Politics

  • August 16, 2005  

    Iraqi officials delayed the drafting of their inaugural constitution until next week. Following a background report, a former State Department lawyer, who has been a legal adviser in Iraq, discusses the decision to extend the deadline. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2005  

    As Wednesday’s midnight deadline approaches, Jewish settlers continue to evacuate from their homes in Gaza. Many of the Israelis protesting the pullout in the Gaza’s largest settlement, Neveh Dekalim, are younger and more radical than older generations. Continue reading

  • August 15, 2005   BY Admin 

    Hundreds of Israeli nationalists and protesters faced their own army and police as troops began distributing eviction notices as part of the Israeli government’s planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. Continue reading

  • August 15, 2005  

    Iraqi lawmakers missed the Monday deadline to submit a new draft constitution, but parliament voted unanimously to extend the deadline by a week to Aug. 22. A New York Times reporter provides an update. Continue reading

  • August 15, 2005  

    The Israeli government began its planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip Monday amid mass protests from defiant Jewish settlers. Two Midde East experts discuss the impact of the Gaza withdrawal on the Israelis and Palestinians who live there. Continue reading

  • August 14, 2005   BY Admin 

    The Defense Department Friday received the backing of the Justice Department for its plan to close down a number of Air National Guard bases over the objections of Air Guard commanders and state officials. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2005   BY Admin 

    Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar was shot and killed early Saturday morning in the capital of Colombo, a murder that could strain already tense relations between the government and separatist rebels in the north. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2005  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the declining support of the war in Iraq and whether the United States has a plan to defeat the insurgency. Continue reading

  • August 11, 2005   BY Admin 

    The governing board of the U.N. nuclear watchdog voiced "serious concern" over Iran’s resumption of nuclear activities this week, while leaving the door open for more negotiations. Continue reading

  • August 11, 2005  

    Opponents of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts began airing a television ad Wednesday which focused on an abortion-related case Roberts argued before the Supreme Court during his tenure with the first Bush administration. Continue reading