Despite China’s public vows to prosecute bribery and shore up government accountability, the nation falls short in its efforts to fight institutionalized corruption, according to Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index released today. For one thing, bribery in China is … Continue reading
1. The Brown Bomber: No one received more votes on Tuesday than Gov. Jerry Brown, and it’s hard to see the veteran Democrat biting his fingernails about the fall contest to come. Neither of his main GOP challengers came close to laying a glove on the veteran politician in round one of this gubernatorial contest.
As security in Sochi tightens around the Winter Olympics, John Ray of Independent Television News reports from Dagestan, just a half day’s drive from the games and the volatile center of the insurgency against Russia’s anti-terror operations. Continue reading
In our news wrap Wednesday, the first day of 2014 was marked by a papal address, mayoral inaugurations and a series of bowl games for football fans. Also, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked a health care law mandate that some church-affiliated groups provide coverage for birth control. Continue reading
President Obama concluded his fifth year in office with an annual year-in-review press conference. Although the president saw sinking approval ratings in 2013, he suggested 2014 can be a "breakthrough year for America." Jeffrey Brown reviews the topics Mr. Obama covered, from the economy to the health care law. Continue reading
At the NATO Summit in Portugal, President Obama looked to bolster support for a missile defense plan and Afghan war timetable. Margaret Warner provides a report from Lisbon. Continue reading
The NATO summit opened Friday with plans to focus on Afghanistan. But it was instead missiles that topped the first day’s agenda. Judy Woodruff gives an overview. Continue reading