The NewsHour’s regular political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the Democrats’ takeover of Congress, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation and other changes afoot in the government. Continue reading
Scholars discuss how history will view the events of the week, from the Democratic takeover of Congress to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation in response to the administration’s handling of the Iraq war. Continue reading
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resigned Wednesday, a day after Democrats won control of the House and several more Senate seats. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the election, Rumsfeld’s resignation and expectations for the next Congress. Continue reading
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., set to become the first female Speaker of the House in January, discusses the recent election, possible changes in Iraq policy, Rumsfeld’s resignation and working with President Bush. Continue reading
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resigned Wednesday, and President Bush nominated Robert Gates, former director of the CIA, to succeed him. Jim Lehrer reports on Rumsfeld’s resignation and provides excerpts from President Bush’s White House Press Conference, as well as comments by Rumsfeld and Gates on the decision.
Washington Post editor Bob Woodward’s new book, “State of Denial”, critiques the Bush administration’s handling of the war in Iraq and how officials presented the need to go to war to the American public. Continue reading
Bob Woodward’s new book “State of Denial” presents the struggle between the military and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over decisions made in the Iraq war. Analysts debate whether Rumsfeld should remain at his post. Continue reading
Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the effects of the Iraq war on the public’s view of the administration and on upcoming midterm elections, along with other political news of the week. Continue reading