President Donald Trump urged Congress in a televised speech on Tuesday to give him $5.7 billion this year to help build a wall on the US border with Mexico but stopped short of declaring a national emergency to pay for the barrier with military funds.
For many Muslim Americans, the presence of a Quran is a symbolic moment amid a presidential administration that has seemed to wage an all-out war on the triple whammy of what Tlaib and Omar represent: immigrants, Muslims and women.
A bill that would ban abortions for women more than 20 weeks pregnant and could close down all but five abortion clinics in Texas was defeated Tuesday after a nearly 13-hour filibuster from State Senator Wendy Davis. Though she may have only delayed the inevitable, it brought her support from many around the country.
Republicans and Democrats have agreed to a proposal that would extend payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits through year's end -- though it will include a reduction in the length of time a person can receive unemployment benefits.
Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains the politics behind a bill which would allocate $26 billion in aid; and we turn to Principal Mark Wilson from Georgia to hear how he hopes the money will get his school back on track.
Whatever happens with today's elections, it's certain there will be new leadership in the House and the Senate as Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are both expected to step down. Todd Zwillich looks at just how things will be different.
Rep. John Boehner will have to negotiate the budget with both the Tea Party and democrats Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and President Obama. Meanwhile, the House voted to defund public radio production in a bill that will likely not pass the Senate.
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has a communications crisis on his hands. He tweeted lewd photos to followers and then lied about it to his wife, his family and the press. Did Weiner come clean fast enough to save his career?
Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway takes a closer look from Washington. Karol Markowicz, a public relations consultant, political blogger, believes Weiner should step down in the face of this scandal.
In honor of July 4th we're talking with influential Americans all week about what patriotism and America means to them. We're calling the series "My America." Today we talk with Michiel Vos and Alexandra Pelosi.