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NewsHour with Jim Lehrer's coverage of the 2008 elections beginning with the race for the Democratic and Republican party presidential nominations.

NewsHour with Jim Lehrer's coverage of the 2008 elections beginning with the race for the Democratic and Republican party presidential nominations.
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NewsHour with Jim Lehrer's coverage of the 2008 elections beginning with the race for the Democratic and Republican party presidential nominations.

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@NewsHour

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English

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MacNeil/Lehrer Productions 2700 South Quincy Street Arlington, VA 22206 703-998-2138


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Trump pullback from bipartisan health care fix gives Washington whiplash

10/18/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: Confusion reigns in Washington tonight over an effort to save the subsidies in Obamacare. Two senators, Republican Lamar Alexander and Democrat Patty Murray, had announced an agreement. Then, the president entered the fray. Lisa Desjardins has the story. LISA DESJARDINS: From President Trump and the White House, multiple statements in 24 hours left heads spinning on exactly where he stands on a bipartisan health care fix. First,...

Duration: 00:03:20


News Wrap: Sessions insists he didn’t lie about Russian contacts to Senate

10/18/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: In the day’s other news: Attorney General Jeff Sessions insisted he never lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his conversations with the Russian ambassador during the presidential campaign. At a hearing today, he bridled at Democratic Senator Al Franken’s accusation that he’d — quote — “moved the goalposts” on the nature of his discussions. SEN. AL FRANKEN, D-Minn.: First it was, I didn’t have communications with Russians,...

Duration: 00:03:37


Trump promised to give a grieving military father $25,000

10/18/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: Army Corporal Dillon Baldridge was killed in Afghanistan in June. He and two fellow soldiers were gunned down by an Afghan police officer suspected of an insider attack. Baldridge’s father was disturbed by the details of his son’s death and expressed that to President Trump in a phone call. Mr. Trump then apparently took an unusual step for a commander in chief: He offered money. Dan Lamothe helped break that story for The Washington...

Duration: 00:03:40


Xi Jinping celebrates China’s rising power — and his own

10/18/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: President Xi Jinping opened China’s twice-per-decade Communist Party Congress today with a lengthy list of his achievements during his first five-year term, and his vision of where he hopes to take his nation. But beyond the words, Xi is asserting power like no Chinese leader in decades. William Brangham reports. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: The applause, the music, it was a reception befitting the commanding role that Xi Jinping has taken since...

Duration: 00:04:07


Rep. Gallega: Democrats are going to protect U.S. — and your paycheck

10/18/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Now to our series of conversations on the future of the Democratic Party. I sat down with Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego in the studios of Cronkite School of Journalism here at Arizona State University. He has represented Phoenix in Congress since 2015, and is a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Iraq War. I began by asking him what’s at stake in the fight over health care. REP. RUBEN GALLEGO, D-Ariz.: Well, what’s at stake is...

Duration: 00:06:10


How did consoling Gold Star families become political?

10/18/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: We move from Congress to the controversies swirling around the White House. John Yang has more on the day’s politics. JOHN YANG: Thanks, Hari. We turn back to the president’s exchange with that family of a soldier killed in action earlier this month and the president’s role in the bipartisan effort to stabilize the health insurance market. For that, I’m joined by Karine Jean-Pierre. She’s a senior adviser to MoveOn.org, a...

Duration: 00:07:50


Senators take a bipartisan step toward a health care fix

10/17/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Two influential U.S. senators have reached across the political divide to try to stabilize the health insurance market under Obamacare. The two-year plan would fund federal subsidies for insurance companies to cover low-income clients. President Trump cut off those payments last week. Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander and Washington state Democrat Patty Murray said their compromise gives states more flexibility. SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER,...

Duration: 00:04:21


News Wrap: Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by federal judge

10/17/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: And in the day’s other news: A federal judge in Hawaii struck down the Trump administration’s latest travel ban. That temporarily blocks enforcement of the order nationwide, but the Justice Department says it will appeal. The ban extended to six mostly Muslim nations, plus North Korea and Venezuela. Pennsylvania Congressman Tom Marino withdrew today from consideration to be President Trump’s drug czar. That followed an investigation by...

Duration: 00:05:14


Trump ignites furor with claim past presidents didn’t console military families by phone

10/17/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: new questions surrounding the deaths of four Green Berets in the Western African nation of Niger and the role of the president as consoler in chief. John Yang has the story. JOHN YANG: Sending young Americans into harm’s way can be the most serious decision a president makes. Consoling the families of the fallen has become the latest controversy to engulf President Trump. To bolster his claim that he does more than his predecessors,...

Duration: 00:03:39


Puerto Ricans still don’t have reliable drinking water, and fears of contamination are rising

10/17/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: It’s been almost a month since Hurricane Maria destroyed much of Puerto Rico and killed at least 48 people. The island and its residents are still coming to grips with the scale of the devastation. William Brangham brings us the latest. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Many Puerto Ricans are still in the dark, without electrical power. Hundreds of thousands still have no access to running water, and the rebuilding of the countless damaged homes, roads...

Duration: 00:06:12


Far-right groups gain ground in Sweden and Germany amid migrant influx

10/17/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: But first: Sunday’s elections Austria were the latest ample of a shift to the right Europe’s politics, as 31-year-old Christian Kurz was elected chancellor on an anti-immigration platform. He may now form a government with a far-right party founded in the 1950s by former Nazis. That follows recent elections in Germany, where a far-right party roiled the race and dealt a blow to returning leader Angela Merkel. In Sweden, too, there is a...

Duration: 00:09:16


As survivors say #MeToo, what will it take to stop widespread sexual harassment?

10/17/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: The hashtag #MeToo has millions of women sharing stories of abuse, shining a spotlight on a troubling reality in our society. It was first used in 2007, but when actor Alyssa Milano tweeted it Sunday night to talk about sexual harassment and assault in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein story, it went viral. The hashtag was tweeted nearly a million times in just 48 hours. Facebook reported 45 percent of its users have friends who posted...

Duration: 00:15:05


What Trump said about his drug czar pick, health care fixes

10/16/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: We begin our coverage tonight at the White House. At two public appearances today, President Trump addressed a flurry of news stories and controversies. Joining me now to walk us through the president’s remarks is our own John Yang. John, thank you. So we know the president invited the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, to the White House today to have lunch. There was a lot of attention on that. We’re going to talk about that...

Duration: 00:05:07


Why a power struggle has broken out over Kirkuk

10/16/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Longstanding rivalries were re-ignited in Iraq today between vital American allies. Iraqi military forces and militia moved to push Kurdish forces out of the disputed city of Kirkuk in the country’s north. Lisa Desjardins begins our coverage. MAN (through interpreter): The commander in chief of the armed forces, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, gave orders to protect the people of Kirkuk and to impose security in the city. LISA DESJARDINS: After...

Duration: 00:10:42


California wine country tries to get back to business despite wildfire destruction

10/16/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Firefighters say they are making some progress battling the wildfires in Northern California. In all, the fires have consumed more than 220,000 acres, an area larger than New York City. More than 5,700 structures have been destroyed. And at least 41 people have died, making it the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history. The wine industry and the tourism business connected with it are trying to take stock. More than $50 billion in...

Duration: 00:05:57


What the Bannon vs. McConnell fight means for Trump and the GOP

10/16/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: But, first, back to the president’s public appearances today, the state of his agenda, and his working relationship with congressional Republicans. For more on all that, we turn to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR. Politics Monday. Thank you both for being here. So, let’s start. We heard a little of this earlier, but let’s bore in on the president’s earlier criticism of Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority...

Duration: 00:08:15


Iraqi, Kurdish forces in standoff, weeks after Kurdish vote for independence

10/15/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio The post Iraqi, Kurdish forces in standoff, weeks after Kurdish vote for independence appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Duration: 00:02:58


South Sudan civil war causes Africa’s worst refugee crisis

10/15/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio The post South Sudan civil war causes Africa’s worst refugee crisis appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Duration: 00:04:29


Artist William Wegman and his Weimaraner muses

10/15/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio By Megan Thompson MEGAN THOMPSON: If you don’t immediately recognize this man walking his dogs down a New York city street you might recognize the dogs. This is William Wegman, the painter, photographer and filmmaker famous for the photos he takes of his beloved pets. The photographs are funny, beautiful, mysterious and always original. They’ve graced the pages of countless books and magazines and museum walls for more than 30 years. Wegman says even...

Duration: 00:07:29


More than 500,000 Rohingya flee from rape, fire and murder in Myanmar

10/14/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: During the past six weeks half a million Muslims from Myanmar known as the Rohingya have fled across their countries border into Bangladesh. The exodus comes after witnessing or experiencing horrific atrocities by government soldiers who rampaged in their villages as part of a crackdown on the long-persecuted ethnic minority. New York Times reporter Jeffrey Gettleman has reported vividly on the range of refugees, the widespread burning of...

Duration: 00:04:43

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