Newsmaker Interview

  • March 13, 2006  

    House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, discusses lobbying reform, the Dubai ports management deal, the future of the Republican party, President Bush’s popularity and the war in Iraq. Continue reading

  • November 10, 2005  

    U.S. Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., discusses the recent bombings in Jordan, winning the Iraq war, and U.S. prisoner abuse policy. Continue reading

  • November 7, 2005  

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace, the principal military advisor to the president and the secretary of defense, discusses the U.S.-led operation to root out insurgents in Iraq. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2005  

    Former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker, co-chairmen of the National Commission on Federal Election Reform, discuss their newly released recommendations for federal election reform. Continue reading

  • September 2, 2005  

    Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, who commands the Army Corps of Engineers, the agency in charge of repairing the levees and draining the floodwaters in New Orleans, discusses the enormous tasks ahead in the submerged city. Continue reading

  • September 1, 2005  

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Brown called the hurricane and its aftermath a disaster of catastrophic proportions and that FEMA will use all necessary resources to aid emergency relief efforts. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2005  

    Senate Judiciary Committee ranking Democrat Patrick Leahy of Vermont expressed concern over lost documents from John Roberts’ Reagan years and discussed his views of the candidate. Continue reading

  • August 24, 2005  

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., says he will ask Supreme Court justice nominee John Roberts dignified, appropriate and probing questions about such topics as the role of precedent, the separation of governmental powers and the abortion issue. Continue reading

  • July 20, 2005  

    Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks about Supreme Court nominee John Roberts Jr.’s legal record, possible questions during the confirmation hearings and the potential of a filibuster. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2005  

    Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Richard Myers, who will step down from his post this September, speaks with Jim Lehrer about military challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan, his role as military adviser to the president, and his relationship with Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Continue reading