On the NewsHour

  • March 8, 2010   BY Simon Marks 

    On the PBS NewsHour this Monday: IRAQ ELECTIONS | The votes are being counted in Iraq’s Parliamentary elections, and the authorities in Baghdad announced today that turnout topped 60 percent. Gwen Ifill reports tonight on what’s at stake in the … Continue reading

  • March 5, 2010   BY News Desk 

    UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS | Friday’s monthly look at unemployment was considered good news, as the jobless rate remained unchanged. But the jobless rate for blacks and Latinos is much higher than the average. We take a closer look at racial disparities … Continue reading

  • March 4, 2010   BY News Desk 

    ELECTION VIOLENCE IN IRAQ – Bombs ripped through parts of Baghdad today as early voting began for Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Ray Suarez narrates a report, and Jim Lehrer talks to Feisal Istrabadi, who served as Iraq’s deputy ambassador to the … Continue reading

  • March 3, 2010   BY News Desk 

    HEALTH REFORM SHOWDOWN | The president stepped up the pressure today for votes on health care reform in the next few weeks. We’ll have excerpts of his speech, and then analysis from Ceci Connolly of The Washington Post and Congress … Continue reading

  • March 2, 2010   BY Leah Clapman 

    SUPREME COURT CONSIDERS GUN BANS – The U.S. Supreme Court heard an important argument today over state and local gun regulations. The case involves a handgun ban in Chicago and tests a 2008 decision outlawing the gun law in Washington … Continue reading

  • March 1, 2010   BY Simon Marks 

    On the PBS NewsHour this Monday night: CHILE LATEST | Full coverage of the latest developments in Chile, following the weekend’s earthquake. The death toll has now risen above 700, and the world is offering aid to assist in rescue … Continue reading

  • February 26, 2010   BY Simon Marks 

    AFGHAN ATTACK– There was more death today in the center of Kabul, the Afghan capitol. Suicide attackers and a car bomb killed at least 16 people — half of them foreigners. The Taliban took responsibility. We’ll have a full report … Continue reading

  • February 25, 2010   BY Simon Marks 

    HEALTH CARE SUMMIT: We’ll begin the program tonight with full coverage of today’s White House health care summit, at which President Obama and his Republican opponents have been facing off over proposals to change the country’s health care system. Judy … Continue reading

  • February 24, 2010   BY Leah Clapman 

    TOYODA TESTIFIES – The president of Toyota made an unprecedented appearance before a U.S. congressional committee today and delivered an apology for the problems that forced extensive recalls of the company’s cars, and promised a course correction. We’ll have excerpts … Continue reading

  • February 23, 2010   BY Simon Marks 

    On the PBS NewsHour this Tuesday: TOYOTA HEARINGS | Day one of the congressional hearings into the Toyota recalls saw the company’s top official in North America, James Lentz, apologizing for its safety problems, and vivid testimony by one Toyota … Continue reading