring and spoke with Trump campaign co-managers Susie Wiles and Chris LaCivita for an article titled, "Trump is planning for a landslide win." Alberta joined Geoff Bennett to discuss …
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New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart join Geoff Bennett to discuss the week in politics, including President Biden's struggles within the Democratic Party and who Trump may announce as his running mate at the Republican National Convention. PBS News is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newsho…
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President Biden held a press conference on the sidelines of the NATO summit and his performance was closely watched by Democratic lawmakers, European allies and the American public. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll measured public opinion about President Biden post-debate, and Israel ordered hundreds of thousands of people in Gaza City to evacuat…
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President Biden is facing a high-pressure moment, preparing to hold his first solo press conference in several months at the NATO summit in Washington. It's a major public test for the president's re-election campaign as he faces questions over his stamina and health. White House Correspondent Laura Barrón-López reports. PBS News is supported by - …
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Three of President Biden's top political advisers met with Senate Democrats behind closed doors to address concerns over his political future. Some lawmakers expressed skepticism before and after the meeting. Geoff Bennett spoke with Democratic strategist Philippe Reines for more analysis of Biden's standing in the race. PBS News is supported by - …
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A first in the fashion world is putting a burgeoning sector on the map. A fashion show in Santa Fe, New Mexico, featured clothing created by Indigenous designers from the U.S. and Canada. Special correspondent Megan Thompson had a front-row seat for our arts and culture series, CANVAS. PBS News is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/f…
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Wednesday on the News Hour, more Democrats call on President Biden to exit the race as new polling raises questions about his ability to win critical states. Michigan Gov. Whitmer defends Biden's candidacy and dismisses the idea that she could be a replacement. Plus, we speak with the Czech president about Ukraine's path forward and what a potentia…
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Despite his repeated pledges to stay in the race, there is growing pressure for President Biden to step aside as his party's nominee. Longtime Biden ally Nancy Pelosi praised the president but stopped short of endorsing his candidacy, and major Democratic fundraiser George Clooney called for Biden to end his bid. Amna Nawaz discussed the latest wit…
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Adding to Democratic concerns about President Biden's candidacy, new data forecasts an electoral map leaning more heavily towards Donald Trump. To walk us through these new numbers and the current electoral landscape, Geoff Bennett spoke with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter. PBS News is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/new…
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In our news wrap Wednesday, Israel is ordering Palestinians to leave Gaza City as it ramps up strikes, the remnants of Hurricane Beryl continue pushing farther north, Secretary of State Blinken said that F-16 jets will be flying in the skies of Ukraine this summer and two astronauts who should­ have returned to Earth weeks ago expressed optimism th…
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer burst onto the national scene in 2020, delivering the Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union. Today, she is mentioned as someone who could occupy the White House. Amna Nawaz spoke with Whitner about the 2024 presidential race and her book, "True Gretch: What I've Learned About Life, Leadership and Everythin…
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While much of the attention is focused on President Biden right now, there have been worries around the age of both Biden and former President Trump. Many of those questions have focused on cognitive skills, memory lapses and how they speak in public. Stephanie Sy discussed some of those concerns with Dr. Brad Dickerson of Massachusetts General Hos…
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World leaders have gathered at the NATO Summit in Washington to address pressing international challenges. At the top of the agenda is how to sustain Western support for Ukraine. Few leaders understand Ukrainian challenges and the NATO alliance as deeply as Czech President Petr Pavel who once served as chairman of NATO's military committee. Geoff B…
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Every year for 50 years, some 500,000 students from across the country have competed in National History Day, using arts to portray their researched stories. Jeffrey Brown spent a day with the finalists to see how they defined turning points in history. It's part of our series, Art in Action, exploring the intersection of art and democracy and for …
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We welcome back Dr. Jennifer Morse of the Ruth Institute to discuss the ideological unreality of queer theory, and the attempts to render both motherhood and fatherhood meaningless. Where can we find stories of hope in this seemingly never-ending battle? Show Notes The Ruth Institute Dr J Show Archives – Ruth Institute Kansas’ attorney general is t…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally, a conversation about education reform and some of its shortfalls. It is the subject of a new book by a familiar face, who joins Jeffrey Brown for tonight’s Making the Grade. JEFFREY BROWN: For close to two decades now, or even longer, depending on your perspective, education reform has been on the agenda of Democrats and Rep…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally, a conversation about education reform and some of its shortfalls. It is the subject of a new book by a familiar face, who joins Jeffrey Brown for tonight’s Making the Grade. JEFFREY BROWN: For close to two decades now, or even longer, depending on your perspective, education reform has been on the agenda of Democrats and Rep…
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This is part of an ongoing series of reports called ‘Chasing the Dream,’ which reports on poverty and opportunity in America. By Megan Thompson and Mori Rothman MEGAN THOMPSON: Nancy Kukay works at a community college in Maryland, coordinating technical education programs. She’s worked in education most of her career and loves her job. But at 65-ye…
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This is part of an ongoing series of reports called ‘Chasing the Dream,’ which reports on poverty and opportunity in America. By Megan Thompson and Mori Rothman MEGAN THOMPSON: Nancy Kukay works at a community college in Maryland, coordinating technical education programs. She’s worked in education most of her career and loves her job. But at 65-ye…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Now some perspective on the presidency of Barack Obama and the election of Donald Trump. Hari Sreenivasan has this latest addition to the NewsHour Bookshelf. HARI SREENIVASAN: Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential election was historic for many reasons, but, for all the firsts, the eight years of the Obama administration also fueled a bac…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Twitter remains President Trump’s preferred platform to vent frustrations. This week’s targets, the NFL, a high-ranking Republican senator, and claims of fake news. They speak to and, in some cases, fuel debates that divide the country. More on that now with Karine Jean-Pierre. She’s a senior adviser to MoveOn.org and a contributing …
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JUDY WOODRUFF: But, first, we continue with our America Addicted series, looking at the opioid epidemic. Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. And most health officials agree that legal painkillers, prescribed by doctors and filled by pharmacies, triggered a tidal wave of addiction throughout the U.S. Recent guidelines from the Ce…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Now a look at the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in economics, announced today. Richard Thaler is a professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. The award acknowledged his groundbreaking work in establishing the field of behavioral economics, which blends psychology with economics to better understand human d…
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HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s power grid, but it turns out Puerto Rico’s power company was in deep trouble before the storm struck two weeks ago. “Reuters” reporter Jessica Resnick-Ault has reported on that side of the story. She joins me now from Metairie, Louisiana, where she is already dep…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: And in a piece of related news, the White House wouldn’t confirm or deny that President Trump will decertify the Iran nuclear deal before the October 15 deadline. It is being widely reported that he will take that step, and leave it to Congress to consider to reimpose sanctions. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Mr. Trum…
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MICHAEL OATES, Welder: I would wake up in the morning and take four pills and snort two. That’s just to get out of bed. PAUL SOLMAN, Economics Correspondent: Michael Oates, a lifelong welder, is recovering from a 10-year opioid addiction which began when he took Vicodin for pain while working at a steel mill. Did you lose the job? MICHAEL OATES: Ac…
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MICHAEL OATES, Welder: I would wake up in the morning and take four pills and snort two. That’s just to get out of bed. PAUL SOLMAN, Economics Correspondent: Michael Oates, a lifelong welder, is recovering from a 10-year opioid addiction which began when he took Vicodin for pain while working at a steel mill. Did you lose the job? MICHAEL OATES: Ac…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Now let’s turn to our series on the opioid crisis, its enormous toll in American life, and efforts to get a handle on it. We have spent the past couple of days showing some of the devastation it has wreaked, as more and more people have become hooked. Tonight, as part of our weekly Leading Edge science segment, Miles O’Brien explores…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: While the shooter’s motives remain unclear, we are learning more about the veritable arsenal that this man brought into his hotel room. William Brangham explains how some of those weapons were likely modified to become even more deadly. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: You can hear it in those horrible cell phone videos from Sunday night. (GUNFIRE)…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: And now to our America Addicted series. Drug use has been down among teenagers, but mortality is rising. And that is leading many to seek out new options for their children. The “NewsHour”‘s Pamela Kirkland went to look at how one so-called recovery school in Indianapolis is giving new hope to students battling addiction. It’s part o…
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HARI SREENIVASAN: But first: The political storms keep raging around the Trump White House, from Puerto Rico to North Korea. Lisa Desjardins has more. LISA DESJARDINS: That’s right. Thanks, Hari. It means it’s time for Politics Monday. We’re joined, of course, by our regulars, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR. What a …
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By Sam Weber and Laura Fong JEFF GREENFIELD: On a recent Tuesday evening, dozens of Wisconsin voters gathered in a Milwaukee public library, to hear about a campaign — aimed not at protecting the right to vote, but about where those votes are cast. The featured speakers were Dale Schultz and Tim Cullen, both former state senators, both leaders of o…
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By Ivette Feliciano and Zachary Green IVETTE FELICIANO: Since Hurricane Maria hit, 40-year-old barber Hector Cruz Santiago hasn’t been able to reach his 20-year-old daughter, who’s a student at the University of Puerto Rico, in San Juan. HECTOR CRUZ SANTIAGO: Nothing. I’ve tried a thousand ways to communicate, and I haven’t been able to. It really …
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Sometimes overlooked in this week’s debate over whether athletes should take a knee during the playing of the national anthem before games is the original focus of Colin Kaepernick’s protest, the deaths of unarmed black men in confrontations with law enforcement. Riley Temple is a lawyer and author. And, tonight, he shares his Humble…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: And let’s turn to a different conversation on questions of sexism, in tech, finance and Silicon Valley. Ellen Pao became a kind of cause celebre in 2012 after she filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her employer, the powerful venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. Pao had been a junior partner and claimed that her bosses did…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: And let’s turn to a different conversation on questions of sexism, in tech, finance and Silicon Valley. Ellen Pao became a kind of cause celebre in 2012 after she filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her employer, the powerful venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. Pao had been a junior partner and claimed that her bosses did…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: The president launched a major campaign today to pass big tax cuts, and perhaps the most sweeping overhaul of the tax code in more than three decades. Many key details are not yet decided. Whether he can succeed is very much an open question. But the president and congressional leaders said today they have ambitious plans, which incl…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: But first: the dangers of domestic terrorism, extremism and efforts to counter its use of social media. The attack in Charlottesville underscored just how real this is. As Miles O’Brien explains, experts who study the psychological and technological underpinnings of extremism say neo-Nazis and Islamic terrorists are cut from the same…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Puerto Rico, prostrate. The U.S. territory’s cries for help grew louder today, and echoed all the way to the White House. P.J. Tobia begins our coverage. P.J. TOBIA: The desperate plea of an island in distress painted on a rooftop. Nearly a week after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, most people don’t have enough food or drinking…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: For some parents in the U.S., it’s a question in the fall: Should they vaccinate their children to send them to school? The American Academy of Pediatrics believes so and says that a measles outbreak that started at Disneyland a few years ago shows how fast childhood diseases can resurface if not enough children are protected. Califo…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Meantime, it’s time for our Politics Monday team to look at not just the Affordable Care Act, but what we have been talking about earlier in the program, the feud between the president and the National Football League. Joining us now, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Tamara Keith of NPR, Politics Monday. Amy, you just heard L…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: This hurricane season has seen one devastating storm after another. Harvey, Irma and now Maria have left communities in ruin in their wake and put a spotlight on the problems plaguing the U.S.’ National Flood Insurance Program. That’s the subject Paul Solman tackles on our weekly economics series, Making Sense. LENI SHUCHTER, Pequann…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: But first: one on one with Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire philanthropist, businessman and former mayor of New York City. As world leaders and other notable dignitaries gather in New York this week for the U.N. General Assembly, Bloomberg hosted a special forum today about economic challenges facing the country and the world. We s…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Recep Tayyip Erdogan has led Turkey since 2003, first as prime minister, and since 2014 as president, an office he has remade into the nation’s preeminent leader. Turkey has been an ally of the U.S. for decades, but that alliance is now tense. A main source of division, U.S. support for Syrian Kurdish militia known as the YPG, and it…
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Next, we conclude our special education series Rethinking College. Tonight, how one university offers customized learning to fit the busy lives of nontraditional students. Hari Sreenivasan has our report, part of our weekly segment Making the Grade. HARI SREENIVASAN: Terence Burley lives on the Navajo reservation in Northern Arizona,…
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‘What Happened,’ according to Hillary Clinton (full interview) WILLIAM BRANGHAM: On Friday: Judy Woodruff sat down with Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate, to discuss her new book titled “What Happened.” We return now to that interview, when Judy asked about Clinton’s campaign against Donald Trump a…
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MEGAN THOMPSON: This summer, when President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 Paris climate accord — a voluntary pact to cut emissions of gases that cause global warming — some opposition came from what is perhaps a surprising place: big business. In response, hundreds of large U.S. companies publicly pledged to reduce their reliance on fossil …
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‘What Happened,’ according to Hillary Clinton HARI SREENIVASAN: Hillary Clinton, she is one of the most prominent and polarizing figures in modern American history. This week, she is back in the spotlight promoting a new book. She opens up tonight to Judy Woodruff, revealing where she gives President Trump credit, but also her fears that he is dang…
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HARI SREENIVASAN: But first: Tech giants are increasingly under scrutiny from politicians, regulators and experts on the left and the right. Some are concerned about their growing power, even calling them monopolies. And the tension keeps building, whether over privacy, politics or the displacement of workers by automation. Yet their role in contem…
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