Politics

  • April 13, 2004  

    Jim Lehrer gets reaction from New York Times columnist David Brooks and Boston Globe columnist Tom Oliphant about President Bush’s press conference. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2004  

    Coalition forces on Tuesday surrounded the Shiite holy city of Najaf as the standoff with radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his al-Mahdi Army continued in Iraq. Regional experts discuss al-Sadr’s influence over his followers and how the United States should deal with the Shiite resistance. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2004  

    The 9/11 commission on Tuesday questioned officials from the Justice Department about the FBI’s performance in the months leading up to the 2001 terrorist attacks. Commission members Slade Gorton and Richard Ben-Veniste discuss the panel’s criticism of the FBI and the testimonies of Justice Department officials. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2004  

    Better cooperation between the FBI and CIA may have uncovered the al-Qaida plot to attack the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the 9/11 commission alleged in a preliminary report. Kwame Holman looks at testimony by Justice Department officials. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2004  

    Following a background report from Kwame Holman, Gwen Ifill and foreign policy columnists discuss the political fallout over a presidential daily brief that showed what President Bush knew about al-Qaida before the 9/11 attacks. Continue reading

  • April 9, 2004  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks rejoin Jim Lehrer to discuss the testimony of Condoleezza Rice before the 9/11 commission and the potential political fallout from that investigation. Continue reading

  • April 9, 2004  

    Jim Lehrer asks syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks for additional perspectives on American policy in Iraq. Continue reading

  • April 9, 2004  

    National security adviser Condoleezza Rice this week joined the list of officials who have testified before the 9/11 commission. Family members of 9/11 victims share their thoughts on the commission’s investigation and Rice’s testimony. Continue reading

  • April 8, 2004  

    National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice testified that “no silver bullet” could have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Kwame Holman reports on Rice’s testimony before the 9/11 commission. Continue reading

  • April 7, 2004  

    Attacks by insurgents spread to least ten cities across Iraq Wednesday, leading top defense officials to say that some U.S. troops may have to stay in the region longer. Jim Lehrer gets perspectives on how to quell the continued insurgent uprisings in Iraq from four military experts. Continue reading