Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news, including the “discouraging” May jobs report, how unemployment could affect the debt-ceiling debate in Washington and how GOP candidate Mitt Romney might fare in races against Sarah Palin and President Obama. Continue reading
In a speech in Stratham, N.H. Thursday former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney said President Obama has “failed America” and pledged economic reforms to “bring this country back.” Romney is considered the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. Continue reading
You can circle today on your calendar as a turning point in the 2012 campaign for the Republican nomination for president. Continue reading
Special correspondent Kira Kay explores lessons being learned about fulfilling the promises of the 2004 revolution in Ukraine. It’s part of a partnership with the Bureau for International Reporting. Continue reading
With all the strife over public sector unions, including irate e-mails in response to our pension coverage on the program, we thought we’d lighten the mood today by sharing some recent political cartoons.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week. including the “civil war in the making” in Libya, the brewing pension problems across the United States and what’s being done to avoid a government shutdown. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks with the creators of “Parazit,” a web-based Farsi-language program that combines Iranian politics with comedy in the style of “The Daily Show,” an American political satire television show. Continue reading
After 25 years in exile, former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier landed at the Port-au-Prince airport, leading human rights groups to urge authorities to arrest the ousted leader. Continue reading