Features Washington's top journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events, and analyzing their effect on the lives of all Americans. Moderated by Gwen Ifill.
Combating Terrorism, IRS Fallout, Paying for Disaster Relief and Immigration Reform
In a major address on Thursday, the president unveiled new guidelines for combating terrorism and the administration's use of drones in that fight. This came on the heels of the new disclosure that four Americans had been killed in drone strikes since 2009. He also renewed his call to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. The program discusses what the president's new strategy means. Also, controversies continued to swirl throughout Washington this week, particularly around the IRS and its extra scrutiny of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. The devastating tornado in Oklahoma again put the issue of federal disaster relief front and center this week, and the Senate Judiciary Committee has passed and sent to the full Senate a comprehensive immigration reform bill that's sure to stir up controversy on Capitol Hill.