Los Angeles Times reporters Ruben Vives and Jeff Gottlieb were awarded the Pulitzer Prize Monday for uncovering a corruption scandal in Bell, Calif., that resulted in the arrest of eight former or current city officials. Margaret Warner discusses the investigation and the award with the two reporters. Continue reading
Two months after former President Hosni Mubarak was forced from office, thousands of protesters defied orders and returned to Cairo’s Tahrir Square demanding Mubarak and his family be prosecuted for corruption. Mubarak denied the corruption allegations but was summoned for questioning by a prosecutor. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading
Members of a Chicago jury told a judge they are deadlocked on some decisions in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Also in Iraq, eight soldiers were killed after insurgents lured them into a trap by using children. Continue reading
Margaret Warner interviews Afghan opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah about President Karzai’s leadership and the ongoing war in Afghanistan, more than six months after Abdullah dropped out of the runoff election against the current president. Continue reading
It involves casinos, the murder of a Greek tycoon, intrigue in Washington and much more. But the film, “Casino Jack and the United States of Money” is a documentary unwinding the trail of super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff — once a powerful player in the nation’s capital, now a convicted felon serving time in prison.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, discusses his meetings with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the state of U.S.-Afghan relations and the ongoing effort to secure Kandahar in the South. Continue reading
President Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, following months of tension over accusations of government corruption. Gwen Ifill talks to former Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Alexander Thier of the U.S. Institute of Peace about the state of U.S.-Afghan relations. Continue reading
The Obama Administration turned to its attention to foreign affairs this week. The president traveled to Afghanistan to address corruption reform with President Hamid Karzai and hosted French President Nicolas Sarkozy, as both countries pressure Iran over its nuclear program. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading