Last year, Albert Jack Stanley, the former CEO of KBR, pleaded guilty to bribery for masterminding the payment of more than $180 million to Nigerian officials. PBS Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergmen reports on the damage done by large-scale bribery in that country. Continue reading
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks look ahead to Inauguration Day, discuss Barack Obama’s dinner with conservative columnists and analyze President Bush’s attempts to shape a legacy. Continue reading
Vice President Dick Cheney looks back on the Bush administration’s eight years in office, answers new questions on claims that the U.S. tortured terror suspects and assesses the challenges ahead for the Obama team. Continue reading
As one of the most assertive vice presidents in American history, Dick Cheney changed the role of the office more than many of his predecessors. Analysts examine the evolution of the office and how Vice President elect Joe Biden will likely handle the job. Continue reading
Hurricane Gustav’s brush with New Orleans on the first scheduled day of the GOP convention has changed the dynamic of the event. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the convention’s abbreviated first day and what lies ahead in the coming week. Continue reading
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday delayed making a decision about whether human health and welfare are being harmed by greenhouse gas pollution. In a federal notice, the agency instead called for more public comment, essentially bumping the decision to the next administration.
As the race between presumptive nominees Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama continues to heat up, historians look to past races to weigh the advantages and disadvantages brought to a national ticket by a vice presidential candidate. Continue reading
For the first time in six weeks, Democratic voters will once again cast ballots in the hotly contested Pennsylvania primary Tuesday. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks consider the state of the campaign and assess the fallout from Wednesday’s debate in Philadelphia. Continue reading