Poet and journalist Cynthia Zarin often writes poems inspired by news articles. In 1989, she came across a story about a handwritten transcript found in a shoebox. It recorded a case in which then-lawyer Abraham Lincoln successfully defended a man on trial for murder. The article inspired her to write “Of Lincoln.” Continue reading
A lawsuit challenging the results of the Minnesota Senate race went to court Tuesday and the state impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich began. Amy Walter of the Hotline updates the stories as well as the latest on the naming of a replacement for a New York Senate seat. Continue reading
Republican Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska will stay on the ballot after his conviction Monday on seven felony counts, amid Sen. John McCain’s call for his resignation. Anchorage Daily News reporter Michael Carey assesses the case and how it’s playing out in Alaska. Continue reading
A massive trial underway in Turkey — involving retired military generals, journalists, politicians and a university rector accused of trying to create the conditions for a coup — might have far-reaching political and military implications. Continue reading
NBC’s Tim Russert testified Wednesday he never discussed Valerie Plame with I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, contradicting Libby’s version to a grand jury in the CIA leak investigation. NewsHour reports on the latest in the Libby perjury and obstruction trial.
Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby. Libby is accused of perjury and obstruction of justice in the investigation into the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity. Continue reading
Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging Sunday for his role in mass killings in 1982, causing mixed reactions. Capital sentences in Iraq are automatically appealed. John Burns of The New York Times discusses the appeals process, which could conclude in January. Continue reading
Following the announcement that terror suspects had been held in secret facilities, President Bush pressed Congress Thursday to approve military tribunals for terror suspects. Sens. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and John Sununu (R.-N.H.) debate the proposal. Continue reading