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Software bugs and system "bottlenecks" have plagued the new health insurance exchanges since their online launch. Will the site be able to handle the high volume of traffic? Ray Suarez talks to Craig Timberg of The Washington Post about the outlook for solving the site's problems.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NewsHourHeadlinesPodcast/~4/nbqI18M8Sak" ...
Is the political standoff that caused the government shutdown indicative of the future of negotiation on Capitol Hill? Judy Woodruff discusses factors that have contributed to the conflict Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and former congressman Tom Davis of Deloitte & Touche.<img ...
In our news wrap Thursday, Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was abducted and then freed hours later. The incident came in the days after the U.S. military led a raid to capture an al-Qaida leader in Libyan. Also, the military-backed government in Egypt criticized the U.S. decision to cut millions of ...
Republicans suggested a plan to increase the debt ceiling for the short-term if President Obama agrees to negotiate spending cuts as a way to end the shutdown. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the latest warnings about the debt ceiling and Judy Woodruff gets an update from Margaret ...
In her first novel in seven years, National Book Award winner Alice McDermott set out to tell the story of a character who most people pass over in favor of "more appealing characters." She talks to Jeffrey Brown about her book "Someone," and how she tapped into the character's voice.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NewsHourHeadlinesPodcast/~4/QmK7kBEt0O4" ...
On-demand technologies let consumers watch what they want, when they want. But how will this convenience affect future advertising revenues and distribution models for television? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Ken Auletta of The New Yorker and David Carr of The New York Times.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NewsHourHeadlinesPodcast/~4/lCkRXvFBCpM" ...
Thousands gathered on the National Mall to rally support for immigration reform, echoing more than a hundred other demonstrations across the country. Ray Suarez reports on efforts to renew the immigration reform push, despite other issues that have taken center stage in Congress.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NewsHourHeadlinesPodcast/~4/WkSLMlKiITI" ...
The government shutdown has touched hundreds of thousands of federal employees, but as the shutdown stretches on, the distinction between essential and non-essential has varied depending on agency and need. Jeffrey Brown talks to Reid Wilson of The Washington Post and Gregory Korte of USA Today for a ...
A new housing development in San Francisco is ready for its new tenants -- homeless individuals and families -- to move into apartments of their own. But due to the government shutdown, units that are federally subsidized sit empty. Mina Kim of KQED reports on how the standstill in Washington is affecting ...
Following a politically charged search, President Obama named Janet Yellen as his nominee to be the next -- and first female -- chair of the Federal Reserve. Judy Woodruff gets reactions from Christina Romer of the University of California, Berkeley, and former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas ...
In our news wrap Wednesday, the House voted to guarantee funding for military death benefits amid the government shutdown, an action supported by President Obama. Also, the State Department announced it will be cutting aid to Egypt over the government's violent crackdown on protesters.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NewsHourHeadlinesPodcast/~4/5l2T2Xu_Tls" ...
The Frontline documentary "League of Denial" takes a look at the concussion crisis in pro- football and what scientists know about link between repetitive head trauma and brain injury. Ray Suarez talks to Mark Fainaru-Wada of ESPN, an investigative reporter and co-author of the accompanying book by the ...
Forty-five New York City public high school students are taking big strides toward achieving their dreams by learning how to work together on creating fully functional, original cellphone apps with business plans. John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports on how one summer program trains kids to be high-tech ...
Two raids in Africa over the weekend resulted in the capture of an al-Qaida leader, now being questioned by U.S. military. Jeffrey Brown sits down with White House Counterterrorism Adviser Lisa Monaco to discuss the standard for determining terrorist threats and whether or not Libyan officials were consulted ...
In spite of devastating floods that damaged major roads and infrastructure, residents of Estes Park, Colo., have been working around the clock to prepare for fall tourist season in hopes of some financial recovery. But the NewsHour's Mary Jo Brooks reports their efforts have been hampered by the government ...
The Supreme Court heard a case challenging the cap on total donations one individual can make to politicians during an election cycle. Would changing the law increase corruption or help with donor disclosure? Judy Woodruff gets debate from Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and Rep. ...
The Supreme Court has previously upheld limits on contributions made by individuals to political campaigns. Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal about a new round of arguments at the high court on whether the burden that limits place on free speech outweigh the risk and appearance ...
In our news wrap Tuesday, the federal government took down their new online health insurance exchanges overnight. The site had been plagued with glitches since it launched last week. Also, power surges have repeatedly damaged a new National Security Agency data storage facility in Utah, delaying the ...
President Barack Obama refuted Republican criticism he has been unwilling to work on the government's fiscal issues, while House Speaker John Boehner countered that the president's position is unsustainable. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on efforts in the House and Senate to address ...
As the effects of the shutdown take hold, longer-term fights over safety net programs continue. Jeffrey Brown talks to Jacob Hacker of Yale University and Stephen Parenti of the University of Minnesota about how states opting out of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion has stranded some uninsured ...
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