More gloomy news emerged about the U.S. economy this week while Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama braced for a tight battle for delegates — and debated whether Florida and Michigan should re-do their primaries. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks consider the week in the news. Continue reading
U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley announced his resignation Monday, the third official to lose his job after media reports of substandard care for injured soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Former Ohio Republican Rep. Bob Ney was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison Friday for his role in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Continue reading
Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was sentenced Monday to more than 24 years in prison for his part in accounting practices that led to the company’s collapse. His is the latest in a series of cases of corporate corruption that have rocked the business world.
The coastal 22nd district in Florida is the setting for a midterm election battle, where Democratic challenger Ron Klein is using President Bush’s handling of the Iraq war to his advantage against 26-year Republican congressman Clay Shaw. Continue reading
Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss U.S. reaction to North Korea’s nuclear test, the congressional page scandal involving former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., and the congressional races in the midterm elections. Continue reading
Reverberations of the e-mail scandal involving former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., can be felt as far as Ohio’s 18th District contest, where Republican state Sen. Joy Padgett is running against Democrat Zack Space. Continue reading
House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., dismissed calls for his resignation Tuesday, as reports revealed that he was aware of messages sent to congressional pages by former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla. Analysts debate whether Hastert should step down. Continue reading