Politics

  • September 17, 2004  

    Susan Dentzer spoke with Bruce Vladeck, an informal adviser to the Kerry campaign on health care issues. In the mid-1990s, Vladeck was administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), where he directed the Medicare and Medicaid programs.The following is an extended transcript of their discussion. Continue reading

  • September 17, 2004  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks assess the latest public opinion polls in the presidential race, CBS’s sourcing of its reporting on the president’s National Guard Service and this week’s death of the assault weapons ban. Continue reading

  • September 17, 2004  

    Recent attacks on Iraqi police facilities as well as continuing violence against American forces indicate the insurgency in Iraq continues unabated and has perhaps grown more sophisticated. Two Iraqi-Americans assess the situation on the ground. Continue reading

  • September 17, 2004  

    The presidential candidates have been trading blows this week over increased costs of Medicare now and in the future. Susan Dentzer explores the issue. Continue reading

  • September 16, 2004   BY Admin 

    Gunmen snatched two Americans and one Briton from their residence Thursday in a bold dawn raid, bringing to eight the number of westerners currently held hostage in Iraq. Continue reading

  • September 16, 2004  

    President Bush and Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., both spoke at the annual meeting of the National Guard Association. Neither candidate directly addressed the current controversy over President Bush’s Vietnam-era service in the Texas Air National Guard during the previously scheduled appearances. Continue reading

  • September 16, 2004  

    Several document experts have raised questions about the authenticity of memos CBS News anchor Dan Rather cited in a 60 Minutes report about President Bush’s Vietnam-era service. Terence Smith speaks with two media experts about the investigation into the documents’ authenticity. Continue reading

  • September 16, 2004  

    Many U.S. troops who served in Iraq have returned home to join the campaign fight for either President Bush or Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. Margaret Warner speaks with two Iraq war veterans about which candidate would make a better commander in chief. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2004  

    The Bush administration called the campaign of mass murder in Sudan genocide for the first time. The White House also announced its support for a U.N. Security Council resolution seeking new sanctions against Sudan and its oil exports if the government does not do more to end the ethnic violence in its Darfur region. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2004  

    Many police organizations tout Tasers as nonlethal weapons that allow officers to subdue suspected criminals and suicidal people, but community groups in several cities argue that stun guns are overused and often lead to police abuse. Lee Hochberg investigates the debate over police stun gun usage in Portland, Ore. Continue reading