Nation

  • December 1, 2011    

    Detention facility at U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Updated 10:20 a.m. Friday: The Senate passed the defense authorization bill by a 93-7 vote Thursday night. Original Story: As the Senate prepares for a final vote on the National … Continue reading

  • November 28, 2011    

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: Name: Godwin Ohiwerei Question: Are we addicted to war? How come we never actually bother about … Continue reading

  • November 28, 2011    

    Paul Solman frequently answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: Name: Godwin Ohiwerei Question: Are we addicted to war? How come we never actually bother about … Continue reading

  • November 25, 2011    

    Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Friday query: Name: Jack McBroom Question: My first mortgage in 1970 was at a … Continue reading

  • November 24, 2011    

    After a nearly nine-year war, all but a handful of U.S. forces will be leaving Iraq by the end of this year. As they close up shop, we checked in with Major Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, chief spokesman for the United States Forces-Iraq, to get a sense of what life is like there now. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2011   BY  

    In the months leading up to their departure by the end of 2011, U.S. troops were packing up and moving out of bases that will be transferred to Iraqi hands. View a slide show of the troops’ final weeks in Iraq. Continue reading

  • November 22, 2011    

    I’ve been saying the following to friends and colleagues for months now: In all my many years as a business and economics reporter, I have never seen a greater cognitive dissonance than in the current coverage of the U.S. bond … Continue reading

  • November 21, 2011    

    In 2010, your tweets helped debunk fears that Thanksgiving travel would be a nightmare due to stricter airport security measures and ‘opt-out’ protests. This year, we want to hear again first-hand about your experience flying during one of the busiest … Continue reading

  • November 16, 2011  

    President Obama announced Wednesday that more than 2,000 American troops are heading to Australia under a new security agreement, but Chinese leaders expressed some skepticism and displeasure at the move. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • November 16, 2011  

    President Obama announced Wednesday that more than 2,000 U.S. troops will head to Australia, but he stopped short of saying the move was meant as a message to China. Ray Suarez explores what the move means for regional politics with Jeffrey Bader of The Brookings Institution and John Higley of the University of Texas at Austin. Continue reading