Politics

  • April 29, 2004  

    President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney met with the 9/11 Commission in a closed-door session at the White House on Thursday. Jim Lehrer discusses the historical significance of their meeting with presidential historians Michael Beschloss and Richard Norton Smith. Continue reading

  • April 28, 2004   BY Admin 

    The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in two precedent-setting cases that ask whether in the war on terrorism President Bush can order American citizens held indefinitely in a military jail without charges, a hearing or access to a lawyer. Continue reading

  • April 28, 2004  

    The Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases Wednesday that may set how far the executive branch can go in detaining U.S. citizens without trial in the ongoing war against terrorism. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal helps interpret the arguments. Continue reading

  • April 28, 2004  

    Lakhdar Brahimi, U.N. envoy to Iraq, proposed a plan to dissolve the Iraqi Governing Council next month and install an interim president and two vice presidents, all of whom would agree not to run in the June 2005 national elections. Gwen Ifill gets perspectives on the Brahimi plan from experts. Continue reading

  • April 27, 2004  

    The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether Vice President Dick Cheney has the right to keep his energy task force papers secret, another key case that will test the limits of executive branch power. Gwen Ifill discusses the details of the debate with a National Law Journal reporter who attended the hearing. Continue reading

  • April 27, 2004  

    Republicans ratcheted up attacks this week against alleged inconsistencies in Democratic presidential contender Sen. John Kerry’s stances supporting the Iraq war and opposing the Vietnam war. Margaret Warner gets two perspectives on Kerry’s war records from William Kristol and Tom Oliphant. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2004   BY Admin 

    The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether Vice President Dick Cheney should be able to keep his energy task force papers secret, another key case in the high court’s current term that will test the limits of executive branch power. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2004   BY Admin 

    Mainland China Monday quashed Hong Kong residents’ hopes of directly electing their chief executive or all of their lawmakers in 2007 or 2008. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2004  

    President Bush and Democratic presidential contender Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts spoke of jobs and the economy today. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2004  

    Washington, D.C., hosted the first large-scale abortion rights rally in over a decade, sparking passionate views about both women’s health issues and the nation’s political leaders. Gwen Ifill talks to pollster Andrew Kohut about how the American public is viewing key political issues. Continue reading