Politics

  • September 27, 2005  

    The Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating the timing of Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist’s decision to sell his shares in a hospital company a month before stock values fell. Continue reading

  • September 26, 2005   BY Admin 

    In a move that could end what has long been viewed as the primary obstacle to the full implementation of a political peace deal in Northern Ireland, the IRA has destroyed its vast arsenal of weapons, independent monitors announced Monday. Continue reading

  • September 23, 2005   BY Admin 

    Support for the Iraqi constitution got a boost Friday when aides to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said the powerful cleric would call on his followers to vote to support the document in a referendum next month. Continue reading

  • September 23, 2005  

    Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the political impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the growing federal budget deficit, the John Roberts vote and their thoughts on who might replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Continue reading

  • September 23, 2005  

    The Sudanese Ambassador to the United States Khidir Haroun Ahmed discusses the peace talks between his government and rebel groups, the role of the Janjaweed militia and rebels in the ongoing crisis, and Khartoum’s plan to return hundreds of thousands of displaced civilians to their homes. Continue reading

  • September 23, 2005  

    Charles Snyder, the senior representative on Sudan for the U.S. Department of State, discusses the goals of the sixth round of the Darfur peace talks, the roles of the United States and the African Union and plans to resettle civilians displaced by the violence. Continue reading

  • September 22, 2005   BY Admin 

    In a 13-5 vote Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee recommended that Judge John Roberts’ nomination to serve as chief justice of the United States be approved by the full Senate. Continue reading

  • September 22, 2005  

    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 in favor of sending the nomination of Judge John Roberts as chief justice of the United States to the full Senate. All ten Republicans and three Democrats praised Roberts’ qualifications but five Democrats said they would have liked Roberts to be more forthcoming with his answers. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2005  

    A report on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on allegations that a secret Pentagon program, dubbed Able Danger, turned up valuable information about the alleged ringleader of the Sept. 11 attacks, Mohammed Atta, more than a year before the attacks occurred. Continue reading

  • September 20, 2005  

    An Independent Television News report from Afghanistan about the recent Parliamentary elections. Continue reading