• February 21, 2012  

    With President Obama taking heat from the GOP over rising gas prices, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney worked Tuesday to shift blame and tout domestic energy exploration efforts. Judy Woodruff discusses the political implications of $3.58 a gallon with The New York Times’ Michael Shear and John Kilduff of Again Capital. Continue reading

  • February 20, 2012  

    In other news Monday, Eurozone finance ministers decided at a meeting in Brussels that Greece must implement more austerity measures before they approve a $171 billion bailout package to avoid defaulting on its debts. Also, U.N. inspectors began a two-day visit to Iran to press for information on Tehran’s nuclear program. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2012  

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the world’s major powers are reviewing a formal response to a letter from Iran suggesting serious interest in talks about the country’s nuclear program. Ray Suarez discusses the possibility of talks with the Council on Foreign Relations’ Ray Takeyh and Flynt Leverett of Continue reading

  • February 16, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, top U.S. officials offered new assessments of Iran’s nuclear program, a day after the country claimed major new achievements in producing its own nuclear fuel. Also, claims and counter-claims were plentiful over possible peace talks involving the United States, the Afghan government and the Taliban. Continue reading

  • February 15, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, congressional negotiators worked to sort out details on extending the payroll tax cut through the end of this year. The $100 billion cost will be added to the national debt. A final vote could come Friday. Also, Iran made claims of sweeping progress in its efforts to produce nuclear fuel. Continue reading

  • February 7, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, Iran dismissed U.S. sanctions against the country’s central bank. A spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry equated the move to “psychological war,” and said Iran would not give up its nuclear program. In Iraq, ministers from a Sunni-backed bloc ended their boycott of the Cabinet and returned to work. Continue reading

  • February 6, 2012  

    In other news Monday, President Obama imposed new sanctions on Iran and its central bank to increase pressure on the country’s regime over its nuclear program. Also, a deep freeze paralyzed much of Eastern Europe for another day. The cold wave is more than a week old with no immediate end in sight. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2012  

    With rising talk of war, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rallied his public Friday in prayers broadcast on state television — warning the U.S. against any military strike or oil embargo and calling Israel “a cancerous tumor that should and will be cut.” Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2012  

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak issued a warning at a security conference Thursday that time is running out, and dealing with a nuclear Iran would be more complicated and costly than attempting to stop one. Ray Suarez and guests discuss the potential of a unilateral Israeli strike and a U.S. response to Israeli action. Continue reading

  • January 27, 2012  

    Violence in Syria continues to escalate, with activists reporting at least 70 dead in the last two days of fighting in Homs, Hama and Idlib. Margaret Warner and Time magazine’s Rania Abouzeid discuss the uptick in violence, plus reports of opposition forces capturing Iranian agents inside Syria. Continue reading