Politics

  • December 19, 2005  

    In response to a barrage of criticism, President Bush said Monday he did not break the law when he authorized spying on Americans suspected of ties to terrorism. Following a background report, two senators discuss the use of domestic surveillance in the anti-terrorism effort. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2005  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss presidential power amid revelations of domestic surveillance, along with the administration’s efforts to bolster support for the war on Iraq. Continue reading

  • December 18, 2005   BY Admin 

    President Bush, ending a nearly three-week public relations blitz on Sunday that has sought to bolster American support for the ongoing Iraq war, hailed this week’s parliamentary elections as a critical step towards creating a free Iraq. Continue reading

  • December 17, 2005   BY Kristina Nwazota  

    Nearly 18 months after the former 9/11 commission issued recommendations for how to prevent another attack within the U.S., the commission still says the Bush administration has failed to do enough to combat the threat of nuclear terrorism. Continue reading

  • December 16, 2005   BY Admin 

    The Senate on Friday fell eight votes short of ending debate on a bill to reauthorize several key provisions of the USA Patriot Act, an anti-terrorism bill that critics say infringes on civil liberties. Continue reading

  • December 16, 2005  

    In a wide-ranging interview, President George W. Bush hailed the elections in Iraq as having geopolitical import, outlined his hopes for marginalizing the militants attacking targets throughout Iraq and refused to comment on reported spying by the National Security Agency on people in the United States without a court order. Continue reading

  • December 16, 2005  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Jim Lehrer to discuss President Bush’s response to questions about his strategy in Iraq, his recent reversal on torture policy and a claim that he authorized the National Security Agency to monitor Americans without a court warrant. Continue reading

  • December 15, 2005   BY Admin 

    The Illinois Supreme Court threw out a $10 billion judgment against the tobacco company Philip Morris USA Thursday, ruling that the cigarette maker was not guilty of fraud in the marketing of its products. Continue reading

  • December 15, 2005  

    On Thursday, the White House asked for another $1.5 billion to rebuild New Orleans’ levee system, roughly doubling the federal commitment. Following a background report, Donald Powell, the federal coordinator for Gulf Coast recovery, explains how the added funds will be used to strengthen the levee system. Continue reading

  • December 15, 2005  

    Millions of Iraqis voted for a new government Thursday. Officials reported a large turnout, despite scattered violence. A reporter provides an update from Baghdad. Continue reading