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  1. Democrats give political donations from Harvey Weinstein away to charities

    10.06 / 21:21 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    Producer Harvey Weinstein speaks at a ceremony in Hollywood in 2016. Photo by REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and potential 2020 presidential contender Elizabeth Warren among them — are starting to give charities thousands of dollars in donations they had received from the disgraced Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein and his family have given more than $1.4 million in political contributions since the 1992 election c…
  2. Wounded congressman Scalise to throw out first pitch in playoff game

    10.06 / 21:21 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    U.S. Rep Steve Scalise, R-La., with his wife Jennifer at his side, pumps his fist as he makes his way through the U.S. Capitol after returning to Congress for the first time since being shot and seriously wounded in June. Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON — A spokeswoman for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says the Louisiana Republican plans to throw out the first pitch before Friday night’s playoff game between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs. Scalise made a t…
  3. WATCH: Trump hosts Hispanic Heritage Month event at White House

    10.06 / 21:21 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    Trump and the first lady hosted a Hispanic Heritage event today at the White House. Watch the president’s remarks here. President Donald Trump is scheduled to delivered remarks at his first Hispanic Heritage event at the White House. While representatives from more than 200 Hispanic businesses and community and faith groups were expected to attend, the president’s understanding of Latino culture has been questionable. As Raul A. Reyes wrote for NBC, the relationship between…
  4. Bergdahl expected to plead guilty to desertion, misbehavior

    10.06 / 16:03 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leaves the courthouse after an arraignment hearing for his court-martial in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Dec. 22, 2015. Bergdahl spent five years as a Taliban prisoner after walking away from his combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009. Photo by Jonathan Drake/Reuters WASHINGTON — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for half a decade after abandoning his Afghanistan post, is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before t…
  5. Trump weakens Obamacare’s birth control mandate

    10.06 / 16:03 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    Photo by applezoomzoom/Adobe WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious or moral objections, issuing new rules Friday that take another step in rolling back the Obama health care law. The new policy is a long-expected revision to federal rules that require most companies to cover birth control as preventive care for women, at no additional cost. Preventive services are supposed to be free of c…
  6. WATCH LIVE: White House expected to address latest on Iran deal, Puerto Rico

    10.06 / 16:03 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    President Donald Trump plans to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal next week, relegating the issue to Congress to resolve, according to several media reports. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is scheduled to hold a news briefing at 2 p.m. ET today. Watch her remarks in the player above. Per the deal’s conditions, the president has to certify the deal every 90 days. If Trump fails to do so this time, Congress will have 60 days to decide whether to impose…
  7. Tens of thousands have yet to submit DACA renewals

    10.06 / 16:03 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    A protester holds a sign in support of undocumented students at a “ICE Out of Oregon” rally co-organized by Milenio.org and Voz HIspana Cambio Comunitario at the ICE offices in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Diego G Diaz/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of young people eligible for renewed protection from deportation had yet to submit their applications hours before a Trump administration deadline Thursday night. The administration was finalizing d…
  8. During photo shoot, Trump talks of ‘calm before the storm’

    10.06 / 12:30 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    President Donald Trump (C) participates in a briefing with senior military leaders at the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by Yuri Gripas/Reuters WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump delivered a foreboding message Thursday night, telling reporters as he posed for photos with his senior military leaders that this might be “the calm before the storm.” White House reporters were summoned suddenly Thursday evening and told the president had decided he wanted the press to d…
  9. White House’s planned demands for immigation cuts could create problems for DACA plan

    10.06 / 12:30 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    Alliance San Diego and other Pro-DACA supporters hold a protest rally in front of San Diego County Administration Center in San Diego, California. Photo by John Gastaldo/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is finalizing the details of a set of immigration principles that could upend efforts to come up with a permanent fix for the status of young immigrants who came to the country illegally as children. The principles, according to people familiar with ongoing discussions, were e…
  10. Party shapes political views more than race, class or education, Pew finds

    10.06 / 08:13 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    Protesters gathered on the National Mall during a rally in June. A new Pew study shows that the country is more divided politically than at any time in the past two decades. File photo by REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan Democrats and Republicans are more divided on race, immigration and other issues than at any point in the past two decades, according to a new study on partisanship and political values. The average “partisan gap” or divide between Republicans and Democrats’ beliefs on 10 key po…
  11. White House calls San Juan mayor’s latest criticisms of Trump ‘sad’

    10.06 / 08:13 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    The White House said today that it is “sad” that the mayor of San Juan has continued to criticize the Trump administration for its response to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz has heavily criticized President Donald Trump’s visit to survey damage from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, including on PBS NewsHour’s program Wednesday night, saying the meeting between Trump and local leaders “finally put into perspective the…
  12. The deadlines, program lapses and other pressing issues facing Congress right now

    10.06 / 08:13 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Next, we turn our focus back to Congress and the whirlwind of issues facing lawmakers. Here now is John Yang. JOHN YANG: Thanks, Judy. Looming deadlines, lapsed programs, and potential movement on pressing agenda items. Here to explain what’s happening on the Hill is our own Hill watcher, Lisa Desjardins. Lisa, let’s begin our alphabet soup with DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Today was the deadline for beneficiaries…
  13. GOP Rep. Murphy resigning after reports of affair, Ryan says

    10.06 / 08:13 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) chairs a 2014 House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHINGTON — GOP Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, caught up in tawdry revelations of an extramarital affair, is resigning from Congress. That’s the word from House Speaker Paul Ryan. Murphy, an anti-abortion lawmaker, allegedly urged his mistress to get an abortion when he thought she was p…
  14. Poll: Most Americans disapprove of how Congress has handled health care

    10.06 / 08:13 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    A quarter of Americans said they want to completely get rid of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, in a new poll by PBS NewsHour and Marist Thursday. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) A quarter of Americans — 28 percent — said they want to repeal Obamacare completely, according to a poll by PBS NewsHour and Marist. Forty-three percent of respondents said they want more from the Affordable Care Act, also known as…